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UFC Fight Night 133 Results: Sage Northcutt Survives Butt-Kicking to Kick Butt

CM Punk may be the dude who doesn’t belong in the Octagon the most, but for a while that distinction was held by Sage Northcutt, who was plucked from obscurity via “Dana White’s Looking for a Fight” show and given a slot that maybe he wasn’t ready for.

He’s since chewed up some lesser opponents and spit them out, gotten chewed up himself, and along the way has actually become a bit better at this whole fighting thing. I mean, training with Urijah Faber has certainly helped.

Anyhoo, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 133, our boy got to face Zak Ottow, a total ham-and-egger but someone with at least some wins over quality opponents (like Mike Pyle). He also purportedly has a jiu-jitsu black belt, so Northcutt wasn’t getting fed an easy meal here… as evidenced by the immediate butt-kicking Northcutt was taking right out of the gate.

Just about the first punch Ottow threw nailed Northcutt square and dropped him, and Ottow was all over him with his jiu-jitsu. But Northcutt dodged whatever submissions Ottow was trying to set up, and whenever Ottow slid into mount, Northcutt expertly regained guard. It was pretty impressive! And then, in the final minute or so of the round, Northcutt found his way to this feet, and lit Ottow up with strikes too fast for Ottow to see.

Northcutt picked up where he left off in Round 2, devastating his opponent with strikes, and the end came when Ottow got taken down, tried to grab an ankle, and Northcutt hammerfisted him into oblivion.

Dare I say it: Northcutt looked pretty good?

 

Results: Sage Northcutt def. Zak Ottow via KO (Hammerfists) at 3:13, R2

 

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UFC Fight Night 133 Results: Niko Price KOs Randy Brown in Pretty Creative Fashion

The reality show “Dana White’s Looking for a Fight” gave us Randy Brown, and thus far, Brown has had some decent wins in the Octagon to offset a few losses.

It takes a bold white dude to rock the corn rows in his hair, but Niko Price is one such bold dude.

Brown is all lanky limbs and movement in the first, with Price throwing heat and Brown firing back. It’s pretty even in terms of striking effectiveness… until Brown lands a knee to Price’s dome that wobbles him at the bell.

Round 2 sees Brown get Price down, and pound away from the top as Price swivels and goes for a heelhook attempt. But somewhere along the way Price traps Brown’s head with his foot as a backstop, and when he wails away with hammerfists (from the bottom), he knocks Brown unconscious.

Well, okay then.

 

Results: Niko Price def. Randy Brown via KO (Hammerfists) at 1:09, R2

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Bellator 202 Results: Michael McDonald Utterly Destroys Eduardo Dantas

To say that former UFC title challenger Michael McDonald wrecked former Bellator champ Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 202 would be an understatement. “Utterly destroyed” would be more apt.

It took all of 58 seconds for McDonald to drop the fearsome Brazilian striker with a punch, and swarm him with fists until he was slumped unconscious on the canvas. But in the act of getting dropped, Dantas also suffered a broken ankle – which was visibly twisted and hanging limp on the slow-motion replay. Wowsers.

I don’t know where this puts McDonald in the Bellator food chain, but this was his second fight with the organization, and he looked like the bantamweight killer of old.

That was the co-main event of Bellator 202. The main event saw featherweight champ Julia Budd dominate and beat up challenger Taita Nogueira pretty soundly. It didn’t matter if it was on the feet or on the ground, Budd was smashing her nonstop, and the TKO came in the third.

Bellator 202 Results: Michael McDonald Utterly Destroys Eduardo Dantas

To say that former UFC title challenger Michael McDonald wrecked former Bellator champ Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 202 would be an understatement. “Utterly destroyed” would be more apt.

It took all of 58 seconds for McDonald to drop the fearsome Brazilian striker with a punch, and swarm him with fists until he was slumped unconscious on the canvas. But in the act of getting dropped, Dantas also suffered a broken ankle – which was visibly twisted and hanging limp on the slow-motion replay. Wowsers.

I don’t know where this puts McDonald in the Bellator food chain, but this was his second fight with the organization, and he looked like the bantamweight killer of old.

That was the co-main event of Bellator 202. The main event saw featherweight champ Julia Budd dominate and beat up challenger Taita Nogueira pretty soundly. It didn’t matter if it was on the feet or on the ground, Budd was smashing her nonstop, and the TKO came in the third.

Nick Diaz Challenges Daniel Cormier… I Think…

Nick Diaz, who stole our hearts with his in-cage rantings and out-of-the-cage ramblings, is at it again. No, I’m not talking about more domestic violence charges, or another USADA suspension.

I’m talking about him challenging UFC light-heavyweight and heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier to a fight.

