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Monday 05.20.2013 9:40am ET | View Full Article
Who stood out in Saturday night's fights?
No. 1 star -- Vitor Belfort*: We will be watching highlights of that knockout for years to come. The timing, explosion and landing spot of the kick were just perfect. The knockout was so great the UFC didn't even have to say who they were talking about when they announced who the $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus was awarded to.
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Monday 05.20.2013 9:18am ET | View Full Article
Another weekend of fisticuffs has come and gone as UFC on FX 8 blew the roof off Arena Jaragua last Saturday night (May 18, 2013) in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Many combatants were left licking their wounds after a wild night of fights including Chris Camozzi, who was forced to tap in the first round to submission wizard Ronaldo Souza (watch it here). And Evan Dunham, who many -- including Ultimate...
Monday 05.20.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
UFC on FX 8: "Belfort vs. Rockhold" blew the roof off the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, this past Saturday night (May 18, 2013) featuring a main event of former champion Vitor Belfort doing his best to get back in the chase for the middleweight title by utterly decimating the debuting Luke Rockhold.
The co-headlining attraction saw Ronaldo Souza set himself up for b...
Monday 05.20.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
As the sunny rays of Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil shined down on him, John Cholish had already made up his mind. So the morning of his UFC on FX 8 bout against Gleison Tibau, Cholish took to his Twitter account to announce it to the world.
"Looking forward to my last fight today, Win, Lose, or Draw," he wrote. "I'll do my best to put on a strong performance and of course be having fun!"
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Sunday 05.19.2013 10:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC on FX 8 featured a four-fight main card with three middleweight fights and one taking place in the lightweight division. Three of the four fights were pretty entertaining. This post will be a brief recap of the first three main card fights, while the main event bout between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold will get a separate post.
Ronaldo Souza defeated Chris Camozzi by submission (arm trian...
Sunday 05.19.2013 8:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC on FX 8: "Belfort vs. Rockhold" is in the books and in the organization's second event in Brazil of 2013, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) delivered a tremendous night of mixed martial arts (MMA) action that was filled with submissions and knockouts.
Vitor Belfort, Ronaldo Souza, Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Natal were the big winners Saturday night (May 18, 2013) at Arena Jaragua in ...
Sunday 05.19.2013 4:00pm ET | View Full Article
It was a big night for Brazilians, who won 12 of 13 bouts before a hot partisan crowd at Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil on Saturday night.
Vitor Belfort's knockout of Luke Rockhold in the main event was both a thing of violent beauty, and of controversy, due to the elephant in the room of testosterone replacement therapy being used by a fighter who had earlier in his career failed ...
Sunday 05.19.2013 3:50pm ET | View Full Article
It's going to be difficult for fighters to have better UFC debuts than the one former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza had on Saturday night. The submission grappling ace easily dispatched with Chris Camozzi at 3:37 of the first round with an academic head and arm triangle at UFC on FX 8 in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, earning not only a victory but $50,000 through his Submis...
Sunday 05.19.2013 1:00pm ET | View Full Article
With over 16 years of professional experience at the tender age of 36, it doesn't appear Vitor Belfort is slowing down one bit following his incredible spinning head kick knockout of Luke Rockhold (watch it here) in the UFC on FX 8 main event Saturday (May 18, 2013) night in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Under almost any other circumstances, Belfort would be the clear-cut No. 1 contender in the middl...
Sunday 05.19.2013 12:00pm ET | View Full Article
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza's submission of the night over Chris Camozzi at UFC on FX 8 was something to behold. From how smoothly Jacare flowed past the guard, to how he snapped on that arm triangle like an alligator onto prey to how quickly Camozzi went to sleep, it was an all around crowd-pleaser.
It also is a showcase of the excellent transitional game of Jacare Souza. Any UFC fans not familiar w...
Sunday 05.19.2013 10:00am ET | View Full Article
UFC on FX 8 is in the books and Vitor Belfort landed an all-time great spinning kick to knock out Luke Rockhold. As much as it pains me, it seems like in the aftermath of this fight the MMA community again needs to discuss Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and its place, or lack thereof, in the sport.
More and more MMA fighters are using TRT, and why wouldn't they? It is a legal way to inje...
Sunday 05.19.2013 9:59am ET | View Full Article
Two middleweights on some serious winning streaks collided last night (May 18, 2013) as former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo Souza made his UFC debut against Chris Camozzi in the UFC on FX 8 co-main event in Brazil.
"Jacare" was originally anticipating a top 10 opponent in Constantino Philippou, but after an injury, faced Camozzi instead, who entered the bout riding an impressive fou...
Sunday 05.19.2013 9:00am ET | View Full Article
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held an event in Brazil for the second time in 2013 on Saturday night (May 18, 2013) as UFC on FX 8: "Belfort vs. Rockhold" went down from Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Vitor Belfort successfully defeated Luke Rockhold in the main event with one of the most incredible head kick knockouts in UFC history (watch it here) to push his record in his ...
Sunday 05.19.2013 7:00am ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made a quick return trip to Brazil last night (Sat., May 18, 2013), serving up another healthy helping of mixed martial arts (MMA) action, this time from Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina.
In the UFC on FX 8 main event of the evening, the self-appointed "old lion," Vitor Belfort, was tasked with introducing the last man to hold the Strikeforce 185-pound title, ...
Sunday 05.19.2013 5:15am ET | View Full Article
JARAGUA DO SUL, Brazil – Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza put Chris Camozzi to sleep in incredibly quick fashion at UFC on FX 8, but the Brazilian submission ace said he knew what was going to happen as soon as he locked in the fight-finishing arm-triangle choke.
Sunday 05.19.2013 4:11am ET | View Full Article
Check out video highlights of the UFC on FX 8 co-main event bout between Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Chris Camozzi.
Sunday 05.19.2013 12:34am ET | View Full Article
Watch the highlights of Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza submitting Chris Camozzi in the first round of their middleweight co-main event bout at UFC on FX 8: "Belfort vs. Rockhold" tonight (May 18, 2013) in Brazil.
Sunday 05.19.2013 12:11am ET | View Full Article
From his rousing entrance to his quick submission win, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza had a memorable UFC debut at UFC on FX 8 with a first-round win over Chris Camozzi.
Souza is one of the UFC's best BJJ practitioners, and he put on a show on Saturday night. He took down Camozzi, and smoothly worked him on the ground until Souza caught him in an arm-triangle choke. It was so smooth and fast that Camo...