UFC 210 - Cormier vs. Johnson 2

UFC 210 – Cormier vs. Johnson 2

UFC 210 – Cormier vs. Johnson 2

UFC 210 - Cormier vs. Johnson 2

UFC 210

Preliminary Fights

1

2

Main Event

1

2

3


HISTORY

UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on April 8, 2017 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York.[2]

KeyBank Center marked the UFC’s first return to Buffalo in almost 22 years.

The event was the second that the UFC has hosted in Buffalo, the first being UFC 7 in 1995. It was the first to be held in Buffalo since the state of New York lifted its ban on professional mixed martial arts in early 2016.[2]

A UFC Light Heavyweight Championship rematch between current champion Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson headlined the event.[3] The pairing met previously in May 2015 at UFC 187 with Cormier winning the fight (and the vacant title) via submission in the third round.[4] This rematch was originally scheduled to take place at UFC 206, but Cormier pulled out due to an injury and the bout was scrapped.[5]

Controversy arose at the weigh-in as Cormier, who had initially weighed in 1.2 pounds over the 205-pound limit, minutes later weighed in at exactly 205 pounds. Video appeared to show Cormier supporting himself on a towel held by a teammate, though New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) officials denied such allegations.[6]

Promotional newcomer Pearl Gonzalez was expected to face Cynthia Calvillo at the event. She was ruled out of the contest after NYSAC officials confirmed that she could not fight in the state because of her breast implants, which are banned among combat-sports competitors.[7] Later the decision was reversed and the fight was allowed to go on as scheduled.[8]

During the main card broadcast, it was announced that former WEC Featherweight Champion and UFC Bantamweight Championship title challenger Urijah Faber will be inducted into the Modern Era wing of the UFC Hall of Fame in this year’s ceremony, which takes place July 6 in the midst of the UFC’s annual International Fight Week festivities.[9]

RESULTS SPOILER

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier (c) def. Anthony Johnson Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:37 [a]
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi def. Chris Weidman TKO (knees) 2 3:13
Women’s Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo def. Pearl Gonzalez Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:45
Welterweight Thiago Alves def. Patrick Côté Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Charles Oliveira def. Will Brooks Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:30
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Featherweight Myles Jury def. Mike De La Torre TKO (elbows and punches) 1 3:30
Welterweight Kamaru Usman def. Sean Strickland Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Featherweight Shane Burgos def. Charles Rosa TKO (punches) 3 1:59
Light Heavyweight Patrick Cummins def. Jan Błachowicz Decision (majority) (29-28, 29-28, 28-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Gregor Gillespie def. Andrew Holbrook KO (punches) 1 0:21
Lightweight Desmond Green def. Josh Emmett Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Women’s Bantamweight Katlyn Chookagian def. Irene Aldana Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Magomed Bibulatov def. Jenel Lausa Decision (unanimous) (29-26, 29-26, 29-26) 3 5:00 [b]
  1.  For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
  2.  Bibulatov was deducted one point in round 2 due to a groin strike.

 

UFC 209 - Woodley vs. Thompson 2

UFC 209 – Woodley vs. Thompson 2

UFC 209 – Woodley vs. Thompson 2

UFC 209 - Woodley vs. Thompson 2

UFC 209

Preliminary Fights
1

2

3

Main Event

1


2

3

4


HISTORY

UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on March 4, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.[2]

The event was originally scheduled to take place on February 11 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.[3] However, due to a lack of suitable headliners for the original UFC 208 (scheduled for Anaheim, California), that event was postponed to July 29 and an originally scheduled UFC 209 to be held in Brooklyn was renamed as the new UFC 208. Therefore, this event was also renamed from UFC 210 to UFC 209. This was the fourth UFC event held in the venue.[3]

A UFC Welterweight Championship rematch between current champion Tyron Woodley and five-time kickboxing world champion Stephen Thompson headlined this event.[4] The pairing met recently at UFC 205, as Woodley retained his title after the fight ended in a majority draw.[5]

