Most MMA fans were disappointed when the UFC picked showman Conor McGregor to fight Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 instead of undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. However the UFC President announced during a recent press conference that the Russian now meets well known face in the division Michael Johnson at the same event in New York.
Don't miss the UFC 205 press conference from Madison Square Garden in New York City featuring Conor McGregor, Eddie Alvarez, Tyron Woodley, Stephen Thompson and Joanna Jędrzejczyk among other participants.
The greatest MMA trashtalker Conor McGregor will challenge Champion Eddie Alvarez at November's UFC 205 in New York instead of undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. This move is probably the most profitable for the #1 promotion which slightly goes in pro-wrestling direction.
Saitama, Japan - Rizin FF 2 featured former UFC, PRIDE, K-1 fighters and even sumo wrestlers all in one event.
Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic defeated Hyun Man Myung in a surprising way via submission (arm-triangle) in under three minutes.
Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett was back to the business and needed only seven seconds to TKO (punches) Minoru Kimura.
Gabi Garcia picked a third win when she submitted (keylock) early Destanie Yarbrough.
Daron Cruickshank defeated Andy Souwer via submission (rear-naked choke) in the opening round.
Fedor's protege Valentin Moldavsky defeated Karl Albrektsson via unanimous decision.
Check out the full Rizin FF 2 results and video below.
It was first in 2007 at K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Yokohama that Choi Hong Man and Mighty Mo met in a kickboxing bout. Now the two has fought again at Road FC 33 in Korea and this time by MMA rules.
Cristiane Justino came back to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 95 in her native Brazil meeting Lina Lansberg in the main event. "Cyborg" was beating up "The Elbow Princess" throughout the opening round. The Swede often found her self in the clinch with her back against the fence. Early in the second round the Brazilian landed a big right hand followed with some more punches and kicks but Lansberg wasn't finished yet. The ladies clinch again, Justino gets a takedown establishing herself on top and unleashes ground and pound earning a TKO victory.
Also on the fight card Roy Nelson clashed with Antonio Silva. After exchanging a lot of strikes in the first round, "Big Country" started to land nice counter-attacks in the second round. With only a minute to the bell "Big Foot" wanted to kick his opponent and the American countered again with uppercut dropping the Brazilian and then finished him with the following punches.
Full UFC Fight Night 95 results:
Watch UFC Fight Night 95 weigh-in event LIVE from Brasilia, Brazil. The fighters will step on the scale and do final staredowns before they'll battle in the cage on Saturday night.
Watch the extended preview for October's UFC 204 in England. The event will be headlined by Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping and legendary PRIDE fighter Dan Henderson. And in the co-headliner Vitor Belfort takes on on fellow striker Gegard Mousasi.
Hear what the UFC Fight Night 94 headliners think about the past fights and what's next. The video is presented by MMAJunkies.
UFC Fight Night 94 took place in Hidalgo, Texas.
UFC Fight Night 94 headliner between lightweights Michael Johnson and Dustin Poirier ended early. After trading some shots Poirier while attacking was met by Johnson with devastating one-two combination sending him to the floor. "Menace" quickly added some ground and pound ending the match at 1:35.
In the co-headliner Derek Brunson faced fellow middleweight Uriah Hall. First Brunson pressed his opponent to the fence and landed some strikes. Then while moving forward the American landed a big punch dropping the Jamaican and after the following strikes Herb Dean stopped the fight. However it is still a debate if the referee did right.
Full UFC Fight Night 94 results: