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Monday 04.29.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" blew the roof off the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, this past Saturday night (April 27, 2013) featuring a main event of Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones asserting his dominance over Chael Sonnen in what was essentially a predetermined outcome.
Broken big toe or not.
The co-headlining attraction saw Michael Bisping defeat Alan Belcher via decision, thou...
Monday 04.29.2013 2:00am ET | View Full Article
Heavyweight Roy Nelson (19-7) continued his run of KO victories with a first round overhand right to the head of Cheick Kongo (18-8-2) at UFC 159. Nelson improved to 6-3 since coming to the UFC via the TUF 10 house. Kongo dropped to 11-6-1 as a UFC fighter.
Nelson surprised viewers with an immediate takedown attempt. It was unsuccessful, but he did some solid work controlling Kongo against the c...
Monday 04.29.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
MR. JONESGuess we’ll be dealing with this Jon Jones guy at the top for a while, eh? Fresh from another dominant performance, one that tied him with Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz for most UFC title defenses at 205 pounds, Mr. Jones is starting to hear that All-Time great talk once again. To his credit, he’s taking it all in with grace and saying the right things, but man, it’s hard not to see that the ...
Sunday 04.28.2013 9:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" took place Saturday night (April 27, 2013) in Newark, N.J., with Jon Jones defeating Chael Sonnen by first-round technical knockout in the main event for his fifth Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title defence.
With an event that saw six of the 11 bouts on the card end by (technical) knockout or submission, there were plenty of facts to come out...
Sunday 04.28.2013 8:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" is in the books and in one of the most anticipated pay-per-view (PPV) cards of the year; the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) produced one of the oddest shows in history as questionable fight tactics, eye pokes and broken appendages were a theme throughout the evening.
Jon Jones, Michael Bisping, Roy Nelson, Phil Davis and Pat Healy were the big winners Saturday (...
Sunday 04.28.2013 7:00pm ET | View Full Article
Going into Saturday night, April was looking to be one of the best months when it came to quality of shows in UFC history.
It opened on April 6 with the show in Stockholm, Sweden, that didn't look good on paper, but greatly overachieved. There were mostly entertaining fights, several good finishes, and the debut of a potential star in Ireland's Conor McGregor. The Ultimate Fighter finals t...
Sunday 04.28.2013 5:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC 159 is in the books, and quite frankly it was not one of the UFC's better shows. If last week's UFC on Fox 7 was enthralling from start to finish, UFC 159 consisted of fouls interspersed with entertainment. The exciting moments were buried underneath an avalanche of both eye pokes and Joe Rogan ranting about how a new style of gloves will magically reduce the number of eye pokes we see. The o...
Sunday 04.28.2013 5:00pm ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White hinted at the post-UFC 159 press conference (watch replay here) that Roy Nelson -- fresh off a crushing first round knockout of Cheick Kongo at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. -- could get Daniel Cormier or Mark Hunt next.
The vote here is for Cormier, who seemingly thinks it's a good idea, too.
Nelson and Cormier would be perfect for ...
Sunday 04.28.2013 1:05pm ET | View Full Article
Sunday 04.28.2013 12:30pm ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has made it clear on multiple occasions that it's damn near pointless to ask him about future fight bookings for fighters coming out of a major event. There are, however, exceptions to the rule and last night's (Sat., April 27, 2013) UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" pay-per-view in Newark, New Jersey, is one of them.
When Roy Nelson, who knock...
Sunday 04.28.2013 12:00pm ET | View Full Article
Two very experienced and capable heavyweights squared off last night (April 27, 2013) as Roy Nelson took on Cheick Kongo on the UFC 159 main card in Newark, New Jersey.
Nelson had won two straight fights via first round knockout and he decided to let the good times continue to roll.
Early on, Nelson surprised many as instead of going for the killshot, he instead drove Kongo into the fence hunti...
Sunday 04.28.2013 11:45am ET | View Full Article
Todd Grisham brings you the UFC 159 post fight interviews with Jon Jones, Michael Bisping, Roy Nelson, and the rest of the winners from UFC 159, as well as the UFC 159 post fight press conference.
Sunday 04.28.2013 10:34am ET | View Full Article
The UFC 159: Sonnen vs. Jones card seemed to hit a hitch before it even began with the scratch of a welterweight bout between Nick Catone and James Head, but things only got worse from there.
A tough night for referees Kevin Mulhall and Dan Miragliotta. If you hear a referee's name mentioned during a fight, something has gone awry. That would be an understatement tonight as both officials made q...
Sunday 04.28.2013 9:10am ET | View Full Article
The main event of UFC 159 between the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and former Middleweight contender Chael Sonnen turned out to be just as non-competitive as most fans and media expected it to be. Jones was able to take Sonnen down nearly at will and then once on the ground Sonnen has basically no answer for the elbows of Jones.
But that was not the story of the night. It was the gru...
Sunday 04.28.2013 9:00am ET | View Full Article
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) wrapped up its fourth pay-per-view (PPV) event of the year on Saturday night (April 27, 2013), as UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" went down from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones successfully defended his title for the fifth time as he defeated Chael Sonnen by first-round technical knockout in the main event of ...
Sunday 04.28.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
UFC 159 went down last night with Jon Jones retaining his title with a brutal beatdown of Chael Sonnen in the main event. The champ suffered a disgusting broken big toe while defending a takedown, but persevered to finish his challenger in the first round. Jones' toe is probably the biggest loser of the night, but let's take a look at the other winners and losers of the night.
Sunday 04.28.2013 7:00am ET | View Full Article
In an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) main event that was as clear-cut as it was brief, Jon Jones concluded UFC 159, which took place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., with a technical kmockout win over Chael Sonnen with 30 seconds to spare in round one last night (April 27, 2013).
After some opening moments where an aggressive Sonnen came out forcing exchanges, Jones -- content to work...
Sunday 04.28.2013 5:12am ET | View Full Article
Following his third consecutive first-round knockout performance, Roy Nelson is likely to face Mark Hunt or Daniel Cormier in his next fight.
Sunday 04.28.2013 4:14am ET | View Full Article
NEWARK, NJ -- Next time out will be a big fight for "Big Country."
After notching his third straight first-round knockout, Roy Nelson will be matched up with either Daniel Cormier or Mark Hunt, UFC president Dana White said after UFC 159.
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White said he and matchmaker Joe Silva had huddled and hatched the plan shortly ...
Sunday 04.28.2013 2:30am ET | View Full Article