An interim UFC Lightweight Championship bout between undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos welterweight winner Tony Ferguson was expected to take place at the co-main event.[6] The pairing was originally booked for The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale and later UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans. However, the bout was cancelled both times due to Nurmagomedov being injured[7] and Ferguson pulling out due to a lung issue, respectively.[8] Once again the bout suffered a cancelation, as Nurmagomedov had medical issues related to his weight cut and the doctors opted to pull him from the event on weigh-in day.[9]

Igor Pokrajac was expected to face Ed Herman at the event. However, Pokrajac pulled out of the fight in early February citing an injury, and was replaced by Gadzhimurad Antigulov.[10] Then, on February 20, Herman revealed that he was injured and also unable to compete at the event.[11] In turn, promotion officials elected to remove Antigulov from the card and he will be rescheduled for a future event.[12]

Todd Duffee was expected to face Mark Godbeer at the event. However, Duffee pulled out of the fight in mid-February for undisclosed reasons.[13] He was replaced by promotional newcomer Daniel Spitz.[14]

A heavyweight bout between Marcin Tybura and Luis Henrique, initially scheduled for UFC 208, was moved to this event. The pairing was initially delayed as Henrique was unable to gain medical clearance by the NYSAC after a recent corrective eye surgery.[15]

RESULTS SPOILER

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Tyron Woodley (c) def. Stephen Thompson Decision (majority) (48-47, 47-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Lightweight David Teymur def. Lando Vannata Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Dan Kelly def. Rashad Evans Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women’s Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo def. Amanda Cooper Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:19
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Mark Hunt KO (knees) 3 1:44
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Heavyweight Marcin Tybura def. Luis Henrique TKO (punches) 3 3:46
Featherweight Darren Elkins def. Mirsad Bektić KO (punches and head kick) 3 3:19
Bantamweight Iuri Alcântara def. Luke Sanders Submission (kneebar) 2 3:13 [b]
Heavyweight Mark Godbeer def. Daniel Spitz Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Light Heavyweight Tyson Pedro def. Paul Craig TKO (elbows) 1 4:10
Bantamweight Albert Morales def. Andre Soukhamthath Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
  1.  For the UFC Welterweight Championship.
  2.  Sanders was deducted one point in round 1 due to an illegal knee to a downed opponent.

UFC 80 – Rapid Fire

UFC 80 – Rapid Fire

UFC 80 - Rapid Fire

UFC 80

part 1

part 2


HISTORY

UFC 80: Rapid Fire was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), that took place on January 19, 2008 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, United Kingdom.[1]

The main event was originally scheduled as an interim lightweight championship fight; however, then-lightweight champion Sean Sherk was stripped of his title after the California State Athletic Commission upheld his suspension for testing positive for the anabolic steroid Nandrolone. With the lightweight championship vacated, the Penn vs. Stevenson bout was altered to be for the undisputed lightweight championship.[2]

RESULTS SPOILER

Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight B.J. Penn def. Joe Stevenson Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:02 [a]
Heavyweight Fabrício Werdum def. Gabriel Gonzaga TKO (punches) 2 4:34
Welterweight Marcus Davis def. Jess Liaudin KO (punch) 1 1:04
Light Heavyweight Wilson Gouveia def. Jason Lambert KO (punch) 2 0:37
Middleweight Jorge Rivera def. Kendall Grove TKO (punches) 1 1:20
Preliminary card
Lightweight Sam Stout def. Per Eklund Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Alessio Sakara def. James Lee TKO (punches) 1 1:30 [b]
Welterweight Paul Kelly def. Paul Taylor Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00 [c]
Heavyweight Antoni Hardonk def. Colin Robinson TKO (punch) 1 0:17 [d]
  1.  For the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship.
  2.  This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Hardonk vs. Robinson fight.
  3.  This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Davis vs. Liaudin fight.
  4.  This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Penn vs. Stevenson fight.
UFC 79 - Nemesis

UFC 79 – Nemesis

UFC 79 – Nemesis

UFC 79 - Nemesis

UFC 79

part 1

part 2


HISTORY

UFC 79: Nemesis was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), that took place on December 29, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]

