Scheduled to air live, on September 17th, is the pre-fight press conference for the highly anticipated Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley match set to take place on Saturday September 19th.
UFC Fight Night Vegas 11, Covington vs Woodley, is set to air live Saturday September 19th at 7:00 pm CDT from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. This main card is exciting as many fans want to see the bad blood between these two warriors fly, as this has been an event in the making for some time.
There’s a list of talented, rising stars set to take the stage this Saturday. The co-main event Donald Cerrone, who is coming off three straight losses to big names, against Niko Price who holds a similar streak could be a do or die situation for either fighter. Below is the list of bouts.
Main Card 7:00 pm CDT live on ESPN +
Colby Covington #2 vs Tyron Woodley #5 – Welterweight Bout –
Donald Cerrone #14 vs Niko Price – Welterweight Bout –
Khamzat Chimaev vs Gerald Meerschaert – Middleweight Bout –
Johnny Walker #11 vs Ryan Spann #12 – Light Heavyweight Bout –
Mackenzie Dern #15 vs Randa Markos – Women’s Strawweight Bout –
Kevin Holland vs Darren Stewart – Middleweight Bout –
Prelims 4:00 pm CDT Live on ESPN +
Mirsad Bektic vs Luiz Garagorri – Featherweight Bout –
Mayra Bueno Silva vs Mara Romero Borella – Women’s Flyweight Bout –
Jordan Espinosa #13 vs David Dvorak #14 – Flyweight Bout –
Jessica-Rose Clark vs Sarah Alpar – Women’s Bantamweight Bout –
Journey Newson vs Randy Costa – Bantamweight Bout –
Andre Ewell vs Irwin Rivera – Bantamweight Bout –
Derrick Minner vs Unannounced – Featherweight Bout –
UFC Fight Night Vegas 10, Watterson vs Hill has completed and the results are in. For a night that was often considered to not be a very stacked card, the event put on a heavily entertaining night. There were many submissions through the night and a couple of knockouts, even some controversy, in Ed Herman’s bout made an appearance.
Check below to see all the match results:
Julia Avila vs Sijara Eubanks – Women’s Bantamweight Bout – This matchup went the distance where Eubanks ended up winning on the judges scorecards.
Roosevelt Roberts vs Kevin Croom – Lightweight Bout – Kevin came out and finished Roberts in the first round, at :31, with a quick guillotine submission.
Alexandr Romanov vs Roque Martinez – Heavyweight Bout – Romanov took out Martinez in 4:22 of round 2 via arm triangle submission improving the big man’s record.
Brok Weaver vs Jalin Turner – Catchweight Bout – Jalin Turner ended this bout at 4:29 of round 2 with a rear naked choke.
Bryan Barberena vs Anthony Ivy – Welterweight Bout – This fight went the distance where Barberena won on the Judges cards.
Sabina Mazo vs Justine Kish – Women’s Flyweight Bout – Sabino Mazo ended this match at 3:58 of round 3 when she secured a rear naked choke ending the fight.
Michelle Waterson vs Angela hill – Women’s Strawweight Bout – The Karate Hottie, Waterson, took this match when it went through all five rounds and the judges deemed her the victor.
Ottman Azaitar vs Khama Worthy – Lightweight Bout – Ottman earned a TKO at 1:33 of round 1, leaving nothing to chance and setting up his future prospects in the division.
Roxanne Modafferi vs Andrea Lee – Women’s Flyweight Bout – These two took a fast pace throughout all three rounds. It appeared that Modafferi’s ground control proved to be the deciding factor for the fight as Modafferi won via unanimous decision.
Ed Herman vs Mike Rodriguez – Light Heavyweight Bout – Ed Herman ended up winning this fight at 2:41 of round 3 when a hard fought kimura forced Rodriguez to finally tap. The controversy in this fight occurred in round 2 when the Herman was allowed to recover from a vicious knee to the body that the referee mistook for a low blow, costing what would have likely been a Rodriguez TKO.
Bobby Green vs Alan Patrick – Lightweight Bout – Bobby Green overwhelmed Alan Patrick to get the unanimous decision in this matchup. Bobby Green should have improved his stock in the division and “King” may be looking to get a top ten opponent soon.
Billy Quarantillo vs Kyle Nelson – Featherweight Bout – An impressive second round, which left Nelson slightly dazed, set the stage for a third round opening. Billy through a 1-2 combination which dropped Nelson and called an early stop the third round. Finally result, TKO at :08 of round 3.
The UFC is rolling full steam ahead with another big show airing on Fox Sports 1 this Friday night live from Brisbane, Queensland in Australia. Let’s hope these fights don’t make it to decision.
