Results: Bellator 213 – Macfarlane vs Letourneau

Saturday 15th December, Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii – Bellator will bring MMA excitement to Hawaii for the first time.

The main card will be headlined by Aloha State’s pride in the women’s division, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane against an ex-UFC fighter in Valerie Letourneau for the Bellator woman’s flyweight championship.

In the co-main event, former champions collide as MMA Veteran and former UFC champion, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida makes his Bellator debut against former Bellator Middleweight champion, Rafael Carvalho.

To catch all the action, download the DAZN app to tune in at 8:30pm EST/5:30 CST for prelims, and at 10:00pmEST/7:00pm CST for the main card.

The play-by-play and results will be brought to you by Danty on the @MMA_Motion twitter page.

Main Card

  • Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Valerie Letourneau via Third Round Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Lyoto Machida def. Rafael Carvalho via Split Decision (29-28 x2)
  • Neiman Gracie def. Ed Ruth via Fourth Round Submission (RNC)
  • Liam McGeary def. Muhammad Lawal via Third Round KO
  • Nainoa Dung def. Kona Oliveira via Third Round TKO

Preliminary Card

  • Maki Pitolo def. Chris Cisneros via Third Round Submission (RNC)
  • Timothy Teves vs. Canaan Kawaihae
  • Kai Kamaka III def. Shojin Miki via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3)
  • Ryan Dela Cruz vs. Spencer Higa
  • Dustin Barca def. Isaac Hopps via Split Decision (30-27, 29-28)
  • Kala Hose vs. Marcus Gamble
  • Russell Mizuguchi vs. Michael Nakagawa

 

 

Results: UFC 230 – Cormier vs. Lewis live results

Saturday, November 3rd  – Madison Square Garden, N.Y.

The UFC delivers with a spectacular card of fights at the most grand stadium in New York City. Spearheading the evening is a heavyweight fight to determine the baddest man on the planet: Two- Division Champion Daniel Cormier battles Houston’s Black Beast, Derrick Lewis. A match for the history books that will reward either DC’s first title defense in the top division, or Lewis’s dominant run through the ranks, with the championship belt.

The results will be updated below, and live play by play action will be courtesy of @TheDantyMan over on the @MMA_Motion Twitter account.

The main card kicks off @ 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT on PPV and the Prelim card is UFC Fight Pass exclusive @ 6:15 EST/3:15 PST.

Main Card (PPV 10:00pm ET/ 7:00pm PT)

Daniel Cormier def. Derrick Lewis via Second Round submission (Rear Naked Choke).

Ronaldo Jacare Souza def. Chris Weidman via Third Round TKO.

Jared Cannonier def. David Branch via Second Round TKO.

Karl Roberson def. Jack Marshman via unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)

Israel Adesanya def. Derek Brunson via First Round TKO.

Fox Prelims (FS1 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT)

Jordan Rinaldi def. Jason Knight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-26)

Sijara Eubanks def Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Sheymon Moraes def. Julio Arce via split decision (30-26, 29-28)

Lyman Good def. Ben Saunders via First Round KO.

Prelim Card (Fight Pass 6:15PM ET/3:15PM PT)

Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata – Majority Draw (28-28 x2)

Shane Burgos def. Kurt Holobaugh via First Round submission (Armbar)

Brian Kelleher vs. Montel Jackson (Cancelled)

Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Adam Wieczorek via Unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight GSP in the works

The official Team Dagestan Twitter page has tweeted an announcement about a work-in-progress fight between their own Khabib Nurmamogedov and the former welterweight and middleweight champion, Georges St-Pierre.

This appears to be the “big news” that MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz referred to in his tweet yesterday.

News about huge fights, however small, were announced first by Team Dagestan in the past, the last being the fight between Artem Lobov vs Zubaira Tukhugov, although the match was called of in light of the brawl at UFC 229, and had to be changed.

If negotiations go through and the fight is confirmed, the 155-pound Dagestani champion will defend his belt for the second time. However, pending punishment from the NSAC for the UFC 229 brawl, the fight will likely not happen this year.

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On the other side of this story, GSP has been vocal about his interest in fighters long after his win over Michael Bisping, eying the winner of the UFC 229 main-event fight between Khabib and  McGregor. Whether he was fighting again in the welterweight or the lightweight division was still a mystery. However, the recent tweet from team Dagestan may clarify St. Pierre’s intentions.

BackBin July, he was offered by the UFC to fight against Nate Diaz, but the Canadian was not interested, as he saw this as a money opportunity, and was instead seeking legacy fights.

As this news develops, we shall he if a legacy fight comes to fruition.

 

Bellator 208: Fedor Vs. Sonnen – Live Results

Friday, October 13th – Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.

