UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 post-fight results and analysis

Mookie Alexander recaps a terrific night of action at UFC 214, including Jon Jones’ dramatic knockout win over Daniel Cormier in the main event.

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The rivalry between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones ended tonight at UFC 214. It was an enthralling, back-and-forth affair through two rounds, with Cormier making a major adjustment to not waste time shooting for takedowns. Big shots were exchanged throughout, but none bigger than the flush head kick Jones landed in round 3, which had Cormier on wobbly legs and stumbling all over the place. Once Cormier fell down and he was prone to Jones’ otherworldly ground-and-pound, it was all about how long it would take for Jones to finish the fight. At 3:01 of round 3, Jon Jones became the first man to stop Daniel Cormier, and he’s once again the undisputed UFC light heavyweight champion.

To quote ABC’s Wide World of Sports, you saw the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Cormier was badly hurt and couldn’t remember what happened, and he broke down in tears. He wasn’t even present for the official result announcement. Jones was in tears for a different reason, having recaptured the belt he lost through his own reckless actions. After much speculation over how he’d look off a 1+ year layoff, plus the failed drug test behind him, I thought Jones fought a damn good fight. Cormier also fought a damn good fight and cracked Jones several times with flush punches, but Jones is just a special talent, and don’t let any personal dislike of him every cloud that judgment. He is a phenomenal fighter and he just stopped Daniel Cormier.

More thoughts on tonight’s event:

Main Card

  • Jones’ best work all night was to the body. I have a feeling Cormier would’ve been worn out had the fight gone on much longer. Jon’s kicks, knees, and punches to the midsection were fantastic, and you could tell Cormier was feeling the effects as the fight progressed. They may not be as flashy or eye-catching as a Cormier power punch, but the body work was pivotal in propelling Jones to victory.
  • Screw it, if we’re in for wacky fights, Jon Jones vs. Brock Lesnar might as well happen. Assuming Ronda Rousey never returns, Jones is the #2 draw in the UFC. A fight between him and Lesnar sells better than anything else the UFC can feasibly book. I’d rather see Jones vs. Miocic myself, or Jones vs. Gustafsson 2, but we know that Jones is fleeing the mighty Volkan Oezdemir (more on him later).
  • Who’s buying Jon Jones’ sincerity in calling Cormier a true champion and a great person? This is how he praised DC in the post-fight interview, and then he hugged a crestfallen Cormier afterward.
  • We didn’t need an interview with a very emotional and concussed Cormier. Evidently it was Joe Rogan’s call, too. I don’t see the upside.
  • I thought the commentary on the main event was (unsurprisingly) heavily biased towards Cormier. This is the issue I have with having active fighters doing regular studio work, as it leads towards a path where you can be unintentionally slanted towards one side. Both UFC Tonight pundits picked Cormier (nothing wrong with that!). Cormier also co-hosts UFC Tonight frequently. Both Jon Anik and Joe Rogan have called fights with Cormier. By all accounts, Cormier is a nice guy and watching him break down tonight was heartbreaking, but I felt a lot of quality work from Jones was completely glossed over. Again, that’s just my opinion, maybe you guys in the comments section beg to differ, even if you had Cormier 20-18 up. I had it 19-19 with Jones winning round 1 and Cormier taking round 2.
  • Tyron Woodley beat Demian Maia in an awful fight. That was the worst case scenario of Maia not getting a takedown and Woodley content to win a low output striking matchup on his way to a decision. I suppose Woodley fights Georges St-Pierre next, and whoa boy if that fight fails to deliver excitement. We won’t go any further into this stinker.
  • Cris Cyborg systematically destroyed the tough but overmatched Tonya Evinger to win the UFC women’s featherweight title. There’s a strong argument that had Evinger somehow escaped round 3, the corner should’ve called it. In boxing they’d have thrown in the towel. It was scarcely competitive, despite Joe Rogan’s best efforts to drum up suspense that it could be if Cyborg gassed. Evinger can return to 135 and be an instant contender there. It was always unlikely she’d pull off the upset so there’s nothing to be ashamed of. What’s next for Cyborg, though? Possibly Holly Holm. I know Cat Zingano really wants to fight her. Depending on Megan Anderson’s personal issues, she’s at least an actual 145er. Those are all on the table for the Brazilian. I have a feeling the potential Ronda Rousey matchup has sailed.
  • Robbie Lawler came out guns blazing in round 1 against Donald Cerrone, but Cowboy fought back and closed that frame well and clearly took round 2. The third round was close but it ultimately went to Lawler for (presumably) the more damaging strikes, even though Cerrone landed more. I have no problem with the decision at all, and this fight lived up to the hype. I only wish it was five rounds. These are two tremendous warriors who entertained for the fans yet again, and they both fought very well.
  • So uh … Volkan Oezdemir is for real? I don’t know what to say. He just obliterated Jimi Manuwa in 42 seconds. It started in the clinch and then he ended it with a left hook. I said that if he won and got himself a title shot (and he might get one? Or he’ll fight Alexander Gustafsson next.) that I’d pick him to beat either Daniel Cormier or Jon Jones. I can’t walk that back.

