A memorial to the late Victoria Lee and Stephen Bonnar received their UFC Vegas 67 card Saturday, while the story of former Bellator fighter Keith Lee provided some much-needed good news this week. It’s your Sunday MMA hit!
Keith Lee found a new career. spark good stories The first time of 2023 in MMA.
The first ten days of 2023 left MMA fans quite soulful. In summary, Dana White and his wife were involved in a domestic violence incident, Phil Baroni was arrested for murder, Anthony Rocco Martin was charged for assaulting a police officer, Dillon Danis retired from fighting KSI, Ilia Topuria was involved in a bar fight, another former UFC fighter has been charged with brutal assault, Victoria Lee tragically died at the age of 18, and Diego Sanche. H is licensed to bare finger boxing.
It all happened after the end of 2022, with the UFC involved in a betting scandal. For some reason, three fighters choose to visit Chechnya to shoot guns and celebrate the dictator’s son’s birthday. and disputes between judges
Thanks to ex-Bellator fighter Keith Lee, who found a new career as a food critic and has helped promote thousands of businesses for restaurants. Oh, and he still intends to fight.
MMA Fighting has played 1v1 with Lee recently, which you can check out — or just jump over to his TikTok to get his food review firsthand. Or better yet, do both.
After a difficult start to the year We all want that.
Dillon Danis banned by Misfits Boxing
After failing to appear at the press conference and completely quit fighting KSI, Dillon Danis was banned by Misfits Boxing.
Forbid from things that are unclear Since it was quite clear that he had never shown any intentions.
somewhat irrelevant But here’s a clip of Danis having Ariel Helwani scooped up.
happy holidays pic.twitter.com/7PVOKelqRs
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) 22 December 2022
Baroni was formally charged with the murder of a woman in Mexico.
Phil Baroni, a former UFC fighter who fought across the globe in a non-stop career in Strikeforce, KOTC, Bellator, ONE Championship, PRIDE and more, has been officially charged with the murder of a woman in Mexico.
“Killing a woman” generally means killing a woman or women because of their gender. As previously reported by Cageside Press and other media outlets, Baroni was arrested in Mexico after alerting police in San Pacho and informing them of an unresponsive woman found in his hotel room. Baroni told police that after a woman who said he was his girlfriend confessed to cheating on him, He ordered her to take a shower. Then he took her to shower when she refused.
Barony allegedly claimed that the woman lay in bed later. At her request, however, according to ESPN Deportes (in Spanish), prosecutors identified 37 wounds on the victim’s body.
Several sources confirmed Baroni was involved with Cageside Press after the allegations first surfaced. Because the initial report did not identify the suspect He is now considering a prison sentence of between 50 and 75 years if convicted.
Baroni last fought in MMA in 2019 and later announced his retirement from the sport. He won a boxing match in Mexico the following year. and from his social media presence He lives in this country.
The former fighter is being held at the CERISO Venustiano Carranza (state prison) in Tepic.
UFC pays tribute to the late Victoria Lee
The UFC chose to pay their respects to the late ONE Championship fighter Victoria Lee during the start of UFC Vegas 67 on Saturday.
This move was a surprise. Because promotions often pretend to have no competition – and none of the Lee brothers ever competed with the organization.
However, the tragic passing of the 18-year-old fighter is above all. Victoria Lee was a fine-hearted athlete built on bravado and manhood. His future looked as bright as the stars. Brother Christian and sister Angela are already very successful.
The sport and the world are even worse. Good for the UFC for realizing that.
RIP Victoria Lee 🤍 pic.twitter.com/DujknAETVb
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 14, 2023
And Stefan Bonnar, what a brutal night.
The second tribute at UFC Vegas 67 saw the main card open with a tribute to the late Stephan Bonnar.
Bonnar, like Lee, died in December at the age of 45 from heart complications.
Bonnar and Forrest Griffin have long been credited with saving the UFC. Thanks to their memorable battle in 2005’s Ultimate Fighter finale, though, Griffin won the fight. But both were awarded UFC contracts, with the fight getting them promoted. Hall of Fame in 2013
Bonnar’s struggles in recent years have been disappointing. And he never achieved the same level of success as Griffin in terms of career awards. His position as a big fan should not be underestimated during the transition or break for the sport. If it wasn’t for Stephen Bonnars of the UFC world, it might never have made it.
It’s the visage of MMA.
So, Randon Senses praises Stephen Bonnar. pic.twitter.com/jrE6xXS2Ou
— UFC Quebec (@UFCQuebec) January 15, 2023
The KSI card against FaZe Temperrr is… unwatchable at times.
When your “mystery fighter” is either a professional boxer accused of boxing fans or the worst pro (that’s Luis Alcaraz Pineda for those who don’t know) after losing to KSI last year. you have a problem That was the scene in London last Saturday, where Pineda was revealed to be a rival to TikTok content creator BDave, or would it be DaveB? Dave and Busters? Whatever.
Out-of-box superstar Jake Paul is lingering a little too long. KSI himself might pull things off if he keeps getting decent matches, but the dropped professional Pineda in a three-round fight against BDave couldn’t watch. the fact that The “mystery fighter” showing up in Undertaker’s entrance theme (at least at first) feels like a sad parody of Israel Adesanya doing the same last year.
On the plus side, MMA vet Anthony Taylor took the win from the event. All results can be viewed here.