TUF 25 Finale weigh-in video

At the TUF 25 Finale weigh-ins, all 24 fighters taking part in Friday night’s TUF 24 Finale fights will step on the scale Thursday, and we’ll have the live video here at MMA Fighting.

In the main event, Michael Johnson and Justin Gaethje will have to make the lightweight limit of 155 pounds.

The TUF 25 Finale official weigh-in video is at 12 p.m. ET.

The TUF 25 Finale ceremonial weigh-in video is at 7 p.m. ET.

The TUF 25 Finale weigh-in results are below.

Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET)

Michael Johnson vs. Justin Gaethje

Diego Lima vs. Jesse Taylor

Marc Diakiese vs. Drakkar Klose

Jared Cannonier vs. Nick Roehrick

Brad Tavares vs. Elias Theodorou

Jordan Johnson vs. Marcel Fortuna

Undercard (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET)

Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder

James Krause vs. Tom Gillicchio

Ed Herman vs. C.B. Dolloway

Jessica Eye vs. Aspen Ladd

Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET)

Gray Maynard vs. Teruto Ishihara

Tecia Torres vs. Juliana Lima

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Morning Report: Floyd Mayweather’s father says they have some “presents” for Conor McGregor on fight night

On August 26, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will face Conor McGregor in a boxing match being billed as “The Money Fight.” And with the biggest fight of the year, and possibly of all time, less than two months away, the promotional push is starting to begin in earnest. Interest in the bout is enormous with fans not entirely sure what to expect.

But according to Mayweather’s team, fans shouldn’t be the only ones who don’t know what to expect. Speaking recently with Helen Yee, Mayweather’s father and trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., said that he and his son have a few “presents” for McGregor come fight night.

“Floyd’s gonna definitely put something on Conor McGregor. I’ve got a few presents for Conor McGregor,” said Floyd Mayweather Sr. in an interview with NBC Sports Radio. “I’ve got a few things that I want to hand him. There are a few things that I want to do, and things that Floyd can do. We’re going to be able to touch him up real good.”

Mayweather is a legendary boxer who amassed a 49-0 record across five different weight classes. McGregor is a novice by comparison, having no professional boxing background and a short but meteoric rise to the top of MMA. But despite the seeming disparity, many fans believe McGregor can win on the back of his advantages in size and youth. Moreover, Mayweather is not known as much of a finisher which gives McGregor 12 rounds to land a big left hand knockout. But Mayweather Sr. brushes aside these concerns as ridiculous.

“Let me tell you something, even if it goes the distance, [Floyd] is going to whoop his ass. That’s what’s going to happen. Any way he wants to do it, [McGregor] is gonna get whooped. Ain’t nobody gonna say I’m wrong because they know he’s going to get whooped anyway.”

But it remains to be seen whether beating McGregor will be enough for Mayweather. Many pundits have suggested that McGregor lasting a prolonged period of time with an all-time boxing great despite almost no boxing pedigree would reflect poorly on the sport. But it doesn’t sound like Mayweather and his team intend for that to happen. For what figures to be his final bout, Mayweather Sr. says his son has something new in store that will be worth watching.

“You can believe one thing, y’all gonna see something new in this fight. You’re going to see something that he hasn’t showed you yet. When he shows it, then y’all will know it.”


MUST-READ STORIES

Women. The UFC’s biggest female stars did a Q & A panel at International Fight Week.

Trilogy. Chris Weidman turned down a trilogy fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 212.

Hope. Cris Cyborg hopes for better future after Dana White admitted UFC’s mistakes.

Photos. UFC 213 held open work outs and we have incredible pictures of them.


VIDEO STEW

Embedded 2.

Bobby Knux preparation.

Woodley interview.

Kavanagh interview.

Max with that Suite Life.

TTTHS on shredded Yoel.

Werdum with some shade.

And Garbrandt on his rehab.


LISTEN UP

Press Row. Discussing the change in UFC away from market based promotion.

Bushido Talk. International Fight Week discussions.

The MMA Circus. Kevin Lee and Brent Primus interviews.


SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE

This dude is a genetic miracle.

And of course Bisping goes after him despite Romero looking like this while spending most of his life in the Olympic testing pool and never failed once.

Find out what this is about on this weeks #believeyoume available everywhere. Link in my bio.

A post shared by Mikebisping (@mikebisping) on Jul 5, 2017 at 3:22pm PDT

Cyborg going at Megan.

Seems like she likes Tonya better.

All too common place in this sport.

Aggressive.

An interesting question. Thoughts?

Sign that man.

A MayGregor promo for you.


FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Jesse Taylor (30-15) vs. Dhiego Lima (12-5); TUF 25 Finale, July 7.

