UFC 192 came at us LIVE from the Toyota Centre in Houston and featured a main event of Daniel Cormier vs Alexander Gustafsson.
The main event first round started with Cormier landing a big takedown slam on Gustafsson to take the round with an easy 10-9. The second round saw Gustafsson come into the fight more, cutting DC above the right eye and keeping Cormier at distance with some accurate striking. In the third round Cormier started the round landing a big right hand on the nose of Gustafsson, bloodying the Swede and slowing him down in the process. Cormier then proceeded to land multiple uppercuts onto the damaged face of Gustafsson. The round was looking very one sided until Gustafsson landed a huge knee to send Cormier to the mat temporarily. The fourth started with Cormier still looking very dazed from the previous round. The round mostly consisted of boxing at a distance, each fighter landing pot shots onto the damaged face of his opponent, DC probably getting the better of the exchanges. In the 5th and probably deciding round both fighters exchanged a touch of gloves before the deciding 5 minutes went underway. Cormier again took the centre of the octagon applying the pressure and landing the odd right hook and uppercuts in the clinch. Gustafsson was a bloody mess, blood pouring from several wounds on his face – a warrior until the end and both fighters deserved to see the bell. The decision came in with Daniel Cormier defeating Alexander Gustafsson via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46) to retain his belt.
The highlight of Fight Pass Prelims came when the debuting Sage Northcutt earned a 57 second TKO victory against 32-year-old veteran Francisco Trevino. Sergio Pettis and Derrick Lewis also got victories on the Fight Pass portion of the card.
Rose Namajunas kicked off the Prelim card scoring the UFC’s 3rd standing Rear Naked Choke victory against Angela Hill in the first round. Adriano Martins then continued the action scoring a highlight reel KO finish over Islam Makhachev. In the 3rd match on the prelims, Alan Jouban took on Albert Tumenov. This fight also didn’t see a 2nd round with Tumenov finishing Jouban in impressive fashion with a right head kick and a straight left that send Jouban face first into the mat. The Prelims culminated with Yair Rodriguez defeating Daniel Hooker via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).
The PPV main card then began with Julianna Pena making up a unanimous decision win over a game Jessica Eye. Ali Bagautinov vs. Joseph Benavidez came next and provided no end of entertainment. After a back and forth affair, Benavidez ousted Bagutinov on all the judges scorecards to pick up a unanimous decision. Ruslan Magomedov then defeated Shawn Jordan via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) in a fight where Magomedov took aim, landed and moved over-and-over again.
In the co-main event on the evening a returning Rashad Evans took on Ryan Bader. Like the 3 fights that had gone before it on the undercard the fight went the distance. For the entire fight Bader was quicker, slicker and just landed more than Rashad who rarely troubled his opponent. Bader picked up the 30-27 unaminous decision on all three scorecards.
Make sure you check out the rest of the UFC 192 coverage on MMALatest including the post fight conference, KOs and backstage interviews.
October 3, 2015 | Toyota Center | Houston, Texas
MAIN CARD – Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET
Daniel Cormier def. Alexander Gustafsson via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46)
Ryan Bader def. Rashad Evans via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27
Ruslan Magomedov def. Shawn Jordan via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Joseph Benavidez def. Ali Bagautinov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Julianna Pena def. Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD – FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET
Yair Rodriguez def. Daniel Hooker via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Albert Tumenov def. Alan Jouban via TKO (punch) – Round 1, 2:55
Adriano Martins def. Islam Makhachev via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 1:4
Rose Namajunas def. Angela Hill via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:47
PRELIMINARY CARD – UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET
Sage Northcutt def. Francisco Trevino by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 0:57
Sergio Pettis def. Chris Cariaso via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Derrick Lewis def. Viktor Pesta by TKO (punches). Round 3, 1:15
Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220
UFC 220 in Boston, Massachusetts has its main event. Stipe Miocic (17-2) will put his belt on the line for the third time against rising heavyweight star, Francis Ngannou (11-1)
Rumors surrounded the match-up for UFC 220 after Ngannou’s first round knockout over Alistair Overeem, at UFC 218. The Cameroonian heavyweight called for the fight himself. In his octagon interview proceeding his most recent victory, Ngannou stated:
“I’m feeling good… I’m on my way to a title shot”.
