UFC® ANNOUNCES 3 GUEST FIGHTERS FOR DEBUT EVENT IN SCOTLAND ON JULY 18TH


With less than two weeks to go until UFC®’s sell-out debut event in Scotland, the organisation has confirmed the names of three fighters who will each travel to the Scottish capital as guest fighters for the event.

UFC Fight Night Glasgow

Women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and top ten ranked featherweights Cub Swanson and Clay “The Carpenter” Guida, will all make the journey to Glasgow to meet fans and media alike, ahead of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: BISPING vs. LEITES.

The reigning 115lbs women’s champion, Jedrzejczyk successfully defended her title for the first time just last month, defeating the No. 3 ranked Jessica Penne in spectacular fashion in front of fans in Berlin, Germany. It was subsequently announced that Jedrzejczyk would be the latest fighter to form a partnership with leading apparel brand Reebok.

Cub Swanson, meanwhile, remains the No.6 ranked fighter in the UFC’s featherweight division. Swanson holds wins over some of the biggest names in the 145lbs weight class, including Dennis Siver, Jeremy Stephens and Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier.

Also making the journey to Glasgow will be veteran of the sport Clay Guida. Loved by fans for his colourful personality, Guida is arguably one of the most capable wrestlers within UFC. In April, Guida secured a win over Robbie Peralta at UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: MENDES vs. LAMAS and now holds more than 30 wins in his professional MMA career.

All three fighters will be on hand to take part in a number of activities throughout UFC’s inaugural fight week in Glasgow.

On Thursday, July 16th, the fighters will host an exclusive MMA masterclass for students from all over Scotland. Organised in partnership with Glasgow University, Sport and Recreation, students of all ages and ability levels will attend the seminar, which will include an introduction into a variety of techniques, as well as a Q&A and an autograph and photo session.

The guest fighters will also pay a visit to Antonine Sports Centre, a local sports facility which UFC has supported for many years. There, members of the centre will have the unique opportunity to take part in a training seminar led by the fighters, as well as to have their photographs taken with their heroes.

On Friday, July 17th fans traveling to Glasgow for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: BISPING vs. LEITES will be invited to take part in a live Q&A with Jedrzejczyk, Swanson and Guida, just before the public weigh-ins begin. The Q&A will take place at the SSE Hydro from 12:45-13:30. Doors open to UFC FIGHT CLUBmembers at 12:00 and to the general public at 12:15.

Following the live UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: BISPING vs. LEITES weigh-ins, the guest fighters will also take part in a fan signing, which takes place between 14:30-16:00.

UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: BISPING vs. LEITES will take place on Saturday, July 18th at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. Headlined by a five round bout between the UK’s Michael Bisping and Brazilian Thales Leites, the fight card also features three Scottish fighters – Robert Whiteford, Stevie Ray and Joanne Calderwood. Tickets to the event sold out in a matter of hours after going on general sale, so fans can expect a packed out arena on the night.

 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: BISPING vs. LEITES will be aired live from 3:00 p.m. in the UK and Ireland on the BT Sport app.

 

 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT® BISPING vs. LEITES FIGHT CARD

All bouts live and subject to change.

 

Heavyweight Bout

Daniel Omielanczuk (POL) vs. Chris De La Rocha (USA)

Bantamweight Bout

Jimmie Rivera (USA) vs. Marcus Brimage (USA)

Featherweight Bout

Robert Whiteford (SCO) vs. Paul Redmond (IRE)

Light Heavyweight Bout

Ilir Latifi (SWE) vs. Hans Stringer (NL)

Lightweight Bout

Teemu Packalen (FIN) vs. Mickael Lebout (FRA)

Flyweight Bout

Paddy Holohan (IRE) vs. Vaughan Lee (ENG)

Main Card

Lightweight Bout

Stevie Ray (SCO) vs. Leonardo Mafra (BRA)

Welterweight Bout

Leon Edwards (ENG) vs. Pawel Pawlak (POL)

Women’s Strawweight Bout

Joanne Calderwood (SCO) vs. Bec Rawlings (AUS)

Lightweight Bout

Joe Duffy (IRE) vs. Ivan Jorge (BRA)

Lightweight Bout

Ross Pearson (ENG) vs. Evan Dunham (USA)

Middleweight Bout

Michael Bisping (ENG) vs. Thales Leites (BRA)

 

For the latest information on this event, please visit www.ufc.com or follow @UFC_UK on twitter.

UFC Fight Night New Jersey – Full Results: Rockhold submits Machida


UFC Fight Night New Jersey, came live from the Prudential Center in Newark last night where Luke Rockhold put on a clear dominant performance to become, only, the third person to have ever submit Lyoto Machida.

Luke Rockhold with the RNC on Lyoto Machida UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Luke Rockhold with the RNC on Lyoto Machida UFC Fight Night New Jersey

In the co-main event Jacare Souza proved yet again why he should be the number one contender in the middleweight division, with almost an exact re-run of his first encounter with Chris Camozzi and defeating him under three minutes of the first round.

Jacare Souza with the Armbar on Chris Camozzi UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Jacare Souza with the Armbar on Chris Camozzi UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Max Holloway grows with each fight and the 23-year-old featherweight proved again why he is ‘Blessed’ by dismantling Cub Swanson in the third round with an awesome mounted Guillotine Choke.

Max Holloway with the Mounted Guillotine Choke on Cub Swanson  UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Max Holloway with the Mounted Guillotine Choke on Cub Swanson UFC Fight Night New Jersey

One of the youngest fighters on the UFC’s roster is female athlete Paige VanZant for whom their was a lot of hype surrounding this match up with veteran fighter Felice Herrig. It was to be the youngster’s night who clearly put on a one-sided dominant performance who took the unanimous decision victory over Felice Herrig.

Paige VanZant with a dominant performance over Felice Herrig UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Paige VanZant with a dominant performance over Felice Herrig UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Main Card Results

Luke Rockhold Def Lyoto Machida Via RNC 2 mins 31 secs Round Two

Luke Rockhold Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Luke Rockhold Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Jacare Souza Def Chris Camozzi Via Verbal submission Armbar 2 mins 33 secs Round One

Jacare Souza Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Jacare Souza Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Max Holloway Def Cub Swanson Via Mounted Guillotine Choke 3 mins 58 secs Round Three

Max Holloway Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Max Holloway Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Paige VanZant Def Felice Herrig Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-26, 30-26

Paige VanZant Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Paige VanZant Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Preliminary Card  FOX, BT Sports

Beneil Dariush Def Jim Miller Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Beneil Dariush Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Beneil Dariush Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Ovince St. Preux Def Patrick Cummins Via KO 4 mins 54 secs Round One

Ovince St. Preux Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Ovince St. Preux Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Gian Villante Def Corey Anderson Via TKO 4 mins 18 secs Round Three

Aljamain Sterling Def  Takeya Mizugaki Via Arm Triangle 2 mins 11 secs Round Three

Preliminary Card (Fight Pass)

Tim Means Def George Sullivan Via Arm Triangle 3 mins 21 secs Round Three

Diego Brandao Def Jim Hettes Via TKO (Dr Stoppage)* 5 mins Round One

Chris Dempsey Def Eddie Gordon  Via Split Decision 28-29, 29-28, 29-28

*Jim Hettes sustained an Ear Injury for which turned out his ‘Cauliflower’ on his Ear exploded

BONUSES

FOTN

Gian Villante and Corey Anderson

POTN

Luke Rockhold

Max Holloway

All earned $50,000 each

Fight Night New Jersey: By The Numbers – Swanson vs. Holloway


UFC commentators breakdown the fighting styles and stats of top featherweights Cub Swanson and Max Holloway. Swanson and Holloway will settle their differences inside the Octagon at UFC Fight Night New Jersey.

Cub Swanson Vs. Max Holloway UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face Off
Cub Swanson Vs. Max Holloway UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face Off

UFC Fight Night Jersey takes place Saturday April 18th coming live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

UFC Fight Night New Jersey: Machida vs. Rockhold – Full Weigh-In Results


The UFC is in New Jersey this weekend, coming live from the Prudential Center in Newark, where Lyoto Machida faces Luke Rockhold in which could  potentially be a No.1 contender’s match-up in the middleweight division. With Yoel Romero injured, Chris Camozzi has stepped  in on short notice to face Jacare Souza in the co-main event. In the featherweight showdown Cub Swanson takes on Max Holloway in what should be an action packed fight, while Felice Herrig opens up the Main Card  with a women’s strawweight showdown with the much talked about Paige VanZant, and lets face it, there seems to be no love lost between these two athletes, so expect fireworks from the off and a potential FOTN!

