UFC on FOX 22: VanZant vs. Waterson Live Results and Fight Stats

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UFC on FOX 22: VanZant vs. Waterson Full Results

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UFC Fight Night 107: Belfort vs. Gastelum Fight Card

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Belfort vs. Gastelum

Date: March 11, 2017
Venue: Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil

 

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Vitor Belfort (25-13) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (13-2)
Edson Barboza (18-4) vs. Beneil Dariush (14-2)

 

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Jose Aldo Talks Max Holloway Fight, Conor McGregor, and What Makes a Champion (Video)

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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo discusses Max Holloway’s win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 206, his expected title defense against Holloway at UFC 208 in Brooklyn, and much more.

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Duane Ludwig: ‘It’s Time’ for Urijah Faber to Retire from MMA

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W-5_tZiINw K-1 and UFC fighter turned coach Duane “Bang” Ludwig has had a contentious relationship with Urijah Faber ever since “The California Kid” hired him as head coach of Team Alpha Male, eventually blowing up when Ludwig left to go home and start his own gym. In the last few months, there hasn’t been as much back and forth, but with Faber fighting for the last time this weekend, it was bound to come back up, and it did when MMAFighting talked to Ludwig at a media event last week. “I think it’s time,” Ludwig said during open workouts for UFC 206. “He hasn’t really shown much improvement. But it’s not so much that he hasn’t gotten better, it’s more so his mind and his heart is going other directions rather than fighting. I think he’s being smart in doing what he needs to do, and he’s got an excellent business mind. So I think his skill set would be better utilized for the general purpose of martial arts, rather than that direction of that cage.” Ludwig added that he when he retired, he felt more useful passing the martial arts onto younger fighters, and he opes tat Faber does the same. “My service to the world now is much more utilized as helping out the martial artists, and just people in general with martial arts, other than me being in the cage performing on the selfish journey I lived,” he explained. “And I’m a much happier person now, I look at it is giving back, in uplifting and inspiring other people. […] And I’m glad I have the skill set in order to do so.”

Cris Cyborg Becomes An American Citizen in Los Angeles Ceremony

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5QDryuUQKo This is the type of nice story we don’t get to cover every day. According to an Associated Press report, 31-year-old Brazilian Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino is now an American citizen, taking the oath of citizenship today during a ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In the process, the UFC fighter and Invicta FC Featherweight champion has now taken on Cyborgas her her middle name, legally making her Cristiane Cyborg Justino. “It’s an opportunity for me [to] give back for the American community what they give to me. I can vote. I can participate more,” she said to the AP. “The first time I went to America, I had the opportunity to fight here and people really appreciate my work and appreciate my sport.” Justino has lived in southern California for the past several years after her split from ex-husband Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, who originally gave her the nickname. Mr. Cyborg, who is currently under contract to Bellator, is currently out of action due to a fractured skull sustained in his loss to Michael “Venom” Page. As far as anyone can tell, they are still on good terms, as Cris was very publicly trying to help Evangelista out when he got hurt.

Holly Holm-Germaine De Randamie At UFC 208 For Featherweight Belt

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The UFC didn’t seem interested in adding a third female division to the promotion. That has changed. At UFC 208, Holly Holm will face Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural featherweight title. Holm (10-2) finds herself on a two-fight skid, falling to Valentina Shevchenko via decision and dropping the UFC female bantamweight belt to Miesha Tate this past March. Prior to the losses, the former boxing world champion had won all 10 of her pro fights, including a knockout of Ronda Rousey for the belt in 2015. De Randamie (7-3) has scored back-to-back TKO finishes since a loss to current UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. She is 4-1 over her last five and 3-1 inside the Octagon. UFC 208 takes place February 11 from Brooklyn.

Video: Fight Motion Highlights From UFC 206

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Before we move ahead to the rest of December, check out the “Fight Motion” highlights from the recent UFC 206 event. Included in the slow-motion replay are moments caught on film that show the precise strike that ended certain fights. Featured are the Max Holloway-Anthony Pettis main event and the “Fight of the Year” contender bout between Dooho Choi and Cub Swanson.
Take a slow motion trip through some of the highlights of UFC 206: Holloway vs Pettis from Saturday, December 10 in Toronto, Canada including the instant classic and fight-of-year contender Cub Swanson vs Dooho Choi.

Cris Cyborg Reacts to UFC Making Featherweight Title Fight Without Her

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcj64LDGrhc Tuesday was, if nothing else, a day of mixed emotions for Cristiane Cyborg Justino. During the afternoon, she experienced the high of gaining United States citizenship in a ceremony held in her adopted hometown of Los Angeles. A few hours later, that was followed by the low of the announcement that the inaugural UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship fight at UFC 208 will not involve her, instead pitting Holly Holm against Germaine de Randamie. Unsurprisingly, she’s not exactly thrilled, as she told MMAFighting’s Guilherme Cruz. While she’s “happy the UFC created my division” after “11 years [that] I’m fighting for women to have the same rights as men with several divisions,” her happiness with the development ends there. “Everybody knows I’m the featherweight champion. “I’m undefeated for 10 years in my division. They put this belt only to sell the fight for the new MMA fans. For an example, Holly is coming off two consecutive losses and will fight for the belt. The real fight fans know what’s real.” When asked if she is optimistic about fighting the Holm-de Randamie, Justino wasn’t getting her hopes up. “I have no idea, there are no rules in MMA,” she said. “The last fight in the men’s 145-pound division, a 10-0 fighter fought a guy who was 1-5 in his last fights. Other fighters like me have to wait for a title fight. I’m fighting for my division for 10 years, and until yesterday Dana said there were no women. This is our reality.” Justino had been offered fights with both fighters on the same card, citing the need for a longer camp the make the weight properly after her last cut, to 140 pounds, caused health problems. Realistically speaking, Holm pretty much turned down the fight, as she would only agree to a bout at 138 pounds, even lower than the 140 pound mark Cyborg is no longer willing to cut to. Germaine de Randamie, however, was fully on board for a 145 pound title fight with Cyborg. Cyborg is still technically the Invicta FC Featherweight Champion, and was not defending the title as of late while the promotion attempted to build new challengers. She had been competing in Invicta while under UFC contract, with the latter covering her fight purses.

Michelle Waterson Finds Family, Fighting Balance Ahead Of UFC On FOX 22

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While Paige VanZant is the “hot, young thing” in the UFC’s strawweight division, Michelle Waterson sees no reason that she cannot move to the top of the pecking order. Waterson, also known as the “Karate Hottie,” meets VanZant Saturday night in the main event of UFC on FOX 22 from Sacramento. The former Invicta FC champion has experienced just about everything there is in MMA and life. She is a wife and mother, but has found her ability to balance out fighting with family.

Junior Dos Santos-Stefan Struve To Main Event UFC Fight Night 105

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Stefan Struve teased a big fight announcement and he delivered, as Struve will meet former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 105. The bout will serve as the main event to the February 19 card that takes place inside the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The main card airs on FOX Sports 1. Struve (28-8) is coming off back-to-back finishes that have seen his UFC record improve to 12-6 overall. Dos Santos (18-4) has fought 15 times inside the Octagon, winning 12 of them. The promotion also announced Cezar Ferreira vs. Elias Theodorou, Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Nordine Taleb and Reginaldo Vieir vs. Aiemann Zahabi.