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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.

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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

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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

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.

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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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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

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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.

Jessica Eye Explains Why She’s Not Paying Attention to Nicco Montano or the Flyweight Title Yet

Jessica Eye wants to become UFC flyweight champion.

There’s no doubt that Eye absolutely celebrated the UFC creating a 125-pound women’s division, which was where she shined the brightest in her career before spending several years competing as an undersized bantamweight.

Eye certainly earned a lot of respect while fighting at 135 pounds but she’ll be the first to admit that she didn’t belong in that division compared to her stature at flyweight.

The Cleveland native even admits that over time her arduous road at bantamweight began chipping away at her confidence and that’s like poison to a fighter.

That’s why Eye has been on a mission of self-discovery since moving back to 125 pounds, focusing only on what she can do to get better and not worrying much about outside factors that don’t really affect her right now.

“I just want to feel good about myself again,” Eye told MMAWeekly. “I’m sick of the way the ‘UFC 135-pound time of my life’ made me feel about myself. It really made me feel less about myself. So really this fight isn’t about the rankings. This fight isn’t about the money. This fight for me is about me just proving to myself that I’m as good that I feel that I am. I have the ability to do the things I’ve always wanted to do.

“The last fight was about securing my position. This fight is about me showing what I’ve learned.”

Eye did manage to get a win in her UFC flyweight debut and she’ll try to go 2-0 this Saturday when she faces Jessica-Rose Clark in a featured bout on the upcoming card in Singapore.

While both fighters are ranked in the top 10 at flyweight, Eye says that as much as she’s targeting a title run in the division, she’s not even thinking about that right now.

That’s why Eye doesn’t have much of an opinion on reigning flyweight champion Nicco Montano, who has been out of action due to injury and illness since winning the belt last December.

“I really haven’t paid much attention to her. I haven’t watched much of Nicco,” Eye added. “I did watch [The Ultimate Fighter]. I know she’s 4-2 and she’s got a world title. I know she’s been sick and been out a little bit. To be honest, the ultimate goal is gold. So any steps in between, they’re going to happen as they happen. I just haven’t been focusing on her. I’ve just been focusing on me. Whatever is going on with her, it’s probably really unfortunate but I’ve been so focused on me and what’s in front of me and that’s ‘Jessy Jess’. “

The next step is winning on Saturday against Clark and then Eye will think about any future opponents that the UFC will put in front of her as an obstacle to finally get her tile shot.

“Once I’ve climbed the ladder enough where she’s within my radar, I’m going to get there and it’s a matter of time. I’ll worry about each situation when I get there,” Eye said.

“I’ve been told to worry about ‘Jessy Jess’ and that’s what I’m going to do.”

Kayla Harrison Wins MMA Debut, Will Brooks Dominates (PFL 2 Results)

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Lightweights and light heavyweights were on display at Professional Fighters League 2 on Thursday with some familiar names and coming out on top and a two-time Olympic gold medalist making her professional MMA debut.

Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Will Brooks defeated Luiz Firmino in the fight card’s featured fight at the Chicago Theater.  Brooks used lateral movement to stay elusive on the outside while defending takedowns. 

Brooks used Firmino’s forward pressure against him and met him with stiff jabs on the way in.  When Firmino would get over aggressive, Brooks would put him on this back.  It was a veteran performance by Brooks but he needs points in his next outing to advance in the competition. 

Two-time Olympic gold medalist in Judo Kayla Harrison made her long awaited MMA debut against seven-fight veteran Brittney Elkin and picked up her first win. 

Harrison pressed forward at the sound of the opening bell with her hands up and chin down.  Elkin backed up while throwing combination and soon found herself stuck in the clinch by Harrison.  Harrison tripped Elkin to the canvas and did what she knows how to do. 

Harrison quickly took Elkin’s back and looked to secure a rear-naked choke.  She transitioned to an armbar and it was just a matter of time.  She extended and delivered hammer fists to the stomach of Elkin before fully stretching out the arm.  Elkin quickly tapped out. 

Professional Fighters League posted the lightweight and light heavyweight point totals following the event via Twitter. Robert Watley leads the lightweight side with five points while there’s a two-way tie for the lead in the light heavyweight division. Vinny Magalhaes and Maxim Grishin each earned six points for their first-round finishes.

 

PFL 2 Official Results:

  • Will Brooks def. Luiz Firmino by unanimous decision (
  • Brian Foster def. Ramsey Nijem by knockout (knee and punches) at 0:23, Round 3
  • Kayla Harrison def. Brittney Elkin by submission (armbar) at 3:18,  Round 1
  • Efrain Escudero def. Jason High by submission (guillotine) at 0:35, Round 3
  • Sean O’Connell def. Ronny Markes by TKO (punches) at 0:41, Round 2
  • Brandon Halsey def. Smealinho Rama by TKO (cut) at 0:01, Round 3
  • Islam Mamedov def. Yuki Kawana by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Vinny Magalhaes def. Jamie Abdallah by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:37, Round 1
  • Rakim Cleveland def. Rashid Yusupov by TKO (leg injury) at 0:01, Round 3
  • Maxim Grishin def. Jason Butcher by TKO (knee injury) at 1:40. Round 1
  • Robert Watley def. Thiago Tavares by TKO (accidental low blow by Watley) at 0:35, Round 2
  • Natan Schulte def. Chris Wade by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)
  • Dan Spohn def. Bazigit Ataev by TKO (punches) at 4:29, Round 3

‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, Leon Edwards Official, All Fighters Make Weight at UFC in Singapore

All of the fighters competing at UFC Fight Night in Singapore have made weight after hitting the scales on Friday morning local time, Thursday night in the U.S.

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone came in at 171 pounds for his main event showdown against outspoken British fighter Leon Edwards, who hit the scale at 170 pounds.

In the co-main event, Ovince Saint-Preux was at 206 pounds while his Australian opponent Tyson Pedro was at 205 pounds.

Flyweight contenders Jessica-Rose Clark and Jessica Eye both came in at 126 pounds for their main card showdown on Saturday.

Here are the full results for the weigh-ins at UFC Fight Night in Singapore:

MAIN CARD (8 a.m. ET on UFC FIGHT PASS)

MAIN EVENT: Donald Cerrone (171) vs Leon Edwards (170)

Ovince Saint Preux (206) vs Tyson Pedro (205)

Jessica-Rose Clark (126) vs Jessica Eye (126)

Li Jingliang (170) vs Daichi Abe (170.5)

PRELIMS (4:30 a.m. ET on UFC FIGHT PASS)

Teruto Ishihara (136) vs Petr Yan (136)

Felipe Arantes (136) vs Song Yadong (135)

Rolando Dy (146) vs Shane Young (146)

Song Kenan (170.5) vs Hector Aldana (169)

Shinsho Anzai (171) vs Jake Matthews (171)

Viviane Pereira (115.5) vs Yan Xiaonan (116)

Matt Schnell (126) vs Naoki Inoue (124)

Jenel Lausa (126) vs Ulka Sasaki (126)

Ji Yeon Kim (125.5) vs Melinda Fabian (124)

Mousasi vs. MacDonald Reportedly Booked, Sources Say ‘No Fight Yet’

Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald may be set. ESPN‘s Ariel Helwani was able to confirm the bout through multiple sources. The bout is reportedly set to take place in San Jose, California on Sept. 29. If that’s the case, then it’ll be contested in the middleweight division and Mousasi’s title will be on the line. […]

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