Max Holloway: ‘Alexander Volkanovski is the next cupcake’ (UFC 245 video)

Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway - UFC 245

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Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski are both extremely confident headed into their UFC 245 featherweight title showdown.

Volkanovski has been waiting a long time to get a crack at the Hawaiian and believes he knows how to the crack the code.

Holloway, however, has ruled over the featherweight division for several years. His last loss at 145 pounds was a decision loss to Conor McGregor in 2013. He has won 14 consecutive fights at featherweight and plans to make Volkanovski number 15.


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Hear what the UFC 245 co-main event fighters had to say at their kickoff press conference in New York City. UFC 245 takes place on Dec. 14, 2019, in Las Vegas.

Amanda Nunes analyzes Germaine de Randamie ahead of UFC 245 showdown

Amanda Nunes and Germaine de Randamie ahead of UFC 245

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Amanda Nunes gives her thoughts on her next opponent, Germaine de Randamie, as she defends her bantamweight title at UFC 245.


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Nunes currently holds both the bantamweight and featherweight titles. The rematch with de Randamie is six years in the making. Nunes won their first fight – also a bantamweight bout – when she stopped de Randamie with a flurry of elbows in the first round of their UFC Fight for the Troops 3 bout.

ONE Masters of Fate highlights: Joshua Pacio defends the belt!

ONE Championship Masters of Fate Fight Highlights

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ONE: Masters of Fate was headlined by an all-Filipino strawwweight title fight. Champion Joshua Pacio defended his title with a second-round submission of compatriot Rene Catalan, finishing the 40-year-old with an arm-triangle choke in the second round.

In the co-main event, former lightweight champion Eduard Folayang (22-8) snapped his two-fight losing skid with a technical decision win over Tsogookhuu Amarsanaa (5-2). The Filipino was cut by an unintentional headbutt midway through the second round, so the fight went to the scorecards.

There was also a big win for former champion Geje Eustaquio (13-8). He stopped Toni Tauru (11-8-1) with a spinning back kick to the midsection in the third round.


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ONE: Masters of Fate official results

  • ONE Strawweight World Championship: Joshua Pacio defeats Rene Catalan by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)  at 2:29 minutes of round 2
  • Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight: Eduard Folayang defeats Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu by Technical Decision
  • Muay Thai Catchweight (68.0 KG) Sangmanee Sathian Muaythai defeats Azize Hlali by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Geje Eustaquio defeats Toni Tauru by Knockout (KO) at 2:11 minutes of round 3
  • Mixed Martial Arts Atomweight: Stamp Fairtex defeats Bi Nguyen by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Bantamweight: Li Kai Wen defeats Paul Lumihi by Knockout (KO) at 2:39 minutes of round 1
  • Mixed Martial Arts Strawweight: Yoshitaka Naito defeats Pongsiri Mitsatit by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Muay Thai Bantamweight: Kongsak PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym defeats Han Zi Hao by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds 
  • Mixed Martial Arts Strawweight: Robin Catalan defeats Gustavo Balart by Knockout (KO) at 4:43 minutes of round 2
  • Muay Thai Bantamweight: Tukkatatong Petpayathai defeats Hiroaki Suzuki by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Featherweight: Kim Jae Woong defeats Rafael Nunes by TKO (Strikes) at 0:38  minutes of round 3
  • Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Kim Kyu Sung defeats Akihiro Fujisawa by Knockout (KO) at 1:08 minutes of round 1
  • Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Roshan Mainam defeats Khon Shichan by Submission (Armlock) at 3:22 minutes of round 1

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson visits Jorge Masvidal backstage at UFC 244 (video)

Dwayne the rock Johnson and Jorge Masvidal UFC 244 backstage Diaries of a Streetfighter

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After defeating Nate Diaz at UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson met up backstage in this scene from “The Diaries Of A Street Fighter Part X.”

Masvidal and Diaz headlined UFC 244 in a rare non-championship pay-per-view main event. They fought for the fictitious title of Baddest Motherf—er, but that was more of a marketing gimmick than anything else. Gimmick or not, it brought a ton of eyeballs to the fight and even garnered the interest of former WWE Superstar and currently Hollywood action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who placed a $50,000 BMF Belt around Masvidal’s waist after he defeated Diaz.

The end was controversial, as the cageside doctor forced referee Dan Miragliotta to call a halt to the fight in between the third and fourth rounds because of cuts above and below Diaz’s right eye.


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UFC 244: Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz video recap

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Bellator 233 results & highlights: King Mo gets KO’d in final fight

Bellator 233 Fight Highlights

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Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal came out of retirement for one final fight because he didn’t want to end his career on a loss. Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t able to rectify that issue.

