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UFC Fight Night 81 results: Dominick Cruz beats T.J. Dillashaw, regains UFC bantamweight title

After a long layoff, Dominick Cruz regained the title he never lost in the cage on Sunday night, earning a split decision over T.J. Dillashaw to regain the UFC bantamweight title in Boston.

Dominick Cruz explains why winning back title actually isn't best moment of his life

BOSTON -- After UFC Fight Night 81, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz discusses getting his belt back, his performance against T.J. Dillashaw, a chat he needs to have with UFC brass, the...

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Urijah Faber scored it 4-1 for Dominick Cruz, calls him out for trilogy

Urijah Faber thought new UFC champ Dominick Cruz rightfully won the decision, and called him out for a trilogy.

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UFC CEO compares Reebok fines to school detention: ‘It's not that hard. Tuck your shirt in’

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UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz Full Results and Live Fight Analytics

UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz full results and live fight analytics. First fight is scheduled for Sunday at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.

Highlights: Dominick Cruz edges TJ Dillashaw to reclaim bantamweight title

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UFC Fight Night 81 photos

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UFC Fight Night 81 Results: Dillashaw vs. Cruz

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UFC Fight Night 81 Results: Dillashaw vs. Cruz

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UFC Fight Night Boston Results: ‘Dillashaw vs. Cruz’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Charles Rosa vs. Kyle Bochniak Round 1 Rosa lines up southpaw and hops backward, flicking out side kicks to fend off the advancing Bochniak. Leg kicks land for Bochniak early on, keeping Rosa on his back foot. Rosa comes down the middle with a straight left hand that marks up Bochniak’s eye, then goes back to side-kicking. Bochniak counters a kick with a right hand over the top; Rosa counters with another left to Bochniak’s damaged eye. A straight right counter from Bochniak sends Rosa to the ground, but when Bochniak tries to pounce and pound out his opponent, Rosa threatens with a heel hook. Bochniak pulls the leg free and allows Rosa to stand with 90 seconds on the clock. Rosa takes a kick on the body, catches the leg and trips Bochniak to the ground, then lets him back up. Rosa shoots for a takedown in the last 30 seconds, briefly puts Bochniak on the mat but can’t hold him there. Sherdog Scores Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Round 2 Rosa emerges for the second round in the orthodox stance and attacks the lead leg of Bochniak with kicks.

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UFC Fight Night 81 play-by-play and live results

Round 3 – Barroso looks takedown right away but pulls back. Mutapcic just has to pull the trigger here in the third. He does score with a kick to the body. Barroso leaps in and eats a right hand that sends him to the floor, though he was really more off-balance than anything. Barroso still leaping in with punches from distance, and he’s avoiding the counters well. Barroso looks for a takedown, but Mutapcic is up to the challenge. Mutapcic again loses his mouthpiece, and the crowd boos at the restart. Mutapcic works inside and lands a few good punches. His corner is yelling that Barroso is slowing down. Left hand fro Mutapcic. Halfway through the final round. Mutapcic’s mouth wide open, and blood is trickling out. Still, he’s pressing. It’s just not quite enough. Corner begging for him to push. He’s controlling the center. Barroso with a big kick to the body. Mutapcic in perfect range but just won’t fire the shots. Mutapcic kicks the body, and they move into the clinch. Mutapcic pulls away and flurries a bit, but nothing really lands. MMAjunkie gives the final round narrowly to Barroso, 10-9, awarding him the fight 30-27.

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UFC Fight Night Boston Results: ‘Dillashaw vs. Cruz’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Charles Rosa vs. Kyle Bochniak Round 1 Rosa lines up southpaw and hops backward, flicking out side kicks to fend off the advancing Bochniak. Leg kicks land for Bochniak early on, keeping Rosa on his back foot. Rosa comes down the middle with a straight left hand that marks up Bochniak’s eye, then goes back to side-kicking. Bochniak counters a kick with a right hand over the top; Rosa counters with another left to Bochniak’s damaged eye. A straight right counter from Bochniak sends Rosa to the ground, but when Bochniak tries to pounce and pound out his opponent, Rosa threatens with a heel hook. Bochniak pulls the leg free and allows Rosa to stand with 90 seconds on the clock. Rosa takes a kick on the body, catches the leg and trips Bochniak to the ground, then lets him back up. Rosa shoots for a takedown in the last 30 seconds, briefly puts Bochniak on the mat but can’t hold him there. Sherdog Scores Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Round 2 Rosa emerges for the second round in the orthodox stance and attacks the lead leg of Bochniak with kicks.

