UFC 185 The Title Changes hands; Two new Champions crowned.


It was the event we was all waiting for, UFC 185  where we would get to witness great elite, MMA athletes in a double-header Championship Title Event.

The whole card did not let us down, from the very first opening card right up to Anthony Pettis,  Main Card Title defence fight.

There were far too many standout fighters for me to mention, they all did bring their A Game, with the exceptional few who lost out to what we could only describe, as this is why we love watching MMA, as anything can happen, and did!

Here are the exciting results:

New Champions Rafael dos Anjos and Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC 185
New Champions Rafael dos Anjos and Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC 185

 

Rafael dos Anjos Def Anthony Pettis  Via UD 50-45, 50-45, 50-45 #NEW #Lightweight #Champion

Rafael Dos Anjos photo montage; #NEW #Lightweight #Champion
Rafael Dos Anjos photo montage; #NEW #Lightweight #Champion

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Def Carla Esparza Via TKO 4 min 17 secs Round Two #NEW #Strawweight #Champion

Joanne Jedrzejczyk photo montage; #NEW #strawweight #Champion
Joanne Jedrzejczyk photo montage; #NEW #strawweight #Champion

Johny Hendricks Def Matt Brown Via UD 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Johny Hendricks photo montage; Win UFC 185
Johny Hendricks photo montage; Win UFC 185

Alistair Overeem Def Roy Nelson  Via UD  30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Alistair Overeem photo montage; WIN UFC 185
Alistair Overeem photo montage; WIN UFC 185

Henry Cejudo  Def Chris Cariaso Via UD  30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Henry Cejudo photo montage;  WIN UFC 185
Henry Cejudo photo montage; WIN UFC 185

PRELIMS

Ross Pearson Def  Sam Stout  Via KO 1 min 33 Secs Round Two

Ross Pearson photo montage; WIN UFC 185
Ross Pearson photo montage; WIN UFC 185

Elias Theodorou Def Roger Narvaez Via TKO 4 mins 07 Secs Round Two

Elias Theodorous photo montage; WIN UFC 185
Elias Theodorous photo montage; WIN UFC 185

Beneil Cariush Def Daron Cruickshank Via RNC 2 mins 48 Secs Round Two

Beneil Cariush photo montage; WIN UFC 185
Beneil Cariush photo montage; WIN UFC 185

Jared Rosholt Def Josh Copeland  Via TKO 3 mins 12 Secs Round three

Josh Cope land WIN UFC 185
Josh Copeland WIN UFC 185

UFC Fightpass Prelims

Ryan Benoit DEF  Sergio Pettis  Via TKO 1 min 34 Secs Round Two

Ryan Benoit WIN UFC 185
Ryan Benoit WIN UFC 185

Joseph Duffy DEF  Jake Lindsey  Via TKO 1 min 47 Secs Round One

Joseph Duffy WIN UFC 185
Joseph Duffy WIN UFC 185

 

Germaine de Randamie Def  Larissa Pacheco  Via TKO 2 mins 02 Secs Round Two

Germaine de Randamie photo montage; WIN UFC 185
Germaine de Randamie photo montage; WIN UFC 185

BONUSES

PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT

Rafeal dos Anjos  $50,000

Joanna Jedrzejeczyk  $50,000

Ross Pearson  $50, 000

Beneil Dariush  $50,000

UFC 185 Full Weigh-In Results: Esparza 115 lbs vs Jedrzejczyk 115 lbs


Saturday’s UFC 185 event in Dallas, Texas, will  feature  a lightweight championship bout between Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos, and also a female strawweight title belt between Carla Esparza  and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The rest of the main card includes a big welterweight fight between Johny Hendricks and Matt Brown, a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Alistair Overeem, plus alot of other huge contenders.

