A new power arises in Ultimate Beatdown 18. The longest running Malaysian MMA promotion, usually dominated by Team India witnessed the rise of Team Pakistan as they emerged 2-0 in their Ultimate Beatdown debut over their arch rivals. There was a risk of the strawweight co main event being pulled out from the fight, when Pakistani Faizan Khan missed weight by coming in at 53kg while his opponent Susovan Ghosh was having visa issues at immigration. However, both came to an agreement at the stroke of midnight on the day of the weigh ins.
Faizan was dominating the fight on the feet throwing combos at will while Susovan didn’t find the range to successfully attempt a takedown. One punch too many in the first round had Susovans’s back againts the cage and a right hook counter by Faizan knocked him out to the mat. Faizan Khan wil now go on to face Fouzein Fozi who is 3-0 in ultimate Beatdown for the inaugral straweight title.
The light weight main event had Pakistani Ahmed Mujtab facing Indian Sanjivan Padwal. A southpaw vs orthodox match up, Ahmed Mujtaba, the othrodox, kept inching toward the Sanjivan’s right early in the round to avoid Sanjivan’s power hand. A superman punch attempt by Ahmed missed and had him dell to the mat with Sanjivan on the top in his guard. Ahmed capitalise on the oppotunity by hooking his right leg over his opponent’s neck and had a tight triangle choke. Sanjivan who was still concious replied with a punch of his own from the top, but the choke has significantly weaken him as Ahmed transisted to the armbar to capture a win for his country. With the win, Ahmed Mujtaba have earned his spot to fight for the Ultimate Beatdown Lightweight title in March 2016.
Norhadi defeats Fazil via 2nd round KO (retirement)
Muslihin defeats Iqbal via unanimous decision
King Kai defeats Muhd Fizrie via2nd round TKO
Eunice defeats Jessa via unanimous decision
Chris KK defeats Pek Sheue Hgoh via unanimous decision
Joey Choo defeats Ariana Quek via unanimous decision
Nor Azmi defeats Longster via 3rd round KO (headkick)
Lim Boon Kiat defeats Loh Zheng Wei via 2nd round KO (retirement)
Yudhi defeats Benjunior via 1st round KO (flying knee to the head)
Muhd fariszan defeats Denni Safiy via unanimous decision
Favian Chee defeats Danny Teong via unanimous decision
Muhd Adib defeats Siak Yong Liang first round TKO (ref stoppage)
Samuel Nelson defeats Syamsul via 2nd round TKO
Riduwan Iwan defeats Raymond via 2nd round tko
Jhester defeats Zulman via unanimous decision
Azmi Samson defeats Bengemen Tan via split decision
Stephen Umar defeats Tee Jac Yoe via unanimous decision
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Amir defeats Daniel Omar via 1st round TKO
Jihin Radzuan defeats Nur Aisyah via 1st round armbar
Aaron Lo defeats Kenneth Tan via unanimous decision
Muhd Amzar defeats Mikia via 2nd round TKO
Johnny Lim defeats Amirul Firdaus via 1st round ref stoppage
Gary Ng defeats Haiqal via 1st round RNC
Tsan Nieng Khai defeats Steven Yeoh via 1st round TKO ref stoppage
Hisyam Kamarulzaman defeats Lau Chun Fei via 2nd round RNC
Zarith Ikwan defeats Lim Liang Liang via 2nd round TKO ref stoppage
Charles Lew defeats Arther Bindamin via 1st round armbar
Azreel izzat defeats Kayvin Sia via 1st round TKO ref stoppage
Raziq Bin Ruslee defeats Alan Goh via 2nd round stoppage
Gui defeats Mehdi via 1st round ko
Faizan khan defetas Susovan Ghosh via 1st round KO
Ahmed Mujtaba defeats Sanjivan Padwal via 1st round armbar
Exclusive: Derek Brunson: “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up”
Derek Brunson fought Anderson Silva back in February of this year, at UFC 208. Brunson would go on to lose the fight by controversial unanimous decision. However, the controversies didn’t stop at the questionable decision, Brunson also claims Silva was greasing during the fight. The Wilmington, North Carolina native, posted about it on Twitter a few days ago:
Just make sure you don’t put cooking oil all over your body like Anderson did so it’ll be easy to grab ahold of you @lyotomachidafw 👌
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) October 17, 2017
Speaking with MMA Latest, Brunson explained why he believes Silva was greasing during the fight. “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up. Every time I grabbed him he was just slipping out of everything, and his takedown defense was really good that night. I was definitely curious to know why he was very slippery, which I definitely think he had some kind of substance on his body. He knows I’m a wrestler obviously, he’s an old, savvy veteran, so he was definitely trying to play all the rules and be very strategic, and make it harder for a wrestler to grab him.”
Brunson is set to face Lyoto Machida come October 28, when asked about whether he was worried about Machida greasing, considering Gegard Mousasi accused him of doing so in their fight, Brunson admitted he wasn’t too worried.
“Well I’m not too worried, but like I said, I put it out there because I know they’re friends and I know, obviously, that’s kind of what the guys do when they know they’re fighting a wrestler. They want to lube their body up really good to make it hard to grab hold, Anderson did a great job defending my takedowns. It’s because he was all greased up so he was able to stop a lot of them. When I grab guys in the clinch, it’s very tough for them to get away and I’m pretty good with my Greco takedown. He was pretty much pulling through my clinch when I had a tight grip on him and if you have some kind of substance on your body it’s easy to pull them.”
Neither Silva nor his management have commented on the greasing allegations. Anderson Silva makes his return against Kelvin Gastelum later this year, in China. While Brunson makes his return to the Octagon on October 28th, in Brazil, where he looks to add Lyoto Machida’s name to his impressive list of victories.
Ovince Saint Preux Steps in to Face Corey Anderson at UFC 217
UFC 217 just got even more interesting. Earlier this week, Patrick Cummins pulled out of his light heavyweight matchup with Corey Anderson due to a Staph infection. Corey “Overtime” Anderson was not happy with his opponents decision, even calling out his opponent on Instagram asking how Cummins could, “call it quits so far from fight night”.
The UFC left Anderson on the card, and he found an opponent through the magic of Twitter. Ovince Saint Preux tweeted out directly to Anderson stating:
— Ovince Saint Preux (@003_OSP) October 19, 2017
It didn’t take long for Anderson to respond agreeing to the fight, tagging Mick Maynard and Dana White in his response.
Only a few short hours later, the fight announcement came from the official UFC twitter account.
Fight News update!!
— UFC (@ufc) October 19, 2017
This top 10 Light Heavyweight matchup should add to an already amazing card coming in November at Madison Square Garden. Saint Preux is coming off of back to back wins both due to the very rare von flue choke, he finds himself ranked #7th in the latest edition of the 205-pound rankings. Corey “Overtime” Anderson is 4-2 in his last 6 fights, but is coming off a brutal first round knockout loss to Jimi Manuwa in March.
With such a exciting fight added to this card, what do you see happening November 4th? Will Corey Anderson bounce back and look to jump into the top 5 of the rankings, or will Ovince Saint Preux go for a third straight von flue choke? Let us know.
*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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