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VIDEO | Watch Amanda Nunes maul Miesha Tate to win the women's bantamweight title |

On Saturday, December 30, the UFC will return to Las Vegas with the stacked UFC 207. The undeniable highlight of the card will be the long-awaited return of former women’s bantamweight queen and transcendent MMA superstar Ronda Rousey, who has not been seen since she was knocked out by a Holly Holm head kick in...

Video: James Gallagher & Anthony Taylor Heated Confrontation at Bellator 169 Open Workouts

James Gallagher and Anthony Taylor had a heated confrontation at the Bellator 169 open workouts, as filmed by SevereMMA.

Paige VanZant Willing To Fight Ronda Rousey In The UFC, But There’s Just One Small Catch Two of the UFC's top females Paige VanZant and Ronda Rousey are both set to return to action this month, headlining

Highlight Video: Bernard Hopkins' Greatest Hits

Watch some of the best moments of boxing legend and future hall of famer Bernard Hopkins. Hopkins vs. Smith Jr. happens Saturday, Dec. 17 live on HBO beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

Justin Gaethje vs. Luiz Firmino now headlines WSOF: NYC

With Joao Zeferino out with an injury, World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje will defend his title against Luiz Firmino.

UFC Sacramento Road to the Octagon: Paige VanZant vs. Michelle Waterson (video) |

Strawweight star Paige VanZant readies for her biggest showcase to date against former Invicta champion Michelle Waterson.

UFC 206 medical suspensions: Swanson, Choi out 60 days

After putting on an electrifying ‘Fight of the Year' contender, Cub Swanson and Doo Ho Choi led a list of six fighters to receive extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 206.

UFC 206 main card live results, discussion, play by play

Live, blow-by-blow updates for today's UFC 206 main card, which is headlined by an interim featherweight title fight. Sort of.

Watch Jon Jones Finish Dan Henderson with a Choke (video) |

Watch as Jon Jones works for position and secures a submission on Dan Henderson at Sunday's Submission Underground 2 in Portland, Ore.

VanZant denies Waterson's claim she's 'very green'

Michelle Waterson says that Paige VanZant has a long way to go as a fighter. PVZ disagrees.

Cub Swanson Shoots Down a Doo Ho Choi Rematch |

Shortly after his unanimous decision win over Doo Ho Choi at UFC 206 this past Saturday, Cub Swanson was already being asked about a rematch.

BJJ star Rodolfo Vieira has a date for his MMA debut

One of the best grapplers of all times will make his mixed martial arts debut in 2017.

Vannata says his KO ‘tops’ Barboza’s knockout

Lando Vannata talks his spinning wheel kick knockout of John Makdessi and where it stands in history.

Cris Cyborg is now a United States citizen

Women’s featherweight superstar Cris Cyborg just became a US citizen today.

Fighters criticize NYSAC practices in Albany

Fighters and coaches involved in the UFC Albany card said the New York State Athletic Commission wouldn’t let doctors give stitches in the arena.

Sinead Kavanagh vs. Elina Kallionidou added to Bellator 169

A women’s featherweight bout pitting Sinead Kavanagh and Elina Kallionidou is the latest addition

Jose Aldo explains why he's with MMAFA, not MMAAA

Jose Aldo was always very vocal about fighter pay, but the recently created MMA Athletes Association didn’t get him too excited.

Jose Aldo explains why he's with MMAFA, not MMAAA

Jose Aldo was always very vocal about fighter pay, but the recently created MMA Athletes Association didn’t get him too excited.

Martial Arts Blackbelt Puts Up $5K To Any MMA Fighter Who Can Beat Him, Gets Smashed If you have a black belt, chances are you can handle the majority of the people you see on the street every day.

UFC 206: 5 Takeaways From the UFC's Cursed Show |

Thankfully, UFC 206 is in the books. It was a cursed event, first fallen by Daniel Cormier's injury, then an awkward/forced/contrived replacement title match, which fell apart when one guy missed weight.

Anthony Pettis Gives Up on UFC Featherweight Division |

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is surrendering his assault on the featherweight division and heading back to fight at 155 pounds.

