Don’t Miss UFC Champions Rafael Dos Anjos and Demetrious Johnson on ‘Inside MMA’



Plus, Correspondent Ron Kruck Catches Up with Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis and B.J. Penn

Fight Highlights Feature Exciting Submissions on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 53’

LOS ANGELES – April 8, 2016 – UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos stopped by the INSIDE MMA studio tonight for an candid interview with series hosts Mauro Ranallo and Bas Rutten where he gave an update on his injury recovery, hinted at wanting to face No. 1 ranked UFC lightweight Eddie Alvarez and said he doesn’t think Conor McGregor will ever defend his featherweight title:

UFC Flyweight Champion and 2015 Bazzie Award Male Fighter of the Year Demetrious Johnson joined INSIDE MMA tonight and shared his thoughts on his next title defense, if he’ll ever move weight classes and news that “The Ultimate Fighter 24” winner will be given an immediate title shot in the UFC flyweight division:

UFC stars Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis turned heads this week when news spread that the two former rivals have begun training together and INSIDE MMA correspondent Ron Kruck arrived on the scene at Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico to capture their training session and talk to the pair:

With his return to the octagon imminent, UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn sat down with Kruck to discuss his decision to come out of retirement, including some unexpected inspiration from UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt:

Can’t get enough of “The Prodigy”? Watch the extended, 13-minute version of Penn’s interview here:

AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 53 kicked off with two thrilling first round submissions to start the night and didn’t slow down as middleweight Adam Dehart (6-5) landed a painful hip crank submission against Amir Dadovic (2-3) and flyweights CJ Hamilton (8-4) and Jacob Hebeisen (7-4) battled for three rounds before Hamilton emerged the victor by split decision. In the main event, Antonio Trocoli (9-2), was penalized for illegal elbows in the second round, falling to UFC veteran Dhiego Lima (11-4) by unanimous decision.

Check out highlights from tonight’s action, accompanied by expert analysis by AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello:

Here are the official results from AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 53:

Main Event – Welterweight Fight – Dhiego Lima (11-4) withstood illegal elbows from Antonio Trocoli (9-2) to win by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).

Welterweight Fight – Dave Vitkay (17-12-1) handed Cody Wilson (9-2) his second loss with a unanimous decision victory.

Flyweight Fight – CJ Hamilton (8-4) defeated Jacob Hebeisen (7-4) in a three round battle finally winning by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).

Middleweight Fight – Adam Dehart (6-5) tapped Amir Dadovic (2-3) with a hip crank submission at 2:29 in round three.

Light Heavyweight Fight – Devorius Tubbs (3-0, 1 NC) scored a unanimous decision victory over Zachary Klouse (4-4) (29-28, 30-27, 29-28).

Lightweight Fight – Chazz Walton (4-0) captured Welsey Golden (4-6) in a triangle choke to win at 0:43 in the first round.

Lightweight Fight – Jonathan Cobb (2-0) submitted Nathan Williams (1-1) with a first round guillotine choke at 1:27.


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