UFC 252 Live Results

UFC 252 ResultsLowKickMMA will be bringing you UFC 252 results throughout tonight (Sat. 15 Aug, 2020) from the UFC Apex, Las Vegas. In the main event, we will see the conclusion to the trilogy between two heavyweight greats Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. After Cormier claimed the title by knocking out Miocic in their initial bout, Miocic […]

UFC 252 Results

LowKickMMA will be bringing you UFC 252 results throughout tonight (Sat. 15 Aug, 2020) from the UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

In the main event, we will see the conclusion to the trilogy between two heavyweight greats Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. After Cormier claimed the title by knocking out Miocic in their initial bout, Miocic came back and defeated Cormier via TKO in the second. This conclusion looks to be Daniel Cormier’s final fight inside the cage. In the co-main event rising bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley will take on his toughest challenge yet as he faces Marlon “Chito” Vera a veteran who has won five of his last six fights all by stoppage.

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UFC 252 Results

Main Card (ESPN+, pay-per-view 10 p.m. ET)

  • Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier
  • Bantamweight: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera
  • Heavyweight: Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  • Bantamweight: John Dodson vs. Merab Dvalishvili
  • Featherweight: Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda

Preliminary Card (ESPN, ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET)

  • Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel
  • Women’s Strawweight: Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba
  • Featherweight: TJ Brown vs. Danny Chavez
  • Women’s Strawweight: Ashley Yoder vs. Livinha Souza

Early Preliminary Card (ESPN+ 7 p.m. ET)

  • Heavyweight: Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter
  • Featherweight: Kai Kamaka vs. Tony Kelley

Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier III | UFC 252 Staff Predictions

Stipe MiocicIn the UFC 252 main event, we have one of the biggest heavyweight fights ever as Stipe Miocic faces off against Daniel Cormier for the third and final time. Check out who the LowKickMMA staff think will win this rubber match below… Jordan Ellis: I’m backing Daniel Cormier going into this one. ‘DC’ has dominated […]

Stipe Miocic

In the UFC 252 main event, we have one of the biggest heavyweight fights ever as Stipe Miocic faces off against Daniel Cormier for the third and final time. Check out who the LowKickMMA staff think will win this rubber match below…

Jordan Ellis: I’m backing Daniel Cormier going into this one. ‘DC’ has dominated the vast majority of this rivalry so far. I do believe he got overconfident in the last fight and paid the ultimate price. I don’t think he will make the same mistake twice. Cormier will mix in his boxing and wrestling to get this done down the stretch. He could stop Miocic in the middle rounds or drag it out to a decision. Either way I see Cormier getting his hand raised before sailing off into the sunset.

Prediction: Daniel Cormier

Abhinav Kini: I feel Daniel Cormier will go out on a high. The body shot problem will still be there which Stipe Miocic can exploit but given this is his last fight, I think Cormier will be better prepared for it. Along with him planning to use his wrestling more and this being in the smaller Apex Octagon, I can see “DC” getting the decision.

Prediction: Daniel Cormier

Ryan Maccarthy: This is really a -110/-110 pick ’em fight. There are so many different factors. Stipe Miocic took Francis Ngannou down pretty much at will. Ngannou is a massive human being. Stipe doesn’t get tired, he wont. He’s going to be ready and in shape. It’s about who can impose their will on the other. Cormier will try to wrestle and might have success with it, but i dont believe he will be able to have his way with Miocic like some. If this goes into championship rounds, I think Stipe keeps this standing I truly believe Stipe Miocic takes this and becomes the greatest heavyweight of all time. Two great champions facing off one final time. Everyone wins here, the fans win. It’s a huge fight. I can see the argument for both for sure. Miocic by TKO in the 4th Round.

Prediction: Stipe Miocic

Harry O’Connor: I’m honestly so torn on this one, I keep changing my mind but as of right now I think that DC will do it. DC knows how important this fight is for both men and despite him saying he wants to ‘fight’ at the press conference I can see him really trying to utilise his wrestling this fight to wear Stipe out. I think DC will take this one on points.

