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UFC Fight Night 141 ‘Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC Fight Night 141 coverage kicks off Saturday at 3:30 a.m. ET.
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UFC Fight Night 141 ‘Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC Fight Night 141 coverage kicks off Saturday at 3:30 a.m. ET.
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UFC Fight Night 141 Primer: Another UFC in China! Because They Really Want to Tap That Market!

A strong business is all about growth – or at least the illusion of growth – and nothing would do more for the UFC in that regard than to tap into a market of billions of potential customers. Which is why the UFC has been trying to break into China all these years, and why UFC Fight Night 141 is going down in Beijing this weekend. (It’s also why the UFC just opened up a Performance Center over there, too.)

All of China’s MMA stars are on the card. There’s the hard-hitting Li Jingliang, there’s the tough Song Yadong, there’s… well, really, those two are about the only Chinese fighters who’ve shown any kind of skill above the regional MMA-level.

But hey, the floundering Francis Ngannou will be rematching with the steadily rising Curtis Blaydes, and even Alistair Overeem is found a slot in the co-main event.

Look, these throwaway cards meant for China and which air at 3am here in the States are important. Because if just a tiny percentage of the population gets into the sport, then that opens the door for more athletes to give the sport a try. And odds are, there’s at least one Chinese version of Conor McGregor just waiting to be discovered.

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UFC Fight Night 140 Results: Santiago Ponzinibbio Chops Neil Magny Into Pieces, Eats Him

I’m not sure exactly what they normally eat in Argentina, but at UFC Fight Night 140 in Buenos Aires last night, main eventer and star countryman Santiago Ponzinibbio ate Neil Magny. He even took the time to chop him up into little pieces before devouring him.

Strangely enough, this wasn’t a “gimme” fight that the UFC tossed to “Ponz” and his people. Magny is a tough customer who’s only lost to the best. But good lord did Magny get torn apart.

Most of the damage with done via leg-kicks, which Ponz used to hobble his foe something fierce. But those leg-kicks weren’t the only thing on the menu. There were punches, too. And the combination of strikes had Magny covering up and unable to circle out.

UFC Fight Night 140 Results: Santiago Ponzinibbio Chops Neil Magny Into Pieces, Eats Him

I’m not sure exactly what they normally eat in Argentina, but at UFC Fight Night 140 in Buenos Aires last night, main eventer and star countryman Santiago Ponzinibbio ate Neil Magny. He even took the time to chop him up into little pieces before devouring him.

Strangely enough, this wasn’t a “gimme” fight that the UFC tossed to “Ponz” and his people. Magny is a tough customer who’s only lost to the best. But good lord did Magny get torn apart.

Most of the damage with done via leg-kicks, which Ponz used to hobble his foe something fierce. But those leg-kicks weren’t the only thing on the menu. There were punches, too. And the combination of strikes had Magny covering up and unable to circle out.

Neil Magny Appreciated Being Able to ‘Die By the Sword’ in UFC Fight Night 140 Main Event

Neil Magny was on his last legs — literally — in the waning moments of the UFC Fight Night 140 headliner in Buenos Aires, Argentina ,on Saturday night.
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UFC Fight Night 140 Results: Santiago Ponzinibbio Chops Neil Magny Into Pieces, Eats Him

I’m not sure exactly what they normally eat in Argentina, but at UFC Fight Night 140 in Buenos Aires last night, main eventer and star countryman Santiago Ponzinibbio ate Neil Magny. He even took the time to chop him up into little pieces before devouring him.

Strangely enough, this wasn’t a “gimme” fight that the UFC tossed to “Ponz” and his people. Magny is a tough customer who’s only lost to the best. But good lord did Magny get torn apart.

Most of the damage with done via leg-kicks, which Ponz used to hobble his foe something fierce. But those leg-kicks weren’t the only thing on the menu. There were punches, too. And the combination of strikes had Magny covering up and unable to circle out.

UFC Fight Night 140 Bonuses: Ponzinibbio, Walker, Laureano, Aldano Pocket $50K

Santiago Ponzinibbio, Johnny Walker, Laureano Staropoli and Hector Aldana all received an extra $ 50,000 for their work at UFC Fight Night 140 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday night.
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UFC Fight Night 140 Bonuses: Ponzinibbio, Walker, Laureano, Aldano Pocket $50K

Santiago Ponzinibbio, Johnny Walker, Laureano Staropoli and Hector Aldana all received an extra $ 50,000 for their work at UFC Fight Night 140 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday night.
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The Big UFC Fight Night 140 Weight-Cutting Freakout

Four-time UFC vet Cynthia Calvillo is slated to face Poliana Botelho on the main card of UFC Fight Night 140 tonight. It’s a fight no one cares about, for an event that no one outside of Argentina cares about (because the event is Argentina).

But everyone had a major freakout over Calvillo’s failed weight cut. Or, more aptly, they freaked out over how she looked trying to get on the scale at the weigh-ins.

Yes, she looked like crap.

Actually, she looked like she was dying. And since weight-cutting already has a body count, everyone is waiting for the weight-cutting specter to claim a UFC fighter’s life. Which, sure, maybe it looked grim for Calvillo.

But you know what? This stuff has been going on for decades. I once interviewed a Lion’s Den fighter while he lay in a hotel room tub full of hot water and salt, ’cause homeboy had to cut some serious weight. I’ve also sat in on the process with other fighters. It’s always ugly. Always.

However, all this outcry is meaningless. Because unless you get rid of weight classes (which will never happen), you will always have fighters trying to make weight. And, consequently, you’ll always have fighters endangering themselves .

Calvillo had an excuse for her failed weight cut. As per MMAFighting:

“Basically what happened is I started my period this week,” said Calvillo, who weighed in at 118 pounds. “We were kind of prepared for it, because we could feel the symptoms, but unfortunately this morning when we got up it was about 5:30 and I had two pounds to go. Then, I couldn’t cut any weight at all from 5:30 to 8 a.m. We tried everything and I could not break a sweat. Even when I got up to the scale, I was the same weight that I woke up at 5:30 in the morning.”

Still, why does it matter? It looked ugly, but no one died, so it’s back to the status quo. Nothing will ever change until we want things to change, and that won’t happen until a UFC fighter does die. Maybe.

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