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Unread 05-15-2018, 05:48 PM
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The Ultimate Fighter 27: Undefeated Team Miocic vs. Team Cormier



EPISODE 2

- With a win for each side the competition began with a lot of balance.

- Team Cormier has won the last fight so he has the choice of the next fight.

- In the new training on Cormier's team. He brought in his teammate Cain Velasquez to attend.

- Team Cormier chooses the fight between...

Lightweight Bout

Jose Martinez (4-0) VS. John Gunther (3-0)

Round 1
We are underway! The fighters touch gloves. They come together and trade leather but neither fighter really does any damage. Both fighters step in to strike. Martinez is off target with a left jab but scores with a right hook. Gunther finds a good angle and lands a nice one-two. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Gunther misses with a big right hand, allowing Martinez to counter with a left cross. Martinez shoots in, looking for a takedown. The takedown is successful, it's a single leg that leaves Gunther pulling guard. Martinez throws some elbows but Gunther deals with the blows fairly easily. Using his leg strength to push Martinez back a bit, Gunther looks to scramble for position. Martinez is too quick though, and grabs side control before Gunther can get up. Martinez punches down at Gunther, but they are easily taken on the gloves. Gunther tries to move to guard, but Martinez doesn't allow it. In side control, Martinez throws a couple of punches designed to keep Gunther guessing. Gunther tries to move to guard, but Martinez doesn't allow it. Martinez tries to lock Gunther in an armbar. Gunther stops Martinez from applying it. Gunther tries to pull guard on Martinez but doesn't get anywhere with the attempt. We're into the final minute of the round. Martinez attempts an americana. Gunther defends himself well. Martinez blocks an attempt to pull guard. Martinez pounds away with elbow strikes but Gunther isn't troubled by them. Martinez blocks Gunther as he tries a transition to guard. Time expires and we come to the end of round one.

That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Martinez.

Round 2
We are back underway! Gunther forces an exchange of strikes. Martinez hits a pair of jabs in the exchange. Gunther throws two quick punches but doesn't hit with either. Gunther moves forward, constantly trying to pressure Martinez into exchanging strikes. Martinez hits a jab in the exchange. Gunther uses a left jab but his big right hand follow-up misses. Gunther comes forward. Martinez scores with two counter jabs. A jab lands from Gunther but finds nothing but air with a big right. There's an exchange of strikes at relatively close range but nothing really lands. Gunther moves forward, constantly trying to pressure Martinez into exchanging strikes. Martinez hit two counter left hands. Gunther fails to find a home for his jab, but then he scores with a right cross. Gunther stalks forward, pressuring Martinez. Martinez hit two counter left hands. Gunther lands a left hand and then he hits a nice straight right. Gunther rolls his shoulders to relieve a little of the tension that has built up, then moves forward. Gunther comes forward to attack. Martinez hit two counter left hands. Gunther can't connect with a jab, but then he hits a nice straight right. Moving forward constantly, Gunther is pressuring Martinez. Martinez hit two counter left hands. Gunther can't connect with a jab, but then he lands a right hand. We pass the halfway mark of this round. An exchange of strikes happens right in the center of the cage but neither fighter lands anything good. The two fighters come forward and engage. Gunther misses a big right hand, putting him off balance and allowing Martinez to attack with a quick left jab and a right hand. Moving forward constantly, Gunther is pressuring Martinez. Martinez lands a left hand in the exchange. A one-two from Gunther fails to land. Gunther stalks forward, pressuring Martinez. Martinez hits a pair of jabs in the exchange. Gunther hits a left jab and then he lands a right hand. The two fighters stand and trade strikes, neither lands a significant blow in the exchange. For the first time, Gunther is starting to breathe a little heavier. Gunther comes forward and the two fighters start trading blows. Martinez lands two left hands in the exchange. Gunther throws a quick one-two but doesn't land either blow. Shoulders hunched, Gunther studies his opponent, looking for an opportunity. They stand and trade in the center of the cage but neither fighter gives or takes any real damage. Round two is brought to an end as time runs out.

That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Martinez. Gunther is in deep trouble with only one round remaining - I think he needs a finish or he will lose this fight.

Round 3
There's the bell for the start of the final round! Gunther comes forward and the two fighters exchange strikes. Martinez hit two counter left hands. Gunther lands a left hand and then he lands a right hand. Gunther moves forward, constantly trying to pressure Martinez into exchanging strikes. Martinez hits two left hands on the counter. Gunther throws two quick punches but doesn't hit with either. Both fighters come together and strike. Gunther connects with a left hand. Martinez finds a good angle and lands a nice one-two. Martinez looks to have been cut under his eye. Gunther forces an exchange of strikes. Martinez manages a counter jab. Gunther can't connect with a jab, but then he hits a nice straight right. They come together and strike. Gunther lands a left jab and a right cross. Martinez is off-target with a jab but scores with a great right hook. The fighters go toe-to-toe with strikes but neither lands anything significant in the exchange. They stand and trade in the center of the cage but neither fighter can land a good shot. We move into the second half of this round. Gunther moves forward, constantly trying to pressure Martinez into exchanging strikes. Martinez hits a jab in the exchange. Gunther throws two quick punches but doesn't hit with either. Both fighters step in to strike. Gunther dodges a right hand and counter-attacks with a left jab and a right hook. Both fighters meet in the center. Gunther connects with a left hand. Martinez lands a left jab but doesn't connect with a low kick. We're into the final minute of the round. They engage in the center. Gunther misses a right hook and gets countered with a left jab and a good right hook. Gunther comes forward to attack. Martinez fires off a counter jab. Gunther connects with a jab but misses with a vicious right hand. With Martinez bleeding, the referee pauses the fight so that the cut can be checked. The ringside doctor examines the cut...and signals that it isn't a fight ender. We're back underway! Both fighters meet in the center. Gunther hits a left cross. Martinez scores with a left hook. The two fighters engage. Gunther is off target with a left jab but connects with a right hand. Martinez misses a jab but scores with a great right hook. The time expires on round three, and that is the end of the fight.

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

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

All three judges score the contest as 30-27.

Jose Martinez Jr. is the winner by unanimous decision!

-Team Miocic wins again at Lightweight.

- With the victory Team Miocic chooses the next fight that will be between...

Featherweight Bout

Gregg Dulani Perry (4-0) VS. Brad Katona (6-0)

Round 1
And here we go! The two fighters touch gloves. Perry comes forward and the two fighters start trading blows. Katona tries to hit a jab, but misses. Perry can't connect with a jab, but then he hits Katona with a straight right. Perry comes forward, walking down Katona. Katona fires off a counter jab. Perry throws two quick punches but doesn't hit with either. Perry initiates an exchange of strikes. Katona hits two left hands on the counter. Perry connects with a jab but misses with a vicious right hand. Both fighters come together and strike. Perry slips past a right hook attempt and attacks with a quick left jab and a right cross. Perry steps forward, looking to strike. Katona manages a counter jab. Perry hits a left jab and then he lands a right hand. Perry moves forward, constantly trying to pressure Katona into exchanging strikes. Katona lands two left hands in the exchange. Perry throws a quick one-two but doesn't land either blow. Perry uses a left jab, but Katona avoids a big right. Perry forces an exchange of strikes. Katona hits a jab in the exchange. Perry can't connect with his set-up strikes, but then he scores with a right cross. We've now passed the halfway mark in this round. Perry steps forward and a striking exchange begins. Katona scores with two counter jabs. Perry throws a one-two, but Katona was equal to it. Perry stalks forward, pressuring Katona. Katona throws a counter left but doesn't connect. Perry lands a left jab but Katona evades a big right punch. The two fighters engage with strikes but neither lands anything worthwhile. There's under a minute left in this round. A quick exchange of strikes does not produce any damage. Perry comes forward and the two fighters start trading blows. Katona hits two left hands on the counter. Perry lands a left hand and then he hits Katona with a straight right. Katona clearly respects his opponent's striking as he is very wary about getting close enough to grapple. A jab is wide from Perry, but then he hits a nice straight right. The time runs out on round one.

That was a close round but I'm giving it to Katona, 10-9.

Round 2
We are back underway! The two fighters engage with strikes but neither can land a significant shot. Perry can't connect with a jab, but then catches Katona with a right hook. Perry connects with a nice jab and then catches Katona with a right hook. The two fighters stand and trade strikes but neither lands anything damaging. Both fighters move in and engage. Katona lands a left hook. Perry lands a one-two. For the first time, Perry is starting to breathe a little heavier. Perry comes forward and the two fighters start trading blows. Katona scores with two counter jabs. Perry can't connect with his set-up strikes, but then he scores with a right cross. The two fighters stand and trade strikes, neither lands a significant blow in the exchange. Both fighters step in to strike. Katona misses a right cross that leaves him wide open to the counter. Perry comes in with a quick kick. Both fighters meet in the center. Katona misses a big right hand, putting him off balance and allowing Perry to attack with a jab and a right hook. An exchange of strikes happens right in the center of the cage but neither fighter lands anything good. The two fighters engage. Katona doesn't connect with a left jab but hits a right cross. Perry finds a good angle and lands a nice one-two. Perry lands a left hand and then scores with a right cross. Round two is brought to an end as time runs out.

That was an exciting round, hopefully the fighters will continue with that pace in the next. That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Perry. According to my scorecard, that leaves the fighters dead even with just one round remaining.

Round 3
Our last round, round three, begins! Perry comes forward and the two fighters exchange strikes. Katona manages a counter jab. A one-two from Perry fails to land. The two fighters engage with strikes but nothing significant lands. Perry moves forward, constantly trying to pressure Katona into exchanging strikes. Katona lands a left hand in the exchange. Perry throws a two-punch combo but Katona avoids both. Perry moves forward, constantly trying to pressure Katona into exchanging strikes. Katona hit a counter left hand. Perry lands a jab and then he hits Katona with a straight right. Perry steps forward, looking to strike. Katona manages a counter jab. Perry lands a left hand and then he hits Katona with a leg kick. The two fighters engage. Perry slips past a right hook and counters with a jab and a right hook. Perry is starting to have to push himself now, and his corner respond by urging him on a little louder. Perry moves forward, constantly trying to pressure Katona into exchanging strikes. Katona hits a pair of jabs in the exchange. Perry hits a left hand but Katona avoids a big right. We move into the second half of this round. The two fighters engage with strikes but nothing significant lands. An exchange of blows comes and goes without either fighter really landing anything significant. Perry attacks with strikes. Katona misses with a left hand in the exchange. Perry lands a left hand and then he hits Katona with a straight right. Moving around, Katona is looking for an opening to grapple without getting hit coming in. Perry hits a left jab and then hits a nice straight right. There's under a minute left in this round. An exchange of strikes doesn't go anywhere. Perry moves forward, constantly trying to pressure Katona into exchanging strikes. Katona hits a jab in the exchange. Perry lands a left jab but Katona avoids a big right. Perry looks very tired out there. Katona may have been setting up to shoot, but Perry aggressively took the initiative. Perry lands a jab and then hits Katona with a straight right. The fight comes to an end as the time limit expires.

