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UFC On FOX 15 TV Ratings

Saturday night’s UFC On FOX 15 event was watched by an average of 2,745,000 viewers live on ‘big’ FOX. That’s down from the 3,049,000 viewers who tuned in to UFC On FOX 14 back in January, though traditionally it’s always been the case that the ratings are down at this time of year during the NFL off-season. Saturday night’s show peaked with 3,325,000 viewers during...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Kennedy Challenges Lyoto Machida to Loser Leaves UFC Match

Tim Kennedy has drawn a line in the sand, and an unemployment check awaits the defeated. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was reported Kennedy is eyeing a return against Lyoto Machida. However, the former Green Beret wants to raise the stakes higher than merely getting your hand raised and securing a win bonus. Kennedy would like the bout to be a loser leaves the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman And Luke Rockhold Talk About Their Potential Title Fight

Following his impressive victory against Lyoto Machida on Saturday night at UFC On FOX 15, Luke Rockhold joined current middleweight champion Chris Weidman on the set of the post-fight show on FOX Sports 1 to talk up a potential fight between the two. There was good natured banter between them for the most part, though when asked to describe how a fight between them would go, Rockhold...
Via Fight Of The Night
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockhold-Souza rematch should be UFC’s top middleweight priority

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY SportsWhile multiple winning streaks and impressive victories over many of the sport’s best litter the resumes of countless UFC-contenders, there’s some things that a fighter can do to instantly separate himself from almost anyone that’s not holding a belt. Facing former light heavyweight king Lyoto Machida in the main event of Saturday night’s UFC on...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Dollaway on UFC 186 foe Michael Bisping: His weakness is my strength

CB Dollaway headed into his main event showdown with Lyoto Machida late last year on a two-fight win streak, and having son four out of his last five contests. The 31 year-old faced a tough challenge in Machida, sure, but also saw in the matchup a big opportunity and a chance to see where he stood among the UFC's elite. After losing via knockout to Machida in just over a minute's...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

For Luke Rockhold, big win feels surreal after "hellish" training camp

None of us would have guessed it from the way he fought Saturday night against Lyoto Machida, but presumptive new number one contender for the middleweight world title Luke Rockhold had one of the worst training camps of his life leading up to his FOX UFC Fight Night main event contest. "I had a horrible training camp. This was brutal," he tells FOX Sports Monday morning. "It sucked...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 15 Medical Suspensions

The UFC On FOX 15 medical suspensions list is out and shows a number of fighters facing an indefinite suspension after their bouts on Saturday night in New Jersey. That includes defeated headliner Lyoto Machida who was clearly rocked by the end of the first round of his fight with Luke Rockhold and struggled to recover in the second, which explains why he’s out indefinitely until...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold Handles Lyoto Machida, Earns 2nd Round Submission Victory.

Luke Rockhold made a statement for a title shot Satruday Night with a 2nd round submission win over Lyoto Machida. (Mandatory Credit: USA Today) Luke Rockhold (14-2) wanted to make a statement against Lyoto Machida (22-6) Saturday Night – and he did by shutting the former light-heavyweight champion down in under 2 rounds.  ‘The Dragon’ had little to offer Rockhold in the...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Making the Grade: Passes/Fails from FOX UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Rockhold

Luke Rockhold put on a stellar performance as he took out former UFC champion Lyoto Machida in impressive fashion with a second round rear naked choke to cap off a great night of fights from Newark, New Jersey. Fellow middleweight superstar Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza also made short work of late replacement Chris Camozzi with a first round armbar while Max Holloway picked up the biggest...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockhold submits Machida, calls out Weidman for UFC MSG debut

After his complete annihilation of former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida last night in New Jersey, former Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold called out the current UFC 185 lbs champion in his post-fight interview. Did you hear my walkout song? I’m the best around. Look, I did my part. Weidman, you go do your part. We’re gonna take this across the way,...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hit List: The Top 5 Moments from UFC Fight Night Machida vs. Rockhold

Saturday's FOX UFC Fight Night lived up to the hype and produced many great fights and some thrilling moments. Luke Rockhold surged to the top of the middleweight division's contender list and the likes of Paige VanZant, Max Holloway, and Ovince Saint Preux showed themselves to be true contenders. Read on to find out our top five moments from last night's action, and then head to...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman: Luke Rockhold would be 'in trouble' against me

Luke Rockhold wowed the world of mixed martial arts Saturday night, dominating former champ Lyoto Machida in a second-round submission victory that established him as the front-runner for a shot at the middleweight title. The UFC Fight Night win impressed plenty of people, including Dana White. But one guy who wasn't impressed was Chris Weidman. Weidman, the current middleweight...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 15 Video Highlights

