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UFC 211 promo video preview for ‘Miocic vs Dos Santos 2′ PPV event on May 13 in Dallas

After a two-week break, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is all set to stage its next pay-per-view (PPV) event, and it’s going to be a good one!

UFC 211 is all set to pop off from American Airlines Center on Saturday May 13, 2017 in Dallas, Texas and will feature a Heavyweight title fight between defending champion Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos. Aldo Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her Strawweight title against Jessica Andrade.

But that’s not all.

Frankie Edgar returns to action to face rising sensation Yair Rodriguez at Featherweight, while Jorge Masvidal looks to end Demian Maia’s momentum in an intriguing Welterweight matchup. Plus, Eddie Alvarez returns to face Dustin Poirier, while Henry Cejudo takes on “The Phenom” Sergio Pettis.

It truly is the “biggest, baddest card of the year.”

Expect more promo videos such as this one to be released as fight night draws closer, until then take a look at the most up-to-date fight card by clicking here.

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Guillotine Paves Heavyweight Champion Daniel Gallemore’s Way in VFC 57 Main Event

It did not take long for Daniel Gallemore to retain the Victory Fighting Championship heavyweight crown, as “Big Kansas” needed just 84 seconds to extinguish Daniel James in the VFC 57 main event on Friday at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kansas.
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Guillotine Paves Heavyweight Champion Daniel Gallemore’s Way in VFC 57 Main Event

It did not take long for Daniel Gallemore to retain the Victory Fighting Championship heavyweight crown, as “Big Kansas” needed just 84 seconds to extinguish Daniel James in the VFC 57 main event on Friday at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kansas.
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Guillotine Paves Heavyweight Champion Daniel Gallemore’s Way in VFC 57 Main Event

It did not take long for Daniel Gallemore to retain the Victory Fighting Championship heavyweight crown, as “Big Kansas” needed just 84 seconds to extinguish Daniel James in the VFC 57 main event on Friday at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kansas.
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UFC on FOX 24 main event peaks at 2.9 million viewers

After accounting for West Coast viewers and the main event viewers, Saturday’s UFC on FOX show headlined by Demetrious Johnson’s record-tying tenth flyweight title defense against Wilson Reis did a 1.22 rating and averaged 1,996,000 viewers.

The final number barely beat out the Aug. 27 show headlined by Demian Maia vs. Carlos Condit for the least-watched FOX prime time show in the five-and-a-half year history of the relationship. UFC on FOX 21 did a 1.2 rating and averaged 1,983,000 viewers. But that comparison is misleading because the show aired either on tape delay or on another station in 15 major markets which instead aired preseason football, making Saturday’s show the lowest number with full FOX national coverage.

Saturday’s show peaked for Johnson vs. Reis main event, which from 10 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., did 2,874,000 viewers.

The show beat an NHL playoff game on NBC with the Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks, which did 1,675,000 viewers, but trailed the Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA playoff game on ESPN, which did 3,156,000 viewers, in head-to-head competition.

UFC’s FOX ratings in 2017 for the shows in January and April are down 19 percent from last year, and the last two shows have been two of the three least-watched shows to date. The January show, headlined by Valentina Shevchenko’s win over Julianna Pena, did 2,189,000 viewers and the main event did 3,003,000 viewers. The first two main events of 2016 were Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader in January, which headlined a show that averaged 2,685,000 viewers, and Rashad Evans vs Glover Teixeira, which headlined the April show that did 2,487,000 viewers.

The prelims, headlined by Alexander Volkov over Roy Nelson in a heavyweight bout, averaged 1,105,000 viewers, airing from 6-8 p.m. ET on FOX.

The post-fight show on FS 1 did 125,000 viewers.

Bellator had a Friday night taped show from Budapest, Hungary, that did 522,000 viewers. It was the second most-watched sports program of the night trailing the Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers NHL playoff game that did 610,000 viewers on the USA Network.

The show was taped from several hours earlier. Six days earlier, a live Bellator show from Italy, airing in the afternoon, did 438,000 viewers, so it is still more beneficial for maximizing the audience to run on tape delay in prime time than live in the afternoon. For a Friday, it’s really not much of a decision because a Friday afternoon audience live would be significantly lower than that of a Saturday, where there is at least the viable option to go live.

Bellator kickboxing, airing from 11:15 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Friday night, did 295,000 viewers.

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UFC on FOX 24 main event peaks at 2.9 million viewers

After accounting for West Coast viewers and the main event viewers, Saturday’s UFC on FOX show headlined by Demetrious Johnson’s record-tying tenth flyweight title defense against Wilson Reis did a 1.22 rating and averaged 1,996,000 viewers.

