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Friday 05.10.2013 12:00pm ET | View Full Article
The May 18 middleweight fight between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold is drawing more attention that your standard basic cable main event.
Part of that is due to the fight's significance in the divisional scheme. Rockhold was the final Strikeforce middleweight champ and brings a nine-fight win streak into the UFC on FX 8 bout in Brazil. Belfort, since dropping to 185 pounds five years ago, hasn...
Wednesday 05.08.2013 2:30pm ET | View Full Article
You didn't think that a lack of fight cards in the early part of May would mean a corresponding lack of news, did you? MMA has a way of filling it's own void, which has been the case this week.
From Anderson Silva skipping out on UFC press events, to the announcement of Bellator's Fight Master cast, to the prospects of Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva, to Luke Rockhold's prospects for a middlewe...
Monday 05.06.2013 10:35pm ET | View Full Article
Since today is a day that ends in "y," Chael Sonnen has said something yesterday that contradicted what he said the day before.
While he isn't retiring (for now), I was fortunate enough to be able to watch his latest high-profile mixed martial arts (MMA) bout from a mere four rows away more than one week ago (Sat., April 27, 2013) at UFC 159, which took place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J....
Friday 05.03.2013 1:00pm ET | View Full Article
Think back to February 5th, 2011. The scene was set in the Mandalay Bay Events Center for one of the biggest middleweight fights of the past few years - reigning P4P king Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort. Two of Brazil's biggest MMA stars met in front of 10,893 screaming fans in Vegas, with millions more watching on Brazilian TV. The Phenom's night ended with a front kick and some punches just 3:...
Wednesday 05.01.2013 7:50pm ET | View Full Article
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Tuesday 04.30.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
With Anderson Silva defending his title against Chris Weidman in July, Michael Bisping recently picking up a win at UFC 159, and standouts Luke Rockhold, Vitor Belfort, Costa Philippou, “Jacare” Souza, Chris Camozzi, and Rafael Natal all hitting the Octagon in May, the middleweight division looks like it could be in for a shakeup. So what better time is there than now to see how the 185-pound wei...
Monday 04.29.2013 9:30pm ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) now features "official" rankings on its website, UFC.com, covering all eight weight classes (including women) plus a pound-for-pound list. Rankings are updated approximately 36 hours after every UFC event, which means we're back with another installment following this past weekend's (April 27, 2013) UFC 159 show in Newark, New Jersey.
The biggest movers and s...
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 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 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 11:00am ET | View Full Article
Heading into his 2012 fight campaign, Michael Bisping stood just one win away from a title shot against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Unfortunately, he suffered a major setback when Vitor Belfort popped him and dropped him earlier this year at the UFC on FX 7 event in Brazil.
Just a few months later, he found himself in the UFC 159 co-main...
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 10:00am ET | View Full Article
A very odd top 10 middleweight match-up took place last night (April 27, 2013) as top contender Michael Bisping took on rival Alan Belcher in the co-main event of UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey.
Both Bisping and Belcher entered the fight on the heels of losing their opportunities to potentially fight for the middleweight title. Belcher had cone up short against Yushin Okami while Bisping had fall...
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...
Saturday 04.27.2013 11:10pm ET | View Full Article
MMA Fighting brings you UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen results. UFC 159 takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.. The event is headlined by a fight between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen. In the co-main event, Michael Bisping squares off against Alan Belcher.
How do you do something no one else has been able to do? If you're Chael Sonnen, that is the championsh...
Saturday 04.27.2013 5:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC 159's main card rolls on with a fight between long-time UFC middleweight standouts Michael Bisping (23-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) and Alan Belcher (18-7 MMA, 9-5 UFC).
Both of these men are looking to get back on track after tough losses in their last fights. UFC 159's main card airs starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on pay-per-view.
How do these two stack up?
Bisping: 34 years old | 6'2" | 75" reach...
Saturday 04.27.2013 11:18am ET | View Full Article
UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen goes off this Saturday from The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, with 205-pound overlord Jon Jones defending his title against the love-him-or-hate-him Chael Sonnen atop the pay-per-view card. Playing second fiddle to the featured attraction is a middleweight brawl pitting Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher, which should unfold as an intense chess match between tec...
Saturday 04.27.2013 11:00am ET | View Full Article
NEW YORK -- UFC 159 fight week featured multiple events in Manhattan, just a few miles across the river from host city Newark, N.J. There was the "Herald Square Takeover" in midtown, a VIP party at the grand opening of the new UFC gym in the Financial District, and a press event at Madison Square Garden as the promotion widely flexed its muscle in a show of force for one of the last remaining sta...