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Kenan Song TKOs Hector Aldana (UFC Singapore Highlights)

Kenan Song UFC Singapore Highlights

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Check out highlights from Kenan Song’s TKO stoppage of Hector Aldana at UFC Fight Night 132 on Saturday in Singapore.

The UFC takes a week off following UFC Fight Night 132 before hosting back-to-back nights during International Fight Week in Las Vegas. The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale takes place on Friday, July 6, before heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic puts his belt on the line opposite light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 on Saturday, July 7.

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Jessica Eye Scores Emotional Win Over Jessica-Rose Clark (UFC Singapore Highlights)

Jessica Eye UFC Singapore Results

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Check out highlights from Jessica Eye’s unanimous decision victory over Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC Fight Night 132 on Saturday in Singapore.

The UFC takes a week off following UFC Fight Night 132 before hosting back-to-back nights during International Fight Week in Las Vegas. The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale takes place on Friday, July 6, before heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic puts his belt on the line opposite light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 on Saturday, July 7.

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Li Jingliang Dominates Daichi Abe (UFC Singapore Highlights)

Li Jingliang UFC Singapore Highlights

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Check out highlights from Li Jingliang’s dominant decision victory over Daichi Abe at UFC Fight Night 132 on Saturday in Singapore.

The UFC takes a week off following UFC Fight Night 132 before hosting back-to-back nights during International Fight Week in Las Vegas. The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale takes place on Friday, July 6, before heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic puts his belt on the line opposite light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 on Saturday, July 7.

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Things Get Tense During UFC Singapore: Cowboy vs. Edwards Face-Offs (Video)

Donald Cerrone and Leon Edwards face off at UFC Singapore

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Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has tried to keep things on an even keel for most of his recent fights, but that’s just not going to be possible with Leon Edwards for this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 132 in Singapore. 

While Cerrone has wanted to keep the fight as simply another sporting contest, he has pointed out that Edwards has been amping up the trash talk, calling him “past his prime” and “not on his level.” 

TRENDING > Josh Barnett Working on Securing His Release from the UFC

Tune in during Saturday, June 29, for full UFC Fight Night 132: Cowboy vs. Edwards Live Results. The first fight is slated for 4:30 a.m ET / 1:30 a.m. PT with Donald Cerrone vs. Leon Edwards headlining.

UFC Fight Night 132 Results: Cowboy vs. Edwards (Full Results and Live Fight Stats)

(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live analytics and the latest results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. The first UFC Fight Night 132: Cowboy vs. Edwards bout from Singapore is scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 23, at 4:30 a.m. ET / 1:30 a.m. PT.)

The UFC returns this week for its third event in Singapore with a welterweight battle between the old guard and a rising youngster.

Fan-favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and rising star Leon Edwards square off in Singapore’s main event on Saturday’s UFC Fight Pass event, which airs in the wee hours of the morning across North America on Saturday, June 23.

UFC Fight Night 132: Cowboy vs. Edwards is Cerrone’s (33-10, 1NC) latest opportunity to continue fighting his way out of a skid. He lost three fights in a row for the first time in his career in 2017 before finally righting the ship with a win over Yancy Medeiros earlier this year. Cerrone hopes to keep the ship on course with a victory in Singapore.

Edwards (15-3) is being afforded the biggest opportunity of his career in facing Cerrone in a headlining bout. The Jamaican-born Brit bounced back from a loss to Kamaru Usman in 2015 by reeling off five consecutive victories, most recently defeating Peter Sobotta in March in London.

Though the undercard is loaded with Asian fighters, the co-main event pits American Ovince Saint-Preux and Australian Tyson Pedro in a light heavyweight battle that could propel the winner several steps closer to title contention.

Check out the MMAWeekly.com Rumors page for more scheduled events and rumored fight cards.

UFC Fight Night 132 Results: Cowboy vs. Edwards

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German Fans Get UFC Live Events via Fight Pass and Facebook Beginning with UFC Singapore

UFC Fight Pass Logo - Gray BG

Germany has proven to be a difficult television market for the UFC, so they are going all-in with UFC FIGHT PASS and Facebook.

Sports fans in Germany will be able to view UFC events live on UFC FIGHT PASS and UFC’s Facebook page starting with UFC FIGHT NIGHT: COWBOY vs. EDWARDS on Saturday, June 23.

Whilst all main cards will be available exclusively to UFC FIGHT PASS members, those following UFCEurope on Facebook in Germany will be able to catch many of the live Prelim bouts at no cost. For this weekend’s event, the first five bouts will be live on Facebook starting at 10:30 a.m. CEST.

“This is a great opportunity for us to bring our product to the masses in Germany,” remarked David Shaw, UFC Senior Vice President, International and Content. “We know we have a strong fan base in Germany, as exemplified by the sell out crowd in Hamburg in 2016. We want to ensure our fans don’t miss a second of our live offering.”

