Gunnar Nelson has surgery to repair his injured knee – out for 8-10 weeks


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UFC fighter Gunnar Nelson has had surgery to repair his injured knee, which caused him to withdraw from UFC Liverpool on May 27th.

Nelson took to his social media on Sunday and confirmed the news of his injury that he would not be able to compete in the co-main event at UFC Liverpool on May 27th.

The Icelandic fighter who trains out of the gym Mjölnir in Reykjavik Iceland, posted on his social media late last night, the following:

“Surgery went well, 8 weeks of recovery and then straight to the gym again… looking at a fight this year for sure.”

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Gunnar Nelson is injured and out of UFC Liverpool against Neil Magny


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Gunnar Nelson released the news him self today, (rather than all the ‘hear say stories), that due to injuring his knee during practise last week, for which he will have to undergo surgery on, he has and rightly so pulled out of the co-main event at UFC Liverpool.

Nelson said “I’m sorry to my family, my opponent, my teammates, the fans and the UFC.

“This is a huge blow to me and I’m at a loss for words to describe the disappointment I am feeling. I was really feeling up for this fight, the training camp was going great and everything was just perfect until this happened. When all is said and done this is the fight business and injuries are sometimes an unfortunate part of it given the physical rigors us athletes put our bodies through. I will keep on evolving as a fighter while I’m on the sidelines and I’ll be back as soon as I can”. – we here at fiveroundswithemma, wish Gunnar a speedy recovery.

There is speculation that Neil Magny will still be on the card and a new opponent is being sought after as I type this statement.

Stay tuned to see who his opponent will be for the co-main event in UFC Liverpool on Sunday May 27th.

 

 

 

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.[…]


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

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Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold

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Conor McGregor

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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 194 Embedded, Episode 1:’My victory will be his worst punishment’

On Episode 1 of UFC 194 Embedded, middleweight champion Chris Weidman talks fashion, friendship and fights during a media day in New York City. On the other coast, Californian challenger Luke Rockhold wraps up the most important training camp of his life. In Rio de Janeiro, featherweight champion Jose Aldo mulls over his methods for defeating [….]


On Episode 1 of UFC 194 Embedded, middleweight champion Chris Weidman talks fashion, friendship and fights during a media day in New York City. On the other coast, Californian challenger Luke Rockhold wraps up the most important training camp of his life. In Rio de Janeiro, featherweight champion Jose Aldo mulls over his methods for defeating interim champion Conor McGregor, who is busy honing his own skills in Los Angeles.

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LONDON 37 – RESULTS


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Saturday March 8th and it was time for UFC Fight Night  London 37.

PRELILMS

Loius Gaudinot def Paul Harris via Guilltone at 1.13 Rnd 1

Igor Araujo def Danny Mitchell via UD 30 -27

Claudio Henrique da Silva Def Bradley Scott UD 29-28

Luke Barnatt def Mats nilsson via TKO 4.24 Rnd 1

Ilir Latifi def Cyrille Diabte via choke 3.02 Rnd 1

MAIN CARD

Gunnar Nelson Def Omari Akhmedov via Guillotine 4.36 Rnd 1

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Brad Pickett Def Neil Seery via UD 30- 27 30- 27 29-28

Michael Johnson def Melvin Guiillard via UD 30- 27 30-27 29- 28

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Alexander Gustafsson wins via TKO 1.18 Rnd 2 def Jimi Manuwa

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BONUSES  all recieving $50,000

 Performance of the Night

ALEXANDER GUSTAFSSON VS JIMII MANUWA

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ALEXANDER GUSTAFSSON

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GUNNAR NELSON

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If Jon Jones wins against Glover Teixeira then he will meet Alexander Gustafsson in the re-Match for the TITLE. 

[RESULTS]

UFC Fight Night 37 Weigh-in Results and pictures


UFC Fight Night 37 and all fighters officially weighed in today [Friday] in London. All fighters made weight without any second attempts.

