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6 Oct, 2018

Nurmagomedov defeats McGregor at UFC 229

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Nurmagomedov beats McGregor with a submission win in Las Vegas to retain the lightweight title. Nurmagomedov dominated the fight before submitting McGregor late into the fourth round. McGregor struggled to evade Khabib’s clutches and was forced to eventually tap out from the chokehold.

According to the UFC’s official statistics, McGregor was taken down a total of three out of seven attempts by Nurmagomedov, which he struggled to get up from. Before getting the fourth round submission, Nurmagomedov also landed 70 significant strikes and 104 total strikes. McGregor on the other hand, only landed 50 significant strikes and a total of 96 overall.

With the victory, Nurmagomedov improved his unblemished record to 27-0 and retained his lightweight title.

27 Aug, 2017

Floyd Mayweather beats Conor McGregor by TKO

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Floyd Mayweather beats Conor McGregor in the tenth round with a TKO. McGregor starts strong in the first two rounds. In the third round the fighters grapple more, with McGregor getting a warning for hitting Mayweather on the back of the head. In the fourth round, Mayweather comes back, while McGregor’s energy lowers. From the sixth round, Mayweather attacks aggressively. In the ninth McGregor appears very tired, with Mayweather going for the kill. In the tenth the referee stops the fight. Mayweather:

We talked about he’s a tough competitor. I told him that I owed him for the Pacquiao. He’s a lot better than I thought he was. He was a tough competitor, but I was the better man tonight. Out game plan was to go to him…Me and my dad talked about it. We wanted him to use all his heavy shots early…I guaranteed everybody that this fight wouldn’t go the distance. I want to thank all the fans around the world, and from Ireland, for coming…This was my last fight. Tonight I chose the right dance partner. Conor McGregor you’re a hell of a champion.

McGregor:

I took the early rounds pretty handy. He’s not that powerful, but he’s composed. Fair play to him. He’s had a great run. They should have let me keep going…I was just a little fatigued…I’ve been strangled on live TV and came back. I thought we were closed…Of course [I’ll get back to the UFC]…I’m just happy I’m here in the flag, with the fans.

19 Jun, 2017

Hague left brain dead after KO

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During a fight with Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Hague is knocked out in the second round. Hague, who had a 1-2 record as a pro boxer before the fight, falls heavily to the canvas, appearing to smack his head on the mat. He is able to get back to his feet and stumble backstage, but falls seriously ill just minutes later and is rushed to hospital. Close friend and fellow MMA fighter Cody Krahn wrote:

As many of you know Tim suffered a severe knockout in his boxing match. Once we got Tim backstage and with the doctor we could tell he needed to go to the hospital. Tim is currently in a coma. He had to have surgery to relieve pressure from his brain.

4 Jun, 2017

Holloway beats Aldo to become featherweight champion

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In Rio de Janeiro, Holloway beats Aldo to become the undisputed featherweight world champion. Halfway through the third round Holloway puts Aldo on the mat and rains blows onto his opponent’s face. Jose is not able to get back up and after Hollway repeatedly hits the back of Aldo’s head the referee calls an end to the fight at 4m13s.

Dana White where’s my 50K? I want my check!

3 Jun, 2017

Powell taunts Reyes, gets KO’d with head kick

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In 53rd second of the first round of their light heavyweight bout at LFA 13, Reyes takes advantage of Powell’s taunt to land a leg kick to the side of his head, knocking Powell out.

20 May, 2017

Price wins after double knockout floors him and Lecat

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During Dorian’s bout against Lecat at Max Muay Thai Stadium in Pattaya, Thailand, both fighters land flush blows on each other at the same time, resulting in a double KO that knocks each man to the canvas. Price is the less hurt of the two and manages to rise from the canvas before the 10-count, winning the match.

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14 May, 2017

Davis stops punching Malsam to tell ref fight is over

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In the first round of a bantamweight bout at Centurion FC 1 Davis has to stop punching Malsam to tell the referee that the fight is over. Davis is awarded the fight via TKO. Davis:

Had to stop the fight myself because the ref seemed to want me to kill the guy.

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29 Apr, 2017

Joshua knocks out Klitschko

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Joshua knocks out Klitschko in the eleventh round at Wembley to retain his world heavyweight title. At one point Joshua looked to be in serious trouble, and was dropped by the Russian in the sixth.

