Women’s Bantamweight – UFC 235 http://ufc235.com/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 03:02:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ufc235.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png Women’s Bantamweight – UFC 235 http://ufc235.com/ 32 32 UFC 276 card, date, venue, tickets, Adesanya vs Cannonier https://ufc235.com/ufc-276-card-date-venue-tickets-adesanya-vs-cannonier/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 00:38:10 +0000 https://ufc235.com/ufc-276-card-date-venue-tickets-adesanya-vs-cannonier/ UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier airs live on pay-per-view from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, July 2. The fight card features a series of MMA bouts with two titles contested in the show’s headliner. The date the event will be streamed live in the UK and Australia is Sunday, July 3. Advertisement […]]]>

UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier airs live on pay-per-view from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, July 2. The fight card features a series of MMA bouts with two titles contested in the show’s headliner. The date the event will be streamed live in the UK and Australia is Sunday, July 3.

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In the main event, Israel Adesanya (22-1) makes the fifth defense of his middleweight title against Jared Cannonier (15-5). The champ is coming off a unanimous decision win over former titleholder Robert Whittaker in the rematch. The challenger won his previous fight by second-round knockout against Derek Brunson.

In the co-main event, Alexander Volkanovski (24-1) makes the fourth defense of his featherweight title against former champion Max Holloway (23-6) in their trilogy bout. On the 21-fight winning streak, Volkanovski stopped Chan Sung Jung in the fourth round last time out, after getting a UD against Brian Ortega and a pair of decision victories against Holloway. The latter earned back-to-back unanimous decision wins over Yair Rodriguez and Calvin Kattar, and is now making the next attempt to reclaim the belt.

Also on the PPV card, Sean Strickland (25-3) takes on Alex Pereira (5-1) at middleweight. Additionally, Pedro Munhoz (19-7) and Sean O’Malley (15-1) are fighting at bantamweight.


UFC 276 Tickets

Tickets for UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier are on sale. The location is T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The date is Saturday, July 2. Tickets can be purchased through TicketNetwork as good as StubHub and lively seats.


UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier date and time in the United States

MMA fans in the United States can watch the live stream of UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier on ESPN+ PPV. The date is Saturday, July 2. Start time is 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

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UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier UK date and time

The date and time for UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier UK is scheduled for Sunday July 3 at 3am BST. Fans can watch the event live on BT Sport.

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UFC 276 Adesanya vs Cannonier Date and Time in Australia

The live broadcast date and time for UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier in Australia is Sunday, July 3 at 12 p.m. AEST. The live stream is available on Kayo.

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UFC 276 preliminaries

The top of the UFC 276 preliminary card pits Brad Riddell (10-2) and Jalin Turner (12-5) at lightweight. Also on the card are a trio of welterweight matchups, as Robbie Lawler (29-15) takes on Bryan Barberena (17-8), Ian Garry (9-0) meets Gabe Green (11-3) and Jim Miller ( 34-16). ) takes on Donald Cerrone (36-16).

In early UFC 276 preliminaries, Uriah Hall (18-10) faces Andre Muniz (22-4) at middleweight, Jessica Eye (15-10) faces Maycee Barber (10-2) at women’s flyweight and Brad Tavares (19-7) takes on Dricus Du Plessis (16-2) at middleweight. Additionally, Jessica-Rose Clark (11-7) and Julija Stoliarenko (9-7-1) meet at women’s bantamweight.


UFC 276 range

The stream UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Canonnier the range is as follows:

Main board

  • Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier – Adesanya’s UFC middleweight title
  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway – Volkanovski’s UFC featherweight title
  • Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira
  • Sean O’Malley vs. Pedro Munhoz

Preliminary map

  • Brad Riddell vs. Jalin Turner
  • Robbie Lawler vs. Bryan Barberena
  • Ian Garry vs. Gabriel Green
  • Jim Miller vs. Donald Cerrone

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Early Preliminary Map

  • Uriah Hall vs. Andre Muniz
  • Jessica Eye vs. Maycee Barber
  • Brad Tavares vs Dricus du Plessis
  • Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Julija Stoliarenko

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What time is Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai tonight? Ringwalks, running order, streaming, how to watch https://ufc235.com/what-time-is-jesse-rodriguez-vs-srisaket-sor-rungvisai-tonight-ringwalks-running-order-streaming-how-to-watch/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 08:24:30 +0000 https://ufc235.com/what-time-is-jesse-rodriguez-vs-srisaket-sor-rungvisai-tonight-ringwalks-running-order-streaming-how-to-watch/ Boxing’s youngest current world champion highlights a busy card Saturday for his first title defense as Jesse Rodriguez puts his WBC super flyweight belt on the line as he takes on former WBC double titlist Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas. The event can be seen worldwide, live and exclusively […]]]>

Boxing’s youngest current world champion highlights a busy card Saturday for his first title defense as Jesse Rodriguez puts his WBC super flyweight belt on the line as he takes on former WBC double titlist Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas. The event can be seen worldwide, live and exclusively on DAZN tonight (excluding Thailand and Uzbekistan).

