The Last Airbender, dominant in the cage and via Social Media

The Last Airbender

Derek Brunson called Israel Adesanya out, and well, Israel certainly responded Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya is a fight I think most people would be interested in seeing. As per the norm these days, Derek Brunson took to social media to challenge Israel, since a lot of fights begin that way. I’m not sure he … Read moreThe Last Airbender, dominant in the cage and via Social Media

What’s going on in New Mexico? Jackson Wink struggling lately in the Octagon

Jackson Wink

The famed Jackson Wink team is a symbol of MMA excellence, but it’s been slipping of late. When you think of the best and most well-known MMA gyms in the USA, Jackson Wink is near the top of most everyone’s list. Right now it’s for other less than positive reasons. That said, lately, they have … Read moreWhat’s going on in New Mexico? Jackson Wink struggling lately in the Octagon

Watch the Fight Night San Paulo Weigh-ins here at 1 PM PST

Fight Night San Paulo Weigh-ins

The  Fight Night San Paulo Weigh-ins will be live at 1 PM PST

We all know how this all goes down. Tomorrow the fighters step into the cage, today they step onto the scale. One by one the fighters will weigh-in and then pose face to face for the media and the fans.  At the top of the card is Derek Brunson and the return of Lyoto Machida.  Lyoto returns after an eighteen-month suspension for admitting to using a USADA banned substance. Tune in today for the Fight Night San Paulo Weigh-ins.

The official UFC Weigh-in has taken place already and the results can be seen below. All 24 fighters made weight on their first attempt.

Main card

Derek Brunson (185) vs. Lyoto Machida (185)
Demian Maia (171) vs. Colby Covington (171)
Pedro Munhoz (136) vs. Rob Font (136)
Francisco Trinaldo (155) vs. Jim Miller (155)
Thiago Santos (186) vs. Jack Hermansson (185)
John Lineker (136) vs. Marlon Vera (135)

Undercard

Vicente Luque (171) vs. Niko Price (171)
Antonio Carlos Junior (185) vs. Jack Marshman (186)
Hacran Dias (155) vs. Jared Gordon (156)
Elizeu Zaleski (171) vs. Max Griffin (171)

FightPass Undercard

Deiveson Figueiredo (126) vs. Jarred Brooks (125)
Christian Colombo (258) vs. Marcelo Golm (242)

The Dragon is officially back and he already has a UFC fight scheduled

The Dragon will take on Derek Brunson

This week on Game of Thrones, a dragon joined the White Walker Army. Today it was announced that the MMA Dragon has rejoined the UFC army. Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, was suspended 18 months for taking a banned substance. The suspension ends on October 8 and Machida will fight a few weeks … Read moreThe Dragon is officially back and he already has a UFC fight scheduled

Watch the UFC Fight Night 110 Weigh-ins at 5 PM PST right here.

Fight Night 110

The fighters will step on the scale, and face off in the ceremonial weigh-ins.

Tomorrow on FOX Sports 1 Derrick Lewis and Mark Hunt will take center stage inside the Octagon, tonight they’ll step on the scale and then go face to face for a photo op. That’s how it goes at the ceremonial Fight Night weigh-ins held tonight at 5 PM PST.  The fighters already weighed in this morning officially, and both fighters tipped the scales at the heavyweight maximum of 265 pounds.

Derrick Lewis seems to have used the Daniel Cormier towel hold to make sure his weight was at the heavyweight limit. Bottom line, they made it and the fight is official. Below the video are the official weights for all fighters involved. Chan Mi Jeon was the only fighter to not make weight. She is still facing JJ Aldrich but surrenders 20% of her purse.

UFC Fight Night 110

Man Card – Fox Sports 1 – 7 PM PST

Mark Hunt – 265 lbs.
Derrick Lewis – 265 lbs.

Derek Brunson – 186 lbs.
Daniel Kelly – 186 lbs.

Daniel Hooker – 156 lbs.
Ross Pearson – 155 lbs.

Ion Cutelaba – 204 lbs.
Henrique da Silva – 206 lbs.

Tim Elliott – 126 lbs.
Ben Nguyen – 126 lbs.

Alexander Volkanovksi – 145 lbs.
Mizuto Hirota – 146 lbs.

Undercard – Fox Sports 1 – 5 PM PST

Damien Brown – 155 lbs.
Vinc Pichel – 156 lbs.

John Moraga – 126 lbs.
Ashkan Mokhtarian – 125 lbs.

Luke Jumeau – 170 lbs.
Dominique Steele – 170.5 lbs.

Kiichi Kunimoto – 170 lbs.
Zak Ottow – 171 lbs.

Prelims – FightPass – 4PM PST

JJ Aldrich – 116 lbs.
Chan-Mi Jeon – 118 lbs. – Officially missed weight

Thibault Gouti – 154 lbs.
Dong Hyun Kim – 155 lbs.

