UFC 219 Main Card Predictions – Can Holly Holm stop the Cyborg?

UFC 219 Main Card Predictions

UFC 219 takes place Saturday night, here’s who should have their hand raised from the Main Card. Well, typically for UFC PPV events, I go to my pal Devon Sawa for his predictions via his popular Sawa Says feature. However, Devon and family are traveling across Asia. They’re playing with elephants, monkeys and seeing some … Read moreUFC 219 Main Card Predictions – Can Holly Holm stop the Cyborg?

Tune in to the UFC 219 Ceremonial Weigh-ins at 4 PM PST

UFC 219 Ceremonial Weigh-in

Watch as the fighters weigh-in and do faceoffs as part of the UFC 219 Ceremonial Weigh-ins.

It’s almost time for the UFC 219 Ceremonial Weigh-ins. The UFC official weigh-ins took place this morning and the fighters one by one made weight. Khabib Nurmagomedov looked to be in great shape on the scale. He weighed 155.5 and didn’t look to be at all in rough shape. Both championship fighters made weight and the Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm fight is now official.

This afternoon at 4 PM PST you can enjoy the Ceremonial Weigh-ins where the fighters will once again hit the scales and then do faceoffs for photos.

All the fighters on the card made their weights, so all fights are now official. You can see the weights below.

Main card – PPV
Cris Cyborg (145) vs. Holly Holm (144)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (155.5) vs. Edson Barboza (155)
Dan Hooker (155.5) vs. Marc Diakiese (155.5)
Carlos Condit (170.5) vs. Neil Magny (170.5)
Cynthia Calvillo (116)vs. Carla Esparza (115.5)

Undercard – Fox Sports 1
Khalil Rountree (205) vs. Michael Oleksiejczuk (203.5)
Myles Jury (146) vs. Rick Glenn (145.5)
Marvin Vettori (185.5) vs. Omari Akhmedov (185.5)
Louis Smolka (126) vs. Matheus Nicolau (125.5)

Undercard – FightPass
Tim Elliott (135) vs. Mark De La Rosa (135.5)

UFC 219: Khabib Nurmagomedov – The Eagle is Hungry video

Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC releases video: Khabib Nurmagomedov – The Eagle is Hungry.

We’re only two days removed from UFC 219 and the amazing clash between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza. With a victory, you can almost assume Khabib will finally earn his UFC Lightweight title shot. He’d be 25-0 and with wins in his last few fights against Barboza, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Michal Johnson. He’s proven himself more than deserving. The UFC has released a video interview with him and Megan Olivi called, Khabib Nurmagomedov – The Eagle is Hungry.

Whether you believe Khabib ate his way out of a title shot at UFC 209 or not, the fact remains he is here, seemingly in great shape and ready to unleash hell on anyone in his way. He appeared not too long ago on the super popular Real Quick with Mike Swick Podcast and if you haven’t seen it, I’d encourage you to check it out here.

Khabib and Edson Barboza will fight in the co-main event of the night. In the main event Cris “Cyborg” Justino will put her Featherweight title on the line against Holly Holm. It should be a great night of MMA action.

Carlos Condit, The Natural Born Killer, is back this weekend!

Carlos Condit

Carlos Condit is the harbinger of violence and pain, and he’s back this weekend! I became a Carlos Condit fan the first time I saw him compete. It was way back in 2006 for Rumble on the Rock and that night he submitted Frank Trigg. I loved his style and demeanor inside the cage.  He … Read moreCarlos Condit, The Natural Born Killer, is back this weekend!

John Lineker forced out of fight with Jimmie Rivera this weekend

John Lineker

UFC 219 lost a potential FOTN when a tooth infection forced John Lineker from the card. The dreaded UFC injury bug is a real jerk. He crawled from his hole and cost us all another great fight. John Lineker was supposed to face Jimmie Rivera Saturday at UFC 219. That said, he’s not out of … Read moreJohn Lineker forced out of fight with Jimmie Rivera this weekend

Khabib Nurmagomedov Training Camp at AKA, Episode 3

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov takes you inside the walls of AKA where iron sharpens iron.

