Light Heavyweight Championship – UFC 235 http://ufc235.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:41:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ufc235.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png Light Heavyweight Championship – UFC 235 http://ufc235.com/ 32 32 ‘I always bring it to the max’ – Reinier de Ridder pledges to give Filipino fans a good show https://ufc235.com/i-always-bring-it-to-the-max-reinier-de-ridder-pledges-to-give-filipino-fans-a-good-show/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:35:00 +0000 https://ufc235.com/i-always-bring-it-to-the-max-reinier-de-ridder-pledges-to-give-filipino-fans-a-good-show/ Reinier de Ridder has become a go-to fighter since his ONE Championship debut in 2019. Through his seven inside-the-circle MMA fights, “The Dutch Knight” has won it all, finishing five of his opponents and winning two championships. of the world. At ONE on Prime Video 5, de Ridder will defend his Light Heavyweight World Championship. […]]]>

Reinier de Ridder has become a go-to fighter since his ONE Championship debut in 2019. Through his seven inside-the-circle MMA fights, “The Dutch Knight” has won it all, finishing five of his opponents and winning two championships. of the world.

At ONE on Prime Video 5, de Ridder will defend his Light Heavyweight World Championship. In a contest between two undefeated world champions, ONE Interim World Heavyweight Champion Anatoly Malykhin will drop down a weight class in an attempt to become a two-time champion.

While Reinier de Ridder has dominated his opponents on the ground, Malykhin brings more power than anyone the two-time champion has faced so far.

In an interview with SCMP MMAReinier de Ridder promised to deliver on his side of the hype:

“Of course. I always do. I always take it to the max, I always give it my all. This one won’t be any different. There’s a lot of other good fights out there too.

Watch the full interview below:

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ONE on Prime Video 5 brings one of the biggest cards of the year to ONE Championship. Stacked with four world championship fights, each under a different set of rules, the event will be streamed live and free to North American viewers with an Amazon Prime subscription.


WATCH: Reinier de Ridder smothers Vitaly Bigdash with tough submission

ONE world middleweight and light heavyweight champion Reiner de Ridder is on the cusp of a legendary year inside the circle.

Having already defended his ONE world middleweight title twice this year with two finishes, de Ridder also took part in a grappling match with Andre Galvao. He is now ready for another world title defense.

At ONE on Prime Video 5, Reinier de Ridder will face another undefeated fighter when he takes on ONE interim world heavyweight champion Anatoly Malykhin with the light heavyweight crown on the line.

“The Dutch Knight” last appeared in the circle at ONE 159 in July, where he defended his world middleweight championship by submitting Vitaly Bigdash.

Check out the clip below:

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Both men traded submission attempts throughout the fight, but it was the champ who locked down the fight-ending submission. After taking the top spot, de Ridder looked for a kimura submission which Bigdash came out of while standing against the cage.

During the transition, the champion kept the hold he had established for the kimura and used it to set up a triangle choke by throwing his legs up and around his opponent’s shoulders.

The submission knocked his opponent unconscious, continuing Reiner de Ridder’s incredible run with one of the best finishes of the year.

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Aung La N Sang Predicts Joseph Lasiri Will Have A Rough Night If ‘Good Rodtang Comes Out’ https://ufc235.com/aung-la-n-sang-predicts-joseph-lasiri-will-have-a-rough-night-if-good-rodtang-comes-out/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 04:34:00 +0000 https://ufc235.com/aung-la-n-sang-predicts-joseph-lasiri-will-have-a-rough-night-if-good-rodtang-comes-out/ Former two-division world champion Aung La N Sang thinks Joseph Lasiri may have bitten off more than he can chew. Lasiri, the ONE World Strawweight Muay Thai Champion, will challenge Rodtang Jitmuangnon for the ONE World Flyweight Muay Thai Title at ONE on Prime Video 4 this Friday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. ONE on […]]]>

Former two-division world champion Aung La N Sang thinks Joseph Lasiri may have bitten off more than he can chew.

Lasiri, the ONE World Strawweight Muay Thai Champion, will challenge Rodtang Jitmuangnon for the ONE World Flyweight Muay Thai Title at ONE on Prime Video 4 this Friday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

ONE on Prime Video 4 will be streamed live on Amazon Prime Video and existing subscribers of the app in North America will be able to watch the card for free.

The Myanmar legend, in an interview with ONE Championship, said Lasiri would face a tough exit if Rodtang committed his usual barbaric offense. Aung La N Sang said:

“It’s going to be a tough fight for Joseph. If the right Rodtang comes out, it’s going to be a tough fight for Joseph. Joseph is ready for a tough fight, that’s for sure.

Lasiri, who is on a three-fight winning streak, won the ONE Muay Thai strawweight world title when he knocked out Prajanchai PK.Saenchai in the third round of their fight at ONE 157 last May.

‘The Hurricane’, however, goes back to his former weight class in which Rodtang has reigned supreme since 2019.