James Krause (23-7) vs. Tom Gallicchio (19-9); TUF 25 Finale, July 7.


TODAY IN MMA HISTORY

2013: Chris Weidman knocked out Anderson Silva to claim the UFC middleweight championship at UFC 162.

Earlier that day, Forrest Griffin was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame Modern Era wing and his fight with Stephan Bonnar, widely credited as the most important fight in UFC history, was the inaugural induction into the Fights wing of the Hall of Fame.

2014: B.J. Penn made his featherweight debut, getting destroyed by Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.


FINAL THOUGHTS

I’ve adamantly maintained this stance and I stand by it: I’m more interested in a 4 rounder between McGregor and Mayweather Sr. than the actual boxing match we’re getting in August. I think Conor wins but I’m much less certain about that than I am about the money fight.

Oh, and Jon Jones is officially off suspension as of today. All hail the return of the king.

Take it easy y’all and Conor bless.


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Mayweather Sr: You’ll all see something from Floyd that he hasn’t showed yet

Floyd Mayweather Sr. promises something new from his son for the upcoming Conor McGregor boxing superfight. On August 26th, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be making his return to boxing after a two-year retirement. At 40 years of age, he will be aiming to improve to a 50-0 record when he meets Conor McGregor, who is 11 years younger, and in the prime of his career.
Mayweather had already done enough to solidify himself as “The Best Ever”, the greatest boxer of his era, at the very least. But according his father and long-time mentor Floyd Sr., fans will still get to see something new from the former pound-for-pound king of boxing.
“You can believe one thing: You all are going to see something in this fight right here that he ain’t showed you yet, and then when he shows it, you all will know it,” the elder Mayweather told Helen Yee of Eyes on the Game. “I’ve got a few presents for Conor McGregor. I’ve got a few things that I can hand him and do, and Floyd can do, and we’re gonna be able to touch him up real good.”
Whether the fight ends via stoppage or decision, fans have predicted a lopsided performance, heavily in favor of Mayweather. But for Floyd Sr., the important thing is that his son gets to lay a beating on the brash-talking Irishman.
“If Floyd stops him or not, it doesn’t make a difference for me. As long as Floyd beats the hell out of him. And that’s what I believe is gonna happen,” Mayweather Sr. said. “I think that there aren’t too many other things he can do to stop Floyd from doing what he does. Because what Floyd does, he does very good, very well.”
Floyd Sr. is confident enough about his son’s dominance, and predicts that McGregor will not be his old self once the fight is over.
“Conor McGregor won’t be able to spell anything (after the fight).”
Mayweather vs. McGregor will be a 12-rounder at 154 pounds, and will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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UFC 213 video: Embedded, part 2 – ‘The champion of Miami’

Check out the second episode of Embedded for UFC 213. UFC 213 is almost here, and as usual, Embedded is here as well. The show that gives you an inside look at the marquee contestants on PPVs has issued the second episode for this weekend’s big show in Vegas, and it serves as a brief introduction to the four fighters that make up the top of the card.
This part kicks off at American Top Team where Yoel Romero is working out. He says that he’s the underdog, the old man, going into every one of his fights, but the favorite is shown in the Octagon. His mental state is great going into his bout with Robert Whittaker. He then heads off to a Latino juice store, talking about how he’ll be the “champion of Miami” when he wins.
Next up is Whittaker, who is already in Vegas. His wife is cooking, helping him stick to his meal plan. They then FaceTime with their children for a little while. You then are witness to a training session where Whittaker and his coach talk about Romero, giving him his props.
Valentina Shevchenko meets some fans before she signs some posters. Then she goes to Whole Foods to get some snacks.
Finally we see UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who is going through a training session with coach Din Thomas. Finally, it’s off the UFC Athlete Institute to see a physical therapist to cool down after the workout.
UFC 213 goes down Saturday, July 8th in Las Vegas.
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Report: Mauricio Rua rematches Ovince Saint Preux in UFC Japan main event

UFC light heavyweights Mauricio Rua and Ovince Saint Preux will scrap one more time, in September. Mauricio Rua will have the chance to do it again against Ovince Saint Preux, like he asked for, when they meet for the second time at the legendary Saitama Super Arena, in Japan, to headline an upcoming Fight Night card on September 23rd, as Combate reported.
Shogun (25-10) especifically asked for the fight in Japan last month, as he believes coming back to the same arena he fought during his Pride days will be good for him. He would also like to avenge the 33-second TKO he suffered in Brazil, back in 2014.
Mauricio currently is on a three-fight win streak, the longest one of his UFC career, with wins over the likes of Gian Villante, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Corey Anderson. His last loss was the one to “OSP.”
Ovince Saint Preux (20-10) comes into the fight having just recently snapped a three-fight losing skid, which consisted of bouts against Jon Jones, Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir. He overcame the losses with a Von Flue choke submission win over Marcos Rogerio de Lima, in April.
It is yet to be announced whether this card will air on UFC Fight Pass or Fox Sports 1.

