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Max Holloway stuns Anthony Pettis, becomes Interim Featherweight Champion

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TORONTO- After a drama-filled main event rollercoaster of the UFC 206 main event, Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis finally shared the cage on Saturday evening at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The final bout of a very exciting main card did not disappoint the Canadian fans in attendance, as both fighters put on an incredible show from start to finish.

Many questions began flying about how well Pettis would perform after missing weight by three pounds, disqualifying him from an opportunity to win the interim title. An un-waivered Max Holloway was simply ready to get down to business.

Here’s how it all played out, round by round:

Round 1

No glove touch from Pettis before the action begins. Pettis starts with flashy striking from the onset, landing a beautiful three kick combo. Holloway settles in to gauge distance and lands a nice punching combo to score. Pettis throws a few strikes, but nothing significant lands as they move all about the cage. A hard left by Holloway finds a home in the final minute. Pettis shoots for a takedown in the final seconds of the round. Pettis’ right eye is bright red as he heads to the corner.

Unofficial score: 10-9 Holloway
Round 2
After the two search for openings briefly, Holloway drops Pettis with a quick and powerful one-two combo, ending with the right hand. After briefly standing over him, Holloway decided not to follow up and the two return to the feet. Pettis attempted a handstand kick while max closed in for a combo of his own, which resulted in a tumble from Pettis. After they reset, Holloway lands a nice quick left hand. Left kick to the body is used as an opportunity for a takedown by Pettis, which is countered by an uneventful guillotine attempt. Pettis engages in a clinch that puts Holloway’s back against the cage as he searches for a single leg. Max stuffs it, and the round ends to boos from the Toronto crowd who were hoping for more action before the end of the round.
Unofficial score: 10-9 Holloway
Round 3
The pair quickly meet in the middle of the Octagon, and shortly into the 3rd, Holloway lands a low knee to the groin of Pettis which pauses the action for a moment. After action restarts, Holloway completes a beautiful trip takedown of Pettis but doesn’t follow him to the ground. After a brief moment on the feet, they engage in a clinch that puts Holloway’s back on the cage. The two separate, return to the middle where Pettis lands a nice kick. A quick jab from Pettis snaps Holloway’s head back as they exchange in the center of the Octagon. Shortly after, Holloway completes the same trip takedown but this time, follows Pettis to the ground for a moment. Holloway gets up as he wants to work from the feet. Holloway lands a nice kick to the body that sends Pettis back into the cage where he covers up. Sensing a finish, Holloway turns up the pressure with strikes as Pettis falls to the canvas and the referee stops the action.
Official Result: Max Holloway def. Anthony Pettis via TKO (Strikes), Round 3 – 4:50
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2017 IMMAF World Championships set to be streamed live on IOS and Android app

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This years IMMAF World Championships in Bahrain is only 4 days away now and competitors from around the world are preparing themselves for what will be an extraordinary event and opportunity to make themselves known. The prestigious event is being hosted by the BMMAF under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

For fans around the world good news came today as they will be able to watch their favourite amateur athlete take to the cage in the Khalifa Sports City Arena via an app. The BahrainTV app will be streaming all of the fights live for fans to watch at home or even on the go on their phone. You can also keep up to date via MyNextMatch.com for all relevant info for the event.

The links for the BahrainTV app are as follows:

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bh.iaa.bahraintv&hl=en

IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/bahrain-tv/id992105518?mt=8

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*Live Updates* UFC Gdsank Official Results

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The UFC hosted their second event in the country of Poland, as UFC Gdsank took place at the Ergo Arena. The card was headlined by a welterweight fight between Donald Cerrone and Darren Till.

Cerrone (32-9) was coming off a close unanimous decision loss to former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler in July. It was the only time in “Cowboy’s” MMA career that he had suffered consecutive losses.

Till (15-0-1) improved his undefeated record in September, defeating Bojan Veličković by unanimous decision. It was a case of old school vs. new school in this headliner, as the up and comer Till hoped to secure the biggest win of his career over Cerrone.


MAIN CARD – UFC Fight Pass – 8PM BST

  • Donald Cerrone (32-9) vs. Darren Till (15-0-1) – Welterweight bout
    • Result: Darren Till def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) Round 1 – 4:20
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (6-3) – Women’s strawweight bout
    • Result: Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Jodie Esquibel via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jan Blachowicz (20-7) vs. Devin Clark (8-2) – Light heavyweight bout
    • Result: Jan Błachowicz def. Devin Clark via SUB (rear-naked choke) Round 2 – 3:02
  • Oskar Piechota (10-0) vs. Jonathan Wilson (7-3) – Middleweight bout
    • ResultOskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results

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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)

Main Card:

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)

Preliminary Card:

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)

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