UFC on ESPN 6 play-by-play and live results
by Nolan King on October 18, 2019 at 10:16 pm
Check out live play-by-play and official results from UFC on ESPN 6 in Boston.
UFC on ESPN 6 predictions: Can Chris Weidman topple Dominick Reyes in light heavyweight debut?
by Matt Erickson on October 18, 2019 at 9:30 pm
This story originally published on Oct. 17, 2019.
6 burning questions heading into UFC on ESPN 6
by Dave Doyle on October 18, 2019 at 9:15 pm
This story originally published on Oct. 17, 2019.
UFC on ESPN 6 breakdown: How will Chris Weidman's 205 debut go with Dominick Reyes in front of him?
by Dan Tom on October 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm
This story originally published on Oct. 16, 2019.
Farah Silva faces Mohamed Afito for WKN Spanish title
by Parviz Iskenderov on October 17, 2019 at 12:30 pm
The second championship bout has been added to “Storm Series” held this Saturday, October 19 in Madrid, Spain. The contest features Farah Silva and Mohamed Afitou battling it out for WKN Spanish Lightweight title, World Kickboxing Network announced on Thursday. In his previous bout mid July, Farah Silva (10-3-1) contested for the belt against his […] The post Farah Silva faces Mohamed Afito for WKN Spanish title appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
GLORY 70 fight card, Doumbe vs. Groenhart
by Parviz Iskenderov on October 17, 2019 at 11:11 am
Kickboxing event GLORY 70 takes place at Palais des Sports de Gerland in Lyon, France on October 26. The fight card features a total of twelve bouts with welterweight title contested in the headliner of the show. The lineup has now been finalised. The representative of the country-host Guerric Billet received an opponent – Mohammed […] The post GLORY 70 fight card, Doumbe vs. Groenhart appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
Fight Weekend: What’s on Oct 18-19 in MMA & Kickboxing
by Parviz Iskenderov on October 17, 2019 at 10:34 am
A trio of world-class kickboxing and MMA events are featured on the schedule of this coming Fight Weekend, October 18-19 (local time) in Europe and USA. The roster includes UFC on ESPN 6, M-1 Challenge 105 and Storm Series topped by WKN European Championship. The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Boston with UFC on ESPN […] The post Fight Weekend: What’s on Oct 18-19 in MMA & Kickboxing appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
Buakaw Banchamek suffers second fight fall off
by Parviz Iskenderov on October 16, 2019 at 12:22 pm
Buakaw Banchamek vs. Yuan Bin 2 cancelled Muay Thai fighter Buakaw Banchamek was scheduled to face Yuan Bin of China for the second time on October 27 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The pair was expected to headline the MAS Fight event co-promoted with Khun Khmer. The bout has been cancelled due to withdrawal of the […] The post Buakaw Banchamek suffers second fight fall off appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
Coach excited to see Weidman fight without having to ‘kill his body’ to make weight
by Lewis Mckeever on October 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images “I’m excited to see how he feels at 205, I think it’s gonna make a big difference.” Coach Ray Longo believes Chris Weidman’s move up to light heavyweight could propel the former UFC middleweight champion to new heights. Weidman is just 1-4 in his last five fights and, speaking to MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee ahead of ‘All-American’s’ UFC light heavyweight debut against Dominick Reyes, Longo suspects the weight cut to 185 lbs. could have played a significant factor in the former champ’s sudden decline. “He was doing good in all those fights, and it’s hard to tell if that was the difference,” Longo said. “So we’re going to find out (on Friday). I don’t want to believe it was the difference, but it could have been, it definitely could have been. At this stage where these guys are at, every fight is a big fight, you’re fighting the top guys, and things have to be squared away. “He’s always kind of talked about [moving to light heavyweight], so I don’t remember when it first came up,” Longo continued. “I’m excited to see how he feels at 205, I think it’s gonna make a big difference. He’s looking great now, and he’s not gonna have to kill his body to get to 205.” Having lost his last four fights via knockout, there’s concern about how well Weidman will adjust to the power differential at light heavyweight. Former middleweight rival Luke Rockhold made the move to 205 lbs. earlier this year but suffered a brutal knockout loss — arguably his worst to date — at the hands of Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239. UFC on ESPN 6, which features Weidman vs. Reyes as the main event, takes place later this evening, Oct. 18 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
White shuts down McGregor vs. Edgar: It ‘makes no sense’
