UFC 194: McGregor and Rockhold become New Champions

It only took Conor McGregor 13 seconds to become the new featherweight champion of the world, knocking out Jose Aldo with a straight left punch in doing so.
Meanwhile in the co-main event it took Luke Rockhold 4 rounds to dispatch of the former middleweight champion Chris Weidman via a TKO stoppage after putting on a classic brutal ‘Rockhold’ fight to become the new Middleweight Champion.
Max Holloway showed why he is just getting better and better with each fight by gaining a clear dominant points wind over Jeremy Stephens.[…]

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UFC 194 was finally upon us, where the only featherweight champion the UFC has ever known, Jose Aldo will be defending his title for the eighth time meeting the Interim title holder in that of Conor McGregor at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand.

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It only took Conor McGregor 13 seconds to become the new featherweight champion of the world, knocking out Jose Aldo with a straight left punch in doing so. It was not going to be long time reigning champ Jose Aldo’s night, but the night belonged to New featherweight champion Conor Mcgregor.

Meanwhile in the co-main event it took Luke Rockhold 4 rounds to dispatch of the former middleweight champion Chris Weidman via a TKO stoppage after putting on a classic ‘Rockhold’ fight to become the new Middleweight Champion. 

Max Holloway showed why he is just getting better and better with each fight by gaining a clear dominant points wind over Jeremy Stephens.

Here are the full results:

Main Card 3 am UK

Conor McGregor Def  Jose Aldo Via KO  0.13 seconds

 New UFC Featherweight champion – Conor McGregor

Luke Rockhold  Def Chris Weidman Via TKO   3:12  round 4

New UFC Middleweight champion – Luke Rockhold

Yoel Romero  Def  Ronaldo Souza Via Unanimous Decision 29-27 28-29, 29-28

Demian Maia   Def Gunnar Nelson Via Unanimous Decision 30-26, 30-25, 30=25

Max Holloway  Def  Jeremy Stephens Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28

Preliminary Card 1 am UK

Urijah Faber  Def Frankie Saenz Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27

Tecia Torres Def Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger  Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Warlley Alves  Def  Colby Covington Via Guillotine 1:26 round 1

Leonardo Santos Def  Kevin Lee Via TKO 3:26 round 1

Preliminary Card Fight Pass 11.30 pm UK

Magomed Mustafaev Def Joe Proctor Via TKO 1:54 Round 1

Yancy Medeiros Def John Makdessi Via Split Decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Court McGee Def  Marcio Alexandre Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-28

Bonuses

FOTN

Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold

POTN

Conor McGregor

Leonardo Santos

UFC 194: Aldo vs McGregor weigh-ins Aldo 145 lbs, McGregor 145 lbs

UFC 194 finally happens where Jose Aldo meets Conor McGregor for the featherweight title in this highly anticipated bout, whilst Chris Weidman defends his middleweight title against Luke Rockhold in the co-main event being held at the Las Vegas’ MGM Grand.


UFC 194 finally happens where Jose Aldo meets Conor McGregor for the featherweight title in this highly anticipated bout, whilst Chris Weidman defends his middleweight title against Luke Rockhold in the co-main event being held at the Las Vegas’ MGM Grand.

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In what will be a should be a great grappling matchup we see Demian Maia take on Gunnar Nelson in a welterweight bout, whilst Max Holloway and Jeremy Stephens is one to watch for in the striking and fireworks department who meet in featherweight division. With the only change coming to this amazing card in the form of Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger, who replaces the injured Michelle Waterson who will face Tecia Torres in the women’s strawweight division.

Before we can get to any of the fights in hand, we must make sure they are of course all on weight.

