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Hello friends, I'm back! As some already know I did some UFC dynasties that were successful here in the forum, but now I want to do something not only with the UFC. I want to make a dynasty with all the organizations, with only results.

Again I will use the name Sherdog.com, which is the world's largest MMA site, so that whoever accompanies the dynasty feel as if reading the site.

How will it work

Organizations

I chose 2 Companies: UFC and Bellator MMA. Which are the largest companies at the moment and on an international level.

These companies will get news more often and play-by-play.

The other organizations around the world will only have the results and some news of the cards.

Fighters

News such as: Marking of fights, Hiring, Retirement, Hiatus, injuries, suspension (Doping and Medical Assistance) and contract renewal.

I will follow the same importance of organizations, the more important the fighter, the more news he will.

For those who accompany the site know that they do some good stuff and even I intend to reproduce ...

I will always be updating when I have time. Most of the time it will be Tuesday and Thursday.

I hope you like it and leave your comments, tips and suggestions.

Here we go?
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Yes! Welcome back!
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I'm a big fan of those watcher series ! Will keep an eye
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SHERDOG RANKINGS - MAY 2018


Sherdog comes with yet another ranking update of the month. In May we will have fights of great importance in several divisions in the two largest organizations of the moment.
Amanda Nunes will defend her women’s bantamweight crown against Raquel Pennington in the UFC 224 main event on May 12 in Rio de Janeiro; surging welterweight Kamaru Usman will lock horns with 2007 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships gold medalist Demian Maia atop UFC Fight Night 129 on May 19 in Santiago, Chile; Rafael Carvalho will put his Bellator MMA middleweight championship on the line against Gegard Mousasi in the Bellator 200 co-headliner on May 25 in London; and the unbeaten Darren Till will take on perennial 170-pound contender Stephen Thompson in the marquee matchup at UFC Fight Night 130 on May 27 in Liverpool, England.

HEAVYWEIGHT
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
MIDDLEWEIGHT
WELTERWEIGHT
LIGHTWEIGHT
FEATHERWEIGHT
BANTAMWEIGHT
FLYWEIGHT
WOMEN'S FEATHERWEIGHT
WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT
WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT
WOMEN'S STRAWWEIGHT
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Week 1 - May 2018



Dana White: GSP vs. Nate Diaz, Alexander Gustafsson vs. Luke Rockhold Targeted for UFC 227


In Dana White’s perfect world, UFC 227 has a chance to be one of 2018’s biggest events.

The Aug. 4 card, which takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, has already confirmed a bantamweight title rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt. However, the pay-per-view portion of the card could be in line for a significant boost in star power, as White revealed on the ”UFC Unfiltered” podcast that the promotion is hoping to book Georges St. Pierre vs. Nate Diaz and Alexander Gustafsson vs. Luke Rockhold for UFC 227.

One key point of interest: St. Pierre and Diaz would compete at lightweight instead of welterweight. Meanwhile, Gustafsson vs. Rockhold would be at light heavyweight, as Rockhold, the former middleweight champion, has hinted at a move up in weight in recent months.

“It is true, and they [St. Pierre and Diaz] would fight at 155 pounds,” White said. “There are rumors that we were doing Gustafsson versus Rockhold. That is true, but that is not for the interim title. That’s false.”

Last week, reports surfaced that Diaz was in talks to make his Octagon return at UFC 227, although no opponent was mentioned. The Stockton, Calif., native hasn’t fought since losing a majority decision to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in August 2016.

“We’ve been offering Nate Diaz fights for however long,” White said. “In his contract, and Nick Diaz, I have to give them three fights a year. Per the contract, I need to give them three fights a year. If I fail to give them three fights a year then I have to pay them. I have honored my contract with those guys. They turn down the fights, which extends their contracts. But we are working right now to try to put together a Georges St-Pierre versus Nate Diaz fight.”

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Gunnar Nelson Announces Withdrawal from UFC Fight Night Liverpool Due to Knee Injury



Gunnar Nelson has been forced to pull out of a proposed welterweight clash with Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 130 due to a knee injury.

The Iceland native announced his withdrawal Sunday on Facebook. UFC Fight Night 130 takes place on May 27 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England and is headlined by a 170-pound tilt pitting Stephen Thompson against Darren Till. The promotion has not announced a replacement opponent for Magny.

Nelson last appeared at UFC Fight Night 113, where he suffered a first-round knockout loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio on July 16. The 29-year-old SBG Ireland representative owns a 6-3 record in UFC competition.

UFC is looking for an opponent for Magny, so he can remain on the Liverpool card but nothing official has been announced yet.

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Chad Mendes Returns from 2-Year Suspension, Meets Myles Jury at UFC Fight Night Boise



Chad Mendes has nearly completed his two-year USADA suspension and will return to the Octagon against Myles Jury at UFC Fight Night 133.

The Las Vegas-based promotion confirmed the featherweight pairing on Monday. The previously reported heavyweight headliner pitting Junior dos Santos against Blagoy Ivanov was also made official, as was a lightweight clash between Paul Felder and James Vick.

UFC Fight Night 133 takes place at the CenturyLine Arena in Boise, Idaho on July 14.

Mendes received a two-year sanction in July after testing positive for growth hormone. The Team Alpha Male standout claimed that he never knowingly took performance enhancing drugs and blamed the failed drug test on a skin cream used to treat plaque psoriasis. The 33-year-old last appeared at “The Ultimate Fighter 22” finale, where he suffered first-round knockout loss to Frankie Edgar.

Jury, meanwhile, is coming off a 2-0 campaign in 2017. The 29-year-old defeated Mike da la Torre via first-round TKO at UFC 210 before outpointing Rick Glenn at UFC 219 this past December.

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UFC UNVEILS LIGHTWEIGHT, FEATHERWEIGHT CAST FOR ‘THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 27: UNDEFEATED



The cast for the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter” has been revealed.

Over the weekend, the UFC announced the 16-man lineup for “TUF 27: Undefeated.” The cast will feature eight lightweights and eight featherweights, all of whom enter the reality show with undefeated records.

The winner in each weight class will receive a six-figure contract with the UFC.

The show will be coached by heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight king Daniel Cormier. Miocic will then defend his title against Cormier in the UFC 226 headliner at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 7.

”The Ultimate Fighter 27” cast:

Lightweights
Thai Clark (7-0) (USA)
Joe Giannetti (6-0) (USA)
John Gunther (3-0) (USA)
Jose Martinez (4-0) (USA)
Luis Pena (2-0) (USA)
Richie Smullen (3-0) (Ireland)
Michael Trizano (6-0) (USA)
Allan Zuniga (13-0) (Costa Rica)

Featherweights
Jay Cucciniello (8-0) (England)
Tyler Diamond (9-0) (USA)
Brad Katona (6-0) (Canada)
Bryce Mitchell (9-0) (USA)
Suman Mokhtarian (8-0) (Australia)
Gregg Dulani Perry (4-0) (USA)
Kyler Phillips (5-0) (USA)
Ricky Steele (5-0) (USA)

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UFC / Bellator cards in May

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UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington
Date: May 12, 2018
Venue: Jeunesse Arena
Local: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Main Event

Women's Bantamweight Championship Bout: (C) Amanda Nunes (15-4) vs. (#4) Raquel Pennington (9-5)

Co-Main Event

Middleweight Bout: (#5) Ronaldo Souza (25-5-1 NC) vs. (#6) Kelvin Gastelum (14-3-1 NC)

Women's Flyweight Bout: Mackenzie Dern (6-0) vs. Amanda Bobby Cooper (3-3)

Bantamweight Bout: (#7) John Lineker (30-8) vs. Brian Kelleher(19-8)

Middleweight Bout: Vitor Belfort (26-13-1 NC) vs. Lyoto Machida (23-8)

Preliminary Card

Middleweight Bout: Cezar Ferreira (12-6) vs. Karl Roberson (6-0)

Heavyweight Bout: Alexey Oleynik (55-11-1) vs. Junior Albini (14-3)

Lightweight Bout: Davi Ramos (7-2) vs. Nick Hein (14-2-1 NC)

Welterweight Bout: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (18-5) vs. Sean Strickland (19-2)

Welterweight Bout: Warlley Alves (11-2) vs. Sultan Aliev (14-2)

Middleweight Bout: Thales Leites (27-8) vs. Jack Hermansson (16-4)

Welterweight Bout: Alberto Mina (13-0) vs. Ramazan Emeev (16-3)

Middleweight Bout: Markus Perez (9-1) vs. Marcelo Guimaraes (9-2-1)

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Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo

Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo
Date: May 12, 2018
Venue: SAP Center
Local: San José, California, USA


Main Event

Heavyweight Bout: (#3 LHW) Ryan Bader (25-4) vs. Muhammad Lawal (21-6-1 NC)

Co-Main Event

Welterweight Bout: Jon Fitch (30-7-1-1 NC) vs. Paul Daley (40-15-2)

Heavyweight Bout: Cheick Kongo (27-10-2) vs. Javy Ayala (10-6)

Lightweight Bout: Carrington Banks (7-0) vs. Adam Piccolotti (9-2)

Featherweight Bout: Aaron Pico (2-1) vs. Cris Williams (3-1)

Preliminary Card

Welterweight Bout: James Terry (19-9) vs. Ricky Rainey (13-5)

Middleweight Bout: A.J. Matthews (9-7) vs. Mike Rhodes (10-5)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Vadim Nemkov (9-2) vs. Jordan Young (8-0)

Women's Flyweight Bout: Morgan Solis (2-2) vs. Bruna Vargas (2-1)

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UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman

UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman
Date: May 19, 2018
Venue: Movistar Arena
Local: Santiago, Chile


Main Event

Welterweight Bout: (#8) Demian Maia (25-8) vs. (#10) Kamaru Usman (12-1)

Co-Main Event

Women's Strawweight Bout: Alexa Grasso (10-1) vs. Tatiana Suarez (5-0)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Jared Cannonier (10-3) vs. Dominick Reyes (8-0)

Women's Flyweight Bout: Andrea Lee (8-2) vs. Veronica Macedo (5-1-1)

Featherweight Bout: Diego Rivas (7-1) vs. Guido Cannetti (7-3)

Welterweight Bout: Vicente Luque (12-6-1) vs. Chad Laprise (13-2)

Preliminary Card

Welterweight Bout: Zak Cummings (21-5) vs. Michel Prazeres (24-2)

Flyweight Bout: (#9) Brandon Moreno (14-4) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (18-3)

Women's Strawweight Bout: Poliana Botelho (6-1) vs. Syuri Kondo (6-0)

Featherweight Bout: Humberto Bandenay (14-4-1 NC) vs. Gabriel Benitez (20-6)

Featherweight Bout: Enrique Barzola (14-3-1) vs. Brandon Davis (9-3)

Bantamweight Bout: Enrique Briones (16-7-1) vs. Frankie Saenz (12-5)

Lightweight Bout: Claudio Puelles (7-2) vs. Felipe Silva (8-1)

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Bellator 200: Cro Cop vs. Nelson

