McGregor VS Mayweather is a hot topic, lets not forget about UFC 214

The Conor McGregor VS Floyd Maweather show is going on. If you are a part of any MMA groups you know by now it’s about all anyone can talk about. Lets put that to the side for now and preview UFC 214, an awesome MMA card. UFC 214 will have 3 title fights.

Jon Jones ( 22 – 1 ) VS Daniel Cormier ( 19 – 1 )  

This fight is a rematch from UFC 182, back in 2015. Jon Jones came away with the decision. Handing Daniel Cormier his first and only loss. As everyone knows Jon has had some personal issues that had his title stripped and then had to serve a suspension. The fall out of Jon being stripped of his Light Heavyweight Title led to a new champion, Daniel Cormier.

Daniel Cormier won the vacant title in a fight against Anthony Johnson back at UFC 187, May 23rd 2015. He has defended the title twice. A fight against Jon Jones was replaced with a fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 200 in a non title fight. I speak for all fight fans when I say I can’t wait to see these guys to finally fight again.

Tyron Woodley ( 17 – 3 – 1 ) VS Demian Maia ( 22 – 6 )

This one is for the Welterweight Championship. Demian Maia is riding a 7 fight win streak and has finally earned his shot at the title. His last 3 wins came against Jorge Masvidal, Carlos Condit and Matt Brown.

Standing in his way is Tyron Woodley. Tyron took the belt in violent fashion against Robbie Lawler, a first round knock out of the reigning welterweight king. His last two were against Stephan Thompson, the first one was a draw and the second one Woodley came away with the majority decision. It wasn’t a very exciting fight but Woodley turned it up in the 5th round and got his hand raised.

Cyborg ( 17 -1 – 1 ) Vs Tonya Evinger  ( 19 – 5 – 1 )

Our third title fight on the card. This one for the women’s Featherweight Title. Germaine de Randamie was stripped of her title for refusing to fight Cyborg. This division was made for Cyborg, the dream fight back in the day was always Cyborg VS Ronda Rousey but the 135 weight class was to big of a cut, even 140 was tough. Now that there is a 145 pound division, we finally have Cyborg in a UFC title fight.

Her opponent, Tonya Evinger. Tonya will be making her UFC debut, a title fight isn’t a bad way to introduce yourself. Originally Megan Anderson was going to be Cyborg’s opponent but she was forced to pull out.

Robbie Lawler ( 27 – 11 – 1 ) VS Donald Cerrone ( 32 – 8 – 1 )

This fight could easily be a main event on another card, this tells you just how stacked UFC 214 really is. Robbie Lawler is coming off a loss against Tyron Woodley. Lawler lost his title in that fight. He took almost a year off and now here he is going back to work. This fight was suppose to be on UFC 213 but Donald was forced to pull out, so it was rescheduled for this card.

Donald Cerrone is coming off a loss to Jorge Masvidal. You have to wonder if Donald fights to often, not leaving his body time to heal. He certainly didn’t look like himself in his last fight, he was coming off a war with Matt Brown and takes a fight against Jorge Masvidal just 6 weeks later.

This is one of those fights that it’s hard to make an educated guess who will win. I will tell you who wins in this one, the fans do !

Stephen Thompson VS Tyron Woodley set for UFC 205.

Stephen Thompson VS Tyron Woodley is set for UFC 205.

UFC 205 just got a lot bigger. The long anticipated debut of the UFC in New York, now has a title fight confirmed. Tyron Woodley VS Stephen Thompson is now official. The two will meet on November 12th. Tyron Woodley, fresh off his knock out win against Robbie Lawler , Will defend his Welterweight title against Stephen Wonderboy Thompson.

When first presented with the idea of fighting Thompson, Woodley was not excited and tried to shut it down. He wanted a fight against Georges St-Pierre or Nick Diaz. He will instead have to settle for fighting Wonderboy Thompson. Tyron may be disappointed with this match up, but the fans are loving it. Stephen Thompson has been super impressive. Winning 7 in a row. Beating guys like former champ Johny Hendricks and number 1 contender Rory MacDonald.

UFC 205 has some Solid fights scheduled. A rumored main event featuring Conor McGregor VS Eddie Alvarez for the Lightweight title. Chris Wiedman will finally get to fight in his own back yard as he takes on Yoel Romero. Rashad Evans is making his Middleweight debut against Tim Kennedy. Donald Cerrone is going to take on Kelvin Gastelum. Frankie Edgar VS Jeremy Stephens. Man, what a card. Lets hope injuries don’t hurt this card, like it as to so many other cards.

Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley set for UFC 201

Robbie Lawler will finally return to defend his UFC Welterweight championship and will do so at UFC 201.

The UFC announced Tuesday that Robbie Lawler would meet Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley in the main event of the UFC 201 which will take place on July 30th at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA.

Lawler (27-10, 12-4 in UFC) will be looking to defend his championship for the third time. He last defended his championship at UFC 195 in a razor thin decision victory against Carlos Condit that won him Fight of the Night honors. In his first title defense last Summer at UFC 189 he defeated Rory MacDonald via fifth round knockout in a bout many considered 2015’s Fight of the Year.

Woodley (15-3, 5-2 in UFC) last competed in January of 2015 at UFC 183 where he defeated Kelvin Gastelum. Prior to this win he had defeated Dong Hyun Kim by knockout. He also holds a (T)KO over Carlos Condit. His only losses in the UFC have come against Jake Shields and Rory MacDonald.

Only two other bouts are on this card thus far: Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Claudio Silva, and Damien Brown vs. Cesar Arzamendia.