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UFC On FOX 30 Results: Decisive Victories For Dustin Poirier, Jose Aldo

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Dustin Poirier proved he is a top contender in the lightweight division, and Jose Aldo made sure everyone would remember him at featherweight Saturday night at UFC on FOX 30.

Poirier finished Eddie Alvarez in the main event from Calgary, Alberta, Canada live on FOX. Aldo, meanwhile, topped Jeremy Stephens.

The two also earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses and $50,000 each for their victories. John Makdessi, who earned a decision vs. Ross Pearson in the UFC Fight Pass main event, shared “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 each, as well.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk bested Tecia Torres via decision to snap a two-fight losing skid, and Alexander Hernandez kicked off the main card with a decision win vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier.

Complete results are below:

  • Dustin Poirier def. Eddie Alvarez via TKO (strikes) at 4:05 of Round 2
  • Jose Aldo def. Jeremy Stephens via TKO (strikes) at 4:19 of Round 1
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Alexander Hernandez def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Jordan Mein def. Alex Morono via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Hakeem Dawodu def. Austin Arnett via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Islam Makhachev def. Kajan Johnson via submission (armbar) at 4:43 of Round 1
  • Ion Cutelaba def. Gadzhimurad Antigulov via TKO (strikes) at 4:25 of Round 1
  • John Makdessi def. Ross Pearson via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-28)
  • Katlyn Chookagian def. Alexis Davis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Dustin Ortiz def. Matheus Nicolau via KO (head-kick) at 3:49 of Round 1
  • Nina Ansaroff def. Randa Markos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Devin Powell def. Alvaro Herrera via TKO (strikes) at 1:52 of Round 1

MMA Futures To Stream Kansas City Fighting Alliance 29 Live Saturday

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The cage will be set up in Independence, Missouri Saturday night for Kansas City Fighting Alliance 29 from the Truman Memorial Building and MMA Futures will have you covered.

Seven bouts are planned for the event, including a lightweight championship fight between Thomas Gifford and Trey Ogden.

Gifford, who enters the main event with a record fo 13-7, scored a victory at KC Fighting Alliance 26 over Ogden via first round submission when he secured a guillotine choke. That was his third consecutive win – all via finish – since a loss to Bryant Whitaker via decision in 2016.

For Ogden, the defeat was his first pro loss in 10 fights but he quickly rebounded with a guillotine choke finish vs. Travis Perzynski at Legacy Fighting Alliance 34.

Other bouts include Anthony Goldfield vs. Max Humphrey and Zack Long vs. Isaac Doolittle.

Below is the complete card, and you can check out a replay of the most recent KC Fighting Alliance event in the video above:

KCFA Lightweight Championship: Thomas Gifford vs. Trey Ogden

Welterweight: Anthony Goldfield vs. Max Humphrey

Welterweight: Zach Long vs. Isaac Doolittle

Amateur: Michael Hoff vs. Devan Newson

Amateur: Jordin Ash vs. Erin Lookhart

Amateur: Justin Jewell vs. Ayron Nelson

Amateur: Alexa Culp vs. Kayla Williams

Make Sure You Catch Dynasty Combat Sports: Ballyard Brawl Series

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The good folks at MMA Futures will be bringing you almost 30 fights over the next two evenings through Fite TV as Dynasty Combat Sports: Ballyard Brawl Night 1 and Night 2 go down from the Haymarket Park in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Mixed in with some amateur action will be plenty of pro fights, with the final one being Bellator MMA and Ultimate Fighter veteran Dakota Cochrane going up against Scott Futrell.

Cochrane owns 31 career wins to date, including victories vs. the likes of former WEC champion Jamie Varner, Marcus LeVesseur, one-time UFC title challenger Joe Stevenson and Efrain Escudero. He fought top UFC contender James Vick to a split decision loss during his only fight on TUF back in 2012.

