Hector ‘Don’t Call Me Lightning Anymore’ Lombard Undergoes Nickname Change

The fighter known as Hector “Lightning” Lombard (pictured) is no more. Effective immediately, please refer to the UFC welterweight as Hector “Showeather” Lombard. Lombard announced the nickname change Tuesday on his official Facebook fan page. “Hector ‘Lightning’ Lombard and the brand has undergone a significant transformation,” Lombard wrote. “I wanted my new identity...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Making the Grade: Passes/Fails from UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Saint Preux

Ryan Bader inched closer to a light heavyweight title shot, Ross Pearson suppressed his Diego Sanchez demons and Tim Boetsch made all of Maine happy. You already know who won and who lost Saturday at UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Saint Preux. We here at Haymaker are more concerned with going beyond the results. Here's what we took away from the UFC's first event from Maine:...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

HOV-MMA Fight Night 47 Kountermove Freeroll & Preview

Good news again this week folks, the good people at Kountermove and HOV-MMA have teamed up to provide us with another chance to win some free money. Before we get to the Kountermove breakdown for this weekend`s fights in Bangor, here`s a little reminder from the founders of the site on how KM works and how fights are scored; “About Kountermove.  Kountermove, Inc. is currently...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Victory over Diego Brandao paramount for Conor McGregor

In one of the most highly-anticipated cards of 2014 thus far, outspoken featherweight Conor McGregor will finally have the opportunity to perform on the sport’s biggest stage in front of his fellow countrymen when he enters the octagon to face Diego Brandao in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in Dublin, Ireland. Just two fights into his first UFC contract, McGregor...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dirty Diego Sanchez, MMA’s Luckiest Fighter

Barroom MMA debates – whether or not you, like me, deign to descend on Saturday night and take in the fights with the unwashed masses – are as fun as their mainstream sport equivalents. What’s nice about them is the relatively level playing field among fans;  you won’t have some old-timer, for instance, dismissing every fighter today as a pale imitation of Roberto Clemente...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Judging Issues in the UFC Continue

UFC Fight Night 42 in Albuquerque, New Mexico was a staunch reminder to the MMA world that there is still a lingering problem with judging in the sport. When Diego Sanchez was announced as the winner of a split-decision against Ross Pearson, the word “robbery” shot to the forefront of the collective spectator opinion. Seemingly, the only people who thought Sanchez won the...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Salaries Released

New Mexico State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all the athletes who competed in last Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov” event. YES! YES! YES! Thanks to some home cooking from two judges, lightweight Diego Sanchez (pictured) was the card’s highest earner. Sanchez scored $140,000, half of which came via win bonus, for his highly...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Addresses Ross Pearson’s Controversial Loss to Diego Sanchez

YES! YES! YES! Lightweight Diego Sanchez received some home cooking from two of three judges in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico this past Saturday in a highly controversial split decision victory over Ross Pearson (pictured) at UFC Fight Night 42. The bad news for MMA fans is that abysmal judging still seems to be par for the course in the sport. The good news for Pearson...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eye Pokes, Finishes, and A Terrible Decision – UFC Fight Night

The crowd in Albuquerque, New Mexico came out last night in full support for all of Greg Jackson’s guys. The vocal crowd was treated to a great evening of fights, and for the most part, finishes. The only decision of the night came with a dump truck full of controversy as hometown hero got the friendly judges’ scorecards and won a split decision over Ross Pearson. Kenny Florian...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Options limited for Benson Henderson following win over Rustam Khabilov

On Saturday night, lightweight contenders Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov took center stage in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the main event of UFC Fight Night 42, and the result did little to clarify the 155-pound picture. The second-ranked lightweight prior to Saturday, Henderson entered the fight hoping to earn another crack at the belt taken from him by Anthony Pettis last August...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Reactions To Controversial Diego Sanchez Vs Ross Pearson Decision

There was a lot of controversy surrounding Diego Sanchez’s split decision victory over Ross Pearson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 42 last night, with many observers feeling that ‘The Real Deal’ had comfortably outboxed his opponent over the course of three rounds. UFC color commentator Kenny Florian set the tone for the post-fight reaction when he voiced his disbelief...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 42 Post-Fight Interviews

Ben Henderson: Diego Sanchez: Sergio Pettis: Scott Jorgensen: Lance Benoist: Jon Tuck: Pat Cummins:
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Sanchez vs Pearson Fight Highlights

Video: Highlights: Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Takes Controversial Win Over Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 42 (Video Highlights)

After two straight losses, it’s officially Yes Cartwheel time again for Diego Sanchez (pictured). “Dream” took a highly controversial split decision win over Ross Pearson Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42. When the dust settled on their shootout, Sanchez was handed a (27-30, 30-27, 29-28) victory. I always love seeing 30-27 scores on a split decision. However, having 30-27 in...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez scores controversial split decision victory over Ross Pearson

Diego Sanchez earned a controversial split decision victory over Ross Pearson in front of a home crowd in Albuqueque. Mandatory Credit: ufc.com Diego Sanchez earned a decision victory over Ross Pearson in front of a hometown crowd in Albuquerque. The judges scored the fight 27-30, 30-27, 29-28 to give Sanchez the split decision. Pearson started the fight strong, out-striking Sanchez...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson Outboxes Diego Sanchez, But Loses Split Decision

Ross Pearson stayed composed tonight against Diego Sanchez tonight at UFC Fight Night 42, outboxing the hometown hero over the course of three rounds, only to find himself on the losing end of a split decision. Round One Sanchez ultra-fired up for this one in front of his hometown fans. Sanchez with a left and a right, but Pearson sees it coming and ducks. Pearson digs to the...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 42 Predictions

UFC fight Night 42 takes place this Saturday night in Alberquerque, New Mexico and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights below. — Main Card: Ben Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov Intriguing fight here to lead the card. Khabilov has been dominant so far in his appearances inside the Octagon as he suplexes his way up the ranks, but while former champion Henderson might tend...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs Khabilov Preview and Predictions

Live, this Saturday, June 7, 2014 for the first time from the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico we’ve got a Fight Night event. Featuring former Lightweight champion Benson Henderson and hometown favourite Diego Sanchez, you can bet we’re in for an exciting night of fights. Bryan Caraway vs Erik Perez Coming off of a lengthy layoff, Bryan Caraway looks to regain some...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov Predictions

(Photo/GraphZilla) The UFC returns to FOX Sports 1 for UFC Fight Night 42 this weekend at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday, June 7. The event kicks off with a prelim fight on UFC Fight Pass ($) at 7:30 p.m. eastern, followed by four prelim fights on FOX Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m. eastern and finishing up with a six-fight main card at 10:00 p.m. eastern also...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Hits Albuquerque, New Mexico Saturday June 7th

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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Vs Ross Pearson Signed For UFC Fight Night 42

A lightweight scrap between two former winners of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality show, Diego Sanchez and Ross Pearson, has been made official for UFC fight Night 42 in New Mexico on June 7th, the promotions first visit to the state. Albuquerque is Sanchez’s home turf so he begged to be added to this card despite the fact that he’s only just coming off a fight a couple of...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Battles Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night Albuquerque

On Friday, a lightweight shootout between Ross Pearson (pictured) and Diego Sanchez was announced to the UFC Fight Night Albuquerque lineup. Sanchez is looking to bounce back from two straight losses, including this month’s lackluster unanimous decision defeat to Myles Jury at UFC 171. “Dream” has dropped five of his past eight scraps. Pearson, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s next for Diego Sanchez?

At 32 years of age, UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez has been a fixture in the sport for nearly a decade and is one of the promotion’s most popular competitors, but after his recent loss to Myles Jury at UFC 171, the relentless striker now finds himself at a crucial point in his career. In one of MMA’s deepest and most talented weight classes, the former welterweight is no longer...
Via Sports-Glory
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Blames Food Poisoning for UFC 171 Loss

UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez (pictured) didn’t appear to be himself in Saturday’s unanimous decision defeat to Myles Jury at UFC 171. And no, I’m not just referring to Sanchez’s gaudy Mohawk. The creator of the infamous Yes Cartwheel claims his stomach was doing No Cartwheels after eating some funky steak tartare shortly after making weight on Friday. Sanchez believes his...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Claims Food Poisoning Affected His Performance At UFC 171

Diego Sanchez lost out by unanimous decision to Myles Jury at UFC 171 this past weekend and then blamed food poisoning the night before the fight for his performance. “I wasn’t my self last night I sustained Food poisoning from eating a beef tar tar with raw quail egg as a appetizer at dinner,” Sanchez explained in the first of a series of post-fight messages on Twitter. “This...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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