Former Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo will return to the Octagon on March 14th to take on former No. 1 flyweight contender Chris Cariaso.
Cejudo made his UFC debut at UFC on FOX 13 this past December, defeating Dustin Kimura in a Bantamweight bout via unanimous decision.
After failing to make the 125 pound limit in his scheduled UFC debut for UFC 177, Cejudo will now get one...
Michael McDonald is a forgotten man in the UFC's bantamweight division. But perhaps not for much longer.
McDonald, still one of the most promising young fighters in MMA, is targeting a return in the spring, his manager Jason House told UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani. McDonald has not fought since falling to Urijah Faber in December 2013.
After that fight against Faber, McDonald (16...
The UFC 178 basic fighter salaries have now been released and show that the event’s headliner, long-time flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, was the evening’s biggest earner with a $183,000 pay day courtesy of a convincing win against Chris Cariaso.
Interestingly, next up is Conor McGregor who, despite only appearing in the Octagon for the fourth time, managed to pocket $150...
The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the disclosed salaries for all the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso” event.
Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (pictured) was the night’s highest earner. He scored $183,000, with $54,000 coming via win bonus, for submitting Chris Cariaso in the show’s featured attraction.
Cariaso made just...
Demetrious Johnson made easy work of Chris Cariaso. Is there anyone out there who can challenge him?
Donald Cerrone won his fourth straight fight in 2014. Will he actually compete again before the end of the year?
Conor McGregor walked the walk by knocking out Dustin Poirier. Is it too early for a title shot?
We'll try to answer those questions from UFC 178 and many more below.
UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his title at UFC 178 on Saturday night against Chris Cariaso, and that has become a seemingly unstoppable result every time the champ steps into the octagon. Johnson has dominated the flyweight division since its inception a couple years ago. He is the only champion the division has had in its short lifespan, and...
UFC 178 was billed as the most stacked card of the year. And boy did it deliver.
From a flyweight title main event, to the debut of a champion from another organization to the inspirational comebacks of two elite fighters in their respective divisions to a brash Irish rising star, Saturday night's event in Las Vegas did not disappoint at all.
Somehow, we attempted to pare down the...
UFC 178 will go down as one of the most highly anticipated cards of the year and as it turns out almost every, single fight delivered. From Conor McGregor calling his first round finish over No. 5 ranked Dustin Poirier to Dominick Cruz and Cat Zingano both making triumphant comebacks from injury, this was a show with storybook ending written all over it.
The fighters from UFC 178...
UFC 178: Johnson vs Cariaso Sept 27, 2014 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Flyweight Championship: Demetrious Johnson – champion – 124.5 lbs (20-2-1, #1 ranked flyweight) vs Chris Cariaso - 124.5 lbs (17-5, #8 ranked flyweight) - Johnson wins via submission (kimura) […]
Reigning UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (pictured) did exactly what 20-1 odds-on favorites are supposed to do, completely overwhelm your opponent and finish them in emphatic fashion.
Chris Cariaso may have been surprised by the opportunity to fight for the title, but the outcome was expected by everyone not named Cariaso.
Johnson put an end to things with a slick kimura...
Demetrious Johnson proved once again that he's one of the top fighters in the sport as he dominated and then submitted Chris Cariaso for his fifth consecutive title defense as UFC flyweight champion.
Johnson entered the fight as an overwhelming favorite, but didn't disappoint dispatching of Cariaso with relative ease as most expected him to do.
The action in the fight moved at a...
UFC 178 has just wrapped up, and what an event it was. In the main event, Demetrious Johnson defended his title in style as he submitted Chris Cariaso in the second round with a brutal kimura.
Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon, and ended up taking home the unanimous decision victory in an enthralling bout.
Featherweight superstar Conor McGregor destroyed No. 5...
Now that “UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.
The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 1AM ET/10PM PT.
In addition to UFC president Dana White (pictured), Demetrious Johnson, Chris Cariaso, Eddie Alvarez, Donald Cerrone, Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier...
Demetrious Johnson strolled to victory against Chris Cariaso tonight at UFC 178, producing a finish in the second round courtesy of a kimura submission.
Johnson with a leg kick to start. An inside leg kick lands as he circles his opponent. Another one as he chips away at the lead leg.
Cariaso with a few punches, but Johnson is moving away from it. Cariaso tries...
The highly anticipated UFC 178 pay-per-view event is finally upon us. After weeks and weeks of anticipation, the year’s most stacked event is about to get underway at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
In the main event of the evening, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson looks to defend his Flyweight title as he takes on Chris Cariaso.
The co-main event features the UFC debut of the...
“UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso” will be jumping off Saturday inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Fight Pass kicks off tonight’s festivities by streaming two preliminary bouts at 7PM ET/4PM PT.
Fox Sports 1 will then broadcast the remaining four prelims starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Unfortunately the UFC’s generosity ends there, as fans will have to pay for...
UFC 178 might be the most stacked card of the year.
Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC flyweight title against Chris Cariaso in the main event, Eddie Alvarez makes his UFC debut against Donald Cerrone in the co-headliner and Dominick Cruz returns after three years to meet Takeya Mizugaki live on the FOX Sports 1 prelims.
In addition to all of that, we've got a featherweight contender...
Stacked. Are you sick of this word being used by MMA pundits when they describe this card? We don't care. Sta-sta-sta-stacked! As everyone's favorite mutual Uncle/UFC President would say, "If you don't watch this card, you're not a f***ing fan." I'm not saying I necessarily agree with that, ever, I'm just saying this card is the most stacked (that's right) card of the season thus...
Last Event Winner: Luke Irwin/Nolan Howell (10-2)
Lucas Bourdon: 9-4 .692
Ben Kohn: 129-58 .690
TC Engel: 83-46 .643
Luke Irwin: 203-120 .628
Josh Hall: 35-21 .625
Earl Montclair: 96-65 .596
Nolan Howell: 118-87 .576
Naomi Kamornick: 6-5 .545
Dan Galvan: 5-6 .455
UFC Flyweight Championship: Demetrious Johnson (c) (20-2-1) vs. Chris Cariaso (17-5)
Luke Irwin: Cariaso is a hell...
I’m perfectly aware Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor (pictured) are not tonight’s featured attraction. In fact, the featherweights aren’t even UFC 178‘s co-main event.
However, I can’t remember another fight that was third-to-top billing that received so much attention. I’ve been eyeing this particular line like a hawk ever since the Gambling Gods released them.
UFC 178 embedded episode 5 is up and features more footage from the likes of Cat Zingano, Donald Cerrone, Anthony Johnson, Chris Cariaso, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.
The UFC 178 weigh-ins have now taken place and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below.
Champ Demetrious Johnson (124.5) vs. Chris Cariaso (124.5)
Eddie Alvarez (155) vs. Donald Cerrone (155)
Conor McGregor (146) vs. Dustin Poirier (145.5)
Tim Kennedy (185) vs. Yoel Romero (185)
Amanda Nunes (135) vs. Cat Zingano (135)
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso ” event will be tipping the scale today inside the Premier Ballroom at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 7PM ET/4PM PT.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
Chris Cariaso (pictured...
The official weigh-ins for “UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso” take place today inside the Premier Ballroom at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT.
Please click HERE for the official weigh-in results.
Reigning flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (pictured) defends his throne against...
This weekend marks one of the biggest cards in all 2014 as UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso goes down from Las Vegas headlined by the flyweight title fight pitting champion Demetrious Johnson against Chris Cariaso.
The main event is just a small part of an overall huge show, however, as the main card alone boasts 10 fights with every single fighter being ranked in the top 15 of the world...