UFC 194: McGregor and Rockhold become New Champions

It only took Conor McGregor 13 seconds to become the new featherweight champion of the world, knocking out Jose Aldo with a straight left punch in doing so.
Meanwhile in the co-main event it took Luke Rockhold 4 rounds to dispatch of the former middleweight champion Chris Weidman via a TKO stoppage after putting on a classic brutal ‘Rockhold’ fight to become the new Middleweight Champion.
Max Holloway showed why he is just getting better and better with each fight by gaining a clear dominant points wind over Jeremy Stephens.[…]


UFC 194 was finally upon us, where the only featherweight champion the UFC has ever known, Jose Aldo will be defending his title for the eighth time meeting the Interim title holder in that of Conor McGregor at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand.

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It only took Conor McGregor 13 seconds to become the new featherweight champion of the world, knocking out Jose Aldo with a straight left punch in doing so. It was not going to be long time reigning champ Jose Aldo’s night, but the night belonged to New featherweight champion Conor Mcgregor.

Meanwhile in the co-main event it took Luke Rockhold 4 rounds to dispatch of the former middleweight champion Chris Weidman via a TKO stoppage after putting on a classic ‘Rockhold’ fight to become the new Middleweight Champion. 

Max Holloway showed why he is just getting better and better with each fight by gaining a clear dominant points wind over Jeremy Stephens.

Here are the full results:

Main Card 3 am UK

Conor McGregor Def  Jose Aldo Via KO  0.13 seconds

 New UFC Featherweight champion – Conor McGregor

Luke Rockhold  Def Chris Weidman Via TKO   3:12  round 4

New UFC Middleweight champion – Luke Rockhold

Yoel Romero  Def  Ronaldo Souza Via Unanimous Decision 29-27 28-29, 29-28

Demian Maia   Def Gunnar Nelson Via Unanimous Decision 30-26, 30-25, 30=25

Max Holloway  Def  Jeremy Stephens Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28

Preliminary Card 1 am UK

Urijah Faber  Def Frankie Saenz Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27

Tecia Torres Def Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger  Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Warlley Alves  Def  Colby Covington Via Guillotine 1:26 round 1

Leonardo Santos Def  Kevin Lee Via TKO 3:26 round 1

Preliminary Card Fight Pass 11.30 pm UK

Magomed Mustafaev Def Joe Proctor Via TKO 1:54 Round 1

Yancy Medeiros Def John Makdessi Via Split Decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Court McGee Def  Marcio Alexandre Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-28

Bonuses

FOTN

Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold

POTN

Conor McGregor

Leonardo Santos

UFC 194: Aldo vs McGregor weigh-ins Aldo 145 lbs, McGregor 145 lbs

UFC 194 finally happens where Jose Aldo meets Conor McGregor for the featherweight title in this highly anticipated bout, whilst Chris Weidman defends his middleweight title against Luke Rockhold in the co-main event being held at the Las Vegas’ MGM Grand.


UFC 194 finally happens where Jose Aldo meets Conor McGregor for the featherweight title in this highly anticipated bout, whilst Chris Weidman defends his middleweight title against Luke Rockhold in the co-main event being held at the Las Vegas’ MGM Grand.

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In what will be a should be a great grappling matchup we see Demian Maia take on Gunnar Nelson in a welterweight bout, whilst Max Holloway and Jeremy Stephens is one to watch for in the striking and fireworks department who meet in featherweight division. With the only change coming to this amazing card in the form of Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger, who replaces the injured Michelle Waterson who will face Tecia Torres in the women’s strawweight division.

Before we can get to any of the fights in hand, we must make sure they are of course all on weight.

Main Card 3 am UK

Jose Aldo (145 lbs)   Conor McGregor (145 lbs) – UFC featherweight championship
Chris Weidman (185 lbs)   Luke Rockhold  (185 lbs) – UFC middleweight championship
Yoel Romero (185b lbs)  Ronaldo Souza (186 lbs)
Demian Maia (170 lbs)   Gunnar Nelson (170 lbs)
Max Holloway (146 lbs)  Jeremy Stephens (145 lbs)

Preliminary Card 1 am UK

Urijah Faber (136 lbs)  Frankie Saenz (135 lbs)
Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (116 lbs)   Torres (116 lbs)
Warlley Alves (171 lbs)   Colby Covington (170 lbs)
Kevin Lee (156 lbs)   Leonardo Santos (156 lbs)

Preliminary Card Fight Pass 11.30 pm UK

Magomed Mustafaev (155 lbs)   Joe Proctor (155.5 lbs)
John Makdessi vs. (156 lbs)  Yancy Medeiros (155.5 lbs)
Marcio Alexandre Jr. (171 lbs)   Court McGee (170 lbs)

UFC 185: FREE FIGHT; Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas


 

Re acquaint yourself with the former Invicta FC strawweight champion, Carla Esparza who has widely been considered to be the top 115-pound fighter in the world, and she didn’t disappoint on The Ultimate Fighter 20, defeating Angela Hill, Tecia Torres, and Jessica Penne to earn a spot in the finals tonight against Rose Namajunas.