Preliminary Card

  • Ricardo Lamas survived Jason Knight’s dangerous guard, then walloped him with a series of concussive blows on the feet, and somehow Knight survived… until a desperation takedown led to him getting put away with ground-and-pound. When “The Bully” has an opportunity to finish someone, he makes the most of it. Knight was too tough for his own good and Lamas showed why he’s still a top-5 featherweight.
  • Aljamain Sterling turned in the best performance of his career, as he overcame a tough round 1 to Renan Barao, became the first man to take him down in the UFC, and thoroughly dominated the Brazilian in round 2. He did enough to win round 3 and thus the decision. Sterling has shown a lot more confidence in his striking and his ground-and-pound on Barao was vicious. On the flip side, Barao’s days as a relevant contender are over. He’s 30 years old but he’s an old 30, and he’s neither durable nor fast enough to be a factor at 135 or 145, let alone the one-time “Baraoweight” of 140.
  • With all due respect to Yoel Romero, Brian Ortega is the most dangerous third-round fighter in the sport. Tonight was his FOURTH straight third-round finish, this time a guillotine choke of Renato Moicano in an otherwise brilliant fight. Both men showed great striking, with Ortega in particular looking improved, and I think his body shots at the end of round 2 turned things in his favor and may have made the Brazilian shoot for that ill-fated takedown. Ortega is must-watch TV and he continues to rack up the wins at 145.
  • Calvin Kattar turned in a great performance on short notice, outstriking Andre Fili and earning a unanimous decision over the Team Alpha Male prospect. That’s a bad loss for Fili given how well he performed against Hacran Dias, but take nothing away from Kattar, who’s yet another quality fighter added to the comically stacked featherweight division.
  • Coming off a two-year layoff, the athletic and powerful Alexandra Albu won an entertaining contest over Kailin Curran, who is just sadly not showing enough improvement to justify a spot on the UFC roster. Curran now has a pro record of 4-5 and I think she’s best served going to Invicta FC.
  • Jarred Brooks edged out Eric Shelton by split decision in an unexciting fight, save for a Brooks guillotine in round 1 and Shelton knocking Brooks down in round 3. I scored it 30-27 Shelton but rounds 1-2 were close. I thought Shelton had more meaningful offense in the first to negate the three takedowns + late guillotine. At least Brooks gave an honest assessment of his performance, as well as a lot of expletives in his post-fight interview.
  • Drew Dober smoked Josh Burkman with a vicious left hand to kick off the night. That’s Dober’s second big KO in as many wins, while Burkman surely isn’t going to fight again after suffering his sixth loss in seven fights.

