MMAjunkie's 'Fight of the Month' for November: Who thrilled most in an event-heavy month?

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie looks at the best fights from November. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s “Fight of the Month” award for November.

At the bottom of the post, let us know if we got it right by voting on your choice.

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The Nominees

T.J. Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt at UFC 217

The bad blood between Cody Garbrandt (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and T.J. Dillashaw (15-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) finally got a chance to boil over, and an ex-champ got his title back in the grudge match with a former teammate.

Dillashaw stunned Garbrandt with a head kick, then moments later planted him again with a right hand before finishing him with a series of punches on the ground. The end came midway through the second round – and came after Dillashaw was saved by the bell in the first round when Garbrandt nearly had him finished.

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Georges St-Pierre def. Michael Bisping at UFC 217

Georges St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) promised to make history against Michael Bisping (30-9 MMA, 20-9 UFC), and he delivered by becoming just the fourth fighter in UFC history to win belts in two weight classes when he claimed the middleweight belt.

Former longtime welterweight champ St-Pierre was successful in his return to the octagon after nearly four years when he defeated Bisping by third-round technical submission, tying the record for most wins in UF history.

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Dustin Poirier def. Anthony Pettis at UFC Fight Night 120

After faltering in his first UFC main event, Dustin Poirier (22-5 MMA, 14-4 UFC) thrived in his second when he defeated former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (20-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC) in a thrilling bout.

Poirier’s solid run since returning to the 155-pound division in early 2015 continued with the victory over Pettis. It was a back-and-forth affair, and while the finish was anticlimactic due to an injury, “The Diamond” won a highlight entertaining bout.

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Frank Camacho def. Damien Brown at UFC Fight Night 121

In a no-brainer “Fight of the Night,” Frank Camacho (21-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Damien Brown (17-11 MMA, 2-3 UFC) beat each other up for 15 minutes in a lightweight affair.

In the end, however, it was Camacho who got the most work done, and bloodied Brown up on his way to a split decision win. The judges rewarded his output with scores of 30-27 and 29-28; Brown got a dissenting 29-28 score.

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Fabricio Werdum def. Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 121

Not many were expecting the heavyweight main event between Fabricio Werdum (23-7-1 MMA, 13-4 UFC) and Marcin Tybura (16-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) to go the distance. But that’s exactly what happened.

Werdum and Tybura went five rounds, combining for a single-fight heavyweight record 282 significant strikes landed. In the end it was Brazil’s Werdum, a former UFC heavyweight champion, who took the unanimous decision.

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The winner: Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis

Poirier and Pettis delivered on the expectations, engaging in a wildly entertaining fight that saw “The Diamond” take home a third-round TKO in a blood-soaked affair.

Poirier took the center at the start, looking to press, but Pettis was there to open with a few powerful kicks to the legs and then up high. A Pettis flying knee just missed, and Poirier then changed levels and quickly drove the action to the floor. Poirier kept the legs wrapped as Pettis patiently worked to a sitting position and looked to crawl to his feet. Poirier stayed heavy on top, and Pettis turned to a kimura, but Poirier reacted well and was able to pull free and move to his opponent’s guard. A slick Pettis sweep created a scramble, and the two moved back to the feet, where both men landed crisp right hands.

Poirier came up short on another takedown, but a nice right hand followed and briefly stumbled Pettis. Poirier turned up the head, and combinations rocked his opponent. Pettis answered with a spinning backfist that stunned his opponent, but Poirier and continued with the assault until the bell.

Pettis seemed fully recovered to start the second, coming out aggressive and looking to strike. Poirier again turned to the takedown, getting the fight to the floor and battling through a triangle attempt from his opponent. Poirier scored with a few big elbows from the top, slicing open Pettis, who was forced to roll and expose his back. With blood streaming down his face and impacting his vision, Pettis was able to spin inside and take top position, scoring a few big punches and elbows of his own. Wild scrambles followed, with both men covered in blood and battling for position. Eventually, they returned to the feet, where Pettis scored a takedown but was unable to control Poirier, who slipped out the back door and took top position. With blood pooling on the face of Pettis, referee Keith Peterson called time and brought the doctor in to take a look.