Main Card 3 am UK

Jose Aldo (145 lbs)   Conor McGregor (145 lbs) – UFC featherweight championship
Chris Weidman (185 lbs)   Luke Rockhold  (185 lbs) – UFC middleweight championship
Yoel Romero (185b lbs)  Ronaldo Souza (186 lbs)
Demian Maia (170 lbs)   Gunnar Nelson (170 lbs)
Max Holloway (146 lbs)  Jeremy Stephens (145 lbs)

Preliminary Card 1 am UK

Urijah Faber (136 lbs)  Frankie Saenz (135 lbs)
Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (116 lbs)   Torres (116 lbs)
Warlley Alves (171 lbs)   Colby Covington (170 lbs)
Kevin Lee (156 lbs)   Leonardo Santos (156 lbs)

Preliminary Card Fight Pass 11.30 pm UK

Magomed Mustafaev (155 lbs)   Joe Proctor (155.5 lbs)
John Makdessi vs. (156 lbs)  Yancy Medeiros (155.5 lbs)
Marcio Alexandre Jr. (171 lbs)   Court McGee (170 lbs)

UFC Fight Night 62 Maia vs. LaFlare Full Results; Tainted by Clear Controversy!


Last night UFC Fight Night 62, came from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where in the main event, welterweight Demian Maia put on a tactical clinic to cruise to a unanimous decision over Ryan LaFlare.

In the co-main event, Josh Koscheck suffered his fifth consecutive loss to Erick Silva via Guillotine Choke in the opening round. He is now faced with the ultimate decision, as to what is best for himself and his career. Whatever he decides, all I can say, is that it has been a pleasure for me, personally, to have watched him for the last ten years since TUF 1.

Controversy surrounded the Leandro Silva Vs. Drew Dober fight, due to the fact referee, Eduardo Herdy stopped the action mid fight just as Dober was about to escape Silva’s attempt at a Guillotine Choke (even the Brazilian fans were astonished). In light of these actions Dana White gave Dober his show money, and WIN money.

Here are the Full Results:

 

Demian Maia Win UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva USA TODAY
Demian Maia Win UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva USA TODAY Sports

 Fight Results:

Demian Maia Def  Ryan LaFlare  Via  Unanimous Decision 48-46, 48-46, 48-46

Erick Silva Def Josh Koscheck Via Guillotine Choke 4 mins 21 secs Round One

Erick Silva Win UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva USA TODAY
Erick Silva Win UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva USA TODAY Sports

Leonardo Santos  Def Tony Martin Via RNC  2 mins 29 secs Round Two

Amanda Nunes  Def  Shayna Baszler  Via  TKO  (strikes) 1 min 56 Secs Round One

Amanda Nunes vs. Shayna Baszler during UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports
Amanda Nunes vs. Shayna Baszler during UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Gilbert Burns  Def  Alex Oliveira  Via Armbar 4 mins 14 secs Round One

Godofredo Pepey  Def  Andre Fili  Via Triangle Choke 3 mins 14 secs Round One

Preliminary Card 

Francisco Trinaldo Def  Akbarh Arreola Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Kevin Souza  Def Katsunori Kikuno Via KO (Punch) 1 min 31 secs Round one

Leandro Silva Def  Drew Dober Via Guillotine choke 2 mins 25 secs Round Two – Very controversial with the Referee

Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober  during UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports
Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober during UFC Fight Night 62 by Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Leonardo Mafra  Def Cain Carrizosa Via Unanimous Decision 30-26, 30-27, 30-27

Preliminary Card UFC Fight Pass

Christos Giagos  Def  Jorge de Oliveira   Via RNC 3 mins 12 secs Round One

Fredy Serrano Def Bentley Syler Via KO (uppercut) 1 min 34 secs Round Three

POTN BONUSES

Godofredo Pepey

Fredy Serrano

Kevin Souza

Gilbert Burns

Photo Credits: Jason Silva USA TODAY Sports

Fight Night Rio: Ryan LaFlare – Fighting In Enemy Territory


 

 

No. 14-ranked welterweight Ryan LaFlare is facing No. 7-ranked Demian Maia in his home country of Brazil in the main event of Fight Night Rio. Hear LaFlare’s thoughts on his opponent, Brazilian fans, and more.

UFC Fight Night Rio de Janeiro takes place on Saturday, March, 21st.

