Live Results – LFA 57: Zalal Vs. Mariscal

Friday, January 18th – 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado

LFA is kicking off 2019 with a featherweight showdown between undefeated prospect Youssef Zalal and Jose Mariscal; also on the card, Ronda Rousey’s longtime friend and Judo practitioner Pauline Macias makers her LFA debut.

The main card kicks off @ 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT on AXS TV.

Main Card (AXS TV 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT)

  • Featherweight Bout: Chepe Mariscal def. Youssef Zala via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Welterweight Bout: Anthony Adams def. Josh Cavan via KO (punch) 4:56, R1
  • Middleweight Bout: Adam Stroup def. Lucas Rota via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Welterweight Bout: Austin Jones def. Calen Born via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Catchweight Bout (157): Jonathan Wyderko def. Matt Johnson via TKO (knee and punches) 3:41, R1
  • Women’s Strawweight Bout: Pauline Macias def. Madie Meacham via TKO (verbal submission) 1:18, R2
  • Middleweight Bout: Taylor Johnson def. Aaron Chambers via TKO (punches) 2:43, R1

News: UFC Vet and Bellator Fighter, Norman Parke Announces Retirement

UFC veteran Norman Parke, currently signed with Bellator under a multi fight contract has shockingly announced retirement.

Posted via twitter, the Northern Irish, Ultimate Fighter winner, Norman Parke has stated that following his upcoming bout under promotion BKB he will give up fighting unless he is offered a fight worth the right amount of money.

Coming off back to back wins against Myles Price and highly talented BJJ artists Paul Redmond, this announcement will come to a surprise to many, considering his recent signing with Bellator.

There was rumors of a fight between him and Benson Henderson in the pipeline, so it could be possible that perhaps that a disagreement between the two parties could have had some part to play in this decision. We will have to wait to find out what exactly the reason was.

All I do know however is that it would be a real shame to see Norman retire as he has a lot more to offer.

More will follow as it comes to light.

Results: PFL New Championship Finals

To end the new year right, the Professional Fight League holds a pantheon of an event at MSG.

Six divisions, Six Championship finals, and only six winners will be crowned champion and awarded $1 million.

Also featuring tonight is a special bout with women’s lightweight hopeful Kayla Harrison.

Show starts tonight at 7pm EST and will broadcast on NBCSports.

Live results will be tweeted by @TheDantyMan. Tune in for all the info.

Main Card:

Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Ray Cooper III via Third Round Submission (Arm Bar)

Sean O’ Connell def. Vinny Magalhaes via Third Round Corner Stoppage

Philipe Lins def. Josh Copeland in Fourth Round TKO

Kayla Harrison def. Moriel Charneski via First Round TKO

Natan Schulte def. Rashid Magomedov via unanimous decision

Lance Palmer def. Steven Siler via unanimous decision

Louis Taylor def. Abus Magomedov via First Round KO

 

 

Confirmed: Diego Sanchez vs Mickey Gall booked for UFC 235

It looks like Mickey Gall will get his wish as he’s now slated to fight The Ultimate Fighter series one winner, Diego Sanchez at UFC 235 in Las Vegas.

After Gall’s last win over George Sullivan at UFC Fight Night 135, he called out “The Nightmare” for a good old-fashioned scrap, and it looks like the challenge has been accepted.

Gall has gathered himself a reputation for his post-fight callouts, with names such as Sage Northcutt and Dan Hardy, rolling off his tongue in some of his previous Octagon interviews.

The Jackson-Wink veteran, Sanchez is by far the most experienced fighter Mickey has ever fought with 41 fights to his record and an accumulation of 16 years of experience in the cage. However, in the last two years, his form has become questionable, ultimately going 3-3 since the start of 2016.

Gall has built a solid reputation in the UFC welterweight division since being discovered on the show “Dana White: Looking for a Fight”. He was drafted predominantly to face a debuting CM Punk. Gall subsequently dispatched Punk with ease in the first round and has since followed through with wins over notable names such as Sage Northcutt and George Sullivan.

Youth and ground technicals are definitely on his side, but experience may play a factor, who knows with this one?

Recap & Highlights: LFA 56 – LFA ends the calendar year with a new lightweight champion

The LFA ended the calendar year with an exciting card that crowned a new lightweight champion. All but one fight ended in a finish, with hot prospect Youssef Zalal extending his unbeaten streak, Demarques Jackson making a case for the next title shot and Austin Hubbard upsetting Killys Mota for that lightweight title.

Middleweight Bout: Dante Schiro def. Robert Gidron via submission (arm triangle) 2:25, R1

Schiro immediately went for the takedown and worked his way into an arm triangle for the win, almost made it look too easy.

