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Fight Night Las Vegas Post-fight bonus recap

  // Fight Of The Night: Mike Pyle vs Sean Spencer Performance Bonuses: Stephen Thompson and Diego Rivas • Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson’s main event victory, where he defeated Johny Hendricks in the first round, earned him one of two Performance of the Night bonuses • Chilean Diego Rivas, who won via a 2nd Round TKO against Noad Lahat, got the second Performance Bonus • The Mike Pyle-Sean Spencer clash which went three rounds until Pyle earned a TKO win captured top fight of the night honors. • All four fighters earn $50k for their efforts to ... Read the Full Article Here

Talking Points: Wonderboy, CM Punk, Benavidez and more

Stephen Thompson warned anyone who would listen this fight week that he would beat Johny Hendricks because the former welterweight champion had never faced anyone like him.Then he made good on his promise. First he stood up after Hendricks landed a takedown, then he made Hendricks work, using his elite movement to not be there when Hendricks tried to charge forward. After he moved, Thompson returned fire cerebrally and effectively, eventually overwhelming Hendricks and knocking him out cold.More from Fight Night Las Vegas: Full results | Post-fight bonuses | Thompson pounces on Hendricks for v ... Read the Full Article Here

Fight Night Las Vegas 2016 final results

Who were the winners at UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson? Click below to get the results for all the fights at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Hendricks vs Thompson | Nelson vs Rosholt | Saint Preux vs Cavalcante | Benavidez vs Makovsky | Cirkunov vs Nicholson | Pyle vs Spencer | Burkman vs Noons | Lewis vs Grabowski | Borg vs Scoggins | Lahat vs Rivas | Gall vs Jackson | Lobov vs White UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson main card Stephen Thompson defeats Johny Hendricks Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson survived an early takedown by Johny Hendricks ... Read the Full Article Here

Gall wins quickly, sets up date with CM Punk

JACKSON vs GALLFormer WWE superstar CM Punk now has an opponent for his pro MMA debut, as New Jersey’s Mickey Gall held up his end of the bargain at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, submitting Mike Jackson in less than a minute in their UFC Fight Night welterweight bout.“It feels amazing,” Gall said. “I want to be fed, I’m hungry. Feed me CM Punk, please.”   // Gall called Punk out during an episode of “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight,” and White, impressed by the gutsy move, signed Gall with the stipulation that if h ... Read the Full Article Here

Nelson, Saint Preux and Benavidez wins take time

NELSON vs ROSHOLTRoy Nelson’s first fight at home in Las Vegas since 2012 was no barnburner, but the longtime heavyweight contender did snap a three-fight losing streak Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, taking a near-shutout unanimous decision over Jared Rosholt in the UFC Fight Night co-main event.Scores were 30-27 twice and 29-28 for the number 11-ranked Nelson, now 22-12. The number 12-ranked Rosholt falls to 14-3.Nelson pressured Rosholt throughout the first round, and while “Big Country” got in some shots, Rosholt may have landed more blows during some wild exchang ... Read the Full Article Here

Cormier-Jones 2 set for UFC 197 on April 23

In the main event of UFC 197 on April 23, the wait is over, as former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones returns to the Octagon in an attempt to reclaim his crown from Daniel Cormier in one of the most highly anticipated rematches in 205-pound history. “This rematch was always going to happen,” Cormier said. “He (Jones) has been out apologizing and lifting weights since the last fight, while I’ve been improving and beating the best guys in the world. This rematch with Jon Jones is a new chapter, and it will be a whole different story.”The championship action ... Read the Full Article Here

Lewis looks to bring the pain, get KO win

In trying to decipher the cult hero popularity of Derrick Lewis, “The Black Beast” has a decent theory.“It’s the killer instinct I have,” the heavyweight banger said. “I’m not a boring fighter and I hate being in boring fights. I go in there for the knockout or to get knocked out. I leave it all in the cage. The next day, I don’t want to be like, ‘Woulda, coulda, shoulda.’ I just leave it all out there.”Fair enough. And that’s part of the appeal of the Houston product, who makes his return to the Octagon on Saturday night ... Read the Full Article Here

