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In a bout hyped as a battle of two former Olympic medalist, it was the judo skills of Ronda Rousey coming out on top.

Rousey bested Sara McMann to successfully defend her female bantamweight title, and she’ll look to do the same this coming August 1 at UFC 190 vs. Bethe Correia.

Check out a replay of Rousey-McMann in the video below:

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In one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, T.J. Dillashaw out-worked Renan Barao in claiming the UFC bantamweight championship.

The two will rematch one another this Saturday night at UFC on FOX: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 on FOX.

Check out the complete fight replay of that first encounter in the video below:

ufc on fox 16

The Octagon hits the “Windy City” this Saturday night for UFC on FOX 16.

In the main event, T.J. Dillashaw makes his second bantamweight title defense, taking on former champion – and the person he won the belt from last year – Renan Barao. The main card airs on FOX beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Dillashaw and Barao were scheduled once before, but the Brazilian passed out while cutting weight and was removed from the fight. The bout was postponed again when Dillashaw suffered an injury in training.

Along with the title fight, Jessica Eye and Miesha Tate meet in a title-eliminator in the UFC’s female bantamweight division.

Two lightweight fights round out the main card, as Edson Barboza meets Paul Felder and Joe Lauzon battles Takanori Gomi.

Below is the current lineup, along with a video preview:


UFC Bantamweight Championship
T.J. Dillashaw (c) vs. Renan Barao

Female Bantamweight: Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye

Lightweight: Edson Barbosa vs. Paul Felder

Lightweight: Joe Lauzon vs. Takanori Gomi


Light Heavyweight: Gian Villante vs. Tom Lawlor

Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Danny Castillo

Welterweight: Kenny Robertson vs. Ben Saunders

Bantamweight: Eddie Wineland vs. Bryan Caraway

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Lightweight: Daron Cruickshank vs. James Krause

Lightweight: Andrew Holbrook vs. Ramsey Nijem

Female Bantamweight: Jessamyn Duke vs. Elizabeth Phillips

Welterweight: Zak Cummings vs. Dominique Steele

ufc fight night 72

For the first time ever Saturday, the Octagon touched down in Scotland for UFC Fight Night 72.

In the main event, middleweights Michael Bisping and Thales Leites went the full 25 minutes, as Bisping pulled out the split decision. The crowd inside The SSE Hydro greeted the two with thunderous applause throughout, as both men left with battle scars.

Evan Dunham effectively out-wrestled Ross Pearson, scoring a decision in the co-main event. Dunham earned his second straight win after losing three in a row. The win was his ninth inside the Octagon.

Ireland’s Joe Duffy, who was the last person to best interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, added to his UFC debut knockout with a first round submission win over Ivan Jorge. As the Brazilian scored a takedown, Duffy locked up a triangle and forced the tap quickly there after.

Female strawweight contender Joanne Calderwood got back in the win column, claiming a decision over Cortney Casey. Calderwood, who suffered her first career loss earlier this year, and Casey put on a show for the fans, who met them with thunderous applause after the 15-minute battle.

Leon Edwards picked up a decision over Pawel Pawlak, using his kicks and wrestling to claim the victory. In the third, Edwards connected with a perfect head kick, but Pawlak survived and forced the result to the scorecards.

Steven Ray delighted the Scottish fans with a thrilling first round knockout of Leonardo Mafra. The win was the second finish inside the Octagon for Ray, who has ended 14 of his pro fights early.

Ireland’s Paddy Holohan ended the prelims with a decision victory over Vaughan Lee. Holohan controlled much of the contest, scoring his 12th career win and second straight with the UFC.

Ilir Latifi left his mark on Hans Stringer, as the Swede delivered a straight right that knocked him out in the opening round. Mickael Lebout withstood a gritty effort from Teemu Packalen, earning a decision in the first fight to go to the scorecards of the day.

Robert Whiteford gave the fans something to cheer about early on, knocking out Paul Redmond. After Whiteford finished the bout, he sprinted up and over the Octagon, embracing with his supporters cageside.

Jimmie Rivera earned his third straight finish, but this one was the biggest, as he stopped Marcus Brimage in his UFC debut. Rivera, who hasn’t lost since 2008, landed a flush shot in making a perfect splash in the promotion.

Daniel Omielanczuk made history, earning the first Octagon victory in Scotland with a first round finish of Chris De La Rocha. The heavyweight stunned him early, dropping De La Rocha with nasty shots to the face and body.

Picking up $50,000 in bonus money were Ray and Duffy for “Performance of the Night” honors and Calderwood and Casey for “Fight of the Night.” The attendance was announced at 10,451 with a live gate of $1.5 million.