Khabib’s youtube series isn’t only interesting because it gives a unique insight into one of MMA’s most compelling fighters, but it also takes you inside one of the elite gyms on earth, AKA in San Jose, CA. Khabib Nurmagomedov is preparing for a fight at the end of the month against Edson Barboza.

Khabib talks a lot about how often he is helped by the other members of the team, and how he, in turn, is able to help them. It seems like a really close group and they have some of the best of everything. Grappling with Daniel Cormier, striking and top position with Luke Rockhold. It’s a place where the elite gathers to make each other better.

Khabib was recently on The Real Quick with Mike Swick Podcast, you can see that by following this link.

 

Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm set to meet at UFC 219 in December

UFC 219 Main Card Predictions

We heard this was “dead” weeks ago, but Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm are going down. The only constant in MMA is constant change. If you don’t like a card, wait a day or two and USADA or the Injury bug will change it up. Upset that a fight isn’t being signed? Relax, this one was … Read moreCris Cyborg and Holly Holm set to meet at UFC 219 in December

Dominick Cruz out of UFC 219 Jimmy Rivera fight with a broken arm.

Dominick Cruz

This whole fight cancellation thing is getting out of hand, Dominick Cruz is out! What in the heck is going on this week? We’ve lost Frankie Edgar, Cyborg/Holm, Till/Wonderboy was on, then off and now Dominick Cruz is out of his fight with Jimmy Rivera with a broken arm. This is just getting sad at … Read moreDominick Cruz out of UFC 219 Jimmy Rivera fight with a broken arm.

UFC 219 fight with Holm vs. Cyborg is “dead” according to Holm’s manager

holm vs. cyborg

We were all hoping this fight would anchor UFC 219, however it looks like it’s not happening. Holly Holm and Cris Cyborg were all but green-lit to clash at UFC 219 for the UFC Featherweight title. They’ve been back and forth on social media, and most felt the fight was a formality at this point. … Read moreUFC 219 fight with Holm vs. Cyborg is “dead” according to Holm’s manager

Raquel Pennington suffers a broken leg, postponing title fight with Nunes

Raquel Pennington

Raquel Pennington was in an auto accident in Colorado, injuring the leg. It seems as if the UFC had been planning to have Amanda Nunes defend her title against Raquel Pennington at UFC 219. Though contracts had not been signed, verbal agreements were reached by all parties involved. Unfortunately, an ATV accident and leg injury … Read moreRaquel Pennington suffers a broken leg, postponing title fight with Nunes

Khabib Nurmagomedov back in action at UFC 219 in Las Vegas

khabib nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov will face Edson Barboza in a highly anticipated fight. Khabib Nurmagomedov has been MIA since his last-minute withdrawal from a fight with Tony Ferguson at UFC 209. He will again be in action in what could be a title eliminator against Edson Barboza at UFC 219. The matchup features Barboza, perhaps the most … Read moreKhabib Nurmagomedov back in action at UFC 219 in Las Vegas

Gokhan Saki will be back in the Octagon at UFC 219 on December 30th

Gokhan Saki

Gokhan Saki is headed back into the Octagon! The UFC traditionally rolls out some of their big guns for the big year-end event. This year UFC 219 takes place on December 30th and is starting to look like a great card. I don’t think we’ve seen our main event announced yet, but we did get … Read moreGokhan Saki will be back in the Octagon at UFC 219 on December 30th

Carlos Condit has an official opponent and a return date

Carlos Condit

Carlos Condit will meet Neil Magny at UFC 219 on December 30th. Last week we reported that Carlos Condit was talking to matchmakers looking for a return fight. Well, when you’re as good as Carlos, it doesn’t take long for them to respond. The UFC announced that Carlos Condit would face Neil Magny at UFC … Read moreCarlos Condit has an official opponent and a return date

Pair of former champions added to UFC 219 card in December

UFC 219

UFC 219 is the big year-end event in Las Vegas on Dec. 30th A pair of former champions will be stepping into the Octagon at UFC 219 on December 30th, 2o17 at UFC 219. Dominick Cruz will be entertaining the cage to take on Jimmy Rivera in a fight with major title implications at Bantamweight.  … Read morePair of former champions added to UFC 219 card in December