2013 MMA awards picks: top 10 bouts

Some bouts are great, but others are so great that they can’t be forgotten. What creates such bouts varies and can’t fully be described. What can be described is that they need to be entertaining, exciting and competitive. If a bout can be all three of these things, it’s off to a fantastic start when it comes to being a fight of the year candidate. If it can be more than that...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 172 Update: Takanori Gomi Returns to Face Isaac Vallie-Flagg

Former Pride Fighting Championships lightweight star Takanori Gomi will return to the Octagon on April 26, when “The Fireball Kid” steps in, and faces Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172. UFC officials announced the change on Tuesday. Vallie-Flagg was originally expected to face Danny Castillo at UFC 172 PPV Event. However, Castillo will instead face a different, as of yet-unannounced...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Takanori Gomi Returns Against Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172

Former Pride FC lightweight champion Takanori Gomi (pictured) will return to action to fight Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172. Vallie-Flagg was initially scheduled to face Danny Castillo in the April 26 event. No word on why Castillo was forced to withdraw from the scrap. The UFC announced the new matchup Tuesday night. Gomi hasn’t been seen since dropping a split decision to Diego...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez vs Myles Jury, Alex Garcia vs Sean Spencer Added to UFC 171

Diego Sanchez 24-6 MMA / 13-6 UFC Record Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights Notable Wins: Clay Guida, Takanori Gomi, Martin Kampmann Myles Jury 13-0 MMA / 4-0 UFC Record 13 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Ramsey Nijem, Mike Ricci, Michael Johnson ——————————————— Alex Garcia 11-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record 5 Fight Win Streak Notable WIns: Matt MacGrath, Ryan Dickson...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Free Fight – Nate Diaz vs Takanori Gomi

 Nate Diaz (16-9, pictured left) will take on Gray Maynard (11-2-1, 1nc) at the end of the month, with the two lightweights set to compete in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. Prior to that contest you can relive one of Nate’s earlier bouts from UFC 135 in September, 2011, when he took on Takanori Gomi in the free fight video below. 
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez says Benson Henderson’s lightweight belt is “There for the taking” but is he the one to take it?

  Say what you will about Diego Sanchez’s last four bouts of which he’s gone 3-1 but are marred by two extremely, extremely controversial decisions over Martin Kampmann (handiwork pictured above) and Takanori Gomi, the guy will still bring the fight to anyone regardless of punches eaten, and that very well could be the key to dethroning Ben Henderson. Diego Sanchez is not impressed...
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May 03, 2013  |  1 Comment

Get Bigger, Stronger, and Faster With Marijuana

by Evan Shoman (@shomanart) I grew up in San Diego and surfed competitively.  The stereotype of the surfing culture is that of Jeff Spicoli from ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’.  I knew plenty of guys who embraced the stereotype and lived up to it every day.  I never understood how some of my friends could smoke marijuana and then go surfing.  In fact, I never understood...
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Top five Nick Diaz memorable fights

Nick Diaz may be the craziest fighter in MMA and that says a lot. Whether it is going toe to toe in a striking battle or fighting inside of a hospital room, there is never a dull moment in Diaz’s world. Here is a look back at his top five memorable fights in the cage.
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

With a busted hand and winning streak, what’s next for Takanori Gomi?

We’ve watched the Diego Sanchez/Gomi fight from UFC on Fuel TV 8 at least three times now, and still, we don’t know how Gomi fell to a split-decision at the hands of the judges. It sucks, that Gomi lost in such a fashion in Japan, and it sucks even more that he fought with such tenacity only to lose when he had a broken hand for nearly the entire fight. Gomi posted the following...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Takanori Gomi Posts X-Ray of Broken Hand in Loss to Diego Sanchez

Stefan Struve isn’t the only one who broke something on Saturday night at UFC on FUEL TV 8. Lightweight Takanori Gomi revealed he fractured his right hand at some point during the opening round of his highly controversial defeat to Diego Sanchez. As customary with most wounds suffered inside the Octagon, Gomi posted a picture of his X-ray on his official blog for the entire MMA...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Pic: Gomi Broke His Hand In The First Round Against Sanchez

In what is now regarded as one of the most controversial decisions in recent memory, Diego Sanchez defeated Takanori Gomi via split decision in their UFC on Fuel TV 8 feature fight. The former Pride lightweight champion controlled the fight and clearly put on a better performance that his counterpart yet suffered a frustrating (and baffling) loss to Sanchez. What is even more impressive...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC On Fuel TV 8 Silva vs. Stann results and takeways

It was a night filled with some bizarre scorecards and some bizarre in cage action, but the main event made up for all of that and more. Brian Stann and Wanderlei Silva engaged in a highly entertaining brawl for just under ten minutes and delivered an early candidate for Round of the Year.
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on Fuel 8 High Five

