UFC 195 Embedded: Episode 1


UFC 195 Embedded episode 1

On Episode 1 of UFC 195 Embedded, UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler celebrates Christmas with his family in Florida. Challenger Carlos Condit cooks for his kids in Albuquerque, while heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic dines with his future in-laws in rainy Cleveland. Former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski drags his entire camp into the snow for a bare-knuckle cold weather contest.

UFC 189 Official Fight Results: Conor McGregor becomes New Interim Featherweight Title Champion


UFC 189 came live from The MGM Grand in Las Vegas last night where ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor defeated Chad ‘Money’ Mendes in a ‘bloody’ two round war to become the new Interim Featherweight Title Champion. In the co-main event it was ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler who held onto his welterweight belt in what was to be a five round ‘bloody’ battle from Rory Macdonald.

UFC 189 McGregor vs  Mendes

Here are the results from the rest of the card:

Main Card

Conor McGregor Def Chad Mendes  Via TKO 4 mins 57 secs Round Two

NEW INTERIM FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION

Champ Robbie Lawler  Def Rory MacDonald  Via TKO 1 min Round Five

STILL WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION

Jeremy Stephens  Def  Dennis Bermudez  Via TKO 0.32 secs Round Three

Gunnar Nelson Def  Brandon Thatch Via RNC 2 mins 54 secs Round One

Thomas Almeida Def  Brad Pickett Via KO (Flying Knee) 0.29 secs Round 2

Preliminary Card 

Matt Brown  Def  Tim Means Via Guillotine 4 mins 44 secs Round One

John Howard Def  Cathal Pendred Via Split Decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Alex Garcia  Def  Mike Swick Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-27

Cody Garbrandt Def  Henry Briones  Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Early Preliminary Card UFC FIGHT PASS 

Louis Smolka Def  Neil Seery  Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Cody Pfister Def  Yosdenis Cedeno  Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

BONUSES

POTN

Thomas Almeida

Conor McGregor

FOTN

Robbie Lawler Vs. Rory MacDonald

UFC 189 Official Weigh-In Results: McGregor 145 lbs Mendes 144.5 lbs


UFC 189 takes tomorrow tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (finally). After what has seemed an eternity the day has finally arrived. With now an Interim featherweight belt on the line, Ireland’s Conor McGregor faces Chad Mendes. In the Co-Main event Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler rematches Rory MacDonald in what promises to be a great title fight.

 UFC 189 McGregor vs  Mendes

The line up of fights from the out set is truly one of the best cards the UFC have put together for International Fight week.

Before we get to the fights, as always we do have to make sure the fighters hit the scales and are all on weight first.

Here are the Weigh-In results:

Main Card

Conor McGregor (145 lbs) vs Chad Mendes (144.5 lbs) 

Champ Robbie Lawler (169.5 lbs) vs Rory MacDonald (170 lbs) 

Dennis Bermudez (146 lbs) vs Jeremy Stephens (149.5 lbs)*

Gunnar Nelson (169.5 lbs) vs Brandon Thatch (170.5 lbs)

Thomas Almeida (136 lbs) vs Brad Pickett (136 lbs)

Preliminary Card 

Matt Brown (171 lbs) vs Tim Means (171 lbs)

John Howard (170.5 lbs) vs Cathal Pendred (171 lbs)

Alex Garcia (171 lbs) vs Mike Swick (170.5 lbs)

Henry Briones (136 lbs) vs Cody Garbrandt (136 lbs)

Early Preliminary Card UFC FIGHT PASS 

Neil Seery (125.5 lbs) vs Louis Smolka (126 lbs)

Yosdenis Cedeno (155 lbs) vs Cody Pfister (156 lbs)

*Needs to lose 3 .5 lbs to make-weight

The Ultimate Fighter – American Top Team vs Blackzilians Premiers Tonight April 22nd


This installment of The Ultimate Fighter looks to raise the stakes once again. For the first time in the show’s 10-year history, a gym versus gym format will be introduced pitting fighters from the famed American Top Team against those from Blackzilians, all while living together under one roof in South Florida. The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians debuts on FOX Sports 1 on April 22nd.

American Top Team vs Blackzilians
American Top Team vs Blackzilians

Two Teams Collide; Pick your side.

This Season Airs on BT Sports 2 at 3am on Thursday 23rd April or BT Sports 1 at 10 pm Thursday 23rd April in the UK.