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

The ring announcer is now giving the official scores.

The judges have scored it 29-28 (Judge #1), 30-27 (Judge #2) and 30-27 (Judge #3).

Dulani '3G' Perry is the winner by unanimous decision!

- Another Team Miocic victory that continues with the choice of fights.

- Dana White congratulated the two fighters for the very hard fight to judge.

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UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman - Press Conference



Maia: "Usman is a new generation fighter, complete and tough. I hope I can play my game and finish.

Usman: "Demian is a legend, and I'm proud to share the octogon with him.

Grasso: "It's the UFC's first time in this country so I hope the fans will support me tomorrow!

Suarez: "I was anxious to fight again and I hope to win and get myself in the top 5 of the division.

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


Main Event

Welterweight Bout: (#8) Demian Maia (170 lbs) vs. (#10) Kamaru Usman (170 lbs)

Co-Main Event

Women's Strawweight Bout: Alexa Grasso (115 lbs) vs. Tatiana Suarez (115 lbs)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Jared Cannonier (205 lbs) vs. Dominick Reyes (205 lbs)

Women's Flyweight Bout: Andrea Lee (125 lbs) vs. Veronica Macedo (125 lbs)

Featherweight Bout: Diego Rivas (145 lbs) vs. Guido Cannetti (145 lbs)

Welterweight Bout: Zak Cummings (170 lbs) vs. Michel Prazeres (170 lbs)

Preliminary Card

Flyweight Bout: (#9) Brandon Moreno (125 lbs) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (125 lbs)

Women's Strawweight Bout: Poliana Botelho (115 lbs) vs. Syuri Kondo (115 lbs)

Featherweight Bout: Humberto Bandenay (145 lbs) vs. Gabriel Benitez (145 lbs)

Featherweight Bout: Enrique Barzola (145 lbs) vs. Brandon Davis (145 lbs)

Bantamweight Bout: Enrique Briones (135 lbs) vs. Frankie Saenz (135 lbs)

Lightweight Bout: Claudio Puelles (155 lbs) vs. Felipe Silva (155 lbs)

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

Main Event

Welterweight Bout: (#8) Demian Maia (170 lbs) vs. (#10) Kamaru Usman (170 lbs)

Co-Main Event

Women's Strawweight Bout: Alexa Grasso (115 lbs) vs. Tatiana Suarez (115 lbs)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Jared Cannonier (205 lbs) vs. Dominick Reyes (205 lbs)

Women's Flyweight Bout: Andrea Lee (125 lbs) vs. Veronica Macedo (125 lbs)

Featherweight Bout: Diego Rivas (145 lbs) vs. Guido Cannetti (145 lbs)

Welterweight Bout: Zak Cummings (170 lbs) vs. Michel Prazeres (170 lbs)

Preliminary Card

Flyweight Bout: (#9) Brandon Moreno (125 lbs) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (125 lbs)

Women's Strawweight Bout: Polivana Botelho (115 lbs) vs. Syuri Kondo (115 lbs)

Featherweight Bout: Humberto Bandenay (145 lbs) vs. Gabriel Benitez (145 lbs)

Featherweight Bout: Enrique Barzola (145 lbs) vs. Brandon Davis (145 lbs)

Bantamweight Bout: Enrique Briones (135 lbs) vs. Frankie Saenz (135 lbs)

Lightweight Bout: Claudio Puelles (155 lbs) vs. Felipe Silva (155 lbs)
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UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman - Play by Play

Main Card

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

Our first main fight is up next, in which Zak Cummings competes against Michel 'Trator' Prazeres.

Cummings may have weighed in the same as Prazeres yesterday, but he clearly has a significant size advantage now.

The referee is John McCarthy.

Round 1
And here we go! The two fighters engage. Prazeres misses a big left hand, putting him off balance and allowing Cummings to attack with a right kick to the body. Both fighters meet in the center. Prazeres misses a left cross that leaves him wide open to the counter. Cummings comes in with a jab and a left hook. Prazeres confidently moves in closer, looking to throw some strikes. Prazeres lands a right hand and then scores with a left cross that landed hard. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Prazeres uses a right jab but has a left hand absorbed on the gloves. Cummings hits a right jab but can't hit a left cross. Prazeres steps in and looks to unleash. Cummings appeared to be going to try and get in close, but Prazeres took the initiative first. Prazeres lands a right hand and then hits Cummings with a straight left. The two fighters come forward and engage. Cummings slips past a left hook and counters with a left cross. As he backs off it becomes clear that Prazeres is on rubbery legs, that last shot rocked him! Cummings grabs the stunned Prazeres in a guillotine choke and drops down to tighten it! A guillotine choke is applied; Prazeres isn't tapping out though! It looks like Prazeres must have been able to stop the choke from being fully sunk in. The hold is released, Cummings realised that he was gassing his arms on an attempt that wasn't going to finish the fight. Prazeres fires off a few punches, but they aren't thrown with any great force. In guard, Prazeres throws a couple of punches designed to keep Cummings guessing. Prazeres leans back to avoid a couple of wild swings from Cummings. Prazeres throws a few left hands as he takes a moment to plan ahead. Prazeres deflects a couple of punches that Cummings threw from below. The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left. Prazeres begins trying to pass the guard. He passes guard but can't secure side control as Cummings starts a scramble for position. Prazeres ends up in side control. Prazeres tries to lock Cummings into an arm triangle. Cummings defends himself well and is in no danger. Cummings tries to pull guard on Prazeres but doesn't get anywhere with the attempt. Time expires and we come to the end of round one.

Sherdog Score: That was a close round but I'm giving it to Prazeres, 10-9.

Round 2
There's the bell for the start of the round! The two fighters engage. Cummings lands a right jab but can't hit a left cross. Prazeres nails a left cross. Cummings may have been aiming to get in close, but Prazeres aggressively took the initiative. Prazeres comes in with a flurry of four quick punches, landing three of them, but his big left hand follow-up misses. Prazeres can't connect with his set-up strikes, but then hits Cummings with a beautiful left uppercut! Cummings is knocked down! Prazeres quickly pounces, looking to rain down punches on the stunned Cummings! Prazeres pounds away and Cummings struggles to deal with them. Prazeres attempts a kimura. Cummings doesn't allow the kimura to be applied. Cummings tries to move to guard, but Prazeres doesn't allow it. Prazeres tries to ensnare Cummings in an arm triangle. Cummings stops Prazeres from applying it. Cummings tries to move to guard, but Prazeres doesn't allow it. Prazeres fires off a handful of punches, each easily being blocked with gloves. We've now passed the halfway mark in this round. Prazeres tries to lock Cummings in an arm triangle. Cummings defends himself well and is in no danger. Prazeres blocks Cummings as he tries a transition to guard. Referee John McCarthy decides that there is a lack of progress being made and stands them back up. Cummings keeps slightly out of range, looking for a chance to dart in and start grappling. A jab hits home from Prazeres and then he lands a big left hand. Prazeres moves in closer, looking to open up and attack. Cummings appeared to be going to try and get in close, but Prazeres took the initiative first. Prazeres can't hit a set-up right jab, but then lands a big left hand. Prazeres is slowing just a little as he starts to get into the gas tank a bit. There's under a minute left in this round. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Prazeres feints, causing Cummings to move to one side and leave himself wide open. Cummings misses a left cross that leaves him open to the counter. Prazeres attacks with a pair of right jabs that are followed by a left hand that landed cleanly. Cummings backs off, looking extremely dazed...that last shot may have knocked him loopy! Prazeres steps in and tries to finish with a scorching left hand, but Cummings narrowly avoids it. Prazeres steps in and looks to unleash. Prazeres can't hit a set-up right jab, but then hits a nice straight left that lands hard. Prazeres can't connect with his set-up strikes, but then hits a nice straight left that lands hard. Time expires and we come to the end of round two.

Sherdog Score: Prazeres takes that round easily by 10-8 on my score card.

Cummings is in deep trouble with only one round remaining - I think he needs a finish or he will lose this fight.

Round 3
It's the final round and we are back underway! Both fighters meet in the center. Cummings misses a big left hand, putting him off balance and allowing Prazeres to attack with a right jab and a massive left hook to the jaw! Cummings goes down hard, he's out! The winner, by knock out, is Michel 'Trator' Prazeres!

Official Result: Michel Prazeres defeats Zak Cummings by Knock Out (Punch) in 0:16 of round 3.

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

Another match is about to begin; Diego 'Pitbull' Rivas going up against Guido 'Ninja' Cannetti.

Mario Yamasaki is the referee for this fight.

Round 1
And here we go! A punch from Rivas fails to land. Cannetti seizes the chance and shoots in on Rivas. A great sprawl from Rivas prevents the takedown. They engage in the center. Cannetti counters a right hand with a pair of jabs that are followed by a good right hook. Rivas throws a quick one-two but doesn't land either blow. Both fighters step in to strike. Rivas misses a right hook and leaves himself open to be countered with a jab and a right hook that is avoided at the last second. Cannetti comes forward and the two fighters start trading blows. Rivas hit a counter left hand. Cannetti lands a left hand and then he lands a right hand. Cannetti comes forward looking to force a striking exchange. Cannetti avoids a jab and is able to move into the pocket. A jab is wide from Cannetti, but then he lands a right hand. We've now passed the halfway mark in this round. Rivas throws a one-two, but Cannetti was equal to it. Cannetti takes the chance and shoots on Rivas. Cannetti can't get past the sprawl of Rivas and has to give up on the takedown. Rivas looks confident, shortening the range as he looks to strike. Cannetti may have been aiming to get in close, but Rivas aggressively took the initiative. Rivas throws a quick punch but doesn't hit. Cannetti steps forward, looking to strike. Rivas fires off a counter jab. Cannetti fails to find a home for his jab, but then he scores with a right roundhouse kick to the ribs. Cannetti shoots in, looking for a takedown. He has the takedown! Rivas pulls guard. In guard, Cannetti begins working to pass to side control. He eventually passes, but only into half guard. Cannetti pounds away on Rivas, landing a few clean shots but not many. Round one ends as time expires.

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

Cannetti, the heavy favourite, has stamped his authority on the fight in that first round.

