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ufc fight night 94

Michael Johnson and Derek Brunson finished off UFC Fight Night 94 in quick order Saturday, earning stoppage wins inside of the first two minutes.

Johnson knocked out Dustin Poirier in the main event, earning a victory in just 1:35.

The card took place from Hidalgo, Texas and the State Farm Arena, airing live on UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1.

In the co-main event, it was Brunson finishing off former Ultimate Fighter winner Uriah Hall in just 1:41.

Evan Dunham, Roan Carneiro and Islam Makhachev each picked up main card decision wins, while Chas Skelly choked out Maximo Blanco in just 19 seconds for a submission.

Gabriel Benitez, Belal Muhammad, Antonio Carlos Junior, Jose Alberto Quinonez and Randy Brown all earned wins on the prelims.

Dunham and newcomer Rick Glenn were awarded the “Fight of the Night,” while Johnson and Skelly claimed “Performance of the Night” bonuses.

The attendance for the UFC’s first trip to Hidalgo was announced at 5,624 with a live gate of $323,419.

Complete results can be found below:

Michael Johnson def. Dustin Poirier via KO (strike) at 1:35 of Round 1

Derek Brunson def. Uriah Hall via TKO (strikes) at 1:41 of Round 1

Evan Dunham def. Rick Glenn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Roan Carneiro def. Kenny Robertson via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

Islam Makhachev def. Chris Wade via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Chas Skelly def. Maximo Blanco via technical submission (anaconda choke) at :19 of Round 1

Gabriel Benitez def. Sam Sicilia via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 1:20 of Round 2

Belal Muhammad def. Augusto Montano via TKO (strikes) at 4:19 of Round 3

Antonio Carlos Junior def. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:46 of Round 3

Jose Alberto Quinonez def. Joey Gomez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Randy Brown def. Erick Montano via submission (anaconda choke) at :18 of Round 3

Alejandro Perez vs. Albert Morales ruled a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)

Weigh-ins for Friday’s Bellator 161 card went down earlier today, with Cheick Kongo and Tony Johnson set for the main event.

Kongo weighed in at 237.5 pounds, while Johnson came in at 264.

Complete weigh-in results can be found below, and a replay can be viewed above.

MAIN CARD (Spike/9 p.m. ET)

Cheick Kongo (237.5 lbs.) vs. Tony Johnson (264)

Joe Warren (135.4) vs. Sirwan Kakai (135.8)

Derek Campos (155.1) vs. Djamil Chan (156)

Anastasia Yankova (131) vs. Veta Arteaga (130.4)


Kenya Miranda (126.8) vs. Emily Ducote (124.9)

Mark Dickman (145.5) vs. Daniel Pineda (144.4)

Tommy Burghart (133.8) vs. Armando Villareal (135.9)

Nick Gonzalez (158.8) vs. Warren Stewart (151.7)

Deuce King (150) vs. Rey Trujillo (153.4)

Matt Mazurek (146) vs. Jose Guerra (145)

Garrett Scott (169.7) vs. Waylon Brunstrup (168.9)

Sean Clements (154.6) vs. Jonathon Taylor (153.5)

ufc 203

Stipe Miocic did what several before him could not Saturday night at UFC 203 – defend the heavyweight title.

Miocic survived an early attack by Alistair Overeem, coming back in the first round to finish him and retain the UFC heavyweight championship in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.

With the win, Miocic earned his fourth consecutive win – all of which have come via finish. Overeem, a former Strikeforce champion, appeared to have the Ohio native rocked, landing a shot in the opening seconds and going for a guillotine choke. That allowed Miocic to recover, though, and go on to pick up the victory.

After the fight, Overeem stated that he felt Miocic tap to the choke. Replays, thanks to the request of Joe Rogan, showed otherwise.

In the co-main event, Fabricio Werdum earned a victory over Travis Browne via decision. The fight was filled with interesting moments, as Browne suffered a hand injury and asked for a timeout. In the first few seconds, Werdum, a former champion, landing a flying kick to the chin on Browne.

Before the announcement of the winner could be made, Browne’s head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, began talking to Werdum, who proceeded to land a front-kick to the coach. Browne’s corner was escorted from the Octagon.

CM Punk’s MMA debut went how many believed it would, as Mickey Gall scored a takedown and proceeded to beat on him for two minutes before securing a rear-naked choke victory. Punk, a former WWE superstar, said afterwards that he planned to compete again.

Jimmie Rivera earned his biggest win to date, surviving an eye poke to score a decision victory over Urijah Faber and remain unbeaten inside the Octagon. The main card kicked off with Jessica Andrade submitting Joanne Calderwood in a meeting of strawweight contenders.

Bethe Correia upset the Ohio crowd when she was awarded a split decision over native Jessica Eye, while Brad Tavares earned a split decision over Caio Magalhaes. Nik Lentz spoiled the UFC debut of Michael McBride with a second round TKO, and Drew Dober did the same to Jason Gonzalez in the first round.

Yancy Medeiros submitted Sean Spencer in the lone UFC Fight Pass bout. The card lost a pair of fights this week due to visa issues and an elevator malfunction.

Miocic and Overeem were awarded “Fight of the Night” honors, while Andrade and Medeiros picked up “Performance of the Night” bonuses. The attendance was announced at 18,875 with a live gate of $2.6 million.

