Live from Studios A & B in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the Post-fight press conference for The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale.
Watch the live stream of the press conference, starting shortly after the event below:
- The VP of public relations, Dave Sholler, hosted the post-fight press conference.
- Sholler gave an update midway through the conference, stating Andrew Sanchez had been cleared and left the hospital after meeting with physicians.
- Will Brooks was asked if he’s had any discussions with his teammate and fellow lightweight contender, Dustin Poirier, about their division. Brooks paused the journalist from finishing his question by stating he would not fight his teammate.
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk said she wants to defend her title one more time this year before the women’s flyweight division begins to take form.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk on her victory and her mindset once she entered the championship rounds:
“We were ready for a tough fight. We felt that she might get tired in the third, fourth, and fifth round. So I was waiting for my chance. She took me down, she was trying to control me, but I felt she couldn’t do anything on the ground. It didn’t feel like she can submit me, so I just waited for my chance. I always work so hard so I have condition for ten 15 rounds. I’m ready for everyone and I proved it again tonight.””
on the heated rivalry between her and Claudia:
“It’s all over. We are all one. We respect each other and that’s all. For me, Claudia Gadelha is one of the best strawweights in the UFC.”
Claudia Gadelha on her conditioning and fight strategy:
“I was fighting to win. And then in the third round I felt my arms were very tired. And I tried to keep fighting back, but Joanna she escaped a lot. She has good hips. She was escaping from my take downs and that’s what happened.”
Gadelha’s response when asked if she’s frustrated with losing twice to Joanna:
“I don’t look at it that way. I learn fight by fight. And this just made me more hungry. I’ll get back to the gym and work my a** off to get back into the octagon and fight hard again.”
her thoughts on the rivalry between her and Joanna:
“It’s not done. Never.”
Will Brooks on the build up to his UFC debut:
“It was an incredible experience. I took the first half of the week just to kind of take it all in, and be real excited, be a fan of the whole thing. But once after weigh ins, I flipped the switch and just went into work mode. I’m really happy with the whole experience. Everybody here is super professional. The first day I got here, I didn’t feel like a new guy. Everybody treated me like I was supposed to be here, it was a smooth transition.”
on the performance of Eddie Alvarez:
“I want the best for everybody, regardless if you fight in my weight class or what not. I get so excited for people when they accomplish their goals. So to see him get out there and accomplish a goal that he set for himself, of course you get excited for that. It’s a positive thing. I saw him before the fights and I congratulated him and wished him the best of luck in regards to defending the title. And I’ll definitely be working my way to get to him.”
Doo Ho Choi on representing Asia and becoming a star:
“My goal is to become champion. Whether that means fighting in Asia or fighting in America, it doesn’t really matter to me where I fight. I would just like to be on the big stage and try to draw as much attention as possible.”
Tatiana Suarez discussing her TUF victory:
“It was definitely a long road to get to this point, but I expected to be in the finale and I expected to win the finale. And I just see it as another stepping stone in my career. And I’m just really excited that I was able to do what I said I was going to do, and showcase my skills out there in the octagon.”
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Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220
UFC 220 in Boston, Massachusetts has its main event. Stipe Miocic (17-2) will put his belt on the line for the third time against rising heavyweight star, Francis Ngannou (11-1)
Rumors surrounded the match-up for UFC 220 after Ngannou’s first round knockout over Alistair Overeem, at UFC 218. The Cameroonian heavyweight called for the fight himself. In his octagon interview proceeding his most recent victory, Ngannou stated:
“I’m feeling good… I’m on my way to a title shot”.
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017
The heavy handed Ngannou has finished all of his opponents in all of his six UFC bouts. A streak which includes a kimura submission over Anthony Hamilton and a TKO victory against former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Overall, he holds a ten fight win streak. His only defeat came by way of unanimous decision to Zoumana Cisse, in his second professional MMA fight.
If victorious, Ngannou would become the first African-born champion in UFC history.
Not to be diminished, Stipe Miocic rides his a streak of his own into the beantown match-up. Five consecutive wins, five knockouts and the past four of which, ended in the first round. A victory in Boston for the champ would make him the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history. Currently, Miocic is one of three heavyweights, in the promotions entirety, whom has successfully defended the belt twice.
UFC 220 will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20th, 2018. The pay-per-view (PPV) card will also feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, as he faces challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir.
Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview
Polish women’s federation Ladies Fight Night is going to celebrate their second birthday this year on the 15th to 17th of December. Two days, two events with a lot of great bouts.
LFN in Poland is being titled the new Invicta FC. The Polish owners created this federation to give European women a chance to fight on a big platform.
Hosting their first ever event in December 2015, LFN will hold two great cards next week, that will feature women who have fought under many prestigious promotions, such as the UFC, Invicta, Bellator, Glory, and Kunlun.
Two days of fantastic fights, intensified by a double dose of sports impressions. The name is not accidental, LFN 7 / LFN 8 combines two events, during which the best Polish fighters will be shown, as well as the best fighters from Europe (including France, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic and Romania)
The stakes are high, and we are electrified by the clashes between warriors such as Żaneta Cieśla vs Silvia La Notte and Patricia Axling vs. Cindy Silvestri. Mainly due to their vastness of their experience in the cage.
In the fight of the evening, the talented Romanian Cristina Stanciu will face Magdaléna Šormovádo. Stanciu fought twice in the UFC, but she was unfortunately cut from the promotion after suffering consecutive losses to Cortney Casey and Maryna Moroz.
Judyta Rymarzak vs Marta Waliczek is an amazing fight between two experienced kickboxers. Both making their pro MMA debuts on the night, we will witness a one-of-a-kind duel between two kickboxing perfectionists, as they look to transcend their skills into the MMA world.
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