UFC on Fox Johnson vs. Bader is in the books and it was an exciting night of free fights. The night was headlined by Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader which was likely a title eliminator bout, and a couple of unexpected submission victories on the main card! In total, we saw six of the thirteen fights end with a stoppage (3 KO/TKO, 3 Sub) Tonight MMA Latest will be issuing a KO of the Night, Performance of the Night, and a Submission of the Night bonus!
Knockout of the Night: Alexander Yakovlev vs. George Sullivan
Yakovlev earned his first KO/TKO win in over four years and he did it in devastating fashion in the very first round. Nearly four minutes into the very first round, Yakovlev landed a devastating straight right hand that floored George Sullivan. A few ground and pound strikes later to secure the fight and the ref was forced to stop it. Yakovlev is the winner and will likely to make a quick bounce back as he rides a two-fight winning streak.
Submission of the Night: Ben Rothwell vs. Josh Barnett
Sure Ben Rothwell was an underdog but never count out a Heavyweight fighter. Not only did Rothwell win the bout, but he did so in a fashion that had never been done before. He submitted the Metamoris champion Josh Barnett, something that had never happened in Barnett’s nineteen-year career. It appeared that Barnett was controlling the fight early as he landed some heavy shots on Rothwell, cutting him early n the first round. Come the second round it was much of the same as Rothwell tagged him a few times as well. Barnett shot for the single leg takedown and that’s where it went downhill for him. Rothwell sank in his almost patented “GoGo” choke and forced Barnett to tap due to the extreme pressure applied t the neck. Rothwell is your winner via Submission and with four straight victories (2KO, 2 Sub) it will be hard to den him a contender shot in the near future.
Performance of the Night: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader
The classic MMA matchup The Heavy Hitter vs. The Wrestler, which one will succeed? Anthony Johnson has been susceptible to great wrestlers (Daniel Cormier) so many wondered how he would fair against the multiple time college all-American in Ryan Bader. We found out early as Bader came out the gate and shot for a fast takedown; which Anthony Johnson stuffed immediately. Johnson took his back and “Rumbled young man Rumble” as he landed devastating strikes on the ground, knocking Bader out cold less than a minute and a half into the very first round. Johnson clearly worked on his ground game as he has appeared lost on the canvas in the past. He was able to subdue the excellent wrestling of Bader and showed some slick moves on the ground himself. Johnson stated after the win that he is fine waiting for the next title shot as Jones vs. Cormier 2 is expected to be announced in the coming days!
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)
- Opinion1 month ago
A list of fighters who fought Michael Bisping – while on steroids
- Interviews4 weeks ago
Sage Northcutt on Moving to Sacramento and Life at Team Alpha Male
- BAMMA2 weeks ago
BAMMA 32: Official Results and Live Stream
- Interviews3 weeks ago
Tim Means on Lawsuit Against Supplement Companies “I’m Going to Shut Them Down”
- Bellator1 month ago
Michael Page Not Focusing on Opponent Ahead of Boxing Debut
- Cage Warriors1 month ago
EXCLUSIVE: Matt Inman Talks Cage Warriors 87, His Love For Fighting And Craig White Possibly Tiring Himself Out.
- Bellator3 weeks ago
Exclusive: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane- from beating ‘Soccer Mom’ to potentially making history
- Interviews1 month ago
Exclusive: Derek Brunson: “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up”