Here is F4WOnline.com’s coverage of UFC 194, Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title. As was mentioned yesterday almost all of the professional fighters picked Aldo over McGregor when asked who they thought would win. The professional fighters were not in such heavy agreement for the somewhat forgotten and understandably overshadowed co-mainevent between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold for the light heavyweight title. It is a very hard fight to pick as they seem VERY evenly matched.
UFC 194 FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS ON SATURDAY NIGHT
Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time
Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee
Yancy Medeiros vs. John Makdessi
Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor
FS 1 at 8 p.m. Eastern time
Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos
Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington
Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Tecia Torres
Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz
PPV AT 10 p.m. Eastern time
Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens
Gunnar Nelson vs. Demian Maia
Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Jacare Souza
Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold for the middleweight title
Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title
WWE TLC PPV ON SUNDAY FROM THE TD GARDEN IN BOSTON
Sheaumus vs. Roman Reignns for WWE title in a TLC match
Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose for IC title
New Day vs. Lucha Dragons vs. Usos in a ladder match for tag tiltes
Charlotte vs. Paige in a Divas title match
Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger for the U.S. title in a chair match
Bray Wyatt & Erick Rowan & Luke Harper & Braun Strowman vs. Dudleys & Tommy Dreamer & Rhyno in a tables match
Sunday is almost NXT in Blackpool, England.
Raw will be Monday night in Philadelphia while NXT runs Monday night in Nottingham, England.
Smackdown will be taped Tuesday night in Newark, NJ while NXT runs Tueday night in Cardiff, Wale.
Figure Four Weekly
Figure Four Weekly 12/7/2015: McDevitt comments on concussion lawsuits
Details on Jerry McDevitt’s comments on the ongoing concussion lawsuits against WWE, Alan discusses potential candidates for 2015’s best rookie.
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Coverage of the biggest weekend in UFC history, the stories behind the big matches, scouting the fighters, the business and handicapping the fights is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. We look at the promotion of the show, how changes in the UFC can affect the major fights, little things in each fight that haven’t beentalked about, fugure for the winners and much more is looked at.
We also look at the New Japan Tokyo Dome show, the New Japan tag team tournament, what’s new with A.J. Styles and his schedule, the controversy over the winners of the tournament and how it played out, New Japan business this past month and going forward, tournament standings and a rundown of the shows this past week.
We also have an update on Sting and his condition coming off the match with Seth Rollins, something to watch for about a very significant WWE employee, WWE increasing security at leve events, WWE putting up lots of new content on the network, why the Stampede tapes were taken down, Alberto Del Rio blames AAA for his not coming back and losingg the title, why the time-line of what he says doesn’t add up, another new franchise movie idea for Dwayne Johnson, a new WWE movie annnounced, Mick Foley’s son with WWE, Sami Zayn’s return, Tommy Dreamer’s schedule, WWE surveys, John Cena media, WWE and ESPN update, NXT taping news, Brock Lesnar schedule news, WWE firing, Del Rio & Colter alliance, as well as notes on all the NXT house shows from the past week as well as all the WWE house shows of the past week and the business from the last week.
We’ve got a look at this year’s Tokyo Sports pro wrestling awards, all the winners, how the balloting went down, as well as a list of every MVP dating back to 1974, and why different people won the awards and the nature of the politicas behid the awards.
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TODAY’S DAILY UPDATE
For the record, and since he’s been spot-on with his own predictions in the past, Conor McGregor told Dana White that he would knock out Jose Aldo Jr. in four minutes of the first round tonight.
Bryan and Dave have already done the first of four straight radio shows this weekend, last night’s UFC preview show talking all of the news from Vegas, plus pro-wrestling notes from PWG, WWE and more. They’ll be back tonight with the UFC recap show, Sunday with the WWE TLC recap show, Monday with the Raw recap show, plus Bryan will have his usual weekend fare up as normally scheduled (Wrestling Observer Live TLC pre-show Sunday, Bryan & Vinny Show talking TLC Sunday night, After Dark Radio (more below), etc.).
Yes. There is, in fact, a Change.org petition to get Donald Trump removed from the WWE Hall of Fame.
Some people in Texas are not happy with taxpayer money being spent to subsidize WrestleMania 32.
Bayley talks similarities between rock music and pro-wrestling.
They have Jack Swagger out there doing press for Tribute to the Troops which is hilarious when you consider his role at Tribute to the Troops.
Smackdown rose from 2.0 million viewers last week to 2.1 million viewers this week.
Dana White on Frankie Edgar getting a title shot after his destruction of Chad Mendes last night: “Nobody can deny Frankie anymore. He looked amazing tonight, and he’ll get whatever he wants.”
If the last three days straight of MMA weren’t enough for you, Pancrase 273 will air on UFC Fight Pass around the time UFC 194 ends. No real names on the show that would be familiar to North American fans with Issei Tamura, who fought TJ Dillashaw at UFC 158, being the only former UFC fighter on the card. The main event is a bantamweight title fight between Shintaro Ishitawa and Victor Henry. There will also be a men’s strawweight title fight on the show.
Speaking of Fight Pass show, Bellator Heavyweight Champion Vitaly Minakov knocked out Josh Copeland in the main event of a show that aired on the UFC’s streaming service on Friday. He’s now 17-0.
In the main event of the ONE Championships show yesterday from Manilla, which was tarnished by the death of a young fighter scheduled to compete on it just hours prior, Brandon Vera KO’d Paul Cheng to become that group’s Heavyweight Champion. Strawweight sensation Angela Lee moved to 4-0 on the undercard with a 2nd round sub. She’s finished every one of her pro opponents and is already one of the most popular fighters on their roster.
On the latest edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast, David Bixenspan and Brian Last discuss the amazing story of Vince Russo being booked as entertainment at Brian’s bar mitzvah 23 years ago.
From Bryan Alvarez: For those of you asking about the Dark Matter Digital Network and the apparent final retirement of Art Bell, I really don’t know what is going on, nor do I know if I will be doing a show on the network this coming Sunday night. All I know for sure is that one way or another, After Dark will continue, even if it goes back to being a podcast on the website as it was originally before we moved over there. There will be a new show this weekend as I’ve already taped the interview with James Garbarino where we will discuss the psychology of mass shooters based on his 20 years of interviewing killers after the fact. There is more information on the situation up at Artbell.com. Whatever happens, I do want to really thank Keith Rowland for all of the often-thankless hard work and personal expense that he put into the Dark Matter Digital Network over the past few years, and I hope for only the best for him.
Freakshow Wrestling has a unique show (no surprise) tonight in East LA (926 Clela AVE, East LA 90002) with a fans bring the weapons main event featuring BLACK SANTA vs. ZOMBIE JESUS. Santa will have Mrs. Claws in his corner and Jesus will be cornered by Mary. Obviously.
Here is today’s FULL Daily Pro Wrestling History including International history: Daily pro wrestling history 12/12: Lawler wins WCCW/USWA Title