Sport review 3 august 2015
UFC 190 results.
RIO DE JANEIRO – MMAjunkie.com is on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC 190 event.
card, which features women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey vs.
Bethe Correia in the headliner, takes place at Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC
Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX
Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Follow along with our round-by-round
updates and official results beginning at approximately 7 p.m. ET (4
p.m. PT) for the prelims and 10 p.m. ET for the main card.
Guido Cannetti (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Hugo Viana (8-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC)
1 – Cannetti kicks the body, but it’s blocked. Viana rushes forward
with punches, but Cannetti pulls away. Both feeling the distance early
in the center of the cage. Cannetti tries for a spinning kick, but Viana
pushes through it and drives him to the floor. Cannetti immediately
attacks the leg from his back. Viana tries to do the same but realizes
he needs to free his own limb first. Viana spins through the hold and
gets on the back. Cannetti rises to his feet and has to peel the arms
off his neck. He spins inside, and the work from the clinch. Viana
working for a takedown, but Cannetti defending well against the fence
and sneaks in a knee. Cannetti switches off the fence. Not a lot
happening, and the referee breaks them apart. One minute left. Both
fighters miss kicks. Viana leaps in with a Superman punch that whiffs.
Viana with a switch kick to the body and then he drops levels for a
takedown. He can’t keep it. Acrobatic kicks as they restart. Viana
shoots at the bell. MMAjunkie gives the first to Viana, 10-9.
2 – Cannetti out quickly with more flashy kicks. A follow-up punch
lands shortly after a kick, and Viana is hurt. Cannetti sees it and
tries to rush forward. They hit the deck. Cannetti sets up on top and
works in an arm-triangle choke. It looks threatening, but Viana pulls
free. Viana creates space with a few upkicks, and it allows him to
scrambles to his feet. Viana works on a takedown, but Cannetti drops
only to a knee before getting back up. Cannetti strong in the clinch,
and he pulls away. They trade kicks on the feet. Viana looks recovered.
He sweeps the legs and sends Cannetti to the floor. Cannetti scrambles
up, and they go back to battling against the fence. Quicker restart from
the referee this time. Less than two minutes. Viana lands with a right
hand. They trade a bit in a flurry, but Viana is able to work inside for
a takedown. Viana postures up and punches. Big shots coming from the
top. Cannetti holding guard but not doing much from the bottom. Round
ends with Viana on top, and MMAjunkie gives him the round after the
early trouble, 10-9.
Round 3 – Rounds have been close, so neither
fighter can be especially comfortable. Cannetti misses a big spinning
high kick, and Viana shoots in below it. He can’t get the takedown.
Cannetti is strong in defense in the clinch. Still, Viana is relentless
in looking for the takedown. Nothing there, so they break. Halfway mark
of the final round. Cannetti with a big kick, and Viana slips it and
misses the counter. Cannetti nearly scores a takedown, but they stay
upright. Viana now defending against the fence. Short strikes inside
from both, but not much action, so the referee steps in again. On the
restart, Cannetti just misses a left hand but does drive in for a
takedown. Viana gets right back up, but Cannetti trips him again to the
floor. Half-guard for Viana. Cannetti grinding away from the top. Viana
gets to a knee before the bell. MMAjunkie gives the final round to
Cannetti, 10-9, but awards the fight to Viana, 29-28. Would be no
robbery the other way.
Result: Guido Cannetti def. Hugo Viana via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Recap: Guido Cannetti outworks Hugo Viana for unanimous decision
Photos: Guido Cannetti vs. Hugo Viana
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Referee: Osiris Maia
Sal D’Amato (29-28, giving Cannetti rounds 1 and 3), Tony Weeks,
(29-28, giving Cannetti rounds 1 and 3), Richard Bertrand (29-28, giving
Cannetti rounds 1 and 3)
Clint Hester (11-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) vs. Vitor Miranda (11-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC)
1 – Hester not interested in touching gloves. He jabs and then moves
inside for the takedown. Miranda defends against the fence, but a second
effort forces the action to the floor. Miranda quickly to a knee and
looking to rise. Hester trying to work in a hook somehow. Miranda
turtling up, but Hester eventually picks his ankle and pulls him to the
floor. Miranda turns to his knees. Hester has the body wrapped and is
not letting him go. Crowd boos, and Miranda works back to his feet.
