UFC Welterweight Darren Till Reportedly Arrested In Tenerife

If reports holds true, then Darren Till got himself into some trouble. The Daily Mail cited a report from El Dia claiming that Till was arrested in the Canary Islands on Thursday (April 18). The report notes that Till and four others were kicked out of…

If reports holds true, then Darren Till got himself into some trouble. The Daily Mail cited a report from El Dia claiming that Till was arrested in the Canary Islands on Thursday (April 18). The report notes that Till and four others were kicked out of a hotel after damaging furniture and emptying out fire […]

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Highlights: Terence Crawford Forces Amir Khan To Quit Following Low Blow

There weren’t any major MMA events going on last night (Sat., April 20, 2019) after yesterday’s UFC St. Petersburg. But Terence Crawford, one of boxing’s fastest-rising stars, had his latest bout against Amir Khan from Madison Square Garden in New York City. ‘Bud’ Crawford had been on a roll with three straight T/KO victories heading […]

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There weren’t any major MMA events going on last night (Sat., April 20, 2019) after yesterday’s UFC St. Petersburg. But Terence Crawford, one of boxing’s fastest-rising stars, had his latest bout against Amir Khan from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

‘Bud’ Crawford had been on a roll with three straight T/KO victories heading into his bout with the trash-talking Khan.

He ultimately added another to his record by stopping Khan, albeit in somewhat unsatisfying fashion.

One of the best moments of the fight came when Crawford dropped Khan in the first (via Top Rank Boxing on Twitter):

Here’s another angle of the knockdown:

Khan came back with some solid combos of his own in the second and third. Overall, however, he couldn’t withstand the onslaught of Crawford’s attack. An accidental low blow in the sixth round halted the action.

Khan had time to recover due to the low blow. But he eventually declared himself not able to continue as a result, giving Crawford the win by TKO. Watch it via On The Ropes right here:

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UFC Rochester Poster Officially Released

The UFC Rochester poster has been officially released. Mixed martial arts’ (MMA) leading promotion will hit the Rochester, New York area for this show.  Check it out here: UFC Rochester (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 9) is set to take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. […]

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The UFC Rochester poster has been officially released. Mixed martial arts’ (MMA) leading promotion will hit the Rochester, New York area for this show. 

Check it out here:

UFC Rochester (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 9) is set to take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. The main card will air on ESPN+. The preliminary card will also be broadcasted on ESPN+.

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee will headline the show in a welterweight bout. This marks Lee’s debut in the new weight division. Vicente Luque vs. Neil Magny is expected to serve as the co-headliner.

UFC Rochester Card

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee

Vicente Luque vs. Neil Magny

Ian Heinisch vs. Antonio Carlos Junior

Sijara Eubanks vs. Aspen Ladd

Zak Cummings vs. Trevin Giles

Patrick Cummins vs. Ed Herman

Grant Dawson vs. Mike Trizano

Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer

Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira

Michel Pereira vs. Danny Roberts

Julio Arce vs. Julian Erosa

Austin Hubbard vs. Davi Ramos

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Overeem, Jotko Lead Lowest Reebok Payout Of 2019

Alistair Overeem not only recorded a scintillating first-round TKO over Aleksei Oleinik yesterday afternoon (Sat., April 20, 2019) at UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Saint Petersburg, Russia, but “The Reem” also earned some extra cash in the process.

Alistair Overeem not only recorded a scintillating first-round TKO over Aleksei Oleinik yesterday afternoon (Sat., April 20, 2019) at UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Saint Petersburg, Russia, but “The Reem” also earned some extra cash in the process.

While Overeem’s main event finish was not included in UFC St. Petersburg’s post-fight bonus awards, the former UFC title challenger sill banked an extra $15,000 through the Reebok payout plan. It’s not going to set the 20-fight UFC/Strikeforce veteran up for life, but it’s a nice cherry on top of a great weekend.

