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...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Khabib Nurmagomedov Injures Knee 20 Minutes Into Training For UFC 178 Fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a beast in the UFC’s lightweight division, so much so that he’s had trouble getting Top 5 fighters to match up against. Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone called him out before his Wednesday TKO victory and Nurmagomedov was so excited that he went straight to the gym to train. Unfortunately fate had a different agenda. “That fight was done,” said UFC President...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Soa Palelei Interview

I spoke to Soa “The Hulk” Palelei recently ahead of his next fight which takes place tomorrow against Jared Rosholt at UFC Fight Night 43 in New Zealand, we talked about the fight, his career and much more. First of all Soa, you have an upcoming fight at UFC Fight Night 43 this month on 28th in New Zealand against Jared Rosholt, how are your preparations going as the fight draws...
Via Ring Kings
June 27, 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...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 41 and TUF Brazil 3 With Leather Staff Predictions

Getty Image Oh goodness, fight fans! UFC has lost their ding-dang minds by scheduling two events for the SAME DAY. Two cards on the same weekend? That’s no problem, I can manage that easily. But to put on 22 fights in probably 15 hours? Who do you think you are, Zuffa, Japan on New Year’s? Anyway, there are two cards full of fights just waiting to get predicted, so let’s dive...
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May 31, 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...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 40 Predictions: Matt Brown Vs. Erick Silva

Getty Image The UFC returns to the Queen City of Cincinnati, Ohio for Fight Night 40. The last time I remember UFC being in Cincy, a Brazilian dude named Silva kneed an American dude from Ohio to death in the main event. If you want to know more about the particulars and specifics of the fighters, take a peep at the UFC’s official Fight Night 40 page. Now, let’s get into who’s...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look Back At The Hidden Gems Of UFC 172

UFC 172 has come and gone. In its wake it leaves submissions, knockouts, back and forth brawls, and dominant performances by top level fighters. A fight card that, on paper, was not expected to blow anyone away, turned out to be well worth the price of admission. With Jon Jones defending his title for a seventh consecutive time, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson making a dramatic return...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s next for the biggest UFC winners of the past week?

The two men with the most interesting jobs in sports, Joe Silva and Sean Shelby, have their work cut out for them following the vents that took place over the past week in Quebec and Orlando. So before we turn our full attention to UFC 172 in B-More, we’re here to offer them a completely uninvited helping hand. Let’s start with the big winners from the more recent of the two...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: highlights of Khabib Nurmagomedov

The final prelim bout of this Saturday’s UFC on Fox card features lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov is undefeated in 21 pro MMA bouts. He has spread the love around by winning seven bouts by decision, seven by submission and seven by knockout or TKO. Like many fighters, Nurmagomedov has fought most of his career in his home country, in this case Russia. A veteran of...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Clay Guida Versus Conor McGregor Should Be The Main Event at UFC Dublin

Clay Guida is a warrior looking for the best and most exciting fights. Right now the Dana White, Joe Silva, and Sean Shelby should be cutting Clay Guida a bonus check.  He just made their lives much easier.  No one inside the top ten will acknowledge Conor McGregor’s existence much less actually call him out.  It makes sense as a high ranked fighter there is no upside for them...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Weekend in Violence Recap: Hendo, Pitbull, and Dalby deliver the goods

From Friday to Sunday, this past weekend in violence was chock full of fisticuffs. It all started in Kansas on Friday with Bellator 113, and it ended last night in Natal, Brazil with Shogun vs. Hendo II. Who says there’s too much MMA? Certainly not us. Check out the top action from the past weekend below. Let’s kick things of with Derek Anderson’s ‘Barbaric’ finish of...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Jones Takes Twitter Heat After Trying to Play UFC Matchmaker

Reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) is trying to give UFC matchmaker Joe Silva a run for his money. After watching Alexander Gustafsson claim the top contender moniker by trouncing Jimi Manuwa on Saturday, Jones took to Twitter and suggested Gustafsson beat a more credible competitor before getting another crack at the crown. Gustafsson now advances to either...
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Discussing Bringing Back Anthony Johnson

See, winning does cure everything. After firing Anthony Johnson (pictured) in January 2012 following a submission loss to Vitor Belfort – or more importantly, for missing weight for the third time in 11 UFC fights – UFC president Dana White said Thursday they are discussing bringing “Rumble” back to the Octagon. “Me and [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva were talking about [Anthony...
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Munhoz preps for RFA Title defense against Billy Daniels at Kings MMA, next step UFC