Two more world title fights are on the bill with Murodjon Akhmadaliev defending her IBF and WBA (super) super bantamweight titles against Ronny Rios, while undisputed women’s welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill puts all four of her belts on the line when she confronts Alma Ibarra.

Rungvisai was supposed to face Carlos Cuadras for the vacant WBC title in February. But, about a week before the fight, Rungvisai had to withdraw due to illness. Rodriguez, already on the undercard, stepped into the plate. The 22-year-old dropped Cuadras en route to a decisive victory to win the first major world title of his career. Now he returns to his hometown as a world champion.

“Fighting a guy like Rungvisai is going to take me to a whole new level,” Rodriguez said in a statement recently.

“He’s a great fighter, but it’s my turn now. You have to take risks in this sport. That’s what special fighters do. They said it was a risk that I was challenging for a world title fight on short notice, and now they say it’s a risk taking on a fighter like Rungvisai, but that’s what I want. These are the types of fights you need to be remembered by fans long after your career is over.

“I always said my brother and I were going to bring the big fights back to San Antonio, and this is just the beginning. We’re so proud to be from this town, and we get that love back from the people there. , so it will be a special night.

Rungvisai has not competed in the United States since losing his WBC bracelet to Juan Francisco Estrada in April 2019. His last three fights have been in his native Thailand. He returns to the United States with the aim of becoming a three-time WBC champion.

“I’m very excited for this opportunity to fight for the WBC world title,” Rungvisai said.

“I will do my best to win the WBC world title and become the first three-time WBC world champion in Thailand’s history.”

Here’s everything you need to know about Jesse Rodriguez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.

Jesse Rodriguez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai fight date, start time tonight

  • Date: Saturday May 7
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST
  • Main Event Ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. BST

The main card is set to kick off at 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST with main event ring walks scheduled for 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. BST. These times could change due to the length of the undercard fights.

Can I watch Rodriguez vs. Rungvisai on DAZN?

The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries around the world (excluding Mexico and Latin America). You can purchase a subscription here . However, if you’re in Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, you need to download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play Store and then sign up from there, rather than through a web browser.

What devices are supported on DAZN?

DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com (excluding Argentina, Chile and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:

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Where is the Rodriguez vs. Rungvisai fight tonight?

The fight takes place at Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas.

File and biography of Jesse Rodriguez

  • Nationality: American
  • Date of Birth: January 20, 2000
  • Height: 5-4
  • Reach: 67 inches
  • Total fights: 15
  • Registration: 15-0 with ten knockouts

Recording and biography of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

  • Nationality: Thai
  • Date of Birth: December 8, 1986
  • Height: 5-3
  • Reach: 63 inches
  • Total fights: 56
  • Registration: 50-5-1 with 43 KOs

Jesse Rodriguez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai fight card

  • Jesse Rodriguez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for Rodriguez’s WBC Junior bantamweight title
  • Murodjon Akhmadaliev vs. Ronny Rios for Akhmadaliev’s IBF/WBA Junior Featherweight Titles
  • Jessica McCaskill vs. Alma Ibarra for McCaskill’s WBC/IBF/WBO/WBA women’s welterweight titles
  • Raymond Ford vs. Richard Medina Jr.; Lightweight
  • Nikita Ababiy vs. Noe Larios Jr.; Average weight
  • Jesus Martinez vs. Keven Monroy; super bantamweight

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Umar Nurmagomedov keen to make a name for himself as he eyes big things in the UFC https://ufc235.com/umar-nurmagomedov-keen-to-make-a-name-for-himself-as-he-eyes-big-things-in-the-ufc/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 18:38:55 +0000 https://ufc235.com/umar-nurmagomedov-keen-to-make-a-name-for-himself-as-he-eyes-big-things-in-the-ufc/ LAS VEGAS — The weight of expectation has brought down many great athletes. Expectations only increase when you’re tied to one of the best in your sport. This is where Umar Nurmagomedov ends up. His cousin, former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, is arguably the greatest MMA fighter in the sport’s brief history. Umar shares […]]]>

LAS VEGAS — The weight of expectation has brought down many great athletes. Expectations only increase when you’re tied to one of the best in your sport.

This is where Umar Nurmagomedov ends up. His cousin, former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, is arguably the greatest MMA fighter in the sport’s brief history.

Umar shares the name Khabib. Like Khabib, he is undefeated in his MMA campaign. And he wears the familiar Papakha that Khabib has made so famous in MMA circles.

So far, however, Umar has shown no signs of being weighed down by the inevitable comparisons to his legendary cousin, who now serves as his coach.

Umar is 14-0 overall in MMA and 2-0 in the UFC heading into Saturday’s three-round bantamweight bout at Apex against Nate Maness. Nurmagomedov picked up submission victories over Sergey Morozov and Brian Kelleher in his first two UFC fights.

Javier Mendez, one of his trainers, has managed some of the best MMA fighters of all time including Khabib Nurmagomedov, former UFC heavyweight champions Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez and former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.

Umar has the talent, Mendez said, to eventually put his name to those types of fighters.

“He will beat everyone [in his division]”, Mendez said. “He could fight for the title now, but it’s better to give him a few more fights to give him experience.

Given that he is unranked, he is far from a title shot. The bantamweight division is filled with elite athletes hoping to try their luck against champion Aljamain Sterling, it will soon get even deeper. Former champion Henry Cejudo has returned to USADA’s doping testing pool and plans to compete later this year.

Sterling will next defend against No. 2 TJ Dillashaw, but even fighters 11-15 in the UFC bantamweight rankings are imposing. Ricky Simon and Frankie Edgar are tied for 11th, with Sean O’Malley at 13, Jack Shore at 14 and Adrian Yanez at 15.

Umar Nurmagomedov, at -1,100, is the biggest favorite for Saturday’s UFC Vegas 57 card at BetMGM. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Like his cousin, however, Umar exudes confidence. And while he’s not making waves and expressing respect for Maness, he thinks he’s ready for the best. He would like to see ranked fighters next, if possible.

“I think I’m ready for these guys,” he said. “I don’t want to push, but if they give me a Top 15, whoever, I’m ready. I know that. I can compete with these guys. But I don’t know who they’re going to put me against after this fight. We’ll see.”

At the highest levels of MMA, it’s almost as much of a mental challenge as it is a physical one. All opponents are highly skilled and capable of doing things most mere mortals can’t even imagine.

It’s always an adjustment for newcomers to the UFC. Regionally, they often overwhelm much less talented opposition with their physical skills. But when they come to the UFC, they face opponents who have skills similar to theirs.

Mendez knows that because of the surname, there will be a microscope on Umar with many comparisons to Khabib.

But Umar grew up in Dagestan, Russia, training with Khabib, top lightweight contender Islam Makhachev and other elite fighters and is familiar with the scrutiny.

“He will succeed and he has 100% the mentality of [deal with comparisons to Khabib]”, Mendez said. “Khabib, Umar and Islam did not need my help with the mental training of the Dagestan crew.”

Umar has the patience to get by. He wants to get to the top as soon as possible and doesn’t think he needs to be fed with less opposition.

But through his talks with Khabib and Makhachev, he learned to understand the business aspects of the sport. Above all, he understands he’s not going to make the calls when it comes to his opposition.

“I want [move] quickly,” he said. “But we have to see how it’s going to go, who [the UFC] put against me. They choose. I have to show my skills and I have to show how I can fight and perform well. That’s it. I have to do my job and they have to do their job.

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Tsarukyan vs Gamrot Live Full Fight Card https://ufc235.com/tsarukyan-vs-gamrot-live-full-fight-card/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 18:07:51 +0000 https://ufc235.com/tsarukyan-vs-gamrot-live-full-fight-card/ UFC Vegas 57: Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot – UFC is ready with another action packed event and this time it’s UFC Vegas 57. Everything is set to roll from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas Nevada on June 25-26 here in India. Check out the full fight card for the event. Follow live […]]]>

UFC Vegas 57: Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot – UFC is ready with another action packed event and this time it’s UFC Vegas 57. Everything is set to roll from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas Nevada on June 25-26 here in India.

