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Friday 05.17.2013 1:19pm ET | View Full Article
T.J. Grant heard the critics after the announcement that the winner of his UFC 160 bout with Gray Maynard would get the next shot at Benson Henderson's lightweight championship.
Several observers, including this reporter, questioned whether a title shot for Maynard or Grant was the wisest decision, given the top of the lightweight division still features the likes of Gilbert Melendez, who many f...
Thursday 05.16.2013 5:01pm ET | View Full Article
Las Vegas, Nevada - The secrets of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®'s elite athletes are finally revealed in UFC FITTM - the UFC's first ever in-home fitness and nutrition program. Developed with renowned strength and conditioning coach Mike Dolce, UFC FIT is a lifestyle program based on the same methods the world's greatest athletes use to prepare for the OctagonTM.A celebrated training coach...
Thursday 05.16.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
Las Vegas, Nevada – The secrets of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®’s elite athletes are finally revealed in UFC FIT™ - the UFC’s first ever in-home fitness and nutrition program. Developed with renowned strength and conditioning coach Mike Dolce, UFC FIT is a lifestyle program based on the same methods the world’s greatest athletes use to prepare for the OctagonTM.A celebrated training coach ...
Wednesday 05.15.2013 8:40pm ET | View Full Article
This Saturday night (May 18, 2013), the Octagon returns to Brazil for the second time in this year and the seventh time in history with a free television event as UFC on FX 8: "Belfort vs. Rockhold" goes down from Arena Jaragua in Jaragua, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
An Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contest receives top billing at the event, as Brazil's own Vitor Belfort headline...
Tuesday 05.14.2013 11:35pm ET | View Full Article
Even though Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials are confident Mark Hunt will fight Junior dos Santos at UFC 160 on May 25, 2013 (
His name is Roy Nelson.
Hunt has struggled to travel from his home country of New Zealand to Las Vegas, Nevada, which where UFC 160: "Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2" takes place in less than two weeks, because of visa issues. And as of this afternoon (May 14, 201...
Tuesday 05.14.2013 2:00pm ET | View Full Article
The following is Phil Baroni's guest blog post for Bloody Elbow as writes about the lead up to his ONE FC 9 bout against a Japanese star from ZST, Nobutatsu Suzuki. The event happens on May 31 in Manila, Philippines. If you missed the earlier editions, you can check it here: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3
It's coming down to the nitty-gritty. Fight camp is almost done, and this is going to be my last ...
Sunday 05.12.2013 7:00pm ET | View Full Article
MMA Fighting has the UFC 160 fight card for the Velasquez vs. Silva event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on May 25, 2013.In the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will defend his title against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. Velasquez knocked out Silva in the first round at UFC 146 in their previous meeting.Check out the UFC 160 fight card below.Main card (PPV at 10 p....
Saturday 05.11.2013 7:30pm ET | View Full Article
The UFC's Memorial Day weekend event is coming up in just two weeks. The UFC 160 main event will feature two-time Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez looking to earn his first successful title defense in a rematch with Antonio Silva. In their first meeting at UFC 146, Velasquez demolished "Bigfoot" in a first round TKO that left Silva's face a bloody mess. Since then, Silva has strung together tw...
Monday 05.06.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
As a wrestler with two NCAA Division I titles under his belt, Johny Hendricks had been cutting weight for much of his life. It was a miserable process, but it was par for the course, even as a UFC welterweight contender. Then he ran into Mike Dolce, a former fighter, member of The Ultimate Fighter season seven cast, and a man rapidly gaining a reputation as a nutritionist and conditioning coach f...
Sunday 05.05.2013 8:00pm ET | View Full Article
The lightweight division has seen a big influx of fighters from Strikeforce, and three of of the top 10 are now ex-SF guys. Gilbert Melendez was a mainstay on the list for a long time, and his narrow loss to Ben Henderson at UFC on Fox 7 helped him take over the number two spot. But Josh Thomson and Pat Healy have used big victories (over Nate Diaz and Jim Miller respectively) to rocket up the st...
Sunday 05.05.2013 7:30pm ET | View Full Article
Benson Henderson successfully defended his 155-pound title for the third time against Gilbert Melendez at the UFC on FOX 7 event on April 20, 2013 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., maintaining his spot at the top of the division, despite "El Nino" pushing him to the limit and arguably winning the fight.
That's right, mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, it's time to line up for Mouseketeer roll ca...
Sunday 05.05.2013 1:30pm ET | View Full Article
Former Strikeforce fighters have made their mark in the UFC across the board. But, with the exception of the women's bantamweight division, at no weight class has their impact been felt than at lightweight.
This became clear after a pair of April fight cards, where the efforts of three 155-pounders had a seismic effect on the rankings.
Gilbert Melendez, the longtime Strikeforce champion, actual...
Saturday 05.04.2013 12:00pm ET | View Full Article
Bellator, the World Series of Fighting, and Invicta are all on hiatus this month. The first two promotions return to action in June and the latter in July.
So that means the mixed martial arts world is nearly all-UFC in May. From an intriguing middleweight matchup in Brazil to a stacked UFC 160 in Las Vegas, there's just enough to tide everyone over until the pace picks up again next month.
Friday 05.03.2013 2:56pm ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is close to putting the finishing touches on its upcoming UFC 160 pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend at the MGM Grand Garden Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., May 25, 2013.
"Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2" will feature the second showdown between UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and 265-pound "Bigfoot" Antonio Silva. Former ...
Friday 05.03.2013 11:00am ET | View Full Article
Ben Henderson recently defended his UFC lightweight crown in an exciting back and forth bout against Gilbert Melendez at UFC on Fox 7. It was a close fight, and yesterday, Diego Sanchez weighed in on the bout and it looks like he doesn't see the champion in such high regard. He spoke to MMAJunkie about Henderson's "mediocre" performance:
"After watching Benson Henderson’s performance against Gil...
Friday 05.03.2013 10:00am ET | View Full Article
As has often been the case since I started writing Fightweets last summer, a reader came along with the perfect question at the perfect time.
I was actually reflecting on the UFC career of Cheick Kongo, who parted ways with the Zuffa this week, when Fightweeter @crazedfishUK chimed in with the following question: Did the decision to release Kongo surprise anybody given the shallow nature of the ...
Thursday 05.02.2013 3:48pm ET | View Full Article
After a busy run in April, May is a relatively slow month for MMA. You can spend the extra time and money you're not spending on fights on a Mother's Day gift. After you've taken your mother to brunch, check out these fights:
Mike Treadwell vs. Chris Treadwell, MFC 37, May 10: This is the brother vs. brother bout. Watch and record it on AXS, then record it. When you and your brother fight during...
Wednesday 05.01.2013 7:52pm ET | View Full Article
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Wednesday 05.01.2013 10:47am ET | View Full Article
Event: UFC 160: "Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2"Date: Sat., May 25, 2013, at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-viewLocation: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
265 lbs.: UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva
Pay-per-view main card (10 p.m. ET):
265 lbs.: Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt205 lbs.: James Te Huna vs. Glover Teixeira155 lbs.: T.J. Grant vs. Gray Maynard155 lbs...
Tuesday 04.30.2013 7:00pm ET | View Full Article
Antonio Silva's massive upset win over Alistair Overeem a few weeks ago significantly changed the landscape of the heavyweight division. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez now fights Bigfoot in a rematch of their one-sided slaughter last May. Overeem was due to face Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160, but an injury to Overeem means that Mark Hunt is within touching distance of a title shot. ...