Having lost three consecutive bouts before retiring in mid-2019, Lawal returned at Bellator 233 to try and notch one final W on his record. Andrew Kapel wouldn’t let that happen, as he laid Lawal out early in the first round of their co-main event bout in Thackersville, Okla.

John Salter took a unanimous nod over Costello van Steenis in the Bellator 233 main event. The pivotal middleweight showdown could put Salter into a rematch with Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Lovato.

Bellator 233 took place on Friday, Nov. 8, at WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Okla.


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Bellator 233: Salter vs. van Steenis official results

Main Card:

  • John Salter (17-4) defeated Costello van Steenis (12-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Andrew Kapel (15-6) defeated “King Mo” Lawal (21-10) via KO (punch) at 1:22 of round one
  • Arlene Blencowe (13-7) defeated Leslie Smith (11-8-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Tyrell Fortune (8-0) defeated Zu Anyanwu (15-6) via TKO (punches) at 1:56 of round two 

Preliminary Card:

  • Aaron McKenzie (7-1-1) defeated Sean Clements (3-2) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:31 of round one
  • Lucas Brennan (2-0) defeated Jacob Landin (0-3) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:38 of round one
  • Tyree Fortune (5-0) defeated Chuck Campbell (2-1) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Logan Storley (11-0) defeated E.J. Brooks (13-6) via TKO (injury) at 5:00 of round one
  • Julius Anglickas (8-1) defeated Jordan Young (11-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Amanda Bell (7-6) defeated Janay Harding (5-4) via TKO (punches) at 4:44 of round three
  • Kyle Crutchmer (5-0) defeated Robert Gidron (4-4) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Romero Cotton (4-0) defeated Jason Perrotta (3-4) via verbal submission (injury) at 2:16 of round one
  • Christian Edwards (2-0) defeated Cesar Bennett (0-1) via knockout (head kick) at 0:16 of round one
  • Grant Neal (2-0) defeated Jimmy Lugo (1-1) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)

UFC Moscow War Room preview with Dan Hardy (video)

UFC Moscow Preview - Dan Hardy

The War Room: Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Calvin Kattar

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The War Room: Alexander Volkov vs. Greg Hardy

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The UFC on ESPN+ 21 main event for Moscow was originally slated to feature Junior dos Santos vs. Alexander Volkov in a heavyweight showdown. That bout and the fight card took a hit when dos Santos had to withdraw because of a leg infection. 

He was quickly replaced by Greg Hardy, keeping Volkov on the card, but that bout was demoted from headliner to co-main event. 

With the former heavyweight champion nursing an infection, UFC officials slotted Russian fighter Zabit Magomedsharipov and American Calvin Kattar into the main event. They will be battling with the hopes of soon stepping into a featherweight title fight, perhaps against the winner of the UFC 245 bout between champion Max Holloway and challenger Alexander Volkanovski.

Listen in as former UFC welterweight contender Dan Hardy takes us inside the War Room to break down the UFC Moscow headliner and the co-main event.


UFC on ESPN+ 21: Zabit vs. Kattar Live Results

The UFC on ESPN+ 21 main event for Moscow Russian fighter Zabit Magomedsharipov and American Calvin Kattar into the main event. They will be battling with the hopes of soon stepping into a featherweight title fight, perhaps against the winner of the UFC 245 bout between champion Max Holloway and challenger Alexander Volkanovski.

Tune in for the UFC Moscow Live Results on Saturday, Nov. 9 on MMAWeekly.com.

VIDEO: Watch a live stream of the UFC on ESPN+ 21 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins


FightBook MMA has your UFC on ESPN+ 21 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins and you can watch a live video stream in the video above.

The weigh-ins take place at CSKA Arena in Moscow. The same venue hosts Saturday’s event, which streams on ESPN+.

You can check out the early and official UFC on ESPN+ 21 weigh-in results by going here.

UFC on ESPN+ 21 fight card:

MAIN CARD
(ESPN+, 2 p.m. ET)

Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Calvin Kattar
Greg Hardy vs. Alexander Volkov
Zelim Imadaev vs. Danny Roberts
Ed Herman vs. Khadis Ibragimov
Ramazan Emeev vs. Anthony Rocco Martin
Klidson Abreu vs. Shamil Gamzatov

PRELIMINARY CARD
(ESPN+, 11 a.m. ET)

Magomed Ankalaev vs. Dalcha Lungiambula
Rustam Khabilov vs. Sergey Khandozhko
Roman Kopylov vs. Karl Roberson
Abubakar Nurmagomedov (170) vs. David Zawada
Roosevelt Roberts vs. Alexander Yakovlev
Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Pannie Kianzad
Davey Grant vs. Grigorii Popov