Welterweight contender Tarec Saffiedine discusses why he's been on the sidelines recently and when he expects to return. 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.
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Rory MacDonald responds to fellow top ranked UFC welterweight Tarec Saffiedine, who recently called him out.
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine is looking for another fight after successfully making his UFC debut earlier this year. He defeated Hyun Gyu Lim in an entertaining fight of the night performance, and as he looks for a top contender on his next bout, he recently called out Rory MacDonald.
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That folks, is proof that it never hurts to call someone out. Tarec Saffiedine recently took a shot and called out top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald for a fight inside the Octagon.
And it looks like it may have paid off.
Speaking to "UFC Tonight," MacDonald said he's all for a fight against the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight title, as long as UFC matchmakers concur that it gets him closer to his much-desired title shot.
"He thought the fight made sense for him but would le more
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine is a man on a mission. After a successful UFC debut in January against Hyun Gyu Lim, Saffiedine has been looking to get back into the cage. He was initially expected to face Jake Ellenberger at UFC 172 in May, but had to withdraw due to injury.
'The Sponge', however, is feeling better and ready to get back to work. First up? If Saffiedine had his way, it'd be Rory MacDonald.
Saffiedine recently called out MacDonald on The MMA Hour. He tol more
Ronda Rousey once again proved to be the class of women's MMA Saturday night at UFC 175, as she defeated Alexis Davis to retain the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship for the fourth time.
And it didn't even take her 20 seconds. As soon as the bell rang, Rousey wasted no time in judo tossing Davis to the mat and finishing her in 16 seconds. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani tweeted the result: With the victory, Rousey is a perfect 10-0 with no real signs of slowing down. Davis was riding a five-fig more
Ronda Rousey was already widely heralded as UFC's most dangerous woman before her bout with Alexis Davis on Saturday night from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, but after her decisive 16-second victory at UFC 175, she simply looked terrifying.
The armbar has been Rousey's instrument of destruction for the majority of her UFC career. Of her current 10-0 record, her first eight victories came on the ground via submission.
Not only that, but Rousey is no stranger to short fights, according to ESPN Stats more
Bloody Elbow recaps the two big fights from UFC 175 last night in Las Vegas. Here, we look at the co-main event title fight between women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Alexis Davis. Not only did Ronda Rousey look remarkable on Saturday night, the champion also earned the second fastest title defence in UFC history when she demolished Canada's Alexis Davis in exactly 16 seconds of fight time. Rousey grabbed ahold of Davis, flipped into side control and proceeded to smother her with pun more
Let's wrap up all the action from UFC 175 this past weekend.
UFC 175: "'Weidman vs. Machida" blew the roof off the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., July 5, 2014, with an unreal pay-per-view (PPV) offering rich with stories you either need to get up to date on or go back and revisit.
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Ronda Rousey is without question the number one female fighter in the world and she proved it once again by soundly defeating Alexi more