The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada played host to UFC 195 on Saturday night. The event was headlined by another outstanding Robbie Lawler welterweight title defense, with a supporting main card cast that produced great action and exciting finishes.
UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (27-10) went into the final round of his main event with Carlos Condit (30-9) looking for a finish. He would not find one, despite throwing everything he had at “the Natural Born Killer”. As it turned out, pouring it on late and winning the fifth round was enough to convince judges Derek Cleary and Chris Lee to score the bout 48-47 in his favor. Lawler retained his title after another outstanding five rounds of action. Condit dropped Lawler in the first round, Lawler returned the favor in the second. By the time they reached the final bell at the end of the fifth, both men leaned over the cage for support. Nothing had been held back. Not everyone agreed with the decision, but judges Cleary and Lee both scored rounds two, three and five for the defending champion. Lawler remains the champion, and one who simply refuses to accept defeat.
Stipe Miocic (14-2) wasted no time in staking his claim for a heavyweight title shot in the co-main event. In a quick 54 seconds, Miocic put an end to Andrei Arlovski’s (25-11) six-fight win streak. Arlovski attempted to control the distance early, throwing oblique kicks to keep Miocic off balance, but it did not keep him at bay for long. A Miocic right hand stunned Arlovski as he backed up towards the fence before a second landed right around his ear and dropped him to his knees. Miocic capitalized, landing more punches on his downed opponent to force Herb Dean to stop the action. The win moves Miocic alongside Alistair Overeem as the main title contender for the UFC heavyweight title.
Fans and media alike had highlighted the welterweight clash between Albert Tumenov (17-2) and Lorenz Larkin (16-5) as a fight to watch, and it did not disappoint. Over three rounds the two talented strikers did what they do best, Tumenov landing the more telling punches, while Larkin slowed him down with vicious leg kicks. Those were particularly telling in the third round as Larkin came on strong, but it was already too late on two of the judge’s scorecards. Unable to find a finish in the final round, Larkin lost by split decision.
Brian Ortega (10-0) stepped into the octagon as the betting favorite against Diego Brandao (20-11), but the 24-year-old needed a third round submission to retain his undefeated record. The first two rounds had been competitive, with Brandao doing enough to suggest he would be ahead on the scorecards going into the final frame. Ortega came out scrapping in the third, initiating an anaconda choke, before hitting the mat and moving to full mount. After switching to a guillotine, Ortega then transitioned to a triangle with little more than a minute gone in the round, forcing Brandao to tap.
Earlier in the night Abel Trujillo (13-7) made short work of Tony Sims (12-4) in the main card opener. Sims appeared to be getting the better of the action on the feet early, until an ill-advised attempt to take Trujillo down saw him caught in a high guillotine choke. Sims tapped quickly, handing Trujillo a much-needed win following successive defeats to Tony Ferguson and Gleison Tibau.
January 2, 2016 | MGM Grand Garden Arena | Las Vegas, Nevada
MAIN CARD – Pay-Per-View, 10 p.m. ET
Robbie Lawler def. Carlos Condit via split decision (48-47, 48-47, 47-48)
Stipe Miocic def. Andrei Arlovski via TKO (punches) Round 1, 0:54
Albert Tumenov def. Lorenz Larkin via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Brian Ortega def. Diego Brandao via submission (triangle choke) Round 3, 1:37
Abel Trujillo def. Tony Sims via submission (guillotine choke) Round 1, 3:18
PRELIMINARY CARD – Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET
Michael McDonald def. Masanori Kanehara via submission (rear-naked choke) Round 2, 2:09
Alex Morono def. Kyle Noke via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 27-30)
Justine Kish def. Nina Ansaroff via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Drew Dober def. Scott Holtzman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
EARLY PRELIMS – UFC Fight Pass, 6.30 p.m. ET
Dustin Poirier def. Joseph Duffy via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Michinori Tanaka def. Joe Soto via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Sheldon Westcott def. Edgar Garcia via TKO (punches) Round 1, 3:12
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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