Paul Buentello News
Monday 05.13.2013 10:00pm ET | View Full Article
Strikeforce champion attempts to take over Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) ... Take three!
With fellow champions Gilbert Melendez and Nick Diaz a disappointing 1-3 in their current Octagon runs, Middleweight kingpin Luke Rockhold has set out to carry the winning torch, starting with a bout against longtime contender Vitor Belfort in the main event of UFC on FX 8, which takes place this Satu...
Friday 04.26.2013 1:29pm ET | View Full Article
As a writer for Bloody Elbow, there are two sides to my love of MMA - I have to balance my love of the sport with my responsibilities. For the most part this is fairly simple, since I'm almost always interested in what I have to cover anyway. But the last two weeks in April have been a little different for me. I've been on vacation, and it's been in places where I didn't have the ability to watch...
Sunday 04.14.2013 3:00pm ET | View Full Article
Lorenz Larkin will make his UFC debut against Francis Carmont at UFC on Fox 7 on April 20th. Larkin is one of the most exciting fighters to make the move from Strikeforce to the UFC following their January folding, with a diverse striking arsenal of unorthodox kicks and striking techniques.
He holds wins over current light heavyweight Gian Villante and longtime welterweight and middleweight vet ...
Monday 02.04.2013 4:15pm ET | View Full Article
This is a list of the fighters currently signed to contract in the UFC's heavyweight division. All fighters have been organized by their number of appearances in the UFC. Fighters with the same number of appearances are organized by number of wins, fighters with the same record are organized alphabetically. Each fight record has four categories: wins, losses, draws, and no-contests (NC). All...
Tuesday 01.08.2013 7:00pm ET | View Full Article
Record: 32-3-2 overall, 3-1-1 in Strikeforce
Key Wins: Renato Sobral (Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg), Mark Hunt (Dream 9), Ronaldo Souza (Dream 6)
Key Losses: Muhammad Lawal (Strikeforce: Nashville)
How he got here: Still just 26 years old, Gegard Mousasi has fought professionally in MMA 36 times and he's also 5-0 in professional kickboxing bouts. He got an early start with ma...
Thursday 01.03.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
His last trip to the Octagon as an active fighter was against Pedro Rizzo in September of 2000, but UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn wasn’t done competing yet. In fact, “The Beast” went on to fight for 12 more years, and after announcing his retirement from the sport on New Year’s Day at the age of 54, it was with a remarkable record of 101-19-7.“The number one goal that I set for myself in 2012 was ...
Wednesday 12.19.2012 6:30pm ET | View Full Article
Aleksander Emelianenko (21-6), an eight-tine PRIDE veteran and the younger brother of former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, is done with MMA.
The 31-year-old recently announced via Facebook his decision to retire.
"I want to thank you for your support, for having supported me in spite of all that they say about me," Emelianenko wrote in his native Russian. "Unfortunately, I will ...
Friday 11.23.2012 11:14am ET | View Full Article
If I were that guy from Quantum Leap, the last place I would want to transport to was the body of Kirill 'Baby Fedor' Sidelnikov on January 24th 2009. It was like the government closed down three-mile island and authorized Sidelnikov's face to be an atomic bomb testing site. To Kirill's credit, he did not go down after withstanding the onslaught of Paul Buentello's typhoon of straight jabs an...
Monday 10.15.2012 12:10pm ET | View Full Article
Paul Buentello does in Igor Kostin at the Vologda Fight Festival
Salimgerey Rasulov beats up on Istivs Jones at the Vologda Fight Festival
Biswa Dev ground and pounds Manoj Chuhan at SFL 4
Charanjeet Singh puts the big kibosh on Bhabajeet Choudhary at SFL 4
Sanja Sucevic imparts a Muay Thai lesson to Irene Cabello at SFL 4
Shyam Prasad chokes out Gaurav Singh at SFL 4
Srikant Sekhar f...
Thursday 09.27.2012 10:31am ET | View Full Article
(Knocks you out in 54 seconds. Calls you "tough as hell" in the post-fight interview.)
During his three-and-a-half-year UFC career, Dutch heavyweight Stefan Struve has become known for three things, and three things only:
1) Being so tall that he makes small men look like children, and small women look like toddlers. (Megan! Get off that chair this minute!)
