Live from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is UFC Fight Night 112.
The event will be home to thirteen fights of mixed martial arts airing early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, prelims on FS2, and the main card on FS1.
The main event of the evening features a top 15 matchup in the lightweight division between #6 Michael “Maverick” Chiesa (14-2) and #11 Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee (15-2), that will see the pair settle their differences stemming from the UFC Summer Kickoff Press Conference.
Kevin Lee comes into the bout riding a four-fight win streak, three of which came by early stoppage over Francisco Trinaldo, Magomed Mustafaev, and Jake Matthews.
Mike Chiesa is returning to action for the first time since April of 2016 after taking time off to heal a back injury that caused him to pull out of a bout against Tony Ferguson. Chiesa is riding a three-fight win streak, two of which came by early stoppage over Beneil Dariush and Jim Miller.
The co-main event will see Tim Boetsch take on Johny Hendricks, who once again had issues on the scales, missing weight for the third time in his UFC career. Hendricks now adds his name to the list of fighters to miss weight in more than one division.
Keep up with the official results below and follow along on Twitter @mmalatestnws for up to the moment action.
MAIN CARD – FS1 (US), TSN5 (Canada), BT Sport (UK) – 9PM/6PM/2AM ET/PT/BST
- #7 Michael Chiesa (14-3) vs. #12 Kevin Lee (16-2)
- Result: Kevin Lee def. Michael Chiesa via Submission (Rear-naked choke), Round 1 – 4:37 *Performance of the Night Bonus Winner*
- Tim Boetsch (21-11) vs. Johny Hendricks (18-7)
- Result: Tim Boetsch def. Johny Hendricks via TKO (Strikes), Round 2 – 0:46 *Performance of the Night Bonus Winner*
- #13 Felice Herrig (13-6) vs. Justine Kish (6-1)
- Result: Felice Herrig def. Justine Kish via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
- Joachim Christensen (14-6) vs. Dominick Reyes (7-0)
- Result: Dominick Reyes def. Joachim Christensen via TKO (Punches), Round 1 – 0:29 *Performance of the Night Bonus Winner*
- Tim Means (27-8-1, 1NC) vs. Alex Garcia (14-4)
- Result: Tim Means def. Alex Garcia via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- BJ Penn (16-12-2) vs. Dennis Siver (23-11, 1NC)
- Result: Dennis Siver def. BJ Penn via Majority Decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD – FS2 (US), Fight Network (Canada), BT Sport (UK) – 7PM/4PM/12AM ET/PT/BST
- Clay Guida (33-14) vs. Erik Koch (15-5)
- Result: Clay Guida def. Erik Koch via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-26, 30-27)
- Vitor Miranda (13-6) vs. Marvin Vettori (12-3)
- Result: Marvin Vettori def. Vitor Miranda via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- #8 Carla Esparza (13-4) vs. #10 Maryna Moroz (8-2)
- Result: Carla Esparza def. Maryna Moroz via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Devin Powell (8-2) vs. Darrell Horcher (13-2)
- Result: Darrell Horcher def. Devin Powell via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD – UFC FIGHT PASS – 5:30PM/2:30PM/10:30PM ET/PT/BST
- Jared Gordon (13-1) vs. Michel Quinones (8-2)
- Result: Jared Gordon def. Michel Quinones via TKO (Punches), Round 2 – 4:24
- Tony Martin (12-3) vs. Johnny Case (22-6)
- Result: Tony Martin def. Johnny Case via Unanimous Decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Joshua Stansbury (8-5) vs. Jeremy Kimball (15-6)
- Result: Jeremy Kimball def. Joshua Stansbury via TKO (Punches), Round 1 – 1:21 *Performance of the Night Bonus Winner*
Ovince Saint Preux Steps in to Face Corey Anderson at UFC 217
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:
— Ovince Saint Preux (@003_OSP) October 19, 2017
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.
Fight News update!!
— UFC (@ufc) October 19, 2017
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.
*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results
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)
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)
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)
Bellator 185 Fight to Watch: Heather Hardy vs. Kristina Williams
Heather Hardy will compete in MMA for the second time at Bellator 185 on Friday night, as she faces Kristina Williams in a strawweight contest. The fight takes place on the main card at the Mohican Sun Arena in Connecticut.
Potentially, what Bellator have in Heather ‘The Heat’ Hardy is a major draw that they can build their 125 pound division around. While relatively new to the organisation she is fast becoming one of the more popular names on the roster. Her career is in the early stages, but many have already started to draw comparisons with former boxer turned MMA star, Holly Holm. Holm’s UFC success partly inspired the native New Yorker to make the switch from boxing.
Hardy is already an established world champion in the land of the ‘sweet science’, holding a 21 fight undefeated professional record. She made her MMA debut in June this year with a victory over Alice Yauger, at Bellator 180. At 35, Hardy is a late starter in the sport, but proved at Madison Square Garden against the credible Yauger that she has a bright future.
Hardy’s first outing in the cage was disciplined and composed. Despite a slow start in round one, Hardy grew in confidence as the fight progressed and her cardio never faltered. She mixed in plenty of kicks that complimented her boxing and looked at ease in the clinch, even defending a couple of takedown attempts in the process.
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Despite looking on course for a decision win, Hardy forced the TKO stoppage with just thirteen seconds remaining in round three. Even a large cut that required seven stitches from an accidental head clash could not deny her victory.
Hardy was fighting an experienced professional, competing for the tenth time in MMA, which makes the win over Yauger more impressive. However, her upcoming opponent Kristina Williams will be making her professional debut.
There is little known about Williams except that she is 3-0 at amateur level. One of those wins came by way of submission so there may well be a threat to Hardy if the fight goes to the ground. More importantly for Williams is how she copes on the big stage against a popular opponent, who is more familiar competing in high pressure combat situations. If Williams can produce an upset it will be a huge boost in her young career.
But in all honesty, this fight is about Hardy. It’s about getting the win and gaining valuable experience. The boxing career is on hold while MMA takes centre stage. Beating Williams will mean she likely continues fighting inside a cage rather than a boxing ring.
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