As seen on Examiner.com Another UFC event has come and gone, and while the echoes of Wanderlei's astonishing knockout of Brian Stann might still hang in the Saitama Super Arena, the cage has been taken down, and the traveling circus moves on. It was a night of tremendous joy for fans of the old Pride Fighting promotion, as Wanderlei Silva, Mark Hunt and Takanori Gomi...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Wants to Be the First to Beat Nick and Nate Diaz

What’s better than beating one Diaz brother? Well, taking down both of them, of course. Moments after ending his 11-month Octagon hiatus to take a highly controversial split decision win over Takanori Gomi on Saturday at UFC on FUEL TV 8, Diego Sanchez (pictured) publicly requested his next tango. “The fight I want is Nate Diaz,” Sanchez told FUEL TV’s post-fight show of...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on FUEL TV 8: Diego Sanchez vs. Takanori Gomi (Video Highlights)

On a night where eight of the card’s 11 fights went to the scorecards, it was only a matter of time before the three judges fumbled one of the decisions. Unfortunately for Takanori Gomi, they saved their error for his scrap against Diego Sanchez (pictured). Although Gomi landed more significant strikes and total strikes in all three rounds than “The Dream,” the hometown boy...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on FUEL TV 8: Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez Official Box Score

Can you imagine landing more significant strikes and total strikes in all three rounds and still wind up losing to your opponent? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Takanori Gomi (pictured) against Diego Sanchez on Saturday night at UFC on FUEL TV 8. According to FightMetric, Gomi connected on 28 significant strikes to Sanchez’s 22 in the opening frame. Gomi then landed 31...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

News: Sanchez Says He Made A Mistake In His Distilled Water Cut, Could Not Lose Extra 2lb

During last nights UFC on Fuel TV 8 weigh -ins Diego Sanchez came in at 158lbs, two pounds over the divisional limit and was forced to give up 20% of his fight purse to his opponent Takanori Gomi. As his last fight purse was $100,000 (50k to show and 50k to win), 20% of that would be a significant chunk to lose.  Sanchez was given the option to lose the excess weight but looked...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Misses Weight for UFC on FUEL TV 8 Fight with Takanori Gomi

Diego Sanchez’s (pictured) return to the lightweight division is off to a rocky start. “The Dream” tipped the scale Friday at 158 pounds, two pounds over the limit for a non-title lightweight affair. Sanchez was granted one additional hour to shed the excess weight, but the 31-year-old was unable to hit the mark. Sanchez was docked 20 percent of his show purse. A portion of...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

'UFC on Fuel TV 8: Silva vs. Stann' weigh-in coverage

• Main Card (Fuel TV)Wanderlei Silva (204) vs. Brian Stann (206)Mark Hunt (266) vs. Stefan Struve (260)Takanori Gomi (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (158*)Hector Lombard (186) vs. Yushin Okami (185)Mizuto Hirota (146) vs. Rani Yahya (146)Siyar Bahadurzada (171) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (171)• Preliminary Card (Facebook)Riki Fukuda (186) vs. Brad Tavares (185)Bryan Caraway (135) vs. Takeya Mizugaki...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on Fuel TV 8 Japan 2013: Silva vs. Stann

Fresh off the successful debut of Women scrapping inside the UFC octagon, the UFC is bringing another weekend of free fights. The octagon returns to the land of the rising sun for UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on Fuel TV 8: Last trip across the rising sun?

Art courtesy of Nalro This is an open letter/article to those who love Pride.  The people who got a contact high from the dramatic pre-show pageantry, the sweet scream of Lenne Hardt and the fist pump worthy Pride theme song, that blared as the fighters made their way for introductions before the event even started.   If you stayed up into the wee hours of the night in...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Get pumped for UFC Japan 2013 by watching these 3 promos

Did someone say greatest free UFC card of all-time? Well if nobody has, let me say it right now.  Check out the promo below from Japan to get yourself hyped. Alright, it's not as good as the promo from last year's Saitama event that featured the smooth sounds of DVDA, but it's still amazing.  Here's a link to last years promo for good measure - UFC Japan 2012...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on FUEL TV 8 Rumors

Date: March 2, 2013 Location: Saitama, Japan Venue: Saitama Super Arena Broadcast: FUEL TV, Facebook Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve Hector Lombard vs. Yushin Okami Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Dong Hyun Kim Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares Bryan Caraway vs. Takeya Mizugaki Cristiano Marcello vs...
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January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Bellator Season 8 Lightweight Bracket Finalized

[Press Release via Bellator] The tournament field is set as Bellator MMA has announced today the final tournament pairings in the Season 8 Lightweight Bracket. Emanating from Michigan’s Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on January 31st Tickets for the event are on sale now and are available at StarTickets.com, Bellator.com and The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Box Office...
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January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann Headline ‘UFC on FUEL TV 8′

It appears the Octagon’s return to Japan will be of the star-studded variety. Shortly after Diego Sanchez announced he would be fighting Takanori Gomi in the March 2nd event, it was confirmed former Pride FC middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (Pictured) will headline the show opposite Brian Stann. Both 185-pounders are looking to bounce back from disappointing defeats. Silva...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

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