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Who were the winners at Fight Night Orlando? Click below to get the results for all the fights from Amway Center in Florida on February 24th, 2018. Emmett vs Stephens | Andrade vs Torres | Saint Preux vs Latifi | Perry vs Griffin | Barao vs Kelleher | McMann vs Reneau | Moroz vs Hill | Saunders vs Jouban | Alvey vs Prachnio | Yahya vs Doane| Shelton vs Perez | Morales vs Bermudez Fight Night Orlando FOX main card Main event: Josh Emmett vs Jeremy Stephens The left hook of @LilHeathenMMA that was the beginning of the end! #UFCOrlando pic.twitter.com/2TzDOciIDM — UFC (@ufc) Februa ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: UFC Staff Report
Posted: February 24, 2018, 6:00 am
KELLEHER vs BARAORising bantamweight star Brian Kelleher came up big in the most pivotal bout of his career, as he won an exciting three-round unanimous decision over former world champion Renan Barao in UFC Fight Night prelim action at Amway Center in Orlando.Barao got off to a fast start, mixing up his striking game nicely as Kelleher marched forward, but as the round progressed, the New Yorker began getting closer with his own strikes, eventually rocking Barao with a right hand with a little over a minute left. Kelleher continued to press in the second and third, taking advantage of Barao&r ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 24, 2018, 6:00 am
ANDRADE vs TORRESBrazil’s Jessica Andrade may have stamped her ticket to a second shot at the strawweight title with a hard-fought three-round unanimous decision over Tecia Torres in the UFC Fight Night co-main event at Amway Center in Orlando. Scores were 29-27 and 29-28 twice.Torres’ striking was sharp in the first round, as she repeatedly tagged the aggressive Andrade. Andrade kept the pressure on, though, landing several hard shots of her own before delivering a thunderous slam just before the end of the frame.In the second minute of round two, Andrade dumped Torres to the mat ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 24, 2018, 6:00 am
Featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens matched the longest winning streak of his UFC career in the Fight Night main event at Amway Center in Orlando, making it three straight with a second-round knockout of Josh Emmett. With the one recorded knockdown in the fight, Stephens ties Anderson SIlva's UFC record of 18 career knockdowns."And now we know who the hardest-hitting 145er is," Stephens said. "No disrespect, Josh Emmett put me down on my butt. I had to get my wits back, but you cannot break me. I’m unbreakable". Jeremy Stephens gets his monumental win with a HUGE LEFT HOOK KO on J ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 24, 2018, 6:00 am
Already putting a notch in the 2018 win column with a January stoppage of Dooho Choi, Jeremy Stephens wasn’t expecting his phone to ring with another fight for a while, but when presented with his second consecutive main event, this one on Saturday against Josh Emmett, Stephens didn’t hesitate to take the bout.“I expected to have a little bit of time off, but I’m super excited about it because I like to fight frequently and, plus, I don’t have to do a long camp,” he said. “I’m already in great shape and I can just fine tune everything that I&rsqu ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 23, 2018, 6:00 am
With Bobby Green withdrawing from his UFC 222 bout against Beneil Dariush, the door was opened for Texas prospect Alexander "The Great" Hernandez to make his Octagon debut against the No. 11-ranked lightweight on March 3 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.In the UFC 222 main event, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, Cris Cyborg defends her UFC women's featherweight title against Yana Kunitskaya.Owner of an 8-1 pro record, the 25-year-old Hernandez brings a six-fight winning streak that includes four finishes into his showdown with Dariush, who has won seven of his last 10, with wins over Jim Miller, ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 23, 2018, 6:00 am
After a memorable UFC debut earlier this month, Israel Adesanya will return to action on April 14 to face fellow middleweight prospect Marvin Vettori at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the lightweight clash between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, airs live on FOX. A native of Nigeria who now makes his home in New Zealand, Adesanya improved his pro MMA record to 12-0 on the UFC 221 card on February 11 with a second-round TKO of Rob Wilkinson that earned him Performance of the Night honors. This April, "The Last Stylebender" will test himself aga ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 23, 2018, 6:00 am
