One of the most criminal MMA fighters Alexander Emelianenko (20-4) is out on parole and ready to fight. His manager Oleg Rajewski assured everyone that his fighter is in shape, "He's in great shape, there (in jail) he only trained and ate." Already now the notorious Russian MMA promotion Fight Nights has expressed their wish to sign Emelianenko Jr but first want to talk about if "The Grim Reaper" wants to behave.
UFC veteran Antonio Silva (19-10-1) signs with Titov Boxing Promotion which organizes mixed boxing and MMA events. The Brazilian will go against undefeated Russian Ivan Shtyrkov (7-0) on November 18 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Alexander Shlemenko returns to USA after the suspension by CSAC meeting Kendall Grove at Bellator 162 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Russian is pressing forward while the American moves around. It's clearly Shlemenko who wins the exchanges but at the end of the first round Grove also hurts his opponent. In the next frame "The Storm" continues to throw hard strikes and connects with one to the liver and one to the face dropping "Da Spyder". Shlemenko unleashes ground and pound and wins via TKO.
Bobby Lashley dominates Josh Appelt in the co-main event. Lashley scores a takedown early beating his opponent on the ground the whole round. In the second round it's the same thing but this time Appelt is exhausted while on the mat. Lashley goes for a rear-naked choke and wins.
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Two UFC veterans Chael Sonnen (28-14-1) and Tito Ortiz (18-12-1) will clash at Bellator 170's main event on January 21 in California.
It's been a year since former UFC Queen Ronda Rousey was seen in the Octagon and people started to doubt whether she would ever make a comeback. Yes, she will! "Rowdy" is now slated to meet current Womens Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes at December's UFC 207 in Las Vegas.
Check out UFC 205 : Live Like Legends trailer ahead of New York City's event in November. UFC 205 will present a total of three title fights where Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez is set to defend his title against Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor, Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley faces striker Stephen Thompson and Strawweight Queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk meets fellow Pole Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Watch UFC 204 post-fight press conference highlights from UK. However you will not see Michael Bisping during the conference as he went to the hospital.
UFC 204 in UK featured a rematch between Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson. The English was landing more strikes and was aggressive but was knocked down two times early in the fight. In the third round The American started to gas out while his opponent still looked fresh even though his face was damaged. The fourth round again went for the Champion and in the last round the challenger gave it his best but couldn't finish the fight. At the end the judges scored 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 for Bisping.
In the co-headliner Gegard Mousasi met MMA legend Vitor Belfort. The Dutch was at first throwing good kicks while the Brazilian countered with punches. In the second round Mousasi connected with high kick rocking his opponent and quickly added some more strikes. The fight went to the mat with Mousasi on top who won via TKO.
Full UFC 204 results:
Watch UFC 204 Bisping vs Henderson weigh-in event LIVE from Manchester, England. The fighters will step to the scale and make final staredowns before they go to war inside the Octagon tomorrow.
Watch UFC 204 Countdown full episode with headliners Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson, co-headliners Vitor Belfort and Gegard Mousasi and main card fighters Ovince Saint Preux and Jimi Manuwa. The event will be held this weekend in UK.