The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns tonight, Saturday, June 1st, 2019, with some decent bouts worth catching. The top two fights happening at UFC on ESPN+ 11 are scheduled to take place in the light heavyweight division. The main event features former title challengers, Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson and Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith, and the co-main event is now set to be Jimi Manuwa vs Aleksandar Rakic after Ilir Latifi was pulled from his scheduled bout against Volkan Oezdemir. Perhaps the best part of this main card offering is that the card takes place midday in the United States, although the event is being held at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
For the memorable past and foreseeable future the UFC has been pushing an event at its fan base almost once a week. With that comes a lot of dedication from hardcore fight fans if they intend to take in every possible second of violence from the world’s premiere mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. We are here to give you all the results as they happen so you don’t miss any of the face-punching action that is bound to occur.
Brian and I have decided to use our Saturday afternoons as an opportunity to possibly see an abundance of highly entertaining fights, but also to provide you with a radio-style play-by-play broadcast of each eye-poke, groin strike, highlight-reel knockout, etc. that is being presented behind the ESPN+ monetary blockade. I will moderate the live chat and ban those pesky spammers and link beggars, as well as offer support to Brian throughout the show with factoids and bonuses, while updating the results at length in the description of the show as the main event unfolds. Brian might be less easy on the eyes than Gustafsson’s cauliflower ear, but during the entire main card of this event he will be doing his best to keep fight fans up to date on the moment-to-moment action inside of the eight-sided cage.
We’ve done this style of show in the past exclusively for pay-per-view (PPV) events and are trying it out for UFC Fight Nights as well. If you like the product please consider subscribing to the channel and giving the video a thumbs up.
Here’s what’s in store tonight with LIVE UPDATED RESULTS RIGHT HERE for the five main event bouts throughout the UFC on ESPN+ 11 event, straight out of Stockholm, Sweden:
ESPN+ 11 MAIN EVENT | 1PM/10AM ETPT
205 - Light Heavyweight, 5 Rds: Anthony Smith DEF, Alexander Gustafsson - SUB-Rear Naked Choke, 2:38 R4 of 5, 17:38 Total
205 - Light Heavyweight: Aleksandar Rakić DEF. Jimi Manuwa - KO/TKO-Head Kick, 0:42 R1 of 3
145 - Featherweight: Makwan Amirkhani DEF. Chris Fishgold - SUB-Anaconda Choke, 4:25 R2, 9:25 Total
155 - Lightweight: Christos Giagos DEF. Damir Hadžović - DEC-Unanimous
145 - Featherweight: Daniel Teymur DEF. Sung Bin Jo - DEC-Unanimous
Performances of the Night: Anthony Smith, Aleksandar Rakic, Makwan Amirkhani & Leonardo Santos
FOTN: No FOTN bonus
Attendance: 14,319 (SOLD OUT)
Remember that MMAmania.com and BloodyElbow.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC on ESPN+ 11 fight card tonight, starting with the ESPN 2 “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 10AM/7AM ETPT before the main card start time at 1PM/10AM ETPT on ESPN+. To check out the latest and greatest UFC Stockholm: “Gustafsson vs Smith” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.
We will not be doing live radio-style play-by-play for the prelims, but you can find all the fight results right here on Bloody Elbow.
ESPN 2 PRELIMS | 10AM/7AM ETPT
170 - Welterweight: Sergey Khandozhko DEF. Rostem Akman, DEC-Unanimous
135 - Bantamweight: Lina Lansberg DEF. Tonya Evinger , DEC-Unanimous
155 - Lightweight: Leonardo Santos DEF. Stevie Ray, KO/TKO Punch, 2:17 R1,
155 - Lightweight: Frank Camacho DEF. Nick Hein, KO/TKO Punches, 4:56 R2, 9:56 Total
145 - Women’s Bantamweight: Bea Malecki DEF. Duda Santana, SUB-Rear Naked Choke, 1:59 R2, 6:59 Total
205 - Light Heavyweight: Devin Clark DEF. Darko Stosic, DEC-Unanimous
155 - Lightweight: Joel Alvarez DEF. Danilo Belluardo, KO/TKO Ground & Pound, 2:22 R2, 7:22
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