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Midnight Mania! MMA Fans Head Kick Transit Officer in Perth Following UFC 221

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Watching a UFC event is supposed to be one of those “don’t try this on the way home, kids” experiences, but after UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, a couple drunk fans didn’t see it that way. Via Perthnow.com:

Police allege the men, from Rockingham and Wellard, were intoxicated and becoming loud and abusive about 3.25pm on Sunday, on their way home from the city’s first-ever UFC fight at Perth Arena.

PTA officers requested them to curb their behaviour and then asked them to leave the train at the next stop, Bull Creek station.

But it’s then alleged a fight took place with officers at the station and that one PTA employee was knocked out, after being kicked in the head.

The 32-year-old transit officer who was knocked out was left with severe concussion, swelling and bruises to the back and side of his head. He spent a night in hospital.

The other officer, aged 35, has swelling and bruising to the side of his face and jaw and is awaiting blood test results after being spat on.

With full-strength alcohol available from 6:30 AM Australian time, perhaps the bigger surprise is that more fans weren’t out of control. Only three people were ejected from Perth Arena for disorderly conduct, out of 12,000 fans. However, the 20 and 25-year old who fought the public officers face several charges, including escaping lawful custody, assaulting a public officer and endangering the life, health and safety of a person.


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Alastair Overeem waxed poetic on the highs and lows of MMA after Luke Rockhold’s KO loss.

Someone fight Zabit Magomedsharipov.

I love good head movement.

We used to admire this man.

I hate Derrick Lewis for posting this video.

He even posted a reply meme!

@as_shopped_as_it_gets_ lmao

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Chris Weidman training with Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr, adding tools to the arsenal.

Muay Thai sweeps are awesome.

Ilir Latifi and Alex Gustafsson getting some clinch work in.

Mischief managed.

Yoel Romero had the most success when he just rushed Rockhold, who moved back in straight lines all the way across the Octagon:

Al Iaquinta points out exactly what’s wrong with UFC 3: he’s making exactly zero money off his likeness.

Because the fighters have so much leverage. This fan doesn’t understand how monopsony works in labor markets.

Kajan Johnson and Nathan Quarry explaining to more ignorant fans how little the UFC fighters get paid as professional athletes at the highest level of their sport. It never fails to surprise me how many fans don’t understand this. Fighters talk about money all the time now because they realize how little of it they are getting from a 5 billion dollar company.

Israel Adesanya has a social media game.

Derrick Lewis appreciated this, and so do I.

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Dustin Poirier hates the memes around the picture of Romero kissing Rockhold.

The memes surrounding this uncomfortable image will not go away, despite Poirier’s feelings on the matter.

America, No forget

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In the comments, Cody Garbrandt asked Sage Northcutt, where is the neck tattoo?

Should Luke Rockhold get back to his roots?

Violence everywhere I look on this poster.

Back to business. #UFCGlendale

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This combination is unreal from Tenshin.

A reminder of just what new UFC middleweight Israel Adesanya is capable of:

I can’t remember if I posted this yet

I have never seen a triangle this dedicated.

That’s next level commitment.

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Hellbows

Yoel Romero has been terrifying for a long, long time.

This kid is incredible

This was fun


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TUF 26 Finale bonuses: Brett Johns’ calf slicer submission, Gerald Meerschaert’s body kick TKO lead the way

As a prelude to UFC 218 the promotion pieced together a surprisingly memorable TUF 26 Finale card last night (Fri., Dec. 1, 2017) live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Monte Carlo’s Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada.

From top to bottom, this card delivered. We saw a crafty calf slicer by Brett Johns in a 30-second shocker, a come-from-behind knockout victory by Ryan Janes, an entertaining debut by young gunslinger Sean O’Malley, Gerald Meerschaert body kicking Eric Spicely into oblivion, and three first-round submission victories put forth by women’s flyweights Rachael Ostovich, Gillian Robertson, and Montana De La Rosa.

Not to mention the main event that saw Nicco Montano defeat Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision to claim the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight championship.

In order to sift through the action and see which fighters took home an extra $ 50,000, we take a closer look at the official TUF 26 Finale bonus winners below:

Fight of the Night: Nicco Montano vs. Roxanne Modafferi

Performance of the Night: Brett Johns

Performance of the Night: Gerald Meerschaert

For complete TUF 26 Finale results and coverage click here.