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Travis Browne: 'I'm a statement maker' and somebody is going to sleep

"Every chance to work together with Edmond and the guys at the gym, we get into a rhythm. It sounds weird but my ears almost learn the tone of his voice, what he's expected or if there's urgency or not. You breathe and become in tune with your coach. Every time you work together, whatever he's calling out for, whatever combinations he calls for, all that takes time to get used to and get into the rhythm of the fight. It's been over a year since Coach Edmond (and I) have been working together and it gets better every time," Browne told FOX Sports.

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UFC Fight Night Boston Results: ‘Dillashaw vs. Cruz’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Charles Rosa vs. Kyle Bochniak Round 1 Rosa lines up southpaw and hops backward, flicking out side kicks to fend off the advancing Bochniak. Leg kicks land for Bochniak early on, keeping Rosa on his back foot. Rosa comes down the middle with a straight left hand that marks up Bochniak’s eye, then goes back to side-kicking. Bochniak counters a kick with a right hand over the top; Rosa counters with another left to Bochniak’s damaged eye. A straight right counter from Bochniak sends Rosa to the ground, but when Bochniak tries to pounce and pound out his opponent, Rosa threatens with a heel hook. Bochniak pulls the leg free and allows Rosa to stand with 90 seconds on the clock. Rosa takes a kick on the body, catches the leg and trips Bochniak to the ground, then lets him back up. Rosa shoots for a takedown in the last 30 seconds, briefly puts Bochniak on the mat but can’t hold him there. Sherdog Scores Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Round 2 Rosa emerges for the second round in the orthodox stance and attacks the lead leg of Bochniak with kicks.

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Jedrzejczyk, Gadelha to Coach ‘TUF 23,’ Meet in Strawweight Title Rematch on July 8

Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha will coach against each other on Season 23 of “The Ultimate Fighter” before meeting in a strawweight title rematch on July 8. The news was announced during the UFC Fight Night Boston broadcast on Sunday. The Jedrzejczyk-Gadelha rematch will headline the ‘TUF 23’ finale and will be part of a weekend that includes UFC 200 the next day on July 9. “I’m very happy about it,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I‘m gong to bring something new, something special and something different to the house.” “TUF 23” will premiere on Fox Sports 1 on April 20 and will feature both strawweights and light heavyweights in the reality show’s first co-ed season since “TUF 18.” The series will begin with 32 fighters vying for 16 spots in the house — eight in each weight class. The reality show winners will be determined at the finale on July 8. Jedrzejczyk and Gadelha first squared off at UFC on Fox 13 in December 2014, with the Polish strawweight emerging with a hard-fought split-decision triumph. Jedrzejczyk went on to capture 115-pound gold with a second-round finish of Carla Esparza at UFC 185 and has since defended the belt twice with victories over Jessica Penne and Valerie Letourneau .

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UFC Fight Night 81 play-by-play and live results

Round 3 – Barroso looks takedown right away but pulls back. Mutapcic just has to pull the trigger here in the third. He does score with a kick to the body. Barroso leaps in and eats a right hand that sends him to the floor, though he was really more off-balance than anything. Barroso still leaping in with punches from distance, and he’s avoiding the counters well. Barroso looks for a takedown, but Mutapcic is up to the challenge. Mutapcic again loses his mouthpiece, and the crowd boos at the restart. Mutapcic works inside and lands a few good punches. His corner is yelling that Barroso is slowing down. Left hand fro Mutapcic. Halfway through the final round. Mutapcic’s mouth wide open, and blood is trickling out. Still, he’s pressing. It’s just not quite enough. Corner begging for him to push. He’s controlling the center. Barroso with a big kick to the body. Mutapcic in perfect range but just won’t fire the shots. Mutapcic kicks the body, and they move into the clinch. Mutapcic pulls away and flurries a bit, but nothing really lands. MMAjunkie gives the final round narrowly to Barroso, 10-9, awarding him the fight 30-27.

