UFC 194 LIVE - Connor McGregor vs Jose Aldo - Live coverage - The Independent

UFC 194 LIVE - Connor McGregor vs Jose Aldo

    12/12/2015 11:47:35 PM
    Hello and welcome to live coverage of UFC 194! 
    12/12/2015 1:43:31 PM
    Herb Dean confirms which matches he will be officiating this evening, including Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold for the middleweight title. Big John McCarthy will officiate Aldo vs McGregor

    12/12/2015 11:56:56 PM
    Court McGee defeats Marcio Alexandre via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) on the UFC Fight Pass undercard.
    12/13/2015 12:01:06 AM
    Yancy Medeiros beats John Makdessi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
    12/13/2015 12:27:23 AM
    30 minutes left until the fights get underway! Time to have that extra cup of coffee or sip of Red Bull to make sure you stay up for what promises to be an incredible card.
    12/13/2015 12:32:06 AM

    Magomed Mustafaev defeats Joe Proctor by TKO in round one

    12/13/2015 12:47:43 AM
    For those relying on gifs and Vines to watch tonight's fights, here's one:

    12/13/2015 12:50:19 AM
    So the prelims are about to get underway! While we all collectively get over the shock that Faber is on the undercard of a momentous UFC card, let's all instead enjoy the fact we're set for a series of incredible fights right form the get-go.
    12/13/2015 12:58:09 AM
    To quote Mike Goldberg, HERE WE GO!
    12/13/2015 1:03:48 AM
    It's Leonardo Santos up against Kevin Lee kicking off the show. Let's see if we can start with a bang.
    12/13/2015 1:06:36 AM
    The worst part about any live sporting event is undoubtedly the adverts. US sports in particular do love filling any spare moment with a commercial or two. Not the same watching it the morning after and fast-forwarding though, is it?
    12/13/2015 1:09:07 AM
    Bruce Buffer opening proceedings with his classic "We are live!" catchphrase. A shame the camera never catches his infamous 'spin' to both fighters, though. Here we go: Santos vs Lee
    12/13/2015 1:11:12 AM
    Round 1: Both fighters happy to keep the fight standing in opening minute. High kicks thrown from both fighters, none landing. Santos throwing out a solid jab which could cause problems for Lee.
    12/13/2015 1:12:51 AM
    Round 1: Silly mistake from Lee looking to taunt Santos into a takedown, which Santos gladly obliges and now wraps lee into a butterfly lock
    12/13/2015 1:14:13 AM

    Round 1: Lee is in trouble as he goes down from a solid punch and McCarthy steps in to stop the fight!! Santos wins via first round TKO
    12/13/2015 1:15:12 AM
    That one-two combination lands perfectly to mark the beginning of the end for Lee. Santos escapes the Octagon and flees to friends and family in the stands, could land him in trouble, that.
    12/13/2015 1:16:46 AM
    Here's the combination that put Lee on his back, he's still not happy about the stoppage by the looks of things:
    12/13/2015 1:18:55 AM
    Up next it's Warlley Alves vs Colby Covington
    12/13/2015 1:22:39 AM
    Dana White shouting at the crowd from all angles via the titantron, it seems.
    12/13/2015 1:26:28 AM
    Ah, more adverts, and we get to see a bunch of fans cheer Joe Hart's lack of dandruff once again
    12/13/2015 1:31:00 AM
    Alves vs Covington, one man's unbeaten streak is about to end
    12/13/2015 1:35:08 AM
    Solid knee from Alves but is quickly taken down by Covington, very aggressive start from the Brazilian
    12/13/2015 1:35:56 AM
    Alves jumps onto a guillotine chance and submits Covington! Another quick finish on the prelims card. Covington tried to slam Alves to break the hold but it was too tight.
    12/13/2015 1:36:57 AM
    Warlley looks like a dangerous fighter, came out fast, looked strong and got an early finish. Time for some more ads!
    12/13/2015 1:38:19 AM
    The poor translator has to remember about two minutes of speech from Alves
    12/13/2015 1:41:35 AM
    We've had one fighter sprint out the ring, now another dances, by the end of the night we'll need fighters backflipping out of the cage in order to top the previous exit
    12/13/2015 1:42:59 AM
    Looks like there's going to be a wait before the next fight, Cormier, Bisping and Stann sharing their thoughts on the opening fights. Might be a good time to go make yourself another drink
    12/13/2015 1:46:33 AM
    Women's Strawweight fight up next as Jocelyn Lybarger takes on Tecia Torres. Both fighters possess six wins to their name
    12/13/2015 1:52:15 AM
    With Jones-Lybarger making her UFC debut, could nerves get the better of her? There aren't many bigger nights to be making your debut, especially against an opponent who's undefeated at 6-0
    12/13/2015 1:55:44 AM
    Round 1: Solid combinations from Torres that Lybarger is struggling to evade in the early minutes. Lybarger looks hesitant to throw anything because of the vicious combos she gets in return.
    12/13/2015 2:02:17 AM
    Round 1: Torres' punches look sharp and with purpose while Lybarger looks laboured. Torres has her opponent tied up against the cage now.
    12/13/2015 2:03:24 AM
    Round 1: Toe stamps and knees making Torres the busier of the two in the clinch, no real advancing of position or takedown attempts, though
    12/13/2015 2:04:21 AM
    Round 1 Ends with the clinch lasting the majority of the round. Odd that Torres is happy to stay tied up considering she had by far the better of the exchanges of punches. First fight of the show to make it beyond the first round
    12/13/2015 2:06:04 AM
    Round 2: Lybarger's corner spoke between rounds like a camp knowing they lost the first. Need to turn things around here
    12/13/2015 2:06:53 AM
    Round 2: Less than a minute into the second round and both fighters are once again in a clinch up against the cage
    12/13/2015 2:08:03 AM
    Round 2: Tecia spins her opponent and breaks the clinch, fight back to the centre of the Octagon now
    12/13/2015 2:09:13 AM
    Round 2: Lybarge taking some vicious elbows from the bottom as Torres continues to exert her dominance in what's been a bit of a slow fight
    12/13/2015 2:11:17 AM
    Round 2: Another uneventful round dominated by the clinch. I have Torres winning both, going to take something special from Jones-Lybarger to turn things around.
    12/13/2015 2:12:02 AM
    Round 3: Back into the clinch game once again but fighters separate and Torres circles the outside of the cage with some nice footwork
    12/13/2015 2:14:01 AM
    Round 3: Jones-Lybarger trying to close off the cage but Torres is simply too fast. Nothing working for the debutant
    12/13/2015 2:15:25 AM
    12/13/2015 2:16:29 AM
    Round 3: Torres just teeing off on Jones-Lybarger now, clinch the only thing preventing a stoppage there. Jones-Lybarger looking pretty beat up now
    12/13/2015 2:17:11 AM
    Round 3: Both fighters swing to the final bell with a couple of decent strikes landing from Jones-Lybarger, but it'll probably be too little, too late to get her the win in this encounter.
    12/13/2015 2:18:31 AM
    As expected, Tecia Torres wins via unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring the bout 30-27.
    12/13/2015 2:21:08 AM
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