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UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum Results

The UFC bounced back from the rather disappointing pay-per-view event last weekend with a free Fight Night event on Fox Sports 1. UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum took place on Saturday night from the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil. The card was filled with many well-known Brazilian fighters that kept the crowd engaged in every single bout. Below are the full results from Saturday’s event.

Main Card Results:

  • Kelvin Gastelum def. Vitor Belfort via TKO in Round 1 at 3:52
  • Shogun Rua def. Gian Villante via TKO in Round 3 at 0:59
  • Edson Barboza def. Beneil Dariush via knockout in Round 2 at 3:35
  • Ray Borg def. Jussier Formiga via unanimous decision
  • Bethe Correia vs. Marion Reneau declared majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
  • Alex Oliveira def. Tim Means via submission in Round 2 at 2:38

Preliminary Card Results:

  • Kevin Lee def. Francisco Trinaldo via submission in Round 2 at 3:12
  • Sergio Moraes def. Davi Ramos via unanimous decision
  • Joe Soto def. Rani Yahya via unanimous decision
  • Michel Prazeres def. Josh Burkman via submission in Round 1 at 1:42
  • Jeremy Kennedy def. Rony Jason via unanimous decision
  • Paulo Borrachinha def. Garreth McLellan via TKO in Round 1 at 1:17

UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne Results

With the long holiday weekend the UFC held a rare Sunday night event. UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne took place from the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and aired live on Fox Sports 1. A heavyweight grudge match between Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne served as the main event. Former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks made his middleweight debut against former Bellator champion Hector Lombard served as the night’s co-main event. Below are the full results from Sunday night’s event.

Main Card Results:

  • Derrick Lewis def. Travis Browne via KO in Round 2 at 3:12
  • Johny Hendricks def. Hector Lombard via unanimous decision
  • Gavin Tucker def. Sam Sicilia via unanimous decision
  • Elias Theodorou def. Cezar Ferreira via unanimous decision
  • Sara McMann def. Gina Mazany via submission in Round 1 at 1:14
  • Paul Felder def. Alessandro Ricci via TKO in Round 1 at 4:41

Preliminary Card Results:

  • Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Nordine Taleb via unanimous decision
  • Randa Markos def. Carla Esparza via split decision
  • Aiemann Zahabi def. Reginaldo Vieira via unanimous decision
  • Thiago “Marreta” Santos def. Jack Marshman via TKO in Round 2 at 2:21
  • Gerald Meerschaert def. Ryan Janes via submission in Round 1 at 1:34

UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie – Main Event Preview

The Korean Zombie returns after a long layoff hoping to regain his spot atop of the rankings in the featherweight division but will Dennis Bermudez spoil his UFC homecoming?

On Saturday February 4th the eve of the Superbowl the UFC will host a Fight Night in Houston, the same city that will host the big game. On paper the card pales in comparison to past Superbowl eve events due to its lack of superstar name power. Despite this fight fans are well aware that there is potential for non-stop action throughout the card especially with the night’s main event. Number nine ranked featherweight and former “Ultimate Fighter” finalist Dennis “the Menace” Burmudez will take on returning fan favorite Chan Sung Jung, better known as the “Korean Zombie”.

Jung (13-4) makes his UFC return after three and a half years away from action. The popular featherweight last competed in 2013 when he dropped a title fight against Jose Aldo. Shortly after the fight Jung announced that he would begin his mandatory military service for his home country of South Korea. Jung rose to popularity after his featured preliminary fight at WEC 48 against Leonard Garcia stole the show. The fight was considered by many as fight of the year for 2010 and was helped tremendously by airing live on Spike TV. Jung would lose the controversial split decision but gained a ton of fans from his effort inside the cage.

After the WEC closed, Jung took his talents to the UFC where he quickly rattled off three consecutive wins. One of those wins was a spectacular submission victory over Garcia. Jung got revenge of sorts by defeating Garcia via a twister, a very rare submission technique.

Jung received a shot at the featherweight title against Jose Aldo at UFC 163. Jung lasted four rounds with the champion and but a shoulder injury that accord during the fight hindered his offense and he would go onto lose via TKO. That was the last time Jung was seen in any type of martial arts action. He was one of the top fighters in the featherweight division before he left and despite losing two plus years in the military he is still only 29 years old and can have another three good years of competition left in him.

Giving his reputation it is easy to see why UFC matchmakers have pitted Jung up against Berumudez. Bermudez (16-5), like Jung, has a habit of throwing caution to the wind during his fights and has delivered some memorable moments of his own. It seems that at least one time in all of his fights there is a moment where one of his opponents lands a big shot and drops Berumdez but some he miraculously seems to pop right back up and come forward.

After dropping his UFC debut, Bermudez went on a seven-fight win streak before dropping back-to-back contest. He has bounced back to win his last two fights and will be looking to extend it to three and ruin Jung’s homecoming all in the same night.