The main events featured the long anticipated fight between Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva,[2] as well as the highly anticipated rubber match between former UFC Welterweight Champions Georges St-Pierre and Matt Hughes for the interim Welterweight championship.[3]

Additionally, Pride Light Heavyweight sensation Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou made his UFC debut against undefeated Lyoto Machida.[4]

The main event was originally schedule to have The Ultimate Fighter 6 coaches Matt Serra and Matt Hughes for Serra’s UFC Welterweight Championship, which Serra won at UFC 69: Shootout on April 7, 2007 in an upset victory over Georges St-Pierre.[1] Serra, however, withdrew from the fight due to a back injury,[5] Serra was replaced by St-Pierre, though the fight would now be contested for the Interim Welterweight Championship, with the winner facing Serra afterwards.

RESULTS SPOILER

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Georges St-Pierre def. Matt Hughes Verbal Submission (armbar) 2 4:54 [a]
Light Heavyweight Chuck Liddell def. Wanderlei Silva Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Eddie Sanchez def. Soa Palelei TKO (punches) 3 3:24
Light Heavyweight Lyoto Machida def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 4:20
Lightweight Rich Clementi def. Melvin Guillard Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:40
Preliminary card
Light Heavyweight James Irvin def. Luiz Cane Disqualification (illegal knee) 1 1:51
Lightweight Manvel Gamburyan def. Nate Mohr Submission (ankle lock) 1 1:31 [b]
Middleweight Dean Lister def. Jordan Radev Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Roan Carneiro def. Tony DeSouza TKO (punches) 2 3:33
Lightweight Mark Bocek def. Doug Evans Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1.  For the Interim Welterweight Championship.
  2.  This bout was aired on the broadcast following the St-Pierre vs Hughes bout.

UFC 78 – Validation

UFC 78 – Validation 

 

UFC 78

part 1

part 2


HISTORY

UFC 78: Validation was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), that took place on November 17, 2007 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.[1] Validation was the first UFC event held in New Jersey since June 4, 2005’s UFC 53: Heavy Hitters in Atlantic City.

This was the 100th event in UFC’s history.

The main event featured TUF 2 Heavyweight winner Rashad Evans against TUF 3 Light Heavyweight winner Michael Bisping in a light heavyweight contest. This was Bisping’s last fight before dropping to Middleweight.[2]Originally, Evans and Bisping were set to rematch their previous opponents Tito Ortiz and Matt Hamill at this event after their bouts ended in a draw and a controversial split decision at UFC 73 and UFC 75. However, Ortiz’s commitments to filming Celebrity Apprentice forced his fight with Evans to be cancelled and an injury to Hamill forced him to withdraw from his fight with Bisping.

PRIDE veteran and Cuban judoka Hector Lombard was also scheduled to debut on the event but did not participate due to visa issues.[3] Lombard ended up signing after UFC 145. Lombard’s original opponent Karo Parisyan instead faced Ryo Chonan, while Chonan’s previous opponent Thiago Alves fought Chris Lytle.

Additionally, PRIDE veterans Ryo Chonan and Akihiro Gono both made their UFC debuts. Both fighters fought at 183 pounds in Japan, but with the UFC’s inclusion of the 170 pound division each fighter moved down to fight at welterweight.

RESULTS SPOILER

Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Rashad Evans def. Michael Bisping Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Thiago Silva def. Houston Alexander TKO (punches) 1 3:25
Welterweight Karo Parisyan def. Ryo Chonan Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Ed Herman def. Joe Doerksen KO (punch) 3 0:39
Lightweight Frankie Edgar def. Spencer Fisher Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Welterweight Thiago Alves def. Chris Lytle TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Lightweight Joe Lauzon def. Jason Reinhardt Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:14 [a]
Lightweight Marcus Aurélio def. Luke Caudillo TKO (punches) 1 4:29
Welterweight Akihiro Gono def. Tamdan McCrory Submission (armbar) 2 3:19
  1.  This preliminary bout aired on the broadcast after the Evans-Bisping fight.

At the end of this event, $55,000 was awarded to each of the fighters who received one of these three awards.

