Don't miss UFC 187 post-fight press conference from Las Vegas. Who received the bonus awards? What does the winners and losers have to say about past fights? And much more!
In the headliner of UFC 187 event the vacant Light-Heavyweight title was on the line between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. "Rumble" lands a big right punch and "Black Fedor" falls to canvas, but he got up quickly and started to use his superior wrestling skills, pressing his opponent against the fence and taking the fight to the ground. The second round started with exchange, but Johnson is soon on the mat again where he stays until the end of the round. Cormier damages his head with elbows while also looking for kimura. In the third round "Rumble" looks very tired, Cormier continues to grapple and ends behind his opponent where he secures a rear-naked choke capturing the belt.
In the co-headliner Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman met Vitor Belfort. The American is in the center, and the Brazilian moves around - they're both looking for a good moment. Belfort finds the opportunity and lands nice punches again and again in a series of combinations and Weidman is in trouble. But Weidman survives the pressure and scores a takedown, works his way to the top and after some nasty ground and pound, Herb Dean is forced to stop beatdown.
UFC 187 took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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In the main even of KSW 31 in Gdansk, Poland, Middleweight Champion Michal Materla kept his belt after the fight with Toasz Drwal in what seemed to be a bit of a controversial referee stoppage. Drwal looked better with strikes and especially his jab did a good job. Materla took the fight to the mat from time to time and after a successful takedown in the third round, he worked his way up to top crucifix position where the Champion trapped the Challenger while also landing punches. After about one minute in a bad position Materla was warned by the referee that he would stop the match, but the UFC veteran couldn't do anything about it and the fight was finished at 4:56. The strikes from the Champion wasn't damaging and some of them were even blocked.
In the co-main event Mariusz Pudzianowski needed only 27 seconds to knock out Rolles Gracie. The Brazilian kicks early, and the Pole lands a big right swing sending Gracie to the floor, Pudzianowski looks for a finish, but it finished already as the ref saves Gracie.
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In the headliner of ONE Championship 27 Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki took Koji Ando to the ground in the opening round. The challenger was well defending the transitions of his opponent, but eat some strikes. In the second round the fighters were exchanging some strikes from distance and Aoki got a bloody noise. In the third round, Aoki again scored a takedown, but couldn't finish the match by submission although doing some significant damage this time. Despite some success from the challenger, Aoki was leading the fight in the championship rounds. In the fifth round, Aoki jumps guard, sliding on his butt around the cage and at the end of the fight wins via unanimous decision to retain his crown.
ONE Championship 27: Warrior’s Quest took place at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
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Watch UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier weigh-ins live at combatbear.com. The athletes will step on the scale and make the staredowns in front the fans and media.
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UFC Fight Night 74 will be held on August 8 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
ONE Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki (154) and challenger Koji Ando (154.5) were both on the mark at the weigh-in event. Also co-headliners Roy Doliguez (113.5) vs. Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (114) successfully passed the procedure for the inaugural strawweight title fight.
ONE Championship 27 will be held tomorrow at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
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Check out the KSW 31 staredowns in Warsaw’s Palace of Culture. The upcoming event will feature Middleweight Champion Michał Materla's title defence against UFC veteran Tomasz Drwal and Polish strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski who meets BJJ practitionar Rolles Gracie among other interesting match-ups.
KSW 31 will be held this weekend at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland.
TUF 1 competitor Mike Swick (15-5) continues his preparations for his UFC return in the second episode of his video blog. Swick has been out of fighting for 2,5 years as he committed himself to build the AKA gym in Phuket, Thailand. On July 11 "Quick" will face Alex Garcia (12-2) at UFC 189 in Las Vegas.
Today Simonovsky Court of Moscow found PRIDE veteran Aleksander Emelianenko (23-7) guilty in the commission of rape. The athlete was also convicted of taking the passport from his victim. Emelianenko Jr. will serve 4,5 year in prison and is fined 50.000 rubles which equals ca. 1000 US dollars.