Hester just drops his head and looks for the takedown. He’s too low, and
Miranda able to shove him down and work to top position. Miranda fires a
few punches from the top, and the crowd goes nuts. Hester trying to
cover up against the fence. Miranda doing his best to capitalize from
top position. Clean left hand comes in. One minute left. Hester stuck on
his back. He tries to punch from the bottom, but Miranda lands more
shots from the top. Miranda finishes there, and MMAjunkie gives him the
Round 2 – Hester comes out looking to strike and
just misses a big knee as he moves forward. He immediately then pushes
in for another takedown. Miranda crawls up, and he scores a leg kick
that sends Hester to the floor. Hester pops back up, and they look to
trade. But just as they exchange, Hester again wants a takedown. He gets
it, but Miranda is quickly back to his feet. Hester with a right hand.
He shoots in again, but he walks into a knee. Miranda shoves him to the
floor. Hester looks hurt, but he covers up as Miranda punches away.
Referee Herb Dean watching close, but the shots aren’t landing clean.
Hester just covers up on the floor, and Miranda starts pounding away
with elbows. They’re being blocked a bit, but they’re also not being
contested at all. Miranda turns up the heat and keeps striking, and
referee Herb Dean, steps in to call it off.
Result: Vitor Miranda def. Clint Hester via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:38
Recap: Relentless Vitor Miranda pounds out Clint Hester in second
Photos: Vitor Miranda vs. Clint Hester photos
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Referee: Herb Dean
Iuri Alcantara (32-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) vs. Leandro Issa (13-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC)
1 – Alcantara rushes out with punches, and Issa has to retreat and
cover. Alcantara the aggressor, as Issa backs away and looks to counter.
Alcantara slips an Issa punches and attacks. Issa tries to get inside,
but Alcantara gets to an inverted triangle position. Issa wants to shake
him off. Alcantara turns out and switches his focus to the arm. Not
there, and Issa wisely scrambles up in a small opening and now has top
position. Big turn there. Two minutes in. Alcantara holding tight
underneath. Issa tries to step over the head and attack the arm. He gets
to side control and goes back to work on the arm. Alcantara doing a
good job of turning it and keeping it safe. He scrambles and nearly gets
back to his feet, but Issa settles back down on top. Issa smothering
from the top. He postures up in the final seconds and scores with
punches. MMAjunkie gives the first to Issa, 10-9.
Round 2 –
Cautious start to the second before an Alcantara right hand sends Issa
tumbling. He insists he was just off-balance and crawls back up and
looks to strike. Alcantara didn’t even act like he wanted to follow to
the ground. Alcantara trying to utilize his striking speed. Issa shoots
from distance. Alcantara defends well and tries to get top position
before moving to his feet. Issa won’t let him get away. Alcantara grabs
the fence and is warned. Issa still pushing inside. Alcantara briefly
has an inverted triangle but again lets it go. They clinch, and there’s
nothing there, so we get a restart. Alcantara scores with his hands as
we return to action. Issa is hurt. Alcantara goes to finish him as he
crashes to the floor, but he eventually backs away. On the feet,
Alcantara teeing off, and Issa is hurt. He makes it to the bell, but he
staggers to the corner. MMAjunkie gives it to Alcantara, 10-9.
3 – Brief hug to start the third round. Alcantara tees off with a low
kick and two punches before Issa shoots inside. Alcantara twisting and
turning to stay free, and Issa refuses to let go. Alcantara finally
pulls away and resets on the feet. Issa still retreating and looking to
grapple, but Alcantara is the one with the momentum. Issa offering up a
low kick, but Alcantara counters over the top. Issa shoots, but
Alcantara easily sprawls. Issa offering left hands as he moves, but
Alcantara the sharper striker. Issa’s nose bleeding a bit. Alcantara
looking very comfortable on the feet. He defens another takedown. Issa
fires another one inside, but Alcantara defends and actually secures a
kimura grip on the left arm as he falls to top position. Alcantara lets
it go and turns to strikes. He scores quite a few before eventually
backing away. Issa very slow to follow. His face is a bloody mess. One
minute left. Alcantara teeing off now. Low kick to straight. Knees comes
inside. Leaping kick. He wants the finish.Issa is hurt. He’s in
survival mode. Alcantara misses a spinning backfist. Issa all heart, but
he got crushed. He shoots to close. MMAjunkie gives the final round to
Alcantara, 10-9, awarding him the fight 29-28. Wouldn’t surprise to see
10-8 in third round.
Result: Iuri Alcantara def. Leandro Issa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Recap: Iuri Alcantara beats up Leandro Issa late for unanimous decision win
Photos: Iuri Alcantara vs. Leandro Issa photos
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: Osiris Maia
Tony Weeks (29-28, giving Alcantara rounds 2 and 3), Hallison Pontes
(29-28, giving Alcantara rounds 2 and 3), Richard Bertran (29-27,
(29-28, giving Alcantara rounds 2 and 3, with a 10-8 final round)
Warlley Alves (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) vs. Nordine Taleb (11-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC)
1 – Alves misses an early low kick. He scores with a second and then
pushes Taleb to the floor when he catches a counter. Half-guard for
Taleb. Alves working for position, but Taleb keeping things close for
now. Taleb eventually able to scramble up and return to his feet. Alves
short on a punch and a kick that just misses. Taleb holding the center.
