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It had been a while since we saw a Gennady Golovkin knockout, but “GGG” reminded boxing fans just how terrifying he could be last night (Sat., May 5, 2018) with a thrashing of late replacement Vanes Martirosyan live on HBO from inside StubHub Center in Carson California.
Martirosyan (36-4-1, 21 KO) actually started pretty well, weathering Golovkin’s (38-0-1, 34 KO) piledriver jab and landing solid combinations, including a straight left that appeared to briefly sting the middleweight king.
Once the second rolled around, though, Golovkin began finding a home for his right hand, especially a booming uppercut that forced Martirosyan to clinch early. An uppercut and crossed pushed Martirosyan to the ropes, where “GGG” mixed up jabs and crosses until a left hook all but turned the lights out. Golovkin battered him until “The Nightmare” went down and Martirosyan, beaten, waited out the count.
Martirosyan had never been stopped.
Golovkin now has Canelo Alvarez, IBF mandatory Sergiy Derevyanchenko, and WBC mandatory Jermall Charlo in front of him. Let’s see where he goes from here.
In the opening feature, women’s pound-for-pound great Cecilia Braekhus had a surprisingly difficult U.S. debut against Kali Reis. Braekhus’ (33-0, 9 KO) speed, combinations, and sharper punching allowed her to cruise through the first six rounds, racking up points with increasing volume. In the seventh, though, Reis (13-7-1, 4 KO) countered a jab with a sharp right cross that forced Braekhus to take a count for the first time in her career.
The momentum shift wasn’t to last, however, and Braekhus got back into her rhythm on her way to a unanimous decision win.
For complete GGG vs. Martirosyan results and coverage click here
David Branch did well in his run in the World Series of Fighting, but come on, it was the WSOF – how good could someone be there?
Thiago Santos is a Brazilian striker who’s been knocking ’em dead lately. Given Branch’s propensity for being good and methodical at striking but not great, this could be a tough one for the American.
As expected, Santos is all confidence and leg-kicks, and he’s taking big chunks out of Branch’s calf while the jiu-jitsu black belt tries to throw them hands.
And then Branch steps in with an overhand right that catches Santos square on the chin, and Santos is out cold.
— UFC (@ufc) April 22, 2018
Well, that was surprising.
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) April 22, 2018
Results: David Branch def. Thiago Santos via KO (Punch) at 2:30, R1
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Dustin Poirier wants a shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title, and after an impressive win over Justin Gaethje during the main event of UFC on Fox 29, he just might get it.
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Former lightweight champ and longtime featherweight contender Frankie Edgar was supposed to challenge Max Holloway for the belt. But injury put Holloway on the shelf, so Edgar took on up-and-comer Brian Ortega instead.
That didn’t end well. At UFC 222, Ortega knocked Edgar out.
It was the first time Edgar has ever lost via knock out. Shocking, yes. But it happens.
However, Edgar is jumping back in the cage at UFC Fight Night 128 to rematch with Cub Swanson. On April 21. Just a little over a month since he was KO’d.
Technically, the automatic suspension handed down by athletic commission to victims of knockouts is 30 to 60 (or sometimes 90) days. But neurological clearance by a physician can supersede that, so really, the only thing stopping Edgar from getting into the cage too soon is Edgar’s sense of self-preservation.
But when Edgar was on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” yesterday, he seemed unconcerned.
“I’m the one in there. I’m the one putting it on the line, and there’s nothing like getting in there and getting a win to erase that last loss. And again, it’ll never erase it, but at least it’ll kinda help deal with that stink, and like you said, give me something positive to kinda focus on instead of focusing on the negative.”
“I was pretty with it,” Edgar said. “I recall the knockout because I didn’t get turned off or anything. Even when I was going down, I knew I had a short time. In my head I was saying, ‘Alright, short time, short time. Let’s try to get through this.’ But obviously he was able to capitalize on it with that uppercut. And even when I fell, as soon as the ref came over me, I said I was good, and maybe I wasn’t — I’m not really complaining about the stoppage, I can see why he stopped it — but I was with it. As soon as he stopped it, I said, ‘I’m good! I’m good!’ I was trying to argue. Obviously I needed a little help [to stand up], but I wasn’t all the way out. I didn’t even have a headache afterwards that night at the hotel or anything.”