  • Fight of the Night: Thiago Alves vs. Chris Lytle[4]
  • Knockout of the Night: Ed Herman[4]
  • Submission of the Night: Akihiro Gono[4]
UFC 77 - Hostile Territory

UFC 77 – Hostile Territory

UFC 77 – Hostile Territory 

UFC 77 - Hostile Territory

UFC 77

part 1

part 2


HISTORY

UFC 77: Hostile Territory was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The event took place on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The main event featured Anderson Silva defending his Middleweight Championship against former champion Rich Franklin in a rematch of their October 2006 meeting at UFC 64, which Silva won by technical knockout.[2]The name “Hostile Territory” came from the defense of Anderson Silva’s UFC middleweight title against Cincinnati native Rich Franklin.[3]

The co-main event was a heavyweight match-up between former two-time Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia and undefeated Brandon Vera.[4]

Before the Vera-Sylvia fight, former amateur wrestler and WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar announced he had signed with the UFC.[5]

The scores for the Black/Grice match were initially announced as 29–28 for Black, 29–28 for Grice, and 28–28, and the bout was ruled a split draw. An announcement was then made in the arena that the scores had been miscalculated and Grice was awarded the victory.

RESULTS SPOILER

Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Anderson Silva (c) def. Rich Franklin TKO (knees) 2 1:07 [a]
Heavyweight Tim Sylvia def. Brandon Vera Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Alvin Robinson def. Jorge Gurgel Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Stephan Bonnar def. Eric Schafer TKO (punches) 2 2:47
Middleweight Alan Belcher def. Kalib Starnes TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 1:39
Preliminary card
Middleweight Yushin Okami def. Jason MacDonald Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Demian Maia def. Ryan Jensen Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:40 [b]
Welterweight Josh Burkman def. Forrest Petz Decision (split) (29–28, 29–28, 28–29) 3 5:00
Lightweight Matt Grice def. Jason Black Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1.  For the UFC Middleweight Championship.
  2.  This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Silva vs. Franklin fight.

At the end of this event, $40,000 was awarded to each of the fighters who received one of these three awards.[6]

  • Fight of the Night: Matt Grice vs. Jason Black
  • Knockout of the Night: Anderson Silva
  • Submission of the Night: Demian Maia
UFC 76 - Knockout

UFC 76 – Knockout

UFC 76 – Knockout

UFC 76 - Knockout

UFC 76

part 1

part 2


HISTORY

UFC 76: Knockout was a mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The event took place on September 22, 2007 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Although the event was advertised with the subtitle Knockout, the entire card produced no knockouts whatsoever.

The main event was anticipated to be Chuck Liddell versus Wanderlei Silva, a long-awaited match between the two popular former champions of the UFC and PRIDE, respectively; however, the main event featured a fight between former Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell and The Ultimate Fighter 2 alum Keith Jardine, with both fighters returning from knockout losses at UFC 71.

Also appearing on the card was 2005 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix Champion, future UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and #1 pound-for-pound Mixed Martial Arts fighter in the world Mauricio Rua, who made his Octagon debut against TUF 1 winner Forrest Griffin.

Welterweight Diego Sanchez returned after his decision loss at UFC 69 to Josh Koscheck when he faced Jon Fitch, a training partner of Koscheck and a former Purdue University wrestler who was in the midst of a thirteen-fight win streak.

A scheduled bout between light heavyweights Jason Lambert and Wilson Gouveia was removed from the card after Gouveia suffered a severely broken nose during training. A replacement for Gouveia was not found.[2]

The card left with eight bouts instead of nine, the UFC scheduled a fight between Rich Clementi and Anthony Johnson to fill out the remainder of the card.[3]

None of the preliminary bouts made it to the PPV due to the length of all the main card bouts.