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Matches to Make After UFC Fight Night ‘Dillashaw vs. Cruz’

The long-awaited battle between MMA’s top two bantamweights could not have been more closely contested. Dominick Cruz moved, countered and willed his way to a split verdict over T.J. Dillashaw in the UFC Fight Night “Dillashaw vs. Cruz” main event on Sunday at the TD Garden in Boston, as the Alliance MMA pillar reclaimed the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight title across five memorable rounds. Judges David Ginsberg and Tony Weeks saw it 48-47 and 49-46 for Cruz, while Sal D’Amato scored it 49-46 for Dillashaw. With that, the gold changed hands. FightMetric statistics point to the close nature of the fight. Cruz outperformed the Elevation Fight Team rep 112-109 in significant strikes, while Dillashaw held a 130-122 edge in total strikes. Cruz landed at a significantly higher percentage in both categories and also held a 4-1 advantage in takedowns. Still, both men had a case in terms of arguing the final decision. The emotional nip-and-tuck victory returns Cruz to the bantamweight throne a little more than two years after recurring injuries forced him to vacate it.

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UFC Fight Night Boston Results: ‘Dillashaw vs. Cruz’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Charles Rosa vs. Kyle Bochniak Round 1 Rosa lines up southpaw and hops backward, flicking out side kicks to fend off the advancing Bochniak. Leg kicks land for Bochniak early on, keeping Rosa on his back foot. Rosa comes down the middle with a straight left hand that marks up Bochniak’s eye, then goes back to side-kicking. Bochniak counters a kick with a right hand over the top; Rosa counters with another left to Bochniak’s damaged eye. A straight right counter from Bochniak sends Rosa to the ground, but when Bochniak tries to pounce and pound out his opponent, Rosa threatens with a heel hook. Bochniak pulls the leg free and allows Rosa to stand with 90 seconds on the clock. Rosa takes a kick on the body, catches the leg and trips Bochniak to the ground, then lets him back up. Rosa shoots for a takedown in the last 30 seconds, briefly puts Bochniak on the mat but can’t hold him there. Sherdog Scores Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Round 2 Rosa emerges for the second round in the orthodox stance and attacks the lead leg of Bochniak with kicks.

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Ronda Rousey targets Holly Holm rematch in 2016: 'That's what I want to do'

Holm was recently booked for a UFC 197 showdown with Miesha Tate (17-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) in what will be her first attempted title defense. Should “The Preacher’s Daughter” leave the March 5 pay-per-view event at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena with the belt, it’d likely set up another fight with Rousey later this year.

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UFC Fight Night 81 play-by-play and live results

Round 3 – Barroso looks takedown right away but pulls back. Mutapcic just has to pull the trigger here in the third. He does score with a kick to the body. Barroso leaps in and eats a right hand that sends him to the floor, though he was really more off-balance than anything. Barroso still leaping in with punches from distance, and he’s avoiding the counters well. Barroso looks for a takedown, but Mutapcic is up to the challenge. Mutapcic again loses his mouthpiece, and the crowd boos at the restart. Mutapcic works inside and lands a few good punches. His corner is yelling that Barroso is slowing down. Left hand fro Mutapcic. Halfway through the final round. Mutapcic’s mouth wide open, and blood is trickling out. Still, he’s pressing. It’s just not quite enough. Corner begging for him to push. He’s controlling the center. Barroso with a big kick to the body. Mutapcic in perfect range but just won’t fire the shots. Mutapcic kicks the body, and they move into the clinch. Mutapcic pulls away and flurries a bit, but nothing really lands. MMAjunkie gives the final round narrowly to Barroso, 10-9, awarding him the fight 30-27.

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Who Ya Got?!? Fighters predict champ Dillashaw vs. Cruz at UFC Fight Night 81

Following Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 81 event at Boston’s TD Garden, several of the winning and losing fighters, along with their coaches, training partners or family members, took to social media to react to the event or share a message with supporters.

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Urijah Faber calls for trilogy with new champ Cruz: 'This has been a long time coming'

“He’s a real champion, he’s a true champion, he’s only lost to one team, that’s Team Alpha Male; He’s only lost to one guy, that’s me,” Faber said of Cruz. “And I feel like I beat him the second time also. I connected to his chin, I know he feels like he’s hard to hit. I found his chin, his butt found the ground, and I’m going to make that happen again. So let’s do it, Dom, this has been a long time coming.

