Third time's the charm for Thiago Tavares?
The Brazilian veteran, who was forced to cancel his featherweight debut twice due to injuries, will attempt his first cut to 145 pounds on August 16, when he takes on Robbie Peralta at UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine. UFC announced the match-up on Twitter.
Tavares (18-5-1) decided to drop down to 145 pounds following a quick submission victory over Justin Salas in November, in Brazil, but couldn’t compete against Zubaira Tukhugov and Tom Niinimaki i more
UFC Fight Night Auckland main event opponents Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna talk about their match-up and what they need to do to prevail Saturday night on UFC Fight Pass. more
Heavyweight freight trains Soa Palelei and Jared Rosholt are set to collide in the co-main event of Saturday's (June 28, 2014) UFC Fight Night 43 from Auckland, New Zealand. Undefeated in their last 17 combined bouts, will "Hulk" continue to smash through the rankings, or is time for "Big Show" to score a big win? Read our fight preview to find out!
Surging Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweights Soa Palelei and Jared Rosholt are set to square off in the co-main event of UFC Fight Nigh more
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Showing a cage wisdom beyond his years, Jake Matthews submitted Dashon Johnson in the third round.Filed under: News, UFC more
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Jared Rosholt used a dominant wrestling attack to get past Soa Palelei.Filed under: News, UFC more
At UFC Fight Night 43, Jared Rosholt faced off against Soa Palelei in a heavyweight fight in the co-main event. After three rounds, Rosholt was declared the winner by unanimous decision—30-27 on all scorecards.
Rosholt has now won seven in a row, including three in a row in the UFC. His overall record for his career is 11-1, with the lone loss coming from Derrick Lewis, who was successful in his recent UFC debut.
Palelei had been ranked No. 14 going into this fight, and a win over a ranked oppon more
SAN ANTONIO – After 58 fights during a 17-year pro career and recent wins over the likes of Jeff Monson and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Oleksiy Oliynyk finally added a UFC victory to his resume.Filed under: News, UFC more
For the third time in UFC history, the company completed two shows in one day from different locations Saturday, with the first card, UFC Fight Night 43, taking place in Auckland, New Zealand. The second card, UFC Fight Night 44, took place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, and featured a heated main event bout between Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens.
The fourth-ranked Swanson outworked and outclassed the 11th-ranked Stephens in four of five rounds to capture his sixth consecutive win at 145 po more
UFC Fight Night 43 was historic in both flattering and unflattering ways. Check out 40 post-fight facts about Saturday’s event in New Zealand.Filed under: News, UFC more