Rodtang, who is a perfect 11-0 in his signature matches in ONE Championship, has held the ONE Muay Thai Flyweight World Title since August 2019. ‘The Iron Man’ is also 4-0 in his World Title matches. after beating Jonathan Haggerty twice, Walter Goncalves and Petchdam Petchyindee.


Aung La N Sang sends an aggressive threat to Yushin Okami

While keen to watch Rodtang’s world title defense against Lasiri, Aung La N Sang will also be a busy man this coming weekend.

The former ONE middleweight and light heavyweight world champion will take on Japanese legend Yushin Okami at ONE 163 on Saturday, November 19 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Aung La’s match against Okami is considered the battle of the best middleweight fighters of their generation, and ‘The Burmese Python’ plans to completely dominate ‘Thunder’.

In an interview with ONE Championship, Aung La said:

“I will seek to break it. As soon as we touch gloves, I’m going to try to break it.


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‘Finally, it’s time to shine’ – Petchtanong keen to capitalize on world title shot in Akimoto https://ufc235.com/finally-its-time-to-shine-petchtanong-keen-to-capitalize-on-world-title-shot-in-akimoto/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 04:21:08 +0000 https://ufc235.com/finally-its-time-to-shine-petchtanong-keen-to-capitalize-on-world-title-shot-in-akimoto/ Petchtanong Petchfergus wants to crown his incredible career in combat sports with the greatest honor of all on Saturday, November 19. The Thai striker will challenge Hiroki Akimoto for the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title in the main event of ONE 163, and at 37, the longtime star knows this could be his last chance […]]]>

Petchtanong Petchfergus wants to crown his incredible career in combat sports with the greatest honor of all on Saturday, November 19.

The Thai striker will challenge Hiroki Akimoto for the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title in the main event of ONE 163, and at 37, the longtime star knows this could be his last chance to claim the top prize.

More motivated than ever, Petchtanong feels ready to achieve the goal he has been pursuing since signing a deal to compete in the world’s largest martial arts organization.

And even after racking up an incredible professional record of 357-56-1 in kickboxing and Muay Thai, the Thai striker couldn’t wait for that moment to arrive.

He said:

“When I heard this news [of challenging Akimoto], I was very happy. Everyone knows that was my goal from the first day I joined ONE. Like all fighters, I always dreamed of being the ONE world champion.

“I may have started in ONE with a struggle at the beginning. But I tried to climb into the top five rankings. It took two years – which is longer than I thought, longer than my fellow fighters – but finally, it’s time for me to shine.

Although he feels stronger than ever, Petchtanong knows that time is not on his side.

He’s been in the game for 20 years, and he might not be able to move up the ranks again if he fails against Akimoto on Saturday.

With that in mind, the Udon Thani native has an added sense of urgency to topple the king of bantamweight kickboxing when it comes to punching inside the circle.

He said:

“I would also like to make the most of this opportunity. This may be my last chance for the title before deciding to retire. I’m 37 now. I started this career out of passion, not money.

“I actually planned to retire for a while, but when I lost to Capitan, I became more motivated and wanted redemption. I was determined to come back stronger. I want to prove everyone that I still have great potential even at 37.

“As I said, I fight out of passion to show my skills and abilities. And now I feel like I’m even stronger than a young 20-year-old fighter right now.

Petchtanong trains with Superbon ahead of world title fight

Hiroki Akimoto will be a badass for Petchtanong Petchfergus, but the Thai challenger is preparing for battle alongside one of the best in the business.

Petchtanong honed his skills in Krabi, Thailand, with longtime training partner and reigning ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Champion Superbon Singha Mawynn — and he feels a lot more confident thanks to those sessions.

The veteran said:

“I came to train in Krabi province to find different sparring partners. There I have Superbon as a training partner. He helps me a lot with the techniques and the game plan.

“He gives me advice, reviews my form and corrects my errors. If I practice alone, I will not see my faults. He also watched Akimoto’s game and also analyzed my opponent for me.

Petchtanong knows he will have to overcome a lot to succeed in his world title challenge against Akimoto, but he is not fazed by the difficult task ahead.

Combining his skills and vast experience with the valuable training camp alongside Superbon, the Muay Thai specialist believes his technical abilities will help him secure a monumental victory over his towering 30-year-old rival.

Petchtanong added:

“Akimoto’s strength is his stamina. He is a very strong athlete. His punches and kicks are heavy and he has good cardio to fight through five rounds. He also understands very well the rules of kickboxing, but I am convinced that his skills and techniques are not as good as mine.

“Another thing is that my build is close to his. I can take his hits. Some people may be worried that I can’t handle Hiroki’s powerful strikes like Capitan. But I would say to these people, don’t worry about me in this matter. I’m as tall as Superbon, I can definitely handle his attack power.

