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Derek Brunson vs Robert Whittaker UFC

Live from the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, is UFC Fight Night 101: Whittaker vs. Brunson.

Injury shook up the main event of this event, as originally, Luke Rockhold was set to face Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in a highly anticipated rematch with middleweight title implications. Rockhold suffered an ACL injury and was forced to pull out of the event, which makes way for another pair of middleweight contenders to steal the limelight. #7 Derek Brunson and #8 Robert Whittaker will be looking to make a statement in the headlining spot with a spectacular performance while climbing the ranks of the 185-pound division.

Robert Whittaker will once again look to steal the show in front of a crowd that will be in full support of the New Zealand native. Coming into this bout riding a five-fight win streak, including a pair of bonus-earning knockouts, a win over Brunson could propel him into the top five on the rankings. Utilizing crisp counter-punching and well-timed striking, Whittaker has been able to pick apart his opponents en route to victory.

Saturday evening, he must get past a man who is also riding aboard the five-fight win train. Since his Fight of the Night loss to Yoel Romero in 2014, Derek Brunson has been on a tear through the middleweight division. He has finished his last four fights by knockout in the first round, making everyone at the 185-pound limit aware of his finishing power.

Keep up with the official results of UFC Fight Night 101 below and follow along on Twitter (@MMALatestnws) for up to the moment action.

Main Card – FOX Sports 1 (U.S.), TSN 5 (Can), BT Sport 2 (UK): 10.00 EDT, 7.00 PDT, 3.00AM GMT

  • #7 Robert Whittaker (18-4) vs. #8 Derek Brunson (16-4)
    • Result: Robert Whittaker def. Derek Brunson via TKO (Punches), Round 1 – 4:07
  • Jake Matthews (11-3) vs. Andrew Holbrook (12-1)
    • Result: Andrew Holbrook def. Jake Matthews via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Kyle Noke (22-10-1) vs. Omari Akhmedov (17-3)
    • Result: Omari Akhmedov def. Kyle Noke via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Yusuke Kasuya (9-3-2) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (14-1)
    • Result: Alexander Volkanovski def. Yusuke Kasuya via TKO (Punches), Round 2 – 2:06
  • Khalil Rountree (5-2) vs. Tyson Pedro (5-1)
    • Result: Tyson Pedro def. Khalil Rountree via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Round 1 – 4:07
  • Seohee Ham (16-8) vs. Danielle Taylor (8-2)
    • Decision: Danielle Taylor def. Seohee Ham via Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27) 

Preliminary Card – FOX Sports 1 (U.S.), BT Sport 2 (UK): 8.00 PM EDT, 5.00PM PDT, 1.00AM GMT

  • Daniel Kelly (12-1) vs. Chris Camozzi (24-12)
    • Result: Daniel Kelly def. Chris Camozzi via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) *2nd score was announced 29-27, but the scorecard shows 29-28
  • Damien Brown (17-9) vs. Jon Tuck (9-4)
    • Result: Damien Brown def. Jon Tuck via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Rich Walsh (9-6) vs. Jonathan Meunier (8-1)
    • Result: Jonathan Meunier def. Rich Walsh via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • #15 Ben Nguyen (16-6) vs. Geane Herrera (9-3)
    • Result: Ben Nguyen def. Geane Herrera via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)

Early Prelims – UFC Fight Pass (U.S./Can/UK/Aus): 6.30PM EDT, 3.30PM PDT, 11.30PM GMT

  • Dan Hooker (14-7) vs. Jason Knight (18-2)
    • Result: Jason Knight def. Dan Hooker via Unanimous Decision (29-28,30-27,30-26)
  • Marlon Vera (8-3-1) vs. Ning Guangyou (6-4-1)
    • Result: Marlon Vera def. Ning Guangyou via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Yao Zhikui (2-5) vs. Jenel Lausa (7-2)
    • Result: Jenel Lausa def. Yao Zhikui via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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Bellator 194, Nelson vs. Mitrione Pre-Fight Notes



Bellator takes over the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut later tonight. The promotion hosts, Bellator 194: Nelson vs. Mitrione from the venue, beginning at 6:30 pm (ET). Bellator 194 marks the 17th trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino. Their last trip, took place a little more than a few months ago in October of 2017, Bellator 185. The first trip to the Connecticut casino, occurred all the way back in April of 2009, and the second ever event held by the promotion, Bellator 2.