Round 2
And here we go, round two! Rivas confidently comes in closer. Cannetti appeared to be going for a takedown, but Rivas took the initiative first. Rivas throws a quick punch but doesn't land. There's a takedown attempt from Cannetti. Rivas almost got away but not quite; he is left hopping while Cannetti has hold of one leg. Cannetti uses the position to drive Rivas up against the cage. Cannetti tries to take Rivas down. The takedown is successful, Rivas goes down. Rivas is left seated, with his back to the cage, with Cannetti holding him down. Cannetti pounds away but Rivas deals with the blows fairly easily. Cannetti pounds away, landing several clean blows on Rivas in the process. Cannetti unloads with big right hands, landing several that clearly hurt Rivas. Cannetti pounds away with punches but can't quite land anything with any power. Cannetti unloads with big rights, but Rivas covers up well. Cannetti looks to get a more dominant position by pushing Rivas from a seated position onto his back. Cannetti shows his ground skills and gets full mount! Cannetti tries to lock Rivas in an armbar. Cannetti gets the armbar fully applied and Rivas has to tap out! The winner, by submission; Guido Cannetti!

Official Result: Guido Cannetti defeats Diego Rivas by Submission (Armbar) in 3:30 of round 2.

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

Moving on to the next match, in which Veronica Macedo squares off with Andrea 'KGB' Lee.

Our referee is John McCarthy.

Round 1
There's the opening bell! The fighters touch gloves. They come together and strike. Lee hits a jab but doesn't connect with a low kick. Macedo scores with a brace of jabs and also hits a left roundhouse kick to the body. They exchange strikes but nothing really gets through. They come together and strike. Lee slips past a right hook attempt and attacks with a jab and a right head kick that doesn't make contact. Both fighters meet in the center. Macedo misses a jab but hits a right hand. Lee lands a left hook. An exchange of blows comes and goes without either fighter really landing anything significant. The two fighters engage. Lee slips past a right hook attempt and attacks with a jab and a quick kick. We are now at the halfway point of the round. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Both fighters throw, both fighters fail to hit the target. Macedo misses a jab and also doesn't get a leg kick. Lee finds her right cross blocked. Shoulders hunched, Macedo studies her opponent, looking for an opportunity. The two fighters come forward and engage. Macedo doesn't connect with a left jab but hits a left roundhouse kick to the body. Lee lands a left jab but finds her right cross blocked. The two fighters stand and trade strikes but neither lands anything damaging. Lee comes forward and the two fighters start trading blows. Macedo hit two counter left hands. A jab lands from Lee but then can't connect with a head kick. We move into the final sixty seconds of this round. The two fighters engage. Macedo uses a left jab but doesn't connect with a right hand. Lee lands a left jab and a right cross. They stand and trade blows but neither can land anything damaging. The two fighters come forward and engage. Lee is well off-target with a high kick and that leaves her wide open. Macedo attacks with a left jab and a glancing blow with a right head kick. Time expires and we come to the end of round one.

Sherdog Score: That was a close round but I'm giving it to Lee, 10-9.

Round 2
And here we go, round two! Macedo initiates an exchange of strikes. Lee hits a pair of jabs in the exchange. Macedo throws a quick one-two but doesn't land either blow. They come together and strike. Macedo misses a right cross that leaves her open to the counter. Lee attacks with a left jab and a right hand that narrowly fails to connect. Both fighters meet in the center. Macedo uses a left jab and also scores with a quick kick to the lead leg. Lee finds a way past her opponent's guard and lands a sharp one-two. Both fighters come together and strike. Macedo is off-target with a jab but just about lands a head kick. Lee hits a jab and also nails a right cross. Both fighters come together and strike. Macedo hits a left jab but doesn't get a leg kick. Lee hits a left jab and also hits a glancing high kick. Both fighters step in to strike. Macedo misses a jab but hits a spinning kick to the body. Lee uses a left jab and also lands a nice right hook. Both fighters move in and engage. Macedo misses a right hook and leaves herself open to be countered with a left jab and a good right hook. A quick exchange of strikes does not produce any damage. They exchange a few strikes but nothing significant lands. Macedo appeared to be going to try and get in close, but Lee took the initiative first. Lee can't hit a set-up left jab, but then hits a nice straight right that lands hard. Lee comes forward and the two fighters exchange strikes. Macedo throws a counter left but doesn't connect. Lee throws a two-punch combo but Macedo avoids both. The two fighters come forward and engage. Macedo connects with a left hand. Lee scores with a jab but fails on a leg kick attempt. There's under a minute left in this round. Both fighters move in and engage. Macedo lands a left hook. Lee hits a jab and also lands cleanly with a powerful straight right! Macedo is knocked down by that shot! Lee quickly pounces, looking to rain down punches on the stunned Macedo! Lee fires away and Macedo is eating powerful shot after powerful shot! The referee has no option but to leap in and stop the fight! The winner, by TKO, is Andrea 'KGB' Lee!

Official Result: Andrea Lee defeats Veronica Macedo by TKO (Strikes) in 4:34 of round 2.

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

Moving on to the next match, in which Jared 'The Kill Gorilla' Cannonier fights Dominick 'The Devastator' Reyes.

Refereeing this bout will be Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1
There's the opening bell! The two fighters touch gloves. Both fighters move in and engage. Cannonier finds a way past his opponent's guard and lands a sharp one-two. Reyes lands a left jab and also hits a kick to the lead leg. The two fighters engage. Cannonier hits a couple of jabs and also hits a right cross. Reyes scores with a jab and also nails a right cross. They come together and strike. Reyes hits a jab but has a right hand absorbed on the gloves. Cannonier hits a jab and also hits a glancing blow with a high kick. The two fighters come together and strike but it's really tentative and nothing comes of it. An exchange of strikes sees both fighters fail to land anything significant. Both fighters move in and engage. Cannonier goes to the body with a left hand. Reyes uses a pair of left jabs and also scores with a right hook. We go past the halfway point of this round. They engage in the center. Cannonier uses a left jab but fails on a leg kick attempt. Reyes launches a right head kick that did damage. Cannonier backs off, dazed but alert enough to cover up! Reyes follows, sensing a chance to end the fight here and now! Cannonier gets floored with a huge right head kick...and is out! Dominick Reyes takes the victory by way of knock out!

Official Result: Dominick Reyes defeats Jared Cannonier by Knock Out (Head Kick) in 3:04 of round 1.

Co-Main Event

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

The co-main event is up next. Alexa Grasso takes on Tatiana Suarez in the UFC Womens Strawweight division.

Refereeing this bout will be Steve Mazzagatti.

Round 1
The fight begins! They start with a touch of gloves. A jab lands from Suarez, but Grasso evades a big right punch. Grasso gets hold of Suarez without taking too much damage. Grasso is trying to muscle Suarez up against the cage. Grasso can't move Suarez at all though, and finds herself being out-wrestled. Suarez is looking to muscle Grasso back against the cage. Suarez achieves it, pinning Grasso to the cage. Grasso takes a knee strike to the inside of her own knee. Grasso is controlled up against the cage and takes a few right hands via some dirty boxing. Suarez hits a knee strike to the thigh. Suarez smothers Grasso against the cage, then scores with a left to the side of the stomach. Grasso is pressed up against the cage and held there. They remain there for at least thirty seconds, hitting each other with short punches to the body and side of the head. Suarez looks for a foot stomp but Grasso takes the opportunity to turn them around so that she is in the dominant position. Having been stuck against the cage for a while without any progress, referee Steve Mazzagatti brings them back to the center. An exchange of strikes happens right in the center of the cage but neither fighter lands anything good. Suarez looks confident, shortening the range as she looks to strike. A one-two from Suarez fails to land. Suarez throws a one-two, but Grasso was equal to it. Suarez throws a quick one-two but doesn't land either blow. Suarez connects with a jab, but Grasso dodges a big right head kick follow-up. Time expires and we come to the end of round one.

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

Round 2
There's the bell for the start of the round! A jab is wide from Suarez, but then she catches Grasso with a right hook. Grasso seizes the chance and grabs Suarez into a clinch. Grasso is looking to muscle Suarez back against the cage. Grasso can't move Suarez at all though, and finds herself being out-wrestled. Grasso gets caught with a couple of nice short punches as Suarez uses her dirty boxing to inflict some punishment. Using her wrestling skills, Suarez is trying to push Grasso up against the cage. She does so and now has Grasso pinned to the cage. Grasso gets caught with a knee to the side of the stomach. Grasso takes a knee strike just above the hip. Suarez has gotten underhooks in and is looking to take Grasso to the ground. The underhooks are used to set up a trip, Grasso is left on her back and has to pull half guard. Suarez throws a few right hands as she takes a moment to plan ahead. In half guard, Suarez catches her breath, content just to throw a couple of punches to the body. Looking to catch her breath, Suarez is content to just throw a couple of punches to the body. Suarez starts trying to work to get out of half guard and into a better position. Grasso fights the attempt off, and they wind up scrambling for position. The scramble results in Suarez being on her back pulling half guard. Grasso pounds away, but Suarez calmly deals with them. Suarez tries to transition to full guard, but can't manage it. Grasso pounds away, but Suarez isn't troubled by the strikes. Suarez takes the opportunity to transition from half guard to full guard. Grasso uses a shoulder smash to keep Suarez down. Grasso blocks an attempted sweep. Round two is brought to an end as time runs out.

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

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

Round 3
It's the final round and we are back underway! Suarez can't hit a set-up left jab, but then catches Grasso with a right hook. Grasso gets hold of Suarez. Grasso is trying to push Suarez so that her back is up against the cage. Grasso can't move Suarez at all though, and finds herself being out-wrestled. Suarez is trying to push Grasso so that her back is up against the cage. Suarez does it, Grasso is stuck with her back to the cage. Suarez tries to use some dirty boxing, but Grasso uses wrestling to nullify any potential damage. Grasso takes a knee strike just above the hip. Suarez goes to use some dirty boxing, but Grasso is aware of the danger and uses wrestling to prevent any damage from happening. Although pressed against the cage, Grasso still hits a few small punches to the ribs. Grasso gets caught with a knee to the inside of the thigh. Suarez tries to maintain control, but Grasso wrestles her way out of trouble and turns it so that Suarez ends up backed against the cage. We are now at the halfway point of the round. Suarez, backed against the cage, can't really do much thanks to the control that Grasso is exerting. They remain there for at least a minute, hitting each other with short punches to the body and side of the head. With the fighters having been stuck against the cage for quite a while, the referee brings them back to the center. Suarez is starting to slow down a touch, perhaps conserving a little energy. Suarez can't connect with her set-up strikes, but then hits Grasso with a straight right. Blood is visible on Grasso, a strike looks to have opened up a nasty cut above her eye. Grasso wants to grapple, and appears willing to aggressively come in to do so, even if means risking some strikes. Suarez can't connect with a jab, but then lands a right hand. Grasso gets hold of Suarez without taking too much damage. Grasso tries to wrestle Suarez backward and up against the cage. Suarez doesn't let herself be driven back though. Using her wrestling skills, Suarez is trying to push Grasso up against the cage. Grasso ends up backed against the cage. Suarez tries to throw a knee to the thigh, but Grasso takes the opportunity to turn her opponent around so that Suarez ends up backed against the cage instead. The time runs out and that round is over, and so is the fight.