If both fighters live up to their reputation this main event bout will sure to have just as much action as the Superbowl on Sunday. If the fight lasts one round or five rounds both men are sure to go for broke as soon as they enter the cage. Bermudez is a wrestler and a grinder with an incredible chin and endurance. Jung has eight career submission victories and can counter the grappling of Bermudez with his submissions. That may lead to a straight up stand up fight that will sure to entertain both the fans in attendance and the fans watching at home.

UFC Fight Night: Berumdez vs. Korean Zombie- Co-Main Event Preview

Alexa Grasso cruised to a unanimous decision victory in her UFC debut but Felice Herrig looks to make Grasso’s second go around in the UFC a lot harder.

Despite having a dominant champion in Joanna Jedrzejczyk the UFC’s strawweight division is not lacking in personalities to promote the division and keep the interest level at a high with fans. Alexa Grasso and Felice Herrig are two of those personalities that have the fans interest and being placed as the co-main event for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event is only proof of that.

Grasso (9-0) was a standout during her time in Invicta FC an in her two years there she compiled a 4-0 record before moving on to the UFC. In her debut she defeated Heather Clark via a unanimous decision furthering her supporter’s claims as being one of the top up and coming talents in women’s mixed marital arts. Four of her nine career wins have come by way of knockout and in her UFC debut she landed 65 significant strikes and landed 120 total strikes.

The UFC’s desire to expand into the Mexican market has been no secret and being a native of Mexico Grasso is definitely high on the interest level of the UFC. With Cain Velasquez being injured quite often the UFC needs stars to showcase to fans in Mexico and the Mexican-American fight fans in the United States. Grasso could fit the bill nicely if she can put together some key wins in the UFC.

Herrig (11-6) is no stranger to being pitted against a fighter who has a high marketability promise. She faced Paige VanZant in what was only VanZant’s second career UFC bout. The similarities between her bout with VanZant and Grasso are too big to ignore. Being a tough fighter and being a gatekeeper are two different things entirely. For VanZant to be truly considered legit she had to beat Herrig and the same can be said for Grasso. For Herrig, being the first big test for any up and coming fighter may not be a role she wants but at 32 years old her time for a push at the title may be running out. Herring was a contestant on the “Ultimate Fighter” though she did not with the tournament she did win her UFC debut against Lisa Ellis. After he loss to VanZant she bounced back with a submission win over Kailin Curran last summer.

This bout is really a story of a potential star going up against a veteran who feels as though her time is not up to make an impact in the division.

Watch Live: UFC Fight Night Zagreb Official Weigh-Ins

The UFC will make its debut in yet another country. This weekend the largest MMA organization in the world will hold an event in Zagreb, Croatia. The event will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between former champion Junior Dos Santos and Ben Rothwell. Before any of the bouts can take place, all fighters must participant in the official weigh-ins. Watch live as the fighters stand on the scale and make their bouts official.

Main Card:

  • Heavyweight: Junior dos Santos vs. Ben Rothwell
  • Heavyweight: Jan Blachowicz vs. Igor Pokrajac
  • Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
  • Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes vs. Francis Ngannou
  • Heavyweight: Timothy Johnson vs. Marcin Tybura
  • Strawweight: Maryna Moroz vs. Cristina Stanciu

Preliminary Card:

  • Lightweigtht: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Damir Hadzovic
  • Welterweight: Alessio Di Chirico vs. Bojan Velickovic
  • Bantamweight: Filip Pejic vs. Damian Stasiak
  • Heayvweight: Cyril Asker vs. Jared Cannonier
  • Welterweight: Zak Cummings vs. Nicolas Dalby
  • Bantamweight: Ian Entwistle vs. Alejandro Perez
  • Featherweight: Lucas Martins vs. Robert Whiteford

Hunt Scores a Walk-Off KO: UFC Brisbane Results

Not many fighters in the world of MMA can say they have a signature move. Many fighters utilize the same maneuvers and skills in order to ensure themselves victory. Dan Henderson has his “H-Bomb”, Urijah Faber is known for his guillotine choke, and Mark Hunt has his walk-off knockouts. Hunt scored another signature win over former heavyweight champion Frank Mir at their UFC Fight Night main event.

The event took place at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and aired live on Fox Sports 1. Below are the full results from the fight card.

 

MAIN CARD RESULTS:

  • Mark Hunt def. Frank Mir via KO at 3:01 of Round 1
  • Neil Magny def. Hector Lombard via TKO at 0:46 of Round 3
  • Jake Matthews def. Johnny Case via submission at 4:45 of Round 3
  • Dan Kelly def. Antônio Carlos Júnior via TKO at 1:36 of Round 3
  • Steve Bossé def. James Te-Huna via KO at 0:54 of Round 1
  • Bec Rawlings def. Seo Hee Ham via unanimous decision

PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS:

  • Alan Jouban def. Brendan O’Reilly via TKO at 2:15 of Round 1
  • Dan Hooker def. Mark Eddiva via submission at 1:24 of Round 1
  • Leslie Smith def. Rin Nakai via unanimous decision
  • Viscardi Andrade def. Richard Walsh via unanimous decision
  • Ross Pearson def. Chad Laprise via split decision
  • Alan Patrick def. Damien Brown via unanimous decision