CB Dollaway speaks about the disqualification win over Hector Lombard

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If it was on time or late, clean or dirty; CB Dollaway vs Hector Lombard will go down in the history books as a disqualification win for Dollaway. For the first time since Lombard and Dollaway fought, CB recaps what he feels happened at UFC 222.

At the moment, Dollaway and Lombard are engaging in a war of words online. Lombard is basically saying that Dollaway was acting hurt to bail out of the fight. Every time Dollaway offers a response on Lombard’s post, Hector deletes them. It is a bizarre situation that these two are in, but we all know that there is a way to settle it.

It really just depends on what the UFC want to do about it. Will they move on from the fight or will they re-book it? I’d bet that we hear what will happen much sooner than later.

Everyone is talking about Dollaway vs Lombard. Dirty or not?

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With all of the madness, greatness, and also weirdness that came out of UFC 222; Everyone still seems divided on the CB Dollaway vs Hector Lombard decision. Did Hector hit CB after the bell intentionally, or had he already started his punches?

I guess it all comes down to your perception of what exactly YOU saw in the fight. I have just rewound, slo-mo’d, and watched it again about fifty times and it’s definitely close.

CB lands a kick as the horn sounds. Hector tries to catch the kick with his left hand and throws his two-punch combo off of it. By the time the horn is fully finished blowing, Lombard already landed the right hand. The knockout punch came right after the horn stopped. In real time, it appears that the punches came very late. After further dissecting it, it was too close to call. Those punches came in like lightning.

Technically, the second and final punch came in after the horn was done making sound. Therefore, making it an illegal punch. However, as I’ve learned from Big John McCarthy, who wrote most of the rules, The horn only signals the round ending. It is a referee’s job to physically end the round.

He posted this in October of 2014.

“The round officially ends at the call of the referee. The bell is their notification.”

Again, with how quickly and closely the punches came to the horn, the referee couldn’t have gotten in there to stop it unless he was Quicksilver from the X-Men.

I didn’t think so before, but Lombard may have a case here. This is only MY opinion. What do you guys think?

UFC 222 sees three fights announced including Andrei Arlovski vs. Stefan Struve

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UFC 222 takes place March 3rd in Las Vegas, NV. Andrei Arlovski won his last fight, against Junior Albini snapping what was an unbelievable five-fight losing streak. He needed that victory badly and was able to earn the unanimous decision. That win has him in position to face Stefan Struve at UFC 222 in March. Struve … Read moreUFC 222 sees three fights announced including Andrei Arlovski vs. Stefan Struve

UFC Fight Night 116 Branch vs. Rockhold: Main Card Predictions

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Here is who I’m picking to walk out of Pittsburgh with victories. The UFC lands in Pittsburgh this weekend, and they are putting on a pretty darn solid card. In the main event, we will see David Branch take on returning former Middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold.  In this article, I am going to predict the … Read moreUFC Fight Night 116 Branch vs. Rockhold: Main Card Predictions

Luke Rockhold set to headline Fight Night Pittsburgh card in September

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It’s been a long time coming for Luke Rockhold’s return to the cage. The UFC took the opportunity during UFC on FOX 25 to announce a couple of fights for their upcoming UFC Fight Night 116 card. Luke Rockhold will make his highly anticipated return to the cage when he meets David Branch.  It should … Read moreLuke Rockhold set to headline Fight Night Pittsburgh card in September

Two big fights added to UFC Fight Night 116 card in Pittsburgh

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I’m expecting fireworks in Pittsburgh with the addition of these two fights The UFC machine rolls on into Pittsburgh on September 16th and we’ve got two new fights to clamor about now.  The UFC announced that Thiago Alves will face off against “Platinum” Mike Perry in what should be fisticly fantastic.  In the other announced … Read moreTwo big fights added to UFC Fight Night 116 card in Pittsburgh

Rankings Report: Lewis and Esparza trending in opposite directions

Rankings Report: Lewis and Esparza trending in opposite directions

The UFC released its updated rankings today and UFC Fight Night Halifax caused quite a bit of movement in a number of divisions, as two of the night’s biggest names found themselves trending in opposite directions. Derrick Lewis climbed a spot in the heavyweight division to #7, passing Mark Hunt. Travis Browne, who was KO’d by … Read moreRankings Report: Lewis and Esparza trending in opposite directions

UFC Fight Night 105 Browne vs. Lewis ratings are released

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UFC held an event in Halifax Sunday night, here’s how many were watching The UFC had a rare Sunday night event this past weekend, as UFC Fight Night 105 originated in Halifax and featured the main event of Travis Browne facing Derrick Lewis.  The card had a co-feature of Hector Lombard taking on brand new … Read moreUFC Fight Night 105 Browne vs. Lewis ratings are released

