Breaking: Jacare Souza vs. Jack Hermansson To Headline UFC On ESPN 3

A middleweight fight with serious title implications will headline UFC on ESPN 3 when Jacare Souza meets Jack Hermansson. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was the first to break the news via Twitter. Breaking: Jacare Souza vs. Jack Hermansson is verbally agreed to headline UFC Fight Night on April 27. Hermansson replaces Yoel Romero, who withdrew due […]

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A middleweight fight with serious title implications will headline UFC on ESPN 3 when Jacare Souza meets Jack Hermansson.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was the first to break the news via Twitter.

Hermansson, fresh off his 49-second destruction of David Branch last weekend, will step in on short notice for Yoel Romero you was the original opponent for Souza.

Should he win, Souza would earn a title shot, according to his manager Gilberto Faria. Faria also gave props to Hermansson for stepping in on short notice and effectively saving the main event.

While Hermansson just competed last week, Souza’s last go around was at UFC 230 against Chris Weidman. The Brazilian is currently sitting at the No. 3 middleweight in the UFC.

UFC on ESPN 3 will take place on April 27 at the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The entire fight card will be available on ESPN and ESPN+.

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Reality Show Obligations May Force Yoel Romero To Miss UFC on ESPN 3

A fight between Yoel Romero and rising UFC middleweight Paulo Costa has been in the works for the past several months. Unfortunately, the fight has hit a roadblock at nearly every turn. Now, it looks like it could face yet another. According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC is eying Romero vs. Costa to headline […]

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A fight between Yoel Romero and rising UFC middleweight Paulo Costa has been in the works for the past several months.

Unfortunately, the fight has hit a roadblock at nearly every turn. Now, it looks like it could face yet another. According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC is eying Romero vs. Costa to headline UFC Florida on April 27th from Sunrise, Florida. However, there’s a chance that might not happen.

Romero is currently competing on a reality show in which he tries his hand against various obstacle courses. The show lasts between three to four months. Romero won’t be able to leave until he’s eliminated or he wins. If either of those things don’t happen before the show, Romero will be replaced by Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the main event instead.

Costa is one of the UFC’s fastest rising stars. He is undefeated at the moment with a record of 12-0. During his UFC run, Costa has earned wins over the likes of Oluwale Bamgbose, Johny Hendricks, and Uriah Hall. Romero’s last fight took place at UFC 225 in June. He suffered a split decision defeat to Robert Whittaker after five awesome rounds of fighting.

Initially, the fight was to be for the middleweight championship. However, since Romero missed weight for the contest, the fight was changed to a five-round main event.

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UFC on ESPN+ 3 Medical Suspensions: Five Fighters Face Lengthy Sits

With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at UFC on ESPN+ 3, it’s their time to faces those consequences in the form of medical suspensions. UFC on ESPN +3 took place on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. The main card […]

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With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at UFC on ESPN+ 3, it’s their time to faces those consequences in the form of medical suspensions.

UFC on ESPN +3 took place on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. The main card aired on ESPN + at 2 PM EST. The preliminary card aired on ESPN 2 at 11 AM EST.

Jan B?achowicz vs. Thiago Santos in a light heavyweight bout headlined this show. Stefan Struve vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima in a heavyweight bout co-headlined.

Rounding out the six bout main card was Gian Villante vs. Micha? Oleksiejczuk in a light heavyweight bout, Liz Carmouche vs. Lucie Pudilová in a women’s flyweight bout, John Dodson vs. Petr Yan in a bantamweight bout, and Magomed Ankalaev vs. Klidson Abreu in a light heavyweight bout.

Some of the more notable suspensions include Blachowicz, Rogerio de Lima along with three other fighters getting suspended 180 days or until cleared by a doctor. Here are the entire medical suspensions, courtesy of MMAJunkie:

Thiago Santos: suspended mandatory seven days

Jan Blachowicz: suspended 180 days or until cleared by nasal X-ray; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact

Stefan Struve: suspended mandatory seven days

Marcos Rogerio de Lima: suspended 180 days or until cleared by left knee MRI; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact

Michal Oleksiejczuk: suspended mandatory seven days

Gian Villante: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact

Liz Carmouche: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact

Lucie Pudilova: suspended mandatory seven days

Petr Yan: suspended mandatory seven days

John Dodson: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact for left eyelid laceration

Magomed Ankalaev: suspended 180 days or until cleared by right hand X-ray; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact

Klidson Farias: suspended 180 days or until cleared by ear, nose and throat doctor for nasal fracture; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact

Dwight Grant: suspended mandatory seven days

Carlo Pedersoli Jr.: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact

Chris Fishgold: suspended 180 days or until cleared by left hand X-ray; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact

Daniel Teymur: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact

Gillian Robertson: suspended mandatory seven days

Veronica Macedo: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact for right rib pain

Damir Hadzovic: suspended mandatory seven days

Marco Polo Reyes: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact

Michel Prazeres: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact

Ismail Naurdiev: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact

Carlos Diego Ferreira: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact

Rustam Khabilov: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact

Damir Ismagulov: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact

Joel Alvarez: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact for lower lip laceration.

