Live Results: DWTNCS S2, Week 5 – Barber Vs. Colleen

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series is back this week with an exciting women’s strawweight headliner. LFA vet Maycee Barber takes on former DWTNCS winner Jamie Colleen and ‘Paige VanZant’s man’ Austin Vanderford will get his shot at a UFC contract when he faces Angelo Trevino in a welterweight bout.

The card kicks off at @ 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT on UFC Fight Pass.

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT)

  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Maycee Barber def Jamie Colleen via TKO (elbows) (R3, 4:15)
  • Bantamweight bout: Domingo Pilarte def Vince Morales via technical submission (rear-naked choke) (R2, 1:52)
  • Middleweight bout: Chibwikem Onyenegecha def Anthony Adams via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Welterweight bout: Austin Vanderford def Angelo Trevino via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 2:42
  • Middleweight bout: Edmen Shahbazyan def Antonio Jones via TKO (punches) (R1, 0:40)

News: Francis Ngannou “hurt” by Dana White’s comments regarding his ego – wants Junior dos Santos next

There can be no denying Francis Ngannou appeared to be a shell of his former self when he faced Derrick Lewis at UFC 226. One person who wasn’t shy in putting forth his opinion was UFC president Dana White.

Speaking after the fight, an obviously frustrated White explained he felt that Ngannou had bought into his own hype and that his “ego was out of control”.

“He had a pretty quick rise here, and obviously the fight over Alistair Overeem catapulted him, everybody was talking about him,” White said. “I thought he was going to be the next guy. I think his ego ran away with him big-time. I can tell you that his ego absolutely did run away with him. And the minute that happens to you in the fight game, you see what happens. You start to fall apart. I had some personal encounters with him, as did other people in the organization, and this guy’s ego just was so out of control.”

Speaking to Ariel Helwani earlier today, Ngannou addressed Dana’s comments, explaining that he felt hurt by the accusations and doesn’t feel his ego is a problem.

“If someone has an issue with you and doesn’t tell you, how would you (react) – if you haven’t seen him or talked with (him)?” Ngannou said. “If you have an issue, tell me.

“We are all human. I don’t necessarily agree I have an ego. I’m never one to stay down when I fell down. You have to have that ego when you’re a fighter. You have to stand there and believe you’re No. 1. That’s ego. But not the one to hurt the people around me.”

This of course isn’t the first time White has erupted in the heat of the moment following a disappointing performance from one of his fighters. In the past, these rants have often been followed by some form of communication to help clear the air and keep things moving. Ngannou however, claims he hasn’t heard anything at all from the UFC boss.

“We haven’t spoke together,” Ngannou said. “I don’t know why. If he had something to say, he would tell me.”

The wrath of the UFC president is usually temporary and it will likely only take one or two glimpses of the old Francis Ngannou for his dire performance against Lewis to be forgotten. Speaking about who he would like to face next, Ngannou has a name in mind.

“I have no injuries,” Ngannou said. “This year I want to fight. Who I want to fight, exactly? I was supposed to fight Junior almost a year, 10 months ago. He just came back. Great win. So, maybe that one.”

The prospect of the 31-year-old facing Dos Santos is an interesting one. The two were set to fight prior to Junior’s brush with USADA late last year and it would be fair to say that things have changed substantially since then. When the fight was initially announced, many felt Dos Santos was being fed to the wolves, with Ngannou having built a nine fight win streak with his last three fights all being first round KO wins. The Cameroonian had an aura of invincibility which was only strengthened when he dramatically snatched the soul of Alistair Overeem at UFC 218.

Today however, Ngannou appears vulnerable, having been badly exposed by Stipe Miocic in his first attempt at capturing the heavyweight championship followed by an extremely lackluster performance in the UFC 226 co-main event against Lewis.

Time will tell if he is going to be able to find his mojo again but facing another aging veteran in Dos Santos may be just the fight he needs to be able to get that spark back.

Opinion: What next for Junior Dos Santos and the other UFC Boise main card winners?

The UFC rolled into Boise, Idaho on Saturday night and while for some people the card may have lacked “star power” compared with some of upcoming fight night cards (I’m talking about you Calgary), it certainly delivered an entertaining night of fights.

I’ve taken a look at who I think should be up next for Cat Zingano, Chad Mendes, Niko Price, Rick Glenn, Sage Northcutt and Junior Dos Santos.

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News: Nick Diaz wants UFC heavyweight title shot in place of “Brock Lesnar’s cheating ass”

You can go ahead and add Nick Diaz (26-9-0) to the list of people upset at the prospect of Brock Lesnar returning to the UFC for an immediate shot at Daniel Cormier’s heavyweight title.

The 34-year-old Stockton native aired his feelings on the subject in an expletive filled outburst on his Instagram account on Friday, explaining that he feels embarrassed for both Cormier and the sport as a whole.

In one of the more surprising call outs in recent times, Diaz declared that he should be the one to face Cormier for the belt, not Lesnar.

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Breaking: TUF – Heavy Hitters cast revealed.

Premierieng on August 29th,  the highly anticipated 28th season of The Ultimate Fighter® will see UFC® middleweight champion Robert Whittaker coach opposite No. 4 ranked contender Kelvin Gastelum.

Following the series, which debuts Wednesday, August 29 on FS1, the two will clash for the middleweight title at a date that will be determined in the near future.

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Recap & Highlights: DWTNCS S2, Week 4 – Bevon Lewis and Jordan Espinosa score UFC contracts

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series took a week off for the holiday, but came back tonight with an exciting headliner. Current LFA featherweight champion Kevin ‘The Angel Of Death’ Aguilar moves up to lightweight to take on the undefeated Joey Gomez. Here’s who got contracts tonight and how the action went down.

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Results: DWTNCS S2, Week 4 – Aguilar Vs. Gomez

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, UFC Training Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada

After taking the week off, Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series returns with current LFA featherweight champion Kevin ‘The Angel Of Death’ Aguilar facing off against Joey Gomez. Also on the card is Bevon ‘The Extraordinary Gentleman’ Lewis, a former winner from season 1 who didn’t make the cut last time, taking on Alton Cunningham in a ‘battle of the undefeated’ middleweight bout.

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MMAMotion Week In Focus #1

International fight week has lived up to expectations once again, we had two great UFC events as two more fighters won The Ultimate Fighter, and the coaches went head to head to decide who would become the baddest man on the planet and obtain the UFC heavyweight title. In this article, I’m going to take you through some of the key highlights of the week and I plan on making this a weekly article to keep everyone updated on whats going on in the world of MMA.

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UFC 226 Results: Miocic vs. Cormier

Saturday July 7th, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada – The pinnacle of UFC International Fight Week is here, with arguably the strongest card of the year. MMAMotion will be providing you with all of the live results and play by plays on Twitter should you decide not to go ahead with the PPV.

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Breaking News: TUF 28 Coaches Announced.

The Ultimate Fighter season 28 Heavy Hitters will begin filming next week, and after plenty of speculation, it has been announced that the current UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum will be the head coaches as sports toughest tournament sets to take off once again. Gastelum’s wishes of a title shot have finally come true as coaches are scheduled to fight later this year.

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