UFC® Announces Official Fight Week Fan ‘Hangout’ Event In Dublin 21st -23rd October


Full schedule of events announced for UFC Hangout including attendance of UFC fighters and Octagon Girls

UFC Fight Night Dublin

With just over two weeks to go until the sell-out event in Dublin UFC® has confirmed that Murray’s Bar on O’Connell Street will become the official “UFC hangout” for fans.

The official guest fighters travelling to Dublin, which include number two ranked welterweight  Rory MacDonald, top ten ranked featherweight  Max Holloway, top ten women’s bantamweight  Jessica Eye, will be on hand to meet fans and take part in a number of unmissable activities along with Octagon Girls Carly Baker and Kristie Pearson.

From Wednesday 21st October to Friday 23rd October  UFC will host a number of free fan events at Murray’s Bar with tickets available via Eventbrite. Events include a meet and greet, UFC Pub Quiz and Official Pre-Party.  Plus, on Friday afternoon between 4pm – 4.30pm fans will be able to watch a live stream of the official weigh-ins.

 

Below is a full schedule of fan activities taking place at the Official UFC Hangout at Murray’s Bar during UFC Dublin fight week;

 

 

MEET & GREET GUEST FIGHTERS

When: Wednesday 21st October

Time: 18.30 – 20.30.

Location: Murray’s Bar: 33-34 O’Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Description: Informal Meet and greet session with guest fighters with dedicated hand wrapping station and photo opportunities.

Ticketed via Eventbrite.

https://meetandgreetufc.eventbrite.co.uk

UFC PUB QUIZ with JOHN GOODEN & UFC OCTAGON GIRLS

When: Thursday 22nd October

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location: Murray’s Bar: 33-34 O’Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1, Ireland

Description: Pub quiz hosted by UFC commentator John Gooden. UFC Octagon girls Carly Baker and Kristie Pearson will also be in attendance.

Ticketed via Eventbrite.

http://ufcpubquiz.eventbrite.co.uk

LIVE STREAMING OF THE OFFICIAL WEIGH INS – UFC DUBLIN

When: Friday 23rd October

Time: 16.00 – 16.30

Location: Murray’s Bar: 33-34 O’Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Description: Live streaming of the official weighs ins.

Open to General public

OFFICIAL PRE-PARTY FOR UFC DUBLIN IN ASSOCIATION WITH MONSTER ENERGY

When: Friday 23rd October

Time: 19.30 – 10.30

Location: Murray’s Bar: 33-34 O’Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1, Ireland

Description: Official party to celebrate UFC Dublin. Monster Energy will be providing a DJ, merchandise and the Monster Mad girls (fire breathing etc).  Guest fighters and UFC Octagon girls Carly Baker and Kristie Pearson will be in attendance.

Ticketed via Eventbrite.

http://officialufcpreparty.eventbrite.co.uk

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

UFC on FOX 16 Chicago Results: Dillashaw TKO’s Barao in the Fourth to retain Championship


The UFC came to Chicago for round two; in the main event it was  T.J. Dillashaw who faced Renan Barao for the 2nd time to see if he could reclaim what was once his, the championship Belt.

T. J. Dillashaw winning his Belt #UFConFOX16 #UFCChicago

But it was again T.J.Dillashaw who, kept onto his belt and standing firm to the naysayers that he won the belt by a fluke last time. Diĺlashaw  held onto the championship belt by defending it from Renan Barao and stopping him in the Fourth Round via TKO, after being in complete control throughout the first three rounds.

Miesha Tate vs Jessica Eye  #UFConFOX16 #Chicago

In the co-main event we saw Miesha Tate take a unanimous decision over Jessica Eye, for which she will now face the winner of Ronda Rousey Vs. Bethe Corriea who settle their ‘beef’ on August 1st.  I’m sure we will all get to see a Rousey vs Tate Trilogy very soon.

Here is the rest of the official results:

MAIN CARD

T.J. Dillashaw Def Renan Barao Via TKO  0.35 seconds Round Four

Still Bantamweight Champion T.J.Dillashaw 

Miesha Tate Def Jessica Eye Via Unanimous Decision

Edson Barboza  Def Paul Felder Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Joe Lauzon  Def Takanori Gomi Via TKO 2mins 37 secs Round One

Prelims

Tom Lawlor Def Gian Villante Via KO 0.27 Seconds Round Two

Jim Miller Def Danny Castillo  Via Split Decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27,

Ben Saunders Def  Kenny Robertson Via 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 Split Decision

Bryan Caraway  Def Eddie Wineland Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27

Fight Pass Prelims Round

James Krause Def Daron Cruickshank Via RNC 1 min 27 seconds One

Andrew Holbrook  Def Ramsey Nijem Via Split Decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Elizabeth Phillips Def Jessamyn Duke  Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Zak Cummings Def. Dominique Steele Via TKO 0.43 Seconds Round One

Bonuses

POTN

T.J. Dillashaw

Tom Lawlor

FOTN

Edson Barboza VS   Paul Felder

UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw 135 lbs VS. Barao 135 lbs Official Weigh-In Results


UFC comes from Chicago for round two in the main event headlines in the form of T.J. Dillashaw who faces Renan Bararo for the 2nd time for the Belt.