Prediction: Daniel Cormier

Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera | UFC 252 Staff Predictions

Sean O'MalleyIn the co-main event surging bantamweight star ‘Suga’ Sean O’Malley is in his biggest and toughest fight to date. He faces Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera who is looking to derail the O’Malley hype train and catapult himself into contention at 135lbs. Who’ll emerge victoriously? Let’s see what the LowKickMMA staff think. Jordan Ellis: I’m backing Sean […]

Sean O'Malley

In the co-main event surging bantamweight star ‘Suga’ Sean O’Malley is in his biggest and toughest fight to date. He faces Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera who is looking to derail the O’Malley hype train and catapult himself into contention at 135lbs. Who’ll emerge victoriously? Let’s see what the LowKickMMA staff think.

Jordan Ellis: I’m backing Sean O’Malley to keep this train rolling. However, I don’t think it’ll be as easy as he anticipates. ‘Suga’ will likely need all three rounds to outpoint Marlon Vera and emerge victorious via the judges’ scorecards.

Prediction: Sean O’Malley

Abhinav Kini: Marlon Vera is Sean O’Malley’s biggest test yet and I expect this to be a competitive affair. That said, Vera will likely stand with O’Malley who is a superior striker in my eyes. I can see “Sugar” getting the decision but it would be some statement if he became the first to finish Vera and that’s what he seemingly plans on doing with a knockout prediction.

Prediction: Sean O’Malley

Ryan Maccarthy: I personally think O’Malley is too big of a betting favorite at -310 here. Marlon Vera is extremely dangerous. This fight will determine if the Suga Show is still a young prospect or a true contender in the Bantamweight division. He’s got a lot of attention and hype coming into this fight, rightfully so. Im going to take O’Malley via KO in the 2nd round.

Prediction: Sean O’Malley

Harry O’Connor: I’m becoming more and more invested in Sean O’Malley; I think he has a good attitude and every time he fights he just adds another carriage to the hype train. A win over Marlon Vera would prove to me he is the real deal. However, Vera is now pushover, he’s never been finished so for O’Malley to do that might be a bit of a reach. I’m going to go with O’Malley on points.

Prediction: Sean O’Malley

Ray Borg Reacts To His UFC release

Ray BorgFormer flyweight title challenger Ray Borg has released a lengthy statement reacting to news of his release from the UFC. The promotion decided to cut Borg after he pulled out of his August 1 fight against Nathan Maness. This was not the first bout withdrawal from Borg who has struggled with personal issues and weight […]

Ray Borg

Former flyweight title challenger Ray Borg has released a lengthy statement reacting to news of his release from the UFC. The promotion decided to cut Borg after he pulled out of his August 1 fight against Nathan Maness. This was not the first bout withdrawal from Borg who has struggled with personal issues and weight problems over the past few years.

The 27-year-old took to Instagram to thank the UFC for an amazing six years with the company and speak about what the future may hold for him and his family.

“I guess it’s time to break some silence. 6 wild years with the UFC, I have experienced some highs and lows during this time,” Borg wrote. “Sean Shelby, Mick Maynard and Dana white have actually treated me insanely good and have given me so many chances to get my shit together and i failed to do so. Over the last 2 1/2 years my wife and I have gone threw so much, so much that most people couldn’t even understand how we get through the day. From our first born child being at risk everyday for brain surgery, to having to gain custody of a very troubled 8 year old little girl.

“Unfortunately I have let all these struggles effect me during some of the most important times in my career. I am gutted to part ways with the ufc but I am also grateful for all the cool experiences I have taken part of over the years. I have some physiological shit I need to figure out before I know what my next move is, so this is not a goodbye post but rather a temporary pause until I can come back better. Just want to thank my team for standing with me threw all this and having my back, also want to thank my manger Ali for always having my back, no matter how hard it has been he has always been there for me. I’ll be back.”

Do you think the UFC were harsh in cutting Ray Borg?

Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik | UFC 252 Staff Predictions

Junior dos SantosIn the first heavyweight blockbuster of the night, we have former UFC champion Junior Dos Santos taking on Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Dos Santos is looking to bounce back after suffering two straight losses against Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou. Rozenstruik is also trying to get back in the win column tonight after suffering the first loss […]

Junior dos Santos

In the first heavyweight blockbuster of the night, we have former UFC champion Junior Dos Santos taking on Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Dos Santos is looking to bounce back after suffering two straight losses against Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou. Rozenstruik is also trying to get back in the win column tonight after suffering the first loss of his professional MMA career. The 32-year-old was viciously knocked out by Ngannou when the pair met at UFC 249 back in May. Who will get the victory tonight? Let’s see what the LowKickMMA staff think…

Jordan Ellis: I think this is a really evenly matched fight that could go either way. After lots and back-and-forth, I’m going to go with Junior Dos Santos in this one. I think despite the fact he is past his prime he has proven himself capable of mixing it with the best – beating the likes of Derrick Lewis just last year. Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s biggest win came against Alistair Overeem but it was a fight he was dominated in for almost 25 minutes. Now he comes off one of the most brutal KOs in UFC history. I just think he has been pushed too quickly and will again fall short against an elite level heavyweight in Dos Santos.

Prediction: Junior Dos Santos

Abhinav Kini: Nobody knows how Jairzinho Rozenstruik will perform coming off a brutal first career defeat. That said, I think he has what it to takes to defeat Junior dos Santos who while still a top contender, is prone to errors which can be fatal against heavy hitters like Rozenstruik.

Prediction: Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Ryan Maccarthy: Both of these heavyweight contenders are coming off losses. Its hard to tell where they are at mentally, do we know how Rozenstruik will rebound from his first career loss? No we dont. We do know Junior Dos Santos is a veteran that doesnt make many mistakes. Im leaning towards the powerful and dangerous Rozenstruik, but dont be surprised if JDS pulls off the win here.

Prediction: Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Harry O’Connor: I feel sorry for Jarzinho Rozenstruik after his last fight, 20 seconds against Ngannou could make everyone forget how dangerous he actually is. I expect him to come out with full intent to re-ignite himself as a danger in the heavyweight division, for that reason I think he will knock a fading Junior Dos Santos out in the first round.

Prediction: Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Yair Rodriguez Rebooked For UFC 254

Zabit MagomedsharipovZabit Magomedsharipov and Yair Rodriguez have been rebooked to fight at UFC 254. The featherweight contenders were originally set to clash on August 29 but Rodriguez withdrew from the fight due to an ankle injury. According to Russian MMA reporter Igor Lazorin this eagerly anticipated 145lb match-up is being moved to UFC 254 which will […]

Zabit Magomedsharipov

Zabit Magomedsharipov and Yair Rodriguez have been rebooked to fight at UFC 254. The featherweight contenders were originally set to clash on August 29 but Rodriguez withdrew from the fight due to an ankle injury.

According to Russian MMA reporter Igor Lazorin this eagerly anticipated 145lb match-up is being moved to UFC 254 which will be headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje on October 24. As it is no longer the main event fight Magomedsharipov and Rodriquez will no only go at it for three rounds instead of five.

Magomedsharipov is currently riding an impressive 14-fight win streak which stetches back to 2013. Since joining the UFC, the Russian has gone 6-0 inside the octagon. Last time out he picked up a unanimous decision win over fellow featherweight contender Calvin Kattar. Prior to that he also got another big win over Jeremy Stephens and pulled off the submission of the year against Brandon Davis.

Rodriguez beat Stephens in a rematch last time out at UFC Boston following a no-contest in their first fight due to accidental eye pokes. Before that, the Mexican scored a last-second KO over Korean Zombie in the main event of UFC Denver – it was one of the most dramatic finishes to a fight ever. The win over ‘Korean Zombie’ was his first since being dominated and stopped by former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

The winner of Magomedsharipov-Rodriguez could well be next in line for featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. The Australian defended his 145lb title against Max Holloway at UFC 251, picking up a decision win in controversial circumstances. He has since set his sights on finding a new challenger for his title and whoever wins at UFC 254 will likely be that guy.

Are you happy to hear Zabit Magomedsharipov and Yair Rodriguez have been rebooked for UFC 254 on October 24?