Featherweight Bout: Youssef Zalal def. Steven Merrill via submission (D’Arce choke) 3:22, R1

The first round began with a bad break in the action after Zalal held on to the fence where Merrill was working on a single leg; when Merrill went for another single leg, Zalal caught him with a knee coming in but Merrill got up and rocked Zalal with a right. Shortly after, the fight found it’s way to the ground where Zalal was able to lock in a D’Arce choke. In the post-fight interview, the undefeated prospect told Sean Shelby to give him a call.

Light Heavyweight Bout: Alton Cunningham def. Erick Murray, Jr. via TKO (punches) 1:53, R2

After a 1st round full of grappling exchanges, Cunningham brought the fight to the mat in the 2nd and finished off Murray, Jr. with ground and pound. During the post-fight interview, Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series alum Cunningham called for another shot in the UFC.

Welterweight Bout: Jonathon Thomson def. Ange Loosa via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-27)

Thomson hands Loosa his first professional loss in the first fight of the night to go the distance.

165lb. Catchweight Bout: Demarques Jackson def. Bobby Lee via submission (guillotine choke) 2:11, R1

Bobby Lee shot for a takedown and when Jackson was trying to get himself up at the cage he was able to lock in a guillotine. Could a fight with the next lightweight champion be next?

LFA Lightweight Championship: Austin Hubbard def. Killys Mota via TKO (punches) 4:45, R5

After a fairly dominant 1st round for Killys Mota, Austin Hubbard took over in the second and didn’t let up, winning the next three rounds. In the 5th round, Hubbard had Mota finished, but the ref wouldn’t call it, it took about over a minute and the crowd booing to get the referee to finally call it off. Austin Hubbard is your new LFA lightweight champion.

 

Live Results – LFA 56: Hubbard Vs. Mota

Friday, December 7th – Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota

LFA is ending the calendar year with a lightweight title fight. Elevation Fight Team’s Austin Hubbard will challenge undefeated Brazilian Killys Mota for the vacant strap. Longtime LFA/RFA vet Bobby Lee takes on Demarques Jackson, who just scored a win over in Bellator this past summer, in the co-main event.

The main card kicks off @ 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT on AXS TV.

Main Card (AXS TV 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT)

  • LFA Lightweight Championship: Austin Hubbard def. Killys Mota via TKO (punches) 4:45, R5
  • 165lb. Catchweight Bout: Demarques Jackson def. Bobby Lee via submission (guillotine choke) 2:11, R1
  • Welterweight Bout: Jonathon Thomson def. Ange Loosa via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-27)
  • Light Heavyweight Bout: Alton Cunningham def. Erick Murray, Jr. via TKO (punches) 1:53, R2
  • Featherweight Bout: Youssef Zalal def. Steven Merrill via submission (D’Arce choke) 3:22, R1
  • Middleweight Bout: Dante Schiro def. Robert Gidron via submission (arm triangle) 2:25, R1

Report: Carl Booth hopes to impress at Brave 19 to set himself up for a main event spot on England card

Carl Booth hopes to stake a claim among the top Brave fighters with a win in his return bout. Set to come back from a 13-month layoff, the englishman takes on Dino Bagattin at Brave 19, Sun City, South Africa this weekend.

The Nottingham-based welterweight hopes a win over Bagattin will be enough to land him a top spot in a Brave event in 2019 and dreams of headlining a show in his native England.

“I believe I will be headlining a show for Brave next year after I smash my way through the division, starting with Dino. Hopefully, I can fight in a packed arena in front of my fans in England. Our fans are the best and I want to make sure they experience a Brave card sometime soon. Northern Ireland and Ireland also have a lot of great fighters, and that’s why Brave went to Belfast”, ponders Booth.

“I’ve added loads of new weapons in my time away. I’ve had some injuries, but I’ve had time to train and improve and I think this new version of myself is going to be too much for him to handle. My style is too much for him, but I do expect him to come in strong and give me a good fight”, says “The Bomber”.

Brave 19 will be headlined by a welterweight clash between promotional newcomers Adam Townsend and Mark Hulme this weekend.

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Also on tap for the promotion’s first trip to South Africa, is a bantamweight duel between contenders Frans Mlambo and Arnold Quero and the return of Pawel Kielek, who meets David Bear in a welterweight fight with possible title implications.

Live Results: UFC Fight Night 142

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Tonight in Adelaide Australia we have UFC Fight Night 142, live results below.

Main Card: FS1

Junior dos Santos def. Tai Tuivasa via TKO (Round 2)

Mauricio Rua def. Tyson Pedro via TKO (Round 3)

Justin Willis def. Mark Hunt via UD

Tony Martin def. Jake Matthews via Submission (Round 3)

Sodiq Yusuff def. Suman Mokhtarian via TKO (Round 1)

Jim Crute def. Paul Craig via Submission (Round 3)

Prelims: FS1

Alexey Kunchenko def. Yushin Okami via UD

Wilson Reis def. Ben Nguyen via UD

Keita Nakamura def. Salim Touahri via SD

Kai Kara-France def. Elias Garcia via UD

Prelims: FightPass

Christos Giagos def. Mizuto Hirota via UD

Damir Ismagulov def. Alex Gorgees via UD

Fight Announcement: UFC 234 middleweight bout booked

 

Since The Last Stylebender’s last win over Derek Brunson earlier this month, we’ve all been wondering who’s next for him. Will it be Jacare? Will it be for the title after Whittaker (21-4) and Gastelum (16-3) 1 NC go at it? Will he be an alternate for that fight?

