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UFC 209: Post-fight Press Conference Highlights



As always, the MMA Latest team will cover the aftermath of tonight’s UFC 209 event. Tonight’s stream is scheduled to begin shortly. Be sure to refresh the page as it’ll be updated with highlights following the end of the conference.


  • FOTN – ‘Groovy’ Lando Vannata vs. David Teymur
  • POTN – Darren Elkins and Iuri Alcantara

Conference Highlights:

  • Attendance – 13,150
  • Gate – $2.3 million
  • Dana White came in to interrupt Overeem’s’ media scrub to tell the media Overeem was sick prior to the fight. White went on to thank him and say how much he respects him.
  • Overeem said he took an IV at the hospital and clarified he went through all the right steps to be cleared by USADA.
  • David Teymur sang for the media and plugged in his brother as the future star of Sweden MMA.
  • Stephen Thompson said he wants to take some time away to make sure his brain his fine as he took some hard hits in the last round.
  • A member of the Nevada State Atheltic Commission, Bob Bennett came in to take questions. He said there were no violations with Alistair Overeem’s healing process. He also criticized one of the judges that scored the main event.

Tyron Woodley giving his thoughts on his fight and future opponent:

“It was frustrating. There were times when the openings weren’t there. Trying to just jab him in the face is hard because he looks a lot closer than what he is and he’s waiting to fade back and counter with his right hand. If I say I want to fight someone then the whole internet goes crazy, so what I’m going to do is go on a vacation, I’m shooting a movie next week. I’ll let my managers and Dana White figure it out.”

Alistair Overeem speaking on his next move and thoughts on the new up and comer, Francis Ngannou:

“[Francis] mentioned my name and I was open to the idea. I was like ‘hey wait a minute, someone wants to fight me.’ I never back down from anybody. If that’s gonna happen, that’s great, but I’m also gonna be looking at the championship fight (Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos). Two great athletes, but if JDS would win that one, I could see a rematch in that one. Me and JDS.”

Dana White on Khabib Nurmagomedov:

“I don’t know if he can make the weight or if he needs to get a better diet plan. He’s going to need some time to recover from this weight.”

Stephen Thompson on what’s next for him:

“I’m going to go back with my coaches and watch the fight and see what I could have done better. I thought I fought a good game plan going out there, but there’s always something to do work on. I could see my myself fighting for that title again. I’m not giving up, so I’m going back to the drawing board. I’m 34, I’m young so I got plenty of time I believe.”

Lando Vannata on his performance and thoughts on David Teymur:

“I knew he was going to be a killer. He was everything I expected him to be and tonight he was the better man. I feel my cardio seems to be a reoccurring theme for me. The cardio kept me from being creative in certain situations. I felt like that was the major problem in this fight.”

David Teymur on Lando Vannata and talking about what’s next for him:

“Usually I knock my opponents out, but this dude, he took good punches tonight. All glory to him. He’s still young and he has a future in front of him, so I wish him the best of luck in his future. Right now I’m going to enjoy my victory. Next week I’m going to Miami beach, after that I’ll go back home to Stockholm, Sweden and [keep] grinding in my training.”


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*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:


  • #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


  • #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


  • 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)
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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.

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.

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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.)

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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