UFC 206 live blog: Tim Kennedy vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Follow UFC 206 live blog for the Tim Kennedy vs. Kelvin Gastelum match Saturday night.

UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis - Donald Cerrone vs Matt Brown Toe to Toe Preview

Phil and David break down everything you need to know about Cerrone vs. Brown for UFC 206 in Canada and everything you don’t about being a weapon of CRISPR.

UFC to add women's 145 ‘whether it's with Cyborg or not'

The UFC is dead-set on creating a women's 145-pound division in 2017, regardless of whether Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is able to compete for the inaugural UFC title.

THIS… But In Super Slow Motion — UFC 206 Fight Motion Highlights — Watch! Take a slow motion trip through some of the highlights of UFC 206: Holloway vs Pettis from Saturda

Jose Aldo explains why he's with MMAFA, not MMAAA

Jose Aldo was always very vocal about fighter pay, but the recently created MMA Athletes Association didn’t get him too excited.

Report: Gastelum vs. Belfort at UFC event in Brazil

UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort has reportedly accepted a fight with Kelvin Gastelum in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, on March 11.

Holm, de Randamie to fight for UFC women's 145 title

The UFC is introducing a third women's division in early 2017, but at least for now, Cris Cyborg won't be involved.

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Former UFC Champ Shane Carwin Demolishes Fighter… With 1 Arm — WATCH

Shane Carwin partook in a freakshow boxing fight where he fought radio host Jason Ellis with one arm tied behind his back. Needless to say, the former UFC champion had no issues taking care of business.

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UFC 206 Prelims: Misha Cirkunov Drops Guillotine on Nikita Krylov in Toronto

"ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!" Misha Cirkunov with the first round submission! #UFC206 — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 11, 2016 Misha Cirkunov leapfrogged Nikita Krylov in the Ultimate Fighting Championship ’s light heavyweight pecking order. The Xtreme Couture MMA representative submitted Krylov with a first-round guillotine choke in the featured UFC 206 “Holloway vs. Pettis” prelim on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Cirkunov (13-2, 4-0 UFC) finished it 4:38 into Round 1, pushing his current winning streak to eight bouts. Krylov (21-5, 6-3 UFC) was effective with his kicks and traded takedowns with the Canada-based Latvian. After they restarted on their feet, Cirkunov countered a kick with a crushing left hook that sat down the Ukrainian and left him vulnerable to the choke. He then sat back on the guillotine and forced the tapout. Aubin-Mercier Choke Submits Dober “The Ultimate Fighter Nations” finalist Olivier Aubin-Mercier submitted Drew Dober with a rear-naked choke in the second round of their preliminary lightweight tilt.

Bellator 170 adds five fights to prelims, including Kevin Casey, Cody Bollinger, Chinzo Machida,

Casey comes to Bellator after a six-fight run in the UFC that resulted in a 1-2-1 record, plus an additional two no-contests. In August, he was knocked out in the second round by Sam Alvey at UFC on FOX 21, leading to his release. Berry will be looking to get back in the win column for the first time since June 2013. He hasn’t fought since an October 2014 no-contest with Joe Pacheco at Bellator 127. Prior to that, he had three straight losses under the Bellator banner.

UFC Fighters Reactions Are In On “Cowboy’s” Brutal Walk-Off K.O. Of Matt Brown

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Matt Brown left it all inside the octagon at the Air Canada Centre during their co-main event fight at “UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis”. The two started out the fight with a great hate for each other, but by the time the final round rolled by they were hugging inside the center of the octagon.

6 Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson rip at one another on social media |

Tony Ferguson holds a professional MMA record of 22-3 with his last and single loss in the UFC handed to him by Michael Johnson back at UFC on FOX 3 back in 2012. “El Cucuy” has stacked up 9 wins in a row since the loss to Johnson. In his last competition, Ferguson beat former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos by unanimous decision in the five-round main event of UFC Fight Night 98 in November.

Paige VanZant would fight former UFC champ Ronda Rousey 'if she wants to meet at 125'

“If she wants to meet at 125, (I’d fight her),” VanZant said. “I’d have to go up (from strawweight). I would consider going up to 125. It’s not that big of a weight gain for me. We’ll see if we meet at 125.”

