Live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas is UFC 211.
The most anticipated fight card of 2017 is finally here! Featuring two title fights along with a host of other high-level matchups from beginning to end, UFC 211 is set to be an amazing event.
The UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic will be defending his title in the main event against former champ, Junior Dos Santos in what will be the pair’s second meeting. Their first bout took place at UFC on FOX 13 in December of 2014 and was an incredible back and forth battle that left some questioning the result. Junior Dos Santos was the unanimous winner on the judges’ scorecards. Now, with the title around his waist, Miocic will look to get one back while maintaining the status of “Champion”.
The co-main event of the evening will see Joanna Jedrzejczyk defend her strawweight title against the third-ranked Jessica Andrade. This will be the fifth title defense for Jedrzejczyk, who will be facing a very tough competitor in Andrade who could pose many problems for the champion. Andrade will look to make her fifth win in a row a championship-winning effort.
Elsewhere on the main card, exciting matchups include welterweights Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal, featherweights Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez, and David Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko.
Former UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez squares off against Dustin Poirier in the feature televised prelim slot.
The event did lose a pair of fights during fight week, as Henry Cejudo had to pull out of his matchup against Sergio Pettis with a hand injury, and Jared Gordon was scratched from his fight against Michel Quinones because he did not weigh in.
Keep up to date with the official results below, and follow along on Twitter @MMALatestnws all night long as MMA Latest has you covered from cage side at the event.
UFC 211 Official Results:
MAIN CARD – PAY-PER-VIEW (10PM/7PM ETPT)
- (C) Stipe Miocic (17-2) vs. #4 Junior Dos Santos (18-5) *UFC Heavyweight Championship bout*
- Result: Stipe Miocic def. Junior Dos Santos via TKO (Punches), Round 1 – 2:22
- (C) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-0) vs. #3 Jessica Andrade (16-6) *UFC Strawweight Championship bout*
- Result: Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Jessica Andrade via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-45)
- #3 Demian Maia (25-6) vs. #5 Jorge Masvidal (32-12)
- Result: Demian Maia def. Jorge Masvidal via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- #2 Frankie Edgar (21-5-1) vs. #7 Yair Rodriguez (11-2)
- Result: Frankie Edgar def. Yair Rodriguez via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage), Round 2 – 5:00
- #9 Krzysztof Jotko (19-2) vs. David Branch (21-3)
- Result: David Branch def. Krzysztof Jotko via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
TELEVISED PRELIMS – FX (8PM/5PM ETPT)
- #3 Eddie Alvarez (28-5, 1NC) vs. #9 Dustin Poirier (21-5, 1NC)
- Result: Dustin Poirier vs Eddie Alvarez declared a No Contest (Illegal Knee), Round 2 – 4:12
- Chas Skelly (17-3) vs. Jason Knight (20-2)
- Result: Jason Knight def. Chas Skelly via TKO (Punches), Round 3 – 0:39
- Chase Sherman (10-3) vs. Rashad Coulter (8-2)
- Result: Chase Sherman def. Rashad Coulter via Knockout (Elbow), Round 2 – 3:36
- James Vick (11-1) vs. Marco Polo Reyes (8-4)
- Result: James Vick def. Marco Polo Reyes via TKO (Punches), Round 1 – 2:39
UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS – UFC Fight Pass (6:30PM/3:30PM ETPT)
- #12 Jessica Aguilar (19-6) vs. Cortney Casey (7-3)
- Result: Cortney Casey def. Jessica Aguilar via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Gabriel Benitez (19-7) vs. Enrique Barzola (14-3-1)
- Result: Enrique Barzola def. Gabriel Benitez via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Joachim Christensen (14-5) vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-4)
- Result: Gadzhimurad Antigulov def. Joachim Christensen via Submission (Rear-naked choke), Round 1 -2:21
Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220
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”.
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017
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.
Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview
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.
Mackenzie Dern victorious in Invicta debut
Late Friday night, Mackenzie Dern (5-0, 1-0 Invicta FC) won her co-main event booking, defeating Kaline Medieros (8-6, 2-2 Invicta FC), at Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedzwiedz, via submission (armbar) with only fifteen seconds remaining in the fight.
Much of the fight was controlled by Dern. The heralded prospect displayed her power, visibly damaging her opponent with multiple overhand rights. Striking is an under-developed aspect of her attack, only when compared to the twenty-four-year-olds black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Above all, she showed a progression of her striking skills. Dern looked to be bigger and physically stronger than her veteran opponent. She utilized forward pressure and found the proper timing for her overhand right throughout.
— UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) December 9, 2017
The veteran Medeiros showed her toughness throughout the fight. She defended and scrambled out of some bad positions during the grappling exchanges. Ultimately, she tapped when caught in a deeply planted armbar. While Medeiros did earn a few hard trip takedowns, it factored minimally in the result as she refused to follow Dern to the mat. The Boston native suffered her second straight loss, Friday night. Her first was to, former Invicta strawweight champion, Angela Hill.
Dern made her professional debut in July of 2016 with Legacy Fighting Alliance (previously: Legacy Fighting Championship). In her debut, she defeated Kenia Rosas by unanimous decision. The Phoenix-born fighter won her next three bouts. Before her MMA career began, Dern won the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) championship at 60 kg. She was the first American born female to become champion at the weight. Her grappling resume boasts many more incredible accomplishments. Justifiably, a growing spotlight now hangs over her, her skills, and potential in the sport of MMA.
Elsewhere on the Invicta 26 card, Jennifer Maia defeated Agnieszka Niedzweidz by unanimous decision. Maia retained her Invicta flyweight belt, defending it for the second time. Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedzweidz, took place at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.
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