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Is Fabricio Werdum the Greatest of All Time?

When Cain Velasquez tapped his hand on the mat at UFC 188, time stood still for a second. Outside of a flash knockout loss to Junior Dos Santos, Velasquez had looked unbeatable throughout his entire mixed martial arts career. Suddenly he was at his most vulnerable. When Fabricio Werdum clasped onto Velasquez’s neck in Mexico City and squeezed, it brought an odd clarity to Werdum’s...
Via The Sports Post
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rematches against Dos Santos, Velasquez likely waiting for Fabricio Werdum

Facing long odds and a reigning heavyweight champ hungry to re-establish his dominance following an 18-month absence, Fabricio Werdum put the finishing touches on his recent resurgence in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 188 with a stunning, submission-win over Cain Velasquez to become the promotion’s new heavyweight king. Seemingly unfazed by the Mexico City crowd that roared...
Via Sports-Glory
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The “Cain” is Back – UFC Heavyweights Beware!

Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos at UFC 166 Saturday, June 13 marks the return of UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez (13-1) to the Octagon.  UFC 188 will be held in Mexico City and UFC fight fans will finally see the unification of the Heavyweight belt.  Velasquez was set to return last year at UFC 180 and fight Brazilian jiu-jitsu submission specialist Fabricio Werdum...
Via isportsweb.com
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Adelaide: Miocic vs. Hunt Crystal Ball Predictions

This Saturday the UFC goes down under to bring international fans a big event with world-title implications. Read on to see our analysis and picks for the entire main event, as well as one can't-miss prelim card bout that is sure to deliver. Then, let us know who you're picking in the comments section and on Twitter and Facebook! Stipe Miocic (12-2) vs. Mark Hunt (10-9-1) Since 2011...
Via Fox Sports
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC’s strongest division literally, but that’s about it

This past weekend’s heavyweight tilt between legendary Mirko Cro-Cop and Gabriel Gonzaga was a battle for sure, as both fighters have the scars to prove it. However, as I watched the fight, one thought came to mind. The current state of the UFC heavyweight division may possess the strongest fighters on the roster literally, but that’s about it. Take an objective look at today’s...
Via Fight Hub TV
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The UFC’s heavyweight division is the strongest literally, but that’s about it

A snapshot of the UFC’s heavyweight roster This past weekend’s heavyweight tilt between legendary Mirko Cro-Cop and Gabriel Gonzaga was a battle for sure, as both fighters have the scars to prove it. However, as I watched the fight, one thought came to mind. The current state of the UFC heavyweight division may possess the strongest fighters on the roster literally, but that’s...
Via Fight Hub TV
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos begins new chapter in UFC’s most talented weight class

  At the conclusion of Saturday night’s final preliminary bout at UFC 185, announcer Joe Rogan and UFC President Dana White broke into a brief discussion about the loaded main card that was to follow in which both praised the many talents of 155-pound king Anthony Pettis, even comparing the relative youngster’s reign over the lightweight division to that of middleweight legend...
Via Sports-Glory
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 14 provides huge ratings success on FOX, 2.8 million tune in for ‘Johnson vs Gustafsson’

During the enthralling UFC on FOX 14 event in Sweden, the broadcast noted that the event would be shown in 1 billion homes worldwide. Just days after the event, it seems UFC on FOX 14 was a smashing success, as MMAFighting has reported the event drew 2.82 million viewers in the overnight rating, the best numbers in two years! Just how good was the viewership for this event? MMAFighting...
Via Fight Hub TV
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexander Gustafsson hoping to reclaim title shot at UFC on Fox 14

For someone who stands alone as the only man to have ever made light heavyweight king Jon Jones look human, Alexander Gustafsson rarely gets the respect he deserves. But success always comes at a price. And in this case, being overlooked is often the cost of competing in such a historically talented weight class with a seemingly-endless stream of marquee talent. Regardless of the...
Via Sports-Glory
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: December 8-14

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 PREMIER LEAGUE: Liverpool vs. Manchester United Sun 8:23AM-10:26AM 123 0.4 681 2 PREMIER LEAGUE: Newcastle vs. Arsenal Sat 12:26PM- 2:27PM 121 0.3 512 3 PREMIER LEAGUE...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hit List: The Top 5 UFC Moments From This Weekend

We've had an action-packed weekend of MMA, with not one but two stellar UFC cards. A new world champion was crowned, and two heavyweights took part in an epic clash. One old favorite got a new lease his career's life, and another retired from the sport. And, we saw a shockingly good debut from an exciting Olympic gold medalist prospect. It was hard to choose, but read on below for...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Next Fights For Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic?

