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Returns To Australia For UFC 284 In Perth
Octagon Heads West For UFC 284 As UFC Returns To Australia
the worlds premier mixed martial arts promotion,
today announced its return to Australia for UFC 284
at Perths RAC Arena on Sunday, February 12,
partnership with the Western Australian Government,
through Tourism Western Australia, this event marks
UFCs return to Perth with a Pay-Per-View event
following the success of UFC 221: ROMERO vs. ROCKHOLD
in February 2018 in front of a capacity crowd.
those who dont want to miss a second of the
action, fans can start locking in their plans and
securing their tickets early as UFC Travel Packages
are now available to purchase. Head to www.sportsnetholidays.com/UFC284
to book your spot.
fans wanting to keep up to date with all further bout
and ticketing information for UFC 284 can register
their interest at www.ufc.com/perth.
highlight on the Australian summer calendar marks
UFCs highly anticipated return to Aussie shores
since October 2019, when the global UFC attendance
record was set at UFC 243: WHITTAKER vs. ADESANYA
at Melbournes Marvel Stadium.
were back! said UFC President, Dana White.
Im so pumped we are returning to Perth
for UFC 284 it was an amazing host city in
2018 and this February were bringing a stacked
card headlined with a championship fight. Australian
fans are some of the best in the world and theyve
had to wait a long time for this. I cant wait
to put on another massive show for them. I will see
make the announcement today at RAC Arena was UFC featherweight
champion and No.1 Mens Pound-for-Pound athlete
in the world, Alex Volkanovski; Peter Kloczko, Vice
President of Australia and New Zealand, UFC; and the
Hon. Roger Cook, Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism,
has a real appetite for UFC and the event attracts
spectators to Perth from across the country,
said Hon. Roger Cook, Deputy Premier and Minister
for Tourism Western Australia.
McGowan Government, through Tourism WA, is proud to
support the return of this event back to Perth, after
the huge success of the 2018 event. Hosting UFC at
RAC Arena is expected to attract thousands of people
to WA, who will patronise our local accommodation
and hospitality business, and inject millions into
our States economy.
Kloczko, UFC Vice President Australia and New Zealand
added, We are absolutely thrilled to finally
be returning to Australia. Our athletes, fans and
partners have been extremely patient to have a UFC
event back on Australian soil. I want to thank the
McGowan Government and Tourism Western Australia for
their continued support for UFC, MMA and making UFC
284 in Perth possible.
2010, UFC has presented 15 live events in Australia,
including sold-out shows at Sydneys Qudos Bank
Arena, Melbournes Rod Laver Arena, Perth Arena,
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Entertainment
Centre and Gold Coast Convention Centre. Collectively,
these events have seen over 265,000 fans in attendance
and millions worldwide watching on PPV and broadcast
television. The six host cities to date Sydney,
Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth
have produced a cumulative gross gate of more
than $45 million and hundreds of millions more in
more information or current fight news, visit ufc.com.
regarding media accreditation for the event will be
sent out at a later date.
Pimblett - December 2022
got so much stick for picking Charles against Islam,
which is crazy because a lot of people picked Charles
but still on social media posts and stuff oh you picked
Charles. Yeah, cause Charles had fought the better
people and I thought Charles was going to win,
Pimblett said at UFC 282 media day. Cant
I have a prediction anymore? People saying you havent
given props to Islam, I have. He looked unbelievable
that night, he absolutely dominated Charles. I wouldve
put up a better fight that night than Charles did,
to be honest.
Sabatello on Bellator 289 - 7th December 2022
absolutely f*****g pumped. The second that Higo fight
ended I was already looking forward to smashing Stots
face, Sabatello said on Just Scrap Radio on
BJPENN.com. It has been a little bit of a while,
the Higo fight was months and months ago. I have been
able to zone in on some new techniques that I will
be able to showcase in this fight against Stots. Im
more than pumped to go f**k this guy up.
Stots, Sabatello is confident he wont just win
but will finish the interim champ.
Sabatello doesnt think Raufeon Stots is that
good and is confident he is better everywhere. With
that, the plan is to control the fight and dominate
him en route to a violent stoppage win.
just think Im going to showcase my skills as
Im better than him in every area, Sabatello
said. If you look at my last fight against Higo,
it was a very dangerous fight because he can snatch
up your neck or get you in an armbar or leg lock at
any moment. With a guy like Stots, I can very much
open up and take risks and chances because the risk
vs. reward is so rewarding because he doesnt
have many finishing capabilities. I think it will
be a very exciting fight. I think I can open up more
and I see it being one of the Fights of the Year.
glad its five rounds of maybe pure anarchy.
