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The Ultimate Fighter Episode 2 Preview: A Revolt is brewing

Upsets have been a part of The Ultimate Fighter since the very beginning.  If anybody told Chris Leben that he would be eliminated from the inaugural season, not once but twice, by far smaller and lesser-experienced opponents he would have called you crazy on the spot. The newest season of The Ultimate Fighter kicked off with a massive upset as No. 14 ranked Randa Markos -- a relative...
Via Fox Sports
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Teenage Girl Shovel Fight: A Technical Masterpiece

The internet has been abuzz recently with the hottest viral video of recent, two teenage girls in a spirited battle of fisticuffs before a launched shovel took it to stratospheric heights. But I’m not interested in all the theatrics that happened after the scrap.  I’m a fight fan and writer first and foremost, so as the editor of this fine site, I wanted to really break this...
Via Undercard Superstar
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Who hit Chris Leben hardest during his career?

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Chris Leben was hit hardest by Brian Stann or Anderson Silva. I mean, both of those fights ended in mere seconds afterall, even when Leben has one hell of a chin. Then again, Mike Swick took out Leben early in his career, so I don’t even know. Maybe we should switch over to Kenny and Bas to find out exactly who punched Leben the...
Via Fight Hub TV
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Leben’s Life After Fighting Off to Rocky Start

The UFC stuck with Chris Leben (pictured) through his roller coaster career, but the slugger had no problem throwing his former employer under the bus Sunday by claiming he’d be better off today had he driven a truck for the past decade instead of risking life and limb inside the Octagon. “I wish I would’ve drove truck last 10yrs, then at least is have insurance to see a counselor...
Via 5thRound.com
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Has The Most Knockout Of The Night Bonuses In UFC History?

The UFC announced today that they are doing away with their customary ‘Knockout Of The Night’ bonus in favor of a new ‘Performance Of The Night’ award. In memory of the bonus we take a look through the record books to see who’ll go down in history as having won the most of these coveted bonus awards. 3.  Chris Leben: 4 ‘Knockout Of The Night Bonuses Tied with three...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 168 Behind the Scenes Video: Longo’s Destruction

Check out this must see behind the scenes look at the UFC’s 2013 finale in Las Vegas ahead of tonight’s 2014 PPV debut. Here are some key moments from Dana’s latest vlog: 0:53 – Dana White and Matt Serra bs back stage. Always enjoyable. 2:22 – The final time we’ll see Chris Leben backstage preparing for a fight. 3:34 – Voelker informed that he will not be cut by the...
Via Fight Booth
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Leben Announces His Retirement From MMA

UFC middleweight competitor Chris “The Crippler” Leben (22-11) announced his retirement from MMA yesterday, bringing an end to his thirty-three fight career. His final bout came at UFC 168 on December 28th, 2013, where he was defeated by Uriah Hall (8-4).While the announcement had been predicted by many, the thirty-three year old made it official on Monday’s episode of “The...
Via MMAInsider
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Leben: The End Of A Turbulent Career

He may never have been a champion, never gotten his chance at a title, and had a near 50% winning record inside of the octagon but despite all that, Chris Leben was certainly  a name that was synonymous with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “The Crippler” has had a turbulent career full of highs and lows, and throughout his UFC career went from a top middleweight contender...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Leben: The End Of An Turbulent Career

He may never have been a champion, never gotten his chance at a title, and had a near 50% winning record inside of the octagon but despite all that, Chris Leben was certainly  a name that was synonymous with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “The Crippler” has had a turbulent career full of highs and lows, and throughout his UFC career went from a top middleweight contender...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Leben Officially Announces His Retirement From MMA Aged 33

Veteran UFC star Chris Leben has officially announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 33. The writing had appeared to be on the wall for Leben after his defeat to Uriah Hall last month which saw him quit on his stool after enduring a tough first round that resulted in him being dropped before being saved by the bell. In the past we’ve seen Leben take an inhuman amount...
Via Fight Of The Night
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Leben Retires

After 12 years and a UFC middleweight record 22 fights in the UFC, veteran Chris Leben has retired from mixed martial arts. The former competitor on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter appeared on the popular podcast The MMA Hour to announce his decision Monday. “After (UFC 168), I wanted to go back and […]
Via Full Scale Sports
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Leben retires from MMA

The king of brawl Chris Leben has officially retired from MMA. The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 star has been considering retirement since dropping his fourth consecutive loss to Uriah Hall at UFC 168. On Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour, Leben announced that he would be hanging up the gloves for good. “After [the Hall […]
Via BoneSnapper.com
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fighter Chris Leben Retires From MMA