Bellator 200: Cro Cop vs. Nelson
Date: May 25, 2018
Venue: SSE Arena
Local: London, England


Main Event

Heavyweight Bout: Mirko Filipovic (36-12-2-1 NC) vs. Roy Nelson (23-15)

Co-Main Event

Middleweight Championship Bout: (C) Rafael Carvalho (15-1) vs. (#8) Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2)

Welterweight Bout: Michael Page (12-0) vs. David Rickels (19-4-2 NC)

Light Heavyweight Bout: (#5) Phil Davis (18-4-1 NC) vs. Linton Vassell (18-6-1 NC)

Women's Flyweight Bout: Anastasia Yankova (5-0) vs. Kate Jackson (9-3-1)

Preliminary Card

Middleweight Bout: Charlie Ward (4-3) vs. Romero Cotton (2-0)

Women's Featherweight Bout: Sinead Kavanagh (5-2) vs. Amber Leibrock (2-1)

Welterweight Bout: Ion Pascu (17-8) vs. Yaroslav Amosov (19-0)

Heavyweight Bout: James Thompson (20-17-1 NC) vs. Carl Seumanutafa (11-8)

Lightweight Bout: Luka Jelcic (10-3) vs. Mihail Nica (8-1)

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UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till

UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till
Date: May 26, 2018
Venue: Echo Arena
Local: Liverpool, England


Main Event

Welterweight Bout: (#4) Stephen Thompson (14-2-1) vs. Darren Till (16-0-1)

Co-Main Event

Welterweight Bout: Neil Magny (20-6) vs. TBA

Featherweight Bout; Arnold Allen (12-1) vs. Mads Burnell (9-2)

Middleweight Bout: Elias Theodorou (14-2) vs. Trevor Smith (15-7)

Featherweight Bout: Jason Knight (20-4) vs. Makwan Amirkhani (13-3)

Middleweight Bout: Daniel Kelly (13-3) vs. Tom Breese (10-1)

Preliminary Card

Welterweight Bout: Claudio Henrique da Silva (11-1) vs. Nordine Taleb (14-4)

Bantamweight: Davey Grant (10-3) vs. Manny Bermudez (11-0)

Welterweight Bout: Bradley Scott (11-5) vs. Salim Touahri (10-2)

Women's Bantamweight Bout: Gina Mazany (5-1) vs. Lina Lansberg (7-3)

Middleweight Bout: Darren Stewart (7-3-1 NC) vs. Eric Spicely (10-3)

Women's Flyweight: Gillian Robertson (4-2) vs. TBA

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Week 2 - May 2018

Brad Tavares vs. Israel Adesanya to Headline ‘The Ultimate Fighter 27’ Finale




Israel Adesanya will take a major step up in competition when he faces Brad Tavares in the main event of "The Ultimate Fighter 27" finale.

The promotion announced the matchup on Monday. The “TUF 27” finale takes place at the Pearl Theatre in Las Vegas on July 6 and will also feature the featherweight and lightweight finals from the current season of the reality show.

Adesanya has kicked off his pro career with 13 consecutive triumphs, including two under the UFC banner. After dispatching Rob Wilkinson via second-round TKO in his Octagon debut at UFC 221, “The Last Stylebender” captured a split verdict over Marvin Vettori in his sophomore outing at UFC on Fox 29. The win over Vetori was the first fight that Adesanya was unable to stop via knockout or technical knockout.

Tavares enters the matchup on a four-bout winning streak. Most recently, the 30-year-old Hawaiian scored a third-round technical knockout of Krzysztof Jotko at UFC on Fox 29. Tavares has compiled an 11-4 record in the UFC since beginning his tenure with the Las Vegas-based organization in 2011.

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Jorge Masvidal Replaces Injured Gunnar Nelson, Meets Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 130



Jorge Masvidal will replace the injured Gunnar Nelson and face Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 130..

Multiple outlets confirmed the booking on Tuesday following an initial report from Combate.. Nelson withdrew from the welterweight contest after injuring his knee in training..

Masvidal, 33, comes from two straight losses to Demian Maia and Stephen Thompson.

Magny, meanwhile, it comes from a decision victory over Carlos Condit.

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Ilima-Lei Macfaralane to Defend Flyweight Title vs. Alejandra Lara in Bellator 201 Headliner



Ilima-Lei Macfarlane will make her first flyweight title defense against Alejandra Lara in the Bellator 201 main event.

Promotion officials announced the matchup on Tuesday. Bellator 201 takes place at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California, on June 29 and will also include another 125-pound clash between Valerie Letourneau and Bruna Ellen.

Macfarlane has been victorious in her first seven professional outings, six of which have occurred under the Bellator MMA banner. She claimed the inaugural flyweight belt with a fifth-round submission of Emily Ducote at Bellator 186 on Nov. 3. Four of Macfarlane’s last five wins have come via tapout.

A native of Medellin, Colombia, Lara made her promotional debut at Bellator 190, where she submitted Lena Ovchynnikova with a rear-naked choke 4:09 into the third round. The 23-year-old owns a 7-1 career mark, with all but one of her victories coming inside the distance.

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Lucie Pudilova Replaces Lina Lansberg, Meets Gina Mazani at UFC Fight Night England




Lucie Pudilova will step in for Lina Lansberg and face Gina Mazani at UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool, England..

Promotion officials confirmed the change on Tuesday. Lansberg withdrew from the matchup has suffered an injury in training.

UFC Fight Night 130 takes place at Echo Arena on May 27 and is headlined by a welterweight tilt between Stephen Thompson and Darren Till.

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UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington
Date: May 12, 2018
Venue: Jeunesse Arena
Local: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Main Event

Women's Bantamweight Championship Bout: (C) Amanda Nunes (15-4) vs. (#4) Raquel Pennington (9-5)

Co-Main Event

Middleweight Bout: (#5) Ronaldo Souza (25-5-1 NC) vs. (#6) Kelvin Gastelum (14-3-1 NC)

Women's Flyweight Bout: Mackenzie Dern (6-0) vs. Amanda Bobby Cooper (3-3)

Bantamweight Bout: (#7) John Lineker (30-8) vs. Brian Kelleher(19-8)

Middleweight Bout: Vitor Belfort (26-13-1 NC) vs. Lyoto Machida (23-8)

Preliminary Card

Middleweight Bout: Cezar Ferreira (12-6) vs. Karl Roberson (6-0)

Heavyweight Bout: Alexey Oleynik (55-11-1) vs. Junior Albini (14-3)

Lightweight Bout: Davi Ramos (7-2) vs. Nick Hein (14-2-1 NC)

Welterweight Bout: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (18-5) vs. Sean Strickland (19-2)

Welterweight Bout: Warlley Alves (11-2) vs. Sultan Aliev (14-2)

Middleweight Bout: Thales Leites (27-8) vs. Jack Hermansson (16-4)

Welterweight Bout: Alberto Mina (13-0) vs. Ramazan Emeev (16-3)

Middleweight Bout: Markus Perez (9-1) vs. Marcelo Guimaraes (9-2-1)

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Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo

Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo
Date: May 12, 2018
Venue: SAP Center
Local: San José, California, USA

Main Event

Heavyweight Bout: (#3 LHW) Ryan Bader (25-4) vs. Muhammad Lawal (21-6-1 NC)

Co-Main Event

Welterweight Bout: Jon Fitch (30-7-1-1 NC) vs. Paul Daley (40-15-2)

Heavyweight Bout: Cheick Kongo (27-10-2) vs. Javy Ayala (10-6)

Lightweight Bout: Carrington Banks (7-0) vs. Adam Piccolotti (9-2)

Featherweight Bout: Aaron Pico (2-1) vs. Cris Williams (3-1)

Preliminary Card

Welterweight Bout: James Terry (19-9) vs. Ricky Rainey (13-5)

Middleweight Bout: A.J. Matthews (9-7) vs. Mike Rhodes (10-5)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Vadim Nemkov (9-2) vs. Jordan Young (8-0)

Women's Flyweight Bout: Morgan Solis (2-2) vs. Bruna Vargas (2-1)
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If you accept predictions, I will predict as well !

Keep up the great work ! Great read so far
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If you accept predictions, I will predict as well !

Keep up the great work ! Great read so far

Of course you can join. place your prediction after weighing the events.
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The Ultimate Fighter 27: Undefeated Team Miocic vs. Team Cormier



EPISODE 1

- Dana White meets with the coaches and fighters to choose the teams.

- Dana White flips the coin, and Team Miocic pick first fighters and Team Cormier gets to choose the first fight.

TEAM MIOCIC

Lightweight

Michael Trizano (6-0)

Jose Martinez (4-0)

Richie Smullen (3-0)

Thai Clark (7-0)

Featherweight

Bryce Mitchell (9-0)

Ricky Steele (5-0)

Suman Mokhtarian (8-0)

Gregg Dulani Perry (4-0)


TEAM CORMIER

Lightweight

Luis Pena (2-0)

Joe Giannetti (6-0)

John Gunther (3-0)

Allan Zuniga (13-0)

Featherweight

Tyler Diamond (9-0)

Jay Cucciniello (8-0)

Brad Katona (6-0)

Kyler Phillips (5-0)

- After choosing teams, begins the preparation of teams for the first fight this season.

- Team Cormier has the choice of the first fight, which will be between...

Lightweight Bout

Michael Trizano (6-0) VS. Allan Zuniga (13-0)

Round 1
Round one begins! We start with a touch of gloves. Trizano comes forward, walking down Zuniga. Trizano moves into the pocket. Trizano connects with a nice jab and then he lands a right hand. The two fighters engage with strikes but nothing significant lands. The two fighters engage with strikes but neither lands anything worthwhile. Trizano comes forward on the attack. Zuniga fires off a counter jab. Trizano lands a left hand and then he lands a sick right head kick! Zuniga is knocked down by that shot! Trizano knows that this is a golden opportunity and quickly pounces on Zuniga, looking to finish him off by raining down punches! Trizano pounds away, landing several great shots that rock Zuniga! The referee pulls Trizano away, stopping the fight! The winner, by TKO; Michael Trizano!

Official Result: Michael 'The Lone Wolf' Trizano defeats Allan 'Tigre' Zuniga (TKO (Strikes) in 1:28 of round 1.

- Now let's first featherweight fight this season.

Featherweight Bout

Suman Mokhtarian (8-0) VS. Tyler Diamond (9-0)

Round 1
The fight begins! Diamond shoots in for a takedown. He has the takedown! Mokhtarian pulls guard. Mokhtarian grabbed a guillotine off the takedown though; Diamond is now the one in trouble! The guillotine is applied, but Diamond stubbornly holds on and does not tap! The guillotine must not be completely applied, otherwise this would be over. The hold is released, Mokhtarian realised that he was gassing his arms on an attempt that wasn't going to finish the fight. For the moment Diamond is content to just throw a couple of punches to the body. Diamond throws several small strikes at Mokhtarian, always keeping close body-to-body contact so that he has no space to work with. Mokhtarian reaches up and tries to lock up an arm. Diamond blocks it. Diamond fires off a few punches. Diamond punches down at Mokhtarian, but they are easily taken on the gloves. Mokhtarian tries to sweep Diamond but can't do it. Not giving his opponent any room to work, Diamond keeps close body-to-body contact while throwing short strikes to the head and body. Mokhtarian attempts to grab an arm of Diamond from the bottom of the guard. Mokhtarian cannot secure the arm. The lack of progress forces the referee to stand the fighters back up. Diamond shoots in, looking for a takedown. The takedown is successful, Mokhtarian pulls guard. Diamond doesn't posture up, perhaps wary of submissions, instead using small strikes while keeping his head on his opponent's chest. Mokhtarian tries to ensnare an arm. Diamond fends off Mokhtarian, and doesn't give up an arm. Round one is brought to an end as time runs out.

