UFC Fight Night Manila Results: Frankie Edgar Has the ‘Answer’ & defeats Urijah Faber

For everything that a fight should be and a fighter, competitor for whom has always carried himself with such grace, Mark Munoz closed his fighting career on a clear, winning, dominant performance over the UK’s Luke Barnatt in what can only be defined as ‘OUTSTANDING’.

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The UFC came live from Manila today, where it certainly did not disappoint and had a very emotional farewell to one of the sports most beloved fighters after winning his retirement fight.

Jon Delos Reyes with the RNC on Roldan Sangcha-an #UFC Fight Night Manila
Jon Delos Reyes with the RNC on Roldan Sangcha-an #UFC Fight Night Manila

In the main event Frankie Edgar literally answered everyone’s ‘answers’ in which he won every single round on the judges scorecards to clearly win over a tough opponent in ‘The california Kid’ Urijah Faber.

The co-main event went as much predicted (in my opinion) ,again, the judges scored every single round to Gegard Mousasi, for which he was tasked with the not so easy Costas Philippou.

For everything that a fight should be and a fighter, competitor for whom has always carried himself with such grace, Mark Munoz closed his fighting career on a clear, winning, dominant performance over the UK’s Luke Barnatt in what can only be defined as ‘OUTSTANDING’.

Here are the full results:

Main Card 

Frankie Edgar Def Urijah Faber  Via Unanimous Decision 50-45, 50-45, 50-45

Gegard Mousasi Def Costas Philippou Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Mark Munoz Def Luke Barnatt  Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-27

 Neil Magny Def Hyun Gyu Lim Via TKO 1 min 24 secs Round 2

Phillipe Nover  Def  Yui Chul Nam Via Split Decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Levan Makashvili  Def  Mark Eddiva Via Split Decision 29-28, 28-29, 30-27

Preliminary Card 

Jon Tuck Def Tae Hyun Bang Via RNC 3 mins 56 secs  Round 1

Jon Tuck with the RNC on Hyun Bang #UFC Fight Night Manila
Jon Tuck with the RNC on Hyun Bang #UFC Fight Night Manila

Kajan Johnson Def  Zhang Lipeng  Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-29

Li Jingliang Def  Dhiego Lima Via KO 1 min 25 secs Round 1

Ning Guangyou  Def Royston Wee Via TKO 4 mins 59secs Round 2

Preliminary Card 

Jon Delos Reyes  Def Roldan Sangcha-an  Via RNC 3 mins 13 secs Round 2

Yao Zhikui Def Nolan Ticman Via Split Decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

BONUSES $50,000 Each 

FOTN

 REYES  vs. SANGCHA-AN

POTN

 JON TUCK

NEIL MAGNY

UFC FIGHT NIGHT MANILA: EDGAR (146 lbs) vs FABER (145 lbs) Weigh-In Results


UFC Fight Night comes from Manila tomorrow Saturday May 16th where Frankie Edgar meets Urijah Faber in a Featherweight showdown. In the Co-Main event it’s a clash of the Middleweights between Gegard Mousasi and Costas Philippou, and what also will be the last fight of his career no matter the outcome, his retirement fight will see Mark Munoz take on the UK’s Luke Barnatt in what promises to be a great finale to a great career.

Frank Edgar vs. Urijah Faber UFC Fight Night Manila

Of course none of the bouts can go ahead before they all hit the all important scales first, here are the official results.

Main Card 

Urijah Faber (145 lbs) vs. Frankie Edgar (146 lbs)

Gegard Mousasi (185 lbs) vs. Costas Philippou (186 lbs)

Luke Barnatt (185 lbs) vs. Mark Munoz (186 lbs)

Mark Munoz vs. Like Barnard UFC Fight Night Manila

Hyun Gyu Lim (171 lbs) vs. Neil Magny (171 lbs)

Phillipe Nover (145 lbs) vs. Yui Chul Nam (146 lbs)

Phillipe Novel vs. Yui Chui Nam UFC Fight Night Manila

Mark Eddiva (145 lbs) vs. Levan Makashvili (145 lbs)

Preliminary Card 

Jon Tuck (156 lbs) vs. Tae Hyun Bang (156 lbs)

Jon Tuck vs. Tae Hyun Bang UFC Fight Night Manila

Zhang Lipeng (155 lbs) vs. Kajan Johnson (155 lbs)

Li Jingliang (171 lbs) vs. Dhiego Lima (170 lbs)

Li Jingling vs. Dhiego Lima UFC Fight Night Manila

Ning Guangyou (135 lbs) vs. Royston Wee (137 lbs)*

Preliminary Card 

Roldan Sangcha-an (126 lbs) vs. Jon Delos Reyes (125 lbs)

Nolan Ticman (126 lbs) vs. Yao Zhikui (125 lbs)

* Has 1 hour to cut the final pound to make official weight

Fight Night New Jersey Free Fight: Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz


The legendary Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida goes up against a friend-turned-foe inside the Octagon in Manchester, England Mark Munoz.

Machida battles Luke Rockhold in a main event title contender fight at UFC Fight Night in Newark, New Jersey.

Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz
Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz

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

UK’s Luke Barnatt to face Mark Munoz at UFC MANILA May 16th


UK middleweight, Luke Barnatt has a new opponent in that of ‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’ Mark Munoz after learning that his original opponent Clint Hester was out injured with a broken foot for their bout at UFC Fight Night MANILA on May 16th.

 

UFC Fight Night Manila Munoz vs Barnatt
UFC Fight Night Manila
Munoz vs Barnatt

 

Barnatt (8-2, UFC 3-2) who is a former TUF standout, was first pick for Team Sonnen and is currently one of the top prospects in the middleweight division,  he will also be looking to get back into the win column after dropping two close split decision losses against Sean Strickland and Roger Narvaez.

Munoz (13-6, UFC 8-6) had been vocal from the start that he wished to be included on this Manila card as soon as it was announced, although recently dropping a loss to Roan Carnerio on UFC 184. Munoz will have all the motivation he needs to be getting back into the win column.

UFC Fight Night Manila is headlined by the featherweight superfight between Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber at the Mall of Asia Arena on May 16th.

 

UFC 184 Full Results, Photos: 14 seconds needed for Ronda Rousey to retain the belt!


Tonight was the night, that UFC women’s bantamweight number one contender, Cat Zingano finally got her chance to fight Ronda Rousey for the bantamweight title, just under two years in the making.

With a night filled of finishes from top to bottom from the rest of the UFC 184 card,  it was of course Ronda Rousey herself who stood out in incredible style and proved again why she is the women’s bantamweight champion needing just fourteen seconds to defeat Cat Zingano.

Sign of respect from Ronda to Cat UFC 184
Sign of respect from Ronda to Cat UFC 184

Here are the full results:

Main Card

Still Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey
Still Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey  Def   Cat Zingano Via Armbar (straight Arm lock) 0.14 secs Round 1  Still Bantamweight Champion

Ronda Rousey wins via Armbar on Cat Zingano UFC 184
Ronda Rousey wins via Armbar on Cat Zingano UFC 184

Holly Holm  Def   Raquel Pennington Via Split Decision 29-28, 28-29, 30-27

Winner Holly Holm UFC 184
Winner Holly Holm UFC 184

Jake Ellenberger  Def  Josh Koscheck  Via North-South Choke 4 mins 20 secs Round 2

Winner Jake Ellenberger  UFC 184
Winner Jake Ellenberger UFC 184
Jake Ellenberger Wins Via North South Choke
Jake Ellenberger Wins Via North -South Choke
Jake Ellenberger has the North South Choke on Tight on Josh Koscheck UFC 184
Jake Ellenberger has the North-South Choke on Tight on Josh Koscheck UFC 184

Alan Jouban  Def  Rich Walsh Via KO 2 mins 19 secs Round 1

Winner Alan Jouban UFC 184
Winner Alan Jouban UFC 184

 

Alan Jouban Elbows on Rich Walsh UFC 184

Alan Jouban Elbows on Rich Walsh UFC 184

Winning Elbows by Alan Jouban UFC 184
Winning Elbows by Alan Jouban UFC 184

Tony Ferguson  Def  Gleison Tibau Via RNC  2 min 37 secs Round 1

Winner Tony Ferguson UFC 184
Winner Tony Ferguson UFC 184
Tony Fergus on Wins Via RNC against Gleison Tibau
Tony Ferguson Wins Via RNC against Gleison Tibau
Gleison Tibau caught in Tony Ferguson RNC  UFC 184
Gleison Tibau caught in Tony Ferguson RNC UFC 184

Prelim Card 

Roan Carneiro Def  Mark Munoz  Via RNC 1 min 40 secs Round 1

Winner Roan Carneiro  UFC 184
Winner Roan Carneiro UFC 184
Mark Munoz caught in Roan Carneiro RNC UFC 184
Mark Munoz caught in Roan Carneiro RNC UFC 184

Roman Salazar  Vs  Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto was declared a No Contest Bout 2 mins 37 secs Round 2 due to Dr Stoppage for accidental Eye Poke

Tim Means Def  Dhiego Lima  Via TKO (strikes)  2 mins 17 secs Round 1

Derrick Lewis  Def  Ruan Potts Via TKO (GnP)  3 mins 18 secs Round 2

Prelim Card Fight Pass

Valmir Lazaro  Def James Krause  Via  Split Decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Masio Fullen  Def  Alexander Torres Via Split Decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-29

Performance Bonuses

Ronda Rousey  $50,000

Tim Means  $50,000

Jake Ellenberger  $50,000

Tony Ferguson  $50,000

UFC 184 Full Weigh-In Results: Rousey Vs Zingano


UFC 184, takes place at the Staples Center tomorrow night and will see Ronda Rousey face Cat Zingano in the main event, in what is also a battle of the unbeaten females.