When UFC middleweight Chris Leben (pictured) inexplicably quit on the stool at UFC 168, it was practically plastered all over the Octagon wall that the 33-year-old was done with mixed martial arts. On Monday during an appearance on “The MMA Hour,” Leben confirmed it was time to put fighting in his rear-view mirror. “The Crippler” has issued several cryptic tweets since December’s...
Via 5thRound.com
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 168 Full Event Review: Weidman and Rousey retain titles on historically violent night

The MGM Grand garden arena in Las Vegas, Nevada was the venue on Saturday night for UFC 168; the promotions final and most highly-anticipated event of the year. Two titles were up for grabs on the night in two long-awaited rematches.Topping the bill was the middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and the consensus greatest mixed martial artist of all time, Anderson...
Via hov-mma
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 168 Quick Results

  Main Card: Chris Weidman def. Anderson Silva via TKO (Injury) – Round 2, 1:16 Ronda Rousey def. Miesha Tate via Armbar – Round 3, 0:58 Travis Browne def. Josh Barnett via KO (Elbows) – Round 1, 1:00 Jim Miller def. Fabricio Camoes via Armbar – Round 1, 3:42 Dustin Poirier def. Diego Brandao via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 4:54 Preliminary Card: Uriah Hall def. Chris...
Via In The Neutral Zone
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Uriah Hall defeats Chris Leben, who quits on stool

In perhaps his last chance in the UFC octagon, Chris Leben left on his own terms, quitting on his stool after the first round of his UFC 168 matchup with Uriah Hall. Leben then walked out of the octagon before the official decision was read, and waved to the fans in a way that could indicate he would retire. Hall was in control throughout, using his speed and reach advantage to...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Uriah Hall Makes Chris Leben Quit at UFC 168 (Video Highlights)

Middleweight Chris Leben (pictured) is known as one of the UFC’s true gunslingers. On Saturday night, he quit after five minutes in the Octagon with Uriah Hall. The first seconds of the fight was a great indicator on how the bout would go for Hall after he dropped the veteran with a flying knee. Leben was then beaten to the punch throughout the opening five minutes. Hall then floored...
Via 5thRound.com
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Five For The Fights: UFC 168

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports1.) Loser leaves the UFC?The Chris Leben versus Uriah Hall match up has all the makings of the old wrestling gimmick match. Both fighters have lost multiple fights in a row. Hall has a slightly longer leash considering he’s the younger of the two, coming off a recent TUF and has only lost two in a row. Leben, however, has lost his...
Via MMAInsider
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 168 Results (Live)

Stay tuned to fightofthenight this evening for all the UFC 168 results live as they happen from Las Vegas. (Press F5 as required to refresh the page for the latest results) — Main Card: Chris Weidman defeats Anderson Silva by TKO (injury) at 1.16mins of Rd2 fight Report Ronda Rousey defeats Miesha Tate by submission (armbar) at 0.58mins of Rd3 Fight Report Travis Browne defeats...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 168 HOV 'Weidman vs. Silva II' Pick 'Em

There's saving the best for last... and then there is saving the best for last. UFC 168 is like an extended Christmas for mixed martial arts fans. It features a pair of title rematches that could headline any card alone and still elicit this kind of excitement and anticipation. Add a heavyweight clash for the ages between Josh Barnett and Travis Browne and you have yourself the...
Via hov-mma
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva Results and Live Coverage

The UFC’s final fight card of the year is now merely hours away, with a main event middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva as well as a co-main event contest between women’s bantamweight title fight between champ Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. The card will also feature a heavyweight battle between Josh Barnett and Travis Browne and a preliminary contest...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 168 Preview and Predictions

In this edition of the UFC 168 preview and predictions, we break down Zuffa’s biggest card, featuring the rematch of Weidman and Silva. Also on the stacked PPV card is Rousey vs Tate, as well as Josh Barnett vs Travis Hapa Browne. On the Fox Sports 1 undercard, the preliminary bouts include TUF 17 Superstar turned UFC Flop Uriah Hall hooking up with a guy that can take a punch...
Via Sports Mockery
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 168 'Weidman vs. Silva II' Full Event Preview

The biggest rematch in the history of the sport. That's what the UFC tell us Saturday night marks. What Saturday night also marks is exactly 20 events since the last time the UFC told us a fight was biggest rematch in the sport. That time is was Chael Sonnen v. Anderson Silva. This time, it's true.When Chael met Anderson at UFC 148 it was the most hyped and highly-anticipated rematch...
Via hov-mma
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: UFC 168 – Extended Preview

We are less than two weeks away from UFC 168, which takes place on December 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Anderson Silva (33-5) will help to reclaim his throne when he takes on Chris Weidman (10-0) in a rematch for the UFC middleweight title. Ahead of the highly anticipated event, the UFC have just released the following extended preview, which also...
Via MMAInsider
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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