Since a pair of 2017 losses, Cochrane has won four in a row, including a submission back in December for DCS.

In Futrell, Cochrane will be tested, as the St. Louis fighter owns a record of 8-5. That includes three consecutive TKO victories, with two of them coming when the opponent tapped to strikes.

The other pro bout on the second night will see youngster Cody Land seek out victory No. 15 against Corey Roberts. Land has tested himself against some elite talent, going up against TUF alum Anthony Gutierrez, William Joplin and Sid Bice.

Roberts is 2-4 after fighting for four years as an amateur.

Concluding the opening night on Friday will be Kevin Croom vs. Darrick Minner. Both fighters own a combined 37 career wins, including 20 from Minner.

Minner, a Nebraska native, has gone 5-3 over his last eight, with Croom posting an even 5-5 mark over his last 10. Both of these men have headlined cards in the past and you can bet they’ll put on a show for the fans in attendance and watching around the world.

Below is the complete fight card for both events starting with tonight’s lineup:

Full Fight Card Below.


DCS 45 Ballyard Brawl Night 1
Friday July 27


Amateur Bouts

Adam Bell vs. Javon Gasper
Jared Tallent vs. Keilen Fantroy
CJ Randall vs. Adam Valcourt
Jayson Scott vs. Mason Teeters
Chase Samples vs. Ryan Leininger
Matthew Edwards vs. Wayne Sullivan

 


Professional Bouts

Steven Merrill vs. Kevin Gray
Justin Smith vs. Brock Smith
Rocky Long vs. Alonzo Martinez
William Joplin vs. Dwight Joseph
Kevin Croom vs. Darrick Minner

 


DCS 45 Ballyard Brawl Night 2
Saturday July 28


Amateur Bout

Abraham Sanchez vs. Mathew Hufford
Abraham Moreno vs. Cory Washburn
Jesse Ferebee vs. Brett Minner
Stephan Duffy vs. Adan Gabriel
Tyler Johnson vs. Clint Baldwin
Kameron Jordan vs. Austin Streicher
Richie Miranda vs. Thien Truong
Jeff Souder vs. Keyes Nelson
Mark Hooper vs. Jordan Brooks
Vyphot Keomanivong vs. Michael Whitaker
Blayne Richards vs. Brady Minner
Jose Hernandez vs. Kaleb Neugin
Bill Dieckhoff vs. Demetrius Worlds
Delfino Benitez vs. Josh Knight


Professional Bouts

Corey Roberts vs. Cody Land
Scott Futrell vs. Dakota Cochrane

 

Dynasty Combat Sports – DCS 44 Ballyard Brawl a Special 2 Night event!

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DCS 45 Ballyard Brawl Cage Setup

Friday July 27th and Saturday July 28th Dynasty Combat Sports Bring you DCS 44 Ballyard Brawl.  This is the 1st event of its kind live from Hawks Stadium in Lincoln Nebraska, home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team and the Lincoln Saltdogs. This two night event takes place over home plate of a baseball stadium. And of course Dynasty Combat Sports left nothing on the table match making this one of a kind event. Nebraska Favorite Darrick Minner headlines night one as he take on Glory MMA and fitness prospect Kevin “The Hard Hitting Hillybilly” Croom.  And Night 2 is headlined by TUF contender and UFC hopeful Dakota Cochrane. But the fun doesn’t stop there, as this car also includes Team Alpha Males, Dwight Joseph, MMA Futures 2016 Amateur fighter of the year Brock “The Tosa” Smith, as well as the return of Cody Land as he takes on the always dangerous Corey Roberts.

You can catch all the action live on fite.TV brought to you by none other that MMA Futures.

Full Fight Card Below.