22 Mar, 2017

Fighter chokes referee after KO

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At the lightweight KnockOut Promotions (KOP) fight between Nehm and Brink in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Brink gets a knockout, and Nehm goes down. In a dazed state Nehm starts to choke the referee. Nehm’s cornermen are able to intervene and stop their fighter, before the referee loses consciousness. Brink is awarded the win, his third in the tournament.

MMA Fighter Chokes Referee After Getting Knocked Out | KOP 54 Grand Rapids MI

11 Mar, 2017

Fight ends in double knockout, badly broken nose

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The Shamrock FC 285 bout between Vasquez and Cazares ends with both fighters knocking each other out, and Vasquez getting a badly broken nose. Despite the injury, Vasquez is declared the winner as he was able to get to his feet first.

Shamrock FC 285 Double Knockout Highlights

4 Mar, 2017

Atawal beats Golaszewski with ‘helicopter’ guillotine

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At Octagon Fighting Sensation 11 Atalwal secures a guillotine on Golaszewski from the clinch, before picking him up and spinning him around several times like a helicopter. After several seconds the referee steps in and saves Golaszewski, giving Atalwal the win.

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18 Feb, 2017

Harding knocked out after taunt

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At BCMMA 18, Harding taunts Segas only to find himself on the receiving end of a head kick that knocks him out.

29 Jan, 2017

Santa Cruz beats Frampton on points

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Frampton loses for the first time in his professional career as Santa Cruz beats him on points at the the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to regain the WBA featherweight title. One judge scored the fight a draw, but the other two favoured Santa Cruz 115-113. Frampton asks for a rematch in Belfast. Santa Cruz:

He is a great fighter and a great counter-puncher. It was tough to change my style. In my head I wanted to go for it, but I was told to box him and that’s what I did. I am a man of my word. Let’s go again.

Frampton:

Leo probably deserved it. It was my fault and I want to apologise to the travelling fans. I hope we can do it again – we need to do it again…My feet were a bit slow. I needed to let my hands go a bit more when I got close. We had a fantastic training camp, I felt completely prepared. I feel like I’ve let the people down.

31 Dec, 2016

Garabrant defeats Cruz

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In a unanimous decision Garbrandt beats Cruz after five rounds to become the UFC bantamweight champion. Garbrandt ends the first round with a cut over his right eye. In the third round a headbut leaves Cruz bleeding from a deep cut over his left eye. In the fourth round Garbrandt drops Cruz four times.

It sounds amazing. I’ve been waiting to hear that and visualise that since I was 12years old…I thrive on that [trash talking] environment. Hats of to Dominick. He’s the champion for a reason.

Garbrandt then gives the belt to a young fan.

30 Dec, 2016

Nunes defeats Rousey

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Nunes retains the bantamweight championship, defeating Rousey in 48 seconds with a TKO.

I am dedicated fighter and I had my team behind me. All those guys have made me an amazing fighter and brought me onto another level. This is my moment. She had her time, she done her actress parts – thank you Ronda Rousey but right now I am the champion. I prepared my mind, body and spirit. I know they love Rousey but I was ready for this fight. I trained for this girl since my first fight in UFC. I am the best on the planet…I knew I was going to beat the shit out of Rousey like that.

 

10 Dec, 2016

UFC 206: Holloway beats Pettis

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Holloway beats Pettis with a TKO in the interim featherweight title fight in the night’s main event at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Holloway stopped Pettis at the 4:50 mark of the third round. Holloway:

We’re trying to fight (Jose) Aldo, so I thought I’d call him Waldo – Jose Waldo. Hashtag Jose Waldo, and tell him meet me in Brooklyn in February. Let’s get the real one!

30 Oct, 2016

Lopez beats Vasquez

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Lopez stops Vazquez in the 11th round at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Vasquez suffered an eye injury that caused him problems in the 11th. The southpaw Lopez then hit with a blizzard of punches to put him down on the canvas. The referee stops the fight immediately, at 2:29 of the round, rather than letting Vasquez attempt to get up from the knockdown.

29 Oct, 2016

Wins kickboxing debut

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Elba wins his kickboxing debut at in London at the York Hall. He took the fight as a part of Idris Elba: Fighter, a three-part documentary where Elba trains across the world while learning the history of Muay Thai and kickboxing. The show is set to air on the Discovery Channel early 2017. Madonna films the bout.

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