He’s avoiding well, but he’s yet to really counter. Alves scores with a
right, and Taleb hits the floor, though he crawls right back up. Taleb
shoots in, but Alves defends well and pulls away. Taleb the bigger
fighter, but Alves is much more active for now, and it’s paying
dividends. Taleb moves inside, and they battle in the clinch. Nice short
elbow from Taleb in the final seconds. Still, MMAjunkie gives the round
to Alves, 10-9.
Round 2 – Alves switching stances and looking to
trade. Taleb seems to want to counter. He grabs a leg and tries for the
takedown, but Alves hops on one leg and stays upright. Taleb tries to
strike, but now it’s Alves grabbing the leg, and he sends his opponent
to the floor. Taleb on his back and holding things right. Alves trying
to advance but not doing much in terms of damage from the top. Neither
fighter really getting any sort of advantage on the floor. Taleb finally
scrambles up, and Alves briefly locks his head, but there’s nothing
there. They work agains the fence. One minute remains. Taleb shoots
inside, but Alves grabs the guillotine and falls to guard. It looks
right, and Taleb tries to peel off the arm. He can’t and he’s forced to
Result: Warlley Alves def. Nordine Taleb via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 4:11
Recap: Warlley Alves taps Nordine Taleb with second-round guillotine
Photos: Warlley Alves vs. Nordine Taleb photos
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: John McCarthy
Rafael Cavalcante (12-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) vs. Patrick Cummins (8-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC)
1 – Cavalcante with an early low kick as Cummins tries to change levels
and look for an opening. Cummins misses a takedown and then just ducks
under a spinning heel kick. He pushes Cavalcante to the floor and then
works to pull his arm free. Cavalcante pops up to his feet. Cummins
slams him again, but Cavalcante gets back up. Cummins on the back and
with the body wrapped. Crowd booing. Cavalcante just misses a big
spinning and elbow, and Cummins resets and drags him to the floor. Knees
to the body for Cummins. Cavalcante crawls up to his feet and looks to
strike. Cummins gets underneath a punch and again gets inside and to the
back. Still Cummins can’t quite take advantage, so they reset in the
center. Less than two minutes. Both men land big punches on the feet.
Cummins’ face already showing the wear of the punches he’s taken.
Cummins back inside for the takedown. Cummins backs away and avoids a
big spinning backfist. Cavalcante looks a little tired, but he’s
throwing hard. MMAjunkie gives the first to Cummins, 10-9.
– Cummins takes the center and looks to jab. He walks through an
uppercut to get inside on a takedown. Cavalcante defends and then comes
out with a big right hand. He clocks Cummins, whose nose is bleeding.
Still, Cummins gets inside and drives through for a massive takedown.
Cavalcante with an open guard on his back. Cummins happy to grind away
on top. He’s bleeding all over Cavalcante, but he’s grinding away from
the top with punches. Cummins postures and eats a big upkick, covering
Cavalcante’s foot in blood. Referee Mario Yamasaki calls time to have
doctors look at Cummins’ face. He’s busted up, but we carry on. Cummins
dominating the positioning, but Cavalcante showing incredible power. He
lands another upkick and then crawls to his feet. Both men trading on
the feet. Cavalcante lost a mouthpiece, so there’s a brief timeout.
Cummins the more lively fighter, but Cavalcante looking for that
knockout blow. Cummins gets inside on a takedown and slams Cavalcante to
the floor before punching away until the bell. MMAjunkie gives the
round to Cummins, 10-9.
Round 3 – Cummins comes out and briefly
trades jabs before getting inside and taking the fight to the floor.
Crowd doesn’t like it, but it’s that strategy that’s winning cummins the
fight. Cummins looking to strike, and he sneaks a few elbows inside.
That hurt Cavalcante, and Cummins sees it. He turns up the heat and
comes crashing in with the elbows. Cavalcante doesn’t respond, and
that’s the fight.
Result: Patrick Cummins def. Rafael Cavalcante via TKO (elbows) – Round 3, 0:45
Recap: Patrick Cummins devastates Rafael Cavalcante with elbows
Photos: Patrick Cummins vs. Rafael Cavalcante photos
Division: Light heavyweight
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Neil Magny (15-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC) vs. Demian Maia (21-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC)
1 – Both men look like they’re ready to strike. Maia slips inside and
basically falls to guard. Magny tries to pull away, but Maia stays tight
and moves quickly to mount. Magny rolling underneath and trying to
create space. Maia re-adjusts and looks to get again to mount. He’s
striking now from the top. Magny trying to sneak in a few punches when
he can, but his primary concern is Maia’s submissions. Two minutes gone,
and Maia is just all over Magny. Magny trying desperately to get free.
