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Ian McCall Moving on from 201, Hoping for Reis at 202

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UFC Flyweight Ian ‘Uncle Creepy’ McCall was a guest on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani this afternoon to discuss the events of this past weekend. McCall was scheduled to fight on this past Saturday’s card UFC 201 in Atlanta, GA. His opponent to be was Justin Scoggins, who was unable to make weight and was subsequently removed from the card. Scoggins informed the UFC on Thursday evening that he would not be able to make the weight of 125 lbs for his fight with McCall. McCall was told to continue his weight cut in case another fighter was unable to fight for any reason. This was not the case, and therefore McCall was not able to fight on the Pay-Per-View card.

McCall was not all that upset about the situation, stating that the UFC has agreed to pay with all the money he would have received from the fight despite not performing. He told Helwani that the UFC gave him the show money, as well as his win money and Reebok money. Although he was upset to not fight in his first opportunity since January 2015, McCall says that he is already in talks to set up a new match up, possibly at UFC 202 in Las Vegas, NV later this month.

McCall says he is hoping to be a part of UFC 202, which is headlined by the highly anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor, and Nate Diaz. Although McCall didn’t know who he could be matched up with he told Helwani that he would love to fight title contender Wilson Reis. Reis also fought on the UFC 201 card, he won his bout with newcomer Hector Sandoval in record time. He submitted Sandoval within two minutes of the first round, which is the fastest submission in the UFC Flyweight history. McCall stated that he believes that Reis would make a great matchup for him because they are both fresh in the eyes of the fans.

As for Justin Scoggin, McCall is not holding hard feelings toward him. He said to Helwani that he felt that he was “A young, uneducated kid, who needs to learn the proper way to cut weight.” He stated several times that he thinks that Scoggins should hire a nutritionist to help him with his weight, whether that be at 125 or 135 pounds.

“Some of the other coaches were telling me that they saw him out during fight week at restaurants munching on some food,” McCall said of Scoggins. “I just have to laugh it off, I have had a crazy career, and this is just my life.” McCall went on to say “I am even more ripped now than I was during my last fight, and that is because my diet is on point, and I work hard in the gym.” He hopes to move forward from this fight and does not desire to reschedule the match with Scoggins.

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*WATCH* DaveNoseMMA – Aljamain Sterling Knockout Aftermath

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In this video, MMA Latest’s Dave Noseworthy shares his thoughts on Marlon Moraes’ brutal knockout of Aljamain Sterling that took place this past weekend at UFC Fresno.

Check out Dave’s thoughts below:

 

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Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220

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UFC 220 in Boston, Massachusetts has its main event. Stipe Miocic (17-2) will put his belt on the line for the third time against rising heavyweight star, Francis Ngannou (11-1)

Rumors surrounded the match-up for UFC 220 after Ngannou’s first round knockout over Alistair Overeem, at UFC 218. The Cameroonian heavyweight called for the fight himself. In his octagon interview proceeding his most recent victory, Ngannou stated:

“I’m feeling good… I’m on my way to a title shot”.

The heavy handed Ngannou has finished all of his opponents in all of his six UFC bouts. A streak which includes a kimura submission over Anthony Hamilton and a TKO victory against former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Overall, he holds a ten fight win streak. His only defeat came by way of unanimous decision to Zoumana Cisse, in his second professional MMA fight.

If victorious, Ngannou would become the first African-born champion in UFC history.

Not to be diminished, Stipe Miocic rides his a streak of his own into the beantown match-up. Five consecutive wins, five knockouts and the past four of which, ended in the first round. A victory in Boston for the champ would make him the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history. Currently, Miocic is one of three heavyweights, in the promotions entirety, whom has successfully defended the belt twice.

UFC 220 will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20th, 2018. The pay-per-view (PPV) card will also feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, as he faces challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir.

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Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview

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Polish women’s federation Ladies Fight Night is going to celebrate their second birthday this year on the 15th to 17th of December. Two days, two events with a lot of great bouts.

LFN in Poland is being titled the new Invicta FC. The Polish owners created this federation to give European women a chance to fight on a big platform.

Hosting their first ever event in December 2015, LFN will hold two great cards next week, that will feature women who have fought under many prestigious promotions, such as the UFC, Invicta, Bellator, Glory, and Kunlun.

Two days of fantastic fights, intensified by a double dose of sports impressions. The name is not accidental, LFN 7 / LFN 8 combines two events, during which the best Polish fighters will be shown, as well as the best fighters from Europe (including France, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic and Romania)

The stakes are high, and we are electrified by the clashes between warriors such as Żaneta Cieśla vs Silvia La Notte and Patricia Axling vs. Cindy Silvestri. Mainly due to their vastness of their experience in the cage.

In the fight of the evening, the talented Romanian Cristina Stanciu will face Magdaléna Šormovádo. Stanciu fought twice in the UFC, but she was unfortunately cut from the promotion after suffering consecutive losses to Cortney Casey and Maryna Moroz.

Judyta Rymarzak vs Marta Waliczek is an amazing fight between two experienced kickboxers. Both making their pro MMA debuts on the night, we will witness a one-of-a-kind duel between two kickboxing perfectionists, as they look to transcend their skills into the MMA world.

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