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Six Most Promising UFC Fighters With a Big Year Ahead

  With the large number of fight cards the UFC has put on this year, a number of fighters have quietly, but dominantly, amassed solid win streaks. We at Fight of the Night have decided to point out six such fighters we believe are set for a big year ahead of them in the Octagon. Thales Leites Leites was controversially released by the UFC in 2009 after he lost two straight fights...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Gastelum Fights Nico Musoke at UFC Fight Night San Antonio

On Wednesday, a welterweight affair between unbeaten Kelvin Gastelum (pictured) and Nico Musoke was announced to the UFC Fight Night San Antonio roster. UFC officials confirmed the scrap via Twitter. Gastelum owns a perfect 8-0 professional record, with his last two coming inside the octagon. “The Ultimate Fighter 17″ winner is fresh off last month’s split decision victory...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Has The Most Knockout Of The Night Bonuses In UFC History?

The UFC announced today that they are doing away with their customary ‘Knockout Of The Night’ bonus in favor of a new ‘Performance Of The Night’ award. In memory of the bonus we take a look through the record books to see who’ll go down in history as having won the most of these coveted bonus awards. 3.  Chris Leben: 4 ‘Knockout Of The Night Bonuses Tied with three...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 36: Fight Card

UFC Fight Night 36 takes place in Brazil this Saturday night and we’ve got the full fight card for you below. The main event provides a very intriguing middleweight clash as former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida looks to move into title contention in his new weight class with a victory over former Strikeforce 205lb title holder Gegard Mousasi. The co-main event is also...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Cuts George Sotiropoulos, Alessio Sakara and Rosi Sexton

‘Tis the season to be unemployed – that is if you’re George Sotiropoulos (pictured), Alessio Sakara and Rosi Sexton. UFC Tonight’s Twitter account announced their releases Thursday. Sotiropoulos and Sakara had dropped four straight scraps, so their firings weren’t a surprise. Sexton, meanwhile, was winless in both her UFC bouts. Sotiropoulos, a contestant on “The Ultimate...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Sotiropoulos, Sexton and Sakara released from the UFC

A trio of UFC fighters have been released from the promotion after recent losses: former lightweight contender George Sotiropoulos, middleweight Alessio Sakara and women's bantamweight competitor Rosi Sexton. The news of their respective releases were confirmed to FOX Sports by sources close to the fighters' camps. Following a run where he was closing in on a title shot...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

George Sotiropoulos, Alessio Sakara & Rosi Sexton Removed From UFC Roster

It would appear that the UFC have set about their latest cuts of the roster, with Bloody Elbow reporting that George Sotiropoulos (14-6, pictured), Alessio Sakara (15-11, 1nc) and Rosi Sexton (13-4) have been removed from the active roster on the UFC’s official website. Sexton’s release has already been confirmed by MMAWeekly and while their is no confirmation of the release...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Viscardi Andrade vs Nicholas Musoke, Cristiano Marcello vs Joe Proctor Joins UFN 36

Viscardi Andrade 14-5 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record 7 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Flavio Alvaro, Bristol Marunde Nicholas Musoke 11-2-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record 6 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins:  Steven Ray, Dean Caldwell, Alessio Sakara ———————————————- Cristiano Marcello 13-5 MMA /1-2 UFC Record Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights Notable Wins: David Kaplan, Reza...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrade vs Musoke, Marcello vs Proctor join growing UFC Fight Night card in Brazil

The UFC Fight Night card headed to Brazil on Feb 15 has added a pair of new bouts including recent winners Viscardi Andrade facing Nicholas 'Nico' Musoke as well as former Ultimate Fighter competitors Cristiano Marcello taking on Joe Proctor. Andrade makes his second appearance inside the UFC Octagon in February after an impressive knockout win over Bristol Marunde in his...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Viscardi Andrade To Face Nicholas Misoke At UFC Fight Night 36

 Following the recent announcement of Joe Proctor vs Cristiano Marcello for UFC Fight Night 36, the card continues to grow with UFC officials just confirming a welterweight contest between Viscardi Andrade (17-5, pictured) and Nicholas Musoke (11-2, 1nc) will also take place at the event.Andrade goes into the bout looking to follow up from a knockout victory over Bristol Marunde...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 30 Quick Results

  Main Card: Lyoto Machida def. Mark Munoz via KO (Head Kick) – Round 1, 3:10 Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson – Declared No Contest (Illegal Knee) Jimi Manuwa def. Ryan Jimmo via TKO (Injury) – Round 2, 4:41 Norman Parke def. Jon Tuck via Unanimous Decision Nicholas Musoke def. Alessio Sakara via Armbar – Round 1, 3:07 John Lineker def. Phil Harris via...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Newcomer Musoke upsets Sakara

Fighting in the UFC for the first time, and on short-notice, Nicholas Musoke either could have been overwhelmed by the moment or at ease, unaffected by a reality that didn't have time to fully sink in. It seemed it was the latter. Fighting Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz, the Swedish fighter overcame an early spot of trouble and won by armbar submission...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz Results

  Main Card (Fox Sports 2) Weight class Method Round Time Notes Middleweight Lyoto Machida vs Mark Muñoz Lightweight Ross Pearson vs. Melvin Guillard Light Heavyweight Jimi Manuwa vs. Ryan Jimmo Lightweight Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck Middleweight Alessio Sakara vs. Nicholas Musoke Catchweight (128 lbs) Phil Harris vs. John Lineker Preliminary card (Online Prelims) […]
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: UFC Fight Night 30 Weigh In’s At 11PM ET

 The weigh-ins take place today ahead of UFC Fight Night 30, which takes place tomorrow night in Manchester, England at the Phones 4u arena.The night’s main event will see “The Dragon” Lyoto Machida (19-4) drop down to the middleweight division when he takes on “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz (13-3). In c0-main event action Ross Pearson (15-6, pictured) takes...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Whiteford To Debut At UFC Fight Night 30 vs Jimy Hettes

 Due to a recent injury, Mike Wilkinson (8-1) was forced to pull out of his scheduled bout with Jimy Hettes (10-1) next week at UFC Fight Night 30 and we can now confirm that he will be replaced by Scottish prospect, Robert Whiteford (10-1, pictured).The thirty year old Whiteford is unbeaten in his professional career since his debut fight, having put together an impressive ten...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Wilkinson Out Of UFC Fight Night 30 Bout With Jimy Hettes

 The upcoming UFC Fight Night 30 card, set for later this month in Manchester, England has taken another hit, with MMAJunkie reporting that an injury has forced Mike Wilkinson (8-1, pictured right) out of the event.UFC officials are now actively seeking a replacement for the twenty six year old Englishmen, with Jimy Hettes (10-1) now awaiting a new opponent for a featherweight bout...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz’ Fight Card Once Again Finalized

Now that Nicholas Musoke has agreed to replace an injured Magnus Cedenblad to face Alessio Sakara on October 26, the 12-bout lineup for ”UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz” is once again complete. The event takes place inside Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England. A critical middleweight tango between Lyoto Machida (pictured) and buddy Mark Munoz headlines the show. The contest...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Nicholas Musoke Debuts At UFC Fight Night 30 vs Alessio Sakara

 With Sweden’s Magnus Cedenblad (11-4) forced to step out of his UFC Fight Night 30 bout with Alessio Sakara (19-10 (1nc), pictured) later this month due to injury, he will be replaced by his fellow countryman Nicholas Musoke (10-2-1 (1nc)), who is set to make his UFC debut at the Manchester event.Musoke, a training partner of Cedenblad’s at the Allstars Training Center in Stockholm...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Magnus Cedenblad Out Of UFC Fight Night 30 Bout With Alessio Sakara

 An injury to Magnus Cedenblad (11-4, pictured) has ruled him out of his UFC Fight Night 30 bout with Alessio Sakara (15-10 (1nc)) in Manchester. Cedenblad had originally stepped in to replace the injured Tom Watson (16-6) on the card.With news of the injury Alessio Sakara now anxiously awaits the UFC to confirm a new opponent for the bout, which is set to take place later this...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Magnus Cedenblad Replaces Tom Watson For Manchester Bout With Alessio Sakara

  An injury to Tom Watson (16-6, pictured) has forced him out of his scheduled bout against Alessio Sakara (15-10 (1nc)) at UFC Fight Night 30, with Sweden’s Magnus Cedenblad (14-4) stepping in to take his place at the October event, according to UFC officials.   Tom Watson is injured and OUT of #UFCManchester2013. Magnus […]
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Watson vs Alessio Sakara Added To Manchester Fight Night Card

Photo Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports   The UFC Fight Night 30 card, set to take place in Manchester, England, rapidly continues to grow, with UFC officials having just confirmed a middleweight bout between Tom Watson (16-6, pictured left) and Alessio Sakara (19-10 (1nc)) for the October 26th event.   Another fight added to #UFCManchester2013: […]
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospecting: The Path to a Title Shot

With the passing of the middleweight belt, the UFC has witness the birth of a new star. Regardless of the outcome of the announced rematch, Chris Weidman will forever be known as the first fighter to break The Spider’s web in over 7 years. Since winning the belt, Chris Weidman has been interviewed by ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS & TapOut Radio, and numerous other media outlets. Everyone...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

News: Patrick Cote Drops to Welterweight, Welcomes Bobby Voelker To The UFC

Another Strikeforce fighter will be getting an opportunity to prove themselves against UFC competition. Bobby Voelker is scheduled to meet Canadian Patrick Cote at UFC 156 in February. The news was announced earlier today on UFC.com. After amassing a 4 fight win streak prior to making his UFC return, Patrick Cote would drop a unanimous decision to Cung Le in his first fight back...
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December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Patrick Cote Battles Bobby Voelker at UFC 158

On Friday morning, it was announced middleweight turned welterweight Patrick Cote (Pictured) will meet Strikeforce transfer Bobby Voelker at UFC 158. Cote was originally slated to grant Alessio Sakara a rematch in the March 16th show, but Sakara recently reported he would have to withdraw from the sequel with kidney issues. Cote then confirmed he would be shedding 15 pounds and dropping...
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December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Patrick Cote Confirms Move to UFC Welterweight Division

While most of the world is currently packing on unnecessary Holiday weight, UFC middleweight Patrick Cote (Pictured) has announced he will be shedding 15 pounds and dropping to the welterweight division.  “After a year of thinking and good talk with my coaches and nutritionist, it’s time, my next fight will be at 170 Thanks for the support,” Cote tweeted. Cote was slated...
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December 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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