Three Big UFC Fights to Make in 2015

  2014 was packed full of good fights and 2015 is shaping up to be even better, with matches like Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier, Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz and Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez already set to happen within the first five weeks of the year. With 2014 nearly over, we at Fight of the Night have decided to include a few more big fights we think should take place sometime...
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WATCH: Highlights From the UFC on FOX 13 Main Event Fight Between Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic

When Junior Dos Santos set foot back in the Octagon Saturday night to face Stipe Miocic it was for a fight that fans had been waiting way too long for. Not because of some huge beef between the two that had to be settled, but because the last time Dos Santos had fought was October 2013 when he lost for the second time to Cain Velasquez.These two guys had been previously scheduled...
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UFC On FOX 13 Predictions

UFC On FOX 13 takes place tomorrow night and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights below. — Main Card: 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...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos: If Stipe Miocic stands with me, "I'm going to knock him out"

The last year for former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has been filled with frustration. Following a TKO loss to Cain Velasquez last October, dos Santos wanted nothing more than to get back in the Octagon and erase the bad memories from that fight.  He was scheduled to fight in May against Stipe Miocic in his home country of Brazil, but a training injured forced him to...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Big Favorite Over Stipe Miocic at UFC on FOX 13

Junior dos Santos (pictured) hasn’t been seen since getting annihilated by reigning heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez 14 months ago, but that beating and potential ring rust aren’t fazing the Gambling Gods. The powers that be have pegged JDS a heavy 4-1 odds-on favorite to beat Stipe Miocic this Saturday at UFC on FOX 13. Miocic, meanwhile, checks in as a 3-1 longshot. US...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones Would Have No Chance Against Cain Velasquez Says Luke Rockhold

Light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones indicated last week that he was still eyeing potential ‘superfights’ in the heavyweight division, but according to Luke Rockhold, ‘Bones’ has “not a chance” of winning if he ever tried to face his team-mate and current heavyweight title holder Cain Velasquez. “Cain, just the storm that he can put on you, you can’t stop it,” Rockhold...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold: Jon Jones does not stand a chance against Cain Velasquez

For years, MMA fans have discussed potential “super fights”, and more often than not they included Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, and Cain Velasquez. While nearly every super fight has failed to come to fruition, one potential superfight still hangs in the balance as current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones could potentially make a move to...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Zuffa Profits Down 40% According To Credit Agency

The UFC’s parent company Zuffa has seen it’s profits drop by 40% (before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) in the past year according to a new report from the credit agency, Standard & Poor. The agency had previously pegged the drop at 30% a month ago, but revised their figure on Wednesday to a 40% loss, “primarily due to a change to a marquee fight card in...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning Matchmaker: Is Kelvin Gastelum ready for a top contender fight?

Fabricio Werdum won the interim UFC heavyweight title. Will he get Cain Velasquez next in Mexico for real this time? Kelvin Gastelum stunned Jake Ellenberger with a first-round submission. How high in the welterweight division should he go? Ricardo Lamas pulled off the upset against Dennis Bermudez. Can "The Bully" earn another title shot soon? We'll try to answer those questions...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum wins but Cain Velasquez still the only real champion

In the history of the UFC, the interim title has been handed out on numerous occasions, but rarely has it ever ended well for the person claiming the belt. The heavyweight division has actually been riddled with interim champions over the years with everyone from Andrei Arlovski to Frank Mir to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira winning the belt at one point or another. Only Arlovski won his...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum, Mexico's unlikely hero, knocks out Mark Hunt to win interim UFC title

  When Cain Velasquez went down, UFC 180 became Fabricio Werdum's show. Werdum is from Brazil and spent a long period of his childhood in Spain. But this week, he was an adopted Mexican. Werdum spoke to the fans in Spanish, led them in song and even did a little bit of dancing. When it was all said and done, he didn't leave them disappointed, either. After losing the first round...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold: If UFC strips Cain Velasquez of title, it wouldn't be fair

MEXICO CITY -- Cain Velasquez has already been out of action for more than a year. Now, it's looking like he will not be able to return until the spring with another injury. UFC president Dana White told this week that if Velasquez cannot be ready by March, the organization could strip him of the heavyweight title. Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt meet at UFC 180 on Saturday...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Cain Velasquez’s UFC 180 Fight Club Q&A

Unfortunately heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was not able to defend his title tonight at the UFC 180 event in Mexico due to an injury, but he will still be in attendance and yesterday he spoke to his Mexican fans at the show’s Fight Club Q&A session prior to the weigh-ins which you can watch in full below. —
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez Q & A at UFC 180

The UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez may not be able to fight tomorrow night as initially planned, but that has not stopped the champ from making the trip down to Mexico to celebrate the UFC’s first event in the country. With Mark Hunt taking Velasquez’s place in the main event of UFC 180 against Fabricio Werdum, the champion will still be a part of the UFC festivities...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Says Cain Velasquez Could be Stripped of UFC Title

Troubling news just keeps rolling in for UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. First, he found out he needed knee surgery that’d keep him out of UFC 180  in Mexico, then the UFC said it’d name an interim  champion while he recovered, and now he’s found out that he’ll be stripped of his title entirely if he doesn’t compete by March. Dana White told “The Download”...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Makes Clear Distinction Between ‘Interim’ and ‘Real’ UFC Champion

See that bling-bling Cain Velasquez is holding in the picture above? That’s the real UFC heavyweight championship belt. His hardware. Please don’t mistake it for the interim one that either Fabricio Werdum or Mark Hunt will be donning after UFC 180. Although a 265-pound title belt will be on the line in Saturday’s main event, Velasquez believes it’s a manufactured strap...
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez says he will fight Werdum-Hunt winner back in Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- Cain Velasquez's next fight will still be in Mexico. The UFC heavyweight champion said at UFC 180 media day Thursday here that the current plan is to have him take on the winner of Saturday night's bout between Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt in Mexico when Velasquez is ready to return from a knee injury. "They want me back," Velasquez said. "My return will be back here...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White: Cain Velasquez Could Be Stripped of UFC Title

If reigning heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) can’t shake the pesky injury bug and get back in the octagon by March, UFC president Dana White said he might be forced to pull the Dominick Cruz card on him. White told Thursday that if Velasquez can’t return from the MCL sprain that forced him to pull out of Saturday’s scrap against Fabricio Werdum, which...
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries Are Holding Cain Velasquez Back From Being The Best Of All Time

Dominant UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was supposed to headline this Saturday’s (November 15, 2014) UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) against No. 1 contender Fabricio Werdum in the first-ever UFC event in his family’s home country of Mexico, but a torn meniscus and sprained MCL suffered in training put an end to those promising plans. Velasquez’ knee surgery was the latest...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Talks About Knee Issue That Nixed UFC 180 Title Fight

Cain Velasquez appeared on the latest edition of ‘The MMA Hour’ radio show on Monday to discuss his continued knee troubles that kept him from defending his heavyweight title at UFC 180 against Fabrico Werdum this coming weekend in Mexico. Velasquez had been set to come back after shoulder surgery which kept him out of action this year, but once he was back in training it became...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt’ Extended Video Preview

Now that heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is out of UFC 180 with a knee injury, it’s time for the organization to kick their promotional efforts into overdrive in order to sell the pay-per-view broadcast. The first hurdle has been cleared with an extended video preview release. Unfortunately for the UFC, that might not be enough. Fabricio Werdum (pictured), who was slated...
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum 'disappointed' by Cain Velasquez's injury withdrawal

Fabricio Werdum is pretty serious about this whole title fight thing. Two months ago, he moved his entire camp -- coaches, training partners and all -- to Mexico, so his body would already be used to the altitude of Mexico City for UFC 180. Werdum is more prepared than he has ever been in his life and with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez standing across the Octagon, he better...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Arlovski needs shoulder surgery, out six-to-eight weeks

Cain Velasquez isn't the only top heavyweight who just went under the knife. Andrei Arlovski had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder last week, his manager Leo Khorolinsky told UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani on Wednesday. Doctors have told Arlovski that he's looking at six-to-eight weeks of recovery time. That means we won't be seeing "The Pitbull" again until the early part of...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez’s Knee Injury Worse Than Anticipated

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez just can’t seem to get any luck injury wise with it now emerging that his latest knee issue has turned out to be worse than was originally anticipated. Velasquez had originally been dealing with a slight tear to his miniscus during fight camp, but had intended to compete against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 with it anyway. However, a slip...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC: Velasquez Out – Won’t Defend Title Against Werdum

MMA News, – According to reports, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will not be defending the heavyweight title at UFC 180 against Fabricio Werdum. This bout, which was scheduled to take place in Mexico City, was to be the first UFC big splash in the Latino MMA market. Werdum will remain on the card and will now face Mark Hunt in a interim title bout. Hunt is coming off of...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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