That was a quality round and the fans are really getting into this.

I think Diamond took that round, 10-9 on my score card.

Round 2
And here we go, round two! Mokhtarian fails to find a home for his jab, but then catches Diamond with a right hook. Mokhtarian throws a punch but Diamond was equal to it. Mokhtarian steps in and grapples with his opponent. Mokhtarian looks to set up a judo throw. Mokhtarian can't get the throw, as Diamond wrestles his way into a dominant position. With control of the clinch, Diamond tries to complete a takedown. Mokhtarian cannot stop the takedown and has to pull half guard. Diamond pounds away on Mokhtarian but doesn't do much damage. Mokhtarian tries to transition to full guard, but can't manage it. Diamond fires away with punches, but Mokhtarian doesn't take any undue damage. Using an underhook to set it up, Mokhtarian looks to scramble for position. There wasn't enough separation though, Diamond is able to catch him and secure side control. We are now at the halfway point of the round. Diamond throws a few strikes, but is clearly slowing things down so that he can catch his breath. Mokhtarian tries to transition to a guard, but can't manage it. Diamond throws a few strikes, but is clearly slowing things down so that he can catch his breath. Mokhtarian tries to transition to a guard, but can't manage it. We have one minute of the round remaining. Diamond throws a few strikes, but they are without venom. Diamond fires away with punches, but does little in the way of damage. Mokhtarian tries to move to guard, but Diamond doesn't allow it. The time runs out on round two.

I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Diamond.

By my scorecard, Mokhtarian really needs a finish in this final round or he will lose the fight.

Round 3
It’s round and we are back underway. Diamond chooses to shoot in on Mokhtarian. He has the takedown! Mokhtarian pulls guard. Diamond left his neck exposed though, and Mokhtarian grabbed a guillotine on the way down! Diamond gets caught in a guillotine, but is not tapping! Mokhtarian must not have it totally sunk in. Mokhtarian finally gives it up and lets go, but may have gassed his arms in the submission attempt. Wary of the submission threat of his opponent, Diamond keeps very tight to Mokhtarian, peppering him with short strikes. Mokhtarian tries a sweep from the bottom of the guard, but doesn't budge Diamond. Diamond doesn't posture up, perhaps wary of submissions, instead using small strikes while keeping his head on his opponent's chest. Diamond leans back to avoid a couple of wild swings from Mokhtarian. Diamond throws a few right hands to the body. Mokhtarian tries a sweep from the bottom of the guard, but doesn't budge Diamond. We move into the second half of this round. Diamond throws a few relatively weak right hands. Perhaps wary of submissions, Diamond keeps extremely tight to Mokhtarian and peppers him with short punches. Mokhtarian gets the double underhooks in and pulls Diamond close, controlling him well. The lengthy period of stalemate results in the referee standing them both back up. The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left. Diamond shoots in for a takedown. The takedown is completed, Mokhtarian is on his back and pulls guard. Diamond throws a few right hands as he takes a moment to plan ahead. Not giving his opponent any room to work, Diamond keeps close body-to-body contact while throwing short strikes to the head and body. Diamond blocks an attempted sweep. We reach the time limit and this fight is over.

That round goes to Diamond, 10-9 on my card.

The judges' scores are now being announced. All three judges have scored it 30-27.

Tyler Diamond wins by unanimous decision!

Official Result: Tyler Diamond defeats Suman Mokhtarian (Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3.


A victory for each side. Time Cormier takes the choice for the next episode.

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UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington - Press Conference



- Nunes said it is a dream to defend his title in Brazil and that will maintain the belt.

- Pennington said he has been through a lot of difficulties lately, and winning the title would be a great restart.

- Jacare said he has a lot of respect for Gastelum and believes that the winner will receive the title shot

- Gastelum says he respects Jacare Souza a lot, and that he loves coming to fight in Brazil.

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UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington
Date: May 12, 2018
Venue: Jeunesse Arena
Local: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Main Event

Women's Bantamweight Championship Bout: (C) Amanda Nunes (135 lbs) vs. (#4) Raquel Pennington (135 lbs)

Co-Main Event

Middleweight Bout: (#5) Ronaldo Souza (185 lbs) vs. (#6) Kelvin Gastelum (185 lbs)

Women's Flyweight Bout: Mackenzie Dern (125 lbs) vs. Amanda Bobby Cooper (125 lbs)

Bantamweight Bout: (#7) John Lineker (135 lbs) vs. Brian Kelleher(135 lbs)

Middleweight Bout: Vitor Belfort (185 lbs) vs. Lyoto Machida (185 lbs)

Preliminary Card

Middleweight Bout: Cezar Ferreira (185 lbs) vs. Karl Roberson (185 lbs)

Heavyweight Bout: Alexey Oleynik (55-11-1) vs. Junior Albini (14-3)

Lightweight Bout: Davi Ramos (155 lbs) vs. Nick Hein (155 lbs)

Welterweight Bout: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170 lbs) vs. Sean Strickland (170 lbs)

Welterweight Bout: Warlley Alves (170 lbs) vs. Sultan Aliev (170 lbs)

Middleweight Bout: Thales Leites (185 lbs) vs. Jack Hermansson (185 lbs)

Welterweight Bout: Alberto Mina (170 lbs) vs. Ramazan Emeev (170 lbs)

Middleweight Bout: Markus Perez (185 lbs) vs. Marcelo Guimaraes (185 lbs)

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Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo - Press Conference



- Bader said it will be a dream come true to be champion in two divisions, and so entered the GP.

- King Mo said he thinks Bader very limited and that will crush him.


- Jon Fitch stated that he has come to be a strong challenger in the division.

- Paul Daley said that Fitch does not have a good chin, and that the knockout will be a matter of time.

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Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo
Date: May 12, 2018
Venue: SAP Center
Local: San José, California, USA


Main Event

Heavyweight Bout: (#3 LHW) Ryan Bader (25-4) vs. Muhammad Lawal (21-6-1 NC)

Co-Main Event

Welterweight Bout: Jon Fitch (170 lbs) vs. Paul Daley (170 lbs)

Heavyweight Bout: Cheick Kongo (27-10-2) vs. Javy Ayala (10-6)

Lightweight Bout: Carrington Banks (155 lbs) vs. Adam Piccolotti (155 lbs)

Featherweight Bout: Aaron Pico (145 lbs) vs. Cris Williams (145 lbs)

Preliminary Card

Welterweight Bout: James Terry (170 lbs) vs. Ricky Rainey (170 lbs)

Middleweight Bout: A.J. Matthews (185 lbs) vs. Mike Rhodes (185 lbs)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Vadim Nemkov (205 lbs) vs. Jordan Young (205 lbs)

Women's Flyweight Bout: Morgan Solis (125 lbs) vs. Bruna Vargas (125 lbs)

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UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington - Play by Play

Main Card

Middleweight Bout: Vitor Belfort (26-13-1 NC) vs. Lyoto Machida (23-8)

The main card opens with Vitor 'The Phenom' Belfort taking on Lyoto 'The Dragon' Machida.

Yves Lavigne is the referee for this fight.

Belfort and Machida, being in front of a home crowd, gets a loud cheer as he enters.

Round 1
We are underway! The fighters touch gloves. The two fighters come together and strike but it's really tentative and nothing comes of it. Both fighters step in to strike. Belfort misses with a big left hand, allowing Machida to counter with a right jab and a kick to the lead leg. Both fighters meet in the center. Machida hits a jab but can't make contact on a left head kick. Belfort misses a jab but hits a left cross. An exchange of blows comes and goes without either fighter really landing anything significant. They come together and strike. Belfort scores with a right hook. Machida lands a leg kick. An exchange of strikes does not produce any damage. Both fighters meet in the center. Both fighters strike but nobody manages to land. Machida has a left hook blocked. Belfort has a left hand blocked. We go past the halfway point of this round. They exchange a few strikes but nothing significant lands. The two fighters engage with strikes but neither lands anything worthwhile. The two fighters engage. Belfort misses a left hook and gets countered with a left cross. They engage in the center. Belfort misses a left hook and gets countered with a right jab and a head kick attempt that narrowly misses. They come together and strike. Machida misses a jab and also doesn't connect with a left hand. Belfort tries a left hand but it gets absorbed on his opponent's gloves. We move into the final sixty seconds of this round. The two fighters come forward and engage. Belfort misses with a big left hand, allowing Machida to counter with a right jab and an attempted shot to the body that gets taken on the arm. They engage in the center. Belfort misses a left hook and leaves himself open to be countered with a right jab and a good left hook. They come together and strike. Machida attempts a body kick but comes up short. Belfort has a left hand taken on the gloves. Round one ends as time expires.

Sherdog Score: I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Machida.

Round 2
Round two begins! The two fighters come forward and engage. Belfort misses a left cross that leaves him wide open to the counter. Machida comes in with a right jab and a quick kick to the lead leg. Both fighters meet in the center. Machida slips past a left hook and counters with a right jab and a low kick that narrowly misses. A quick exchange of strikes doesn't lead to anything. Both fighters move in and engage. Belfort misses a left hook and gets countered with a right hook to the side of the body. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Belfort misses a left hook and gets countered with a low kick to the lead leg. Machida is starting to slow down a touch, perhaps conserving a little energy. Belfort comes forward. Machida manages a counter jab. Belfort throws a two-punch combo but Machida avoids both. For the first time, Belfort is starting to breathe a little heavier. The two fighters come forward and engage. Belfort misses a left cross that leaves him wide open to the counter. Machida comes in with a quick right jab and a low kick that can't connect. The two fighters engage. Belfort misses a big left hand, putting him off balance and allowing Machida to attack with a kick to the leg. We've now passed the halfway mark in this round. Belfort limps slightly as he circles. Both fighters meet in the center. Belfort doesn't connect with a brace of jabs but gets a glancing blow with a high kick. Machida lands two jabs and also connects with a quick head kick. A stand-up striking battle is doing Belfort no favours, Machida is comfortably winning the exchanges so far in this fight. Retreating, Belfort looks punch-drunk...he may be in big trouble! He is covering up as best as he can, but is very unsteady on his feet! Belfort eats a left head kick! He falls to the ground but is not out! Machida knows that this is a golden opportunity and quickly pounces on Belfort, looking to finish him off by raining down punches! Machida unloads with big left hands, landing several that clearly hurt Belfort. Machida tries to lock Belfort into a kimura. Belfort blocks it. Belfort tries to pull guard on Machida but doesn't get anywhere with the attempt. Machida attempts an arm triangle. Belfort defends himself well and is in no danger. Machida blocks an attempt to pull guard. The time runs out on round two.