Bellator strikes again this Sunday in a second World Heavyweight Grand Prix Semi-Final match-up. It’s USA vs. Russia when Chael “The American Gangster” Sonnen takes on the legend Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko. The winner of this match faces Ryan Bader in the Grand Prix Finals for the Bellator Heavyweight Championship of the world.

The results will be updated below, and live play by play action will be courtesy of @TheDantyMan over on the @MMA_Motion Twitter account.

The main card kicks off @ 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT on the Paramount Network & DAZN and the Prelim card is DAZN exclusive @ 6:30EST/3:30PST.

Main Card (Paramount Network & DAZN 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT)

  • Fedor Emelianenko def. Chael Sonnen by First Round TKO.
  • Benson Henderson def. Saad Awad via Unanimous Decision ( 30-27, 30-26 x2)
  • Cheick Kongo  def. Timothy Johnson via First Round TKO
  • Anatoly Tokov def. Alexander Shlemenko via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
  • Henry Corrales def. Andy Main via Third Round KO.

Prelim Card (DAZN 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT)

  • Jeremy Puglia def. Eric Olsen via First Round TKO.
  •  Dennis Buzukja def. Ryan Castro via First Round TKO.
  • Drews Rodriguez def. Mike Diorio via Unanimous Decision(30-27 x3)
  • Zarrukh Adashev  def. Christian Medina via First Round TKO.
  • Jennifer Cheng def. Jessica Ruiz via First Round TKO.
  • David Meshkhoradze def. Shaquan Moore via Split Decision (30-27 x2)
  • Tommy Espinosa def. Sukhrob Aydarbekov via First Round Submission (Armbar)
  •  Nick Fiore def. Jerome Mickle by Unanimous Decision (30-27) x3

Breaking: Dustin Poirer out of UFC 230

Via ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Dustin Poirer is out of the lightweight co-main event against Nate Diaz due to injury.

This is yet another change to the main card of UFC 230, including the main event which was just recently confirmed to be Daniel Cormier vs Derrick Lewis for the Heavyweight title.

As of time of writing, the co-main event has not yet been called off.

Nate Diaz has yet to sound off on the news.

Dana White has yet to disclose details, nor has American Top Team, Poirier’s premiere gym.

More on this as it develops.

 

 

Breaking News: Derrick Lewis vs Daniel Cormier confirmed as UFC 230 main event

In a somewhat surprising twist, it appears that UFC 230 finally has a new main event.

Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will put his title on the line against the number two ranked heavyweight, Derrick Lewis when the promotion visits Madison Square Garden next month.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was the first to break the news that the fight will headline UFC 230 on November 3rd.

After a spectacular KO victory at UFC 229 against Alexander Volkov, Derrick Lewis joked to Joe Rogan that he wasn’t looking to challenge for the title with his gas tank and that he needed to work on his cardio. Despite this, it seems the offer from the UFC was too good to turn down as he will take his second right in a month, this time for the UFC heavyweight title.

The match up is perhaps more surprising given Lewis just completed a tough three rounds with heavyweight contender Alexander Volkov and earlier today was handed a one month medical suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission which would put him out of action until November 6th with no contact until October 28th. Should Lewis honour the no contact ruling, he would have just one week to prepare for the biggest fight of his life.

That said, considering the chaos surrounding the closing moments of UFC 229, chosing to disregard NSAC’s medical suspension of Lewis is the least of the UFC’s worries.

Shevchenko Eubanks UFC 230 MMAMotion

The last main event fight proposed by White was a flyweight title showdown between number one contender Valentina Shevcenko and Sijara Eubanks. ESPN’s Okamoto has since spoken with Dana White via text message to ask if this means that Shevchenko’s challenge for the vacant flyweight title will be moved back to UFC 231 in Toronto. White’s response was simple. “Yes”.

Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirer’s lightweight contest remains in place as the co-main event for the UFC’s marquee event in the Big Apple.

 

Report: Tony Ferguson declares himself officially on standby as replacement for McGregor vs Khabib

Tony Ferguson answered questions in a media scrum on Tuesday at the UFC Performance Institue, including questions regarding potential UFC 229 matches between Connor Mcgrergor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, as well as his own match up against Anthony Pettis.

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Report: Joanna Jedrzejczyk will face Valentina Shevchenko for flyweight title

While Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov deservedly took center stage in New York last night with the Irishman stealing the majority of the headlines, following the event Dana White dropped a bombshell, announcing the addition of a huge flyweight title contest to UFC 231.

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Report: Jon Jones handed 15 month suspension by USADA – eligible to return in October

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has received a 15 month suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency. The suspension is pre-dated to begin immediately after he tested positive for Turinabol, meaning Jones is nearing the end of his suspension with “time already served”.

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