Found November 07, 2011 on
UFC 138 was overlooked. Sandwiched between Nick Diaz at UFC 137 and the UFC's first foray into network television, it's no surprise that a tape-delayed card without a title fight would not get the same love as those events, but the fighters still delivered with exciting performances. Here are Cagewriter's Three Stars. Tell us your in the comments or on Facebook.
No. 1 star -- Terry Etim: The British fighter's last trip to the Octagon was a loss at UFC 112. He must have spent the past 19 months thinking about that loss, and how to get back on the right foot in his next fight. He did that by submitting Edward Faaloloto in just 17 seconds, causing the crowd in Birmingham to erupt in joy. He was awarded a $70,000 Submission of the Night bonus for his work, which eased the frustration of a 19-month layoff.
No. 2 star -- Renan Barao: How do you quiet a crowd full of Brad Pickett supporters? By knocking him down, beating him up, and then jumping on his back and securing a...
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Some thought Terry Etim (Pictured) had fallen off the face of the earth after losing to Rafael dos Anjos back in April 2010. While a broken rib was the true cause behind his extended hiatus, Etim returned in resounding fashion on Saturday at UFC 138 by making quick work of Eddie Faaloloto.
It took Etim all of 17 seconds to collect his fourth ‘Submission of the Night’ award when...
Renan Barao is for real. The Brazilian's won 27 fights in a row. Today he added Brad Pickett to his list of victims.
A Barao knee was the beginning of the end for Pickett. He couldn't hold off the onslaught and eventually submitted because of a rear-naked choke at 4:09 of the first round.
"I fought really hard and had a great camp. My power, technique, skill was all...
UFC 138: Terry Etim Vs. Edward Faaloloto
While all MMA eyes are focused squarely on this Saturday’s “UFC on FOX” extravaganza, the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion is multitasking and filling out the roster for their return trip to Brazil.
Minutes after announcing a lightweight scrap between Sam Stout and Thiago Tavares for UFC 142, the company confirmed a 155-pound shootout with Edson Barboza (Pictured...
Renan Barao Keeps Streak Alive, Runs Through Brad Pickett
Check out Tracy Lee's pictures from UFC 138, including the nasty cut that stopped the fight between Mark Munoz and Chris Leben, Renan Barao's damaging striking, Michihiro Omigawa's first win in the UFC and more.
Two lightweight contests have been added to the UFC’s next trip to Brazil, as promotion officials Tuesday announced that Thiago Tavares will face Sam Stout and Edson Barboza will meet Terry Etim at UFC 142.