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UFC Fight Night Stockholm Could Shape UFC’s Future

Fight Night Stockholm will set the table for the rest of 2015 atop the light heavyweight division in UFC, but the card could also end up influencing the heavyweight division as well. With a win over Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in Stockholm on Saturday (Sunday morning in Sweden), Alexander Gustafsson will earn a future title bout with champion Jon Jones, a rematch of arguably the...
Via Between The Ropes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones destined to venture beyond division sooner than we think

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports It’s not often that a champion becomes a villain, but that’s exactly what UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones was as he entered the octagon to face Daniel Cormier last weekend. After refusing to fully engage his opponents or even look interested in the task at hand on several occasions towards the end of his reign, Anderson Silva was...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 12, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2014  |  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...
Via 5thRound.com
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic wants to break Junior dos Santos and earn a title shot

All Stipe Miocic has wanted for the past few years is fight. Now that might sound like a fairly obvious statement considering Miocic is a fighter, but in his case it's been about activity and staying busy so he can climb up the ranks of a somewhat shallow heavyweight division. Miocic suffered his only professional loss in September 2012 to Stefan Struve and as soon as the fight was...
Via Fox Sports
December 09, 2014  |  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...
Via Fight Of The Night
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...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 24, 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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports
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 UFC.com 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...
Via Fox Sports
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. —
Via Fight Of The Night
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...
Via Fight Hub TV
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...
Via 5thRound.com
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...
Via Fox Sports
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 UFC.com 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...
Via 5thRound.com
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...
Via Fight Of The Night
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...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 11, 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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fight Of The Night
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...
Via BadCulture
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt ready for interim title shot at UFC 180 after Cain Velasquez injury

You have likely already heard the unfortunate news that UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez injured his knee and is out of his scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 in Mexico. Instead of scrapping the main event altogether, the UFC opted to put the interim title up for grabs, and asked Mark Hunt to step in on just under four weeks notice. The “Super Samoan”...
Via Fight Hub TV
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Injured, Mark Hunt Gets Title Shot at UFC 180

It’s been a bad year for the UFC when it comes to main events and top fighters.  Georges St. Pierre has been out due to his “retirement” and then blowing out his knee.  Anderson Silva has been sidelined all year after his leg was shattered into a thousand pieces.  And it’s seemed like countless main event fights have been scrapped due to injuries and drug failures (um...
Via Between The Ropes
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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