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) Idols

What makes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu so great is the community of professors, coaches, athletes, practitioners, school owners, and entrepreneurs that dedicate their lives to this martial art. To honor each one of them, Gallerr presents the section BJJ Idols.

UFC 206 results: Emil Meek cruises in UFC debut, takes decision from Jordan Mein

The final scorecards were unanimously 29-28 for Meek, a clear-cut tally for such an abrupt turnaround. Mein went toe-to-toe with the Norwegian in the first round, trading big punches and ducking under them to get takedowns. Mein hinted at a north-south choke and then got to Meek’s back after another takedown. In the latter scramble, Meek winced in pain. Yet he was able to survive and charge back and land a big right hand, apparently hurting the vet.

UFC 206 Highlight Video: Watch Olivier Aubin-Mercier Tap Drew Dober

Canada's own Olivier Aubin-Mercier with the rear naked choke! #UFC206 — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 11, 2016 Montreal’s Olivier Aubin-Mercier has progressed onto the next phase of his career as he thrashed Drew Dober and submitted him in the second round at UFC 206 ( online betting ). Aubin-Mercier used a vastly-improved striking game to rock and bust Dober up from the outside and when the fight got to the canvas, Dober had no chance. Dober knocked the contender down early in the second, but Aubin-Mercier eventually slithered onto the American’s back and sunk in the rear-naked choke. The Tri Star fighter never relented until Dober tapped, the end coming officially at 2:57 of the second.

Jon Jones Just Destroyed The Entire UFC Light-Heavyweight Division With 1 Twitter Post

Embattled UFC interim champion Jon “Bones” Jones has seen his share of controversy during his tenure in the UFC.

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UFC 206 results: Viviane Pereira rallies to steal split call from Valerie Letourneau in UFC debut

TORONTO – Although Viviane Pereira felt she’d done just enough to beat Valerie Letourneau at UFC 206, the Brazilian strawweight admits she feared that the judges in Toronto might give the edge to her Canadian opponent.

Muhammed Lawal and the Cures for MMA’s Ills

Muhammed Lawal has accomplished much as a combat sports athlete. He was a three-time NCAA All-American wrestler at the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, nearly made the 2008 United States Olympic team, captured the Strikeforce light heavyweight crown upon transitioning to mixed martial arts and won the 2015 Rizin Fighting Federation heavyweight grand prix. Bellator MMA gold, however, has thus far eluded him. Lawal arrived in Bellator some four years ago and has seemingly been on the cusp of a championship ever since. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee, native has not yet made it over the hump, undercut by everything from a shocking upset to questionable judging decisions. Lawal has grown to expect the unexpected. The 35-year-old was on a seven-fight winning streak in advance of his Bellator 154 battle with Phil Davis on May 14. He lost a unanimous decision in a fight many observers felt he won -- five of the six media members sampled by scored it for Lawal -- and looked on as Davis went on to defeat Liam McGeary for Bellator’s light heavyweight championship.

Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - From Albany to Toronto

Any MMA fan could have told you there was a vast difference in quality and top-10 relevance between the Ultimate Fighting Championship ’s UFC Fight Night 102 card on Dec. 9 in Albany, New York, and the promotion’s UFC 206 event on Dec. 10 in Toronto, even with the latter having its original main event -- Daniel Cormier - Anthony Johnson 2 -- fall apart due to Cormier’s adductor injury. Yet here we are on the other side of the UFC’s doubleheader, and both aforementioned shows have impacted this update of the rankings. Of course, UFC 206 led the way in this department. While the dissolution of Cormier-Johnson 2 forced -- or irrationally compelled -- the UFC to strip Conor McGregor , make Jose Aldo full featherweight champion and line up Max Holloway - Anthony Pettis as the interim title fight main event, Hawaii’s Holloway was positively sublime throughout the week in his media and fan engagements before taking to the Octagon and simply smashing the former UFC lightweight champion. Not only did Holloway’s sensational striking victory give him the biggest win of his career and a small-if-illegitimate slice of the UFC featherweight title, it sees him break through to the top three of his division in these rankings.

