Watch UFC on FOX 20 post-fight press conference highlights. Who took home the bonuses and what does the fighters think about the past event and future. UFC on FOX 20 took place in Chicago featuring Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko in the headliner.
UFC on FOX 20's main event featured world class strikers Valentina Shevchenko and Holly Holm in a bout that went all five rounds. Ex-UFC Queen Holm fought from distance, faking attacks but couldn't land many hard punches. While underdog Shevchenko connected with some good combinations, countered very well and even earned some takedowns bringing her the very important victory following the judges decision.
In the co-main event Muay Thai kickboxer Edson Barboza met with former Strikeforce Champion Gilbert Melendez. Barboza was too fast for "El Nino" in this match avoiding the grappling and landing some big kicks damaging his opponent's leg. However Melendez also had a few moments, especially in the second round when he landed a heavy punch. After the final bell the Brazilian won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
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Ahead of Bellator 159 Joe Taimanglo was the underdog against undefeated Darrion Caldwell who dominated the Guam fighter in grappling during most of the headliner. However in the third round the American went for a takedown and Taimanglo got tied guillotine choke winning the fight.
In the co-headliner Melvin Guillard was yet again back in the cage overweight, against David Rickels. Both traded shots from the start, but then the UFC veteran managed to land a hard elbow and followed with some nasty ground and pound finishing his opponent at 2:14 into the match.
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Holly Holm (135) and Valentina Shevchenko (133) are both ready for UFC on FOX 20 main event. Edson Barboza (155) and Gilbert Melendez (155) were also on mark for the co-main event. You can find the full UFC on FOX 20 weigh-in results below.
Former Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko (53-9 (1)) knocked out fellow striker Melvin Manhoef in February last year, but the victory was overturned to no contest following a failed drug test which showed weird testosterone levels of 50:1. The Russian claiming that he was innocent and went to court against California State Athletic Commission to clear his name. Now despite all difficulties from the CSAC in a desperate case "The Storm" has reduced his suspension and fine in half and is ready to get back to Bellator's cage!
UFC's top heavyweight Mark Hunt has had enough and now calls for fighters to unite and create a fighter's association.
UFC on FOX 20 is just around the corner and you do not want to miss Road to the Octagon where we dive inside the preparations and lives of the fighters. Former pro-boxer and ex-UFC Queen Holly Holm meets 17-time World Muay Thai Champion Valentina Shevchenko in the headliner. In the co-headliner former Strikeforce Champion Gilbert Melendez clashes against dangerous striker Edson Barboza in the lightweight division. And strawweight divas Felice Herrig and Kailin Curran will also be featured on the main card.
The #2 MMA organization made its debut on English soil with Douglas Lima and Paul Daley as the main event of Bellator 158. Lima stuns his opponent early but can't finish the fight and instead simply dominates. The Brazilian does the same in the second round. In the third round the Englishman comes out aggressive but Lima uses his grappling to win this round too.
In the co-main event Matt Mitrione clashed against fellow heavyweight Oli Thompson. Mitrione ate some shots a couple of times early from aggressive Thompson who gassed out going in the second round where he was stopped by the American.
Also on the main card Michael Page defeated Evangelista Santos in style. "MVP" was faster delivering strikes from distance while "Cyborg" got his chance by taking the fight to the ground but couldn't capitalize. In the second round Page continued to hurt his opponent from the distance and scored an awesome knockout (flying knee) stealing the show.
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Former UFC fighter Paul Buantello (35-17) was finished by Sambo practitioner Denis Goltsov (18-4) at ACB 41 event in Russia by a brutal knockout. Watch the full fight above.
Brock Lesnar fails out-of-competition test for UFC 200 USADA reveals, but the news doesn't surprise us. Officially the American got $2,500,000 in fight purse after his unanimous decision over Mark Hunt who wants all of Lesnar's purse - and you know what, that would be fair!