In the co-main event we have the females leading the way ‘Cupcake’ vs ‘Evil’, to anyone else that will be Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye and the winner may also be looking at a future spot of facing the Queen of that division once Ronda Rousey has fought Bethe Corriea on August 1st.

UFConFOX16 poster

Of course before all these awesome fights can begin, all fighters must make their contracted weight first, so hop onto the scales they do…

Here are the official results:

Main Event

T.J. Dillashaw (135 lbs) vs. Renan Barao (135.5 lbs)* * Renan Barao (135 lbs W/Towel) Made WEIGHT

Jessica Eye (136 lbs) vs. Miesha Tate ( 135,5 lbs.)

Miesha Tate UFConFox16

Jessica Eye #UFConFox16

Edson Barboza (155 lbs) vs. Paul Felder (155.5 lbs)

Takanori Gomi (155.5 lbs) vs. Joe Lauzon (155.5 lbs)

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Prelims

Tom Lawlor (203 lbs) vs. Gian Villante (205 lbs)

Danny Castillo (155.5 lbs) vs. Jim Miller (155 lbs)

Kenny Robertson (170 lbs) vs. Ben Saunders (170.5 lbs)

Bryan Caraway (135.5 lbs) vs. Eddie Wineland (136 lbs)

Fight Pass Prelims

Daron Cruickshank (155 lbs) vs. James Krause (155.5 lbs)

Daron Cruickshank  #UFConFOX16Andrew Holbrook (155.5 lbs) vs. Ramsey Nijem (156 lbs)

Jessamyn Duke (135.5 lbs) vs. Elizabeth Phillips (135 lbs)

Jessamyn  Duke  #UFConFOX16

Elizabeth Phillips UFCONFOX 16

Zak Cummings (170.5 lbs) vs. Dominique Steele (170.5 lbs)

JESSICA EYE TWEETS BACK!


Hitting back on Twitter – Jessica Eye!

 

 

Jessica Eye
Jessica Eye

 

Jessica Eye
Jessica Eye

 

As I was checking  my twitter account, the above two, tweets appeared from  UFC Bantamweight athlete Jessica Eye. It goes back to when Chris Cyborg said she was ‘dropping down from 145 lbs to 135 lbs’ this was for three times once to beat Ronda Rousey,  second time to beat Ronda Rousey again and the third time to prove she is serious about the new weight division. Although ‘Cyborg’ gave a good speech, she has never [to date] delivered,  hence Jessica Eye tweeting what she did.

 

Positive

Mental

Attitude

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HOLLY HOLM SIGNS WITH THE UFC [FINALLY]


Holly Holm signing her UFC Contract
Holly Holm signing her UFC Contract

Holly Holm has now officially signed with the UFC.  After months of speculation, Holm has put pen to paper and signed an official contract.

President, Dana White, announced via Twitter by tweeting out the following:

Welcome to the UFC Holy Holm whilst holding up the picture below:

Welcome to the UFC Holly Holm
Welcome to the UFC Holly Holm

Holm [7-0] has a considerable amount of experience as an ex-champion boxer.  She trains out of the famed Jackson’s MMA Gym and has been seen trading punches and kicks with UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones.

Holm is currently recouping from a broken arm, sustained from her last bout against Juliana Werner at Legacy FC 30, on April 4th but looks to be fighting fit around October/November time.

For now, we can all let the rumours carry on as to whom we think, Holm’s first opponent will be? For me personally it makes sense for Jessica Eye but that is just my opinion!

The Women’s Bantamweight Division is now getting more interesting with the latest two additions:

Lauren Murphy and Holy Holm.

 

Photo Credit: Ready Every Second / Dana White via Twitter

Jessica Eye and UFC release statement about failed drugs test at UFC 166 and news on her UFC 170 clash with Alexis Davis


Jessica Evil Eye

Last week  the news broke that UFC Bantamweight athlete Jessica ‘Evil’ Eye had her first UFC win against Sarah Kaufman overturned to a No Decision. Eye was said to be punished with a year-long probationary suspension and a fine of $1875.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations revealed that the change came as a result of a failed drug test by Jessica Eye after her controversial split decision  win against Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166.

Finally on Wednesday night in the states the UFC released the following statement:

“The UFC received word of the fully probated suspension and fine issued to Jessica Eye by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The UFC intends to honor the probation, which will not force Eye to miss her scheduled bout at UFC 170.”

Jessica Eye released this statement:

“I was recently alerted to the fact that I was issued a fully probated suspension and fine by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. While I intend to discuss with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation the overturning of my victory at UFC 166, I have accepted the terms of the probation and intend to compete at UFC 170 on Feb. 22. I pride myself on following the rules and representing my family, teammates, sponsors, and fans in the best light possible. I apologize for any distractions this has caused.”

Not letting this take any focus of Eye’s humbling appreciation and the love of her father she tweeted the following:

Jessica Eye Tweet

Jessica Eye will take on Alexis Davis at The Mandalay Bay Center  in Las Vegas as planned in two weeks time at UFC 170 on February 22nd showing on the prelim card on Fox Sports 1 network.

Picture Credit  Mike Newcomb