Burkman, Lewis among Vegas prelim winners

NOONS vs BURKMANThe move of UFC veteran Joshua Burkman to the lightweight division was a successful one, as the former Ultimate Fighter competitor picked up his first Octagon win since 2007 on Saturday, decisioning KJ Noons over three rounds in UFC Fight Night action at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.The unanimous decision read 30-27 across the board for Burkman, now 29-12 with 1 NC; Noons falls to 12-8 with 1 NC.More from Fight Night Las Vegas: Full results | Post-fight bonuses | Thompson pounces on Hendricks for victory | Nelson, Saint Preux and Benavidez wins take time | Gall gets ... Read the Full Article Here

Former champ Hendricks ready for hungry Thompson, who's eyeing title

Stephen Thompson was only in his seventh pro fight when he lost to current No. 6-ranked welterweight Matt Brown.An innovative striker and a former kickboxing world champion, “Wonderboy” landed his shots in that fight, but he couldn’t keep Brown from closing the distance and putting him on his back.More on Fight Night Las Vegas: Reasons to watch Fight Night Vegas | Full fight card | Watch UFC Countdown: Hendricks vs. Thompson | The Match Up - Nelson vs. Rosholt | Open Workouts Recap | Top 5 Media Day moments | Hendricks - A new man | Wonderboy's R ... Read the Full Article Here

Thompson pounces on Hendricks for victory

  //  “Wonderboy” was wonderful Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, as Stephen Thompson knocked out former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in the first round of their UFC Fight Night main event, winning his sixth straight bout and making a case for a shot at Robbie Lawler’s 170-pound crown in the process.More from Fight Night Las Vegas: Full results | Post-fight bonuses | Thompson pounces on Hendricks for victory | Nelson, Saint Preux and Benavidez wins take time | Gall gets job done to set up CM Punk clash | Burkman, Lewis amon ... Read the Full Article Here

Fight Night Las Vegas Feb 2016 results

Who were the winners at UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson? Click below to get the results for all the fights at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Hendricks vs Thompson | Nelson vs Rosholt | Saint Preux vs Cavalcante | Benavidez vs Makovsky | Cirkunov vs Nicholson | Pyle vs Spencer | Burkman vs Noons | Lewis vs Grabowski | Borg vs Scoggins | Lahat vs Rivas | Gall vs Jackson | Lobov vs White UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson main card Stephen Thompson defeats Johny Hendricks Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson survived an early takedown by Johny Hendricks ... Read the Full Article Here

Stacked FOX card headlined by Nurmagomedov-Ferguson

A lightweight world title shot will be up for grabs on Saturday, April 16 when unbeaten powerhouse Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov faces former surging Ultimate Fighter winner Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson in the five-round main event of the UFC on FOX card at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Plus, four mixed martial arts superstars meet in the Octagon that night in Florida, when Rashad Evans battles Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in a clash of former UFC light heavyweight champions, and Lyoto Machida squares off with Dan Henderson in a rematch at 185 pounds.Stay tuned to UFC.com for ticket on-sa ... Read the Full Article Here

By The Numbers: Fight Night Las Vegas

2Current ranking of Johny Hendricks as a UFC welterweight54Takedowns by “Bigg Rigg”, 2nd most in UFC welterweight history behind former UFC welterweight champion Georges st-Pierre's’ 879Of those takedowns by former UFC welterweight champ Hendricks came in his most recent unanimous decision win over Matt Brown at UFC 18512Of those takedowns by Bigg Rigg were in his unanimous decision win over Carlos Condit at UFC 1584.29Takedowns per 15 minutes of fighting by Hendricks, 4th best rate in UFC welterweight history (min. 5 fights)   // 51.9Takedown accuracy percenta ... Read the Full Article Here

