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UFC 207 – Amanda Nunes Wins vs Ronda Rousey

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Fight Info

  • UFC 207 – Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada SAT. DEC. 30, 2016
  • Amanda Nunes: 13-4-0
  • Ronda Rousey: 12-1-0

 

Amanda Nunes Wins by Fight stoppage vs Ronda Rousey,

 

Fight Scores

  • Amanda Nunes: 27/47 Strikes, 0/0 Takedowns, 0 Submission Attempts
  • Ronda Rousey: 7/14 Strikes, 0/0 Takedowns, 0 Submission Attempts

 

FIGHT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Ronda Rousey touched gloves something she didn’t do in her last fight
  • Amanda Nunes came in aggressive and lit Ronda Rousey up early
  • Amanda Nunes stops fight at 48 seconds

 

UFC 207 – Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey fought on Dec 30, 2016, Kim wins match on a split decision against Amanda Nunes
UFC 207 – Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey RECAP

Amanda Nunes lit up Ronda Rousey with a series of jabs and after 48 seconds the fight was stopped. A bitter loss for Ronda Rousey especially when all cheers were on her and Amanda Nunes was even booed entering the octagon.

48 seconds of jabs and crosses and the fight was done.

Ronda Rousey’s corner

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Amanda Nunes’s corner

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Amanda Nunes’s speech after winning
“forget about Ronda Rousey”, “I am the Champion”

Nunes silences the crowd

Ronda Rousey walk-up

Historic milestones in UFC 207

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UFC 207 – Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey Videos

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UFC 207 – Cody Garbrandt Wins Unanimous Decision vs Dominick Cruz

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Fight Info

  • UFC 207 – Dominick Cruz vs Cody Garbrandt
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada SAT. DEC. 30, 2016
  • Dominick Cruz: 22-1-0
  • Cody Garbrandt: 10-0-0

 

Cody Garbrandt Wins by Unanimous Decision (48-46, 48-47, 48-46) vs Dominick Cruz,

 

Fight Scores

  • Dominick Cruz: 177/249 Strikes, 5/6 Takedowns, 1 Submission Attempts
  • Cody Garbrandt: 51/107 Strikes, 1/2 Takedowns, 0 Submission Attempts

 

FIGHT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cody Garbrandt had an outstanding takedown and right punch in the first round
  • Cody Garbrandt combination ending in a head butt opened up Cruz badly
  • A powerful strike by Cody on the fourth round almost looked like a knockout but Dominick Cruz was able to stand up right away

 

UFC 207 – Dominick Cruz vs Cody Garbrandt fought on Dec 30, 2016, Cody Garbrandt wins match on a unanimous decision against Dominick Cruz
UFC 207 – Dominick Cruz vs Cody Garbrandt RECAP

The fight started explosive between Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt as both fighters are equally matched from takedowns, recovery from take down and striking where both exchanged blows. Cody have a slight advantage in the first round.

Cody started with beautiful combination of punches but Dominick Cruz kept Cody from his momentum and taking the fight back to him.

Cody had a dominating third round as he hit up Cruz opening a large cut on the face. Replay shows it was a head-butt after his strike that got Dominick Cruz.

On the fourth round Cody made a clean shot that knocked Cruz down and what looked like a knockout punch but Dominick Cruz quickly stood up. Cody dominated the fourth round and looked very comfortable as he even spent time taunting Dominick.

Cody Garbrandt’s corner

None heard so far.

Dominick Cruz’s corner

“Deep combinations, deep combinations”.

Cody Garbrandt’s speech after winning
“Since he was 12 years I dreamed about it”

“brought faith to me” — regarding his 5 year old brother and gave the belt to him.

“Dillashaw come try me motherfucker”

Both fighters did not want to touch gloves

Beautiful exchange of punches

Cody Garbrandt post fight interview:

Historic milestones in UFC 207

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UFC 207 – Dominick Cruz vs Cody Garbrandt Videos

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UFC 207 – TJ Dillashaw Wins by Split Decision vs John Lineker

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Fight Info

  • UFC 207 – TJ Dillashaw vs John Lineker
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada SAT. DEC. 30, 2016
  • TJ Dillashaw: 14-3-0
  • John Lineker: 29-7-0

 

TJ Dillashaw Wins by Unanimous Decision (30-26) vs John Lineker,

 

Fight Scores

  • TJ Dillashaw: 177/249 Strikes, 5/6 Takedowns, 1 Submission Attempts
  • John Lineker: 51/107 Strikes, 1/2 Takedowns, 0 Submission Attempts

 

FIGHT HIGHLIGHTS
  • TJ Dillashaw had a beautiful double leg takedown in the early first round
  • John Lineker came back with a right hand beautiful strike that saw him raising his hands in celebration
  • TJ Dillashaw and John Lineker went the three round distance

 

UFC 207 – TJ Dillashaw vs John Lineker fought on Dec 30, 2016, Kim wins match on a split decision against TJ Dillashaw
UFC 207 – TJ Dillashaw vs John Lineker RECAP

The fight started explosive with TJ Dillashaw showing his wrestling prowess taking John Lineker to the ground while John Lineker is quick on his feet and keeping his distance while striking. The second round however TJ Dillashaw brought him to the ground and was caught in half-guard; however from there he kept on pounding John Lineker. Lineker did not defend himself properly.

