The UFC hosted the second of three events tonight during international fight week where we saw two new Ultimate Fighter champions and a title fight in the Women’s Strawweight division. The card was headlined by Joanna Jedrzejczyk defending her belt against Claudia Gadehla; this was a rematch two years in the making and the bad blood between these two has been boiling for some time. In total, we saw a total of five out of twelve fights end with a stoppage. Fight Week continues to roll on and for our post-fight bonuses, we award a fight of the night and two performance of the night bonuses. As per usual, the bonuses have no precedence over what the UFC has/will award has and is voted on solely by the contributors from MMA Latest.
Fight Of The Night: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadehla
When these two stepped into the octagon many had previously thought this would be the fight of the night, and they were not wrong. These two had previously faced off nearly two years ago where we saw Jedrzejczyk sneak out a very close and controversial decision victory, many believed Claudia had won the fight by utilizing her takedowns, very similar to what she did in the first two rounds tonight. At the opening bell, Gadehla dropped Jedrzejczyk with a left that appeared to have the champion rocked, she was able to recover from this, though. Gadehla utilized her superior wrestling early, she scored an amazing six takedowns in the first two rounds, something that proved detrimental to the rest of the fight for her. After the first two rounds, it was clear that Gadehla had gassed herself trying for these takedowns, Jedrzejczyk came out in the third round as if the first two rounds had never happened. Jedrzejczyk dug deep for the final three rounds and displayed a true champion mindset and her superior striking. She continued to land at will for the last fifteen minutes of the fight, showing that she is well within her rights to be discussed as one of the best strikers in the game. Joanna won the decision to retain her belt, and although the fight was not nearly as close as the first bout, the rematch proved that these women are well balanced and we expect that this amazing rivalry will continue in the future.
Performance Of The Night (Submission): Tatiana Suarez vs. Amanda Cooper
Tatiana Suarez is the new Ultimate Fighter winner and she did so in a way that had been displayed on the show, dominant submission victories. Suarez was on a whole other level above Cooper as she was able to control the entirety of the fight. After staying cool, calm, and collected on her back, Suarez was able to transition into a slick submission attempt, the D’arce Choke. She got it in deep from the get go forcing Cooper to tap immediately. Suarez continued her dominant TUF run all the way to the championship and earned herself the MMA Latest News bonus for submission of the night!
Performance Of The Night (KO): Doo Ho Choi vs. Thiago Tavares
Doo Ho Choi continued his hot streak into the UFC tonight doing what he does best, knocking people out. In only his third UFC fight, Choi has earned his third straight UFC tko/ko and he did so tonight in devastating fashion by almost earning a walk-off KO victory. In the early stages of the bout it appeared that Tavares could have posed some problems to Choi via his ground game, only Choi had other plans for this fight. After being taken down multiple times in the first two minutes, Choi landed a powerful straight right hand that sent Tavares to the canvas in a heap. The punch that followed forced the Ref to step in and the “Korean Superboy” is our performance of the night winner via knockout . It continues to look like it is time for all to jump on board of the “Choi Choi train” as it appears he is headed into his next fight with a full head of steam. Congratulations on the big victory!
Tune in again tomorrow night as well as we will be bringing you the MMA Latest News Post Fight Awards for the absolutely stacked UFC 200 card!
2017 IMMAF World Championships set to be streamed live on IOS and Android app
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:
*Live Updates* UFC Gdsank Official Results
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
- Result: Oskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
*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)
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