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UFC Fight Night 74: What just happened in Saskatoon?

Fight Night 74 was a strange night in the world of fighting to say the least. From major upsets to a main event that never got off the ground, fans in Saskatoon saw a bizarre mix of finishes and occurrences that could only happen in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Here are just some of the things that made Fight Night Saskatoon so memorable: The Upsets – Eight, that’s right...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Neil Magny focusing on the present, on short notice

Neil Magny headed into UFC 190 earlier this month with a seven fight win streak and hopes of a title fight in the near future. He left the event with a submission loss to former world title challenger Demian Maia and his momentum stalled. Magny isn't happy with losing but the moment did give him opportunity to reflect. "Once the fight was over, there was nothing that I could have...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Weidman-Rockhold added to UFC 194

With the UFC on a rare break and without another event until August 23rd, Dana White and head match-maker Joe Silva have spent the week filling out the promotion’s schedule for the final few months of 2015. And following several noteworthy announcements, the month of December is shaping up to be one of the year’s best. On Thursday, the UFC added another big-name brawl to the...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: 15 events in 13 weeks

With this week marking the first break the Ultimate Fighting Championship has taken in three months, its time to look back over the many incredible fights put together this past summer. In the past 13 weeks, fight fans have witnessed 15 total UFC fight cards ranging from Miocic vs. Hunt, to Machida vs. Romero, to the most recent Texeira vs. Saint Preux, with some McGregor and Rousey...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Geane Herrera gives inside look at what it's like to be a first time UFC fighter

For most veterans fight week has become something rather routine.  From the flights taken to get from home to the city where the fights will take place to checking in with the UFC staff to standing backstage waiting to hit the scale at the official weigh-ins, anyone with more than a single fight in the Octagon knows this protocol and could probably recite what happens from the day...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lorenz Larkin: Flying to Brazil would have been worse than any fight

This weekend's UFC Fight Night card in Hollywood, Fla. encountered a disastrous turn of events after 12 fighters were unable to secure visas to get into the United States as a result of a technical snafu at the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs, but for co-main event fighter Lorenz Larkin his worst fears were almost realized after the card was first announced. The...
Via Fox Sports
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

‘CM Punk’s’ UFC Debut Might Be Delayed Until 2016

When UFC president Dana White announced in December they had signed former WWE champion Phillip Brooks (pictured), better known as “CM Punk,” White suggested Brooks wouldn’t make his MMA debut for least six months after choosing a team. Brooks joined the talented Roufusport gym quickly after inking with the UFC, though it appears Brooks is still a long way away from taking...
Via 5thRound.com
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect watch! UFC 188 Edition

UFC 188 is set to start off with a bang as the UFC returns to Mexico City for the second time. This Saturday’s undercard looks to be one of the most stacked set of preliminary fights we’ve seen all year. Fight fans would be doing themselves a disservice to miss out but if you can only catch a few, these are the fighters to watch. Don’t blink. Albert Tumenov (15-2-0) Albert...
Via isportsweb.com
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Preliminary card fighters to watch at UFC Fight Night 67

Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night Goiania is set to start off with a bang. UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has outdone himself again and brought in some real world-class talent to put on a show for the under card. These are just a few prospects that have the potential to amaze inside the octagon tomorrow so don’t blink. Fight fans won’t want to miss it. Tom Breese (7-0-0) Tom Breese...
Via isportsweb.com
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC books debut date in South Korea in November

Following a successful debut in the Philippines on Saturday, the UFC announced another trip to Asia later this year with the first ever card headed to Seoul, South Korea on November 28. The UFC has flirted with the idea of doing a show in South Korea for several years, especially considering the pipeline of talented fighters coming from the country recently. With expansion ongoing...
Via Fox Sports
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Claudia Gadelha wants a championship rematch with Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Brazilian strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha is still stinging after a controversial decision loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk late last year. Now that Joanna is champion, Gadelha wants a rematch, with gold on the line. In December, Gadelha lost a close decision to Jedrzejczyk that she believes she deserved to win. One fight later, her Polish opponent won a shockingly dominant fight...
Via Fox Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch UFC Matchmakers Joe Silva And Sean Shelby Discuss Rampage Vs Maldonado

UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby rarely emerge from behind the scenes, so it’s great to see them front and center for this new feature in which they discuss the thinking behind this weekend’s UFC 186 fight between Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Fabio Maldonado. Of course, this match-up pretty much speaks for itself. ‘Rampage’ craves striking battles, and as Joe...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Babysitter To The Stars’ Burt Watson Confirms He’s Left The UFC

Burt Watson, the man dubbed the UFC’s ‘babysitter To The Stars’ by Joe Rogan, has officially confirmed rumors that he has left the promotion. “After 14 AMAZING YEARS I’ve decided to step aside thank U Dana White Lorenzo Fertitta & Donna Marcolini,” Watson wrote on Twitter. In his role as the UFC’s site coordinator he became one of the most familiar faces behind...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Henderson Reveals How Short Notice 170lb Fight Came About

