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UFC Fight Night 114 official weigh-ins video, photos: WEC never die!

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MEXICO CITY – With only two middleweight matchups and one welterweight contest – along with 10 other fights contested at 155 pounds or below – the UFC might have to break out the blue canvas for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 114.

UFC Fight Night 114 takes place at Mexico Arena in Mexico City. The card is headlined by flyweights Sergio Pettis (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) vs. Brandon Moreno (14-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and strawweights Randa Markos (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. Alexa Grasso (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Official weigh-ins took place earlier today. Check out the video highlights in the video above. Below, don’t miss our exclusive photo gallery from the event.

There are no ceremonial weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 114.

For more on UFC Fight Night 114, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Randa Markos (L) of Iraq and Alexa Grasso (R) of Mexico face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Jordan Rinaldi of the United States poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Alvaro Herrera of Mexico poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Alvaro Herrera (L) of Mexico and Jordan Rinaldi (R) face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Roberto Sanchez of the United States poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Joseph Morales of United States poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Joseph Morales (L) and Roberto Sanchez (R) face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Diego Rivas of Chile poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Jose Quinonez of Mexico poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Jose Quinonez (L) of Mexico and Diego Rivas (R) of Chile face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Rani Yahya of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Henry Briones of Mexico poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Henry Briones (L) of Mexico and Rani Yahya (R) of Brazil face offduring the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Hector Sandoval of Mexico poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Dustin Ortiz of the United States poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Dustin Ortiz (L) of the United States and Hector Sandoval (R) of Mexico face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Jack Hermansson of Sweden poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Bradley Scott of England poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Bradley Scott (L) of England and Jack Hermansson (R) of Sweden face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Andre Soukhamthath of United States poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Alejandro Perez of Mexico poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Alejandro Perez (L) of Mexico and Andre Soukhamthath (R) face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Rashad Evans of the United States poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Sam Alvey of the United States poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Sam Alvey (L) of the United States and Rashad Evans (R) of the United States face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Humberto Bandenay of Peru poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Martin Bravo of Mexico poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Martin Bravo (L) of Mexico and Humberto Bandenay (R) of Peru face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Niko Price of the United States poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Alan Jouban of the United States poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Alan Jouban of the United States (L) and Niko Price (R) of the United States face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Alexa Grasso of Mexico poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Randa Markos of Iraq poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Randa Markos (L) of Iraq and Alexa Grasso (R) of Mexico face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Brandon Moreno of Mexico poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. Mandatory Credit: Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Aug 4, 2017; Mexico City, Mexico; Sergio Pettis of the United States poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the W in Mexico City. 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A queda e o estrangulamento de Yuri Simões no San Jose Open de Jiu-Jitsu

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Yuri Simões em ação no San Jose Open. Foto: IBJJF

Grandes nomes do Jiu-Jitsu entraram em ação no San Jose Open, evento da IBJJF realizado na Califa. Um desses nomes foi Yuri Simões. A fera da equipe Caio Terra Association faturou ouro duplo na disputa, ao bater todos os seus adversários tanto no peso pesadíssimo quanto no absoluto.

Para vencer na categoria de peso, Yuri superou Felipe Abad Cabral, em duelo que durou pouco mais de um minuto. Com um kata guruma bem aplicado e boa transição par as costas, Yuri chegou no estrangulamento que lhe rendeu o primeiro ouro do torneio.

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Don't look now, but the McGregor Effect is spreading – and we haven't seen the end of it yet

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Jon Jones explained it in a way that everyone could understand. Sitting there in Anaheim, Calif., after knocking out Daniel Cormier in UFC 214’s pay-per-view main event, he told us exactly why he’d rather spend a move up to heavyweight fighting Brock Lesnar, a middle-aged part-timer, instead of Stipe Miocic, the actual heavyweight champion.

Conor McGregor, he has been a tremendous inspiration to me,” Jones said. “He has shown me, who has been at the upper echelon of this sport for many years now, he has shown me that these huge paydays are possible. I never thought in my time as champion that we would be able to see fighters making $70 million or whatever he’s making for this (Floyd Mayweather) fight. It’s an inspiration that you can do it. I see it as possible, and that’s what McGregor has done for me.”

Jones isn’t the only one feeling the McGregor effect. Just look at Miocic. You think he’s bummed about Jones looking past him toward a potentially bigger paycheck against a lesser heavyweight? Hardly. He’s playing a similar game, calling out heavyweight boxing champ Anthony Joshua in a copycat bid to replicate McGregor’s crossover payday for himself.

RelatedStipe Miocic is calling out boxing champ Anthony Joshua again, and it actually makes sense

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then McGregor must be feeling the love right about now. The fight is still three weeks away, the money is still mostly hypothetical, and already some of the best fighters in the world are trying to follow where he leads.

Can you blame them? This is prizefighting, after all. “Prize” comes first.

But it’s not just fighters who feel the effects of a seismic shift like this one. For McGregor (a man with zero professional boxing experience) to even book a fighter with Mayweather (the best boxer of his generation), perceptions needed to change. People needed a way to feel like they had permission to want what they wanted, whether it made sense or not.

McGregor gave them that with his actual accomplishments in the UFC – which, people outside the MMA bubble seem to forget, actually are unprecedented, both in terms of belts and box offices – but also with the force of his personality.

He might be the only fighter who can convince his fans, without even really trying, that the absence of information about his boxing game is itself a strength. Because, hey, if we’ve never seen the guy in a boxing match, how do we know he isn’t already the best in the world?

RelatedFloyd Mayweather suggests he'll make more than $300 million for Conor McGregor fight

But it’s not just the McGregor faithful who have been roped in here. People want this fight, this clash of sports and ideas and worlds and celebrities. The more you tell them that it’s likely to be ridiculous, the more intent they are on watching it. That’s because ridiculous, when done on a large enough scale, is historic. A small farce is pathetic. A massive one is a cultural moment.

Once we accept and normalize the idea, then a lot of things change. Suddenly that Miocic-Joshua bout doesn’t seem so absurd. And Jones-Lesnar? That’s reasonable almost to the point of being required. Sure, one’s a pro wrestler on a drug suspension and the other’s the greatest MMA fighter alive, but at least they both have experience in the same sport.

And admit it, we’d all watch the hell out of a Jones-Lesnar fight. Demetrious Johnson could fight every UFC flyweight in a public park on the same night, and we’d go sprinting past with our credit cards held high just to see Jones bounce a spinning elbow off Lesnar’s cinderblock skull. It’s a pairing just weird enough to capture our attention and our curiosity, both of which are more reliable drivers of pay-per-view revenue than any promise of meaningful athletic competition.

RelatedUFC champ Jon Jones vs. Brock Lesnar odds: Will it happen and who wins?

Is that a bad thing? I don’t know. The UFC has spread its brand far and wide, flooding the market with cheap combat-sports action. If you just want to see two people in a desperate struggle for money and supremacy inside a cage, there’s no need to pay. It’s on TV in airport bars. It’s on YouTube and basic cable. Any given weekend you can channel surf your way into it without even trying, so how’s the UFC supposed to convince you to drop a couple steak dinners worth of cash on any one event?

Capturing the power of the spectacle is one way. But we develop a tolerance for that over time. You have to make it louder, bigger, dumber. If we’re not arguing about whether or not it should be allowed to happen, then you’re not even in the ballpark. In this way, the mile markers of normalcy keep marching over the horizon.

But the thing to remember about the shift spurred on by McGregor is that we can’t see the big picture yet. If he gets so thoroughly trashed by Mayweather that we all go away hating ourselves for the part we played in it, the next MMA fighter to try calling out a big name boxer is in for a much harder sell. And if the PPV receipts don’t match expectations, the incentive to wade through the same river of crap in order to try it all again diminishes considerably.

That’s what makes this fight feel even more like an important cultural moment, somehow. It’s a test of what the market will bear. This is us checking the gauges on our own desire for big, crazy, sports-themed train wrecks. Clearly, the fighters and promoters are paying attention.

For more on “The Money Fight: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor,” check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Niko Price: UFC Fight Night 114's matchup with Alan Jouban a 'bonus fight'

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MEXICO CITY – Niko Price sees his UFC Fight Night 114 bout with Alan Jouban as exactly what it is: a likely “Fight of the Night” contender.

Price (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) knows neither he nor Jouban (15-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) will get a title shot with a win, nor will they even break into the conversation of top contenders in the welterweight division. He said UFC matchmakers put them together to produce a memorable fight or highlight-reel moment, and that’s exactly what he plans to deliver.

“This is a bonus fight,” Price told MMAjunkie. “One of us is going down in a spectacular fashion. It’s either that, or it’s going to be ‘Fight of the Night’ and someone is getting hurt. I plan on seeing blood – put it that way.”

UFC Fight Night 114 takes place Saturday at Mexico City Arena in Mexico. Price vs. Jouban airs on the FS1-televised portion of the card following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

RelatedUFC Fight Night 114 pre-event facts: Flyweight division gets its first true non-Demetrious Johnson headliner

Fighting an established member of the UFC roster in Jouban is the biggest opportunity of Price’s career so far. He made a splash in the organization earlier this year, putting together two UFC stoppage wins in a 36-day stretch between UFC 207 in December and UFC Fight Night 104 in February.

He gets a full training camp and step up in competition for his third octagon appearance, and Price said he’s interested to see what he’s capable of.

“I knew I’d made an impact (in the UFC),” Price said. “I had a belt in my other organization (Fight Time), defended it three times against people better than (who I fought in my first fights). … I’m excited to see how this one goes because now I’m getting into the top ranks, and I get to show my true skills and my true power.”

The chance to compete in a big fight couldn’t have come at a better time, Price said. He’s riding a 10-fight winning streak and has yet to experience defeat. That’s a lot of momentum to bring into his first truly marquee fight, and he said he’s going to do everything he can to ensure it meets expectations.

“Don’t blink,” Price said. “It’s going to be awesome. He’s going to come hard. I always do. One of us is going to get a bonus, or both. Don’t blink, and it’s going to be (expletive) amazing.”

For more on UFC Fight Night 114, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Leandro Lo confirmado no ADCC 2017, na Finlândia; Confira a lista atualizada

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Leandro Lo fará sua primeira apresentação no evento principal do ADCC. Foto: Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG

Falta pouco para as maiores feras da luta agarrada se enfrentarem no tradicional Abu Dhabi Combat Club, evento sem kimono que rola a cada dois anos e gera expectativa em toda comunidade do Jiu-Jitsu.

O evento de 2017 será na Finlândia, na Espoo Arena, no próximo mês de setembro, e grandes nomes já estão na lista para lutar pelo ouro e belos prêmios em dinheiro.

Um dos nomes confirmados nesta sexta-feira, dia 4, foi o de Leandro Lo. Campeão mundial pela IBJJF, a fera da equipe Brotherhood ainda não havia participado do evento, por questões contratuais. Livre de suas prévias amarras, a fera estará em ação no evento na categoria até 88kg, que já conta com nomes como Romulo Barral, Xande Ribeiro, Keenan Cornelius e Pablo Popovitch.

Ficou animado? Confira abaixo a lista atualizada pelo evento e fique ligado no GRACIEMAG.com para mais informações!

Até 66kg

Rubens Cobrinha
Uranov Zhakshylyk
Janusz Andrejczuk
Justin Rader
Pablo Mantovani
Paulo Miyao
Yuta Shimada
Ethan Crelinsten
Kuba Witkowski
Bruno Frazatto
Geo Martinez
Eddie Cummings
Augusto Tanquinho
AJ Agazarm
Baret Yoshida

Até 77kg

Lachlan Giles
Tero Pyylampi
Mansher Khera
Felipinho Cesar
Marcelo Lapela
Osmanzan Kassimov
Vagner Rocha
Oliver Taza
Garry Tonon
Lucas Lepri
JT Torres
Gilbert Durinho
Gabriel Arges

Até 88kg

Craig Jones
Jesse Urholin
James Brasco
Murilo Santana
Kaynan Casemiro
Kit Dale
John Salter
Piotr Marcin Frechowicz
Romulo Barral
Keenan Cornelius
Gordon Ryan
Pablo Popovitch
Xande Ribeiro
Leandro Lo

Até 99kg

Roman Dolidze
Kamil Uminski
Eliot Kelly
Mahamed Aly
Salomão Ribeiro
Yukiyasu Ozawa
Paul Ardila
Abdurakhman Bilarov
Yuri Simões
Luiz Panza
Dean Lister
Rafael Lovato
Felipe Preguiça
João Assis

Acima de 99kg

Orlando Sanchez
Arman Zhanpeisov
Khamzat Stambulov
Tom DeBlass
Victor Honório
Hideki Sekine
Casey Hellenberg
Abdulaev Ruslan
Vinny Magalhães
Marcus Buchecha
Roberto Cyborg
João Gabriel Rocha
Jared Dopp
Jeff Monson


Feminino

Até 60kg

Mackenzie Dern
Bia Basílio
Rikako Yuasa
Elisabeth Clay
Ffion Davies
Michelle Nicolini
Beatriz Mesquita
Tammi Musumeci

Acima de 60kg

Talita Treta
Tara White
Samantha Cook
Gabi Garcia
Jessica Flowers
Amanda Santana
Venla Luukkonen

Superlutas

Renzo Gracie x Sanae Kikuta
André Galvao x Cláudio Calasans
Frank Mir x Chael Sonnen

UFC Fight Night 114 staff picks: Brandon Moreno, Alexa Grasso big picking faves on home turf

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Pettis
vs.
Moreno Grasso
vs.
Markos Jouban
vs.
Price Bandenay
vs.
Bravo Alvey
vs.
Evans Perez
vs.
Soukhamthath MMAjunkie readers’
consensus picks
2017: 70-55
Moreno
(60%)
Grasso
(66%)
Jouban
(65%)
Bravo
(83%)
Alvey
(55%)
Perez
(73%) Dann Stupp
@DannStupp
2017: 81-49
2015 Champion
Moreno
Grasso
Jouban
Bravo
Evans
Soukhamthath Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2017: 80-50
Moreno
Grasso
Price Bandenay
Evans
Perez Matt Erickson @MMAjunkieMatt
2017: 80-50
Moreno
Grasso
Jouban
Bravo
Alvey
Soukhamthath Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2017: 79-51
Moreno
Grasso
Jouban
Bravo
Evans
Perez Steven Marrocco @MMAjunkieSteven
2017: 78-52
Moreno
Grasso
Jouban
Bravo
Evans
Perez Ben Fowlkes @BenFowlkesMMA
2017: 76-54
2016 Champion
Moreno
Grasso
Price
Bravo
Evans
Perez Fernanda Prates @nandaprates_
2017: 75-55
Moreno
Grasso
Jouban
Bravo
Evans
Perez John Morgan @MMAjunkieJohn
2017: 74-56
Moreno
Grasso
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Bravo
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For the fifth time overall, and the fourth time in the capital city, the UFC touches down in Mexico this week.

UFC Fight Night 114 takes place Saturday at Mexico City Arena in Mexico. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)

In the main event, Mexico’s own Brandon Moreno (14-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) takes on Sergio Pettis (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in a fight between flyweight up-and-comers. Moreno is a slight betting favorite at the sports books, but he’s got a big edge in the picks from our 10 MMAjunkie editors, writers and radio hosts. Only one of our pickers is taking Pettis to win on Moreno’s home turf.

In the co-feature, another homegrown fan favorite, Alexa Grasso (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), takes on Randa Markos (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) in a women’s strawweight fight. Like Moreno, Grasso is a slight betting favorite. And like him, she’s getting most of the love from our staff members at a 9-1 clip, just like Moreno.

Also on the main card, Alan Jouban (15-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) meets Niko Price (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in a welterweight bout, and he’s a big favorite from our pickers at 8-2. Featherweight newcomer Humberto Bandenay (13-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on Martin Bravo (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) on short notice. Bravo is the card’s biggest favorite at 3-1, and he has a 9-1 edge in our picks.

Sam Alvey (30-9 MMA, 7-4 UFC) meets former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (19-6-1 MMA, 14-6-1 UFC) in a middleweight bout. And despite being a -160 favorite, Alvey finds himself on the outs with our pickers. Evans is getting a 9-1 nod. And to open the main card, Alejandro Perez (17-6-1 MMA, 3-1-1 UFC) takes on Andre Soukhamthath (11-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at bantamweight. It’s a pick’em fight at the betting window, but Perez has a 7-3 nod from our pickers.

In the MMAjunkie reader consensus picks, Moreno, Grasso, Jouban, Bravo, Alvey and Perez are the choices.

Check out all the picks above.

For more on UFC Fight Night 114, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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10 reasons to watch UFC Fight Night 114, where lighter fighters are set for Mexico City's altitude

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On Saturday the UFC heads back to the rarified air of Mexico City, which sits 7,200 feet above sea level. Perhaps as a nod to that high altitude, the promotion has stacked the card with lighter-weight competitors, with the majority of the bouts taking place at bantamweight or lighter.

One of those sub-135-pound battles gets top billing. Young rising flyweight stars Brandon Moreno and Sergio Pettis headline this event. It’s a big fight for Moreno, who goes by one of the more colorful nicknames in the UFC, “The Assassin Baby.” Just three fights into his UFC career, the promotion tasks the Mexican-born competitor with headlining an event in his home country against an opponent with much more UFC experience.

In the co-main event, another young Mexican-born fighter, Alexa Grasso, looks to bounce back from her first career defeat when she meets the more tenured Randa Markos.

UFC Fight Night 114 takes place at Mexico City Arena, and it airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Here are 10 reasons to watch the event.

1. Closing in

In a flyweight division in need of fresh challengers, the winner of the matchup between Moreno (14-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC), currently No. 9 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, and No. 8 ranked Pettis (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) could find himself one or two fights away from a title shot.

Moreno has come on like gangbusters since joining the UFC in October, going 3-0 while pocketing $100,000 with two fight-night bonus awards. The 23-year-old is exciting and charismatic, with an aggressive fighting style that will surely make him the fan favorite in his native Mexico.

RelatedBrandon Moreno ready to take out UFC champ Demetrious Johnson

Pettis, also 23, has much more octagon experience. A UFC competitor since 2013, he’s won his past three fights, all by decision. Pettis is a much more controlled and patient fighter than Moreno, and that could play a part in this contest. Neither of these two has gone five rounds, and doing so at altitude could prove taxing.

RelatedSergio Pettis still irked by Henry Cejudo, but UFC-Mexico City headliner is nice distraction 2. Looking for a star

The UFC bit hard upon signing Grasso, selling her as a future star. While she won her debut, defeating Heather Jo Clark, she dropped her second fight, to Felice Herrig. At UFC Fight Night 114, the 23-year-old Mexican fighter gets another tough test in Markos.

RelatedWas first career loss actually a good thing for UFC co-headliner Alexa Grasso?

The 31-year-old Markos delivered one of the best performances of her career in her last outing while earning a split-decision win over former strawweight champion Carla Esparza. Markos changed up her training regime before that fight, and it paid dividends.

If Markos (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) can take out Grasso (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and put together her first two-fight winning streak since 2013, she’ll be in line to face a ranked opponent.

RelatedAfter beating ex-UFC champ, Randa Markos now ready to play villain in Mexico City

The loss to Herrig was the first of Grasso’s career. Look to see how she bounces back from that defeat, what overall progress she has made, and how she handles the pressure of facing a fighter with more high-level experience than she has.

3. Unbeaten, but untested

Niko Price has had two short-notice UFC fights. He’s won both by stoppage, but his most recent victory was later ruled a no-contest due to a failed drug test for marijuana. At UFC Fight Night 114, fans get to see how Price fares with more than two weeks to prepare for an opponent. Price faces nine-fight UFC vet Alan Jouban at welterweight.

Unbeaten Price (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has never fought someone as well-rounded as Jouban (15-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC), who’s coming off a submission loss to Gunnar Nelson in his last bout. But before that, he was on a three-fight winning streak that included a decision win over Mike Perry. That Perry fight showed Jouban could stay with a smart game plan against an aggressive and maybe a little reckless opponent – adjectives that could also describe Price.

4. That’s a lot of stoppages

Martin Bravo hasn’t fought since he won Season 3 of “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” in November by knocking out Claudio Puelles. He meets UFC newcomer Humberto Bandenay at featherweight.

The 23-year-old Bravo is unbeaten as a pro, but he remains a developing prospect. He’s comfortable and aggressive wherever the fight may go, and he’s won five fights by submission and four via TKO.

Bravo faces 22-year-old Bandenay (13-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who despite being younger than Bravo (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), has six more fights to his name. Bandenay is on a five-fight winning streak, and he’s won each of those bouts by stoppage, including his most recent outing: a May submission of Salim Mukhidinov at KOTC.

5. Give it a second shot

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans enters his fight against Sam Alvey on a three-fight losing skid, the longest of his career. Evans made his middleweight debut in his last outing and dropped a split decision to Daniel Kelly. That loss came after a layoff of nearly a year. Now that he’s blown off the ring rust and has a feel for middleweight, don’t be surprised to see a much more active Evans (19-6-1 MMA, 14-6-1 UFC) against Alvey (30-9 MMA, 7-4 UFC).

RelatedAfter needed 'gut check,' Rashad Evans shares all sorts of wisdom ahead of UFC Fight Night 114

Alvey saw his four-fight winning streak come to an end in his last fight, an April unanimous-decision defeat to Thales Leites.

6. Looking to shine

With a Cage Warriors belt on his resume and an eight-fight winning streak to his name, Jack Hermansson defeated Scott Askham in his UFC debut. Hermansson followed that victory with a submission loss to Cezar Ferreira. In his third UFC bout, Hermansson earned a first-round knockout win over Alex Nicholson.

Hermansson (15-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) gets a chance to capitalize on that May KO win when he meets Brad Scott (11-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC), who’s alternated wins and losses throughout his six-fight UFC run. He most recently defeated Askham via split decision in March.

Both of these middleweights like to stay busy on the feet, so this could prove to be a fun scrap between two fighters looking to increase their name recognition in an increasingly crowded roster.

7. Stay off the ground

Three fights into his UFC career, and Team Alpha Male fighter Hector Sandoval looks like he could make a charge up the flyweight ranks. He’ll get a chance to do just that against No. 13-ranked Dustin Ortiz.

Sandoval has displayed quickness and good striking in the clinch, and he can take his opponent to the mat if he runs into issues on the feet. He packed all of those talents into his last fight, a first-round TKO win over Matt Schnell.

RelatedUFC Fight Night 114's Hector Sandoval on Dustin Ortiz: 'I just do everything better than him'

Ortiz (16-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) is best known for his wrestling base, but he could have problems when it comes to Sandoval (14-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC), who has a 71 percent takedown defense. If Ortiz does get this fight to the ground, expect him to keep it there since he has some of the best top control in the division.

Ortiz has gone 2-4 in his past six fights, including his first career submission loss in his last outing when Moreno stopped him.

8. That has to sting a bit

In July 2015, unranked bantamweights Henry Briones and Cody Garbrandt met at UFC 189. Garbrandt won that contest by unanimous decision. Four fights and 17 months later, Garbrandt claimed the bantamweight title, defeating Dominick Cruz. Briones was inactive during most of Garbrandt’s run, competing once when he lost to Douglas Silva de Andrade by third-round TKO in November.

Briones (16-6-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) faces longtime WEC/UFC competitor Rani Yahya (23-9 MMA, 8-3 UFC) in his return bout. Briones is best known as a brawler while Yahya, who enters this fight coming off a decision defeat to Joe Soto, has been trying to shed his reputation as a ground-control fighter by opening up his striking, something he did in his loss to Soto.

This could be a sleeper pick for slugfest of the night.

9. Fresh and unbeaten

Two unbeaten flyweights, Joseph Morales (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Roberto Sanchez (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), close out the UFC Fight Pass prelims.

If you recall, Morales is the fighter Cynthia Calvillo implored UFC President Dana White to sign after her UFC 209 win. White did that after Morales knocked out former Cage Fury and Ring of Combat flyweight champion Sean Santella in March at Cage Fury 64. The victory gave the 22-year-old Team Alpha Male product six stoppages in eight fights.

Sanchez enters the UFC after winning the LFA flyweight title at LFA 14. The 31-year-old Sanchez took out Jerome Rivera that night, submitting him in the third round. The victory was Sanchez’s fifth consecutive submission victory.

10. Trying to stick

After spending time with RFA, WSOF, Legacy FC and a stint in “The Ultimate Fighter” house, Jordan Rinaldi got his opportunity to step up to the big show in May 2016, when he took on Abel Trujillo in a short-notice bout. Rinaldi represented himself well through the first two rounds, but he faded in the third, and that allowed Trujillo to touch him up in the striking department and earn the decision victory, bringing an end to Rinaldi’s five-fight winning streak.

At UFC Fight Night 114, Rinaldi matches up against a fighter who is more in line with his experience level, Alvaro Herrera, who is coming in off a submission loss to Vicente Luque in July 2016.

This lightweight fight might give Rinaldi (12-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) the opportunity to show off his ground chops as Herrera (9-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC), a striker, is not known for his takedown defense.

For more on UFC Fight Night 114, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Como transformar contusão e dor em benefício para seu Jiu-Jitsu, com Roberto Satoshi

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Faixa-preta brasileiro criado no Japão, o craque Roberto Satoshi emocionou seus fãs em junho durante o último Mundial de Jiu-Jitsu, em Long Beach, ao perder a final para Lucas Lepri sem lutar. Com o ombro esquerdo deslocado e entre lágrimas, o peso leve precisou abandonar a disputa e o sonho do ouro inédito, numa tristeza contagiante.

Em 15 de julho, porém, um mês e dez dias depois, Satoshi lavou a alma com o ouro no Grand Slam de Tóquio, diante de seus alunos. Que lições o peso leve tirou da volta por cima? GRACIEMAG foi apurar:

“Ainda estou sentindo o ombro, mas em breve estarei recuperado. A lição que fica é que a lesão no esporte de alto rendimento é normal, faz parte da nossa vida nos tatames. Eu treino Jiu-Jitsu desde os meus 5 anos e volta e meia senti alguma coisa. Mas nunca deixei que isso me deixasse abatido, nem muito menos pensei em parar de treinar”, disse o faixa-preta da Bonsai JJ.

“Na verdade, no longo prazo as contusões só me ajudaram a não ficar com o jogo limitado. Toda vez que eu me lesionava, era obrigado a variar a técnica ou mudar para que lado eu faria o golpe. Não se esqueça: está com o joelho ruim? Faça um treininho de meia-guarda. Está com o braço esquerdo ruim, como eu fiquei? Faça uma guarda para a direita. O importante é não ficar tempo demais longe da academia, o que mina o corpo e a mente”, ensina Satoshi.

Confira a final de Roberto e Tiago Bravo no Grand Slam:

Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with Gina Mazany, Gustavo Lopez and Dave LaGreca

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Paulie Malignaggi continues to rip Conor McGregor after leaving camp: I beat the brakes off him

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Paulie Malignaggi promised not to reveal any of Conor McGregor’s tactics after he announced late Thursday that he is leaving the UFC lightweight champion’s training camp. However, that didn’t mean he is going to keep the nature of sparring sessions a secret.

