The Weekly Roundup Podcast #25

Check out the weekly roundup podcast on LowKickMMA. Jordan Ellis and Ryan Galloway look ahead to UFC Vegas 24, Bellator 257 and Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren as well as discussing all the latest MMA news – get it here.

The Weekly Roundup

Check out the weekly roundup podcast on LowKickMMA. Jordan Ellis and Ryan Galloway look ahead to UFC Vegas 24, Bellator 257 and Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren as well as discussing all the latest MMA news – get it here.

Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira Booked For UFC 266 On September 4

BlachowiczThe light heavyweight championship matchup between defending gold holder, Jan Blachowicz and veteran Brazilian finisher, Glover Teixeira is scheduled to take place at UFC 266 on September 4. As of writing, the promotion is yet to determine a venue or location for the pay-per-view showcase.  Claiming the vacant light heavyweight championship in devastating fashion last […]

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The light heavyweight championship matchup between defending gold holder, Jan Blachowicz and veteran Brazilian finisher, Glover Teixeira is scheduled to take place at UFC 266 on September 4. As of writing, the promotion is yet to determine a venue or location for the pay-per-view showcase. 

Claiming the vacant light heavyweight championship in devastating fashion last September at UFC 243 with a second-round knockout win over Dominick Reyes, Blachowicz took home a unanimous decision success against current middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 in March — handing the City Kickboxing mainstay his first professional loss.

In the midst of a career resurgence that has seen him notch five victories on the bounce, 41-year-old veteran, Teixeira headlined UFC Vegas 13 last September against Thiago Santos. Rallying from an earlier knockdown and some real adversity, Teixeira submitted his compatriot with a rear-naked choke to claim the number-one contender rank at 205-pounds. UFC president, Dana White confirmed the booking to ESPN MMA reporter, Brett Okamoto

Also enjoying a five-fight winning spree, Blachowicz prevented the aforenoted, Adesanya from becoming a two-weight champion held simultaneously back in March, utilizing some shrewd wrestling and top-heavy grappling in the championship rounds to score a judging victory.

A former KSW light heavyweight champion as well, the 38-year-old Cieszyn native had lodged prior successes against upcoming Bellator light heavyweight Grand Prix participant, Corey Anderson, as well as former Strikeforce middleweight titleholders, Jacare Souza, and Luke Rockhold — the latter of which in particularly brutal fashion, breaking the Santa Cruz native’s jaw with a second-round knockout.

A twenty-one-year professional, Teixeira who plys his trade under John Hackleman and Steve Mocco has scored a whopping eighteen separate knockout wins across his thirty-nine fight career, to go along with nine other submission successes.

Debuting in the UFC back in May of 2012, the Brazilian has bested the likes of Fabio Maldonado, Rampage Jackson, Ryan Bader, Ovince Saint-Preux, Rashad Evans, Jared Cannonier, Misha Cirukunov, Anthony Smith, and the aforenoted trio of Rockhold, Souza, and Santos. 

Jan Blachowicz To Defend Light Heavyweight Title At UFC 266 Against Glover Teixeira

Jan Blachowicz will look to defend his light heavyweight title for the second time when he battles Glover Teixeira on September 4 at UFC 266. UFC president, Dana White told ESPN the news, with the location and venue of the fight not announced as of yet…

Jan Blachowicz will look to defend his light heavyweight title for the second time when he battles Glover Teixeira on September 4 at UFC 266. UFC president, Dana White told ESPN the news, with the location and venue of the fight not announced as of yet. Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira was the fight to […]

EXCLUSIVE | Adriano Moraes Ready For Whatever Challenge Is Next

Adriano MoraesAdriano Moraes is down for a rematch with Demetrius Johnson, but it’s not the only fight that interests him. The MMA world was shocked last week, as Moraes, the One Championship Featherweight Champion, finished Demetrius “Mighty Mouse” Johnson in the second round of their title fight. The first man to ever stop Johnson, Moraes believes […]

Adriano Moraes

Adriano Moraes is down for a rematch with Demetrius Johnson, but it’s not the only fight that interests him.

The MMA world was shocked last week, as Moraes, the One Championship Featherweight Champion, finished Demetrius “Mighty Mouse” Johnson in the second round of their title fight. The first man to ever stop Johnson, Moraes believes that he has multiple options as far as his next opponent.

In an interview with LowKickMMA, Moraes talked about a rematch with Johnson and other fights that interest him.

“Right now I’m waiting for the answer from the company. We have some issues to resolve because it was my last fight for my contract. Let’s see what’s gonna happen,” Moraes shared. “Maybe you can do a rematch, Moraes versus Johnson 2. I’m also looking forward to a trilogy match with Kairat Akhmetov.”

There’s no shortage of challenges for the champ, who understands the enormity of having new sets of eyes on him now that One Championship is on TNT. With his status currently in limbo with the organization, Moraes opened up about other matchups in the UFC and Bellator that he would find challenging.

“Figueiredo’s gonna be a good fight, you know, in the flyweight division. Aljamain Sterling, um, I would like to, to punch him in the face also. Um, I think those two guys gonna be good in their divisions. You have the Bellator champ Archuleta, the 135 champion, it’s gonna be good.”

When asked to elaborate on why he’d like to fight Sterling, Moraes made it clear that there are no personal issues between the two.

“No, I don’t have nothing against him, you know. I like, I think it would be a good match, you know. I like to challenge myself. I don’t, like, worry about what they think. But, um, I think it would be a good one. You know like, he has a good reach also he’s heavy for the Bantamweight division. He’s tough,he has many good wins against my teammates. I think it would be a good one.”

Who do you want to see Adriano Moraes fight next?

OFFICIAL | Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor III Set For UFC 264

Dustin PoirierDustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor III is official. The promotion announced today that the pair will square off at UFC 264 on July 10 in front of 20,000 fans at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout appeared to be in jeopardy earlier this week when McGregor seemingly called off the fight due […]

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Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor III is official.

The promotion announced today that the pair will square off at UFC 264 on July 10 in front of 20,000 fans at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The bout appeared to be in jeopardy earlier this week when McGregor seemingly called off the fight due to Poirier outing him for refusing to deliver the $500,000 he pledged to The Good Fight Foundation in the build-up to UFC 257.

“You’re ripped you inbred hillbilly,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Why do you wink with your ears? You fucking brain dead hillbilly. 500k with no plan in place. Ye hang tight. Fool. You must be new to money. The fight is off btw. I’m going to fight someone else on the 10th. Good luck on your old contract kid.”

Yesterday, he continued to suggest his fight with Poirier was off and even asked fans who he should face instead on July 10.

“Looking to start the foundations of a good fight you guys, who’s in?” the Irishman wrote. “McGregor vs. …?“

McGregor knocked out ‘The Diamond’ when they first met at UFC 178. Poirier got his revenge earlier this year when he stopped McGregor inside two rounds at UFC 257 earlier this year.

Who do you think will win the trilogy bout between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor?

UFC Announces Poirier vs. McGregor III, Thus Ending “Cancellation” Talk

The UFC has officially announced Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 for UFC 264, thus putting an end to speculation about whether or not the fight will be taking place. For over a week now, it has been known that a trilogy bout between Dustin Poirier …

The UFC has officially announced Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 for UFC 264, thus putting an end to speculation about whether or not the fight will be taking place. For over a week now, it has been known that a trilogy bout between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor was going to take place at […]