While not official just yet, it appears that the UFC have targeted a lightweight fight between Ben Henderson and Michael Johnson to headline the TUF 21 Finale show in Miami on July 12th.
Formerly a lightweight champion, Henderson is currently ranked No.5 in the division, but stepped up to the UFC’s welterweight ranks for the first time back in February on short notice against Brandon...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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).
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Antonio Silva vs. Frank Mir
Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson
Cezar Ferreira vs. Sam...
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...
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.
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)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Teixeira
When: February 22nd, 2015
Where: Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil
How: Fox Sports 1
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
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...
Below you’ll find a handful of post-fight interviews from last night’s UFC Fight Night 57 including victorious main event star Frankie Edgar who called for a title shot after submitting Cub Swanson.
What a night of fights it was in Austin, Texas as UFC Fight Night 57 went down last evening live on Fox Sports 1.
In the main event, Frankie Edgar halted the streaking Cub Swanson by dominating him for five rounds before finishing him with just four seconds left in the fight. The finish was officially noted at the latest in UFC history.
Check out the highlights below.
In the co...
AUSTIN - For the past few years Edson Barboza has been scratching and clawing to get into the top 10 of the lightweight division, but after beating up Bobby Green for three rounds on Saturday night it appears he has finally earned his slot.
Barboza is one of the most dangerous strikers in the entire lightweight division, but Green got right in his face as soon as the fight started...
Edson Barboza was able to outstrike Bobby Green over the course of three rounds tonight in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 57.
Barboza with a quick leg kick to start. He flicks up a front kick to the face that just misses. Barboza loads up on a big kick to the midsection, but Green then sweeps his other leg for the takedown. Barboza is right back up though.
This is one of those sneaky stacked cards. There is going to be a lot of juicy fights filled with action, along with some submissions and knockouts sprinkled in to satisfy your MMA tastebuds. At the top Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson lead the way. It is one of the most anticipated fights of the year. There is also the co-main event between Bobby Green and Edson Barboza which has some...
We examined tonight’s main event between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson earlier this week, so let’s take a look at the co-featured attraction with lightweights. Edson Barboza and Bobby Green.
Barboza is a slight 1.5-1 odds-on favorite against the former Strikeforce star. Green, meanwhile, checks in closely behind as a +120 underdog.
Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas serves...
The weigh-in have now taken place for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 57 event in Texas and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below.
Frankie Edgar (145) vs. Cub Swanson (145.8)
Edson Barboza (155) vs. Bobby Green (155.4)
Chico Camus (125.6) vs. Brad Pickett (126)
Oleksiy Oliynyk (235) vs. Jared Rosholt (240)
UFC Fight Night 57 takes place this coming Saturday night from Texas and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights for you below.
Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson
This is certainly one of the most interesting featherweight match-ups we’ve seen in a while. Swanson is the more unpredictable, dangerous striker here who’s always on the hunt for the finish, while...