Invicta FC 29 was back last night at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, headlined by Sarah Kaufman and Katharina Lehner who battled it out to see who would become the Invicta FC Bantamweight champion.
Bantamweight Main Event – Vacant Bantamweight Title Sarah Kaufman defeats Katharina Lehner via submission (RNC) – Round 3, 4:30 to become the new Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion
Catchweight Bout (139.6 lbs) Pannie Kianzad defeats Bianca Daimoni via UD (30-27 x 3)
Catchweight Bout (126.3 lbs) Pearl Gonzalez defeats Barbara Acioly via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:30
Bantamweight Bout Marciea Allen defeats Julia Avila via TKO (injury) – Round 1, 0:49
Flyweight Bout Liz Tracy defeats Cheri Muraski via UD (29-28, 30-27 x 2)
Bantamweight Bout Lisa Spangler defeats Sarah Kleczka via UD (29-28 x 3)
Featherweight Bout Macy Chiasson defeats Allison Schmidt via UD (30-27 x 3)
Strawweight Bout Helen Peralta defeats Cheyanne Vlismas via UD (30-27, 29-28 x 2)
UFC on FOX 17 came from Orlando last night, Saturday 19th December. The main event was a lightweight championship bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone.
It was to be Rafael dos Anjos who made a huge statement to retain his lightweight title in just 66 seconds on the first round defeating Donald Cerrone by strikes.
In the co-main event the new and improved Alistair Overeem dispatched of Junior Dos Santos in the second round via a TKO stoppage in a heavyweight clash.
Nate Diaz also made his long awaited return to the octagon and took home a unanimous decision win over top 5 lightweight Michael Johnson in a great three round battle which saw him also pick up Fight of The Night Bonus.
Here are the full results:
Rafael dos Anjos Def Donald Cerrone Via TKO (strikes) 1:06 Round One
Alistair Overeem Def Junior Dos Santos Via TKO (punches) 4:43 Round Two
Nate Diaz Def Michael Johnson Via 29-28, 29-28, 29-28
UFC on FOX 17 comes from Orlando Saturday 19th December. The main event is a lightweight championship bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone. In the co-main event Junior dos Santos battles Alistair Overeem in a heavyweight clash.
Before we can get to the fights ahead we have to make sure they’re all on course to make weight.
Here are the full weigh-in results:
Rafael dos Anjos (154.5 lbs) vs. Donald Cerrone (154.5 lbs)
Junior Dos Santos (239 lbs) vs. Alistair Overeem (243 lbs)
Nate Diaz (156 lbs) vs. Michael Johnson (155.5 lbs)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (114.5 lbs) vs. Randa Markos (116 lbs)
Myles Jury (146 lbs) vs. Charles Oliveira (150 .5 lbs)*
C.B. Dollaway (185.5 lbs) vs. Nate Marquardt (186 lbs)
Sarah Kaufman (136 lbs) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (134 lbs)
Tamdan McCrory (185 lbs) vs. Josh Samman (186 lbs)
Danny Castillo *(158 lbs) vs. Nik Lentz (156 lbs)
Jim Alers (145 lbs) vs. Cole Miller (146 lbs)
Preliminary Card (Fight Pass)
Leon Edwards (171 lbs) vs. Kamaru Usman (171 lbs)
Hayder Hassan (170 lbs) vs. Vicente Luque (171 lbs)
Luiz Henrique (248 lbs) vs. Francis Ngannou (254 lbs)
UFC 186 takes place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Saturday, April 25th at the Bell Centre.
Headlining the event is a flyweight title fight between reigning champion Demetrious Johnson and Japanese challenger Kyoji Horiguchi. Quinton Jackson is cleared to compete against Fabio Maldonado, although this will be a catchweight bout at a 215 lbs.
Before we get to the fights at hand, we have to make sure they’re all on weight. Here are the results:
Demetrious Johnson (124.5 lbs) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi (124.5 lbs)
Quinton Jackson (216 lbs) vs. Fabio Maldonado (215 lbs) catchweight bout 215 lbs
Michael Bisping (186 lbs) vs. C.B. Dollaway (185.5 lbs
John Makdessi (160 lbs) vs. Shane Campbell (161 lbs) catchweight 160 lbs
Thomas Almeida (135 lbs) vs. Yves Jabouin (136 lbs)
Patrick Cote (171 lbs) vs. Joe Riggs (171 lbs)
Sarah Kaufman (136 lbs) vs. Alexis Davis (135 lbs)
Chad Laprise (156 lbs) vs. Bryan Barberena (156 lbs)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155 lbs) vs. David Michaud (156 lbs)
Preliminary Card (Fight Pass)
Nordine Taleb (170 lbs) vs. Chris Clements (170 lbs)
Jessica Rakoczy (115 lbs) vs. Valerie Letourneau (116 lbs)
Don’t miss the explosive UFC 186 prelims on FOX SPORTS 1 as heavyhitters Patrick Cote and Joe Riggs go head to head in the Octagon. Plus, women’s bantamweight contenders Alexis Davis and Sarah Kaufman will settle the score in their anticipated re-match.
UFC 186 takes place on April 25th live from The Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
UFC 186 added a women’s bantamweight fight to their card yesterday; Kaufman Vs Davis ‘The Trilogy’.
Sarah Kaufman [17-2, 1 NC] VS Alexis Davis [16-6], Kaufman has already beaten Davis twice in her career, the first time in 2007 [Davis’ MMA debut] and the second time via Majority decision in 2012 at Strikeforce: Tate Vs Rousey.
Kaufman Vs Davis is headlined by Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw and former champion Renan Barao, also just announced Demetrious Johnson will face Kyoji Horiguchi at Montreal’s Bell Centre, April 25th.
In the latest of athlete’s to take to Twitter, I came across UFC female Bantamweight athlete Sarah Kaufman who had this to say:
Although to get the full appreciation you will have to go to Sarah’s Instagram page as it contained a 15 second Instavideo. I have attached three pictures from this video, which is also accompanied by some ‘fitting’ music. Enjoy. 🙂
Guess we will have to wait and see how long Miesha is out for with her Injury from the weekend. If Miesha responds and of course if Sean Shelby is considering the match up at all.
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 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.