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The disappointment that was the match between Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is exactly what was needed prior to the fierce showdown that was Aldo vs. Edgar.
Don't confuse this. Ideally all of the fights at UFC 156 would have been outstanding. However, having a letdown (a unanimous decision won by "Little Nog") just before the UFC Featherweight Title bout made the ensuing 25 minutes of headlining action that much more sweet.
Frankie Edgar is the modern day "Rocky". The New Jersey native easily had all of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Vegas in his corner, but Jose Aldo was just too strong, retaining his belt by unanimous decision.
For the opening three rounds, all went according to Aldo's plan. The Brazilian unleashed devastating leg kicks, bruising Edgar's thigh early and often. Edgar's speed, which was a bigger advantage to him in the 155-pound division, was matched by Aldo, who picked apart the defense of "The Answer"...
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Super Saturday 2013 gave us one of the more unpredictable nights in UFC history, and our job this morning is to make some sense of all of it. We saw the trend of title contenders being knocked off continue. We saw three new Strikeforce imports make a huge dent on FX in their respective Octagon debuts. We saw a man who was at the top of the world just one year ago drop his third...
Looks like dropping down to 145 pounds wasn't "The Answer."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar made his featherweight debut last night (Feb. 2, 2013) against Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar," which emanated from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Aldo retained his title by...
As expected, Alistair Overeem (Pictured) will find himself in the exact same place he was one year ago if he beats Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on Saturday. UFC president Dana White confirmed during Thursday’s media gathering that the former Strikeforce heavyweight champ will get first dibs at Cain Velasquez’s crown if he’s victorious at UFC 156.
White didn’t say what would...
After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar (Pictured), Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Bobby Green each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar.”
As main eventers are expected to do, Aldo and Edgar put on the most thrilling performance of the evening. White awarded...
Every week here on the lovely HOV-MMA Network, we will be bringing to you, our loyal readers and now hopefully listeners a podcast called The Sound and the Fury. It's going to cover some MMA news, Predictions, Recaps and Interviews. It's hosted by Dave Reno and his HOV sidekick Dan Rose. This week, Dave attented Bellator 87, and gives us his take on the happenings. We...
Although it seemed Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre or Jon Jones would be the first real "super-fight" we've seen in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) since B.J. Penn moved up to battle St. Pierre back at UFC 94, it turns out the lighter weight classes are giving us what we want.
Later on this evening (Sat., Feb. 2, 2013), at the Mandalay Bay Events Center...
A heavyweight shootout between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (Pictured) Alistair Overeem was the third scrap to air live in Saturday’s “UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” pay-per-view broadcast.
Please click HERE to catch our live results and play-by-play coverage.
Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a featherweight...
If you’re interested in what UFC 156‘s stars have to say following their respective scraps, but don’t want to sit through 45 minutes of Q&A, no worries because we’ll sift past the mumbo jumbo and jot down the key points from Saturday’s post-fight press conference.
Click HERE if you would like to stream tonight’s presser.
“UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” took place...
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Main Card (PPV – 10 p.m. ET)
• Featherweight Championship Bout: Jose Aldo (-210) vs. Frankie Edgar (-170...
Jose Aldo defended the UFC featherweight title for the fourth time Saturday and defeated former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 156.
An additional $50,000 was awarded to each of the following fighters for their
refusal to underachieve during tonight's fights inside of the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
• Fight of the Night: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar
• Knockout of the Night: Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva
• Submission of the Night: Bobby Green
Frankie Edgar means business. But so does Jose Aldo.