We’ve got our answer, it turns out he’ll fight the best Middleweight and arguably the best mixed martial artist of all time, Anderson “The Spider” Silva at UFC 234, the same event as Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum. So it looks like perhaps we’ll know the
Champion and Challenger at the end of UFC 234.

We’ll start off with Anderson, he came up through the ranks in PRIDE and a couple other promotions before we got to see him in the UFC; he got to win and lose there so by the time he got the UFC, he was virtually unstoppable. Sometimes people discredit him because the middleweight division when he was champ isn’t what it is now, and it wasn’t, but his performances in those fights were incredible, and he did still fight a lot of high-level guys.

He could’ve easily been the first concurrent two-weight world champ in the UFC, he went up to 205 and won all three fights by first-round knockouts, one over the former champ Forrest Griffin, who just lost his belt in the fight prior. One fight later is the reason he isn’t the first concurrent champ-champ. He was a very impressive specimen before joining the UFC, then his UFC career deemed him an unforgettable legend. He first dismantled the iron-chin Chris Leben, who was 15-1, 5-0 in the UFC, landing 18 of 20 total strikes and getting the KO 49 seconds into the fight.

He then fought the legend, then middleweight Champion Rich Franklin, who was 22-1, and his only loss was to Lyoto Machida. He ran through him, submitted highly respected BJJ black belt Travis Lutter, knocked out Nate Marquardt, rematched, and again knocked out Rich Franklin; then between jumping to 205 and defending his belt at 185, he picked up wins over Dan Henderson (22-6), unifying the UFC and PRIDE Middleweight Championships, Patrick Cote (14-4), KOing vicious Light-Heavyweight knockout artist James Irvin (14-1) in one minute, Thales Leites (14-1), Forrest Griffin (16-5), Demian Maia (12-1), Chael Sonnen x2 (26-10-1, 28-11-1), Vitor Belfort (19-8) on a five fight win streak, three fight KO streak, Yushin Okami (27-5), and a juiced up Stephan Bonnar (19-7), who’d only lost to current or former world champions, and never been finished other than his TKO loss via cut to Krysztof Soszynski. Since then, he was caught clowning Chris Weidman (9-0) when he was winning the fight, and just hasn’t been the same since. He’s gone 1-4 with one no contest, which was a win over Nick Diaz. He won a controversial decision against Derek Brunson (16-4), but also lost a controversial decision to Michael Bisping (28-7), and arguably won that fight via KO at 4:59 of round 3. In his run, he won the Shooto Welterweight Championship, he won the Cage Rage Middleweight Championship and defended it three times, then won the UFC belt in his second UFC fight and defended it 11 times. He has the most finishes in Middleweight history at 11, and the most finishes in UFC title fights at 9, most knockdowns in UFC history at 17, and most knockdowns in UFC title fights at 10, along with the most wins in UFC Middleweight history at 14. Israel Adasanya started out fighting in Kickboxing/Muay Thai, he went 32-0 as an amateur before turning professional. He had a stellar pro record of 75-5-1, and has the most King In The Ring titles at 3, he’s also 6-1 in pro boxing. In a little over a year of professional mma, he assumed a 2-0 record, before going 9-0 in the next two years; becoming the AFC Middleweight Champion, and Hex Fighting Series Middleweight Champion in back-to-back fights before making his UFC debut. He gets taken down a few times by Rob Wilkinson (11-1) but TKOs him in round two, then picks up decision wins over Marvin Vettori (12-3-1) and Brad Tavares (17-5), with both his striking and his wrestling defense looking better in each fight. His next fight with Brunson, he looked unstoppable. A 3x Division II All-American didn’t have the slightest hope of taking him down, he looked way too slow, and Israel made him look like an amateur, knocking him out in round one. He is 15-0 with 13 knockouts and 2 decisions, Anderson is 34-8-0-1 with 22 knockouts, 4 submissions, and 8 decisions. Israel has earned his BJJ blue belt recently, while Anderson is a 3rd degree black belt, along with a 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo, and a black belt in Muay Thai. I think it’s fair to say that Israel is absolutely a black belt level striker too though. Israel is two inches taller at 6′ 4”, and has a 2.5 inch reach advantage. He’s also obviously much younger, about 14 years younger in fact. I’m very excited for this match up and cannot wait for this!