UFC FN 111: Holly Holm Takes Out Bethe Correia With Booming Head Kick
Holly Holm ended a three fight losing skid at UFC Fight Night 111, and the former bantamweight champ did so in devastating fashion.
Holm took on fellow contender Bethe Correia in the main event, and both women looked to counter strike in the opening two rounds. In round three, after Correia taunted Holm to come forward, the noted striker landed a beautifully timed headkick that sent the Brazilian to the deck. The American landed one more punch, as referee Marc Goddard dived in to save Correia from any more punishment.
Here are the complete results for UFC FN 111, which took place in Singapore
Li Jingliang def. Frank Camacho via unanimous decision (29-27, 28-27, 29-27)
Russell Doane def Kwan Ho Kwak via TKO (punches) R1, 4:09
Naoki Inoue def. Carls John de Tomas via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Lucie Pudilova def. Ji Yeon Kim via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
"He doesn't think it's going to be competitive...I get that...obviously you expect Floyd to go in there and dominate...but I don't think it's bad for boxing...two separates sports, two separate entities came together...that's a good thing...if you gonna pay to see a spectacle, come pay to see a spectacle," stated undefeated unified light heavyweight champion Andre Ward, who shared his thoughts on the potential mega-fight between
Dana White Outlines What UFC’s Involvement Will be in Mayweather vs. McGregor
Although Conor McGregor remains under contract with the UFC, Dana White is reporting that the promotion will play no official role, leading up to the bout between Floyd Mayweather and McGregor.
On Wednesday it was announced that Mayweather and McGregor will box on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. On the latest edition of “UFC Tonight“, White was asked about what role the UFC will play in promoting the bout, and he reported the following (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“None. Mayweather Promotions will build the card and Showtime will do the production. When you have great fights, the money comes with all that. The one thing I care about, that when people walk away from spending money on a night, you walk away satisfied. Conor McGregor will go in, go after Floyd and will try to knock him out. And if that’s the case, the money is part of the deal.”
White did report, however that the UFC will do some shoulder programming for the bout:
“Showtime is going to put on shows leading up to the fight because they have Mayweather under contract. We’ll do Embedded series leading up to it and we’re coming up with other plans on what we’ll do.”
The upcoming bout is expected to set a new record in pay-per-view sales.