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UFC Fight Night Boston Results: ‘Dillashaw vs. Cruz’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Charles Rosa vs. Kyle Bochniak Round 1 Rosa lines up southpaw and hops backward, flicking out side kicks to fend off the advancing Bochniak. Leg kicks land for Bochniak early on, keeping Rosa on his back foot. Rosa comes down the middle with a straight left hand that marks up Bochniak’s eye, then goes back to side-kicking. Bochniak counters a kick with a right hand over the top; Rosa counters with another left to Bochniak’s damaged eye. A straight right counter from Bochniak sends Rosa to the ground, but when Bochniak tries to pounce and pound out his opponent, Rosa threatens with a heel hook. Bochniak pulls the leg free and allows Rosa to stand with 90 seconds on the clock. Rosa takes a kick on the body, catches the leg and trips Bochniak to the ground, then lets him back up. Rosa shoots for a takedown in the last 30 seconds, briefly puts Bochniak on the mat but can’t hold him there. Sherdog Scores Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Round 2 Rosa emerges for the second round in the orthodox stance and attacks the lead leg of Bochniak with kicks.

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UFC Fight Night Boston Results: ‘Dillashaw vs. Cruz’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Charles Rosa vs. Kyle Bochniak Round 1 Rosa lines up southpaw and hops backward, flicking out side kicks to fend off the advancing Bochniak. Leg kicks land for Bochniak early on, keeping Rosa on his back foot. Rosa comes down the middle with a straight left hand that marks up Bochniak’s eye, then goes back to side-kicking. Bochniak counters a kick with a right hand over the top; Rosa counters with another left to Bochniak’s damaged eye. A straight right counter from Bochniak sends Rosa to the ground, but when Bochniak tries to pounce and pound out his opponent, Rosa threatens with a heel hook. Bochniak pulls the leg free and allows Rosa to stand with 90 seconds on the clock. Rosa takes a kick on the body, catches the leg and trips Bochniak to the ground, then lets him back up. Rosa shoots for a takedown in the last 30 seconds, briefly puts Bochniak on the mat but can’t hold him there. Sherdog Scores Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Round 2 Rosa emerges for the second round in the orthodox stance and attacks the lead leg of Bochniak with kicks.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha coach 'The Ultimate Fighter' 23

Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and top contender Claudia Gadelha will lead a group of light heavyweights and strawweights on the newest season of "The Ultimate Fighter" set to debut on April 20 on FS1.

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Sixty-two people have the same amount of wealth as half the world, says Oxfam

As the business elite converge on Davos for the World Economic Forum , an Oxfam report shows wealth is becoming further concentrated, with the number of people owning the same amount as the bottom half of humanity falling from 388 to 62 in five years.

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Fight Night Dillashaw vs. Cruz: Post-fight bonus recap

UFC president Dana White talks about the resiliency of Dominick Cruz and his performance in winning the UFC bantamweight title back four years after being forced to relinquish the belt. White also talks about Dillashaw, Eddie Alvarez, and Anthony Pettis.

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‘Cyborg’ KOs Daria Ibragimova to Retain Featherweight Title in Invicta 15 Main Event

It lasted longer than most anticipated, but Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino made sure the Invicta Fighting Championships featherweight title was not going anywhere. Justino wiped out M-1 Global vet Daria Ibragimova with a counter right hook to retain her 145-pound crown in the Invicta 15 headliner on Saturday inside The Hangar at OC Fair in Costa Mesa, California. “Cyborg” finished it 4:58 into the first round, as she posted her fifth consecutive victory. Related » Invicta FC 15 Round-by-Round Scoring Like so many others who had come before her, Ibragimova (9-2) was game but outmatched. The Russian grappler spent much of the bout clinging hopelessly to a single-leg. Justino looked bored at times and amused at others, as she defended the takedown attempts with balance and agility. The 30-year-old Chute Boxe rep shined in the standup exchanges, ripping into Ibragimova with punches and clinch knees. In the waning moments of the first round, Justino slipped a right hand and cut down her opponent with a clean right hook.

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Tito Ortiz Says After Loss To Holm, Rousey Has No Excuse To Avoid Cyborg Fight At 140lbs

MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant was backstage at Invicta FC 15 where she spoke with Featherweight Champ Cris Cyborg Justino’s coach Tito Ortiz moments after Cyborg’s first round KO of Daria Ibragimova. Tito talks about the matchup and why he was confident in Cris’ abilities. He also talks about the possibility of Cris fighting either current UFC Bantamweight Champ Holly Holm and/or former champ Ronda Rousey. In addition, Tito reflects on his loss to Bellator LHW Champ Liam McGeary and hints at his next fight. Please remember, you can also find our content using these domains: * http://www.MMA.media: HD video coverage * http://www.MMA.audio: iTunes * http://www.MMA.help: pro-MMA techniques and instruction * http://www.MMA.diet: essential nutrition and discounts Nós falamos Português! * Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MMAHEAT * Follow MMAHEAT on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MMAHEAT * Follow Karyn on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KarynBryant

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UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - live results, discussion, play by play

Atop the 13-fight ensemble, the world's alpha-bantamweight will be determined as former 135-pound kingpin Dominick Cruz returns to face current champ T.J. Dillashaw. The co-main features two former lightweight champs as Bellator crossover Eddie Alvarez squares off with Anthony "Showtime" Pettis. Completing the main card are bouts pitting heavyweights Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione and lightweights Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo.

