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UFC Fight Night 118 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Fight Scores, Attendance And Gate Numbers
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Darren Till blasted through the UFC's 170-pound Gatekeeper on Saturday in Gdansk, Poland when he thrashed Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in the first round. Blachowicz Chokes Out Clark Devin Clark showed a very low fight IQ throughout this bout. He consistently shot from distance and telegraphed each attempt. In the second round, Clark again shot and led with his head from a four or five feet away and Blachowicz was seemingly waiting on him. Kelleher and Stasiak's Spirited Battle There weren't a lot of high-action fights on the card, but the Brian Kelleher vs. Damian Stasiak bout was worthy of Fight of the Night. Josh Emmett's win over Felipe Arrantes registered a higher fight score, but it was completely one sided. Kelleher was in control of most of his bout, but Stasiak showed off his resolve. The latter was stopped with a punch from the clinch. Kelleher's well-rounded game could still make him a legitimate threat in the men's bantamweight division.
Submitted Oct 24, 2017 6:48PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Dan Hooker meets Mark Diakiese at UFC 219 in Las Vegas
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New Zealand lightweight Dan Hooker (14-7 MMA, 4-3 UFC) seeks the first two-fight UFC winning streak of his career when he takes on English prospect Marc Diakiese (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC).
Submitted Oct 23, 2017 10:59PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
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Referee Marc Goddard explains why he told Conor McGregor to move from cage side at UFC Gdansk
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Andre FIli was in top position on the ground against Artem Lobov in the second round of their fight when referee Marc Goddard paused the action briefly. Goddard walked over to the cage and told Conor McGregor, MMA’s biggest star and Lobov’s longtime teammate, to leave the area. McGregor, who was not a licensed corner, was shouting directions to Lobov outside the Octagon near where the action was taking place Saturday at UFC Gdansk in Poland.
Submitted Oct 22, 2017 2:16PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Anthony Hamilton vs. Adam Wieczorek off of UFC Gdansk, moved to UFC Sydney
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UFC Gdansk could not avoid the recent trend of last-minute fight card changes. On Friday, the UFC announced that a heavyweight bout between Anthony Hamilton and Adam Wieczorek has been rescheduled for a Nov. 18 UFC Fight Night event in Sydney, Australia.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 10:50PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
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Boston Salmon out of UFC Sao Paulo bout vs. Raoni Barcelos with injury
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The UFC’s next trip to Sao Paulo is down one fight. Boston Salmon has been forced to withdraw from his bantamweight bout opposite Brazil’s Raoni Barcelos at UFC Fight Night 119 on Oct. 28 in Sao Paulo, Brazil due to a left knee injury. The news was confirmed to MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz following a report by Combate.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 5:03PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek slated for UFC 219
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A welterweight fight featuring two rising stars is close to being added to UFC 219. Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek is slated for the Dec. 30 card, MMA Fighting has confirmed. The fight was first reported by Farah Hannoun.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 5:02PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
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Ovince Saint Preux steps in vs. Corey Anderson at UFC 217
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Ovince Saint Preux is a busy man these days. The light heavyweight contender from Tennessee is just coming off his UFC Japan victory over Yushin Okami on Sept. 23, but he’s getting right back into the Octagon. Saint Preux (21-10) will step in for Patrick Cummins and meet Corey Anderson at UFC 217 on Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial report Thursday by Newsday.
Submitted Oct 19, 2017 6:53PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Vitor Belfort announces fight vs. Uriah Hall for January 2018
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An intriguing middleweight bout appears to be set for early 2018. Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC) announced today on Instagram that he’s signed a bout agreement to fight Uriah Hall (13-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC).
Submitted Oct 19, 2017 11:46AM by JLS - 4 comments
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Vicente Luque replaces injured Luan Chagas against Niko Price at UFC Sao Paulo
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Niko Price has a new opponent for UFC’s upcoming event in Brazil. With Luan Chagas sidelined due to a broken foot, Price is now set to meet Vicente Luque in Sao Paulo on Oct. 28, the promotion announced Wednesday. Combate first reported the change.
