Michael Johnson Stops Alan Patrick With Brutal Second Round Barrage – UFC Vegas 54 Highlights

Michael JohnsonBack with a proverbial bang on the preliminary card of UFC Vegas 54, lightweight division veteran, Michael Johnson managed to return to the winning track with a slick second round combination to stop and drop Brazil’s, Alan Patrick. Johnson, who had been without a victory since a 2018 decision win over Artem Lobov, snapped his […]

Michael Johnson

Back with a proverbial bang on the preliminary card of UFC Vegas 54, lightweight division veteran, Michael Johnson managed to return to the winning track with a slick second round combination to stop and drop Brazil’s, Alan Patrick.

Johnson, who had been without a victory since a 2018 decision win over Artem Lobov, snapped his four-fight losing skid with a second round knockout win over Patrick — who was cornered by former undisputed lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira.

Landing a series of strikes during a second round exchange, Johnson, who was once revealed as one of the slicker strikers at 155lb limit, dropped Patrick and followed up with a couple of ground strikes to stop the Brazilian.

Johnson, a native of St. Louis, holds other prior eye-catching wins over the likes of Tony Ferguson, Joe Lauzon, Gleison Tibau, Melvin Guillard, Edson Barboza, and Dustin Poirier to name a few.

Below, catch the highlights from Michael Johnson’s ninth career knockout victory

Canelo Alvarez Suffers Decision Loss To Dmitry Bivol In Upset Title Defeat – Highlights

Canelo AlvarezUndisputed super middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez failed in his attempt to land the WBA super light heavyweight championship in a division leap last night against champion, Dmitry Bivol – suffering a unanimous decision loss over the course of 12 rounds in the pair’s Las Vegas, Nevada headliner.  Suffering just the second professional loss of his […]

Canelo Alvarez

Undisputed super middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez failed in his attempt to land the WBA super light heavyweight championship in a division leap last night against champion, Dmitry Bivol – suffering a unanimous decision loss over the course of 12 rounds in the pair’s Las Vegas, Nevada headliner. 

Suffering just the second professional loss of his career following a prior judging defeat to former world champion, Floyd Mayweather back in September 2013, Canelo Alvarez had entered his light heavyweight division return off the back of a successful eleventh round finish over Jacob Plant back in November of last year – adding the IBF super middleweight title to his stacked and decorated mantle.

Failing to ever really mount any significant offense against the undefeated Russian, Bivol – Canelo landed a career-low number of strikes over the course of 12 total rounds, forced to fight from the outside as Bivol countered and defended expertly. Landing a successful title retention, Bivol landed a unanimous judging win on all three judge’s scorecards, who inked 115-113 on their official papers.

Managing to roll and stick up a persistent guard throughout the 12 round main event despite Canelo’s best efforts, Bivol admitted that he had felt the power coming from the Jalisco pound-for-pound king, but pointed to visible damage to his shoulder and arm – rather than his head.

“I felt his power,” Dmitry Bivol said post-fight. “As you can see from my arm, he (Canelo Alvarez) beat my arm up but not my head. It’s better. He had a good speed and power. Maybe his mistake was he threw only hard punches. After hard punches, he relaxed and (was) tired. I was feeling great. This was the biggest fight of my career and I enjoyed this fight. When the people booed me, it gave me more energy.”

Last night’s ‘Sin City’ defeat for Canelo snapped a whopping 16-fight winning streak for the Mexican puncher, who had previously made the light heavyweight limit back in November 2019 to land the WBO light heavyweight crown with a eleventh round knockout success against Bivol’s compatriot, Sergey Kovalev. 

Below, catch the highlights from Canelo Alvarez’s upset defeat against Dmitry Bivol

Carla Esparza Clinches Title In Uneventful Rematch With Rose Namajunas – UFC 274 Highlights

Carla EsparzaInaugural UFC and Invicta FC strawweight champion, Carla Esparza mints herself as the new undisputed strawweight champion, defeating Rose Namajunas with a split decision victory, albeit, in one of the most forgettable fights in the history of the organization. Co-headlining UFC 274, Namajunas, who had previously suffered a submission loss to Esparza in the inaugural […]

Carla Esparza

Inaugural UFC and Invicta FC strawweight champion, Carla Esparza mints herself as the new undisputed strawweight champion, defeating Rose Namajunas with a split decision victory, albeit, in one of the most forgettable fights in the history of the organization.

Co-headlining UFC 274, Namajunas, who had previously suffered a submission loss to Esparza in the inaugural strawweight title fight in December 2014, failed to land really anything significant over the course of five entire rounds against Esparza — who managed to force the champion to fight from the outside, and at least force some activity as she engaged in takedown attempts on multiple occasions.