The final number barely beat out the Aug. 27 show headlined by Demian Maia vs. Carlos Condit for the least-watched FOX prime time show in the five-and-a-half year history of the relationship. UFC on FOX 21 did a 1.2 rating and averaged 1,983,000 viewers. But that comparison is misleading because the show aired either on tape delay or on another station in 15 major markets which instead aired preseason football, making Saturday’s show the lowest number with full FOX national coverage.

Saturday’s show peaked for Johnson vs. Reis main event, which from 10 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., did 2,874,000 viewers.

The show beat an NHL playoff game on NBC with the Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks, which did 1,675,000 viewers, but trailed the Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA playoff game on ESPN, which did 3,156,000 viewers, in head-to-head competition.

UFC’s FOX ratings in 2017 for the shows in January and April are down 19 percent from last year, and the last two shows have been two of the three least-watched shows to date. The January show, headlined by Valentina Shevchenko’s win over Julianna Pena, did 2,189,000 viewers and the main event did 3,003,000 viewers. The first two main events of 2016 were Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader in January, which headlined a show that averaged 2,685,000 viewers, and Rashad Evans vs Glover Teixeira, which headlined the April show that did 2,487,000 viewers.

The prelims, headlined by Alexander Volkov over Roy Nelson in a heavyweight bout, averaged 1,105,000 viewers, airing from 6-8 p.m. ET on FOX.

The post-fight show on FS 1 did 125,000 viewers.

Bellator had a Friday night taped show from Budapest, Hungary, that did 522,000 viewers. It was the second most-watched sports program of the night trailing the Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers NHL playoff game that did 610,000 viewers on the USA Network.

The show was taped from several hours earlier. Six days earlier, a live Bellator show from Italy, airing in the afternoon, did 438,000 viewers, so it is still more beneficial for maximizing the audience to run on tape delay in prime time than live in the afternoon. For a Friday, it’s really not much of a decision because a Friday afternoon audience live would be significantly lower than that of a Saturday, where there is at least the viable option to go live.

Bellator kickboxing, airing from 11:15 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Friday night, did 295,000 viewers.

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UFC 211 promo video preview for ‘Miocic vs Dos Santos 2′ event on May 13 in Dallas

Now that UFC on FOX 24 is in the books — full results here — Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is all set to stage its next pay-per-view (PPV) event, and it’s going to be a good one!

UFC 211 is all set to pop off from American Airlines Center on Saturday May 13, 2017 in Dallas, Texas and will feature a Heavyweight title fight between defending champion Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos. Aldo Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her Strawweight title against Jessica Andrade.

But that’s not all.

Frankie Edgar returns to action to face rising sensation Yair Rodriguez at Featherweight, while Jorge Masvidal looks to end Demian Maia’s momentum in an intriguing Welterweight matchup. Plus, Eddie Alvarez returns to face Dustin Poirier, while Henry Cejudo takes on “The Phenom” Sergio Pettis.

It truly is the “biggest, baddest card of the year.”

Expect more promo video such as this one to be released as fight night draws closer, until then take a look at the most up-to-date fight card by clicking here.

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UFC 211 promo video preview for ‘Miocic vs Dos Santos 2′ event on May 13 in Dallas

Now that UFC on FOX 24 is in the books — full results here — Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is all set to stage its next event, and it’s going to be a good one!

UFC 211 is all set to pop off from American Airlines Center on Saturday May 13, 2017 in Dallas, Texas and will feature a Heavyweight title fight between defending champion Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos. Aldo Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her Strawweight title against Jessica Andrade.

But that’s not all.

Frankie Edgar returns to action to face rising sensation Yair Rodriguez at Featherweight, while Jorge Masvidal looks to end Demian Maia’s momentum in an intriguing Welterweight matchup. Plus, Eddie Alvarez returns to face Dustin Poirier, while Henry Cejudo takes on “The Phenom” Sergio Pettis.

It truly is the “biggest, baddest card of the year.”

Expect more promo video such as this one to be released as fight night draws closer, until then take a look at the most up-to-date fight card by clicking here.

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Keys to Victory! Who will win Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis UFC on FOX 24 main event fight tonight

The pound-for-pound best fighter in MMA will be on full display later tonight (Sat., April 15, 2017) at UFC on FOX 24 live on FOX from inside Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, as UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson puts his title on the line opposite Brazilian contender Wilson Reis. Johnson will be looking to lock down his record-tying 10th consecutive UFC title defense while Reis aims to capture his fourth-straight win inside of the Octagon.

Considering Johnson has demolished the entire division over the course of five years, Reis may very well represent the champ’s final flyweight obstacle before taking his talents to 135 pounds for some good old fashioned superfights. But before that happens, the two must go to war tonight in Kansas City.

