Monday, March 24, 2014

UFC 173: Weidman vs. Machida' lineup finalized

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
  • Champ Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida – for middleweight title
  • Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic
  • T.J. Dillashaw vs. Takeya Mizugaki
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno
  • James Krause vs. Jamie Varner
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Chris Holdsworth vs. Kyung Ho Kang
  • Mitch Clarke vs. Al Iaquinta
  • Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
  • Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann
  • Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia
  • Jingliang Li vs. Danny Mitchell

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ronda Rousey would fight at a catchweight, but only against Gina Carano

“I would love that. I’ve always said that, I never would’ve found women’s MMA if I hadn’t seen her fight,” Rousey told reporters in Dallas on Friday.
“To fight her would be a real honor and I think that’d be a milestone for the sport. But, I mean, you can’t fight for anyone but yourself. I wouldn’t want her to fight for any other reason than if she wants to fight. It’s a personal decision for everyone.”

UFC 171 results: Johny Hendricks wins welterweight title against gritty Robbie Lawler

  • Johny Hendricks def. Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
  • Tyron Woodley def. Carlos Condit via TKO (injury) – Round 2, 2:00
  • Myles Jury def. Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Ovince St. Preux def. Nikita Krylov via submission (Von Flue choke) – Round 1, 1:29
  • Kelvin Gastelum def. Rick Story via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Jessica Andrade def. Raquel Pennington via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Dennis Bermudez def. Jimy Hettes via TKO (knee) – Round 3, 2:57
  • Alex Garcia def. Sean Spencer via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Frank Trevino def. Renee Forte via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Justin Scoggins def. Will Campuzano via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Sean Strickland def. Robert McDaniel via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:33
  • Robert Whiteford def. Daniel Pineda via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
“Robbie’s f—ing tough,” Hendricks said. “I feel very blessed. The fifth round, I knew I had to win it. I hope my right arm starts working. Robbie’s a tough dude. I’m not going to take anything away from him. This guy’s a stud, and I promise I’m going to be facing him again. When I do, I hope I put on a better performance.”

Sunday, March 9, 2014

White confirms Alexander Gustafsson No. 1, meets winner of Jones-Teixeira

“If Jones wins, we have a nasty rematch,” White said at the post-event press conference at London’s O2 Arena. “If he doesn’t, then it’s [Gustafsson] and Glover Teixeira.”

“Jon Jones, I want my title shot again,” Gustafsson said. “I’m right here. Whenever you want.”

Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) and Teixeira (22-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) meet at  UFC 172 on April 26 at Baltimore’s Baltimore Arena. 

Video: Alexander Gustafsson full fight video highlights, call out of Jon Jones

Friday, March 7, 2014

UFC Fight Night 37 official weigh-in results: Headliners Gustafsson (204), Manuwa (205) set

The full UFC Fight Night 37 weigh-in results include:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 3 p.m. ET)
  • Alexander Gustafsson (204) vs. Jimi Manuwa (205)
  • Melvin Guillard (156) vs. Michael Johnson (155)
  • Brad Pickett (125) vs. Neil Seery (125)
  • Omari Akhmedov (170) vs. Gunnar Nelson (170)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 12:30 p.m. ET)
  • Cyrille Diabate (205) vs. Ilir Latifi (205)
  • Luke Barnatt (186) vs. Mats Nilsson (184)
  • Brad Scott (186) vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva (185)
  • Roland Delorme (134) vs. Davey Grant (136)
  • Igor Araujo (171) vs. Danny Mitchell (170)
  • Louis Gaudinot (126) vs. Phil Harris (125)