Make Room for Mark Hunt

The UFC is set to debut in New Zealand this year and Mark Hunt is on the card but he should be the main event no matter who his opponent is. Guillermo Sida – April 9, 2014 For the first time in its history the UFC will hold an event in New Zealand. The world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion will make its debut on June 28, 2014 at the Auckland Vector Arena. The card will...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Marquardt Vs James Te Huna Headlines UFC Fight Night 44 In New Zealand

The UFC will make their first trip to New Zealand on June 28th for UFC Fight Night 44 which will be headlined by a welterweight fight between Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna. That’ll give New Zealand born Te Huna the home advantage and he could certainly use it after having lost his last two fights, albeit against tough opposition in Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Glover Teixeira...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Marquardt Returns To Middleweight, Meets James Te Huna in New Zealand

After a four fight run at welterweight former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nate Marquart (32-13-2) returns to middleweight and welcomes James Te Huna (16-7, pictured) to the division. After coming up short in back to back UFC Middleweight Title eliminators, against Chael Sonnen & Yushin Okami, Marquardt decided to make the move to the welterweight division.  He made his...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Te Huna

UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Te Huna When: June 28th, 2014 Where: Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand How: UFC Fight Pass Who: James Te Huna vs. Nate Marquardt
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Marquardt vs. James Te Huna Headlines UFC Fight Night New Zealand

The UFC doesn’t have room for Jake Shields on its roster, but Nate Marquardt (pictured), who is in the midst of a three-fight losing skid, gets to headline the UFC’s debut in New Zealand. On Monday, UFC officials announced “Nate the Great” will meet James Te Huna on June 28 inside Vector Arena in Auckland. The event, which goes down the same days as the UFC’s show in San...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarec Saffiedine leg kicks his way to victory in UFC debut

It's taken former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine a year to finally make his UFC debut, but he quickly reminded everyone why he was a highly touted prospect with his first win in the Octagon over Hyun Gyu Lim. Last January as Strikeforce was about to close its doors for the final time, Saffiedine was a fighter on the outside looking in. He wasn't expected...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

What's next for UFC 167 KO of the night winner Tyron Woodley?

What a difference a year makes. The stock dropped substantially on ATT's 'Chosen One' after he was finished in dramatic fashion by Nate Marquardt in their Strikeforce title fight last summer. After last night we now know that this was merely a hiccup for the Division I wrestler out of Missouri. Sandwiched in between a split decision loss to one of the premier welterweights...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Perspective: What’s Next for Nate Marquardt?

While UFC 166 signalled a fresh start for several of the competitors on the card, it was a disastrous night for others, including welterweight competitor Nate Marquardt. The one-time title challenger in the UFC’s middleweight division and former Strikeforce welterweight champion has since lost his last three fights, his most recent two being UFC losses, and there does not appear...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Lombard crushes Marquardt

Hector Lombard announced his presence to the welterweight division with authority at UFC 166 as he blasted through former Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt with a first round knockout. A former Bellator middleweight champion, Lombard came to the UFC with a lot of hype behind him but through three fights thus far inside the Octagon he had only amassed a 1-2 record before deciding...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard clobbers Nate Marquardt in the first round at UFC 166

  Boom. It’s good to know that Hector Lombard at 170 is EXACTLY like Hector Lombard at 185, meaning he is friggin’ horrifying! Marquardt didn’t give Lombard the chance to get tired, and simply couldn’t stay away from who is the scariest fighter in the first round in any division. Yes, I’m serious, Hector Lombard is more dangerous than anyone in the first round. This proved...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Lombard struggles with weight cut

Hector Lombard may be cutting down to welterweight for his fight at UFC 166 against Nate Marquardt but it's not going to be easy. Lombard, who stands at 5'9" but has shoulders broad enough to carry a house, made the move to 170 pounds after finding limited success in the middleweight division following a move to the UFC in 2012. The cut to welterweight was never going...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Sudo goes from fighter to pop star

If you never got to experience a Genki Sudo fight while he was still competing, well that's just a regret you'll have to live with in shame for the rest of your life. Sudo was known as one of the most colorful and unique performers in the history of mixed martial arts. His attacks in the cage would come from odd angles, and his stance during many of his fights could only...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Confirms Move to UFC Welterweight Division, Wants Nate Marquardt

What do you do when your job is on the line in the UFC? A fighter typically has two options, drop a weight class or win your next scrap. Well, Hector Lombard (pictured) intends to do both. On this week’s edition of FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight,” it was reported the now-former middleweight will attempt to shed 15 pounds and swim in the welterweight pool. In addition, Lombard has...
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Tarec Saffiedine Talks UFC Debut

