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  2. J'ai l'esprit mal placé, j'avait lu "la première combatante (homme femme)!! En tout cas elle avait l'ait bien violente et rapide sur ce combat... Sinon le combay contre Gabi, j'y crois pas une seconde vu comme elles sont copains comme cochons.
  3. (ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Curtis Blaydes and UFC on ESPN+ 24’s other key winners?) Junior dos Santos was placed into new territory of his career on Saturday with a loss to Curtis Blaydes in the UFC on ESPN+ 24 headliner. For the first time, the former UFC heavyweight champ Dos Santos (21-7 MMA, 15-6 UFC) is on a losing skid after suffering a second-round TKO loss to Blaydes (13-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) in the main event, which took place at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., and streamed on ESPN+. Coming into the fight, “Cigano” was confident he could make a run and reclaim his former title glory. At 35 and coming off a pair of rough stoppages, though, his plans could be significantly altered going forward. What does the loss mean for Dos Santos? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future and why a matchup with Augusto Sakai (14-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) would make most sense for him going forward. Voir l'article complet
  4. RALEIGH, N.C. – Angela Hill beat Hannah Cifers with a first-round TKO Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 24 in Raleigh, N.C. Take a look inside the fight with Hill, who got her second straight stoppage win and now has her first winning streak in the UFC. Result: Angela Hill def. Hannah Cifers via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:26 Updated records: Hill (11-7 MMA, 6-7 UFC), Cifers (10-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) Key stat: Hill moved to No. 3 on the UFC women’s strawweight all-time wins list with six. Hill on the fight’s key moment “I always say the mental battle is the hardest for me. I can work hard all day. I’m not a slacker. I’ve never missed a wrestling class. The problem with me is that if I mess up, I begin doubting myself and hesitate. If I get a short-notice fight, the less time I have to think about all that stuff. If I just train to train, and train to get better, I’m not worried about what someone else is going to do to me.” Hill on her first UFC winning streak “(It) feels amazing. I hate losing, so this is great. It’s great to get two finishes in a row, as well. I feel reborn. I feel like a different fighter going in there ready to kill instead of worrying about losing or if my reputation is going to get worse. I put all of that behind me and just focus on being the killer that I know I can be.” Hill on what she wants next “I’m technically always in fight camp, so getting a fight on 10 days’ notice doesn’t matter. I’ll be prepared. Now, it’s more about what I do well instead of what they are bringing to the table. I listen to my coaches, do what I’m told and go in there and get the job done.” To hear more from Hill, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above. Voir l'article complet
  5. INGLEWOOD, Calif. – AJ Agazarm got what he wanted. Agazarm, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, picked up a submission win in his fourth professional fight on Saturday at Bellator 238. Agazarm (3-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) submitted Adel Altamimi with a triangle-choke after a back-and-forth battle that dragged into the third round at The Forum. Although Agazarm got the tap, he didn’t do it with the textbook triangle MMA fans are used to seeing inside the cage. “I’ve been waiting for this moment my whole life,” Agazarm said in his post-fight scrum. “That’s called the ‘Agazarm,’ and that’s my patented move. “I learned it from my jiu-jitsu professor a long time ago and just kind of made it my own. You’ve seen that submission finish in Polaris like three or four times. Actually, funny enough, I just shared it on my Facebook like three days ago, so it was cool to finally get that. “It’s a bait move, so you go for the arm bar, and you trick him into falling for the triangle, and he fell right for it. It’s not really your traditional triangle. It’s a bit of a variation, so I was stoked on that one.” It appeared Altamimi did a light tap before the referee called off the fight. Yet, Altamimi kept on engaging in the grappling exchange a second after the contest was waived off. Some people on social media said Agazarm’s opponent didn’t really tap. The Nick Diaz Army fighter assures he got the clean submission win and says he “could’ve kept it longer” if needed. “It was as tight as tight can get without his head popping off,” Agazarm said. Regardless of what people think of the finish, Agazarm is now on a three-fight winning streak after losing his professional MMA debut in early 2019. Agazarm is happy with his performance but thinks there’s a lot to work on, calling himself a “white belt with three stripes” in MMA. Voir l'article complet