DCS 44 Ballyard Brawl Night 1
Friday July 27


Amatuer Bouts

Adam Bell vs. Javon Gasper
Jared Tallent vs. Keilen Fantroy
CJ Randall vs. Adam Valcourt
Jayson Scott vs. Mason Teeters
Chase Samples vs. Ryan Leininger
Matthew Edwards vs. Wayne Sullivan

 


Professional Bouts

Steven Merrill vs. Kevin Gray
Justin Smith vs. Brock Smith
Rocky Long vs. Alonzo Martinez
William Joplin vs. Dwight Joseph
Kevin Croom vs. Darrick Minner

 


DCS 44 Ballyard Brawl Night 2
Saturday July 28


Amateur Bout

Abraham Sanchez vs. Mathew Hufford
Abraham Moreno vs. Cory Washburn
Jesse Ferebee vs. Brett Minner
Stephan Duffy vs. Adan Gabriel
Tyler Johnson vs. Clint Baldwin
Kameron Jordan vs. Austin Streicher
Richie Miranda vs. Thien Truong
Jeff Souder vs. Keyes Nelson
Mark Hooper vs. Jordan Brooks
Vyphot Keomanivong vs. Michael Whitaker
Blayne Richards vs. Brady Minner
Jose Hernandez vs. Kaleb Neugin
Bill Dieckhoff vs. Demetrius Worlds
Delfino Benitez vs. Josh Knight


Professional Bouts

Corey Roberts vs. Cody Land
Scott Futrell vs. Dakota Cochrane

MMA 101: When “Going Light” Is The Right/Wrong Approach

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‘Let’s just go light’.

We’ve all heard it. Or, more realistically, we’ve all been taken in by it. You know exactly what I’m saying. Your teammate has an injury/is tired/is sick/is scared of you. They casually mention they just want to go light. You nod and smile, or, if you’ve been training a while, you narrow your eyes in skepticism and serious doubt. That’s for good reason, because every single person seems to have a different idea of what ‘light’ means. Or what may start out as legitimately light is often escalated by one partner or another, until suddenly ‘light’ has become a full out war. Worst of all are the injuries caused by teammates who ask to go light and, when their partner has let their defenses down, suddenly goes full beast and lasts a hard overhand right or whips on a joint-dislocating kimura.

What does ‘going light’ mean?

There is no one answer to this. Going light means different things to different people, which is why it’s important to explain what it means to you. Perhaps you simply mean, ‘don’t punch me in the face as hard as you can, I’m already having trouble remembering what 2 + 2 =). Maybe you have an injury and would like your partner to stay the hell away from your right foot. If you’re going to go light, clarify what ‘light’ means to you, and then STICK WITH IT. I cannot emphasize this enough. Do not tell your partner you want to go light and then launch yourself at their unsuspecting body like a tiger who’s just smelled fresh meat. We’ve all laughed at a thousand memes about ‘going light’, but there’s a reason those exist. Don’t use ‘going light’ as an excuse to get the upper hand on a partner who isn’t expecting it. Sometimes you will also see people asking to ‘go light’ with teammates who are more experienced or better than them. Unless you have a valid reason to believe you’ll get injured by rolling/sparring with them (in which case, you shouldn’t be with them in the first place), don’t use it as an excuse to avoid getting worked over. Egos have no place in the gym.

What do you with a teammate who doesn’t/won’t go light?

This is something that you must stand up for, especially if there’s an injury involved. That being said, while your teammate has an enormous responsibility to respect your request, it is ultimately your decision to get on the mats. You must always remember that anything can happen when you’re sparring/rolling, and if there is a risk to you training, it is truly your responsibility to ensure your own safety. If you request to go light, clarify what you mean, and then see that your partner is not respecting that, don’t be afraid to speak up and remind them. In fact, you have to. If they do it again, it’s time to move on to a new partner. Respect the safety of your partner, but don’t forget that your own is just as important.

‘Going light’ sounds like a minor thing, but the ability to do so and the ability to respect this request from a teammate can make an enormous difference in your training, your teammates’ training, and your relationships with others in the gym and the combat community. Be up front about it, mean it, enforce it, and respect it.

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