Maia again settles into a solid mount and postures and punches. Magny
just can’t get back to his feet. Maia punching and elbowing from the
top. Magny finally gets to a seated position, but Maia is all over him
and pushes him back to the floor. More damage from the top. Maia sits
out for the armbar in the final seconds but can’t quite get the hold on.
MMajunkie gives the firs to Maia, 10-8.
Round 2 – Magny comes
out looking to strike, but Maia immediately shoots inside and brings him
to the floor. Magny briefly able to control the head of his opponent,
but Maia steps out and is again quickly into mount. Magny deserves some
credit for his defensive jiu-jitsu, but he is getting dominated. Magny
trying to get to his feet, but he ends up giving up the back. Maia happy
to take it. Three minutes left. Maia has the figure four around the
body. He gets the left arm on the chin and starts trying to slip it in
for the choke. Magny is stuck. He’s been doing his best, but this choke
is in, and Magny has to tap.
Result: Demian Maia def. Neil Magny via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:52
Recap: Demian Maia’s jiu-jitsu snaps Neil Magny’s seven-fight streak
Photos: Demian Maia vs. Neil Magny photos
Rankings: Maia No. 11, Magny No. 13
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: Herb Dean
Jessica Aguilar (19-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Claudia Gadelha (13-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC)
1 – They trade punches right away before Gadelha grabs a Thai clinch
and lands a knee. Both women moving quickly, but it’s Gadelha who is
scoring the better punches to start. Crisp jabs and a nice right hand
behind it. Aguilar firing back to start, but she’s taking more than
she’s giving right now. Aguilar does get in with a nice right hand.
Gadelha mixing in kicks and knees, as well. Quick pace to start. Gadelha
holding the center as Aguilar shifts laterally. Uppercut from Gadelha.
Gadelha winging big hooks while Aguilar is firing quick punches up the
middle. Just non-stop striking so far. Aguilar’s face is reddened from
the damage. Final minute, and Gadelha gets a takedown and moves on to
the back. Aguilar defends the choke well, but she’s got Gadelha on her
back. Round ends there, and MMAjunkie gives it to Gadelha, 10-9.
2 – Right back to trading on the feet. Gadelha still getting the best
of it, and she seems to want to finish it right here. Very aggressive
work. Gadelha wraps the body and just ragdolls Aguilar to the floor.
Aguilar gets to the feet, and Gadelha continues to the striking assault.
Aguilar finally pulls away. She’s tough as nails, but she’s getting
outworked. Aguilar bleeding from the nose. Gadelha just picking her
opponent apart. Aguilar still firing back. She’s not going away, but
Gadelha just peppering her with a stiff jab and a crisp right hand
behind it. Blood continues to flow from Aguilar’s nose in the final
minute. Gadelha pushes in for a takedown at the bell just to put an
exclamation on it. MMAjunkie gives it to Gadelha, 10-9.
Round 3 –
Aguilar is trying to make this a fight, but as soon as she comes out
swinging, Gadelha is happy to stand in the pocket and fire back with
heavier shots. Aguilar decides to look for the takedown, but Gadelha
easily defends it and eventually pulls away. Aguilar lands a crisp right
as they break, but Gadelha doesn’t even budge and answers with a big
right of her own. Blood flowing again down Aguilar’s face. Gadelha just
cracking her with big shots. Aguilar is not going to quit throwing back.
Gadelha mixing in a knee here and there. She’s still throwing very
hard. Final minute, and Gadelha drives in for a big takedown and crashes
Aguilar to the floor. Aguilar wants a submission, but it’s not there.
Gadelha grinds away until the end. MMAjunkie gives the round to Gadelha,
10-9, and awards her the fight 30-27.
Result: Claudia Gadelha def. Jessica Aguilar (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Recap: Claudia Gadelha tops Jessica Aguilar to set up potential title shot
Photos: Claudia Gadelha vs. Jessica Aguilar photos
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Judging: Guilherme Bravo (30-27), Richard Bertrand (30-27), Joseph Terrell (30-27)
Antonio Silva (19-7 MMA, 3-4 UFC) vs. Soa Palelei (22-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
1 – After sprinting to the cage, Silva looks like he’s ready to throw
down. He defends an early takedown attempt and sprawls against the cage.
Palelei hangs on tight to a single leg. Palelei finally backs away when
he sees there’s nothing there. Silva just misses a big front kick.
