UFC Fight Night 80: VanZant vs. Namajunas Full Results

UFC Fight Night 80 came from The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, where strawweight Paige VanZant and Rose Namajunas collided in a five-round main event.[…]


UFC Fight Night 80 came from The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, where strawweight Paige VanZant and Rose Namajunas collided in a five-round main event.

UFC Fight Night 80

It was to be a very dominant Rose Nanajunas who came away with the well-deserved win in the fifth round after several submission attempts throughout the fight.  It was however the first time we got to see Paige VanZant bloodied up but whom also showed why she should be in there in the first place.  VanZant to her credit survived many submission attempts from a dominant Namajunas through the five rounds until she was caught in rear naked choke and finally had to tap.

The co-main event saw Michael Chiesa take the win over Jim Miller in a lightweight bout, while lightweight newcomer Sage Northcutt dispatched Cody Pfister via a guillotine early on in the second round. 

UK’s Danny ‘Hot Chocolate’ showed why he belongs in the UFC after his 2 min 26 second first round win over Nathan Coy.

Here are the full results:

Main Card 

Rose Namajunas Def  Paige VanZant Via RNC 2 mins 25 seconds Round Five

Michael Chiesa Def  Jim Miller Via RNC 2 mins 57 seconds Round Two

Sage Northcutt Def   Cody Pfister  Via Guilliotine 0.41 seconds  Round Two

Thiago Santos Def  Elias Theodorou Via  Unanimous Decision 29-28,29-27,29-27

Preliminary 

Tim Means Def  John Howard Via KO 0.21 seconds Round Two

Sergio Moraes  Def Omari Akhmedov  Via  TKO (punches) 2 mins 18 seconds Round Three

Antonio Carlos Junior   VS. Kevin Casey declared  No Contest (injury) 0.11 seconds Round One

Aljamain Sterling  Def Johnny Eduardo Via Guillotine 4 mins 18 seconds Round Two

Santiago Ponzinibbio  Def   Andreas Stahl Via TKO (punches) 4 mins 25 seconds Round One

Danny Roberts  Def Nathan Coy Via Technical Sub (Triangle Choke) 2 mins 46 seconds Round One

Zubaira Tukhugov  Def Phillipe Nover Via Split Decision 28-29, 30-27, 30-27

Kailin Curran Def   Emily Kagan  Via RNC 4 mins 13 seconds Round Two

Bonuses

FOTN

Michael Chiesa vs. Jim Miller

POTN

Rose Namajunas

Tim Means

BEC RAWLINGS OUT OF UFC SCOTLAND; JOANNE CALDERWOOD GETS NEW OPPONENT


The UFC has confirmed that Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood will face a new opponent for their promotional debut in Glasgow on July 18th.

UFC Fight Night Glasgow

Originally set to face Australian Bec Rawlings (6-4), she was forced to withdraw from the card due to an undisclosed injury. Stepping in to replace her on eight days notice is new comer Cortney ‘Cast Iron’ Casey (4-1) making her UFC debut.

Casey was last seen picking up a controversial referee stoppage win over UK’s Helen Harper on promotion PXC 47 [watch from 1 hr 25 mins] back in March earlier this year.  The hard-hitting american has not gone past the first round.

UFC Scotland takes place on July 18th in Glasgow which is headlined by Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leite.

UFC® ANNOUNCES 3 GUEST FIGHTERS FOR DEBUT EVENT IN SCOTLAND ON JULY 18TH


With less than two weeks to go until UFC®’s sell-out debut event in Scotland, the organisation has confirmed the names of three fighters who will each travel to the Scottish capital as guest fighters for the event.

UFC Fight Night Glasgow

Women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and top ten ranked featherweights Cub Swanson and Clay “The Carpenter” Guida, will all make the journey to Glasgow to meet fans and media alike, ahead of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: BISPING vs. LEITES.

The reigning 115lbs women’s champion, Jedrzejczyk successfully defended her title for the first time just last month, defeating the No. 3 ranked Jessica Penne in spectacular fashion in front of fans in Berlin, Germany. It was subsequently announced that Jedrzejczyk would be the latest fighter to form a partnership with leading apparel brand Reebok.

Cub Swanson, meanwhile, remains the No.6 ranked fighter in the UFC’s featherweight division. Swanson holds wins over some of the biggest names in the 145lbs weight class, including Dennis Siver, Jeremy Stephens and Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier.

Also making the journey to Glasgow will be veteran of the sport Clay Guida. Loved by fans for his colourful personality, Guida is arguably one of the most capable wrestlers within UFC. In April, Guida secured a win over Robbie Peralta at UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: MENDES vs. LAMAS and now holds more than 30 wins in his professional MMA career.

All three fighters will be on hand to take part in a number of activities throughout UFC’s inaugural fight week in Glasgow.

On Thursday, July 16th, the fighters will host an exclusive MMA masterclass for students from all over Scotland. Organised in partnership with Glasgow University, Sport and Recreation, students of all ages and ability levels will attend the seminar, which will include an introduction into a variety of techniques, as well as a Q&A and an autograph and photo session.

The guest fighters will also pay a visit to Antonine Sports Centre, a local sports facility which UFC has supported for many years. There, members of the centre will have the unique opportunity to take part in a training seminar led by the fighters, as well as to have their photographs taken with their heroes.