At least, that’s what I think he’s doing. He might be challenging Brock Lesnar… or even Anderson Silva (who he already fought).

I don’t know. Sometimes when the older Diaz brother starts rambling, I lose track of what he’s trying to say.

This is also true of Nate, the younger Diaz brother, by the way.

Sick of this all this “baddest man on the planet” bs. I’ll fight for any title at Any weight. @Ufc wants to make bs wwf fights with guys that fight like shit and put on an act. @dc_mma would look way worse than I do in this pic if he fought Anderson the way I did but instead he decided to wrestle fuck him for five rounds in front of his whole life And still almost got finished off in the last round with Silva only having two or three weeks notice @danawhite should give me this fight instead of dick chest Brock Lesnars cheating ass #dontbescaredhomie nothing personal I love Dc but I don’t like what he does-constantly embarrassed for him and the sport I started doing MMA because it’s not WWF and I’ve never put on A bs act in my life I’m sure fans would like to see a real fight @nick_diaz_academy

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Nick Diaz Challenges Daniel Cormier… I Think…

Nick Diaz, who stole our hearts with his in-cage rantings and out-of-the-cage ramblings, is at it again. No, I’m not talking about more domestic violence charges, or another USADA suspension.

I’m talking about him challenging UFC light-heavyweight and heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier to a fight.

At least, that’s what I think he’s doing. He might be challenging Brock Lesnar… or even Anderson Silva (who he already fought).

I don’t know. Sometimes when the older Diaz brother starts rambling, I lose track of what he’s trying to say.

This is also true of Nate, the younger Diaz brother, by the way.

Sick of this all this “baddest man on the planet” bs. I’ll fight for any title at Any weight. @Ufc wants to make bs wwf fights with guys that fight like shit and put on an act. @dc_mma would look way worse than I do in this pic if he fought Anderson the way I did but instead he decided to wrestle fuck him for five rounds in front of his whole life And still almost got finished off in the last round with Silva only having two or three weeks notice @danawhite should give me this fight instead of dick chest Brock Lesnars cheating ass #dontbescaredhomie nothing personal I love Dc but I don’t like what he does-constantly embarrassed for him and the sport I started doing MMA because it’s not WWF and I’ve never put on A bs act in my life I’m sure fans would like to see a real fight @nick_diaz_academy

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Bellator Double-Header Primer: A Whole Lotta Violence on Tap

The State of Oklahoma and the nation of Italy will be linked in blood and violence this weekend, thanks to a Bellator double-header that has Bellator 202 and 203 hitting us one day after the other.

Bellator 202 has female featherweight champ Julia Budd defending her belt against Talita Nogueira, which is whatever. But the co-main event has former bantamweight king Eduardo Dantas taking on former UFC contender Michael McDonald, and therein will lie the majority of the bloodshed.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, Bellator 203 will see featherweight king Patricio Freire clash with Daniel Weichel in the main event. “Pitbull” already took Weichel out in convincing fashion the last time they met, so this one could be a snuff film.

And further down the card, there’s former welterweight champ Andrey Koreshkov. He’s taking on a no-name in Vaso Bakocevic, so yeah, someone is getting their head lopped off for sure.

Good times, right?

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Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar – Who Ya Got?

Daniel Cormier did what he needed to do to make himself great and notable, which is defeat Stipe Miocic to become both the reigning light-heavyweight champ and heavyweight champ simultaneously. Coming from the guy who would likely forever be stained by two losses to Jon Jones, this is just what the doctor ordered.

The UFC of course wasted no time getting Cormier’s next challenge into the cage, with former champ Brock Lesnar pushing Cormier around like he was a cutting a promo for WrestleMania. Considering both men’s accomplishments and abilities, it’s not hard to see who will be kicking whose butt.

As per MMAJunkie:

The oddsmakers like Daniel Cormier’s chances when it comes to a potential blockbuster fight against Brock Lesnar.

Following his historic win over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, Cormier was installed as more than a 2-to-1 favorite (-225) to successfully defend his heavyweight title against Lesnar (+175) in a potential future matchup, according to odds posted Monday by online bookmaker Bovada. Cormier defeated Miocic, the UFC’s record-breaking former heavyweight champion, via first-round knockout at UFC 226 to become only the second man in the promotion’s history to hold two belts simultaneously.

UFC president Dana White confirmed at UFC 226’s post-fight press conference that Lesnar will indeed be the next man to challenge for the heavyweight title. The matchup won’t be able to take place until at least Jan. 8, 2019 — the first day Lesnar will be cleared to compete after he officially re-enrolled into the USADA testing pool on Monday.