TJ Dillashaw kept on taking Lineker to the ground and it seems Lineker is very slow to even see it coming.

Lineker tried to get aggressive in the third round with body shots but this is mostly a night for TJ Dillashaw.

John Lineker’s corner

Urged to defend those takedowns.

TJ Dillashaw’s corner

“You did nothing wrong, it is perfect” – referring to the dominance in the second round.

TJ Dillashaw’s speech after winning
“That calf slicer is deep, it is going to hurt tomorrow”. “I am very happy, no one has dominated him like this before”. “He wants this belt back”. “I want a fight against Cruz, if I don’t get it, this game is rigged.”

Dominating ground and pound by TJ Dillashaw to Lineker on the 2nd round:

TJ Dillashaw post fight interview:

Historic milestones in UFC 207

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UFC 207 – TJ Dillashaw vs John Lineker Videos

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UFC 207 – Dong Hyun Kim Wins by Split Decision vs Tarec Saffiedine

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Fight Info

  • UFC 207 – Dong Hyun Kim vs Tarec Saffiedine
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada SAT. DEC. 30, 2016
  • Dong Hyun Kim: 21-3-1
  • Tarec Saffiedine: 16-5-0

 

Dong Hyun Kim Wins by Split Decision vs Tarec Saffiedine, 30-27 Saffiedine, 29-28 Kim , 29-28 Kim

 

Fight Scores

  • Dong Hyun Kim: 20/53 Strikes, 10/43 Takedowns, 1 Submission Attempts
  • Tarec Saffiedine: 33/53 Strikes, 4/8 Takedowns, 1 Submission Attempts

 

FIGHT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Dong Hyun Kim made a powerful Judo takedown earlier in the 1st round
  • Tarec Saffiedine has survived takedowns by Dong Hyun Kim and has quickly gotten up
  • Dong Hyun Kim and Tarec Saffiedine went the three round distance

 

UFC 207 – Dong Hyun Kim vs Tarec Saffiedine fought on Dec 30, 2016, Kim wins match on a split decision against Dong Hyun Kim
UFC 207 – Dong Hyun Kim vs Tarec Saffiedine RECAP

Dong Kim has started in the first round using his Judo skills for the takedown but Tarec Saffiedine was able to get back especially with his standup and wrestling experience. Striking has been minimal in this first and mostly both are clinched throughout the match and ending up in defense for both of them.

Tarec Saffiedine’s corner

Urged to defend those takedowns.

Dong Hyun Kim’s corner

Urging and motivating to bring the fight on.

Tarec Saffiedine’s speech after winning
None shown, Kim however celebrated like a kid

Tarec Saffiedine vs Dong Hyun Kim third round highlights :

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UFC 207 – Dong Hyun Kim vs Tarec Saffiedine Videos

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UFC 207 – Ray Borg Wins by Decision vs Louis Smolka

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Fight Info

  • UFC 207 – Louis Smolka vs Ray Borg
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada SAT. DEC. 30, 2016
  • Louis Smolka: 11-2-0
  • Ray Borg: 9-2-0

 

Ray Borg Wins by Decision vs Louis Smolka, 30-27 30-26 30-26

 

Fight Scores

  • Louis Smolka: 20/53 Strikes, 10/43 Takedowns, 1 Submission Attempts
  • Ray Borg: 33/53 Strikes, 4/8 Takedowns, 1 Submission Attempts

 

FIGHT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Louis Smolka locked Ray Borg on an ankle lock that Ray said could have broken
  • Ray Borg landed a thunderous punch while on leg locked from Louis Smolka
  • Louis Smolka and Ray Borg went the three round distance

 

UFC 207 – Louis Smolka vs Ray Borg fought on Dec 30, 2016, Borg wins match on a decision against Louis Smolka
UFC 207 – LOUIS SMOLKA vs RAY BORG RECAP

Ray Borg is known as a back specialist and throughout the three rounds he has shown his grappling technique by transitioning to side mount, full mount and especially taking the back. Borg dominated most of the three rounds with a slight scare in the 2nd round where Louis Smolka was attempting a leg lock. Later on the break after the second round, the corner of Borg was talking about his ankle feeling broken. Louis Smolka mostly wasn’t able to do anything and could have been submitted as he was locked on a side mount choke by Borg.

Ray Borg’s corner

Ray Borg is told his corner that his ankle might have gotten broken.

Louis Smolka’s corner

He need to get back into the game

Ray Borg’s speech after winning
“You know I got the win, that is the most important. For those here who doesn’t know here, you know now, you know now.”

On his weight issue, “He will make adjustments”.

