The TUF China Finale (also known as UFC Fight Night 37) went down at the Cotai Arena in Macau China over the weekend and although it was met with tons of backlash before hand it was met with rave reviews. Check out the full results, highlights and post-fight coverage below. All fights were broadcast on UFC Fight Pass.
• Welterweight Main Event: Dong Hyun Kim (19-2-1) defeats John...
Matt Mitrione bounced back from his last loss to friend and former TUF alum Brendan Schaub this weekend as he got a quick KO victory over Shawn Jordan. Good to see Matt in high spirits after his victory in China. That is a bad ass group right there.
Mike Swick has breakfast with Chris Lytle in China
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Dong Hyun Kim - 90%
Sai Wang - 73%
Matt Mitrione - 54%
Nam Phan - 88%
Hatsu Hioki - 67%
Following this morning’s TUF China Finale the recpients of the $50,000 fighter bonus awards were announced.
Scooping up ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors was the preliminary scrap between Yui Chul Nam and Kazuki Tokudome.
The first ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonus was handed to Matt Mitrione for his knockout of Shawn Jordan in the last second of the first round in their heavyweight...
After a surprisingly exciting night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Matt Mitrione (pictured), Dong Hyun Kim, Yui Chul Nam and Kazuki Tokudome each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday at “The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale.”
Today’s card is exactly why the UFC restructured their Fight Night bonus system. Mitrione and Kim both posted...
Stay tuned to fightofthenight.com today for all the results live as they happen from the TUF China Finale in Macau.
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John Hathaway vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Zhang Lipeng vs. Wang Sai
Shawn Jordan vs. Matt Mitrione
Vaughan Lee vs. Nam Phan
Hatsu Hioki vs. Ivan Menjivar
Yui Chul Nam vs. Kazuki Tokudome...
The TUF China Finale (AKA UFC Fight Night: Macau) takes place early tomorrow morning and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights below.
John Hathaway vs. Dong Hyun Kim
These two welterweights have a knack for racking up victories, but not always in the most impressive of fashion, with solid, but usually unspectacular decisions (with a couple of notable exceptions...
The weigh-ins have now taken place for tomorrow morning’s TUF China Finale and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below.
John Hathaway (171) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (171)
Zhang Lipeng (170) vs. Wang Sai (170)
Shawn Jordan (261) vs. Matt Mitrione (260)
Hatsu Hioki (146) vs. Ivan Menjivar (146)
Yui Chul Nam (154) vs. Kazuki...
The UFC have recently announced a trio of fights for the TUF: China Finale, in addition to the previously confirmed main event clash between Dong Hyun Kim (18-2-1, 1nc) and John Hathaway (17-1).The newly confirmed bouts are as follows:Heavyweight Bout: Shawn Jordan (15-5) vs Matt Mitrione (6-3, pictured)Jordan, who is currently 3-2 in the UFC, will be looking to rebound from a disappointing...
While most Americans were still tucked away in their comfy and cozy beds, and minutes before the UFC was set to make their debut in Singapore, the UFC held a press conference to confirm their return to Macau.
“The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale” takes place March 1 inside CotaiArena inside the Venetian Resort in Macau, China. As reported yesterday, a welterweight shootout between...
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Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
Notable Wins: Mike Russow, Lavar Johnson, Oli Thompson
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Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
Notable Wins: Joey Beltran, Tim Hague, Christian Morecraft
Yui Chul Nam
17-4-1 MMA / UFC Debut
4 Fight Win Streak
Notable Wins: Rob Hill, Vuyisile...
Brendan Schaub was on top of the world after submitting Matt Mitrione with a beautiful D’arce choke Saturday night.
Matt Mitrione gets choked out by Brendan Schaub (GIF)
It’s good to be a heavyweight
Heavyweights Matt Mitrione (pictured) and Brendan Schaub had plenty to say – and tweet – to each other heading into UFC 165. However, Mitrione couldn’t say much when their fight was over because he was unconscious on the canvas.
After securing a powerful takedown in the opening round, Schaub slapped on a nifty d’arce choke. After fighting it off for as long as he could,...
Matt Mitrione gave a thumbs up….then he went to sleep. See the GIF done by the master Zombie Phophet.
Bam Bam Gets Slam Slammed (GIF)
Douglas Lima Head Kick KO of Ben Saunders (GIF)
A fighter's entrance music can be their motivation's anthem or an audible insight to their scrapping style. Or it could just be some sweet tune that helps the fighter look like a total badass walking to before they throw fists and feet in the cage. Here are 10 entrance-song suggestions this weekend's fighters on the main card of UFC 165.
On Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight, it was reported that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's team is hoping to set up a fight with Matt Mitrione as long as "Meathead" wins at Saturday night's UFC 165 .
On Thursday, I caught up with Mitrione to see what he had to say about it, and surprisingly, the affable heavyweight seemed to be caught off-guard by the challenge...
While most fighters on the UFC 165 card had very little or nothing to eat the last night before weigh ins, heavyweight Matt Mitrione went out for a nice big meal with his team in Toronto. This little feud between Mitrione and Schaub has been awesome and has made us all much more interested in the fight.
Brendan Schaub runs the stairs after press conference
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In the part 4 of his video blog, UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub talks about joining the Gracie Academy and learning the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Rener and Ryron Gracie.
'The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday' takes you behind the scenes into his training for his upcoming bout with Matt Mitrione at UFC 165. The two were a part of season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter . Originally...
Heavyweights Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione have made no bones about it, they want to fight each other.
Or as Mitrione says, "I can't wait to beat the s*** out of you [Schaub]".
Although neither Schaub nor Mitrione have ever been shy about making noise leading up to a fight, the amount of trash talk between the two TUF castmates and friends has been a bit surprising...
Remember when these two were good friends? Either that relationship went south real quick or the two agreed to add a little smack talk to build the hype for the fight. What do you guys think?
Brendan Schaub on a flight to Toronto
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How long are their arms? That's the question on everybody's lips. So let me get it out of the way early on. Jones Jones, in his last fight with Chael Sonnen, had a 84.5 inch reach. Against Shogun Rua, Alexander Gustafsson had an 76.5 inch reach. So unless Gustafsson has had a growth spurt at the age of twenty-six or Jon Jones has shrunk because of his nasty broken toe then...
In part two of four, UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub talks about his Tim Tebow connection and how he met strength and conditioning coach, Andre. He is taken to new limits in a place he has spent most of his life, the gym.
'The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday' takes you behind the scenes into his training for his upcoming bout with Matt Mitrione at UFC 165 . The two were a part...
Brendan Schaub talks about fighting Matt Mitrione on the main card in Toronto on September 21st, competing on the same card as Jon Jones, filming UFC Countdown and much more. Schaub talks about facing former NFL Player Matt Mitrione and how he matches up against other former NFL Players. Schaub talks about cross training in [...]
It’s not easy for fighters to go through a whole training camp only to have their opponent drop out at the figurative last minute, not easy at all. Cash for training gets spent, with no cash incoming from the fight. All of that adds up to Brendan Schaub being a sad panda. And rightfully so.
Yesterday Matt Mitrione pulled out of their UFC on FOX 8 heavyweight battle on the main...
It seems like The Ultimate Fighter season 10, featuring the likes of Roy Nelson, Kimbo Slice, Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schuab was the last TUF season of consequence. Sure, you have a few winners from seasons post-TUF 10 hanging around, but let’s be honest, no one really cares that much about their low-level fights that don’t really seem to be leading anywhere. So now we have...