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Tiago dos Santos is the latest Jungle Fight champion to join the UFC, and he has a pretty good reason to believe he’s there to stay.
Born in Laranjal do Jari, a small town in Amapa, Brazil, "Trator" never had the perfect gym to train for high-level opponents, but that didn’t stop him from going 7-0 at Jungle Fight, winning and defending the 155-pound title.
"I went 7-0 at Jungle Fight and won the lightweight championship training with no structure at all in Amapa. I’m confident that I will do we more
The UFC Fight Night 44 post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the Octagon, and we have the live video below at MMAFighting.com.UFC officials will announce the winners of the Fight of the Night and the Performance of the Night bonuses, and winning fighters will meet the media after their fights.The UFC Fight Night 44 post-fight press conference takes place about 30 minutes after the main event ends, meaning it will start around 1:30 a more
Cub Swanson came back from a rough second round to take over the fight against Jeremy Stephens and stake his claim to a UFC featherweight title fight.
Cub Swanson said coming into his fight with Jeremy Stephens that he wasn't going to beg for a title shot should he come away the winner.
Swanson was able to emerge with his hand raised in an entertaining bout and stayed true to his word, "I don't beg," was Swanson's statement to Jon Anik following the victory.
Swanson and Stephens came out strong more
Swanson was backing out to avoid the hard punches early on. Stephens was firing away, hoping to land that big punch he was promising in the lead-up to this fight.
A missed uppercut was followed by an inside leg kick.
Finally, Swanson landed a body kick that hurt Stephens badly. We know this because he was actively backing away and trying to buy himself time to recover. Swanson rushed him and fired away with punch after punch. When he landed hard enough, Stephens decided to change levels and snag more
Swanson was feinting to start the round, hoping to freeze Stephens, who appeared to be recovered from the liver kick that hurt him so badly in round three.
In fact, he was jumping in with lame punches that Swanson was easily jumping back to avoid.
Cub went back to firing off leg kicks while the commentary team wondered if Stephens had suffered a broken right hand. In fairness, he appeared to be sticking with punches with his left hand and shooting in for takedowns.
Swanson forced a stalemate and more
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In between rounds, Swanson could be heard telling his cornerman, Greg Jackson, that he believed there were two rounds left in the contest.
Instead, he went out and continued doing his best to jump in, land a shot, and jump back out without feeling Stephens' considerable power. He was having more success here, drawing blood.
He went back to his big weapon, the liver kick, and once again landed clean. It affected Stephens again, though not as much as the first time, and he backed away coveri more
Terrence Crawford stopped Yuriorkis Gamboa in the ninth round to retain his lightweight title last Saturday night (June 28, 2014) inside the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Gamboa -- a 2004 Olympic medalist for Cuba -- was able to hurt the champ early and seemed to be in control for the first couple of rounds. Unfortunately, "El Ciclon de Guantánamo" was unable to hang on and wound up getting dropped four times by "Bud," including the brutal uppercut seen in the HBO Boxing video highlight more