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UFC will be putting on a summer blockbuster of events, including two thrilling title fights at UFC 226: MIOCIC vs. CORMIER. The main event will see heavyweight champion Miocic go for his fourth consecutive title defense against light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Then on Sunday, July 22, the Octagon touches down in Hamburg for the second time as light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir faces MMA legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. To experience UFC live this summer, tickets are available from Eventim.de.  

Upcoming UFC events this summer include:

  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT: COWBOY vs. EDWARDS on Saturday, June 23
  • THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE: TAVARES vs. ADESANYA on Friday, July 6
  • UFC 226: MIOCIC vs. CORMIER on Saturday, July 7
  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT: DOS SANTOS vs. IVANOV on Saturday, July 14
  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT: VOLKAN vs. SHOGUN on Sunday, July 22
  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ALVAREZ vs. POIRIER on Saturday, July 28
  • UFC 227: DILLASHAW vs. GARBRANDT 2 on Saturday, August 4

Jordan Titoni Pretty Sure He’ll Finish Cameron Graves at LFA 43

Since coming off his second straight loss in February of 2017, featherweight Jordan Titoni has been on a tear, winning five straight fights.

Looking back on his recent success, Titoni couldn’t be much happier. The only thing he would change is the number of fights he’s having and the type of opposition he could be facing.

“I couldn’t be more pleased,” Titoni told MMAWeekly.com. “I’m just looking for more opportunities to fight more often.

“I’m training hard in the gym to improve the holes in my game. I’m just looking to kind of prove myself – to myself – that I belong at this professional level. I’m itching to face some competition at a higher level that I was at.”

Titoni feels what got him back on track and lead to his current winning streak was a return to his grappling roots, which served him well in the amateur ranks and early into his pro career.

“I’ve been a wrestler since the fourth grade; so most of my life; and I think for a while there I was trying to prove to myself that I was a striker, but I feel like I was getting away from who I am,” said Titoni. “I just got more comfortable with who I am and what I do, so I’ve been applying that to my fight game.

“I’ve just gotten back to pushing the pace and having exhilarating fights for the fans. Pushing my opponent to see what I can make him respond to, see how I can break him, and just try to find that finish.”’

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Titoni (6-2) will seek to keep his winning streak going when he faces Cameron Graves (6-2) in a main card 145-pound bout at LFA 43 this Friday in Beaumont, Texas.

“I’ve watched a ton of stuff on Cameron, and he seems like a tough kid, but right now the guys he’s fighting are not really on my level,” Titoni said. “I feel like if I fight smart and keep my head on and push the pace and see where he gives, I’m pretty sure I can get the finish on this one.”

For Titoni, the focus for the remainder of 2018 is to be as busy as he can be and work his way to the next level either by year’s end or early next year.

“My main goal is to fight,” said Titoni. “Hopefully I can get in three more fights by the end of the year. This will be my third fight so far, so if I can get two or three more in that would be excellent. If I keep getting those wins; those finishes; I can get the call up to a bigger promotion.”

Jon Jones Lashes Out at UFC Considering Daniel Cormier the Potential GOAT

Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones

Having defeated Daniel Cormier twice, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was a bit offended when Cormier’s name entered the conversation for the Greatest of All Time or GOAT.

Jones (22-1, 1NC) has one loss on his record, that being a controversial call by the referee that led to a disqualification against Matt Hamill in 2009. Outside of that, his in-Octagon performances have awed most, particularly when you consider the class of competition that Jones has defeated.

Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones - UFC 214Jones’ hit list includes the like of Cormier twice (although one victory was changed to a no contest because of a UFC Anti-Doping Violation), Alexander Gustafsson, Shogun Rua, Glover Teixeira, Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida, Chael Sonnen, Rashad Evans, Ryan Bader, Rampage Jackson, and a host of others.

The biggest roadblock for Jon Jones really has been Jon Jones and his actions outside of the Octagon. He’s been in a few legal scuffles, as well as being popped for anti-doping violations, leading him to being stripped of a UFC title on three occasions.

In the Octagon, however, he has been impeccable. So when the UFC Twitter handle proposed the question of whether or not Cormier could be considered the greatest of all time if he were to defeat heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas, Jones immediately took exception.

“What have you done for me lately? Let’s just be real and stop asking this question,” Jones wrote, before asking, “If he’s in the conversation, does that make me the motherf—ing man?”

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Jones is currently in the midst of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s adjudication of his latest UFC Anti-Doping Policy violation. His team has said that they expect a decision at any moment, but have been saying that for quite some time, so we’re all still waiting to see what will be Jones’ fate.

Claudia Gadelha Provides Post-Surgery Update

Claudia Gadelha knee surgery update 2018

It wasn’t the most in-depth of updates, but Claudia Gadelha posted shortly after her surgery on Wednesday to let everyone know how she was doing.