Tarec Saffiedine was last seen blasting the legs of Nate Marquardt into ground beef, but with all the success that the Strikeforce guys are having in the UFC, I really look forward to him making his UFC debut.  Too bad they didn’t serve him up a UFC veteran, instead they will face him off with former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Robbie Lawler, who is coming off a big KO of Josh...
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May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

This Is How Strikeforce Champ Tarec Saffiedine’s Son Plays

After seeing this Nate Marquardt is hoping he has a son and will start teaching him how to check leg kicks as soon as he can walk. Tarec Saffiedine is set to take on Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 8 Jake Ellenberger as a kid
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Ellenberger Post Fight Interview

Jake Ellenberger looked great in his fight against Nate Marquardt earning the first round KO.  Jake is now 8-2 in his UFC career and like he tells Ariel Helwani should be one fight away from a title fight.  A fight with either Rory MacDonald or Tarec Saffiedine would make sense.  Either way Jake shows improvement in every one of his fights and look for him to stay in the gym and...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 158: Jake Ellenberger vs. Nate Marquardt (Video Highlights)

Jake Ellenberger (pictured) made Nate “The Great” Marquardt look not so great at UFC 158. After exchanging fire early, Ellenberger added to his expanding highlight reel collecting by putting Marquardt to sleep on Saturday night.  “The Juggernaut” dropped him with a vicious left-right combo and continued his assault on the canvas. One nasty right to the dome and Marquardt...
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Ellenberger Knocks Out Nate Marquardt at UFC 158

A welterweight shootout between Jake Ellenberger (pictured) and Nate Marquardt was the third scrap to air live during Saturday’s “UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz” pay-per-view broadcast. Please click HERE to catch our live results and play-by-play coverage. Bell Centre in Montreal is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a welterweight title tilt between...
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ariel Helwani Interviews Nate Marquardt

Nate Marquardt talks to Ariel Helwani about his upcoming fight with Jake Ellenberger, his most recent loss, weight cut, and more. Marquardt got his leg beat up bad in his last fight and that is something to definitely keep an eye out for this one. Jake Ellenberger pre fight interview Nate Marquardt pre fight interview
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Marquardt UFC 158 Pre Fight Interview

This is a very intriguing match up though it is surprising that Nate was the welterweight who got the fight.  Not that Nate isn’t a top contender but he is coming of a loss and usually the UFC likes to match fighters up who had the same outcome in their last fight.  Marquardt lost his Strikeforce title in a decision to Tarec Saffiedine in the final Strikeforce event.  Marquartd’s...
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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Ellenberger now faces Nate Marquardt at UFC 158

Jake Ellenberger has a new opponent for UFC 158 and it will be former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nate Marquardt. Marquardt will be making his return to the UFC after a nearly two-year absence from the Octagon. Ellenberger was scheduled to face Johny Hendricks who is replacing the injured Rory MacDonald in the co-main event against Carlos Condit. UFC [...]
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Marquardt in against Jake Ellenberger

Nate Marquardt in against Jake Ellenberger at UFC 158…Was hoping for Woodley to fill the spot but Marquardt should put up a fight. Rory MacDonald Out With Injury Johny Hendricks Video Blogs on Intravid
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Ellenberger Now Meets Nate Marquardt at UFC 158

UFC 158′s game of musical welterweight chairs is finally complete – assuming the injury bug doesn’t come rearing its ugly head again, of course. Jake Ellenberger (Pictured) will now meet Nate Marquardt in the March 16th event. The Canadian Press first reported the new matchup. Ellenberger was initially slated to face Johny Hendricks in the show, but “Bigg Rigg” got the...
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

News: Nate Marquardt Steps In Against Jake Ellenberger At UFC 158 in March

The final bit of reshuffling has been completed. Nate “The Great” Marquardt has agreed to step in against Jake Ellenberger on the main card of UFC 158, which is set for March 16th in Montreal. The news was first revealed by Neil Davidson of The Canadian Press and was quickly confirmed by UFC officials.  Marquardt fills a gap left by Rory MacDonald, who suffered a severe neck...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Weekend in Violence 3 Stars: Saffiedine, Cormier, 'Jacare' send Strikeforce out with style

Saturday night would be the final time we would see fighters don those famous red and blue Strikeforce 8 oz. gloves. Oklahoma City, not San Jose where the company was based and saw most of it's memorable moments, would be the setting for the final show in Strikeforce history. While the promotion didn't exactly go out with a bang, it was a very stellar card from top to bottom...
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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