Despite a few nasty cuts in dangerous spots, the fight was allowed to continue, and Pettis locked in a dangerous triangle choke in the final seconds. Poirier survived the hold and wound up on top, striking until the bell.

Both men looked battered to start the third, and after a few back-and-forth strikes, Poirier again pushed inside for a takedown. Pettis looked to scramble free, but Poirier was able to slip around to the back and lock in a body triangle. Pettis did well to battle the hands, but as he again tried to spin inside the hold, Poirier transitioned over to mount. The torque was too much for Pettis, and he verbally submitted due to an apparent injury, resulting in a TKO finish.

“It was weird,” Poirier said of the finish. “I thought I was going to get the head-and-arm or rear-naked choke. He was hurt, and I felt the power leave him. You know the point in a fight when a guy gets broken. I do that to a lot of these guys.

“I’m a nasty dude. I love this. This is what I live for. The talking, calling people out and acting crazy? That’s not what I do. I fight.”

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After unpaid 'Fight of Night' bonus, Frank Camacho wants to run it back with Damien Brown

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SYDNEY – Had he not had issues making weight for his bout with Damien Brown at UFC Fight Night 121, Frank Camacho would be $50,000 richer.

But Camacho (21-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) didn’t make the mark on the scale for his welterweight fight with Brown (17-11 MMA, 2-3 UFC), which left him ineligible for fight-night bonuses. It turned out the pair put on a classic slugfest and won “Fight of the Night” – an award only Brown could collect on after a split-decision loss.

UFC Fight Night 121 took place at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. It aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Camacho said he miscalculated his weight cut and said no fault lies with nutritionist George Lockhart – whom Brown was using, too, coincidentally.

“What happened was I cut the water a little too early,” Camacho said. “The day before, right when I was going to start cutting, my body was actually holding (water). So I messed up on my part, and George got me a six-pack.”

But given his win was a split call, and given he couldn’t pick up the bonus, a suggestion was made by Dan Hardy in his post-fight interview with Camacho that maybe the two should fight again.

If nothing else, the fans probably wouldn’t mind it. And UFC 220 takes place in Perth, Australia, in February – so Brown could fight at home again and try to even the score.

“Dude – let’s do it,” Camacho said. “Damien Brown, man, I feel like I owe that to him. If that’s what the fans want to see, I wouldn’t mind coming back to Australia. I’ll come in and I’ll come in as a pro – let’s do it, dude. Let’s do it, dude. We’re gonna do it.”

For more from Camacho, check out the video above.

And for complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 121, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Ineligible Frank Camacho implores UFC to give Damien Brown his share of 'Fight of Night' bonus

Frank Camacho had an idea after the UFC’s return to Sydney wrapped up Saturday night, and it involved trying to make his opponent an extra $50,000.

Camacho (21-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) beat Australia’s Damien Brown (17-11 MMA, 2-3 UFC) by split decision on the UFC Fight Night 121 preliminary card. Their back-and-forth bloody battle was pretty much a no-brainer for “Fight of the Night” at an event that featured 10 decisions in 13 fights for a new UFC record for total fight time on a 13-bout card.

But because Camacho missed weight for their welterweight bout and was fined 20 percent of his fight purse, he became ineligible for any disclosed fight-night bonuses. That meant Brown got $50,000 in a losing cause – but Camacho’s $50,000 was left floating in the wind.

UFC Fight Night 121 took place Sunday (but aired live Saturday in North America due to the time difference) at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. It aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

After the event, Camacho took to Twitter to ask the UFC – specifically President Dana White and matchmaker Sean Shelby – to give his $50,000 bonus to Brown.

“I’m not eligible for the Fight of the Night bonus for missing weight,” Camacho posted. “I humbly ask the @ufc to please give @beatdown155 my cut of the 50k. Well deserved for an absolute class act and WARRIOR and taking the fight for his home country! @danawhite @seanshelby”

There was mild confusion after the bonus winners were announced by the UFC. The official announcement listed Camacho and Brown as the “Fight of the Night” winners, but didn’t indicate Camacho would not receive his $50,000 cut. But it’s long been the promotion’s policy that missing weight makes a fighter ineligible for a bonus.