  6. RALEIGH, N.C. – Sara McMann beat Lina Lansberg with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 24 in Raleigh, N.C. Take a look inside the fight with McMann, who returned after nearly a two-year layoff. Result: Sara McMann def. Lina Lansberg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25) Updated records: Lina Lansberg (10-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Sara McMann (11-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) Key stat: McMann landed three takedowns and won the significant striking battle 38-1. McMann on the fight’s key moment “I’m working on my composure and setting things up, but she hit a good liver shot at one point and I knew I didn’t want any more of that. She’s a muay Thai fighter. She’s good, and she’s fast, so I didn’t want to deal with that.” McMann on the long layoff “I wondered if I would feel a little bit more tired out there than I did. It doesn’t matter how hard you train. When you are out there and the adrenaline is going with the importance and urgency of it all, you end up more fatigued than you would be in practice. I’ve been training really well, very hard, and I’ve been focusing on my recovery a lot. I did a lot of running and swimming for this, which is great conditioning for my legs, especially.” McMann on what she wants next “I want to savor tonight, but I know how the UFC works. They don’t want to give me an easy fight, and I’m on the same page as them. I’d like a top-five opponent. Bring them on and I’ll knock them down.” To hear more from McMann, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above. Voir l'article complet
  7. Mariya Agapova shows off her injuries that caused her to drop out at Invicta FC 39. | Photo via Invicta FC Brazilian flyweight Daiana Torquato will now fight Shanna Young at Invicta FC 39 after Mariya Agapova was forced off the card because of an auto-pedestrian accident in South Florida, the company announced Saturday. The fight card takes place at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City on Feb. 7. Jinh Yu Frey puts her atomweight belt on the line against Ashley Cummins in the main event. Young (7-2) last fought in November, defeating Maiju Suotama via decision. “The Shanimal” was part of Invicta’s Phoenix Series 2 eight-woman, one-night tournament in September, but lost to eventual winner Miranda Maverick in the semifinal. Torquato (9-3) also competed in that tournament, which bouts were considered “exhibition matches”, defeating Milana Dudieva via split decision before losing via submission to DeAnna Bennett in a semifinal bout. Another change to the card sees Tina Pettigrew (1-0) replacing Kristina Pettigrew against Monica Franco (1-0) at bantamweight. Check the updated Invicta FC 39 card below. Jinh Yu Frey vs. Ashley Cummins Pearl Gonzalez vs. Miranda Maverick Shanna Young vs. Daiana Torquato Alesha Zappitella vs. Kelly D’Angelo Erin Blanchfield vs. Victoria Leonardo Jillian DeCoursey vs. Linda Mihalec Tina Pettigrew vs. Monica Franco Afficher l’article complet
  8. Yesterday
  9. What mattered most at Bellator 238 in Inglewood? Here are a few post-fight musings … * * * * * 1. Cris Cyborg’s big moment and what’s next Cris Cyborg picked up her fourth major promotional championship with a fourth-round TKO of Julia Budd to claim the women’s featherweight title. This seems like the pinnacle for her at this point, and anything else she achieves going forward is gravy. We all wanted to see that rematch with Amanda Nunes in the UFC, but it not coming to fruition might have been for the best. Cyborg seems to be infinitely happier fighting in Bellator, and it sounds like she’s getting a healthy payday to be there. Although the narrative is that Bellator has a deeper women’s 145-pound division than the UFC, having Cyborg at the top can make things look thin in a hurry. The fight with Budd was compelling for its layer of perceived competitiveness, and more matchups like that will be needed to hold interest in her title run. 1 2 3 …4Voir l'article complet
  10. Priscila Cachoeira (pictured, right) is stepping in on short notice to fight Shana Dobson in a flyweight bout at UFC Auckland on Feb. 22 | Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Rachael Ostovich has withdrawn from a second straight fight. Ostovich will not be competing against Shana Dobson (3-3) at UFC Auckland on Feb. 22 as scheduled, people with knowledge of the withdrawal confirmed to MMA Fighting. In her place, Priscila Cachoeira (8-3) will step in on short notice to preserve the flyweight matchup. The news was first reported by MMA Junkie. The reason for Ostovich’s withdrawal has not been disclosed. Cachoeira looks to avoid the dubious distinction of going 0-4 in the Octagon after suffering losses to Valentina Shevchenko, Molly McCann and Luana Carolina. “Pedrita” was unbeaten prior to joining the UFC, with four knockout victories in her first eight fights. A cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter 26,” Dobson is 1-2 in the UFC. She has lost two straight since defeating Ariel Beck by second-round TKO in her debut for the promotion in December 2017. Afficher l’article complet
  11. What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 24 in Raleigh? Here are a few post-fight musings … * * * * * 1. Curtis Blaydes’ ‘Plan Z’ ain’t too shabby It was no surprise that Curtis Blaydes was a winner over Junior Dos Santos in the main event. He was a roughly 3-to-1 betting favorite, but even his strongest supporters didn’t see it unfolding like that. Not only did Blaydes stop Dos Santos with strikes, but he did so without getting a single takedown. All six of his attempts were denied, forcing him into what he labeled post-fight as “Plan Z.” He revealed he’s got some talent there, as well, landing solid shots before a massive one rocked Dos Santos and led to the second-round TKO. Blaydes’ preferred method of victory still would’ve been to take down Dos Santos and batter him, he said, but that’s what was expected if the fight went his way. This performance was much more eye-opening, and it helps generate a better understanding of Blaydes as he continues to jockey for position in the heavyweight title picture. 1 2 3 4 …5Voir l'article complet