Before we get to the fights we have to make sure they’re all on weight. Here are at the results:

Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face off
Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face off

Main Card (FOX, BT Sports)

Lyoto Machida (185 lbs) vs. Luke Rockhold (185 lbs)

Jacare Souza Vs. Chris Camozzi UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face off
Jacare Souza Vs. Chris Camozzi UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face off

Jacare Souza (186 lbs) vs. Chris Camozzi (185 lbs)

Jacare Souza UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In
Jacare Souza UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In
Chris Camozzi UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In
Chris Camozzi UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In

Cub Swanson (145 lbs) vs. Max Holloway (146 lbs)

Cub Swanson Vs. Max Holloway UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face Off
Cub Swanson Vs. Max Holloway UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face Off

Felice Herrig (115 lbs) vs. Paige VanZant (115 lbs)

Felice Herring Vs. Paige VanZant UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face off
Felice Herrig Vs. Paige VanZant UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face off
Felice Herrig UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In
Felice Herrig UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In
Page VanZant UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In
Page VanZant UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In

Preliminary Card  FOX, BT Sports)

Jim Miller (156 lbs) vs. Beneil Dariush (155 lbs)

Jim Miller Vs. Beneil Dariush UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face Off
Jim Miller Vs. Beneil Dariush UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face Off
Jim Miller UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In
Jim Miller UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In

Ovince St. Preux (205 lbs) vs. Patrick Cummins (205 lbs)

Ovince St. Preux Vs. Patrick Cummins UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face Off
Ovince St. Preux Vs. Patrick Cummins UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face Off
Ovince St. Preux UFC Fight Night Weigh In
Ovince St. Preux UFC Fight Night Weigh In

Corey Anderson (205 lbs) vs. Gian Villante (206 lbs)

Aljamain Sterling (136 lbs) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (136 lbs)

Preliminary Card (Fight Pass)

Tim Means (170 lbs) vs. George Sullivan (171 lbs)

Diego Brandao (145 lbs) vs. Jim Hettes (146 lbs)

Diego Brando Vs. Jim Hettes UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face Off
Diego Brando Vs. Jim Hettes UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face Off
Diego Brando UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In
Diego Brando UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In

Eddie Gordon (186 lbs) vs. Chris Dempsey (186 lbs)

Eddie Gordon Vs. Chris Dempesy UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face Off
Eddie Gordon Vs. Chris Dempesy UFC Fight Night New Jersey Face Off

Fight Night New Jersey: Cub Swanson – Pride of Palm Springs


Featherweight Cub Swanson revisits the juvenile hall he used to be in during his childhood to speak to children about changing their lives for the better. See Cub Swanson take on Max Holloway during the main card at Fight Night New Jersey.

Fight Night New Jersey: Cub Swanson - Pride of Palm Springs
Fight Night New Jersey: Cub Swanson – Pride of Palm Springs

UFC Fight Night Jersey takes place Saturday April 18th coming live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

HOLLOWAY VS SWANSON BOOKED FOR UFC ON FOX 15 APRIL 18TH


Max Holloway Win UFC Broomfield
Max Holloway Win UFC Broomfield

The up-and coming ‘blessed’ one Max Holloway put on an impressive performance at UFC Broomfield Saturday night, so much so that on his post-fight interview with Jon Anik after his win over veteran Cole Milller he was immediately asked about stepping up in competition to face Cub Swanson on April 18th.

I spoke to UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby and they’ve been saving a slot for you; UFC on big FOX, April 18th in Newark, New Jersey, against Cub Swanson! How do you feel about that opportunity?

Holloway did not hesitate in his reply:

I feel blessed man! I’m going to get back in it, back in training camp. Cub, be ready! Let’s give the fans what they want, and that’s a fight. Let’s do this!

UFC on FOX 15 is headlined by Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold in a middleweight bout in Newark, New Jersery on April 18th.