UFC Vegas 38: Santos outlasts Walker in five-round clash, calls out Prochazka

Thiago Santos of Brazil punches Johnny Walker of Brazil in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 02,...

It wasn’t a vintage performance, but former light-heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos produced a vitally important decision win (48-47 x 3) over Johnny Walker in the main event on the final fight of his existing contract. Afterwards, he called out Jiri Prochazka (#2) – who is the alternate for this month’s championship fight between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira.
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UFC Vegas 37: Anthony Smith submits Ryan Spann in R1, calls out Aleksandar Rakic

Anthony Smith punches Ryan Spann in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Former light-heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith earned another R1 win, as he stormed Ryan Spann (#11). Immediately post-fight, the 33-year-old agreed a December rematch with Aleksandar Rakic (#3) as he plots a return to the top table at 205lbs. Elsewhere, there were big finishes for lightweight contender Arman Tsarukyan, middleweight Joaquin Buckley and others. Continue reading

Ricards Bolotniks raring to shock Joshua Buatsi in their weekend encounter

Joshua Buatsi alongside Eddie Hearn and Ricards Bolotniks during a press conference at Mascalls, Brentwood, London. Picture date: Thursday August 12,...

Ricards Bolotniks (18-5-1, 8 KOs) faces Joshua Buatsi (14-0, 12 KOs) in the main event of this weekend’s final Matchroom Fight Camp show, a pivotal bout between two of the world’s top-15 light-heavyweights with a big promotion push awaiting the winner. Bolotniks is more experienced and has vowed to make this weekend a hard one for the Olympic bronze medallist.
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Frank Warren: Arthur-Yarde rematch is next, despite their contrasting situations

Lyndon Arthur finds the finish to the stop Davide Faraci in nine - Boxing  News

After a ninth-round KO win over Italy’s Davide Faraci, Lyndon Arthur (19-0, 13 KOs) remained unbeaten last weekend while making the first defence of his WBO inter-continental LHW title, which he won via split decision vs. Anthony Yarde on December 5. Promoter Frank Warren, who manages the pair, insists their rematch is next, despite the circumstances surrounding both.
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Joshua Buatsi blasts past Daniel Dos Santos with R4 TKO victory

Joshua Buatsi viciously knocks out Daniel Dos Santos in fourth round in Manchester | Boxing News | Sky Sports

Daniel Blenda Dos Santos was unbeaten, unknown and had plenty to gain as an overwhelming underdog against Joshua Buatsi, but the British light-heavyweight contender ended his night in four rounds with a patient and potent display that certainly would’ve pleased new trainer Virgil Hunter even though the 28-year-old’s pursuit of tougher opposition remains a pressing concern. Continue reading

Progress: Joshua Buatsi excited to showcase his USA-based improvements

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Preparing to make the sixth defence of his WBA International light-heavyweight title this weekend vs. unbeaten Frenchman Daniel Blenda Dos Santos (15-0), Joshua Buatsi (13-0, 11 KOs) has spoken of his excitement at being able to showcase his improvements after venturing to the US under world-renowned trainer Virgil Hunter as he eyes a title shot in the near future.

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UFC Vegas 25: Jiri Prochazka viciously flattens Dominick Reyes in title eliminator

In this UFC handout, Jiri Prochazka of the Czech Republic punches Dominick Reyes in a light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC...

Rising light-heavyweight Jiri Prochazka (#5) handed two-time title challenger Dominick Reyes (#3) his third straight loss with a second-round spinning back elbow knockout – the third in UFC history – asserting his credentials as a genuine title contender at 205lbs. Before a chaotic main event, there were big wins for Georgian duo Giga Chikadze and Merab Dvalishvili among others.
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UFC 266: Jan Blachowicz to defend his LHW title vs. Glover Teixeira on September 4

Glover Teixeira congratulates Jan Blachowicz of Poland after his UFC light heavyweight championship fight against Israel Adesanya of Nigeria during...

After making championship weight as a back-up fighter for last month’s UFC 259 pay-per-view, Glover Teixeira has been granted a second opportunity to become light-heavyweight champion: seven years after his unsuccessful challenge against Jon Jones in April 2014. It’ll also be Jan Blachowicz’s second title defence, having ended Israel Adesanya’s unbeaten streak on March 6.  Continue reading