RESULTS SPOILER

Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Keith Jardine def. Chuck Liddell Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Forrest Griffin def. Mauricio Rua Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:45
Welterweight Jon Fitch def. Diego Sanchez Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Lyoto Machida def. Kazuhiro Nakamura Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Tyson Griffin def. Thiago Tavares Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Catchweight (177 lbs) Rich Clementi def. Anthony Johnson Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:05
Lightweight Jeremy Stephens def. Diego Saraiva Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Christian Wellisch def. Scott Junk Submission (heel hook) 1 3:19
Lightweight Matt Wiman def. Michihiro Omigawa Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1.  Nakamura testing positive for marijuana after the fight.[4]

$40,000 was awarded to each of the fighters who received one of these three awards:

  • Fight of the Night: Tyson Griffin vs. Thiago Tavares [5]
  • Knockout of the Night: None
  • Submission of the Night: Forrest Griffin[6]
UFC 75 - Champion vs. Champion

UFC 75 – Champion vs. Champion

UFC 75 – Champion vs. Champion

UFC 75 - Champion vs. Champion

UFC 75

part 1

part 2


HISTORY

UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The event was held September 8, 2007 at The O2 in London, United Kingdom.[2]

The event was the fourth event held by the UFC in United Kingdom, following UFC 38 in London, UFC 70 in Manchester, and UFC 72 in Belfast.

The event aired on Setanta Sports 1 in the United Kingdom, TV4 Sport in Sweden,[3] PPV1 in Ireland, and presented via tape delay on Spike TV for North American audiences.[4]

The main event was a title unification match between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson and PRIDE Fighting Championships’ 83 kg and 93 kg champion, Dan Henderson. There were some discussion on whether the title fight would be for both the UFC and PRIDE titles or just the UFC title. UFC president Dana White had remarked on July 2, 2007,

“No. What we’re doing with that thing is we’re respecting both (the UFC and PRIDE) titles. The UFC title is the UFC champion and we’re respecting Dan as the PRIDE champion. Quinton will walk out with his belt if Dan wins and vice versa.”[5]

He had since changed that stance, and on July 10, 2007 stated:

“It will absolutely be a unification bout. We have to respect Henderson’s titles. He knocked out Wanderlei Silva and had the 185-pound championship. When he fights “Rampage”, they both have belts. Why should Dan Henderson get the UFC title if “Rampage” can’t get the PRIDE titles? It makes one of them the undisputed guy.”[6]

By October 2007, Pride Worldwide LLC, sister company to UFC promoters Zuffa, would abandon plans to continue PRIDE as an active promotion.

British Light Heavyweight Michael Bisping, who won The Ultimate Fighter 3 contest in 2006, fought Team Punishment’s Matt Hamill, who rivaled Bisping during the taping of The Ultimate Fighter 3. Also featured was a heavyweight bout between PRIDE and K-1 veteran Mirko Filipović and French Muay Thai kickboxer Cheick Kongo.

Anthony Johnson was scheduled to face Jess Liaudin, but was forced to pull out due to a hand injury.

At the time, UFC 75 had achieved the highest recorded ratings for any mixed martial arts broadcast in North America, drawing a total of 4.7 million viewers (5.93 million at its peak) and beating out the previous record held by the UFC’s Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter.[7] The mark would later be beaten by CBS’s EliteXC: Primetime.

RESULTS SPOILER

Main card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Quinton Jackson (UFC Champion) def. Dan Henderson (Pride Champion) Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Michael Bisping def. Matt Hamill Decision (split) (29–28, 27–30, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Mirko Filipović Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Marcus Davis def. Paul Taylor Submission (armbar) 1 4:14
Light Heavyweight Houston Alexander def. Alessio Sakara KO (knee and punches) 1 1:01
Preliminary card
Lightweight Gleison Tibau def. Terry Etim Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Thiago Silva def. Tomasz Drwal TKO (punches) 2 4:23
Lightweight Dennis Siver def. Naoyuki Kotani KO (punch) 2 2:04
Welterweight Jess Liaudin def. Anthony Torres TKO (punches) 1 4:10 [b]
  1.  To unify the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and Pride Middleweight Championship.
  2.  This bout aired on the broadcast after the Kongo-Cro Cop fight.
UFC 208 - Holm vs. de Randamie

UFC 208 – Holm vs. de Randamie

UFC 208 – Holm vs. de Randamie

UFC 208 - Holm vs. de Randamie

 Holm vs. de Randamie

Preliminary Fights – UFC 208

1

2

3

Main Event – UFC 208

1

2

3

4


HISTORY

UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on February 11, 2017, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Barclays Center hosts games for teams like the Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders.

The event was originally scheduled to take place on January 21 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. However, due to a lack of suitable headliners for the date, the event in Anaheim was postponed to August 5 and an originally scheduled UFC 209 to be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on February 11 was renamed as UFC 208. This was the first UFC event held in Brooklyn and the fourth overall hosted in the state of New York.

The event was headlined by the inaugural UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship bout between former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie. It was also the first women’s featherweight bout in the promotion’s history.[5][6] Holm could become the first female to win titles in multiple divisions in UFC’s history and the fourth overall to do so.

A UFC Featherweight Championship unification bout between two-time champion José Aldo and interim champion Max Holloway was in the works for this card. The bout eventually did not materialize as Holloway had some consideration (nagging injuries and the desire to spend Christmas with his family) about fighting only two months after UFC 206.

The original Anaheim event had two announced bouts, including flyweights Wilson Reis and Ulka Sasaki, as well as a light heavyweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challenger Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa. Teixeira faced Jared Cannonier at the event, while Manuwa is expected to to face Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 107.

A flyweight bout between Ian McCall and Neil Seery was originally scheduled for UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2. However, the pairing was cancelled on the day of the weigh-ins, as McCall had to pull out of the fight after becoming ill due the effects of his weight cut. The fight was later rescheduled for this event. In turn, Seery pulled out on January 29 due to the passing of his mother-in-law. He was replaced by promotional newcomer Jarred Brooks. On the day of the event, McCall was hospitalized with gastrointestinal issues and the bout was cancelled.

Gilbert Burns was expected to face Paul Felder at the event. However, Burns pulled out of the fight in mid-January citing injury. In turn, Felder was removed from the card and rescheduled against a new opponent at a separate event a week later.

A heavyweight contest between Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne was scheduled to take place at this event, but was moved a week later to headline an already scheduled Fight Night event.

George Sullivan was scheduled to face Randy Brown at the event. However on January 26, Sullivan was pulled from the card after being notified by USADA of a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected earlier this year.[19]Belal Muhammad was chosen as his replacement.

Luis Henrique was expected to face Marcin Tybura, but was pulled from the bout on February 1 due to NYSAC concerns related to a corrective eye surgery he underwent almost a year ago. He was replaced by promotional newcomer Justin Willis. In turn, the bout was cancelled entirely as Willis was deemed “medically unfit” to compete.

RESULTS SPOILER

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women’s Featherweight Germaine de Randamie def. Holly Holm Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Anderson Silva def. Derek Brunson Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Ronaldo Souza def. Tim Boetsch Submission (kimura) 1 3:41
Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira def. Jared Cannonier Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Lightweight Dustin Poirier def. Jim Miller Decision (majority) (28-28, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Welterweight Belal Muhammad def. Randy Brown Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Wilson Reis def. Ulka Sasaki Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Islam Makhachev def. Nik Lentz Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-25, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Rick Glenn def. Phillipe Nover Decision (split) (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Ryan LaFlare def. Roan Carneiro Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
  1.  For the inaugural UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship.

 

UFC 74 - Respect

UFC 74 – Respect

UFC 74 – Respect

UFC 74 - Respect

UFC 74

part 1

part 2


HISTORY

UFC 74: Respect was a mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 25, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The main event was a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout which featured champion Randy Couture defending his title against Gabriel Gonzaga, who knocked out Mirko Filipović at UFC 70 to become the number one contender.

Former UFC and TKO Major League MMA welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, in his first fight since losing his title to Matt Serra at UFC 69, was matched up against The Ultimate Fighter’s Josh Koscheck.

The card also featured former heavyweight champion Frank Mir against K-1 veteran Antoni Hardonk; The Ultimate Fighter 3’s winner Kendall Grove; the UFC debut of PRIDE veteran Marcus Aurélio; The Ultimate Fighter 2 welterweight winner Joe Stevenson; and former light heavyweight challenger Renato Sobral.

Despite winning his bout, Sobral was fined $25,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission because he did not immediately follow referee’s directions for releasing his chokehold after Heath tapped.[3] Due to the controversial manner in which the bout was stopped, Sobral was subsequently released from his UFC contract.[4]

Results[edit]

Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Randy Couture (c) def. Gabriel Gonzaga TKO (punches) 3 1:37 [a]
Welterweight Georges St-Pierre def. Josh Koscheck Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Roger Huerta def. Alberto Crane TKO (punches) 3 1:50
Lightweight Joe Stevenson def. Kurt Pellegrino Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Patrick Côté def. Kendall Grove KO (punches) 1 4:45
Preliminary card
Light Heavyweight Renato Sobral def. David Heath Submission (dave schultz front headlock) 2 3:30
Heavyweight Frank Mir def. Antoni Hardonk Submission (kimura) 1 1:17
Middleweight Thales Leites def. Ryan Jensen Submission (armbar) 1 3:47
Lightweight Clay Guida def. Marcus Aurélio Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 30–27) 3 5:00
  1.  For the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Gonzaga was docked 1 point in round 2 for grabbing the cage.
UFC 73 - Stacked

UFC 73 – Stacked

UFC 73 – Stacked

UFC 73 - Stacked

UFC 73

part 1

part 2


HISTORY

UFC 73: Stacked was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). It took place on July 7, 2007 at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California and featured a total of nine bouts: four on the preliminary card and five on the main card.[2]

In the main event, Anderson Silva put his UFC Middleweight Championship belt on the line against Nate Marquardt.

The card’s other championship match had Sean Sherk defending his UFC Lightweight Championship belt against Hermes Franca. Post-fight, the California State Athletic Commission announced that both fighters tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.[3] Sherk was eventually stripped of the title.

Jason Gilliam was the third choice for Chris Lytle’s opponent. Originally scheduled to compete was Jeff Joslin, who withdrew due to a training injury.[4] His replacement, Drew Fickett, also withdrew later due to injury.[5]

Jorge Gurgel was initially reported to be facing future WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner at this event, but Varner was later moved to the WEC for a planned match at WEC 27. Gurgel would instead fight Diego Saraiva on this card.[6]

RESULTS SPOILER

Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Anderson Silva (c) def. Nate Marquardt TKO (punches) 1 4:50 [a]
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz vs. Rashad Evans Draw (unanimous) (28–28, 28–28, 28–28) 3 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Sean Sherk (c) def. Hermes Franca Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 49–46) 5 5:00 [c]
Heavyweight Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Heath Herring Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Kenny Florian def. Alvin Robinson TKO (punches) 1 4:30 [d]
Preliminary card
Light Heavyweight Stephan Bonnar def. Mike Nickels Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:14
Lightweight Jorge Gurgel def. Diego Saraiva Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Chris Lytle def. Jason Gilliam Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:15
Lightweight Frankie Edgar def. Mark Bocek TKO (punches) 1 4:55
  1.  For the UFC Middleweight Championship.
  2.  Ortiz was docked one point in the second round for repeatedly grabbing the fence.
  3.  For the UFC Lightweight Championship; Both fighters failed their drug tests.
  4.  This fight was delayed until after the main event due to time constraints.
UFC 72 - Victory

UFC 72 – Victory

UFC 72 – Victory

UFC 72 - Victory

UFC 72

part 1

part 2


HISTORY

UFC 72: Victory was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The event took place Saturday, 16 June 2007 at The Odyssey in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.[3]

UFC 72 continued the UFC’s expansion into Europe, as it was the third event to take place in Europe and the United Kingdom after UFC 38 in 2002 (Royal Albert Hall in London, United Kingdom) and UFC 70 in April 2007 (MEN Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom). The card aired on pay-per-view in North America and via Setanta Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[4]

Martin Kampmann was scheduled to fight Rich Franklin, but was forced to withdraw due to injury. Yushin Okami replaced Kampmann in the main event.[5]

