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
Vitor Belfort vs Uriah Hall in the works for January 14th
Longtime UFC veteran Vitor Belfort announced on his Instagram that he is set to meet “The Ultimate Fighter 17” runner-up Uriah Hall.
The fight is set to take place on January 14th according to “The Phenom”, no event has been announced for the date yet. The bout marks Belfort’s first fight since beating Nate Marquardt in a controversial unanimous decision, back in June. Belfort had previously announced his retirement fight would come against Marquardt but has since changed his mind.
Belfort has been on an interesting run since his amazing KO filled 2013. He came back in 2015 in a middleweight title fight against then champion Chris Weidman. He would end up losing the fight via TKO after almost knocking out Weidman early on. He went on to knock out Dan Henderson before dropping three fights in a row by TKO, the latest, against Kelvin Gastelum, was changed to a no-contest, after Gastelum failed a drug test for Marijuana.
Uriah Hall looks to make his return to the cage after knocking out Krzysztof Jotko, back in September, in a fight many deemed the “comeback of the year”. Uriah had previously been on a three-fight losing skid, dropping a decision to current interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, and losing his next two via TKO.
The winner of the fight would end up on a two-fight winning streak and could potentially find themselves a few fights away from a title shot. Although no event has been announced for January 14th, it seems the UFC is already looking to get some fights booked. It is still unclear if this fight will serve as the main event.
Bellator 185- How to Watch, Times and Fight Card
Bellator is once again heading to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville Connecticut, and this time they are bringing with them one of the most anticipated former UFC fighter turned Bellator stars’ debut. Gegard Mousasi will be making his first appearance in the Bellator cage against a former Bellator champion in Alexander Shlemenko. Although this event has lost some of its star power over the last several weeks, it is still stacked and you can bet that the main event will bring some fireworks.
Earlier in the month, it was announced that King Mo had suffered an injury that had forced him out of his co-main event fight with former middleweight champion Liam McGeary. Bellator worked quickly to secure a replacement opponent for McGeary in Bubba McDaniels. Unfortunately for McDaniels and the fans alike, McGeary had later suffered an injury of his own and the fight was removed from the card.
This left a spot open in the co-main event slot, which would be filled by a welterweight matchup between Brennan Ward and David Rickels. Just four days out from the fight, Bellator announced that Ward had also become injured and the fight has been removed from the card as well. The main card has been shuffled around and the welterweight bout between Neiman Gracie and Zak Bucia will now serve as the co-main event.
Main Card- Spike TV (US/Canada) Spike UK (UK)- 9 pm EDT, 6 pm PDT, 2 pm UK
- Middleweight Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (56-9, 1 NC)
- Welterweight Feature Bout: Neiman Gracie (6-0) vs. Zak Bucia (18-8)
- Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Heather Hardy (1-0) vs. Kristina Williams (Debut)
- Lightweight Feature Bout: Ryan Quinn (13-7) vs. Marcus Surin (4-0)
- Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Ana Julaton (2-2) vs. Lisa Blaine (1-0)
Preliminary Card- Live Stream (MMA Latest New)- 7 pm EDT, 4 pm PDT, 12 pm UK
- 195 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Jordan Young (6-0) vs. Alec Hooben (5-3)
- Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Costello van Steenis (8-1) vs. Steve Skrzat (8-9)
- Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Vinicius de Jesus (5-1) vs. Joaquin Buckley (7-1)
- Lightweight Preliminary Bout: John Beneduce (2-1) vs. Dean Hancock (2-1)
- Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Timothy Wheeler (1-4) vs. Pete Rogers (2-4)
- 150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Don Shainis (3-1) vs. Matthew Denning (5-6)
- 150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Frank Sforza (6-0) vs. Vovka Clay (3-2)
- Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Kevin Carrier (Pro Debut) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (Pro Debut)
- Flyweight Preliminary Bout: John Lopez (6-4) vs. Billy Giovanella (9-5)
Aldo vs. Lamas 2 and Ponzinibbio vs. Perry Added to UFC Winnipeg
The UFC has added Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas 2, and Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Mike Perry to their UFC Winnipeg card on December 16th.
The two fights were announced as official today on the UFC’s Twitter account.
THIS. CARD. pic.twitter.com/bc4AyNncqy
— UFC (@ufc) October 13, 2017
Aldo (26-3) last fought at UFC 212 in June, where he lost by third round TKO to Max Holloway. After being promoted to the undisputed 145-pound champion last November, he was looking to make the first defence of the title against Holloway.
Lamas first faced Aldo back in 2014 at UFC 169. Aldo, who was again featherweight champion at the time, defeated Lamas with ease winning by unanimous decision (49-46) on all scorecards. Lamas is on a two-fight winning streak after defeating both Charles Oliveira and Jason Knight with impressive finishes.
Since his last UFC loss to Lorenz Larkin back in 2015, Ponzinnibio (25-3) has won five consecutive fights. His most recent victory was a upset win over Gunnar Nelson in July at UFC Glasgow. There was some controversy after the fight, as replays seemed to show a short grab and several eyes pokes from Ponzinnibio before knocking out Nelson in the first round.
Mike Perry has taken the UFC by storm since making his debut for the promotion last August. Picking up four wins all by knockout, the only loss ‘Platinum’ suffered was too Alan Jouban by decision. Ranked at #9 in the welterweight division, a win over Ponzinnibio could definitely propel Perry into the top ten at 170-pounds.
With the additon of these two fantastic fights, the lineup for UFC Winnipeg is as follows:
- Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos – Welterweight bout
- Glover Teixeira vs. Misha Cirkunov – Light heavyweight bout
- Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. Jared Cannonier – Light heavyweight bout
- Tim Elliott vs. Justin Scoggins – Flyweight bout
- Chad Laprise vs. Galore Bafondo – Welterweight bout
- Alessio Di Chirico vs. Oluwale Bamgbose – Middleweight bout
- Vitor Miranda vs. Julian Marquez – Middleweight bout
- John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo – Lightweight bout
- Nordine Taleb vs. Sultan Aliev – Welterweight bout
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