by Nick Baldwin on October 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC president Dana White doesn’t think it would make much sense for Frankie Edgar to take a fight with Conor McGregor. Don’t get your hopes up if you want to see Conor McGregor take on Frankie Edgar. UFC president Dana White told the Boston Herald earlier this week that the talked-about fight between the two former lightweight champions won’t be happening. “Conor loves to fight and wants to fight again,” White said, “but the Frankie Edgar fight isn’t going to happen.” ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reported in August that McGregor, who hasn’t competed since October 2018, was interested in a fight with Edgar as his return bout. Edgar, a top featherweight contender, multiple times said he was willing to forego a planned move down to bantamweight to instead meet the Irishman, most likely at 155 pounds. In a recent tweet, McGregor hinted that a fight with Edgar could take place in December. “The Answer” clarified that he had already agreed to the matchup, and that it was on McGregor and White to make it happen. But White isn’t a fan of the pairing, largely due to the size difference between the two athletes. “Edgar is two weight classes below him,” White said. “(Edgar) was supposed to fight Aljamain Sterling. Aljamain fell out and got hurt. Frankie is coming to the end of his career, and he could end up getting himself into a title position again. To take the Conor fight makes no sense.” McGregor and Edgar were in position to face each other back in 2015 when McGregor won the featherweight title with a knockout of Jose Aldo at UFC 194. A day before that event, Edgar finished Chad Mendes to solidify himself as the No. 1 contender in the division. But a McGregor 145-pound title defense never materialized and McGregor left the weight class. Edgar has continued to compete in the featherweight division. As a result, he and McGregor haven’t been in the same conversation for several years — until two months ago.
White: Rockhold is ‘a bit of a buffoon’ around women
by Milan Ordoñez on October 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images UFC president Dana White takes a shot at former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. During a recent interview with Complex, UFC president Dana White took a few shots at former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. The brash talking executive roasted Rockhold for being a “buffoon” around women, despite having good looks. Damn Dana you didnt have to do Luke Rockhold like that pic.twitter.com/4jsEQJOmOP— Uptown Funk (@Uptown_MMA) October 17, 2019 “So Luke Rockhold is like this really good looking dude and girls are always attracted to him, and then when he gets around girls I think he is a bit of a buffoon.” Dana White said of (via BJPenn.com). “Yeah, he looks good. He’s one of those guys that the girl will be on a date, and he looks good, and then you just want him to stop talking. Stop talking and just sit there and look good.” The 34-year-old Rockhold in on a two-fight skid, and last fought at UFC 239 against Jan Blachowicz for his debut at light heavyweight. After losing via second round TKO, White urged him to retire and continue his modelling career, instead. “He’s got another career that he’s actually doing well at,” White said during the post-fight presser. “Everybody’s a f—king model, ‘I’m a model, I’m a model’ — that guy’s actually really modeling for Ralph Lauren. So good for him.” In a recent ESPN interview, Rockhold stated he has no interest in fighting as of the moment, adding it’s “very” possible for him to retire sooner than later.
Errol Spence Jr charged with DWI after Ferrari crash
by Mookie Alexander on October 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images The unified welterweight champion was also released from a Dallas hospital. Errol Spence Jr is fortunate to have avoided serious injuries after last week’s single-car crash, but he won’t escape criminal charges. The unified WBC/IBF welterweight champion is now out of the hospital after he flipped his Ferrari multiple times over in a scary crash in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. While he was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit, Spence ultimately didn’t suffer any broken bones and is expected to make a full recovery. As for how the crash occurred, it appears that Spence was traveling at a high rate of speed and was intoxicated at the time. There won’t be a speeding charge, but he has since been charged with DWI. “Errol Spence Jr was charged with DWI, misdemeanor B,” a statement from the Dallas Police Department read. “Mr. Spence has been released from the hospital and will need to address those charges. As for getting a speed of the vehicle, we will not be getting one. It was a single car accident with no other criminal charges.” Spence (26-0, 21 KOs) is just weeks removed from a thrilling split decision win over Shawn Porter, which netted him Shawn’s WBC title. He was penciled in for a title defense vs. Danny Garcia on January 25th. It’s way too early to determine whether or not those plans are still in place following Spence’s accident.
UFC fighters team up with Governor Baker's office to give back to Boston
by By UFC Staff on October 18, 2019 at 12:41 pm
UFC Visits Boston Children’s Hospital During Fight Week Of UFC Boston
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Statement on Melissa Gatto
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Robertson Living Up To Her Nickname
by By Thomas Gerbasi, on Twitter: @TGerbasi on October 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm