November 14, 2015. Melbourne, Australia.
A night that will be remembered for years to come. Holly Home has dethroned Ronda Rousey to become the UFC’s new women’s bantamweight champion, and in the upcoming minutes the post conference will stream live here!
Tonight’s stream is scheduled to begin at 2:30am ET/11:30pm PT. Be sure to refresh the page as I’ll be updating the article.
All updates will be shared following the end of the live stream.
Post-Press Conference Notes:
- Dana White has been absent from many post-fight pressers and gets asked a majority of the questions at the start. White states Rousey has been transported to the hospital. Rousey has a busted a lip and later says a rematch makes much sense. Dana gets many questions regarding the upset, Rousey’s corner, and boxers coming into mma. He is asked about Edmond’s coaching comment between rounds 1 and 2, to which Dana replied with “I don’t know”.
- UFC is going to Brisbane, Australia on March 19, 2016.
Holm – Holm is asked on her thoughts and opens with:
“You know what I feel like those are the best moments and those are the moments we live for. There the scariest moments. This fight was a lot for me mentally, I couldn’t tell you how many times I cried in the gym leading up to this fight.” She is later asked how she overcame Rousey’s dominance and being an underdog. “I don’t think you can prepare yourself if you’re not aware of what could happen. She’s been the most dominant athlete. There were days I got to the gym, didn’t perform well, sat in my car, upset, cried and thought, ‘You know what? If I perform like that, that’s not going to get me a win.” So I’m gonna come back tonight and I’m going to perfect those things, and I’m going to get better; so yes, there’s moments in your mind that you doubt yourself and you know that things could happen. You could have a good night, you could have a bad night, there’s days in training where everything flows and days in training where they don’t, and you just pray that it doesn’t happen the day of the fight. So yeah, theres mental moments up and down in an entire training camp, but those are the moments that you have to dig deep.”
Holm is later asked what her thoughts were of Rousey coming out aggressive.
“I feel like she was aggressive. I felt like the first round was really active, and It was nothing different from what we expected. She’s been able to win in devastating fashion because she’s imposed her will on a lot of girls. So I expect her to be aggressive and try and impose her will on me. She had me on the cage for a minute and I think she obviously was trying to get in for a take down right there, just had a lot of work on the cage to counter that. So I wasn’t surprised. I knew she would be aggressive and we were in quite a few different positions for being in just a round and a half. There were.. she went for an armbar, she had me in the clinch, she went for a hip toss, she had a lot of things she was trying and I’m just really glad I put a lot of time in practice.”
Holm was really at ease and is questioned how she kept her composure and if it had to do with her confidence.
“Every fight is different. Almost every fight is a different journey and I was worked up but definitely relaxed. I just kept telling myself ‘it’s right now, don’t get too relaxed, but be confident in your training, and be confident in yourself, now is the time to perform.’ I just kept running that through my head. I didn’t want to look out and see everybody and get overwhelmed by all the people here. There’s times, I guess, in my career where I didn’t want to look across and think ‘I’m fighting Ronda Rousey’, I just wanted to look across and think ‘I’m fighting Ronda’ because I made it here for a reason, there’s a lot of hard work and I think you can get so mentally beat by kind of working yourself up too much, so I wanted to just stay really level headed. I believed in my training and my ability.”
Jedrzejczyk – JJ is asked for her future and states she’s ready for anybody but may have to take some time away. “Valerie is tough, this is what I say before the fight. She can hit hard, she can get hit a lot and I hope you enjoyed the fight and that is all.” “And who next? I don’t know, probably my hand is broken again.” She goes on to say she will wait on Dana’s decision to see who she faces next. “I’m going to fight with anyone anytime anywhere.”
Whittaker – “it’s exciting it’s huge, to be able to fight in front of my country and fight hall and perform like that it’s huge.”
Hunt – The man with many words, Mark Hunt, is asked if a title bout is on the horizon in his eyes. “Yeah, of course.” He’s later asked if a rematch against foes he’s lost to is of interest. “Anyone JDS, Stipe, revenge is nice, maybe you” and points to a media member, burst of laughter enters the seren-like atmosphere of the presser, and the show comes to an end.
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:
Just make sure you don’t put cooking oil all over your body like Anderson did so it’ll be easy to grab ahold of you @lyotomachidafw 👌
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) October 17, 2017
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.
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:
— Ovince Saint Preux (@003_OSP) October 19, 2017
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.
Fight News update!!
— UFC (@ufc) October 19, 2017
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.
*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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