Palelei scores with a jab. Silva with his hands high. He tries to catch
Palelei with a knee, but Palelei pulls up just in time. Silva presses
against the cage. Palelei defends well, but Silva has the body tied.
Silva with a few knees inside to the leg, but Palelei is able to turn
the hips and toss his opponent to the floor. Palelei on top, and he
scores a few quick punches. Palelei postures and scores a few more big
punches. Silva controls the wrists underneath. Palelei pulls free and
continues to punch. Final seconds, and Silva rolls just enough under the
punches to stay alive until the bell. MMAjunkie gives it to Palelei,
Round 2 – Silva out quickly and looking to strike. He
scores an uppercut. Palelei covers against the fence. Knees come in.
Crowd senses a finish. Silva scores big punches, and Palelei hits the
deck. Silva not going to waste this opportunity. He pounds away with
massive shots, and this fight is over.
Result: Antonio Silva def. Soa Palelei via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:41
Recap: ‘Bigfoot’ Silva blasts past Soa Palelei with second-round TKO
Photos: Antonio Silva vs. Soa Palelei photos
Rankings: Silva honorable mention
Referee: John McCarthy
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-10-1 MMA, 5-6 UFC) vs. Stefan Struve (26-7 MMA, 10-4 UFC)
1 – Struve looks to work a jab, but Nogueira is quickly inside and
looking to work from the clinch. Nogueira has the body locked, but
Struve spinning and staying upright to start. Nogueira drops levels and
looks for the takedown. Not there. Strive spins off the cage and wants
the Thai clinch. He finally gets some space and lands a right hand, and
Nogueira wobbles a bit. Struve misses a follow-up right, and Nogueira is
clinching again. Strive gets space and lands a big right hand in the
center. Nogueira walks through it and gets against to the clinch.
Nogueira score a trip, but Struve falls on top and immediately back a
way. Struve wants to strike. He kicks the legs. Nogueira walking
forward, and he lands a few punches as he gets into the clinch. Struve
backs away again. Nogueira moving forward, but Struve mixing in kicks
now, as well. Struve starting to pump his jab a bit. Front kicks
scoring. Round ends on the feet, and MMAjunkie gives it to Strive, 10-9.
2 – Strive looking to pick up the pace a bit. Nogueira responds and
looks to fight at close range. He gets a few punches on the chin before
he moves again into the clinch. Struve remains on his feet, but Nogueira
is able to slip around to his back and scores a trip. Nogueira looking
for the choke. Struve rolls and gives up mount, but he’s able to buck
and roll and get to his feet. Great work to get free. Struve trying to
use his range with straight punches and front kicks. Nogueira walking
through shots to deliver some of his own. Nogueira looks again for the
takedown but can’t get it. Struve lands flush with two punches. Nogueira
showing his heart, but Struve is starting to find a rhythm on the feet.
Jabs scoring fro Struve. He misses a big uppercut. Nogueira just
slipping the biggest of the blows. Struve chopping the legs a bit, as
well. Nogueira not afraid to stand and trade. He had some success, but
MMAjunkie gives it to Struve, 10-9.
Round 3 – Strive looking to
finish early. Nogueira does get inside and trip him to the floor, but
Strive crawls back to his feet and pulls away. Struve starting to unload
on the feet. Nogueira right there to answer. Strive continues to batter
the legs and fires a knee to the body. Nogueira not backing down, but
Strive looks like he’s getting very comfortable on the feet. Nogueira
gets inside again, but he can’t do anything wants he’s there. Struve
starting to string together combinations. High kick lands for Strive.
Nogueira still moving forward. He has landed a few punches, but Struve
is scoring flush with a jab, and the right hand is coming behind it.
Nogueira somehow walks through them in the final minute and stays
upright. Struve’s jab just landing at will. Nogueira tries to press
inside. Strive pushes forward in the final seconds. MMAjunkie awards him
the final round, 10-9, and the fight 30-27.
Result: Stefan Struve def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Recap: Stefan Struve snaps skid, outshines Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Photos: Stefan Struve vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira photos
Rankings: Struve No. 12
Referee: Herb Dean
Judging: Sal D’Amato (30-27), Richard Bertrand (30-27), Hallison Pontes (30-27)
Dileno Lopes (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Reginaldo Vieira (13-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
1 – Vieira misses on an early low kick. They both trade massive punches
in the pocket. Lopes grabs the Thai clinch, but Vieira punches his way
out of it. They reset in the center. Lopes jumps in with a right hand,
and they tee off again. Lopes grabs a guillotine and falls to the floor.
It’s tight, but Vieira is able to slide out and pull free. Vieira grabs
a guillotine choke. It’s tight, and he’s in guard. Lopes somehow able
to survive it. They return to the feet and start to tee off again.
