Barberena went on to drop Luque with a straight left hand. Luque has now won eight of his last nine fights. The impressive win caught the attention of the biggest name in the sport. One positive sign from Ngannou is that he noticeably trimmed down following the Miocic loss. That's the best we have seen from Felder in a long time. Get all the sports news you need, direct to your inbox. A heavyweight bout between former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and former title challenger Francis Ngannou served as the event headliner. In the two fights since, he's weighed 254 and 253. I watched Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos, Brock Lesnar. UFC on ESPN 1 fight card preview for the Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez-led MMA event tonight (Sun., Feb. 17, 2019). Amir Albazi has a new opponent, and he’ll go from A to Z in November. He came up short in his first title bid in January 2018. Standing across the cage will be former title challenger and all-around scary dude Francis Ngannou, who is looking to book another shot at a heavyweight championship. It's the return of Cain Velasquez at UFC Fight Night this weekend in Phoenix, as the two-time heavyweight champ will grace the Octagon for the first time since July 2016. Fili (18-6) had a modest two-fight win streak broken when he lost a narrow split-decision to Michael Johnson in August. Luque, Barberena battle it out for $50K each", "UFC Phoenix salaries: Cain Velasquez earns $450,000 in unsuccessful UFC return", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=UFC_on_ESPN:_Ngannou_vs._Velasquez&oldid=965174412, February 2019 sports events in the United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27), Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27), Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28), Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27), This page was last edited on 29 June 2020, at 20:29. Everything you need to know about sports betting starts here. Francis Ngannou first brought up the possibility of a fight against Cain Velasquez in January 2017. But in that loss to Miocic, the effort of denying a takedown gassed him out so badly, all of his defense suffered -- grappling and striking. Gracie (4-0) comes from the famed Gracie family.
Should be a fun one. And he's got his mojo back. , A heavyweight bout between former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and former title challenger Francis Ngannou served as the event headliner. A former UFC heavyweight champion, Velasquez had been on the sidelines, partially because of injury and partially by choice, for two and a half years. Francis Ngannou blasts Cain Velasquez in 26 seconds 11:53 p.m.: Ngannou def. Ortega, Jung make weight for UFC Fight Night, McGregor says he will fight Poirier on Jan. 23, Sources: Calvillo tests positive, out of UFC 254, Freire to head return of Bellator featherweight GP, Sources: Viral KO star Buckley set for UFC 255, Gane-Delija fight off due to contract dispute, White: Yan vs. Sterling in works for UFC 256, Inside the turbulent journey to Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung, The two lives of Brian Ortega: From menacing streets to UFC stardom, Helwani: It's never easy with Conor McGregor and the UFC, but end result is always worth it, Cyborg chokes out Blencowe, retains Bellator title, The UFC's best nicknames and the stories behind them, Why UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn't expect to ever face Tony Ferguson, UFC fighters react to Joaquin Buckley's spectacular KO of Impa Kasanganay on 'Fight Island', MMA, boxing and wrestling are all facing a major issue: a cracked combat sports pipeline, Stats that will define Velasquez vs. Ngannou, UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs. Velasquez -- how to watch, plus full analysis. "UFC on ESPN 1 draws announced 14,269 attendance for $1.4 million live gate", "UFC announces 2019 first quarter schedule: ESPN debut Jan. 19 in Brooklyn", "Francis Ngannou vs. ex-champ Cain Velasquez in the works for UFC on ESPN 1 headliner", "UFC on ESPN 1 lineup set, features 10 bouts on ESPN", "Multiple UFC 233 fights get new dates, locations after Jan. 26 card scratched", "Many battles of canceled UFC 233 card moved to other events", "Lauren Murphy withdraws from UFC on ESPN fight vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith to recover from surgery", "Andrea Lee in for Lauren Murphy vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith at UFC on ESPN 1", "UFC on ESPN 1 weigh-in results: Three fighters miss, but all fights set", "Tonight's Jodie Esquibel vs. Jessica Penne fight has been canceled", "UFC Phoenix Bonuses!
