This Saturday there is a card that MMA fans everywhere have rejoiced over. The card is headlined by a Bantamweight title clash that would surely sell a decent number of PPV’s. Instead of putting the clash on PPV, however, the UFC elected to place the card on main TV for free. This is an exciting card top to bottom and it was very difficult to choose a Fight to Watch. Here is the MMALATESTNEWS Fight to Watch.
HONORABLE MENTION 1: Jim Miller vs. Danny Castillo
On the preliminary card there is a very exciting Lightweight scrap featuring Jim Miller and Danny Castillo. Miller, winner of the 2012 Fight of the Year in a fight with Joe Lauzon, returns to the octagon looking to get his first victory since April of 2014. He has lost his last two fights, to Donald Cerrone and Beneil Dariush and is looking to rebound with a big win over longtime UFC fighter, Danny Castillo. Castillo, a Team Alpha Male fighter and a teammate of champion (and headliner) TJ Dillashaw, is looking to snap his own two fight losing streak against Miller. Both of these fighters are established UFC fighters and journeymen in the sport of MMA. It is a very interesting fight because the winner begins his ascent back to the top of the division whereas the loser falls into the dark dense land of mediocrity.
HONORABLE MENTION 2: Bryan Caraway vs. Eddie Wineland
When Renan Barao first won the UFC interim bantamweight title, the man he fought was Eddie Wineland. Wineland was riding a two fight win streak at the time and came into the fight with a head full of steam prior to getting finished by Barao 35 seconds into the second round. He went 1-1 after that fight and is looking to start his rise back to the top of the Bantamweight division. Unfortunately, the man in front of him is no easy task to take out. He is taking on Bryan Caraway, a man who is 4-2 in the UFC. Caraway is looking to start his own run towards the headliners on Saturdays card and his first step would be to get a win over an established veteran such as Wineland. This is bound to be a very exciting fight between two very experienced Martial Artists. This is going to be a WAR, that is for sure. The winner coming out of this fight will be looking at getting a very high profile opponent in his next bout and will be one step closer to the UFC bantamweight title, that alone should be motivation enough to go all out for these two men.
MMALATESTNEWS FIGHT TO WATCH
Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye
Usually a Co-Main event does not make the Fight to Watch list. However, many people are overlooking this fight which is surprising. The winner of this fight is most likely next in line to face the winner of the UFC 190 bout between Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia. If Miesha Tate wins, even though Rousey vs. Tate III would be incredibly hard to market, she would be well deserving of another shot at the title. She is 3-0 in her last 3 fights and is looking to get another win in this title eliminator with Jessica Eye. Eye, one of the best female strikers in the UFC, defeated Leslie Smith in a brutal and bloody bout at UFC 180 where Smith’s ear almost was ripped off. That win over Smith earned her a spot in the Co-Main event against Miesha Tate. It is sure to be an absolute war between two ladies with a lot to win and a lot to lose. This is one of the most interesting non-Rousey fights that the Women’s Bantamweight division has had in a long time and it promises to be a great fight.
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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