Saturday, May 26, 2018
Bangkok Night's from Bankok, Thailand made it's UFC Fight Pass debut on May 25th, perhaps helping the sport of Muay Thai reach a broader and brand new audience. In the night's Main Event Morradokpetch Muayded defeated Khundiew Payubkampan for the Super Featherweight Title. It was a back and forth battle with both fighters being in trouble at certain points. In the end, the judges sided with Muayded. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Light Flyweight Title: Fourvill Sitcharoensub defeated Keawmungkorn Kiatpattaropan via Unanimous Decision (49-46/49-46/49-46). We scored it 48-47 Sitcharoensub.
2. Mini Flyweight Title: Petchthailand Yodmuaypolrath defeated Petchanuwat Nor Anuwatgym via Unanimous Decision (49-48/49-48/49-47). We scored it 48-48 Draw.
3. Super Featherweight: Petchkeng Kaiyashhadao defeated Chamuakpetch Pran via TKO at :40 of Round 3.
4. Super Featherweight Title: Morradokpetch Muayded defeated Khundiew Payubkampan via Unanimous Decision (49-47/49-47/49-47). We scored it 49-46 Payubkampan.
Knockout of the Night: Petchkeng Kaiyashhadao
Fight of the Night: Morradokkpetch Muayded vs Khundiew Payubkampan
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Photo Credit: Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC Fight Night 129 took place May 19th from The Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. In the night's Main Even, Kamaru Usman scored possibly the biggest win of his career taking a one sided decision from Demian Maia. The bout was really the same each round with Usman being the better striker, and Maia on the defensive trying to get the takedowns and being less than successful. In the Co-Main Event, Tatiana Suarez eliminated any doubt that she is a contender at strawweight with a very impressive first round submission of Alexa Grasso. Once the bout went to the ground, Suarez got her back and it was only a matter of time before she secured the choke. In earlier women's action Andrea Lee made her UFC debut a successful one taking a decision from Veronica Macedo. Macedo had her moments but it was Lee's aggression and strong clinch game combined with some good work on the ground that got her the unanimous decision. Also Poliana Botelho scored a big win over previously unbeaten Syuri Kondo as Kondo could not recover from a hard kick to the body and Botelho followed up and got the stoppage. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Lightweight: Claudio Puelles (9-2) defeated Felipe Silva (8-2) via Tapout (Kneebar) at 2:27 of Round 3.
2. Bantamweight: Frankie Saenz (13-5) defeated Henry Briones (19-8-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-26). We scored it 30-27 Saenz.
3. Featherweight: Enrique Barzola (16-3-1) defeated Brandon Davis (9-4) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-26/30-26). We scored it 30-27 Barzola.
4. Featherweight: Gabriel Benitez (21-7) defeated Humberto Bandenay (14-5, 1NC) via KO at :39 of Round 1.
5. Strawweight: Poliana Botelho (7-1) defeated Syuri Kondo (6-1) via TKO at :33 of Round 1.
6. Flyweight: Alexander Pantoja (19-3) defeated Brandon Moreno (14-5) via Unanimous Decision (30-26/30-26/29-27). We scored it 29-28 Pantoja.
7. Welterweight: Michel Prazares (25-2) defeated Zak Cummings (21-6) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Prazares.
8. Welterweight: Vicente Luque (13-6-1) defeated Chad Laprise (14-3) via KO at 4:15 of Round 1.
9. Flyweight: Andrea Lee (9-2) defeated Veronica Macedo (5-2-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Lee.
10. Bantamweight: Guido Cannetti (8-4) defeated Diego Rivas (7-2) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Rivas.
11. Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes (9-0) defeated Jared Cannonier (10-4) via TKO at 2:55 of Round 1.
12. Strawweight: Tatiana Saurez (7-0) defeated Alexa Grasso (10-2) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:44 of Round 1.
13. Welterweight: Kamaru Usman (13-1) defeated Demian Maia (25-9) via Unanimous Decision (50-45/49-46/49-46). We scored it 49-46 Usman.
Submission of the Night: Claudio Puelles
Knockout of the Night: Gabriel Benitez
Fight of the Night: Guido Cannetti vs Diego Rivas
Saturday, May 12, 2018
UFC 224 took place from Brazil on May 12th. In the night's Main Event, Amanda Nunes retained her Bantamweight Title with an impressive calculated victory over challenger Raquel Pennington. Nunes fought a smart fight, aggressive when needed and less so at times when it was the smart move. Pennington was tough and showed she deserved to be there, but Nunes was just able to land the better more frequent strikes and added in some well-timed takedowns as well before stopping it in the final round. In earlier women's action, Mackenzie Dern, who came under heavy criticism for missing weight by in excess of seven pounds, made quick work of Amanda Cooper. After a short exchange of punches, Dern, who was noticeably bigger, dropped Cooper and almost had her out, Dern got on top of her, secured mount and then her back and got the rear naked choke halfway through round one. Here are all your results and our Of The Nigh Awards.
1. Middleweight: Markus Perez (10-1) defeated James Bochnovic (8-3) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:28 of Round 1.
2. Welterweight: Ramazan Emeev (17-3) defeated Alberto Mina (13-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Emeev.