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Kade Ruotolo will defend his title at ONE on Prime Video 5 https://ufc235.com/kade-ruotolo-will-defend-his-title-at-one-on-prime-video-5/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 04:41:22 +0000 https://ufc235.com/kade-ruotolo-will-defend-his-title-at-one-on-prime-video-5/ Kade Ruotolo will make the first defense of his lightweight submission wrestling title at ONE on Prime Video 5. The American has been booked to face promotional newcomer Matheus Gabriel in Manila on December 2. Ruotolo won the belt by submitting Uali Kurzhev with a heel hook at ONE on Prime Video 3. He also […]]]>

Kade Ruotolo will make the first defense of his lightweight submission wrestling title at ONE on Prime Video 5. The American has been booked to face promotional newcomer Matheus Gabriel in Manila on December 2.

Ruotolo won the belt by submitting Uali Kurzhev with a heel hook at ONE on Prime Video 3. He also won the ADCC World Championships earlier this year, competing in the 170-pound division.

Gabriel won the IBJJF World Championships at featherweight in 2019 and at lightweight in 2021. He enters this contest on a seven-fight winning streak.

Undefeated Champions

Two undefeated champions will face off at ONE on Prime Video 5. Reinier de Ridder and Anatoly Malykhin will square off, with the former putting his light heavyweight title on the line.

De Ridder (16-0) holds the middleweight and light heavyweight belts. He was talking about moving up to heavyweight in order to fight for a third title.

But instead, Malykhin will descend. He weighed 108.75 kg for his last fight which was at heavyweight, so he will have to lose a little more than 6 kg and pass hydration tests in order to fight for de Ridder’s title.

Malykhin (12-0) holds the interim heavyweight title. He was scheduled to face regular champion Arjan Bhullar and that fight was booked for ONE 161 but the Canadian appears to be injured.

pound for pound

As previously announced, Superbon Banchamek, who established himself as the best pound-for-pound kickboxer on the planet after defeating Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong, Giorgio Petrosyan and Marat Grigorian, will defend his title at ONE on Prime Video 5. He puts the kickboxing title featherweight on the line against Chingiz Allazov.

The fight was originally scheduled for ONE on Prime Video 2 but was scrapped after both men suffered injuries. It will pit the defending champion against the new winner of the Featherweight Grand Prix.

Allazov defeated Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong by decision in the Grand Prix Final at ONE:’X’. He stopped his two previous opponents in the first round of the tournament.

Superbon will go down in history as the man who shocked the world by knocking out Giorgio Petrosyan. He finished the two-time K-1 Max champion with a headbutt at ONE: First Strike’:

long awaited

As previously announced, Roberto Soldic will make his long-awaited ONE Championship debut on December 2. The Croatian welterweight will face Murad Ramazanov in Manila.

The fight is scheduled for MOA Arena and will take place on December 3, which is Saturday morning (local time). Soldic was one of the most sought-after free agents in the sport when his contract with KSW expired earlier this year.

The Croatian was signed by ONE Championship and looks to be a strong contender in the welterweight division.

homecoming queen

Denice Zamboanga will fight in Manila for the first time since 2018. The Filipina has been booked to face Lin Heqin at ONE on Prime Video 5.

Zamboanga hasn’t won a fight in over two years. She was promised a shot at the atomweight title, but she missed it after champion Angela Lee became pregnant.

Instead, Zamboanga had to settle for a spot in the Atomic Weight Grand Prix and was eliminated by Seo Hee Ham. This decision was so controversial that an immediate rematch was ordered, but the result was the same, although this time the Korean won much more clearly.

Heqin has won two out of four fights since signing for ONE Championship. She holds wins over Bi Nguyen and Jomary Torres and her last fight was very close with Itsuki Hirata claiming a narrow decision victory.

Unification of titles

Meanwhile, Allycia Rodrigues and Janet Todd will finally fight at ONE on Prime Video 5. The fight has been going on for several years and will have the undisputed Muay Thai atomweight title on the line.

Rodrigues is the regular champion while Todd holds the interim belt. The Brazilian has been out of action for almost two years after becoming pregnant and giving birth to her first son.

Meanwhile, Todd currently holds the atomic weight kickboxing and interim Muay Thai titles. The American has won her last seven ONE Championship bouts and will be looking to follow in Stamp Fairtex’s footsteps by becoming an undisputed two-sport champion.

Rodrigues is back at Phuket Fight Club preparing for his first title defense. She seems to have been there for nearly three months after returning to Brazil for the birth of her boy:

Local favorite

Eduard Folayang finally has a confirmed opponent for ONE on Prime Video 5. The Filipino will face Edson Barboza at MOA Arena on December 3.

Folayang was originally scheduled to face Yoshihiro Akiyama next month. But the Japanese veteran turned down the fight according to reports in the Philippines.

Folayang (22-12) has lost his last four MMA fights. But he beat John Wayne Parr in a Muay Thai bout at ONE:’X’ earlier this year.

Marquez (10-2) recently earned his first ONE Championship victory at the third attempt. He defeated Kyung Rok Kim by decision after being stopped in his previous two fights for the promotion.

Prime time

The event is scheduled for the MOA Arena in Manila on December 3, which will be a Saturday morning (local time). It will be streamed live by Amazon Prime on Friday night in the United States.

Later today, ONE 164 will take place at the same location. This card will be headlined by a strawweight grudge match between champion Joshua Pacio and challenger Joshua Brooks.

ONE on Prime Video 5, Manila, December 3
Reinier de Ridder (c) vs. Anatoly Malykhin (for the light heavyweight title)
Muay Thai: Allycia Rodrigues (c) vs. Janet Todd (for Atomic Weight Title)
Kickboxing: Superbon Banchamek (c) against Chingiz Allazov (for the featherweight title)
Roberto Soldic vs. Murad Ramazanov (welterweight)
Denice Zamboanga vs. Lin Heqin (atomic weight)
Eduard Folayang vs. Edson Marquez (lightweight)
Submission grappling: Kade Ruotolo vs. Matheus Gabriel (lightweight)

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Beterbiev must defend against Callum Smith after Yarde fight, says WBC president Sulaiman https://ufc235.com/beterbiev-must-defend-against-callum-smith-after-yarde-fight-says-wbc-president-sulaiman/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 21:57:04 +0000 https://ufc235.com/beterbiev-must-defend-against-callum-smith-after-yarde-fight-says-wbc-president-sulaiman/ By Sam Volz: WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman informed the media on Tuesday that IBF/WBC/WBO light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev is set to defend against WBC mandatory Callum Smith after facing WBO mandatory early in the season. 2023. This means that unless the undefeated Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs) vacates his WBC or WBO 175-pound titles, boxing […]]]>

By Sam Volz: WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman informed the media on Tuesday that IBF/WBC/WBO light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev is set to defend against WBC mandatory Callum Smith after facing WBO mandatory early in the season. 2023.

This means that unless the undefeated Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs) vacates his WBC or WBO 175-pound titles, boxing fans won’t get a chance to see him take on WBA champion Dmitry Bivol. in 2023. In other words, the Beterbiev vs. Bivol fight should be pushed back to 2024, and that’s only if both guys win their contests next year.

This is good news for Eddie Hearn as he wants to set up a rematch between Bivol and Canelo Alvarez in May 2023.

Bivol appeared ambivalent about the next battle against Canelo, preferring to face Beterbiev for the undisputed championship at 175.

Although Hearn repeatedly pointed out that Beterbiev likely won’t be available until September 2023 at the earliest, Bivol continued to talk about his preference to face him next rather than fighting Canelo in a rematch.

Now that WBC President Sulaiman has spoken about the need for Beterbiev to make back-to-back mandatory defenses against Yarde (22-2, 21 KOs) and Callum (29-1, 21 KOs), it sets the stage for a Canelo against Rematch Bivol early next year, as long as the Mexican superstar chooses to fight in May.

It will be interesting to see if Bivol changes his mind about not wanting to fight Canelo anymore. If Bivol is still determined to face Canelo in a rematch, even though Beterbiev won’t be available next year, then WBA No. 2 Joshua Buatsi would likely be his next fight. Hearn has already said he would love to do the Bivol vs. Buatsi fight.

If Beterbiev wasn’t focused on fighting for the undisputed championship, he could vacate his WBC and WBO titles and jump straight into a unification bout with Bivol.

The boxing public wouldn’t care if there were only two belts on the line for the Beterbiev vs. Bivol fight instead of four, as their interest in this matchup is due to the quality of these fighters rather than the titles they hold.

Former WBA super middleweight champion Callum, 32, hasn’t done much since moving up to 175 in 2021, beating Lenin Castillo and Mathieu Bauderlique, Lenin Castillo.

Although they are decent lower level contenders, they are a far cry from top contenders in the light heavyweight division like Joshua Buatsi, Joe Smith, Craig Richards or even Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez.

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Bayonne will unveil the statue of the real “Rocky” in the city park on November 12 https://ufc235.com/bayonne-will-unveil-the-statue-of-the-real-rocky-in-the-city-park-on-november-12/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 10:10:00 +0000 https://ufc235.com/bayonne-will-unveil-the-statue-of-the-real-rocky-in-the-city-park-on-november-12/ The tough boxing champ from the streets of Bayonne who inspired the iconic ‘Rocky’ film series and two other movies will never be knocked down again. City officials announced plans last week to unveil a larger-than-life 2,500-pound statue honoring hometown legend Chuck Wepner during a ceremony at Dennis P. Collins Park at noon. November 12. […]]]>

The tough boxing champ from the streets of Bayonne who inspired the iconic ‘Rocky’ film series and two other movies will never be knocked down again.

City officials announced plans last week to unveil a larger-than-life 2,500-pound statue honoring hometown legend Chuck Wepner during a ceremony at Dennis P. Collins Park at noon. November 12.

“The city of Bayonne is very proud of Chuck Wepner,” said Mayor Jimmy Davis. “We are very pleased to have him with us in person on November 12 to enjoy the long-awaited unveiling of the statue, which is sure to become a very popular attraction at Dennis P. Collins Park.”

Wepner, the ultimate underdog who earned the nickname “Bayonne Bleeder”, faced Muhammed Ali for 15 rounds in a fight for the heavyweight championship in 1975. Journeyman Wepner’s effort in the 15-round loss — he’s credited with knocking Ali down in the ninth round — inspired Sylvester Stallone to make the classic boxing movie “Rocky.”

