Cris Cyborg and Megan Anderson Pressure UFC for Real Featherweight Fight

Whatta ya have to do for a fight around here?

Cris “Cyborg” Justino, the uncrowned queen of the women’s featherweight world, and Invicta FC champ Megan Anderson want nothing more than to step into the cage together, and they’re not afraid to say it, which is a rarity for someone to say about wanting to fight Cyborg.

Thus far, the UFC isn’t biting.

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With both women in Las Vegas recently, Cyborg and Anderson posed for their own promotional pic, sending a direct message to the UFC and matchmaker Sean Shelby that they want to fight in the Octagon.

So what gives? 

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Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonald Fight Highlights

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Rory MacDonald left a lasting impression in his promotional debut at Bellator 179 on Friday in London. He made quick work of slugger Paul Daley, submitting the Brit less than two minutes into the second round. Check out the full fight highlights from Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonald.

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Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonald Results:

  • Rory MacDonald def. Paul Daley by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:45, R2
  • Linton Vassell def. Liam McGeary by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:28, R3
  • Cheick Kongo def. Augusto Sakai by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Alex Lohore def. Dan Edwards by TKO (strikes) at 0:56, R2
  • Kevin Ferguson Jr. def. DJ Griffin by TKO (strikes) at 3:40, R1
  • Stav Economou def. Dan Konecke by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:05, R1
  • Amir Albazi def. Jamie Powell by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Nathan Jones def. Umer Kayani by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:35, R1
  • Fabian Edwards def. Rafał Cejrowski by KO (flying knee) at 3:44, R1
  • Jeremy Petley def. Chase Morton by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Mike Shipman def. Marcin Prostko by TKO (knees) at 2:39, R1
  • Salih Kulucan def. Diego Barbosa by submission (heel hook) at 2:18, R1
  • Alfie Davis def. Jay Dods by KO (spinning side kick), R1

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Tyron Woodley Takes Demian Maia’s Back at UFC Athlete Retreat

Tyron Woodley is expected to put his UFC welterweight belt on the line against top contender Demian Maia the next time he steps in the cage, but he’s already got a jump on his Brazilian foe. 

Woodley put his newfound backpack technique to work, taking Maia’s back at the UFC Athlete Retreat this weekend in Las Vegas. 

Yeah, this was totally in jest, but could it happen in their fight? Was this a foretelling of things to come?

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UFC Fight Night Mexico City Draws Flyweight Headliner

The recently announced UFC Fight Night event slated for Aug. 5 in Mexico City now has a headlining bout.

The flyweight division, despite rumors of its demise, will take center stage in Mexico City as rising contenders Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno will square off in the main event. UFC officials announced the bout on Sunday.

Pettis (15-2) is the younger brother of former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. He has made a name for himself in his own right, amassing a 6-2 record in the Octagon. 

Sergio Pettis UFC Phoenix Post ScrumPettis enters the fight with Moreno ranked No. 6 in the UFC flyweight division, riding a three-fight winning streak over the likes of Chris Cariaso, Chris Kelades, and John Moraga. 

Moreno (14-3) is newer to the Octagon than Pettis with only three UFC bouts to his credit, but he’s been no less impressive.

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He made his way to the Octagon via the 24th Season of The Ultimate Fighter, losing his bid on the show to win a shot at the belt. Moreno has since gone on to defeat Louis Smolka, Ryan Benoit, and Dustin Ortiz under the UFC banner. He is currently ranked No. 7 in the division.

The winner of Pettis vs. Ortiz will take a huge leap toward a shot at flyweight kingpin Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.

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Watch Alexander Gustafsson KO Jimi Manuwa (UFC Stockholm Free Fight)

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Check out a Performance of the Night from Alexander Gustafsson when he fought Jimi Manuwa in 2014 in a bout that also took home Fight of the Night honors. Gustafsson faces Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC Fight Night Stockholm on Sunday, May 28.

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Dana White: What Obstacles Might Hold Up McGregor vs Mayweather?

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Dana White talked to the press from the new UFC headquarters about Conor McGregor signing to fight Floyd Mayweather and what kind of obstacles he sees to getting the deal done.

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Invicta FC 23 Fight Highlights: The Happy Warrior’s Newfound Aggression

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Commentators TJ De Santis and Julie Kedzie recap the night’s events at Invicta FC 23. The event was held at The Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., on May 20, 2017.

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Invicta FC 23: Porto vs. Niedzwiedz Results

  • Agnieszka Niedźwiedź def. Vanessa Porto via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Roxanne Modafferi def. Sarah D’Alelio via TKO (elbows) at 1:23, R3
  • Herica Tiburcio def. Tessa Simpson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Kelly Faszholz def. Elizabeth Phillips via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Andrea Lee def. Liz Tracy via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Ediane Gomes def. Pam Sorenson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Tiffany Van Soest def. Christine Ferea via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Shaianna Rincon def. Brooksie Bayard via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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