Every UFC event I go through and look for fights that are sometimes overlooked but are sure to be exciting. This weekend there is one of the biggest fight cards in UFC history. It is absolutely stacked from top to bottom which made choosing a fight to watch that much more difficult. It is a fight card that has suffered many ups and downs but at the end of the day is still a huge event. This is the MMA LATEST NEWS Fight To Watch.
HONORABLE MENTION 1: Gunnar Nelson vs. Brandon Thatch
The second fight on the main card is a battle in the Welterweight division between two people who were absolutely surging in the UFC until a recent loss. Gunnar Nelson was 12-0 in MMA and 5-0 in the UFC when he headlined an event and lost to Rick Story in a razor thin split decision. Brandon Thatch (11-2) has only been out of the first round twice in his career and those were his two losses. He lost to Brandon Magana via Split Decision in 2008 in just his second professional fight. After that he went on a 10 fight winning streak which not only got him into the UFC, but got him wins in both his UFC debut and his second fight. He then found himself fighting in his first headliner and after a ton of shuffling around Thatch was matched up against former Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson. He was defeated by a Submission in the 4th round and now he finds himself fighting in the biggest event in UFC history (according to Dana White). This is sure to be an absolute war between two men who are looking to get back to their winning ways in the UFC.
HONORABLE MENTION 2: Matt Brown vs. Tim Means
The UFC loves to put big fights on the Fox Sports 1 prelims ahead of a huge event in order to entice the everyday fan to buy the PPV. They did it again for this fight matching up two outstanding Welterweights. Matt Brown’s only two losses in his last nine fights were to Robbie Lawler (current Welterweight champion) and Johny Hendricks (former Welterweight champion). Unfortunately for Brown they came back-to-back and now he has to fight his way back into the dense land of title contention. He is an outstandingly talented fighter and brings a ton of intense energy to the table every single time he fights. He is facing off against “The Dirty Bird” Tim Means. Means is on a 4 fight win streak in the UFC after losing his debut to Neil Magny. Means is looking for a statement win to bring up his name in the conversation of best Welterweights in the world. A win over Brown would definitely do that and would be a huge step for his career. Both men are desperate for a win and this is sure to be an absolute war.
MMA LATEST NEWS FIGHT TO WATCH
Cody Garbrandt vs. Henry Briones
Cody “No Love” Garbrandt steps back into the cage with bad intentions when he faces Henry Briones on Saturday. Garbrandt is 6-0 and won his UFC debut in inspiring fashion when he finished Marcus Brimage via TKO. He is one of the UFC’s biggest prospects and is looking to continue his surge when he takes on Briones. Briones also won his UFC debut when he finished Guido Cannetti at UFC 180. Both fighters are looking for their second straight UFC win. A winning streak in the UFC is one of the hardest things to do and one of these men will walk away at the end of the night on Saturday with that streak in their back pocket. It is sure to be an absolute war as Garbrandt has finished every single one of his professional opponents via KO/TKO and Briones has 14 finishes under his belt, 8 of them knockouts. This is sure to be an incredibly exciting fight and that is why it has won the honor of being the MMA LATEST NEWS Fight To Watch.
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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