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UFC Fight Night 78 Monterrey: Post-Fight Press Conference Highlights

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November 21st, 2015. Monterrey, Mexico

As always, the MMA Latest team will provide excellent coverage on tonight’s fights and we’ll also be live streaming the post-fight press conference here at MMA Latest News. Tonight’s stream is scheduled to begin shortly. Be sure to refresh the page as I’ll be updating it with highlights. (Video below.)

Post-fight press conference notes:

  • The ultimate fighter winners, Enrique Barzola of Peru (winner of the lightweights,) and Erik Montano of Mexico (winner of the welterweights,) receive their TUF trophies.
  • Scott Jorgensen was sent to the hospital with a sprained ankle and broken hand.

Kelvin Gastelum was asked about the fight’s ‘controversial,’ decision

“First of all, I think nobody should take away from Magny, he came in on two weeks notice. He stepped up and pulled out the win. Whether it was a 10-8 round, I don’t know, I don’t know, but I thought it was gonna be either a win or a draw. But nobody should take anything away from Magny.

Neil Magny was asked if he thought the fight would be a draw

“At the end of the fight i knew for sure I lost the 4th and 5th rounds. I thought at the beginning of the rounds I did enough for the first 3 rounds to win the fight. I’m pretty sure it was a difficult fight to score on the judges side.”

He’s later asked if he was still willing to take a fight with Stephan Thompson to which Magny replied with-

“I’m just go back to the gym, talk to my coaches and see where i go from here. Right now im just gonna rest up for the rest of the year. let my mind and body heal up. Who knows what 2016 is going to bring. I’ll just be ready for it and waiting.”

E. Perez is asked how changed game plans mid fight in order to get the W.

“Yes, the fight was so complicated. What’d I change? My mindset. I was in my territory, and I couldn’t lose. After the first round, I sat and turned to look at him and saw and felt he was tired, and I had a preparation like I was going to go 5 rounds. It took me a little while, but I came out strong to make it mine.”

Henry Cejudo is asked for an update on his leg.

“I think it was the first round where I checked one of his kicks. I’m okay, I’m gonna take some time and talk to my coach, my agent and fight maybe soon rather then later.”

He’s later asked if he still stands with his decision to not fight in Las Vegas.

“Obviously I’m not my own boss, but until Nick Diaz is free… I’ll fight in Vegas.”

A. Perez was asked about his fighting approach when his opponents leg injury became very vulnerable and visible

“When he hurt his leg he changed his stance, and I felt he was waiting for me to connect with a punch so he could knock me out; because we know he’s a really durable fighter that could win. I started working on his front foot until I left him with no leg support.”

TUF winner Enrique Barzola was asked if he planned to have the fight be the way it turned out to be

“Yes, the base of the strategy (wrestling,) was done in Peru with my trainers and my professor. I held his leg and tried to throw him off.

He was later asked how it feels to be a winner of the TUF latin america season.

“It’s something incredible, being a part of the UFC and the contract is really, really good. I feel really happy representing my country and team. I did my camp in Peru and in Peru there are many great warriors, and we’ll await to see them more of them in the UFC.”

Erik Montano is also asked how he feels being the TUF winner.

“I’m excited and happy. This means this is the commencement of the path. There’s room to get better, but I’m going to work on it and we’re here, it’s really important.”

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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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