Come on, Frankie. We love you. Take care of yourself.
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We’re now less than one month away from the UFC 223 “Ferguson vs. Khabib” pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled to take place on April 7, 2018 from inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Featuring a main event clash between interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and undefeated Russian sensation Khabib Nurmagomedov, the winner is expected to move on to face Conor McGregor later this year.
To help get fight fans pumped for next month’s epic showdown, the promotion is releasing “best of” videos to show you what each combatant is capable of. First up is interim kingpin Tony Ferguson, who wrecked Katsunori Kikuno at UFC 173 in Vegas.
Videos like this one really hurt this argument.
The women’s strawweight title rematch between Rose Namajunas (champion) and Joanna Jedrzejczyk (challenger) serves as the co-main event and you can get all the details on that championship do-over right here.
To see who else is fighting at UFC 223 click here.
UFC Fight Night 124 — which went down from inside Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri — is in the books, and now it’s time to see who went above and beyond the call of duty to take home with some extra post-fight bonus cash.
Leading the charge was Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi, who each took home an extra $ 50,000 after their “Fight of the Night” performances which saw “Lil’ Heathen” knockout “The Korean Superboy” in round number two.
Furthermore, Marco Polo Reyes’ devastating first-round knockout win over Matt Frevola was good enough to earn the Mexican-born fighter some extra spending money (see it again here).
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 UFC Fight Night 124 bonus winners below:
Fight of the Night: Jeremy Stephens vs Doo Ho Choi
Performance of the Night: Darren Elkins
Performance of the Night: Marco Polo Reyes
For complete UFC Fight Night 124 results and coverage click here.
The action was quite memorable earlier tonight (Sat., Dec. 16, 2017) at UFC on FOX 26 from inside Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Canada, as former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos dominated Robbie Lawler over the course of 25 minutes.
In addition to RDA’s impressive main event decision win, Josh Emmett stepped in on short notice and collected an epic knockout victory over title contender Ricardo Lamas, “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series” standout Julian Marquez scored a nice submission win in a wild brawl, Glover Teixeira battered Misha Cirkunov in a first-round TKO, Italian middleweight Alessio Di Chirico recorded a thunderous faceplant finish against Oluwale Bamgbose, and Nordine Taleb head kicked Danny Roberts into a daze.
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 UFC on FOX 26 bonus winners below:
Fight of the Night: Julian Marquez vs. Darren Stewart
Performance of the Night: Alessio Di Chirico
Performance of the Night: Nordine Taleb
For complete UFC on FOX 26 results and coverage click here.
During last night’s (Sat., Dec. 9, 2017) UFC Fight Night 123 event inside Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California, Aljamain Sterling suffered a nasty knockout loss to Marlon Moraes in main card action.
Indeed, “Magic” clipped “Funkmaster” with a nasty knee to the face the stiffened Aljamain, forcing the ref to stop the action. It was a knockout Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White compared to Francis Ngannou’s demolition of Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 last week.
After getting carried out in a stretcher to the hospital for precautionary reasons, Sterling issued a statement last last night via social media.
Hats off to Marlon. Thought I timed the TD perfectly and he was able to land a nasty knee. Sucks to be the nail, but this is the fight game. I’m ok for all those asking
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) December 10, 2017
Knowing Sterling was already out, credit has to be given to Marlon, as he immediately stopped his offensive attack and did not follow up with any unnecessary blows to his fallen foe.
And in victory, “Magic’s” thoughts were all on Sterling.
Thank God for the win but way more importantly praying that Aljamain is fine and 100 % healthy !! This game is nothing compared to our health . Must respect for him and his amazing team !
— Marlon Moraes (@MMARLONMORAES) December 10, 2017
And while UFC broadcasters didn’t give fight fans an update regarding Sterling’s health status during the broadcast, Dana White did confirm in this post-event interview that Sterling was mobile and doing great.
To get full UFC Fight Night 123: “Swanson vs Ortega” play-by-play updates and results click here.