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UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem – How To Watch, Times, and Lineup

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UFC 203 is the first event in Cleveland, Ohio. The event takes place at the Quicken Loans Arena where the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers just won an NBA title. The arena will hold just over 20,000 people for its first MMA event.

On May 14, Brazil brought the fourth stadium show to the UFC as Heavyweight standouts Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic fought for the Heavyweight title. Werdum had the backing of an entire country behind him with cutouts of his face all over the 45,000 seat stadium. Just two minutes and forty-seven seconds into the main event, Werdum was unconscious on the floor and Miocic was the world champ.

The inaugural card in Cleveland, Ohio, the hometown of Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, got its first booking with the Heavyweight title bout as the headliner. Former K-1 and Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem gets his first try at UFC gold with four consecutive wins. Werdum will make his return in the co-main event against Travis Browne in the co-main event.

While the headliner is the title bout, the fight everyone is looking forward to is the debut of former WWE Champion Phil “CM Punk” Brooks as he faces youngster Mickey Gall. Punk was signed to the promotion back in December 2014 and has trained at the famed Roufusport gym in Milwaukee, WI.

Gall fought on Dana White: Looking For A Fight, calling out Punk on the show. He got a fight on the undercard of UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson. He beat fellow UFC newcomer Mike ‘The Truth’ Jackson by first round Rear-Naked choke to get his chance at Punk. The fight is set to be on the main card to garner some following for the PPV portion of the card.

 

Main Card- PPV (U.S./Canada), BT Sport 2 (Eur.): 10 PM EDT, 7 PM EDT, 3 AM BST

  • Heavyweight: (c)Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem- for the UFC Heavyweight title
  • Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne
  • Welterweight: CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall
  • Bantamweight: Urijah Faber vs. Jimmie Rivera
  • Strawweight: Jessica Andrade vs. Joanna Calderwood

 

Prelim Card- Fox Sports 1 (U.S/Canada), BT Sport 2 (Eur.): 8 PM EDT, 5 PM PDT, 1 AM BST

  • Women’s Bantamweight: Jessica Eye vs. Bethe Correia
  • Lightweight: Nik Lentz vs. Michael McBride
  • Middleweight: Caio Magalhaes vs. Brad Tavares
  • Flyweight: Ian McCall vs. Ray Borg

 

Early Prelim Card- UFC Fight Pass: 6:30 PM EDT, 3:30 PDT, 11:30 PM BST

  • Welterweight: Yancy Medeiros vs. Sean Spencer
  • Light Heavyweight: CB Dolloway vs. Francimar Barroso
  • Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Jason Gonzalez

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*Live Updates* UFC Gdsank Official Results

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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
    • ResultOskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results

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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)

Main Card:

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)

Preliminary Card:

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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Bellator 185- How to Watch, Times and Fight Card

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Bellator is once again heading to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville Connecticut, and this time they are bringing with them one of the most anticipated former UFC fighter turned Bellator stars’ debut. Gegard Mousasi will be making his first appearance in the Bellator cage against a former Bellator champion in Alexander Shlemenko. Although this event has lost some of its star power over the last several weeks, it is still stacked and you can bet that the main event will bring some fireworks.

Earlier in the month, it was announced that King Mo had suffered an injury that had forced him out of his co-main event fight with former middleweight champion Liam McGeary. Bellator worked quickly to secure a replacement opponent for McGeary in Bubba McDaniels. Unfortunately for McDaniels and the fans alike, McGeary had later suffered an injury of his own and the fight was removed from the card.

This left a spot open in the co-main event slot, which would be filled by a welterweight matchup between Brennan Ward and David Rickels. Just four days out from the fight, Bellator announced that Ward had also become injured and the fight has been removed from the card as well. The main card has been shuffled around and the welterweight bout between Neiman Gracie and Zak Bucia will now serve as the co-main event.

Main Card- Spike TV (US/Canada) Spike UK (UK)- 9 pm EDT, 6 pm PDT, 2 pm UK

  • Middleweight Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (56-9, 1 NC)
  • Welterweight Feature Bout: Neiman Gracie (6-0) vs. Zak Bucia (18-8)
  • Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Heather Hardy (1-0) vs. Kristina Williams (Debut)
  • Lightweight Feature Bout: Ryan Quinn (13-7) vs. Marcus Surin (4-0)
  • Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Ana Julaton (2-2) vs. Lisa Blaine (1-0)

Preliminary Card- Live Stream (MMA Latest New)- 7 pm EDT, 4 pm PDT, 12 pm UK

  • 195 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Jordan Young (6-0) vs. Alec Hooben (5-3)
  • Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Costello van Steenis (8-1) vs. Steve Skrzat (8-9)
  • Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Vinicius de Jesus (5-1) vs. Joaquin Buckley (7-1)
  • Lightweight Preliminary Bout: John Beneduce (2-1) vs. Dean Hancock (2-1)
  • Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Timothy Wheeler (1-4) vs. Pete Rogers (2-4)
  • 150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Don Shainis (3-1) vs. Matthew Denning (5-6)
  • 150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Frank Sforza (6-0) vs. Vovka Clay (3-2)
  • Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Kevin Carrier (Pro Debut) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (Pro Debut)
  • Flyweight Preliminary Bout: John Lopez (6-4) vs. Billy Giovanella (9-5)
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