Twenty four fighters will make the walk later tonight, giving fans 12 bouts to watch from prelims to main event. Of the 24 athletes set to compete, five make their professional debuts. Peter Nascimento, Mike Kimbel, Pat Casey, Ross Richardson, and Ronnie Leon all fight for the first time, professionally. As amateurs, the group holds a combined record of 18-12. Only Ross Richardson maintained an undefeated amateur record (3-0).

In recent cards past, only some full broadcasts brought forward newly professional fighters. Events such as Bellator 191, 190, and 187, only broadcast short main card. While events like 193, 192, 189, 188, and 186 broadcast full fight cards. Since November of 2017, 15 fighters made their pro debuts with the Bellator promotion. Including Khonry Gracie in his unanimous decision loss to Devon Brock (Bellator 192), and Ty-wan Claxton, in his amazing KO finish of Johnny Bonilla-Bowman in the first round of Bellator 186. Claxton makes his second pro appearance tonight at Bellator 194 against Jose Antonio Perez, whom also fights for the second time professionally.

Upon completion of Bellator 194’s broadcast, 50% of the promotions first round matches in their Heavyweight Grand Prix will be decided. It is nearly impossible to choose, one match-up more interesting than the others. Yet, the Mitrione vs. Nelson match up is not only puzzling to fans and media alike. One half of the main event, at least, was once annoyed by the prospect of fighting his former TUF cast mate. Mitrione spoke to MMAJunkie about his reaction to the match-up, “Well, I asked them, how does that make sense? Roy is arguably the #2 guy in the division… Explain that to me, is there any seeding?…” He continued, “But the more I thought about, the less I really cared. Either I beat Roy when I have the strap, or I beat Roy to get the strap. What the hell difference does it make?”

In one bit of event news, fan favorite flyweight, Heather Hardy missed weight, in what turned out to be an odd set of circumstances. According to Hardy, she believed she made weight, without stripping down and using the towel. It was her understanding that the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation gave her a weight allowance for the bikini top and bottom she wore while on the scale. Hardy weighed in at 126.25 lbs. with the aforementioned bikini top and bottom.

This understanding was not shared by president of Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation, Mike Mazzulli. The president made the decision to record Hardy’s weight without allowing her to disrobe, or take use the extra two hours allotted to make weight. It was his understanding upon examining and attempting to communicate with Hardy whilst she stood on the scale that brought him to the decision. After renegotiation of the bout agreement, Hardy was fined 20% of her purse which goes to her opponent Ana Julaton.


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Bellator 194 Weigh Ins Live Video



Bellator 194 takes place Friday, February 16th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The stacked main card features the second bout in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix matching Roy Nelson against Matt Mitrione. Both former members of the UFC roster, Mitrione and Nelson look to make a further impact in the Bellator Heavyweight division with a potential step towards the divisions championship crown. In the co-main event, MMA veteran Patricky Pitbull takes Derek Campos. The two will most likely battle for the next shot at the promotions Lightweight title, following the Brent Primus (c) vs. Michael Chandler rematch. Other notable bouts on the card include Liam McGeary vs. Vadim Nemkov, Heather Hardy vs. Ana Julaton, and Tywon Claxton against Jose Antonio Perez. Bellator 194 airs live on the Paramount network, main card beginning at 9 pm.

The official weigh-ins took place earlier today, the results are listed below.

Main Card (9 PM ET, Paramount Network)

Roy Nelson (23-14) vs. Matt Mitrione (12-5) Heavyweight bout.

RN: 265 lb.

MM: 255 lb.

Patricky Freire (18-8) vs. Derek Campos (19-6) Lightweight bout.

PF: 155 lb.

DC: 154 lb.

Heather Hardy (1-1) vs. Ana Julaton (2-3) Women’s Flyweight bout.

HH: 126.25 lb*

AJ: 125 lb.

Liam McGeary (12-2) vs. Vadim Nemkov (8-2) Light Heavyweight bout.

LM: 203.75 lb.

VN: 205 lb.

Tywan Claxton (1-0) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (0-1) Featherweight bout.

TW: 145 lb.

JS: 142.25 lb.

Preliminary Card (7 PM ET)

Ross Richardson (3-0, Amateur) vs. Ronie Arana Leon (2-5, Amateur) Lightweight bout.

