UFC Pittsburgh Medical Suspensions: Branch Avoids Long Stint

With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at UFC Fight Night 116, it’s their time to face those consequences in the form of medical suspensions. UFC Fight Night 116 took place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This event was the […]

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With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at UFC Fight Night 116, it’s their time to face those consequences in the form of medical suspensions.

UFC Fight Night 116 took place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This event was the third that the UFC has hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The preliminary card aired on FOX Sports 1 at 8 PM EST while the main card aired on FS1 at 10 PM EST.

A middleweight bout between former Strikeforce and UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold and former WSOF Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion David Branch headlined this event.  Alex Reyes vs. Mike Perry in a welterweight bout co-headlined this show. Rounding out the six bout main card was Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith in a middleweight bout, Gregor Gillespie vs. Jason Gonzalez in a lightweight bout, Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman in a welterweight bout, and Justin Ledet vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy in a heavyweight bout.

Some of the more notable suspensions include Branch being suspended  45 days for facial cuts, Reyes out for 69 days and Hector Lombard being out 45 days.

Here are the entire medical suspensions:

David Branch: Suspended 45 days for facial cuts.

Alex Reyes: Suspended 60 days.

Hector Lombard: Suspended 45 days.

Gregor Gillespie: Suspended 30 days for facial cuts.

Jason Gonzalez: Suspended 30 days for facial cuts.

Sergio Moraes: Suspended 60 days.

Zu Anyanwu: Suspended indefinitely. Must have right eye cleared before return.

Anthony Hamilton: Suspended 30 days.

Uriah Hall: Suspended 30 days for facial cuts.

Krzysztof Jotko: Suspended 60 days.

Jason Saggo: Suspended 60 days.

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UFC Fight Night 116’s David Branch Values Winning Over Excitement

David Branch isn’t one to take risks if he can’t guarantee victory. Tonight (Sept. 16), Branch will step inside the Octagon against former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder Luke Rockhold. The 185-pound clash will serve as UFC Fight Night 116’s main event. When he reigned as a two-division champion in World Series of […]

David Branch isn’t one to take risks if he can’t guarantee victory. Tonight (Sept. 16), Branch will step inside the Octagon against former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder Luke Rockhold. The 185-pound clash will serve as UFC Fight Night 116’s main event. When he reigned as a two-division champion in World Series of […]

Betting Odds For UFC Fight Night 116 Feature Close Call In Main Event

UFC Fight Night 116 is here, and it goes down tonight (Saturday, September 16, 2017) from the  PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This event will be the third that the UFC has hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A middleweight bout between former Strikeforce and UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold and former WSOF Middleweight and Light […]

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UFC Fight Night 116 is here, and it goes down tonight (Saturday, September 16, 2017) from the  PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This event will be the third that the UFC has hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A middleweight bout between former Strikeforce and UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold and former WSOF Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion David Branch will headline this event.  Alex Reyes vs. Mike Perry in a welterweight bout will co-headline this show. Rounding out the six bout main card is Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith in a middleweight bout, Gregor Gillespie vs. Jason Gonzalez in a lightweight bout, Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman in a welterweight bout, and Justin Ledet vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy in a heavyweight bout.

According to oddsmakers, Rockhold is a -450 favorite over Branch, who is a +360 underdog. Other odds for the main card include Reyes being a +350 underdog against Perry, who is a -485 favorite. Here are the full betting odds:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10PM/7PM ETPT)

Luke Rockhold (-450) vs. David Branch (+360)
Mike Perry (-485) vs. Alex Reyes (+350)
Anthony Smith (-110) vs. Hector Lombard (-110)
Gregor Gillespie (-410) vs. Jason Gonzalez (+330)
Kamaru Usman (-650) vs. Sergio Moraes (+475)
Justin Ledet (-360) vs. Azunna Anyanwu (+300)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8PM/5PM ETPT)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier (-130) vs. Tony Martin (+110)
Anthony Hamilton (-210) vs. Daniel Spitz (+175)
Krzysztof Jotko (-210) vs. Uriah Hall (+175)
Luke Sanders (-235) vs. Felipe Arantes (+195)
Gilbert Burns (-125) vs. Jason Saggo (+105)

