On Saturday, a heavyweight scrap between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Soa Palelei was announced for UFC 190. Can you imagine how slow these two will look if this goes into the third round?
Anyway, Silva hasn’t won a fight since knocking out Alistair Overeem in February 2013 five outings ago. The Brazilian was also suspended nine months for testosterone after his draw with Mark...
A heavyweight bout between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Stefan Struve has been announced for UFC 190 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on August 1st.
Nogueira recently stepped in to replace Anderson Silva as a coach opposite Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua on the set of TUF Brazil 4 and will be fighting for the first time since a first round KO loss to Roy Nelson back in April of last year.
One of these two UFC veteran heavyweights will get their first win since 2012 when they do battle on August 1st in Rio de Janeiro
UFC officials have confirmed that former PRIDE and UFC heavyweight champion Antonio “Minotauro” Rodrigo Nogueira (34-9-1) will return to action at UFC 190 to take on three-time submission of the night winner Stefan Struve (25-7).
The card will be headlined...
Heavyweights Stefan Struve (pictured) and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will each be looking to collect a much-needed win at UFC 190.
On Tuesday, it was announced the 265-pounders will collide in the August 1 event.
Struve has dropped two straight scraps in devastating fashion. Prior to December’s knockout to Alistair Overeem, he was TKO’d by Mark Hunt. “Skycraper” had rattled...
A decade after their first fight, Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will do it all over again as the two light heavyweights meet in a featured bout at UFC 190 on August 1 in Brazil.
Rua and Nogueira first met in 2005 as part of the PRIDE Fighting Championships middleweight Grand Prix and now they'll face off again almost exactly 10 years to the day of the original...
Anthony Johnson’s indefinite suspension from the UFC has been lifted after a civil case against him in relation to a former girlfriend was dismissed.
“The person who filed a civil temporary protection order against UFC contender Anthony Johnson last September voluntarily dismissed their complaint last week in the Florida Circuit Court,” A statement from the UFC says. “Before...
Anthony Johnson has already been suspended by the UFC for accusations of domestic violence. Now, another incident has popped up, according to a report by MMAjunkie.
An ex-girlfriend of Johnson told Boca Raton, Fla., police in March that Johnson came to see her at work and demanded to speak with her. The UFC light heavyweight allegedly grabbed her shirt behind the neck, lifted her...
The UFC have sent a shockwave around the MMA community by releasing a statement which declares that Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson has been suspended indefinitely.
“We are aware of the situation involving Anthony Johnson,” the statement reads. “As a result, we are suspending him indefinitely. We are using a third-party law firm to conduct a formal investigation and once we have...
To most, Ryan Bader was a can't-miss prospect. He won The Ultimate Fighter 8, blasted Keith Jardine into next week and knocked off Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Here was this chiseled, two-time wrestling All-American from Arizona State with one-punch knockout power sitting at 12-0. The UFC had its future champion at light heavyweight or at least a long-term star.
When Bader thinks about...
BetweenTheRopes.com requested and received the medical suspensions from the California State Athletic Commission regarding this past Saturday’s UFC on Fox 12. The show took place from the SAP Center in San Jose.
Medical suspensions were highlighted by Matt Brown, who lost in the main event against Robbie Lawler. Brown was suspended for 45 days with no contact, but could be out...
The fighter salaries have been released for Saturday night’s UFC On FOX 12 event in San Jose, and show that victorious headliner Robbie Lawler was the evening’s best paid star with a $210,000 basic salary.
Next up was veteran campaigner Antonio Rogerio Nogueira who banked $114,000 despite being TKO’d in just 44 seconds by Anthony Johnson who claimed a $106,000 payday.
On Saturday night the Octagon touched down in San Jose, California for the 12th installment of the UFC on FOX.
Following last night’s UFC On FOX 12 event in San Jose the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 bonus awards were announced.
As expected, Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown were rewarded with ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors for their five round striking battle in the main event of the evening.
Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson picked up a ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonus after his...
Anthony Johnson (pictured) was a whopping 5-1 odds-on favorite against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on Saturday night. And now we all know why.
It took Johnson all of 44 seconds to viciously dispose of Little Nog.
Based off how Johnson dominated Phil Davis in his last outing and what he did to Nogueira, no 205-pounder should be sleeping easy tonight.
Johnson also scored an extra $50...
During tonight’s UFC on Fox 12 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White announced the post-fight bonus winners for Saturday’s show. Main event fighters Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown won “Fight of the Night”. Dennis Bermudez and Anthony Johnson each won ‘Performance of the Night”. Those four guys each won $50,000.
Brown and Lawler put on the expected war...
Anthony Johnson was a 5 to 1 favorite heading into his co-main event fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Johnson showed very quickly why the oddsmakers were right in setting those high odds as he defeated Nogueira by TKO at 0:44 of the first round.
The fight starts with both guys missing shots to the head. Johnson lands a left hook that staggers Nogueira and Johnson realizes...
Anthony Johnson made short work of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira tonight at UFC On FOX 12, hurting him with practically his first punch of the fight and then teeing off on him with a series of vicious uppercuts to seal a TKO victory in under a minute of fighting.
Both men start off cautiously with plenty of fakes. Johnson lets his hands fly. Nogueira backs up.
Stay tuned to fightofthenight.com this evening for all the UFC On FOX 12 results live as they happen from San Jose, California.
The action is expected to get underway at 4.15pm ET (9.15pm UK) with the main card going live at 8pm ET (1am UK).
(Press F5 as required to refresh the page for the latest results)
Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown
Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio...
UFC on Fox 12 takes place tomorrow night from SAP Center in San Jose, California. The main event features a battle of welterweights with Matt Brown battling Robbie Lawler, with the winner getting a shot at welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. In the co-feature, Anthony Johnson faces off with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Controversy ensued when Brown weighed in at 172.5 pounds. Brown...
The UFC On FOX 12 weigh-ins have now taken place ahead of tomorrow night’s event in San Jose and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below.
Robbie Lawler (171) vs. Matt Brown (*172.5)
Anthony Johnson (204.5) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (205.5)
Clay Guida (145) vs. Dennis Bermudez (146)
Josh Thomson (155) vs. Bobby Green (155.5)
Anthony Johnson (pictured) hit the lowest of lows – obviously, I’m not referring to his weight – after getting submitted by Vitor Belfort at UFC 142. “Rumble” was instantly fired for packing too many pounds, it was the third time in Johnson’s 11 trips to the UFC’s scale where he came in heavy.
Despite his abundance of God-given talent, most thought Johnson would never...
Below you’ll find a collection of UFC On FOX 12 pre-fight interviews with some of the big stars who’ll feature on the televised main card on Saturday night.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira:
The UFC returns to Fox this Saturday night as UFC on Fox 12 takes place from the SAP Center in San Jose, California. In the main event, Matt Brown battles Robbie Lawler in welterweight action. The winner of the fight will face welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in the near future.
Before every Fox show, the UFC releases a show titled, “UFC Road To The Octagon”.
In this episode...
You can now watch The full ‘Road To The Octagon’ special for UFC On FOX 12 in the video below, featuring an in-depth preview of the three biggest fights on the card – Robbie Lawler Vs Matt Brown, Anthony Johnson Vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Clay Guida Vs Dennis Bermudez.
UFC On FOX 12 takes place this Saturday night in San Jose, California, and in a change from the norm, not only will the main card air on ‘big’ FOX, but also four of the preliminary bouts too.
Headlining the show is a welterweight clash between two top contenders Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown, with the winner expected to get the next shot at Johny Hendricks’ title when he returns...