A WWE superstar, Lesnar (5-3, 1 NC) held the UFC heavyweight title from 2008-10 until losing it via first-round knockout to Cormier’s friend and teammate, Cain Velasquez. Lesnar made his return to MMA in 2016 with a dominant decision win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200, however that win was eventually overturned into a no contest as a result of Lesnar failing two pre-fight drug tests.

So yeah, Cormier beating Lesnar is purely academic. But really, it’s all about Cormier making waves and riding out his career as a pay-per-view draw. And maybe this could be the final act that puts him over the edge.

Here’s Cormier making some post-UFC 226 media rounds. Gotta make them bucks!

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Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar – Who Ya Got?

Daniel Cormier did what he needed to do to make himself great and notable, which is defeat Stipe Miocic to become both the reigning light-heavyweight champ and heavyweight champ simultaneously. Coming from the guy who would likely forever be stained by two losses to Jon Jones, this is just what the doctor ordered.

The UFC of course wasted no time getting Cormier’s next challenge into the cage, with former champ Brock Lesnar pushing Cormier around like he was a cutting a promo for WrestleMania. Considering both men’s accomplishments and abilities, it’s not hard to see who will be kicking whose butt.

As per MMAJunkie:

The oddsmakers like Daniel Cormier’s chances when it comes to a potential blockbuster fight against Brock Lesnar.

Following his historic win over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, Cormier was installed as more than a 2-to-1 favorite (-225) to successfully defend his heavyweight title against Lesnar (+175) in a potential future matchup, according to odds posted Monday by online bookmaker Bovada. Cormier defeated Miocic, the UFC’s record-breaking former heavyweight champion, via first-round knockout at UFC 226 to become only the second man in the promotion’s history to hold two belts simultaneously.

UFC president Dana White confirmed at UFC 226’s post-fight press conference that Lesnar will indeed be the next man to challenge for the heavyweight title. The matchup won’t be able to take place until at least Jan. 8, 2019 — the first day Lesnar will be cleared to compete after he officially re-enrolled into the USADA testing pool on Monday.

A WWE superstar, Lesnar (5-3, 1 NC) held the UFC heavyweight title from 2008-10 until losing it via first-round knockout to Cormier’s friend and teammate, Cain Velasquez. Lesnar made his return to MMA in 2016 with a dominant decision win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200, however that win was eventually overturned into a no contest as a result of Lesnar failing two pre-fight drug tests.

So yeah, Cormier beating Lesnar is purely academic. But really, it’s all about Cormier making waves and riding out his career as a pay-per-view draw. And maybe this could be the final act that puts him over the edge.

Here’s Cormier making some post-UFC 226 media rounds. Gotta make them bucks!

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Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar – Who Ya Got?

Daniel Cormier did what he needed to do to make himself great and notable, which is defeat Stipe Miocic to become both the reigning light-heavyweight champ and heavyweight champ simultaneously. Coming from the guy who would likely forever be stained by two losses to Jon Jones, this is just what the doctor ordered.

The UFC of course wasted no time getting Cormier’s next challenge into the cage, with former champ Brock Lesnar pushing Cormier around like he was a cutting a promo for WrestleMania. Considering both men’s accomplishments and abilities, it’s not hard to see who will be kicking whose butt.

As per MMAJunkie:

The oddsmakers like Daniel Cormier’s chances when it comes to a potential blockbuster fight against Brock Lesnar.

Following his historic win over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, Cormier was installed as more than a 2-to-1 favorite (-225) to successfully defend his heavyweight title against Lesnar (+175) in a potential future matchup, according to odds posted Monday by online bookmaker Bovada. Cormier defeated Miocic, the UFC’s record-breaking former heavyweight champion, via first-round knockout at UFC 226 to become only the second man in the promotion’s history to hold two belts simultaneously.

UFC president Dana White confirmed at UFC 226’s post-fight press conference that Lesnar will indeed be the next man to challenge for the heavyweight title. The matchup won’t be able to take place until at least Jan. 8, 2019 — the first day Lesnar will be cleared to compete after he officially re-enrolled into the USADA testing pool on Monday.

A WWE superstar, Lesnar (5-3, 1 NC) held the UFC heavyweight title from 2008-10 until losing it via first-round knockout to Cormier’s friend and teammate, Cain Velasquez. Lesnar made his return to MMA in 2016 with a dominant decision win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200, however that win was eventually overturned into a no contest as a result of Lesnar failing two pre-fight drug tests.

So yeah, Cormier beating Lesnar is purely academic. But really, it’s all about Cormier making waves and riding out his career as a pay-per-view draw. And maybe this could be the final act that puts him over the edge.

Here’s Cormier making some post-UFC 226 media rounds. Gotta make them bucks!

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