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In addition to a four-fight main-card set to air on Spike TV, September's Bellator 123 event will feature a massive 10-fight preliminary card on Spike.com. Bellator MMA officials recently unveiled the complete lineup for "Bellator 123: Curran vs. Pitbull 2," which takes place Sept. more
October’s UFC Fight Night 53 lineup in Sweden continues to take shape and now has its second fight.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
Well, Jeremy Stephens didn't beat Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 44, but he sure kept things interesting until the very end. The hard-swinging featherweight couldn't quite snag Swanson but still managed to wound him a couple times.
Still, while Stephens was a mid-tier lightweight for most of his career, he remains one of the best fighters at 145 pounds. That offers him plenty of options and plenty of opportunities for high-profile, exciting fights.
Which fighters in particular make the most sens more
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.
Check out the complete results of tonight's UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens fight card right here on Bloody Elbow.
The UFC started this morning with fights, and they'll end this evening (and break into Sunday morning) with more fights. This evening's card originates from San Antonio, Texas, where featherweight contenders Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens meet in what should be a good ol' fashioned slobberknocker. Kelvin Gastelum is in the co-main event vs. Nico Musoke, although it must be no more