5 Marvel characters Paige VanZant could play

A self-trained martial artist, Kate Bishop actually helped save the day when the Young Avengers failed during a mission and she was quickly recruited to join the team where she took on the mantle of Hawkeye. Skilled with a sword and a bow, Kate is a very proficient warrior while having no actual super powers outside of her own incredible athleticism. VanZant is already one of the best athletes in the world so if she can learn to shoot a bow — or at least pretend to know what she's doing — this could be a great addition to "The Avengers" family.

Jon Jones Taps Dan Henderson, Miesha Tate Tops Jessica Eye at Submission Underground 2

It was not exactly what mixed martial arts or even grappling fans envisioned when UFC 151 was announced, but nonetheless, in a pairing of MMA legends on Sunday in Portland, Oregon, Jon Jones stepped into the cage against Dan Henderson and made him submit in the headliner of Submission Underground 2. After several minutes of well-received theatrics aimed to entertain the crowd, “Jonny Bones” put Henderson on the mat and passed his guard, eventually mounting his fellow all-time MMA great and cinching up an arm-triangle choke that forced “Hendo” to tap at the 6:39 mark. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight king, Jones, 29, is currently serving a one-year suspension related to his positive test for clomiphene and Letrozol ahead of his slated rematch with Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 in July, while the 46-year-old Henderson gave a nod towards potential retirement after his Oct. 8 loss to Michael Bisping in a middleweight title challenge at UFC 204 . The pair was previously scheduled to compete at the infamous, canceled UFC 151 event on Sept.

Opinion: A Fighter Forged from Conflict

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. * * * You’ve probably never been to Waianae, Hawaii. Though it is only 30 miles west of Waikiki, they are worlds apart. With a population of around 13,000, there are more tourists on the island on any given day than people who actually live in Waianae. A little more than 8,000 of its residents are of Native Hawaiian ancestry -- which is not the same as simply being from Hawaii -- making Waianae one of the most Hawaiian places on the island. The ethnic composition of the area is a small but important part of its reputation. At the heart of the ahupuaʻa, or land division, since Waianae can hardly be called a city, is the high school. Waianae High School has held the dubious distinction of having the highest dropout rate in the state for over a decade. Around 30 percent of the students drop out, and nearly all of them are male; graduating classes are around 85 percent female.

The Fighter & The Kid by Brendan Schaub, Bryan Callen on iTunes

This podcast has jumped to the top of my UFC/MMA podcast list - but c'mon, once a week?. I really feel like Brendan and Bryan should be able to do at least 2 eps a week, or maybe 2 hours a pop - I mean, what else do these guys have to do during the day? Brendan habitually mispronouncing every major UFC fighter's name on the roster is a nice touch, too. I also want to hear more about Bryan's mad greco skills. I think he should do each episode shirtless.

Promises Of B*tch Slaps and Ass Whoopings Highlight Today’s Tweet Beef Between Khabib And Ferguson

The UFC lightweight division is log jammed right now with the new champion Conor McGregor taking time off after a busy 2016. However, the two top ranked UFC lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson are ready to duke it out to see who gets the next shot at the UFC lightweight title. The only problem seems to be that both of them say the other is ducking the fight.

Jorge Masvidal Answers Cerrone’s Call To Fight, And They Both Want It, But…

Crappy news for fight fans hoping to see that Cerrone vs. Masvidal fight anytime soon. It looks like the two fighters are ready and willing to throw down when the UFC heads to Denver in January, but the UFC isn’t returning their calls.

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Saulo Ribeiro will help you to pass guards by @graciemag

These images were shot in Brazil back in 2001! Look the tactics of Saulo Ribeiro showing how to pass brother Xande's guard. He will hold one side of Xande's pants and will move immediately to the other side, in a circle, this way getting rid of Xande's hooks. The cross grip on Xande's collar is important, both for putting his back on the ground during the movement and also because it will help to connect with a choke afterwards. Both grips (collar and pants) are also crucial to pin Xande's hip, preventing him to escape it and be more loose otherwise. Saulo is and always was a master on guard pass. Check it out and share if you like it. #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #ribeirobrothers #oldschool photos by @aragajj

Max Holloway responds to Jose Aldo saying they are fighting at UFC 208

"Jose got knocked out, Conor was doing his thing chasing Jose around forever. He finally got the fight, the 13-second (knockout) happened and Jose loses his mind," Holloway said. "Gets the fight with Frankie (Edgar), which I think I should have had the fight at (UFC) 200 with him. They gave it to Frankie though, he wins and then he starts chasing Conor around. He can't get Conor so he says he's going to retire and play soccer and then he says and this is his words now, Jose says he doesn't want to fight the best anymore, he just wants money.

