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*LIVE UPDATES* UFC Fight Night 108 Results

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Live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee is UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov.

Saturday night’s fight card is home to 13 total fights, headlined by a featherweight matchup between #4 Cub Swanson and unranked Artem Lobov.

Coming off a unanimous decision victory in the 2016 Fight of the Year against Dohoo Choi, Cub Swanson brings his always-exciting fight style into his first headlining slot since UFC Fight Night 44. Swanson brings a three-fight win streak into the cage with him on Saturday evening, having defeated Hacran Dias, Tatsuya Kawajiri, and the aforementioned Choi in succession.

Artem Lobov is looking to make waves in the division as the unranked Russian finds himself sharing the cage with a top-5 opponent. Training alongside UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor, Lobov could be prepared for anything Swanson can throw at him, which makes the matchup intriguing. Lobov’s always-forward style puts a lot of pressure on his opponents which has helped him rebound from two losses in a row to his current two-fight win streak with wins over Chris Avila and Teruto Ishihara.

The co-main event of the evening will see the return of Al Iaquinta who hasn’t competed since his Split Decision victory over Jorge Masvidal two years ago. Iaquinta will have his hands full with Diego Sanchez, one of the sport’s toughest fighters who always is involved in wild battles in the cage.

UFC Fight Night 108 is filled with familiar veterans and up-and-coming talents. John Dodson, Eddie Wineland, Joe Lauzon, Jake Ellenberger, Thales Leites, Sam Alvey, Mike Perry, Brandon Moreno, and Bryan Barberena are among the many names that will keep viewers interested throughout the fight card.

The main card airs live on FS1, prelims on FS2, and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Keep up with the official results below and follow along on Twitter @MMALatestnws for up to the moment action.

UFC Fight Night 108 Full Results: 


  • #4 Cub Swanson (25-7) vs. Artem Lobov (14-13-1, 1NC)
    • Result: Cub Swanson def. Artem Lobov via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
  • #14 Al Iaquinta (13-3-1) vs. Diego Sanchez (29-10)
    • Result: Al Iaquinta def. Diego Sanchez via KO (Punch), Round 1 – 1:38
  • #8 Ovince Saint Preux (20-10) vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima (15-6-1)
    • Result: Ovince Saint Preux def. Marcos Rogerio De Lima via Submission (Von Flue choke), Round 2 – 2:11
  • #7 John Dodson (20-8) vs. #10 Eddie Wineland (23-12-1)
    • Result: John Dodson def. Eddie Wineland via Unanimous Decision (29-28,30-27,30-27)
  • Joe Lauzon (27-14) vs. Stevie Ray (21-6)
    • Result: Stevie Ray def. Joe Lauzon via Majority Decision (28-27, 29-27, 28-28)
  • #13 Jake Ellenberger (31-13) vs. Mike Perry (10-1)
    • Result: Mike Perry def. Jake Ellenberger via KO (Elbow), Round 2 – 1:05


  • #11 Thales Leites (27-7) vs. #13 Sam Alvey (30-9, 1 NC)
    • Result: Thales Leites def. Sam Alvey via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • #9 Dustin Ortiz (16-7) vs. #10 Brandon Moreno (14-3)
    • Result: Brandon Moreno def. Dustin Ortiz via Submission (Rear-naked choke), Round 2 – 4:06
  • Scott Holtzman (10-2) vs. Michael McBride (8-3)
    • Result: Scott Holtzman def. Michael McBride via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • #14 Jessica Penne (12-6) vs. Danielle Taylor (9-2)
    • Result: Danielle Taylor def. Jessica Penne via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS – UFC Fight Pass (6:30/3:30/10:30 ET/PT/GMT)

  • #10 Alexis Davis (18-7) vs. Cindy Dandois (8-3)
    • Result: Alexis Davis def. Cindy Dandois via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Bryan Barberena (13-4) vs. Joe Proctor (11-5)
    • Result: Bryan Barberena def. Joe Proctor via TKO (Punches), Round 1 – 3:30
  • Hector Sandoval (14-3) vs. Matt Schnell (10-4)
    • Result: Hector Sandoval def. Matt Schnell via KO (Punches), Round 1 – 4:24
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UFC Announces Liverpool Event, Darren Till Main Event



Scousers are drowning in celebration this evening. Earlier today, UFC officials announced the addition of a Liverpool show to their 2018 event calendar. Liverpool’s, Echo Arena, plays host for the event, which takes place on May 27th.

GDANSK, POLAND – OCTOBER 21: (R-L) Darren Till of England punches Donald Cerrone in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Ergo Arena on October 21, 2017 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Liverpool’s own, Darren Till made the announcement this afternoon with Dan Hardy at the UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov, ceremonial weigh-in. When asked by Hardy what it means to have the UFC in Liverpool, he had this to day, “Words can’t describe it. It doesn’t do it justice, words. So, it’s coming and I’m going to be the first Scousers to ever have done it. In 200 years they’re going to remember my name in combat sports in Liverpool. I’m gonna take someones chin off in Liverpool, that’s what’s happening”.