Submitted Oct 18, 2017 5:14PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Alex Caceres vs Wang Guan, Li Jingliang vs Zak Ottow official for UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai
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Next month’s UFC Fight Night 122 event in mainland China has two new additions. Officials formally announced featherweights Alex Caceres (13-10 MMA, 8-8 UFC) vs. Wang Guan (16-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and welterweights Li Jingliang (13-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Zak Ottow (15-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC). Dutch site mmadna.nl first reported the fights. UFC Fight Night 122 which takes place Nov. 25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass, though the full lineup hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Oct 18, 2017 5:11PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Aljamain Sterling vs. Rani Yahya added to UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno
A bantamweight contest that could prove a pretty interesting grappling affair has been added to UFC Fight Night 123. UFC officials announced that Aljamain Sterling (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Rany Yahya (24-9 MMA, 9-3 UFC) will square off at the event, which takes place Dec. 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. The night’s complete bout order has yet to be revealed, but the main card airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 18, 2017 1:01AM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
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Michelle Waterson vs. Tecia Torres booked for UFC 218
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Tecia Torres has been asking for a karate vs. karate matchup and that’s what she’s going to get. Torres will take on Michelle Waterson at UFC 218 on Dec. 2 in Detroit, the UFC confirmed with MMA Fighting on Tuesday. ESPN first reported the big strawweight fight.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 4:20PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
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Damien Brown meets Frank Camacho at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney
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The UFC’s return to Australia next month continues to build with the addition of a lightweight fight. Australia’s Damien Brown (17-10 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will take on Frank Camacho (20-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 121. Camacho announced the fight on a recent video blog after an initial report from mma-today.com.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 12:49PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Poland's Salim Touahri replaces Jim Wallhead vs. Warlley Alves at UFC Fight Night 118
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Warlley Alves will stay on this week’s UFC card in Poland, and he’ll do so against a short-notice home-country replacement. UFC welterweight newcomer Salim Touahri (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in for Jim Wallhead (29-11 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and will meet Alves (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 118 on Saturday. MMAjunkie confirmed the booking with Touahri’s team following an initial report from Combate. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 6:19PM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
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Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz targeted for UFC Fight Night 121
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The UFC is targeting a do-over for Will Brooks and Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 121. A Brooks team member today told MMAjunkie the two will be rebooked for next month’s UFC return to Australia. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 6:10PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
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Jason Knight says he's fighting Gabriel Benitez at UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno
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Fan favorite “Mississippi Mean” is headed to California. Jason Knight (20-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) today announced he’s slated to fight fellow featherweight Gabriel Benitez (19-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 123 (via Instagram):
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 3:37PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
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Ex-UFC fighter Ian McCall joins Rizin's batamweight grand prix, debuts DEC. 29
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Due to an infamous run of bad luck, Ian McCall has fought just once since July 2014. But that could soon change – in a big way. Officials today announced McCall (13-5-1), a former UFC flyweight contender who’s No. 13 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, has joined the organization’s world bantamweight grand prix as a wild card and is set for a promotional debut at Rizin FF 8. “Rizin FF 8: World Grand Prix 2nd Round” takes place Dec. 29 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and it streams in North America on FITE TV. McCall, who could now fight three times in just three days, meets 23-year-old Portuguese fighter Manel Kape (7-1), who scored a knockout win over Erson Yamamoto this past weekend at Rizin FF 7 in an opening-round matchup. McCall vs. Kape is one of four quarterfinal-round matchups slated for Rizin FF 8.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 2:47PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
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Jim Wallhead out at UFC Fight Night 118, promotion seeks new foe for Warlley Alves
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British vet “Judo” Jim Wallhead (29-11 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from next week’s UFC Fight Night 118 event, and matchmakers are seeking a new opponent for Warlley Alves (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC). MMAjunkie today confirmed the Wallhead injury with UFC officials.
Submitted Oct 15, 2017 8:31PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Erick Silva vs. Jordan Mein added to UFC on FOX 26
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The flurry of additions to UFC on FOX 26 continued into Friday afternoon, as a welterweight tilt between exciting veterans Erick Silva and Jordan Mein was officially announced for the Dec. 16 card in Winnipeg, Canada. Both Silva (19-8, 1 NC) and Mein (29-12) have recently hit rough patches in their careers, losing a combined six of their last seven contests.
Submitted Oct 14, 2017 3:10AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Godbeer-Harris rebooked for UFC 217, Hendricks-Borrachinha rounds out main card
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A heavyweight matchup expected to take place at UFC 216 has been booked again for UFC 217, instead. UFC officials today announced that Mark Godbeer and Walt Harris fill face off on the FS1-televised prelims of next month’s UFC 217 event, which takes place Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York. With the new contest, a middleweight matchup between Johny Hendricks (18-7 MMA, 13-7 UFC) and Paulo Borrachinha (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has been moved up to the evening’s pay-per-view main card.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017 11:57PM by Leonstolzz - 5 comments
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