What will each fighter do? How can they walk away with victory? Look no further. Here are the keys to victory for both Johnson and Reis.

Demetrious Johnson

1. Protect ya neck…

In his last Octagon outing, Johnson ran into some early trouble against Ultimate Fighter winner and resurgent title contender Tim Elliott. Elliott was able to threaten “Mighty Mouse” with a deep guillotine choke and force the champion to scramble and defend, nearly sinking it in along the way. It was the first time in a long time that Johnson looked mortal, although he got out of harm’s way and won a lopsided five-round decision.

Against a more seasoned grappler like Reis, “Mighty Mouse” must protect his neck at all times. This doesn’t just apply on the ground, but also in the clinch and during any takedown attempts. Because if the Brazilian gets a chance to lock in a guillotine choke and squeeze, that could mean the end of Johnson’s trek towards history.

2. Turn it on early…

Whenever “Mighty Mouse” is able to turn it on early and implement dizzying offense on unsuspecting foe, the results are tremendous. Just look at quickly Johnson was able to put away Henry Cejudo at UFC 197 and Joseph Benavidez back in 2013. He’s a methodical fighter for sure, but Johnson is extremely dangerous when he goes for broke early.

While Reis isn’t a quick starter that you need to disrupt, Johnson will find it very beneficial to attack early and pour it on in heaps. That’s because Reis is entering the biggest fight of his career and most likely going to rely on a specific gameplan. If the champion can ruin that early and force the Brazilian to fight reactionary instead of intelligently then he could exit the Sprint Center victorious earlier than expected.

Wilson Reis

1. Set traps inside…

Reis wants Johnson to get as close to him as humanly possible. He isn’t going to win a battle of striking with one of the quickest and defensively-clad champions the promotion has ever seen. Instead, the challenger must welcome the champ inside in hopes of tying him up, dragging him to the canvas and softening him up with world-class grappling.

In order to do this, Reis must invite Johnson in. He may have to eat a few shots here and there, maybe even a knee or two, but the closer the champ gets the better chance Reis has to take over the fight. Even if Johnson ends up in top control that bodes well for the submission artist. Any point in the fight that isn’t being contested on the feet is a victory in itself for Reis.

2. Conserve and concentrate…

Seems easy, right? All Reis has to do is conserve his energy and concentrate on the gameplan he and his team put together for the most well-rounded champion in the sport today. It seems like the best way to win a title and shock the world in the process, but Reis is going to find it more than difficult to retain cardio and resiliently stick to his own strategy.

The reason being that Johnson isn’t an ordinary fighter. He’s going to force Reis to expand loads of energy by chasing the champion around the cage and connecting his punches to air. Johnson has done it time and time again to the very best flyweights in the world. Once an opponent finds themselves exhausting more energy than they expected to, all gameplans fly out the window. Johnson will pressure and pick apart any challenger incapable of lasting deep into the championship rounds with an offensive and defensive strategy in tact.

If Reis doesn’t want to burn out like John Dodson or lose all strategy like Ali Bagautinov, Kyoji Horiguchi, and just about every fighter Johnson has faced at 125 pounds, he must fight patient, wait for his window of opportunity and not get goaded into the champ’s desired realm of combat.

Prediction: Johnson via unanimous decision

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Vanessa Porto vs. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz set for Invicta FC 23 main event

A slew of matchups, including the main event, have been named for Invicta FC 23.

A flyweight contenders bout between Vanessa Porto (18-7) and Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (9-0) will headline the card on May 20 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo.

This marks the return to action for the Brazilian Porto after losing a decision to current Invicta flyweight champ Jennifer Maia in March, 2016. Prior to that, she had won three straight fights. Niedzwiedz, meanwhile, is a 22-year-old from Katowice, Poland, with seven finishes among her nine wins. This will mark her second Invicta appearance.

The evening’s co-feature bout, another flyweight matchup, features a pair of names familiar to longtime fans, as veterans Roxanne Modaffieri (20-13) and Sarah D’Alelio (11-6) square off. The Las Vegas-based Modaffieri has won four out of her past six fights, with her last bout a split-decision loss to Maia in September. Olympia, Wash.’s D’Alelio has won four in a row, with three of those coming by way of submission.

Also announced for Invicta FC 23 were Herica Tiburcio (10-4) vs. Tessa Simpson (5-1) in an atomweight matchup; Elizabeth Phillips (6-5) vs. Kelly Faszholz (3-2); flyweights Andrea Lee (6-2) vs. Liz Tracy (3-1; and strawweights Tiffany Van Soest (0-1) vs. Christine Ferea (0-0).

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