Sherdog Score: I have to give that round to Suarez, but only a 10-9. (30-27 Suarez)

Here come the official scores.

The judges give scores of 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27.

The winner, by unanimous decision, is Tatiana Suarez!

Official Result: Tatiana Suarez defeats Alexa Grasso by Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3.

Main Event

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

It's time for the main event of the evening! Demian Maia goes head to head with 'The Nigerian Nightmare' Kamaru Usman in the UFC Welterweight division.

John McCarthy is the referee for this fight.

Round 1
We are underway! Maia fails to find a home for his jab, but then lands a left hand. Usman is able to grab Maia. Usman is looking to muscle Maia back against the cage. Usman manages it and controls Maia up against the cage. Usman tries to smother Maia against the cage, but he wrestles free and circles back to the center. Maia can't connect with a jab, but then hits Usman with a straight left. Usman shoots in for a takedown. The takedown is successful, Maia pulls guard. Usman keeps Maia guessing with a few quick strikes. Usman doesn't allow Maia to lock him up with double underhooks. Usman throws a few weak-looking punches as he decides on his next move. Maia attempts to lock on a triangle choke. Usman blocks the attempt. The clock runs down as Maia is being smothered against the ground by Usman. Usman fires off a few punches. Maia grabs hold of an arm and attempts a triangle choke on Usman from the bottom of the guard. Usman doesn't let Maia get it. Clearly worried by the submission threat, Usman keeps very tight to Maia and peppers him with short strikes. Maia attempts a triangle choke on Usman from the bottom of the guard. Usman pulls free before the triangle can be locked in. The lack of progress forces referee John McCarthy to stand the fighters back up. Maia steps in and looks to unleash. Usman appeared to be going to try and get in close, but Maia took the initiative first. Maia throws a quick punch but doesn't land. Round one ends as time expires.

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

Round 2
Round two begins! Maia confidently moves in closer, looking to throw some strikes. Maia throws a punch but Usman avoids it. Maia throws a quick punch but doesn't land. Usman moves in fast and clinches with Maia. Using his wrestling skills, Usman is trying to push Maia up against the cage. Usman achieves it, pinning Maia to the cage. Showing his ability to exert control, Usman smothers Maia up against the cage. They exchange close-quarters punches from that position for about sixty seconds. Showing his ability to exert control, Usman smothers Maia up against the cage. They remain there for at least a minute, hitting each other with short punches to the body and side of the head. Usman tries a foot stomp, but Maia seizes the chance to create some space and break free. A jab lands from Maia, but misses with a vicious left hand. Usman had looked like he was angling to grapple, but couldn't take the initiative. Maia can't hit a set-up right jab, but then hits Usman with a straight left. The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left. Maia connects with a nice jab and then hits a nice left hook to the ribs. There's a takedown attempt from Usman, showing great power and speed. The takedown is successful, it's a single leg that leaves Maia pulling guard. Usman clings very tight to Maia while using short strikes, clearly trying to minimise the threat of a submission attempt. Maia tries to sweep Usman but can't do it. Usman keeps tight to Maia, peppering him with short strikes. The time is up, and that's the end of round two.

Sherdog Score: I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Usman. Usman is ahead 20-18 on my scorecard.

Round 3
Round three begins! Maia throws two quick punches but doesn't hit with either. Usman gets hold of Maia, not having to have taken even one shot while coming in. Usman is looking to muscle Maia back against the cage. Usman can't do it though, and ends up being out-wrestled in the grapple. Maia looks to sweep a leg out from under Usman so as to take him down with a trip. Maia doesn't get the trip, Usman instead wrestles his way into controlling the grapple. Using his wrestling skills, Usman is trying to push Maia up against the cage. He does so and now has Maia pinned to the cage. Usman tries to keep him up against the cage, but Maia works enough space that he can slip out and away, back to the center. Maia closes in on Usman, looking to unleash some strikes. Usman had looked like he was angling to grapple, but couldn't take the initiative. Two jabs hit home from Maia and then he hits a nice straight left. Maia throws a punch but Usman avoids it. Maia is starting to slow down a touch, perhaps conserving a little energy. Maia throws a quick one-two but doesn't land either blow. We are now at the halfway point of the round. Usman appeared to be going for a takedown, but Maia took the initiative first. Maia lands a right jab, but Usman avoids a big left. Maia throws a two-punch combo but Usman avoids both. Usman seizes the chance and grabs Maia into a clinch. Usman is trying to push Maia so that his back is up against the cage. Maia doesn't let himself be driven back though, and gains a dominant position in the grapple instead. Maia attempts a leg-sweep trip to put Usman on the ground. It's unsuccessful, Usman maintained a good solid base. Maia looks for a trip takedown. Maia doesn't get the trip, Usman instead wrestles his way into controlling the grapple. Usman is trying to push Maia so that his back is up against the cage. He does so and now has Maia pinned to the cage. Maia is trapped against the cage and takes a sharp stomp to the foot. Unable to get free, Maia is smothered up against the cage. They exchange close-quarters punches until the round ends. The time is up, and that's the end of round three.

Sherdog Score: I have to give that round to Usman, but only a 10-9. This is bad for Maia, he's running out of rounds.

Round 4
There's the bell for the start of the round! Usman shoots in hard and fast on Maia. Usman has the takedown! Maia pulls half guard. That's three takedowns from three attempts for Usman. Usman tries to pound on Maia, but all the blows are comfortably dealt with. Using an underhook to set it up, Maia looks to scramble for position. Usman seizes the opportunity, Maia was too slow and gets caught in side control. Usman throws a few strikes, but is clearly slowing things down so that he can catch his breath. Usman fires off a few punches as he catches his breath. Usman throws a few right hands, but is mainly trying to catch his breath. Usman blocks Maia as he tries a transition to guard. Usman fires off a few punches, but they aren't thrown with any great force. Usman blocks an attempt to pull guard. Usman fires off a few punches, but they aren't thrown with any great force. Usman blocks Maia as he tries a transition to guard. With no progress being made, the referee brings the fighters back to their feet. Maia is definitely slowing, his gas tank is being challenged here. Usman is still moving well, but he is definitely breathing a little deeper now. Shoulders hunched, Maia studies his opponent, looking for an opportunity. Maia throws a two-punch combo but Usman avoids both. Usman gets hold of Maia, not having to have taken even one shot while coming in. We're into the final minute of the round. Usman is trying to push Maia so that his back is up against the cage. He does so and now has Maia pinned to the cage. Usman shows his grappling ability by trapping Maia up against the cage. The rest of the round passes by with something of a stalemate happening, neither fighter being able to improve their position or generate an advantage. The time runs out on round four.

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

Maia is in deep trouble with only one round remaining - I think he needs a finish or he will lose this fight.

Round 5
And here we go, one last round! Usman sets up a nice takedown attempt. Maia cannot stop the takedown and has to pull guard. Usman begins trying to pass the guard. Maia was ready for the pass attempt though and starts scrambling immediately. The scramble leaves Maia on his back pulling guard. Usman clings very tight to Maia while using short strikes, clearly trying to minimise the threat of a submission attempt. Maia tries to ensnare an arm. Usman defends it. Breathing very hard, Maia is looking ragged. Usman lies on top of Maia, basically smothering him. Usman looks to get past the guard. He passes guard, but Maia was ready and immediately starts to scramble. Usman is up first and quickly grabs Maia, pushing him up against the cage. Usman presses Maia into the cage, forcing him to carry all of his weight. They remain there for at least thirty seconds, hitting each other with short punches to the body and side of the head. Maia is pressed up against the cage and held there. They exchange close-quarters punches from that position for about sixty seconds. The referee decides that the grappling against the cage has been going on too long, and he brings them back to the center. Usman is definitely slowing, his gas tank is being challenged here. We're into the final minute of the round. Up close, they start wrestling. Usman works his way to a dominant position. Usman has gotten underhooks in and is looking to take Maia to the ground. A sweep of the legs is successful, Maia has to pull half guard. Usman fires off some rights, but Maia isn't troubled by them. Usman blocks an attempted move from half guard to full guard. Time runs out and that's the end of the fight.

Sherdog Score: I think Usman took that round, 10-9 on my score card. (50-45 Usman)

Here come the official scores.

ALL three judges give scores of 50-45.

The winner, by unanimous decision, is 'The Nigerian Nightmare' Kamaru Usman!

Official Result: Kamaru Usman defeats Demian Maia by Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 5.



UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman
Date: May 19, 2018
Venue: Movistar Arena
Local: Santiago, Chile
Attendence: 2.020
Gate: $ 311.080


Main Event

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

Co-Main Event

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

Light Heavyweight Bout: Jared Cannonier (10-3) vs. Dominick Reyes (8-0) - Dominick Reyes win by KO (Head Kick) in 3:04 of Round 1.

Women's Flyweight Bout: Andrea Lee (8-2) vs. Veronica Macedo (5-1-1) - Andrea Lee win by TKO (Strikes) in 4:34 of Round 2.

Featherweight Bout: Diego Rivas (7-1) vs. Guido Cannetti (7-3) - Guido Cannetti win by Submission (Armbar) in 3:30 of Round 2.

Welterweight Bout: Zak Cummings (21-5) vs. Michel Prazeres (24-2) - Michel Prazeres win by KO (Punch) in 0:16 of Round 3.

Preliminary Card

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

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

Featherweight Bout: Humberto Bandenay (14-4-1 NC) vs. Gabriel Benitez (20-6) - Gabriel Benitez win by TKO (Strikes) in 3:22 of Round 1.

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

Bantamweight Bout: Enrique Briones (16-7-1) vs. Frankie Saenz (12-5) - Frankie Saenz win by Submission (North South Choke) in 1:40 of Round 2.

Lightweight Bout: Claudio Puelles (7-2) vs. Felipe Silva (8-1) - Felipe Silva win by TKO (Strikes) in 1:40 of Round 2.

Bonus

Fight of the Night: Felipe Silva vs. Claudio Puelles

KO of the Night: Dominick Reyes

Submission of the Night: Guido Cannetti


Post Fight



Usman: "With Dos Anjos out, I expect to face Colby Colvington for the interim title."

Maia: "Unfortunately I did not get the result. Usman is a great fighter and deserves respect. "

Suarez: "I want to face a top 10 in the next fight.

Reyes: "I'm happy with my performance and the knockout bonus."

End Post Fight.
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UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman - 5 / 6

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Week 4 - May 2018

The 'Iceman’ Cometh: UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell announces comeback



Ultimate Fighting Championship hall of famer and former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell announced to Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” that he is indeed coming out of retirement.