Malignaggi had spent more than a week in Las Vegas to help McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) prepare for his Aug. 26 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather (49-0 boxing). His time working with “The Notorious” came to an abrupt end, though, when a photo surfaced showing Malignaggi down on the canvas.

Although Malignaggi insisted the photo was taken after a “push down,” and not a knockdown, the frustrated boxer decided he will no longer work with McGregor. He released a lengthy statement explaining his decision, and a day later, he hasn’t calmed down (via Twitter):

Nah I pretty much talked shit that whole sparring session while I beat the breaks off him, the push down was his frustration from it. https://t.co/m0IDBP0pB2

— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 4, 2017

Very good observation there, good way to educate the Conor groupies and casuals. Cortez reaction is a big hint. https://t.co/mnAN6ZU9U3

— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 4, 2017

The pics cause the media to rush me for answers, unlike u I'm not an irrelevant nobody, pics of me cause a media rush I can't avoid, get it? https://t.co/fIPwsJiJMd

— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 4, 2017

Maybe but I didn't Pay for anything, a video exists, UFC PI has 24 hr cameras, when the fight is over will they release UNEDITED film? https://t.co/U4sPatwsIn

— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 4, 2017

Hate to say it but it's clear when I look back at my time there that there was an agenda from the start, too many clues. https://t.co/dxjLvu3Oyt

— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 4, 2017

Despite ending his training relationship with McGregor’s camp, Malignaggi will still serve as part of the Showtime broadcast crew for the Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view broadcast later this month in Las Vegas.

McGregor, the No. 1-ranked fighter in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings, has yet to publicly respond to Malignaggi.

McGregor meets Mayweather at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event airs on PPV for a high definition price tag of $99.95.

For more on “The Money Fight: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor,” check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Women's MMA pioneer Shayna Baszler discusses transition to WWE for women's tournament

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Speculation of WWE star Brock Lesnar’s return to the UFC is running rampant, but there’s an MMA veteran who has moved the other way, and she’s about to get the biggest opportunity of her career.

Women’s MMA pioneer Shayna Baszler (15-11 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has had just one MMA fight in more than two years. She’s been focusing on her career as a pro wrestler. She’s had some solid success so far, but later this month can elevate her stature to the next level.

Baszler makes her WWE debut as part of the Mae Young Classic, which is 32-woman tournament set to stream on the WWE Network beginning Aug. 28.

Watch the video below to hear Baszler discuss the transition from fighting to pro wrestling (via Twitter):

What does member of MMA's "Four Horsewomen" @QoSBaszler plan on bringing to the @WWE @MaeYoungClassic this month? #MaeYoungClassic pic.twitter.com/giCtQsFFvD

— WWE (@WWE) August 4, 2017

Baszler, 36, is a good friend and former training partner of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. It’s possible Rousey could get involved with Baszler’s wrestling career at some point; she’s already appeared ringside at a recent WWE event.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, visit the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 114 weigh-in results: Alexa Grasso misses weight, headliner official

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MEXICO CITY – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s early and official UFC Fight Night 114 fighter weigh-ins, where all but one fighter made weight without issue.

The early weigh-ins took place at the W Hotel in Mexico City, with fighters using approximately 90 minutes of the allotted two-hour window. There are no ceremonial weigh-ins for the fans for this event.

UFC Fight Night 114 takes place Saturday at Mexico City Arena in Mexico, and it airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Among those weighing in were flyweights Sergio Pettis (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Brandon Moreno (14-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC), who meet in the main event, and women’s strawweights Alexa Grasso (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Randa Markos (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC), who meet in the co-feature.

Grasson weighed in at 119 pounds and was penalized 20 percent of her purse for her miss.

The full UFC Fight Night 114 weigh-in results include:

MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Sergio Pettis (126) vs. Brandon Moreno (126)
  • Alexa Grasso (119)* vs. Randa Markos (116)
  • Alan Jouban (171) vs. Niko Price (170)
  • Humberto Bandenay (146) vs. Martin Bravo (145)
  • Sam Alvey (186) vs. Rashad Evans (186)
  • Alejandro Perez (135) vs. Andre Soukhamthath (136)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Jack Hermansson (185) vs. Brad Scott (185)
  • Dustin Ortiz (125) vs. Hector Sandoval (126)
  • Henry Briones (136) vs. Rani Yahya (136)
  • Jose Quinonez (135) vs. Diego Rivas (136)

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Joseph Morales (125) vs. Roberto Sanchez (126)
  • Alvaro Herrera (156) vs. Jordan Rinaldi (156)

* – Grasso missed weight and was fined 20 percent of her purse

For more on UFC Fight Night 114, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Video: Alexa Grasso misses weight for UFC Fight Night 114 co-headliner with Randa Markos

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Alexa Grasso’s attempt to rebound from her first career loss is off to a rough start.

Grasso (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who meets Randa Markos (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 114 co-main event, missed weight by three pounds for the scheduled women’s strawweight bout. She weighed 119 pounds, which surpasses the 116-pound limit for the weight class.

MMAjunkie was on site at the official weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 114, which took place at the host hotel in Mexico City, and caught video of Grasso’s failed weigh-in attempt.

RelatedWas first career loss actually a good thing for UFC co-headliner Alexa Grasso?

UFC Fight Night 114 takes place at Mexico City Arena in Mexico, and the card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Grasso has been fined 20 percent of her fight purse, which goes to Markos. The amount of her fight purse wasn’t disclosed.

