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It feels like the upcoming bareknuckle boxing match between Michael “Venom” Page and Mike Perry at BKFC 27 in London, Eng…



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It feels like the upcoming bareknuckle boxing match between Michael “Venom” Page and Mike Perry at BKFC 27 in London, England, is flying under the radar. While Page’s Bellator MMA shine may be starting to wear off and Perry’s exciting Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stint is a thing of the past, they remain two of the more entertaining strikers combat sports can offer. Pitting them against one another inside of a bareknuckle boxing ring is matchmaking at its finest.

Luckily, fight fans got a taste of this upcoming showdown early Tuesday as Page and Perry squared off for their first official staredown in front of Buckingham Palace in London. Perry, who won his BKFC debut over Julian Lane back in February, looked confident in the faceoff. Page, who will make his bareknuckle boxing debut when the two meet on Aug. 20 from inside OVO Arena in London, was stoic and calculated.

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Mateusz Gamrot and Arman Tsarukyan delivered in their main event debuts last night (Sat., June 25, 2022) at UFC Vegas 57 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, but it…


UFC Fight Night: Rakhmonov v Harris
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Mateusz Gamrot and Arman Tsarukyan delivered in their main event debuts last night (Sat., June 25, 2022) at UFC Vegas 57 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, but it was “Gamer” who outlasted Tsarukyan with a unanimous decision win.

In addition to the lightweight main event, UFC Vegas 57 featured a long list of finishes, all-out wars, and memorable performances from some of the brightest names in the promotion. Check them out below:

  • Mario Bautista captured an impressive first-round submission win over bantamweight veteran Brian Kelleher (watch HERE)
  • Flyweight prospect Cody Durden got back into the UFC win column with a first-round TKO finish over JP Buys
  • Heavyweight Josh Parisian went toe-to-toe with Alan Baudot and ended up pulling off a comeback TKO finish in the second round
  • Carlos Ulberg put the light heavyweight division on notice with a blistering first-round TKO stoppage over Tafon Nchukwi (highlights HERE)
  • Thiago Moises snapped a two-fight losing streak with a first-round submission over lightweight veteran Christos Giagos
  • Shavkat Rakhmonov earned his fourth-straight UFC stoppage by becoming the first fighter to submit Neil Magny since 2017 (see it HERE)

In order to sift through the action and see which fighters took home an extra $50,000, we take a closer look at the official UFC Vegas 57 bonus winners below:

  • Fight of the Night: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Arman Tsarukyan
  • Performance of the Night: Shavkat Rakhmonov
  • Performance of the Night: Josh Parisian
  • Performance of the Night: Thiago Moises

For complete UFC Vegas 57 results and highlights click here.

Highlights! ‘Gamer’ Outplays Tsarukyan In Main Event Debut

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Mateusz Gamrot pushed his UFC lightweight record to 4-0 last night (Sat., June 25, 2022) at UFC Vegas 57 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when “Gamer” edged ou…


UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan v Gamrot
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Mateusz Gamrot pushed his UFC lightweight record to 4-0 last night (Sat., June 25, 2022) at UFC Vegas 57 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when “Gamer” edged out rising contender Arman Tsarukyan with a unanimous decision win.

Both lightweights displayed great wrestling and scrambling in the early going, but it was Tsarukyan who was landing the heavier shots on the feet. Tsarukyan started to open up even more with a collection of body kicks in the second round. Gamrot found some success along the cage in the third, but still couldn’t land something that slowed down Tsarukyan.

Tsarukyan landed a nice spinning back fist in the fourth round, but Gamrot ate it and returned with a takedown. Gamrot briefly had a chance at a rear-naked choke along the cage only to have Tsarukyan wiggle free. “Gamer” continued to lean on his wrestling in the fifth when he secured another takedown and pressured Tsarukyan with punches. In the end, it was Gamrot who outlasted Tsarukyan on the scorecards.

Check out the full fight video highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:

For complete UFC Vegas 57 results and highlights click here.

Highlights! Shavkat Shines, Submits Magny In Co-Main Event

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Shavkat Rakhmonov proved he’s ready for the welterweight top 10 earlier tonight (Sat., June 25, 2022) at UFC Vegas 57 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when “No…


UFC Fight Night: Magny v Rakhmonov
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Shavkat Rakhmonov proved he’s ready for the welterweight top 10 earlier tonight (Sat., June 25, 2022) at UFC Vegas 57 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when “Nomand” handed veteran contender Neil Magny his first submission loss since 2015.

Rakhmonov was in control from the beginning of this fight. He landed the bigger punches, controlled Magny on the ground, and consistently tried to lock up submissions. Eventually, with seconds remaining in the second round, Rakhmonov quickly transitioned to a guillotine choke and tightened his squeeze to force the tap by Magny.

Check out the final moments above courtesy of UFC/ESPN.

Rakhmonov, 27, is now 16-0 in his professional career and 4-0 inside of the Octagon. All four wins have come by way of finish in the first or second round, making Rakhmonov’s current UFC run even more impressive. It’s time for “Nomad” to travel his way up the welterweight ladder and start fighting the best in class. He did call out Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson after his knockout victory so maybe UFC books that showdown.

For complete UFC Vegas 57 results and highlights click here.

LIVE! Watch UFC Vegas 57 Post-Fight Presser Here!

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UFC Vegas 57, which took place earlier tonight (Sat., June 25, 2022) live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, is officially in the books…


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UFC Vegas 57, which took place earlier tonight (Sat., June 25, 2022) live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, is officially in the books. Fight fans can now check out the live post-fight press conference video above for all the best reaction and official bonus winners.

On a night that featured a main event clash between rising lightweight contenders Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot, a co-headliner pitting welterweight veteran Neil Magny against undefeated sensation Shavkat Rakhmonov, and a bantamweight meeting between undefeated Umar Nurmagomedov and a streaking Nate Maness, there is a lot to discuss now that the action has concluded.

The post-fight presser is scheduled to go live at 1:15 a.m. ET (Sunday). It will feature the biggest winners and losers from the card.


For complete UFC Vegas 57 results and highlights click here.

Highlights! Moises Stops Giagos With One-Arm Choke

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Thiago Moises snapped a two-fight losing skid earlier tonight (Sat., June 25, 2022) at UFC Vegas 57 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the lightweight conte…


UFC Fight Night: Moises v Giagos
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Thiago Moises snapped a two-fight losing skid earlier tonight (Sat., June 25, 2022) at UFC Vegas 57 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the lightweight contender stopped veteran Christos Giagos with a first-round submission (rear-naked choke).

Moises wasted little time getting inside and utilizing his grappling along the cage. Once the Brazilian was able to land a snapping takedown he quickly worked to Giagos back. Giagos was able to stand back up but Moises was still on his back. Moises did well to fight the hands and took his time to sneak one arm under Giagos’ chin and get the finish without needing the other limb.

Check out the final moments above courtesy of UFC/ESPN.

Moises, 27, was coming off back-to-back losses to Islam Makhachev and Joel Alvarez so this was a must-needed win. This was a big sign for Moises who is one of the better unranked lightweight fighters on the UFC roster. We’ll see if this win puts him in a position to fight his way back into the top 15.

For complete UFC Vegas 57 results and highlights click here.