UFC 214 Live Stream: Cormier vs Jones 2 Fight card and UFC 214 Live streaming info

UFC 214 Live Stream: The rematch the sports world has been waiting for is finally here, as UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier defends his title against former titleholder Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 214 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Saturday, July 29.

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Revisiting the 2015 bout in which Jones defeated Cormier, the rivalry between the two elite 205-pounders has only intensified, with Cormier expecting to keep the title he has successfully defended against Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson, while Jones is eager to reclaim the belt he held for four years and move back to the top of the pound-for-pound list.

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Plus, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley defends his title for the third time against Brazilian submission specialist Demian Maia, and the UFC women’s featherweight title is on the line when feared knockout artist Cris “Cyborg” battles Invicta FC champion Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger in a championship showdown that will push both fighters to the limit.

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Event: UFC 214: “Cormier vs. Jones 2”

Date:  Saturday, July 29, 2017

Time:  10 pm ET/9 pm CT

Venue:  Honda Center in Anaheim, California

Main Event:  Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones

Co-Main Event:  Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley vs Damian Maia

Featured Bout:  Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs Tonya Evinger

Broadcast: Pay-Per-View (PPV), FXX, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 214 PPV Main Event:

205 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones

UFC 214 Live Stream Main Card on PPV (10 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia
145 lbs.: Cristiane Justino vs. Tonya Evinger for vacant women’s featherweight title
170 lbs.: Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler
205 lbs.: Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir

UFC 214 Undercard on FXX (8 p.m. ET):

145 lbs.: Jason Knight vs. Ricardo Lamas
140 lbs.: Renan Barao vs. Aljamain Sterling
145 lbs.: Renato Moicano vs. Brian Ortega
145 lbs.: Andre Fili vs. Calvin Kattar

UFC 214 Undercard on Fight Pass (6:30 p.m. ET):

115 lbs.: Alexandra Albu vs. Kailin Curran
125 lbs.: Jarred Brooks vs. Eric Shelton
155 lbs.: Josh Burkman vs. Drew Dober

UFC 213 Live Stream, UFC 213 Live Streaming, Fight Card and Schedule

We have UFC 213 – Amanda Nunes (c) vs Valentina Shevchenko fight on 8th July 2017. T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada will host the event on Saturday. Daniel Cormier will face Anthony Johnson in the main event
You can find full fighting card below. The preliminaries start at 8 PM ET followed by the main event at 10 PM ET. The results will be updated right after the game ends. You can watch UFC 213 live online through the official UFC portal on PPV basis. We will also update free links to watch full fights. UFC 213 will be available on TV on Sony channel. Find more updates about UFC 213 streams, schedule and fight card below.

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The results will be updated right after the event ends. You can watch UFC 213 live online through the official UFC portal on PPV basis. We will also update free links to watch full fights. UFC 213 will be available on TV on Sony channel. Find more updates about UFC 213 streams, schedule and fight card below.

UFC 213 Live Streaming online

As we all know, All UFC fights are PPV event, and You need to pay for the event to watch online. There will be 13 fights, and all fights are available free on the Internet. You can either depend on paid channels or just follow the link below to watch UFC 213 live stream free.

UFC 213 online stream

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Fight card

Get full fight card including undercard and Main events below.

UFC 213 Fight Card

Women’s Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes (c) vs Valentina Shevchenko
Middleweight: Yoel Romero vs Robert Whittaker
Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs Donald Cerrone
Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum vs Alistair Overeem
Lightweight: Anthony Pettis vs Jim Miller
Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs Oleksiy Oliynyk
Welterweight: Jordan Mein vs Belal Muhammad
Welterweight: Chad Laprise vs Brian Camozzi

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)

Viviane Pereira vs. Jamie Moyle
Luan Chagas vs. Jim Wallhead
Marco Beltrán vs. Deiveson Figueiredo

Preliminary Card (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

Raphael Assunção vs. Marlon Moraes
Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Eric Spicely
Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez
Iuri Alcântara vs. Brian Kelleher

Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

José Aldo (c) vs. Max Holloway (ic)
Cláudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt
Paulo Borrachinha vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros

Timings and Schedule

Let’s have a quick preview of UFC 213.