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  13. Relson Gracie is the second oldest son of jiu-jitsu legend Helio Gracie | Photo via Relson Gracie's Instagram Relson Gracie, 66, was arrested on Friday night in Pirai, Rio de Janeiro, by the Federal Highway Police after dogs found drugs in his bags on a bus trip between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Photo via Federal Highway Police Gracie allegedly had several forms of cannabis in his bag, the police revealed. Cops also found a flight ticket from Los Angeles to Sao Paulo, and suspect that Gracie brought the drugs with him from the United States. Members of the Gracie family declined to comment when contacted by MMA Fighting. Relson Gracie, a 9th degree red belt in jiu-jitsu, is the second-oldest son of Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Helio Gracie. The 66-year-old was charged with drug trafficking, which could give him five to 15 years in jail. Afficher l’article complet
  14. 1 2 The sports world experienced a shocking loss on Sunday when Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, tragically were killed in a helicopter crash. Bryant was 41. Bryant’s influence was felt well beyond basketball, and that included the MMA world. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion with the Lakers, attended multiple UFC events and was a partner with UFC sponsor BodyArmor. His death rippled through the MMA community, as seen in the social media reactions below from UFC president Dana White and many more. * * * * * 1 2Voir l'article complet
  15. Michael Chiesa | Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports Unbeaten at 170 pounds, there’s no turning back for Michael Chiesa. The former lightweight picked up the biggest win of his career on Saturday in the co-main event of UFC Raleigh, taking home a unanimous decision over top welterweight contender and former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos. With the victory, “Maverick” improved to 3-0 since moving up from 155 pounds. Post-fight, Chiesa called out former interim champion Colby Covington, and he elaborated on that decision while speaking to the media backstage. “I just beat the No. 5-ranked guy in the world, and I always say the most important time to ask for a fight is after you win,” Chiesa said. “You’ve got to capitalize. I’m not out to engage in some verbal pissing match with [Covington]; I respect his skills and he’s super tough. I’m just trying to get to a world title, and I think that’s the fight that makes the most sense when you look at the top-five. I said before the fight, I beat Rafael dos Anjos; I’m not fighting anybody that’s ranked less than five. I’m taking his spot and just looking at the landscape of the division, that’s the fight that makes sense. “I want to be tested, I want to fight the best, so Colby it is.” Chiesa has never been shy to throw out a name following a victory, and he immediately left the cage after mentioning that he wanted to fight Covington. According to Chiesa, the call-out only occurred to him and his team after watching Covington’s fight with Kamaru Usman at UFC 245, and seeing how the top of the welterweight division shook out in the aftermath of Usman’s win. With former champion Tyron Woodley set to fight Leon Edwards in March, Chiesa did the math and came up with Covington as the answer for who he should challenge next. “I kind of waited to see how [UFC] 245 ended and just kind of wanted to see what happened with Tyron and Leon and everybody,” Chiesa said. “But I think it’s a fight that makes sense, and I wouldn’t go ask for some outlandish matchup. Anytime I’ve won a fight and asked for an opponent, I’ve usually gotten it, and that’s because it’s all well thought-out. I just don’t throw things against the wall that aren’t gonna stick. I just think it’s a fight that makes sense, I think it’s a fight I could get, so we’ll see what happens.” Not only did Chiesa take dos Anjos’s spot in the contenders’ rankings, he feels his gritty performance proved that he belongs to be mentioned among the welterweight division’s elite names and he vowed to be the No. 1 contender by the end of the year. Covington and Usman both defeated dos Anjos on their way up the rankings and Chiesa believes he passed the same test with flying colors. He thinks Covington will be an even greater challenge, which is exactly why he has to find out what will happen if they meet in the Octagon. “I just showed that I’m tough,” Chiesa said. “I just went out there – look at the guys who have beat ‘RDA.’ Only the best guys have beat him. So I’d like to think that I’m gonna join the echelon of those fighters in that same aspect. I’m gonna become a champion. I proved that tonight. I went out and beat a championship-calibre fighter, and that’s it. I want to be great, I want to fight the best guys, I want to test myself, I want see what my limits are. I don’t think a lot of guys in this sport really have that mentality. I’m not out to find easy fights. “Colby Covington’s a nightmare matchup for me, but I’m ready to walk through the fire. I want to fight the best guys.” Afficher l’article complet
  16. Bellator 238 took place Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where Cris Cyborg made history. In defeating Julia Budd by fourth-round TKO in the night’s main event, Cyborg became the first fighter to win major championships in four separate promotions – Strikeforce, Invicta FC, the UFC, and now Bellator. The event also included Darrion Caldwell moving on to the featherweight grand prix quarterfinals with a submission win over previously undefeated Adam Borics. As is customary, Bellator president Scott Coker spoke with reporters afterward and offered his reaction to those outcomes and more. You can read below or watch the video above. **** On Cris Cyborg’s championship win over Julia Budd “It was electric in there, and I think that Cyborg came in, and she looked super explosive, like really good. Julia looked great, too, but as the rounds went on, Cyborg started dominating the fight and instilled her will on Julia. That’s the way