Even in super slo-mo, Demetrious Johnson's UFC 216 finish is pretty unfathomable

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Slow it down all you want, Demetrious Johnson’s incredible submission of Ray Borg at UFC 216 still blows the mind.

As you’d expect, Johnson’s “Submission of the Year” candidate was featured in the UFC’s latest “Phantom Cam” highlights package, covering this past weekend’s UFC 216 event in Las Vegas. The sequence might be even more impressive when it’s slowed down enough for mere mortals to understand.

Check out that highlight and more – including some fantastic footage of the “Fight of the Night” between Bobby Green and Lando Vannata, as well as Tony Ferguson’s interim title-winning performance over Kevin Lee – in the footage above.

For complete coverage of UFC 216, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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After wild UFC 216 result, Bobby Green says judges aren't looking at right things

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UFC lightweight veteran Bobby Green would rather hand off judging duties to his fighting peers, biased as they might be, than those professionally tasked to score fights.

“I don’t feel like we have good judges,” Green (23-8-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) told reporters following a split draw against Lando Vannata (9-2-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) at UFC 216, which took place this past Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. “I can’t even care what the judges think. Sometimes, they’re totally on, and sometimes, they’re totally off. That’s the way it is in our sport.”

Green said he’s gone to the scorecards several times thinking he’d won, only to get bad news. Now, he approaches a matchup with the intention of winning a bonus, so regardless of whether or not the right call is made, he picks up an extra $50,000.

It drives him crazy to think about what the judges are looking at when a fight goes down.

“We don’t get enough credit for who’s pressing the action,” he said. “A lot of times, one guy chases the other guy around, and he ticks and tacks and runs, but he doesn’t get the credit for being the aggressor.

“Even though we say we judge upon aggression and cage control, they don’t give enough credit to those things. Because if I don’t push the fight, there is no fight. We’ll just be standing there looking at each other. But nobody understands that. Until you’ve fought, you wouldn’t understand that.”

This time around, Green actually got a break on scorecards. But it was only because Vannata threw an illegal knee that cost him one point.

At the time he gave his backstage interview, Green was hopeful he’d done enough to earn a bonus. As it turned out, his thrilling 15-minute scrap was one of four $50,000 checks written out at UFC 216, so he couldn’t complain too much about what had transpired.

Still, in an interview Monday on MMAjunkie Radio, he hinted it would have been nice to have been able to win his full purse, rather than the half paid out with no official winner.

“That would be lovely to have a little taste, and have a better opportunity to make more money,” Green said. “I feel the same way, and I’ll bet Lando feels the same way.”

With 10-8 rounds being rewarded more frequently in MMA, the two draws seen at UFC 216 could be a preview of coming attractions. As a solution, some have suggested a tiebreaking round to determine a fight’s winner in the case of a draw at the end of a fight. Green likes the idea, but he has reservations.

“Maybe we could finish it up,” he said. “I was really catching on to what he was doing more, and my punches were more effective. I think that would be awesome if we could have another round. But at the same time, does that constitute more pay? You do want to find a winner, and the crowd wants to see more action.

“But to be honest, they want to see action at the expense of two good guys, to great fighters. Should we get paid more for that?”

If Green is taking more damage, he of course wants to get paid more money. For fighters still working their way to a title shot, that eases the sting of battles endured on the way to glory.

“I’m all down for it,” he said. “You’re asking me to fight more, but are you asking to pay me more? I’m all down for the fight, don’t get me wrong, but there’s two human beings losing their lives. I took shots and he took shots. Every time I get in the cage, you can bet on that.”

Then again, another solution is to simply do away with “win” bonuses, which might do away with the incentive for fighters to take more conservative gameplans in hopes of doubling their paychecks.

According to Green, “that would be the best and the ultimate.” But for now, he’ll just have to keep fighting for those bonuses. The way it sounded, he wasn’t expecting a discretionary bonus that might make up for his win purse.

One thing he did gain, however, was a new comrade. Out on the town after his win, he bumped into Vannatta, who was nursing his own wounds with a drink.

“I gave him a big hug, and I let him know we’re brothers in war,” he said. “That was awesome. I’m down to do it again if he wants to do it again, but at the same time, we should get paid more for doing what we’re going to do.”

For more on UFC 216, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC 216 medical suspensions: Ray Borg potentially out six months with finger injury

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UFC flyweight Ray Borg could be out for six months following a failed bid to unseat dominant champ Demetrious Johnson.

Borg’s arm isn’t the problem, however. After tapping to an armbar in the fifth round of UFC 216’s co-headliner, the Nevada State Athletic Commission cited his right right finger as the area of concern.

Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) needs an orthopedist to clear him, or he could sit out a half-year, according to medical suspensions released today by the NSAC, which regulated the pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Although Johnson (27-2-1 MMA, 15-1-1 UFC) reported a potential knee injury following his record-breaking 11th title defense, he got off scot-free with no suspension.

Headliner Tony Ferguson (24-3 MMA, 14-1 UFC), who claimed the interim lightweight title, has a three-week suspension for a possible corneal abrasion, while opponent Kevin Lee (16-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) sits for two months after his third-round submission loss, which came after a brutal weight cut made more miserable by an active staph infection.

The full list of medical suspensions stemming from UFC 216 include:

  • Tony Ferguson: Suspended until Oct. 29 for possible left eye corneal abrasion.
  • Kevin Lee: Suspended until Nov. 7.
  • Ray Borg: Needs fourth right finger cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until April 6; minimum suspension runs to Nov. 7 with no contact until Oct. 29.
  • Mara Romero Borella: Must repeat MRI of brain in six months, due April 7.
  • Evan Dunham: Needs ophthalmologist clearance on blurred vision or no contest until Dec. 7, no contact until Nov. 22.
  • Cody Stamann: Suspended until Nov. 7 with no contact until Oct. 29.
  • Tom Duquesnoy: Suspended until Nov. 22 with no contact until Nov. 7.
  • Lando Vannata: Suspended until Dec. 7 with no contact until Nov. 22.
  • Bobby Green: Suspended until Nov. 22 with no contact until Nov. 7.
  • Pearl Gonzalez: Suspended until Nov. 7 with no contact until Oct. 29.
  • Poliana Botelho: Needs right elbow and right thumb cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until April 6; minimum suspension runs to Nov. 7 with no contact until Oct. 29.
  • Matt Schnell: Needs right forearm X-rayed; if broken, needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until April 6.
  • Marco Beltran: Needs left thumb X-rayed and cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until April 6; minimum suspension runs to Nov. 7 with no contact until Oct. 29.
  • Magomed Bibulatov: Suspended until Nov. 22 with no contact until Nov. 7.
  • Thales Leites: Needs possible right orbital fracture cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until April 6; minimum suspension runs to Nov. 22 with no contact until Nov. 7.

For complete coverage of UFC 216, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Trading Shots: Is it time to abolish the draw in MMA?

UFC 216 had two different bouts end in draws, a rare occurrence that hasn’t happened since 1999. But is that a satisfying way for a fight to end, or should the UFC think about instituting some changes to make sure that someone ends up a winner? MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes joins retired WEC and UFC fighter Danny Downes to discuss.

Fowlkes: Who’d have guessed it, Danny? UFC 216 gave us not one but two draws on Saturday night in Las Vegas. That’s like seeing a shooting star on your drive home and then being so distracted by it that you hit a unicorn.

I can’t be mad at either result. Lando Vannata lost a point for an illegal knee, which was a penalty he deserved, so that threw the scorecards in his fight with Bobby Green out of whack. Then Beneil Dariush and Evan Dunham fought to a draw that also just felt right, considering how close the fight was.

I understand that a tie is an unsatisfying result in a lot of ways, but should MMA get a little more comfortable with the draw, or do we need to get rid of it altogether? Should we institute a “sudden victory” round in these matters? And how are promotions and rankings supposed to treat two guys who fought to a bloody stalemate? Do we just tell them both to move on and act like they kind of won, but kind of didn’t?

Downes: Get comfortable with draws? I bet you’re the Missoula hipster who calls NFL games “American Football.” Do all those soccer stars who write into your podcast send you those fancy scarves in the mail, too?

In all seriousness, I’m not opposed to draws per se, but I’m not exactly wild about them. I feel about them the way that the Griffin family felt about their vacation to purgatory. Especially in the Green/Vannata match, I understand why that was the result. but there’s no progression. What do you do with Green and Vannata? It was a great fight, but doing an immediate rematch does nothing for either fighter.

I don’t hate the draw result, but they aren’t necessary. Why not institute the “sudden victory” round? It seems to work fine on “The Ultimate Fighter.” Thanks to the beauty of editing, we don’t know how long the turnaround is between the judges’ decision and the extra round. If there’s a way to ensure there isn’t an extended lapse, what’s the issue?

At the end of the day, I’m sure it will come down to money. Fighters would obviously want some extra pay if they have to go an extra round, and promoters won’t want to pay it. There may be some other technical issues having to do with pacing or TV time, but those should be easily remedied.