New signing Holly Holm makes her much-anticipated debut against Raquel Pennington in the co-main event of this stacked card.

Before we get to the fights, we have the all important weigh-ins.

Ronda Rousey Vs Cat Zingano UFC 184
Ronda Rousey Vs Cat Zingano UFC 184

Main Card 

Ronda Rousey (135 lbs) vs. Cat Zingano (134.5 lbs)

Ronda Rousey Vs Cat Zingano Face Off UFC 184
Ronda Rousey Vs Cat Zingano Face Off UFC 184
Ronda Rousey  UFC 184
Ronda Rousey UFC 184
Cat Zingano UFC 184
Cat Zingano UFC 184

Holly Holm (135.5 lbs) vs. Raquel Pennington (135.5 lbs)

Holly  Holm Vs Raquel Pennington Face Off UFC 184
Holly Holm Vs Raquel Pennington Face Off UFC 184
Raquel Pennington
Raquel Pennington UFC 184
Holly Holm UFC 184
Holly Holm UFC 184

Josh Koscheck (170.5 lbs) vs. Jake Ellenberger (171 lbs)

Jake Ellenberger Vs Josh  Joshcheck UFC 184
Jake Ellenberger Vs Josh Joshcheck UFC 184

Alan Jouban (170.5 lbs) vs. Rich Walsh (171 lbs)
Tony Ferguson (156 lbs) vs. Gleison Tibau (155 lbs)

Prelim Card

Mark Munoz (187.25 lbs)* vs. Roan Carneiro (184.5 lbs)
Roman Salazar (135 lbs ) vs. Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto (136 lbs)
Dhiego Lima (170 lbs) vs. Tim Means (170 lbs)
Derrick Lewis (263 lbs) vs. Ruan Potts (253 lbs)

Prelim Card Fight Pass

James Krause (155 lbs) vs. Valmir Lazaro (155.5 lbs)
Masio Fullen (145 lbs) vs. Alexander Torres (145.5 lbs)

* Munoz has 2 hours to cut 1 1/4 lbs

GET READY! MAY 16TH UFC IS COMING TO MANILA


It was announced Wednesday evening [Early hours of this morning in the UK] in the United States and that it will air on FOX Sports 1, the UFC are coming to Manila on May 16th.

Home to boxing stars Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire, combat sports fans in the Philippines have always welcomed the UFC athletes with opens arms, showing their support in the masses, so it is no strange fit that a date has now been set for an event.

Established contenders Mark Munoz, John Dodson and Chris Cariaso will be proudly representing their Filipino roots, where there are plenty of options for UFC matchmakers .

Season One.. Episode Eight.. Female UFC Fighter Rosi Sexton


Before making history as the UFC’s first ever female fight to happen in Europe and UK.  I caught up with UK MMA pioneer and Cambridge graduate Dr Rosi Sexton ahead of UFC® MANCHESTER back in September 2013.

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EB. You’re a pioneer for women’s UKMMA, starting your professional career back in 2002.Was it ever in your own thoughts that one day women would be in the UFC and you would be here in the UFC representing the UK now?

RS.  I always thought it would happen one day. I think early on I hoped it would happen in time for me, but as the time went on I kind of gave up hope it was going to happen to me a few years ago as it wasn’t looking very likely, then the first women’s fight came around very quick, it happened very fast with the Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche fight and a lot of opportunities opened up and took me by surprise it wasn’t something I anticipated, but embraced it.

EB. Having said that if the UFC were an option back in your earlier career, would you have also taken the opportunity back then?

RS.  I’m in a better position now and the division is better on a whole as it’s a lot more competitive, to be honest it happened just at the right time.

EB. How close were you to throwing in the towel and hanging up this side of your career before being signed to UFC?

RS.  You have to remember no Professional athlete goes on forever and I didn’t actually say I had retired from the sport; I had reached a stage where I had done most of what I wanted too, and also it was getting difficult to justify the financial terms that go hand in hand with the sport, along with being a single parent to my son, I guess you can say I was just waiting for a bigger opportunity whatever that may have been, and for me, thankfully it was the UFC.

EB. Can you talk me through your feelings, emotions and pressures of being the UK’s sole Female representative in the UFC; fighting in the UK on October 26th in Manchester which is also the UFC’s first ever female fight to happen in Europe and UK in your home town?

