Some fighters just don’t know when to step away. This is something that is becoming clear with Josh Koscheck. Three weeks after being choked out and left foaming from the mouth, Josh will be back in a UFC cage on March 21st replacing the injured Ben Saunders against Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 62 in Brazil. The fight takes place less than 30 days (21 days) since Josh suffered...
A cat might have nine lives, but that’s nothing compared to Josh Koscheck’s (pictured) tenure in the UFC. Despite losing four straight scraps, the veteran has apparently been granted another reprieve.
According to Globo.com, Koscheck has agreed to step in and replace injured Ben Saunders to face Erick Silva on March 21. UFC officials have yet to confirm the swap.
Despite an offer from Ben Henderson, the UFC have decided to call upon Josh Koscheck to replace Ben Saunders as Erick Silva’s opponent at UFC Fight Night 62 in Brazil on March 21st.
Koscheck takes the fight on just two weeks notice and just two weeks after he lost by second round submission to Jake Ellenberger at UFC 184.
That leaves Koscheck in a very precarious position as it...
Ben Henderson is at it again – for the second time this year the former lightweight champion is offering to help the UFC out by taking on a welterweight fight at short notice.
On this occasion Henderson made the offer after hearing that Ben Saunders had pulled out of his upcoming fight with Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 62 in just two weeks time due to an injury.
The upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has taken another big hit as co-main event fighter Ben Saunders has been forced out of his fight against Erick Silva.
Sources close to the situation confirmed the news to FOX Sports on Saturday following an initial report from Sherdog.com.
Saunders suffered a rib injury that forced him to withdraw from the fight, which was...
Joe Rogan hosted another of his Fight Companion podcasts live on Saturday night during the UFC Fight Night 60 main card.
Joining him on this occasion was Brendon Schaub, Eddie Bravo, Tait Fletcher, Ben Saunders and Justin Milos and you can watch to the full episode below.
The World MMA Awards for 2015 took place on Friday night at a glittering ceremony in Las Vegas with the great and good of the mixed martial arts scene in attendance and you can see who won the awards via the list below.
Fighter of the Year: Robbie Lawler
Lifetime Achievement Award: Burt Watson
Female Fighter of the Year: Ronda Rousey
Breakthrough Fighter of the Year: Kelvin Gastelum...
UFC Fight Night: Faber vs. Assuncao
When: March 21st, 2015
Where: Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
How: Fox Sports 1
Ben Saunders vs. Erick Silva
Raphael Assuncao vs. Urijah Faber
MEXICO CITY -- Augusto "Dodger" Montano was just trying to be generous. Chris Heatherly was coming into his hometown, after all.
"I wanted to give it to him as a gift, a little bit of knees," Montano told Joe Rogan.
He gave him more than a little bit. Montano landed knee after knee to Heatherly's face and body until referee John McCarthy called it off at 4:50 of the first round Saturday...
On Monday, a welterweight affair between Ben Saunders (pictured) and Joe Riggs was announced for UFC on FOX 13.
The 170-pound scrap was reported on UFC.com.
The December 13 event takes place inside US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Saunders made a triumphant return to the UFC by being the first fighter to submit someone via omoplata. Chris Heatherly was the unfortunate victim...
1. Rafael dos Anjos: Well, I didn’t see that coming and neither did you. RDA left Bendo in a stanky-leg puddle crawling out from under a referee’s legs and that’s enough for my #1 spot.
2. Tyron Woodley: The most unpredictable fighter in the world showed up again. Get outjabbed in a boxingfest? Lay and pray? Vicious knockout? Never know what he’s going to do...
Below you’ll find a collection of post-fight interviews from Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 49 event in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Rafael dos Anjos / Ben Henderson:
Following UFC Fight Night 49 last night in Oklahoma the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 bonus awards were announced.
As was the case for UFC Fight Night 48 earlier in the day, on this occasion the usual ‘Fight Of The Night’ bonus was cast aside in favor of four ‘Performance Of The Night’ awards.