Carla Esparza defends her belt for the first time, this Saturday, March 14th at UFC 185 against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

INVICTA FC SIGNS HISTORIC CONTENT DEAL WITH UFC FIGHT PASS


Invicta FC the all female WMMA promotion has signed a deal with UFC Fight Pass to stream all of their content on the UFC Fight Pass digital streaming service.

The official press release from The UFC was released last night and as follows:

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Invicta Fighting Championships are excited to announce that UFCFIGHTPASS.com, the UFC’s digital streaming service, is now the exclusive digital broadcaster of the world’s leading all-female MMA organization.

UFC FIGHT PASS chief content officer Marshall Zelaznik said: “This is a historic multi-year, multi-event deal. When we launched UFC FIGHT PASS last Christmas, we said that we would never rest in bringing the best value to our subscribers. The addition of live and archived Invicta programming is going to be of enormous interest to our existing subscribers and bring in new subscribers, too.”

He added: “UFC FIGHT PASS already has subscribers in over 155 countries, which is a huge platform the Invicta athletes. Invicta fighters are now sharing the same stage as elite UFC fighters like Alexander Gustafson, Conor McGregor, Cung Le and Michael Bisping. For any UFC fans that haven’t seen these women compete before – I guarantee they will be blown away when they see what Invicta is all about.”

Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp said: “This is a great day for my company. Since the start of Invicta, I’ve been committed to providing the biggest and best possible platform for women athletes and, with this distribution deal with UFC FIGHT PASS, Invicta will reach the most passionate MMA fans, wherever they are in the world.”

In addition to every upcoming Invicta event screening live, the entire Invicta archive will be made available anytime, anywhere, on UFC FIGHT PASS.

That means subscribers will be able to check out fights featuring talents like atomweight world champion Michelle Waterson and flyweight title-holder Barb Honchak, as well as Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, former Strikeforce champ Marloes Coenen and early-career fights of UFC stars like Alexis Davis, Cat Zingano and Liz Carmouche.

The Invicta FC library joins the libraries of PRIDE FC, Strikeforce, WEC, WFA, EliteXC, Affliction Entertainment and the UFC on UFCFIGHTPASS.com.

Invicta will be announcing the first event to be screened on UFCFIGHTPASS.com shortly.

Knapp said: “We are targeting a late-summer event, headlined by a world title fight. This is an historic event for myself, the company and my athletes, and every one of them is going to want to be on this first card.”

With the addition of Invicta being added to UFC Fight Pass, viewers can also get familiar with eight of the TUF 20 competitors who the UFC had acquired the contracts from Invicta specifically for TUF 20 to reign a champion at its new Stawweight Division. It was originally eleven but three of those due to UFC rulings gave them a straight pass into the UFC where they will compete but not under TUF bouts.
The original eight females from Invicta are:
Carla Esparza (9-2) – Former Invicta Strawweight Champion
Alex Chambers (4-1)
Felice Herrig (9-5)
Bec Rawlings (was Hyatt) (5-3)
Emily Kagan (3-1)
Rose Namajunas (2-1)
Tecia Torres (4-0)
Joanne Calderwood (8-0)
The rest of the TUF 20 cast members will be announced soon with only 8 slots available, having already held the castings back on April 28th.
For now though you can log onto http://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass and see what UFC Fight Pass is all about if you do not already subscribe.  What better time to start your 7 day free trial than now.

 

INVICTA 7 WEIGH-IN RESULTS AND HOW TO VIEW


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Invicta 7 takes places at the Ameristar Casino Hotel, Kansas City on December 7th , where three, yes thats right three title fights takes place along side a full supporting card as you would expexct from the all – female promotion Invicta.

First up though we had the weigh-ins, for which, lets face it, we all look forward to itself.

First up was :

Nina Anasroff  126 3/4 Lb  (who has 2 hours to lose 3/4 Lb)  VS  Munah Holland n  128  Lb (who also has 2 hours to lose the 2 Llbs) to make the 126 Lb weight limit

Next up was :

Tonya Evinger  135  3/4Lb   VS  Sarah  D’alelio  135  1/2Lb

Next was :

Charmaine Tweet  145 Llb  VS  Julia Budd  145 1/2 Lb

Next was :

Katja Kankaanpaa 114 3/4Lb  VS  Joanne Calderwood  115 1/2 Lb

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Next was :

Tecia Torres 114 1/4 Lb  VS  Felice Herrig  114 1/2 Lb

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Next was the title fights :

Miriam Nakamoto 134 3/4 LB  VS  Lauren Murphy 134 Lb

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Next was :

Claudia Gadelha 114Lb  VS (C) Carla Espara 114 Lb

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Last up was :

Leslie Smith 124 3/4 Lb  VS  Barb Honchak  124 1/4 Lb

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Shannon Knapp has been doing alot of work behind the scenes in securing a bigger and better future for the viewing public in gaining more access for us to view this awesome event if you are unable to make the trip to Kansas City in person, ( I for one, living the other side of the pond will  unfortuantly not be able to attend), so the next best thing is to be tunning into Invicta Fighting Championships on FB which will have details on how you can watch 2 FREE Prelim fights before you WILL have to buy the PAY-PER-VIEW which is $14.95  you can also watch for FREE the POST FIGHT MEDIA afterwards on INVICTA’S Facebook page for FREE.

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