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Chris Wade Calls Out Sage Northcutt After Fourth Straight UFC Win at Fight Night Boston

After scouring the UFC’s archived content to research his short-notice opponent on Sunday, Chris Wade has a bigger fish in mind for his next Octagon appearance. Wade, who submitted Mehdi Baghdad with a rear-naked choke in the first round at UFC Fight Night Boston , is now quietly 4-0 within the Las Vegas-based promotion. To further raise his profile, Wade has his sights set on one of the UFC’s golden boys. “I want Sage Northcutt next,” Wade said shortly after his latest triumph. “Give him to me Dana.” Northcutt figures to be a popular call-out in the coming months, given the heavy promotional push he has received since making his UFC debut this past October. Most recently, Northcutt pocketed $80,000 for a victory over Cody Pfister in his second Octagon appearances at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas on Dec. 10, an unheard-of number for such an unproven commodity. Of course, Northcutt is presently booked, as he will face the unbeaten Andrew Holbrook at UFC on Fox 18 on Jan. 30. The fight will be on the evening’s main card, the most prominent placement yet for the Katy, Texas, native.

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Ex-Bellator Champ Shlemenko to Face Vasilevsky at M-1 Challenge 64

Former Bellator MMA middleweight king Alexander Shlemenko will meet Vyacheslav Vasilevsky in the M-1 Challenge 64 headliner on Feb. 19. Promotion officials announced the bout Sunday. The contest will be the first matchup in the M-1 Grand Prix Middleweight Tournament Series. M-1 Challenge 64 takes place at the Olympic Sports Complex in Moscow and also includes a heavyweight title tilt between Alexander Volkov and Denis Smoldarev . Shlemenko is unable to compete in the United States due to a three-year suspension he received from the California State Athletic Commission after having an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio at Bellator 133 against Melvin Manhoef . Shlemenko also tested positive for the steroid oxandrolone in relation to the bout. As a result, the Russian’s first-round knockout victory was overturned to a no contest, and Shlemenko has not fought since. According to a report from Bloody Elbow , M-1 Global and Bellator reached an “amicable agreement” to enable Shlemenko to fight for the Russian promotion.

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UFC Fight Night Boston Results: ‘Dillashaw vs. Cruz’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Charles Rosa vs. Kyle Bochniak Round 1 Rosa lines up southpaw and hops backward, flicking out side kicks to fend off the advancing Bochniak. Leg kicks land for Bochniak early on, keeping Rosa on his back foot. Rosa comes down the middle with a straight left hand that marks up Bochniak’s eye, then goes back to side-kicking. Bochniak counters a kick with a right hand over the top; Rosa counters with another left to Bochniak’s damaged eye. A straight right counter from Bochniak sends Rosa to the ground, but when Bochniak tries to pounce and pound out his opponent, Rosa threatens with a heel hook. Bochniak pulls the leg free and allows Rosa to stand with 90 seconds on the clock. Rosa takes a kick on the body, catches the leg and trips Bochniak to the ground, then lets him back up. Rosa shoots for a takedown in the last 30 seconds, briefly puts Bochniak on the mat but can’t hold him there. Sherdog Scores Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Round 2 Rosa emerges for the second round in the orthodox stance and attacks the lead leg of Bochniak with kicks.

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UFC Fight Night 81 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Following Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 81 event at Boston’s TD Garden, several of the winning and losing fighters, along with their coaches, training partners or family members, took to social media to react to the event or share a message with supporters.

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UFC Fight Night 81 play-by-play and live results

Round 3 – Barroso looks takedown right away but pulls back. Mutapcic just has to pull the trigger here in the third. He does score with a kick to the body. Barroso leaps in and eats a right hand that sends him to the floor, though he was really more off-balance than anything. Barroso still leaping in with punches from distance, and he’s avoiding the counters well. Barroso looks for a takedown, but Mutapcic is up to the challenge. Mutapcic again loses his mouthpiece, and the crowd boos at the restart. Mutapcic works inside and lands a few good punches. His corner is yelling that Barroso is slowing down. Left hand fro Mutapcic. Halfway through the final round. Mutapcic’s mouth wide open, and blood is trickling out. Still, he’s pressing. It’s just not quite enough. Corner begging for him to push. He’s controlling the center. Barroso with a big kick to the body. Mutapcic in perfect range but just won’t fire the shots. Mutapcic kicks the body, and they move into the clinch. Mutapcic pulls away and flurries a bit, but nothing really lands. MMAjunkie gives the final round narrowly to Barroso, 10-9, awarding him the fight 30-27.

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UFC Fight Night Boston Results: ‘Dillashaw vs. Cruz’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Charles Rosa vs. Kyle Bochniak Round 1 Rosa lines up southpaw and hops backward, flicking out side kicks to fend off the advancing Bochniak. Leg kicks land for Bochniak early on, keeping Rosa on his back foot. Rosa comes down the middle with a straight left hand that marks up Bochniak’s eye, then goes back to side-kicking. Bochniak counters a kick with a right hand over the top; Rosa counters with another left to Bochniak’s damaged eye. A straight right counter from Bochniak sends Rosa to the ground, but when Bochniak tries to pounce and pound out his opponent, Rosa threatens with a heel hook. Bochniak pulls the leg free and allows Rosa to stand with 90 seconds on the clock. Rosa takes a kick on the body, catches the leg and trips Bochniak to the ground, then lets him back up. Rosa shoots for a takedown in the last 30 seconds, briefly puts Bochniak on the mat but can’t hold him there. Sherdog Scores Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Bochniak Round 2 Rosa emerges for the second round in the orthodox stance and attacks the lead leg of Bochniak with kicks.

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UFC Fight Night 81 results: Chris Wade runs through Mehdi Baghdad in first round

As the strikes were piling up, Baghdad tried to find his way back to his feet and opened up a better position for Wade. Wade transitioned to the back and landed punches until he was able to flatten Baghdad out and sink in the rear-naked choke for the submission at the 4:30 mark of Round 1.

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Invicta’s Colleen Schneider + UFC’s Josh Barnett Talk Split Decisions, Title Shots, Chickens + Krull

MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant was backstage at Invicta FC 15 where she caught up with Colleen Schneider after her split decision victory over Raquel Pa'aluhi. Colleen was joined by her boyfriend Josh Barnett, the UFC’s #8 Heavyweight, who’ll be fighting Ben Rothwell on January 30, 2016. Colleen and Josh talk about Colleen’s fight, her stylish fight gear, Josh's upcoming fight, chicken farming whether Stipe Miocic has earned a title shot and who’ll be victorious when Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez rematch. They also try to remember the mantra from the classic (?) movie “Krull." Please remember, you can also find our content using these domains: * http://www.MMA.media: HD video coverage * http://www.MMA.audio: iTunes * http://www.MMA.help: pro-MMA techniques and instruction * http://www.MMA.diet: essential nutrition and discounts Nós falamos Português! * Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MMAHEAT * Follow MMAHEAT on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MMAHEAT * Follow Karyn on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KarynBryant

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Hunt-Mir Tickets On-Sale Feb. 4

Brisbane, Australia – A clash between UFC® heavyweight legends will headline the organization’s second visit to the Queensland capital, as No.9-ranked Mark Hunt will face two-time UFC heavyweight champion and current No.10-ranked Frank Mir at UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: HUNT vs. MIR on Sunday, March 20, 2016 (Saturday, March 19 in North America) at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, February 4 at 10 a.m. AEST. Fighting out of Sydney, Australia by way of South Auckland, New Zealand, Hunt (11-10-1) is known for his spectacular walk-off knockouts. During his UFC run, the former K-1 champion has picked up stunning victories over Roy Nelson, Stefan Struve and Cheick Kongo. Hunt’s most recent outing saw him deliver another memorable knockout, stopping Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in front of a record-setting crowd of passionate Australian fans at UFC 193 in Melbourne this past November. No stranger to jaw-dropping finishes, Mir (18-10, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) has proven equally adept at putting opponents away with both his striking and grappling skillsets.