Lahat looking to keep his winning ways going in Vegas

Father knows best. When UFC featherweight Noad Lahat called his dad last May to let him know of the birth of his son Ezra, the new grandpa knew just what to say to his son to mix joy and wisdom in the same sentence.“He was like, ‘Congratulations. From now on, it’s only going to get harder.’”Lahat laughs, but it’s true. And those words could also apply to the fighting career of the 31-year-old prospect, whose back-to-back wins over Steven Siler and Niklas Backstrom put him in an important – but positive – position heading into Saturday’s UFC ... Read the Full Article Here

Fight Night Hendricks vs Thompson Weigh-In Results

 UFC Fight Night Las Vegas, which is headlined by the UFC welterweight fight between Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson and the heavyweight clash between Roy Nelson and Jared Rosholt, airs live on FS1 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 2 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.Four prelim bouts will air live on Fight Network, FS1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and the event's first two prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.Main Event - UFC Welterweight boutJohny Hendricks (170 lbs) vs Stephen Thompson (170 lbs)FS1 Main CardRoy Nelson (258 ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC extends commitment to Cleveland Clinic and fighters' brain health study

Las Vegas – UFC® today announced a five-year extension of its partnership with Cleveland Clinic, and its support of the Professional Fighters Brain Health Study. The multi-year commitment and one million dollar contribution to the clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas where the study is conducted, makes UFC the largest combat sport contributor to the study.“Research and awareness are key in setting new standards for athlete health and safety,” UFC Chief Operating Officer Ike Lawrence Epstein said. “UFC is always looking for opportunities to in ... Read the Full Article Here

Ray Borg planning to make an impact in flyweight division

After nearly two years on the UFC roster, Ray Borg has made an impression on the MMA world, rising to the 12th spot in the flyweight rankings. But his mindset hasn’t changed much. He still just wants to fight. A lot.“It feels like I’ve been in here for a while, but I think it would have felt a little bit more like two years if I was fighting more consistently,” Borg said. That’s what it’s like being 22 years old. No matter how much success you’ve had, there’s no time for sitting around and soaking it all in. In fact, despite three consecutive w ... Read the Full Article Here

Size matters as Rosholt prepares for Nelson

No one has ever said preparing for perennial heavyweight contender Roy Nelson was fun, but as far as Jared Rosholt is concerned, it’s easy work compared to getting ready for his last opponent, 6-foot-11 ½ Stefan Struve.“It’s been a lot nicer, not having to experiment and trying to figure out how to get that look and stuff,” Rosholt said of his current training camp. “And even with doing all that, it still doesn’t make it comfortable being with somebody that long and tall. This was a once in a lifetime thing, hopefully.”   // Rosho ... Read the Full Article Here

Alex Nicholson ready for debut; proposes to girlfriend at weigh-ins

With a father who was not just a former pro kickboxer and bodybuilder, but a United States Marine Corps veteran, Alex Nicholson wasn’t destined to hit the PGA circuit if he was going to enter the world of sports. “Golf was frowned upon,” Nicholson laughs. But then again, his father wasn’t too thrilled about his son taking a kickboxing match, especially since the younger Nicholson’s previous experience was on a basketball court, not in a ring.“I grew up playing basketball,” he said. “In high school, I told my dad I wanted to do a kickboxing match ... Read the Full Article Here

Oliveira reveals hunch that 'Cowboy vs Cowboy' was coming

It's Cowboy vs. Cowboy in Pittsburgh. The UFC has confirmed that Alex Oliveira faces Donald Cerrone in the main event of the February 21st event. Oliveira, who replaces Tim Means on the card, explains how a late night call helped make the fight a reality."I had just finished training at 11 p.m. My brother's truck had a flat tire, so I went over to help him. When it was 1 a.m., my phone rang and my coach asked if I wanted to fight Cerrone. I said: 'Why not?'", said Oliveira, revealing that he already had his eyes on a fight against the American Cowboy. "I watch his fights. I had told my coach b ... Read the Full Article Here

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