Talking 5 Rounds with Robbie Lawler by hosts John Ramdeen and Robin Black


John Ramdeen and Robin Black from 5 Rounds, interview current welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in the studio to discuss everything from maturing as an MMA fighter, American Top Team, Matt Hughes, Pat Miletich and his upcoming rematch with Rory MacDonald at UFC 189 on July 11th on the Aldo vs. McGregor card.

Robbie Lawler vs Rory MacDonald UFC 189
Robbie Lawler vs Rory MacDonald UFC 189

Video Credit: http://fightnetwork.com

UFC 189 World Championship Tour Embedded: Ep 8 ‘I want to smell his Pu**y, I can smell that pu**y from here’ Conor McGregor


 

On Episode 8 of UFC 189 World Championship Tour Embedded, featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Conor McGregor take over chilly Toronto.

The moment Conor McGregor put his hand on Jose Aldo UFC 189 World Championship Tour
The moment Conor McGregor put his hand on Jose Aldo UFC 189 World Championship Tour

Aldo’s patience for McGregor’s trash talk wears thin, UFC President Dana White is forced to play peacemaker on set, on stage and behind the scenes.

'King' Conor McGregor UFC 189 World Championship Tour
‘King’ Conor McGregor UFC 189 World Championship Tour

 

Tickets for UFC 189 are now on sale at UFCFIGHTWEEK.com.

 

Video Credit: UFC

UFC ON FOX 12 WEIGH -IN RESULTS AND PICTURES


Robbie Lawler v Matt Brown 'Face Off'
Robbie Lawler v Matt Brown ‘Face Off’

Tonight is the time for Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler to go head to head, to battle it out to see who will become the next person to face Johny Hendricks for the Welterweight Title.

Last night or early hours this morning here in the UK it was the all important weigh-ins, but Matt Brown found himself in somewhat of an unusual situation!

UFConFOX12 is at San Jose in California, not only did Brown come in over the scales at 1.5lbs also Juliana Lima, who is a new addition to the new female Strawweight division came in over the scales 2 lbs [1.5lbs officially after two hours]. The California State Athletic Commission, for reasons unknown would not let Brown cut anymore weight [according to reports by www.mmajunkie.com].

No penalty was handed out to either fighter for the weigh-in ‘issue’ and therefore still remain eligible for the UFC’s post-fight bonus awards.

For me though it was Bobby Green that stole the weigh-in limelight, the ever professional was all respect for oponnent Josh Thomson [see photos] before switching it on for the close up ‘Face Off’ picture.

On the other hand, I could not make out Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but Dana White did have to step in a few times on a few other ‘Face Offs’ though!

On that note, here is the whole of the card and how all of the twenty-four athletes weighed in individually.

MAIN CARD BT SPORT UK 

Matt Brown 172.5 lbs* vs. Robbie Lawler 171 lbs

Robbie Lawler Weigh-In  171 lbs
Robbie Lawler Weigh-In 171 lbs

 

 

Matt Brown Weigh-In 172.5 lbs
Matt Brown Weigh-In 172.5 lbs

Anthony Johnson  204.5 lbs vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira  205.5 lbs

Anthony Johnson  Weigh In  204.5  lbs
Anthony Johnson Weigh In 204.5 lbs
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Weigh - In 205.5 lbs
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Weigh – In 205.5 lbs
Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson  v Antonio Rogerio 'Lil Nog' Nogueira 'Face Off'
Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson v Antonio Rogerio ‘Lil Nog’ Nogueira ‘Face Off’

Clay Guida  145) lbs vs. Dennis Bermudez  146 lbs

Clay Guida Weigh-In       145 lbs
Clay Guida Weigh-In 145 lbs
Dennis Bermudez Weigh In  146 lbs
Dennis Bermudez Weigh In 146 lbs
Clay Guida vs Dennis Bermudez 'Face Off'
Clay Guida vs Dennis Bermudez ‘Face Off’

Josh Thomson 155 lbs  vs. Bobby Green 155.5 lbs

Josh Thomson Weigh In  !55 lbs
Josh Thomson Weigh In !55 lbs
Bobby Green Weigh In  155.5 lbs
Bobby Green Weigh In 155.5 lbs
Bobby Green vs Josh Thomson ' Respect' and 'Face Off' Pics
Bobby Green vs Josh Thomson ‘ Respect’ and ‘Face Off’ Pics