Check out the full fight card for the event. Follow live updates from UFC Vegas 57 with InsideSport.IN

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UFC Vegas 57: Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot Check out the full fight card, follow live updates

UFC Vegas 57: Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot Check out the full fight card, follow live updates

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Arman Tsarukyan vs Mateusz Gamrot: The clash between the 15 top-ranked lightweights would headline the Main Event of UFC Vegas 57.

Tsarukyan is ranked 11th, while Gamrot is currently ranked 12th in the UFC lightweight rankings.

Gamrot is a great wrestler and grappler but he would be tested against Tsarukyan’s aggressiveness and the same goes for him, he too would be tested with the high level wrestling skills as his only defeat in UFC is occurred against Islam Makhachev, who himself is a great wrestler.

Arman is on a five-fight winning streak and, on the other hand, Mateusz is rising with a 3-fight winning streak.

Check out the full UFC Vegas 57 match card

UFC Vegas 57 Main Card

Lightweight: Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot

Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov

Heavy weights: Josh Parisien against Alan Baudot

Lightweight: Thiago Moisés vs. Christos Giagos

Bantam-weight: Nate Maness vs. Umar Nurmagomedov

Average weight: Chris Curtis vs. Rodolfo Vieira

UFC Vegas 57 preliminary card

Light heavyweight: Carlos Ulberg vs. Tafon Nchukwi

Lightweight: Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs. TJ Brown

Bantam-weight: Raulian Paiva vs. Sergei Morozov

Flyweight: JP Buys vs. Cody Durden

Bantam-weight: Brian Kelleher vs. Mario Bautista

Women’s Straw Weight: Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Jinh Yu Frey

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5 predictions for Bellator 282 https://ufc235.com/5-predictions-for-bellator-282/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 20:52:29 +0000 https://ufc235.com/5-predictions-for-bellator-282/ After back-to-back events overseas, Bellator returns to the United States for an event at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The arena has become a familiar place for the promotion as they have held events there frequently since 2020. This will be their first event in over a month, which is surprising considering how much […]]]>

After back-to-back events overseas, Bellator returns to the United States for an event at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The arena has become a familiar place for the promotion as they have held events there frequently since 2020.

This will be their first event in over a month, which is surprising considering how much momentum they could have gained.

The event will be headlined by a title fight as middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi defends against Johnny Eblen. The division is loaded with many up-and-coming fighters, including Eblen, who will look to capitalize on the opportunity.

The ongoing Bantamweight Grand Prix will also be featured at the event. After earning their place in the tournament, Danny Sabatello and Enrique Barzola will face the toughest test of their respective careers.

Sabatello will face Leandro Higo, while Barzola will face Magomed Magomedov. This list will look at five bold predictions for Bellator 282.


#5 Bellator middleweight Anatoly Tokov will extend his winning streak to seven

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Bellator No. 5 middleweight Anatoly Tokov is one of the best middleweights in the promotion. After a two-year layoff, Tokov returned last October and picked up where he left off. He picked up a split decision victory over Sharaf Davlatmurodov in front of his home crowd.

Since joining the promotion in 2017, he has yet to taste defeat inside the cage. Middleweight FedorTeam is currently riding a 6-fight winning streak which includes a victory over former middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko.

He is looking to pick up 7 straight wins when he fights Muhammad Abdullah in the preliminary part of the event.

Abdullah has a 10-5 record in MMA and is coming off a win over Erick Lozano, whose record was 12-19. Based on the difference in quality of opponents and Abdullah being 36, Tokov should be the betting favourite.

Tokov has a big opportunity as a decisive win could possibly earn him a title shot. With Mousasi defending his title against Eblen in the main event, Tokov could challenge for the winner.

#4. Cat Zingano will beat Pam Sorenson for Bellator women’s featherweight title shot

Bellator matchmakers will likely be watching the prelims closely when Cat Zingano takes on Pam Sorenson. Since joining the promotion, Zingano has been the one many believe could be a tough challenger for Cris Cyborg. The fight has yet to materialize, but now could be the perfect time.

After the promotion missed out on signing Kayla Harrison, Cyborg vs. Zingano seemed like the best option available. “Alpha” has won back-to-back fights since joining the promotion and a third straight win could earn her a shot at the women’s featherweight title.

It’s also understandable that Zingano would want one more fight before accepting a bout with the champion. She hasn’t fought since last April, when she submitted Olivia Parker. So this upcoming fight with Sorenson could be a tough challenge and a tune-up fight at the same time.


