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.

Continue reading “Report: Tony Ferguson declares himself officially on standby as replacement for McGregor vs Khabib”

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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Live Results: UFC Moscow – Hunt vs. Oleinik

Saturday 15th September – Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia

In UFC’s first live event in Russia, it brings to Moscow fans a heavyweight bout fitting for a debut.  Mark Hunt, known for his walk-away knockouts, and Aleksei Oleinik for his spectacular grappling and back-to-back Ezekiel choke finishes, do battle in the main event.

In the co-main event, a light-heavyweight battle betwqeen the #4 ranked fighter in the world Jan Blachowicz steps in the octagon against Ukraine’s own Nikita Krylov.

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

Main card ( UFC FIGHT PASS at 2 pm ET)

  • Main Event:  Aleksei Olenik def. Mark Hunt via RNC (Round 1)
  • Co-main Event: Jan Blachowicz def. Nikita Krylov via D’arce choke (Round 2)
  •  Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Andre Arlovski via unanimous decision. (30-27×2, 29-28)
  • Alexey Kunchenko def. Thiago Alves via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)

Undercard (UFC FIGHT PASS at 10:30am ET)

  • Khalid Murtazaliev def. CB Dollaway via TKO (Round 2)
  • Petr Yan def. Jin Soon Son via Unanimous Decision. (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Rustan Khabilov def. Kajan Johnson via Split Decision (29-28 x2, 28-29).
  • Mairbek Taisumov def. Desmond Green by Unanimous Decision (30-27).
  • Magomed Ankalaev def. Marcin Prachnio via KO (Round 1)
  • Jordan Johnson def. Adam Yandiev via Arm Triangle Choke (2nd Round)
  • Ramazan Emeev def. Stefan Sekulic via Unanimous Decision. (29-28) (30-27) (30-26)
  • Merab Dvalishvili def. Terrion Ware via Uniamous Decision (30-25)

 

 

 

 

Report: Tatiana Suarez calls out Rose Namajunas after dominant UFC 228 victory

After an impressive TKO victory over the former strawweight champion, Carla Esparza, Suarez makes it clear she has her sights on gold. In her Octagon interview with Joe Rogan Suarez made a clear call out to the current women’s strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas. Continue reading “Report: Tatiana Suarez calls out Rose Namajunas after dominant UFC 228 victory”

News: Tony Ferguson is back in action at UFC 229

In the calm before the storm, ‘El Cucuy’ prepares for ‘Showtime’ on the blockbuster card taking place in Las Vegas.

Steven Marrocco has revealed yet another addition to the UFC 229 fight card. Tony Ferguson returns with a clean bill of health against a rebounding Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, who is coming off a Round 2 submission win over Michael Chiesa. Hoping to climb back up the rankings, he faces his toughest opponent yet.

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Breaking: Cris Cyborg to fight Amanda Nunes at UFC 232

Arguably the most highly anticipated women’s fight in UFC history has been set, with the featherweight queen Cris Cyborg set to put her title on the line against reigning bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in a match fitting for the UFC’s traditional end of the year card.

Continue reading “Breaking: Cris Cyborg to fight Amanda Nunes at UFC 232”