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Rob comes out slugging. Lands a few. But when izzy found the range and tempo he just ran away with it. Starting tagging rob like clockword woth counters. Bloody ko 2nd round

AND NEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Middle weight champion of the world


Dan ho**er beat the hell out of al. Couldnt get the finish but al is a savage. He made ot look simple. Big win for ho**er


Spivan took and gave some heavy shots the entire fight. But he ended up getting an arm triangle in on a bloodied and tired opponants and it was over. R2 nap time


Debut vs debut. What a way to show dana and the fans who you are. To open ppv. De Castro puts tafa into a deep sleep ko. It took tafa a while to wake up then stand up. Much respect to him. He went out there to kill or be killed. But tonight.... De Castro gets a 1st round highlight realy ko on his first ufc fight.

Ps my bad if it should be Decastro lol i dont know about this guy so i could be messing it up lol


Riddell delivered a need for facial reconstruction


Megan anderson came out like a reborn woman. Going hard from the start. 1st round triangle choke.

243!!!! Holy damn. 3 fights down and its a beautiful card to remember already. Lets go!!!!!


Back and forth battle but from the start kim had a little more then kassem. As the fight went on kassem just became to depleted and kim seemed to turn up more as the fight went on. Kim wins by ko.
2 fights down, 2 amazing performances.
243!!!!! Lets clucking go!!!!!!


Whats a fight to start the night!!!!! Action wise that was main event worthy. Taha takes the win but both dudes showed heart grit and had times of success. First fight of the night and i am amped up already. 243 lets go!!!!!


Angela hill with a hell bow to open a cut that didnt look to nasty but it was long and extremely bad place ment. Blood went right by the eye. I dont think it was stoped because the cut was bad. I think it was because the placement was the perfectly wrong place


Bearjew!!!!!! Knee to the eater GnP till the stop. War!!!!!!!


Wow.... Bethe after barely surviving R1 comes back to out strike and point eubanks. Every mma fan goes into shock. Did anyone see that coming?

-don dee


ESPN+ Main Card
Yair Rodriguez (145) vs. Jeremy Stephens (145)
Carla Esparza (115) vs. Alexa Grasso (116)
Brandon Moreno (124) vs. Askar Askarov (125)
Irene Aldana (135) vs. Vanessa Melo (140)*
Martin Bravo (144) vs. Steven Peterson (146)

ESPN+ Preliminary Card
Jose Quinonez (134) vs. Carlos Huachin (136)
Marco Polo Reyes (145) vs. Kyle Nelson (146)
Ariane Carnelossi (112) vs. Angela Hill (115)
Sergio Pettis (124) vs. Tyson Nam (126)
Vinicius Moreira (206) vs. Paul Craig (206)
Sijara Eubanks (135) vs. Bethe Correia (136)
Claudio Puelles (155) vs. Marcos Mariano (154)


The highlight adds another highlight to his reel. Landed many mean leg kicks over and over and then opened all the way up and puts the cowboy to bed. Wtf ref stop the fight


Anddddd stillllllll

Respect to dustin. He found a few shots in the second... At one point he had khabibs neck but never gained gaurd so the choke didnt come. Got back up after many takedowns. But in the end taps to a choke. Khabib is a monster.


The Main Card | 2:00 pm ET on pay-per-view

Champ Khabib Nurmagomedov (155) vs. interim champ Dustin Poirier (155) – for lightweight title
Edson Barboza (155.5) vs. Paul Felder (155)
Islam Makhachev (155) vs. Davi Ramos (156)
Shamil Abdurakhimov (257) vs. Curtis Blaydes (251)
Diego Ferreira (156) vs. Mairbek Taisumov (156)
The Prelims | 12:00 pm ET on FX

Joanne Calderwood (126) vs. Andrea Lee (126)
Lerone Murphy (146) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (146)
Liana Jojua (134.5) vs. Sarah Moras (138)*
Ottman Azaitar (156) vs. Teemu Packalen (156)
The Early Prelims | 10:15 pm ET on ESPN+

Belal Muhammad (170) vs. Takashi Sato (171)
Muslim Salikhov (171) vs. Nordine Taleb (170)
Omari Akhmedov (186) vs. Zak Cummings (185.5)
Don Madge (155) vs. Fares Ziam (155)
* Moras missed women’s bantamweight limit by two pounds; fined 20 percent of purse






Main card (6 a.m. ET on ESPN+)
Jessica Andrade (114.5) vs. Weili Zhang (115)
Li Jingliang (171) vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170.5)
Mark De La Rosa (125.5) vs. Kai Kara-France (126)
Movsar Evloev (146) vs. Lu Zhenhong (146) – FIGHT CANCELED – Lu sustained a cut and cannot compete
Wu Yanan (129 * missed weight) vs. Mizuki Inoue (125)
Song Kenan (170.5) vs. Derrick Krantz (169)

Preliminary card (3 a.m. ET on ESPN+)
Anthony Hernandez (185) vs. Jun Yong Park (186)
Andre Soukhamthath (136) vs. Su Mudaerji (136)
Da Un Jung (206) vs. Khadis Ibragimov (206)
Damir Ismagulov (155.5) vs. Thiago Moises (156)
Heili Alateng (136) vs. Danaa Batgerel (136)
Karol Rosa (135.5) vs. Lara Fritzen Procopio (135)


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Let's go to war Diaz!!!! #209!
Where are they showing the fight tonight?
🤗🐕 whr u at miggz
I saw they’re thinking Max may have had a stroke. Thoughts? Updates? If he’s out, who for T City? Aldo?
Never pre ordering a fight again losing money with two rounds lost in co main event
So I was focusing on my sisters highschool graduation, but anybody want to laugh at my assessments again? How many headkicks did Thompson land? Oh yeah zero.
Much love during this CRAZY week in fighting. Hope all is well with you and yours over in Chi-town
I don't care that you lost your job or got kicked out of your parents house. That money was never yours to spend. It's been months and I've been patient but no more. Not the way you have been disrespecting me and dodging me at every turn.
Miguel I want my money. You stole from me, and everyone else in our league. You can't just block me and run and hide. Give me the money that everyone gave you to hold on to that I won.
My interview with Martin The Situ Asian Nguyen before his big fight to get a 3rd concurrent belt against reigning BW champion Bibiano Fernandes. The main card of ONE FC Iron Will starts in appoximently 2 hours and 45 minutes so you guys better wake up for it, and if you got time, watch his last few fights where he earned his 1st and 2nd belts.
How does one become an mma judge ?
Why aren’t retired fighters judges ?
What requirements are needed to become a mma judge ?
Why aren’t more refs judges ?
Where can I find mma judging history data ?