In addition to Overeem, middleweight veteran Krzysztof Jotko walked away with $10,000 of his own. Jotko, who was riding a three-fight losing streak entering UFC St. Petersburg, used his main card spot to knock off promising youngster Alen Amedovski via unanimous decision. It was Jotko’s first Octagon win since taking out Thales Leites back in 2016.

But, that’s not all! Take a look at the entire Reebok payouts below (courtesy of MMA Junkie):

Alistair Overeem: $15,000
def. Aleksei Oleinik: $5,000

Islam Makhachev: $5,000
def. Arman Tsarukyan: $3,500

Sergei Pavlovich: $3,500
def. Marcelo Golm: $4,000

Roxanne Modafferi: $4,000
def. Antonina Shevchenko: $3,500

Krzysztof Jotko: $10,000
def. Alen Amedovski: $3,500

Movsar Evloev: $3,500
def. Seungwoo Choi: $3,500

Sultan Aliev: $4,000
def. Keita Nakamura: $10,000

Alexander Yakovlev: $5,000
def. Alex Da Silva: $3,500

Shamil Abdurakhimov: $5,000
def. Marcin Tybura: $5,000

Michal Oleksiejczuk: $3,500
def. Gadzhimurad Antigulov: $4,000

Magomed Mustafaev: $4,000
def. Rafael Fiziev: $3,500

Total: $111,500 (lowest of 2019)

According to the payout structure (see it), the more fights a fighter has accumulated — combined with UFC and the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Strikeforce promotions — the more coin he or she gets to fill his or her combat sports piggy bank. And the less fights a fighter has under the Endeavor umbrella … well, the less he or she gets.

If you have a problem with the structure, take it up with UFC … not Reebok.

According to the report, fighters will also receive royalty and payments up to 20 to 30 percent of any UFC-related merchandise sold that bears his or her likeness. That’s a great way for the Internet “morons” to help the cause.

For complete UFC St. Petersburg results and coverage click here.

Cyborg Warns Modafferi She Doesn’t Want That Smoke, Modafferi Agrees

What you may have missed from last night After her win at UFC: St. Petersburg (otherwise known as UFC Fight Night 149, UFC on ESPN+ 7, and/or UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik), Roxanne Modafferi called out Cris Cyborg. She was very qui…

What you may have missed from last night

After her win at UFC: St. Petersburg (otherwise known as UFC Fight Night 149, UFC on ESPN+ 7, and/or UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik), Roxanne Modafferi called out Cris Cyborg. She was very quick to note that she was kidding, but Cyborg noticed, and sent her this warning and congratulations.

Modafferi was quick to agree with Cyborg: she doesn’t want that smoke. She would prefer not to have it.

Modafferi won her bout after forcing the clinch and getting takedowns against the then-undefeated sister of Valentina Shevchenko, Antonina. It was a scrappy, veteran win for the Happy Warrior. UFC St. Petersburg featured a number of compelling fights and fighters, including the debut of Arman Tsarukyan, who lost a competitive decision to Islam Makhachev, Sergei Pavlovich, who won a lightning knockout of Marcelo Golm, and of course Alistair Overeem, who survived the bombs of Aleksey Oleinik to land beautiful curving knees of demolition.

Cyborg is currently in the beautiful desert of Arizona, and has teased a fight announcement coming soon.

Alistair Overeem Dismisses Talks Of Title Shot Following UFC St. Petersburg

Alistair Overeem may have two straight wins, but he isn’t clamoring for another shot at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) gold just yet. Yesterday (April 20), Overeem shared the Octagon with Aleksei Oleinik. The action was held inside the Yubi…

Alistair Overeem may have two straight wins, but he isn’t clamoring for another shot at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) gold just yet. Yesterday (April 20), Overeem shared the Octagon with Aleksei Oleinik. The action was held inside the Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Overeem picked up the first-round TKO victory and has now […]

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