What a week it has been for UFC 196.
First, Cain Velasquez pulls out due to injury and was to be replaced by Stipe Miocic. Less than 24 hours later, Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum also pulls out due to injury, leaving Miocic in limbo, going from a title fight to nothing in less than a day’s time.
Now more news is surfacing regarding the event on February 6th. A report coming from Yahoo sports is saying that the event has now lost its Pay-Per-View status and will now be shown on Fox Sports 1.
With the Heavyweight Title fight now a no-go, it looks like the Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson will now take place as the main event.
When the news broke Velasquez was out due to a back injury, Stipe Miocic stepped in with only two weeks’ notice, only for champ Werdum to pull out the next day, it left the main event with a lot of question marks, and with Yahoo citing UFC President Dana White as the source, it has been confirmed that the new main event will be the previous co-main event.
Jon ‘Bones’ Jones even weighed in on Twitter by stating that he would step in to face Miocic if the title was on the line! But that has come to nothing, with Hendricks vs Thompson now taking the top spot.
But the good news for fans is now that they will not have to pay for the event, as it will be free to air on Fox Sports 1, for anyone that has cable or are able to stream Fox Sports 1, with the early prelims still being on Fight Pass, with the rest of the card being on FOX.
The updated card:
Main Event (FOX Sports 1)
Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson
Roy Nelson vs Jared Rosholt
Rafael Cavalcante vs Ovince Saint Preux
Joseph Benavidez vs Zach Mackovsky
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Josh Burkman vs K.J. Noons
Damien Grabowski vs Derrick Lewis
Mike Pyle vs Sean Spencer
Misha Cirkunov vs Alex Nicholson
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Mickey Gall vs Mike Jackson
Artem Lobov vs Alex White
Ray Borg vs Justin Scoggins
Noad Lahat vs Diego Rivas
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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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