By the time he landed, Burns felt confident he was the front-runner, and that Colby "was just being Colby" and didn't have any intention of fighting.
", On Monday at 1 p.m. Sat, Mar 16 / 4:00 PM EDT WATCH ON FIGHT PASS. I have never worked harder and never been more prepared for the biggest moment in my career. A massive left hand followed by a sequence of hammer fists earned Melvin Guillard the knockout victory in Seattle at UFC on FOX 8. Las Vegas, NV. We have been working with the UFC on possible solutions to keep the fight alive, but unfortunately with such a short window of time, nothing was viable. "I want to fight Colby," Woodley told Kawa. Quinonez is a well-rounded competitor with good hands and dangerous ground skills, which means he could be the toughest test yet for Wood since he first arrived in the UFC. You had a fight postponed literally an hour ago. I think my brother @gilbertburns deserves to fight Woodley this weekend. The English capital has been due for an event, as it will have been around a year between this and the last event in the city. It’s the perfect main event of UFC London. Will Omari Akhmedov be able to secure his 10th straight finish or will Gunnar Nelson's submission skills prevail? https://twitter.com/UFCEurope/status/1197816996152434688. ET: Covington chimed in, tweeting that he saw Edwards was out and proposing that he beat up Woodley "next week for your entertainment and my own personal pleasure.". At 12:06 a.m. A middleweight slugfest is expected when Jack Marshman meets John Phillips in the lead off bout on the main card. Till had that opportunity in his last fight but fell short against Tyron Woodley, which was the first loss of his professional career.
If Burns got the fight, he would have set the record for the quickest turnaround from a fight to another fight since 2000, which is considered the beginning of the modern era of the UFC. England’s own Molly McCann did not get the start to her UFC career she wanted after suffering a submission loss in her debut.
Other possible opponents made themselves known on social media, including former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, who tweeted at 8:02 p.m. that if Burns didn't get it, he'd be in. Other potential English-based fighters who could be added to UFC London include bantamweight prospect Nathaniel Wood, women’s flyweight contender Molly McCann, and featherweight contender Arnold Allen all make perfect sense to be a part of this event as well. But after the president's recommendation, there was no way a fight card with full regulation and production could happen. They say they have my back no matter what.". “The Gorilla” comes off the first loss of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. As for Burns, he'll now get to enjoy the biggest win of his career in earnest. Now she’s hungrier than ever for her first win as she takes on Brazilian Priscila Cachoeira, who got her own rude welcome to the Octagon with an impossibly tough test against current champion Valentina Shevchenko. The UFC did not announce any fights for the London card just yet, but speculation has already begun about a potential middleweight main event between British superstar Darren Till and Australia’s Robert Whittaker. Latest UFC Fight Night 171 fight card, rumors, and updates for the "Woodley vs. Edwards" MMA event on ESPN+ on Sat., March 21, 2020 inside O2 Arena in London, England.
UFC real or not: Masvidal next for Covington? UFC president Dana White says the next three UFC events are postponed, but April's title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will happen. Fight Night London: Fight Card Preview BT Sport preview this Saturday's UFC Fight Night London: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa card. UFC London: Full fight card, odds and info! Silva has built a 12-fight win streak overall and he hopes to continue his climb towards the top 15 rankings when he returns to action this weekend. Burns said he did, so Abdelaziz said he would call the UFC to try to get him the opportunity. Woodley submitted Till in the second round with a D’arce choke. Now Wood will face former Ultimate Fighter Latin America competitor Jose Quinonez, who is currently riding a four-fight win streak of his own inside the Octagon. Burns' finish of Maia helped kick off one of the most hectic 48 hours in UFC history, as the promotion and its fighters, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, tried to piece together an event that would have happened Saturday. However, according to sources close to the negotiations, Covington's offer to fight Woodley on short notice never really made it off the ground.
"I wasn't even celebrating the fight with Demian anymore.