Bellator No. 3-ranked lightweight Alexander Shabliy will beat Brent Primus and enter the top 5

Alexander Shabliy will take a big step up in the competition when he takes on former Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus. He’s 2-0 since joining the promotion last year and is undefeated in his last six fights dating back to 2017.

Shabliy has been one to finish fights and could do the same against the No. 2 ranked lightweight. Of his 21 wins, 10 have come by KO/TKO and 7 by submission. Despite his strengths in stand-up, he has proven that he can also find success with his grappling.

“Peresvet” showed how complete he was in his last victory against Bobby King. He took down King several times throughout the fight to earn a unanimous decision victory. With a win, Shabliy could be setting up for a title eliminator or a title shot against winner Freire against Outlaw.


#2 Danny Sabatello and Magomed Magomedov to advance to Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix semifinals

The final Bantamweight Grand Prix quarterfinals will take place at Bellator 282. Danny Sabatello will face Leandro Higo, while Magomed Magomedov will face Enrique Barzola. The bantamweights will look to join Patchy Mix and interim bantamweight champion Raufeon Stots in the semifinals.

The event could see a star performance from Sabatello, who has become increasingly popular since his last fight. His post-fight personality and interviews became a hit on the promotion’s social media, which could benefit him in the future.

“The Italian Gangster” has excellent wrestling training, which could be Higo’s answer to jiu-jitsu.

Magomedov, meanwhile, will face a tough challenge against Barzola. He has elite-level grappling that could match the former TUF Latin America 2 winner. “Tiger” just lost to Stots, so it will be interesting to see if he can bounce back against a former UFC player.


Bellator No. 1 middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi to successfully retain against Johnny Eblen

A 𝒸𝑜𝓃𝒻𝒾𝒹𝑒𝓃𝓉 Gegard is a 𝓈𝒸𝒶𝓇𝓎 Gegard.@Mousasi_MMA puts middleweight title on the line against undefeated @JohnnyEblennext Friday, June 24 on @SHOSports. https://t.co/xdsJ6dQxta

Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi is undoubtedly one of the best 185-pounders in the world. He’s a legend in the sport who has fought in multiple weight classes and, at 36, has shown no signs of slowing down.

‘The Dreamcatcher’ defends his title against Johnny Eblen in the main event. Although ‘Diamond Hands’ has an undefeated record of 11-0 in MMA, he will always be considered an underdog. The champion has been much more aggressive in his recent fights as he has picked up back-to-back TKO wins.

Mousasi’s last TKO win was against Eblen’s teammate Austin Vanderford, which saw him inflict his first loss on ‘The Gentleman’. He’ll be looking to do the same against “Diamond Hands” and aim for more lucrative fights in the promotion.

A victory over Eblen will make it three successful title defenses and extend ‘The Dreamcatcher’ winning streak to five.

Edited by Akshay Saraswat

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Julianna Pena doesn’t want to be a ‘sex sales’ fighter https://ufc235.com/julianna-pena-doesnt-want-to-be-a-sex-sales-fighter/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 13:37:03 +0000 https://ufc235.com/julianna-pena-doesnt-want-to-be-a-sex-sales-fighter/ UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Julianna Pena recently discussed his mentality towards his own brand and fight against the promotion ahead of his huge rematch against Amanda Nunes at UFC 277 in July 2022. Nunes is considered by many to be the GOAT of women’s MMA, but Pena pulled off arguably the biggest shock in combat […]]]>

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Julianna Pena recently discussed his mentality towards his own brand and fight against the promotion ahead of his huge rematch against Amanda Nunes at UFC 277 in July 2022.

Nunes is considered by many to be the GOAT of women’s MMA, but Pena pulled off arguably the biggest shock in combat sports history in December 2021 at UFC 269 when she tapped Nunes to a choke at the ‘back.

Ahead of one of the most anticipated contests of 2022, Pena revealed why she wanted to promote herself in a “classic” way, as opposed to other mixed martial arts fighters.

Here’s what Julianna Pena had to say about her personal brand and fight promotion ahead of her rematch with Amanda Nunes at UFC 277.

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Julianna Pena on the ‘Sex Sells’ promotion

Pena recently appeared on Barstool Chicago RebuildEd Podcastand she revealed that she had physical insecurities.

She said: “I think it’s (physical insecurities) helped me in a way, because it’s easy to strip down and sell something on Instagram and be this hot model, but I try to do it in a classy way where it’s like, I don’t have to take my clothes off for people to invest in what I do.

