On paper, Cub Swanson's technical brilliance was supposed to carry him to victory over the tavern parking lot champion, Jeremy Stephens. While it was a nail-biter to the very end, Swanson showed that he is undeniably and unmistakably the best striker in the featherweight division.
Now, of course, the question becomes what's next for him?
The Jackson-Winkeljohn product has long been trapped in an awkward spot in the division, with losses to Ricardo Lamas, Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo. Wins are wins, 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
In the main event of UFC Fight Night 43, former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nate Marquardt squared off against James Te-Huna in the latter's home country of New Zealand.
In the first round, Marquardt had the back of Te-Huna, and from there he rolled forward and sunk in an armbar, forcing Te-Huna to submit.
Te-Huna has now lost three in a row, all in the first round. It's unlikely that he'll be cut, considering he is one of only a few UFC fighters from Australia or New Zealand, but he is go more
Nate Marquardt might not be a title contender again, but you know what? A win has to feel good for him after two years of futility. More importantly, at least for now, his job is safe.
After a 1-3 run at 170 pounds, Marquardt beat James Te-Huna in his return to middleweight. It was a surprisingly lopsided win for the former King of Pancrase (oh, and Strikeforce welterweight champ, I suppose), where he showcased the explosive grappling and solid striking that once made him a top-10 middleweight.
The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 43 in New Zealand saw a pair of the big boys collide, as Oceania's own Soa Palelei took on Jared Rosholt. It was a battle that was expected to be a grueling match, and it lived up to the expectations.
The bout was a grinding affair. Rosholt was able to use superior wrestling and sneaky striking to completely outhustle Palelei to a clear unanimous decision. Some fans may not have been the most pleased with the bout, but it was a great tactical win for the Amer more
Welcome to another week in MMA on Instagram! MMA stalker Katie Winter has collected the best pics that UFC and other MMA fighters and personalities were sharing this week, and they're all right here for your viewing pleasure.
Welcome to another week of MMA on Instagram! It's double fight week so the fighters were obviously posting a ton of pics and video, none more than one of our favorite, Mark Hunt. I know I missed some but I still counted 30 Mark Hunt videos this week. So, in order to not dep more
Three new bouts have been added to “The Ultimate Fighter 19” Finale, rounding out the card to 10. more
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