Meet the RFA Bantamweight Champion Pedro Munhoz because it won’t be long before he is a household name crushing the competition in the UFC octagon. He takes on Bill Daniels at RFA 12 on January 24th here in Los Angeles, and with a win, he will almost undoubtedly get the call from Joe Silva. He is a black belt in BJJ, with some serious standup skills to go along with it. He even...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman Retains Middleweight Title at UFC 168 After Gruesome Injury to Anderson Silva

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports Chris Weidman retained the UFC middleweight title in his highly-anticipated rematch with the man he won the belt from, Anderson Silva. Unfortunately, things didn’t go according to plan as the bout ended early in the second round due to a gruesome leg injury suffered by Silva. The injury occurred when Silva was working his leg kicks...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Dana White Reflects on ‘Disappointing’ Conclusion to UFC 168

UFC President Dana White spoke with Ariel Helwani following the conclusion of the year-end fight card about the ‘disappointing’ ending to the main event, where Anderson Silva suffered a gruesome leg break in the second round of the contest as well as Ronda Rousey’s title defence and he quickly changing fan perception. White also mentioned the heavyweight feature fight, stating...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Dana White UFC 168 Post-Fight Interview

Dana White spoke with Ariel Helwani backstage after UFC 168 to give his initial reaction to Anderson Silva’s broken leg and other big talking points emerging from last night’s event and you can read our keynotes plus watch the full video for yourselves below. — -  White says he’s rarely ever seen a freak injury like this – citing Corey Hill’s leg break in the UFC a few...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 168 Live Discussion: Weidman-Silva II

In yesterday’s media scrum for UFC 168, UFC President Dana White claimed that he thought 2013 may have been one of the best years of fights in the promotion’s history, and if he’s basing that on main events alone, I’d have to agree. Between the successful title defenses in Velasquez-Dos Santos III, GSP-Hendricks and Jones-Gustafsson, we were already spoiled enough. But then...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Green beats Krause in odd ending

Was it the gut or was it the cup? That's the big question coming out of Wednesday night's UFC Fight for the Troops. Bobby Green might have scored the first-ever groin kick TKO in UFC history. Or did he? With 1:12 left in the first round, Green landed a kick to the midsection of James Krause and Krause face planted like he had been shot. That part is not in dispute. Whether...
Via Fox Sports
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Green beats Krause in odd ending

Was it the gut or was it the cup? That's the big question coming out of Wednesday night's UFC Fight for the Troops. Bobby Green might have scored the first-ever groin kick TKO in UFC history. Or did he? With 1:12 left in the first round, Green landed a kick to the midsection of James Krause and Krause face planted like he had been shot. That part is not in dispute. Whether...
Via Fox Sports
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

HOW TO: Be a savvy UFC fan

It's pretty safe to say that I've attended a UFC event here and there, so because I am kind and noble, I will share some tips and tricks to getting the most out of your own UFC experience. For example, here are some answers to common questions that will save everyone a lot of time: Yes, fighting in the UFC was cool. Yes, Dana White is cool. Yes, the next UFC event will...
Via Fox Sports
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Eye on the prize

The unemployment line is never a place a fighter wants to stand for very long. It's generally a very cold, lonely day when release papers are handed over and someone's career with a particular promotion comes to an end. Generally speaking, a release is met with a somber attitude and a downtrodden spirit. That's not the case, however, with new UFC bantamweight Jessica...
Via Fox Sports
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Teixeira opens up about Jones fight

Ask Glover Teixeira what it would mean to him to win the UFC light-heavyweight championship, and his excitement is palpable even through a telephone. It's understandable. There was a time when Teixeira worried whether he'd ever have a chance to fight in the UFC while still in his prime. For years, visa issues precluded him from doing so, even when he was a prime target on...
Via Fox Sports
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Glover Teixeira To Face Winner of Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson

  At the UFC Fight Night 28 post-fight press conference, the UFC’s Managing Director of International Development, Marshall Zelaznik, revealed that he has spoken to Dana White & Joe Silva and confirmed that Glover Teixeira (22-2, pictured) would face the winner of the light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones (18-1) and Alexander Gustafsson (15-1) […]
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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