What do you say Ben? Let’s abolish the draw!

Fowlkes: First of all, I’d love one of those scarves and now I’m mad no one’s sent me one. Second, instituting the sudden victory round shouldn’t be so hard.

The UFC makes you fight two extra rounds for the privilege of being the main event, which is another decision it made unilaterally without input from the fighters, so this shouldn’t be so different. The IFL did it, even if it almost never got to use it. The UFC had the provision for that flyweight title tournament, even if it was robbed of the chance to use it thanks to a screwup by officials. So clearly, it’s possible.

What I object to are the people who would rather have the judges close their eyes and pick a winner than admit that sometimes it really is too close to call. I don’t have a problem with judges who give out 10-10 rounds. I have much more of a problem with judges who see everything as a 10-9, as if there’s no difference between winning by a little and winning by a lot.

I recognize that draws create a problem for promoters who want to know who should move up and who should move down after every fight. I’d be all for an extra round to help figure it out. But after watching three awesome, bloody rounds between Vannata and Green, did anybody seriously feel disappointed by scorecards that refused to label one of them a loser?

Downes: Well what do you know? This is one of the few times you’ve seen reason and agree with the correct side (me).

I agree that the sudden victory would require some work, but it seems very plausible. It would be nice if the UFC and other organizations would negotiate with fighters, but they’ve mandated far more intrusive things in the past.

I also think the sudden victory format would improve judging. Instead of over-weighting takedowns or “octagon control,” an increase in 10-10 scoring could convince fighters to win a round more definitively. The strategy of waiting away a round and then trying to score some quick points in the final 30 seconds becomes much less beneficial under this format.

As far as your question about if anyone felt disappointed, you’re leading the witness by phrasing it that way. I don’t think anybody felt disappointed, but what if I asked, “did anybody seriously feel satisfied by scorecards that refused to label one of them a winner?” It would be the same answer.

Draws are the “meh” of decisions. Are they better than a decision which forces a winner? Sure, but being better than bad doesn’t necessarily make it something good.

It’s also worth noting that how a fight ends does have an effect on us, regardless of how much we enjoyed the match. It’s the same way that you can enjoy 90 percent of a movie, but if there’s a crappy ending, you end up hating the whole thing. I’m not saying that an increase in draws will make MMA fights into M. Night Shymalan films, but let’s not pretend they’re pleasant to see either.

Ben Fowlkes is MMAjunkie and USA TODAY’s MMA columnist. Danny Downes, a retired UFC and WEC fighter, is an MMAjunkie contributor who has also written for UFC.com and UFC 360. Follow them on twitter at @benfowlkesMMA and @dannyboydownes.

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UFC 216's Lando Vannata appeared to enjoy his ambulance ride after another 'Fight of the Night'

Lando Vannata is setting the bar quite high for himself early in his UFC career, winning four fight-night bonuses in four octagon appearances.

Vannata (9-2-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) participated in his third “Fight of the Night” on Saturday when he battled Bobby Green (23-8-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) to a split draw in their lightweight matchup at UFC 216, which took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass.

“Groovy” established himself as a big-time action fighter when he gave Tony Ferguson a wild fight in his short-notice octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 91 in July 2016. Although he only has one victory in four UFC appearances, Vannata has built himself a solid following, and he seems to enjoy frequently finding himself in a bloodbath (via Instagram):

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Glad @bobbykinggreen and I could put on a fuckin show for the 1500 first responders in attendance! #vegasstrong #ufc216 #thegroovyking

Vannata got off to an early lead against Green in the UFC 216 matchup. He got himself the win when an illegal knee led to a point deduction, which ultimately led to the draw.

Despite falling short of the win, Vannata did pick up another bonus and raise his additional purse money to $200,000 in the UFC.

For complete coverage of UFC 216, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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UFC 216 bonuses: Demetrious Johnson's late finish became his eighth UFC fight-night bonus

LAS VEGAS – Demetrious Johnson, John Moraga, Bobby Green and Lando Vannata each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 216 event.

Johnson and Moraga earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Green and Vannata took home “Fight of the Night” honors.

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

Johnson (27-2-1 MMA, 15-1-1 UFC) broke Anderson Silva’s record for most consecutive UFC title defenses when he submitted Ray Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) with a fifth-round armbar. Johnson was cruising to an easy unanimous decision to defend his flyweight belt for the 11th straight time. But almost out of nowhere, he threw Borg in the air, then deftly grabbed his left arm at the same time before finishing on the ground.

