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TUF S20:E4 Results: #1 seed Carla Esparza makes it look easy

#1 seed Carla Esparza came into the TUF 20 house with a bigger bullseye on her back than any of the 16 fighters involved in the grueling 6 week competition. After all, she was the Invicta FC champion for her weight class, and she even got champions pay. $40K, to vacate her Invcita strap and sit on the sidelines before the show started filming while the other Invicta FC signees got...
Via Fight Booth
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fighter Profile: Johny Hendricks

In an effort to help familiarize our readers with the sport of mixed martial arts, and the UFC in general, we are going to continue our weekly segment, “Fighter Profile.” Over the next eight weeks we will be profiling the 8 champions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This week: Welterweight Champion, Johny Hendricks. Name: Johny [&hellip No visits yet The post Fighter...
Via No Coast Bias
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kennedy and Romero get heated backstage following UFC 178

Middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero put on quite the show in Vegas this past Saturday night. Both men earned a well deserved $50,000 fight of the night bonus check, but the fight itself didn’t come without controversy. Kennedy had Romero rocked at the end of the second round after landing some devastating uppercuts. As you can see in the .gif below, Kennedy did grab a hold...
Via Fight Booth
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC champion Anthony Pettis expects to finish Gilbert Melendez in the first round

Anthony Pettis has been quite the busy man lately. “Showtime” is the coach of the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, has been seen doing UFC Q & A’s, won his spot on the Wheaties box, and has even made guest appearances on UFC on FOX shows. Essentially, Pettis has been doing everything besides actually defending his title, and the bevy of contenders are creating a...
Via Fight Hub TV
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC champion Cain Velasquez shows off incredible dance moves on TUF Latin America

Forget the former UFC Heavyweight champion Randy Couture being on Dancing With The Stars, the current UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recently showed off his moves, and they are quite astonishing for the big man. Check out Velasquez’s break dancing on the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America (Courtesy of R/mma): We know that 10 second clip is just not...
Via Fight Hub TV
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gunnar Nelson on brink of breakout performance

With the world of mixed martial arts still buzzing from last weekend’s action at UFC 178 and the updated rankings that followed, the sport’s leading promotion will redirect the spotlight this weekend with it’s second trip to Sweden and a main event featuring a welterweight clash between the increasingly-dangerous Gunnar Nelson and 170-pound fixture Rick Story at UFC Fight Night...
Via Sports-Glory
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cung Le suspended for failed HGH test

So, remember when Cung Le posted the above pic on the Internet and claimed the reason he looked overly ripped was because he had just finished an intense workout and the photo was shot under the “perfect lighting”? Yeah, about that… As many had suspected, Le was on something, and that something was human growth hormone. The UFC has suspended Le nine months, retroactive to his...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II’ Bout Order Set

Now that UFC 178 is officially in our rear-view mirror, let’s take a look ahead to the octagon’s next pay-per-view broadcast. “UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II” goes down October 25 inside Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Reigning featherweight king Jose Aldo (pictured) puts his strap on the line against Chad Mendes in the show’s featured attraction. The last...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Next Fights for Dominick Cruz and Conor McGregor?

A number of things were proven and a number of fighters established themselves as title contenders at UFC 178. Perhaps the two fighters that shone the most at the event were Dominick Cruz and Conor McGregor, who each finished their fights quickly and dominantly and won themselve Performance of the Night bonuses in the process. We at Fight of the Night have decided to explore what...
Via Fight Of The Night
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Conor, Cruz, Cat, Cowboy, Romero and Kennedy shine at UFC 178

It was one of the most anticipated cards of the year and that remained true even after it lost the original main event between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. The card delivered on the hype with Conor McGregor leading the way. While Cowboy Cerrone, Cat Zingano and Dominick Cruz did all they could to steal the night away from him. While Yoel Romero, Tim Kennedy and a stool tried to...
Via Fight Booth
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor could be the Chael Sonnen to Jose Aldo's Anderson Silva

Whenever UFC president Dana White talks about Anderson Silva and his popularity, he usually says "The Spider" only became a big star after his highlight-reel front kick knockout of Vitor Belfort. That's partially true, but you could also tie Silva's boost in drawing power to one fight earlier. Yeah, you already know where I'm going with this. No great hero has...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor KO’s Dustin Poirier In The First Round At UFC 178 (GIF)

Image courtesy of mmasucka.com Conor McGregor told everyone that he was going to knock out Dustin Poirier in the first round at UFC 178. AND HE DID! McGregor caught Poirier with a questionable punch that landed behind the ear of Poirier, which stunned him, and then ended the fight with a flurry of punches. McGregor is one of the most popular fighters in the UFC, you can see why....
Via Total Sports Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carano-Rousey fight won't happen this year

Sorry fight fans – it’s looking more and more like the UFC’s desire to book Ronda Rousey against Gina Carano in a superfight of women’s MMA standouts won’t be happening this year. Carano’s manager Scott Karp told Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting that Carano is booked to film two movies before the end of the year, including one in October along with Robert DeNiro and on again...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

GSP to make UFC return?

The UFC lost an icon last December when longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vacated his title and took a leave of absence from MMA citing his own personal issues he had to take care of. As the months went by, it was made evident that his leave of absence was a lot more than just “personal issues”, but rather his discontent with the sport’s drug testing policy...
Via Fight Hub TV
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gina Carano to film two more movies by end of year

Looks like we can kiss goodbye to the Gina Carano-Ronda Rousey fight the UFC has been talking about the past several months. Though UFC boss Dana White spent the past few months saying he will have Carano signed to the promotion, he hasn’t delivered. Instead, Carano has plans to film two more movies this year. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MMA fighter gets lifetime ban from Nevada, big fine

It’s a good thing Wanderlei Silva (pictured) has retired from mixed martial arts, because the Nevada Athletic Commission has just banned him for life from competing in the state. The NAC also docked Silva $70,000, 10 percent of what he was guaranteed to make in his bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 175, for running from May’s random drug test. Silva was a no-show during Tuesday’s...
Via 5thRound.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thiago Silva high on cocaine, carrying gun in videos released by wife

Thiago Silva’s estranged wife, Thaysa, released two videos this week that show her ex-husband’s potentially dangerous behavior. Thiago Silva is an MMA fighter who was charged with two counts of aggravated assault in February for allegedly threatening his wife and her boyfriend with a gun. Silva was arrested after barricading himself inside his Florida home […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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