BJ Penn lost his sixth straight fight.
BJ Penn lost his sixth straight fight.Source: AP

Former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn has tapped out for the first time in his 17-year mixed martial arts career.

Penn lost to Ryan Hall in the first round at UFC 232 on Saturday night, dropping the Hall of Famer to 0-6-1 in his last seven fights since 2010.

Penn tapped instantly after getting caught in a heel hook by Hall, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist.

Penn (16-13-2) is an MMA pioneer once considered the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in his sport’s history. But the Hawaii-born star turned 40 this month, and he hasn’t won a bout since November 2010.

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Asxab has gained a strong fan base on social media, boasting 1.3 million followers on Instagram, and he’s made waves because of his slanging matches with other social media figures in Russia.

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He slammed 21-year-old former soldier named Kirill “Popeye” Tereshin, who had injected a toxic bulking oil into his arms and then challenged the then-16-year-old Asxab to a fight.

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In a video on social media, Asxab called out Popeye.

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“Kirill is using synthol because of the lack of relatives’ support and low self-esteem because he simply wanted to get some PR,” Asxab said.

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“Kirill, if you are watching this video, stop doing synthol, keep on working out and eat nutritious food.”

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Asxab promotes working out and eating healthy as the secrets to his success.

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Asxab has been floated as a potential UFC fighter in the future — and his reputation will only be enhanced after stepping into the Octagon for his first MMA bout earlier this week against Ukrainian YouTube star Philip Marvin.

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Marvin’s channel, which has just under two million subscribers, is all about extreme sports and performing death defying stunts.

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Asxab, the absolute weapon that he is, destroyed Marvin within two rounds.

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The pair felt each other out in the opening round with very few punches through for the first two minutes.

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Asxab entered the much bigger of the pair and Marvin clearly knew it, running around and keeping his distance.

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But Asxab grew in confidence throughout, trying to wrestle Marvin into top position.

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Once he got on top, it was all one way traffic as Asxab ground and pound Marvin into submission late in the second round.

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Watch the full fight with Philip Marvin here.

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Jon Jones returned to the Octagon for a title fight for the first time since mid-2017 and did what he’s always done.

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He won.

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The controversial superstar, in his comeback fight from a drug suspension at UFC 232 in Los Angeles, reclaimed the light heavyweight belt in dominant fashion; knocking out Alexander Gustafsson in the third round.

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If their first go-around was the greatest 205-pound title fight of all time, and the furthest Jones had been pushed, then their second was a showcase of the lessons he had learned.

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The 31-year-old kept his distance in the rematch, wheeling around and retreating from Gustafsson, who couldn’t find his range or rhythm at any point.

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Jones’ kicking arsenal was on show; an inside leg kick to end the second round hampered the Swede’s movement, and saw his left shin swell badly.

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It set up Jones for his first takedown of the fight in the third round — after Gustafsson had defended them well earlier on — as the new champ went to work on the canvas.

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With Jones on top, he kept his opponent in half guard, moved into side control, then eventually, with position from Gustafsson’s back, the American unleashed.

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Some vicious ground and pound left Gustafsson unable to defend himself, and referee Mike Beltran had to pull Jones away.

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“The first time I fought Alexander, I stayed in his punching range,” Jones said post-fight.

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“The main difference was [that] I was aware of how far away I was the whole time.

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“Alexander threw some great combinations. But if you really go back and watch the fight, he landed very few punches of my face tonight, and that was just from a greater understanding. I really think our team is the most dangerous team, especially when we get a rematch.”

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On the finish: “Alexander Gustafsson, he’s the type of guy where if he can get up quick, he does well. If you can hold him down past 30 seconds, you’re more than likely going to be keeping them down.”

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After the win, Jones only had eyes for one man: Daniel Cormier, the man he defeated in 2015, before having his 2017 win overturned to a no contest, due to a positive drug test.

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Cormier had held both the light heavyweight and heavyweight titles, but relinquished the former belt on Saturday (AEDT), in order for Jones and Gustafsson to fight for it.

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“I know there’s a guy, who has been calling himself champ champ,” Jones said.

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“I mean, what guy just gives up his belt because somebody else made it home?

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“Daddy’s home, DC. Prove to the fans you’re a champ champ. Come get a taste, I’m here. Get your belt back, I’ll be waiting right here.”

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Jones’ questionable past with banned substances will naturally part of the equation of whatever his next fight is.

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The drama surrounding the twice-banned light heavyweight’s latest drug test saw UFC move this card from Las Vegas to The Forum in Los Angeles on very short notice, impacting fans and fighters alike negatively.

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Jones was found to have turinabol in his system almost a year and a half after he copped a second steroid ban — for that very substance.

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Cormier already took to Twitter to respond to his rival, and made sure to bring up Jones’ substance issues.

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I mean shit , he should win! Dude starts with a head start everytime #usadafake #jonnybrasco

— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) December 30, 2018

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@DominickCruz you just said outside of all the testing stuff. Is there really stuff outside of the testing? Or we just do more testing and neither of us fail. That would be best case! We do that I’ll be back at 205!!!!!

— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) December 30, 2018

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NUNES DESTROYS CYBORG TO MAKE UFC HISTORY

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In the co-main event, we watched something many thought wasn’t possible.

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Amanda Nunes became the first women’s double champion in UFC history — knocking out the scariest woman in mixed martial arts, and now-former featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg, in a stunning first round finish.

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Nunes came in as the bantamweight champion, and dropped Cyborg twice, before an overhand right turned the lights out just 51 seconds into the fight.

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It was an important fight for the division, which looked somewhat uninspiring with Cyborg running through each one of her previous opponents.

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AUSSIES DOMINATE ON END-OF-YEAR CARD

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Alexander Volkanovski faced adversity for the first time in the Octagon, and came through it spectacularly as he stopped perennial featherweight contender Chad Mendes in the second round at UFC 232 on Sunday.

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The Aussie was dropped early in the second, and taken down three times throughout the fight, but never stopped coming forward; a right hand to Mendes’ temple eventually dropped the American, who had copped consistent damage throughout the two rounds.

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Volkanovski was the second Australian to win on a monster card in Los Angeles, after Megan Anderson recorded her first UFC win in bizarre fashion.

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What shaped to be an exciting women’s featherweight fight at UFC 232 was cut short as a head kick from Anderson saw her big toe land in Cat Zingano’s eye; the American turning away, before the referee stepped in to stop proceedings.

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Zingano seemingly couldn’t open her eye after the fight, with spots of blood sprinkled across her right eyelid.

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PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT BONUSES ($50K each)

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Performance of the Night: Amanda Nunes

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Performance of the Night: Ryan Hall

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Fight of the Night: Alexander Volkanovski and Chad Mendes

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FULL CARD

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Early prelims

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Montel Jackson def. Brian Kelleher — via 1st round submission

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Curtis Millender def. Siyar Bahadurzada — via unanimous decision

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Uriah Hall def. Bevon Lewis — via 3rd round KO

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Nathan Wood def. Andre Ewell — via 3rd round submission

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Prelims

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Ryan Hall def. BJ Penn — via 1st round submission

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Petr Yan def. Douglas Silva de Andrade — via TKO (end of round 2)

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Megan Anderson def. Cat Zingano — via 1st round TKO

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Walt Harris def. Andrei Arlovski — via split decision

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Main Card

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Alexander Volkanovski def. Chad Mendes — via 2nd round TKO

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Corey Anderson def. Ilir Latifi — via unanimous decision

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Michael Chiesa def. Carlos Condit — via 2nd submission

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Cris Cyborg def. Amanda Nunes — via first round KO

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Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson — via third round KO

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