Before we get to the fights we must make sure everyone makes weight, so without further a-do, here are the all important results:

MAIN CARD: BT Sports UK  2 am and Pay-Per-View else-where 10 pm ET

Anthony Pettis face off with Rafael Dos Anjos  UFC185
Anthony Pettis face off with Rafael Dos Anjos UFC185

Anthony Pettis (155 lbs) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155 lbs)
Carla Esparza (115 lbs) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (115 lbs)

Carla Esparza vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk Face Off UFC 185
Carla Esparza vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk Face Off UFC 185
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Weigh In UFC 185
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Weigh In UFC 185
Carla Esparza Weigh In UFC 185
Carla Esparza Weigh In UFC 185

Johny Hendricks (170 lbs) vs. Matt Brown (171 lbs)
Roy Nelson (254) vs. Alistair Overeem (247)
Henry Cejudo (125 lbs) vs. Chris Cariaso (126 lbs)

Preliminary Card:BT Sports in the UK 12 Midnight and FX elsewhere 8PM ET

Sam Stout (156 lbs) vs. Ross Pearson (156 lbs)
Elias Theodorou (186 lbs) vs. Roger Narvaez (186 lbs)
Daron Cruickshank (157.5 lbs)*  w/Towel vs. Beneil Dariush (156 lbs)
Jared Rosholt (245 lbs) vs. Josh Copeland (264 lbs)

Preliminary Card : Fight Pass 10.30 pm UK  6.30 PM ET 

Sergio Pettis (126 lbs) vs. Ryan Benoit (126 lbs)

Sergio Pettis Vs Ryan Benoit Face Off UFC 185
Sergio Pettis Vs Ryan Benoit Face Off UFC 185

Jake Lindsey (156 lbs) vs. Joseph Duffy (156 lbs)
Larissa Pacheco (136 lbs) vs. Germaine de Randamie (136 lbs)

*Daron Cruickshank has two hours to drop 1.5 lbs to make-weight

UFC Fight Night 47 Weigh-In Results and Pictures


Shawn weigh in

UFC Fight Night 47 is live on the FOX Sports network tonight or BT Sports if you are in the UK. Before any event takes place, the all important weigh-ins happens first, which happened live from Bangor, Maine where UFC Fight Night 47 will be taking place tonight.

MAIN CARD

Ryan Bader 205lbs vs Ovince St. Preux 205lbs

Ross Pearson 156lbs vs Gray Maynard 156lbs

ross pearson weigh in

Tim Boetsch 186lbs vs Brad Tavares 185 lbs

Brad weigh in

 

brad tim face off

Seth Baczynski 171lbs vs Alan Jouban 170 lbs

Alan weigh in

Seth weigh in

seth alan face off

Shawn Jordan 260lbs vs Jack May 247lbs

Shawn weigh in

Jack shawn face off

Thiago Tavares 146lbs vs Robbie Peralta 146lbs

PRELIM CARD 

Jussier Formiga 126lbs vs Zach Makovsky 125lbs

Lauren Murphy 135lbs vs Sara McMann 135lbs

lauren murpy ufc weigh in

Lauren sara face off

Tom Watson 185lbs vs Sam Alvey 185lbs

Tom Watson face off pic

Nolan Ticman 136lb vs. Frankie Saenz 136lb

 

UFC Fight Night 47 takes place tonight on the FOX Sports network (check your local area listings) and also on the BT Sport platform in the UK at 1am.

 

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.

Season one.. Episode two..Colin”Freakshow” Fletcher


colin   On August 28th 2013, I managed to grab some one-on-0ne time with Colin ” Freakshow” Fletcher, to speak about his up and comming BAMMA 13 bout; being released by The UFC, but more importantly ‘being himself’ again.

“I can’t wait to get back to old ways and put on a show for everyone”

EB: Hey Colin, it’s great to see you back home to BAMMA;  you looking forward to putting on a show?

CF: Hi Emma, yeah it’s great to be back at BAMMA, I can’t wait to get back to old ways and put on a show for everyone.