While it seems everything is still early in the planning stages, the 48-year-old is targeting a trilogy fight against long-time rival Tito Ortiz. While Liddell and Ortiz are UFC veterans, the chances of them fighting inside the Octagon are slim to none. Liddell is however confident that the fight will take place with Oscar de la Hoya’s new mixed martial arts promotion and could even be the part of the first ever event under that umbrella.

“I will fight again,” Liddell declared.

“It’s a real thing. They’re working on it.”

While the deal hasn’t been finalized, Liddell is targeting a November fight for his return, which will be just before his 49th birthday. The location of the fight will likely be in either Las Vegas or California.

Fight fans believed “The Iceman” was only coming out of retirement for a chance to beat up Ortiz for a third time, but Liddell confirmed he’s fighting with or without the 43 year-old Ortiz.

“It does not hinge on Tito’s participation,” Liddell said.

Liddell said he plans on making some defensive adjustments to his game for his comeback and will try to avoid his old style of standing in the pocket and exchanging. While this may not be the news fans of “The Iceman” want to hear, he did promise he’ll still be the same heavy hitting guy he was before.

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Mirko Cro Cop doesn’t expect Fedor Emelianenko rematch to ever happen



Few could have predicted back in 2005 when Mirko Filipovic and Fedor Emelianenko collided in the biggest heavyweight fight in MMA history that both men would still be going strong 13 years later, nonetheless still fighting under the same umbrella.

While each man has faced his fair share of false retirements in the years since their clash, the 43-year-old “Cro Cop” and 41-year-old Emelianenko have remarkably combined to win 14 of their last 15 fights.Both are also currently alive in Bellator's Heavyweight Grand Prix, with Emelianenko readying for a semifinal matchup against Chael Sonnen and “Cro Cop” set to rematch Roy Nelson at Bellator 200 for the right to become the first alternate into the bracket — all of which meansthere is a conceivable scenario in which a long-discussed Emelianenko vs. Filipovic rematch could actually take place under the Bellator banner.

Such a matchup would be a nostalgic blast to the past for fight fans who remember the madness that surrounded their legendary first meeting at Pride Final Conflict 2005, which Emelianenko won via unanimous decision.

But more than a decade removed from that magical night at Saitama Super Arena, Filipovic thinks the time may have passed to write a second chapter in his rivalry with Emelianenko.

“People are asking me all the time about that, but I don’t think about that right now.And I don’t think that fight will happen,” Filipovic said Thursday on a Bellator 200 conference call.

“It’s hard to say.There is no — I don’t have some special desire to fight him anymore, like I had before.Never say never, but I don’t think that fight will ever happen.”

The fact that Emelianenko vs. Filipovic II is even a realistic topic of discussion is remarkable considering where Emelianenko was in his career as recently as last year.

The Russian legend struggled mightily against light heavyweight veteran Fabio Maldonado in 2016, then suffered a 74-second loss to Matt Mitrione in his Bellator debut one year later.Because of that, Emelianenko was effectively an afterthought when Bellator’s heavyweight tournament was first announced, however things changed at Bellator 198 when Emelianenko scored a thunderous 48-second knockout of former UFC champion Frank Mir.

The performance showed that Emelianenko may indeed still have some gas left in his tank — although “Cro Cop” isn’t ready to proclaim Emelianenko as back just yet.

“Well, it was a good fight.If he’s back or not, I don’t know,” Filipovic said.“It was too short.The fight was too short, but good for him.”

Filipovic’s own career revival is as equally extraordinary to Emelianenko’s, if not more so.“Cro Cop” has won eight consecutive fights via stoppage since 2014, knocking out the likes of Muhammed Lawal, Baruto Kaito, and old rival Gabriel Gonzaga during that undefeated run.His upcoming Bellator 200 debut against Nelson serves as a rematch of a 2011 fight that Filipovic lost via third-round stoppage, perpetuating the revenge tour theme that began with Filipovic’s victory over Gonzaga.

As his age creeps upwards, “Cro Cop” says his motivation for continuing to compete in such a volatile sport is simple.

“It makes me happy,” Filipovic said.“That’s the most simple answer I can give to you.It just makes me happy.

“I train everyday, I train around the world, I fight all around the world.The last fight I had was in Tokyo, the next one will be in London.So I feel great.It makes me happy.”

After unsuccessfully retiring numerous times, Filipovic indicated that he is done setting an end date for himself in MMA.He plans to complete as long as he feels able to, and each outing could conceivably be his last.

“I will just do it as long as it makes me happy, and as long as my health allows me to keep fighting.So it can be one or two fights, it can be three, I don’t know.

Filipovic also noted that he holds no ill will towards Nelson for the defeat “Big Country” handed him back in the pair's UFC days, meaning there will be no promise of vengeance when Filipovic and Nelson lock horns for a second time on May 25 in London, England.

“That’s not my style, promising anything,” Filipovic said.“I am in very good shape and I’m looking forward to the fight.Roy is a great guy, very tough fighter, great fighter, iron chin, and I will have to do my best to beat him.”

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Rafael dos Anjos injured, out of UFC 225 co-main event fight against Colby Colvington



Rafael dos Anjos has been forced to withdraw from next week's highly-anticipated UFC 225 co-main event fight against Colby Colvington.

According to multiple sources, dos Anjos suffered a injury last Friday, forcing him to pull out of the Interim Welterweight title fight against Colvington. The Brazilian was hoping the injury would get better over the weekend but when it didn't his team had to make the call to cancel the fight on Monday.

The UFC is currently working on finding a replacement to fight Colvington on less than three weeks' notice, however, nothing has been finalized at this time.

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Lightweights Alexander Hernandez, Olivier Aubin-Mercier to Lock Horns at UFC on FOX 30

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added a clash of lightweight prospects to its UFC Calgary card.

Alexander Hernandez and Olivier Aubin-Mercier will meet in the Octagon at UFC on Fox 30, the Las Vegas-based promotion announced Friday.

Hernandez is coming off a highlight-reel knockout in his major league debut against Beneil Dariush at UFC 222. The San Antonio, Texas, native has just one loss in his mixed martial arts career, in contrast to nine wins. He has won seven straight.

Aubin-Mercier (11-2) is riding a four-bout winning streak and defeated Evan Dunham in just 53 seconds at UFC 223 on April 7.

UFC on Fox 30 goes down at the Scotiabank Saddledome, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on July 28 and will be headlined by a rematch pitting lightweight conteners against each other in Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez.

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The Ultimate Fighter 27: Undefeated Team Miocic vs. Team Cormier



EPISODE 3

- In the last episode Time Miocic won the two fights. And remained unbeaten in the Lightweight competition.

- Cormier meets the team and says he needs good results in the coming fights.

- Miocic said that his team is well trained and they are very confident.

- Miocic has the choice and the next fight in the lightweight will be:

Lightweight Bout

Thai Clark (7-0) VS. Joe Giannetti (6-0)

Round 1
The fight begins! They touch gloves. Clark confidently comes in closer. Giannetti appeared to be going for a takedown, but Clark took the initiative first. Clark lands a jab and then scores with a right cross. There's a takedown attempt from Giannetti. Giannetti gets the takedown! Clark pulls guard. Giannetti starts trying to work to get past the guard. Clark was ready for the pass attempt though and starts scrambling immediately. Clark manages to come out on top, with Giannetti pulling half guard. Clark unloads with some right hands, but Giannetti deals with them comfortably. Giannetti gets some separation and tries to scramble for position. The scramble results in Giannetti having his back taken! Clark tries to get the rear naked choke applied. Giannetti defends himself well against the choke. Clark blocks an attempt to roll him off of the back. Clark tries to get his hooks in, but can't. Giannetti tries to get Clark off his back. Giannetti manages to shrug Clark off, but it only results in both fighters ending up scrambling back to their feet. Clark can't hit a set-up left jab, but then hits a nice straight right that lands hard. Clark closes the distance, obviously looking to strike. Clark can't hit a set-up left jab, but then hits a body kick. Clark can't connect with a jab, but then scores with a right cross. Giannetti keeps slightly out of range, looking for a chance to dart in and shoot on Clark. Clark can't hit a set-up left jab, but then lands a big right hand. Giannetti shoots in, looking for a takedown. Giannetti gets hold of a leg but Clark remains standing, hopping on the other foot. Giannetti can't get Clark down and so settles for pushing him up against the cage. We have one minute of the round remaining. With the cage trapping Clark, Giannetti looks for a trip takedown by sweeping a leg. Giannetti doesn't get it, Clark blocked any attempt to move him. Clark remains trapped against the cage though, and can't seem to get free. Giannetti, looking for a takedown, manages to secure a leg, leaving Clark hopping on one foot. Sweeping the standing leg, Giannetti puts Clark down hard! Clark is left looking up at his opponent. Giannetti kicks Clark to the thigh. Clark is hit with a sharp kick to the calf. The time is up, and that's the end of round one.

An extremely close round, could have gone either way, but personally I'll give it to Giannetti 10-9.

Round 2
Round two begins! A combo that ends with a head kick attempt fails to land for Clark. Seizing the opportunity, Giannetti shoots. Clark sprawls well, preventing the takedown, and then moves out of range. A jab is wide from Clark, but then he hits Giannetti with a straight right. Clark uses a left jab, but misses with a low kick. They stand and trade, but all the shots are either off target or are safely dealt with. Clark doesn't trouble his opponent with a combination ending in a high right head kick. Seizing the opportunity, Giannetti shoots. Giannetti couldn't complete the single leg, but does end up standing holding a leg while Clark hops in place on the other. Unable to complete the takedown, Giannetti instead pushes Clark up against the cage. We are now at the halfway point of the round. Giannetti is aiming to get Clark into a Muay Thai clinch. Clark fights it off but is still stuck against the cage. With the cage trapping Clark, Giannetti looks to try and take him down by going low and taking out both legs. Clark blocks the attempt by keeping a solid base. With Clark stuck against the cage, Giannetti tries to complete a takedown by going low and grabbing both legs. Giannetti has the takedown, slamming Clark down. Giannetti takes the back off the takedown. Giannetti tries to get a body triangle hooked up, but can't. Clark attempts to turn and get Giannetti off his back. Clark turns over and spins, ending up on top in guard. Clark throws a few weak-looking punches as he decides on his next move. Giannetti reaches up and tries to lock up an arm. Clark gets caught in an armbar...and has no choice but to tap out! By submission, the winner is Joe Giannetti!

Official Result: 'Skeletor' Joe Giannetti defeats Thai 'Landshark' Clark by Submission (Armbar) in 4:40 of Round 2.

- Cormier said he was very pleased with Giannetti's performance.