Complete results can be found below, and for full play-by-play, check out FightLine’s live coverage:

Michael Bisping def. Thales Leites via split decision (47-48, 49-46, 48-47)

Evan Dunham def. Ross Pearson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Joseph Duffy def. Ivan Jorge via submission (triangle choke) at 3:05 of Round 1

Joanne Calderwood def. Cortney Casey via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Leon Edwards def. Pawel Pawlak via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Steven Ray def. Leonardo Mafra via TKO (strikes) at 2:30 of Round 1

Paddy Holohan def. Vaughan Lee via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ilir Latifi def. Hans Stringer via KO (strike) at :56 of Round 1

Mickael Lebout def. Teemu Packalen via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Robert Whiteford def. Paul Redmond via TKO (strikes) at 3:04 of Round 1

Jimmie Rivera def. Marcus Brimage via TKO (strikes) at 1:29 of Round 1

Daniel Omielanczuk def. Chris De La Rocha via TKO (strikes) at :48 of Round 1

ufc fight night 72

Welcome to Fightline’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 72.

Today’s card comes to us from The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, with bouts airing on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

This marks the first time the Octagon has made a stop in Scotland after 15 previous events were held throughout the United Kingdom.

In the main event, Britain’s own Michael Bisping takes on Thales Leites. The 36-year-old Bisping (26-7) has alternated wins and losses in each of his last nine fights, going 5-4 including an April victory over C.B. Dollaway.

Leites (25-4) is on a eight-fight win streak that includes five consecutive since returning to the UFC in 2013. In January, he choked out Tim Boetsch.

Other planned bouts include Ross Pearson vs. Evan Dunham, Joseph Duffy vs. Ivan Jorge, Joanne Calderwood vs. Cortney Casey-Sanchez, Leon Edwards vs. Pawel Pawlak and Steven Ray vs. Leonardo Mafra.

The main card begins at 1 p.m. ET on FS1 after four prelims on the same network starting at 11 a.m. ET. That card includes Paddy Holohan vs. Vaughan Lee, Ilir Latifi vs. Hans Stringer, Michael Lebout vs. Teemu Packalen and Robert Whiteford vs. Paul Redmond.

On Fight Pass starting at 10 a.m. ET will be Marcus Brimage vs. Jimmie Rivera and Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Chris De La Rocha.

Now, let’s get to the action! Remember to keep hitting “refresh” for the latest results:


Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Chris De La Rocha

We’ll kick things off in the heavyweight division, as Daniel Omielanczuk (16-5-1) takes on Chris De La Rocha (3-0).

Round 1: Omielanczuk with some hugh shots and he has De La Rocha hurt. After landing with straight jabs, Omielanczuk connects with nasty kicks to the face and body. He’s got him wobbled for a second time inside of the first 30 seconds, but De La Rocha is still upright. A right connects and after a few shots on the ground, the ref has called a stop to this one quickly.

Daniel Omielanczuk def. Chris De La Rocha via TKO (strikes) at :48 of Round 1

Marcus Brimage vs. Jimmie Rivera

Our final Fight Pass prelim sees us head down to the bantamweight ranks, as Marcus Brimage (7-4) takes on the 16-1 Jimmie Rivera.

Round 1: Big head-kick attempt by Rivera right off the bat and these two are getting after it. Exchanges aplenty from both, and Rivera sweeps him to the ground with a leg kick. Body work now for Rivera, who is making his UFC debut and hasn’t lost since 2008. Brimage was covering up and now we know why, as Rivera connects and rocks him. More shots from Rivera and this one is over, as Brimage has no idea where he is at. Seconds after the ref had stepped in, Brimage was still trying to figure out where he was.

Jimmie Rivera def. Marcus Brimage via TKO (strikes) at 1:29 of Round 1

Robert Whiteford vs. Paul Redmond

The televised prelims begin with featherweights Robert Whiteford (11-2) and Paul Redmond (10-5) going toe-to-toe.

Round 1: Redmond with a good inside leg kick, peppering Whiteford with more and more kicks. Good exchange won by Redmond, but Whiteford comes back with a right to the body and a shot to the head with a hook. He catches a head kick and knocks Whiteford to the ground with another shot. The ref steps in and warns both after they each poke the other in the eye. Lock-up and Whiteford tries for a judo trip, but is denied. Redmond is the more productive striker, but Whiteford’s shots have been with more power and have done some damage to the face. A loud chant breaks out in support of Whiteford, and he answers it with a few shots. He drops Redmond with a right and follows up, and this one is over.

The crowd erupts for Whiteford and he sprints up and over the cage and into the crowd, embracing with the fans.

Robert Whiteford def. Paul Redmond via TKO (strikes) at 3:04 of Round 1

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