As Mike Perry made the media rounds in New York on Monday to promote his Saturday bout against Max Griffin, I warned him that he might not want to leave the Big Apple, prompting the UFC to put out a search party to get him back to Orlando.“That’s not true,” he said. “You don’t have to search for me to go get to a fight. I’m ready to go fight right now. I’ll fight the next five days in a row.”He means it, too. Fortunately, no search party was necessary, “Platinum Mike” made weight and he’s ready for his first fight in Orlando sin ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 23, 2018, 6:00 am
As the phrase goes, “With friends like these, who needs enemies,” and it makes Alex Perez chuckle when he recalls the buddies who call him “Mr. Crab” just because he hasn’t put his 2004 Hyundai with 220,000-plus miles on it out to pasture yet.That moniker could be overlooked, but it was the one that they gave him and which he carried for much of his career that could get any friends kicked to the curb in a hurry.“I had three amateur fights, and they gave it to me after my second and third fights,” said Perez of his first and now retired nickname, &ld ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 23, 2018, 6:00 am
The first time Josh Emmett felt the fighter’s ultimate joy of scoring a knockout, he got a little confused during the post-fight interview.“My first amateur fight, it was a brutal knockout,” he recalled. “I landed this overhand right, and in the interview I said, ‘Yeah, I’ve been working that left hook all day.’ (Laughs) I didn’t even know what I hit him with.”It’s the mystery of the perfect punch. Some say landing one almost feels like you missed the blow. Others say it’s like playing a video game where you’re controlling ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:00 am
"Platinum" Mike Perry calls in ahead of his fight against Max Griffin this weekend at home in Orlando and discusses the long road to title contention, what he learned from the loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio, Jacare training at Fusion X-cel, and much more. Later, "Lil' Heathen" Jeremy Stephens joins the show and talks about his main event bout against Josh Emmett, taking advantage of opportunities when they arise, Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega, why things are coming together for him in the Octagon, and more. Plus, Jim and Matt talk about Colby Covington and Derek Brunson going back-and-forth on ... Read the Full Article Here
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:00 am
Mike Perry talks about his Fight Night Orlando main card fight with Max Griffin in an appearance on a UFC Facebook Live during fight week.Perry is coming off a loss in his last bout against ranked welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio and is looking to rebound this time out. Perry also talks about how he thinks he'll win Saturday night and more. Read the Full Article Here
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:00 am
Jessica Andrade of Brazil holds an open workout for fans and media at UFC GYM Orlando on February 21, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)" align="center" />Four and a half years ago, Jessica Andrade arrived in Seattle as a short-notice replacement scheduled to take on Liz Carmouche, who was competing in her first bout since challenging Ronda Rousey in the inaugural women’s bantamweight fight in UFC history.The diminutive Brazilian was a mystery to most outside of her home country – a pint-sized powerhouse chosen to replace Miesha T ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By E. Spencer Kyte
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:00 am
Two of the top middleweights in the world will meet at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 12, as No. 2-ranked Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza battles No. 5-ranked Kelvin Gastelum in a pivotal UFC 224 matchup.Already announced for the UFC 224 event, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, is a clash of Brazilian superstars, as Vitor Belfort makes his final walk to the Octagon to face Lyoto Machida.Fresh from a first round knockout of Derek Brunson in January that earned him his fifth post-fight performance bonus in the Octagon, former Strikeforce champion Souza will fight in Brazil for the first t ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:00 am
Check out the official weigh-in results for Fight Night Orlando, which is headlined by Josh Emmett and Jeremy Stephens, and airs live on FOX Saturday, February 24th at 8pm ET. Four prelim bouts will also air on FOX, beginning at 6pm ET. Four exclusive FIGHT PASS prelims will kick off the night of action at 4:15pm ET. Featherweight Main Event Bout 5 Rounds Josh Emmett (146) vs Jeremy Stephens (146) Strawweight Co-Main Event Bout 3 Rounds Jessica Andrade (116) vs Tecia Torres (116) FOX Main Card - 8pm/5pm ETPT Ovince Saint Preux (206) vs Ilir Latifi (206) Mike Perry (170.5) vs Max Griffin ... Read the Full Article Here