Main Card Fights [BTSport, Channel 5 and UFC Fight Pass]

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Alexander Gustafsson (204) vs. Jimi Manuwa (205)

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Michael Johnson (155) vs. Melvin Guillard (156)

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Brad Pickett (125) vs. Neil Seery (125)

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Gunnar Nelson (170) vs. Omari Akhmedov (170)

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Preliminary Fights [BTSport (Delayed viewing) and UFC Fight Pass]

Cyrille Diabate (205) vs. Ilir Latifi (205)

Luke Barnatt (186) vs. Mats Nilsson (184)

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Brad Scott (186) vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva (185)

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Davey Grant (136) vs. Roland Delorme (134)

Igor Araujo (171) vs. Danny Mitchell (170)

Phil Harris (125) vs. Louis Gaudinot (126)

UFC Fight Night 37 Start Times:
Preliminary Fights on UFC Fight Pass: 5.30 pm UK 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT
BTSports 7.30pm UK Only Delayed Viewing
Main Card on BTSports 7.30pm UK Only Channel 5 9.30pm UK only and UFC Fight Pass: 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m PT

Last post for 2013 – A lot of Thank You’s and some pictures :)


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It’s been a challenging year for me but I wouldn’t change it for one second, after all I got to do what so many of you still want to do and I have achieved all of it in the six months that I started this harsh challenge – which fell into my lap purely by coincidence (you will have to refer back to my very first blog read about that one)!

I will however give a big shout out to the person who got me started not only in writing my own blog but who introduced me to what I currently do, and that is Jonathan Millard, for whom I am forever grateful to.

What alot of people, more than likely do not know about me, is that I have been in the ‘combat sport industry’ for just over 20 years now, so I have legitmately worked my way up the ladder  – although, it’s fine for you to believe whatever you choose to believe, I personally don’t give a shit, again those that really know me, know that also!

I got to cover local grass root shows, which to me I have always been a great fan of and will always take time out of my schedule to go cover them as much as I can, I  covered Pain Pit 3 times, Ultimate Impact,  Into The Cage, Neilson Promotions White Collar Boxing then I also covered Cage Warriors, BAMMA and UFC Manchester, not bad even if I do say so myself!

Then a great event happend for UKMMA – The UKMMA Expo in Manchester and I got to be part of the only Media Team that had Access All Areas and when I say that, I truly mean that; not like all the other Media people that came in, the team I was with we were set up in the ‘Green Room’ with all our equipment and at one point their was one great surreal moment that I for one will never ever forget 🙂

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It was a great run event by Darren Sherlock and Paul Crossley and of course Darren’s wife Michelle, all timed perefectly for when Michael Bisping would be in the UK, Manchester as it happens (his own town) and just after being announced he would be facing Mark Munoz, here also in Manchester in October (unfortuntaly due to Michael needing eye surgery he was forced to withdraw from the bout and Lyoto Machida replaced him)!

There were UFC athletes, Guest athletes, Guest speakers, Seminars to train with some of the  Guest athletes and stalls for the MMA community to come together and show there products of to the public; also there was the stall for SAFE MMA – for which I personally went over to Izzy Carnwath and spoke to her to see SAFE MMA  was all about, how promotions could get involved and WHY they should. I had such a better understanding afterwards.

Here is mine and Izzy’s SAFE MMA interview we also talk BAMMA 13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGFMXpvdHE

There was also a big NoGi BJJ competiton on, running throughout the Sunday which was awesome and six females took part amongst the hundreds of men.

At the show I managed to Video Interview (yes that was a very first for me) The Legend Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman straight after his MMA Seminar – let me tell you know this guy is 100% gentleman when talking to him, Ian made my first video interview effortless (well I thought) 🙂

Here is mine and Ian’s interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLO5WYrGcCM

I would however like to say a very big thank you to all the athlete’s I have worked with (so far)  without you giving up your time I would not of had your stories/journeys to write about and some very memorable moments to say the least, so in list of when  they were interviewed  here they all are:

Leigh Remedios

Alexei Roberts

Mario Saeed

War Machine

‘Rowdy’ Bec Hyatt

Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman

Hector Lombard

Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher

Bryony Tyrell

Aaron ‘Smackwell’ Blackwell

Jack ‘The Hammer’ Marshman

Lew Long

Jorge ‘Michelan’ Bezerra

Rosi Sexton

Faisel Ghazghazi

Mark ‘The hand of’ Godbeer

Lauren Murphy

And of course it would not be me, if I did not add in afew pictures of me with some of the athletes I had met 🙂

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Have a great New Year.

Emma

PS I’ve kept all my boxing ones out of this one but look out for it next year  🙂