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MMA’s Greats of the States | North Carolina: Derek Brunson

Mixed martial artists come from every corner of the globe, bearing a variety of styles. Sometimes, fighters are products of their environment, favoring disciplines prevalent in the country or state from which they hail. Various regions of the United States are considered factories for great fighters, though that certainly is not the case with each state. In this weekly series, the spotlight will shine on the best mixed martial artist of all-time from each of the 50 states. Fighters do not necessarily need to be born in a given state to represent it; they simply need to be associated with it.

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Cole Miller Is Really Upset With The UFC, Here’s The Latest

“I’m not just angry, but hurt a little bit, too. Like, gut checked. Really, that’s what they think of all this effort and hard work that I have put in? And it’s not just the effort you put in for eight weeks, but the effort that I put in for 13 years and weight weeks. All that stuff is compounded. I have spent 10 years in the Octagon for Zuffa. I think I’ve gotten three surgeries from fights I did in the Octagon, I don’t know how many stitches, probably three broken bones that didn’t get operated on. How much blood did I shed on that canvas and shed from other people on that canvas? And that’s what they think about me? And maybe I thought I was hot-headed at the moment, so I calmed down and thought there may be some rationale behind it. But, then I start feeling gut checked because they just straight ignored you, tossed you away and didn’t answer when I tried to reach out to them or anything. They couldn’t give me a reason.”

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***Invicta FC 21 Headliner, Megan Anderson SHERDOG Q&A #2*** | Sherdog Forums | UFC, MMA & Boxing Discussion

Megan holds a 7-2 pro record & is currently riding a three fight win streak all consisting of TKO finishes with her most recent being a first round victory over Peggy Morgan. All but two of her seven victories have been by way of stoppage. Three TKO's & two submissions. She started her pro career in 2013 & has burst onto the scene as one of the top threats to defeat Cris Cyborg. Standing at 6'0" & training with James Krause out of Glory MMA, this Aussie certainly has what it takes to do so. & with the recent news of the Featherweights soon to be making their way into the UFC...Megan will surely be helping lead the way as one of the staples of the division.​

Nate Diaz, Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar reach settlement agreements with NSAC

MMAjunkie is in the process of filing a public records request to obtain a copy of the settlements. It’s not yet known whether their details will be disclosed during the meeting; in January, the NSAC quickly voted to settle Nick Diaz’s third marijuana case without deliberation. Diaz later struck a payment arrangement with the commission for a $75,000 fine that will allow him to fight again.

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Fight Night Sacramento: Paige VanZant - Warrior Code

Go one-on-one with Paige VanZant and find out what makes her a UFC warrior. Don't miss VanZant in the main event of Fight Night Sacramento on Dec. 17 against Michelle Waterson.


You can’t blame the man for wanting a big money fight. The UFC has already changed the game and now you’re going to get mad at a fighter for playing it? Obviously the UFC and it’s new owners are going more for entertainment value rather than trying to further the brand as a sport. If Tyron has the belt and proposes an entertaining fight, there shouldn’t be anything wrong with that. Let’s face it, it’s a great matchup that most fight fans would pay to see. In the age of Brock Lesnar comebacks and CM Punk debacles the rules have changed.  If you can garner enough interest through social media then there’s a very real possibility the fight will happen. Don’t hate the playa, hate the game.