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UFC Fight Night 116 Weigh-In Results

UFC Fight Night 116 takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This event will be the third that the UFC has hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A middleweight bout between former Strikeforce and UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold and former WSOF Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion David Branch will […]

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UFC Fight Night 116 takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This event will be the third that the UFC has hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A middleweight bout between former Strikeforce and UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold and former WSOF Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion David Branch will headline this event.  Alex Reyes vs. Mike Perry in a welterweight bout will co-headline this show. Rounding out the six bout main card is Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith in a middleweight bout, Gregor Gillespie vs. Jason Gonzalez in a lightweight bout, Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman in a welterweight bout, and Justin Ledet vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy in a heavyweight bout.

UFC officials held the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 116 on Friday and here are the weigh-in results:

MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Luke Rockhold () vs. David Branch (186)
  • Mike Perry (170.5) vs. Alex Reyes (167.5)
  • Hector Lombard (186) vs. Anthony Smith (186)
  • Gregor Gillespie (155.5) vs. Jason Gonzalez (156)
  • Sergio Moraes (171) vs. Kamaru Usman (169.75)
  • Zu Anyanwu (263.5) vs. Justin Ledet (244.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Tony Martin (156) vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155)
  • Anthony Hamilton (255.75) vs. Daniel Spitz (244)
  • Uriah Hall () vs. Krzysztof Jotko (185)
  • Gilbert Burns (156) vs. Jason Saggo (156)

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David Branch: “I’m a Dangerous Motherf**ker to Get in There With”

David Branch has assured everyone who will be tuning in on Saturday night that the best is still yet to come Despite Branch being known for a conservative style over a gung-ho, high-energy approach, the former World Series of Fighting two-weight world champion insists that there is a reason behind this (via MMAFighting): “I look […]

David Branch has assured everyone who will be tuning in on Saturday night that the best is still yet to come Despite Branch being known for a conservative style over a gung-ho, high-energy approach, the former World Series of Fighting two-weight world champion insists that there is a reason behind this (via MMAFighting): “I look […]

David Branch Ready To ‘Rumble’ With Luke Rockhold

Former World Series of Fighting two-division world champion David Branch has a golden opportunity in front of him. On Saturday (Sept. 16, 2017) night, Branch will headline a UFC Fight Night card in Pittsburgh, as he’s set to take on former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in a five-round bout. If he can come out on […]

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Former World Series of Fighting two-division world champion David Branch has a golden opportunity in front of him.

On Saturday (Sept. 16, 2017) night, Branch will headline a UFC Fight Night card in Pittsburgh, as he’s set to take on former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in a five-round bout. If he can come out on top, Branch will undoubtedly put his name into the title mix at 185 pounds.

When the fight was announced, many labeled it as a mismatch despite the fact that Rockhold hasn’t competed since June 2016 when he was shockingly knocked out by champion Michael Bisping. Branch, on the other hand, returned to the UFC last May at UFC 211 where he scored a lackluster split-decision victory over Krzystof Jotko.

Regardless, Branch said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he’s ready to ‘rumble’ with Rockhold, and that he plans to win in a way that leaves no doubt in the minds of fans:

“I don’t like to think too far down the road, but the way that I want to win this fight and the way that I intend to win this fight, I think that there should be no doubt about it,” Branch said. “Because Luke was the former UFC middleweight champion. Everybody’s been saying for years, how would Branch do in the UFC? How would he do? … Okay, I won in the UFC against a top-10 guy (Jotko), that’s to answer everybody’s question.

“But now everybody is like, ‘Okay he won, but how is he going to do against an elite guy?’ What about that? Now this guy was a former champion? What the f**k else? This is a tough kid, that’s why I wanted to fight him. When I heard that I had the opportunity to fight him, I was like, ‘Hell motherf**king yes. Hell yes.’ This is the kind of fight that I f**king want to do right here and I’m going to be able to get it on, I’m going to be able to rumble with this kid because he’s going to want to bring it, and I’m going to bring it. And that’s the kind of fight that I know that he can’t beat me in.”

Do you think Branch has what it takes to score the upset, or will Rockhold simply be too much for the 35-year-old New York native?

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