The first event of 2018 brings the traveling circus of blood to St. Louis where Dooho Choi will take on Jeremy Stephens in an electric main event! Both are former UFC champions that have spent the majority of their careers fighting in the Octagon.
Choi stunned Stephens a bit to start the second round with a vicious front kick, but Stephens quickly recovered and put the pressure right back on Choi. The two fighters would then go toe-to-toe throwing heavy hooks and elbows which found Stephens as the aggressor. "You can't predict how easy it's going to happen, you can't predict what anyone is going to do".
Tonight (Jan. 14), Belfort was supposed to have the final bout of his professional mixed martial arts career. @lilheathenmma finishes strong with a huge win over @koreansuperboy7! He now falls to 14-3 as a pro and 3-2 in the UFC, as his mandatory military service back home looms large. "I've watched a little film but not a whole lot". We have mutual friends, and I mean mutual friends that we talk to daily. The 33-year-old picked up his second Performance of the Night bonus in the span of three fights and also cashed an extra $50,000 for his submission. Perhaps Paige will be stronger at 125lbs and will have benefited from the 12 month break from fighting.
Breaking and disrupting rhythm is difficult and unexpected, but Choi has a talent for it and does it often.
Allonzo Trier scored 25 points, Deandre Ayton added 24 and No. 17 Arizona used that late run to outlast Oregon 90-83 on Saturday.
Michael Johnson had been lighting Elkins up in the first round of their fight, stuffing all of his takedown attempts, and ripping him with blistering combinations. "After I win this fight, I'm excited to make my stand in the flyweight division". He said the move to featherweight was a business decision. Those plans crumbled when Hall failed to weigh in and had to be taken to the hospital.
Despite his ongoing online feud with surging Scouser Darren Till, 'The Nigerian Nightmare' called for a showdown with polarizing American, Colby Covington, in his post-fight interview.
While Bisping may be opposed to the match-up, it has a certain appeal.
"This thing went down (with Hall dropping out), we worked quickly and we got Vitor a fight". There were no fights with title implications at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.