Below you’ll find UFC On FOX 15 highlights for all four main card bouts including the main event between Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida. — Luke Rockhold Vs Lyoto Machida: Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Vs Chris Camozzi: Cub Swanson Vs Max Holloway: Paige VanZant Vs Felice Herrig:
Via Fight Of The Night
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockhold, Holloway, Villante and Anderson Win Bonuses at UFC on FOX 15

Following UFC on FOX 15, UFC president Dana White awarded Luke Rockhold (pictured), Max Holloway, Gian Villante and Corey Anderson each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Saturday. Rockhold put on the performance of his life by dominating Lyoto Machida in the show’s featured contest. Rockhold’s showing was good enough for one “Performance of the Night”...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luke Rockhold chokes out Lyoto Machida

Luke Rockhold (pictured) may have entered Saturday’s scrap against Lyoto Machida as the fourth ranked UFC middleweight, but he likely left the cage as the division’s top contender. Sorry, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.  Machida fell to the mat in the opening round after eating a punch (it also looked like he slipped at the same time), but “The Dragon” was never able to recover...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Results: Luke Rockhold Submits Lyoto Machida In Round 2

NEWARK, N.J. — Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza may currently be the number one middleweight contender after his Saturday co-main event win over Chris Camozzi, but come Monday, when the updated rankings are revealed, the man in line for a shot at the 185-pound belt may very well be Luke Rockhold, who dominated Lyoto Machida in the main event at Prudential Center before submitting him...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 15 ‘Machida vs. Rockhold’ quick results

Main Card (FOX – 8 p.m.) • Middleweight Main Event: Luke Rockhold (14-2) defeats Lyoto Machida (22-6) via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:31 • Middleweight Bout: Ronaldo Souza (22-3) defeats Chris Camozzi (20-10) via verbal submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:33 • Featherweight Bout: Max Holloway (13-3) defeats Cub Swanson (21-7) via submission (guillotine choke...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luke Rockhold Gets Lyoto Machida to Tap Out After Throwing a Rear-naked Choke Hold On Him

Luke Rockhold has been on a good run since getting knocked out against Vitor Belfort back in May 2013. Heading in to Saturday night's main event against Lyoto Machida he had one his last three with the last two coming via submission. From the start of the fight it was clear he wanted to try to get Machida in a submission hold as well.He almost got him in the first round, but he did...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold is the new number one middleweight contender and is better than we thought

As good as he has been over the course of his career, it turns out that Luke Rockhold is even better than most of us had previously realized. Sure, Rockhold had only lost twice ever in his MMA career and headed into his FOX UFC Fight Night main event against Lyoto Machida on a three fight win streak where he'd finished all opponents. However, it wasn't until he was able to manhandle...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold submits Lyoto Machida, makes case for title shot

NEWARK -- Luke Rockhold wanted to make a statement on Saturday night to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is the No. 1 contender in the UFC middleweight division. Consider it mission accomplished. Rockhold faced former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida in the main event of FOX UFC Fight Night from New Jersey and it took him less than two rounds to put the Brazilian...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com. The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 11PM ET/8PM PT. In addition to UFC president Dana White (pictured), Lyoto Machida, Luke Rockhold, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Paige VanZant, Helice Herrig and the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold Submits Lyoto Machida At UFC On FOX 15

Luke Rockhold almost made it look easy tonight in the main event of UFC On FOX 15 as he rocked Lyoto Machida with ground and pound in the opening round and then capitalized on his still seemingly dazed opponent in the second with a rear-naked choke submission. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway. Machida with the first flurry of punches in the fight, though nothing...
Via Fight Of The Night
7 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold’ Live Results

“UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold” will be jumping off Saturday inside Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. UFC Fight Pass kicks off tonight’s festivities by streaming three preliminary bouts at 4:30PM ET/1:30PM PT. FOX will handle everything else from there. The remaining four prelims air at 6PM ET/3PM PT. The main card begins immediately after at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Former...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Middleweights take center-stage at UFC on Fox 15

This week, the UFC has taken over Newark, New Jersey ahead of Saturday’s UFC On Fox 15 featuring a middleweight clash between top-five talents Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold as part of a four-fight main card that’s loaded with crowd-pleasing potential. Since marking his middleweight debut with a first-round finish of friend and former training partner Mark Munoz in October...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Machida vs. Rockhold: FOX UFC Fight Night Live Blog

Fight day is finally here! Starting at 4:30p ET, some of the UFC's best fighters get after it in a stacked 11 bout card headlined by Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold battling for a shot at the middleweight world title.  In the co-main event of FOX UFC Fight Night, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza is out to impress and prove that he should be the one to get a 185 pound title shot next, as he...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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