During her time in between rounds, amid the ongoing boos and jeers, Namajunas was urged to continue with her cautious approach by her partner and corner person, Pat Barry — who explained that his student was doing everything right, resulting in the slew of boos from the Footprint Center attendees.

Managing to become a two-time undisputed strawweight champion, Team Oyama staple, Carla Esparza explained that she could only press and force as much action as possible given the lack of activity and counters to work with from Namajunas.

Below, catch the highlights from Carla Esparza’s second career win over Rose Namajunas

Michael Chandler Lands Stunning Front Kick KO Win Over Tony Ferguson – UFC 274 Highlights

Michael ChandlerRecording one of the most spectacular knockouts in the history of the UFC tonight — one-time title challenger, Michael Chandler has snapped his two-fight losing run with a shocking front kick knockout win over former interim titleholder, Tony Ferguson on the main card of UFC 274 tonight in Phoenix, Arizona. Michael Chandler, who had suffered […]

Michael Chandler

Recording one of the most spectacular knockouts in the history of the UFC tonight — one-time title challenger, Michael Chandler has snapped his two-fight losing run with a shocking front kick knockout win over former interim titleholder, Tony Ferguson on the main card of UFC 274 tonight in Phoenix, Arizona.

Michael Chandler, who had suffered a pair of losses to both Charles Oliveira, and Justin Gaethje entering tonight’s clash with Ferguson — and got off to a less than ideal fight in the process, suffering a knockdown courtesy of a massive sweeping left hook, and ate a series of other shots before managing to relieve some pressure with a double-leg takedown.

Slicing Ferguson with some heavy ground strikes before the close of the frame, within 20 seconds of the second round, Chandler had recorded one of the most devastating knockout wins in recent Octagon memory — springing with a brutal front kick as Ferguson looked to enter an exchange, dropping the Onxard native unconscious.

Following the victory, Chandler called for either a lightweight title rematch against Charles Oliveira or Justin Gaethje, as well as cutting a promo and welcoming a welterweight fight against former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor.

Below, catch the highlights from Michael Chandler’s stunning front kick knockout win over Tony Ferguson

Katie Taylor Defends Titles, Defeats Amanda In 10 Round Classic – Taylor vs. Serrano Highlights

Katie TaylorUndefeated and undisputed. Bray native, Katie Taylor remains the unified lightweight champion after a 10 round back-and-forth war against challenger, Amanda Serrano — defeating the Puerto Rico striker with a close, split decision win at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In an incredibly close and even fight, Taylor faced major adversity in the […]

Katie Taylor

Undefeated and undisputed. Bray native, Katie Taylor remains the unified lightweight champion after a 10 round back-and-forth war against challenger, Amanda Serrano — defeating the Puerto Rico striker with a close, split decision win at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

In an incredibly close and even fight, Taylor faced major adversity in the fifth round midway through the fight, also suffering the first knockdown of her professional career as Serrano backed her to her own corner and laid out severe punishment with a slew of hooks and straight shots.

Taking her foot off the proverbial gas pedal in the sixth frame, Serrano — who had arguably stolen three of the opening four, uber-close rounds, ultimately gave up the final few frames on the judge’s scorecards with Taylor rallying and countering on cue when opportunity arose.

Below, catch the highlights from Katie Taylor’s stunning split decision title retention win against Amanda Serrano

Raufeon Stots Stops Juan Archuleta With High Kick, Wins Interim Title – Bellator 279 Highlights

Raufeon StotsSurging Bellator bantamweight contender, Raufeon Stots has advanced to the Bellator MMA World Grand Prix semi final bracket — as well as minting himself as the interim division gold holder — stopping former undisputed bantamweight best, Juan Archuleta with a stunning third round high kick in the co-main event of Bellator 279 in Honolulu, Hawaii. […]

Raufeon Stots

Surging Bellator bantamweight contender, Raufeon Stots has advanced to the Bellator MMA World Grand Prix semi final bracket — as well as minting himself as the interim division gold holder — stopping former undisputed bantamweight best, Juan Archuleta with a stunning third round high kick in the co-main event of Bellator 279 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Stots, who entered tonight’s re-shuffled bantamweight Grand Prix quarter final bracket against Archuleta off the back of an impressive unanimous decision win over Magomed Magomedov, managed to utilize his wrestling in the opening round in response to some wrestling offense from Archuleta, before successfully defending a slew of takedown attempts in the second frame.

However, early in the third round, Stots managed to find his target with a high-kick-come-knee — catching Archuleta and becoming the first to finish the former undisputed champion with strikes in the process. Stots is now slated to move onto the semi-final bracket where he is joined by fellow surging grappling ace, Patchy Mix who turned in an impressive five round unanimous decision win over Kyoji Horiguchi earlier tonight.

Below, catch the highlights from Raufeon Stots’ stunning high kick win over Juan Archuleta