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UFC on FOX 26 Fight Card

UFC on FOX 26 Fight Card

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

The octagon will return to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on December 16 for UFC on FOX 26.

The fight card is already beginning to take shape with numerous high profile fights recently being made official by the promotion.

The UFC on FOX 26 event will be headlined by a welterweight scrap between former division champion Robbie Lawler squaring off with former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos.

UFC President Dana White has already stated that the winner of the “Ruthless” vs “RDA” fight will get the next shot at current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

Robbie Lawler was last seen in action at July’s UFC 214 event where he scored a unanimous decision victory over a very game Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Lawler has won six of his past seven fights overall with his lone setback in that time coming to Tyron Woodley at UFC 201.

Meanwhile, Rafael dos Anjos was most recently competed at UFC 215 in September where he scored a first-round submission victory over Neil Magny. “RDA” has gone 2-0 since moving up to the UFC’s 170-pound weight class.

In the co-main event of the evening, former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will look to get back in the win column when he rematches perennial contender Ricardo Lamas.

Aldo and Lamas first met at UFC 169 in February of 2014, with the Brazilian emerging victorious by way of a five-round unanimous judges decision.

Jose Aldo surrendered his featherweight gold to Max Holloway in his last octagon appearance at June’s UFC 212 event by way of third-round TKO.

As for Lamas, the former featherweight title challenger has scored two straight finish victories over Jason Knight (TKO) and Charles Oliveira (submission).

Also featured on the card is a key light heavyweight fight between former title challenger Glover Teixeira and surging division contender Misha Cirkunov.

If that wasn’t enough to get you motivated, welterweight sluggers Mike Perry and Santiago Ponzinibbio will also be throwing down at the now highly anticipated December 16 event.

The current UFC on FOX 26 lineup looks as follows:

Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Featherweight: José Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas

Welterweight: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Mike Perry

Welterweight: Jordan Mein vs. Erick Silva

Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira vs. Misha Cirkunov

Light Heavyweight: Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. Jared Cannonier

Flyweight: Tim Elliott vs. Justin Scoggins

Welterweight: Chad Laprise vs. Galore Bafondo

Middleweight: Alessio Di Chirico vs. Oluwale Bamgbose

Middleweight: Vitor Miranda vs. Julian Marquez

Welterweight: Nordine Taleb vs. Sultan Aliev

Lightweight:John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo

What do you think of the current UFC on FOX 26 lineup? Stacked right?

VIDEO | UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre “Battle Cry” Official Trailer

VIDEO | UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre “Battle Cry” Official Trailer

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

The octagon will return to Madison Square Garden in New York next month for UFC 217.

The pay-per-view fight card, which takes place November 4, will be headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring current champion Michael Bisping taking on former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre.

Michael Bisping was last seen in action at October of 2016’s UFC 204 event in Manchester where he scored a hard fought unanimous decision victory over mixed martial arts legend Dan Henderson.

Prior to that, Bisping was coming off a first-round knockout victory over Luke Rockhold which earned “The Count” the UFC’s middleweight title.

As for Georges St-Pierre, the former UFC welterweight kingpin has not fought since November of 2013 where he defeated Johny Hendricks via split-decision.

Georges St-Pierre interview with Joe rogan

“Rush” is currently riding a twelve fight win streak with includes victories over Nick Diaz, BJ Penn, Matt Serra, Matt Hughes, Thiago Alves, Jon Fitch, Jake Shields and Carlos Condit.

If Georges St-Pierre can defeat Michael Bisping at UFC 217 he will become only the fourth fighter in UFC history to hold UFC titles in two different divisions. Randy Couture, BJ Penn and Conor McGregor are the only fighters in UFC history to have achieved this accomplishment.

UFC 217 includes a total of three title fights.

In the co-main event of UFC 217 bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will attempt to make his first title defense when he squares off with bitter rival and former division title holder TJ Dillashaw.

Also on the card is a women’s strawweight title fight featuring Rose Namajunas challenging long time title holder Joanna “Champion”.

Who do you think comes out victorious when Bisping and St-Pierre square off at Madison Square Garden on November 4?

UFC 216 Results

UFC 216 Results

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

Main Card (PPV 10 PM EST)

Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee – Ferguson def. Lee via submission (triangle choke) at 3:40 of round 3
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg – Johnson def. Borg via submission (armbar) at 3:15 of round 5
Fabricio Werdum vs. Walt Harris – Werdum def. Harris via submission (armbar) round 1
Mara Romero Borella vs. Kalindra Faria – Borella def. Faria via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:54 of round 1
Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham – Dariush and Green fight to a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)

Preliminary Card (FX 8 PM EST)

Tom Duquesnoy vs. Cody Stamann – Stamann def. Duquesnoy via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell – Schnell def. Beltran via decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Lando Vannata vs. Bobby Green – Green and Vannata battle to a draw (29-27, 27-29, 28-28)
Poliana Botelho vs. Pearl Gonzalez – Botelho def. Gonzalez via decision (30-27 x 3)

Preliminary Card (FIGHT PASS 6 PM EST)

Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga – Moraga def. Bibulatov via KO at 1:38 of round 1
Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares – Tavares def. Leites via decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

UFC makes $1 million donation to families of Las Vegas Shooting

UFC makes $1 million donation to families of Las Vegas Shooting

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

The world is still in shock following last night’s horrifying mass shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 59 people dead and over 500 injured. With that said, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), who calls Las Vegas home, is doing everything they can to help the families of those affected.

The promotion released an official statement to MMAjunkie pledging their support to victims while confirming Saturday’s UFC 216 pay-per-view event will go on as planned.

“Our focus right now is on supporting the community and those affected by Sunday evening’s events,” read the statement. “UFC 216 on Saturday, October 7 at T-Mobile Arena will proceed as scheduled until further notice.”

Many of the UFC’s fighters, including lightweight champion Conor McGregor, took to social media where they shared their shock and issued support to the victims, families and everyone involved in the Las Vegas massacre.

The UFC will make a $1 million donation to the families affected by Sunday’s tragedy in Las Vegas.

“UFC president Dana White tells me the organization will donate $1 million to the families of those affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas”

UFC 216 is headlined by an interim lightweight title fight featuring Tony Ferguson taking on Kevin Lee.

Tony Ferguson will enter the title fight sporting an impressive nine fight win streak. “El Cucuy” was most recently seen in action in November of 2016, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Ferguson has scored six stoppage victories during his current nine fight win streak.

Meanwhile, Kevin Lee is currently riding a five fight win streak, his latest being a first-round technical submission victory over Michael Chiesa this past June in Oklahoma. “The MoTown Phenom” has scored finishes in four of his past five bouts.

ufc 216 kevin lee tony ferguson

In the co-main event of the evening UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will look to make history by defeating Ray Borg.

If “Mighty Mouse” can defeat Borg next weekend, he will break Anderson Silva’s record by earning his eleventh straight successful title defense.

Johnson was most recently seen in action at April’s UFC on FOX event in Kansas City, where he scored a third-round submission victory over Wilson Reis.

As for Ray Borg, “The Tazmexican Devil” is currently riding a two fight win streak, scoring decision wins over Louis Smolka and most recently Jussier Formiga.