I saw it, but in that first round anything could’ve happened, someone could’ve gotten caught, and you know, get a finish. “It was a great fight. It was really intense in there, and I’m proud of both ladies. Julia Budd is a great fighter. She’s someone who’s had the belt for a long time, and I think everybody can now see why. She’s gotten so much respect among her peers and fans.” Related Emotional Julia Budd: 'No excuses on my part' for title loss to Cris Cyborg at Bellator 238 Cris Cyborg reflects on historic fourth major championship won at Bellator 238: 'I feel blessed' On a potential rematch between Cris Cyborg and Julia Budd Cris Cyborg and Julia Budd at Bellator 238. (Dave Mandel, MMA Junkie) “That really depends on what happens in the next year. I think Julia, I haven’t talked to Julia, but I’m just assuming from knowing her that she’s going to want to come back and get busy. So if she gets on a tear and Cyborg keeps winning then maybe we’ll get it on again, but in this sport you never know.” On Cris Cyborg wanting a women’s featherweight grand prix “I think we have eight girls that are solid, but I’ll tell you what: After that performance, she’s going to be a tough fight for anybody in the weight class, so they better bring it, because she’s a beast, explosive, and she looked like she didn’t miss a beat in my opinion. That’s why I call her the greatest fighter of all time today in the female division, and I think you saw it with your own eyes today.” On Sergio Pettis’ successful Bellator debut Sergio Pettis submits Alfred Khashakyan at Bellator 238. (Dave Mandel, MMA Junkie) “I think he looked great. I think he’s right in that mix, because with (Kyoji) Horiguchi being out and DC (Darrion Caldwell) being in the (featherweight) tournament, we’re going to host a 135-pound championship (fight) at some point. But we’re going to wait and see how these guys perform over the course of two, three, four months, because we will be doing 30 (events) this year in 2020. “So well have a lot of opportunity for these guys to get some more fights under their belt, and we’ll probably host a 135-pound championship fight in some time.” On Darrion Caldwell’s quick submission win over Adam Borics “Caldwell surprised me. Let’s be honest: We thought that may work out the other way, but in a fight anything can happen. “I think that was one of the fights that could’ve maybe had a different outcome, but he went and did his thing. He wants to fight for that million dollars at the end of the year. The only thing I didn’t like was the backflip at the end off the cage. I think I’ve seen enough of that. I tell my guys, ‘Please, let’s just stop that.'” Related Darrion Caldwell focuses on A.J. McKee after quick Bellator 238 win over Adam Borics On boxing champion Ava Knight suffering her first MMA loss “Ava Knight had something to prove tonight. She fought a girl that had some great ground skills and beat her, so back to the drawing board. I know she’ll bounce back, train hard, and this is not an easy sport, as you all may know. “This is a difficult sport, so we wish her luck in training and maybe in three or four months we can have her back.” Voir l'article complet
  17. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images As one of the most recognizable athletes on planet Earth, the tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter accident has shaken the sporting world. With a combination spectacular talent on the NBA court, an unmatched work ethic off the court and determination to win at all costs, Bryant, 41, captivated audiences worldwide like few athletes ever have. A student of Bruce Lee’s iconic Jeet Kune Do, the five-time NBA champion was no stranger to the world of martial arts. While he never competed professionally, the man dubbed “The Black Mamba” often dipped his toe into the world MMA with business ventures such as ESPN’s “DETAILED,” featuring former UFC double champ Daniel Cormier, and his sports drink Body Armor, which has been prominently featured on the scales at ceremonial weigh-ins and press conferences. Below is how the fighting community reacted the untimely death of the future NBA Hall of Famer. Rip pic.twitter.com/oIM6sph2Cv — Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) January 26, 2020 Horrible!!!! RIP my man pic.twitter.com/anrin1KfWZ — Dana White (@danawhite) January 26, 2020 A million apologies and condolences we just lost a super athlete #ripKobe — Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) January 26, 2020 — Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) January 26, 2020 prayers https://t.co/xIHlPitt5L — Grand Slam Champ Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) January 26, 2020 No way. So sad https://t.co/xZNIXCg4c1 — Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) January 26, 2020 Terribly sad RIP to a legend who meant so much to so many. You will be remembered forever as the champion you are. pic.twitter.com/xRVuSf157X — Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) January 26, 2020 R.I.P. https://t.co/k6CY8stjED — GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) January 26, 2020 Bruh wtf !?!?!!?!!??!!! — Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) January 26, 2020 RIP to a real leader and motivator #KobeBryant #8 #24 pic.twitter.com/QlP2F7cVkx — Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) January 26, 2020 What!? Is this really true? https://t.co/OEIIzBJZ9v — Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) January 26, 2020 I’ll rephrase my last tweet since everyone wants to talk shit. TMZ just reported that Kobe Bryant has passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. I hope it’s not true but if it is, my condolences go out to his family and the millions of lives he positively