He was also quoted in an release from the promotion saying, “I can’t believe UFC is finally coming to Liverpool and I’m going to be headlining Echo Arena. My name is going to be remembered in 200 years time for being part of this historical event and I can’t even describe how much that means to me”. Till will headline the card, his opponent is yet to be announced.

In the official release, it quotes David Shaw, Senior Vice President International and Content, claiming, “The stars really aligned for the Octagon to touch down in Liverpool. We have seen such phenomenal demand from fans in the region for a live event. Pair that with having such a rising, local star in Darren Till it made absolute sense to bring our first live event to this historical combat sports city in 2018”.

UFC Liverpool lands on a date speculated for a different venue, in a different country. Reports swirled last month, specifically one from, which claimed the May 27th date belonged to the UFCs return to Dublin. A return to Dublin doesn’t seem to fall completely out of the realm of possibility. For now, it remains to be seen.

The UFC also announced two bouts, both in the Middleweight division, booked for the event. Elias Therodorou takes on Trevor Smith, and Daniel Kelly goes up against England’s Tom Breese.

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Rhode Island Prospect John Douma Booked for CES 49 against Zach Burhans



The New England regional MMA scene has been fairly quiet this month. Such a description won’t be apt one month from now. As the days fade away from the month of March, the two most prominent organizations of this region gear up for early April events. The CES MMA promotion holds CES 49, on the first Friday of April (April 6th). CES 49 takes place in its hub venue, Twin River Casino, in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Twin River Casino, Lincoln, Rhode Island. Photo courtesy of

Yesterday, CES officials announced John Douma, a highly regarded pro featherweight prospect, makes his third appearance for the MMA promotion, when he faces Zach Burhans at CES 49.

For John Douma, he looks to continue his career with an undefeated record. At 2-0, Douma owns two stoppage victories, both coming in the first round (1 KO/TKO, 1 Sub). Born and raised in Wyckoff, Rhode Island, Douma is the New England regions 18th ranked pro Featherweight (Rankings by A lofty ranking for a 21-year-old with only two professional fights on his record. Especially so in the regions most prominent professional division.

Zach Burhans comes into next months match with a similar amount of experience. Burhans has four professional fights in his arsenal of experience with a record of 3-1. Twice that of his opponent, but two times a small number is still a small number. The New York fighter makes his promotional debut at next months CES 49.

Surprisingly, Burhans has not fought since his last loss, which came in March of 2011. The loss was the first of his four fight pro career. It also was the first fight for Burhans since August of 2009. At CES 49, he ends his second hiatus from professional mixed martial arts. His second and most recent break from the sport was his longest. Burhans did not compete from March 2011, until next months CES MMA card. Making the span between his most recent and upcoming, around 6 years and nine months.

CES 49 takes place at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island on April 6th. Other bouts featured on the card include, #1 ranked New England Lightweight, Nate Andrews takes on Chris Padilla for the promotions vacant Lightweight title. Kaline Medeiros attempts to bounce back following her 3rd round submission loss to rising star, Mackenzie Dern at Invicta 26, when she faces 11th ranked pound-for-pound New England women’s fighter, Jenna Serio. Also, Chris Curtis goes up against Jason Norwood in a main card Welterweight clash. 

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Report: Bellator plans Rome event for July



With the news of Bellator 200, turning a bit stale being nearly a week old, comes more international event news for the promotion. According to a report by Raphael Marinho of Combate, Bellator scheduled its third international event of 2018. In the report, it states the promotion booked July 14th as a date for a Rome, Italy event. 

It will be the first event held by Bellator in the historic city of Rome, Italy. The first in Rome, but the fifth Bellator event in Italy. Previously, the promotion made stops in Torino and Florence, Italy, holding two events in each location. It also marks the 23rd international held by Bellator. 23 events across 10 cities, and 5 countries.

The previous four Italian events held a mixture of combat sports. Each of the events had a Kickboxing card, serving as the main event and an MMA card, which acted as a main card. News of an accompanying Kickboxing card, most likely, would come following a formal announcement of the event.

Also included in the report, the promotion is working to make Alessio Sakara the headliner of evening. Sakara spent nine years with the UFC (Oct. 2005 – Oct. 2013). Over that span, he earned a record of 6-8. He was cut following four consecutive loses. Before signing with Bellator, Sakara signed with Final Fight Championship, where he went 1-0, 1 NC. His final fight with FFC (Final Fight Championship) was a 1:32 KO of his opponent.

The Italian athlete, Sakara, fought on three of the four previous Italy held Bellator events. Sakara headlined Bellator 190 & 168, while begin the co-main event for Bellator 152. Interestingly, the Middleweights only Bellator competition took place in his home country of Italy. He is 2-1 with the promotion, defeating Brian Rogers and Joey Beltran, respectively, while losing to Middleweight champion, Rafael Carvalho, most recently.

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