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Ponzinibbio Believes Woodley Dismissed His Callout to Hold Title ‘As Long as Possible’

Shortly after Santiago Ponzinibbio sent Neil Magny face-first to the canvas with a fourth-round knockout in the UFC Fight Night 140 headliner in his home country, “Gente Boa” made his next intentions clear.

UFC Fight Night 140 Bonuses: Ponzinibbio, Walker, Laureano, Aldana Pocket $50K

Santiago Ponzinibbio, Johnny Walker, Laureano Staropoli and Hector Aldana all received an extra $50,000 for their work at UFC Fight Night 140 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday night.

Cynthia Calvillo Says She Signed Contract to Face Michelle Waterson Before Marijuana Suspension

Cynthia Calvillo had an intriguing fight lined up before a Nevada State Athletic Commission suspension sidelined her for nine months. Now she wants that opportunity back.

Dana White: Rumors of Donald Cerrone vs. Conor McGregor ‘Absolutely Not True’

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Neil Magny Appreciated Being Able to 'Die By the Sword' in UFC Fight Night 140 Main Event

Neil Magny was on his last legs — literally — in the waning moments of the UFC Fight Night 140 headliner in Buenos Aires, Argentina ,on Saturday night.

Oscar De La Hoya Claims Liddell-Ortiz 3 Will Be Biggest Payday of Both Men's Careers

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After Snapping His First Career Losing Streak, Ricardo Lamas Eyes a Return to Contender Status

Ricardo Lamas is back in the winner’s column with his emphatic technical knockout victory over Darren Elkins over the weekend at UFC Argentina, but the former featherweight title challenger is pumping the brakes on any talk of an immediate return to contention.

Report: UFC Flyweight Rachael Ostovich Hospitalized After Alleged Attack in Honolulu

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Zebastian Kadestam Scores Late Knockout to Win ONE Welterweight Title

Zebastian Kadestam and Tyler McGuire clashed in Jakarta on Saturday to determine the identity of the new ONE welterweight champion. It was the Swedish fighter who prevailed, scoring a one punch knockout late in the fifth round.

ONE: Warrior’s Dream took place at Stadium Istora and was headlined by a battle between two of the promotion’s top welterweights. McGuire set out his stall to get the fight to the ground right from the offset but he couldn’t put Kadestam on is back for a sustained period of time.

On the rare occasions that the American did complete a double leg his opponent bounced straight back up. There was a moment of comedy at the end of the opening round when they both missed with spinning back kicks and then laughed, but Kadestam clearly posed much more of a striking threat.

McGuire was constantly circling out and his shots might have slowed Kadestam down, but they had no visible effect. By contrast the Swedish fighter was throwing everything full power although one of his knees strayed low at the end of the third and the American was given time to recover.

McGuire’s face was starting to swell but the American stuck to the same strategy in the championship rounds. He was constantly circling out and looking to score takedowns but Kadestam controlled the action, even if he wasn’t able to land strikes as consistently as he might have liked.

That all changed in the final exchanges of the fight. With 30 seconds to go in the final round McGuire was circling to his left with his hands down and it proved to be a fatal error as Kadestam swung his right fist and connected cleanly with the American’s face.

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Kadestam attempted to follow up with a knee to the head of his stricken opponent but the referee was already diving in to save McGuire from further punishment. The finish came at the 4:31 mark and saw the Swedish fighter become only the third man to ever win the ONE Championship welterweight title.

With the victory Kadestam improves to 11-4 and in the wake of Ben Askren’s departure he has now established himself as the best welterweight on the roster. McGuire drops to 11-1 but, judging by the look on his face at the end, the American realized he had simply been second best on the night. 

ONE: Warrior’s Dream Results

  • ONE Welterweight World Championship bout: Zebaztian Kadestam defeats Tyler McGuire by Knockout (KO) at 4:32 minutes of round 5
  • ONE Super Series Kickboxing Catch Weight bout (78.0kg): Nieky Holzken defeats Cosmo Alexandre by Knockout (KO) at 2:59 minutes of round 2
  • Women’s atomweight bout: Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol defeats Angelie Sabanal by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Strawweight bout: Hayato Suzuki defeats Pongsiri Mitsatit by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:09 minutes of round 1
  • ONE Super Series Muay Thai Flyweight bout: Lerdsila Phuket Top Team defeats Sok Thy by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Catch Weight bout (72.0kg): Anthony Engelen defeats Jimmy Yabo by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:35 minutes of round 1
  • Catch Weight bout (58.1kg): Elipitua Siregar defeats Muhammad Imran by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:10 minutes of round 2
  • Strawweight bout: Egi Rozten defeats Eddey Kalai by Knockout (KO) at 3:15 minutes of round 1
  • Bantamweight bout: Dae Hwan Kim defeats Zhao Zhi Kang by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Flyweight bout: Tatsumitsu Wada defeats Eugene Toquero by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:52 minutes of round 1
  • Strawweight bout: Adrian Mattheis defeats Aziz Calim by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:57 minutes of round 2
  • ONE Super Series Muay Thai featherweight bout: Brown Pinas defeats Yohann Fairtex Drai by Knockout (KO) at 0:52 minutes of round 2
  • Featherweight bout: Bruno Pucci defeats Xie Chao by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:56 minutes of round 1
  • Women’s strawweight bout: Dwi Ani Retno Wulan defeats Putri Padmi by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

Dana White Shoots Down Floyd Mayweather’s Demand That Khabib Boxes Him

Floyd Mayweather and Khabib Nurmagomedov

Floyd Mayweather is demanding Khabib Nurmagomedov come over to the boxing world to fight. Dana White is insisting that Mayweather would have to step into the Octagon. So who gets his way?

At the end of the day, neither.

While Conor McGregor was eventually able to materialize a fight with Mayweather virtually out of thin air, that’s not likely to happen with Nurmagomedov. 

Mayweather insists that he’s never been the one asking for the fight. White is insisting that he’s done with the crossover fights. And Nurmagomedov is sidetracked by a pending athletic commission hearing where he faces likely sanctions and is also out globetrotting and meeting dignitaries from around the world.

In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Mayweather stated, “They came to me talking about the Khabib fight. Khabib called me out, I didn’t call Khabib out. They said it has to happen in the octagon and I said, ‘You just tell me where Khabib has made nine figures before in the octagon. If he hasn’t made nine figures, he’s not the A side. I’m the A side. So if you guys want the fight to happen, you must come my way. My way, my rules.'”


White, also speaking with TMZ, was adamant that wasn’t going to happen. He was clear that the only way Mayweather vs. Khabib takes place is in his cage.

“The answer is ‘no.’ He’s gonna have to come here and get his ass whoopin’,” White said. “We did that last time. You gotta come here this time.”

“Every time he wants to box. You wanna fight? Want to make 150 million? Come over here and get your ass whooped.”

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The way things are playing out, the timing for a rehash of the Mayweather vs. McGregor spectacle just doesn’t appear to be anywhere in sight. Of course, that bout never seemed realistic until they were suddenly putting pen to paper, so who knows?