Main card airing on Fox Sports 1 @ 9PM/6PM ET/PT
Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt (9-8-0) vs Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (18-5-0)
Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (21-8-0) vs James Te Huna (18-6-0)
Ryan ‘Darth’ Bader (16-4-0) vs Anthony ‘The Hippo’ Perosh (14-7-0)
Pat ‘HD’ Barry (8-6-0) vs Soa ‘The Hulk’ Palelei (19-3-0)
Dylan ‘The Villain’ Andrews (18-5-0) vs Clint ‘Headbussa’ Hester (8-3-0)
Julie ‘Fireball’ Kedzie (16-12-0) vs Bethe ‘Pitbull’ Correia (6-0-0)
Prelims Airing live on Fox Sports 2 @ 7PM/4PM ET/PT
Takeya Mizugaki (18-7-2) vs Nam Phan (18-12-0)
Nick ‘The Promise’ Ring (13-2-0) vs Caio ‘Hellboy’ Magalhaes (6-1-0)
Richie ‘ Vas’ Vaculik (9-1-0) vs Justin ‘Tank’ Scoggins (5-0-0)
Bruno ‘Carioca’ Santos (13-0-0) vs Krzysztof Jotko (13-0-0)
Online Prelims airing @ 6:30PM/3:30PM ETPT
Ben ‘Manima’ Wall (6-0-1) vs Alex ‘The Dominican’ Garcia (10-1-0)
Here are all the highlights from the post fight press conference posted by the UFC. Check out all the controversy left in the aftermath of UFC 167.
UFC 167 Pay-Per-View
Georges St-Pierre def. Johny Hendricks, by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) – In a fight believed by many to be one of the worst decisions in UFC history, GSP squeaks by on the judges scorecards to earn the win. This fight was truly a one-sided onslaught of the champion by the #1 contender Hendricks. More than once Johny Hendricks had the champion badly hurt and the post fight interview (with Georges mangled face) tells the tale. Immediately following the fight GSP talked about taking a temporary leave from the sport, due to personal reasons, which had many fans scratching their heads.
Rashad Evans def. Chael Sonnen, by TKO (Round 1, 4:05) – This was fight that truly showed a hungry Rashad Evans. The former light-heavyweight champion had the pedal to the floor in this fight and showed that Rashad still has the ability to make another run for the title, and possibly that Sonnen should step back down to the 185lb division.
Robbie Lawler def. Rory MacDonald, by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – The judges got this one right as Robbie Lawler did not fall complacent to the methodical Rory MacDonald. This was a great fight and a true test for Rory MacDonald who must now reassess his fight plan when taking on an opponent who refuses to slow the action.
Tyron Woodley def. Josh Koscheck, by KO (Round 1, 4:38) – Woodley looked very impressive when he dispatched Koscheck in the first round with a big right hook that found its mark on the jaw of Josh. Woodley has a promising career ahead of him if he can match his performance at UFC 167.
Ali Bagautinov def. Tim Elliott, by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) – This fight was a standup striking match in which Tim Elliot continued to stalk Bagautinov but simply got out pointed by the busy hands of Ali.
Fox Sports 1 – Prelims
Donald Cerrone def. Evan Dunham, by submission (Round 2, 3:49) – It was good to see the Cowboy back on the rise with his second round submission win over a dangerous opponent.
Thales Leites def. Ed Herman, by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rick Story def. Brian Ebersole, by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Erik Perez def. Edwin Figueroa, by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Facebook – Prelims
Jason High def. Anthony Lapsley, by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sergio Pettis def. Will Campuzano, by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Gian Villante def. Cody Donovan, by TKO (Round 2, 1:22)
One of the fastest rising stars in MMA gives her thoughts on former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir’s armbars.
Lavar Johnson tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone and epitestosterone following his UFC 157 loss to Brendan Schaub, according to the California State Athletic Commission. It appeared that even when receiving the benefit of modern medical advances Johnson was still no match for Schuab’s determined takedown advances.
The California State Athletic Commission believed that a 9 month layoff would be adequate punishment for Lavar Johnson but Dana White and the UFC decided they would no longer require the talents of Mr Lavar Johnson.
Johnson could not have had worse timing for this event. The UFC has recently announced serious cutbacks from its enormous, current roster. Add that fact to the fact that Lavar Johnson is 2-4 from his last 6 fights and that makes for one very expendable MMA fighter.
Perhaps Lavar will find success in another venue and make his comeback into the UFC but for now we wish him luck at his new endeavors.
Season 18 of the Ultimate Fighter is already getting its ducks in a row with the announcement of the new coaches. For Season 18 Ronda Rousey will coach opposite the winner of Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano, scheduled to take place April 13th.
Not only will this be the first ever Ultimate Fighter with female coaches but this year is also a first in TUF history with female competitors in the 135lb divisions. Dana White also declared there would be males competing in the 135lb division as well. Will the UFC use the same house it always has for both genders? Open tryouts for the show begin April 15.
Rousey and Tate faced each other earlier last year when Rousey submitted Tate via (you guessed it) first round armbar to win the Strikeforce championship for Rousey.