The majority of the drama for the day took place before the weigh-ins, with the news of Johny Hendricks being forced to withdraw from his scheduled co-main event clash with Tyron Woodley, (Although Woodley himself came out and made weight prior to the other fighters), but UFC 192 in Houston, Texas is still a stacked card from top to bottom. The remaining fighters took to the scales today.
The main event is for the UFC light heavyweight title as champion Daniel Cormier takes on the Swede Alexander Gustafsson. Whoever emerges victorious will leave Houston with UFC gold and could very well set up a possible rematch for either man against the potentially returning Jon Jones next.
The new co-main event will now see the returning Rashad Evans facing Ryan Bader. Evans is coming off a lengthy injury layoff, but, when healthy, is without doubt one of the top 205 pounders on the planet. Bader is too, however, and poses a serious threat to spoiling the return of “Suga”, particularly if he is not 100%. Should Jon Jones not receive the next title shot, then the winner of this match could place themselves in pole position for that right, especially since many believe Bader should be the one fighting for the title tonight.
The rest of the main card is certainly one not to miss, with the hook kick supremo Shawn Jordan fighting Ruslan Magomedov at heavyweight an obvious candidate for a post-fight reward. The flyweights are also represented on the main card as former title challengers collide in Joseph Benavidez and Ali Bagautinov. The final fight on the main card is in the women’s bantamweight division, and it should be a good one. The Ultimate Fighter winner Julianna Peña has been handed a big step up in competition with Jessica Eye, who looks to bounce back from a recent disappointment against Miesha Tate.
The preliminary portion of the card is nothing to be sniffed at either, with fighters such as Rose Namajunas, Alan Jouban, Yair Rodriguez and Sergio Pettis’ clash with Chris Cariaso scheduled. One of the most anticipated fights on the prelims, however, is the debut of 19-year-old Sage Northcutt, who fights Francisco Trevino.
All fighters successfully made weight at the first time of asking with the exception of Francisco Trevino, who missed the 155 pound lightweight limit, weighing in at 160 pounds.
The full weigh-in results are as follows:
Main Card (10PM E.T / 9PM C.T)
Daniel Cormier (205) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (204) – UFC Light Heavyweight Title
Ryan Bader (206) vs. Rashad Evans (205)
Shawn Jordan (265) vs. Ruslan Magomedov (236)
Ali Bagautinov (126) vs. Joseph Benavidez (125)
Jessica Eye (136) vs. Julianna Pena (135)
FOX Sports 1 Prelims (8PM E.T / 7PM C.T)
Yair Rodriguez (145) vs. Daniel Hooker (146)
Alan Jouban (170) vs. Albert Tumenov (170)
Adriano Martins (156) vs. Islam Makhachev (156)
Rose Namajunas (115) vs. Angela Hill (115)
Fight Pass Prelims (6PM E.T / 5PM C.T)
Francisco Trevino (160)* vs. Sage Northcutt (156)
Chris Cariaso (126) vs. Sergio Pettis (126)
Derrick Lewis (265) vs. Viktor Pesta (237)
* Francisco Trevino missed weight by 4 pounds
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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