- After a failed attempt at holding a card in Utah several years ago, the UFC returns to the state for UFC Fight Night 92 Saturday night. The event took place from Salt Lake City and aired mostly on FOX Sports 1.
The co-main event saw Dennis Bermudez score a decision victory over Rony Jason, while former UFC middleweight title contender Thales Leites snapped a two-fight losing streak with a third round submission win over Chris Camozzi.
Santiago Ponzinibbio, Trevor Smith and Maryna Moroz started off the main card with decision wins. Utah native Court McGee scored a victory to complete the prelims.
*Yair Rodriguez def. Alex Caceres via split decision (46-49, 48-47, 48-47)
*Dennis Bermudez def. Rony Jason via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
*Thales Leites def. Chris Camozzi via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:58 of Round 3
*Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Zak Cummings via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
*Trevor Smith def. Joe Gigliotti via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
*Maryna Moroz def. Danielle Taylor via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
*Court McGee def. Dominique Steele via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
*Marcin Tybura def. Viktor Pesta via KO (head-kick) at :53 of Round 2
*David Teymur def. Jason Novelli via KO (strike) at 1:25 of Round 2
*Teruto Ishihara def. Horacio Gutierrez via TKO (strikes) at 2:32 of Round 1
*Cub Swanson def. Tatsuya Kawajiri via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*Justin Ledet def. Chase Sherman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- The Dana White reality series "Lookin' for a Fight" has been airing on UFC Fight Pass and YouTube. The next batch, though, will be streamed on Netflix, according to a report from the Bangor Daily News. The series follows fighters on the regional circuit looking to secure a spot in the UFC.
"I came up with the concept for it, put the cast together and then we went out and just funded it ourselves to put up on YouTube," White said. "They bought 16 episodes, eight in this country and eight out of the country. We're going to be doing shows in Russia, Thailand, the (United Kingdom) and a bunch of other countries. We're literally going to go everywhere."
White is typically joined by former UFC champion Matt Serra and his friend, Nick the Tooth, for the series. Din Thomas has also become a regular. Four fighters have already been signed to contracts after appearing on the series.
White also spoke to The Bangor Daily News about the future of the UFC.
"Do you know how many times I've heard, 'Oh my God, the Chuck Liddell era is over, Chuck Liddell is retiring, what's the UFC going to do? They don't have stars anymore,'" said White. "Or, 'Oh my God, the GSP [Georges St-Pierre] era is over, what are they going to do without GSP?' Or, 'Oh my God, the Anderson Silva era is over, what are they going to do without Anderson Silva?'
"They say the UFC has peaked — and we just sold it for 4 billion dollars. I can't read this stuff or listen to these morons who talk about it. They know nothing about the business and they don't understand how it works. We do."
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