EB: Are you looking forward to just being ‘you’ Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher?

CF:100%.  I felt lately I was being directed to be someone else and tone things down a little but I am a weirdo through n through so it’s going come back out…The Freakshow is back.

EB: Who are you going to be bringing with you? The Gimps? The Bicycle or both? or are we in for something completely different this time?

CF: Naa I’m going to mix things up, I never do the same thing twice. I’m working on a few options but I’m keeping them under wraps till September 14th..

EB: You’re facing Tim ‘Super Human’ Newman, who is no stranger to BAMMA himself;  what do you know about your opponent if anything?

CF: I know he is a good guy and an awesome fighter. I am looking forward to mixing it up with him, he is definitely a human but I will be looking forward to seeing if he is ‘super human’ or not (laughs)!

EB: Your time out in Australia for The Smashes, how was this for you on a personal level, being away from your family for that amount of time; did it play tricks in your head on an emotional level or was it a case of focus, focus, focus, you are there for a much bigger reason, get on with it, train, train, train?

CF: No I am slightly crazy anyway so I just had to deal with the normal voices (laughs). It was awful being away from our lass and the kids for so long though I had a few cheeky cries on the sly but over all I had a good experience and people got to see what I’m really like.

EB: The Smashes made great viewing for everyone, but we only got to see 1 hr a week, in reality what was your daily routine like?

CF: It was pretty boring really we got up, ate, trained, ate, trained, ate then went to sleep so in the gaps we did loads of weird things to fill up the day about 80% of the best funny moments never even got shown.

EB: You have a good friendship with Ross Pearson, is that anything to do with the fact you’re both from the North East of England?

CF: Sort of and also the fact that were distantly related! I’ve known Ross since we were small kids, he is a top guy.

EB: How was it for you to have finally reached your goal of gaining a spot in the UFC?  Was it everything you had thought it would be?

CF: Yeah it was weird, I felt a lot of pressure, before then I did not really see myself as a good fighter, I just loved to compete and with that in my mind I think I was a better fighter, but then all of a sudden everything’s results based and it is like you have got to win, you got to be better, you got behave a certain way and I don’t think it really suited me. I thought everything would be the same. I think some people are more suited to dealing with that kind of thing but I am a bit, well, strange really!

EB: The Mike Ricci fight in Canada, you weren’t feeling too well, can you tell me more?

CF: I just felt awful really, I’m not sure if it was a bad weight cut, maybe jet lag; as I got there on the Wednesday night of the week of the fight but, I have never felt so flat and lifeless in a fight, it was strange, I just couldn’t push my body to perform half as much as I normally do.

EB: Overall would you change your experience you have had in the UFC at all?

CF: No not at all, I am massively grateful for the opportunity the UFC gave me, it was an honour to fight for them and I would love to again one day, I would be better equipped to deal with things having been though them before, I’m 100% sure if I had been given a little more time I would of adjusted and got back on track but at the end of the day as long as I am fighting I’m happy no matter who it’s for, as long as people enjoy watching me fight I will continue to find.

EB: And now we are lucky to see you back at BAMMA on September 14th against Tim ‘Super Human’ Newman; as they say everything happens for a reason – would you agree?

CF: Yeah true I’m going to enjoy this one.

EB: Anyone you would like to thank?

CF: Mostly my fantastic wife and kids then my coaches Nick Hands, Warren Olliver, Nigel Scope, Paul Hubber and Barry Gibson.

Random Questions

EB If you could change 1 rule in MMA what would it be?

CF: Have 1, 15 min round no break

EB Favourite International Fighter?

CF: The Ultimate Warrior

EB Favourite Food?

CF: Caaaaaaaaaaake

EB: Walk Out Music?

CF: Undecided

If you were to have a Dinner party, which 3 guests would you invite past or present and why?

CF: Elvis Presley because he is the King babyGene Wilder as he is the funniest person ever and my wife.

Thank you for your time Colin.