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Countdown To UFC Fight Night 50 Video

The UFC have released a ‘Countdown’ show for this Friday night’s ‘UFC Fight Night 50′ in Conneticut, offering a closer look at the big fights on the main card including Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Vs Gegard Mousasi, Alistair Overeem Vs Ben Rothwell and Joe Lauzon Vs Michael Chiesa. —
Via Fight Of The Night
28 minutes ago  |  Discuss

August Dimes Of The Month Ft. Olivia Wilde, Arianny Celeste, & Leanna Decker

Each weekday over on our Facebook page we feature a “Dime of the Day”. Each “Dime” is someone that’s a 10 in our eyes and we try to present them in the classiest way possible. Since we’re already compiling our favorites each month, we figured we would compile a gallery of all the Dimes we [&hellip No visits yet The post August Dimes Of The Month Ft. Olivia Wilde,...
Via No Coast Bias
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Look at T.J. Dillashaw’s Strange First Title Defense

It was getting annoying as the UFC hype machine talked up Joe Soto. We were reminded over and over that he was a brown belt in jiu-jitsu. That made him a dangerous grappler for TJ Dillashaw to face. Despite the fact that Renan Barao is a black belt himself and is actually a better MMA wrestler than Soto. It would have been nice if they had pointed out that Soto’s movement would...
Via Fight Booth
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Says Dillashaw vs Faber is a Possibility (Video)

At UFC 177 TJ Dillashaw was supposed to fight Renan Barao in their much hyped rematch from earlier this summer, but Barao pulled out a few days before and TJ instead successfully defended his title against Joe Soto, the former Bellator champion. Now TJ is looking towards the next challenge and UFC President Dana White thinks someone close to TJ could easily fill that role. “I think...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thales Leites Wants To Fight Michael Bisping Next

Michael Bisping won’t be fighting Luke Rockhold next after the UFC decided to go in a different direction, and so Thales Leites has seen an opportunity to stake his claim for a fight with ‘The Count’. “Bisping is a tough fighter, does great fights. He fights for a long time, does exciting fights,” Leites told MMAfighting.com. “He’s well ranked, has a big name, and...
Via Fight Of The Night
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cub Swanson Is Giving Back

Kevin “Cub” Swanson is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC today. He’s knocked out five of his last six opponents. He’s ranked #2 in the UFC featherweight rankings, which means that after Chad Mendes gets his shot at the title against José Aldo at UFC 176, Swanson should finally be given his […] The post Cub Swanson Is Giving Back appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC 178 Event Poster; Updated Fight Card

Even with the loss of the Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier grudge super-match, UFC 178 is still shaping up to be the most stacked card of the year. One could even argue that the main event may even be the least anticipated bout of the top six. How about you tell us what you think of UFC 178, as it stands today, below. Main Card (PPV) • Flyweight Title Bout: Demetrious Johnson (C) vs. Chris...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who's next for Ronda Rousey?

UFC boss Dana White is still angling for Ronda Rousey to face Gina Carano next, but another candidate has entered the mix for a shot at the champion. Bethe Correia beat Rousey’s buddy Shayna Baszler convincingly at UFC 177 on Saturday night in Sacramento and called out Rousey in her post-fight interview. “I want to […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Matt Mitrione

  Matt Mitrione Vitals 6’3″ 254 lbs (Heavyweight) 82″ reach, Southpaw July 15, 1978 Record 6-3 (UFC: 6-3) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training None Championships Held None Strengths - huge reach (equivalent to a 6’10″ fighter) - great athlete – former NFL player - heavy hands - very quick - good footwork - physically […]
Via MMA Manifesto
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Gegard Mousasi

  Gegard Mousasi Vitals 6’1″ 185 lbs (Middleweight) 76″ reach, Orthodox August 1, 1985 Record 35-4-2 (UFC: 2-1) Current Streak 1 straight win Training Black belt in Judo Professional kickboxer Amateur boxer (2001 Netherlands Amateur Boxing National Champion) Championships Held Cage Warriors Middleweight Champion: 2006 (no title defenses) DREAM 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix...
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Cain Velasquez And Fabricio Werdum UFC 180 Main Event Sells Out In 8 Hours

The highly awaited UFC 180 main event inside the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico contested between reigning undisputed UFC World Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez (14-13-1), and Fabricio Werdum (24-18-5) on November 15 has sold out in just eight hours. History was indeed made at the box office, with the UFC 180 Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum headlined...
Via Overtime
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC 177 Recap Show: TJ Dillashaw Reigns Supreme

UFC 177 took place on Saturday night from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. In the main event, TJ Dillashaw retained the UFC bantamweight championship defeating late replacement Joe Soto. The co-feature had Tony Ferguson beating Danny Castillo by split decision in lightweight action. In today’s podcast Steve and BetweenTheRopes.com contributor Nathan McCarter recap...
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TJ Dillashaw KOs Joe Soto at UFC 177 (Video Highlights)

TJ Dillashaw (pictured) took the scenic route in beating Joe Soto at UFC 177, but the bantamweight champion ultimately got to the winners circle, nonetheless. Dillashaw was a whopping 11-1 odds-on favorite to retain his title after Renan Barao withdrew from their rematch at the last second after passing out while trying to cut weight. Soto put on a commendable performance given the...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Renan Barao Talk To Joe Rogan About Pulling Out Of UFC 177

During last night’s UFC 177 broadcast color commentator Joe Rogan headed backstage to interview former bantamweight champion Renan Barao about the circumstances surrounding him pulling out of the main event with TJ Dillashaw on the day of the weigh-ins. Rogan grilled Barao hard about the situation, but Barao was adamant that his weight cut was going fine until the moment he suddenly...
Via Fight Of The Night
1 day ago  |  Discuss

TJ Dillashaw Highlights UFC 177 Bonuses

During the UFC 177 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White announced that TJ Dillashaw, Ramsey Nijem, Carlos Diego Ferreira and Yancy Medeiros each received bonuses of $50,000. Dillashaw got the “performance of the night” defeating Joe Soto in the main event by fifth round knockout to retain the UFC bantamweight championship. Medeiros received the other “performance...
Via Between The Ropes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 177 Results: TJ Dillashaw Stops Joe Soto In Better Than Expected Main Event To Retain Bantamweight Title

It was a whirlwind 24 plus hours for UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. The champion showed what a true champion is made of. In Saturday night’s UFC 177 main event, Dillashaw retained the bantamweight championship by defeating Joe Soto by knockout 2:20 into the fifth and final round. People didn’t think Soto would make it a fight, but he proved his mettle at the outset...
Via Between The Ropes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIFS of Doom: Dillashaw merks Soto in Sactown

After all of the media backlash and drama, Dillashaw versus Soto proved to be a pay-per-view main event worthy of being, well, a pay-per-view main event. A title was on the line. The challenger only had 24 hours notice. The champion was coming off the greatest performance in MMA this year. And the list goes on. When it came to the actual fight itself, Dillashaw knew that head kick...
Via hov-mma
2 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Dillashaw KO’s Joe Soto With Kick To Head at UFC 177 (GIF)

At 2:20 of the fifth round at UFC 177, defending Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw, knocked out Joe Soto with a huge head kick. Soto took the fight on short notice when Renan Barao couldn’t make weight. While Barao was trying to cut weight, he passed out and then eventually needed to be rushed to the hospital. Soto, making his UFC debut, fought extremely competitively into the...
Via Total Sports Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ Dillashaw Knocks OUt Joe Soto In Fifth Round At UFC 177

TJ Dillashaw got off to a slow start by his standards tonight in the main event of UFC 177 against late replacement Joe Soto, but he soon found his rhythm and produced a tremendous volume of strikes as the rounds progressed before putting a bow on his performance with a fifth round head kick knockout. Round One: Dillashaw darting in and out to start the main event. He misses with...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bethe Correia TKO’s Shayna Baszler In Second Round At UFC 177

Bethe Correia put on a striking clinic in the second round of her fight with Shayna Baszler tonight at UFC 177 to earn a TKO stoppage. Round One: No touch of the gloves here. Baszler in close and gets the clinch early, pressing her opponent against the cage. Correia trying to move away, but Baszler sticking to it. They go to the mat and Correia ends up on top. Baszler threatening...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Tyron Woodley will not get a title shot anytime soon

Tyron Woodley has talked a lot about title shots recently but seems on a mission to make sure he never gets one. Coming off of an impressive first round finish of Dong Hyun Kim, he moved up into the number three spot in the rankings behind only Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald. In theory, this would put him poised to fight for the title in early 2015. Instead, he is moving further...
Via Fight Booth
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighter Withdraws From Tonight’s UFC 177 Main Event

Renan Barao (32-2) had to withdraw from tonight’s UFC 177 main event after experiencing medical issues while cutting weight Friday. The former Bantamweight champion was schedule to face T.J. Dillashaw (10-2) in a rematch for the UFC title. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that the fighter grew ill during his cut and had to be taken to the hospital, after which we was ruled physically...
Via Ring Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 177 Predictions: Dillashaw vs. Soto

The UFC returns to pay-per-view for the first time in almost two months which is rare for the UFC but the cancellation of UFC 176 threw everything array. Originally, UFC 177’s main event was supposed to be a rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao for the UFC bantamweight championship. Hours before weigh-ins, it was reported Barao had issues with his weight cut and will...
Via The Sideline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind-the-Scenes Drama During UFC 177 Weigh-Ins Debacle (Video)

UFC 67 was the last time a challenger missed weight for a title fight. It’s been nearly eight years since Travis Lutter disrespected then-middleweight champion Anderson Silva. However, at least Lutter made it to the scale. Renan Barao didn’t even appear on stage after reportedly passing out trying to cut weight before Friday’s UFC 177 weigh-ins. In UFC president Dana White’s...
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Being Called ‘Two-Faced Phony,’ Tyron Woodley Still Wants No Part of Hector Lombard

Want to know the definition of awkward? Check out a practice session at American Top Team. According to UFC president Dana White, Hector Lombard desperately wants to fight Tyron Woodley (pictured), but Woodley said last weekend after quickly disposing of Dung Hyun Kim that he can’t face Lombard because they’re “teammates.” Woodley then provided a different excuse Friday...
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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