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UFC Prague Bonuses: Thiago Santos Banks An Extra $50K

UFC on ESPN+ 3 went down from the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic earlier today (Sat. February 23, 2019). Dwight Grant ended the ESPN 2 prelims with a bang. He finished Carlo Pedersoli Jr. with one second left in the first round with a TKO. That kind of sequence was worthy of a $50,000 Performance […]

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UFC on ESPN+ 3 went down from the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic earlier today (Sat. February 23, 2019).

Dwight Grant ended the ESPN 2 prelims with a bang. He finished Carlo Pedersoli Jr. with one second left in the first round with a TKO. That kind of sequence was worthy of a $50,000 Performance Of The Night bonus. Also, Micha? Oleksiejczu made a statement on the main card by toppling UFC veteran Gian Villante. He dropped Villante with a body shot before finishing him off on the ground.

Oleksiejczu’s first-round win was awarded with Performance Of The Night, and an extra $50,000. In what was likely the last fight of his career, Stefan Struve also banked $50,000 for Performance Of The Night. The longtime UFC heavyweight submitted Marcos Rogerio de Lima in the second round by way of arm-triangle choke.

And in the main event of the night, Thiago Santos defeated Jan Blachowicz with a third-round knockout. “The Hammer” uncorked two huge hooks that ended Blachowicz’s night. After the bout was over, Santos called out the winner of Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith at UFC 235 next week. Santos will also take home a $50,000 Performance Of The Night bonus.

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Twitter Reacts To Thiago Santos Crushing Jan Blachowicz At UFC Prague

Earlier today (Sat. February 23, 2019), UFC on ESPN+ 3 went down from the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. In the main event of the night, Thiago Santos picked up a huge knockout victory over Jan Blachowicz. After his victory, Santos called out the winner of next week’s UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV). Jon Jones […]

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Earlier today (Sat. February 23, 2019), UFC on ESPN+ 3 went down from the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

In the main event of the night, Thiago Santos picked up a huge knockout victory over Jan Blachowicz. After his victory, Santos called out the winner of next week’s UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV). Jon Jones will be taking on the Anthony Smith in the main event to defend his light heavyweight championship. It will be his first UFC title defense since 2015 when he previously reigned as champion.

Santos will be in attendance for the fight, hoping to face off against the winner after it’s all said and done. However, tonight he will celebrate his big knock out victory over one of the division’s finest. Check out how the mixed martial arts (MMA) community reacted to the finish on Twitter below:

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UFC Prague Results: Magomed Ankalaev Dominates Klidson Abreu

Magomed Ankalaev and Klidson Abreu will kick UFC Prague‘s main card on Saturday in an important light heavyweight contest. Stay posted to LowkickMMA as we will have ongoing results from the entire UFC on ESPN+3 card. Ankalaev (10-1) will make his third appearance in the Octagon in Prague. The Russian native has gone 1-1 thus […]

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Magomed Ankalaev and Klidson Abreu will kick UFC Prague‘s main card on Saturday in an important light heavyweight contest.

Stay posted to LowkickMMA as we will have ongoing results from the entire UFC on ESPN+3 card.

Ankalaev (10-1) will make his third appearance in the Octagon in Prague. The Russian native has gone 1-1 thus far and looks to get on the plus side of 500 this weekend.

As for Abreu (14-2), the Brazilian will be making his UFC debut Czech Republic. The 26-year-old has accumulated titles in nearly every promotion he has competed for.

Round One

Ankalaev gets backed up immediately by the bigger Abreu. Abreu throws a high kick that the Russian brushes off. Ankalaev closes the distance and wrestles Abreu back to the cage. He works to get the Brazilian to the canvas. Some time goes by as the crowd lets out some cheers. Abreu lands a right hand on the break. The fighters separate. Both men engage in a wild exchange, neither man landing anything significant, however. Ankalaev lands an uppercut that drops Abreu. Abreu’s nose looks to be broken. Ankalaev gets Abreu to the ground and stalls the fight in top control. He lands just enough ground and pound to keep the fight there. Ankalaev lands a few elbows in the closing moments of the round.

Round Two

Abreu’s nose is shaped like a capital Z to start round two. Abreu takes the center cage and pumps the jab. He lands a left head kick but Ankalaev eats it. Ankalaev settles into the center of the Octagon and lands the uppercut again. Abreu charges with a swarm of punches and lands a left and a right over the top. Again, the Russian eats it. The Brazilian pumps the jab to the body. Abreu lands another jab as Ankalaev lands a right hand to the broken nose of Abreu. Abreu with a level change. he muscles Ankalaev against the cage and works for a takedown. The Russian reverses positions and trips Abreu to the canvas. 60 seconds left in the round and Ankalaev is in Abreu’s guard landing decent ground and pound as the round ends.

Round Three

The last round starts with a fist bump. Ankalaev lands a hard straight right hand to start. Abreu circles left and throws a flying knee but loses his balance and falls to the canvas. Ankalaev looks to capitalize but the Brazilian gets back to his feet. Both men are far less active here in the final frame. Ankalaev still looking for the uppercut. Halfway through the last round, Abreu throws the jab to the body. Ankalaev starts to pump his jab as there is just not much going on here in round three. The fighters clinch and Ankalaev works the Brazilian to the cage. He lands a couple knees to the body and a hard elbow to Abreu’s head. He looks for a takedown but Abreu defends nicely. The referee separates the fighters with 45 seconds left. The round ends with the fighters trading.

Magomed Ankalaev defeats Klidson Abreu via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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