RS. Very excited as it is huge. It will be the first women’s UFC fight in Europe, and I will be fighting in my home town for the first time in my whole fighting career. There will be pressure, but I feel it will be a kind of good pressure and I will rise to the occasion.

EB. How easy has it been to get back into training on the back of your loss to Alexis Davis? Can you talk me through the fight and your own opinion of your performance?

RS.  It was a good fight, very competitive, good performance. I could have done better and some things cost me the fight. A lot of people were expecting me to get beaten before I went into the fight, no one was talking about me before the fight, they were all talking about Ronda Rousey and how Alexis Davies would walk right through me, but she didn’t. I think she did win it, but it was really close, I was pleased with what I did, not satisfied, pleased. If I could do again I would.

EB. It is no secret this is not your usual fighting weight division, but when an opportunity such as the UFC comes knocking on your door (when you have been a UK MMA pioneer in the sport for just over 10 years, you’re not going to turn it down) – How are you finding the higher weight division?

RS.  Good question, 125lb is my best weight class, 135lb I would say I am a bit on the small side but I will give any 135lber a good run for their money in this division , win or lose they will know they have been in a fight when faced against me.  Jessica Andrade is a good fight and we have similar styles, I belong in this weight class, I am strong at this weight, I can hang with the other girls; other girls are bigger, that maybe a factor, it depends on the individual, I have upped my game slightly as I cannot rely solely to power through in this weight division.

There are some good fun fights for me in this division, having just recently fought and in my own opinion held my own against the worlds ranked #4 or #5, I belong in this weight class and of course on the flip side I am enjoying being able to eat more. (Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream).

EB. How is your training camp going for this fight? Are you implementing anything new into your training schedule or is it a case of drilling everything you know?

RS.  Going real well, had a good week, feeling sharp, have great training partners in flyweights, bantamweights at Next Generation. I’m currently training with a World class Olympic Judo athlete  Sophie Cox,  who is very solid and has dangerous throws. I am very fortunate in that  I also have Laura Howarth helping me out, who has a great striking background. Come October 26th you will see a better version of me.

EB. Now that the sport is evolving and there are more females, how has this helped you and is helping you in your current training  as I’ve seen you’ve got the likes of Laura Howarth and Sophie Cox training with you? It must be nice to mix things up and have females involved in a training camp?

RS.  It is important to have men, having always trained a lot with men, women are also important, they are different in a whole other way, which is also a whole other question as they really go at you, it is great to have a mix, you can judge where you are at with the females as in size and strength; both females are great to work with as previously mentioned, Sophie is a World class Olympian and Laura comes from a great striking background with a great future ahead of her.

EB.  What are your thoughts on the current season of TUF18 with it being a mixed household?

RS.  It’s interesting, I’m not up to date as I’ve been training but what I’ve heard is that it is going well, people are talking about it, the women are great and are serious athletes.  The women’s fights are great and this is what needs to be showcased for people who are not familiar with women in the sport.

EB. What can the fans expect to see come October 26th at The Phones 4U Arena in Manchester?

RS.  Exciting, fast paced fight, with fast paced rounds, combining powerful striking, good grappling; from what I see Jessica also has a strong background in Judo with some Jiu Jitsu skills; she is a dangerous fighter and if you’re not ready for her intensity she can catch you out, but I am ready.

EB. How did you get into MMA? I heard that you watched a TV documentary and was hooked from there?

RS.  (Laughs)  I was watching a TV documentary back in 1999 which had UK Pioneer Leigh Remedios in and now recently retired ex – UFC veteran Ian Freeman, I thought I wanted to do that, little did I know where it would lead to and that I would end up being the first UK female fighter in the UFC.

EB.  Besides the fact that you are on the Manchester card, which fights in particular have caught your eye and you are looking forward to watching?

RS.  Michael Bisping Vs Mark Munoz, Ross Pearson Vs Melvin Guillard and of course my fellow midget Phil Harris, all the fights have great UK talent on them.

EB. Anyone you would like to Thank?

RS. My team coaches Paul Williams, Danny Rimmer, Steve Campbell, Mike Leng my Nutrition coach, PhD Nutrition, Funky Gums, Ainsley Fry, Global Therapy  for keeping me in one piece, Strength and Performance gym, Rev Gear and Next Generation Gym.

Rosi Sexton takes on Jessica Andrade at The Phones 4U Arena in Manchester on 26th October. Tickets for UFC® MANCHESTER 2013: BISPING vs. MUNOZ  are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.phones4uarena.co.uk.

This interview went to print before it was announced Michael Bisping had to withdraw from the event, therefore Lyoto Machida replaced him to face Mark Munoz.