Bellator 179 Spoilers: Rory MacDonald vs. Paul Daley Official Results

Bellator 179 took place earlier today (May 19) inside the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England.

In the main event, Rory MacDonald took on Paul Daley. The winner of the bout would have earned a shot at the Bellator welterweight title. The co-main event saw former Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary do battle with Linton Vassell.

But that’s not all.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight bruiser Chieck Kongo went one-on-one with Augusto Sakai. Alex Lohore took on Dan Edwards and Kevin Ferguson Jr. shared the cage with D.J. Griffin.

Below are spoilers for Bellator 179. If you do not wish to be spoiled, then exit out of this article:

Main Card (Spike TV)

Rory MacDonald def. Paul Daley via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:45

Linton Vassell def. Liam McGeary via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 3, 2:28

Cheick Kongo def. Augusto Sakai via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Alex Lohore def. Dan Edwards via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:56

Kevin Ferguson Jr. def. D.J. Griffin via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:40

Prelims ( Bellator.Spike.com )

Stav Economou def. Dan Konecke via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:05

Amir Albazi def. Jamie Powell via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)

Nathan Jones def. Umer Kayani via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1

Fabian Edwards def. Rafal Cejrowski knockout (flying knee) – Round 1

Jeremy Petley def. Chase Morton via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)

Mike Shipman def. Marcin Prostko via TKO (knees) – Round 1, 2:39

Salih Kulucan def. Diego Barbosa via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 2:18

Source:mmanews.com

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Donald Cerrone is Going For ‘Fight of The Everything’ Against Robbie Lawler

Donald Cerrone is expecting a barn burner in his bout with Robbie Lawler.

The two welterweight fan favorites will do battle inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 8. The scrap is going to be part of the UFC 213 card. UFC 213 is the pinnacle event during “International Fight Week.”

During a recent media luncheon, “Cowboy” had nothing but praise for “Ruthless,” (via MMAJunkie.com):

“Robbie is old school, been around forever. And so have I. Somebody’s going to lose. But I don’t think Robbie looks at it like that; neither do I. I don’t go in there like, ‘(Expletive) I have to win. My career.’ … I’m going to fight, to fight one of the best brawlers, going to stand up, (expletive) throw down, and put on a show. This fight is for me. This is what I love. There’s no place I’d rather be than in that mother(expletive). And then throwing down with one of the greatest? C’mon, I’m loving it – every minute of it.”

As far as aiming for a “Fight of the Night” goes, Cerrone wants to go beyond that.

“Oh, for sure. In my mind it already is. ‘Fight of the Everything.’ Fight of my life. Can’t wait, man. I’m (expletive) pumped. It’s going to be exciting. I don’t even know why I need to keep selling this fight. If you’re not a (expletive) MMA fan and watching this fight, then (expletive) you. That’s all I’ve got to say.”

source:mmanews.com

Conor McGregor Signs To Fight Floyd Mayweather (Statement)

Conor McGregor has signed on the dotted line, but there’s still plenty of work to be done.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White recently said McGregor had agreed to a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. White now has to meet with Al Haymon in an attempt to get Mayweather to sign the contact as well.

McGregor, who is the reigning UFC lightweight champion, released a statement to The Mac Life addressing his contract signing:

“It is an honor to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management. The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on. Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”

“Notorious” was last seen in action back in Nov. 2016. He headlined the UFC’s first event in New York City. The card took place inside Madison Square Garden. McGregor captured the 155-pound gold against Eddie Alvarez via second-round TKO. “Notorious” became the first UFC fighter to hold two titles simultaneously.

As for Mayweather, he hasn’t fought since Sept. 2015. He earned his 49th professional boxing victory in a lopsided decision victory against Andre Berto. “Money” claimed it would be his last bout, but the McGregor match-up holds his interest.

source:mmanews.com

Boxing Gloves Size Guide

DETERMINING BOXING GLOVES SIZE WHETHER YOU ARE A PRO OR AN AMATEUR

One of the most common questions I get asked is picking the right size boxing gloves. Boxing gloves size is not an overly complicated topic but it does require a bit of research. The last thing you want is to invest in an expensive pair of boxing gloves that are overly big or overly tight. I put together a quick guideline that breaks down boxing glove types and sizing.