Rafael dos Anjos earned one for his upset KO victory against former lightweight...
Rafael dos Anjos (pictured), Jordan Mein, Thales Leites and Ben Saunders each earned an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday at “UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos.”
For the second time in as many events – on the same day, mind you – the UFC chucked the “Fight of the Night” bonus out the window. Instead, the promotion opted to hand out four...
The UFC Fight Night 49 prelims are over, and it is now time to switch over to Fox Sports 1 as the main card gets underway.
In the first bout on the main card, Chas Skelly pulled off the upset as he submitted Tom Niinimaki with a modified rear naked choke/neck crank early on in the first round. It was an uber impressive performance from Skelly as he earns his first UFC victory as...
The second event of the UFC doubleheader has begun as UFC Fight Night 49 is underway from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The prelims began with an exciting flyweight bout between Wilson Reis and Joby Sanchez. After three rounds of back and forth action, Reis was given the unanimous decision nod.
In the first prelim on Fox Sports 2, Ben Saunders made his return to the UFC in epic...
Stay tuned to fightofthenight.com this evening for all the results live as they happen from UFC Fight night 49 in Oklahoma.
Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Mike Pyle vs. Jordan Mein
Francis Carmont vs. Thales Leites
Max Holloway vs. Clay Collard
James Vick vs. Walmir Lazaro
Chas Skelly vs. Tom Niinimaki
Neil Magny vs. Alex Garcia
Beneil Dariush vs. Tony...
“UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos” goes down Saturday inside BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. UFC Fight Pass kicks off the live action by streaming the first preliminary bout at 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT.
FOX Sports 2 will then broadcast the remaining four prelims immediately after at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Fox Sports 1 airs the main card at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
A lightweight clash between...
Lightweight Bout: Benson Henderson (21-3) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (21-7)
Luke Irwin: Death, taxes, and Bendo by decision. No controversy here, as Bendo is better, but I doubt he gets the finish. Henderson via UD.
TC Engel: RDA is a rad, rad dude. I like watching him do fighting. But Bendo is a pound for pound top 15 fighter. RDA is a fringe top 8 lightweight. The talent gap is far...
Main Card (FS1 – 10 p.m. ET)
• Lightweight Main Event: Benson Henderson (155.5) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155)
• Welterweight Bout: Mike Pyle (170.75) vs. Jordan Mein (170.25)
• Middleweight Bout: Francis Carmont (185.75) vs. Thales Leites (185.25)
• Catchweight Bout (149 lbs): Max Holloway (149) vs. Clay Collard (149.75)
• Lightweight Bout: James Vick (154.75) vs. Valmir...
Because of the double header this weekend, I’m going to be shortening my picks a little this week in hopes of not letting this article run on too long. Before we get to the Kountermove breakdown for this weekend`s fights in Macau & Tulsa, here`s a little reminder from the founders of the site on how KM works and how fights are scored;
“About Kountermove. Kountermove, Inc...
The weigh-ins have now taken place for tomorrow nights UFC Fight Night 49 event and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below.
Rafael dos Anjos (155) vs. Benson Henderson (155.5)
Jordan Mein (170.25) vs. Mike Pyle (170.75)
Francis Carmont (185.75) vs. Thales Leites (185.25)
Clay Collard (149.75) vs. Max Holloway (149)
The fighters on the UFC Fight Night 49 card will make their way to the scales today in order to make tomorrow’s bout official. In the main event of UFC Fight Night 49, former UFC lightweight champion Ben “Smooth” Henderson returns to the Octagon to cement his status as the No. 1 contender when he faces off against No. 5 ranked Rafael Dos Anjos.
UFC Fight Night 49 goes down...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos” event will be tipping the scale today inside BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 5PM ET/2PM PT.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
Rafael dos Anjos (pictured) battles former lightweight...
The official weigh-ins for “UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos” take place Friday inside BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 5PM ET/2PM PT.
Please click HERE for the official weigh-in results.
A lightweight affair between former champion Benson Henderson (pictured) and Rafael Dos Anjos headline the...