Back to his winning ways, Johny Hendricks says he has some unfinished business

Back to his winning ways, Johny Hendricks says he has some unfinished business

Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks found his way back into the win column last night with his unanimous decision win over Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night Halifax. Making his debut at middleweight, Hendricks put together a nice mix of strikes en route to his first victory in almost two years, dating back to UFC 185. … Read moreBack to his winning ways, Johny Hendricks says he has some unfinished business

UFC Fight Night Halifax: Post-Fight Press Conference

UFC Fight Night Halifax post-fight press conference

UFC Fight Night from Halifax gave us plenty of noteworthy moments tonight. After all was said and done, the post-fight press conference created a number of quotable moments as well.

The night saw unranked Randa Markos shock the former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza by taking a split decision win from the #3 ranked contender.

Johny Hendricks had a successful middleweight debut with a unanimous decision win over Hector Lombard and could not have looked more thrilled upon hearing his name announced.

In the main event #8 ranked heavyweight Derrick Lewis knocked Travis Browne out cold in the 2nd round. The #9 ranked Browne was off to a good start but once Lewis started to land his punches it was game over for Browne shortly after.

The post-fight press conference kicked off with Johny Hendricks talking about how the night felt, his plans going forward, and Georges St. Pierre.

Hometown favorite Gavin Tucker talked about his UFC debut and what it felt like to finally step into the octagon for the first time. He also mentioned the name CM Punk.

The self-proclaimed interim heavyweight champion Derrick Lewis stole the show though. With his mini belt by his side, hearing him break down why he was holding his stomach early on might be the highlight of the night.

Enjoy a listen in the video above.

Traditional weigh-in face-offs for UFC Fight Night: Halifax. Browne vs Lewis.

Traditional weigh-in face-offs for UFC Fight Night: Halifax. Browne vs Lewis

As we reported earlier, all but one person made weight for UFC Fight Night: Halifax, at the early weigh-ins. The main event features a battle between monster heavyweights, Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne.

The fighters just took to the scales again, for the traditional face-offs.

*Gina Mazany came in 3.5 pounds over the bantamweight limit of 136. She will be fined 20% of her fight purse.*

Heavyweight- Derrick Lewis (262) vs Travis Browne (241)

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Middleweight- Johny Hendricks (185.5) vs Hector Lombard (182)

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Featherweight- Sam Sicilia (144) vs Gavin Tucker (145)

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Middleweight- Elias Theodorou (185.5) vs Cezar Ferreira (186)

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Bantamweight- Sara McMann (135) vs Gina Mazany (139.5)*

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Lightweight- Paul Felder (155) vs Alessandro Ricci (156)

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Welterweight- Nordine Taleb (171) vs Santiago Ponzinibbio (179)

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Strawweight- Carla Esparza (116) vs Randa Markos (116)

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Bantamweight- Aiemann Zahabi (135) vs Reginaldo Vieira (136)

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Middleweight- Jack Marshman (184) vs Thiago Santos (186)

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Middleweight- Gerald Meerschaert (185) vs Ryan Janes (185.5)

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All fighters except 1 make weight ahead of UFC Fight Night 105

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The lone fighter to miss weight this morning was Gina Mazany The fighters all made their way one by one to step on the scale this morning in Halifax ahead of Fight Night 105. The official weigh ins took place and all fighters with the exception of Gina Mazany were spot on.  Mazany, who faces … Read moreAll fighters except 1 make weight ahead of UFC Fight Night 105

UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax adds three additional fights

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Halifax card gets new main event and 3 additional fights added Earlier today, we reported that UFC Fight Night 105 was getting a transplanted main event.  Travis Browne and Derrick Lewis jumped from UFC 208 and will headline the Halifax event instead.  The card continues to take shape as the UFC has announced additional bouts … Read moreUFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax adds three additional fights

Johny Hendricks possibly competing on UFC FN 105 card against veteran

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Johny Hendricks could face Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night 105 Johny Hendricks might have said he’d retire if he lost his last fight, but it turns out he has changed his mind. Hendricks who missed weight at UFC 207 and then lost his fight via controversial decision to Neil Magny looks to be back … Read moreJohny Hendricks possibly competing on UFC FN 105 card against veteran

Alex Caceres to meet Jason Knight at UFC on Fox 23

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The entertaining Alex “Bruce LeRoy” Caceres faces Jason Knight at UFC on FOX 23 The UFC on FOX 23 card continues to take shape. Today the UFC announced that Alex Caceres would battle Jason Knight  on January 28th in Denver, Co.  It is unknown whether the fight will take place on the undercard or main … Read moreAlex Caceres to meet Jason Knight at UFC on Fox 23