Saturday night was UFC 175, the biggest event of the year for the world's largest MMA promotion. In the main event, Lyoto Machida challenged Chris Weidman for his UFC Middleweight Championship in an attempt to be just the third fighter to hold belts in multiple weight classes.
Machida came up short in his effort to become champion, dropping a unanimous decision to Weidman. It was a fight that was largely contested on the feet and excited the fans throughout.
In examining Machida's performance, i more
At UFC 175 on Saturday night, Chris Weidman retained the UFC Middleweight Championship in impressive fashion, taking a unanimous-decision win over challenger Lyoto Machida. It was a great performance for Weidman, who continues to build himself up as a star in the UFC.
Weidman, known for his impressive wrestling and grappling prowess, spent a majority of his time on the feet with Machida, where many people thought he'd be at a disadvantage. However, he won three or four rounds on all the judges' more
On Saturday, Chris Weidman's first title fight against an opponent other than Anderson Silva let fans down.
Early on, Weidman was beating Lyoto Machida by moving forward patiently and mixing in takedowns. After seemingly dropping the first three rounds on the scorecards, Machida came out more aggressive in the fourth stanza and began turning things around.
Despite Machida's late push, Weidman was able to weather the storm. A takedown in the fifth round helped Weidman seal the win and defend his more
For the two or three of you still amused by retired mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Don Frye, I present to you the "Predator Picks" for the UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place this Saturday night (July 5, 2014) inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. All the usual talking points are here, including misogyny, irrevocable scrotum damage, crackheads, and more. Enjoy! more
Tim B. puts on his matchmaking hat and takes a look at who the main card fighters from both weekend events should meet in their next bouts.
These double-event weekends are a killer. I didn't even have to do any event coverage and I still feel exhausted from so many fights. While the New Zealand event had some good action, the San Antonio show felt like it took three days and even a fun main event couldn't save it. Nonetheless, the results of both shows did open up some good matchmaking opportuni more
Cub Swanson discusses Stephens' recent comments about punching power,physical conditioning, his dream team of trainers, the constant improvements in his striking and hand health and the evolution of patience he has grown accustomed to regarding a chance to fight for the belt. Tonight, in San Antonio, Cub Swanson will headline Ultimate Fight Night 44 against Jeremy Stephens. It's been 10 years since he started his career, and with hard work, dedication and the dynamic duo of trainers, he's amasse more
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The team of analysts for the UFC on Fox Sports 1 and Fox broadcasts has been providing the most in-depth coverage that mixed martial arts has seen in its 20 years of existence.
With a collection of seasoned fight veterans and a handful of well-versed hosts at the helm, the people who work the pre- and post-fight shows for the UFC have consistently raised the bar.
The UFC's hectic 2014 campaign is in full swing and that means Jon Anik is a very busy man. The Massachusetts native has become a stap more