Opinion: Maycee Barber Is Ready For The UFC

Maycee “The Future” Barber is fighting for the first time in the UFC this Saturday at UFC Denver and we should all be excited! She is one of the new waves of next-gen fighters who are elite everywhere and have trained every discipline of martial arts since they had the ability to walk. Barber has one goal, to become the youngest ever UFC champion, and at the age of 20 she has the time to do it, but it needs to be quick to beat Jon Jones’ current record.

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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)

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.

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

News: Kevin Lee – “Khabib’s just got the same holes that I’ve been seeing for years…he’s going to get slept”

I think all MMA fans have a similar idea of the strengths both lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor posses and each fighters key to victory is quite clear, Khabib has the advantage on the floor and wrestling and “The Notorious” has an advantage in the striking department.

Kevin Lee has had his say on the upcoming encounter: “I think Conor’s probably going to sleep him,” Lee said on MMAjunkie Radio. “I’m just looking at the matchup and how the styles is, and especially with someone like Khabib. Khabib’s just got the same holes that I’ve been seeing for years and years and years. And I know Conor’s been seeing them, too. So, when you see those holes, and they’re not getting at least a little closed, then he’s going to get slept.”

Lee pointed out that he sees holes in the Russians game which appeared when the champion fought Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. Despite a very dominant performance, the mauling Russian was met with significate criticism with regards to his striking arsenal and how a stand-up fighter could pose significant damage to the champion.

“Khabib misses a lot of shots, too,” said Lee. “(If) you look at his film, his actual stand-up wrestling and transition game is trash.”

Will Nurmagomedov’s weaknesses be used against a striker like  McGregor? That is the biggest question right now. Lee doesn’t hesitate to describe what will happen if the champ is successful in taking down McGregor.

“I don’t see him finishing him. He’s going to beat the hell out of him, and he might break Conor’s spirit, because Conor can be broken, but I think Conor might be already kind of expecting that. And when something like that happens and you expect it, I don’t think it breaks you as easily.”

Lee did, however point out how McGregor has not been too serious in MMA recently and training boxing and having holidays but nobody knows what happens behind closed doors.

“There are some x-factors in there, with Conor having just trained for a boxing match and that being his focus for a long time,” Lee said. “That’s a different type of pressure than when someone’s really trying to take you down. You can’t just swing at his head. You can’t just swing all out. But, I don’t know, I still think Conor’s going to catch him at one point.”

We are not far away from getting the answers to the questions every MMA fan in the world has and the biggest fight in UFC lightweight history will in fact finally go down!

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Ryan Cambridge

News: Jimi Manuwa had to be persuaded to take Santos fight

Jimi “Poster Boy” Manuwa was scheduled to fight the ever-fleeing Glover Teixeira at UFC Sao Paulo on September 22nd but Teixeira had to withdraw from the fight due to a shoulder injury leaving the fifth-ranked light heavyweight without a dancing partner for the main event. Continue reading “News: Jimi Manuwa had to be persuaded to take Santos fight”

News: Light heavyweights Akop Szostak and John Smith set to meet in London at KSW 45

KSW 45 takes place at The SSE Arena Wembley in London, England on October 6 and it will feature a Polish vs. English clash between two fitness professionals, Akop Szostak (3-2) and John Smith (3-0), in the light heavyweight division.

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Report: Aaron Chalmers stuck in contract limbo as BAMMA refuse to release him from his deal

After earning a decisive victory in the biggest fight of his young MMA career at Bellator 200, the future seemed rosy for undefeated Geordie, Aaron Chalmers (4-0-0).

That is at least until ‘The Joker’ ran into some complications with getting released from his existing deal with BAMMA, the promotion who gave him his break in the sport. After fighting three times in seven months for the UK based promotion, Chalmers was given the opportunity to fight on the main card at Bellator 200 in London in just his fourth professional fight.

Speaking to Ariel Helwani on his show earlier this week, Chalmers explained the complications preventing him from following up on his successful Bellator debut.

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