Vieira grabs another guillotine. It also looks good, but Lopes somehow
able to survive the tight hold. Vieira landing some huge shots on the
feet. Lopes face is busted up badly. Round ends, and MMAjunkie gives it
to Vieira, 10-9.
Round 2 – Vieira out quickly again and looking
to strike. Lopes still looks fresh enough, but he’s got to protect
himself on the feet. Lopes hits a nice kick to the liver and follows
with a body shot as well. Lops stealing back a little momentum. Vieira
still dangerous though. These two fighters are looking to scrap. Vieira
starting to get a little loose though. Lopes feeling it and starting to
capitalize. Lopes grabs a leg and gets Vieira off-balance and to the
floor. He gets on top, but not a lot there. Restart in the final
seconds. Lopes lands a kick to the body. MMAjunkie gives the second to
Round 3 – The two fighters embrace to start the
third. Vieira trying to pick up the pace again. He scores to the legs.
Lopes bleeding from under his right eye. Lopes rushes inside but comes
up short on the takedown. Lopes lands a left hand. They both flurry, and
Lopes gets inside and scores the takedown. They scramble a but as
Vieira looks for the escape. Lopes gets in a guillotine and works to
full guard. The left arm is in the hold, and it’s saving him right now.
Lopes still squeezing. Vieira’s blood running all over Lopes’ body.
Finally, Lopes lets go. One minute left, and Vieira is on top. He’s
going fro it, posturing and punching and trying to score anything he
can. It’s non-stop hammerfists until the end. Vieira made a hell of a
case there at the end. MMAjunkie gives it to Lopes though, 10-9, and
awards him the fight 29-28. Could really go either way though. Intense
Result: Reginaldo Vieira def. Dileno Lopes via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Recap: Reginaldo Vieira wins ‘TUF: Brazil 4′ 135 title vs. Dileno Lopes
Photos: Reginaldo Vieira vs. Dileno Lopes photos
Referee: Osiris Maia
Judging: Richard Bertrand (29-28, giving Vieira rounds 1 and 3), Tony Weeks (30-27), Hallison Pontes (30-27)
Fernando Bruno (15-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Glaico Franca (13-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
1 – Leg kicks traded to open. Franca is the bigger man and wants to
fight from range, but Bruno looking to move inside and fire heavy
punches. Wild scramble, and Franca briefly to the back, but Bruno
quickly peels him away. Bruno scores a trip, but Franca quickly back to
his feet. battle for position in the clinch. Bruno pressing in from the
outside. Franca defends well and pushes him to the cage. Franca secures
the takedown. Bruno gets to a seated position, but Franca won’t let him
up. Bruno does crawl back to the feet, but Franca gives him no room,
dragging him back down and looking to take the back. One hook is in.
They’ll finish the round there, and MMAjunkie gives the round to Franca,
Round 2 – They engage quickly and move into the clinch.
Bruno gets a quick takedown, but Franca is right back to his feet. They
continue to battle against the fence. Bruno able to scramble to top
position and settle into Franca’s guard. Bruno backs away, and Franca is
able to crawl to his feet. Bruno is able to secure the trip, but Franca
rolls smoothly through it and gets on the back. Franca looking for the
choke. Figure four around the body. Bruno on his knees defending the
choke. Franca can’t seem to find the finish, but he takes the round on
the MMAjunkie card, 10-9.
Round 3 – Bruno knows he’s behind, and
he comes out looking to bang. Franca tries to survive the early
insanity, and they’re quickly into the clinch. Bruno gets a takedown,
and now it’s Bruno on the back. Franca quickly turns inside and
scrambles up to the feet. Bruno still looking to attack. He swings
wildly before they move into the clinch again. Quick timeout, as Bruno
took a shot to the groin. We’re back to action quickly. Franca moves
inside, and Bruno still throwing bombs. But Franca not taking much
damage. Franca gets another takedown, and these are the positions where
he’s winning the fight. Bruno turns, and Franca is looking for the
choke. Bruno keeps his chin tucked for a bit, but Franca gets his arm
under on a second effort. Bruno is trapped and has to tap.