Sherdog Score: I have to give that round to Machida, but only a 10-9. By my scorecard, Belfort is going to lose this fight if it goes to the judges. He needs a finish in this final round.

Round 3
There's the bell and the final round begins! There's an exchange of strikes at relatively close range but nothing really lands. Limping slightly, Belfort is definitely starting to feel the damage to his legs. The two fighters engage. Belfort misses a left cross that leaves him open to the counter. Machida attacks with a right jab and a low kick that narrowly misses. They engage in the center. Machida slips past a left hook attempt and attacks with a right roundhouse kick to the body. They engage in the center. Belfort dodges a left hand and counter-attacks with a great left hook. Belfort appears to be feeling a little fatigue for the first time in this fight, his hands are starting to lower just a fraction. Both fighters meet in the center. Belfort misses a big left hand, putting him off balance and allowing Machida to attack with a spin kick to the body. The fighters, looking shattered, clinch up rather than try and move away. Machida looks for a trip takedown. The takedown is successful, Belfort pulls guard. In guard, Machida begins working to pass to side control. Machida passes guard, but Belfort was ready and a scramble for position ensues. Machida ends up in side control. In side control, Machida throws a couple of punches designed to keep Belfort guessing. Machida throws a few weak-looking punches as he decides on his next move. Belfort tries to pull guard on Machida but doesn't get anywhere with the attempt. Machida throws a few left hands, but is mainly trying to catch his breath. Belfort tries to move to guard, but Machida doesn't allow it. Belfort doesn't look like he has much left in the tank. There's under a minute left in this round. Machida attempts to armbar Belfort from side control. Belfort blocks it. Belfort tries to transition to a guard, but can't manage it. Machida unloads with big lefts, but Belfort covers up well. The fight comes to an end as the time limit expires.

Sherdog Score: That round goes to Machida, 10-9 on my card. (30-27 Machida)

The official scores are being reported now.

All three judges have scored it 30-27.

So the winner, by unanimous decision, is Lyoto 'The Dragon' Machida!

Official Result:Lyoto Machida defeats Vitor Belfort by Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3.

Bantamweight Bout: (#7) John Lineker (30-8) vs. Brian Kelleher(19-8)

Moving on, John 'Maos de Pedra' Lineker competes against Brian 'Boom' Kelleher.

Refereeing this bout will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1
Round one begins! They start with a touch of gloves. Kelleher shoots in for a takedown. Lineker gets taken down by a single leg, and has to pull guard. Kelleher begins trying to pass guard and get a better position. Lineker allows the pass, but it's just a ploy to allow him to try and scramble. The scramble somehow results in Kelleher underneath Lineker in north-south position. Lineker throws some elbows to the body, albeit with not much in the way of power. Kelleher tries to scramble out from underneath Lineker, but is held firmly in place. Kelleher feels Lineker attempt to shift to side control, and uses the opportunity to scoot out and scramble. The scramble results in Kelleher being on his back with Lineker in side control. Lineker unloads with big rights, but Kelleher covers up well. Lineker blocks Kelleher as he tries a transition to guard. Lineker pounds away, but Kelleher isn't troubled by the strikes. Kelleher tries to transition to a guard, but can't manage it. We've now passed the halfway mark in this round. Lineker pounds away on Kelleher but doesn't do much damage. Kelleher tries to transition to a guard, but can't manage it. Lineker fires away with punches, but does little in the way of damage. Kelleher tries to move to guard, but Lineker doesn't allow it. Lineker throws a few weak-looking punches as he decides on his next move. Lineker blocks an attempt to pull guard. With no progress being made, the referee stands them back up. Kelleher chooses to shoot in on Lineker. He has the takedown! It's a single leg, and Lineker has to pull guard. Kelleher pounds away with right hands, but doesn't do much damage. Lineker tries to sweep Kelleher but doesn't get anywhere. The time is up, and that's the end of round one.

Sherdog Score:I think Kelleher took that round, 10-9 on my score card.

Round 2
There's the bell and round number two begins! Kelleher comes forward, walking down Lineker. Lineker fires off a counter jab but doesn't connect. Kelleher throws a one-two, but Lineker was equal to it. Lineker confidently comes in closer. Kelleher may have been setting up to shoot, but Lineker aggressively took the initiative. Lineker throws a punch but Kelleher avoids it. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Kelleher lands a left jab but doesn't find the mark with a right hook. Lineker nails a right cross. Kelleher chooses to shoot in on Lineker. Lineker cannot stop the takedown and has to pull guard. Kelleher fires off a few punches. Lineker tries to sweep Kelleher but doesn't get anywhere. Kelleher looks to get past the guard. He passes guard, but Lineker was ready and immediately starts to scramble. Lineker somehow manages to come out on top of Kelleher in north-south position. Lineker throws some elbows to the body, albeit with not much in the way of power. Scooting free from under Lineker, Kelleher scrambles. Lineker scrambles to his feet, but Kelleher immediately drives him up against the cage. With the cage trapping Lineker, Kelleher looks to try and take him down by going low and taking out both legs. Lineker prevents the takedown by grabbing the cage out of desperation! Lineker gets a verbal warning from referee Yves Lavigne for that piece of cheating! Showing how good he can be at controlling opponents, Kelleher keeps Lineker stuck against the cage. They remain there, hitting each other with short punches, for about thirty seconds. An ugly but effective tactic, Kelleher is pressing Lineker up against the cage and slowly wearing him down. They remain in that position, dirty boxing each other, for a further minute. Kelleher tries to keep him up against the cage, but Lineker works enough space that he can slip out and away, back to the center. Time expires and we come to the end of round two.

Sherdog Score:I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Kelleher.

By my scorecard, Lineker really needs a finish in this final round or he will lose the fight.

Lineker is quickly back up off his stool, psyched up and looking ready to look for the finish that he now needs.

Round 3
There's the bell for the start of the final round! Lineker moves in on Kelleher, preparing to throw. A jab is wide from Lineker, but then he catches Kelleher with a crunching right hook. Kelleher chooses to shoot in on Lineker. Lineker gets taken down by a single leg, and has to pull guard. That's four takedowns from five attempts. Kelleher pounds away with right hands, but doesn't do much damage. Lineker tries to get double underhooks on Kelleher so that he can get some control, but can't get them. For the moment Kelleher is content to just throw a couple of punches to the body. Lineker tries to sweep Kelleher but doesn't get anywhere. Kelleher fires off a few punches, but they aren't thrown with any great force. Kelleher attempts to pass guard. He passes guard but can't secure side control as Lineker starts a scramble for position. Lineker scrambles to his feet, but Kelleher grabs him from behind. Kelleher steps back, giving up back control. We are now at the halfway point of the round. It looked like we were about to see a shot from Kelleher, but Lineker was more aggressive and took the initiative. Lineker hits a left hand, but Kelleher avoids a big right. Kelleher shoots in for a takedown. Lineker gets taken down by a single leg, and has to pull guard. That's his fifth successful takedown from six attempts. Kelleher pounds away with right hands, but doesn't do much damage. Lineker tries to pull Kelleher in close and smother him, but doesn't get anywhere with it. For the moment Kelleher is content to just throw a couple of punches to the body. Lineker tries to sweep Kelleher but can't do it. Kelleher tries to pass the guard. Lineker tries to counter the pass attempt, and they find themselves scrambling for position. Kelleher is left turtled up with Lineker behind him. Lineker unloads with big rights and lands a few powerful shots. Time runs out and that's the end of the fight.

Sherdog Score:There was very little to separate them in that round but I'll give that one 10-9 to Kelleher. (30-27 Kelleher)

The judges have given their scores, which are about to be announced.

All three judges give 29-28. Making Brian 'Boom' Kelleher the winner by unanimous decision!

Official Result:Brian Kelleher defeats John Lineker by Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3.

Women's Flyweight Bout: Mackenzie Dern (6-0) vs. Amanda Bobby Cooper (3-3)

Next up, Mackenzie Dern going up against Amanda 'ABC' Bobby Cooper.

Steve Mazzagatti will be the referee.

Round 1
Round one begins! Cooper throws a quick punch but doesn't hit. Dern moves in fast and shoots on Cooper. The takedown is completed, Cooper is on her back and pulls guard. Dern pounds away, but Cooper calmly deals with them. Dern throws a few relatively weak right hands. Perhaps looking to create space for a leglock, Dern tries to break the guard apart. Cooper maintains a tight, secure guard. Dern pounds away, but Cooper calmly deals with them. Dern fires off some rights, but Cooper isn't troubled by them. Dern pounds away, but Cooper calmly deals with them. We are now at the halfway point of the round. With no progress being made, referee Steve Mazzagatti brings the fighters back to their feet. There's a takedown attempt from Dern. Cooper cannot stop the takedown and only catches Dern in half guard. That's two takedowns from two attempts. Dern starts trying to work to get out of half guard and into a better position. Dern struggles but cannot find a way past and remains stuck in half guard. Cooper is defending with tenacity, she is doing everything possible to frustrate Dern with a tight half guard. We have one minute of the round remaining. Dern attempts to pass half guard and gain a better position. Dern struggles but cannot find a way past and remains stuck in half guard. The time runs out on round one.

Sherdog Score:I have to give that round to Dern, but only a 10-9. Dern, the heavy favourite, has stamped her authority on the fight in that first round.

Round 2
Round two begins! Cooper closes the distance, obviously looking to strike. Dern had looked like she was angling for a takedown attempt, but couldn't take the initiative. Cooper throws two quick punches but doesn't hit with either. Dern comes in, looking for a takedown. The takedown is successful, Cooper pulls guard. That's three takedowns from three attempts for Dern. Dern attempts to pass guard. Cooper can't block the pass, and is left pulling half guard. Dern is trying to get out of half guard and into a better position. Cooper doesn't let Dern get her leg free, and so half guard remains in place. Dern tries to pass the half guard. Cooper allows the pass, but it's just a ploy to allow her to try and scramble. The scramble results in Cooper having her back taken! We go past the halfway point of this round. Dern increases her control by getting both hooks in. Dern, with both hooks fully in, tries to get the rear naked choke applied. The rear naked choke is fully applied, Dern has Cooper flattened out completely, there is no option but to tap out! By submission, the winner is Mackenzie Dern!

Official Result:Mackenzie Dern defeats Amanda Bobby Cooper by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:23 of round 2.

Co-Main Event

Middleweight Bout: (#5) Ronaldo Souza (25-5-1 NC) vs. (#6) Kelvin Gastelum (14-3-1 NC)

The co-main event is up next. Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza goes up against Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC Middleweight division.

The referee is Yves Lavigne.