PRELIMS BT SPORT UK 

Daron Cruickshank  155.5 lbs  vs. Jorge Masvidal  155.5 lbs

Daron Cruickshank Weigh In 155.5 lbs
Daron Cruickshank Weigh In 155.5 lbs
Jorge Masvial Weigh-In  155.5 lbs
Jorge Masvial Weigh-In 155.5 lbs
Daron Cruickshank v Jorge Masvidal 'Face Off'
Daron Cruickshank v Jorge Masvidal ‘Face Off’

Kyle Kingsbury  204.5 lbs  vs. Patrick Cummins  206 lbs

Kyle Kingsbury Weigh-In 204.5 lbs
Kyle Kingsbury Weigh-In 204.5 lbs
Kyle Kingsbury v Patrick CUmmins 'Face Off'
Kyle Kingsbury v Patrick CUmmins ‘Face Off’

Hernani Perpetuo 171 lbs  vs. Tim Means  170.5 lbs

Perpetuo v Means 'Face Off'
Perpetuo v Means ‘Face Off’

Mike De La Torre  146 lbs  vs. Brian Ortega  145.5 lbs

Mike De La Torre v Brian Ortega 'Face Off'
Mike De La Torre v Brian Ortega ‘Face Off’

FIGHT PASS PRELIMS ONLY 

Akbarh Arreola  155.5 lbs  vs. Tiago “Trator” dos Santos  155 lbs

Akbarh Arreola v Tiago 'Trator' dos Santos
Akbarh Arreola v Tiago ‘Trator’ dos Santos

Andreas Stahl  171 lbs vs. Gilbert Burns  170 lbs

Andreas Stahl v Gilbert Burns 'Face Off'
Andreas Stahl v Gilbert Burns ‘Face Off’

Juliana Lima 116.5 lbs ** vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk  115 lbs

Julianna Lima Weigh-In  117 lbs
Julianna Lima Weigh-In 117 lbs
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Weigh In 115 lbs
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Weigh In 115 lbs
Julianna LIma v Joanna Jedrzejczyk 'Face Off'
Julianna LIma v Joanna Jedrzejczyk ‘Face Off’

Steven Siler 146 lbs  vs. Noad Lahat  145 lbs

Steven Silver v Noad Lahat 'Face Off'
Steven Silver v Noad Lahat ‘Face Off’

*  Brown will not be fined for missing weight
**  Lima was 117 pounds on her first attempt.  Will not be fined for missing weight

UFC 171 WEIGH-IN RESULTS AND PICTURES INC 2nd/3rd ATTEMPTS!


HENDRICKS LAWLER FACE OFF

DALLAS – All did not go to plan for today’s live  UFC 171 fighter weigh-ins, and three fighters, including headliner Johny Hendricks, were over on their first attempt. However, the main-event fighter made it on his second attempt.

Hendricks initially weighed 171.5 pounds for his bout with Robbie Lawler, which is for the vacant welterweight title. Hedricks had two hours to make the 170-pound limit for the title fight. Seven minutes prior to the deadline, he hit the scale again and successfully made 170 pounds, avoiding a potentially disastrous affair for both him and the UFC.

Although the fighter looked drained on his successful second attempt, he’s now cleared to still fight for the vacant belt.

Preliminary-card fighter  *Renee Forte (157) missed weight and will surrender 20 percent of his purse to his opponent. However, Kelvin Gastelum (171) finally made weight on his third attempt.

The full UFC 171 weigh-in results included:

MAIN CARD BT Sports (UK) , pay-per-view, Fight Pass

  • Johny Hendricks (170) vs. Robbie Lawler (170) – for vacant welterweight title
  • Robbie Lawler
    RUTHLESS

    JOHNY HENDRICKS

  • Carlos Condit (170.5) vs. Tyron Woodley (170)
  • WOODLEY CONDIT FACE OFF
  • WOODLEY
  • CONDIT
  • Myles Jury (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (155)
  • SANCHEZ JURY FACE OFF
  • Hector Lombard (170) vs. Jake Shields (171)
  • SHIELDS LOMBARD FACE OFF
  • LOMBARD
  • JAKE SHIELDS
  • Nikita Krylov (205) vs. Ovince St. Preux (205)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Kelvin Gastelum (171) vs. Rick Story (170.5)
  • KELVIN STORY FACE OFF
  • Jessica Andrade (135) vs. Raquel Pennington (135.5)
  • ROCKY JESS FACE OFF UFC 171
  • JESS UFC 171
  • ROCKY PENNINGTON UFC 171
  • Dennis Bermudez (146) vs. Jimy Hettes (145.5)
  • Alex Garcia (1705.) vs. Sean Spencer (170)

 PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass)

  • Renee Forte (157)* vs. Frank Trevino (155)
  • Will Campuzano (125.5) vs. Justin Scoggins (125)
  • Robert McDaniel (184.5) vs. Sean Strickland (185)
  • Daniel Pineda (145) vs. Robert Whiteford (145)
  • ROBERT WHITEFORD*Renee Forte is the only fighter who could not make weight on his second attempt, therefore surrenders 20 percent of his purse to his opponent  for missing weight.

**Johny Hendricks makes weight on his second attempt, weighed in at  170 pounds.

*** Kelvin Gastelum  made weight on his third attempt.

HECTOR LOMBARD TALKS MICHAEL BISPING,BORING JAKE SHIELDS AND BOXER ADRIEN BRONER


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One day soon, I want to go back to Middleweight division to cause some damage and prove I can do better at that weight

Last year, August to be precise when I called the phone number Hector Lombard had given me, I did not know what to expect, that’s me being sceptical of anyone, not just for the fact that it was UFC Welterweight Hector Lombard who is known for his straight talking, and honesty. He was in fact in the middle of getting his car washed and quite happy to talk about his upcoming fight on UFC 166.

This time though it was fight week, for UFC 171,  Monday afternoon 3pm in Florida to be exact and 7pm here in the United Kingdom, something I don’t usually do is contact a fighter for an interview on fight week, but Hector was more than obliging so I dialled his number.

Hector was in good spirits, the only problem I was having was with technical issues my end, of all days, it had to be today which at times made our conversation a little hard, but all in all, considering it was fight week and Hector would be flying to Dallas for UFC 171 in the next day. Hector was a pleasure to interview and his honest usual self.

I would like to thank Hector for taking time out his busy schedule especially on fight week for this Interview.

EB.Now that you are at welterweight, how are you feeling having had previous long thoughts about dropping to the Welterweight Division?

HL. Now that I am at 170lb, I am feeling great. I am a lot faster, which will just add more danger in my knock out power.

EB. How has the transition gone from being a Middleweight to Welterweight?

HL. It was hard at first but you have to do what you have to do. I am finding it okay, it is a transition and it is going okay.

EB. When we last spoke, we spoke about if you were worried about losing any of your ‘explosive power, speed or cardio’ for the drop to Welterweight for the Nate Marquardt fight in which you clearly had not.  What did you credit that too?

HL. I trained hard, had the right nutrition, and managed the weight cut properly. Proved I could go down to Welterweight where the UFC wants me at the minute.

EB. Have you managed to enlist the help of Mike Dolce (we spoke about trying to enlist Mike’s help in our last Interview) or have you maintained your own nutritional methods and advice of others like ‘fresh meal plan’?

HL. I have been working with Fresh meal plan since my last fight.  It would have been good to work with Mike Dolce but he has been very busy with other fighters.  I am happy working with Fresh Meal plan, the nutrition and diet management I get from them is working great for me.

EB. Is the Welterweight Division going to be your new home in the UFC?

HL. Yes, I suppose. I hope one day UFC let me go back to Middleweight and get some fights there, especially now that I know how to cut the weight, cut the weight properly, professionally, healthy, all the right way.

One day soon, I want to go back to Middleweight division to cause some damage and prove I can do better at that weight.

EB. You are going to be facing Jake Shields at UFC 171 on Saturday March 15th in Dallas. How did the fight come about as I do not recall either of you ‘calling one another out’ this time?

HL. No, I did not call Jake Shields out!  Not many people want to face Jake Shields because he is very boring, a boring fighter and he makes fights boring.  People are scared of having a bad performance in the UFC, which I did not really care about, I am quite happy beating a person like that. Jake Shields will put me on the top. I am fighting him right now that is all that matters.

EB. When we last spoke you also stated ‘you will have to go back to your old days and knock people out’.  That you did to Nate Marduardt taking just 1min 48secs in Round one of your fight, do you see this happening with Jake Shields?