Result: Glaico Franca def. Fernando Bruno via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:46
Recap: Glaico Franca chokes Fernando Bruno with 14 seconds left
Photos: Glaico Franca vs. Fernando Bruno photos
Referee: Herb Dean
Mauricio Rua (23-10 MMA, 7-8 UFC) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-7 MMA, 4-4 UFC)
1 – Rua takes the center and opens with a kick to the body. Nogueira
moving well on the outside. He engages and then slips the counter. Rua
looks confident in the center. He kicks the legs. Rua misses a big right
hand. They clinch, and Nogueira slips out to the center. Nogueira
dipping to slip Rua’s powerful hooks. Nogueira slipping in some punches,
as well. Rua with a big kick to the body. Nogueira jab is crisp and
lands flush. He scores again, and Rua is in trouble. Rua in survival
mode, and he starts to fire bombs. Rua staggers against the cage but
finds the strength to land, and Nogueira is now hurt. Rua thinks
takedown, and Nogueira grabs his neck. He can’t get the choke. Firefight
along the fence. Final seconds of a crazy round. They somehow both
survive. MMAjunkie gives the first to Nogueira, 10-9.
Round 2 –
Rua kicks the legs to start. He shoots in and scores a quick takedown.
He scores some points from top position, but Nogueira moves his way back
to the feet. They engage again, but Rua pushes into the clinch and
drives Nogueira to the cage. Not a lot happening there, so they’re
restarted in the center. Rua lands a few kicks to the body. Nogueira
still coming forward. Another Rua kick to the body. Rua kicks the legs
as well. MMAjunkie gives the second to Rua, 10-9.
Round 3 – Rua
moves forward and again kicks the body. He kicks the legs, as well, and
avoids the counter. Nogueira still walking forward looking to trade. Rua
with a big kick to the body. He shoots in for a takedown. Crowd doesn’t
like it, but nothing there, so he backs away. Nogueira wants to box,
but Rua fires in another kick. Rua chopping the legs. Nogueira lands a
big left, but Rua answers with a strong right. Rua again turns to the
takedown. They work in the clinch but quickly move back to the center.
Both men landing on the feet. Rua with a nice left hand. Rua with a big
right. Nogueira having moments, but Rua seems the fresher fighters. Rua
wants a takedown, but Nogueira tries to grab on to the guillotine choke.
It’s not there at first, but Nogueira adjusts his grip and continues to
squeeze. Tense moments, but Rua pops free. Rua scores points on top
until the end, but MMAjunkie gives the final round to Rua, 10-9,
awarding him the fight 29-28.
Result: Mauricio Rua def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Recap: ‘Shogun’ Rua tops Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in rematch
Photos: Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira photos
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: Rua No 12, Nogueira honorable mention
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Champ Ronda Rousey (12-0 MMA, 5-1 UFC) vs. Bethe Correia (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC)
1 – Mixed crowd to say the least, but they are loud. Rousey moves
forward, but Correia is there to trade in the pocket. Big punches from
Correia. Rousey tries to tie her up for the toss. She can’t, but she
does push Correia to the floor. Correia pops back up, and Rousey drops
her with a right hand to the temple. Out cold. Stunning finish.
Result: Ronda Rousey def. Bethe Correia via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:34
Division: Women’s bantamweight
Referee: John McCarty
Akhmat Fight Show Grozny: Fight Card
tournament of Akhmat Fight Show holds on August 22 in Grozny (Chechen
Republic, Russia). In the main event Moroccan Badr „The Golden Boy” Hari
(105-12, 92 KO) faces Surinamese Ismael Londt (36-1-1, 18 KO).
are also two famous fighters on the card: Azerbaijani K-1 star Zabit
„Mowgli” Samedov (74 -9-1, 35 KO) and German boxer Manuel Charr (28-3,
16 KO). It will be preceded by 7 MMA bouts featuring fighters club
MMA, 70,3kg. ZURAB BETERGARAEV vs. ESTEBAN „HOUDINI” BONAVERI
MMA, 70,3kg. RASUL YAKHYAEV vs. DAVID LEE
MMA, 61,2kg. RAKHMAN DUDAEV vs. SIDNEY LESSA DE OLIVEIRA „JUNIOR ABEDI”
MMA, 70,3kg. KHASAN ASKHABOV „”BLACK WOLF”” vs. NIKO PUHAKKA
MMA, 77,1kg. ABUBAKAR VAGAEV vs. DAVID „SAGAT” ZAWADA
MMA, 77,1kg. BESLAN USHUKOV vs. SERGIO „KREATOR” SOUZA
MMA, 84kg. Salamu Abdurakhmanov vs. MICHAEL „JUDO” KUIPER
Boxing, HW. Manuel Charr vs. Mairis Briedis
K-1, HW. Zabit „Mowgli” Samedov vs. Dzevad „BH Machine” Poturak
K-1, HW. Badr „The Golden Boy” Hari vs. Ismael „Mr. Pain” Londt
SuperKombat returned this weekend with their WGP IV event in Constanta,
Romania. The event saw Andrei Stoica make short work of the outmatched
Fred Sikking in the first round with a crushing left hook. The co-main
event saw the return of Raul Catinas with a TKO victory over Viktor
Bugotzki. Bogdan Stoica scored a split decision over Fabio Kwasi that
many fans are unhappy about, the same with Alex Filip\’s extension round
decision over Atakan Arslan.
