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Find out what Phil 'CM Punk' Brooks told the man he'll face inside the UFC cage

Phil "CM Punk" Brooks had a clear thought Saturday night in Las Vegas as he watched the man he's now set to face in his MMA debut win via first round submission. - "That has got to be a great feeling," he told FOX Sports' Ariel Helwani, backstage after Mickey Gall choked Michael Jackson out in 45 seconds on the UFC Fight Night undercard. "Very impressive. That's how I want to win...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva Previews UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks Vs Thompson

Joe Silva is one of the most important people behind the scenes at the UFC, being the promotion’s long-time matchmaker, and the video below he makes a rare appearance in front of the camera breaking down this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 82 main event between Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson. —
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Neil Magny focusing on the present, on short notice

Neil Magny headed into UFC 190 earlier this month with a seven fight win streak and hopes of a title fight in the near future. He left the event with a submission loss to former world title challenger Demian Maia and his momentum stalled. Magny isn't happy with losing but the moment did give him opportunity to reflect. "Once the fight was over, there was nothing that I could have...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Weidman-Rockhold added to UFC 194

With the UFC on a rare break and without another event until August 23rd, Dana White and head match-maker Joe Silva have spent the week filling out the promotion’s schedule for the final few months of 2015. And following several noteworthy announcements, the month of December is shaping up to be one of the year’s best. On Thursday, the UFC added another big-name brawl to the...
Via Sports-Glory
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Preliminary card fighters to watch at UFC Fight Night 67

Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night Goiania is set to start off with a bang. UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has outdone himself again and brought in some real world-class talent to put on a show for the under card. These are just a few prospects that have the potential to amaze inside the octagon tomorrow so don’t blink. Fight fans won’t want to miss it. Tom Breese (7-0-0) Tom Breese...
Via isportsweb.com
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch UFC Matchmakers Joe Silva And Sean Shelby Discuss Rampage Vs Maldonado

UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby rarely emerge from behind the scenes, so it’s great to see them front and center for this new feature in which they discuss the thinking behind this weekend’s UFC 186 fight between Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Fabio Maldonado. Of course, this match-up pretty much speaks for itself. ‘Rampage’ craves striking battles, and as Joe...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Henderson Reveals How Short Notice 170lb Fight Came About

Ben Henderson has mentioned in the past that he’s considered moving up to the UFC’s welterweight division, and he’ll finally get the chance to test the waters at 170lbs with a short notice fight against Brandon Thatch in the main event of UFC Fight Night 60 next weekend. Exactly how did the fight come about though? Henderson tells Bleacher Report that he had been pushing UFC...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Round Up: UFC fight announcements for the past two weeks

The past two weeks have been a busy time for UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby as they start to put together the fights that will make up the first two months of 2015.  Not to mention a few injuries that have forced changes to a few key matchups later this year as well. Main events like Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson were announced as well as a welterweight showdown...
Via Fox Sports
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Munhoz preps for RFA Title defense against Billy Daniels at Kings MMA, next step UFC

Meet the RFA Bantamweight Champion Pedro Munhoz because it won’t be long before he is a household name crushing the competition in the UFC octagon. He takes on Bill Daniels at RFA 12 on January 24th here in Los Angeles, and with a win, he will almost undoubtedly get the call from Joe Silva. He is a black belt in BJJ, with some serious standup skills to go along with it. He even...
Via MMAinterviews
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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