impacted. — Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) January 26, 2020 One of the greatest athletes of all time . RIP KOBE BRYANT pic.twitter.com/iAk0vdR98B — Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) January 26, 2020 Feeling speechless right now. This hurts. RIP #kobebryant and all family and others involved. @ Los Angeles, California https://t.co/7tyN4xAg30 — Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) January 26, 2020 Rest In Peace brother #kobebryant #kobe pic.twitter.com/h952aiyey5 — Gökhan Saki (@gokhantherebel) January 26, 2020 Damn RIP Kobe. That meme with him talking to his duaghter at the game hit hard man — Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) January 26, 2020 Can’t believe what I just heard. My heart is broken. God bless his family. @kobebryant — glover teixeira (@gloverteixeira) January 26, 2020 Speechless! Rest Easy G.O.A.T. @kobebryant @ Homewood, Alabama https://t.co/c6hhz0vuUM — Walt Harris (@thebigticket205) January 26, 2020 I just had 2 people message me that Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash. I don’t believe this. Is this for real? — Carla Esparza (@CarlaEsparza1) January 26, 2020 https://t.co/IiUtWL50Bs — Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) January 26, 2020 RIP Mamba https://t.co/pmHZIhVAPi — Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) January 26, 2020 RIP Legend to a legend Kobe Bryant — Edmen Shahbazyan (@edmenshahbazyan) January 26, 2020 OMG KOBE !!! — JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) January 26, 2020 Wow RIP mamba — Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) January 26, 2020 I am a wrestler and fighter at heart but athlete by choice. Kobe has to be one of the most iconic athletes of my generation that I can remember watching for so many years. RIP Kobe — Deron Winn (@DeronWinn) January 26, 2020 Kobe had an invincible aura to him, almost god-like. It’s crazy to think something like this could happen to him #RIP — Louis Smolka (@LASTSAMURAIUFC) January 26, 2020 I’m speechless... — Danger Dobson (@shana_dobson) January 26, 2020 RIP @kobebryant — Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) January 26, 2020 MAMBA MENTALITY — Boston Salmon (@bostonboomboom) January 26, 2020 Please tell me this is not real? Omgoodness! If so, my heart goes out to his family! https://t.co/UQVGkkraI7 — Marion Reneau (@BelizeanBruiser) January 26, 2020 Wow I can’t believe the news on Kobe right now — Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) January 26, 2020 RIP to the legend @kobebryant Honestly can’t even believe that this news is true. Growing up wasn’t a Kobe/Laker fan, but couldn’t help to admire, appreciate, and respect the competitor that he was, and all that he… https://t.co/VVRJvF7cpm — Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) January 26, 2020 RIP Kobe. This is a dark hour and dark world at times. But you made it a brighter place and inspired me growing up. Thank you. My heart is out to your family. — Anthony Rocco Martin (@TonyRoccoMartin) January 26, 2020 WTF Kobe’s really dead? — Bonecrusher (@Marc_Diakiese) January 26, 2020 Man Kobe was one of my fav/ greatest athletes of all time . RIP to a great one — Eryk Anders (@erykanders) January 26, 2020 RIP to the legend @kobebryant — Mike Trizano (@TheLoneWolfMMA) January 26, 2020 Damn, this one hurts. #KobeBryant — Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) January 26, 2020 Rest in Power Black Mamba #24 — Montel Jackson (@Montello135) January 26, 2020 It’s hard to believe https://t.co/fY3LyjZ5Dg — Aiemann Zahabi (@Aiemannzahabi) January 26, 2020 Can anyone confirm is this is accurate or fake?!?! I dont know how to digest this Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash in Calabasas https://t.co/ls2ISGZFm5 via @TMZ — Arjan Singh Bhullar (@TheOneASB) January 26, 2020 Wow .... Life is precious. RIP Legend https://t.co/IsDhikzNqo — Randy Costa (@RandyCosta135) January 26, 2020 This is so terrible. All I can think about are his daughters. I’ll be praying for them https://t.co/SRDsFENX9e — Austin Arnett (@AustinArnettMMA) January 26, 2020 Man this is so sad. R.I.P https://t.co/86KWHhpcth — Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) January 26, 2020 I’m at a loss for words. My favorite athlete of all time. I still can’t believe this really happened. R.I.P Kobe thank you for being someone me and many many others can look up too! #relentless #GreatestOfAllTime https://t.co/uVF2ezOaSd — christos giagos (@CGiagos) January 26, 2020 “ With a new day comes new strength and new thoughts. “ - Eleanor Rossevelt Had a nice day enjoying the beautiful NM before I head out to Nepal then to Qatar. Jumped in the river for a nice cold plunge. I always… https://t.co/bLw8A3HLB3 — Jodie Esquibel (@JodieEsquibel) January 26, 2020 This is absolutely terrible. Breaks my heart. https://t.co/bkaeGHHUm6 — Zak Cummings (@ZakCummings) January 26, 2020 Rip pic.twitter.com/oIM6sph2Cv — Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) January 26, 2020 Afficher l’article complet