Moraga (18-6 MMA, 7-5 UFC) was a huge underdog against the previously unbeaten Magomed Bibulatov (14-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC). But the formery flyweight title challenger planted a head kick on Bibulatov, then drilled him with a left hand that left him unconscious on the canvas. Bibulatov was a 6-1 favorite.

Green (23-8-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) and Vannata (9-2-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) battled back and forth for 15 minutes in their lightweight fight, but ultimately had to settle for a split draw. At the end, both appeared to be thrilled to not be walking away with a loss. Vannata had a huge first round and a pair of 10-8 scores meant Green winning the next two rounds left him with two 28-28 draw scores, and a third for Vannata. But the bloody battle was worth an extra $50,000 for each of them.

UFC 216 took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and the main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass.

For more on UFC 216, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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That Lando Vannata-Bobby Green draw at UFC 216 was a bloody good time

How do you know you just saw a crackerjack of a fight? When both men are bloodied and battered and yet somehow very happy after 15 minutes of non-stop action, that’s a pretty good sign.

Lando Vannata and Bobby Green battled to a draw on the prelims of UFC 216 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but it was such a wild, fun fight that neither fighter seemed to care. That’s really saying something, especially when you consider what they both put themselves through in search of a victory.

Take Vannata, for instance. He dropped Green with strikes in the first and nearly put him away. But an illegal knee as Green was down resulted in a point deduction that ultimately cost him a win.

And then there’s Green, who had to battle back from the brink of unconsciousness, then smashed Vannata’s nose and split open his face, and nearly won the fight with a furious flurry in the final seconds.

After all that, you’d think both guys would have cause to feel disappointed if it turned out to be all in service of an inconclusive end. You pour out that much blood, absorb and deliver that much damage, and then they tell you that it wasn’t enough to determine a winner?

But when the draw was announced, both Vannata and Green seemed somehow happy. It was such a great and weirdly even fight, that maybe a draw makes it easier to appreciate it just for what it was without arguing about who got the better of it by the slimmest of margins.

Plus, after that bloodbath there’s a pretty good chance that a “Fight of the Night” bonus is on the way. So sure, that helps lift the spirits as well.

For complete coverage of UFC 216, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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UFC 216 results: Point deduction costs Lando Vannata in split draw with Bobby Green

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In a razor-thin fight, it was a point deduction that led to a draw between Lando Vannata and Bobby Green.

Vannata (9-2-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) had a point taken away in the first round when he threw an illegal knee against Green (23-8-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC). Each fighter took a 29-27 score, and a third judge scored the fight 28-28. Absent the point deduction for the illgal knee, Vannata would have walked away with a split decision win.

The lightweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC 216 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It aired on FX following additional prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ahead of a main card on pay-per-view.

Vannata pushed Green back early, then ducked under a Green left hand. The two tied up briefly, and when they broke it was Vannata who landed two heavy leg kicks, the second of which nearly took Green off his feet. After a brief clinch on the fence, where Green landed a solid elbow, Vannata landed a head kick.

Green survived it, but seconds later Vannata stunned Green and put him on the canvas. He went after him and landed ground-and-pound, but when Green tried to get up, with one of his kenes still grounded, Vannata threw a big knee. He knew immediately it was illegal and referee Herb Dean stopped the fight.

Although the replays showed the knee didn’t land flush, it still was an illegal strike, and Dean took a point. On the restart, Vannata went after a guillotine choke, but Green fought out of it and with 75 seconds left they went back to work in the center of the cage. Vannata attacked Green’s lead leg down the stretch, then got a late takedown. But the point deduction turned a 10-9 round for Vannata into a 9-9.

Green landed a good left hand early in the second, but it was Vannata who made it look a little easier finding homes for his strikes. Green stayed in the fight with counters, but Vannata’s right was more effective. Even though it didn’t seem Green was landing heavy shots, Vannata was wearing the damage on his face from Green’s jabs. Midway through, Green pushed Vannata to the fence, but Vannata shrugged him off and dropped him to the canvas. Green got up quickly, but a scramble moments later had Vannata ready to take advantage.

Back on the feet, Vannata landed a huge right hand, then stsarted pouring it on with Green’s hands down. With a minute left, they started slugging. Vannata landed a leg kick. Green landed a knee to the body. And they both were feeling the effects late in the frame.

The two kept trading in the third, and a takedown attempt from Vannata wasn’t there a minute in. Green made sure the cuts on Vannata’s face kept the blood flowing, touching him up just enough. Green caught Vannata a few more times midway through. But Vannata kept the offense flowing, as well. They slugged it out down the stretch, and it was Green who landed several huge combinations just before the horn. Vannata walked away still standing, but with the blood gushing.

