Julian Marquez Makes Darren Stewart Tap Out (UFC on FOX 26 Highlights)


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Check out highlights from the middleweight bout between Julian Marquez and Darren Stewart at UFC on FOX 26 on Saturday in Winnipeg, Canada.

The fight promotion next returns home to Las Vegas for its year-end blowout. UFC 219 features the women’s featherweight championship between titleholder Cris Cyborg and challenger Holly Holm, as well as a pivotal lightweight battle between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza.

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Watch the UFC on FOX 26 Post-Fight Press Conference Following the Event

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Watch the UFC on FOX 26: Lawler vs. dos Anjos post-fight press conference live following the event at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Canada.

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Jan Blachowicz Gets It Done Against Jared Cannonier (UFC on FOX 26 Highlights)


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Check out highlights from the light heavyweight bout between Jan Błachowicz and Jared Cannonier at UFC on FOX 26 on Saturday in Winnipeg, Canada.

The fight promotion next returns home to Las Vegas for its year-end blowout. UFC 219 features the women’s featherweight championship between titleholder Cris Cyborg and challenger Holly Holm, as well as a pivotal lightweight battle between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza.

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Glover Teixeira Finishes Misha Cirkunov in the First (UFC on FOX 26 Highlights)

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Check out highlights from the light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Mirsha Cirkunov at UFC on FOX 26 on Saturday in Winnipeg, Canada.

The fight promotion next returns home to Las Vegas for its year-end blowout. UFC 219 features the women’s featherweight championship between titleholder Cris Cyborg and challenger Holly Holm, as well as a pivotal lightweight battle between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza.

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Santiago Ponzinibbio Gets Past Iron Chinned Mike Perry, Calls for Interim Title Fight

Santiago Ponzinibbio didn’t get a knockout on Saturday night but it wasn’t for a lack of trying.

The Argentinean born welterweight poured on the punishment over three rounds in an absolute slugfest with Mike Perry, who might just have the best chin in the entire sport of mixed martial arts.

In typical Perry fashion, he was the aggressor with Ponzinibbio opting to circle on the outside, looking for counter strikes while kicking away at the legs during the early going.

Ponzinibbio’s plan seemed to be working early with him landing several good kicks that whipped Perry’s leg out from under him. Unfortunately for Ponzinibbio, he just couldn’t seem to find his range with his punches and that allowed Perry time to begin loading up on his shots with each one looking like a knockout just waiting to happen.

Perry managed to tag Ponzinibbio with a couple of really hard shots that got his attention and the Argentinean fighter was definitely wary of his power after those exchanges.

The same could be said in the second round with Perry blasting Ponzinibbio with a pair of striking combinations that seemingly wobbled the former “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” competitor, although he recovered quickly.

As the round wore on, Ponzinibbio started depending more on his lead jab while peppering away at Perry’s legs, which started to give him trouble whenever he was planting on his punches.

Ponzinibbio’s accuracy was a huge weapon for him as he started to press forward with combinations including a staggering left hand that was landing at will with Perry’s concrete chin saving him from a potential knockout.

Perry did fire back late in the round with Ponzinibbio beginning to slow down as both fighters were wearing the signs of this back and forth war on their faces.

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The third round saw Ponzinibbio land his best strike of the fight when he caught Perry coming in with a beautiful spinning back fist that floored the iron chinned welterweight. Ponzinibbio did his best to get the finish on the ground but Perry quickly recovered and worked his way back to the feet.

As time ticked away, Ponzinibbio decided to take Perry down to the ground as each of them was looking low on reserves after battling it out for nearly 15 minutes on the feet.

When it was over, Ponzinibbio got the nod on the judges’ scorecards with all three giving him the win 29-28 over Perry.

Following the win, Ponzinibbio acknowledged welterweight champion Tyron Woodley being injured right now and heading for shoulder surgery so he suggested an interim title fight against the winner of Saturday night’s main event.

“Give me the opportunity for interim belt for the winner of tonight Rafael dos Anjos or Robbie Lawler,” Ponzinibbio said. “The winner of tonight, fight me for the interim belt.

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Santiago Ponzinibbio Gets The Win in War with Mike Perry (UFC on FOX 26 Highlights)


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Check out highlights from the welterweight bout between Santiago Ponzinibbio and Mike Perry at UFC on FOX 26 on Saturday in Winnipeg, Canada.

The fight promotion next returns home to Las Vegas for its year-end blowout. UFC 219 features the women’s featherweight championship between titleholder Cris Cyborg and challenger Holly Holm, as well as a pivotal lightweight battle between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza.

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Josh Emmett Flattens Ricardo Lamas with Thunderous Left Hand (UFC on FOX 26 Results)

Josh Emmett entered the Octagon at UFC on FOX 26 on Saturday as a considerable underdog against No. 3 ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas and left as a new contender in the 145-pound division.

Emmett returned to the featherweight division in this previous outing against Felipe Arantes in October but had a difficult weight cut for Saturday’s fight in Winnipeg, Canada. He failed to make weight on Friday but no one will remember that after his performance.

Emmett came out aggressive and throwing to end the fight with each strike he unleashed. Lamas was composed and throwing kicks. Neither fighter had a clear advantage when the end came during an exchange late in the opening round. Lamas threw a right hand and Emmett planted on a counter left hook that landed on the chin of Lamas. Lamas was out before he hit the ground. His body crashed to the canvas stiff with his head rebounded off the Octagon surface. There was no need for Emmett to throw any follow-up shot. It was a walk-off knockout.

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“I said that if I land one clean shot that I’ll end the fight.  Everyone was counting me out, and I guess I finally landed one clean shot,” said Emmett following the knockout win.  “My goal was to come out here and shock the work.  I think I might have.” 

Emmett scored the biggest win of his career on Saturday, but expects even bigger ones in the future.  The Team Alpha Male trained featherweight has the goal of becoming world champion. 

“My goal is to be a world champion.  That’s why I got into this sport.  I train with the best team in the world,” he said. 

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Bellator 191 Spoilers: Michael McDonald vs. Peter Ligier Official Results

Bellator 191 took place earlier today (Dec. 15) inside the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. In the main event, Michael McDonald took on Peter Ligier. This was McDonald’s Bellator debut. The co-main event saw Valerie Letourneau do battle with Kate Jackson. But that’s not all. Phillip De Fries went one-on-one with James Thompson. Mohammad […]

Conor McGregor Says He’ll be Returning to MMA Competition

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Glover Teixeira on Eye Pokes: ‘There’s no Punishment For no One’

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