Fight Night Rio: Demian Maia – Return To Form


 

 

Demian Maia is used to playing the spoiler role for up-and-coming fighters looking to use him as a springboard to the next level. Maia talks about his opponent Ryan LaFlare and more ahead of his main event bout at Fight Night Rio, Saturday, March 21st.

Fight Night Rio: One-on-One with Ryan LaFlare


 

 

Fight Night Rio main event fighter Ryan LaFlare went 1-on-1 with UFC correspondent Megan Olivi ahead of his welterweight bout against Demian Maia. He talks about not being the fan favorite in Brazil and what he needs to do to beat Maia.

UFC Fight Night Rio de Janeiro is on Saturday, March, 21st.

Fight Night Rio: Gym Escape with Ryan LaFlare


 

Ryan LaFlare talks about the importance of his family life as a father to his two children in this edition of “Gym Escape.”

LaFlare takes on Demian Maia in the main event of Fight Night Rio, Saturday, March 21st.

UFC Rio de Janeiro – Free Fight: Demian Maia vs. Rick Story


 

UFC veteran and No. 7 welterweight Demian Maia continues his climb up the rankings as he takes on Rick Story.

Maia headlines in his home country against Ryan LaFlare in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, March 21st.

UFC Fight Night Rio De Janerio – Maia vs LaFlare Weigh In Results


The UFC heads to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for Fight Night 62, with welterweight Demian Maia taking on the undefeated Ryan LaFlare in the main event.

Josh Koscheck, steps in on short notice to face Erick Silva in the co-main event, whilst ‘The Queen of Spades’ Shayna Baszler takes on Amanda ‘The Lioness’ Nunes in a bantamweight showdown.

First of all, the all important weigh-ins, with all 24 athletes making weight on their first attempt.

 Main Card 

Demian Maia  vs. Ryan LeFlare Face Off UFC Fight Night RIO
Demian Maia vs. Ryan LeFlare Face Off UFC Fight Night RIO

Demian Maia   171 lbs vs. Ryan LaFlare 171 lbs
Josh Koscheck   170 lbs vs. Erick Silva 171 lbs

Josh Koscheck vs. Erick Silva Face Off UFC RIO
Josh Koscheck vs. Erick Silva Face Off UFC RIO

Leonardo Santos  156 lbs vs. Tony Martin 156 lbs

Leonardo Santos vs. Tony Martin Face Off UFC RIO
Leonardo Santos vs. Tony Martin Face Off UFC RIO
Leonardo Santos Weigh In UFC RIO
Leonardo Santos Weigh In UFC RIO

Amanda Nunes   136 lbs vs. Shayna Baszler 136 lbs

Amanda Nunes vs. Shayne Baszler Face Off UFC RIO
Amanda Nunes vs. Shayne Baszler Face Off UFC RIO
Shayna Baszler Weigh In UFC RIO
Shayna Baszler Weigh In UFC RIO
Amanda Nunes Weigh In UFC RIO
Amanda Nunes Weigh In UFC RIO

Gilbert Burns  154 lbs vs. Alex Oliveira 155 lbs

Gilbert Burns vs. Alex Oliveira Face Off UFC RIO
Gilbert Burns vs. Alex Oliveira Face Off UFC RIO

Godofredo Pepey  145 lbs vs. Andre Fili 145 lbs

Godofredo  Pepey vs. Andre Fili Face Off UFC RIO
Godofredo Pepey vs. Andre Fili Face Off UFC RIO

Preliminary Card 

Francisco Trinaldo   155 lbs vs. Akbarh Arreola 156 lbs
Kevin Souza   146 lbs vs. Katsunori Kikuno 146 lbs
Leandro Silva   156 lbs vs. Drew Dober 156 lbs
Leonardo Mafra   155 lbs vs. Cain Carrizosa 155 lbs

Preliminary Card UFC Fight Pass

Jorge de Oliveira   156 lbs vs. Christos Giagos 155 lbs
Bentley Syler   126 lbs vs. Fredy Serrano 125 lbs

UFC Fight Night 62, takes place at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, March 21st.