After all the pre-fight drama surrounding Jon Jones and the move from Las Vegas to California, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was finally able stage its UFC 232 pay-per-view (PPV) event, featuring Jones’ knockout win over longtime light heavyweight rival, Alexander Gustafsson.
“Bones” is once again the UFC 205-pound king.
In the UFC 232 co-main event, Amanda Nunes upset Cristiane Justino with a first-round finish that had “Cyborg” knocked out for the first time in her storied mixed martial arts (MMA) career, capturing the featherweight title in the process.
That makes “Lioness” the first-ever women’s “champ-champ.”
Elsewhere on this wild and wacky card, Ryan Hall submitted BJ Penn, Carlos Condit tapped out to Michael Chiesa, and Andrei Arlovski was outworked by Walt Harris. Safe to safe the Dec. 29 event was a rough one for ex-UFC champions.
If you happened to miss last Saturday night’s championship doubleheader or the wall-to-wall coverage we brought fans right here at MMAmania.com, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a complete UFC 232 link wrap-up.
Here’s a list of some of the most important headlines from this past weekend.
UFC 232: Main Card
Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson: Recap | Highlights
Amanda Nunes def. Cris Cyborg: Recap | Highlights
Michael Chiesa def. Carlos Condit: Recap
Corey Anderson def. Ilir Latifi: Recap
Alexander Volkanovski def. Chad Mendes: Recap
UFC 232: Prelims
Megan Anderson def. Cat Zingano — Highlights!
Ryan Hall def. B.J. Penn — Highlights!
Nathaniel Wood vs. Andre Ewell — Highlights!
Uriah Hall vs. Bevon Lewis — Highlights!
Montel Jackson vs. Brian Kelleher — Highlights!
UFC 232: The Aftermath
Biggest Winners, Losers
Dana White rips the mainstream media
Brock Lesnar could foil Jones vs. Cormier 3
Cyborg reacts to her “Lioness’ loss
Other Notable Stories From Last Weekend
RIZIN 14 results from Japan
Dana White agrees to “battle” Oscar De La Hoya
Nate Diaz banned USADA from the 209
ONE Championship announces eight-man tournament
Lance Armstrong has words for Jeff Novitzky
That should just about cover it.
UFC will return to action in roughly three weeks with the UFC on ESPN+ 1: “Cejudo vs. Dillashaw” combat sports extravaganza, taking place inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Sat., Jan. 19, 2019 (more on that card here).
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