The NFL Week 7 Results are in! Well, all but tomorrow’s Monday Night game between the New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons.
The Los Angeles Rams continued their success today, scoring a lopsided victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
In other action, the Minnesota Vikings took control of the NFC North Division by handily defeating the New York Jets 37-17.
Get all of the NFL Week 7 Results below:
Denver Broncos 45-10 Arizona Cardinals
Tennessee Titans 19-20 Los Angeles Chargers
New England Patriots 38-31 Chicago Bears
Buffalo Bills 5-37 Indianapolis Colts
Detroit Lions 32-21 Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings 37-17 New York Jets
Carolina Panthers 21-17 Philadelphia Eagles
Cleveland Browns 23-26 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Houston Texans 20-7 Jacksonville Jaguars
New Orleans Saints 24-23 Baltimore Ravens
Los Angeles Rams 39-10 San Francisco 49ers
Dallas Cowboys 17-20 Washington Redskins
Cincinnati Bengals 10-45 Kansas City Chiefs
New York Giants at Atlanta Falcons @ 8:15 PM EST
The octagon will make its debut in Moncton, New Brunswick on October 27 for the promotions UFC Fight Night 138: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith event.
The fight card is headlined by a key light heavyweight matchup featuring former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir taking on surging contender Anthony Smith.
Volkan Oezdemir was last seen in action at January’s UFC 220 event in Boston, where he suffered a second-round TKO loss to current UFC “champ champ” Daniel Cormier.
Prior to the setback, “No Time” had put together a five-fight win streak which saw him earn impressive stoppage victories over Misha Cirkunov and Jimi Manuwa.
Meanwhile, Anthony Smith has gone 2-0 since moving up to light heavyweight. “Lionheart” has scored first-round finishes over former division champions Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua during that stretch.
In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 138, featherweights Artem Lobov and Michael Johnson will collide in hopes of moving up the 145-pound ranks.
“The Russian Hammer” was initially slated to face Khabib Nurmagomedov’s teammate Zubaira Tukhugov (18-4 MMA) at UFC Moncton. However, the promotion pulled Tukhugov off of the fight card shortly following the Russians involvement in UFC 229’s now infamous post fight brawl.
Artem Lobov has not competed inside the cage since suffering a unanimous decision loss to Andre Fili at last October’s UFC Fight Night 118 event in Poland.
“The Russian Hammer” will enter the contest having dropped four of his past six fights. Lobov’s most recent victory came at UFC Fight Night 99 in Ireland where he defeated Teruto Ishihara via unanimous decision.
Meanwhile, Michael Johnson was last seen in action at August’s UFC Fight Night 135 event where he scored a split-decision victory over Andre Fili.
That victory snapped a three fight losing skid for “The Menace”, as Johnson has previously suffered defeats to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Darren Elkins and Justin Gaethje respectively.
Get the full UFC Fight Night 138 lineup and start times below:
UFC Fight Night 138 Main Card @ 10 PM EST on FS1
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith
Artem Lobov vs. Michael Johnson
Misha Cirkunov vs. Patrick Cummins
Andre Soukhamthath vs. Jonathan Martinez
Ed Herman vs. Gian Villante
Court McGee vs. Alex Garcia
UFC Fight Night 138 Televised Prelims @ 8 PM EST on FS1
Nordine Taleb vs. Sean Strickland
Thibault Gouti vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Chris Fishgold vs. Calvin Kattar
Talita Bernardo vs. Sarah Moras
UFC Fight Night 138 Fight Pass Prelims @ 6:30 PM EST
T’e’Jovan Edwards vs. Don Madge
Arjan Bhullar vs. Marcelo Golm
Stevie Ray vs. Jessin Ayari
Who are you picking to win at this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 138 event in Moncton?
It appears that former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz will not be competing under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden at UFC 230.
“The Stockton Slugger” was expected to face surging lightweight contender Dustin Poirier at the November 3 event in New York, but “The Diamond” was unfortunately forced out with an injury.
Many fight fans were hoping that former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor would step up to fight Nate Diaz on short-notice for a third time at the event.
However, those hopes were quickly crushed when the Irishman’s longtime coach John Kavanagh tweeted the following reminder of McGregor’s UFC medical suspension.
“Medical suspension folks. But Tony v nate??” – John Kavanagh
Sadly, Tony Ferguson vs. Nate Diaz won’t be happening at UFC 230 either.
UFC President Dana White told the LA Times Lance Pugmire that Nate Diaz is “definitely off UFC 230”.
With that said, UFC 230 has now lost two big fights in less than twelve hours.
In addition to the loss of Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier, the November 3 fight card also lost it’s UFC women’s flyweight title fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks.
The one bright note of the day was that a heavyweight title fight between Derrick Lewis and Daniel Cormier had been booked to headline next month’s UFC 230 event.
“The Black Beast” scored a sensational knockout in what was a last second comeback victory over Alexander Volkov at last weekend’s UFC 229 event in Las Vegas.
Nate Diaz has not competed inside the cage since suffering his controversial majority decision loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in August of 2016.
Dana White did not give any hint as to when fight fans can expect to see Diaz back in the cage, or if Nate’s matchup with Poirier would be booked for a later date.
Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor returned to the octagon for the first time since November of 2016 to take on current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov tonight at UFC 229.
Despite his long layoff, Conor McGregor was full of confidence prior to tonight’s UFC 229 showdown with “The Eagle”.
Unfortunately for “Mystic Mac” and his fans, Khabib Nurmagomedov was able to utilize his strong wrestling skills on route to a fourth-round submission victory.
The undefeated Russian was able to secure a rear-naked choke on Conor McGregor in round number four which forced the Irishman to tapout.
Immediately following his UFC 229 victory, Khabib Nurmagomedov proceeded to jump out of the octagon and attack Conor McGregor’s teammate and coach Dillon Danis.
That act sparked a brawl between the two teams which resulted in Conor McGregor taking multiple punches from different members of the Khabib entourage.
Despite what happened moments after the conclusion of tonight’s UFC 229 event, UFC President Dana White announced that Conor McGregor would not be pressing charges.
Shortly following the conclusion of tonight’s UFC 229 post-fight press conference, Conor McGregor took to Twitter with the following message.
“Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.” – Conor McGregor
Would you like to see the UFC book an immediate rematch between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov?