José Aldo (c) vs. Max Holloway (ic) (Unified UFC Featherweight Championship) Cláudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (Women's Strawweight Bout) Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt (Middleweight Bout) Paulo Borrachinha vs. Oluwale Bamgbose (Middleweight Bout) Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros (Welterweight Bout)
Preliminary Card (Live on FS1 @ 8PM EST)
Raphael Assunção vs. Marlon Moraes (Bantamweight Bout) Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Eric Spicely (Middleweight Bout) Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez (Bantamweight Bout) Iuri Alcântara vs. Brian Kelleher (Bantamweight Bout)
Early Prelims (Live on UFC Fight Pass @ 6:30PM EST)
Viviane Pereira vs. Jamie Moyle (Women's Strawweight Bout) Luan Chagas vs. Jim Wallhead (Welterweight Bout) Marco Beltrán vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (Flyweight Bout)
I actually thought that it seems to be getting a tad better each time out and was a pretty decent fight until later in the third. Still got a long ways to go on that front, though it seems like a moot point now.
Not gonna lie, part of me was hoping he would win so he'd likely get a top 5 match up or potentially a title shot and get cut to pieces. Nothing against him personally, but just think it would be entertaining.
Pending no 11th hour illnesses tonight's card is stacked
Main Card (Live on PPV @ 10PM EST)
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Jon Jones (Light Heavyweight Title) Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Demian Maia (Welterweight Title) Cristiane Justino vs. Tonya Evinger (Vacant Women's Featherweight Title) Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone (Welterweight Bout) Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir (Light Heavyweight Bout)
Preliminary Card (Live on FXX @ 8PM EST)
Ricardo Lamas vs. Jason Knight (Featherweight Bout) Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barão (140 lb Catchweight) Brian Ortega vs. Renato Moicano (Featherweight Bout) Andre Fili vs. Calvin Kattar (Featherweight Bout) Preliminary Card (Live on UFC Fight Pass @ 630PM EST)
Kailin Curran vs. Alexandra Albu (Women's Strawweight) Eric Shelton vs. Jarred Brooks (Flyweight) Josh Burkman vs. Drew Dober (Lightweight)
LOL, Brock Lesnar doesn't want that fight. He'll get embarrassed. Lesnar would have a pretty large size advantage and still get destroyed and made to look silly. Lesnar's striking has never been that great and Jones would pick him apart at range forcing Lesnar to turtle up. Lesnar is 40 and by the time this fight could happen would be pushing 41 and well passed his prime. I am a huge Lesnar supporter but a guy like Jon Jones there simply is no upside to taking the fight for Lesnar and it's very likely he gets the Cormier treatment.
Smart fight for Jones to angle for, since I can see Brock being cocky enough to take it, and it's a big name and big money win for Bonesy.
Jones did a great job rehabbing his image in the post-fight with Cormier. Now just have to sit and wait to see if he can go a month without flunking a drug test or backing over an old lady in a parking lot after spilling his cocaine on the floor.
Michael Bisping (c) vs. Georges St-Pierre (Middleweight Title) Cody Garbrandt (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw(Bantamweight Title) Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) vs. Rose Namajunas (Women's Strawweight Title) Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal (Welterweight Bout) Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Costa (Middleweight Bout)
Preliminary Card (Live on Fox Sports 1 8PM)
James Vick vs. Joseph Duffy (Lightweight Bout) Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer (Heavyweight Bout) Ovince Saint Preux vs. Corey Anderson (Light Heavyweight Bout) Randy Brown vs. Mickey Gall (Welterweight Bout)
Preliminary Card ( Live on UFC Fight Pass @ 7PM)
Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Curtis Blaydes (Heavyweight Bout) Aiemann Zahabi vs. Ricardo Ramos (Bantamweight Bout)
Joanna losing isn't shocking as "Thug Rose" is a beast when focused BUT I never would have picked her winning after Joanna tapped to strikes. Garbrandt probably would have finished TJ in the first if he had a little more time. Overall though I think he was putting too much into his punches trying to go for the K.O. with every shot and it cost him. As for GSP/Bisping, seemed like Bisping was way too tentative and holding back which is odd for a guy who was the larger opponent. In the long run I don't think 185 is the best fit for GSP but he still made history and really didn't show much in the way of ring rust at all. I'd certainly argue that he was up on the scorecards prior to him getting the submission. Hard to argue GSP's status as one of the greatest of the sport.
Guess the UFC buckled to her money demands since they were in a bad spot. They still need something else though as neither woman moves PPVs.
While money is certainly on Cyborg, I could see a scenario in which Holm wins. Holm's style is based strictly around her opponent being aggressive and her counter punching/kicking. Adversely when she is in there with a more technical strikes who pick their spot we see those ugly fights where Holly just circles around and hardly throws. One thing is for sure, Cyborg is coming after her.