By the Numbers: UFC 206

Max Holloway doesn’t necessarily have the hardware he wants, but his place in the featherweight division can no longer be denied. The Hawaiian claimed the interim 145-pound belt with a third-round technical knockout victory over Anthony Pettis in the UFC 206 headliner at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday night. The victory sets up a future showdown with reigning featherweight titlist Jose Aldo at a future date. Holloway was hardly the evening’s only star, however. Cub Swanson , Donald Cerrone and Doo Ho Choi were some of the event’s other luminaries, and the final figures reflect the memorable night of fights. Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC 206 ( online betting ), with statistics courtesy of 10: Consecutive UFC triumphs for Holloway, the sixth-longest winning streak in promotion history behind Anderson Silva (16), Jon Jones (13), Georges St. Pierre (12), Demetrious Johnson (11) and Royce Gracie (11). 12: Victories in UFC competition for Holloway, tying him with Chad Mendes for third most at featherweight in UFC/WEC history.

Matches to Make After UFC 206

Anthony Pettis wandered into oncoming traffic and has the tread marks to prove it. Max Holloway ran over “Showtime” in the UFC 206 headliner on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, as he stopped the Milwaukee native with third-round punches to capture the interim Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight title. Finished for the first time in his 25-fight career, Pettis succumbed to blows 4:50 into Round 3. Everything went according to plan for Holloway. The 25-year-old Hawaiian withstood Pettis’ expected onslaught of kicks, countered beautifully throughout and pieced together damaging multi-punch combinations to the body and head. Holloway outstruck the former lightweight champion in every round, increasing his output as time wore on. According to FightMetric data, he landed 23 of his 58 strikes in the first round, 29 of 66 in the second and 46 of 88 in the third, where he blew away Pettis with a body kick and follow-up punches on the fence. In wake of UFC 206 “Holloway vs. Pettis,” here are five matches that ought to be made ( online betting ): Max Holloway vs.

Glory Weigh-in Results: Rico Verhoeven, Badr Hari Green Lit for Massive Showdown

The biggest card in Glory history is less than a day away as the kickboxing powerhouse has not its usual two, but three cards in the chamber, ready to be fired at fight fans across the globe. Glory 36 and Glory: Collision will span several hours on various media platforms but regardless of how a fan watches, the action is expected to be intense. Glory: Collision is headlined by one of the biggest matchups currently available in the entire sport of kickboxing as Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven will put his title on the line against knockout machine Badr Hari. At Friday’s weigh-ins, both combatants came in on point and looked as fierce and focused as ever. Hari weighed in at 252.4 pounds while Verhoeven came in 257.5. Welterweight champion Nicky Holzken will put his belt on the line against Cedric Doumbe in the co-feature and the two were also right on the money on the scale. Doumbe clocked in at 168.7 pounds while the reigning titlist in the division was slightly heavier at 169.8. Glory 36 Germany will be anchored by the lightweight championship as Sittichai will take on Marat Grigorian in what could be the fight of the night.

UFC 206 Highlight Video: Watch Lando Vannata Hit Walk-Off Wheel Kick

WHAT A KICK! INCREDIBLE way for Lando Vannata to get his first win! #UFC206 — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 11, 2016 John Makdessi was hoping to have a terrific night in front of his hometown fans. Unfortunately for him, Lando Vannata made sure his night was a disaster thanks to one of the best knockouts of the year. After each landing some decent strikes for the first 90 seconds of the bout, Vannata tossed out two thigh kicks before unleashing a magnificent spinning head kick. The strike exploded on Makdessi’s chin and sent him down, flat on his back, completely out. The brutally ended the fight at the 1:40 mark, giving Vannata his first win inside the Octagon.

UFC 206 Results: Viviane Pereira defeats Valerie Letourneau via split-decision (Highlights) |

Round two begins and Letourneau presses forward with a low kick and then a jab. Valeria with a push kick and then another front kick that lands. Pereira with a short left hand. Letourneau is switching her stances and throwing kicks when she does so. She pumps a jab in the face of Viviane. A nice body kick scores for Letourneau. She follows that up with a jab and then a push kick. Pereira with a left hook. She needs to start throwing combinations. Valerie with a low kick. Viviane replies with a left and then a right. Letourneau answers with a jab. She follows that up with a body kick. Pereira catches the kick and presses Valeria against the cage. Viviane gets double underhooks and scores a nice takedown. She begins working from the full guard of Letourneau. Valerie is looking for an armbar. A nice hammer fist lands from Viviane. Valerie scrambles back up to her feet and lands a nice jab and then another. Round two comes to an end.