Round 1
And here we go! An exchange of strikes sees both fighters fail to land anything significant. Gastelum steps forward, looking to strike. Jacare hits two left hands on the counter. Gastelum hits a right hand but misses with a vicious left hand. Gastelum comes forward on the attack. Jacare throws a counter left but doesn't connect. Gastelum feints an attack that leaves Jacare slightly off balance. Gastelum throws a two-punch combo but Jacare avoids both. Gastelum rolls his shoulders to relieve a little of the tension that has built up, then moves forward. Moving forward constantly, Gastelum is pressuring Jacare. Jacare hits a jab in the exchange. Gastelum throws a quick one-two but doesn't land either blow. A jab is wide from Gastelum, but then he hits Jacare with a left to the side of the ribs. An exchange of strikes does not produce any damage. There's a very quick takedown attempt from Jacare. Jacare gets a single leg takedown! Gastelum pulls guard off it. Jacare begins trying to pass the guard. Gastelum comfortably blocks the attempt and keeps Jacare in guard. Jacare gets pulled in tight, and takes a couple of short, sharp punches to the side of the face. In guard, Jacare is content just to throw a couple of punches to the body. Gastelum reaches up and tries to lock up an arm. Jacare doesn't let his arm get taken. Perhaps looking to create space for a leglock, Jacare tries to break the guard apart. Gastelum defends himself well by keeping the guard tight. Time expires and we come to the end of round one.

Sherdog Score:I have to give that round to Jacare, but only a 10-9.

Round 2
And here we go, round two! Gastelum comes forward, walking down Jacare. Jacare scores with two counter jabs. Gastelum throws a quick one-two but doesn't land either blow. Gastelum comes forward looking to force a striking exchange. Gastelum avoids a jab and is able to move into the pocket. Gastelum throws a one-two, but Jacare was equal to it. There's an exchange of strikes at relatively close range but nothing really lands. There's a takedown attempt from Jacare, who set it up well. The takedown is completed, it was a single leg and Gastelum is left on his back pulling guard. Jacare attempts to pass guard and gain a better position. He passes guard but can't secure side control as Gastelum starts a scramble for position. The scramble sees Gastelum up first, and he is quick to wrestle Jacare up against the cage. Gastelum tries some dirty boxing, but Jacare seizes the chance to create some space and break free. They exchange a few strikes but nothing significant lands. We move into the second half of this round. Gastelum comes forward and the two fighters start trading blows. Jacare hits a jab in the exchange. Gastelum moves in behind four quick punches, two of them finding a home, but finds nothing but air with a big left. Gastelum comes forward and the two fighters start trading blows. Jacare fires off a counter jab but doesn't connect. Gastelum throws a two-punch combo but Jacare avoids both. The two fighters stand and trade strikes, neither lands a significant blow in the exchange. It looked like we were about to see a shot from Jacare, but Gastelum was more aggressive and took the initiative. A jab hits home from Gastelum and then he catches Jacare with a left hook to the body. Taking a few gulps of breath, Gastelum is giving the first hint that he is starting to tire a touch. The fighters go toe-to-toe with strikes but neither lands anything significant in the exchange. They stand and trade, but all the shots are either off target or are safely dealt with. Jacare shoots in hard and fast for a takedown. The takedown is successful, Gastelum pulls guard. Gastelum hasn't stopped a single takedown yet. Gastelum is controlled against the ground, unable to shift Jacare off of him. Round two is brought to an end as time runs out.

Sherdog Score:I have to give that round to Jacare, but only a 10-9. Gastelum is in deep trouble with only one round remaining - I think he needs a finish or he will lose this fight.

Round 3
Our last round, round three, begins! Gastelum comes forward and the two fighters start trading blows. Jacare misses with a left hand in the exchange. A flurry of four punches from Gastelum see two of them land but the following leg kick misses. The two fighters stand and trade strikes, neither lands a significant blow in the exchange. Moving forward constantly, Gastelum is pressuring Jacare. Jacare hit a counter left hand. A jab hits home from Gastelum and then he catches Jacare with a left roundhouse kick to the body. The two fighters engage with strikes but neither can land a significant shot. An exchange of strikes doesn't go anywhere. Gastelum comes forward, walking down Jacare. Jacare scores with two counter jabs. A jab hits home from Gastelum and then he lands a left hand. Gastelum comes forward on the attack. Jacare throws a counter left but doesn't connect. Gastelum can't connect with his set-up strikes, but then he catches Jacare with a left hook. We've now passed the halfway mark in this round. Gastelum steps forward, looking to strike. Jacare fires off a counter jab. Gastelum lands a right hand and then he hits Jacare with a straight left. Gastelum stalks forward, pressuring Jacare. Jacare manages a counter jab. Gastelum lands a right hand and then he lands a big left hand. Gastelum stalks forward, pressuring Jacare. Jacare hit a counter left hand. A jab hits home from Gastelum and then he lands a left hand. A little fatigue may be creeping in, Gastelum is starting to move noticeably more slowly now. Gastelum comes forward and the two fighters exchange strikes. Jacare hits a jab in the exchange. A one-two from Gastelum fails to land. Both fighters step in to strike. Gastelum is left exposed after a missed left hook to the ribs and gets countered with a great right hook. Gastelum backs off until pressed against the cage and covers up, clearly rocked! Jacare immediately advances, sensing that this is a chance to end the fight! A huge right hand catches Gastelum behind the ear and sends him down! Jacare senses victory and starts to unload with punches! Jacare pounds away, Gastelum is barely able to offer any defence at all! The referee is forced to jump in and stop the fight! By TKO, the winner is Ronaldo Souza!

Official Result:Ronaldo Souza defeats Kelvin Gastelum TKO (Strikes) in 4:08 of round 3.

Main Event

UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship Bout: (C) Amanda Nunes (15-4) vs. (#4) Raquel Pennington (9-5)

It's time for the main event of the evening! Amanda 'Liones' Nunes battles Raquel 'Rocky' Pennington for the UFC Womens Bantamweight title is on the line.

Our referee is Yves Lavigne.

Round 1
There's the opening bell! Nunes steps forward and a striking exchange begins. Pennington fires off a counter jab but doesn't connect. Nunes feints, causing Pennington to move to one side and leave herself wide open. Nunes can't hit a set-up left jab, but then she lands a big right hand. The two fighters engage with strikes but neither can land a significant shot. Pennington may have been setting up to shoot, but Nunes aggressively took the initiative. Nunes lands a left hand and then hits a nice straight right that lands hard. Nunes shoots in, looking for a takedown. A great sprawl from Pennington prevents the takedown. Pennington hits a left jab and then hits a nice straight right. Nunes steps forward, looking to strike. Pennington fires off a counter jab. A jab lands from Nunes but misses when she attempts a big head kick to follow. Nunes comes forward and the two fighters exchange strikes. Pennington fires off a counter jab. A jab lands from Nunes but misses with a low kick. We move into the second half of this round. Pennington throws two quick punches but doesn't hit with either. Nunes takes the chance and grabs Pennington into a clinch. Nunes looks to sweep a leg in order to execute a sharp trip. She sweeps the leg, sending Pennington to the mat in a beautiful move! She gets side control! Nunes tries to ensnare Pennington in an arm triangle. Pennington defends herself well and is in no danger. Nunes blocks an attempt to pull guard. Nunes throws a few right hands as she takes a moment to plan ahead. We're into the final minute of the round. Nunes keeps Pennington guessing with a few quick strikes. Pennington tries to transition to a guard, but can't manage it. Nunes tries to pound on Pennington, but none of the blows land with any degree of power. Pennington tries to pull guard on Nunes but doesn't get anywhere with the attempt. The time runs out on round one.

Sherdog Score:I have to give that round to Nunes, but only a 10-9.

Most people will expect Nunes to go on and win this fight now that the first round has gone her way. It's hard to see a scenario where Pennington can do enough to take this fight.

Round 2
Round two begins! Pennington fails to find a home for her jab, but then catches Nunes with a right hook. Nunes sets up a nice takedown attempt. Nunes gets hold of a leg but Pennington remains standing, hopping on the other foot. Nunes drives Pennington up against the cage. Nunes looks to set up a trip takedown. She sweeps the leg, sending Pennington to the mat in a beautiful move! She gets side control! Nunes throws some small strikes, but is clearly just taking a moment to try and catch her breath. Nunes blocks an attempt to pull guard. Nunes fires off a few punches as she catches her breath. Pennington tries to pull guard on Nunes but doesn't get anywhere with the attempt. Pennington takes a knee strike to the ribs from under side control. Nunes tries to ensnare Pennington in an arm triangle. Pennington defends herself well and is in no danger. Pennington tries to pull guard on Nunes but doesn't get anywhere with the attempt. Nunes tries to get into the mount position. She loses her control momentarily as she tries the mount and a scramble begins. The scramble sees Pennington up first, only to be grabbed and wrestled up against the cage almost immediately. Nunes smothers Pennington up against the cage. They remain in that position, dirty boxing each other, for a further minute. Nunes attempts a leg-sweep trip to put Pennington on the ground. She executes an outside leg trip, sweeping Pennington to the mat where she pulls half guard! Nunes unloads with some right hands, but Pennington deals with them comfortably. Pennington uses an underhook to work some separation, then quickly scrambles. It's a bad choice though, as Nunes seizes the opportunity to leap forward and secure side control. Round two is brought to an end as time runs out.

Sherdog Score:I think Nunes took that round, 10-9 on my score card. That's Nunes up 20-18 on my scorecard.

Round 3
Round three begins! Both fighters come together and strike. Pennington misses a right cross that leaves her wide open to the counter. Nunes comes in with a solid right hand. Both fighters step in to strike. Nunes scores with a jab but fails on a hook attempt to the body. Pennington misses a jab but hits a right hand. Pennington shoots in, looking for a takedown. The takedown is successful, Nunes pulls guard. Time slips away as Pennington successfully keeps Nunes stuck against the ground. Pennington smothers Nunes with her body by pushing forward and down. Pennington throws a few right hands to the body. Pennington fires off a few punches, but they aren't thrown with any great force. Pennington gets pulled in tight, stopping her from posturing up or launching any attacks. Pennington throws a few right hands to the body. Nunes looks for an elbow from the bottom, but Pennington leans forward and smothers it. Pennington punches down at Nunes, but they are easily taken on the gloves. There's under a minute left in this round. The referee decides that there is a lack of progress being made and stands them back up. Both fighters come together and strike. Nunes slips past a right hook and counters with a jab and a right hand. The two fighters stand and trade strikes, neither lands a significant blow in the exchange. The time runs out on round three.

Sherdog Score:I have to give that round to Pennington, but only a 10-9. That's Nunes up 29-28 on my scorecard

Round 4
There's the bell for the start of the round! Nunes steps forward and a striking exchange begins. Pennington manages a counter jab. Nunes comes in with a flurry of three quick punches, landing two of them, but Pennington dodges a big right head kick follow-up. Pennington shoots in for a takedown. Nunes almost got away but not quite; she is left hopping while Pennington has hold of one leg. Pennington uses the position to drive Nunes up against the cage. Pennington looks for a takedown by grabbing both her opponent's legs and trying to trip her to the mat. The takedown is completed, Nunes is on her back and pulls half guard. Pennington throws some small strikes, but is clearly just taking a moment to try and catch her breath. Nunes tries to transition to full guard, but can't manage it. Pennington pounds away with rights but fails to land any significant blows. Nunes tries to get full guard on Pennington but doesn't get anywhere. Pennington throws a few right hands as she takes a moment to plan ahead. Nunes tries to move from half guard to full guard, but Pennington doesn't allow it. Pennington pounds away with right hands, but doesn't do much damage. Nunes skillfully moves to full guard. Pennington throws a few strikes, but they are without venom. Nunes pulls Pennington in close and hits a series of short, sharp punches to the side of the head. We have one minute of the round remaining. For the moment Pennington is content to just throw a couple of punches to the body. Nunes gets the double underhooks in and pulls Pennington close, controlling her well. The time runs out on round four.

