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MMA Weekend Roundup: ONE, LFA, Bellator Results

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It was a hectic and busy weekend on the MMA front recently as ONE Championship, Legacy Fighting Alliance and Bellator MMA all held cards within a three-day period around UFC on ESPN 2.

The events aired on television and online from various parts of the country and world.

Much of the top headlines came out of ONE as the promotion held “A New Era” in Tokyo with the promotional debuts of former UFC champions Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez.

Johnson was successful, advancing to the semifinals of the ONE Flyweight Grand Prix with a submission win, but Alvarez suffered a loss in his ONE Lightweight Grand Prix contest via knockout.

Four belts were up for grabs during the night, with Shinya Aoki scoring a main event victory to become lightweight champion once more.

Here are complete ONE: A New Era results:

ONE Lightweight World Championship bout: Shinya Aoki defeats Eduard Folayang by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 2:34 minutes of round 1
ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship bout: Xiong Jing Nan defeats Angela Lee by TKO (Strikes) at 1:37 minutes of round 5
ONE Middleweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Ken Hasegawa by TKO (Strikes) at 4:41 minutes of round 2
ONE Bantamweight World Championship bout: Bibiano Fernandes defeats Kevin Belingon by Disqualification (DQ)
ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Quarter-final bout: Demetrious Johnson defeats Yuya Wakamatsu by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:40 minutes of round 2
ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Quarter-final bout: Timofey Nastyukhin defeats Eddie Alvarez by TKO (Strikes) at 4:05 minutes of round 1
ONE Super Series Kickboxing Catch Weight bout (72.0kg): Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex defeats Andy Souwer by Knockout (KO) at 0:51 minutes of round 2
ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Quarter-final bout: Danny Kingad defeats Senzo Ikeda by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Quarter-final bout: Kairat Akhmetov defeats Reece McLaren by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
ONE Super Series Flyweight Muay Thai bout: Rodtang Jitmuangnon defeats Hakim Hamech by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
ONE Super Series Flyweight Kickboxing bout: Joseph Lasiri defeats Hiroki Akimoto by Majority Decision (MD) after 3 rounds
Women’s Atomweight bout: Mei Yamaguchi defeats Kseniya Lachkova by Submission (Armbar) at 3:18 minutes of round 3
Featherweight bout: Garry Tonon defeats Anthony Engelen by TKO (Strikes) at 4:12 minutes of round 1
ONE Super Series Bantamweight Muay Thai bout: Panicos Yusuf defeats Mohammed Bin Mahmoud by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Lightweight bout: Yoon Chang Min defeats Bala Shetty by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:16 minutes of round 1

At LFA 63, it was former champion Derrick Krantz earning the keynote victory, as he finished his opponent with UFC president Dana White in attendance.

Here are results from LFA 63, which aired on AXS TV:

Main Event – Welterweight Fight – Derrick Krantz (24-10) knocked out Justin Patterson (11-5) at 2:27 in round one.

Co-Main Event – Featherweight Fight – Gabriel Silva (7-0) knocked out Jake Heffernan (7-1) at 1:23 in round one.

Flyweight Fight – Hailey Cowan (3-1) submitted Sarah Click (2-3) with a rear naked choke to win by technical submission at 1:29 in round two.

Featherweight Fight – Rafael Barbosa (11-1) defeated Cameron Graves (7-3) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Bantamweight Fight – Armando Villarreal (5-1) knocked out Devin Miller (5-2) with strikes at 0:16 in round three.

Middleweight Fight – Kailan Hill (4-0, 1 NC) defeated Jhonoven Pati (4-3) via unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-27, 30-27).

And finally Bellator MMA saw Brandon Girtz best Saad Awad live on both Paramount Network and DAZN at Bellator 219.

The card also featured wins by former champions Daniel Straus and Andrey Koreshkov.

Below are complete results from Bellator 219:

Brandon Girtz (16-8) defeated Saad Awad (23-11) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Daniel Straus (25-8, 1 NC) defeated Shane Kruchten (12-5) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:53 of round one

Andrey Koreshkov (22-3) defeated Mike Jasper (13-5) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Joe Schilling (4-5) defeated Keith Berry (15-15-1, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Joey Davis (5-0) defeated Marcus Anthony (1-1) via KO (punch) at 4:21 of round one

Dalton Rosta (1-0) defeated Cody Vidal (1-2) via TKO (injury) at 1:06 of round one

Shawn Bunch (9-3) defeated Dominic Mazzotta (14-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

David Rickels (21-5, 2 NC) defeated A.J. Matthews (9-9) via TKO at 3:24 of round two

Janay Harding (5-3) defeated Marina Mokhnatkina (4-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)

Darren Smith Jr. (16-10) defeated Joshua Jones (8-4) via knockout (punches) at :34 of round one

John Mercurio (9-8) defeated Johnny Cisneros (12-7) via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Rickey Furar (4-1) deteated Roman Puga (1-1) via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round two

Sunni Imhotep (1-0) defeated Eugene Correa (0-2) via KO (punch) at :44 of round one

Justin Gaethje-Edson Barboza Deliver At UFC On ESPN 2

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The fans inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and all the rest watching live on ESPN, were witness to an incredible two-plus minutes of striking action Saturday night at UFC on ESPN 2.

Justin Gaethje and Edson Barboza promised to bring it and they did, with Gaethje connecting and ending the fight with a big right-hand. Leg kicks and other potentially fight-ending strikes were landed, but it was the former World Series of Fighting champion coming out the winner.

