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
Sorry Torontonians, Las Vegas is the place to be for one of the biggest fights of the year.
The first epic clash between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson took place in Toronto, Ontario, and the rematch was supposed to be in the same city. Those plans have been nixed, and on a special edition of UFC Tonight, Lorenzo Fertitta confirmed that UFC 178 will be in Las Vegas on 9/27. Believe it or not, it's the first time that Jones has fought in Vegas as a champion, although they tried to accomplish more
Georges St-Pierre is the former UFC welterweight champion and is one of the most dominant champions in UFC history. St-Pierre has held the title twice and defended it a total of nine times.
After a decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November 2013, St-Pierre decided to take "an indefinite hiatus" and vacated his welterweight title.
During his time on hiatus, he managed to tear his ACL for a second time, although on a different leg than his first ACL tear.
An injury like that may more
MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) games of UFC Fight Night 43 headliners James Te Huna and Nate Marquardt, the unexpected main event on this early Saturday morning (June 28, 2014) at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title challenger, Nate Marquardt, looks to take on power punching New Zealander, James Te Huna, this Saturday morning (June 28, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 4 more
Titan FC has two title fights scheduled for the coming months.
Ben Saunders will meet Matt Riddle for the promotion's vacant welterweight crown on August 22 at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., while Jason Brilz vs. Vinny Magalhaes will compete for the inaugural middleweight title on Sept. 26 at the Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park, TX. MMAFighting.com was informed of both matchups by sources close to the promotion.
Saunders (16-6-2), a former UFC and Bellator veteran, will be making his more
Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna will make a piece of inauspicious history on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 43.
According to statistical wizard Mike Bohn at MMAJunkie.com, Te Huna vs. Marquardt will be the first UFC main event ever to feature two fighters coming off back-to-back losses in the promotion.
Perhaps it goes without saying, but this is probably not one the MMA bards will immortalize in song and story. The last time we saw Te Huna he was being sacrificed at the altar of Shogun Rua, playi more
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It was five years ago this summer that lightweight Joe Ellenberger got his first offer from the UFC. Saturday, he finally makes his debut – while battling a rare blood disease.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more
For Jon Jones, success at UFC 178 won’t be attained by merely winning and defending his light heavyweight title.
He has to dominate Alexander Gustafsson on September 27.
It’s hard to imagine that a year has almost passed since Jones and Gustafsson’s epic light heavyweight clash at UFC 165. Both men expended every ounce of fight in their bodies for 25 minutes in arguably the greatest title fight in UFC history.
When the battle smoke lifted, Jones was left standing with his hand raised, but Gustaf more