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Anderson Silva fills in for Jon Jones to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200

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The mission for UFC President Dana White was simple: Find an opponent for light heavyweight champion Daniel “DC” Cormier (17-1, 6-1 in UFC).

Mission accomplished.

First reported by Globo and later confirmed by White and the UFC Thursday evening, former middleweight champion and arguably the best mixed martial artist ever Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-7, 16-3 & 1 NC in UFC) will return to the octagon to fight Cormier in a non-title, three-round, light heavyweight bout at UFC 200.

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Although Silva, 41, posted a photo on Instagram revealing he would fight on the historic card early Thursday afternoon, much speculation swirled on whether he was actually returning so quickly from gall bladder surgery, which kept him out of a UFC 198 bout versus Uriah Hall.

The man with the most title defenses in UFC history has gone through an obvious rough patch since his first fight versus Chris Weidman as he is 0-2 with a no-contest since UFC 162. In his last bout, The Spider was edged by current middleweight champion Michael Bisping in a unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) defeat in London, England.

As for Cormier, 37, he will now be able to cash in on a huge payday while taking on one of the greats, following the cancellation of his contest with top pound-for-pound fighter Jon Jones. Jones was pulled from the highly anticipated rematch due to a flagging and ultimate failed out of competition drug test from June 16.

DC, who fully capitalized from Jones’ first long-term absence, enters Saturday’s event with a two-fight win streak. Victories during the aforementioned span came over the likes of Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson.

With the addition of Daniel Cormier versus Anderson Silva (he has already passed his medical examination), a shuffle in the order of fights on the main card transpired. Now, the women’s bantamweight champion between Miesha Tate (18-5, 5-2 in UFC) and Amanda Nunes (12-4, 5-1 in UFC) sits as the main event while Brock Lesner (5-3, 5-3 in UFC) against Mark Hunt (12-10-1, 7-4-1 in UFC) in the heavyweight division and the newly added follows.


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2017 IMMAF World Championships set to be streamed live on IOS and Android app

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This years IMMAF World Championships in Bahrain is only 4 days away now and competitors from around the world are preparing themselves for what will be an extraordinary event and opportunity to make themselves known. The prestigious event is being hosted by the BMMAF under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

For fans around the world good news came today as they will be able to watch their favourite amateur athlete take to the cage in the Khalifa Sports City Arena via an app. The BahrainTV app will be streaming all of the fights live for fans to watch at home or even on the go on their phone. You can also keep up to date via MyNextMatch.com for all relevant info for the event.

The links for the BahrainTV app are as follows:

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bh.iaa.bahraintv&hl=en

IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/bahrain-tv/id992105518?mt=8

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*Live Updates* UFC Gdsank Official Results

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The UFC hosted their second event in the country of Poland, as UFC Gdsank took place at the Ergo Arena. The card was headlined by a welterweight fight between Donald Cerrone and Darren Till.

Cerrone (32-9) was coming off a close unanimous decision loss to former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler in July. It was the only time in “Cowboy’s” MMA career that he had suffered consecutive losses.

Till (15-0-1) improved his undefeated record in September, defeating Bojan Veličković by unanimous decision. It was a case of old school vs. new school in this headliner, as the up and comer Till hoped to secure the biggest win of his career over Cerrone.


MAIN CARD – UFC Fight Pass – 8PM BST

  • Donald Cerrone (32-9) vs. Darren Till (15-0-1) – Welterweight bout
    • Result: Darren Till def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) Round 1 – 4:20
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (6-3) – Women’s strawweight bout
    • Result: Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Jodie Esquibel via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jan Blachowicz (20-7) vs. Devin Clark (8-2) – Light heavyweight bout
    • Result: Jan Błachowicz def. Devin Clark via SUB (rear-naked choke) Round 2 – 3:02
  • Oskar Piechota (10-0) vs. Jonathan Wilson (7-3) – Middleweight bout
    • ResultOskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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

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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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