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UFC On ESPN+ 1 Results: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw

UFC on ESPN+ 1 goes down from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, tonight (Sat. January 19, 2019). The show will be the UFC’s first to broadcast on an ESPN platform. In the main event, UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo will defend his title against TJ Dillashaw. The 135-pound champion will attempt to win […]

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WBA Welterweight Championship: Pacquiao vs. Broner Results

Tonight (Sat. January 19, 2019) the only eight-division champion in the history of boxing returns. WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will defend his title against Adrien Broner. The pair will headline tonight’s show from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be Pacquiao’s first fight since July in which he won […]

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UFC On ESPN+ 1 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

Be sure not to miss the UFC on ESPN+ 1 (see weigh-in results here) post-fight press conference once the event concludes. Tonight (Jan. 19), a champion vs. champion bout will take center stage. UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo will put his gold on the line against bantamweight title holder T.J. Dillashaw. It’s another opportunity for a […]

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UFC on ESPN+ 1 Highlights: Cory Sandhagen Taps Mario Bautista

The first fight on ESPN was able to feature a finish in the first round thanks to Cory Sandhagen finishing Mario Bautista. The two fighters met in a bantamweight bout at the UFC on ESPN+ 1 event from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In the first round after landing a big knee strike to the fight, Sandhagen […]

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Following UFC On ESPN+ 1 Win, Dennis Bermudez Retires

Dennis Bermudez has decided to walk away from professional mixed martial arts competition. Earlier tonight (Jan. 19), Bermudez went one-on-one with Te Edwards at UFC on ESPN+ 1. Bermudez had been hinting at retirement to UFC interviewer Megan Olivi, but he made the announcement following his unanimous decision victory. An emotional Bermudez left his gloves […]

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UFC on ESPN+ 1 Highlights: Chance Rencountre Chokes Out Kyle Stewart

The first finish of the night came in fast as Chance Rencountre ended Kyle Stewart. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC on ESPN+ 1 event from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Just two minutes into the first round, Rencountre took him down, got his back, and locked in the rear-naked choke […]

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UFC on ESPN+ 1 Highlights: Alonzo Menifield TKO’s Vinicius Moreira

Alonzo Menifield wasted no time in finishing Vinicius Moreira. The two fighters met in a light heavyweight bout at the UFC on ESPN+ 1 event from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Menifield hurt him right out of the gate and then finished him later on after landing a big right hand late in the first […]

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Flyweight Championship Headlines Invicta FC 34

Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. is the birthplace of Invicta Fighting Championships, hosting the promotion’s first four events.

Nearly six years after its inaugural event, Invicta returns home to Memorial Hall, the site of Invicta FC 34 on Friday, Feb. 15.

The night’s main event pits top-ranked contender Vanessa Porto (20-8) up against surging Pearl Gonzalez (9-3) for the vacant Invicta FC flyweight championship.

Brazil’s Porto is a former flyweight title challenger, with this most recent opportunity at gold coming on the heels of stoppage wins over Milana Dudieva and Mariana Morais.

After a stint with the UFC, Gonzalez joined the Invicta roster last year and wasted no time establishing herself as a fighter to watch. In three appearances for the promotion, the Chicago native remains undefeated, with victories against Kali Robbins, Barbara Acioly and Daiane Firmino.

In order to determine the division’s No. 1 contender and next 125-pound title challenger, Invicta will host a tournament at Invicta FC 34 featuring four talented flyweights: UFC veteran Milana Dudieva (12-7) battles undefeated Brogan “Killer Bee” Walker-Sanchez (6-0), while The Ultimate Fighter season 26 competitor DeAnna “Vitamin D” Bennett (9-4-1) tangles with 21-year-old prospect Miranda “Fear The” Maverick (4-1).

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The winners of each semifinal bout at Invicta FC 34 will then meet in the tournament’s final round at an event later this year.

Serving as the flyweight tournament reserve bout, streaking Tracy Cortez (4-1) takes on Mexico’s Karina Rodriguez (6-3).

Plus, former featherweight title challenger Faith “The Immortal” McMah (6-3) returns to the Invicta cage for a scrap with Helena “Pretty” Kolesnyk (5-2, 1 NC).

Invicta FC 34 Fight Card

  • Flyweight Title Bout: Vanessa Porto vs. Pearl Gonzalez
  • Flyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout: Milana Dudieva vs. Brogan Walker-Sanchez
  • Flyweight Tournament Semifinal Bout: DeAnna Bennett vs. Miranda Maverick
  • Flyweight Bout: Tracy Cortez vs. Karina Rodriguez
  • Featherweight Bout: Faith McMah vs. Helena Kolesnyk

Additional bouts for Invicta FC 34 will be announced shortly.

Watch the UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw Weigh-in Live Friday at 6 PM ET

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Watch the UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw Weigh-in live on Friday, January 18, at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT. Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw drops down to the flyweight division to challenge titleholder Henry Cejudo in Saturday’s main event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The event will be the debut of the UFC on ESPN+.

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Tune in to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday, Jan. 19, for full UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw Live Results and Fight Stats. The first bout is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT with Cejudo vs. Dillashaw finishing out the night.

Jose Mariscal Prepared to ‘Do the Right Things’ to Beat Youssef Zalal at LFA 57

While he didn’t have as much output as he would have liked in 2018, featherweight up and comer Jose Mariscal feels like his year was productive for the growth of his game.

In particular, for Mariscal, the biggest thing was learning to adapt to adversity when applying his game in bouts.

“Last year I was still trying to figure out my style,” Mariscal told MMAWeekly.com. “I over-do strikes or I over-throw, so I felt like last year was me finding my range and where I find guys with my own technique.

“If my first move didn’t work or my second move didn’t work, we had a third or fourth. I’ve just been learning more and I feel great. I feel like I’ve evolved so much over this past year.”

It is because of his development that Mariscal isn’t overly frustrated with only fighting twice in 2018.

“We had a bunch of guys back out of some cards we were looking at,” said Mariscal. “Last year I didn’t fight that much; I try to fight three or four times.

“I look at it as a good thing because I sharpened up all my weapons. I’ve been with this team for two years, and I’m still trying to learning their styles, so I just sharpened up more with my coaches and teammates.”

Mariscal (8-3) will look to kick off his 2019 on a high note when he faces Youssef Zalal (6-0) in the LFA 57 lightweight main event on Friday in Broomfield, Colo.

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“I actually saw him at LFA (56 in December) and right that’s when I wanted to fight him,” Mariscal said of Zalal. “I saw him and I heard he said if he was healthy he wanted to do this Denver card, and I was ready too and looking for a fight.

“I want the best guys. I don’t want to be overlooked. I want the top guys, and that’s what we did (by getting Zalal). I feel like my style is a little more advanced than Youssef’s, and I feel like I’m going to do the right things to win this fight.”

For Mariscal facing someone like Zalal is a means to an end; it helps pave the way towards making a move up to the next level in 2019.

“That’s what I’ve been trying to do, and that’s why I call out the best guys,” said Mariscal. “I want the best names that are out there that are floating around. I feel like with this fight, hopefully sometime I can make that step closer to a bigger show.”