UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano Results

UFC 184 takes place tonight from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and TheMMAReport.com will have results of tonight’s card.UFC_184_Rousey_vs._Zingano_Poster

The preliminary card will begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Fight Pass with two fights and the final four preliminary bouts will be shown on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The main card on pay-per-view will begin at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and will be headlined by a title fight as Ronda Rousey defends the UFC women’s bantamweight title against Cat Zingano.

To discuss the fights, use the comments section below and follow The MMA Report writer Jason Floyd (@Jason_Floyd) on Twitter, who will following the action.

Preliminary Card Results:
Masio Fullen def. Alexander Torres via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Valmir Lazaro def. James Krause via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Derrick Lewis def. Ruan Potts via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:18
Tim Means def. Dhiego Lima via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:17
Kid Yamamoto vs. Roman Salazar declared a no-contest (accidental eye poke) – Round 2, 2:37
Roan Carneiro def. Mark Munoz via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:40

Main Card Results:
Tony Ferguson def. Gleison Tibau via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:37
Alan Jouban def. Richard Walsh KO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:19
Jake Ellenberger def. Josh Koscheck via submission (north-south choke) – Round 2, 4:20
Holly Holm (7-0) vs. Raquel Pennington (5-4)
Ronda Rousey (10-0) vs. Cat Zingano (9-0)

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UFC Welcome to the Show Media Scrums

The UFC held a media event today in Los Angeles to promote several upcoming fight cards and check out media scrums with Anthony Johnson, Demetrious Johnson. Luke Rockhold, Lyoto Machida, Renan Barao, Ricardo Lamas, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. UFC Welcome to the Show

All of the fighters talked about their upcoming bouts in the video playlist below and all of the videos are courtesy of the MMA Fight Corner.

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Watch the UFC 184 Post Fight Press Conference following tonight’s fight card

Following the UFC 184 main card broadcast on pay-per-view, the organization will hold the post fight press conference from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.UFC 184

The press conference is expected to be attended by UFC President Dana White, Ronda Rousey, Cat Zingano, and more.

The UFC 184 Post Fight Press Conference will be streamed below and will approximately begin at 1:30 a.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT.

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Josh Thomson out, Gilbert Burns now meets Alex Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 62

Lightweight Josh Thomson has pulled out of his UFC Fight Night 62 bout against Gilbert Burns and replacing Thomson in the bout will be Alex Oliveira.UFC Fight Night 62

The fight change was announced by the UFC on Friday evening.

UFC Fight Night 62 will come from the Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 21 and will be headlined by Demian Maia meeting Ryan LaFlare in a welterweight bout.

Burns was scheduled to meet Thomson in the co-main event of the card and with Thomson out of the event, the new co-main event will be the welterweight bout between Erick Silva vs. Ben Saunders. The new fight between Burns and Oliveira will be on the main card broadcast on Fox Sports 1.

The current UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare fight card lineup is below.

Main Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Demian Maia (19-6) vs. Ryan LaFlare (11-0)
Ben Saunders (18-6-2) vs. Erick Silva (17-5)
Gilbert Burns (9-0) vs. Alex Oliveira (10-1)
Leonardo Santos (13-3-1) vs. Tony Martin (9-2)
Shayna Baszler (15-9) vs. Amanda Nunes (9-4)
Godofredo Pepey (11-3) vs. Andre Fili (14-2)

Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Francisco Trinaldo (15-4) vs. Akbarh Arreola (23-8-1)
Katsunori Kikuno (23-6-2) vs. Kevin Souza (15-3)
Drew Dober (15-6) vs. Leandro Silva (17-2-1)
Cain Carrizosa (6-1) vs. Leonardo Mafra (11-2)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Christos Giagos (10-3) vs. Jorge de Oliveira (7-1)
Fredy Serrano (1-0) vs. Bentley Syler (5-0)

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Sean Spencer vs. Mike Pyle added to UFC 187

A welterweight bout has been added to the UFC 187 fight card on May 23 in Las Vegas as Sean Spencer will meet Mike Pyle on the preliminary card.

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Jason Floyd – The MMA Report

The fight booking was announced by the UFC on Saturday.

UFC 187 will come from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 23 and will be headlined by Jon Jones defending the UFC light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson.

Spencer (12-4) was defeated by Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night 59 in January in a controversial decision that nearly everyone felt he should have been awarded the victory. He is 3-2 in his last five fights and he has gone to the decision in all of those fights.

Pyle (26-10-1) will also enter this fight following a defeat as he lost to Jordan Mein by TKO in August of last year. He is 5-2 in his last seven fights and four of those wins have come by TKO/KO.

The current UFC 187: Jones vs. Johnson fight card is below:

Jon Jones (21-1) vs. Anthony Johnson (19-4)
Chris Weidman (12-0) vs. Vitor Belfort (24-10)
Donald Cerrone (27-6, 1NC) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0)
Travis Browne (17-2-1) vs. Andrei Arlovski (23-10, 1NC)
Joseph Benavidez (21-4) vs. John Moraga (16-3)
John Dodson (16-6) vs. Zach Makovsky (19-5)
Islam Makhachev (11-0) vs. Leo Kuntz (17-7-1)
Rose Namajunas (2-2) vs. Nina Ansaroff (6-4)
Justin Scoggins (9-2) vs. Josh Sampo (11-4)
Sean Spencer (12-4) vs. Mike Pyle (26-10-1)

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Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell among three new fights added to UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans

The UFC Fight Night 68 card on June 6 in New Orleans has three new fights with the fights being Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell, Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson, and Joe Proctor vs. Justin Edwards.UFC Fight Night 68

The fight bookings were announced by the UFC on Friday.

