January 19, 2019, 10:00pm – January 20, 2019, 1:00am (Barclays Center)
620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA
Non Card Content :
- Shout out to Luke thomas for playing out calls, shout out to Chael for tweeting our video, shoutout to Holloway for posting our meme, shoutout to Sam Alvey for the workout advice and shoutout to DANNY MOTHAFUCKIN SEGURA for being a G
- Jon Jones tests negative for PED when we were told he could test positive for 7 years to come
- Chael Sonnen restores beef with Tito (tweeto). Chael being Chael, business as usual. Tito as dumb as a stump
- McGregor calls out Paulie and Khabib in instagram post
- Nate Diaz and Khabib beef – both telling two tales of an event. Clever marketing for an upcoming bout ?
- ESPN – not limping into the UFC. Lots of money put towards educating fans on MMA. Ariel show now displays watered down stats about the fighters calling in to give casual fans some perspective. Good for the sport
- Wonder Boy vs Pettis – hot matchup or flinch fest ?
- Joanna tags ONE FC in recent instagram post – leaving the UFC?
- Julia Budd calls out Nunes. Two strong fighters, could be interesting.
- Brock Lesnar reported to be looking smaller than ever. Off the juice and ready for UFC?
- GSP vs Khabib might be in the works. Hints from twitter and GSP has been very active on social media lately
Flyweight Championship: Henry Cejudo (c) vs. TJ Dillashaw (BW Champ)
- TJ is looking SKINNY
- Will TJ make weight? Does the UFC trust him
- Joseph B is a backup – for who though? Henry has missed weight in the past as well
- TJ has been knocked out at 125 before- does the cut hurt him ?
- Henry looking HUGE … too huge… will he make weight? Is he focusing on the cut drama too much?
Women’s Flyweight bout: Paige Van Zant vs. Rachael Ostovich
- Rachael O’s coming off a domestic abuse situation. I think her mind will be like sharpened iron for this, but Paige is probably the better fighter.
- Paige cut by Reebok – why ?
- Racheal and Greg Hardy on same card – bad move for UFC? Or dark PR genuis?
Lightweight bout: Donald Cerrone (#13 WW) vs. Alexander Hernandez (#12)
- Is this a gimme fight for Cerrone gifted by Uncle Dana, or is this Dana offering some old meat to a young wolf?
- Alex is a young buck who has had a lot of weird changes in matchups in his career thus far. This included – was supposed to fight Trinaldo on the 29th, but is fighting cerrone this weekend instead.
Women’s Flyweight bout: Joanne Calderwood (#12) vs. Ariane Lipski
- JoJo Calderwood is 1-3 in her last 3, 4-4 in her last 8 against up and comer Ariane Lipski who is 9-0 in her last 9, making her debut in the UFC and JoJo Calderwood is a TOUGH COOKIE for a first fight.
Heavyweight bout: Greg Hardy vs. Allen Crowder
- Greg Hardy bumped to main card
- Controversy about his criminal history + Ostoviches abuse history – relevant ? Ethical?
Welterweight bout: Belal Muhammad vs. Geoff Neal
Light Heavyweight bout: Glover Teixeira (#11) vs. Ion Cutelaba
Light Heavyweight bout: Alonzo Menifield vs. Vinicius Castro
Welterweight bout: Randy Brown vs. Chance Rencountre