Primary Fight: Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko

Start time: Undercard fights start at 8 PM ET and Main event on 10 PM ET

Date: 8th July 2017

Venue: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada

Telecast: Sony

Stream: Watch here

Stay tuned for the results and winners of UFC 213 right here.

UFC 210 live streaming : Cormier vs. Johnson 2 fight card

Check out the current fight card for UFC 210 live streaming: Cormier vs. Johnson 2, which goes down on Saturday, April 8th in Buffalo, New York

The UFC’s next trip to New York will be Saturday, April 8th in Buffalo’s KeyBank Center. In the night’s pay-per-view headliner, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier faces Anthony Johnson in a rematch of their UFC 187 encounter, which ended in a Cormier rear-naked choke to win the vacant belt.

Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman is in the co-main event, as he looks to snap a two-fight losing skid by beating the surging Gegard Mousasi, who is in the final fight of his current UFC contract. Other notable bouts include lightweight Will Brooks against Charles Oliveira, Thiago Alves returning to welterweight to battle Patrick Cote, light heavyweight Patrick Cummins taking on Jan Blachowicz, and welterweight prospect Kamaru Usman against fellow up-and-comer Sean Strickland.

Here’s the current fight card. The bout order has not been finalized apart from the main and co-main event:

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Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson
Gegard Mousasi vs. Chris Weidman
Will Brooks vs. Charles Oliveira
Thiago Alves vs. Patrick Cote
Jan Blachowicz vs. Patrick Cummins
Kamaru Usman vs. Sean Strickland
Shane Burgos vs. Charles Rosa
Magomed Bibulatov vs. Jenel Lausa
Irene Aldana vs. Katlyn Chookagian
Josh Emmett vs. Desmond Green
Gregor Gillespie vs. Andrew Holbrook

UFC 209 Live Streaming: Woodley vs Thompson Full Card Preview and Predictions

UFC 209 Live Streaming : Woodley vs Thompson

Last Saturday’s UFC 208 was an ugly card, but things will return to normal at UFC 209 live streaming …more or less.

Two incredibly compelling fights sit atop the March 4 event in the welterweight title match between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson and the interim lightweight title bout of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson. Backing them up is a heavyweight slugfest in Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt. From there, however, the card drops off in a big way.

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The full list of fights is as follows:

  • Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson
  • Lando Vannata vs. David Teymur
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt
  • Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Kelly
  • Darren Elkins vs. Mirsad Bektic
  • Todd Duffee vs. Mark Godbeer
  • Igor Pokrajac vs. Ed Herman

Other bouts will likely be announced in the coming days, and the order is yet to be determined. As such, it’s worth taking a quick look at each of the fights that are confirmed and a deeper look at the three guaranteed spots at the top.

The Undercard

Rashad Evans vs. Dan Kelly

Former champion Rashad Evans’ career has officially hit the skids, and he is trying to rehabilitate himself by dropping down to 185 pounds. Aged-but-steely judoka Dan Kelly will welcome him to the division, and while few are giving the four-time Olympian much of a shot, Kelly has a real chance to take this one.

Lando Vannata vs. David Teymur

Lando Vannata pulled off a Knockout of the Year candidate in his last fight with a spinning-kick KO of John Makdessi. David Teymur has scored impressive knockout wins in his first two UFC fights. The UFC is trying to give fans a hearty scrap here, and these two will likely oblige.

Darren Elkins vs. Mirsad Bektic

Mirsad Bektic is 4-0 in the UFC and now faces “the wrestler test,” as administered by veteran grinder Darren Elkins. If the 24-year-old passes? He will be more than deserving of Top 10 competition. If he fails? It’s back to the drawing board.

