After a night that saw Jon Jones successfully defend his title for the ninth consecutive time, a light-heavyweight record, against the spirited Daniel Cormier, Donald Cerrone extend his winning streak to six against the up-and-coming Myles Jury. We also saw potential title contenders in rising flyweight Kyoji Horiguchi and the ever formidable Hector Lombard. The under-card showed the emergence of possible future contenders in Paul Felder and Team Alpha Male’s Cody Garbrandt. Here’s what’s next for some of these fighters.
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson/Anthony Johnson winner: After another dominant victory, Jon Jones’s next opponent will assuredly be the winner of Gustafsson and Johnson. Where his size and reach advantage shone though against the smaller Daniel Cormier, the taller, rangier Gustafsson and Johnson could put up more of a challenge, as Gustafsson showed in their first fight.
Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson/Anthony Johnson loser: While Cormier had his moments, it became woefully obvious that he could not overcome his size and reach disadvantage. After a great 2nd round that saw him tag Jones with regularity, the effort it took to get within boxing range seemed to visibly drain Cormier’s cardio. A victory over one of these opponents could put him back into contention with the opportunity to right the wrongs of this past fight.
Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov: Cerrone emphatically reminded Myles Jury of his place in the lightweight division. “Cowboy” dominated Jury for almost the entirety of the first round on the ground, and continued his domination standing throughout the rest of the fight. With Raphael dos Anjos getting the next title shot against Anthony Pettis, the logical #1-contender fight would be between Cerrone and the returning, undefeated Nurmagomedov.
Myles Jury vs. Nate Diaz: As if it was needed, Myles Jury lit a fire under Donald Cerrone, and it was he that got burned. While he showed glimpses of his touted talent, it became evident that he wasn’t quite ready for an opponent of Cerrone’s calibre. Ever improving, a bout with Nate Diaz will give him another chance to leave a mark with the fans with a victory over a former title contender.
Hector Lombard vs. (ideally) Johny Hendricks: After easily defeating the returning Josh Burkman, what in reality will happen is Lombard will most likely fight Rory MacDonald, but the fight that should happen in all fairness and even just interest is Lombard and Hendricks. Two hard-hitting guys with great grappling, what’s not to like?
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. John Moraga: Horiguchi continued his rise in the flyweight division with a victory over Louis Gaudinot. A victory over former title challenger John Moraga might be just enough to get him a shot at Demetrius Johnson’s belt.
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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