HL. Not many people want to fight Jake shields so I am up to the challenge. I am up for the opportunity, I am quite happy that I got the opportunity.

EB. This seems a classic ‘Grappler v Striker’ fight, what do you think Shields ‘Game plan’ will be as he is known to ‘Grind out a Decision Win’ and we know the Judges don’t tend to favour yourself when the fight ends in a decision?

I know the judges hate me.  If we go to a decision, I know I have lost. Even, if Jake wins or even if he loses, the judges always give the decision to Jake, I try not to go to decision. If it goes to decision, I know I am going to lose. I will try to perform well, I will try to make it an exciting fight, because I know I have to win the fight, decision winning there is no way for me.

EB. What can the fans expect to see in this fight?

HL. I hope that it is an exciting fight this time for Jake Shields and of course, I will make it exciting as I can.

EB. Your teammate, Robbie Lawler is Headlining for the Welterweight Title on the same night against Johnny Hendricks; can I ask you for your prediction?

HL. I definitely see Robbie winning the fight especially in the later rounds. Hendricks cuts a lot of weight, for which he will not recover from and will show, he will get tired in those later rounds.

I like Robbie and hope he wins the Title for our Gym, I will be there cheering for him, supporting him, hoping to celebrate with him and hoping it is a double celebration for us both.

EB. Secondly what are your personal thoughts on teammates and friends when it comes to fighting one another, is it something you would do?

HL. I do not like to fight my Team Mates!

EB. Jake Shields is a tough opponent to finish; for this training camp is there any area that you have been working on that little bit extra to add your overall game?

HL. I have been training a lot more Jiu jitsu at the moment, as that is what  Shields is known for and he uses to take all his fights to the floor! Apart from that, just sharpening up on the rest of my overall game.

EB. Is there anyone you would like to fight next?

HL. Michael Bisping. I have been asking for the fight since I have been in the UFC. He has been running away wishing me to lose so I can be out of his way and not call him out so we do not fight. I cannot wait until the day UFC gives me this opportunity to move back up to Middleweight and to fight Michael Bisping. It will be a good, exciting fight for everyone.

EB. I listened to the MMARoasted podcast. What is the story with Boxer ‘Adrien Broner’?

HL. Adrien Broner is a joke, he’s an idiot, he said ‘anyone can come to MMA and win a Title’, guess what then,  why doesn’t he come to MMA and get a Title if he thinks it’s that easy, come over here to MMA, win the Title then go back to Boxing. Realistically he cannot win the belt in his own sport; he walks around as if he is a playboy, with several different women, making porno’s putting it online himself! He pisses me off!

In MMA we learn Boxing, Jiu jitsu, wrestling, we have to know so much about the sport and then do it, and then perform in front of everybody, you then get a person who only does boxing and talks all that crap!

Do not get me wrong I love boxing; I respect the sport from The Fabulous Four (Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard and Tommy Hearns),  Ali to Tyson. I am a big fan of the sport in general, but when you get a person that tells people, what we do is easy who does not even do the sport himself, or has trained in the sport let alone had one fight in the sport, he is talking shit, and it is embarrassing. If you are going to talk shit about my sport, back it up.

He knows where to find me, I wish one day he would grow some balls and come to my gym or I to his gym and we do a sparring session and I will show him, I will knock him out in the first round, just boxing.

 EB. Is there anyone you would you like to Thank?

Fresh Meal Plan, ML Management, American Top Team, My Trainers, Coaches Hayabusa, Training Mask, Fear The Fighter, God for keeping me healthy for this fight, and The Lord Jesus Christ.

I then gave Hector my  not so ‘useless’ facts about me:

When he [Hector] fought Palhares on December 15th for which he won that was my birthday.

When he [Hector] fought Marquardt on October 19th for which he won that was my sisters birthday.

On March 15th when he [Hector] fights Shields that is my Sons birthday.

UFC 171takes place on Saturday March 15th , Dallas, American Airlines Center

 Headlined by Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler for the vacant Welterweight Title more info here

If you missed my interview last August where Hector was Open and Honest and said back then, he wanted Michael Bisping, plus much more, you can read it here

https://emmaboxinbramford.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/im-back-on-my-blog-five-rounds-with-emma-catch-up-season-one-commence-hector-lombard/