Up-to-the-minute UFC 216 results include:

For complete coverage of UFC 216, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan and Simon Samano contributed to this report on site in Las Vegas.)

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Abel Trujillo replaced by Bobby Green, who will fight Lando Vannata at UFC 216 in Las Vegas

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Abel Trujillo has been forced to withdraw from yet another UFC fight.

Trujillo will no longer be able to compete against Lando Vannata (9-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC 216 and has been replaced by fellow lightweight veteran Bobby Green (23-8 MMA, 4-3 UFC), UFC officials announced today.

UFC 216 takes place Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Green will carry a three-fight losing skid into the event for what will be just his third fight in three years. “King” has dropped consecutive fights against Rashid Magomedov, Dustin Poirier and Edson Barboza. His most recent win came against former Strikeforce champ Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 12 in July 2014.

Vannata, meanwhile, is coming off a somewhat surprising loss to David Teymur in the “Fight of the Night” at UFC 209 in March. He’s alternated wins and losses over his three-fight UFC tenure and has won a fight-night bonus in each of those bouts.

With the change, the latest UFC 216 card now includes:

  • Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
  • Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham
  • Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares
  • Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga
  • Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell
  • Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris
  • Jessica Eye vs. Paige VanZant

For more on UFC 216, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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UFC 216 gets 7 bouts, including Evan Dunham vs. Beneil Dariush, Brad Tavares vs. Thales Leites

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The UFC has added seven new bouts to UFC 216, including lightweight and middleweight showdowns with implications in the rankings.

Today, the promotion announced that lightweight standouts Evan Dunham (18-6 MMA, 11-6 UFC) and Beneil Dariush (14-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) will face off, as will middleweights Brad Tavares (13-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and one-time title challenger Thales Leites (27-7 MMA, 12-6 UFC).

UFC 216 take place Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Also confirmed for the fall card: a heavyweight clash featuring Walt Harris (9-5 MMA, 2-4 UFC) vs. Mark Godbeer (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC); a lightweight fight between Lando Vannata (9-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Abel Trujillo (15-7 MMA, 7-2 UFC); a previously reported lightweight contest between Will Brooks (18-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Nik Lentz (27-8-2 MMA, 11-5-1 UFC); and a pair of flyweight bouts, John Moraga (17-6 MMA, 6-5 UFC) vs. Magomed Bibulatov (14-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Matt Schnell (9-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) vs. Marco Beltran (8-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC).

Dunham, on a four-fight win streak, will look to break into the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings, where Dariush stands at No. 10. Dariush, meanwhile, is looking to rebound from a knockout loss to No. 6 ranked Edson Barboza in his previous outing. Dunham previously expressed interest in a bout with Dariush.

Tavares, an honorable mention in the middleweight rankings has won his past two bouts and hopes to break into the top 15 with a win over No. 13 Leites, who recently outpointed Sam Alvey.

Heavyweight Harris is on the upswing with back-to-back knockout wins in bouts against Chase Sherman and Cyril Asker, respectively. Godbeer most recently outpointed Daniel Spitz, upping his UFC record to 1-1 after a debut loss to Justin Ledet.

Lightweight Vannata is looking to rebound after a decision loss to David Teymur that sapped his momentum after a spectacular wheel-kick knockout of John Makdessi this past December. Trujillo also needs a boost after a submission loss to James Vick, which snapped a three-fight win streak.

Lightweight Lentz mostly suffered a decision loss to Islam Makhachev, which brought his first loss since returning to the lightweight division from featherweight. Brooks has lost back-to-back fights in bouts against Alex Oliveira and Charles Oliveira, respectively.

One-time flyweight title challenger Moraga recently got back in the win column with a decision over Ashkan Mokhtarian in June, while Bibulatov puts his unbeaten record to the test after a debut decision against Jenel Lausa.

Flyweight Schnell is in dire need of a win after losses against Rob Font and Hector Sandoval in his first two UFC appearances. Beltran, meanwhile, has hit the skids with back-to-back losses after a trio of wins.

With the additions, the UFC 216 lineup now includes:

  • Evan Dunham vs. Beneil Dariush
  • Brad Tavares vs. Thales Leites
  • Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer
  • Lando Vannata vs. Abel Trujillo
  • Nik Lentz vs. Will Brooks
  • John Moraga vs. Magomed Bibulatov
  • Matt Schnell vs. Marco Beltran

For more on UFC 216, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie