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UFC Fight Night Repercussions: Who's Next for the Headliners?

Last night at UFC Fight Night 61, fans witnessed a night full of upsets with only one fighter who was favored to win walking away from the cage with a victory on their record. Both headlining fights saw upsets as Michael Johnson seemingly easily solved the puzzle that has been Edson Barboza and Frank Mir showed the world that he's not ready to hang up his gloves quite yet with a...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bettor hits positively absurd $1 UFC parlay for nearly $50K score

I've seen a lot of ridiculous parlay cards and constructed more than a handful myself, but none of them quite as ludicrious as this nine-leg, all-underdog winner from #UFCFightNight 61 in Brazil.   On a night when a record 10 underdogs prevailed, this winner (let's call him "Lucky Larry") picked all six underdogs on the main card plus three prelim puppies for the highly improbable...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hit List: The Top 5 Moments from UFC Fight Night

Sometimes fight cards sneak up on you. Sunday's Fight Night from Porto Alegre was one of those cards. The Brazil card got a bit lost in the shuffle amidst all the hoopla for this coming Saturday's UFC 184 event, but once the first bell rang, the event and its fighters refused to be ignored. From exciting fights, to underdog after underdog winning, yesterday's UFC event delivered...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Mir Knocks Out Bigfoot VIDEO

Main Card (Fox Sports 1) Weight class Method Round Time Notes Heavyweight Frank Mir def. Antônio Silva KO (punches and elbows) 1 1:40 Lightweight Michael Johnson def. Edson Barboza Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Middleweight Sam Alvey def. Cezar Ferreira KO (punches) 1 3:34 Lightweight Adriano Martins def. Rustam Khabilov Decision (split) (29-28, […]
Via MMA PRIME
4 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir” 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. Frank Mir (pictured), Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, Edson Barboza, Michael Johnson and the card’s other featured fighters who won’t require medical...
Via 5thRound.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson wins decision, calls out Benson Henderson

Michael Johnson didn't waste time shaking off any rust that may have collected in the near year since he last competed, Sunday night against Edson Barboza. The Blackzilian had not fought in eleven months but jumped all over his opponent from round one, on Barboza's home turf. Johnson pressed Barboza with good head movement and punches, while the Brazilian struggled to get off with...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson Defeats Edson Barboza By Decision At UFC Fight Night 61

Michael Johnson continued to show his evolution as a fighter tonight at UFC Fight Night 61 with a high-tempo unanimous decision victory over Edson Barboza. Round One: Johnson with a right hand to start and Barboza responds with a body kick. Johnson pushing the pace with punches and Barboza throws a kick upstairs. Johnson in again and Barboza works to the body as his opponent targets...
Via Fight Of The Night
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 61 Results

Stay tuned to fightofthenight.com this evening for all the results live as they happen from UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil. The action begins at around 5.30pm ET (10.30pm UK) with the main card going live at 8pm ET (1am UK). (Press F5 as required to refresh the page for the latest results) Main Card: Antonio Silva vs. Frank Mir Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson Cezar Ferreira vs. Sam...
Via Fight Of The Night
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LIVE BLOG UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir fight

As the UFC embarks on another trip to Brazil, the heavyweight division gets the spotlight this weekend in a main event feature former title contender Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva against possibly one of the best fighters to ever grace the Octagon in former champion Frank Mir. Both Silva and Mir are in need of a win after some tough times for each man lately, so expect the fists to fly...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Porto Alegre: Silva-Mir Official Weigh-In Results

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Frank Mir and the lightweight bout between Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Ginasio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 6 p.m. ET, and the first...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 61 Weigh-In Results & Video

The weigh-ins have now taken place for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 61 event in Brazil and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below. — Main Card: Frank Mir (261) vs. Antonio Silva (264) Edson Barboza (156) vs. Michael Johnson (155) Sam Alvey (186) vs. Cezar Ferreira (185) Rustam Khabilov (156) vs. Adriano Martins (156) Iuri Alcantara...
Via Fight Of The Night
5 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir’ Live Weigh-In Results

All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir ” event will be tipping the scale today inside Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 1PM ET/10AM PT. Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (pictured...
Via 5thRound.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir’ Live Weigh-Ins Video at 1PM ET/10AM PT

The official weigh-ins for “UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir” take place today inside Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 1PM ET/10AM PT. Please click HERE for the official weigh-in results. A heavyweight tango between former champion Frank Mir (pictured) and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva serves...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

LIVE UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir weigh-ins

Two of the best and most dangerous heavyweights in the world square off in the main event of the UFC's return to Brazil this weekend as Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva faces off with former heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Before the fighters face off in the cage on Sunday, they both have to hit the scale on Saturday to make weight and while it's typically not a major issue for heavyweights...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Main Card Predictions and Expectations For UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Mir

This Sunday in Porto Alegre, Brazil the UFC brings us a card sure to be filled with action!  Here are my thoughts on the main card, highlighted by Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva vs Former Champion, and submission specialist Frank Mir, and what is sure to be a fast-paced, action-packed brawl with Explosive striker Edson Barboza set to face heavy hitter Michael Johnson. Let's start from...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Edson Barboza: A win over Michael Johnson should put me in the top five

UFC lightweight contender Edson Barboza has faced more than a few bumps in the road on his path towards becoming a legitimate top 10 fighter. Following a blazing start to his career, Barboza suffered a setback when he lost in a massive upset to former WEC champion Jamie Varner, who accepted a fight with the Brazilian on short notice following a long absence from the UFC.  Barboza...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for UFC Fight Night 60’s Benson Henderson?

A ballsy Benson Henderson did not, I repeat, did not hesitate to call out Canadian psycho and top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald after his impressive victory over Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night 60 in Broomfield, CO this past Saturday night. While UFC President Dana White was quick to squash the MacDonald-Bendo during the post-fight presser, we still do not know whether...
Via Fight Booth
10 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir’ Bout Order Set

After enjoying a brief hiatus, the octagon is right back to work with its second show in eight days. “UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir” goes down Sunday inside Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil. A heavyweight scrap between former champion Frank Mir and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva headlines the festivities. A lightweight shootout between Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson...
Via 5thRound.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 61 Fight Card

The UFC are back in Brazil for a Sunday night event on February 22nd and we’ve got the full fight card for you below. Fronting the show is a heavyweight bout between Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva and former champion Frank Mir who’s on very shaky ground at the moment in the UFC after suffering four losses in a row. In the co-main event current No.6 ranked lightweight Edson Barboza...
Via Fight Of The Night
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Case: Ramsey Nijem's a 'little punk', plans on calling him out Sunday night

Second-time UFC fighter Johnny Case has already learned very early on that even when fighting in the biggest MMA promotion in the world, you have to roll with the punches no matter what happens. Before even making his debut, Case was faced with adversity when he was signed for a fight on short notice, but got pulled just hours later when a pre-fight eye test revealed a torn retina...
Via Fox Sports
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC: Michael Johnson’s Long Break Due to Domestic Violence Arrest

On Saturday, the UFC announced lightweight Michael Johnson (pictured) will end what will be an 11-month hiatus to battle Edson Barboza in Brazil on February 22. The first thing that came to mind for most fans was, where has Johnson been since beating Melvin Guillard back in March? Johnson was supposed to fight Josh Thomson on July 22 at UFC on FOX 12, but was pulled 11 days before...
Via 5thRound.com
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson Returns To Fight Edson Barboza At UFC Fight Night 61

A lightweight encounter between Michael Johnson and Edson Barboza has been announced as the co-main event for UFC Fight Night 61 in Porto Alegre, Brazil on February 22nd. Johnson is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, defeating respected opponents like Joe Lauzon, Gleison Tibau and Melvin Guillard along the way to establish himself as a significant player in the lightweight...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson set as co-main event for UFC Fight Night in Brazil

Two of the top lightweights in the world will square off in the newly announced co-main event for UFC Fight Night on February 22 as Edson Barboza meets Michael Johnson in Brazil. UFC officials announced the new matchup on Sunday. Barboza (15-2) is fresh off his biggest career win after dispatching Bobby Green in his last fight, which put the Brazilian striker all the way up to No...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Teixeira

UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Teixeira When: February 22nd, 2015 Where: Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil How: Fox Sports 1 Who: Wendell Oliveira vs. T.J. Waldburger Ivan Jorge vs. Josh Shockley Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Sean Strickland Matt Dwyer vs. William Macario Rustam Khabilov vs. Adriano Martins Sam Alvey vs. Cezar Ferreira Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson Rashad...
Via 5thRound.com
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Edson Barboza Meets Michael Johnson in UFC’s Return to Brazil

On Sunday, a lightweight scrap between Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson was announced for the UFC’s February 22 event in Brazil. Barboza will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the tango. The Brazilian most recently posted a unanimous decision victory over Bobby Green in November. Johnson, meanwhile, is perfect through his past three outings. “The Menace” has been...
Via 5thRound.com
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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