Ben Henderson has mentioned in the past that he’s considered moving up to the UFC’s welterweight division, and he’ll finally get the chance to test the waters at 170lbs with a short notice fight against Brandon Thatch in the main event of UFC Fight Night 60 next weekend. Exactly how did the fight come about though? Henderson tells Bleacher Report that he had been pushing UFC...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

CM Punk Will Face ‘Recognizable’ Opponent in UFC Debut

The first question many fans asked when Phil “CM Punk” Brooks (pictured) signed with the UFC was, “Huh?” The second question was likely, “Who is he going to make his UFC debut against?” While UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta didn’t necessarily answer the second question when talking to ESPN.com, he did shed some light on what the company is thinking for arguably their biggest...
Via 5thRound.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

CM Punk’s First UFC Opponent Should Come From The Pacific Northwest

Nearly two weeks have passed since the UFC announced the signing of former professional wrestler Phil “CM Punk” Brooks. The multi-fight deal will likely put Brooks in the Octagon in mid-2015. For Brooks, this signing is the start of a new career that needed to happen sooner rather than later, since at 36 years old, Brooks is beyond his athletic prime. Brooks has stated that he...
Via Oregon Sports News
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Round Up: UFC fight announcements for the past two weeks

The past two weeks have been a busy time for UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby as they start to put together the fights that will make up the first two months of 2015.  Not to mention a few injuries that have forced changes to a few key matchups later this year as well. Main events like Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson were announced as well as a welterweight showdown...
Via Fox Sports
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Afternooner for November 19

  Contributor: Ben Kohn Great news everyone! Because my email works as well as a male porn star with ED, I am now combining two days’ worth of news in one big article! Isn’t that awesome?  ISN’T IT?!   This edition begins on a dark note unfortunately. For those of you who do not know, Dennis Munson Jr. died mere hours after collapsing in his debut in Duke Roufus’ American...
Via Undercard Superstar
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Invicta FC 9 Weigh-In Results And Video

All-female promotion Invicta rolls out it’s ninth event this evening on the UFC Fight Pass service and below you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at yesterday. Stealing the show yesterday, however was Invicta CEO Shannon Knapp and fighter turned matchmaker Julie Kedzie who celebrated Halloween at the weigh-ins by dressing up as Dana White (completed with ‘I Love...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Henderson Wants To Fight Jacare Souza At Middleweight

Throughout the course of this week Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza and Dan Henderson have been trying their best to make UFC matchmaker Joe Silva’s job a little easier by suggesting they fight each other next in the Octagon. It was actually ‘Jacare’s’ coach Josuel Distak who started the ball rolling during an interview with Sherdog.com on Tuesday after floating the idea that his...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 178 – Why This Is A Card You Don’t Want To Miss

With the UFC putting on fifty plus shows a year, it is often very hard to know when there is a card that you absolutely should not miss. Let me save you a little trouble: this weekend’s event, UFC 178, is one of those cards. Not only does this card boast a Flyweight title fight in the main event, it also has three fights scheduled that are legitimate title fight eliminators. UFC...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Road Trips Aren’t Just Police Escorts And Charter Flights (Photos)

Moving the Red Sox traveling party around during a baseball season is like a well-choreographed ballet, orchestrated by a bunch of dedicated professionals. A road trip starts on the last day of a home stand when players and personnel arrive Fenway Park. The man in charge of orchestrating this ballet is Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick. Jack is responsible for, among other...
Via NESN.com
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC on Fox 12 predictions

Tomorrow night Fox is being taken over once again by the UFC for their twelfth fight card on the major network channel. A slobber knocker of a fight, between “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler and Matt “The Immortal” Brown, headlines the Fox card but if your just focusing on the main event then your missing out on a card stacked with talent new and old. From top to bottom, UFC matchmaker...
Via isportsweb.com
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Thiago Tavares moves to featherweight for UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor

(Photo/Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC) The UFC is coming to Bangor, Maine in a few months and the promotion’s matchmaker Joe Silva continues to add fights to the debut Maine card. The UFC announced on Saturday, Thiago Tavares (18-5-1 MMA, 7-6-1 UFC) will face Robbie Peralta (18-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a featherweight bout on the growing card. Tavares, who normally fights at lightweight, will...
Via Mill City Sports
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Point/Counterpoint: The UFC Booking Fabio Maldonado Against Stipe Miocic is an Awful Decision

Point: The UFC booking Fabio Maldonado against Stipe Miocic is an awful decision. Contributor: Ben Kohn What the hell is the UFC thinking? Seriously, I cannot fathom why in the world Joe Silva thought this fight would be a good idea. Miocic is currently the #7 ranked Heavyweight in the world, is 5-1 in the UFC with his lone loss belonging to Stefan Struve. He has wins over #9 ranked...
Via Undercard Superstar
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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