2) Clowning one-dimensional slugge...
Wednesday 09.12.2012 6:03pm ET | View Full Article
Well it turns out that injuries aren't the only reason fighters are dropping off of cards.
After Jorgen Kruth's surprise retirement earlier this week, Bellator Heavyweight Champion Cole Konrad has reportedly retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) to take a job with North Central Trading as a financial trader specializing in milk products according to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.
Konrad last co...
Saturday 09.08.2012 1:00am ET | View Full Article
Four years ago, on September 8, 2008, the mixed martial arts world lost one of its most compelling figures when former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner tragically died of heat exposure during a camping trip in California’s Palo Verde mountain area.Just 37, Tanner’s death hit the MMA scene hard, not just because he was so young and for what he brought to the fight game, though he brought plen...
Wednesday 09.05.2012 11:00pm ET | View Full Article
Zombie Prophet has favored us with a sweet collection of animated gifs from the pre-UFC career of the legendary Evan Tanner. Tanner passed away four years ago today and we wanted to commemorate the sad date and honor his memory by looking at what he did best -- fight.
Tanner, a former two-time Texas state high school wrestling champ, started out in MMA in the Amarillo, Texas shoot-fighting leag...
Monday 07.23.2012 12:19pm ET | View Full Article
(Matt Riddle: So cool that he can make fun of British people while paying tribute to them at the same time.)
To put it as politely as possible, UFC 149 was a pessimist's utopia (not to mention an ad-libbers). Cheick Kongo brought the same lackluster gameplan into his fight with Shawn Jordan as he did against guys like Paul Buentello, Matt Mitrione, and Travis Browne, more or less proving that...
Wednesday 06.20.2012 12:07pm ET | View Full Article
(A typical WNBA game, or a preview of UFC 147?)
We may have been forced to watch every UFC card planned for this summer slowly disintegrate into a vapid shell of what they once were, but even the precogs we keep chained up in the basement of CP headquarters could not see this coming. Due to the seemingly endless string of injuries that has threatened to consume UFC 147 in a fiery ball o...
Wednesday 05.23.2012 9:00am ET | View Full Article
A strange sixth season for Bellator Fighting Championships wraps Friday with a heavyweight title challenger created by a forfeit and a lightweight final that could see a potential promotional star be created with a win.
Heavyweight champion Cole Konrad defends against Eric Prindle in the night's expected main event, falling in the shadow of Saturday's UFC alternative of Junior dos Santos vs. Fr...
Monday 05.21.2012 9:45pm ET | View Full Article
Cole Konrad is keeping his fingers crossed this week.
His opponent, Eric Prindle, has been a walking voodoo curse. "The American Soldier's" original heavyweight tournament final ended in a no contest, he had a fight delayed due to illness and then he ended up being gifted the heavyweight tournament final when Thiago Santos failed to make weight.
Konrad was so eager to get a fight after only com...
Wednesday 05.16.2012 8:30pm ET | View Full Article
Two of the top-ranked light heavyweights in Strikeforce will have a rematch this Saturday night (May 19, 2012) as former Strikeforce 205 pound champion Rafael Cavalcante challenges American Kickboxing Academy big man Mike Kyle on the main card of Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier in San Jose.
Cavalcante lost to Kyle in 2008, having his title aspirations delayed for two years by "Mak" although he...
Wednesday 05.09.2012 2:30pm ET | View Full Article
(In defense of Dana’s flip flop, who could say no to that face?)
By Josh Hutchinson
As some of you may remember, I recently attempted to make a case for why Alistair Overeem vs. Junior Dos Santos had to happen at UFC 146, testosterone-levels be damned. And though that fight didn't quite pan out, we'll instead be treated to an even better fight that evening in Frank Mir vs. Junior Dos Santos (...
Wednesday 05.02.2012 5:28pm ET | View Full Article
(Is there anyway we could get the guy on the far right to...what's the word I'm looking for here....leave?)
Since the UFC has made its conversion to a major network, they've had their fair share of ups and downs. Their first event, though featuring a match that could headline any pay-per-view, was little more than an hour long infomercial for the sport, topped off by the shortest title fight th...