UFC Fight Night 112 Results: Chiesa vs. Lee

MMA Fighting has UFC Fight Night 112 results for the Chiesa vs. Lee fight card June 25 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla.

In the main event, Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee will square off in a lightweight contest. Tim Boetsch will now face Johny Hendricks in a catchweight fight in the co-main event.

Check out the UFC Fight Night 112 results below.

Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET)

Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee

Tim Boetsch vs. Johny Hendricks

Felice Herring vs. Justine Kish

Joachim Christensen vs. Dominick Reyes

Tim Means vs. Alex Garcia

B.J. Penn vs. Dennis Siver

Undercard (FOX Sports 2 at 7 p.m. ET)

Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch

Vitor Miranda vs. Marvin Vettori

Carla Esparza vs. Maryna Moroz

Devin Powell vs. Darrell Horcher

Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 5:30 p.m. ET)

Jared Gordon vs. Michel Quinones

Tony Martin vs. Johnny Case

Josh Stansbury vs. Jeremy Kimball

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Bellator NYC live blog: Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva

NEW YORK – This is the Bellator NYC live blog for Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night’s Bellator event at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Sonnen, who has lost four of his past five fights, will square off against Silva, who hasn’t fought since March 3, 2013, in the main event.

Check out the Bellator NYC live blog below.

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They said what?! Pros react to Douglas Lima and Brent Primus winning at Bellator NYC

Douglas Limas defeated Lorenz Larkin and Brent Primus defeated Michael Chandler in their title fights at Bellator NYC. Pro fighters reacted to both bouts on Twitter. Douglas Lima outpointed Lorenz Larkin after five rounds to defend the Bellator welterweight belt, while Brent Primus defeated Michael Chandler due to an ankle injury in the first round to become the new lightweight champion. Pro fighters reacted to both fights on Twitter.
Chandler x Primus

Can’t wait for chandler to fight!!!— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) June 25, 2017

Ahhhhhhhhh!— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) June 25, 2017

DUMBASS REF. What the HELL!!!!— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) June 25, 2017

NO TIME OUTS IN MMA— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) June 25, 2017

Congratulations @brentprimus155 #BellatorNYC— Mike Pierce (@MikePierce170) June 25, 2017

Ref can’t stop the fight for that??! WTF— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) June 25, 2017

Props to Chandler though. Damn, he’s tough. Wanted to keep going.— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) June 25, 2017

Unfortunate ending. But those kicks didn’t look fun — Darrion Caldwell (@TheWolfMMA) June 25, 2017

Celebrate like that after your opponent getting injured? That’s too low. #BellatorNYC @BellatorMMA— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) June 25, 2017

@MikeChandlerMMA he was still down to bang AND dropped him! Primus can’t call himself champ after that! #vacatethebelt #BellatorNYC #respect— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) June 25, 2017

Tough break for Chandler. It’s not fun to fight through a painful injury.— Lance Palmer (@LancePalmer) June 25, 2017

Respect to @MikeChandlerMMA, didn’t want to give up— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) June 25, 2017

OMG man @MikeChandlerMMA true warrior man, I wish you a speedy recovery man, and get that belt back fast.— Linton Vassell (@LDV_TheSwarm) June 25, 2017

I’m very sad for Chandler. He’s a warrior. Unfortunately it was not your night. #BellatorNYC #bellator180 @bellatormma— Dudu Dantas (@DuduDantasMMA) June 25, 2017

Clean victory by recent my team mate Brent Primus. CONGRATS CHAMP— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) June 25, 2017

So shitty… feeling for Chandler right now.#BellatorNYC— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) June 25, 2017

Gosh damn it poor chandler — Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) June 25, 2017

Michael Chandler just got a raw deal. Sucks to see. #Bellatornyc— Yves Edwards (@thugjitsumaster) June 25, 2017

Lima x Larkin

Rooting for @PhenomLima . This fight will be fireworks @BellatorMMA #bellatorNYC— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) June 25, 2017

This @BellatorMMA welterweight title fight is gonna be fireworks!! @MillenniaMMA #Larkin— John Alessio (@johnalessio79) June 25, 2017

Larkin landing hard on Lima and gets dropped!!!!!! #BellatorNYC— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) June 25, 2017

BIG Knockdown by Lima!— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) June 25, 2017

This fight is dope #LimaVsLarkin #Belaltor180— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 25, 2017

watching this one closely— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) June 25, 2017

