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UFC Fight Night 78 Monterrey: MMA Latest Post Fight Bonuses

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UFC Fight Night 78: Magny vs. Gastelum is in the books; for those of you who were able to stay up, you certainly were treated to an exciting night of fights! Out of the 13 fights tonight only 4 ended with a finish (3 KO, 1 injury, 0 submission). The night of fights was originally headlined by Matt Brown vs. Kelvin Gastelum; however, Brown was forced out due to an injury and Neil Magny once again saved the day! For those who don’t know, Magny is known for taking any fight, at anytime, and has saved a number of events this year alone. Fight Night 78 was also a host to the TUF Latin America 2 Finale. For our post fight bonuses we decided to go with two awards given the lack of finishes; tonight we will award a Performance of the Night, and a Knockout of the Night award.

 

Knockout of the Night: Polo Reyes vs. Cesar Arzamendia

When you think of one punch capability, you imagine someone who got hit and is unconscious before they hit the canvas. Polo Reyes displayed this power perfectly tonight. A little over halfway through the first round the fight had appeared to be even. The two clinched and Arzamendia landed a strong knee to the abdomen of  Reyes, upon separation Reyes threw a left hook which crumbled Arzamendia to the canvas; one punch. The ref had no choice but to stop it and Polo Reyes is the winner via KO at 3:42 of the very first round!

 

Performance of the Night: Neil Magny vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Is there anything bad that can be said about Neil Magny? The answer is simple, NO. Magny has stepped up multiple times when UFC brass has called to ask him to fill in for a fight. Magny had been on a seven fight win streak when he stepped in to face Demian Maia at UFC 190. Maia won the fight by submission; but, 22 days after his loss Magny stepped in on short notice to face Erik Silva, a fight in which Magny was the winner by decision. Magny stepped up to the challenge once again accepting a short notice fight against Kelvin Gastelum on 20 days notice and he did what very few thought he could do, Win. Magny performed masterfully against the always dangerous Gastelum, winning his first ever main event appearance by split decision. Magny is now 9-1 in his last ten fights and appears to be continuing his way up the stacked Welterweight Ladder. Neil Magny, I hear Stephen “Wonderboy”  Thompson is still looking for a fight!

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Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220

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UFC 220 in Boston, Massachusetts has its main event. Stipe Miocic (17-2) will put his belt on the line for the third time against rising heavyweight star, Francis Ngannou (11-1)

Rumors surrounded the match-up for UFC 220 after Ngannou’s first round knockout over Alistair Overeem, at UFC 218. The Cameroonian heavyweight called for the fight himself. In his octagon interview proceeding his most recent victory, Ngannou stated:

“I’m feeling good… I’m on my way to a title shot”.

The heavy handed Ngannou has finished all of his opponents in all of his six UFC bouts. A streak which includes a kimura submission over Anthony Hamilton and a TKO victory against former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Overall, he holds a ten fight win streak. His only defeat came by way of unanimous decision to Zoumana Cisse, in his second professional MMA fight.

If victorious, Ngannou would become the first African-born champion in UFC history.

Not to be diminished, Stipe Miocic rides his a streak of his own into the beantown match-up. Five consecutive wins, five knockouts and the past four of which, ended in the first round. A victory in Boston for the champ would make him the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history. Currently, Miocic is one of three heavyweights, in the promotions entirety, whom has successfully defended the belt twice.

UFC 220 will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20th, 2018. The pay-per-view (PPV) card will also feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, as he faces challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir.

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Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview

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Polish women’s federation Ladies Fight Night is going to celebrate their second birthday this year on the 15th to 17th of December. Two days, two events with a lot of great bouts.

LFN in Poland is being titled the new Invicta FC. The Polish owners created this federation to give European women a chance to fight on a big platform.

Hosting their first ever event in December 2015, LFN will hold two great cards next week, that will feature women who have fought under many prestigious promotions, such as the UFC, Invicta, Bellator, Glory, and Kunlun.

Two days of fantastic fights, intensified by a double dose of sports impressions. The name is not accidental, LFN 7 / LFN 8 combines two events, during which the best Polish fighters will be shown, as well as the best fighters from Europe (including France, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic and Romania)

The stakes are high, and we are electrified by the clashes between warriors such as Żaneta Cieśla vs Silvia La Notte and Patricia Axling vs. Cindy Silvestri. Mainly due to their vastness of their experience in the cage.

In the fight of the evening, the talented Romanian Cristina Stanciu will face Magdaléna Šormovádo. Stanciu fought twice in the UFC, but she was unfortunately cut from the promotion after suffering consecutive losses to Cortney Casey and Maryna Moroz.

Judyta Rymarzak vs Marta Waliczek is an amazing fight between two experienced kickboxers. Both making their pro MMA debuts on the night, we will witness a one-of-a-kind duel between two kickboxing perfectionists, as they look to transcend their skills into the MMA world.

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Mackenzie Dern victorious in Invicta debut 

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Late Friday night, Mackenzie Dern (5-0, 1-0 Invicta FC) won her co-main event booking, defeating Kaline Medieros (8-6, 2-2 Invicta FC), at Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedzwiedz, via submission (armbar) with only fifteen seconds remaining in the fight.

Much of the fight was controlled by Dern. The heralded prospect displayed her power, visibly damaging her opponent with multiple overhand rights. Striking is an under-developed aspect of her attack, only when compared to the twenty-four-year-olds black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Above all, she showed a progression of her striking skills. Dern looked to be bigger and physically stronger than her veteran opponent. She utilized forward pressure and found the proper timing for her overhand right throughout.

The veteran Medeiros showed her toughness throughout the fight. She defended and scrambled out of some bad positions during the grappling exchanges. Ultimately, she tapped when caught in a deeply planted armbar.  While Medeiros did earn a few hard trip takedowns, it factored minimally in the result as she refused to follow Dern to the mat. The Boston native suffered her second straight loss, Friday night. Her first was to, former Invicta strawweight champion, Angela Hill.

Dern made her professional debut in July of 2016 with Legacy Fighting Alliance (previously: Legacy Fighting Championship). In her debut, she defeated Kenia Rosas by unanimous decision. The Phoenix-born fighter won her next three bouts. Before her MMA career began, Dern won the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) championship at 60 kg. She was the first American born female to become champion at the weight. Her grappling resume boasts many more incredible accomplishments. Justifiably, a growing spotlight now hangs over her, her skills, and potential in the sport of MMA.

Elsewhere on the Invicta 26 card, Jennifer Maia defeated Agnieszka Niedzweidz by unanimous decision. Maia retained her Invicta flyweight belt, defending it for the second time. Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedzweidz, took place at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.

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