There’s been rumors for a while that Brock Lesnar could be set to return to the UFC in 2015, and it seems that even the WWE themselves seem to be buying into the idea.
“The Lesnar people always keep things quiet, but within the company, the belief is that he’s going back to UFC, and his showing up lighter to TV last week confirmed that to people who thought it,” said WWE...
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
As we’ve previously reported, Brock Lesnar is rumored to be leaving WWE after WrestleMania for another run in the UFC. Now, Dave Meltzer claims that WWE are also working under the assumption that the WWE World Heavyweight Champion will be gone after March 2015.
He said: “The Lesnar people always keep things quiet, but within the company...
(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)) Another memorable year in mixed martial arts is in the books, so it’s time for The MMA Manifesto to look back and reflect on UFC Fighter Salaries. Was 2014 a good year financially to be a fighter? Well, that depends on what your name is. If it is Alistair Overeem, […]
Congratulations to Nathan Hickling for winning our UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs Miocic Pick ‘Em Contest. Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway on Dec 20th. Thanks for playing! Consensus Picks Junior dos Santos – 90% Rafael dos Anjos – 52% Alistair Overeem – 60% Matt Mitrione – 64% John […]
Main Card (Fox) Weight class Method Round Time Notes Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Stipe Miocic Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 Catchweight (160.6 lbs) Rafael dos Anjos def. Nate Diaz Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-27) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Stefan Struve TKO (punches) 1 4:13 Heavyweight Matt Mitrione def. Gabriel Gonzaga […]
We've had an action-packed weekend of MMA, with not one but two stellar UFC cards. A new world champion was crowned, and two heavyweights took part in an epic clash.
One old favorite got a new lease his career's life, and another retired from the sport. And, we saw a shockingly good debut from an exciting Olympic gold medalist prospect.
It was hard to choose, but read on below for...
It was a back and forth battle that lasted much longer than most fans and pundits would likely have originally anticipated.
Despite both fighters being amongst the hardest and most technical strikers in the UFC Heavyweight division, JDS and Miocic showed a great ability to take each other’s shots as the fightwent for the full fight rounds.
The match was close, with Miocic having...
Alistair Overeem (pictured) isn’t just a standup fighter, just ask Stefan Struve. Overeem scored an early takedown and unleashed some vicious haymakers to put Struve to sleep in the opening round.
Although Struve enjoyed a reach advantage, he was never able to get off due to Overeem’s unexpected takedown. What then transpired on the canvas was pure devastation.
Alistair Overeem looks like a big ole beast. If he says he is going to knock someone out in 30 seconds it is not hard to imagine him doing it. However, the big man had lost three of his last four fights heading in to Saturdays's UFC event in Phoenix. At the age of 34 he is getting close to becoming the 'old guy.'Against Stefen Struve he certainly showed there is plenty of fight left...
Alistair Overeem may best be known as a knockout artist while standing, but he can do plenty of damage on the ground as Stefan Struve found out the hard way on Saturday night in Phoenix.
The Dutch fighters were matched up as one of the featured bouts on the UFC Fight Night card and it didn't take long for the action to get started or finished as it turned out.
Overeem came out right...
Alistair Overeem quickly got the better of Stefan Struve tonight at UFC On FOX 13, taking him down and landing ground and pound for the TKO stoppage.
Crazy size difference between the lanky Struve and Overeem. Overeem keeping his distance to start this one off. He suddenly goes in for takedown, then opts to stay in the clinch instead, pushing Struve against the cage...
Check out the UFC on Fox 13 weigh in video below, with the full results listed under that once the event wraps. Main card (FOX at 8 p.m. ET) Junior dos Santos () vs. Stipe Miocic () Rafael dos Anjos () vs. Nate Diaz () Alistair Overeem () vs. Stefan Struve () Gabriel Gonzaga () […]
UFC On FOX 13 takes place tomorrow night and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights below.
Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic
Apart from his convincing losses to current champ Cain Velasquez, no other heavyweight has so far been able to get the better of dos Santos who has excellent boxing, good movement and strong takedown defense.
Miocic has also been taking...
Below you’ll find a collection of UFC On FOX 13 pre-fight interviews courtesy of MMAFighting.com ahead of tomorrow night’s event.
Junior dos Santos:
Rafael dos Anjos:
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The second of two exciting UFC cards this weekend is a good one, ladies and gents. UFC on FOX: Dos Santos vs. Miocic has big men slugging it out to get closer to gold, as well as top lightweights fighting to get a title shot.
In the main event, former champion and always thrilling to watch Junior Dos Santos steps back into the Octagon for the first time in over a year, and he's welcomed...
The second of two exciting UFC cards this weekend, from US Airways Center in Phoenix, is a good one, ladies and gents. UFC on FOX: Dos Santos vs. Miocic has big men slugging it out to get closer to gold, as well as top lightweights fighting to get a title shot.
In the main event, former champion and always thrilling to watch Junior Dos Santos steps back into the Octagon for the first...
In FOX’s ‘Road To The Octagon’ show for UFC On FOX 13 you can watch in-depth previews for three of the biggest fights on the card including the Junior dos Santos Vs Stipe Miocic main event, Nate Diaz’s return against Rafael dos Anjos and Stefan Struve’s comeback against Alistair Overeem.
With the assistance of comedian Adam Hunter of MMA Roasted, FOX Sports has obtained the transcript of a private group text message that transpired Saturday night during UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II.
The texts were exchanged between Dana White, Hector Lombard, Alistair Overeem and more.
Warning: the screenshots below contain strong language and extremely poor taste.
The night after Wrestlemania 28 in 2012, “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar made his shocking return to the WWE on Raw in Miami, Florida. Lesnar was fresh off of an MMA career where he emerged as one of UFC’s top draws.
He went 5-3 in his short MMA career and impressively won the UFC Heavyweight Championship from Randy Couture in only the fourth fight of his career. It was...
A heavyweight clash between two Dutch fighters, Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve, has been announced for UFC On FOX 13 on December 13th.
Overeem is coming off a first round TKO loss to Ben Rothwell just a couple of weeks ago – his third loss in his last four Octagon appearances. Despite his slump in form the UFC have opted to keep him on-board for now, but this will surely be...
The UFC is headed to Arizona for the first time in the organizations storied history, and they aren’t taking it lightly.
Earlier today it was announced that a heavyweight tilt between former champion Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic will be targeted for the December 13th event inside of the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Later on in the evening, it was made official that...
As UFC president Dana White promised, former heavyweight top contender Alistair Overeem (pictured) will get another go in the big leagues. On Wednesday, it was announced Overeem will meet Stefan Struve at UFC on FOX 13.
The December 13 event takes place inside US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Overeem will be looking to collect a much needed with to keep his UFC career alive...
Alistair Overeem wanted a shot at redemption following his loss to Ben Rothwell earlier this month and it appears he'll get his chance as he'll face fellow Dutchman Stefan Struve at the upcoming UFC Fight Night on FOX card from Phoenix on December 13.
UFC officials announced the new bout late Wednesday evening.
Overeem (37-14, 1 NC) will probably enter the fight on do-or-die terms...
It's been a good couple of weeks for UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell.
The Wisconsin native returned to action recently and despite being an underdog going into the matchup, he quickly dispatched of Alistair Overeem with a scorching first round knockout to mark the biggest win of his UFC career.
Following the fight, Rothwell thought he may have broken his arm blocking one of Overeem...