Prior to weigh-ins, it seemed if anyone were going to struggle to make weight for the co-headliner, it would be Markos. “The Ultimate Fighter 20” cast member missed weight for a UFC Fight Night 89 bout with Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger in June 2016, and she’s had difficulty hitting the limit on other occasions, as well. “The Quiet Storm” hit 116 pounds, though.

This time it was 23-year-old Mexican fighter Grasso who missed weight, though, and it’s another blow for the highly touted prospect, who’s coming off her first career loss, against Felice Herrig at UFC Fight Night 104 in February, and promised to rebound strong.

“I feel relaxed now,” Grasso told MMAjunkie earlier this week. “I’m very happy to fight here in my country, and I don’t care – now it’s not about ‘I have to win all the time, all the time.’ I just want to give my best, and that I know that giving my best will give me the win.”

For more on UFC Fight Night 114, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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LFA champ Kevin Aguilar on how KO loss to Leonard Garcia helped change his game

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As many fighters would agree, losses can often provide more valuable learning experiences than wins.

That certainly holds true for LFA champ Kevin Aguilar, who looks to defend his featherweight crown for the first time. Set to meet Justin Rader (7-2) in tonight’s LFA 18 headliner, Aguilar (12-1) brings in a four-fight winning streak that includes three finishes – capped off by the title-winning LFA 4 knockout of Damon Jackson in February.

While Aguilar has mostly been the one delivering knockouts, he was on the losing end of one in 2013 – when Leonard Garcia brought on his first  pro loss. At the time, it probably didn’t feel too good. But now Aguilar credits the since-retired Garcia – whom he’s even Facebook friends with – for helping him get to this point.

“Man, when I lost that fight and went back to the drawing board, I picked everything apart and timed up my hands,” Aguilar told AXS TV’s Ron Kruck ahead of the event at FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Okla. “Because Leonard was a dangerous fighter, he has dangerous standup, and (he’s) known for his bloody wars.

“So I picked my standup apart and put it back together to make sure it was perfect, the most dangerous striking around now. That’s what I’m known for, for my striking. And I thank my boxing coach and Leonard for that.”

RelatedLFA 18 announced with Aguilar-Rader title fight and journalist/ex-UFC fighter Mike Jackson

Aguilar, who was Legacy FC’s final champ before the promotion’s merger with RFA, has in “Darth” Rader a fellow Legacy FC vet who’s currently on a three-fight winning streak. Rader also happens to be a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Rafael Lovato Jr. and a world no-gi champion, as well as a lifelong wrestler.

Take these ingredients, and one would be quick to pin this matchup as a classic ground vs. standup showdown. But, as much as he does plan on keeping things standing, Aguilar said not so fast on that one.

“In the books, it looks like a classic striker vs. grappler,” Aguilar said. “But Radar has been knocking people out, standing up mostly. And I can be dangerous on the ground, as well. I’m not to be taken lightly on the ground.

“So it’s just going to be a mixed martial arts match – two guys, with two great skills. And we’re just going to see who’s going to come out on top.”

Regardless of who ends up successfully implementing his game, Aguilar has one basic prediction of how it’s going to go.

“It’s going to be a nice, bloody war,” Aguilar said. Just like I put them on.”

To hear from Aguilar, check out the video above.

And for more on LFA 18, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.


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Rashad Evans? Adopted kid? Plans for a band? Of course Sam Alvey is smiling

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MEXICO CITY – If you’re not the upbeat type – if your glass is half empty and silver linings are scarce – “Smile’n” Sam Alvey may come across downright annoying.

But that’s just the way the UFC’s perpetually upbeat middleweight goes through life.

Alvey (30-9 MMA, 7-4 UFC) continues his torrid fight schedule on Saturday, when he meets former light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (19-6-1 MMA, 14-6-1 UFC) in a UFC Fight Night 114 main-card bout. The event takes place at Mexico City Arena in Mexico, and it airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

RelatedAfter needed 'gut check,' Rashad Evans shares all sorts of wisdom ahead of UFC Fight Night 114

Alvey, who already has three kids, is adopting a fourth. He was finalizing the adoption process as he got the call to fight Evans. It provided another reason to smile for the toothy fan favorite.

“We’ve got three naturally, and now we’re going to do No. 4 through adoption,” the 31-year-old told MMAjunkie with a laugh. “We’ll probably do more after that.

“I want a band. I need a band. My wife wants a team. We’ll see. I’ve got just to keep winning, and we’ll have a team.”

Starting in June 2016, Alvey registered six fights in just 10 months. He went 4-2, which included a four-fight winning streak before an April loss to former title challenger Thales Leites in April. He said he entered that fight with an ankle injury but doesn’t regret taking the fight. He also wasn’t hesitant to take on a former champ – one who’s in a skid but still one of the most accomplished fighters in the sport – on Saturday.

It’s why he didn’t hesitate to accept the Evans fight.

“It’s such an honor to fight such a legend of the sport,” he said.

Check out the full interview above.

And for more on UFC Fight Night 114, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Saint Columbanus Food Pantry in Chicago to receive portion of GLORY 44 ticket sales

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The live-gate success of GLORY 44 will help serve the needs of the underprivileged in Chicago.

A portion of ticket sales for GLORY 44, which takes place Aug. 25 at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., a Chicago suburb, will be donated to the Saint Columbanus Food Pantry in the city, according to a release from the kickboxing organization.

Tickets are listed between $35-$300. The exact percentage of revenue that will be donated was not disclosed.