Sherdog Score:I think Pennington took that round, 10-9 on my score card. It looks like whoever can win this final round should also win the fight.

Round 5
There's the bell for the start of the final round! Nunes stalks forward, pressuring Pennington. Pennington manages a counter jab. Nunes fails to find a home for her jab, but then she hits Pennington with a beauty of a straight right. Nunes comes forward. Nunes avoids a jab and is able to move into the pocket. Nunes can't connect with her set-up strikes, but then she scores with a right cross. Both fighters come together and strike. Pennington hits a left jab but has a right hook blocked. Nunes goes to the legs with a low kick. Nunes is slowing just a little as she starts to get into the gas tank a bit. The two fighters engage. Pennington is off-target with a jab but hits a right hand. Nunes lands a left jab but finds her right cross blocked. There's a takedown attempt from Nunes. Pennington sprawls brilliantly, not only preventing the takedown but pushing Nunes down onto her hands and knees. Pennington unloads with big rights and lands a few powerful shots. From the looks of it, Pennington may have hurt her hand quite badly while punching away. If it's a break, that's really going to affect her striking ability dramatically. Pennington fires off some rights, but Nunes isn't troubled by them. Pennington is too slow to stop Nunes getting back up. Pennington is slowing just a little as she starts to get into the gas tank a bit. The two fighters engage with strikes but neither can land a significant shot. There's an exchange of strikes at relatively close range but nothing really lands. Pennington throws a two-punch combo but Nunes avoids both. Nunes is able to grab Pennington. Nunes looks for a trip takedown by sweeping a leg. Nunes uses a superb outside leg trip! The takedown allows Nunes to take the back of Pennington. We move into the final sixty seconds of this round. Nunes tries to get the rear naked choke applied. Pennington fights off the rear naked choke attempt. Pennington tries to turn over and sweep Nunes but can't do it. Nunes tries to get the rear naked choke applied. Pennington fights off the rear naked choke attempt. We reach the time limit and this fight is over.

Sherdog Score:There was very little to separate them in that round but I'll give that one 10-9 to Pennington. (48-47 Pennington)

Here come the official scores.
Nelson Hamilton has given 48-47 to Pennington.
Marcos Rosales gives a score of 50-45 in favour of Nunes.
Matt Hume: 48-47 Nunes.

The winner, by split decision, is Amanda 'Liones' Nunes!

Amanda 'Liones' Nunes makes her third defence of the UFC Womens Bantamweight title.

Official Result:Amanda Nunes defeats Raquel Pennington by Split Decision in 5:00 of round 5.



UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington
Date: May 12, 2018
Venue: Jeunesse Arena
Local: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Attendence: 6.151
Gate: $ 1.270.181


Main Event

Women's Bantamweight Championship Bout: (C) Amanda Nunes (15-4) vs. (#4) Raquel Pennington (9-5) - Amanda Nunes win by Split Decision.

Co-Main Event

Middleweight Bout: (#5) Ronaldo Souza (25-5-1 NC) vs. (#6) Kelvin Gastelum (14-3-1 NC)

Women's Flyweight Bout: Mackenzie Dern (6-0) vs. Amanda Bobby Cooper (3-3)

Bantamweight Bout: (#7) John Lineker (30-8) vs. Brian Kelleher(19-8)

Middleweight Bout: Vitor Belfort (26-13-1 NC) vs. Lyoto Machida (23-8)

Preliminary Card

Middleweight Bout: Cezar Ferreira (12-6) vs. Karl Roberson (6-0)

Heavyweight Bout: Alexey Oleynik (55-11-1) vs. Junior Albini (14-3)

Lightweight Bout: Davi Ramos (7-2) vs. Nick Hein (14-2-1 NC)

Welterweight Bout: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (18-5) vs. Sean Strickland (19-2)

Welterweight Bout: Warlley Alves (11-2) vs. Sultan Aliev (14-2)

Middleweight Bout: Thales Leites (27-8) vs. Jack Hermansson (16-4) -

Welterweight Bout: Alberto Mina (13-0) vs. Ramazan Emeev (16-3) -

Middleweight Bout: Markus Perez (9-1) vs. Marcelo Guimaraes (9-2-1) -

Bonus

Fight of the Night: Ronaldo Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum

KO of the Night: Sean Strickland

Submission of the Night: Thales Leites


Post Fight



White: We still do not know what will be Amanda's next fight ... Maybe Cyborg, there's Ketlen Vieira who's in great shape, let's see ...

Nunes: I thank the Brazilian fans who supported me during the week! And I look forward to the next fight.

Jacare Souza: The support of the fans today was incredible and now I hope to play the belt against the winner of Whittaker vs. Romero.

Machida: Defeating a legend like Belfort is incredible and I have a lot of respect for him. Now I want to face a TOP 5 to try to fight for the title again.

End Post Fight.

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Main Card

Our first main fight is up next, in which Aaron Pico takes on Cris 'Sunshine' Williams.

Dan Miragliotta will be the referee.

Featherweight Bout: Aaron Pico (2-1) vs. Cris Williams (3-1)

Round 1
We are underway! The two fighters engage. Williams misses with a big right hand, allowing Pico to counter with two jabs that are followed by a right hook that is ducked. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Williams counters a right hand with a jab and a right hook that is avoided at the last second. The two fighters engage. Pico goes to the legs with a low kick. Williams scores with a single punch out of a flurry but doesn't connect with a right hand to the body. They exchange strikes but nothing really gets through. They come together and strike. Williams is off target with a left jab but connects with a right hand. Pico hits a two-punch combination, a quick left and a straight right. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Pico misses a right hook and gets countered with a right hook. Pico moves into the pocket. Pico throws some strikes and a fast leg kick, but Williams avoids them all. We go past the halfway point of this round. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Pico dodges a right hand and counter-attacks with a couple of jabs that are followed by a right hand. Pico stalks forward, pressuring Williams. Williams hits a jab in the exchange. Pico lands two left hands, but Williams avoids a big right. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Pico can't catch Williams, whose good head movement allows him to slip away from a two punch combination. Williams throws a two-punch combination and a low kick but Pico sways one way and then the other and ultimately avoids getting hit. Williams struts around the cage like he owns the place. They stand and trade in the center of the cage but neither fighter can land a good shot. We have one minute of the round remaining. Both fighters move in and engage. Pico is off target with a left jab but scores with a spin kick to the ribs. Williams lands a left jab and a right cross. They come together and strike but neither fighter does any damage. The two fighters come forward and engage. Williams misses a right hook and gets countered with a right cross. The time runs out on round one.

Sherdog Score:That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Pico.

Round 2
There's the bell for the start of the round! They come together and strike. Williams goes to the body with a left hand. Pico scores with a brace of jabs but is well off target with a head kick. Both fighters come together and strike. Pico counters a right hand with a left jab and a kick to the lead leg. Pico stalks forward, pressuring Williams. Williams hit two counter left hands. Pico misses all the strikes in a combo that ended with a spin kick attempt. They come together and strike. Williams misses a right hook and leaves himself open to be countered with a spin kick to the body. Both fighters move in and engage. Williams misses a right hook and leaves himself open to be countered with a jab and a glancing blow with a high kick. Both fighters come together and strike. Pico misses with a big right hand, allowing Williams to counter with a couple of jabs that are followed by a right hook. Covering up, Pico backs off on rubbery legs! He is hurt! A big head kick catches Pico above the ear, down he goes! We go past the halfway point of this round. Williams senses victory and starts to unload with punches! Williams pounds away with right hands and Pico is having trouble doing anything about it! The referee pulls Williams away, stopping the fight! By TKO, the winner is Cris Williams!

Official Result:Cris Williams defeats Aaron Pico by TKO (Strikes) in 2:47 of round 2.

Lightweight Bout: Carrington Banks (7-0) vs. Adam Piccolotti (9-2)

Moving on to the next match, in which Carrington 'Jetsetter' Banks fights Adam Piccolotti.

Our referee is Marc Goddard.

Round 1
Round one begins! Banks comes in, looking for a takedown. Piccolotti cannot stop the takedown and has to pull guard. Not giving his opponent any room to work, Banks keeps close body-to-body contact while throwing short strikes to the head and body. Piccolotti drags Banks in to close control, then hits him with a couple of short punches. Perhaps wary of submissions, Banks keeps extremely tight to Piccolotti and peppers him with short punches. Piccolotti tries to catch Banks with a punch, but it is not on target. For the moment Banks is content to just throw a couple of punches to the body. Banks gets pushed back thanks to a butterfly guard, and Piccolotti quickly scrambles. There wasn't enough separation though, Banks is able to catch him and secure side control. Banks throws a few right hands as he takes a moment to plan ahead. Banks blocks an attempt to pull guard. Banks hits a knee strike to the ribs, but it didn't connect properly because Piccolotti was moving too much. Looking to catch his breath, Banks is content to just throw a couple of punches to the body. Piccolotti transitions to half guard. In half guard, Banks catches his breath, content just to throw a couple of punches to the body. Piccolotti tries to break free and scramble for position, but Banks keeps him trapped. Banks looks to pass half guard and get side control. He passes half guard, but Piccolotti was ready and immediately starts to scramble. The scramble leaves Piccolotti turtled up with Banks behind. Banks fires away with punches, and Piccolotti is stung by several big shots. Banks fires away with punches, and Piccolotti is stung by several big shots. Round one is brought to an end as time runs out.

Sherdog Score:That round goes to Banks, 10-9 on my card.

Round 2
There's the bell and round number two begins! Banks shoots in at speed, looking for a takedown. Banks drives forward and gets the takedown! Piccolotti couldn't quite stop it. Banks ends up holding a seated Piccolotti around the waist, pressing him up against the cage. Banks fires away with punches, but Piccolotti doesn't take any undue damage. Piccolotti hits some weak punches to the upper back, but they're more out of frustration than anything. Banks pounds away, but Piccolotti isn't troubled by the strikes. Piccolotti hits Banks with a few weak strikes to the back. Banks starts trying to get Piccolotti on his back so that he can gain a better position. He does well, and manages to get side control over Piccolotti. Banks attempts to armbar Piccolotti from side control. Piccolotti defends himself well and is in no danger. Piccolotti brings his legs in to trap Banks in half guard. Banks fires off a few punches, but they aren't thrown with any great force. Banks blocks an attempted sweep. Banks throws a few right hands, but is mainly trying to catch his breath. Piccolotti tries a sweep from the bottom of half guard, but doesn't budge Banks. Banks attempts to pass half guard and gain a better position. Piccolotti was ready for the pass attempt though and starts scrambling immediately. Banks ends up in guard. Banks throws several small strikes at Piccolotti, always keeping close body-to-body contact so that he has no space to work with. Piccolotti drags Banks in to close control, then hits him with a couple of short punches. Round two ends as time expires.

