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

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MCGEARY SET TO MAKE MMA HISTORY AT BELLATOR 134: BRITISH INVASION


 

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Liam McGeary is set to become the first Brit ever to claim a major MMA world championship as he challenges Emanuel Newton for the Bellator light heavyweight world title in Conneticut, USA, this month on February 27th at Bellator 134: McGeary vs Newton will go down at the Mohegan Sun arena in Coneticut topping a bill stacked with British fighters, aptly named ‘British invasion’.

British banger McGeary, originally from Andover, started his martial arts career in the channel island of Jersey and now fights out of Renzo Gracie’s MMA academy in New York.  Should he win, he will be the first British fighter to claim a major world title in the sport in what would be only his tenth professional fight.

Undefeated at 9-0 (6-0 Bellator) with all of his Bellator wins coming inside the first round, he is widely touted as the man to take the strap from the significantly more experienced Newton (25-7-1) who holds notable wins over ‘King Mo’ Lawal, Attila Veigh and Joey Beltran.

McGeary is yet to see the second round since signing with Bellator, boasting two submissions and four knockouts, with the average time it takes him to dispatch his opponents coming in at under 2 minutes.

He blew through Bellator’s Light Heavyweight tournament and earned himself a shot at the gold by defeating American Top Team product Kelly ‘Crossface’ Anundson in the final via spectacular inverted triangle, a move which earned him Inside MMA’s ‘Submission of the Year’ award.

Last month all the British fighters on the card, which McGeary is headlining, converged at the Channel 5 television studios in London to promote the event and answer questions from the national MMA press….

“I really don’t know how he’s going to back that one up” said McGeary when told that Newton dismissed him as a worthy challenger and stated that he refuses to be beaten by a Brit. “I am going to beat him up everywhere, I won’t let any chances slip and the belt is coming back to Britain – I just can’t wait (until February 27th) to stop having the fight in my head and have it for real!”.

When asked about the ‘British Invasion’ event and fighting alongside his countrymen Paul Daley, Linton Vassell, Michael Page and James Thompson, McGeary stated – “It’s an honour to represent my country alongside these guys – On February 27th we are gonna show these yanks just what us Brits can do!”

‘British Invasion’ goes down at the Mohegan Sun arena in Uncasville, CT, USA, February 27th and the world’s MMA press will be on hand to see if McGeary can overthrow Newton in his backyard and bring the belt back to British shores.

[Press Release]