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Amanda Nunes Chokes Out Miesha Tate To Capture Bantamweight Belt



The main event of UFC 200 and the final fight of International Fight Week featured a Women’s Bantamweight Championship fight between Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes. Miesha Tate (18-4) was coming off of a 5th round submission victory to win the title from Holly Holm and cap off a 5 fight win streak heading into 200. Tate chose to face Nunes rather than take a rematch against Holly Holm in order to fight at UFC 200. The fight almost didn’t happen as Tate barely made the 10 am weigh in cut off time but she made it just in time and made the weight by a half pound. Nunes (12-4) came in with a 3 fight win streak, finishing 2 of the 3 fights in the 1st round. Nunes would be the first Brazilian female champion in UFC history with a win. Nunes is known as a fast starter who tends to fade in later rounds, while Tate seems to start slow but takes over the longer the fight goes on. It was a question of who could dictate the pace of the fate as they faced off in the main event of the evening.

Round 1
Both women came out, touched gloves and immediately began to circle each other. Nunes hit a quick leg kick, they circled again and then traded right hands. Tate shot for a takedown and got it but Nunes was back to her feet immediately. Tate circled and then shot for another takedown but Nunes reversed into a trip to put Tate on the ground. Tate scrambled back up and Nunes just missed with a knee that would have been illegal due to Tate still having a knee down at the time. The challenger snapped off a pair of jabs that seemed to stun Tate. Nunes started to open up with her striking, landing more and more shots as Tate was visibly hurt and actually dropped to the canvas at one point. Tate got back to her feet but ate a big knee followed up by a series of punches from Nunes. Tate went for a takedown but it was sloppy and Nunes easily defended it and then ended up taking Tate’s back. Nunes battered the champion briefly before she began to look for a submission. Nunes locked in a rear naked choke and Tate had no choice but to tap out.

Winner AND NEW UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion: Amanda Nunes

Amanda Nunes def. Miesha Tate via Submission (Rear-naked choke), Round 1 – 3:16

Cover image By: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

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Exclusive: Derek Brunson: “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up”



Derek Brunson fought Anderson Silva back in February of this year, at UFC 208. Brunson would go on to lose the fight by controversial unanimous decision. However, the controversies didn’t stop at the questionable decision, Brunson also claims Silva was greasing during the fight. The Wilmington, North Carolina native, posted about it on Twitter a few days ago:

Speaking with MMA Latest, Brunson explained why he believes Silva was greasing during the fight. “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up. Every time I grabbed him he was just slipping out of everything, and his takedown defense was really good that night. I was definitely curious to know why he was very slippery, which I definitely think he had some kind of substance on his body. He knows I’m a wrestler obviously, he’s an old, savvy veteran, so he was definitely trying to play all the rules and be very strategic, and make it harder for a wrestler to grab him.”

Brunson is set to face Lyoto Machida come October 28, when asked about whether he was worried about Machida greasing, considering Gegard Mousasi accused him of doing so in their fight, Brunson admitted he wasn’t too worried.

Well I’m not too worried, but like I said, I put it out there because I know they’re friends and I know, obviously, that’s kind of what the guys do when they know they’re fighting a wrestler. They want to lube their body up really good to make it hard to grab hold, Anderson did a great job defending my takedowns. It’s because he was all greased up so he was able to stop a lot of them. When I grab guys in the clinch, it’s very tough for them to get away and I’m pretty good with my Greco takedown. He was pretty much pulling through my clinch when I had a tight grip on him and if you have some kind of substance on your body it’s easy to pull them.”

Neither Silva nor his management have commented on the greasing allegations. Anderson Silva makes his return against Kelvin Gastelum later this year, in China. While Brunson makes his return to the Octagon on October 28th, in Brazil, where he looks to add Lyoto Machida’s name to his impressive list of victories.

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Ovince Saint Preux Steps in to Face Corey Anderson at UFC 217



UFC 217 just got even more interesting. Earlier this week, Patrick Cummins pulled out of his light heavyweight matchup with Corey Anderson due to a Staph infection. Corey “Overtime” Anderson was not happy with his opponents decision, even calling out his opponent on Instagram asking how Cummins could, “call it quits so far from fight night”.

The UFC left Anderson on the card, and he found an opponent through the magic of Twitter. Ovince Saint Preux tweeted out directly to Anderson stating:

It didn’t take long for Anderson to respond agreeing to the fight, tagging Mick Maynard and Dana White in his response.

Only a few short hours later, the fight announcement came from the official UFC twitter account.


This top 10 Light Heavyweight matchup should add to an already amazing card coming in November at Madison Square Garden. Saint Preux is coming off of back to back wins both due to the very rare von flue choke, he finds himself ranked #7th in the latest edition of the 205-pound rankings. Corey “Overtime” Anderson is 4-2 in his last 6 fights, but is coming off a brutal first round knockout loss to Jimi Manuwa in March.

With such a exciting fight added to this card, what do you see happening November 4th?  Will Corey Anderson bounce back and look to jump into the top 5 of the rankings, or will Ovince Saint Preux go for a third straight von flue choke? Let us know.

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*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results



Watch the live weigh-ins for Bellator 185 here.

Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.

Full Weigh-in Results: (Updated in real time)

Main Card:

Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (186)
Neiman Gracie (170.5) vs. Zak Bucia (170)
Heather Hardy (126) vs. Kristina Williams (126)
Ryan Quinn (155.5) vs. Marcus Surin (155)
Ana Julaton (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (122)

Preliminary Card:

Jordan Young (200) vs. Alec Hooben (194)
Costello van Steenis (185) vs. Steve Skrzat (186)
Vinicius de Jesus (170) vs. Joaquin Buckley (171)
John Beneduce (154.5) vs. Dean Hancock (155)
Timothy Wheeler (144) vs. Pete Rogers (144)
Don Shainis (150) vs. Matthew Denning (149)
Frank Sforza (149) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Kevin Carrier (156) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (153)
John Lopez (126) vs. Billy Giovanella (125)

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