Complete results can be found below:

Stipe Miocic def. Alistair Overeem via KO (strikes) at 4:27 of Round 1 to remain UFC heavyweight champion

Fabricio Werdum def. Travis Browne via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)

Mickey Gall def. CM Punk via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:14 of Round 1

Jimmie Rivera def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jessica Andrade def. Joanne Calderwood via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:38 of Round 1

Bethe Correia def. Jessica Eye via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Brad Tavares def. Caio Magalhaes via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

Nik Lentz def. Michael McBride via TKO (strikes) at 4:17 of Round 2

Drew Dober def. Jason Gonzalez via TKO (strikes) at 1:45 of Round 1

Yancy Medeiros def. Sean Spencer via submission (rear-naked choke) at :49 of Round 2

ufc 203

Below are some of the comments from fighters set for action at UFC 203 Saturday night.

The event features Stipe Miocic defending his heavyweight title against Alistair Overeem from Cleveland and the Quicken Loans Arena.

Stipe Miocic: “This is business. I’m going to go out there and do my job. I’ve trained really hard. I’ve trained too hard to just give it up. I worked hard to get this title. I’m going to win. You’ll find out how when my hand is raised. Overeem’s a veteran, he’s fought the best in the world. He’s a great kickboxer, he’s a big and strong guy who’s good on the ground, too. It’s going to be crazy walking out there, but all I’m focused on is the task at hand.”

Alistair Overeem: “I’m here for one goal and one goal only—cement my legacy, get that championship belt and go down in history. I expect Stipe to come with his full arsenal. He’s a very dominant fighter. He’s got power, but everybody at heavyweight has power. I have to be ready for everything—strikes, counter strikes and wrestling. My training camp was great and I feel very comfortable. It definitely feels special and there’s a little bit of nerves. I use those nerves to my advantage and will come out on top. I predict a second or third round knockout.”

Fabricio Werdum: “I want to fight for the title again. I told UFC I wanted to fight soon. Stipe got a nice punch (to win the championship at UFC 198). I don’t have excuses. I’m very excited for this next fight. I want to beat Travis Browne again; this time I want to finish him. After I beat Travis I will sit next to the Octagon and watch my next opponent. Whether it’s Stipe or Alistair, I don’t know. I asked UFC to fight on the same card as Stipe. This is my plan. Our fights are on the same date. I can then get a rematch with him or Alistair Overeem. I finished Alistair in 2006 with a very nice kimura. I’ve fought with Overeem two times. We’re 1-1. My big goal is the belt. It doesn’t matter who I fight. I just want my belt again.”

Travis Browne: “I want to erase our last fight from my memory. The only way to do that is to get right back in there. The opportunity presented itself and I took it (on short notice). Whether it was four weeks or two weeks, it doesn’t matter. Fabricio has continued to round out his game since our last fight. He’s always made improvements. You don’t just wake up as heavyweight champion. He’s continued to evolve his game. The guy’s ranked the No. 1 contender. A win over him puts me right back into the talks for a title shot.”

CM Punk: “I’m just trying to enjoy this week. I’m trying to do everything I can to remain healthy. Right now, I’m cool as a cucumber. I’ve stated before that I’m sure I’ll have pre-fight butterflies, but I’m actually looking forward to feeling that again. They’ve been gone for a long time, I’m glad they’re back. Fans should expect a fight. This is MMA—it’s chaos. I’m coming in to win. I don’t care how it happens. There are a lot of victories already here, but the goal is obviously to get my hand raised. If you think anything but that, it doesn’t matter how hard you’ve trained because you’ve already lost. I belong here and my team belongs here. I’m confident in my preparation. To me, it’s never too late to start something. If you think otherwise, I’m sorry your dreams are so small.”

Mickey Gall: “There are a lot of MMA fighters that have stayed in absolute obscurity. I’ve been given the opportunity to fight CM Punk and now I’m on the damn poster—that’s crazy. I’m going to make the most of it, it’s a lot of fun. Saturday night is going to be the best night of my life, I can’t wait. It’s high risk, high reward. There’s a lot of upside to fighting CM Punk. Any fighter would take this chance. I’m not worried about what CM Punk does. I’m going to go in there and be myself. I keep waking up at night and picturing the ways I’m going to dominate him. I can’t wait to see which one it is.”

Urijah Faber: “I’ve had a lot of fights where the guy is virtually unknown, but very tough. The ones that stand out are obviously the big fights—title fights and super-fights—but this is part of the game. Part of the reason people love to watch me is because I fight. I’m not here to protect a legacy or anything. I’m excited for this fight. I like this kid’s attitude. I like what he represents. He’s a hard-working guy and a respectful guy. He’s put in his time and it sounds like guys are dodging him, because he’s tough and not many people know him. There are a bunch of wussies out there. This is not a sport to be a baby.”

Jessica Eye: “This is an important time in my career. This is do-or-die for both Bethe and me. I’ve not been told I’m getting cut, but I’m looking at it that way. Up until now I’ve been underestimating myself, but now it’s time to turn it on. I believe there’s a reason I’m here under these circumstances. Maybe I was feeling sorry for myself, or thinking I’d made it this far so I should be happy, but how can I just settle? I’ve always told people I’m the kind of woman who doesn’t just settle. I keep going. It’s going to be a knockout Saturday night. I’m not settling for anything less.”

If you missed the debut of “Countdown to UFC 203,” you can catch a complete replay of the entire episode in the video above.

The series spotlights this coming Saturday’s main bouts, including heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem.

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