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.
*Live Updates* UFC Winnipeg Official Results
The UFC returns to Canada for the final Fight Night card of 2017. In the cold of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the UFC will host eleven of the originally twelve scheduled fights. Unfortunately, Tim Elliot will not fight in the north country. His scheduled opponent, Pietro Menga, a newcomer to the promotions roster, failed to make weight after taking the bout with just over a weeks notice.
An exciting main card will be capped off with a potential contender eliminator bout featuring, Robbie Lawler and Rafael Dos Anjos. The former champions (Lawler at welterweight, Dos Anjos at lightweight) both put together impressive win streaks which dispatched top contenders in their respective divisions. Elsewhere on the main card, Santiago Ponzinibbio takes on the outspoken Mike Perry.
The card begins on UFC Fight Pass at 4:30/1:30 ETPT.
UFC Winnipeg Official Results:
MAIN CARD – FOX – 8PM/5PM ETPT
- #2 Robbie Lawler (28-11) vs. #4 Rafael Dos Anjos (27-9) – Welterweight bout
- Result: Rafael Dos Anjos def. Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
- #3 Ricardo Lamas (18-5) vs. Josh Emmett (12-1) – Catchweight bout (148.5 lbs)
- Result: Josh Emmett def. Ricardo Lamas via KO (punch) 4:33 round 1
- #10 Santiago Ponzinibbio (25-3) vs. Mike Perry (11-1) – Welterweight bout
- Result: Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Mike Perry via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- #3 Glover Teixeira (26-6) vs. #7 Misha Cirkunov (13-3) – Light Heavyweight bout
- Result: Glover Teixeira def. Misha Cirkunov via TKO (punches) 2:45 round 1
PRELIMINARY CARD – FS1 – 5PM/2PM ETPT
- #14 Jared Cannonier (10-2) vs #15 Jan Blachowicz (20-7) – Light Heavyweight bout
- Result: Jan Blachowicz def. Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Julian Marquez (6-1) vs. Darren Stewart (7-2) – Middleweight bout
- Result: Julian Marquez def. Darren Stewart via submission (standing guillotine) 2:42 round 2
- Chad Laprise (13-2) vs. Galore Bofando (5-2) – Welterweight bout
- Result: Chad Laprise def. Galore Bofando via TKO (punches) 4:10 round 1
- Nordine Taleb (13-4) vs Danny Roberts (14-2) – Welterweight bout
- Result: Nordine Taleb def. Danny Roberts via KO (head kick and punch) :59 round 1
- John Makdessi (14-6) vs Abel Trujillo (15-7) – Lightweight bout
- Result: John Makdessi def. Abel Trujillo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Alessio Di Chirico (10-2) vs Oluwale Bamgbose (6-3) – Middleweight bout
- Result: Alessio Di Chirico def. Oluwale Bamgbose via KO (knee) 2:14 round 2
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD – UFC FIGHT PASS – 4:30PM/1:30PM ETPT
- Jordan Mein (29-12) vs. Erick Silva (19-8) – Welterweight bout
- Result: Jordan Mein def. Erick Silva via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier Added to UFC Orlando
The UFC has now added more bouts to the front end of their 2018 schedule. Gilbert Burns (13-2, 5-2 UFC) will face Olivier Aubin-Mercier (10-2, 6-2 UFC) in Orlando, Florida on February 24th, 2018.
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) December 14, 2017
Alongside a few other high-profile fight announcements, is the addition to the UFC Orlando, Florida card. The two lightweights will join Jake Collier and Marcin Prachnio, as the second fight set for the event.
It has been a while since the UFC hosted an event in the state of Florida. Last seen by the Floridians was UFC on Fox: Texeira vs. Evans, on April 16, 2016 in Tampa Bay. The card was a success, despite the cancellation of its planned main event between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Drawing a gate of $1.05 million and 2.13 million viewers.
Gilbert Burns signed with the UFC after accumulating an undefeated record of 8-0. His first loss came in his home country of Brazil, as Rashid Magomedov defeated him via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3, in November of 2015.
In his most recent bout, Burns defeated Jason Saggo by KO with five seconds remaining in the second round at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch.
Aubin-Mercier will come into the contest as a winner in his last three bouts. The Canadian fighter trains out of the Tristar gym, alongside legends such as Georges St. Pierre and head coach, Firas Zahabi.
In 2011, Aubin-Mercier was chosen to compete on The Ultimate Fighter: Nations. Competing in the welterweight bracket, he became a finalist by defeating both, Jake Mathews (unanimous decision) and Richard Walsh (rear naked choke). In the finale, Aubin-Mercier lost to Chad Laprise by split decision.
UFC Orlando will take place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on February 24th, 2018.
Eryk Anders vs. Lyoto Machida Officially Headlines UFC Belem
Eryk Anders vs. Lyoto Machida is officially booked to headline UFC Belem in Brazil.
Following his unanimous decision victory over Markus Perez on last weekends, UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Swanson, undefeated middleweight, Eryk Anders, called for the match-up with former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida. The UFC heard, and obliged.
First reported by The MMA Kings (@mma_kings.)
EXCLUSIVE: My sources tell me that Eryk Anders (@erykanders) has gotten his wish. He'll headline UFC Fight Night: Belem against Lyoto Machida (@lyotomachidafw) in Brazil. Ask and you shall receive. #UFC pic.twitter.com/qX62A9qH6k
— The MMA Kings (Nolan King) (@mma_kings) December 14, 2017
Anders holds a 2-0 undefeated record in the UFC. The Alabama native made his promotional debut against Rafael Nata in July of this year. A bout he took on short notice, replacing Alessio di Chirico whom withdrew from the fight due to a neck injury. Anders defeated Natal by knockout in the first round that night at UFC Long Island.
Prior to his indoctrination to MMA, the undefeated middleweight played for the University of Alabama football team, between 2006-2009.
Machida recently returned to the UFC roster after an 18-month suspension handed down by USADA, stemming from a failed out-of-competition test leading up to his April 2016 contest against Dan Henderson.
In his return to the octagon, Machida faced Derek Brunson in the main-event of the UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “The Dragon” lost the bout via first round KO.
UFC Belem, Brazil is scheduled for February 3rd, 2018, at the Mangueirinho Arena. The card will also feature the flyweight debut for Valentina Shevchenko as she faces Priscila Cachoeira.
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