  18. The first Bellator event of the year unfolded Saturday with Bellator 238, which went down at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., with a main card that streamed on DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie. In the main event, Cris Cyborg (22-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) enhanced her legacy with another championship belt when she scored a fourth-round TKO of Julia Budd (13-3 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) to claim the women’s featherweight belt. The card also featured a quarterfinal bout in the ongoing Bellator featherweight grand prix, as well as some other notable results. For more on the numbers behind the card, check below for 30 post-event facts about Bellator 238. General Betting favorites went 4-2 on the main card (5-2 overall in fights where odds were available). Total fight time for the six-bout main card was 41:59. Main card Cris Cyborg Cyborg became the first in history to win titles in Bellator, UFC, Invicta FC and Strikeforce. Cyborg became the second in history to win titles in Bellator and UFC. Eddie Alvarez also accomplished the feat. Cyborg has earned 18 of her 22 career victories by knockout. Budd had her 11-fight winning streak snapped for her first defeat since November 2011. Budd has suffered all three of her career losses by stoppage. Budd suffered her first knockout loss since Jan. 7, 2011 – a span of 3,306 days (more than nine years) and 14 fights. Darrion Caldwell Darrion Caldwell (15-3 MMA, 12-2 BMMA) improved to 6-0 in Bellator featherweight competition. He’s 8-0 in the weight class during his career. Caldwell’s six-fight Bellator winning streak in featherweight competition is the second longest active streak in the division behind A.J. McKee (16). Caldwell’s six submission victories in Bellator competition are tied for second most in company history behind Goiti Yamauchi (seven). Adam Borics (14-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) had his 14-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career. Juan Archuleta (24-2 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) has earned four of his six Bellator victories by decision. Sergio Pettis Sergio Pettis (19-5 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) earned his first submission victory since Sept. 28, 2013 – a span of 2,311 days (more than six years) and 15 fights. Alfred Khashakyan (11-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) earned the first submission victory of his career. Raymond Daniels (2-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) improved to 2-0 since he returned to MMA competition from a nearly 11-year layoff in May. Daniels has earned both of his career victories by knockout. Jason King (8-6 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) has suffered five of his six career losses by stoppage. He’s suffered all those defeats by knockout. Emilee King (4-4 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) is on a four-fight winning streak after starting her career 0-4. Ava Knight (1-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) suffered the first loss of her career. Preliminary card Aaron Pico Aaron Pico (5-3 MMA, 5-3 BMMA) improved to 5-2 since he dropped to the featherweight division in September 2017. Pico has earned all of his career victories by knockout. Pico’s five knockout victories in Bellator featherweight competition are third most in divisional history behind A.J. McKee (six) and Patricio Freire (six). Adel Altamimi (8-7 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) has suffered six of his seven career losses by stoppage. Altamimi suffered the first submission loss of his career. Voir l'article complet
  19. LAS VEGAS — Joseph Benavidez discusses his upcoming title fight against Deiveson Figueiredo, the “new blood” of the flyweight division, his career longevity, and more during a scrum at UFC 246. Afficher l’article complet
  20. The UFC made its sixth stop in North Carolina on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 24, which took place at PNC Arena in Raleigh with a 12-fight card that streamed on ESPN+. A new heavyweight contender was born in the main event when Curtis Blaydes (13-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) validated his resume by taking out a former UFC champ for the first time. The streaking contender beat Junior Dos Santos (21-7 MMA, 15-6 UFC) at his own game, scoring a second-round TKO to push his winning streak to three. For more on the numbers to come out of the main event, as well as the rest of the card, check below for 45 post-event facts to come out of UFC on ESPN+ 24. * * * * General Gallery UFC on ESPN+ 24: Official scorecards from Raleigh view 12 images The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $169,000. Debuting fighters went 2-2 at the event. Alex Perez, Herbert Burns, Brett Johns and Tony Gravely earned $50,000 UFC on ESPN+ 24 fight-night bonuses. UFC on ESPN+ 24 drew an announced attendance of 14,533 for a live gate of $1,303,320. Betting favorites went 9-3 on the card. Betting favorites improved to 2-0 in UFC headliners this year. Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 2:18:41. Main card Curtis Blaydes Blaydes’ three-fight UFC winning streak in heavyweight competition is tied for the second longest active streak in the division behind Jairzinho Rozenstruik (four). Blaydes has earned 10 of his 13 career victories by stoppage. That includes five of his eight UFC victories. Blaydes failed to complete a takedown in victory for the first time in his UFC career. Dos Santos fell to 8-5 in UFC headliners. Dos Santos suffered consecutive losses for the first time in his career. Dos Santos has suffered six of his seven career losses by stoppage. Dos Santos has landed 1,075 significant strikes in UFC heavyweight competition, the most in divisional history. Michael Chiesa Michael Chiesa (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) improved to 3-0 since he moved up to the welterweight division in December 2018. Chiesa has completed at least one takedown against 13 of his 14 UFC opponents. Rafael dos Anjos (30-13 MMA, 18-11 UFC) fell to 1-4 in his past five fights dating back to June 2018. Dos Anjos fell to 4-4 since he moved up to the UFC welterweight division in June 2017. Dos Anjos has suffered all four of his UFC welterweight losses by decision. Dos Anjos’ total fight time of 6:43:11 in UFC competition is second most in company history behind Frankie Edgar (7:15:51). Jordan Espinosa (14-7 