Jake O’Brien was scheduled to fight Tom Murphy, but was forced to withdraw due to injury.[6] There was no replacement for O’Brien, and Murphy did not fight on the UFC 72 card.[7]

RESULTS SPOILER

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Rich Franklin def. Yushin Okami Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Forrest Griffin def. Hector Ramirez Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Jason MacDonald def. Rory Singer TKO (punches and elbows) 2 3:18
Lightweight Tyson Griffin def. Clay Guida Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Ed Herman def. Scott Smith Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:25
Preliminary card
Heavyweight Eddie Sanchez def. Colin Robinson TKO (punches) 2 0:32
Welterweight Dustin Hazelett def. Steven Lynch Submission (d’arce choke) 1 2:50
Welterweight Marcus Davis def. Jason Tan KO (punch) 1 1:15
UFC 207 - Nunes vs. Rousey

UFC 207 – Nunes vs. Rousey (720p HD)

UFC 207 – Nunes vs. Rousey

UFC 207 - Nunes vs. Rousey

UFC 207 –  720p HD

Preliminary Fights

(4 parts)

1


2


3


4

Nunes vs. Rousey

Main Event

(6 parts)

1


2


3


4


5


6

UFC HISTORY

UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held on December 30, 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

The event was headlined by a UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout between current champion Amanda Nunes and former champion Ronda Rousey.

A UFC Bantamweight Championship bout between then champion Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt co-headlined the event.

A potential heavyweight title eliminator bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champions Fabrício Werdum and Cain Velasquez was expected to take place on the card. The pairing met previously in June 2015 at UFC 188, with then interim champion Werdum unifying the title, as he won the fight via submission in the third round. However the Nevada State Athletic Commission, after analyzing physical examinations and interviews, deemed Velasquez unfit to compete and pulled him from the event on December 24. The bout was eventually scrapped.

Another potential title eliminator included a bantamweight bout between former champion T.J. Dillashaw and John Lineker.

Ronda Rousey had her first fight since losing her title (and undefeated record) to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015.

Matt Brown was expected to face former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Tarec Saffiedine at the event. However, Brown was pulled from the fight on November 11 in favor of a matchup with former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Donald Cerrone three weeks earlier at UFC 206. Saffiedine instead faced Dong Hyun Kim.

Maryna Moroz was very briefly linked to a fight with Jéssica Andrade at the event. On December 7 Moroz was replaced by Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Angela Hill. Hill was then ruled out of fighting at UFC 207 because of a rule in the UFC’s anti-doping policy with USADA. Subsequently, Andrade was removed from the card and will be rescheduled for a future event.

Sabah Homasi was linked to a fight with Brandon Thatch at the event. However, Homasi pulled out due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Niko Price.

This was the last event in which longtime play-by-play commentator Mike Goldberg participated. He made his debut in 1997 at UFC Japan: Ultimate Japan.

At the weigh-ins, former UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks and Ray Borg missed weight for their bouts, weighing in at 173.5 lbs and 129.5 lbs, respectively. As a result, they were fined 20% and 30% of their respective fight purses, which went to their respective opponents Neil Magny and Louis Smolka.

SPOILER RESULTS
Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) def. Ronda Rousey TKO (punches) 1 0:48 [a]
Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt def. Dominick Cruz (c) Decision (unanimous) (48-46, 48-47, 48-46) 5 5:00 [b]
Bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw def. John Lineker Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Welterweight Dong Hyun Kim def. Tarec Saffiedine Decision (split) (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (129.5 lbs) Ray Borg def. Louis Smolka Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Catchweight (173.5 lbs) Neil Magny def. Johny Hendricks Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Antônio Carlos Júnior def. Marvin Vettori Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Alex Garcia def. Mike Pyle KO (punch) 1 3:34
Welterweight Niko Price def. Brandon Thatch Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 4:30
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Alex Oliveira vs. Tim Means NC (illegal knees) 1 3:33 [c]
  1.  For the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.
  2.  For the UFC Bantamweight Championship.
  3.  Means landed several knees to Oliveira’s head, who was considered a downed opponent by the referee.