Sherdog Score:I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Banks. By my scorecard, Piccolotti is going to lose this fight if it goes to the judges. He needs a finish in this final round.

Round 3
There's the bell and the final round begins! Banks chooses to shoot in on Piccolotti. He has the takedown! It's a single leg, and Piccolotti has to pull guard. Banks begins trying to pass the guard. Piccolotti keeps Banks in guard. Piccolotti tries to switch to a butterfly guard, but Banks prevents it. Banks doesn't posture up, perhaps wary of submissions, instead using small strikes while keeping his head on his opponent's chest. Banks gets pulled in tight, stopping him from posturing up or launching any attacks. Banks looks to pass guard and get side control. Piccolotti allows the pass, but it's just a ploy to allow him to try and scramble. Banks manages to come out on top, holding Piccolotti down from behind with a waist-lock. Banks pounds away, Piccolotti is in big trouble and is definitely rocked! Banks fires away and Piccolotti is clearly hurt by a couple of nasty looking punches. Banks fires away with punches but only a few actually find their way through. Banks pounds away on Piccolotti, but few of the shots lands clean. Banks pounds away, but Piccolotti isn't troubled by the strikes. Piccolotti takes the opportunity to stand up, albeit under back control. There's under a minute left in this round. Banks looks for a german suplex, much to the crowd's delight! Piccolotti digs in and doesn't get suplexed. Piccolotti struggles free of the back control of Banks and returns to the center. We reach the time limit and this fight is over.

Sherdog Score:I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Banks. (30-27 Banks)

The ring announcer is now giving the official scores.All three judges score the contest as 30-27. Carrington 'Jetsetter' Banks wins by unanimous decision!

Official Result:Carrington Banks defeats Adam Piccolotti by Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3.

Heavyweight Bout: Cheick Kongo (27-10-2) vs. Javy Ayala (10-6)

Moving on, Cheick Kongo goes up against Javy 'Eye Candy' Ayala.

Marc Goddard will be the referee.

There's a big size difference in this fight, Ayala is probably at least 30lbs heavier. That's a major disadvantage for Kongo to try and overcome. Ayala is fighting in front of a home crowd tonight, and gets a big cheer as he makes his entrance.

Round 1
Round one begins! Kongo lands a left hand and then scores with a right cross. Kongo lands a left hand and then hits Ayala with a straight right. Kongo stalks forward, pressuring Ayala. Kongo looks to pressure Ayala, stepping into the pocket. Kongo can't connect with his set-up strikes, but then he hits Ayala with a beauty of a straight right. A combo that ends with a head kick attempt fails to land for Kongo. Ayala quickly shoots on Kongo. Kongo gets taken down by a single leg, and has to pull guard. Not giving his opponent any room to work, Ayala keeps close body-to-body contact while throwing short strikes to the head and body. Ayala leans back to avoid a couple of wild swings from Kongo. Time slips away as Ayala successfully keeps Kongo stuck against the ground. We go past the halfway point of this round. In guard, Ayala is content just to throw a couple of punches to the body. Kongo uses his legs to push Ayala back, and tries to scramble for position. It's a bad choice though, as Ayala seizes the opportunity to leap forward and secure side control. Ayala punches down at Kongo, but they are easily taken on the gloves. Ayala blocks Kongo as he tries a transition to guard. We have one minute of the round remaining. Ayala tries to lock Kongo in an arm triangle. Kongo fights off the arm triangle attempt. Ayala blocks an attempt to pull guard. The time runs out on round one.

Sherdog Score:An extremely close round, could have gone either way, but personally I'll give it to Ayala 10-9. There's a buzz in the air. I don't think many people expected Ayala to start this well. Let's not forget that he is a heavy underdog in this fight.

Round 2
There's the bell for the start of the round! The fighters go toe-to-toe with strikes but the flurry ends without any really damaging shots landing. Kongo forces an exchange of strikes. Ayala throws a counter left but doesn't connect. Two jabs hit home from Kongo and then he lands a big right hand. Kongo comes forward, walking down Ayala. Kongo avoids a jab and is able to move into the pocket. Kongo hits two left jabs and then he lands a roundhouse kick to the body. Kongo comes forward and the two fighters exchange strikes. Ayala throws a counter jab but misses. Kongo connects with a nice jab and then he scores with a right cross. Taking a few gulps of breath, Kongo is giving the first hint that he is starting to tire a touch. The two fighters stand and trade strikes but neither lands anything damaging. Kongo hits a left jab and then hits a nice straight right. Both fighters step in to strike. Ayala misses a right hook and leaves himself open to be countered with a quick left jab and a low kick that narrowly misses. We go past the halfway point of this round. Both fighters come together and strike. Kongo slips past a right hook and counters with a left jab and a left hook to the body. The two fighters stand and trade strikes but neither lands anything damaging. An exchange of blows comes and goes without either fighter really landing anything significant. The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left. Kongo looks confident, shortening the range as he looks to strike. Two jabs hit home from Kongo and then he hits Ayala with a right to the side of the ribs. The two fighters engage. Kongo slips past a right hook and counters with two jabs that are followed by a right hook. That was the perfect example of how Kongo can use his reach advantage. He picked off Ayala from range and was in no danger himself. A jab is wide from Kongo, but then he scores with a right roundhouse kick to the ribs. The time runs out on round two.

Sherdog Score:I think Kongo took that round, 10-9 on my score card. We go into the final round with everything still to fight for.

Round 3
There's the bell for the start of the final round! Both fighters step in to strike. Ayala misses a big right hand, putting him off balance and allowing Kongo to attack with a left jab and a solid right hand. Seeing that Kongo looks shattered, Ayala easily pulls him into a clinch. Ayala is trying to muscle Kongo up against the cage. Ayala achieves it, pinning Kongo to the cage. Ayala hits a knee strike to the side of the ribs. Ayala looks for a takedown by grabbing both his opponent's legs and trying to trip him to the mat. Kongo, pressed up against the cage, cannot stop the takedown. Ayala ends up holding a seated Kongo around the waist, pressing him up against the cage. Ayala starts trying to get Kongo on his back so that he can gain a better position. Kongo gets turned onto his back, and is mounted! Ayala drives down with an elbow strike, rocking Kongo. Ayala unloads with three big elbows, clearly hurting Kongo with at least one. Ayala pounds away with elbow strikes, but Kongo calmly deals with them. Ayala blocks Kongo as he tries to push-off. Ayala fires away with elbows but Kongo doesn't take any undue damage. Kongo tries to turn over and sweep Ayala, but rolls too far and gives up his back! Ayala tries to get both hooks in, but can't quite manage it. Kongo tries a roll, but doesn't budge Ayala. Kongo looks very tired out there. Ayala pounds away on Kongo but can't land anything significant. Ayala fires away with punches, but does little in the way of damage. The time expires on round three, and that is the end of the fight.

Sherdog Score:That round goes to Ayala, 10-9 on my card. (29-28 Ayala)

The official scores are being reported now.
Legend Henn gives a score of 29-28 in favour of Ayala.
Jameson Blizzard gives a score of 29-28 in favour of Kongo.
Adelaide Byrd scores the contest as 29-28 to Ayala.

So the winner, by split decision, is Javy 'Eye Candy' Ayala!

Hometown favourite Ayala has the crowd going wild after that upset victory.

Official Result:Javy Ayala defeats Cheick Kongo by Split Decision in 5:00 of round 3.

Co-Main Event

Welterweight Bout: Jon Fitch (30-7-1-1 NC) vs. Paul Daley (40-15-2)

The co-main event is up next. Jon Fitch squares off with Paul 'Semtex' Daley in the Bellator MMA Welterweight division.

Mario Yamasaki is the referee for this fight.

Round 1
The fight begins! Daley deliberately doesn't touch gloves to start. Daley lands a jab and then catches Fitch with a right hook. Fitch, backing off, hits two weak left hands. Daley lands a jab and then catches Fitch with a crunching right hook. Daley comes in looking to strike. Stepping in, Daley lands five quick punches and then hits a nice straight right that lands hard. Fitch had looked like he was angling for a takedown attempt, but couldn't take the initiative. Daley fails to land any of the strikes in a combo that ended with a scything low kick. Daley was too aggressive and his last kick gets caught! Daley hops on one foot, trying to balance. Fitch tries for a takedown attempt. With Daley not going down, Fitch settles for pushing him up against the cage. Daley, stuck with his back against the cage, is pretty much trapped there thanks to the control that Fitch is exerting. A minute or so passes with the two opponents pressed up close and exchanging short punches to the body and side of the head. Fitch attempts a trip to put Daley on the ground. An outside leg trip sweeps Daley down to the ground! Daley is left seated, with his back to the cage, with Fitch holding him down. Fitch tries to lock Daley in a choke. Fitch gets the guillotine but despite his best efforts he cannot force the tap out! It looks like the choke is not perfectly applied, and that is allowing Daley to breathe. The hold is released, Fitch realised that he was gassing his arms on an attempt that wasn't going to finish the fight. Fitch lies on top of Daley, basically smothering him. Fitch throws a few strikes, but is clearly slowing things down so that he can think. Fitch smothers Daley with his body by pushing forward and down. The clock runs down as Daley is being smothered against the ground by Fitch. The time runs out on round one.

Sherdog Score:That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Daley.

Round 2
And here we go, round two! A jab lands from Daley, but Fitch catches the low kick that it set up! Daley hops on one foot, trying to balance. Fitch tries for a takedown attempt. Fitch drives Daley up against the cage. Showing his ability to exert control, Fitch smothers Daley up against the cage. Occasional short punches are all that happen for the next sixty seconds as the two fighters continue to be pressed up tight against the cage. With Daley stuck against the cage, Fitch tries to reap a leg with a sharp sweep in order to trip him to the floor. An outside leg trip sweeps Daley down to the ground! Daley winds up seated, his back to the cage, with Fitch pressing onto him. Fitch tries to ensnare Daley in a guillotine. Daley gets caught by the guillotine, and it's tight enough that he has to tap! The winner, by submission, is Jon Fitch!

Official Result:Jon Fitch defeats Paul Daley by Submission (Guillotine) in 2:01 of round 2.

Main Event

Heavyweight Bout: (#3 LHW) Ryan Bader (25-4) vs. Muhammad Lawal (21-6-1 NC)

It's time for the main event of the evening! Ryan 'Darth' Bader takes on 'King Mo' Muhammed Lawal in the Bellator MMA Heavyweight division.