- Miocic said he was a little disappointed with the outcome of the fight, but he hopes the team's confidence continues.

- Team Cormier makes the choice for the next fight that will ...

Featherweight Bout

Ricky Steele (5-0) VS. Jay Cucciniello (8-0)

Round 1
Round one begins! Steele steps forward, looking to strike. Cucciniello fires off a counter jab. Cucciniello buys a feint and is left open. Steele throws two quick punches but doesn't hit with either. An exchange of strikes doesn't go anywhere. Steele initiates an exchange of strikes. Cucciniello throws a counter jab but misses. Steele comes in with a flurry of three quick punches, landing one of them, but Cucciniello evades a big right punch. Steele comes forward on the attack. Cucciniello hit a counter left hand. A combo that ends with a kick to the legs fails to land for Steele. Steele comes forward and the two fighters start trading blows. Cucciniello throws a counter jab but misses. Steele moves in behind three quick punches, two of them finding a home, but can't connect with a right to the body. The two fighters engage with strikes but neither can land a significant shot. Steele attacks with strikes. Cucciniello hit a counter left hand. Steele opens Cucciniello up with a feint. Steele lands a left hand and then he hits a nice right hook to the ribs. We pass the halfway mark of this round. The fighters go toe-to-toe with strikes but the flurry ends without any really damaging shots landing. Moving forward constantly, Steele is pressuring Cucciniello. Cucciniello lands two left hands in the exchange. Steele can't hit a set-up left jab, but then he lands a sick right head kick! Cucciniello hits the mat, that shot has rocked him! Steele senses victory and starts to unload with punches! Steele fires away and manages to connect with two or three heavy shots that rock Cucciniello! In side control, Steele begins working to get a mount. Cucciniello was ready for it though and starts scrambling immediately. Neither fighter can gain an advantage in the scramble, and they both end up on their feet. Steele lands a jab and then catches Cucciniello with a low kick to the front leg. We're into the final minute of the round. The two fighters stand and trade strikes, neither lands a significant blow in the exchange. Steele comes in looking to strike. A jab lands from Steele, but Cucciniello avoids the low kick that it set up. Round one ends as time expires.

That was an exciting round, hopefully the fighters will continue with that pace in the next. I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Steele.

Round 2
Round two begins! The two fighters stand and trade strikes, neither lands a significant blow in the exchange. A jab is wide from Steele, but then he catches Cucciniello with a right roundhouse kick to the body. Steele confidently moves in closer, looking to throw some strikes. Cucciniello had looked like he was angling to grapple, but couldn't take the initiative. Steele can't hit a set-up left jab, but then hits Cucciniello with a straight right. The fighters go toe-to-toe with strikes but neither lands anything significant in the exchange. Cucciniello appeared to be going to try and get in close, but Steele took the initiative first. A punch from Steele fails to land. Steele comes forward, walking down Cucciniello. Cucciniello fires off a counter jab but doesn't connect. Steele feints one way and then the other, throwing Cucciniello off balance and leaving him badly exposed. Steele lands a jab and then he lands a right hand to the body. Steele forces an exchange of strikes. Cucciniello throws a counter left but doesn't connect. Steele throws a one-two, but Cucciniello was equal to it. Steele moves forward, constantly trying to pressure Cucciniello into exchanging strikes. Steele steps into the pocket, avoiding a jab on the way. Steele opens Cucciniello up with a feint. A jab lands from Steele but Cucciniello evades a big right punch. We move into the second half of this round. Steele is slowing just a little as he starts to get into the gas tank a bit. Steele doesn't trouble his opponent with a combination ending in a low kick to the legs. Seizing the opportunity, Cucciniello clinches. Cucciniello attempts to wrestle Steele to the ground. The takedown is successful, Steele pulls guard. In guard, Cucciniello throws a couple of punches designed to keep Steele guessing. Time slips away as Cucciniello successfully keeps Steele stuck against the ground. We move into the final sixty seconds of this round. Cucciniello starts trying to work to get past the guard. Cucciniello passes guard, but Steele was ready and a scramble for position ensues. Cucciniello ends up having to pull guard, losing out in the scramble. Wary of the submission threat of his opponent, Steele keeps very tight to Cucciniello, peppering him with short strikes. Cucciniello tries to sweep Steele but doesn't get anywhere. The time runs out on round two.

That was a good round, full of action, hopefully we've got more of the same to come. An extremely close round, could have gone either way, but personally I'll give it to Cucciniello 10-9. We go into the final round with everything still to fight for.

Round 3
Our last round, round three, begins! It looked like we were about to see Cucciniello try and get some grappling started, but Steele was more aggressive and took the initiative. Steele lands a jab and then hits a nice right hook to the ribs. Steele steps in and looks to unleash. Cucciniello hits a tentative left hand. Steele comes in with a flurry of three quick punches, landing all of them, and then hits a spin kick to the ribs. Steele comes forward to attack. Cucciniello throws a counter left but doesn't connect. Steele fails to land with a combo that ended with an attempted roundhouse body kick. Steele fails to find a home for his jab, but then hits Cucciniello with a great high right head kick. Cucciniello immediately covers up and tries to retreat, only to end up against the cage! I think that he is dazed! Cucciniello gets floored with a huge right head kick...and is out! Ricky 'The Karate Kid' Steele takes the win by knock out!

Official Result: Ricky 'The Karate Kid' Steele defeats Jay Cucciniello (Knock Out (Head Kick) in 1:40 of round 3.

- Team Miocic vibrates with the knockout!

- Dana White said she was impressed with Steele.

- In the next episode, last quarterfinal fights. And let's get to know the semi-finalists.

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Bellator 200: Cro Cop vs. Nelson - Press Conference



Cro Cop: “I like Nelson. however this fight will end in a different way than the first.”

Nelson: “Cro Cop returned to be in good form and with good victories, however I will knock him again.”

Carvalho: “Mousasi is one of the best of all time. Certainly this will be my most important fight so far.”

Mousasi: “I look forward to another world title, and I hope to become champion here at Bellator.”

Page: “I'm going to give one more show to the English fans. They know that whenever they come to a fight mine is a spectacle.”

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


Main Event

Heavyweight Bout: Mirko Filipovic (220 lbs) vs. Roy Nelson (260 lbs)

Co-Main Event

Middleweight Championship Bout: (C) Rafael Carvalho (185 lbs) vs. (#8) Gegard Mousasi (185 lbs)

Welterweight Bout: Michael Page (170 lbs) vs. David Rickels (170 lbs)

Light Heavyweight Bout: (#5) Phil Davis (205 lbs) vs. Linton Vassell (205 lbs)

Women's Flyweight Bout: Anastasia Yankova (125 lbs) vs. Kate Jackson (125 lbs)

Preliminary Card

Middleweight Bout: Charlie Ward (185 lbs) vs. Romero Cotton (185 lbs)

Women's Featherweight Bout: Sinead Kavanagh (145 lbs) vs. Amber Leibrock (145 lbs)

Welterweight Bout: Ion Pascu (170 lbs) vs. Yaroslav Amosov (170 lbs)

Heavyweight Bout: James Thompson (265 lbs) vs. Carl Seumanutafa (250 lbs)

Lightweight Bout: Luka Jelcic (155 lbs) vs. Mihail Nica (155 lbs)

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Mirko Filipovic (220 lbs) vs. Roy Nelson (260 lbs)
(C) Rafael Carvalho (185 lbs) vs. (#8) Gegard Mousasi (185 lbs)
Michael Page (170 lbs) vs. David Rickels (170 lbs)
(#5) Phil Davis (205 lbs) vs. Linton Vassell (205 lbs)
Anastasia Yankova (125 lbs) vs. Kate Jackson (125 lbs)
Charlie Ward (185 lbs) vs. Romero Cotton (185 lbs)
Sinead Kavanagh (145 lbs) vs. Amber Leibrock (145 lbs)
Ion Pascu (170 lbs) vs. Yaroslav Amosov (170 lbs)
James Thompson (265 lbs) vs. Carl Seumanutafa (250 lbs)
Luka Jelcic (155 lbs) vs. Mihail Nica (155 lbs)
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Bellator 200: Cro Cop vs. Nelson - Play by Play

Main Card

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

The main card opens with Anastasia Yankova facing Kate Jackson.

Mario Yamasaki is the referee for this fight.

Round 1
And here we go! The fighters touch gloves. Jackson comes forward on the attack. Yankova manages a counter jab. Jackson lands a jab and then she hits Yankova with a straight right. Yankova comes forward to attack. Jackson fires off a counter jab. Yankova can't connect with a jab, but then she catches Jackson with a right hook. The two fighters engage. Jackson slips past a right hook attempt and attacks with a left jab and a right hook. Jackson comes forward on the attack. Yankova hit a counter left hand. Jackson throws a two-punch combo but Yankova avoids both. They stand and trade in the center of the cage but neither fighter can land a good shot. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Jackson lands a left jab and a right cross. Yankova uses a left jab and also hits a kick to the leg. Jackson comes forward and the two fighters start trading blows. Yankova hits two left hands on the counter. Jackson uses a left jab but Yankova avoids a big right. Yankova attacks with strikes. Jackson hit two counter left hands. Yankova fails to find a home for her jab, but then she hits Jackson with a straight right. The two fighters engage. Jackson slips past a right hook and counters with a jab and a right hook that is ducked. We move into the second half of this round. Both fighters meet in the center. Yankova lands a left jab and a right cross. Jackson finds a good angle and lands a nice one-two. For the first time, Jackson is starting to breathe a little heavier. The two fighters engage. Yankova counters a right hand with a left jab and a head kick that is off-target. Yankova comes forward. Jackson tries to hit a jab, but misses. Yankova can't connect with her set-up strikes, but then she scores with a right head kick. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Yankova lands a left kick to the rib cage. Jackson finds a way past her opponent's guard and lands a sharp one-two. Both fighters move in and engage. Jackson misses a right hook and leaves herself open to be countered with a quick left jab and a glancing blow from a high kick. The two fighters come forward and engage. Jackson hits a jab but doesn't find the mark with a right hook. Yankova hits a left hand. We move into the final sixty seconds of this round. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Jackson finds a way past her opponent's guard and lands a sharp one-two. Yankova lands a one-two. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Jackson scores with a jab but has a right hand blocked. Yankova uses a pair of left jabs and also hits a right hand. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Yankova slips past a right hook and counters with a left jab and a right hook that is ducked. The time is up, and that's the end of round one.


