Re-Emergence of the Dragon

UFC on FOX 4 showcased two light-heavyweight bouts, both containing number one contender spot implications. Leading up to the fight Dana White announced that the fighter who won more impressively in the two main fights would get the title shot. It was down to four competitors; Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida, Ryan Bader, and Brandon Vera. Interestingly enough, these are also four competitors...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Silva vs. Sonnen II

On Saturday we will be seeing Anderson Silva enter the octagon to defend his title for the 10th consecutive time against the man who nearly dethroned him in 2010. Anderson will come into this fight with a lot to prove. Firstly he needs to prove that the first fight was a fluke, and also prove that he can come through with all of the threats he's made about seriously hurting Chael...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

The Spectacular Spider

Last week Anderson Silva stepped into the octagon to face former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort. Many considered this his most formidable opponent since Dan Henderson. However, Anderson Silva thought otherwise. In interviews he was asked if he thought Belfort was the best striker he's ever faced, and he responded with "no."He showed us on the night of the...
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February 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Fight for the Troops 2

Fight For the Troops 2 tonight will be headlined by Melvin Guillard and Evan Dunham. This will prove to be an interesting bout as it's a pivotal match-up for both fighters. For Guillard, it means that his camp change was a good thing for him. Evan Dunham is one of the most hyped up up-and-comers in the UFC, a victory over him would solidify Guillard as a true contender.For Evan...
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January 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Who Will Rise Again?

Both of the main event fighters tonight are returning to the octagon coming off of a loss. Rampage Jackson dropped a decision loss to "Sugar" Rashad Evans, and Lyoto Machida was brutally KO'd in the first round of his re-match with current light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. This always makes for an interesting match-up, because it'll show...
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November 20, 2010  |  Discuss

Key to Victory (Part 2): Cain Velasquez

Eight victories and zero losses, NCAA division 1 wrestler, and only 28 years old, Cain Velasquez will enter the octagon tonight as the challenger looking to dethrone Brock Lesnar as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the UFC.If you have seen him fight before, you know that Cain Velasquez has one of the fastest paces in the division. He is a constant non-stop attacker who keeps...
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October 23, 2010  |  Discuss

Key to Victory (Part 1): Brock Lesnar

Tomorrow night, when the octagon door closes, UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will put his title on the line against the undefeated challenger Cain Velasquez. It's going to be a collision of strength and size versus mobility and technique. Brute force and might will be going head to head with persistence and aggression to see who reigns supreme as the heavyweight champion...
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October 22, 2010  |  Discuss

Diaz vs. Noons 2

Or perhaps a more fitting name for this event would be, "Diaz vs. Noons 1 1/2", considering how early the first one was stopped. For those of you who did not see their first scrap, it was ended by the doctor due to a cut above Diaz's eye. The cut was huge and gushing blood all over his eyes, so it wasn't a controversial stoppage or anything of that sort. The only...
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October 10, 2010  |  Discuss

UFC 119: Main Event Prediction

Well, it's finally September 25th. There was some serious drama surrounding this event, first starting when Minotauro pulled out due to surgery. Then, UFC replaced him with CroCop, and then CroCop had an accident in sparring. For a few days, it was unsure whethere Mirko would be cleared to fight by the doctors. Luckily, both a doctor in Croatia and in Indianapolis gave him the...
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September 25, 2010  |  Discuss

The Great Escape

Well, last night's UFC Fight Night brought some controversy into the MMA community. Rousimar Palhares took on Nate "The Great" Marquardt in a match-up that was bound to shoot one of them up the ranks in the middleweight division.Nate knew what he had to do in order to win this fight. He was ready for Palhare's shots, and sprawled almost immediately. He did a good...
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September 16, 2010  |  Discuss

Jardine Headlines Shark Fights

Tomorrow night's Shark Fights 13 event brings a number of ex-UFC fighters to Texas. Head-ling the event is Keith Jardine (15-8), who will be taking on Trevor Prangley (22-6). This should be an interesting bout for both men, with its own significance to each of the fighters. For Jardine, it means a win and one step closer to getting back into the UFC roster. For Prangley, it means...
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September 11, 2010  |  Discuss

Frankie Edgar Has The Answer

Last night's first UFC PPV in Boston proved to be a decent night of fights. The night was capped off with lightweight champion Frankie Edgar taking on challenger BJ Penn. This fight was very reminiscent of their first bout, with BJ Penn only looking for a KO and not doing much else. Edgar kept jumping in and out of the pocket, winning nearly every exchange and leaving Penn dumbfounded...
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August 29, 2010  |  Discuss

CroCop Steps Up To the Plate

A few days ago, it was reported that Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira pulled out of his re-match against Frank Mir in September due to sustained injuries in training. Reports are now saying that he needs knee surgery and hip surgery. It's unfortunate, as both Mir and Nogueira were looking forward to this re-match, to settle it once and for all. It might still happen down...
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August 18, 2010  |  Discuss