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UFC Fight Night Boston: The Forum Threads

Dominick Cruz pulled out another victory on Saturday at UFC Fight Night in Boston, and his split decision win to reclaim the UFC bantamweight title from T.J. Dillashaw had everyone buzzing on the Sherdog.com forums . The boards are running wild with discussion about which 135-pounder deserved to win the fight, with threads and polls going back and forth about the judges’ scorecards. Who do you think won? Don’t be left out -- get on the boards and let your voice be heard. Other hot topics include the decision in the fight between lightweights Eddie Alvarez and Anthony Pettis , the return of Patrick Cote , who still seems to be improving after all these years in the Octagon, and the eye pokes in the Travis Browne - Matt Mitrione bout. Intentional or not, how does a fighter poke his opponent in the eye twice and not get penalized? Why wouldn’t fighters cheat if infractions like eye pokes and fence grabbing are rarely penalized? Poll: Who Won? Cruz or Dillashaw The Ultimate POINT Fighter? Eye Poke = Automatic Deduction or DQ? Cote with the Hockey KO Poll: Alvarez vs.

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Cruz Guts Out Split-Decision To Regain His Title (Highlights) - ENT Imports

After a five-round affair against TJ Dillashaw, Dominick Cruz regained what was originally his and is the new UFC bantamweight champion.

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Conor McGregor on Twitter

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Deontay Wilder Defends Against Artur Szpilka, Spews Against Tyson Fury

.@BronzeBomber knocks out @szpilka_artur in round 9 and retains his WBC heavyweight title #AndStill #WilderSzpilka https://t.co/aB8J3liY8T — SHOWTIME SPORTS (@SHOsports) January 17, 2016 BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- It was perfect, blunt, short and devastating. In a blink, the game, courageous Artur Szpilka was on his back—and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder kept his belt with a crushing right hand on the chin that stopped the Polish southpaw at 2:24 of the ninth round Saturday night at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, N.Y. And then it turned into the Tyson Fury show, as the WBA heavyweight titlist challenged Wilder, and then went gallivanting around the ring, gesticulating and bellowing how great he is and how much of a phony Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) is, despite the overwhelming right he landed on poor Szpilka (20-2, 15 KOs), who was taken from the ring tied down to a stretcher. Related » Wilder-Szpilka Round-by-Round Scoring At the time of the knockout, the fight was competitive. All three judges had Wilder ahead (Guido Cavalleri 77-75, Pasquale Procopio 78-74, Waleska Roldan 78-74).

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UFC 196: O encontro dos pesados - Werdum x Velasquez

Os dois lutadores mais temidos da categoria se enfrentarão em 6 de fevereiro, em Las Vegas. Será que o brasileiro continuará como campeão? Assine o Canal Combate - http://on.ufc.com/assinecombate

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Dominick Cruz just completed the greatest comeback in UFC history

If that wasn't bad enough, Cruz's knee rejected the cadaver ligament that was used to repair the injury and he was forced to underdog a second surgery that restarted the calendar on a potential return to action. After all that, just before Cruz was expected to return in 2014, he suffered a torn groin and the UFC had finally waited long enough and they stripped him of the bantamweight title.

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WATCH! 'Thug Life' Dominick Cruz asking people to 'Forgive me for my mean words' | MMA Latest News & Fights Videos l UFC Fighting Videos

Dillashaw said that he likes to carry himself as more of a role model while Cruz, who did a lot of trash talking prior to their fight responded with his best answer.

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Angela Hill Talks Invicta Debut KO, Frustration Watching Rose vs Paige + Eventual UFC Return

MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant was backstage at Invicta FC 15 where she caught up with Angela “Overkill” Hill after her KO victory over Alida Gray. Angela talks about getting a win in her debut with the organization, whether here stint in the UFC was “too much too soon,” how she felt when she watched her friend Rose Namajunas fight Paige VanZant and why Dominick Cruz’s Alliance MMA is the right fit for her. Please remember, you can also find our content using these domains: * http://www.MMA.media: HD video coverage * http://www.MMA.audio: iTunes * http://www.MMA.help: pro-MMA techniques and instruction * http://www.MMA.diet: essential nutrition and discounts Nós falamos Português! * Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MMAHEAT * Follow MMAHEAT on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MMAHEAT * Follow Karyn on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KarynBryant

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65 UFC FN 81 Results: Herman KOs Boetsch with a vicious knee in Round 2 - ENT Imports
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67 UFC BOSTON POSTMORTEM!!!
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