Two biopics, the licensed “Chuck,” starring Lieve Schrieber, and “The Bleeder” also made it to the big screen.

“I’m very honored,” said Wepner, now 83. “It means a lot to me because he will be here much longer than me.”

The New Jersey legend has been battling rectal colon cancer for a few years. He said it made him lose about 40 pounds, to which he joked, “I’m now a light heavyweight instead of a heavyweight.”

Wepner’s 14-year career included 35 wins (17 KOs), 14 losses and two draws. Along the way, he held the New Jersey Heavyweight title and the National Americas Heavyweight title.

The fundraising effort to create the statue was led by Bayonne businessman and longtime Wepner friend Bruce Dillin.

Dillin began working on his vision for the boxing legend’s bronze statue in 2015. In 2017, his next-door neighbor, sculptor Zhen Wu, offered to build the larger-than-life mold for free, only requiring only Dillin to obtain the materials.

It took Wu, a Chinese-born artist and resident of Bayonne, six months to craft the bronze statue.

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Caleb Plant Vs. David Benavidez in early 2023 https://ufc235.com/caleb-plant-vs-david-benavidez-in-early-2023/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 23:15:58 +0000 https://ufc235.com/caleb-plant-vs-david-benavidez-in-early-2023/ Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant has revealed on his Instagram account that he has signed his contract to face interim WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez early next year. For his part, Benavidez, 25 (26-0, 23 KOs) already announced the fight to the media last weekend that his management set him up with the Plant fight (22-1, […]]]>

Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant has revealed on his Instagram account that he has signed his contract to face interim WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez early next year.

For his part, Benavidez, 25 (26-0, 23 KOs) already announced the fight to the media last weekend that his management set him up with the Plant fight (22-1, 13 KOs) for “March” of 2023.

This is the fight Benavidez needs to establish himself as the next star at 168. Benavidez needs a win over Sweethands Plant, a popular fighter with excellent technical skills, and a win over Canelo to become the next big star at 168.

It’s hard to believe Plant took this fight because the conventional wisdom is that he hadn’t wanted to be a part of the younger, stronger, bigger and faster former WBC super middleweight champion Benavidez.

The fact that Plant finally agreed to enter the contest against Benavidez suggests that he understands that unless he gets a big win, he will never get the rematch with Canelo Alvarez, who knocked him out during the 11th found last November.

Plant recently knocked out Anthony Dirrell on October 15, and he later talked about wanting to face the best to get a rematch with Canelo.

It was speculated that Plant was referring to Jermall Charlo and Benavidez. But Jermall has apparently taken a year off boxing after his grueling fight against goalkeeper Juan Macias Montiel last year, leaving Benavidez as the only option to win a rematch with Canelo.

“I went there and I succeeded. Signed contract. See you next year,” said Sweethands Plant on Instagram today.

Hopefully something won’t delay the Plant-Benavidez fight, like an injury.

Plant’s best career wins have come against Anthony Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui. He was doing well against Canelo Alvarez last November until he burned out in the championship rounds and was knocked out in the 11th.

Whether the Plant vs Benavidez fight takes place in January or March, the boxing public will be thrilled to watch them battle it out in what looks to be a semi-final to set up a finals match against the undisputed super middleweight champion. Canelo Alvarez at some point in the future.

Canelo is coming off of hand surgery and he may not be available to fight until September 2023. When he returns he will likely want a tune up rather than fight the Plant-Benavidez winner or maybe being WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol.

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Coming November 2022 https://ufc235.com/coming-november-2022/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://ufc235.com/coming-november-2022/ This month, MMA News will continue to lead the industry in original content, timely reporting and in-depth storytelling with: Original stories: We will continue to be an enabler for the broader news cycle with an unwavering commitment to originality and storytelling. This means that the majority of our daily content will remain stories that were […]]]>

This month, MMA News will continue to lead the industry in original content, timely reporting and in-depth storytelling with:

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November Major Events

Without all the great mixed martial artists and combat athletes competing this month, there would be nothing to write home about! So here are some of the names you can expect to read about this November before and after these events.

UFC Vegas 64: Rodriguez vs. Lemos (November 5, 2022)

Main Event: Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos
Neil Magny vs. Daniel Rodriguez
Chase Sherman vs. Josh Parisien
Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Nate Maness
Grant Dawson vs. Mark Madsen
Maxim Grishin vs. Jailton Almeida
Darrick Minner vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke
Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young
Mario Bautista vs. Benito Lopez
Polyana Viana vs. Jinh Yu Frey
Liudvik Sholinian vs. Johnny Muñoz Jr.
Carlos Candelario vs. Jake Hadley
Tamires Vidal vs. Ramona Pascual

UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira (November 12, 2022)

UFC Middleweight Championship Fight: Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Alex Pereira
UFC Strawweight Championship Fight: Carla Esparza (c) vs. Zhang Weili
Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler
Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez
Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles
Brad Riddell vs. Renato Moicano
Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann
Molly McCann vs. Erin Blanchfield
Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Silvana Gómez Juarez
Michael Trizano vs. Choi Seung-woo
Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar
Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson
Carlos Ulberg vs. Nicolae Negumereanu

Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji (November 13, 2022)

  • Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji (Exhibition)
  • Tommy Fury vs. Paul Bamba (light-heavyweight)

Bellator 288: Nemkov vs. Anderson 2 (November 18, 2022)

Light Heavyweight Championship (Grand Prix Final): Vadim Nemkov (c) vs. Corey Anderson
Lightweight Championship (Grand Prix Final): Patricky Pitbull (c) vs. Usman Nurmagomedov

Daniel Weichel vs. Akhmed Magomedov
Tyrell Fortune vs. Daniel James
Roman Faraldo vs Levan Chokheli
Khasan Askhabov vs. Otto Rodrigues
Lucas Brennan vs. Nick Talavera
Sean Connor Fallon vs Imamshafi Aliyev
Archie Colgan vs. Jesse Hannam
Jaylon Bates vs. Jornel Lugo
Jordan Newman vs. Jayden Taulker
Isaiah Hokit vs. Matias Nader
Vlad Gouvea v Kory Moegenburg
Piotr Niedzielski v Killys Mota

UFC Vegas 65: Lewis vs. Spivac (November 19, 2022)

Main Event: Derrick Lewis vs. Sergey Spivak
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Cody Brundage
André Fialho vs. Muslim Salikhov
Vince Morales vs Jose Johnson
Charles Johnson vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Jennifer Maia vs. Maryna Moroz
Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Maria Oliveira
Kevin Natividad vs. Ricky Turcios
Brady Hiestand vs. Fernie Garcia
Natalia Silva vs. Tereza Bleda
William Knight vs. Marcin Prachnio
Jack Della Maddalena vs. Danny Roberts
Ion Cuțelaba vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu

Hasim Rahman Jr. vs. Vitor Belfort (November 19, 2022)

Main Event: Hasim Rahman Jr vs.. Vitor Belfort
Josh Brueckner vs. Chase De Moor
King Kenny vs. DK Money
Crocs vs. 6ar6ie6
Minikov vs. Nick Joseph
Deen the Great vs. Walid Sharks
Ice Poseidon vs. Brandon Buckingham

2022 PFL Championships (November 25, 2022)

Women’s Lightweight Championship Final: Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco
Featherweight Championship Final: Brendan Loughnane vs. Bubba Jenkins
Lightweight Championship Final: Stevie Ray vs. O. Aubin-Mercier
Light Heavyweight Championship Final: Omari Akhmedov vs. Rob Wilkinson
Heavyweight Championship Final: Ante Delija vs. Matheus Scheffel
Welterweight Championship Final: Dilano Taylor vs. Sadibou Sy
Shane Burgos vs. Marlon Moraes
Dakota Ditcheva vs. K. Corogenes
Natan Schulte vs. Jeremy Stephens
Julia Budd vs. Aspen Ladd
Mr. Magomedkerimov vs. Gleison Tibau
Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Tom Graesser

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Khalil Rountree wins questionable decision over Dustin Jacoby at UFC Vegas 63 https://ufc235.com/khalil-rountree-wins-questionable-decision-over-dustin-jacoby-at-ufc-vegas-63/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 23:39:29 +0000 https://ufc235.com/khalil-rountree-wins-questionable-decision-over-dustin-jacoby-at-ufc-vegas-63/ The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, October 29, 2022, for UFC Vegas 63, headlined by a featherweight clash between no. 5 ranked Calvin Kattar (23-6) and no. 6 ranked Arnold Allen (18-1). The main card opener tonight was a light heavyweight bout between Dustin Jacoby (18-5-1) and Khalil Rountree (10-5). Jacoby had gone […]]]>

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, October 29, 2022, for UFC Vegas 63, headlined by a featherweight clash between no. 5 ranked Calvin Kattar (23-6) and no. 6 ranked Arnold Allen (18-1).

The main card opener tonight was a light heavyweight bout between Dustin Jacoby (18-5-1) and Khalil Rountree (10-5).

Jacoby had gone 8-0-1 since returning to competitive MMA (6-0-1 UFC) following his 18-fight tenure in pro kickboxing, while Rountree entered the fight on a two-fight knockout streak. himself.

One is a professional kickboxer (Jacoby) who has twice fought world champions Simon Marcus, Alex Pereira, among others, and the other (Rountree) is in Thailand working on his Muay Thai for his camps since 2019.

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Keep reading to see how this 205-pound encounter unfolded:

Official result: Khalil Rountree defeated. Dustin Jacoby via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Rountree opens the fight very aggressively, bringing Jacoby down and throwing heavy punches. Jacoby is however able to telegraph most of them, only letting a few pass.

Jacoby, being the tech on the feet that he is, begins to separate Rountree, landing some nice punches to the head and body, as well as leg kicks and kicks to the middle.

Rountree begins to fade and Jacoby begins to beat him to the punch on every rally. He’s able to find some success with a few leg kicks and a big left hook a little later in the second, but he’s replenished throughout this fight.

Rountree has his best round in the final five minutes, as he is able to land plenty of hard left hands, and even a number of knees to Jacoby’s body and head. He really made it, even though it seemed like it was a bit too late, and Jacoby always got ahead of him in every individual lap.

It was a very controversial decision, Dustin Jacoby deserved to win this fight.

Nonetheless, Khalil Rountree improves his winning streak to three in a row inside the octagon at UFC Vegas 63.

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Boxing News – Eddie Hearn: Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora ​​is an ‘unwanted trilogy’ https://ufc235.com/boxing-news-eddie-hearn-tyson-fury-vs-derek-chisora-is-an-unwanted-trilogy/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 12:00:01 +0000 https://ufc235.com/boxing-news-eddie-hearn-tyson-fury-vs-derek-chisora-is-an-unwanted-trilogy/ Matchroom Sport chairman Eddie Hearn is never far from the eye of the storm. The past few weeks have seen him at the center of two of boxing’s biggest stories. Hearn had pivotal roles to play in both the Conor Benn clomiphene scandal and the collapse of the Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fight. These […]]]>

Matchroom Sport chairman Eddie Hearn is never far from the eye of the storm. The past few weeks have seen him at the center of two of boxing’s biggest stories. Hearn had pivotal roles to play in both the Conor Benn clomiphene scandal and the collapse of the Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fight. These were just two of the items on the agenda when The Sportsman spoke to Eddie for the Lightweight Boxing Show.

We spoke to Hearn ahead of Katie Taylor’s highly anticipated return to the ring this Saturday against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal. The promoter spoke to us about Taylor’s present and future, what’s next for Anthony Joshua, Jake Paul and more in a wide-ranging conversation.

This is the first time we’ve seen Katie Taylor in a ring since her instant classic with Amanda Serrano in New York. Are you excited to see Taylor again?

It’s been a tough few weeks for boxing, so I think Katie is the perfect remedy for that. She is a shining light for the sport and that night in Madison Square Garden was one of the greatest nights the sport has ever seen. There were people who were in the arena saying it was their best night watching the sport.

“She has a tough fight against Karen Carabajal because she is a mandatory challenger and she is 19-0. People assume that Katie Taylor will overcome these kinds of challenges, but I think it will be a very good fight and she is more motivated than ever to continue dominating the sport.

What do you think of the challenger, the undefeated Karen Elizabeth Carabajal?

The reason we went to this fight was because of the mandatory challenger situation. Having all those belts means you have to face all those mandatory challengers and I’m glad we have a proper challenge because sometimes you have to fight an opponent that’s not your choice and you get blamed if the fight doesn’t go down. t lives up to the hype. This fight with Carabajal is a good example of how someone earned a title shot when she got those 19 wins and she deserves a title shot.

“The problem for Katie is that a lot of these challengers will be able to fight her and really up their game. The danger for Katie is that she doesn’t raise her game because people expect her to win. Carabajal thinks “Wow, one victory and I’ve beaten a sports legend and I’m the undisputed champion”. She’s going to be very hungry and it’s going to be a tricky fight.

What about the undercard? What are you most looking forward to?

“My favorite fight on the card is definitely Kiko Martínez and Jordan Gill. This is a fight that should really make the headlines. Kiko Martínez is that little bee that doesn’t want to leave. Even when people said he was done, he fought Kid Galahad and got his ears cut off, before coming back in the sixth round and knocking him out and becoming world champion. He then came back and had a brilliant fight with Josh Warrington. Warrington won the fight, but in the process he got his jaw broken. Kiko Martínez is a horrible fighter to face and Jordan Gill will take Kiko out early in the fight, but Kiko won’t stop.

Jordan Gill’s last fight against Karim Guerfi, when he had two burst eardrums and had to sit against the ropes because he couldn’t get up, he landed that knockout punch and that was the one of the greatest wins I have ever seen. This fight will be a formidable fight.

The sportsman recently spoke with Chantelle Cameron and she expressed interest in a fight with Taylor. Amanda Serrano’s rematch is another option. What are your plans for Katie after the Carabajal fight?

“Chantelle Cameron has a huge fight coming up against Jessica McCaskill in Abu Dhabi for the undisputed super lightweight championship. If she wins that, then with Chantelle undisputed at 140lbs and Katie undisputed at 135lbs, it could be a huge fight.

The fight that Katie and all of us have our eyes on is the Amanda Serrano rematch. Even though Katie won the first fight, it was a close fight and one of the best fights anyone has ever seen. We want to do it again in Croke Park next spring or summer. If Katie can get past Carabajal on Saturday then hopefully we will open rematch talks with the Serrano team and get it done.

This Abu Dhabi show will be headlined by Dmitry Bivol’s WBA light heavyweight title defense against Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez. Can you tell us about the map?

It’s one of the best maps we’ve ever made, top to bottom. Dmitry Bivol against Gilberto Ramírez for the WBA light heavyweight title is one of the best fights in boxing. Bivol is now the pound-for-pound star after beating Canelo Álvarez and Zurdo is now unbeaten in 44 fights and is also a former super middleweight champion.

The co-main event of this bout is the undisputed welterweight (title) bout between Chantelle Cameron and Jessica McCaskill. Incredible fight. Manchester’s Zelfa Barrett has her chance to become world champion against Shavkat Rakhimov. If you’re lucky enough to be there live or tune in to DAZN, it’s going to be a fantastic night of boxing.

If Bivol wins, do you think of a rematch with ‘Canelo’ Alvarez?

“It’s definitely a fight that Canelo Álvarez wants because he wants to avenge this loss. For Bivol it’s an interesting fight, a big money fight, but he intends to become undisputed champion in the middle division. Canelo will be watching closely next week to see if Bivol can win, but I’m sure he’ll want Zurdo to win because he’s Mexican. If Dimtry Bivol is victorious, that will definitely open talks between Canelo and Bivol for Cinco of Mayo next year.

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What do you think of Tyson Fury’s third fight with Derek Chisora?

It’s tough because Derek is my buddy, but obviously I saw the reaction from the audience and how disappointed they are with the fight. The fact that Tyson has beaten Derek twice already makes the fight a tough sell. Tyson Fury was always going to pick an “easy” fight for Dec. 3 ultimately and we thought it would be Manuel Charr, but since he was met with such disdain from social media, they went with Derek Chisora. in place.

If Tyson hadn’t already beaten Derek twice, then two Brits going head-to-head is a choice we would have understood. The reason people are unhappy with this fight is because it’s an unwanted trilogy.

Do you expect the WBC heavyweight title showdown to sell out the Tottenham Hotspur stadium?

They said they already sold 50,000 tickets, so I think the fight will sell out the stadium. Tyson Fury is a big name and people know who Derek Chisora ​​is. It’s a little weird, 3rd December with no roof, but we Brits are a little crazy and think it’s funny, so we’re going to come anyway. They’ll need a solid undercard because I don’t think it’s going to break any pay-per-view records, but it could have been a lot worse. If Tyson had fought Manuel Charr, then maybe no one would have shown up.

Do you think Fury always intended to fight Chisora, or was he serious about Anthony Joshua negotiations in your opinion?

I’m sure each side is to blame for why this fight didn’t happen quickly. If you have a brain in your head then get this, we were given a one day deadline where the fight had to be signed as Tyson Fury wanted to move on and find out who he was fighting on December 3rd. Four weeks later he signed a contract for a fight with Derek Chisora, so throughout that process he negotiated with Derek Chisora.

Why were we given a deadline when Derek Chisora ​​had three or four more weeks to make his decision? That’s all you need to know.

With Fury tied up, what’s Joshua’s next move?

I think it’s more realistic that he fights early next year. Cristobal Arreola said he was negotiating a fight with AJ but we didn’t have a single conversation with him. I have no idea where it comes from.

I think the fight is Dillian Whyte versus Anthony Joshua. Dillian has his own tough fight on Nov. 26 with Jermaine Franklin, but I don’t think AJ wants an easy fight. He realizes that every side is tough and every fight is tough. He’d rather be in the biggest fight available and obviously we’re working with both guys so that’s a fight that could be done for Feb or March 2023. We’ll see if Dillian Whyte can beat Jermaine Franklin and then see if that fight can be next for AJ.

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What’s the latest on Conor Benn’s situation after Chris Eubank Jr fight collapse?

There’s a legal process going on right now with hearings and so on, but Conor Benn wants to come before the media. It’s difficult for us because I don’t mind talking about the process that went on, but I can’t talk about things that may upset his legal hearing.

From our point of view, we want his case to be heard because he is found guilty or not guilty, whether there is no ban, a six-month ban, a one-year ban or a two-year ban, until that happens, we can’t budge on. It’s all happening behind the scenes now and he’s obviously in a really big fight for his own career and you’ll be hearing from him this week as he wants to appear in front of the media as he couldn’t say anything either.

Jake Paul faces his toughest challenge yet this weekend when he takes on Anderson Silva. How do you think he’ll do?
Anderson Silva is 48 now, but he’s an MMA legend. He’s also a decent striker, and he obviously has that win over a very faded Julio César Chávez Jr. I just expect Jake to be a little too cool for him.

Looking at Jake, he definitely improves as a fighter. You can see that. He’s in good shape and a strong young man, but he probably won’t get as much credit as he deserves if he wins because the argument that he didn’t beat a boxer will stick. Silva is definitely his toughest challenge yet and if he wins he should get the proper credit.

What level do you see Paul competing at if he moves on to fight professional boxers?

I don’t think he’s terrible, but he’s definitely not going to compete at world level. Again, we shouldn’t really hit it because a lot of fighters try to compete at the world level but won’t make it to that level either, and that’s no shame because it’s a very hard thing to do. He is improving and he has dedicated his time to the sport. Good luck to him.

taylor to KO carabajal: 5/2*

*18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds are subject to change

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