TRAINING BOXING GLOVES VS COMPETITION BOXING GLOVES

The first thing you must ask yourself is what you will be using the gloves for. Boxing gloves for training are meant to be used for training such as heavy bag work, pad/mitt work and sparring. Competition grade boxing gloves are designed to be used inside the ring for the sole purpose of competition. Gloves used for training and gloves used for competition are built very differently with a fairly big price gap between the two. Decide what the gloves will be used for before you get into actual boxing gloves sizing.

 

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BOXING GLOVES

Boxing gloves are not all made the same. A boxer will not be using a pair of muay thai gloves in his training and an MMA fighter will not be using training gloves meant for pad work in his or hers actual match. Here is a quick list of the different boxing gloves and their intended purpose:

Training Gloves: Training Gloves are meant to be used for pad/mitt work and heavy bag work and in appropriate cases, sparring.

Competition/Amateur Boxing Gloves: These gloves are used in amateur or pro boxing matches. It is recommended you contact your states guideline on glove size before researching what gloves to go with.

Mexican Style Boxing Gloves: These gloves have bubble a straight base with a large bubble shape in the knuckle region. These gloves are primarily designed for boxers and the sport of boxing but are sometimes found in MMA and Muay Thai gyms.

Muay Thai Gloves: These gloves are designed for muay thai fighters and kickboxers. They are also commonly found being used among MMA fighters and MMA training. Thai gloves are built much larger then traditional boxing gloves and are also padded very differently than traditional boxing gloves as well.

MMA Gloves: MMA gloves have a designed that is vastly different than a tradional boxing glove. These gloves are designed specifically for Mixed Martial Arts

Bag Gloves: Bag gloves are designed specifically for the heavy bag/punching bag. Due to the gloves minimum padding design, they are offer minimum hand and wrist protection.

Contact Gloves: These gloves are commonly found in the taekwondo, karate and the various other traditional martial arts scene.

 

BOXING GLOVE SIZE IN OZ MEASUREMENT AND WHAT TO GO WITH

The most common measurement for boxing gloves is in OZ. Boxing gloves are broken down into an 8oz, 10oz, 12oz, 14oz, 16oz, 18oz and 20oz. Let’s take a quick look at each one and determine what size will work for you:

8 oz gloves: Recommended for Competition Use. Not recommended for pad work, heavy bag work and sparring.

10 oz gloves: Most Common Glove Size for Competition Use. It can also be used for light pad work and heavy bag work. Not recommended for Sparring.

12 oz gloves: Used in some amateur competitions. It can also be used for medium intensity pad work and heavy bag work. Recommended glove size for women and is not recommended for Sparring.

14 oz gloves: All around glove that can be used at medium intensity bag work and pad work. The gloves are recommended for sparring if you’re in a lighter weight class. Not common in competition use.

16 oz gloves: Designed for power and strength which can be used at a high intensity for heavy bag work and pad work. The gloves are recommended for sparring for light, medium and heavy weight classes. Not common in competition use.

18 oz gloves – Designed for power and strength which can be used at a high intensity for heavy bag work and pad work the gloves are recommended for sparring if you’re in a very heavy weight class. Not common in competition use.

20 oz gloves – Designed for power and strength which can be used at a high intensity for heavy bag work and pad work. The gloves are recommended for sparring if you’re in a a very heavy weight class and are prone to hand breaks. Not common in competition use.

 

WHEN THE MANUFACTURER DOES NOT LIST BOXING GLOVE OZ SIZE

When your shopping for boxing gloves, you will notice that some manufacturers will not display the boxing gloves in OZ but rather a small, medium and large size. Let’s take a quick look at each one:

Small Boxing Gloves: The average size of small boxing gloves is roughly 12 oz

Medium Boxing Gloves: The average size of medium boxing gloves is roughly 14 oz

Large Boxing Gloves: The average size of large boxing gloves is roughly 16 oz

WRAPPING IT UP

I hope this guide answered a few questions you guys might have had. With that being said, this guide should be used as a reference and not a holy grail to finding the perfect size. For example, some light weight fighters have very heavy hands that are prone to hand breaks. In that case I would recommend a 16oz+ boxing glove size despite being in a higher weight class. Lastly, if you are planning on picking up a pair of boxing gloves for competition, be sure to contact your state’s athletic commission and ask what glove size you will be using in your match. The last thing you want is to drop a couple hundred dollars on some pro gloves that cannot be used in your actual match.