Super Cruiserweight Title:
Andrei Stoica (Romania) vs. Fred Sikking (Netherlands) by first round KO
Raul Cătinaș (Romania) def. Viktor Bugotzki (Russia) by first round TKO
Bogdan Stoica (Romania) def. Fabio Kwasi (Suriname) by third round split decision
Alex Filip (Romania) def. Atakan Arslan (Turkey) by extra round split decision
Aristote Quitusisa (Angola) def. Alexandru Nedelcu (Romania) by third round unanimous decision
Robert Dorin (Romania) def. Gökhan Gedik (Turkey) by third round unanimous decision
Fedor, where you gonna go?
Announcing your comeback from
retirement out of nowhere arouses attention. Being a former PRIDE Champ
and MMA legend also arouses attention. And then there is an intersection
of both to which one man belongs to: the shining light of MMA, Fedor
Emelianenko. „The Last Emperor” announced his comeback some time ago,
and as he did, a long list of people who could fight him popped up. The
list includes names like Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum, Dan Henderson
and even Randy Couture, among others.
Luckily, returning MMA
legends have many options in terms of which organization to join and who
to fight. Basically it comes down to what Fedor wants. If Fedor just
wants some fights and easy money, he most probably will join M-1 Global
or WSOF. If he wants revenges, titles, and get big paychecks, he will
team up with either Bellator or The UFC. Based on Fedor’s statements so
far, the second option is more likely. Let’s speculate…
Global – Fedor is going to sign this with his eyes closed. Each
tournament featuring Fedor Emelianenko will fill the arenas and
stadiums. Even Ingushetia hermits will want to watch Fedor fights. All
of China will travel to Beijing to catch a glimpse of Fedor beating up
another little-known fighter, or retired soldier – no offense to pedro
Rizzo and Jeff Monson, though. There are several other promotions in
Russia who would love to sign Fedor. If Fedor signs with a Russian
promotion though, it will be M-1 Global. His long-time friend Vadim
Finkelstein will offer him a contract that he can’t disagree with.
Series of Fighting (WSOF) – The American based promotion already stated
their interest in signing Fedor. They even offered him an immediate
title shot against heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanonv, who he has lost
to in the past at a Combat Sambo tournament. Whether the Bulgarian
fighter is down with that or not, let it be anyone’s guess.
Vice-President Ali Abdel-Aziz talked about a possible Fedor-Lesnar
fight: „We can afford Fedor. We can afford Brock Lesnar. We can afford
whatever we want to afford. But somebody has to move the needle, and I
think Fedor definitely moves the needle.”
Bellator – Bellator is
run by Scott Coker, the man who was the Strikeforce matchmaker, the
promotion where Fedor fights took place after the end of PRIDE. The
chance of Fedor signing with Bellator is high, since he has good
relations to the promotions. Also, while retired, he attended some
Bellator events as a special guest. Reigning Heavyweight champion Vitaly
Minakov already disagreed to fight fight Fedor, if he had to decide.
„He is an example, a hero to all of us. He started MMA in Russia.
Therefore, I would not want to fight Fedor. But anything can happen.”
Curiously, Bellator has a lot of Russian fighters and champions in their
roster: former HW champ Alexandr Volkov, Welterweight champ Andrey
Koreshkov, among many others. Fedor definitely can sign a contract with
Bellator, but the strongest competitive heavyweights are bustling in
UFC – Hands down, UFC is the most relevant
MMA organization on the planet. It would be very interesting to see
Fedor in the organization, but there is an obstacle: a bad relationship
between former Fedor manager Vadim Finkelchtein and UFC boss Dana White.
Back in 2009 both parties were unable to agree on a contract, and it’s
yet to be revealed why. Now, six years have passed and Finkelchtein
stated that „Fedor holds no negative attitude to anybody.” We’ll see
what this will mean. If Dana can sign Fedor, the UFC will gain even more
reputation. Furthermore, Fedor has the chance to fight the best
heavyweights in the world, including Heavyweight champion Fabricio
Werdum and Antonio „Bigfoot” Silva, two of the fighters who defeated
Fedor in Strikeforce. Not to long ago, Finkelchtein said that the UFC
has the best opportunities to sign Fedor and that a signing is „quite
possible.” Heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum would gladly like to fight
Fedor: „I am hearing that Fedor is coming back. If he wants to be known
as the best of all time he has to fight the best. All the best
heavyweights are in the UFC. I would be willing to rematch him to
solidify who is the best heavyweight of all time. But who I fight is up
to the UFC.”. We would gladly like to see that fight happen!
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