More details:

“The Saint Columbanus Food Pantry is one of the largest in Chicago and serves 500 families weekly and supplied 2 million pounds of food and fed almost 12,000 households in 2016. This fundraiser, done in conjunction with Midwest Entertainment Network, will be funded through a portion of the ticket sales from the event as well as monetary donations. Donations will help the food pantry and sponsor event tickets for Park Manor children who may not be able to afford to attend.”

GLORY 44 features a welterweight championship main event between current titleholder Cedric Doumbe and challenger Murthel Groenhart.

To purchase tickets for GLORY 44 or make a donations, call (219) 238-6889, or visit the website and use promo code “chi312.”

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.


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Cynthia Calvillo plans to be challenger who dethrones UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – Cynthia Calvillo has been in the UFC for less than six months, but she already has plans for her UFC title.

Calvillo (6-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC), who splashed on the UFC scene in March, has quickly rattled off three consecutive victories to put herself on the map as a UFC strawweight contender. She’s looking to continue her quick ascent and named former champ Carla Esparza (12-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) or Michelle Waterson (14-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) as potential opponents she thinks could elevate her into title contention.

“I’m going to get that fourth win before the end of the year, for sure,” Calvillo said backstage at UFC 214 in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday. “Hopefully maybe November, December we’ll found out soon. … I’m ranked No. 8 now (in the UFC rankings). Hopefully we can get Carla Esparza, No. 7, or Michelle Waterson, No. 6. Get two more fights and get that title – either of them.

“They’re both in the way of what I want, and that’s that belt.”

RelatedUFC Fight Night 113 results: Cynthia Calvillo stays unbeaten, tops Joanne Calderwood

Calvillo’s ultimate goal, naturally, is to claim a UFC belt. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) has ruled the division with an iron fist since winning the belt in March 2015, and thus far has rarely been challenged through five consecutive title defenses.

With Rose Namajunas likely to be the next to challenge Jedrzejczyk for the belt, Calvillo said she hopes the Polish champ is able to retrain because she wants to be the one to take away the gold.

“If (Namajunas’) wrestling game gets on point and she can hold her down, maybe she can (win),” Calvillo said. “But I don’t know. I think I’m going to give Joanna that first loss.”

RelatedWhy couldn't Joanna Jedrzejczyk fight last minute at UFC 213? 'It was about a pregnancy test'

During her short UFC stint, Calvillo has been pegged by UFC President Dana White as someone with “star” potential, leading to a noticeable promotional push. The fact she’s been embraced by White has led to some criticism by fellow fighters, but Calvillo said she relishes it.

“One hundred percent (I get hate),” Calvillo said. “They want to fight whoever has attention. They want what I got already. It is what it is. I’m happy. I’m more than happy. I want them to line up and fight me because I love fighting. It’s better than not having fights.”

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Video: Watch UFC-Mexico City headliner Sergio Pettis' 'Fight of the Night' with Matt Hobar

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Back in 2014, young flyweight contender Sergio Pettis continued a successful rebound from his first career loss while also picking up his second “Fight of the Night” bonus.

After a submission loss to Alex Caceres – one that earned him his first “Fight of the Night” bonus – Pettis rebounded with a decision victory over Yaotzin Meza in 2014.

Then came the fight with Matt Hobar at UFC 181, which you can watch above.

And catch Pettis (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC), who’s No. 8 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, back in action on Saturday when he takes on No. 9-ranked Brandon Moreno (14-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 114. Pettis is on a 5-1 run, which includes the wins over Meza and Hobar, heading into the bout.

UFC Fight Night 114 takes place Saturday at Mexico City Arena in Mexico. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

For more on UFC Fight Night 114, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 115 in Netherlands gets 2 new additions

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Two new fights have been added to the lineup for next month’s UFC Fight Night 115 event.

Officials recently announced lightweights Felipe Silva (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Mairbek Taisumov (26-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and welterweights Darren Till (14-0-1 MMA, 2-0-1 UFC) vs. Bojan Velickovic (15-4-1 MMA, 2-1-1 UFC).

UFC Fight Night 115 takes place Sept. 2 at Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Silva, a 32-year-old Brazilian, made his UFC debut in April 2016 and scored a TKO victory over Shane Campbell. It marked his seventh stoppage in eight career wins. He now fights for the first time in 15 months.

He takes on Taisumov, 28, who looks for his fifth straight UFC victory. All of the wins have come via knockout during his recent winning streak, and he picked up “Performance of the Night” bonuses in his recent wins over Alan Patrick and Damir Hadzovic.

Till, meanwhile, recently signed a new deal with the UFC. After a “Fight of the Night” draw with Nicolas Dalby, the 24-year-old Englishman recently scored a decision victory over Jessin Ayari to maintain an undefeated record since his 2013 pro debut.

He meets Velickovic, a 28-year-old Serbian now based in Colorado. The former RFA champ recently scored a knockout victory over Nico Musoke for his “Performance of the Night” bonus.

The latest UFC Fight Night 115 card now includes:

  • Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov
  • Germaine de Randamie vs. Marion Reneau
  • Desmond Green vs. Rustam Khabilov
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Saparbek Safarov
  • Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksandar Rakic
  • Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Bojan Mihajlovic
  • Bryan Barberena vs. Leon Edwards
  • Abu Azaitar vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
  • Islam Makhachev vs. Michel Prazeres
  • Nick Hein vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
  • Felipe Silva vs. Mairbek Taisumov
  • Darren Till vs. Bojan Velickovic

For more on UFC Fight Night 115, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.


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