RS: 155.5 lb.

RL: 156 lb.

Mike Kimbel (4-4, Amateur) vs. Geoffrey Then (0-1) Bantamweight bout. 

MK: 135.75 lb.

GT: 135 lb.

Regivaldo Carlvalho (4-2) vs. Thomas English (6-8) Featherweight bout.

RC: 145 lb.

TE: 146 lb.

Jarod Trice (2-0) vs. Walter Howard (3-4) Light Heavyweight bout.

JT: 205.5 lb.

WH: 203 lb.

Marcus Surin (4-1) vs. Dean Hancock (3-1) Lightweight bout.

MS: 156 lb.

DH: 155.25 lb.

Peter Nascimento (2-1, Amateur) vs. Kastriot Xhema (1-1) Catchweight (165 lb.) bout.

PN: 163.5 lb.

KX 164.5 lb.

Tyler Hamilton (1-0) vs. Pat Casey (7-2, Amateur) Lightweight bout.

TH: 154 lb.

PC: 155.5 lb.

*Heather Hardy missed weight by ¼ of a pound and subsequently fined 20% of her purse. The fine will go to her opponent Ana Julaton.

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UFC 221 Rockhold vs. Romero Live Results



UFC 221 marks the first event hosted by the promotion in Western Australia. UFC 221 takes place in Perth, Australia at the Perth Arena. The co-main event features Australian star, Mark Hunt against Curtis Blaydes. In the main event, Luke Rockhold looks to earn the Middleweight interim title when he takes on Yoel Romero. Romero is not eligible to earn the interim Middleweight title due to the fact that the Cuban missed weight. Yoel Romero replaced the original headliner of the card, Robert Whittaker. Whittaker, current Middleweight champion, withdrew from the event due to a serious case of mistreated staph infection.


Fight of the night: Li Jianliang vs. Jake Matthews

Performance of the night: Jussier Formiga, Israel Adesanya


  • Yoel Romero (12-2) vs. Luke Rockhold (13-3) – Catchweight (187.7) bout
    • Result: Yoel Romero def. Luke Rockhold via KO (punch) 1:48 round 3
  • Mark Hunt (13-11, 1 NC) vs. Curtis Blaydes (8-1, 1 NC) – Heavyweight bout
    • Result: Curtis Blaydes def. Mark Hunt via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
  • Tai Tuivasa (8-0) vs. Cyril Asker (9-3) – Heavyweight bout
    • Result: Tai Tuivasa def. Cyril Asker via TKO (punches and elbows) 2:18 round 1
  • Jake Matthews (12-3) vs. Li Jianliang (14-4) – Welterweight bout
    • Result: Jake Matthews def. Li Jianliang via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Tyson Pedro (6-1) vs Saparbek Safarov (8-1) – Light Heavyweight bout
    • Result: Tyson Pedro def. Saparbek Safarov via submission (kimura) 3:54 round 1


  • Damien Brown (17-11) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (15-8-3) – Lightweight bout
    • Result: Dong Hyun Kim def. Damien Brown via split decision (29-28, 29-28 Kim, 29-28 Brown)
  • Rob Wilkinson (11-1) vs. Israel Adesanya (11-0) – Welterweight bout
    • Result: Israel Adesanya def. Rob Wilkinson via TKO (punches) 3:37 round 2
  • Jeremy Kennedy (11-0) vs Alexander Volkovski (16-1) – Featherweight bout
    • Result: Alexander Volkovski def. Jeremy Kennedy via TKO (punches) 4:57 round 2
  • Jussier Formiga (20-5) vs Ben Nguyen (17-6) – Flyweight bout
    • Result: Jussier Formiga def. Ben Nguyen via technical submission (RNC) 1:43 round 3


  • Ross Pearson (21-12, 1 NC) vs. Mizuto Hirota (19-8-2) – Lightweight bout
    • Result: Ross Pearson def. Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Teruto Ishihara (10-4) vs. José Alberto Quiñónez (7-2) – Bantamweight bout
    • Result: José Alberto Quiñónez def. Teruto Ishihara via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Luke Jumeau (12-4) vs. Daichi Abe (6-0) – Welterweight bout
    • Result: Luke Jumeau def. Daichi Abe via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 28-27)
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