By: MMA Junkie Staff. Gracie just has to be good enough to help set up his takedowns, so he can grab a submission and go from there. Luque and Barberena showed a little bit of everything. Velasquez by knockout at 0:26 of the first round. SN looks at Vicente Luque being the one to watch out for. Couple hammerfists from Ngannou and it was all over. The poster for UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez. 11:04 p.m.: Calvillo def. If Velasquez can get past the first round, it's his to lose as Ngannou's cardio isn't up to snuff. To be the best, you have to beat the best.'". Casey by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28). Get UFC on ESPN 1 start time, bout order, line up, TV schedule and much more!
Pretty much everyone was excited for Cain Velasquez's return to the Octagon at UFC on ESPN 1 in Phoenix, but most assuredly he was. Velasquez told ESPN that it was a freak thing that happened to his knee, adding "we'll see what happens" regarding his future.
Felder (15-4) returns to 155 pounds after a one-time trek to welterweight, losing by split-decision to Mike Perry at UFC 226. "When I heard about MMA, I went on YouTube and started to watch MMA heavyweights," Ngannou said. The bout was subsequently scrapped. Velasquez accepted the loss, admitting that the referee made the right call by stopping the fight when he realized Velasquez's knee had given out. Thanks for signing up. The 36-year-old last fought at UFC 200 in July 2016, where he blasted through Travis Browne inside one round. Get the refreshments and don't miss any of what should be an exciting night of action. Fili quickly regained control by staying on the outside and popping the jab and continuing make blood gush from Jury’s nose. Jury started off the second round well by letting his hands loose. Cain Velasquez Vs Francis NGannou - Who You Got? That’s what happens sometimes. It's a big heavyweight fight, with big implications for the division. 3-ranked Francis Ngannou in heavyweight action. Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by ... given the extent of the layoff and the fact that Francis hits like a truck I can see Francis knocking Cain out. Heavyweight MMA is always tough to predict. Though Ngannou stormed him, Velasquez insists that it wasn't MMA's answer to Mike Tyson that caused him to go down 26 seconds into the bout, but a "freak" knee injury. #UFCPhoenix pic.twitter.com/xGF4ziuAZA, Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year.
What a fight! This is Cain Velasquez's final match before moving to the WWE. Many expected Ngannou to become the new sheriff of the division.
Vick by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28). That's a lot to come back from, especially at 36 years old. That respect is now mutual between Ngannou and Velasquez.
Expect an all-action affair. Odds: Velasquez -160; Ngannou +140. The obvious knock on Ngannou targets his wrestling, but I don't think it's fair to say he's easy to take down. Enter the mix young son. You'll now receive the top MMA Junkie stories each day directly in your inbox. 10:35 p.m.: Now at UFC Phoenix, No. 10:17 p.m.: Coming up next at UFC Phoenix, Kron Gracie fights Alex Caceres in featherweight action. Velasquez pushes an even harder pace, and his control from top position is terrific. Welcome to MMA Junkie's European Union Experience. Jury (17-3) looks to get back on the winning track after losing to Fili's teammate at Team Alpha Male Chad Mendes in July at UFC Boise by first-round TKO. There was virtually nothing to learn from his awkward, throwaway fight against Derrick Lewis in July, or his 45-second knockout of Blaydes in November. Once on the mat, Luque reversed position and locked in a deep rear-naked choke. “His job is to make sure we’re 100 percent safe, and he … He needs one punch to put Velasquez out. This is designed to be a setup fight to introduce Gracie on the big stage. Get the latest odds, analysis, and insights at Yahoo Sportsbook.
Jimmie Rivera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27); Bantamweight, Manny Bermudez def. Vick (13-2) had his four-fight winning streak snapped when he got knocked out by Justin Gaethje in 87 seconds back in August.
Luque (14-6-1) is on a great run having won seven of his last eight and winning all of those via stoppage. 10-ranked James Vick takes on Paul Felder. Seeing Velasquez in trouble, Ngannou (13-3) uncorked a series of hammerfists and the referee came in to stop the fight. UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs. Velasquez Cheat Sheet. 9:45 p.m.: Up next at UFC Phoenix, Vicente Luque faces Bryan Barberena in welterweight action. They deserve it.
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