TUF 22 NEW COACHES ANNOUNCED AS CONOR MCGREGOR AND URIJAH FABER


Interim UFC® Featherweight champion Conor McGregor aims to lead Europe against Urijah Faber and the Americans to victory on The Ultimate Fighter®
The next season of The Ultimate Fighter ® will feature no shortage of star power as interim UFC® featherweight champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor coaches opposite Team Alpha Male’s Urijah Faber on the 22nd episode of the UFC’s  reality television series. 
McGregor Faber TUF 22 Coaches
The Ultimate Fighter®: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber will feature 16 competitors in the lightweight division and, in addition to a UFC contract; national pride will be on the line as McGregor leads eight European hopefuls against the Faber-led American squad. The sixth season to air on FOX Sports 1 (BT Sports in the UK) will kick-off on Wednesday, September 9th with a two-hour season premiere airing at 10 p.m. ET. The season will continue with 11 one-hour shows Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET. 
 
Since bursting onto the scene in 2013, McGregor (18-2) has taken the MMA world by storm. Declaring in July 2014 “we’re not here to take part; we’re here to take over” when referring to the Irish presence in MMA, the Irish sensation has done exactly that. Originally scheduled to fight Jose Aldo at UFC® 189, McGregor defeated Faber’s friend and training partner Chad Mendes to claim the interim UFC featherweight title Saturday night by second-round TKO. Now he awaits his next fight, a highly anticipated title unification bout with Jose Aldo in the coming months.
 
The former WEC featherweight champion, Faber (32-8) has been vocal in his disdain for McGregor. Long considered a pioneer for the lighter weight classes, Faber has assembled one of the top gyms in the sport, Team Alpha Male, featuring UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, No. 2 flyweight Joseph Benavidez and Mendes. Now, he’ll bring his high-powered team to Las Vegas in hopes of leading the Americans past the Europeans.
“Conor McGregor  will not be fighting Urijah Faber. They will be just coaching and mentoring these young fighters. Obviously the best decision was to get Conor McGregor for the Europeans, and Faber’s such a great coach, has an amazing team, and has a lot to offer the U.S team.” Stated Dana White on The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale last night.
New season of The Ultimate Fighter 22 debuts Wednesday, September 9th on FOX Sports 1 or BT Sports in the UK.
 

UFC 186: The Prelims


Don’t miss the explosive UFC 186 prelims on FOX SPORTS 1 as heavyhitters Patrick Cote and Joe Riggs go head to head in the Octagon. Plus, women’s bantamweight contenders Alexis Davis and Sarah Kaufman will settle the score in their anticipated re-match.

UFC 186 Prelims: Cote vs. Riggs
UFC 186 Prelims: Cote vs. Riggs

UFC 186 takes place on April 25th live from The Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

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: Make Your Case – Machida vs. Rockhold


Top 5 middleweight contenders Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and Luke Rockhold explain why each one believes they will win when they face each other inside the Octagon. These two fighters square off at UFC Fight Night in Newark, New Jersey.

Fight Night New Jersey: Make Your Case - Machida vs. Rockhold
Fight Night New Jersey: Make Your Case – Machida vs. Rockhold

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

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.

Fight Night New Jersey: First Person – Felice Herrig


No. 8 women’s strawweight contender Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig talks about life after The Ultimate Fighter, her journey through MMA, staying grounded, and facing Paige VanZant. Felice Herrig takes on Paige VanZant during the main card at Fight Night New Jersey.

Felice Herrig UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In
Felice Herrig UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In

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

Fight Night New Jersey: First Person – Paige VanZant


UFC youngster Paige VanZant talks about life in the limelight, her cooking skills, her dancing background, and facing Felice Herrig inside the Octagon. Paige VanZant takes on Felice Herrig during the main card at UFC Fight Night New Jersey.

Page VanZant UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In
Page VanZant UFC Fight Night New Jersey Weigh In

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

UFC Road to the Octagon: Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold


If Luke Rockhold hadn’t become a pro fighter, he would have been a professional surfer. Lyoto Machida gave Chris Weidman his toughest fight to date. Check out both fighters in this edition of Road To The Octagon for Fight Night New Jersey.

UFC Road to the Octagon: Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold
UFC Road to the Octagon: Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold

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

Fight Night New Jersey: Chris Camozzi – Take Two


UFC veteran Chris Camozzi took his fight with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on a week’s notice to get another shot inside the Octagon. He’ll face Jacare in the co-main event of Fight Night New Jersey on Saturday night.

Chris Camozzi Take Two
Chris Camozzi -Take Two

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

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.