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered all four of his career stoppage losses by submission. Angela Hill Angela Hill’s (11-7 MMA, 6-7 UFC) six victories in UFC strawweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Joanna Jedrzejczyk (nine) and Jessica Andrade (seven). Hill improved to 5-5 since she returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2017. Hill has earned all of her career stoppage victories by knockout. Hill’s two knockout victories in UFC strawweight competition are tied with Jedrzejczyk for second most in divisional history behind Rose Namajunas (three). Hannah Cifers (10-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has suffered both of her UFC losses by knockout. Darko Stosic (13-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) fell to 1-3 since he dropped to the light heavyweight division in July 2018. He went 12-1 at heavyweight. Stosic has suffered all three of his UFC losses by decision. Preliminary card Arnold Allen Arnold Allen’s (16-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) seven-fight UFC winning streak in featherweight competition is the longest active streak in the division. Allen has earned five of his seven UFC victories by decision. Nik Lentz (30-11-2 MMA, 14-8-1 UFC) was unsuccessful in his return to the featherweight division. He fell 4-3 in the weight class. Justine Kish (7-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) improved to 1-1 since she moved up to the UFC flyweight division in January 2018. Kish has earned all three of his UFC victories by decision. Lucie Pudilova’s (8-6 MMA, 2-5 UFC) four-fight losing skid is the longest of her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since February 2018. Pudilova fell to 0-3 since she dropped to the UFC women’s flyweight division in February 2019. Pudilova has suffered five of her six career losses by decision. Montel Jackson (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) landed 11 takedowns in his victory, tied for the single-fight UFC/WEC bantamweight record. Felipe Colares (9-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered both of his career losses by decision. Sara McMann Sara McMann’s (12-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) six victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are tied for third most in divisional history behind Amanda Nunes (11) and Raquel Pennington (seven). McMann has landed 20 takedowns in UFC women’s bantamweight competition, the most in divisional history. Johns (16-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) snapped his two-fight skid for his first victory since December 2017. Gravely (19-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered five of his six career losses by stoppage. Gravely has suffered all five of his career stoppage losses by submission. Burns (10-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earned the first knockout victory of his career. Nate Landwehr (13-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career. UFC research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript. Voir l'article complet
  21. INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Sergio Pettis might be considered a veteran at this point, but he’s still experiencing new things in his MMA career. The 26-year-old Milwaukee native, who’s been fighting professionally for close to a decade, made his Bellator debut on Saturday night after leaving the UFC late last year. Pettis (19-5 MMA, 1-0 Bellator) scored a technical submission win over Alfred Khashakyan on the main card of Bellator 238 at The Forum. Despite having many fights under his belt, Pettis felt the pressure of expectations that come with switching organizations. “Honestly, it was stressful,” Pettis told reporters in his post-fight scrum, which MMA Junkie attended. “I was trying to keep it cool the whole time, but I was stressed the hell out, (explicit) nervous, very nervous, whole new setting. “Even the whole walkout was different. I’m used to having my corner in the back talking me up, and they left to the cage, and I was like, ‘Damn, I’m by myself right now.’ This is so different, but it was fun. It was a cool night, man. I’m very happy.” Pettis competed for the UFC from 2013 to 2019. He compiled a record of 9-5 competing at flyweight and bantamweight there. The change from UFC to Bellator marks Pettis’ first switch of major organizations. Despite it being so stressful, Pettis still sees the experience as a positive. “It was definitely a lot different than what I was used to,” Pettis said. “I was in the UFC for six years, so things were ran different. Things were a little different, but it was good. Everybody was cool here, everybody was very welcoming and very nice to me, so big shout out to Bellator. Thank you, guys.” Apart from the obvious change of employers, Pettis; performance on Saturday was notable for other reasons. The Roufusport product got his first finish in seven years. “I got a highlight, finally,” Pettis said. “It’s been a while. My first finish in, (explicit), 12 fights, so it’s definitely humbling. “Those fights are fun. I prefer those fights. I think it brings out the better me, having someone trying to hurt me and knock me out makes me, I don’t know, something just came out of me tonight. It was different.” Voir l'article complet
  22. MMA Fighting INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Following her loss at Bellator 238, Julia Budd talks to the media about dropping her featherweight title to Cris Cyborg, the mistakes she made in the fight, wanting an instant rematch, and more. Afficher l’article complet
  23. Daniel Cormier reminds Stipe Miocic of his title bout after Curtis Blaydes impressive win, Michael Chiesa wants Colby Covington bout next, Cris Cyborg claims ...