The card also featured Jack Hermansson submitting David Branch and Josh Emmett finishing Michael Johnson.

Complete UFC on ESPN 2 results can be found below:

Justin Gaethje def. Edson Barboza via KO (strike) at 2:30 of Round 1

Jack Hermansson def. David Branch via submission (guillotine choke) at :49 of Round 1

Josh Emmett def. Michael Johnson via KO (strike) at 4:14 of Round 3

Michelle Waterson def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Paul Craig def. Kennedy Nzechukwu via submission (triangle choke) at 4:20 of Round 3

Sodiq Yusuff def. Sheymon Moraes via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Marina Rodriguez def. Jessica Aguilar via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 29-27)

Desmond Green def. Ross Pearson via TKO (strikes) at 2:52 of Round 1

Kevin Aguilar def. Enrique Barzola via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Kevin Holland def. Gerald Meerschaert via split decision (29-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Casey Kenney def. Ray Borg via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Maryna Moroz def. Sabina Mazo via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Alex Perez def. Mark De La Rosa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Enter the Trigon, Matt Delanoit

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For those involved in the Nebraska MMA Matt Delanoit is known as a road warrior, a never back down veteran always willing to give you his brutally honest opinion.

Talking to Matt Delanoit this week we touched on a lot of things, his career to this point, his approach to training and stepping in the cage, but his upcoming bare knuckle boxing match took center stage.

Matt said at this point in his career he’s here to take fights he’s interested in and ones that excite him. He’s not afraid to tell promoters no, flip an opponents entire fan base the bird, or take a year or two off if he feels the offers on the table do not meet his criteria.

Bare knuckle boxing has really taken off in the last year and this being BYB’s inaugural event along with the fact that they’re bringing an interesting new concept with their triangular shaped cage makes things interesting. The cage structure will limit defensive footwork and force fighters to press the action. As Delanoit put it “You could put Floyd Mayweather inside this cage and even for him, it would dampen his defensive genius”.

“I don’t get caught up in what belt you hold in Jiu-Jitsu, I don’t care what titles you’ve one at the end of the day this is a fu*king fight and I’m gonna bring it every time”.

Delanoit, training with Omaha boxing legend Grover Wiley said he’s confident in his preparation, his training, and his team. After talking to MFD, I think we can expect the same as every scrap he puts on for the fans, fireworks!

Some people get defensive to Matt’s honest (sometimes brutally) and brash approach leading up to the fight. Personally I love it. The guy shows up on time, on weight, and always puts on a show.

Matt from me and MMA Futures good luck next weekend can’t wait to rock my MFDMania shirt while cheering you on next weekend.

Next Friday night BYB Extreme Fighting Series invades Cheyenne, Wyoming. The PPV card will be broadcast on Fite TV and feature 10 bare-knuckle bouts as two fights following the standard MMA rule set. The Main Event will showcase the grandson of boxing legend Jack Dempsey, Josh Gormley out of Florida.

Preliminary Fight Card

Josh Gormley vs Bobby Brents
Jake Young vs Matt Delanoit
Billy Marting vs Leo Pla
Jamelle Jones vs Matt Kovacs (MMA)

Big Weekend Of MMA Includes UFC, Bellator, ONE, More

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If you want some MMA action to conclude the month, well, you are in luck.

We have three cards set to air either live on television or online this Friday night, with UFC set for Saturday and ONE Championship on Sunday.

The run starts with CES MMA 55 live on UFC Fight Pass this Friday night, with Bellator 219 airing on Paramount Network and DAZN, and Legacy Fighting Alliance 63 set for AXS TV the same night.

Bellator will feature Saad Awad vs. Brandon Girtz in the headline bout.

On Saturday, the UFC heads to Philadelphia for UFC on FOX 2 with Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje squaring off in the main event.

We conclude the stretch run and month on Sunday with a stacked ONE Championship 92: A New Era event in which four titles will be on the line along with the promotional debuts of former UFC champions Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez.

ONE is set to air on Bleacher Report Live, Facebook and Twitter from Tokyo.

UFC Fight Night 148 Results: Wonderboy Taken To Showtime

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Anthony Pettis connected with a Superman punch and that was all she wrote for Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 148 Saturday night.

Pettis, a former UFC and WEC lightweight champion, earned his first win at welterweight over the former title challenger on ESPN+ from Nashville. The finish came with five seconds left in the second round.

Other winners of note included Jussier Formiga, who handed Deiveson Figueiredo his first loss, and Curtis Blaydes, who topped Justin Willis via decision.

Complete results are below:

Anthony Pettis def. Stephen Thompson via KO (Superman punch) at 4:55 of Round 2

Curtis Blaydes def. Justin Willis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

John Makdessi def. Jesus Pinedo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Jussier Formiga def. Deiveson Figueiredo via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Luis Pena def. Steven Peterson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Maycee Barber def. JJ Aldrich via TKO (strikes) at 3:01 of Round 2

Bryce Mitchell def. Bobby Moffett via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Marlon Vera def. Frankie Saeniz via TKO (strikes) at 1:25 of Round 1

Jennifer Maia def. Alexis Davis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Randa Markos def. Angela Hill via submission (armbar) at 4:24 of Round 1

Chris Gutierrez def. Ryan MacDonald via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jordan Espinosa def. Eric Shelton via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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