Refereeing this bout will be Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1
The fight begins! We start with a touch of gloves. A tentative jab from Bader lands. Lawal throws a punch but Bader avoids it. The two fighters engage. Bader finds a way past his opponent's guard and lands a sharp one-two. Lawal nails a right cross. They come together and strike. Bader finds a good angle and lands a nice one-two. Lawal scores with a left hook. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Lawal scores with a jab but has a right hook blocked. Bader hits a jab but doesn't find the mark with a right hook. Both fighters meet in the center. Bader lands a one-two. Lawal scores with a great right hook. The two fighters engage with strikes but nothing significant lands. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Bader hits a jab but has a right hand taken on the gloves. Lawal lands a left hook. We go past the halfway point of this round. Bader shoots in hard and fast on Lawal. Lawal gets taken down by a single leg, and has to pull guard. Bader begins trying to pass guard and get a better position. He passes to half guard. In half guard, Bader begins working to get side control. Lawal comfortably blocks the attempt and keeps Bader in half guard. Bader blocks Lawal as he tries a transition to full guard. Bader pounds away but Lawal deals with the blows fairly easily. Lawal tries to move from half guard to full guard, but Bader doesn't allow it. Time expires and we come to the end of round one.

Sherdog Score:Incredibly close round, but Lawal came out just ahead on my score card.

Round 2
We are back underway! Lawal throws a punch but Bader avoids it. Bader gets hold of Lawal. Bader is aiming to get Lawal into a Muay Thai clinch. Lawal doesn't let himself get caught, and slips out of the grapple. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Lawal misses a right hook and leaves himself open to be countered with a quick left hook. Both fighters come together and strike. Bader lands a left jab but has a right hand taken on the gloves. Lawal connects cleanly with a right hand. Both fighters step in to strike. Lawal misses a right hook and gets countered with a good right hand. Bader looked like he was going to step in and grapple, but Lawal simply took the initiative first. Lawal throws a punch but Bader avoids it. Taking a few gulps of breath, Lawal is giving the first hint that he is starting to tire a touch. Bader comes in, looking for a takedown. The takedown is completed, Lawal is on his back and pulls guard. Bader is trying to pass guard. He passes, but only to half guard. We pass the halfway mark of this round. Bader unloads with right hands, but doesn't do a great deal of damage. Lawal tries to get full guard on Bader but doesn't get anywhere. Bader is trying to get out of half guard and into a better position. Bader struggles but cannot find a way past and remains stuck in half guard. Lawal tries to get full guard on Bader but doesn't get anywhere. We're into the final minute of the round. Bader looks to pass half guard and get side control. Half guard proves to be no trouble for Bader, who passes to side control with ease. Bader unloads with big rights and lands a few powerful shots. Round two ends as time expires.

Sherdog Score:I have to give that round to Bader, but only a 10-9. My scorecard now has them level at 19-19.

Round 3
Round three begins! They come together and strike. Lawal misses a right hook and leaves himself open to be countered with a good right hand. Both fighters meet in the center. Bader doesn't connect with a left jab and also has a right hand blocked. Lawal doesn't connect with a right hand. An exchange of strikes sees both fighters fail to land anything significant. Taking a few gulps of breath, Bader is giving the first hint that he is starting to tire a touch. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Bader misses a right hook and gets countered with a jab and a big right hand that just misses. The two fighters come forward and engage. Lawal hits a left cross. Bader lands a left jab and also lands a nice right hook. There's an exchange of strikes at relatively close range but nothing really lands. They stand and trade in the center of the cage but neither fighter gives or takes any real damage. The two fighters come forward and engage. Lawal slips past a right hook and counters with a good right hand. Bader is definitely slowing, his gas tank is being challenged here. There's an exchange of strikes at relatively close range but nothing really lands. Bader, who looks very tired, clinches rather than trying to move away. Using his wrestling skills, Bader is trying to push Lawal up against the cage. Bader can't manage it, Lawal fought it. Bader tries to wrestle Lawal backward and up against the cage. Lawal doesn't let himself be driven back though, and gains a dominant position in the grapple instead. Lawal uses underhooks to gain solid control, and is looking for a takedown. Lawal can't get the takedown as Bader wrestles his way into a dominant position. Bader is looking to use his wrestling to take Lawal down. He hits a belly-to-belly suplex, Lawal has to pull guard! Bader smothers Lawal with his body by pushing forward and down. Round three is brought to an end as time runs out.

Sherdog Score:I think Bader took that round, 10-9 on my score card. (29-28 Bader)

Here come the official scores.

All three judges give 29-28.

Ryan 'Darth' Bader wins by unanimous decision!

Official Result:Ryan Bader defeats Muhammed Lawal by Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3.



Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo
Date: May 12, 2018
Venue: SAP Center
Local: San José, California, USA
Attendence: 3.691
Gate: $ 544.422


Main Event

Heavyweight Bout: (#3 LHW) Ryan Bader (25-4) vs. Muhammad Lawal (21-6-1 NC) - Ryan Bader win by Unanimous Decision.

Co-Main Event

Welterweight Bout: Jon Fitch (30-7-1-1 NC) vs. Paul Daley (40-15-2) - Jon Fitch win by Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 2:01 of Round 2.

Heavyweight Bout: Cheick Kongo (27-10-2) vs. Javy Ayala (10-6) - Javy Ayala win by Split Decision.

Lightweight Bout: Carrington Banks (7-0) vs. Adam Piccolotti (9-2) - Carrington Banks win by Unanimous Decision.

Featherweight Bout: Aaron Pico (2-1) vs. Cris Williams (3-1) - Cris Williams win by TKO (Strikes) in 2:47 of Round 2.

Preliminary Card

Welterweight Bout: James Terry (19-9) vs. Ricky Rainey (13-5) - Ricky Rainey win by Submission (Kimura) in 1:24 of Round 1.

Middleweight Bout: A.J. Matthews (9-7) vs. Mike Rhodes (10-5) -A.J. Matthews win by KO (Knee) in 3:08 of Round 2.

Light Heavyweight Bout: Vadim Nemkov (9-2) vs. Jordan Young (8-0) - Jordan Young win by Unanimous Decision.

Women's Flyweight Bout: Morgan Solis (2-2) vs. Bruna Vargas (2-1) - Bruna Vargas win by Submission (Armbar) 2:56 of Round 1.

Post Fight



Bader: King Mo was a tough opponent and I'm happy to advance in the GP.

Lawal: Maybe I'll try a dip in the middleweight. I'll talk to the team about this possibility.

Fitch: I was very pleased to debut with a win and hope to soon be able to face the champion.

Ayala: I have defeated another great opponent and hope to keep facing the best of the division.

End Post Fight.

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Predictions

Martel123
UFC 224 - 7 / 6
Bellator 199 - 4 / 5

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Week 3 - May 2018

Former Multi Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. Signs Multi-Fight Deal with UFC, Expected to Debut in 2018



After intense speculation, Floyd Mayweather, has signed a multi-bout contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to compete inside the Octagon.

The announcement was made the press conference that UFC held on Wednesday for the announcement. Money is expected to make his debut in 2018.

Mayweather, is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time.

During the conference, he explained his decision to enter the world of mixed martial arts.

“I thought about it. I started training in Miami. I plan to fight until the end of the year, probably.”

With its migration to MMA confirmed, the ex-boxer ensured that not rule out a second confrontation with McGregor - as long as the values are high.

"I have no way of saying how things are going to be.I'm a number guy.I'm thinking of the numbers.If the numbers for a rematch with McGregor are favorable, we can make it happen.I know that I am the biggest name in MMA.And the second name is Conor McGregor. it's all about entertainment." said the former boxing champion.

Dana White was very happy with the completion of the deal and said that it is very easy to work with Mayweather.

“It did not take long to get the values right, that was the quiet part of the deal. Now fans will be able to have the best of boxing if testing in MMA.”

Asked if she had already planned anything for Mayweather's first fight, Dana left a suspense in the air.

"We know he does not like easy fights and he has always competed at the highest level. The fans would love to see a fight between him and McGregror, they want it too, more Floyd said he wants to fight at featherweight then, do not know if McGregor is willing to fight at that weight again.

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Eddie Alvarez-Dustin Poirier Rematch Official for UFC on Fox 30 Main Event in Calgary



After a few weeks of back-and-forth and speculation, the rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier is finally official for the UFC on Fox 30 headliner.

The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the lightweight pairing on Monday. UFC on Fox 30 takes place on July 28 at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and will see former featherweight king Jose Aldo square off against Jeremy Stephens in the co-main event.

Alvarez and Poirier initially square off at UFC 211. What was already shaping up to be an entertaining battle ended prematurely when Poirier was unable to continue after Alvarez landed an illegal knee. The bout was declared a no contest.

A former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion, Alvarez last appeared at UFC 218, where he scored a third-round knockout of ex-WSOF titlist Justin Gaethje on Dec. 2. “The Underground King” also owns wins over Rafael dos Anjos, Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez in the Octagon.

Since his first meeting with Alvarez, Poirier has earned finishes against Pettis at UFC Fight Night 120 last November and over Gaethje at UFC on Fox 29 on April 14. “The Diamond” has lost just once in nine promotional appearances since moving from featherweight to 155 pounds.

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Scott Coker: Don’t Be Surprised If You See Another Bellator Tournament Next Year



During the Bjorn Rebney regime, Bellator was the home to the “Toughest Tournament in Sports.”

When Scott Coker took leadership of the California-based organization, he did away with that format in favor of a more traditional schedule. However, Coker has never been one to shy away from putting together a bracket when the opportunity presents itself — just look at the star-studded grand prix he held as president of Strikeforce from 2011-2012.

That’s why Coker didn’t hesitate to do something similar in Bellator this year, as the organization compiled an interesting bracket filled with big names for its own heavyweight tournament.

On Saturday, Ryan Bader’s 15-second knockout of Muhammed Lawal in the Bellator 199 headliner marked the conclusion of the opening round of the promotion’s heavyweight grand prix. Nothing is official yet, but Coker said that September will be the target for the semifinal matchups, which will see Chael Sonnen square off with Fedor Emelianenko and Bader lock horns with Matt Mitrione.

“I’m excited about Fedor fighting Chael Sonnen. That’s gonna be a really fun fight. I think that’s gonna be interesting to see how strategically how Chael and Fedor try to battle each other. Mitrione and Bader, that’s gonna be a fun fight too,” Coker told media at the Bellator 199 post-fight press conference. “I think we’ve got two amazing semifinal fights and I’m looking forward to hosting them in September.”

Coker seems to be happy with the heavyweight tournament so far, and while Bellator may never go back to its old format, he isn’t ruling out the possibility of holding more brackets down the road.

“I want to get through the heavyweight tournament first, but I think it’s a great format for us and I believe that there’s a place for tournaments in MMA,” Coker said. “I think this grand prix tournament proves that it’s something worth doing. For us it’s great because it crowns our new heavyweight champion. Don’t be surprised if you see another tournament or so next year.”

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Chad Laprise Injured; UFC Fight Night 129 Bout vs. Vicente Luque Canceled



UFC Fight Night 129 is down to 12 bouts after a Chad Laprise injury forced him to withdraw from a proposed welterweight clash against Vicente Luque.

The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the news on Tuesday night. UFC Fight Night 129 takes place at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile on Saturday and is headlined by a Welterweight tilt between Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman. As a result of the injury, a Welterweight contest between Zak Cummings and Michel Prazeres has been moved from the prelims to the main card.

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