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The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Post-fight Press Conference Highlights/Stream



December 11, 2015. Las Vegas, Nevada

The second event of three has wrapped up and new TUF winners have been crowned. In the main event, a new contender for the featherweight title has been named as Frankie Edgar scored a KO in the very first round of his fight with Chad Mendes. In the co-main, Ryan Hall grappled his way into victory as he beat Artem Lobov via unanimous decision.

As always, the MMA Latest team will provide coverage on tonight’s post fight activities and we’ll also be live-streaming the post-fight press conference here. Tonight’s stream is scheduled to begin shortly. Be sure to refresh the page as I’ll be updating it.

Post Fight Press Conference Notes:

  • Lonely conference as most fighters are missing.
  • Dana White mentions most of the guys went straight to the hospital.
  • White is immediately asked if Edgar is next in line for a title shot. Dana clarifies his comments on Fox Sports by saying that with that KO, “he’ll get whatever he wants.”
  • White believes Herb Dean screwed up the last round of the co-main event. He goes on to say there was no fighting in the last 3 minutes of the fight and Dean should have stopped the standing body triangle and made the fighters restart.


Frankie Edgar was asked if he’d rather choose to fight Aldo or McGregor. Edgar mentioned avenging his past fight with the reigning champion, but also considers the huge money that can come with battling the outspoken Irishmen.

“It’ll be nice to take it from Aldo since he’s been on top for long and we’ve had that close fight – you know he got the w; but then again McGregors’ the big money fight. So for me it’s win win, either one.”

On the eve of the featherweight title fight, Edgar feels his knockout win made a statement for the maineventers tomorrow night.

“I think they knew I was coming, and now I just solidified it. No matter what happens – I’m going to be knocking on that door and they’re going to answer it and they’re going to see me because I’m coming for that title.”

Ryan Hall – a media member mentions Hall working with the SBG gym in Ireland teaching heel hooks, and attempting to submit his opponent with heel hooks in his bout.

“I definitely was over in Ireland. I had a great time training there. I think it made the fight a little more interesting. I think we had a little more insight into one another than we would have otherwise.”

Evan Dunham has defeated a top lightweight in Joe Lauzon and with a win over him, he is surely now reaching his prime and believes he’s going to climb back into the top 10.

“Definitely coming into my own a little bit more as a more developed fighter. So I think I’m right there (top 10) trying to get those spots. So, just keep doing what I’m doing and I’m sure I’ll get there.”



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Exclusive: Derek Brunson: “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up”



Derek Brunson fought Anderson Silva back in February of this year, at UFC 208. Brunson would go on to lose the fight by controversial unanimous decision. However, the controversies didn’t stop at the questionable decision, Brunson also claims Silva was greasing during the fight. The Wilmington, North Carolina native, posted about it on Twitter a few days ago:

Speaking with MMA Latest, Brunson explained why he believes Silva was greasing during the fight. “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up. Every time I grabbed him he was just slipping out of everything, and his takedown defense was really good that night. I was definitely curious to know why he was very slippery, which I definitely think he had some kind of substance on his body. He knows I’m a wrestler obviously, he’s an old, savvy veteran, so he was definitely trying to play all the rules and be very strategic, and make it harder for a wrestler to grab him.”

Brunson is set to face Lyoto Machida come October 28, when asked about whether he was worried about Machida greasing, considering Gegard Mousasi accused him of doing so in their fight, Brunson admitted he wasn’t too worried.

Well I’m not too worried, but like I said, I put it out there because I know they’re friends and I know, obviously, that’s kind of what the guys do when they know they’re fighting a wrestler. They want to lube their body up really good to make it hard to grab hold, Anderson did a great job defending my takedowns. It’s because he was all greased up so he was able to stop a lot of them. When I grab guys in the clinch, it’s very tough for them to get away and I’m pretty good with my Greco takedown. He was pretty much pulling through my clinch when I had a tight grip on him and if you have some kind of substance on your body it’s easy to pull them.”

Neither Silva nor his management have commented on the greasing allegations. Anderson Silva makes his return against Kelvin Gastelum later this year, in China. While Brunson makes his return to the Octagon on October 28th, in Brazil, where he looks to add Lyoto Machida’s name to his impressive list of victories.

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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:

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.


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.

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*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)

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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