On FS1’s post-fight show, anchor Karyn Bryant, when announcing the award winners, initially indicated Brown would get Camacho’s share since Camacho missed weight. But UFC officials on the ground in Sydney told MMAjunkie that would not be the case.

Now the UFC brass can consider Camacho’s official plea. What do you think? Should Brown get Camacho’s $50,000 since he missed weight? Or is his $50,000 share in the split-decision loss good enough? Weigh in below in our poll.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 121, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 121 bonuses: You know Tai Tuivasa's flying knee KO picked up $50,000

SYDNEY – Tai Tuivasa, Nik Lentz, Frank Camacho and Damien Brown each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 121 event.

Tuivasa and Lentz picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, and Camacho and Brown earned “Fight of the Night” honors.

UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.

Tuivasa (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made his UFC debut a memorable with a thudding first-round knockout of Rashad Coulter (8-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) courtesy of a leaping knee to the chin. First, Tuivasa took Coulter’s legs out from under him with a right kick. And when Coulter got back to his feet, Tuivasa was there already planning his attack. Afterward, he started planning his attack on the UFC’s heavyweight division.

There was bad blood between Lentz (28-8-2 MMA, 12-5-1 UFC) and former American Top Team stablemate Will Brooks (18-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC), especially given their fight at UFC 216 was scrapped at the 11th hour thanks to a medical issue for Lentz. But despite Brooks’ 5-1 favorite status, Lentz kept after a guillotine choke till he finally got one in the second round off a Brooks takedown attempt. The former Bellator lightweight champion had to tap quickly when Lentz rolled it over for the update.

Camacho (21-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Brown (17-11 MMA, 2-3 UFC) beat hell out of each other for 15 minutes in their catchweight bout (Camacho missed weight for the welterweight limit) on the prelims. But it was Camacho who landed with more volume, bloodying Brown up in front of Brown’s home fans for a split decision. Brown never went away, though, and stayed in the pocket to throw down in a classic slugfest.

UFC Fight Night 121 took place Sunday (but aired live on Saturday in North America due to the time difference) at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. It aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

For more on UFC Fight Night 121, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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UFC-Sydney prelims brought some violent fights and finishes – and one pretty slick one

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The UFC Fight Night 121 prelims brought some memorable action, even if some of it was so violent that those involved may not remember it all.

Fortunately, it was all captured on film, from the sudden fight-ending strikes to the back-and-forth battles.

The best example of the latter came in the form of the 160-pound catchweight bout between Frank Camacho and Damien Brown. After a near rear-naked choke finish early on, both men settled into a wild stand-up scrap that thrilled the Sydney crowd right up until the final horn.

Camacho would come away with the split-decision victory, much to Brown’s dismay, but how could anyone be too disappointed after a fight like that – one worthy of “Fight of the Night?”

As for the “performance” bonuses, heavyweight Tai Tuivasa made his case in the very next fight with a flying knee knockout of Rashad Coulter, followed by a right hand that – thankfully – just missed the chin of the downed Coulter.

Not to be outdone, flyweight Ryan Benoit tried to atone for his failed weight cut with a blistering head-kick knockout of Ashkan Mokhtarian in the third round. Despite eating a couple hard lefts earlier in the fight, Benoit proved that all it takes is one well placed shot to decide the matter beyond doubt.

But it wasn’t all knockouts. Despite getting bloodied up on the feet early, Nik Lentz rebounded with a guillotine choke to force the tap from Will Brooks in lightweight action.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 121, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 121 results: Frank Camacho outslugs Damien Brown in 15-minute brawl

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In a no-brainer “Fight of the Night” candidate, Frank Camacho and Damien Brown beat each other up for 15 minutes.

But it was Camacho (21-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) who got the most work done, and bloodied Brown (17-11 MMA, 2-3 UFC) up on his way to a split decision win. The judges rewarded his output with scores of 30-27 and 29-28; Brown got a dissenting 29-28 score.