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017
The heavy handed Ngannou has finished all of his opponents in all of his six UFC bouts. A streak which includes a kimura submission over Anthony Hamilton and a TKO victory against former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Overall, he holds a ten fight win streak. His only defeat came by way of unanimous decision to Zoumana Cisse, in his second professional MMA fight.
If victorious, Ngannou would become the first African-born champion in UFC history.
Not to be diminished, Stipe Miocic rides his a streak of his own into the beantown match-up. Five consecutive wins, five knockouts and the past four of which, ended in the first round. A victory in Boston for the champ would make him the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history. Currently, Miocic is one of three heavyweights, in the promotions entirety, whom has successfully defended the belt twice.
UFC 220 will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20th, 2018. The pay-per-view (PPV) card will also feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, as he faces challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir.
Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview
Polish women’s federation Ladies Fight Night is going to celebrate their second birthday this year on the 15th to 17th of December. Two days, two events with a lot of great bouts.
LFN in Poland is being titled the new Invicta FC. The Polish owners created this federation to give European women a chance to fight on a big platform.
Hosting their first ever event in December 2015, LFN will hold two great cards next week, that will feature women who have fought under many prestigious promotions, such as the UFC, Invicta, Bellator, Glory, and Kunlun.
Two days of fantastic fights, intensified by a double dose of sports impressions. The name is not accidental, LFN 7 / LFN 8 combines two events, during which the best Polish fighters will be shown, as well as the best fighters from Europe (including France, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic and Romania)
The stakes are high, and we are electrified by the clashes between warriors such as Żaneta Cieśla vs Silvia La Notte and Patricia Axling vs. Cindy Silvestri. Mainly due to their vastness of their experience in the cage.
In the fight of the evening, the talented Romanian Cristina Stanciu will face Magdaléna Šormovádo. Stanciu fought twice in the UFC, but she was unfortunately cut from the promotion after suffering consecutive losses to Cortney Casey and Maryna Moroz.
Judyta Rymarzak vs Marta Waliczek is an amazing fight between two experienced kickboxers. Both making their pro MMA debuts on the night, we will witness a one-of-a-kind duel between two kickboxing perfectionists, as they look to transcend their skills into the MMA world.
Mackenzie Dern victorious in Invicta debut
Late Friday night, Mackenzie Dern (5-0, 1-0 Invicta FC) won her co-main event booking, defeating Kaline Medieros (8-6, 2-2 Invicta FC), at Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedzwiedz, via submission (armbar) with only fifteen seconds remaining in the fight.
Much of the fight was controlled by Dern. The heralded prospect displayed her power, visibly damaging her opponent with multiple overhand rights. Striking is an under-developed aspect of her attack, only when compared to the twenty-four-year-olds black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Above all, she showed a progression of her striking skills. Dern looked to be bigger and physically stronger than her veteran opponent. She utilized forward pressure and found the proper timing for her overhand right throughout.
— UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) December 9, 2017
The veteran Medeiros showed her toughness throughout the fight. She defended and scrambled out of some bad positions during the grappling exchanges. Ultimately, she tapped when caught in a deeply planted armbar. While Medeiros did earn a few hard trip takedowns, it factored minimally in the result as she refused to follow Dern to the mat. The Boston native suffered her second straight loss, Friday night. Her first was to, former Invicta strawweight champion, Angela Hill.
Dern made her professional debut in July of 2016 with Legacy Fighting Alliance (previously: Legacy Fighting Championship). In her debut, she defeated Kenia Rosas by unanimous decision. The Phoenix-born fighter won her next three bouts. Before her MMA career began, Dern won the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) championship at 60 kg. She was the first American born female to become champion at the weight. Her grappling resume boasts many more incredible accomplishments. Justifiably, a growing spotlight now hangs over her, her skills, and potential in the sport of MMA.
Elsewhere on the Invicta 26 card, Jennifer Maia defeated Agnieszka Niedzweidz by unanimous decision. Maia retained her Invicta flyweight belt, defending it for the second time. Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedzweidz, took place at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.
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