Lyoto Machida has a mighty task ahead of him as he prepares to face UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 175. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down what Machida will need to do to beat the champ.
After seeing his teammate Anderson Silva fall twice at the hands (and shins) of Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida likely realizes what a monumental task confronts him at UFC 175. Weidman was nowhere near being the favorite to beat Silva the first time around, but If you're a fan of t more
Saffiedine said he wanted a top five welterweight when he returns to action this September, so why not go straight to the top? After defeating Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC Fight Night 34 this past January in his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut, Tarec Saffiedine has been sitting on the sidelines with an upper body injury; one he declined to specify.
The unfortunate setback bounced "Sponge" from his scheduled fight against Jake Ellenberger at UFC 174 earlier this year.
Meanwhile, the welterweigh more
On the latest episode of The MMA Beat, the panel discusses a variety of topics including the half-year review, Vitor Belfort's ongoing pursuit for a title shot, BJ Penn's featherweight debut, and much more. more
Cezar "Mutante" says he isn't looking past Andrew Craig but thinks that he "lost to himself" when fought against C.B. Dollaway, and now wants a rematch.
Although Cezar Ferreira has a challenge against Andrew Craig this Saturday night at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens, 'Mutante' told Combate.com that he's targeting a rematch with C.B. Dollaway. The Blackzilian fighter thinks that his loss to "The Doberman" was an accident due unfavourable circumstances. "I had a turbulent camp at that time more
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On this week's episode of The MMA Beat, the panel looks back at the first-half of 2014, what to watch for the rest of the year, the UFC's recent pay-per-view numbers, whether Vitor Belort deserves a title shot next, WSOF's relationship with NBC, B.J. Penn's return, this weekend's doubleheader, and more.Subscribe to the show on iTunes: audio | video. Music courtesy of APM Music. more
Ronda Rousey says she can beat any BJJ girl in the world, regardless of rules or weight class.
UFC champion Ronda Rousey is certainly no stranger to making bold statements about her skills. Whether it's flat out saying she will dominate her UFC opponents, to saying that under the right circumstances she can beat Cain Velasquez, it's just the type of confidence that some athletes have to have with themselves.
The former Olympic Judoka is set to face a BJJ black belt in Alexis Davis next, and as s more
A break to most people would be sipping on a Long Island Iced Tea on a beach somewhere and listening to the ocean waves crash against the shore—not Georges St-Pierre. The former UFC welterweight champ has reportedly been spending his “vacation” time beefing up. St-Pierre has steadily teased at a potential MMA return under the right circumstances. Despite spending time on the sidelines, he has remained true to his otherworldly work ethic.
According to MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani, a beefier versio more
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is unbeaten inside the cage (9-0, all finishes) and is a former Olympic bronze medalist in Judo, so it makes sense that she would be confident in her fighting abilities. However, during this week's appearance on Damon Martin's The Great MMA Debate podcast, the "Rowdy" one made a bold proclamation that she could take any girl in a pure Jiu-Jitsu scenario (transcription per MMA Fighting): It's definitely an interesting new challenge [fighting BJJ blac more