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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
“UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” took place Saturday inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Featherweight king Jose Aldo (Pictured) successfully defended his throne against Frankie Edgar in the show’s featured attraction. The 145-pounders earned ‘Fight of the Night’ honors for their 25-minute affair.
Six upset specials were served up on the evening. Rashad Evans was the biggest favorite to fall. “Suga” dropped a unanimous decision to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the co-man event.
Quick Results (Play-by-Play):
Francisco Rivera Defeated Edwin Figueroa via TKO (Punches) at 4:20 in the 2ndRound
Dustin Kimura Defeated Chico Camus via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:50 in the 3rdRound
Isaac Vallie-Flagg Defeated Yves Edwards via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bobby Green Defeated Jacob Volkmann via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:25 in the 3rdRound
Tyron Woodley Defeated Jay Hieron via KO (Punches) at :36 in the 1stRound
Evan Dunham Defeated Gleison Tibau via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Joseph Benavidez Defeated Ian McCall via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Demian Maia Defeated Jon Fitch via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Defeated Alistair Overeem via TKO (Punches) at :25 in the 3rdRound
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Defeated Rashad Evans via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jose Aldo Defeated Frankie Edgar via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) (Aldo retains UFC featherweight title)
Fight Night Bonuses:
Fight of the Night:
Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo ($50,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Bobby Green ($50,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva ($50,000)
Post-Fight Press Conference Notes:
According to UFC president Dana White, 10,275 fans packed the arena, garnering a live gate of $2.437 million.
Bigfoot says they knew Overeem would gas in the later rounds. Game plan worked perfectly.
White said he might arrange Cain Velasquez vs. Bigfoot Silva II.
Maia said he wishes he would have dropped to welterweight earlier in his career, but can’t ponder the past.
White says Chris Weidman will likely get next Anderson Silva next. He thought Evans looked the worst he ever has.
White stated Anthony Pettis just texted him and said he wants to drop to 145 and challenge Aldo for his belt next.
White says Aldo is one of the top four or five pound-for-pound.
Edgar refuses to make any excuses or blames judging. Props to Aldo.
Edgar isn’t sure what weight class he’ll be fighting in moving forward. Things seem to end the same way regardless.
Silva was asked if he talked to Overeem after the fight, “Yes, after knockout, he’s my friend now.”
White isn’t sure if Junior dos Santos vs. Overeem is on the radar.
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A featherweight superfight between champion Jose Aldo (Pictured) and Frankie Edgar headlined Saturday’s UFC 156 pay-per-view broadcast.
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Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada hosted tonight’s festivities.
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Frank Edgar +175
Jose Aldo -220
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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar engage in an intense staredown at the UFC 156 weigh-in. This fight can’t happen soon enough, I’m going with McCall, Fitch, Overeem, Evans and Edgar by decision.-TO
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Bigfoot’s KO Of Overeem GIF
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