The catchweight bout (Camacho missed the welterweight limit) was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 121 event at at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. It aired on FS1 following additional prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ahead of the main card on FS1.

Brown kicked up the middle early, then moved to the outside. He threw a big right, but it was off the mark. Camacho came forward with a combo, then pushed through a counter right from Brown. A minute in, Brown dropped down for a takedown, but Camacho outmuscled him and reversed it, then pushed Brown to the fence. Camacho worked punches and elbows to the body, then tried a takedown. But Brown got underneath and tried another takedown and got it.

Camacho was back up quickly, then with two minutes left got his own takedown and got to side control. Brown worked out of it quickly, though, and got back to his feet. With a minute left, Brown got a takedown, then took Camacho’s back. He went after a rear-naked choke, but only had one hook in. He worked for it again and got it with 20 seconds left. But Camacho escaped it, reversed and finished the round on top for the final two seconds.

Camacho threw a three-punch combo early in the second, then ate a counter right from Brown, and an elbow from him moments later. Camacho kicked up the middle, then continued to exchange. Camacho’s power was obvious, but Brown stayed in the pocket with him and threw despite a damaged left eye. But Camacho’s punches were landing way more consistently.

Midway through, he landed a pair of right hands, then a counter punch. But Camacho drilled him and popped his head back seconds later. With 90 seconds left, Brown forced a tie-up. They broke apart with a minute left, then traded bombs with 45 seconds left until the horn.

Brown landed a step-in elbow early in the final round, seconds after they hugged to start the round. Brown landed a right, then a jab a minute in. Brown landed a pair of body kicks, then covered up for Camacho’s punches – which seemed to have much less on them than then did early. Camacho continued to land – but Brown continued to fire back. Camacho’s volume was there, but Brown seemed unconcerned with it.

With two minutes left, Brown likely needed a finish, but kept eating too many punches from Camacho. With a minute left, Camacho kept drillign Brown, who was all busted up on his face. Brown drove in for a takedown, but couldn’t get it. In the final 30 seconds, both fighters lit each other up with punches, and neither went down.

“I had a game plan, but he’s one of those types of fighters that it’s hard to plan for,” Camacho said. “We ended up just biting down on our mouthpieces and going for it. I love fights like that, and I think we put on a great show for the fans. I feel like I keep getting better and better, and this fight made me grow even more.”

Camacho got back in the win column following a decision loss to Li Jingliang at UFC Fight Night 111 in June. He has won three of his past four fights. Brown lost for the second straight time, including a first-round knockout loss to Vinc Pichel at UFC Fight Night 110 in June.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 121 results include:

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 121, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan contributed to this report on site in Sydney.)

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Damien Brown meets Frank Camacho at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney

The UFC’s return to Australia next month continues to build with the addition of a lightweight fight.

Australia’s Damien Brown (17-10 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will take on Frank Camacho (20-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 121. Camacho announced the fight on a recent video blog after an initial report from mma-today.com. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking.

UFC Fight Night 121 takes place Nov. 19 (but airs Nov. 18 in the U.S. due to the time difference) at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. The card will air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Brown will fight in front of his home fans once again. This will mark the third time in five fights that Brown will fight in his native Australia, and a fourth has been in nearby New Zealand. He’ll be trying to get back on track after a knockout loss to Vinc Pichel at UFC Fight Night 110, which snapped a two-fight winning streak.

Camacho made his promotional debut in June at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore, but had his two-fight winning streak snapped with a unanimous decision loss to Jingliang Li. Prior to that setback, he had won five of six fights.

With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 121 card now includes:

  • Fabricio Werdum vs. Marcin Tybura
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Rawlings
  • Tim Means vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Daniel Kelly vs. Elias Theodorou
  • Humberto Bandenay vs. Alex Volkanovski
  • Ryan Benoit vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian
  • Jenel Lausa vs. Eric Shelton
  • Alex Chambers vs. Nadia Kassem
  • Rashad Coulter vs. Tai Tuivasa
  • Jake Matthews vs. Bojan Velickovic
  • Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
  • Damien Brown vs. Frank Camacho

For more on UFC Fight Night 121, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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MMAjunkie's 'Fight of the Month' for June: A slugfest in Singapore

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie looks at the best fights from June. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s “Fight of the Month” award for June.

At the bottom of the post, let us know if we got it right by voting on your choice.

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The Nominees

Paulo Borrachinha def. Oluwale Bamgbose at UFC 212

For the first few minutes of their fight, Paulo Borrachinha (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) struggled just to keep up with the frenetic violence of Oluwale Bamgbose (6-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC).

Once the storm subsided and Bamgbose slowed after the opening round, though, that’s when Borrachinha took over the middleweight fight. The Brazilian overwhelmed his exhausted opponent with a vast striking arsenal, earning the TKO early in the second round.

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Mark Hunt def. Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 110

A heavyweight fight between Mark Hunt (13-11-1 MMA, 8-5-1 UFC) and Derrick Lewis (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) that on paper looked like a slugfest turned into a battle of cardiovascular strength.

Hunt took Lewis’ best shots and dragged him into deep waters. “The Super Samoan” chased “The Black Beast” around the octagon, doling out repeated shots to the body and legs until Lewis tired and slumped in exhaustion for the TKO late in the fourth round.

Li Jingliang def. Frank Camacho at UFC Fight Night 111

Li Jingliang’s (13-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) leg kick game was on point in his welterweight fight with UFC newcomer Frank Camacho (20-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC), and in the end it helped reward him with a unanimous decision victory.

Jingliang absorbed some hard shots from Camacho in the opening round, but his durability and grit helped him get back into the fight in the latter rounds and take the victory on the scorecards.

Heather Hardy def. Alice Yauger at Bellator 180

The transition from pro boxing to MMA couldn’t have gone much better for Heather Hardy (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA), who picked up a sensational third-round TKO of Alice Yauger (4-6 MMA, 0-2 BMMA).

Hardy, who said she “fell in love” with MMA following the fight, had to overcome some early adversity and a nasty cut before she swarmed Yauger with strikes to earn the TKO late in the third round of the women’s flyweight affair.

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Tony Martin def. Johnny Case at UFC Fight Night 112

If you didn’t know it was something of a grudge match before, all you had to do was listen to Tony Martin (12-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in the second round, informing Johnny Case (12-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) that he wasn’t going anywhere in between counter right hands to the face.

The result was a unanimous decision win for Martin, who outstruck a game Case and seized control of the lightweight fight down the stretch before claiming the win with scores of 29-28 across the board.

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The Winner: Li Jingling vs. Frank Camacho

Camacho clearly has power, as he displayed in the opening moments of his UFC debut, but Jingliang seemed to have the better conditioning and all-around game.

It ultimately led Jingliang to a come-from-behind win over late replacement Camacho.

Camacho displayed his big power with the first significant punch of the fight.

He followed with a few more punches that found their mark, and Jingliang was quickly on wobbly legs. Jingliang, though, survived, and he then peppered Camacho with low kicks and took his back late in the round.

In the second round, Jingliang immediately looked for takedowns. Camacho fought it off, so “The Leech” went back to low kicks. Camacho’s energy level took a noticeable dip, though, and then Jingliang found openings to land some power punches of his own. Although the strikes were sometimes wild, they were effective, and Jingliang seemed to even up the score heading into the final frame.

In the pivotal third round, Jingliang’s low kicks were taking a toll, and his counters were on point. As Camacho sucked in wind, Jingliang used the low kicks to set up punches and take control of the fight. Camacho’s durability was on display, but not much else was.

In the end, Jingliang got the victory via 29-27, 28-27 and 29-27 scores.

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Pic: UFC-Singapore's Frank Camacho shows everyone the damage from Li Jingliang's leg kicks

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If you ever somehow find yourself in a cage with Li Jingliang, protect your legs.

That’s the main takeaway from Frank Camacho.

Two days after Camacho (20-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC), a UFC newcomer and late replacement, came up short in a UFC Fight Night 111 both with Jingliang (13-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC), the welterweight posted a pic of his badly bruised leg. It showed the aftermath of Jingliang’s steady stream of low kicks during Saturday’s UFC Fight Pass-streamed bout at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

As he wrote, “Those leg kicks were real hahah” (via Twitter):

Things started off well enough for Camacho, who ultimately suffered a unanimous-decision loss via 29-27, 28-27 and 29-27 scores. However, it was a come-from-behind win for Jingliang, who was tagged solidly with the first punch of the fight (via Twitter):

Camacho, a replacement for injured Jonathan Meunier, is a Guam-born fighter who was raised in Saipan. He was on a 5-1 run heading into his UFC debut. A veteran of the Guam-based Pacific Xtreme Combat promotion, the 28-year-old has 18 stoppages (including 15 knockouts) in 20 career wins. However, he struggled in the second and third rounds against Jingliang, who did clear damage with the low kicks late in the fight.

For complete coverage UFC Fight Night 111, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 111 medical suspensions: 4 receive 6-month terms, including Bethe Correia

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UFC Fight Night 111 headliner Bethe Correia is suspended for six months unless cleared by a doctor following a head-kick knockout loss to former bantamweight champion Holly Holm.

According to medical suspensions issued by the UFC, which reported them to official records keeper MixedMartialArts.com, Correia’s post-fight brain scan came up negative for serious injuries, but she needs “dental clearance” and is suspended a minimum of 60 days with 45 days no contact.

The UFC acts as the de-facto athletic commission in jurisdictions where MMA isn’t formally regulated. UFC Fight Night 111 took place this past Saturday at Singapore Indoor Stadium and streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.

All fighters who weren’t issued a longer suspension received a mandatory seven-day rest term. Correia (10-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC), who also took a punch from Holm (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) that leveled her before her bout was called off in the third round, is one of six fighters to receive a six-month term.

Ex-heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski (25-15 MMA, 14-9 UFC) also is suspended 180 days or until he receives clearance for his left hand, which he may have injured during a losing effort against Marcin Tybura (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in the event’s co-headliner.

And both Colby Covington (12-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) and Dong Hyun Kim (22-4-1 MMA, 13-4 UFC), who opened the main card, received 180-day terms after a hard bout in the welterweight division. Covington needs clearance for his right eye, while Kim needs a maxillofacial or ophthalmological clearance.

The full list of UFC Fight Night 111 medical suspensions include:

  • Holly Holm: suspended 7 days
  • Bethe Correia: suspended 180 days or until she receives “dental clearance,” and suspended a minimum 60 days with 45 days no contact
  • Marcin Tybura: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for a hard bout
  • Andrei Arlovski: suspended 180 days or until X-ray for left hand is clear, and suspended and suspended a minimum 45 days with 30 days no contact for hard bout
  • Colby Covington: suspended 180 days or until right eye cleared by ophthalmologist
  • Dong Hyun Kim: suspended 180 days or until cleared by maxillofacial or ophthalmological examination, and suspended a minimum 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Rafael dos Anjos: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Tarec Saffiedine: a minimum 30 days for hard bout
  • Jon Tuck: suspended 7 days
  • Takanori Gomi: suspended 7 days
  • Walt Harris: suspended 180 days or until X-ray for left hand is clear
  • Cyril Asker: suspended 45 days with 30 days minimum no contact due to TKO
  • Alex Caceres: suspended 7 days
  • Rolando Dy: suspended 30 days with 21 days minimum no contact due to TKO
  • Ulka Sasaki: suspended 30 days with 21 days minimum no contact
  • Justin Scoggins: suspended 45 days for right brow laceration with 30 days minimum no contact
  • Li Jingliang: suspended 180 days or until X-ray for right foot is clear, and suspended 30 days with 21 days minimum no contact
  • Frank Camacho: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for a hard bout
  • Russell Doane: suspended 7 days
  • Kwan Ho Kwak: suspended 45 days with 30 days minimum no contact due to TKO
  • Naoki Inoue: suspended 45 days for head laceration with 30 days minimum no contact
  • Carls John de Tomas: suspended 30 days with 21 days minimum no contact
  • Lucie Pudilova: suspended 30 days with 21 days minimum no contact
  • Ji Yeon Kim: suspended 30 days with 21 days minimum no contact

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 111, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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