Couture Captures the Victory by Triangle Choke

The son of MMA hall of famer, former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, Randy Couture, made his pro MMA debut last night on Strikeforce Challengers. He took on Lucas Stark who is also a new comer to Strikeforce.The fight was pretty exciting. They had a few exchanges and then some grappling which lead to Ryan Couture winning. Lucas Stark hit Couture with an awesome fireman...
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August 14, 2010  |  Discuss

Chael Gets Caught in the Spider's Web

Chael Sonnen was just a little over a minute from making UFC history on Saturday night. He had put an absolute beating on the reigning champion for four rounds and some change. He managed to drop Anderson with his striking at one point, but mostly his offense consisted of ground and pound. He hit him with elbows, fists to the face, fists to the body, shoulder punches, and just absolutely...
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August 14, 2010  |  Discuss

"Let Me Retire This Guy!

The event has already started, but Chael Sonnen still has roughly 3 hours until he has to go out there and back up all of the smack he's talked. In the past months, Anderson Silva has acted like it hasn't affected him, but it quickly became apparent that Sonnen DID get under Anderson's skin at the pre-fight press conference. At the stare down, when the fighters were supposed...
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August 08, 2010  |  Discuss

Fireballs, Stuffings, and Bones.

Perhaps I got caught up in the hype, but the main event last night did not go the way I expected it at all. Of course, I was one of the very few who didn't see the match playing out the way it did, and with good reason I was in the small percentile.The first thing I noticed when watching the fight, was that Jon Jones came out with an Anderson Silva-esque stance. The second most...
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August 02, 2010  |  Discuss

Bones vs The Janitor on Versus

Tomorrow night is the second UFC on Versus event. It's being held in the San Diego Sports Arena. The event is headlined by Jon "Bones" Jones taking on Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko. If you have never seen "Bones" fight, then you're missing out on some great MMA action.The kid is only 23 years old and holds wins over the likes of Stephan...
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August 01, 2010  |  Discuss

Phil Baroni Ran 3 Miles and Gassed.

Yep, report are in, Phily Baroni ran 3 miles on a treadmill for his training camp and gassed. He said he won't be recovered by the time his fight rolls around on August 28th. Just kidding. He injured his collarbone. I was trying to make light of the bad news and picking on Baroni's awful cardio. I hope his fans can forgive me.In other news, Thiago Silva has also pulled out...
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July 27, 2010  |  Discuss

The Dragon Returns

Lyoto Machida is officially scheduled to fight Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 122 in Germany. He's returning back to the octagon since suffering his first loss in May to the hands of the current light heavy weight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. The interesting thing is, that Rampage Jackson is also coming off of a loss. However, unlike Lyoto, Rampage is...
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July 22, 2010  |  Discuss

Shields Joins the UFC Roster

Jake Shields has signed to the UFC. It had been pretty much known for a while that he would, and that he was in negotiations with them, but today it was known that he's 1 step from being an official member of the roster. Jake Shields had an appearance during the Aldo vs. Faber WEC PPV back in April. He was seen sitting next to a grinning Dana White, which was an obvious shot...
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July 17, 2010  |  Discuss

Minotauro Gets a Chance at Revenge

It's been announced that at UFC 119 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is scheduled to face Frank Mir. Two former UFC heavyweight champions will be butting heads once again. In their first bout back in UFC 92, it was all Frank Mir. He was lighting up Nogueira on the feet and even managed to work some ground and pound before getting the KO in the second round. Mir was the first man to ever...
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July 09, 2010  |  Discuss

The giants collide at UFC 116

Tonight, the UFC's biggest heavyweights step into the cage to decide who is  the #1 heavyweight in the organization. Shane Carwin will step into the octagon with a record of 12-0. Brock Lesnar will step in with wins over Frank Mir and Randy Couture. One of the interesting things will be how the long lay off of Lesnar's will affect his performance tonight.He hasn't seen...
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July 03, 2010  |  Discuss

What's next for The Last Emperor?

After the shocking upset this Saturday, what could be in store for Fedor Emelianenko? Certainly, there are plenty of viable options. He could rematch Bret Rogers (who is coming off of a loss also), perhaps a rematch against the only man to give him a loss (Fabricio Werdum), or taking on another contender in the mix like Antonio Silva. Let's take a closer look at where his career...
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June 30, 2010  |  Discuss

The greatest upset in the sport of MMA.

Last night Fabricio Werdum pulled off what many, many people would not have predicted. He defeated the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, Fedor Emelianenko in the first round. The win was officially ruled as a triangle choke with an armbar. Watching it however, it was clear it was the armbar that caused Fedor to tap.The fight started off with a quick exchange, in which Fedor...
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June 27, 2010  |  Discuss
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