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:00 am
JOSH EMMETT VS JEREMY STEPHENSMost of us would win a huge fight and want to take a few months off to bask in the glory a little bit. But that’s why we’re not fighters and Josh Emmett and Jeremy Stephens are. Emmett is coming off a December knockout of Ricardo Lamas and Stephens is fresh from a January finish of Dooho Choi, but they both jumped at a main event in Orlando this weekend, and this is an interesting matchup. Stephens is showing the best form of his long career, and with the “Lil’ Heathen” still only 31 years old, he may be in his prime. But then there&r ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:00 am
No one likes to lose in the fight game. Max Griffin may dislike it more than most. But when he looks back to his October defeat to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, he can be a little more philosophical about it, especially when he considers what that Fight of the Night meant to his career and his life.“If I would have put him away when I dropped him, I wouldn’t have gotten Performance of the Night or the bonus,” he said, talking about the second-round knockdown he scored that followed a hellacious first round that had Griffin in trouble. “For me to get hurt like that and come ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:00 am
We’re barely at the end of February, and 2018 has already has already been a historic, legend-making run in the UFC. Saturday’s Fight Night Orlando has all the ingredients to be one of the standout chapters of a truly epic year, the kind of night that will begin a story with “It all started back in Orlando…”.These are the reasons to watch Fight Night Orlando.Maulers in the Main EventRegardless of the outcome, Fight Night Orlando’s main event is going to deliver. Both Jeremy Stephens and Josh Emmett brandish a fighting style that might politely be described ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Steve Latrell
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:00 am
Russell Doane celebrates after his knockout victory over Kwan Ho Kwak of South Korea in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Singapore. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)" align="center" />To most competitors in the UFC, hearing that he or she is “just a fighter,” would be considered an insult. These days, Russell Doane takes it as a well-earned compliment. But let him explain.“In Hawaii, we opened a gym and did all kinds of stuff and it got too busy for me,” said the vet ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:00 am
Ilir Latifi of Sweden raises his hands after facing Tyson Pedro of Australia after their light heavyweight bout during the UFC 215 event inside the Rogers Place on September 9, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)" align="center" />Since arriving in the UFC a little under five years ago, Ilir Latifi has become a cult hero within the mixed martial arts community thanks to a combination of absurd power inside the cage and “cooler than you could ever possibly imagine being” photos of the light heavyweight in everyday life.If y ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By E. Spencer Kyte
Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:00 am
Actor and stuntman Alain Moussi joins Jim and Matt in-studio to discuss his new movie "Kickboxer: Retaliation", stuntwork, the Cody Garbrandt-Jean-Claude Van Damme face-kick incident, jiu-jitsu, and more. Later, new UFC color commentator Jimmy Smith calls in and talks to the guys about all the action from UFC Fight Night Austin, transitioning to working for the UFC, the early days of BJJ in MMA, and more. Plus, the guys go over their picks from this past weekend's fights. Full Episode Alain on the Cody Garbrandt-Jean-Claude Van Damme face-kick incident Alain on when movie stars need ... Read the Full Article Here
Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:00 am
Saturday's UFC Fight Night bout between Gilbert Burns and Olivier Aubin-Mercier has been removed from the card at Amway Center in Orlando. Upon his arrival, the UFC medical team determined that it would be unsafe for Burns to cut additional weight necessary to meet the 156-pound limit. The card will proceed as scheduled with twelve fights. Read the Full Article Here
Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:00 am
New York – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, has been recognized as the no. 5 most innovative company of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Sports by Fast Company, as the media outlet unveiled its annual ranking of the Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018 earlier today.   Fast Company’s annual listing recognizes pioneering companies across 36 categories, from sports to artificial intelligence to wellness. More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters and contributors surveyed thousands of companies – many of which ... Read the Full Article Here