UFC Fight Night 68 will come from the Smoothie King Center and will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout as former title challenger Daniel Cormier meets Ryan Bader.

Mitrione (9-3) has won three fights in a row and all three wins have come by TKO/KO. His most recent win came in December as he defeated Gabriel Gonzaga by TKO at UFC on FOX 13. Rothwell (34-9) is coming off a performance of the night victory at UFC Fight Night 50 against Alistair Overeem. The win over Overeem was his second straight win and he is 3-1 in his last four fights.

Boetsch (18-8) is 2-4 in his last six fights and is coming off a defeat to Thales Leites in January. His last two defeats have come by submission and won the fight of the night bonus against Leites. Henderson (30-13) has lost back to back fights and five of six. His most recent defeat came last month at UFC on FOX 14 against Gegard Mousasi.

Proctor (10-3) entered the UFC in 2012 during The Ultimate Fighter 15 and he has gone 3-2 in the promotion. His last fight came in December as he was submitted by Yancy Medeiros. Edwards (8-4) dropped down to the lightweight division last year and lost his 155 pound debut against Ramsey Nijem. Prior to the Nijem fight, he was defeated by Brandon Thatch in a welterweight bout in 2013.

The current UFC Fight Night 68: Cormier vs. Bader fight card is below.

Daniel Cormier (15-1) vs. Ryan Bader (19-4)
Matt Mitrione (9-3) vs. Ben Rothwell (34-9)
Tim Boetsch (18-8) vs. Dan Henderson (30-13)
Joe Proctor (10-3) vs. Justin Edwards (8-4)

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UFC announces cast for The Ultimate Fighter 21: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians

The next season of The Ultimate Fighter has been filming in South Florida and the UFC has announced the complete cast, grand prize, and premiere date of the show.TUF 21

The Ultimate Fighter 21 will be the first season between rival training teams as American Top Team will meet the Blackzilians and the show will feature 16 welterweights. The grand prize will be $500,000 and the winning team will be awarded the first-ever The Ultimate Fighter Team Trophy.

This season of The Ultimate Fighter 21: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians premieres with a two-hour episode Wednesday, April 22, at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 and will continue with 11 more one-hour shows Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.

The complete cast for this season is below.

American Top Team
Marcelo Alfaya (16-7, 1NC) Porto Alegre, Brazil
Steve Carl (21-4), Belle Plain, Iowa
Nathan Coy (14-5), Vallejo, Calif.
Michael Graves (4-0), Toledo, Ohio
Hayder Hassan (6-1), Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Sabah Homasi (8-4), New Brunswick, N.J.
Uros Jurisic (5-0), Ljubljana, Slovenia
Steve Montgomery (8-2), Florence, S.C.

Blackzilians:
Valdir Araujo (14-5), Gama, Federal District, Brazil
Carrington Banks (3-0), Peoria, Ill.
Luiz Buscape (16-5), Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil
Jason Jackson (4-2), Kingston, Jamaica
Vicente Luque (7-4-1), Westwood, N.J.
Andrews Nakahara (4-2-2), Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Felipe Portela (8-2), Brasilia, Brazil
Kamarudeen Usman (5-1) Auchi, Nigeria

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UFC issues a statement on motion to dismiss four civil antitrust lawsuits

One of the biggest topics involving the UFC currently is the various antitrust lawsuits that have been filed against the Las Vegas promotion.

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Yesterday, the UFC attorney’s filed a motion to have four of the identical civil antitrust lawsuits dismissed. Since filing the motion, the UFC has released a statement on their motion to dismiss these cases.

“On February 27, the UFC filed a motion to dismiss the four virtually identical civil antitrust complaints filed against the company,” the UFC statement said. “We deny the plaintiffs’ factual and legal allegations but they also fail to state any legal claim against the UFC.”

“While UFC vigorously contests the plaintiffs’ characterization of the facts, a court deciding a motion to dismiss generally must accept the allegations as true. Even with that high legal standard, UFC’s motion demonstrates that UFC competed in lawful ways that helped fighters and built UFC into a premiere organization in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.”

“The UFC treats its fighters well, compensates them fairly, competes against other MMA promoters, and produces a product that is enjoyed by millions of fans around the world. We are confident in our legal position and expect to ultimately win this lawsuit.”

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Video Replay: UFC Welcome to the Show Press Conference

The UFC held a press conference on Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles to promote several upcoming fight cards that will be promoted under the marketing campaign “Welcome to the Show.”UFC logo

The press conference was attended by UFC President Dana White and multiple fighters who will be fighting on UFC cards over the next couple of months.

The video replay of today’s UFC press conference is below.

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Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson play a prank on Dana White during UFC press conference

The UFC held a press conference today in Los Angles to promote upcoming events and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson decided to play a prank on UFC President Dana White during their staredown.

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