UFC Fight Night 110 in New Zealand to feature a heavyweight clash

Mark Hunt

I received an early B-Day present, as Mark Hunt & Derrick Lewis will fight June 11th Reports were circulating that a potential Mark Hunt vs. Derrick Lewis fight could be in the works. Well, if Derrick Lewis is to be believed, the fight is a done deal.  Derrick took to Twitter to happily announce the … Read moreUFC Fight Night 110 in New Zealand to feature a heavyweight clash

Derek Brunson set to appeal his UFC 208 loss to Anderson Silva

derek brunson

Derek Brunson to file official appeal of his loss to Anderson Silva UFC 208 was a bit of a lackluster evening of action.  In fact, there’s been more action after the card, than there was during it.  Holly Holm filed an appeal to have her decision loss appealed due to illegal strikes after the round … Read moreDerek Brunson set to appeal his UFC 208 loss to Anderson Silva

Rankings Report: A number of divisions feel the effects of UFC 208

Rankings Reports: A number of divisions feel the effects of UFC 208

UFC 208 gave us our first ever UFC women’s featherweight champion when Germaine de Randamie notched a unanimous decision win over Holly Holm. The night’s other feature bout saw MMA great Anderson Silva nab a unanimous decision win of his own over Derek Brunson. Both bouts were widely discussed about afterwards as it relates to … Read moreRankings Report: A number of divisions feel the effects of UFC 208

Derek Brunson puts UFC 208 judges on blast

Derek Brunson puts judges on blast

Last night was not the greatest night if you were an MMA judge. UFC 208’s two marquee bouts ended in a bit of controversy as many had the fights scored opposite of the official decision. With that, we have our first UFC women’s featherweight champion in Germain de Randamie, and a VERY upset Derek Brunson. … Read moreDerek Brunson puts UFC 208 judges on blast

Playing Matchmaker – Fights to make post UFC 208

playing matchmaker

UFC 208 is in the books, and now it’s time to look forward and play matchmaker The fights are over, and we know the winners and losers from UFC 208. The UFC circus never stops touring, so already they are hard at work trying to figure out who should face off with whom next.  This … Read morePlaying Matchmaker – Fights to make post UFC 208

Watch the UFC 208 Post Fight Press Conference Live Stream here

ufc 208 post fight press conference

After all tonight’s action, watch the post fight press conference here at mikeswick.com

Tonight after the UFC crowns their inaugural women’s Featherweight Champion, head over here and watch the Post Fight Press Conference.  Hear from the winners, as well as the losers following one of the biggest events of the year.

Holly Holm, Germaine de Randamie, Anderson Silva, Derek Brunson, and many more should be available to speak about their fights.  It’s usually a pretty compelling view, so don’t miss it.  The press conference typically begins approximately 30 minutes after the main event ends.

UFC 208 takes place tonight from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY.  The main PPV card begins at 7PM PST.  The Fox Sports 1 Prelims begin at 5PM PST.

UFC 208 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 6

ufc 208 embedded episode 6

Episode 6 of UFC 208 Embedded brings us behind-the-scenes of fight week as we get closer to crowning the first ever UFC women’s featherweight champion.

Episode 6 of Embedded picks up with the fighters boarding a bus to head to the Kings Theater.  They are headed there for the ceremonial weigh ins. We see Germaine de Randamie and UFC newcomer Jarred Brooks referring to each other as future champions. Holly Holm sits with coach John Winkeljohn checking out a video from her Instagram.

As they arrive at the theater, UFC Event Manager Heidi Dean helps the fighters navigate the ice covered parking lot and into the theater.  They don’t want a fighter falling at this point.  They enter the theater and the friendliness of Germaine de Randamie and Holly Holm is on display as they talk shoe sizes and shoes. It seems like there is no prefight animosity on either side, whatsoever.

The video then takes us through the ceremonial weigh ins of the main event as well as the co-main. All fighters are relaxed and ready to go about the task at hand. Germaine closes the show addressing the fans saying, “Let’s make it one hell of a night, with all of you.”

UFC 208 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 5

UFC 208 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episode 5

Episode 5 of UFC 208 Embedded brings us behind-the-scenes of fight week as we get closer to crowning the first ever UFC women’s featherweight champion.

On Episode 5 of UFC 208 Embedded, featherweight title contender Germaine de Randamie embraces the inclement weather with a snowball fight. Brazilian middleweight Anderson Silva pranks a UFC staffer and shines at open workouts. His opponent Derek Brunson and headliner Holly Holm also engage with fans at the special event, held inside a famed boxing gym. Then the fighters, including Jacare Souza and Glover Teixeira, cut their final pounds before Friday’s official weigh-in. UFC 208 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the inaugural women’s featherweight title fight taking place Saturday, February 11th. See it live on Pay-Per-View and UFC.TV.

 

Check out the live UFC 208 Ceremonial Weigh-Ins live here

ufc 208 ceremonial weigh ins

The fighters all stepped on the scale this morning officially, but they’ll do it again here for your viewing pleasure We reported on the official weigh-ins earlier, but today at 3PM PST the fighters will again step on the scale, and face off for the fans.  You can watch those ceremonial weigh-ins right here live … Read moreCheck out the live UFC 208 Ceremonial Weigh-Ins live here

UFC 208 Weigh-in results – Justin Willis not cleared to compete

ufc 208 weigh ins

All fighters except one make weight ahead of UFC 208 The UFC 208 Weigh-in took place this morning in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  The fighters all stepped on the scale this morning and it went off without a hitch, well almost. Justin Willis, who was attempting to fill in on short notice was … Read moreUFC 208 Weigh-in results – Justin Willis not cleared to compete