UFC return to Brasilia, Brazil for their second ever show held in the Brazilian capital.
UFC first visited two years ago when former UFC Heavyweight champion Andre Arlovski beat hometown hero Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva by first round KO.
This weekend, the UFC Fight Night 95 will be held at the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium which was the same venue as UFC’s inaugural event held in Brasilia. The September 2014 card drew 8,822 people in for an event that featured eleven fights.
The show on Saturday night will be headlined by Cristine ‘Cyborg’ Justino taking on UFC newcomer Lina Lansberg. ‘The Elbow Queen’ Lansberg came from Odense Fight Night out of Denmark and formerly fought for Cage Warriors.
Cyborg will step into the Octagon for her second UFC appearance. Cyborg won her first via TKO over Leslie Smith at the UFC 198 back in May. Cyborg typically fights at Featherweight (145 lbs.) where she holds the Invicta Featherweight belt, though she will again this weekend attempt to make a 140lbs catchweight.
Her opponent, Lansberg, has won all her last six fights and has four TKO stoppages in her career to date. She will no doubt be looking to create a big upset this weekend when she makes her UFC debut.
This card will be the sixth in a row following UFC 202. The streak continues for another three weeks as the UFC heads to Portland (UFC Fight Night), Manchester, England (UFC 204), and Manila (UFC Fight Pass event).
Times and TV channels for UFC Fight Night Brasilia
Main Card – Fox Sports 1 (U.S./Can), BT Sport 2 (Europe): 10 PM EDT, 7 PM PDT, 3 AM BST
Catchweight (140 lbs.): Cyborg Justino vs. Lina Lansberg
Featherweight: Renan Barao vs. Phillipe Nover
Heavyweight: Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Silva
Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Paul Felder
Middleweight: Thiago Santos vs. Eric Spicely
Featherweight: Godofredo Pepey vs. Mike De La Torre
Preliminary Card – Fox Sports 1 (U.S./Can), BT Sport 2 (Europe): 8 PM EDT, 5 PM PDT, 1 AM BST
Lightweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Michael Prazeres
Bantamweight: Rani Yahya vs. Michinori Tanaka
Flyweight: Jussier Formiga vs. Dustin Ortiz
Welterweight: Erick Silva vs. Luan Chagas
Early Preliminary Card–UFC Fight Pass (All): 6:30 PM EDT, 3:30 PM PDT, 11:30 PM BST
Lightweight: Alan Patrick vs. Stevie Ray
Welterweight: Vicente Luque vs. Hector Urbina
Lightweight: Gleico Franca vs. Gregor Gillespie
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Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220
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”.
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017
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.
Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview
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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