  It was a back and forth battle that lasted much longer than most fans and pundits would likely have originally anticipated. Despite both fighters being amongst the hardest and most technical strikers in the UFC Heavyweight division, JDS and Miocic showed a great ability to take each other’s shots as the fightwent for the full fight rounds. The match was close, with Miocic having...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Highlights From the UFC on FOX 13 Main Event Fight Between Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic

When Junior Dos Santos set foot back in the Octagon Saturday night to face Stipe Miocic it was for a fight that fans had been waiting way too long for. Not because of some huge beef between the two that had to be settled, but because the last time Dos Santos had fought was October 2013 when he lost for the second time to Cain Velasquez.These two guys had been previously scheduled...
Via FatManWriting
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Poor judging subtly mars excellent UFC main event

Poor judging has a way of tarnishing great fights. Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic fought the type of close, hard-hitting, and gutsy fight that raised both men's stock and satisfied all fans. No matter which fighter one thought edged out the other in this five-round war, as the two men awaited the judges' official decision post-fight, any reasonable person would have likely have...
Via Fox Sports
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Decisions Stipe Miocic After Bloody Battle At UFC On FOX 13

Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic really went to war tonight in the main event of UFC On FOX 13 over 25 minutes of Octagon action fought almost entirely on the feet, and while it was very closely contested it was JDS who eventually emerged with the unanimous decision victory. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway. The two men cautiously approach each other. Dos Santos...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 13 quick results

In the second UFC event of the weekend, Zuffa and Co. put together a stacked card for their final FOX show of the year. In the main event, former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will take on Stipe Miocic in a pivotal fight in the division. Prior to the main card action, UFC fans got a treat with an exciting set of “Prelims”. Catch the UFC on FOX 13 quick results below...
Via Fight Hub TV
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Interim title adds significance to Dos Santos-Miocic heavyweight headliner

            Following a memorable main card that featured the final chapter of Robbie Lawler’s unlikely rise to the top of the welterweight division and the dominant return of lightweight king Anthony Pettis at last weekend’s UFC 181, nobody can blame fight fans for tempering their expectations before settling in to watch this weekend’s...
Via Sports-Glory
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 13 Results (Live)

Stay tuned to fightofthenight.com this evening for all the UFC On FOX 13 results live as they happen. (Press F5 as required to refresh the page for the latest results) — Main Card: Junior Dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic Nate Diaz vs. Rafael dos Anjos Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Matt Mitrione Prelims: Willie Gates vs. John Moraga Claudia Gadelha vs. Joanna...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC on FOX: Dos Santos vs. Miocic’ Complete Betting Odds

Junior Dos Santos (pictured) makes his long awaited return to action tonight against Stipe Miocic. According to the Gambling Gods, JDS will make a triumphant comeback. Dos Santos is a heavy 4.5-1 odds-on favorite to get back on the winning track. Miocic, meanwhile, is pegged as more than a 3-1 underdog. US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona hosts Saturday’s festivities. Here...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Live Blog: Dos Santos vs. Miocic

Starting today at 3:30p ET, we'll bring you all of the UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Miocic action out of Phoenix, play-by-play. In the main event we'll find out if a new contender in Stipe Miocic will rise in the heavyweight division, or if a former champion in Junior Dos Santos will rise again. The co-main event will pit the controversial and outspoken Nate Diaz against the quiet...
Via Fox Sports
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 13 Weigh-In Results & Video

The UFC On FOX 13 weigh-ins have now taken place and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below. Main Card: Junior Dos Santos (242) vs. Stipe Miocic (243) Nate Diaz (160.6) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (156) – Diaz fined 20% of purse for missing weight. Alistair Overeem (253) vs. Stefan Struve (254) Gabriel Gonzaga (256) vs. Matt Mitrione (259) Prelims...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night on FOX: dos Santos vs. Miocic weigh-in results

The UFC's first show in Phoenix is officially a go for Saturday night following the weigh-ins on Friday, but not without at least one hiccup along the way. While main event fighters Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic had no problem making weight as heavyweights, co-main event fighter Nate Diaz had no such luck. The former Ultimate Fighter winner came in at 160.6 pounds -- a full...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 13: Watch Junior Dos Santos wheel kick KO Mark Hunt

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos is one of the most dangerous strikers in MMA today, and could potentially be the most vicious knockout artist in the sport. When he and fan-favorite Mark Hunt were scheduled to meet each other at UFC 160, fans expected an all-out striking war, and that is exactly what they were granted. Prior to watching Dos Santos return...
Via Fight Hub TV
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic balances UFC title contention with firefighting

Stipe Miocic (12-1) isn't just a UFC on FOX headliner and heavyweight contender. The 32 year-old is also a part-time firefighter near his Cleveland home. In the Road to the Octagon: Junior Dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic television special (below), the Strong Style team member says that not even becoming the UFC heavyweight champion will interfere with his passion for being a firefighter...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic balances UFC title contention with firefighting

Stipe Miocic (12-1) isn't just a UFC on FOX headliner and heavyweight contender. The 32 year-old is also a part-time firefighter near his Cleveland home. In the Road to the Octagon: Junior Dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic television special (below), the Strong Style team member says that not even becoming the UFC heavyweight champion will interfere with his passion for being a firefighter...
Via Fox Sports
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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