3. Middleweight: Jack Hermansson (17-4) defeated Thales Leites (27-9) via TKO at 2:10 of Round 3.
4. Welterweight: Warlley Alves (13-2) defeated Sultan Aliev (14-3) via TKO (Doctor's Stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2.
5. Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (19-5) defeated Sean Strickland (19-3) via KO at 3:12 of Round 1.
6. Lightweight: Davi Ramos (8-2) defeated Nick Hein (14-3, 1NC) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:15 of Round 1.
7. Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik (53-11-1) defeated Junior Albini (14-4) via Tapout (Ezekiel Choke) at 1:45 of Round 1.
8. Middleweight: Cezar Ferreira (14-6) defeated Karl Roberson (6-1) via Technical Submission (Arm Triangle) at 4:45 of Round 1.
9. Middleweight: Lyoto Machida (24-8) defeated Vitor Belfort (26-14, 1NC) via KO at 1:00 of Round 2.
10. Bantamweight: John Lineker (31-8) defeated Brian Kelleher (19-9) via KO at 3:43 of Round 3.
11. Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern (7-0) defeated Amanda Cooper (4-4) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:27 of Round 1.
12. Middleweight: Kelvin Gastelum (16-3, 1NC) defeated Renaldo Souza (25-6) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Souza.
13. Bantamweight Title: Amanda Nunes (16-4) defeated Raquel Pennington (9-7) via TKO at 2:36 of Round 5.
Submission of the Night: Aleksei Oleinik
Knockout of the Night: Lyoto Machida
Fight of the Night: Kelvin Gastelum vs Renaldo Souza
Thursday, May 10, 2018
We are back with our predictions for UFC 224 which takes place this Saturday night. Joining myself (Jason Adams) are Amy Montenegro, Ashley Hawkins, Chris Gregory, Emily Andzulis, Jehnn Stumborg, Jen Aniano, Jenna Bernick, Jenna Skinner, Jessenia Quinones, Jessica Dinch, Jillian DeCoursey, Kate Brummitt, Katherine Grasshopper, Katie Casimir, Kerry Hughes, Kia Lola, Lacey Hancock, Layla Newton, Leigh-Ann Baskey, Lindsey VanZandt, Mallory Kane, Missy Pontbriand, Monica Franco, Olivia Parker, Rach Frehe, Rachael Smith, Sarah Shell, Serena DeJesus, Shamir Peshewa, Sophie Sharp, Stephanie Skinner, Tamikka Brents and Teri Brents.
1. Cezar Ferreira (13-6) vs Karl Roberson (6-0)
Jenna B: Ferreira
Jenna S: Ferreira
Totals: Ferreira- 18 Roberson- 16
2. Vitor Belfort (26-13, 1NC) vs Lyoto Machida (23-8)
Jenna B: Belfort
Jenna S: Machida
Totals: Belfort- 13 Machida- 21
3. John Lineker (30-8) vs Brian Kelleher (19-8)
Jenna B: Lineker
Jenna S: Lineker
Totals: Lineker- 28 Kelleher- 6
4. Mackenzie Dern (6-0) vs Amanda Cooper (4-3)
Jenna B: Dern
Jenna S: Dern
Totals: Dern- 21 Cooper- 13
5. Ronaldo Souza (25-5, 1NC) vs Kelvin Gastelum (15-3, 1NC)
Jenna B: Gastelum
Jenna S: Souza
Totals: Souza- 17 Gastelum- 17
6. Amanda Nunes (15-4) vs Raquel Pennington (9-6)
Jenna B: Nunes
Jenna S: Pennington
Totals: Nunes 29 Pennington- 5
Friday, May 4, 2018
Invicta FC ran their latest event on May 4th from Kansas City, Missouri. In the night's Main Event, veteran Sarah Kaufman became the new Bantamweight Champion, winning the vacant title with a third round stoppage of Katharina Lehner. Lehner was game, as while Kaufman continued to be aggressive and land effective hard strikes, Lehner didn't quit. But in the end, Kaufman was just too much for her and eventually got her first ever submission win. In the Co-Main Event, Pannie Kianzad defeated Bianca Daimoni. Most of the first two rounds was spent in the clinch with Kianzad being slightly more effective. Kianzad took over in the third round and was more aggressive and accurate and coasted to the decision. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Strawweight: Helen Peralta (2-0) defeated Cheyanne Vlismas (1-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Peralta.
2. Featherweight: Macy Chiasson (2-0) defeated Allison Schmidt (1-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Chiasson.
3. Bantamweight: Lisa Spangler (1-0) defeated Sarah Kleczka (2-1) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Kleczka.
4. Flyweight: Liz Tracy (5-2) defeated Cheri Muraski (4-2) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Tracy.
5. Bantamweight: Marciea Allen (7-2) defeated Julia Avila (4-1) via TKO (Doctor's Stoppage) at :49 of Round 1.
6. Flyweight: Pearl Gonzalez (7-3) defeated Barbara Acioly (4-3) via Tapout (Armbar) at 1:30 of Round 1.
7. Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (9-3) defeated Bianca Daimoni (7-3) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Kianzad.
8. Bantamweight Title: Sarah Kaufman (20-4, 1NC) defeated Katharina Lehner (7-1) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:30 of Round 3.
Submission of the Night: Pearl Gonzalez
Knockout of the Night: Marciea Allen
Fight of the Night: Helen Peralta vs Cheyanne Vlismas