Posted: February 20, 2018, 6:00 am
In 2017, Tecia Torres got engaged, earned her master’s degree in Criminology, and scored the first finish of her MMA career, one of three consecutive wins last year that propelled her into a co-main event against fellow strawweight contender Jessica Andrade this weekend.In short, it must be nice to be “The Tiny Tornado” these days.“Life’s pretty good right now,” she said. “It’s treating me well, my hard work’s paying off and good things are coming to me.”That’s low-key and focused Tecia Torres right there, focusing on what&rsquo ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 20, 2018, 6:00 am
Invicta Fighting Championships will be making its first trip to Utah for Invicta FC 28. The event will take place in the state’s capital of Salt Lake City at the Union Event Center, and will stream live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, March 24, at 6 pm PT.The nine-bout card will be headlined by two high level Brazilian contenders, as Janaisa “Evil Princess” Morandin and Virna "Carcará" Jandiroba will battle for the vacant Invicta FC strawweight championship. Previous Invicta 115lbs title-holders, including Carla Esparza and Angela Hill, went on to compet ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Mickey Weiss
Posted: February 20, 2018, 6:00 am
Ovince Saint Preux knocks out Corey Anderson in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)" align="center" />No one ever wants to have his fight delayed, but for Ovince Saint Preux, having his bout against Ilir Latifi moved back a month turned a dream into a reality.Over the course of his nine-year, 32-fight career, Saint Preux has competed throughout the United States and in various foreign ports of call.He took part in a one-night tournament in Aruba and foll ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By E. Spencer Kyte
Posted: February 20, 2018, 6:00 am
A legend will make the walk to the Octagon for the final time on May 12, as Vitor Belfort faces fellow Brazilian MMA icon Lyoto Machida in a UFC 224 bout at Jeunesse Arena in Belfort's hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Belfort, 40, has announced that this fight will be his last. A former light heavyweight champion, Belfort is coming off a June 2017 victory in Rio over Nate Marquardt and he hopes to repeat that winning result when he meets another former 205-pound champ in Machida, who is fresh from a win over Eryk Anders earlier this month. Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 20, 2018, 6:00 am
As the UFC embarks on a return to Orlando, two of the best featherweights in the world are prepared to clash in the main event as Josh Emmett and Jeremy Stephens square off in what should be an absolute battle at 145 pounds.Emmett is fresh off a knockout win over former title challenger Ricardo Lamas, while Stephens recently put away always-exciting featherweight Dooho Choi, which led to this main event matchup.Also on the card, a pivotal fight takes place in the women's strawweight division as No. 2-ranked Jessica Andrade looks to take one more step towards another title shot as she faces off ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Damon Martin
Posted: February 20, 2018, 6:00 am
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone got back in the win column in a big way on Sunday night as he took out Yancy Medeiros by first-round TKO with just two seconds remaining in the opening frame of their main event showdown at UFC Fight Night in Austin, Texas.Cerrone was facing the toughest stretch of his career with three straight losses, but he didn't let that affect his performance at all as he looked as dangerous as ever with Medeiros on the attack from the opening bell.As the Hawaiian fighter pressed the action, Cerrone started to time his counter strikes with better accuracy and more power in each co ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Damon Martin
Posted: February 19, 2018, 6:00 am
Sunday’s UFC Austin event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in Texas, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at Frank Erwin Center.1 – Donald “Cowboy” CerroneYes, the records are nice, with Donald Cerrone etching his name in the annals of UFC history by tying for most wins and finishes in the Octagon, but his win over Yancy Medeiros meant so much more for a fighter who needed a victory in the worst way. Yeah, I’d bet my house that Cerrone wouldn’t get cut if he lost four in a row, but guys like him don’t ... Read the Full Article Here
Author: By Thomas Gerbasi
Posted: February 19, 2018, 6:00 am


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