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Fighter shakes head saying a strike didn’t hurt — then gets KO’d by head kick

The MMA gods will get you every time.

Jordan Powell, a light heavyweight fighter competing at LFA 13, shook his head during the bout to tell his opponent that the last strikes didn’t hurt him. Then, Dominick Reyes, his foe, landed a left head kick that ended the fight Friday night in Burbank, Calif. Powell was unconscious before he hit the ground and faceplanted.

Powell was doing his best to no-sell a previous exchange. And he was right — Reyes’ strikes didn’t hurt him or really hit him. But as soon as Powell let his guard down for a second, Reyes was there with the knockout blow :53 of the first round.

Reyes (6-0), a California native, is a real prospect at 205 pounds. He has finished all but one of his pro fights. Powell (8-7) came in on a three-fight winning streak that was abruptly stopped.

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Top prospect Muslim Salikhov starches overweight Melvin Guillard with spinning kick KO

One of the sport’s most intriguing welterweight prospects just made a big-time statement on Thursday at Kunlun Fight MMA 12.

Muslim Salikhov, a 12-1 Russian who has a penchant for spinning strikes and holds more than 180 kickboxing victories to his name, steamrolled UFC and Bellator veteran Melvin Guillard at the event in Yantai, China, knocking Guillard out cold with a devastating spinning head kick despite the fact that Guillard missed the welterweight limit by more than 10 pounds.

Salikhov, 32, is nicknamed “The King of Kung Fu,” and it’s easy to why. Check out video of his latest knockout below.

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Top prospect Muslim Salikhov starches overweight Melvin Guillard with spinning kick KO

One of the sport’s most intriguing welterweight prospects just made a big-time statement on Thursday at Kunlun Fight MMA 12.

Muslim Salikhov, a 12-1 Russian who has a penchant for spinning strikes and holds more than 180 kickboxing victories to his name, steamrolled UFC and Bellator veteran Melvin Guillard at the event in Yantai, China, knocking Guillard out cold with a devastating spinning head kick despite the fact that Guillard missed the welterweight limit by more than 10 pounds.

Salikhov, 32, is nicknamed “The King of Kung Fu,” and it’s easy to why. Check out video of his latest knockout below.

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Top prospect Muslim Salikhov starches overweight Melvin Guillard with spinning kick KO

One of the sport’s most intriguing welterweight prospects just made a big-time statement on Thursday at Kunlun Fight MMA 12.

Muslim Salikhov, a 12-1 Russian who has a penchant for spinning strikes and holds more than 180 kickboxing victories to his name, steamrolled UFC and Bellator veteran Melvin Guillard at the event in Yantai, China, knocking Guillard out cold with a devastating spinning head kick despite the fact that Guillard missed the welterweight limit by more than 10 pounds.

Salikhov, 32, is nicknamed “The King of Kung Fu,” and it’s easy to why. Check out video of his latest knockout below.

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Top prospect Muslim Salikhov starches overweight Melvin Guillard with spinning kick KO

One of the sport’s most intriguing welterweight prospects just made a big-time statement on Thursday at Kunlun Fight MMA 12.

Muslim Salikhov, a 12-1 Russian who has a penchant for spinning strikes and holds more than 180 kickboxing victories to his name, steamrolled UFC and Bellator veteran Melvin Guillard at the event in Yantai, China, knocking Guillard out cold with a devastating spinning head kick despite the fact that Guillard missed the welterweight limit by more than 10 pounds.

Salikhov, 32, is nicknamed “The King of Kung Fu,” and it’s easy to why. Check out video of his latest knockout below.

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Midnight Mania! Brutal four-second MMA head kick knockout goes down in Arkansas

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Over in Four

Remember this? If you were paying attention, this record-setting knockout showed up in The Morning After, my post-fight UFC 211 column.

According to MMAFighting.com, the amateur fight was in Arkansas, at 195 pounds. Fowler had yet to win a fight up to this point in his amateur career, while Goforth was 2-0.