Larkin needs a stoppage to win this. #BellatorNYC— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) June 25, 2017

This fight is dope #LimaVsLarkin #Belaltor180— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 25, 2017

Bem merecida vitória campeão irmão @PhenomLima Well deserved victory for our brother Douglas Lima .— Raphael Assuncao (@RaphaAssuncao) June 25, 2017

Great win @PhenomLima ! Ótima vitória @PhenomLima ! #BellatoNYC— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) June 25, 2017

Rory : “There’s gonna be another body in the grave.” Woah.— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) June 25, 2017

Was bit disappointed in that fight. Larkin is 1 of my favourite fighters. I think getting dropped played in his head 2 much #BellatorNYC— Chris Clements (@menaceclements) June 25, 2017

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Bellator NYC main card results & highlights: Primus upsets Chandler, Freeman upsets Pico, Lima retains title

Check out the results from the Bellator NYC PPV main card, including Brent Primus upsetting Michael Chandler, Zach Freeman shocking Aaron Pico, and Douglas Lima retaining his welterweight title. Bellator is back in the PPV business as The Big Apple played host to Bellator NYC. The main card saw Bellator’s lightweight title change hands, as Michael Chandler was upset by Brent Primus with a 1st round TKO by way of doctor’s stoppage. Another upset took place at Bellator NYC as Zach Freeman spoiled the hyped up professional debut for the international wrestling standout Aaron Pico, with a swift :24 Guillotine. The Bellator NYC PPV was kicked off with Douglas Lima and Lorenz Larkin throwing down for Bellator’s welterweight title, but it was Lima who picked up the unanimous decision to retain his crown.
Main Card:
Michael Chandler Brent Primus def. Michael Chandler by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 2:22 of round 1: Lightweight Title
Brent Primus came out hard against Michael Chandler, injuring the veterans ankle in the process. Chandler gutted it out, and continued to fight as the ankle continued to buckle, before the referee stopped the action to have the doctor take a look. The referee called a halt to the bout on the recommendation of the doctor at 2:22 of the 1st round, and Brent Primus is Bellator’s new lightweight champion. Rematch anyone?
Zach Freeman def. Aaron Pico by submission (Guillotine) :24 of round 1: Lightweight
Aaron Pico’s professional MMA debut ended quicker than a tick in a New York minute, thanks to a :24 club and sub at the hands of Zach Freeman. Freeman dropped his opponent with a well timed uppercut, and immediately dove on the neck with a Guillotine. Pico tapped out from the submission hold, but still went unconscious anyways. Freeman picked up a major win, with Pico moving to 0-1.
Douglas Lima def. Lorenz Larkin by unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47 x2): Welterweight Title
There was a ton of mutual respect shown by both top welterweights to kick off the Bellator NYC PPV. Few strikes landed in the opening round, but Lima was able to land a few leg kicks to the lead leg of Larkin.
The action picked up in the second stanza, as Larkin began to open up with his punching combinations. Following a solid Larkin left hook, Lima landed a heavier one of his own, sending Larkin to the mat. Lima followed his foe to the ground, but Larkin was able to recover, and finished up the round on his feet. The third round saw Lima land the cleaner strikes of the two fighters, without much of any significant damage being dealt out. Larkin came alive a bit in the fourth round, staying busy and moving forward, with Lima landed some flush shots of his own, and scored a brief takedown, making the round a challenge to score.
The final round saw Lorenz Larkin get extra busy, looking to land his punches, but Lima was right there every step of the way to answer with blows of his own. The last round was another tough one to call, but it seemed as though Larkin scored a bit more. When it was all said and done, it was Douglas Lima who walked away with the unanimous decision victory to retain his Bellator welterweight title. Is Rory MacDonald next?
Watch Douglas Lima help Lorenz Larkin have a seat at Bellator NYC:

The champ @PhenomLima showing off his trademark fire power! #BellatorNYC pic.twitter.com/B6yOnAdaYL— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 25, 2017

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Bellator NYC results: Brent Primus stops Michael Chandler in bizarre finish

Another MMA show in New York, another strange ending.

Saturday night’s Bellator lightweight title fight between Michael Chandler and upstart contender Brent Primus took a strange turn when Chandler injured his left ankle early in the first round at Bellator NYC at Madison Square Garden.

Referee Todd Anderson called for the doctor to look at Chandler, and while Chandler insisted he could fight, the doctor waved the bout off — but not before a commission inspector managed to pull Chandler’s stool out from under him, causing him to crash to the mat.

The time of the stoppage was 2:22, giving Primus (8-0) the title via TKO.

“We’ll have a second fight, he deserves the fight, he’s a champion,” said Primus, a Portland, Ore., native.

Chandler appeared to tweak his ankle in the fight’s opening exchange, and it only got worse as the bout went along. Still, though, Chandler got the best of the fight’s offense, twice dropping Primus with crisp punches, the second time just seconds before the finish.

Chandler had a four-fight win streak ended as his second Bellator title reign came to close. He made it clear he wanted to continue fighting.

“Cut it off, cut this thing off,” screamed Chandler. “I’ll keep going. I didn’t hear a word he said, I can’t wait to get back in this cage.”

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Bellator NYC results: Zach Freeman stuns Aaron Pico

There’s a danger in putting too much hype on a debuting prospect. Especially if you call him the best prospect in the history of the sport.

Such was the case on Saturday night, as much-heralded wrestling standout Aaron Pico lost in short order to unheralded Zach Freeman at Bellator NYC.

The St. Charles, Mo. native stunned the crowd at Madison Square Garden by submitting Pico in what was officially credited to a D’Arce choke. The time of the lightweight matchup was 24 seconds.

“The power of belief in this life, anything can happen,” said Freeman (9-2), who was making his Bellator debut. “But you have to believe it.”

Pico (0-1) came charging out at the outset, but ran into a knee. The second time he tried to engage, Pico ate a wicked uppercut and fell right into the choke.

Pico, who had both Eddie Bravo and Bob Cook in his corner, tapped soon thereafter, sending shockwaves through the New York crowd.

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Bellator NYC live blog: Michael Chandler vs. Brent Primus

NEW YORK – This is the Bellator NYC live blog for Michael Chandler vs. Brent Primus, a lightweight bout at Saturday night’s Bellator event at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Chandler, who has won four of his past five fights, will square off against Primus, who is 7-0 in his career, in a lightweight title fight.

Check out the Bellator NYC live blog below.

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Bellator NYC results: Douglas Lima decisions debuting Lorenz Larkin

Bellator NYC was set up to be Lorenz Larkin’s crowning moment.

Instead, it became confirmation of something that’s long been whispered in the MMA world: Douglas Lima is one of the most underrated fighters in the sport.

The hard-hitting Lima outstruck and outmoved Larkin in the latter’s Bellator debut on Saturday night and retained his welterweight title via unanimous decision. The judges’ scores at New York’s Madison Square Garden were a pair of 48-47s and a 50-45.

The opening round was a tentative affair, as the duo used the opening five minutes to feel out each other’s range and reactions.

The second turned out to be the most important of the fight. Larkin, making his Bellator debut after jumping over from the UFC, began to pick up his volume and rocked Lima on multiple occasions.

But Lima landed the fight’s biggest blow, a wicked left hand to the cheek as Larkin charged in, which dropped and nearly knocked out Larkin.

Lima wasn’t able to finish the fight, but Larkin, fighting out of a southpaw stance, noticeably appeared disinclined to engage from there. With the exception of a solid fourth round in which Larkin showed flashed of brilliance, Lima was able to impose his will and work at his preferred pace for the rest of the fight.

After the bout, Lima had a message for his presumed next opponent, Rory MacDonald, who is coming off a big win last month over Paul Daley.

“Come get it, come get it,” Lima said. “I know he’s been through a lot of tough fights, but he hasn’t faced me.”

With his ninth win in his past 10 fights, Lima, a two-time Bellator champ, improved to 29-6. Larkin (18-6, 1 NC) had a two-fight win streak snapped.

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Bellator NYC live blog: Aaron Pico vs. Zach Freeman

NEW YORK – This is the Bellator NYC live blog for Aaron Pico vs. Zach Freeman, a lightweight bout at Saturday night’s Bellator event at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Pico, who is making his professional debut, will square off against Freeman, who is making his Bellator debut, on the main card.

Check out the Bellator NYC live blog below.

Round 1: Time to see what the hype is all about. Rob Hines is the ref. They touch gloves. Immediately Pico gets dropped with a counter right uppercut! Now Freeman is taking his neck, it’s in tight…it’s over! Pico loses his debut to woodwork fighter Zach Freeman!

Bellator NYC official results: Zach Freeman def. Aaron Pico at :24 of R1

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