  24. Earning wins in the UFC is certainly no easy task, but what comes next is often even more important: the post-fight callout. So after Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 24 event in Raleigh, N.C., who took advantage of their time on the mic? See below for this week’s Callout Collection – and just how realistic each one is. * * * * * First up, let’s take a look at the night’s prelim winners. Herbert Burns Wants to fight: Chase Hooper, Makwan Amirkhani or Ryan Hall The callout: “I’ll take on whoever is next, but there are a lot of guys I’d like to fight next: Chase Hooper, (Makwan) Amirkhani, Ryan Hall is looking for a dance partner. He says he has the best grappling in the division. Let’s see.” The reality: The UFC’s featherweight division is one of the most stacked weight classes in the promotion, and that means anyone coming off a solid win should have a variety of possible matchups waiting for him. Hooper is still very young in his career, and the UFC may look to slow-play him a little, so that may be less likely, but Herbert Burns’ mention of Ryan Hall is a fascinating one. Hall has made no secret of his frustration at not being able to find himself an opponent, and Burns will be confident in his own grappling against the noted heel-hook specialist. It would represent a solid next test for the “Dana White’s Contender Series” graduate, while also getting Hall back into action after a longer-than-intended layoff. I like it. Next up, let’s check out the main card. 1 2 Voir l'article complet
  25. What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis, and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than the rest of us. These posts prove even the toughest fighters are only human after all. Here is the latest edition of “The Weekly Grind.” Yo @espn whats up with your boy Stephen A Smith. #ufc #boxing #mma @espnmma @espnwestpalm @thefirmmma pic.twitter.com/WivGCOqrgM — Din Thomas (@DinThomas) January 24, 2020 Afficher l’article complet
  26. Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For four athletes, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 24 event marked that special moment in their career. Check out this week’s rookie report to see what kind of first impression those fighters made on the sport’s biggest stage from PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. * * * * * Jamahal Hill Division: Light heavyweight Result: Jamahal Hill def. Darko Stosic via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) Record: 7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC Grade: C- Long and lean at 205 pounds with a slick southpaw jab, Jamahal Hill used his physical gifts to outpoint gritty grappler Darko Stosic over three rounds in the main-card opener, but his performance showed that the 28-year-old still has much to work on if he plans to make a dent in the UFC’s hard-hitting light heavyweight division. First, the positives: Hill showed a consistent, accurate jab and followed up with sharp, straight left hands to keep judoka Stosic at arm’s length for much of the bout as he landed more than 100 strikes. He also showed a decent gas tank and good athleticism as he comprehensively outstruck his opponent over the three-round duration. But while his strikes looked slick and his reflexes seemed sharp, the bout highlighted some technical issues that will certainly need attention as he looks to move up the ranks at 205 pounds. Hill carries his chin pretty high, and his low lead right hand leaves the door wide open for a left hand counter that a harder puncher than Stosic might have exploited. On the flip side, Trevor Wittman noted during the ESPN+ broadcast that Hill was tuned into his coaches’ instructions during the fight and was switching up his attack when called upon. That’s certainly a big positive for such a young fighter and shows he isn’t too caught up in the moment when he’s in the thick of the action. But he’ll need to tighten up his hands from a defensive perspective as he starts to face a higher class of opposition in the UFC. In conclusion, there’s plenty to work on, but there’s also plenty to be encouraged by. It might take a few fights and some noticeable improvements before he gets moved up in competition, but there’s certainly something to work with moving forward. 1 2 3 …4Voir l'article complet
  27. Mais tellement! C'est de loin la championne féminine la plus accomplie, longévité supérieure à Ronda Rousey et temps passé au top supérieur à Nunes, n'en déplaise à l'intellectuel raffiné qu'est Dana White, Cyborg est un monument du MMA féminin et maintenant qu'elle entame sa dernière partie de carrière, un dream fight dans l'esprit Pride contre l'ogresse du Rizin, ce serait formidable. Belle entrée de Sergio Pettis dans une caté où il semble un peu léger par contre Trigg aurait du stopper le combat sur les frappes avant la guillotine. Caldwell se qualifie en demi-final en surclassant la découverte de 2019 Adam Borics, ce tournoi feather est franchement intéressant, j'avais bien apprécié le "tirage au sort" avec Freire qui chamboule tout en choisissant son adversaire, le seul truc un peu dommage, c'est qu'ils ont éparpillé les quarts sur une longue période, ça aurait plus tenu en haleine si on avait vu les quatre quarts de finale sur une soirée je pense. Sans compter que la qualité du tournoi le permettait largement.
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