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UFC 206 Post-Fight Press Conference Highlights

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As always, the MMA Latest team will cover the aftermath of tonight’s event. Tonight’s stream is scheduled to begin shortly. Be sure to refresh the page as it’ll be updated with highlights following the end of the conference.

Bonuses:

  • POTN: Lando Vannata and Max Halloway
  • FOTN: Choi vs. Swanson

Conference Highlights:

  • Attendance for UFC 206 was 18,057 with a live gate of $1,843,101
  • Kelvin Gastelum has been hearing Vitor Belfort needs a fight and he is willing to take the middleweight bout with the legend. He also stated his interest in working with nutrition coach, George Lockhart, to help him with weight cuts.
  • Donald Cerrone said he spoke with Dana White about the MMA Athelets Association and stated they are on good terms.
  • Max Halloway plans on having a lunch meeting with Dana White to discuss ‘business’.

Max Halloway

“I don’t know what cloud you’d call this. Cloud ’17’ or something. It’s been a hell of a ride and we’re just getting started. Tune in, tune in, this is just the beginning.”

 

Donald Cerrone on his welterweight status:

“I feel good, man. I’m fat and healthy. I’m living the good life at 170. It should be easy enough for me to cut to 170 in a few weeks to make the Denver card.”

Cub Swanson recalling the three round war he had:

“At the very end of the second, he hit me with a knee that hurt. And then I tried to play it off and he went right back to my body with a punch, so I knew that he saw. But when I had him rocked with a huge flurry, and he hit me with a shot and it backed me up… it was because I got tired. I decided to go on defense and charge my battery.”

on what he plans on doing next:

“I’ve sacrificed a lot and been very selfish with my time, so at this point in my career, I really enjoy my downtime. So I’m going to do that and if the UFC calls me for a big fight I’ll be open to hearing it.”

Kelvin Gastelum on his victory and dropping down to welterweight, again:

“My gameplan was to be the quicker, more mobile fighter. You know, to stick and move, and defend the takedowns. Tims probably one of the most durable guys in the sport. I feel like 170s is my optimal weight class. My height and my reach are at a disadvantage at 185. These guys are over six feet tall, so I feel like 170s is where my body type fits best.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Exclusive: Derek Brunson: “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up”

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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:

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.

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Ovince Saint Preux Steps in to Face Corey Anderson at UFC 217

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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:

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.

 

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.

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*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results

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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)

Main Card:

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)

Preliminary Card:

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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