But, I do think I can finish him before that fifth
Im going to expose him, Sabatello
continued. Im not just going to beat him.
It wont be a win in my book if I just beat him,
it will be a win in my book if I slice him open and
give him stitches and scars and just dominate him.
Sabatello does finish Stots, hes confident he
would beat the winner of Magomed Magomedov and Pachy
Mix to win the grand prix. After that, he would then
face Sergio Pettis which is a fight he expects Pettis
to not want.
absolutely. I dont think he will want to fight
me. But, this shit does end with Sergio Pettis,
Sabatello said. I think Bellator will have my
back when he doesnt want to fight me and fakes
another injury or whatever he does, Bellator will
say you have to fight him or give up the belt. I hopefully
will fight him eventually but he knows I will f**k
him up, Sabatello said.
News: Anderson Silva
Soares, the manager for former UFC middleweight champion
Anderson Silva, told MMAjunkie.com that "The
Spider" has been cleared to return to training
MMA. Silva broke his leg last December when Chris
Weidman checked a kick.
talked with the UFC, and we'll see what they come
up with," said Soares, when asked when Silva
might fight again.
(33-6) has lost his last two - both two Weidman -
after setting a UFC record with 16 straight wins.
His 2,457-day title reign remains the longest in promotion
though, wondered if Silva would be able to return
from such a devastating injury. The 39-year-old has
kept fans up-to-date on his progress, posting numerous
videos and messages on social media sites.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos
has suffered a hand injury and will not be able to
meet Stipe Miocic later this month at The Ultimate
Fighter Brazil 3 Finale. The UFC confirmed the news,
which was first reported by Combate.
Santos (16-3) was looking to get back into the win
column after a 2013 loss to Cain Velasquez for the
UFC heavyweight title. Two of his three career losses
have come to Velasquez. "Cigano" is expected
to miss several weeks of training with the injury.
far, the UFC has yet to announce plans for Miocic
(11-1) or the main event role at the May 31 card from
Sao Paulo. Miocic posted on Twitter that he is "bummed
about the news. Wishing dos Santos a quick recovery.
Not sure where things stand, but whatever the UFC
wants me to do I'm game."
BLOG: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from Bellator
288 and UFC Fight Night: Nzechukwu vs. Cutelaba, and
Anthony Rumble Johnson Dies
Frank Hyden, MMATorch Senior Columnist
288 and UFC Fight Night: Nzechukwu vs. Cutelaba were
this weekend and featured some interesting fights.
The Bellator card
featured two title fights while the UFC card was hurt
by injury. Who
won and who lost? Lets get to the rundown.
GOOD- Roman Faraldo vs. Levan Chokheli
Chokheli gets an early takedown but Faraldo is able
to stand, only to
get hurt by some Chokheli punches. Faraldo reverses
takedown attempt and they spend the rest of the first
round on the
mat. The second round begins with both men swinging.
They go to the
mat but neither fighter can gain a real advantage.
Back to the feet
and Faraldo drops Chokheli with a right hand but cant
Faraldo remains active and is landing a lot of strikes
deducted a point for grabbing the fence and the second
round ends. The
third round opens with them trading a few strikes.
Chokheli gets a
takedown and glues himself to Faraldo and thats
how the last few
minutes of the fight go. Chokheli wins the decision
from the judges
and improves to 11-2 with 1 No Contest while Faraldo
drops to 8-1 and
tastes defeat after winning his first 8 fights. Good
win for Chokheli.
James stops Tyrell FortuneGOOD- Daniel Weichel vs.
They exchange strikes throughout the first round.
Things heat up a bit
in the second round, as Weichel is barely missing
with his big strikes
while Khizriev is able to connect but without a ton
of power and we
move to the third round. Weichel is cut under his
left eye but the
third round is pretty similar to the previous ones,
neither man is
connecting with anything dangerous so we go to the
Khizriev wins the decision. Khizriev remains undefeated
at 12-0 while
Weichel drops to 42-14. Good win for Khizriev.
Patricky Pitbull Freire vs. Usman Nurmagomedov
Freire was defending his Bellator Lightweight Championship
didnt seem interested in doing anything in the
first round. Ive
never understood fighters who do this. I know theyre
conserve energy for the later rounds but putting yourself
in a hole
early isnt a very good strategy. Anyway, the
first round ends without
much happening. The second round opens with Nurmagomedov
takedown and he starts beating the hell out of Pitbull.
hammerfists, and punches to the body batter the champion.
Right at the
end of the round Nurmagomedov turned it on and nearly
ended the fight
but Pitbull survived. If he had started that sooner
things would have
been over. The third round is another boring round
happens. The fourth round sees a few fleeting moments
but is overall another boring round. The fifth round
finally sees a
little more action as Nurmagomedov gets a takedown
and works some
ground-and-pound. Pitbull cant get up and thats
how the fight ends.
Usman Nurmagomedov is your new Bellator Lightweight
improves to a perfect 16-0 while Freire drops to 24-11.
Good win for
Vadim Nemkov vs. Corey Anderson
This was the Finals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight
World Grand Prix
and Nemkov was defending his Bellator Light Heavyweight
Nemkov works his jab early and often, with Anderson
Nemkov drops Anderson with a spinning wheel kick but
cant finish him
before the first round ends. The second round starts
striking exchanges but neither fighter can get a real
third round opens with Nemkov continuing to stuff
attempts. Theyre exchanging more strikes, with
coming out ahead but its very close. The fourth
round is more of the
same. Anderson just cannot get a takedown and Nemkov
is battering him
with strikes as he tries. The fifth round continues
that, as Nemkov
lands a lot of kicks. We go to the scorecards and
Nemkov wins the
decision, retaining his Bellator Light Heavyweight
improving to 16-2 with 1 No Contest while Anderson
drops to 16-6 with
1 No Contest. Good win for Nemkov.
Fight Night: Nzechukwu vs. Cutelaba
GOOD- Charles Johnson vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
They exchange strikes early, with Zhumagulov working
the body. Johnson
gets a takedown and they exchange more strikes. The
starts with leg kicks from Zhumagulov, whos
the more active fighter
right now. Zhumagulov with the takedown but the round
ends. The third
round sees Zhumagulov land a ton of low kicks while
upstairs more. Its really close but Johnson
wins the Split Decision
and improves to 12-3 while Zhumagulov drops to 14-8
and has lost 3
straight fights. Good win for Johnson.
Jack Della Maddalena stops Danny Roberts
Della Maddalena beats up Roberts and drops him early.
gets up only to eat more strikes from Della Maddalena.
He pours it on
until the referee is forced to jump in to stop the
fight not quite
three and a half minutes into the first round. Della
improves to 13-2 and has won 13 straight fights while
Roberts drops to
18-7. Good win for Della Maddalena.
Muslim Salikhov stops Andre Fialho
They trade kicks early before mixing in some punches.
Salikhov gets a
takedown but Fialho quickly gets up. Fialho works
the body and lands a
nice uppercut before the first round ends. The second
Salikhov open up with a spinning back kick and jabs
to the body. Then
he lands a spinning back fist and works the body some
landing a good hook. Salikhov is moving much more
smoothly here. He
staggers Fialho with a Superman punch and follows
him to the ground
but doesnt do much before the round ends. The
third round sees a
spinning wheel kick and some punches from Salikhov
force the referee
to stop the fight just over a minute into the third
improves to 19-3 while Fialho drops to 16-6 with 1
No Contest. Good
win for Salikhov.
Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Chase Sherman
They trade kicks early before mixing in punches. Cortes-Acosta
some punishing strikes but Sherman is fighting back
as the first round
ends. The second round opens with more of the same.
landing some big strikes but Shermans fighting
him off. Shermans
hurt but he manages to fight back and survive the
round. The third
round sees Sherman continuing to fight. Hes
not backing down, despite
the punishment from Cortes-Acosta hes absorbed.
Things have slowed
down but theyre still fighting hard. It goes
to decision and
Cortes-Acosta wins to remain undefeated at 9-0 while
Sherman drops to
16-11. Good win for Cortes-Acosta.
Kennedy Nzechukwu stops Ion Cutelaba
Cutelaba comes out firing and hurts Nzechukwu. He
gets a quick
takedown but Nzechukwu gets up. Cutelaba lands a throw
fights him off and the first round ends. The second
round starts with
them trading strikes. Cutelaba shoots into a knee
Nzechukwu then knees Cutelaba again and finishes him
off with punches
to force the referee to jump in to stop the fight
one minute into the
second round. Nzechukwu improves to 11-3 while Cutelaba
16-9-1 with 1 No Contest and has lost 3 straight fights.
Good win for
Rumble Johnson died last Sunday at the
incredibly young age
of 38 years old. He fought in a lot of different weight
one constant was his amazing knockout power. His MMA
record was 23-6,
with 17 of those wins coming by Knockout. He fought
in a lot of
different promotions and knocked out a lot of guys,
12 of them in the
first round. Its hard to pick just one highlight
from his career but
knocking out Glover Teixiera in 13 seconds or Alexander
Sweden in 2:15 immediately springs to mind. He was
an exciting fighter
that I used to love to watch fight. I would count
him among my
favorite fighters. May he rest in peace.
new fantasy book is now out. Its called Kingdom
of Zarias: A Fight For
Survival. Its the third book in my epic fantasy
Kingdom of Zarias
series and follows the adventures of the Summers siblings
fight to defend the world from an evil villain named
Galren. This book
also introduces lots of other characters as the scope
of the world
grows. Theres lots of action, magic, and monsters
in the Kingdom of
Zarias. Its like a tabletop game in novel form.
Its on Amazon,
Barnes & Noble, and many other places. If youre
interested, I would
greatly appreciate it if you would check it out and
support me. Also,
heres the link to my new Compendium book about
the Kingdom of Zarias
series- KoZ Compendium
Thank you very much, have a good day.
284 tickets on sale to public Friday 18 November
the card quickly filling up, UFC 284 tickets will
go to sale to the public this Friday, 18 November
at 10am AWST (Perth time) via Ticketek.
tickets were made available for Ultimate Package
UFC Fight Club members on Wednesday. They will need
to use their UFC Fight Club login to access the code
while those that signed up at https://www.ufc.com/perth
should expect to receive their unique code to purchase
tickets from Thursday 10am AWST.
remainder will need to wait for the general public
sale commencing at 10am AWST on Friday.
284 will be headlined by a UFC lightweight title fight
as featherweight champ and pound-for-pound number
one, Alex Volkanovski steps up to face the lightweight
champion, Islam Mackhachev.
stunned! 48yo MMA great Mark Hunt ends cross-code
stars unbeaten run in boxing boilover - 6th
great Mark Hunt has stunned Sonny Bill Williams with
a fourth-round knockout of the cross-code superstar
in their boxing clash in Sydney.
was a major underdog given he is 48 years old and
lost to Paul Gallen back in 2020.
in contrast came in unbeaten, having been 9-0 in his
professional boxing career, last beating Barry Hall
back in March. He is also 11 years younger.
that meant little given Hunts incredible power
which was all the former UFC star, who has battled
greats like Brock Lesnar, Alistair Overeem and Frank
three rounds he had landed just 18 of his 73 thrown
punches, whereas Williams had landed 38 of 105.
the momentum swung Hunts way in the fourth round
after a few body shots with Williams corner
screaming Move, Sonny, move! Dance, Sonny!
commentary Stans Andy Raymond yelled: Sonny
Bill is down.
hurt. Against the odds, Sonny Bill Williams has been
eyes are not clear... Mark Hunt, in his final fight,
stops the legend that is Sonny Bill Williams. What
fell to the floor and the fight stopped briefly before
more big punches from Hunt saw the referee call it
declared: Heavyweights pack a lot of power,
a shot like that could have ended anyone.
conceded he could follow Hunt into retirement.
this stage Im not even sure if Ill fight
again. That could be it for me, too, Williams
see what unfolds over the next few weeks.
if he was genuinely considering retirement, Williams
replied: Yeah, for sure. Im 37, Ive
always said that if I cop a lot of punishment, that
could be it.
wasnt trying to be the heavyweight champion
of the world, I was just out there doing my best.
Mark read my punches, they were obviously a bit too
telegraphed, he caught me and that was it... well
see what the future holds.
this is the end of my sporting career, its been
a good one.
had dropped around 30 kilograms in preparation for
his farewell fight and it paid off, with the MMA great
reminding the sporting world of his deadly power.
that was unbelievable, Australian boxing great
Danny Green said.