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
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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...
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Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson
Bobby Green vs. Edson Barboza
Brad Pickett vs. Chico Camus
Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk
Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz
Matt Wiman vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
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...
Bobby Green is currently ranked at No. 7 in the UFC’s Lightweight division, and with a win over Edson Barboza this weekend at UFC Fight Night 57, “King” could be looking at a No. 1 contender fight in early 2015.
At the highest point of his MMA career, and with bigger opportunities on the horizon, Green may be calling it quits this Saturday after his co-main event bout. According...
UFC Fight Night 57 takes place this Saturday night in Austin, Texas and we’ve got the full fight card for your below.
The main event features an exciting featherweight match-up between top 3 contenders Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson that realistically should provide the division’s next No.1 contender, though Conor McGregor might have something to say about that.
In the co-main...
Business just picked up deep in the heart of Texas.
The two headliners for UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1 in Austin on Nov. 22 were announced Wednesday on UFC Tonight -- and boy are they doozies. Frankie Edgar will take on Cub Swanson in what will likely be a featherweight title eliminator in the main event. In the co-main, Bobby Green meets Edson Barboza in a serious lightweight...
UFC Fight Night 45 was one of the best cards in UFC history but that did not matter as the crowd in Dublin set the tone for UFC Fight Night 46. They were epic from the weigh-ins through the now almost mythical Conor McGregor victory. No matter what the card was like (it was pretty awesome in its own right) the crowd guaranteed that UFC 46 rocked harder. By the end of it we all wished...
Congratulations to eihab bahjuh for winning our UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs Miller Pick ‘Em Contest. Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown on July 26th. Thanks for playing! Consensus Picks Donald Cerrone – 82% Edson Barboza – 90% Rick Story – 86% Joe Proctor – 52% John Lineker – […]
Below you’ll find UFC Fight Night 45 post-fight interviews with some of the big stars on last night’s card in Atlantic City.
Below you’ll find a series of UFC Fight Night 45 highlights videos featuring some of the best action from the main card bouts at last night’s show in Atlantic City.
Donald Cerrone Vs Jim Miller:
Edson Barboza Vs Evan Dunham:
Justin Salas Vs Joe Proctor:
John Lineker Vs Alptekin Ozkilic:
If anyone in the UFC knows how to finish a fight, it’s lightweight Edson Barboza (pictured). While nothing may ever top his highlight reel spinning wheel kick KO on Terry Etim at UFC 142, that won’t stop Barboza from trying.
The Brazilian’s latest devastating finish came Wednesday against Evan Dunham. Barboza once again called upon his vicious kicking game to put away an opponent...
Main Card (Fox Sports 1) Weight class Method Round Time Notes Lightweight Donald Cerrone def. Jim Miller KO (head kick and punches) 2 3:31 Lightweight Edson Barboza def. Evan Dunham TKO (liver kick and punches) 1 3:06 Welterweight Rick Story def. Leonardo Mafra Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 2:12 Lightweight Joe Proctor def. Justin Salas TKO […]
Another night, another finish for the ‘Cowboy’ Donald Cerrone. The full results from UFC Fight Night 45 out of Atlantic City are in and available for you in full below. If you’re interested in fighter bonuses and post-fight presser activity from the best card of the year start to finish thus far, well, I guess we may as well include that for you too. Enjoy. Main Card (FS1)...