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UFC 206 Results: Matthew Lopez defeats Mitch Gagnon via decision |

Round one begins and Gagnon comes forward and lands a low kick. He ducks his head and charges forward with punches. Lopez throws a kick but Mitch catches it and presses him against the cage. The fighters break and then reengage in the clinch. Lopez scores a trip takedown but Mitch immediately pops back up to his feet. Matthew connects with a straight left. Mitch fires back with a jab and then a low kick. Lopez presses forward and lands a kick. Mitch connects with a huge left that drops Lopez. Mitch jumps on top and begins raining down some ground and pound. Lopez gives up his back and Gagnon tries to sink in a rear-naked choke. Lopez defends the submission and then scrambles and winds up on top position. Gagnon is able to scramble free and then lands another good left hand. Lopez throws a kick. Mitch catches it and takes him down. Round one comes to an end.

UFC 206 Weigh-in Results: Anthony Pettis Misses Weight

It’s been a while since the Ultimate Fighting Championship planted its flag in the soil of Toronto, Canada, but on Saturday night, the Las Vegas-based promotion will invade the Air Canada Centre. UFC 206 ( current odds ) promises to be a thrilling card from top to bottom, though the original main event of Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson has been scrapped. However, the card’s drama does not end there. Rising contender Max Holloway was set to collide with former World Extreme Cagefighting and UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in a showdown for the newly-shuffled “interim” featherweight belt. At Friday’s weigh-ins, those plans were altered when Pettis missed the mark by three pounds. The fight will continue with only Holloway (145) eligible to become interim champion. Should Pettis win Saturday; no interim champion will be crowned. Also of note at Friday’s weigh-ins, Rustam Khabilov (158.5) came in heavy for his clash with Jason Saggo (155). As well, Valerie Letourneau (*117.

Three Bouts Announced for UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax on Feb. 19

A middleweight showdown pitting Elias Theodorou against Cezar Ferreira is one of three bouts that were recently announced for UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax . Additionally, Thiago Santos will face Jack Marshman at 185 pounds, while Alessandro Ricci will meet Alvaro Herrera at lightweight. UFC Fight Night 105 takes place at the Scotiabank Centre on Feb. 19, with the main card airing on Fox Sports 1. No headliner has been announced for the event. Theodorou, 28, has won four of his five Octagon appearances, including a unanimous decision triumph over Sam Alvey in his last outing at UFC Fight Night 89 on June 18. Ferreira has won three straight and is coming off a second-round submission win over Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night 100. Santos followed a four-fight winning streak with back-to-back losses against Eric Spicely and Gegard Mousasi to fall to 5-4 in his UFC tenure. A longtime veteran of the European circuit, Marshman debuted in the Octagon with a second-round technical knockout triumph against Magnus Cedenblad at UFC Fight Night 99 on Nov.

UFC Fight Night 102 ‘Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov’ Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov Round 1 Referee Dan Miragliotta is the third man in the cage for tonight's heavyweight main event. Lewis starts out in the center of the cage, slowly pressing outward toward Abdurakhimov, who cuts short angles around the perimeter. Abdurakhimov catches hold of Lewis' first kick and takes the "Black Beast" to the ground in the center of the cage. Straight to side control goes Abdurakhimov, leaning left to right across Lewis' body to frame up a keylock. Lewis rolls to his left, instantly relieving pressure on the arm and allowing him to stand up. Abdurakhimov stays with him, holding a rear waistlock until he's able to push Lewis against the fence. Lewis throws a knee, has the leg caught but keeps his balance and stays standing, while Abdurakhimov goes back to muscling him against the wall. Abdurakhimov gets double underhooks as they hit the midway point of round one, but Lewis pushes him away with a forearm to the face. With 90 seconds on the clock, Lewis initiates a clinch on the fence, but he's quickly spun around by Abdurakhimov. The big men split with one minute on the clock, but Abdurakhimov comes back for a late takedown and finishes the round in full mount.

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