On Friday, July 17th fans traveling to Glasgow for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: BISPING vs. LEITES will be invited to take part in a live Q&A with Jedrzejczyk, Swanson and Guida, just before the public weigh-ins begin. The Q&A will take place at the SSE Hydro from 12:45-13:30. Doors open to UFC FIGHT CLUBmembers at 12:00 and to the general public at 12:15.

Following the live UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: BISPING vs. LEITES weigh-ins, the guest fighters will also take part in a fan signing, which takes place between 14:30-16:00.

UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: BISPING vs. LEITES will take place on Saturday, July 18th at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. Headlined by a five round bout between the UK’s Michael Bisping and Brazilian Thales Leites, the fight card also features three Scottish fighters – Robert Whiteford, Stevie Ray and Joanne Calderwood. Tickets to the event sold out in a matter of hours after going on general sale, so fans can expect a packed out arena on the night.

 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: BISPING vs. LEITES will be aired live from 3:00 p.m. in the UK and Ireland on the BT Sport app.

 

 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT® BISPING vs. LEITES FIGHT CARD

All bouts live and subject to change.

 

Heavyweight Bout

Daniel Omielanczuk (POL) vs. Chris De La Rocha (USA)

Bantamweight Bout

Jimmie Rivera (USA) vs. Marcus Brimage (USA)

Featherweight Bout

Robert Whiteford (SCO) vs. Paul Redmond (IRE)

Light Heavyweight Bout

Ilir Latifi (SWE) vs. Hans Stringer (NL)

Lightweight Bout

Teemu Packalen (FIN) vs. Mickael Lebout (FRA)

Flyweight Bout

Paddy Holohan (IRE) vs. Vaughan Lee (ENG)

Main Card

Lightweight Bout

Stevie Ray (SCO) vs. Leonardo Mafra (BRA)

Welterweight Bout

Leon Edwards (ENG) vs. Pawel Pawlak (POL)

Women’s Strawweight Bout

Joanne Calderwood (SCO) vs. Bec Rawlings (AUS)

Lightweight Bout

Joe Duffy (IRE) vs. Ivan Jorge (BRA)

Lightweight Bout

Ross Pearson (ENG) vs. Evan Dunham (USA)

Middleweight Bout

Michael Bisping (ENG) vs. Thales Leites (BRA)

 

For the latest information on this event, please visit www.ufc.com or follow @UFC_UK on twitter.

Fight Night New Jersey: Why I Fight – Lyoto Machida


Former UFC light heavyweight champion talks about his family’s rich history in martial arts and where he got the motivation to become a professional fighter. Machida, now fighting at middleweight, faces Luke Rockhold at Fight Night New Jersey

Why I Fight: Lyoto Machida
Why I Fight: Lyoto Machida

UFC Fight Night Jersey takes place Saturday April 18th coming live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Fight Night Rio: Ryan LaFlare – Fighting In Enemy Territory


 

 

No. 14-ranked welterweight Ryan LaFlare is facing No. 7-ranked Demian Maia in his home country of Brazil in the main event of Fight Night Rio. Hear LaFlare’s thoughts on his opponent, Brazilian fans, and more.

UFC Fight Night Rio de Janeiro takes place on Saturday, March, 21st.

Fight Night Rio: One-on-One with Ryan LaFlare


 

 

Fight Night Rio main event fighter Ryan LaFlare went 1-on-1 with UFC correspondent Megan Olivi ahead of his welterweight bout against Demian Maia. He talks about not being the fan favorite in Brazil and what he needs to do to beat Maia.

UFC Fight Night Rio de Janeiro is on Saturday, March, 21st.

UFC Fight Night 64 Poland adds Female Strawweight Bout – Joanne Calderwood Vs Maryna Moro


UFC Fight Night 64 in Poland has just added another female strawweight bout to their line up.

Joanne Calderwood
Joanne Calderwood

Scotland’s Joanne Calerwood [9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC] will face Ukrainian Maryna ‘The Iron Woman’ Moro [5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC] on April 11th at Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass. [Those in the UK maybe also able to watch via BTSports; subject to viewing restrictions].

With today’s announcement this is how UFC Fight Night 64 is now shaping up:

  • Mirko Filipovic vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
  • Jan Blachowicz vs. Jimi Manuwa
  • Krzysztof Jotko vs. Garreth McLellan
  • Sergio Moraes vs. Peter Sobotta
  • Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Anthony Hamilton
  • Pawel Pawlak vs. Sheldon Westcott
  • Seth Baczynski vs. Leon Edwards
  • Marcin Bandel vs. Jason Saggo
  • Aisling Daly vs. Claudia Gadelha
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Maryna Moroz

UFC FIGHT NIGHT BROOMFIELD – POST FIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE


UFC Fight Night Broomfield  Full Video Post Fight Press

 

Video Credit: UFC

 

Benson Henderson Discusses “Non Permanent” Move to Welterweight


 

INSIDE MMA correspondent Ron Kruck sits down with former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson to discuss his transition to welterweight for his upcoming match at UFC Fight Night 60 versus Brandon Thatch February 14.

 

Video Credit: AXS TV Fights

 

OPEN WORKOUT HIGHLIGHTS – UFC FIGHT NIGHT BROOMFIELD


 

UFC stars Benson Henderson, Brandon Thatch and Neil Magny take part in open workouts before their big night inside the Octagon this Saturday at UFC Fight Night Broomfield.

 

Video Credit: UFC