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Legacy FC 49: Andrea Lee wins via submission, Alex Morono upsets Derrik Krantz

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Legacy FC 49 played out in front of a packed crowd at DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana in what was an incredible night of fights.

The main event saw Alex Morono (11-3) take on reigning champ Derrick Krantz (17-8) for the welterweight title. Krantz started the first round as the aggressor, dominating on the ground and throwing Morono around like a rag doll before Morono managed to turn the tables on him. Once the fight was back on the feet Morono made short work of Krantz rocking him with a big overhand right which wobbled him, giving Morono enough time to get the takedown and access to the neck for a guillotine choke in what was a massive upset victory.

In the fight of night performance, Andrea Lee proved the punters right when she submitted Ariel Beck in the third round via armbar to take home the inaugural flyweight title. The hometown favourite put on a masterclass proving yet again why she is one of the best up and coming prospects in womens mixed martial arts. Despite the fight going late into the third round, Lee dominated from start to finish wherever the fight went, whether it was throwing knees and elbows in the clinch or getting Beck into deep water on the mat. Kudos to Ariel Beck, however, who survived some incredible submission attempts, including a crucifix in the first round, that left the fans and Lee in awe of her staying power. With some work on takedown defence and positioning Ariel Beck could be a force to be reckoned with in the future.

The other notable moment from Legacy FC 49 included a disqualification of Jonathan Martinez in the second round against Matt Schnell due to an illegal knee to the head. Schnell who dominated the first round, struggled to get to his feet after the illegal blow, taking close to twenty seconds to tell the doctor where he was, and clearly suffering from a concussion that meant he was unable to continue the fight.

Results:

  • Alex Morono def. Derrick Krantz via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 4:29 — welterweight title
  • Andrea Lee def. Ariel Beck – Round 3, 4:22 — flyweight title
  • Matt Schnell def. Jonathan Martinez via disqualification – Round 2, 2:21
  • Kevin Aguilar def. David Bosnick via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:04
  • Cody Walker def. Kalvin Hackney via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:27
  • Stephanie Alba def. Andy Nguyen via unanimous decision – (scores not announced)
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Exclusive: Derek Brunson: “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up”

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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

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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

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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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