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UFC 182 Results

UFC 182 Results

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

 

This past Saturday night, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the highly anticipated ‘UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier’ took place live on pay-per-view..

Here are the official event results:

MAIN CARD: (Pay-Per-View, 10 p.m. ET)

Champ Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier – for light heavyweight title- Jones wins via Unanimous Decision
Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury- Cerrone wins via Unanimous Decision
Nate Marquardt vs. Brad Tavares- Tavares wins via Unanimous Decision 
Louis Gaudinot vs. Kyoji Horiguchi- Horiguchi wins via Unanimous Decision 
Josh Burkman vs. Hector Lombard- Lombard wins via Unanimous Decision 

PRELIMINARY CARD: (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)

Danny Castillo vs. Paul Felder- Felder wins via KO at 2:09 of Round 2
Marcus Brimage vs. Cody Garbrandt- Garbrandt wins via TKO at 4:50 of Round 3
Jared Cannonier vs. Shawn Jordan- Jordan wins via KO at 2:57 of Round 1
Rodrigo Damm vs. Evan Dunham- Dunham wins via Unanimous Decision

PRELIMINARY CARD: (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)

Omari Akhmedov vs. Mats Nilsson- Akhmedov wins via Unanimous Decision 
Alexis Dufresne vs. Marion Reneau- Reneau wins via Unanimous Decision 

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Cormier: This is probably my last chance to be the best in the world

Cormier: This is probably my last chance to be the best in the world

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

Former Olympic Wrestler Daniel Cormier will put his undefeated mixed martial arts record on the line this Saturday night in hopes of capturing UFC gold as he faces reigning light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones in the main event of UFC 182.

Jeremy Botter recently did a story on Cormier titled “The Olympian” in which he chronicles the 35-year-olds hard life on route to this championship opportunity.

In this must read story, the former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner tells Botter that he knows that this may be his last opportunity to be the best in the world:

“The one thing that Jon and I have done is that we’ve made tough guys look like they’re not so good,” he says. “So when you get in there and you have two guys who have done that at every turn, it’ll be interesting to see who can get in their and impose their will on the other. It will be interesting to see who can make the other guy fight in the places they are uncomfortable.

“I’m going to have to push harder, in ways that I haven’t had to yet. Do I think I can go in and shut him out and win every round? Yeah. One hundred percent. If I fight to the best of my abilities, I think I can win and it doesn’t have to be close. It’s still going to be hard. But when it’s done, I don’t think I have to be standing there with my heart beating a hundred miles per minute.”

“I’ve never been in the best in the world at anything. And this will probably be my last chance to do something and be the best in the world. I’m 35 years old. I probably won’t get many more opportunities to prove that I can be the best at something. I feel like this is my last opportunity, and I’ve trained and worked my tail off to give myself that chance.”

“I can’t say with 100% certainty that I will beat Jon Jones. I believe I will win. But even after everything I’ve gone through, there are no guarantees in the fight business. And if I can’t beat him, I think that will be okay, because I will have given myself the best chance to win this fight. I cut no corners. I’ve taken no sick days.

“I’ve done everything you need to do in order to fight the best pound for pound fighter in the world. If it doesn’t happen, it won’t be for lack of effort.”

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Who do you have winning this epic light heavyweight title fight?

Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano set for UFC 182 in Vegas‏

Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano set for UFC 182 in Vegas‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her championship at January’s UFC 182 event in Las Vegas against #1 contender Cat Zingano.

UFC president Dana White announced the news on Thursday afternoon.

Ronda Rousey (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) was last seen in action at July’s UFC 175 event in Las Vegas, where she mauled her opponent Alexis Davis in just 16-seconds to earn the KO victory. Prior to that, “Rowdy” was coming off a first-round stoppage win over former Olympian Sara McMann.

Meanwhile, Cat Zingano solidified her number one contender status at last month’s UFC 178 event in Las Vegas by defeating Amanda Nunes via third-round TKO. Prior to that, Cat had been sidelined by a knee injury, which was followed by the unfortunate death of her spouse, who committed suicide.

UFC 182 takes place January 3rd live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight featuring champion Jon Jones taking on former Stikeforce champ Daniel Cormier. Rousey vs. Zingano will serve as the evenings co-main event.

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Gustafsson Rep: Alex will sit out to get Jones rematch

Gustafsson Rep: Alex will sit out to get Jones rematch

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Alexander Gustafsson fans are going to have to wait a very long time to see the Swedish based fighter return to the cage. And that’s his own doing, as he doesn’t want to fight anyone, but Jon Jones.

The original plan was to rematch Jon Jones in next month’s UFC 178 main event. That got botched when the Swede pulled out of the bout with an injury.

Daniel Cormier slid in, and now, with a new Jones injury, D.C. and Jon will not fight until next year, on January 3.

Gustafsson’s manager explained the predicament, and his clients plans to UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1.

“He will do whatever he can to not get passed by. He will not accept any other fight than to be the next in line for the title against Jones”, said Gustafsson’s rep.

Alexander Gustafsson last saw action in March, where he TKO’d Jimi Manuwa in the second-round of their main event fight.

If this holds up, Gus will be idle for more than a year waiting for his promised shot at UFC gold.

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