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The UFC on FUEL TV 8 fighter weigh-ins have concluded and everyone but Diego Sanchez successfully made weight for the event. The fighter weigh-ins for tomorrow’s UFC on FUEL TV 8 took place tonight at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, the event takes place at the same venue. Main event fighter Wanderlei Silva (34-12-1 MMA, 4-7 UFC) weighed-in [...]
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There have been some interesting theories -- and a few excuses -- why it's taken this long for Brian Stann and Wanderlei Silva to face one another.
The two middlweights who are atop this weekend's UFC on Fuel 8 card in Japan were originally penciled in for UFC 130 in May 2011. The one piece of speculation that Stann never bought was that Silva was scared.
Not unlike singer/songwriter/actor Tom Waits - Wanderlei Silva is big in Japan. After a six year absence from the world famous Saitama Super Arena, "The Axe Murderer" would return to turn back the clock, and oh did he ever. It was one of those magical nights in MMA history.
Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann were a match made in hell. The end result saw both men receiving...
Now that “UFC on FUEL TV: Silva vs. Stann” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.
The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 1:30AM ET/10:30PM PT.
In addition to UFC president Dana White (Pictured), Wanderlei Silva, Brian Stann, Stefan Struve, Mark Hunt and the card’s other featured fighters...
Diego Sanchez’s (pictured) return to the lightweight division is off to a rocky start. “The Dream” tipped the scale Friday at 158 pounds, two pounds over the limit for a non-title lightweight affair.
Sanchez was granted one additional hour to shed the excess weight, but the 31-year-old was unable to hit the mark. Sanchez was docked 20 percent of his show purse. A portion of...
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There was no need for a third man in the cage when Hunt took on Stefan "The Skyscraper" Struve during the UFC on Fuel TV 8 co-main event in Saitama. Mark Hunt calls off his own fights, and after landing a left hook of doom that dropped his 7 foot tall opponent, he knew the next step would be heading over to collect his KO of the night...
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Another UFC event has come and gone, and while the echoes of
Wanderlei's astonishing knockout of Brian Stann might still hang in the
Saitama Super Arena, the cage has been taken down, and the traveling
circus moves on.
It was a night of tremendous joy for fans of the old Pride Fighting
promotion, as Wanderlei Silva, Mark Hunt and Takanori Gomi...
On a night where eight of the card’s 11 fights went to the scorecards, it was only a matter of time before the three judges fumbled one of the decisions. Unfortunately for Takanori Gomi, they saved their error for his scrap against Diego Sanchez (pictured).
Although Gomi landed more significant strikes and total strikes in all three rounds than “The Dream,” the hometown boy...
"I want to send a message to Wanderlei Silva. Our great champion. Our eternal great champion. I am a huge fan. I wish you all the best in your next fight. Go in there, as always do with your warrior style. Like a beast. Give your best. For sure you will win. Big hug Wandeco!"
"The fight I want right now he has a fight lined up, but the fight I want is Nate Diaz. I want to be the first one to say, ‘I beat both the Diaz brothers.' And I got the bigger brother on the resume already, so I want to go in there and get the little brother and we make – our styles make for an awesome, awesome fight. Ground battles — it's just a great fight and...
Despite dropping his second straight big league bout, Lavar Johnson (pictured) will not be released from the UFC. Needless to say, the heavyweight was more than thrilled he wasn’t issued his walking papers.
“Thank God, I still have a job with the ufc!” Johnson tweeted Thursday night.
The slugger started out his Octagon career with a bang by winning his first two fights in...