Whenever Cub Swanson fights, there's a chance for an explosive finish. He won't have to hunt down his opponent on Saturday night, as Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens is never one to back down from a brawl.
Swanson has made it clear: He believes he deserves a shot at the title. He has already faced and been knocked out by current champion Jose Aldo, but that was in 2009 when both were in WEC. He wants his crack at the title soon, but Stephens stands in his way.
'Lil Heathen has been up and down over more
There are far bigger, more relevant fighters to main event a mixed martial arts card than James Te Huna and Nate "The Great" Marquardt. However, when it comes to sheer desperation, Te Huna and Marquardt should have plenty.
Both men are on a losing streak and can ill-afford another loss. That dynamic could make the feature bout of UFC Fight Night 43 in New Zealand a smashing affair. This card will be exclusively broadcast Saturday, June 28, on UFC Fight Pass. Click here for details.
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Today's mixed martial arts incorporates a truly defined group of amazing athletes.
From powerful strikers to bone-crunching submission specialists, MMA offers a hodgepodge of scintillating talents.
That's why the UFC has enjoyed an injection of competitive contenders from flyweight to heavyweight.
However, in a demanding era when knockouts and submissions rule the world, some top names have struggled to please the masses.
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The end of the line has come for Eric Prindle and several other fighters, who are no longer on Bellator's roster.
Bellator's house cleaning has extended beyond just ousting Bjorn Rebney and Tim Danaher. Earlier this week, the promotion confirmed the release of 19 fighters from its roster, most notably former heavyweight tournament winner Eric Prindle. The 38-year-old went on a run of just 1 win in his last 7 fights, and was stopped by James Thompson earlier this month. Prindle is best known, and more
TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum has looked solid since cutting down to welterweight, but he's in for a stiff test when he faces off with Nicholas Musoke in the co-main event of this Saturday's (June 28, 2014) UFC Fight Night 44 from San Antonio, Texas. How can each 170-pound prospect continue their surge? Read our fight preview to find out!
This Saturday night (June 28, 2014), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweights Kelvin Gastelum and Nicholas Musoke will go to war in the co-main event more
Lightweights, flyweights, welterweights, and featherweights take stage right for UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt in Auckland, New Zealand. Who matches up well against who and who should be winning you money?
I totally haven't forgotten there are two UFC cards this weekend.
Because the UFC will be bigger than soccer one day?
Speaking of, have you been watching?
Of course not. I'm American.
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Bellator MMA significantly trimmed its roster recently, releasing 19 fighters from their contracts. more
But insists the releases were done prior to the hiring of former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker.
Bellator MMA, which fired Bjorn Rebney just last week, has also said goodbye to 19 fighters under contract for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, including former title challengers Eric Prindle (heavyweight) and Anthony Leone (bantamweight).
Here is the complete list of releases (via MMA Fighting): Eric PrindleAnthony LeoneRodrigo LimaFrank BacaNick KirkTravis MarxHiroshi NakamuraSerge more
Several names were removed from Bellator’s roster.
Bellator officials confirmed to MMAFighting.com on Wednesday that 19 fighters were released from the promotion, including former title challengers Eric Prindle and Anthony Leone. The list was initially posted on Sherdog Forum.
The list also includes Frank Baca, Nick Kirk, Travis Marx, Hiroshi Nakamura, Rodrigo Lima, Sergej Grecicho, Jared Downing, Jason Fischer, Tim Welch, Nathan Coy, Anthony Lemon, Trey Houston, Vaughn Anderson, Keith Berry, Je more