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WHO YA GOT? UFC 186: JOHNSON vs HORIGUCHI

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Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi

John Michael Edwards:   Horiguchi has a punchers chance and that’s about it.  To otherwise beat “Mighty Mouse” his opponent is going to have to be bigger, stronger and faster than him on top of being more skilled. Horiguchi isn’t that man.  Johnson by third round guillotine choke.

Matthew Wells: I fully expect Mighty Mouse to successfully defend his title while putting on a striking and footwork clinic. Horiguchi is a solid fighter, but he’s not on DJ’s level. I’m expecting Johnson to lock in a submission in the 4th round. I’ll be taking notes until that point.  Johnson via Sub

Vinny Craig:  It doesn’t look like Demetrius Johnson will lose any time soon. The UFC has placed a fighter who doesn’t believe he’s ready for the fight in front of him anyway. I could see Horiguchi being competitive for a round or two but Mighty Mouse is just too good for almost everyone in this division. I have Johnson def. Horiguchi by sub

Dom Tutino: Unfortunately for Horiguchi, and the entire flyweight division for that matter, I see this contest just being another ‘W’ for Johnson, I think his speed, cardio and wrestling being too much for Horiguchi.  I see Johnson using the first 2/3 rounds to wear Horiguchi out then look for the finish in the final 2 frames, either finishing with a slick submission a la Cariaso or by decision. For entertainments sake I’ll go for a finish in the fourth.

Brice Schroeder:  I firmly believe Mighty Mouse is one of the most entertaining fighters to watch in the UFC. It is a shame that so few people will get to watch his fight against a very viable opponent in Horiguchi. While I do believe Horiguchi is a better fighter than many people are giving him credit for, Johnson will have his way with him. He is just head and shoulders above the rest and a no doubt top 3 pound-for-pound fighter in MMA.

Derek Bowe:  Demetrious Johnson has looked nothing short of untouchable since he was crowned the first champion of the Flyweight division. Kyoji Horiguchi is a talented young fighter who has a very bright future ahead of him, he combines a well-rounded set of abilities and genuine knockout power mixed with constant pressure to best his opponents. On Saturday however, as bright as his future might be, his immediate one is dimly lit. Expect Johnson to take it to the young challenger in every way possible.

Jim Edwards: Demetrious has looked a little casual this week. More disgruntled that fired up. For that reason I think it’s going to be a laborious unanimous decision victory. Kyoji might steal a round but I doubt it.

Jordan Killion: This is too much too soon for Gucci Mane. If this fight hits the mat, it’s game over, man. Mighty Mouse by Sub.

 

Quinton Jackson vs. Fabio Maldanado

John Michael Edwards:  Rampage SD

Matthew Wells: Rampage TKO

Vinny Craig:  Maldanado UD

Dom Tutino:  Maldanado UD

Brice Schroeder:  Rampage UD

Derek Bowe:  Rampage UD

Jim Edwards: Rampage KO (1st rnd)

Jordan Killion: Rampage UD

 

Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway

John Michael Edwards:  Bisping UD

 Matthew Wells: Bisping dec

Vinny Craig:  Dollaway TKO

Dom Tutino:  Bisping UD

Brice Schroeder:  Dollaway UD

Derek Bowe:  Bisping UD

Jim Edwards: Bisping SD

Jordan Killion: Bisping UD

 

John Makdessi vs. Shane Campbell

John Michael Edwards:  Campbell UD

 Matthew Wells: Campbell TKO

Vinny Craig:  Campbell KO

Dom Tutino:  Makdessi KO

Brice Schroeder:  Campbell TKO

Derek Bowe:  Makdessi TKO

Jim Edwards: Makdessi UD

Jordan Killion: Makdessi TKO

 

Yves Jabouin vs. Thomas Almeida

John Michael Edwards:  Almeida UD

Matthew Wells: Almeida TKO

Vinny Craig:  Jabouin TKO

Dom Tutino:  Almeida KO

Brice Schroeder:  Almeida KO

Derek Bowe:  Jabouin UD

Jim Edwards: Jabouin UD

Jordan Killion: Almeida Sub

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*Live Updates* UFC Gdsank Official Results

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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
    • ResultOskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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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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Bellator 185- How to Watch, Times and Fight Card

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Bellator is once again heading to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville Connecticut, and this time they are bringing with them one of the most anticipated former UFC fighter turned Bellator stars’ debut. Gegard Mousasi will be making his first appearance in the Bellator cage against a former Bellator champion in Alexander Shlemenko. Although this event has lost some of its star power over the last several weeks, it is still stacked and you can bet that the main event will bring some fireworks.

Earlier in the month, it was announced that King Mo had suffered an injury that had forced him out of his co-main event fight with former middleweight champion Liam McGeary. Bellator worked quickly to secure a replacement opponent for McGeary in Bubba McDaniels. Unfortunately for McDaniels and the fans alike, McGeary had later suffered an injury of his own and the fight was removed from the card.

This left a spot open in the co-main event slot, which would be filled by a welterweight matchup between Brennan Ward and David Rickels. Just four days out from the fight, Bellator announced that Ward had also become injured and the fight has been removed from the card as well. The main card has been shuffled around and the welterweight bout between Neiman Gracie and Zak Bucia will now serve as the co-main event.

Main Card- Spike TV (US/Canada) Spike UK (UK)- 9 pm EDT, 6 pm PDT, 2 pm UK

  • Middleweight Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (56-9, 1 NC)
  • Welterweight Feature Bout: Neiman Gracie (6-0) vs. Zak Bucia (18-8)
  • Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Heather Hardy (1-0) vs. Kristina Williams (Debut)
  • Lightweight Feature Bout: Ryan Quinn (13-7) vs. Marcus Surin (4-0)
  • Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Ana Julaton (2-2) vs. Lisa Blaine (1-0)

Preliminary Card- Live Stream (MMA Latest New)- 7 pm EDT, 4 pm PDT, 12 pm UK

  • 195 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Jordan Young (6-0) vs. Alec Hooben (5-3)
  • Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Costello van Steenis (8-1) vs. Steve Skrzat (8-9)
  • Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Vinicius de Jesus (5-1) vs. Joaquin Buckley (7-1)
  • Lightweight Preliminary Bout: John Beneduce (2-1) vs. Dean Hancock (2-1)
  • Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Timothy Wheeler (1-4) vs. Pete Rogers (2-4)
  • 150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Don Shainis (3-1) vs. Matthew Denning (5-6)
  • 150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Frank Sforza (6-0) vs. Vovka Clay (3-2)
  • Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Kevin Carrier (Pro Debut) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (Pro Debut)
  • Flyweight Preliminary Bout: John Lopez (6-4) vs. Billy Giovanella (9-5)
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