December 12, 2015. Las Vegas, Nevada
We have a new champion.
Conor McGregor, with just one punch, knocked out the reigning champion Jose Aldo.
As always, the MMA Latest team will provide coverage on tonight’s post fight activities and we’ll also be live-streaming the post-fight press conference here. Tonight’s stream is scheduled to begin shortly. Be sure to refresh the page as I’ll be updating the page.
- Dave Sholler will be holding the press conference tonight.
- Chris Weidman was the only fighter to go to the hospital for a check up.
- Conor McGregor was brought into the post fight press conference later. He told Sholler that he wanted to take the podium. McGregor starts mentioning the gate and thanks his team and congratulates the UFC.
- Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero both embrace and congratulate each other on their wins.
Conor McGregor predicted Jose Aldo’s right hand would cause Aldo to fall.
“I said his right hand would get him into trouble. I said he’d overload on his right hand, and that’s what happened.” Said McGregor “I see these shots. I see these sequences. If you truly believe in it. If you become vocal with it – you are creating that law of attraction and it will become reality. So, mystic Mac strikes again.”
McGregor on Jose Aldo.
“Jose has been a phenomonal champion, my respect to Jose, I wish him well, and it’s on to the next chapter.”
McGregor belives he’s the number one p4p fighter now.
“I believe their are many people who do great things, but when you combine it all together, when you combine the whole package, the whole animal that is the fight game, I don’t think theirs anybody that does it better than me.”
Conor mentions that he pays no attention to other champions failures.
“Winners focus on winning. I focus on me and what I’m doing. I feel at the top, I already felt at the top before tonight. I’m confident, going forward, that nobody can take what I bring.”
Luke Rockhold knows he’s been one of the most overlooked fighters in his division, but has always considered himself to be the best, ever since his strikeforce days.
“I’ve been saying it for a long time. I believed I’ve been the best in this sport for a long time. I’ve taken my game to a new level, I said this last night.”
During his bout, he felt pure confidence during the grappling exchanges.
“I knew i wasn’t in trouble, I was just feeling him out. Once I felt him on my back i knew he wouldn’t advance – it’s funny in positions like that you already know.”
The American Kickboxing Academy now has 2 champions and Rockhold credits his success to having great teammates.
This is an iron sharpens iron world, I get the butterflies every time i get into training, I have to spar Cain and Cormier. I have to raise my level every time I get in the gym. It’s the reason why we’re on where we are. I’m so thankful for my team. Cain’s gonna go get his belt back and we’re going to have all of them.”
Damien Mia was quick to mention what he said in his post fight interview after his dominant win.
“I’ve had nine fights in this division. I won 7 fights with dominant performances. Many fights they said I would lose, like this one. I think I have the tools to be champion in this weight category.”
Urijah Faber has his eyes set on the two men who will main event the Fox Sports Fight Night, but knows fans would like to see him fight his old teammate, Dillashaw.
“I would say the one everyone wants to see is the classic story. It really doesn’t matter too much to me. Fighting for the title is what my goal is. It’s kind of a weird thing when you’ve been on the top – to kind of take a backseat because of a friendship, and that’s off the table now. I’m going to train my butt off and wait for that phone call.”
Max Holloway looks to finish fights.
I fight to finish. You got this guy going around with the belt that no one can handle his left hand. If you watch back to our fight one guy fell down and his name wasn’t Max Holloway.”
A media member asks what Holloway would think if McGregor would move up a weight division.
“Look, Holloway vs. McGregor 2, Croke Parke. I think we settle that thing out. I’m the one who actually gave him a fight. If he moves up, Edgar vs. Holloway, UFC Hawaii. We can get one back for BJ Penn. Me and Conor lead the division with wins right now, so why not?”
Tecia Torres made it clear she wants a top fighter soon.
“I really wanted to fight Michelle Waterson, unfortunately she fell with injury. My next fight, I hope I do get a top-10 at least. Maybe a top-5 opponent, so I can showcase what I can do.”
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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