UFC 221 video highlights: Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen – with a brutal ending

Jussier Formiga’s title hopes got a major boost with a brutal ending to his bout at Saturday’s UFC 221 event. Formiga (21-5 MMA, 8-4 UFC), who’s No. 7 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, took out No. 3-ranked Nguyen (18-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC). The preliminary-card bout, which aired on FS1 prior to the pay-per-view main card at Perth Arena in Australia, ended when...
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9 days ago

Here's that spinning backfist that Jussier Formiga used to floor Ben Nguyen at UFC 221

You know how there are plenty of examples in MMA, from Chael Sonnen to Paige VanZant, when a spinning backfist turns out to be a really bad idea in a professional cagefight? Well, sometimes it works out just about perfectly, as Jussier Formiga reminded us in the third round of his prelim bout with Ben Nguyen at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia. Formiga (21-5 MMA, 8-4 UFC) had dominated...
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9 days ago

UFC 221 results: Jussier Formiga chokes out Ben Nguyen after spinning backfist

Just when it looked as if UFC 221 was on its way to a fourth three-round decision to open the card, Jussier Formiga flipped the script. With a gorgeous counter spinning backfist, Formiga (21-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC) put Ben Nguyen (17-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) on the canvas. After a short bit of ground-and-pound, the Brazilian sank in a rear-naked choke that put Nguyen to sleep at the 1:43 mark of...
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9 days ago

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2611 with Ben Nguyen, Brendan Fitzgerald, Ana Julaton

Stream or download Tuesday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Ben Nguyen, Brendan Fitzgerald and Ana Julaton. Nguyen, who faces Jussier Formiga on Feb. 10 at UFC 221, called in to talk about his upcoming fight. UFC play-by-play commentator Brendan Fitzgerald called into the program to help preview UFC Fight Night 125, which takes place on Feb. 2 in Brazil. Julaton, who faces...
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20 days ago

Ben Nguyen shocks Tim Elliott with 49-second submission victory

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June 10, 2017

Tim Elliott replaces Joseph Benavidez, faces Ben Nguyen at UFC Fight Night in New Zealand

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May 10, 2017

Joseph Benavidez suffers torn ACL, out of fight with Ben Nguyen in June

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May 10, 2017

Ben Nguyen hopes UFC success helps him become more than 'internet famous'

After video of Ben Nguyen's March 2014 KO over Julian Rabaud went viral on the net, the flyweight wasn't sure how to top it. "It's funny how the shortest fight in my career is now my most famous fight.  It just came out of nowhere and I was shocked. Alright, I'm internet famous, now. What do I do next?" he wondered out-loud, this past May. What he did next was extend his win-streak...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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