On Saturday night the UFC return to where it all began. Way back in 1993 the UFC promoted their first event in Denver, Colorado. They returned for UFC 2 the following year, and the Ultimate Ultimate in 1995. Now more than two decades on, UFC on FOX: Shevchenko vs. Pena takes place January 28 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
The main event between Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena is believed to be a bantamweight title eliminator. Don’t be surprised to see reigning champion Amanda Nunes poop on that parade by opting to fight for the featherweight strap in her next outing.
Shevchenko has been outstanding in her young UFC tenure. The fighter debuted with a short notice win over one of the greatest of all time, Sarah Kaufman. Last time out Shevchenko made former champion Holly Holm look ordinary en route to a unanimous decision victory.
Sandwiched in between those wins was a failed effort to beat Amanda Nunes. The Brazilian has proven to be the best bantamweight in the world, but was pushed hard in the third round by Shevchenko before winning by decision.
Julianna Pena burst onto the UFC scene by winning The Ultimate Fighter 18, defeating Jessica Rakoczy in the final. Since then, Pena has won all three of her UFC outings against competent opposition. Defeats to Sarah Moras and DeAnna Bennett in 2012-13 before entering the show have become distant memories.
The full UFC Fight Night Denver card is detailed below, including the broadcast times around the world. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back throughout the week as any last-minute changes to the lineup and scheduling will be updated right here.
Main Card – FOX (U.S.), TSN 5 (Can), BT Sport 2 (UK): 8.00PM EDT, 5.00PM PDT, 1.00AM GMT
- Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena
- Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Francis Ngannou
- Alex Caceres vs. Jason Knight
Preliminary Card – FOX Sports 1 (U.S.), TSN 5 (Can), BT Sport 2 (UK): 5.00PM EDT, 2.00PM PDT, 10.00PM GMT
- Nate Marquardt vs. Sam Alvey
- Raphael Assuncao vs. Aljamain Sterling
- Bobby Nash vs. Li Jingliang
- Henrique da Silva vs. Jordan Johnson
- Eric Spicely vs. Alessio di Chirico
- Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Jeremy Kimball
Early Prelims – UFC Fight Pass (U.S./Can/UK): 4.00PM EDT, 1.00PM PDT, 9.00PM GMT
- Alexandre Pantoja vs. Eric Shelton
- Jason Gonzalez vs. J.C. Cottrell
2017 IMMAF World Championships set to be streamed live on IOS and Android app
This years IMMAF World Championships in Bahrain is only 4 days away now and competitors from around the world are preparing themselves for what will be an extraordinary event and opportunity to make themselves known. The prestigious event is being hosted by the BMMAF under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
For fans around the world good news came today as they will be able to watch their favourite amateur athlete take to the cage in the Khalifa Sports City Arena via an app. The BahrainTV app will be streaming all of the fights live for fans to watch at home or even on the go on their phone. You can also keep up to date via MyNextMatch.com for all relevant info for the event.
The links for the BahrainTV app are as follows:
*Live Updates* UFC Gdsank Official Results
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
- Result: Oskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results
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)
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)
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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