At just four seconds in, on the first strike thrown, this knockout is among the fastest in MMA, ever. Jordan Fowler steps forward to throw and Dylan Goforth, perhaps expecting a body kick, drops his hands. It’s an ill-timed reflex, as Fowler’s head kick lands with a sickening slap, dropping Goforth like a sack of potatoes. There is no need for a follow-up. The fight is over.


Insomnia

Nick Diaz got salty at the UFC today

He and Nate do respect their Mom, though:

#NinamomNate @ninameg209 @natediaz209

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Paige VanZant found herself in the opening scene of a mystery movie yesterday.

The Baddest Man on the Planet appreciates his mother.

Now that’s a visual.

Dustin Poirier plans to appeal the No Contest to Eddie Alvarez, but only to get his win money. He doesn’t care a whole lot about the result in itself.

Mississippi Mean, Jason Knight, finds himself on a four-fight win streak at featherweight:

Speaking of featherweights, this is a really good matchup.

You know exactly how we will take it. Not well.

I don’t know if this counts.

Stann previewing how Maia-Woodley will go- if indeed this fight gets made. Woodley is dead set on alienating every hardcore fan out there by insisting he would rather fight Diaz or GSP, although he thinks he matches up the best with Maia out of anyone in the top ten.


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Out cold

Leg Kick Technical Knockout

I will never get over spinning back elbow knockouts

He’s done

Michael Chandler survived a deep kneebar attempt by Marcin Held, and went on to be Bellator Lightweight champion:

Eddie Alvarez doesn’t know how to quit. Just another reminder how impressive the McGregor KO was.

Submission Underground had a great event on Sunday- Jake Shields beat Dillon Danis in the main event. Here are a couple of the highlights from earlier in the event

Some old boxing highlights for you, and a reminder for Conor that Floyd Mayweather has made very skilled, champion-level boxers look like amateurs.

See if you can guess who knocks out who before you press play. Not to brag, but I got it right the first time.

Dance fighting!


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Secret Smoke Show with Justin Golightly:

Dustin Poirier doesn’t care about wins or losses, he just wants the win money:

Will Frankie Edgar find himself in limbo land again?


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Sean O’Malley uses highlight-reel spinning wheel kick to knock out David Nuzzo at LFA 11

Mollywhopped? How about O’Malley whopped?

Sean O’Malley, a bantamweight prospect, knocked out David Nuzzo with a highlight-reel spinning wheel kick Friday night at Legacy Fighting Alliance 11 in Phoenix. The finish came at just 2:15 of the first round.

O’Malley (6-0), who trains under John Crouch at the MMA Lab in Arizona, was making his LFA debut, but he’ll surely be getting a call back. The 22-year-old Montana native looks to be someone to watch. O’Malley has finished all but one of his pro MMA fights thus far.

In the main event of the card, Matthew Frincu defeated Maicon Mendonca by TKO at 1:36 of the first round in a welterweight contesnt. A left hand from Frincu was what did in Mendonca and Frincu finished up with hard punches on the ground.

Frincu (11-2), an Aussie who trains out of Arizona Combat Sports, has won four straight.

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Gegard Mousasi says media fed a delusion on Ronda Rousey, who ‘can’t even kick or punch’

Gegard Mousasi is never one to sugarcoat his ideas and opinions.

And he was at it again this week, when he spoke to Today in Singapore during a visit to promote the UFC’s return to Kallang, on June 17.

This time it was when he was asked about fallen former bantamweight star Ronda Rousey, who lost a second consecutive fight at UFC 207 in December against Amanda Nunes. Mousasi said that Rousey was built up in the media as something she was not.

“She’s a good fighter, she has the mentality of a fighter, but she doesn’t have the skills of a stand-up fighter,” he said.

“How can the media make her one of the best fighters when she can’t even kick or punch? That’s like Serena Williams [playing] without a backhand. How do they make her the greatest fighter of all time?”

The UFC’s return to Singapore will feature a main event clash between Bethe Correia and Holly Holm, the latter whom dealt Rousey her first ever loss at UFC 193.

Asked if he thought Rousey would ever fight again, Mousasi echoed what many others have, including UFC president Dana White.

“I think she has a lot of money, she doesn’t need to fight,” he said.

The free agent Mousasi has won five straight fights in the UFC’s middleweight division, with his most recent victory coming against Chris Weidman at UFC 210 in April.

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