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Amateur Fighter receives suspension after mooning crowd

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Saturday December 19th at a local promotion after defending his title decided to drop his pants and moon UFC Fighter Darrick Minner. Well he actually took it a little farther than that. There was obviously bad blood between the two amateur fighters, Ray Evans and Tanner Wonch, who were competing for an amateur title Saturday night.

Here is a little play by play of the video above

  • After finishing the fight, Evans slapped Wonch while getting up after the break.
  • After having his team removed from the cage (I mean we are still under a pandemic here) he then crawled down to talk more smack to the defeated opponent.
  • Former EBI world combat jiu-jitsu champ Nick Honstein steps in to separate the two and the fighter flips off Honstein.
  • When the promoter informed him that his attitude was uncalled for he decided to flip off the promoter.
  • Then Evans started chatting with Darrick Minner who was outside the cage and thought it was a good idea to pull his pants down and show his butt to him.

Fortunately the staff at the promotion was professional and no further actions were made.

Tanner Wonch won the fight by DQ but Ray Evans does retain his title.

UFC Vegas 17: Who Is Favored Between Stephen Thompson-Geoff Neal?

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The final main event of 2020 in the UFC is just days away as welterweight contenders Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal square off at UFC Vegas 17.

The card takes place from inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, streaming live on ESPN+.

According to the current odds from Sports Betting Dime, Thompson and Neal are entering as roughly an even split (-110). Though, depending on which site you look at, the odds will vary slightly. Hard to tell which fighter will come out victorious.

The bout was moved into the headline role for the card after Leon Edwards tested positive for COVID-19, scrapping his bout with Khamzat Chimaev.

Thompson, a former UFC welterweight title challenger, has not fought since a late 2019 decision win over Vicente Luque. That victory snapped a two-fight losing skid for “Wonderboy,” who is 15-4-1 in his career with wins over Jorge Masvidal, Rory MacDonald, and former UFC champions Johny Hendricks and Robert Whittaker.

Neal puts his seven-fight win streak on the line, with the last five of those coming as a member of the UFC roster after securing a contract through Dana White’s Contender Series.

UFC Vegas 17 also features former UFC champion Jose Aldo battling Marlon Vera, Michel Pereira taking on Khaos Williams and Marlon Moraes meeting Rob Font.

Fighting Alliance Championship 5 and 6

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Friday night MMA Futures and UFC Fight Pass brings you Fighting Alliance Championship 5 on Friday night and an unpresidented second show live right here on MMA Futures PPV on Saturday night!. Fighting Alliance Championship has quickly become THE promotion to watch in the Midwest. With 4 events already in the past FAC has already proven the talent with 2 fighters from the promotion already reaching the UFC, Kevin Croom and Jason Witt.

FAC 5 will not be any different from the previous with a stacked pro card and a great Amateur card too! You’re not going to want to miss the Main event feature 2 UFC vets trying to make their way back to the big show with Jason High taking on Jake Lindsey. You also won’t want to miss prospects John O’Brien and Gauge Young entering the cage and the return of KC Favorite Antonio Martinez!

Fighting Alliance Championship 5 Card

Live on UFC FightPass

Jason High vs Jake Lindsay
Mike Breeden vs Ken Beverly
Devin Webber vs Bryan McDowell
John O’Brien vs Caleb Crump
Ej Brooks vs Derek Holly
Antonio Martinez vs Derrick Weaver
Gauge Yound vs Shea Conley

MMA Futures Free Stream (youtube Channel)

Nick Meck vs James Regina
Cameron Cash vs Danny Moriarty
Amanda Byers vs Rachael Lippert
Bogdan Avgustinovich vs Julius Walker
Ty Schrader vs Curtis Bissell
Dominic Gilliam vs Hunter Vaughn

And if that wasn’t enough we reset and come back with another great event on Saturday night! Headlined by A couple of KC natives Alan Olivas and Joe Estrada!

Fighting Alliance Championship 6 Card

LIVE ON PPV

Alan Olivas vs Joe Estrada
Deron Carlis vs Adam Rider
John Beckett vs Cesar Morales
Julie Russell vs Morgan Walgren
Muhammad Zwolak vs Kaleb Young
Devin Blessing vs Colton Kooser
Isaac Dulgarian vs Ralph Hernandez
Kevin Thomas vs Michael Cole
Tristram Christriansen vs Kent Masters
Alejandro Gomez vs Vince Anderson
Lucas Da Costa vs Rex Stidham
Devonte Frencher vs Billy Wilson
Sean Atkinson vs Blake Smith
Tyree Robins vs Blake Pennock

All Fights listed are subject to change… This is the Covid Era!

‘Lionheart’ Anthony Smith Does It Again, Earns Submission Win

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Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith said it best after UFC Vegas 15.

Line them up, and I’ll keep knocking them down.

Smith stepped into the main event role Saturday night, earning a submission victory in the first round over Devin Clark. The bout aired live on ESPN from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

After Curtis Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19, his planned main event with Derrick Lewis was scratched. UFC officials elevated Smith-Clark from the co-main to the new headliner.

And Smith delivered.

The former UFC light heavyweight title contender had no trouble with Clark, scoring the quick submission win.

Complete results are below:

Anthony Smith def. Devin Clark via submission (triangle choke) at 2:34 of Round 1

Miguel Baeza def. Takashi Sato via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:28 of Round 2

Parker Porter def. Josh Parisian via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)

Bill Algeo def. Spike Carlyle via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Norma Dumont Viana def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Jonathan Pearce def. Kai Kamaka III via TKO (strikes) at 4:28 of Round 2

Anderson dos Santos def. Martin Day via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:35 of Round 1

Gina Mazany def. Rachael Ostovich via TKO (strikes) at 4:10 of Round 3

Su Mudaerji def. Malcolm Gordon via KO (strike) at :44 of Round 1

Nathan Maness def. Luke Sanders via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:29 of Round 2

MMA Futures Favorite Anthony Smith back In Octagon Saturday

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Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith returns to action this Saturday night, taking on Devin Clark at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis.

Smith vs. Clark serves as the co-main event from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card airs live on ESPN2 and ESPN+ beginning at 10 p.m. ET with the main card and 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+ with prelims.

Former light heavyweight title challenger Smith (33-16, fighting out of Omaha, Neb.) proves that he will compete against anyone, anywhere, at any time by stepping in on short notice against rising prospect Clark. A longtime middleweight standout with 30 of his 33 wins coming by finish, Smith quickly rose up the light heavyweight ranks with defining stoppages over Rashad Evans, Mauricio Rua and Volkan Oezdemir. He now seeks to secure his first victory of 2020 with a vintage performance.

Clark (12-4, fighting out of Sioux Falls, S.D.) looks to make 2020 his most successful year to date by clinching his third victory against the toughest opponent of his career. A product of the first season of Dana White: Looking for a Fight, Clark has found his footing in the UFC with back-to-back wins over Dequan Townsend and Alonzo Menifield. Clark now has his sights set on earning his first promotional finish against Smith and breaking into the rankings.

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