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UFC Stockholm Results: Volkan Oezdemir KO’s Misha Cirkunov (VIDEO)

UFC Stockholm Results: Volkan Oezdemir KO’s Misha Cirkunov (VIDEO)

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

A light heavyweight bout between surging division contenders Misha Cirkunov and Volkan Oezdemir served as the co-main event of today’s UFC Fight Night 109 event in Stockholm, Sweden.

Round one begins and Misha lands a kick to the body to start. Volkan responds with a crisp left hand. Misha charges forward with a combination. He lands an uppercut followed by a right hand. Oezdemir slides to his right and lands a short right hand to the side of Misha’s head and Cirkunov goes limp! Wow. What a remarkable and strange finish to this one. Volkan packs some serious power.

Volkan Oezdemir KO’s Misha Cirkunov in Round 1

Michael Bisping replaces Weidman, fights Rockhold for the title at UFC 199

Michael Bisping replaces Weidman, fights Rockhold for the title at UFC 199

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

Yesterday it was announced that former UFC middleweight title holder Chris Weidman was forced to withdraw from his scheduled rematch against current champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 due to an injury, thus leaving UFC officials scrambling to find a short-notice replacement.

UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that Michael Bisping will get a rematch with Luke Rockhold, this time for the UFC middleweight title on June 4.

Rockhold and Bisping first met at UFC Fight Night 55 back in November 2014 with Rockhold finishing the fight by guillotine choke in the second round. Since then, Rockhold has beat former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, and won the middleweight title in his fight with Weidman at UFC 194.

Bisping is coming off the biggest win of his career after beating former middleweight king Anderson Silva by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 84. Bisping is on a three-fight win streak with his last loss coming from the hands of Rockhold.

Who are you picking to win the middleweight title fight with two and a half weeks notice?

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Check out this Saturday’s UFC 197 fight card!

Check out this Saturday’s UFC 197 fight card!

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

UFC 197 takes place this Saturday night live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The pay-per-view fight card includes two championship fights.

The event headliner has former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones taking on Ovince Saint Preux for the UFC’s interim light heavyweight title.

In the evening’s co-main event, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will look to defend his title when he squares off with top contender Henry Cejudo.

Here is a look at the complete UFC 197 fight card:

Main Card (10 PM ET, PPV)

Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo
Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Pettis
Rafael Natal vs. Robert Whittaker
Andre Fili vs. Yair Rodriguez

Preliminary Card (8 PM ET, FS1)

Chris Kelades vs. Sergio Pettis
Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele
Carla Esparza vs. Juliana Lima
Glaico Franca vs. James Vick

Preliminary Card (6:30 PM ET, Fight Pass)

Cody East vs. Walt Harris
Clint Hester vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Efrain Escudero vs. Kevin Lee

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Ovince Saint Preux steps in to face Jon Jones at UFC 197

Ovince Saint Preux steps in to face Jon Jones at UFC 197

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

After news broke that Daniel Cormier was injured and would no longer be able to defend his UFC light heavyweight championship against Jon Jones at UFC 197, there was much speculation as to who the UFC would select as a fill-in opponent for Jones.

While initial reports were that the UFC had offered the fight to Anthony Johnson, he was unable to take the fight due to recently undergoing mouth surgery.

While on SportsCenter, UFC President Dana White announced that Ovince Saint Preux would be stepping in on short notice to fight Jones at UFC 197. In addition, it was announced that the fight will in fact be an interim title fight.

Saint Preux is 7-2 in his UFC career, with his most recent win coming by decision over Rafael Cavalcante. That win put OSP back in the win column after having his 2-fight wins streak snapped at the hands of Glover Teixeira.

With the new UFC 197 main event being Jones vs. Saint Preux, how do you see it playing out?