In one of the most memorable heavyweight clashes, Fury defended his WBC heavyweight title with a 11th-round knockout of Wilder in front of a packed T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Fury and Wilder combined for four knockdowns before Fury’s finishing sequence to end the showdown. Check out the two crowd angles that surfaced on Twitter moments after the fight that show off Fury’s devastating power and Wilder’s incredible will. LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official UFC Fight Night 195 fighter weigh-ins, which kicked off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT). The weigh-ins took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The same venue hosts Saturday’s card, which streams on ESPN+. Among those weighing in were Aspen Ladd (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Norma Dumont (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), who meet in the women’s featherweight main event. Both women made weight. As the UFC continues to tout record profits since the start of the global pandemic, the promotion is still dealing with a lot of bad optics when it comes to the paychecks being doled out to the fighters. While fighter pay has been a constantly debated subject, UFC owner and Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel recently fired back at those claims while touting Conor McGregor as the highest paid athletes in sports.
Meanwhile, UFC president Dana White has routinely lashed out at anybody questioning the paychecks his athletes are receiving including recent battles with both Oscar De La Hoya and Jake Paul over the subject. At the same time, UFC athletes such as Jared Cannonier has openly stated that he needed to fight more frequently because he was going “broke” while sitting on the sidelines due to injury. Former Contender Series winner and UFC strawweight Cheyanne Buys said that she was negative in her bank account heading into a recent fight, which was remedied after the UFC afforded her a post-fight bonus following an impressive victory. Ex-UFC fighter Dan Hardy can’t help but criticize the current pay model in the UFC when he’s witnessing fighters such as Cannonier and Buys celebrating wins in the biggest and most profitable mixed martial arts promotion in the world while openly admitting that they are in financial peril at the same time.
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