Todd Duffee vs. Mark Godbeer

Todd Duffee’s MMA career has been defined by long layoffs, and he’s returning from another one. He looks to bounce back from his 2015 loss to Frank Mir by beating BAMMA veteran (and fellow on-the-rebound fighter) Mark Godbeer. With the UFC releasing middling veterans en masse, the loser of this one could easily find himself back to a regional circuit.

Igor Pokrajac vs. Ed Herman

Speaking of middling veterans on the verge of being released, Igor Pokrajac was unsuccessful in his UFC return, dropping a clean decision to Jan Blachowicz last year. Ed Herman, meanwhile, has been alternating wins and losses since 2012. It’s a harsh thing to say, but there’s a serious chance that the loser of this fight will get a pink slip.

Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt

Division: Heavyweight
Records: Alistair Overeem (41-15, 1 NC), Mark Hunt (12-11-1)

On its own, this would be a solid fight.

Alistair Overeem has reinvented himself since a rocky start to his UFC career and cemented himself as a strong contender for years to come. Mark Hunt, meanwhile, remains a real-life One-Punch Man, capable of ending a tussle with a single shot that leaves his foe in a twitching heap.

The in-cage action on its own would make this one worth paying close attention to. The outside-the-cage action, however, is what makes this one particularly compelling.

Just a few days after the bout’s announcement, news broke that Hunt had filed a civil lawsuit against the UFC, UFC President Dana White and previous opponent Brock Lesnar, stemming from Hunt’s frustration over Lesnar failing a drug test ahead of their UFC 200 bout last year. The UFC is no stranger to the courthouse and has stood across the aisle from many of its fighters over the years, but Hunt is the first to remain active while in a legal battle with the promotion.

That gives this UFC 209 fight an incredibly strange feel, but one that makes the traditionally boring pre-fight rituals must-watch affairs. Will the UFC keep him out of media day? Are they going to promote him the same way? Will he even be allowed near microphones?

I don’t know, but boy, do I want to know. The fight itself will be gravy.

As for a prediction? It could frankly end in either direction at any time, but the most likely outcome is a late finish for the Dutchman.

Prediction: Alistair Overeem def. Mark Hunt by TKO in Round 3

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson

Division: Lightweight
Records: Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0), Tony Ferguson (23-3)

This is, quite simply, MMA at its best.

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson are two elite-level fighters in their athletic primes, riding amazing winning streaks. They face off in a high-stakes, five-round battle with a shot at Conor McGregor—and his lightweight title on the line.

Both are proven against the highest level of competition with multiple wins over top-10 fighters. Both have compelling styles, with Nurmagomedov owning some of the best grappling skills in MMA today and Ferguson owning a high-pressure style and dynamic finishing skills.

This is an amazing fight for fans of all types—and one that is nigh impossible to predict. It’s not really worth overthinking this one. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Prediction: Pain

Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson 2

Division: Welterweight
Records: Tyron Woodley (16-3-1), Stephen Thompson (13-1-1)

This writer previewed Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson 1 back in October for UFC 205, and most of the X’s and O’s remain the same. The one thing that has changed is the amount of data available on Woodley.

Entering their first fight, Thompson was the more established fighter by a considerable margin, knocking out numerous Top 10 competitors along the way. Woodley, by comparison, won the UFC welterweight title from Robbie Lawler with a flashy knockout after an 18-month layoff with a questionable resume. The tools had always been there, but there was no real evidence to show that he had put it all together.

That changed at UFC 205. Despite fighting Thompson to a draw, Woodley showed that he is every bit the champion that his belt would suggest. In those 25 minutes, he demonstrated a well-rounded skill set, significantly stronger cardio and an indomitable spirit.

UFC 209 is where he can really cement himself as the unquestionable, undeniable, undisputed best welterweight on the planet. That’s not an easy job, of course. Thompson remains one of the most dangerous strikers in MMA.

Woodley can do it, though, and he probably will.

Prediction: Tyron Woodley def. Stephen Thompson by Unanimous Decision

 

Source: bleacherreport.com