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Anthony Smith Retires Alexander Gustafsson At UFC Fight Night Stockholm

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Anthony Smith continues to prove his doubters wrong.

Smith, who went 25 minutes with Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title earlier this year, submitted Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 153 live on ESPN+ from Stockholm, Sweden.

Despite entering into hostile territory, Smith was able to secure his 32nd career win and yet another finish inside the Octagon.

This was also the final fight in the storied career of “The Mauler,” who announced his retirement after the loss. Gustafsson fell to Jones this past December via TKO.

Complete results can be found below:

Anthony Smith def. Alexander Gustafsson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:38 of Round 4

Aleksandar Rakic def. Jimi Manuwa via KO (head-kick) at :42 of Round 1

Makwan Amirkhani def. Chris Fishgold via submission (anaconda choke) at 4:25 of Round 2

Christos Giagos def. Damir Hadzovic via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)

Daniel Teymur def. Sung Bin Jo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Sergey Khandozhko def. Rostem Akman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Lina Lansberg def. Tonya Evinger via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)

Leonardo Santos def. Stevie Ray via KO (strike) at 2:17 of Round 1

Frank Camacho def. Nick Hein via TKO (strikes) at 4:56 of Round 2

Bea Malecki def. Duda Santana via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:59 of Round 2

Devin Clark def. Darko Stosic via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Joel Alvarez def. Danilo Belluardo via TKO (strikes) at 2:22 of Round 2

UFC 1: The Beginning Takes Us Back To 1993

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Flash all the way back to UFC 1: The Beginning from November 12, 1993.

The inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship featured an eight man tournament with no weight classes, no rules, and no judges.

The first ever event to determine the superior fighter in any and every fighting style and martial arts discipline.


UFC Fight Night Rochester Results: Rafael Dos Anjos Exposes Kevin Lee

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Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos kept himself on the cusp of contending in the welterweight division with a win over Kevin Lee this past weekend.

The card took place from Rochester, New York and streamed live on ESPN+.

With the win, dos Anjos avoided the first three-fight losing streak of his career and improved to 4-2 in the division.

Below are complete results from the card:

Rafael dos Anjos def. Kevin Lee via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:47 of Round 4

Ian Heinisch def. Antonio Carlos Junior via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Felicia Spencer def. Megan Anderson via submission (rear-naked choke) 3:24 of Round 1

Vicente Luque def. Derrick Krantz via TKO (strikes) at 3:52 of Round 1

Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz via TKO (strikes) at 2:11 of Round 2

Davi Ramos def. Austin Hubbard via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Aspen Ladd def. Sijara Eubanks via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-28)

Desmond Green def. Charles Jourdain via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Michel Pereira def. Danny Roberts via KO (flying knee) at 1:47 of Round 1

Grant Dawson def. Michael Trizano via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:27 of Round 2

Ed Herman def. Patrick Cummins via TKO (strikes) at 3:39 of Round 1

Zak Cummings def. Trevin Giles via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:01 of Round 3

Julio Arce def. Julian Erosa via KO (head-kick) at 1:49 of Round 3

UFC 237, Bellator 221 Results: New Champions Crowned

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A pair of new champions were crowned this past weekend as Jessica Andrade became the UFC strawweight champion and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire added the Bellator featherweight title to his resume.

Andrade finished Rose Namajunas in the main event of UFC 237 with a vicious slam out of a submission attempt. The card also featured losses by former UFC champions Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo and BJ Penn.

At Bellator 221, Freire dropped Michael Chandler, with Douglas Lima advancing in the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix with a victory over Michael Page.

Complete results from both cards can be found below:

UFC 237

Jessica Andrade def. Rose Namajunas via KO (slam) at 2:58 of Round 2 to become the new UFC strawweight champion

Jared Cannonier def. Anderson Silva via TKO (strikes) at 4:47 of Round 1

Alexander Volkanovski def. Jose Aldo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Laureano Staropoli def. Thiago Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Irene Aldana def. Bethe Correia via submission (armbar) at 3:24 of Round 3

Ryan Spann def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via KO (strike) at 2:07 of Round 1

Thiago Moises def. Kurt Holobaugh via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Warlley Alves def. Sergio Moraes via KO (strike) at 4:13 of Round 3

Clay Guida def. BJ Penn via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Luana Carolina def. Priscila Cachoeira via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Raoni Barcelos def. Carlos Huachin via TKO (strikes) at 4:49 of Round 2

Viviane Araujo def. Talita Bernardo via KO (strike) at :48 of Round 3

Bellator 221

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (28-4) defeated Michael Chandler (19-4) via KO (punches) at 1:01 of round one

Douglas Lima (31-7) defeated Michael “Venom” Page (14-1) via KO (punches) at :35 of round two

A.J. McKee (14-0) defeated Pat Curran (23-8) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Jake Hager (2-0) defated T.J. Jones (1-1) submission (head and arm choke) at 2:36 of round one

Tywan Claxton (5-0) defeated James Bennett (4-2) via TKO (punches) at 2:09 of round three

Cris Lencioni (5-2) defeated Adil Benjilany (5-2, 1 NC) via submission (triangle choke) at 4:55 of round one

Chris Gonzalez (2-0) defeated Charlie Radtke (2-2) via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Rob Fenicle (2-0) defeated Bryan Bautista (1-1) via submission (heel hook) at 1:42 of round one

Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu (10-4) defeated Adam Ward (18-12) via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Christian Rodriguez (1-0) defeated Jose Leon (0-1) via submission (armbar) at 4:39 of round one

Robert Morrow (29-24-1) defeated James Bochnovic (9-4) via KO (punches) at 1:18 of round one

Dave Latoria (0-0, 1 NC) and Jason Belyew (0-1, 1 NC) was ruled a no-contest due to an unintentional low blow

Jesse Bazzi (10-6) defeated Joey Diehl (12-10) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Josh Streacker (6-2) defeated Scott Writz (2-1) via KO (punch) at 3:33 of round two

Steven Paprocki – Coaches and Coffee

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The MMA Futures team and Matt Bentley catch up with Steven Paprocki, head MMA Coach at DCOMMA and Fitness in Aurora Colorado. Steven and Matt talk about Colorado MMA and Coaching at a high level.

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