The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) returns tonight, Saturday, June 22nd, 2019, with what should be an action-packed and meaningful fight card. Top-ranked featherweights Renato Moicano Carneiro and “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung go to war in the main event; we were anticipating bantamweight brawlers John Lineker and Rob Font re-matching in the co-main, but due to an injury that has been scratched* so we now have Bryan Barberena vs Randy Brown in the co-main. Rounding out the card we have the likes of Andrea Lee, and Kevin Holland, which should ensure the rest of the main card is at least fun to watch, no matter how the fights go.
*John Lineker withdrew from the UFC Fight Night 154 co-main event, according to MMA Junkie, leaving opponent, Rob Font, left hanging without an opponent for the big night. The Brazilian’s manager, Alex Davis, told MMA Fighting that “Hands of Stone” suffered a cut above his eyebrow while sparring on Thursday, one that was apparently severe enough to prompt his removal from the ESPN+ fight card.
Here’s what’s in store tonight with LIVE UPDATED RESULTS RIGHT HERE for the five main card bouts throughout the UFC Greenville event:
ESPN+ 12 MAIN CARD | 6PM CST
- MAIN: 145 lbs Featherweight Bout: “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (14-5-0) DEF Renato “Moicano” Carneiro (13-2-1), KO/TKO-Overhand Right to G & P, 0:58 R1
170 lbs Welterweight Bout: John Lineker vs Rob Font 2CANCELLED due to injury
- CO-MAIN: 170 lbs Welterweight Bout: Randy Brown (10-3-0) DEF Bryan Barberena (14-6-0), KO/TKO-Knee & Punches, R3/3
- 135 lbs Bantamweight Bout: Andre Ewell (14-5-0) DEF Anderson dos Santos (20-7-0), DEC-Unanimous 3 Rds 15:00 Total
- 125 lbs Flyweight Bout: Andrea Lee (10-2-0) DEF Montana De La Rosa (10-4-0), DEC-Unanimous 3 Rds 15:00 Total
- 185 lb Middleweight Bout: Kevin Holland (15-4-0) DEF Alessio Di Chirico (12-2-0), DEC-Unanimous 3 Rds 15:00 Total
The BKFC 6 (Bare Knuckle Fight Club) PPV (Pay-Per-View) event on FITE.TV also presents itself to us tonight, Sat, June 22nd, from the Florida State Fairgrounds out of Tampa, Florida; with the event hitting us at 7PM CST. We will update the results live on the show, in the chat, the show description and right here in this post.
With fists going commando in this promotion, we are assured to have an exciting event to fill you in on. This will be Brian’s first time covering an event for this promotion, let alone covering two events close to the same time, that alone oughta be fun to watch. Here’s the line up for BKFC 6, via fite.tv:
The Bare Knucklers:
“Custom Rules Bouts”
MAIN: 154 lbs - Artem Lobov (14-15-1) DEF Paulie Malignaggi (36-8-0), DEC-Unanimous (48-47 x3)
CO-MAIN: Dakota Cochrane (31-11-0) DEF Chris Leben (24-11-0), DEC-Unanimous (49-46 x2, 48-47)
135 lbs - Johnny Bedford DEF Reggie Barnett Jr, DEC-Unanimous (47-45, 48-44)
160 lbs- Julian Lane DEF Tom Shoaff, DEC-Unanimous (49-45x2)
Joey Beltran DEF Jamie Campbell, KO, 0:45 R1
175 lbs - Joe Riggs vs. Walber Tete Barros — Unanimous draw (47-47 x3)
160 lbs - Jim Allers DEF Elvin Brito, KO, 0:45 R1
175 lbs - David Mundell DEF Drew Lipton, TKO, 1:35 R1
135 lbs - Abdiel Velazquez DEF Travis Thompson, DEC-Unanimous (49-46, 48-47, 50-45)
Chris Boffil DEF Jared Hayes, KO, 1:55 R3
However exciting these fight cards might be, it is understandable if you can’t (or won’t) subscribe to or shell out the bucks for the ESPN+ 12 event or the BKFC 6 PPV, so we are here for you to be able to listen with us on YouTube. Luckily, Brian has subscribed to the services and we have decided to use our Saturday evening as an opportunity to not only possibly see some entertaining fights, but hopefully catch some decent finishes, while also providing you with a ‘Radio-Style’ play-by-play broadcast of each eye-poke, groin strike, highlight-reel knockout, etc. this is being presented behind the ESPN+ and Fite.tv set ups.
I will moderate your live chat, laying the ban hammer down on those pesky spammers and link beggars, as well as offering support to Brian throughout the show with factoids, bonus updates and adding results in full detail, to the chat and description, as well as right here in this posts the main events unfold. During the entire main card of each event Brian will be doing his best to keep fight fans up-to-date on the moment-to-moment action happening in Greenville, SC and Tampa, FL.
Remember that MMAmania.com and BloodyElbow.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Greenville fight card tonight, starting with the ESPN+ Prelims matches, which are scheduled to begin on ESPN2/ESPN+ at 3PM CST, while the main card start time will be at 6PM CST on ESPN+. To check out the latest and greatest UFC Greenville: “Moicano vs Korean Zombie” 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 UFC on ESPN+ 12 prelims, but you can find all the fight results right here on Bloody Elbow.
UFC Prelims ESPN2/ESPN+ 3PM CST
Dan Ige DEF. Kevin Aguilar,DEC-Unanimous, 3 Rds 15:00 Total
Ashley Yoder DEF. Syuri Kondo, DEC-Unanimous, 3 Rds 15:00 Total
Luis Pena DEF. Matt Wiman, KO/TKO-G & P, 1:14 R3/3 11:14 Total
Jairzinho Rozenstruik DEF. Allen Crowder, KO/TKO-Jab to G & P, 0:09 R1/3
Molly McCann DEF. Ariane Lipski, DEC-Unanimous, 3 Rds 15:00 Total
Deron Winn DEF. Eric Spicely, DEC-Unanimous, 3 Rds 15:00 Total
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