“So it’s almost like a thing that’s benefited me in another way as well, because I have a daughter and I want to set a great example for her. I don’t want her to be, in years , on Instagram and sees his half-naked mother.

“I’m not trying to punch anybody for doing this, you know, get your paper boo-boo, do what you gotta do.

“But for me, it puts me in a situation where I have to sell myself in a different way that isn’t about taking my clothes off and trying to be a person who sells sex.”

UFC 277 will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, and there will be a number of huge fights going on beyond the massive main event between Pena and Nunes.

Hopefully Pena and Nunes will be able to live up to their first battle and produce more magic in the octagon, with a more focused Nunes looking for redemption and regaining her champion status in the company. .

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You can’t bitch about payment before you make a name for yourself https://ufc235.com/you-cant-bitch-about-payment-before-you-make-a-name-for-yourself/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://ufc235.com/you-cant-bitch-about-payment-before-you-make-a-name-for-yourself/ UFC veteran Donald Cerrone believes it’s incumbent on fighters to improve their income through self-marketing and self-promotion. Perhaps no debate in mixed martial arts has been as polarizing as fighter compensation. Whether it’s through winning over Jake Paul for better pay and contract terms or the decision of high profile fighters like Jon Jones, Francis […]]]>

UFC veteran Donald Cerrone believes it’s incumbent on fighters to improve their income through self-marketing and self-promotion.

Perhaps no debate in mixed martial arts has been as polarizing as fighter compensation. Whether it’s through winning over Jake Paul for better pay and contract terms or the decision of high profile fighters like Jon Jones, Francis Ngannou and Tony Ferguson to speak out, the discussion is more important than ever.

But not everyone falls on the same side of the argument. While many criticize the UFC’s salary structure, the likes of Chris Daukaus, Darren Till and UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko have sought to defend the promotion. The latest to join this side of the discussion is Cerrone, a 54-fight MMA veteran.

During his appearance at the UFC Austin media day on Wednesdayleading up to his return to the Octagon this weekend, “Cowboy” suggested that those complaining about pay should blame their own door, not the UFC’s.

“I talk about it all the time to the young people of the PI. They’re like, ‘Yeah, but we’re not Cowboy.’ And I’m like, ‘Hey man, I was you once. I stood where you stood,” Cerrone said.

“And you guys don’t give a damn about money and you don’t give a damn about all the rights and things you think you deserve. Man, it’s the entertainment business. You need to create a name for yourself before you start making requests.

“Yeah, you do 12 and 12, but you just fought on the Uncle Larry show for $500?” I get it, I win, I win, I win, I get your name, then the salary comes, then the opportunities come, and then everything comes with it,” Cerrone added.

Cerrone’s sentiment is similar to that shared by top five lightweight Michael Chandler, who also recently weighed in on the fighter pay debate. Like “Cowboy,” the former Bellator champion said it’s up to fighters to use the platform provided by the UFC to secure lucrative opportunities outside of the cage.

Chandler’s take received significant backlash from UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling, who accused “Iron” of speaking from a privileged position and without any understanding of the other fighters’ situation.

Interestingly, Cerrone chose to address and defend the situation down the fighter pay scale. While many who criticize outspoken fighter pay campaigners suggest that fighters like Ngannou and other top-of-the-tree fighters are being paid properly, ‘Cowboy’ seems to believe that is the case. even for the opposite end of the spectrum, which sees fighters walk away with as little as $12,000.

Women’s flyweight Sarah Alpar would likely disagree, having had to set up a GoFundMe page to meet her camp’s demands ahead of her fight with Erin Blanchfield last year.

What do you think of Donald Cerrone’s comments on fighter pay?

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Irene Aldana wants the winner of Julianna Peña against Amanda Nunes https://ufc235.com/irene-aldana-wants-the-winner-of-julianna-pena-against-amanda-nunes/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 00:15:00 +0000 https://ufc235.com/irene-aldana-wants-the-winner-of-julianna-pena-against-amanda-nunes/ Irene Aldana thinks the time has come. UFC women’s bantamweight contender Aldana (13-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) thinks she’s ready to fight in a title fight and wants to put that to the test. Aldana has been a top contender for several years now, but hasn’t had her chance at a title yet. Currently, the women’s […]]]>

Irene Aldana thinks the time has come.

UFC women’s bantamweight contender Aldana (13-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) thinks she’s ready to fight in a title fight and wants to put that to the test. Aldana has been a top contender for several years now, but hasn’t had her chance at a title yet.