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

Round 2
There's the bell and round number two begins! They stand and trade in the center of the cage but neither fighter can land a good shot. Looking very tired, Jackson clinches to try and buy some recovery time. Yankova is trying to push Jackson so that her back is up against the cage. Jackson ends up backed against the cage. Yankova uses dirty boxing to punish Jackson while she is pressed up against the cage. Yankova catches Jackson with a knee strike to the thigh. Yankova hits Jackson, who is pressed up against the cage, with a nice short uppercut. Yankova pins Jackson up against the cage and uses dirty boxing to inflict some damage. Jackson is trapped against the cage and Yankova hits her with a short left uppercut. Jackson is trapped against the cage and Yankova hits her with a short left uppercut. Yankova smothers Jackson against the cage, then hits her with a knee strike to the ribs. We are now at the halfway point of the round. Jackson is trapped against the cage and Yankova hits her with a quick elbow. With the fight having been stuck against the cage for a lengthy period of time, the referee restarts them back in the center. Yankova is starting to slow down a touch, perhaps conserving a little energy. Jackson is taking big gulps of air and seems to be struggling a little now. Both fighters meet in the center. Yankova hits a left hand. Jackson lands a one-two. Jackson looks to have been cut under her eye. Yankova, who looks out of breath, clinches up. Yankova is looking to muscle Jackson back against the cage. Yankova does it, Jackson is stuck with her back to the cage. Yankova catches Jackson with an elbow to the face from the clinch while she is pressed up against the cage. Yankova tries to throw an elbow, but Jackson uses wrestling to prevent her from launching the strike. Yankova tries to knee Jackson, but she wrestles free and circles back to the center. The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left. The fighters go toe-to-toe with strikes but the flurry ends without any really damaging shots landing. Jackson wants to grapple, and appears willing to aggressively come in to do so, even if means risking some strikes. Yankova fails to find a home for her jab, but then hits Jackson with a straight right. Jackson gets hold of Yankova without taking too much damage. With control of the clinch, Jackson tries to complete a takedown. Jackson gets the takedown! Yankova pulls guard. Round two is brought to an end as time runs out.

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

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

The corner goes to work between rounds trying to close the cut on Jackson.

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

Round 3
There's the bell and the final round begins! The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Yankova slips past a right hook attempt and attacks with a left jab and a right hook to the ribs that doesn't land. Both fighters step in to strike. Jackson misses a jab but hits a right hand. Yankova uses a pair of left jabs and also gets a glancing blow with a high kick. The fighters go toe-to-toe with strikes but neither lands anything significant in the exchange. Looking very tired, Jackson clinches to try and buy some recovery time. Yankova attempts to wrestle Jackson to the ground. She has the takedown! Jackson pulls half guard. Yankova attempts to pass half guard. The pass attempt results in a scramble for position as Jackson tries to get back up. The scramble leaves Jackson on her back pulling half guard. Yankova fires away with punches, but does little in the way of damage. Yankova pounds away with rights, but Jackson covers up and only a couple manage to get through. We pass the halfway mark of this round. Yankova throws a few right hands to the body. Yankova punches down at Jackson, but they are easily taken on the gloves. Yankova begins trying to get her leg free of the half guard. Yankova is too skilled for Jackson, passing half guard and gaining side control. Yankova fires off a few punches, but they aren't thrown with any great force. Time runs out and that's the end of the fight.

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

The judges' scores are now being announced.

All three judges give a score of 30-27.

Making Anastasia Yankova the winner by unanimous decision!

Official Result:Anastasia Yankova defeats Kate Jackson by Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3.

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


Moving on to the next match, in which 'Mr. Wonderful' Phil Davis battles Linton 'The Swarm' Vassell.

Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.

Vassell gets a good reaction from the fans as he enters the arena, he's fighting in front of a home crowd tonight.

Round 1
We are underway! A jab hits home from Davis and then he hits a scything kick to the legs of Vassell. Coming forward, Vassell is willing to take some hits if it means being able to get close enough to grapple. Davis hits a left jab and then catches Vassell with a right hook. A jab is wide from Davis, but then he hits a body kick. Vassell seizes the chance and grabs Davis into a clinch. Vassell is trying to push Davis so that his back is up against the cage. Vassell can't do it though, and Davis gets a more dominant position in the grapple instead. Davis has worked in the underhooks and looks to take Vassell down. It doesn't work, Vassell defended against it well. With underhooks giving him solid control over Vassell, Davis looks for a takedown. Davis gets the takedown by using the underhooks for control and working a trip! Vassell pulls guard. The clock runs down as Vassell is being smothered against the ground by Davis. We go past the halfway point of this round. Davis looks to get past the guard. He passes guard but can't secure side control as Vassell starts a scramble for position. The scramble sees Davis up first, and he is quick to wrestle Vassell up against the cage. Davis goes for a knee to the thigh but Vassell pulls the clinch tighter to block it. With the cage trapping Vassell, Davis gets the underhooks in and looks for a takedown. Davis gets the takedown by using the underhooks for control and working a trip! He gets side control! Davis attempts to armbar Vassell from side control. Vassell fights off the armbar attempt. Vassell tries to transition to a guard, but can't manage it. There's under a minute left in this round. Davis throws a few strikes, but is clearly slowing things down so that he can catch his breath. Vassell tries to pull guard on Davis but doesn't get anywhere with the attempt. Davis fires away with punches, but does little in the way of damage. Vassell tries to pull guard on Davis but doesn't get anywhere with the attempt. Round one is brought to an end as time runs out.

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

Round 2
We are back underway! Vassell had looked like he was angling to grapple, but couldn't take the initiative. Davis misses all the strikes in a combo that ended with a low kick attempt to the legs. Vassell aggressively moves in, risking taking strikes for the chance of getting some grappling started. Davis can't connect with a jab, but then hits a body kick. Vassell gets hold of Davis. Vassell is looking to muscle Davis back against the cage. Vassell can't do it though, and Davis gets a more dominant position in the grapple instead. Davis is trying to push Vassell so that his back is up against the cage. Davis manages it and controls Vassell up against the cage. Davis catches Vassell with a knee strike to the ribs from the clinch while he is pressed up against the cage. Davis looks for an elbow strike, but Vassell out-wrestles him and switches them around so that he is in the dominant position. Vassell tries to maintain control, but Davis wrestles his way out of trouble and circles back to the center. Davis lands a jab and then scores with a right roundhouse kick to the ribs. Davis can't connect with his set-up strikes, but then hits a body kick. We are now at the halfway point of the round. Vassell hits a tentative left hand. Davis throws a quick one-two but doesn't land either blow. Vassell warily circles, looking for the opening he needs to initiate some grappling. Davis connects with a jab, but the following leg kick misses. Davis is slowing just a little as he starts to get into the gas tank a bit. Davis throws a two-punch combo but Vassell avoids both. Vassell gets hold of Davis, not having to have taken even one shot while coming in. Vassell tries to pick Davis up for a slam. He gets Davis up! Vassell slams him down, ending up in guard. Time slips away as Vassell successfully keeps Davis stuck against the ground. The clock runs down as Davis is being smothered against the ground by Vassell. Vassell throws several small strikes at Davis, always keeping close body-to-body contact so that he has no space to work with. Round two ends as time expires.

Sherdog Score:There was very little to separate them in that round but I'll give that one 10-9 to Vassell.

We go into the final round with everything still to fight for.

Round 3
It's the final round and we are back underway! Vassell looked like he was going to step in and grapple, but Davis simply took the initiative first. Davis can't connect with his set-up strikes, but then hits a nice straight right. Vassell looks to have been cut under his eye. Davis connects with a jab, but Vassell evades a big right punch. Without taking too much damage, Vassell is able to clinch with Davis. Vassell is trying to push Davis so that his back is up against the cage. Vassell can't do it though, and Davis gets a more dominant position in the grapple instead. Davis is trying to muscle Vassell up against the cage. Davis manages it and controls Vassell up against the cage. Davis catches Vassell with a knee strike to the ribs from the clinch while he is pressed up against the cage. Davis tries to throw a knee to the thigh, but Vassell takes the opportunity to turn his opponent around so that Davis ends up backed against the cage instead. Showing good control, Vassell keeps Davis stuck against the cage. A full minute elapses with very little happening other than some short punches and some posturing. Davis, backed against the cage, can't really do much thanks to the control that Vassell is exerting. They exchange close-quarters punches from that position for about sixty seconds. The referee decides that the grappling against the cage has been going on too long, and he brings them back to the center. Vassell is starting to slow down a touch, perhaps conserving a little energy. There's under a minute left in this round. Vassell comes forward, willing to take a few shots as long as he can get close enough to wrestle. A jab is wide from Davis, but then he lands a right hand. Vassell gets hold of Davis. Vassell is trying to muscle Davis up against the cage. Davis isn't going anywhere though. Davis hits Vassell with a knee strike to the body as they grapple. Davis is trying to muscle Vassell up against the cage. Davis manages it and controls Vassell up against the cage. We reach the time limit and this fight is over.

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

The official scores are being reported now.

The judges have given 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28.

The winner, by unanimous decision, is 'Mr. Wonderful' Phil Davis!

Official Result:Phil Davis defeats Linton Vassell by Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of Round 3.

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

Moving on, Michael 'Venom' Page faces David 'Caveman' Rickels.

Dan Miragliotta will be the referee.

Round 1
There's the opening bell! An offer to touch gloves is completely ignored by Page. Rickels looked like he was going to shoot, but Page simply took the initiative first. Page lands a jab and then scores with a right cross that landed hard. An exchange of strikes doesn't go anywhere. Page forces an exchange of strikes. Rickels tries to hit a jab, but misses. Attacking with a quick flurry, Page lands three of three punches and then he catches Rickels with a spin kick to the body. Page forces an exchange of strikes. Rickels manages a counter jab. Rickels gets suckered in by a feint and is left exposed. Page throws some strikes and a kick to the body, but Rickels avoids them all. An exchange of blows comes and goes without either fighter really landing anything significant. Page switches to a southpaw stance. Page doesn't trouble his opponent with a combination ending in a low kick to the legs. They stand and trade, but all the shots are either off target or are safely dealt with. We move into the second half of this round. Page comes in looking to strike. Page lands a right jab, but Rickels evades a big left punch. The two fighters engage with strikes but neither can land a significant shot. Page forces an exchange of strikes. Rickels fires off a counter jab. A feint is bought entirely by Rickels, leaving him wide open. Page throws some strikes and a kick to the body, but Rickels avoids them all. An exchange of strikes happens right in the center of the cage but neither fighter lands anything good. The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left. Page comes forward on the attack. Rickels tries to hit a jab, but misses. Rickels is left off balance after falling for a cleverly executed feint. Page can't connect with a jab, but then he scores with a left cross that landed hard. There's a takedown attempt from Rickels. Page almost stops the takedown but is left hopping on one leg while Rickels holds the other. Rickels can't get Page down and so settles for pushing him up against the cage. Using tight body-to-body control, Rickels is slowly wearing Page down by pressing him up against the cage and leaning all of his weight on him. They remain up against the cage until the bell, posturing and throwing occasional short-range punches to the body. The time is up, and that's the end of round one.

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

Round 2
Round two begins! Page connects with a nice jab and then hits a nice straight right. It looked like we were about to see a shot from Rickels, but Page was more aggressive and took the initiative. Page throws a punch but Rickels was equal to it. They exchange strikes but nothing really gets through. Page steps forward, looking to strike. Rickels hit a counter left hand. Rickels buys a feint and is left open. Page connects with a nice jab and then he hits Rickels with a beauty of a straight right. Rickels shoots in, looking for a takedown. Page almost stops the takedown but is left hopping on one leg while Rickels holds the other. Rickels uses the position to drive Page up against the cage. Rickels tries to maintain control, but Page wrestles his way out of trouble and circles back to the center. The two fighters stand and trade strikes, neither lands a significant blow in the exchange. Page comes forward to attack. Rickels throws a counter jab but misses. Page feints, causing Rickels to move to one side and leave himself wide open. Page hits a left jab and then he lands a vicious right cross! Rickels hits the mat, that shot has rocked him! Page senses victory and starts to unload with punches! Page pounds away, Rickels is taking heavy shot after heavy shot! Referee Dan Miragliotta jumps in and saves Rickels from taking any more shots! Michael 'Venom' Page takes the win by TKO!

Official Result:Michael Page defeats David Rickels by TKO (Strikes) in 3:07 of Round 2.

Co-Main Event

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

The co-main event is up next. 'The Blessed' Rafael Carvalho battles Gegard 'The Dreamcatcher' Mousasi.

The Bellator Middleweight title is on the line.

Mario Yamasaki is the referee for this fight.

Round 1
And here we go! The two fighters touch gloves. The two fighters come together and strike but it's really tentative and nothing comes of it. Both fighters move in and engage. Mousasi counters a right hand with a left hook. A quick exchange of strikes does not produce any damage. Mousasi comes forward and the two fighters start trading blows. Carvalho manages a counter jab. Mousasi misses all the strikes in a combo that ended with a low kick to the legs. Looking a bit tense, Carvalho moves around the cage. Both fighters come together and strike. Mousasi lands two of three quick punches and then lands a leg kick. Carvalho misses with a pair of jabs but connects with a quick head kick. Mousasi covers up, retreating until pressed against the cage...wait, I think he is on rubbery legs! He is hurt! Carvalho hits a straight right hand! Dazed, Mousasi continues to cover up against the cage. A big right hand catches Mousasi flush and snaps his head back! The referee jumps in and saves Mousasi from taking any more shots! 'The Blessed' Rafael Carvalho takes the win by TKO!

'The Blessed' Rafael Carvalho makes his fourth defence of the Bellator Middleweight title.

Official Result: Rafael Carvalho defeats Gegard Mousasi by TKO (Strikes) in 2:04 of Round 1.

Main Event

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

It's time for the main event of the evening! Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic goes up against 'Big Country' Roy Nelson in the Bellator MMA Heavyweight division.

The referee is Dan Miragliotta.

There's a big size difference in this fight, Nelson is probably at least 35lbs heavier. That's a major disadvantage for Cro Cop to try and overcome.

Round 1
The fight begins! A jab lands from Cro Cop, but misses when he attempts to go to the body after. Cro Cop moves in closer, looking to open up and attack. Cro Cop connects with two left jabs, but misses when he attempts a big head kick to follow. Nelson had looked like he was angling for a takedown attempt, but couldn't take the initiative. Cro Cop can't hit a set-up left jab, but then hits a nice right hook to the ribs. Cro Cop moves in closer, ready to attack. Nelson looked like he was going to shoot, but Cro Cop simply took the initiative first. Cro Cop connects with a nice jab and then hits a nice straight right. Setting it up with excellent timing, Nelson comes forward and shoots for the takedown. Cro Cop partially defends it and ends up hopping on one foot while Nelson has a hold of the other. Nelson drives Cro Cop up against the cage. Nelson has gotten underhooks in and is looking to take Cro Cop to the ground. Cro Cop cannot stop being lifted up and blasted with a Greco-Roman slam, he can only pull half guard! Nelson is trying to get out of half guard and into a better position. The pass attempt results in a scramble for position as Cro Cop tries to get back up. The scramble ends with Nelson grabbing Cro Cop and shoving him up against the cage. Smothered against the cage, Cro Cop is trapped there, unable to get free. They exchange short punches to the body for about a minute. With Cro Cop stuck against the cage, Nelson gets the underhooks and looks for a takedown. Cro Cop grabs the cage to block the takedown! Referee Dan Miragliotta sees it and gives a verbal warning! Nelson uses underhooks to gain solid control, and is looking for a takedown. Cro Cop grabs the cage to block the takedown! The referee spots it and stops the action. A point is taken off Cro Cop! The bout is restarted from the position where it left off, with the two fighters against the cage. Showing his ability to exert control, Nelson smothers Cro Cop up against the cage. They dirty box each other at that range for sixty seconds or so. With the cage trapping Cro Cop, Nelson gets the underhooks in and looks for a takedown. A sweep of the legs is successful, Cro Cop has to pull half guard. Nelson pounds away with right hands, but doesn't do much damage. Round one ends as time expires.


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

Remember, Cro Cop was also deducted a point in that round.

Nelson, the heavy favourite, has stamped his authority on the fight in that first round.

Round 2
Round two begins! Nelson shoots in for a takedown. Cro Cop partially defends it and ends up hopping on one foot while Nelson has a hold of the other. Nelson drives Cro Cop up against the cage. Nelson has worked in the underhooks and looks to take Cro Cop down. The underhooks are used to set up a trip, Cro Cop is left on his back under side control! Nelson tries to ensnare Cro Cop in a kneebar. Cro Cop stops Nelson from hooking a leg. Nelson attempts to kimura Cro Cop from side control. Cro Cop stops Nelson from applying it. Showing great technique, Nelson tries to set up a D'Arce choke from side control. Cro Cop doesn't allow the D'Arce to be applied. Nelson attempts a kimura. Nelson gets the kimura fully applied and Cro Cop has to tap out! The winner, by submission; Roy Nelson!

Official Result:Roy Nelson defeats Mirko Filipovic by Submission (Kimura) in 2:28 of Round 2.



Bellator 200: Cro Cop vs. Nelson
Date: May 25, 2018
Venue: SSE Arena
Local: London, England
Attendence: 429
Gate: $ 60.060


Main Event

Heavyweight Bout: Mirko Filipovic (36-12-2-1 NC) vs. Roy Nelson (23-15) - Roy Nelson win by Submission (Kimura) in 2:28 of Round 2.

Co-Main Event

Middleweight Championship Bout: (C) Rafael Carvalho (15-1) vs. (#8) Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2) - Rafael Carvalho win by TKO (Strikes) in 2:04 of Round 1.

Welterweight Bout: Michael Page (12-0) vs. David Rickels (19-4-2 NC) - Michael Page win by TKO (Strikes) in 3:07 of Round 2.

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

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

Preliminary Card

Middleweight Bout: Charlie Ward (4-3) vs. Romero Cotton (2-0) - Romero Cotton win by Submission (Americana) in 1:12 of Round 1.

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

Welterweight Bout: Ion Pascu (17-8) vs. Yaroslav Amosov (19-0) - Ion Pascu win by TKO (Strikes) in 1:49 of Round 1.

Heavyweight Bout: James Thompson (20-17-1 NC) vs. Carl Seumanutafa (11-8) - Carl Seumanutafa win by KO (Punch) in 1:53 of Round 2.

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

Post Fight



Nelson: “I followed the planned strategy and now I am waiting in case one of the fighters of the GP can not compete.”

Cro Cop: “I felt the difference in size. Nelson knew how to use that in his favor. I congratulate you on your victory.”

Carvalho: “I knew it would be a tough fight, but I was prepared and the result is there ... I will still be a champion for a long time.”

Mousasi: “Carvalho is an excellent fighter and had a great performance. I thank my team for the support and hope to come back better.”

Page: “Paul Daley has been talking about fighting with me, but there's a difference between us, I'm winning and he's losing. But if Bellator finds it important, I'll make it happen.”

End Post Fight.

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Predictions

Zmac32
Bellator 200 - 4 / 6

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Damn I thought I put in my predictions!!
Great win for Carvalho, very impressive!
That attendance is so low
Great stuff mate
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UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till - Press Conference



Thompson: “I'm going to show Till that he's not ready to go into the top 5 yet.”

Till:”Many said that I was not prepared to face Cerrone and I ended up with him. Yes, I'm ready and I'll prove it to all of you.”

Masvidal: “I knew Magny did not want to face me any more for his bad luck and I'm prepared.”

Magny: “I hope to keep my performances and get my chance for the title.”

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


Main Event

Welterweight Bout: (#4) Stephen Thompson (170 lbs) vs. Darren Till (170 lbs)

Co-Main Event

Welterweight Bout: Jorge Masvidal (170 lbs) vs. Neil Magny (170 lbs)

Featherweight Bout; Arnold Allen (145 lbs) vs. Mads Burnell (145 lbs)

Featherweight Bout: Jason Knight (145 lbs) vs. Makwan Amirkhani (145 lbs)

Bantamweight: Davey Grant (135 lbs) vs. Manny Bermudez (135 lbs)

Middleweight Bout: Darren Stewart (188 lbs) vs. Eric Spicely (185 lbs)
*Stewart did not make weigh

Preliminary Card

Welterweight Bout: Claudio Henrique da Silva (170 lbs) vs. Nordine Taleb (170 lbs)


Middleweight Bout: Oskar Piechota (185 lbs) vs. Tom Breese (185 lbs)

Welterweight Bout: Bradley Scott (170 lbs) vs. Salim Touahri (172 lbs)
*Touahri did not make weigh

Women's Flyweight: Gillian Robertson (125 lbs) vs. Molly McCann (125 lbs)

Middleweight Bout: Elias Theodorou (185 lbs) vs. Trevor Smith (185 lbs)

Women's Bantamweight Bout: Gina Mazany (135 lbs) vs. Lucie Pudilova (135lbs)

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Stephen Thompson
Jorge Masvidal
Arnold Allen
Jason Knight
Manny Bermudez
Eric Spicely
Claudio Henrique da Silva
Oskar Piechota
Bradley Scott
Molly McCann
Elias Theodorou
Gina Mazany
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Damn I thought I put in my predictions!!
Great win for Carvalho, very impressive!
That attendance is so low
Great stuff mate
Carvalho's win was amazing and surprised me for being in the first round.

Leave your predictions at upcoming events
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Have put my predictions in above
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Im waiting for some rumours like Carvalho vs. McDonald - it would be great or what´s next for McGregor.. If TJ wins vs Cody, superfight against DJ in bantam will happen?
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