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UFC Fight Night 107 Weigh-In Results & Video

UFC Fight Night 107 Weigh-In Results & Video

UFC Fight Night 107 takes place on March 18th, 2017 at the The O2 Arena in London, England. The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Jimi Manuwa and Corey Anderson. The co-main event will see a welterweight battle between Gunnar Nelson and Alan Jouban.

Also, London’s own, Brad Pickett, will be competing in his last MMA fight in front of his hometown as he’ll be taking on Marlon Vera in a bantamweight fight. The weigh-in’s take place on Friday Mach 17th and will be updated here live as they happen.

Main Card – 5pm/ET – UFC Fight Pass

Jimi Manuwa (205) vs. Corey Anderson (205)
Gunnar Nelson (170) vs. Alan Jouban (170)
Brad Pickett (139) vs. Marlon Vera (140)**
Arnold Allen (145) vs. Makwan Amirkhani (146)

Prelims – 1:30pm/ET – UFC Fight Pass

Joseph Duffy (155) vs. Reza Madadi (155)
Darren Stewart (206) vs. Francimar Barroso (204)
Daniel Omielanczuk (240) vs. Timothy Johnson (264)
Marc Diakiese (155) vs. Teemu Packalen (155)
Tom Breese (185) vs. Oluwale Bamgbose (184)
Leon Edwards (169) vs. Vicente Luque (169)
Ian Entwistle (139)* vs. Brett Johns (136)
Brad Scott (185) vs. Scott Askham (185)
Lina Lansberg (135) vs. Lucie Pudilova (133)

* – Entwistle will forfeit 20% of his show money to Johns for missing weight
** – Declared a catchweight fight of 140lbs

UFC Fight Night 107 Weigh-In Video

Matt Hughes Considering a Comeback Fight Against Royce Gracie

Matt Hughes Considering a Comeback Fight Against Royce Gracie

UFC Hall of Fame member and former welterweight champion Matt Hughes recently spoke with Joe Buck on the “Undeniable with Joe Buck” show and revealed something rather surprising. The 43-year-old Hughes revealed that he could be in talks with an MMA organization, that is not the UFC, about fighting a former rival.

“If I could find an opponent that I think I could beat, I would go again…. I might even be talking to an organization about that. I’m not saying I am (for sure). The guy I’m talking about fighting may have been in this chair.”

The man Hughes was referring to is MMA legend Royce Gracie, a man Hughes fought and defeated at UFC 60 back in 2006. The fight was a one-sided affair as Hughes got Gracie on the ground and pounded on him until he got the first round TKO victory.

The organization that would have this fight take place is very likely Bellator, the organization Royce Gracie most recently fought in.

Time will tell if this fight comes to fruition.

Angela Lee Defends Title Against Istela Nunes on May 26th

Angela Lee Defends Title Against Istela Nunes on May 26th

ONE Championship has just announced the blockbuster main event for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES which takes place May 26th at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, fresh off a successful first title defense in her last bout, will put her title on the line once again when she returns to Singapore to take on Istela Nunes of Parana, Brazil.

Tickets for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES are set to go on sale on Friday, 17 March and will be available at www.onefc.com

20-year-old Angela Lee of Waipahu, Hawaii, is one of the promotion’s most outstanding athletes regardless of gender or weight class. She captured the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship with an awe-inspiring victory over Mei Yamaguchi in 2016, and has since then defended the title successfully. Lee’s beautiful combination of elite striking and grappling skills has proven to be a potent formula for success, as she has remained unbeaten inside the ONE Championship cage. In her last bout, Lee dominated top contender Jenny Huang with a masterful display of striking. She now returns to Singapore to defend her title against Istela Nunes.

Angela Lee, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion, stated:

“I said at the beginning of the year that I will make 2017 one to remember. I will keep my promise of being as active as I possibly can and I can’t wait to get right back in there. After my last fight, I showed everybody just how much I have improved over the last couple of months. I’m ready to do it again. Istela Nunes had better be ready to go to battle, because this time I’m defending the title on my turf.”

Unbeaten female atomweight Istela Nunes of Brazil is a two-time Muay Thai world champion with an unblemished 5-0 professional mixed martial arts record. Her exciting style and knack for delivering powerful strikes makes for exciting fights and is one of the biggest components of her game. In her last bout, Nunes took on top-rated female atomweight Mei Yamaguchi, winning a closely-contested split decision. At her best, Nunes is a well-rounded fighter with a solid striking and grappling skill set. She now takes on the biggest challenge of her young career when she goes head-to-head with ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee in Singapore.

Istela Nunes, ONE world title challenger, stated:

“When I joined ONE Championship, I had my eyes set on the world title. It’s my goal to someday become a world champion in mixed martial arts, and Angela Lee is one of the best fighters in the world. I cannot wait to test myself against a fighter of her caliber. I am preparing myself well and will make sure that I come ready for the best Angela Lee possible. On May 26th, I will accomplish what so many others failed to do. I will beat Angela Lee and become champion.”

UFC 210: Extended Preview

UFC 210: Extended Preview

Get an extended preview of the main event of UFC 210 between Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Johnson for the light heavyweight championship, as well as the co-main event between Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi.

UFC 210 goes down in Buffalo, New York live on Pay-Per-View on Saturday, April 8th.

Video via: UFC

UFC Press Conference: Bisping vs St-Pierre Live Stream

UFC Press Conference: Bisping vs St-Pierre Live Stream

Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will make his highly-anticipated return to the Octagon against middleweight champion Michael Bisping for the 185-pound crown.

The fight is expected to take place in the summer/fall of this year.

The press conference featuring Bisping and St-Pierre will take place on Friday, March 3rd at 5pm Eastern and 2pm Pacific time and stream live from T-Mobile Arena.

Live Stream via: UFC

UFC 209 Embedded: Episode 2

UFC 209 Embedded: Episode 2

On Episode 2 of UFC 209 Embedded, interim lightweight title contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is motivated to win a championship and follow in the footsteps of his training partners Cain Velasquez, Luke Rockhold and Daniel Cormier. His opponent Tony Ferguson leaves his wife and child in the hotel room to take a nighttime run through Las Vegas.

Welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson relaxes with a game of Frisbee golf, while champion Tyron Woodley juggles media duties to promote the fight.

UFC 209 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two title fights at UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2, taking place Saturday, March 4th live on Pay-Per-View.

Video via: UFC