“Surgery went well guys, big thank you to my loved ones! Love you all!!” she wrote on Instagram.

Gadelha earned a hard-fought split-decision victory over former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza at UFC 225 on June 9 in Chicago, but then revealed that she was going to have knee surgery this week.

Gadelha, in a recent interview with MMAFighting, stated that she had injured her knee not in the fight with Esparza, but a couple of weeks prior to the bout.

Claudia Gadelha ahead of UFC 225“I badly injured my knee, everyone at the UFC (Performance) Institute knows that because I was treated by the institute’s physiotherapist,” Gadelha said. “(The physiotherapist) was the only reason I didn’t pull out of the fight. She said, ‘I’ll take care of you.’

”I kept visiting the physiotherapist during fight week to be able to fight. I felt the knee in the first round, could barely stand, and still beat Carla in her game, wrestling, so I think she’s just mad she couldn’t outwrestle me.”

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Though the win over Esparza was a big one, it probably wouldn’t have landed in a title shot just yet, even if she hadn’t required knee surgery. Gadelha suffered a loss to Jessica Andrade in her most recent bout prior to Esparza, so she probably would still have needed another win to get a title shot in her next trip to the Octagon.

As it stands, she’ll have to take some time to recover and rehab her knee injury before UFC officials decide what is next for her.

Geje Eustaquio is Ready to Defeat Adriano Moraes Anywhere the Fight Goes

Geje Eustaquio ONE Global Superheroes Belt

A lot has changed since Geje Eustaquio first fought Adriano Moraes. The Filipino has won four ONE Championship fights and beaten the likes of Gianni Subba and Kairat Akmetov to become the interim ONE flyweight champion.

During the last four years, Eustaquio, who rematches Moraes at ONE: Pinnacle of Power on Saturday, has also seen some of his Team Lakay training partners register big wins. Eduard Folayang famously beat Shinya Aoki to win the lightweight belt.

So he is a much more confident fighter heading into Saturday’s show in Macau and his team is also on something of a high. According to Eusatquio, this is the contrast between the rematch with Moraes and the first fight.

“It is hard to admit, but the first time we met, I just was not ready. Now my confidence is super high. I believe I can stand and trade with him, and going down to the ground with him is a dream.”

Geje Eustaquio vs Adriano MoraesThis might seem like a slightly bold statement given that Moraes is a BJJ black belt, but Team Lakay’s recent record against elite-level grapplers and wrestlers stands up to close scrutiny. Folayang beat Aoki, Belingon beat McLaren, and Leone and Eustaquio outpointed Akhmetov, one of only two men to claimed a win over Moraes.

Team Lakay is evolving rapidly and Eustaquio is relishing his role in this progress.

“We are doing some extraordinary things in training and we are enjoying every minute of it,” he said.

Like the majority of his teammates, Eustaquio comes from a wushu background and is confident with his striking. He’s never been knocked out or stopped with strikes, but does have two submission losses on his record, one of which came at the hands of Moraes.

However, Eustaquio feels the ground game is no longer a weakness. In fact, he would consider taking Moraes down if a suitable opportunity arises.

“If the going gets rough, then he can focus on taking it to the mat. The same principle applies to me. I want to test my jiu-jitsu skills too, and what better opponent than Adriano Moraes to do so against?”

Whether or not Eustaquio will actually attempt to instigate a grappling exchange with the BJJ black belt remains to be seen, but the 29-year-old definitely believes he is capable of knocking Moraes out.

“This time around, I have a feeling we will be standing more. I think he will want to stand and trade with me to test his striking,” he said.

At least this time Eustaquio has no sense of inferiority. He believes this is a much better match-up for him than it was in 2014 and thinks he can pose Moraes some problems.

“I have worked extremely hard to get to this point, because deep inside, I knew we would meet again. Now, I can finally give him a better fight.”

For the Team Lakay fighters, every training camp is the same in that they always prepare in Baguio with familiar faces. But the mood around the place is completely different now that fighters like Folayang, Belingon, Eustaquio, and Banario are consistently holding their own against the best in Asia.

TRENDING > Adriano Moraes Confident of Submitting Geje Eustaquio for a Second Time on Saturday

Seeing his teammates succeed instils confidence in Eustaquio. He believes in the quality of the work being put in by the fighters and the coaching team and goes into Saturday’s title unification clash in high spirits.

“It is one of the toughest training camps of my career, but also one of the most enjoyable. My conditioning is on point and I am ready to go. Right now, we are just polishing my skills and trusting in the process.” 

Eustaquio will be the underdog, but it’s a role which he and his teammates have excelled in of late. The Filipino flyweight’s preparation is some of his best ever. He is ready to fulfill his ambition of unifying  the titles and becoming the undisputed top dog in the division.

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