Currently, the women’s bantamweight title will be on the line on July 30 at UFC 277 in a rematch between champion Julianna Peña and Amanda Nunes. Aldana has no preference as to who she will challenge in the future instead. She just wants her chance to fight the winner.

“I’m ready if the opportunity to fight for the belt comes up” Aldana told MMA Junkie in Spanish. “I think I’m capable of taking this fight now. If tomorrow I was offered a fight for the belt, I would accept this fight. I feel ready. I feel like I can build a camp for a title fight. Physically and mentally, I’m ready for it.

“I just don’t know what the UFC plans are. I don’t know if they want to put me against someone else before this opportunity. We also have to see what happens with Amanda and Julianna in this rematch. And yes, we have to see what the plans are for the UFC.

Aldana last fought in July 2021 when she earned a dominant first-round TKO victory over Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 264. She is currently 3-1 in her last four outings, the only defeat having been pronounced unanimously against Holly Holm.

Aldana was expected to return in April against Aspen Ladd, but an injury forced her to pull out of the fight. She almost fully recovered from her injury and resumed training.

Aldana thinks she has a strong case for the next title. She and Ketlen Vieira are the only two contenders who have yet to fight for the belt. And Aldana holds a first-round knockout against the Brazilian.

The Mexican striker hopes to receive the call from the UFC to challenge the champion. She’ll wait for it, but she’s also not opposed to cementing her position as the division’s primary threat.

“At this point in my career and being in the top five in the division, it’s harder to fight frequently,” Aldana said. “I can’t do what I did in 2019 when I had four fights in a row as I climbed the rankings. Now I have to see what fight could bring me closer to the title. I like to be active. I like to work.

“I don’t want to sit and wait, but if that’s what needs to be done and the UFC asks me to wait, I’ll wait. I will also fight, no problem, if the UFC wants it. The idea is also to gain more experience. I know every time I fight, every time I camp, it prepares me more for the title. But we will see, I think a lot will be determined once we see the rematch (between Peña and Nunes).

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5 Key Fights In Joanna Jędrzejczyk’s UFC Career – MMA Crossfire https://ufc235.com/5-key-fights-in-joanna-jedrzejczyks-ufc-career-mma-crossfire/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 01:12:13 +0000 https://ufc235.com/5-key-fights-in-joanna-jedrzejczyks-ufc-career-mma-crossfire/ Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk retired after her fight at UFC 275, but her career will continue to motivate fighters of all stripes. Jędrzejczyk (16-5-0) retired after a TKO loss to former champion Zhang Weili and at the post-fight press conference he said it was “time to take full advantage of my life”. Well, […]]]>

Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk retired after her fight at UFC 275, but her career will continue to motivate fighters of all stripes.

Jędrzejczyk (16-5-0) retired after a TKO loss to former champion Zhang Weili and at the post-fight press conference he said it was “time to take full advantage of my life”. Well, now is the time to look back at some key fights from the future careers of UFC Hall of Famers.

These fights were important or crucial in Jędrzejczyk’s career beyond the obvious title implications. Let’s go?

It was Joanna’s first match with Brazilian Claudia Gadelha and the two would become bitter rivals. They also had contrasting styles which made their fights interesting.

Joanna had her unique Muay Thai striking style, while Gadelha used grapples and takedowns to drive her opponents to the mat. Joanna won a narrow split decision, which helped set up the title fight with Carla Esparza, but they would fight again.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Joanna Jędrzejczyk kicks Claudia Gadelha at TUF 23. Courtesy of Zuffa LLC.

TUF 23 was one of the most interesting seasons, mainly because of Jedrzekczyk and Gadelha. JJ tried hard to ruffle Gadelha’s feathers but Team Gadelha’s success on the show ended up blowing Joanna’s top off.

Then we had the rematch in which Gadelha started fast, knocking out JJ and looking like she would make a decision. Jedrzejczyk mustered all she could to come off the deck and fend off Gadelha with her striking mark to retain the title with a hard-fought decision win.

It was a great fight for MMA and helped bring WMMA to another level in the post-Ronda Rousey era. Maybe one day this fight will enter the UFC Hall of Fame.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Joanna’s next fight was a Polish affair. A title fight between two of the best strawweights in the world, both from Poland. Kowalkiewicz at the time was an undefeated phenom whose dynamic, striking and versatile personality catapulted her into a title shot in her fourth octagon fight. Naturally, there were plenty of people watching this one to see who reigned supreme.

When the dust settled, Joanna made a clear decision. Kowalkiewicz would go on to lose to Jędrzejczyk’s rival Claudia Gadelha in her next fight. This contest determined who got Poland’s bragging rights.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

By then, the shock of Rose’s TKO victory at UFC 217 in November 2017 had all but worn off and there was a feeling that a healthy Joanna would regain the title. But it was not to be. Rose ushered in the Namajunas era by destroying the mystique of the woman who had led the division with a feared iron fist with a clear decision victory. After this fight, Joanna would struggle to get back into the title picture and explore other options.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Courtesy of UFC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images.

These two have met before in Muay Thai, but now the question was whether Joanna could go to 125 pounds on short notice and knock down Valentina, who enjoyed a certain mystique and flyweight dominance. . It would surely be Joanna who would become the first female two-division champion in the UFC, even though she was physically the smallest fighter.

Jędrzejczyk failed to lose a decision, but put on a strong performance to remind everyone that she was still a great fighter. It helped restore some respect and luster after the two losses to Namajunas. Ironically, Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 later that month became the UFC’s first two-division women’s champion when as the bantamweight champion, she defeated Cris Cyborg for the featherweight crown.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Zhang Weili throw themselves at UFC 248. Courtesy of Harry How, UFCZuffa LLC/Getty Images.

This one is special for many reasons. It is considered by many fans and pundits to be the greatest UFC women’s fight of all time. The immense amount of strikes and actions elevated the sport of MMA and the status of both women. Although Jedrzejczyk didn’t claim the title with a split decision loss, the fight helped set up what we saw on Saturday at UFC 275.

So now Joanna is going into the sunset with her UFC legacy. She said she would still love to be in the sport, so maybe we’ll see her as a coach, commentator or something. In any case, no one can deny the impact that Joanna Jędrzejczyk had on combat sports and in particular on the UFC.

Greet.

@kenaiandrews

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Rivas takes a stoppage victory over Fernandez to retain the championship! https://ufc235.com/rivas-takes-a-stoppage-victory-over-fernandez-to-retain-the-championship/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 02:07:34 +0000 https://ufc235.com/rivas-takes-a-stoppage-victory-over-fernandez-to-retain-the-championship/ Mayerlin Rivas Mayerlin Rivas cuts Karina Fernandez in four to retain her WBA title! At Domo Alcalde in Guadalajara, Mexico, Mayerlin Rivas (17-4-2, 11 KOs) made the first defense of the WBA women’s junior featherweight title against Isis Karina Fernandez (17-7-1, 3 KOs). The defending champion won the 122-pound title in her last outing; a […]]]>
Mayerlin Rivas

Mayerlin Rivas cuts Karina Fernandez in four to retain her WBA title!


At Domo Alcalde in Guadalajara, Mexico, Mayerlin Rivas (17-4-2, 11 KOs) made the first defense of the WBA women’s junior featherweight title against Isis Karina Fernandez (17-7-1, 3 KOs). The defending champion won the 122-pound title in her last outing; a unanimous decision against Laura Ledezma in February 2020.

Rivas has been a mainstay and fighter of real substance in the lowerweight divisions for years. The 34-year-old from Maracaibo, Venezuela previously held the WBA bracelet at bantamweight. She made three defenses of that title before gaining weight and becoming a two-division champion.

However, she is fighting in enemy territory against the Mexican in Fernandez. The challenger is a tough cookie and has fought some of the top ladies in the division. Her resume includes losses to current WBC champion Yamileth Mercado and multiple-time world champion and fistfighting legend Jackie Nava.

Fernandez has been a loser in two previous attempts at a world title fight. The 31-year-old is determined to make this third time a charm.

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Rivas is a versatile fighter who can punch. Her power came to the fore when she put Fernandez on her back with a counter left hook with seventy seconds left in the first round. By round two, the challenger was dripping blood from what appeared to be a broken nose.

The champ went on to do what was a boxing display. Fernandez was a willful warrior, but she paid dearly for her aggression as Rivas tattooed with every punch to the book during the second and third rounds. At the start of the fourth round, with Fernandez’s nose still bleeding profusely, the referee wisely called a halt to the fight.

It was a terrific performance from Rivas. On the big fight stage on DAZN, she shone. Recently signing a multi-fight deal with Matchroom, she now has the support she wanted throughout her career. Look for the promotion company to try to match Mercado and Nava.

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