Ray Borg interview post-fight:

Historic milestones in UFC 200

  • Ray Borg announced to everyone that he should be known now

UFC 207 – Louis Smolka vs Ray Borg Videos

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UFC 207: Nunes vs Rousey – She’s Back

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UFC 207 is 29 days away and one of the first promo video on the fight of Rousey and Nunes is here. Nice theme, Ronda Rousey is back and we hope this would be a spectacular show.

UFC 207 Nunes vs Rousey Promo Poster

UFC 207 Nunes vs Rousey She’s Back
UFC 207 Nunes vs Rousey She’s Back

UFC Fighters Fight to Unionize and Get What is Right

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UFC has 500 fighters under contract and while the big headlines are Conor McGregor earning $40 million dollars on UFC 205 most of the fighters are underpaid, getting their ass beaten, live broke and do not have basic privileges. UFC is loaded and just recently been sold for $4.2 billion dollars making it the largest purchase in sporting history.

On Wednesday five UFC veterans introduced the Mixed Martial Arts Athlete Association whose purpose according to the group statement —

“The association’s sole concentration is to fight for the rights of MMA fighters and force UFC’s ownership to dramatically alter the company’s decade-plus outrageous treatment of its athletes.”

One of the five veteran fighters is former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre who says —

“UFC without fighters is only three letters of the alphabet, It’s time for us to make our voice heard and make change happen for the best of the UFC and fighters.”

Georges St-Pierre says that UFC and not the fighters is the biggest opponent there is —

“We’re all afraid, but it’s time to join up. It’s a fight for what is right and what is wrong. We should never be afraid to stand up for our virtues.”

The five UFC veterans to lead this initiative are St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez, TJ Dillashaw, Tim Kennedy and Donald Cerrone who are all calling for more money, and improved healthcare and other protections.

Most of the fighters are left alone for themselves and as St-Pierre adds —

“I know a lot of fighters want to remain anonymous, but I’m telling you guys, come see us. It’s time to stand together.”

Organizing a union was first started a few years ago but it didn’t gain any traction as these moves were seen to be desperate attempts of fighters past their prime, bitter and angry. On a side not, most unions are seen to be like that, an attempt by the company to squash it. An anti-trust lawsuit was filed in 2014 by a number of UFC veterans but again it didn’t progress much.

The UFC was still a growing entity and being a private company its financials and how it paid its fighters were never highlighted until the Fertitta family sold it for 4.2 billion dollars to the WME/IMG group that eyes started rolling.

What makes fighters angry is that UFC is making a lot of money and in 2015 they made $600 million dollars in revenue and 2/3 of that came from fights. UFC was pressured by media to disclose how much they were paying their fighters and the executives gave a general sports answer that is was industry standard like any major American sports like baseball, basketball and football. Contrary to earlier statements by Fertitta that they were giving half to figthers as told to ESPN in 2012; though it is believed they were only paying around 15% of their revenue to the sweat and blood of its fighters.

When the MMAAA was introduced on Wednesday, former Bellator president Bjorn Rebney was there and commented — “What the association is going to achieve for the athletes is a settlement to address the past wrongs, driving up [the revenue split] to 50% up from 8%, and a benefits package that provides a safety net”.

Aside from the 501c6 status, the structure of the MMAAA is still not clear and more information like investors, board members, will be learned.

The association wants the UFC to negotiate with them ideally before the UFC’s media rights are up for renewal in 2018 where they are being paid $115 million dollars annually. The UFC organization is pushing for $4.5 billion dollars over 10 years as per reported by the Sports Business Journal.

The success of the MMAAA will depend on the determination and patience of its founding members as this could take time to take off the ground. This process might be long but it will only benefit the fighters of the sport and could only help in developing talent.

Conor McGregor Gets California Boxing License

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Conor McGregor has been playing with the idea of fighting Mayweather in the boxing ring for several months now; but all of that had just been small talks and taunts until on Wednesday when McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California.

According to the California State Athletic Commission executive officer Andy Foster — “He got a license today and a federal ID, He’s a California boxer now.”

The California State Athletic Commission issues around 1200 boxing license every year but none of them is newsworthy until McGregor who is the only fighter to hold titles in two divisions in UFC has gotten his. Conor McGregor is a huge name in UFC with a large fan base because of what he brings — spark, unfiltered loud mouth and most especially his fighting skills.

Andy Foster adds – “He’s qualified [as a boxer]. I’d love to see him fight in California. It just needs to be the right opponent. Certainly a high-level opponent. We’re happy to license him. We’re happy he’s a California fighter.”

His first boxing fight would probably be in California but expect to see him fight in other places as it is believed he is applying for licenses in other states.

McGregor hinted about a huge announcement after his last UFC fight at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in New York after he defeated Eddie Alvarez, he however said he is going to be a father, but people still thinks he is keeping something more.

Conor is expanding his reach and options ad he has a knack for alienating organizations; he recently threatened to stay away from Las Vegas because of a dispute with the Nevada State Athletic Commission where he got fined $150,000 for throwing a water bottle at Nate Diaz.

After UFC 205 in New York, McGregor, who was stripped of the featherweight title last week, was outspoken in demanding an ownership stake in the UFC in return for the attention and revenue he has brought the company.

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