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Submission Radio – UFC 213: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 Preview Show

This week, Submission Radio previews UFC 213 and the TUF 25 finale with Sean Sheehan, Robin Black, Damon Martin and Tommy Toe Hold. International fight week 2017 is upon us, and with a slew of tantalising match-ups this weekend that have fight fans mouths watering, Submission Radio returns with another fun preview show!
In this special preview episode, Sean Sheehan (Severe MMA), Damon Martin (FloCombat), Robin Black and Tommy Toe Hold all help examine UFC 213: Nunes vs. Shevchenko and The Ultimate Fighter 25: Redemption Finale. With no shortage of analysis and predictions, the roundtable discussion covers such fights as Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum, Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero, Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko, Michael Johnson vs. Justin Gaethje, Anthony Pettis vs. Jim Miller and Marc Diakiese vs. Drakkar Klose.
Also, Damon Martin discusses Dana White’s claims that Conor McGregor wants to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in Russia, Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone being moved to UFC 214, if Georges St-Pierre will really fight the winner of Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia, the controversy from Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn, the new Spiderman movie and more!
Timestamps:

Sean Sheehan UFC 213 Preview starts at: 3:21

Sean’s official predictions at: 29:39

Tommy Toe Hold starts at: 32:36

Robin Black UFC 213 Preview starts at: 38:12

Damon Martin starts at: 1:06:06

Will Conor McGregor fight Khabib in Russia? at: 1:12:41

What’s next for Khabib, Tony? at: 1:20:42

What’s at stake in Robbie Lawler vs. Cowboy Cerrone? at: 1:25:36

Will GSP really return to welterweight? at: 1:29:54

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn controversy at: 1:32:05

Official UFC 213 Predictions at: 1:43:16

Spiderman Homecoming Preview at: 2:03:00

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @SubmissionAUS and interact with us, as we love chatting with you guys. You can also catch every episode of Submission Radio on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Soundcloud.
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UFC Unfiltered Episode: Amanda Nunes

Reigning UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes joins Jim and Matt for a candid discussion about her upcoming title defense against Valentina Shevchenko.  Nunes, who will be attempting to successfully defend her title for the 3rd time talks about her preparation for this fight, what the last year has been like for her as a champion and how she plans to keep her success going.  Amanda also talks about the incident that happened when she faced off with Shevchenko at their press conference.
Full Episode:

Amanda Nunes is ready for Valentina Shevchenko.

What happened durin … Read the Full Article Here
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Former PRIDE Legend Shogun Rua to Headline Return To Saitama Super Arena

TOKYO, JAPAN – UFC®, home of the world’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) elite today announced its highly anticipated return to the Saitama Super Arena on September 23 2017 that will pit former PRIDE GRAND PRIX winner and UFC light heavyweight champion Brazilian Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (24-10-0, fighting out of Curtiba, Brazil) against No. 7-ranked knockout ace Ovince Saint Preux (20-10-0, fighting out of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA).  Early bird tickets to the UFC’s fifth event in Japan go on sale online via Lawson and Ticket Board from Tuesday 11th July. No. 5-r … Read the Full Article Here
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The Ultimate Fighter Finale official weigh-in results

Check out the weigh in results for The Ultimate Fighter Finale, which is headlined by Michael Johnson and Justin Gaethje, airs live on FS1 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, July 7 at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 starting at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Two fights will kick off the night of action on UFC FIGHT PASS starting at 6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT.Main Event – Five round boutMichael Johnson (155) vs Justin Gaethje (155.75)FS1 Main Card – 9 pm ET/6 pm PTDhiego Lima (170.5) vs Jesse Taylor (171)Marc Diakiese (154.5) vs Drakkar Klose (155.5)Jar … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Announces First-Ever Global Retail Partnership with Legends Hospitality

Las Vegas – UFC® today announced a multi-year partnership with Legends Hospitality, LLC (“Legends”), where the world-class fan service provider will serve as the premier mixed martial arts organization’s first-ever “Official Global Event Retail Partner.” The partnership, negotiated by IMG, will see Legends manage UFC retail shops at all events and fan experiences, both domestic and international. “We are thrilled to partner with Legends Hospitality,” UFC Chief Operating Officer Ike Lawrence Epstein said. “As one of the most prominent an … Read the Full Article Here
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