SAN JOSE – Jorge Masvidal survived an early knockdown to grind out a come-from-behind victory over Daron Cruickshank, notching a unanimous decision victory thanks to a grappling-heavy effort down the stretch.Filed under: News, UFC more
LAS VEGAS – After a quick and victorious UFC debut, Rob Font declared UFC jitters “a lie,” and at least in his case, it seems true. Filed under: News, UFC more
It was a long time in the making, but ADCC absolute and IBJJF World champion Robert Drysdale's UFC debut went about as well as one could hope.
Facing Keith Berish in the opening bout of The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale card, Drysdale - the hometown Las Vegas, Nevada favorite - took control of the bout right away. The jiu-jitsu black belt level changed for a double leg takedown, which pushed Berish into the fence. The takedown proved successful and right away Drysdale went to work.
Passing almost i more
DUBLIN – Chris Dempsey took his UFC debut against Ilir Latifi on short notice. Latifi took that as a cue to put Dempsey away quickly on Saturday.Filed under: News, UFC more
DUBLIN -- Ilir Latifi talks about his first-round finish of Chris Dempsey at UFC Fight Night 46, moving past his loss to Gegard Mousasi, his desire to fight a top 10 fighter, the sport of hurling, and more. more
Robert Drysdale finally makes his UFC debut on Sunday night, and he decided to open up about his controversial start in the promotion in 2013.
Drysdale, a jiu-jitsu world champion and ADCC openweight champion, was set to make his promotional debut at UFC 167, but was removed from a light heavyweight bout with Cody Donovan after failing a Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) mandated out-of-competition drug test.
Ironically, Drysdale was never suspended by the commission or punished by the UFC for te more
Bruno Santos insists it wasn’t a case of octagon jitters. Mentally, he said, he was feeling just fine.Filed under: News, UFC more
LAS VEGAS – After a quick loss in his pro octagon debut, “The Ultimate Fighter 7? veteran Luke Zachrich dominated “TUF: Brazil” vet Guilherme Vasconcelos with sharp striking skills. Filed under: News, UFC more
Those leg kicks were nasty, though.
Marcus Brimage was out of mixed martial arts (MMA) action for more than one year after suffering a technical knockout loss to Conor McGregor in a featherweight scrap at UFC on FUEL TV 9. "Bama Beast" returned tonight (Sat., July 5, 2014) on UFC 175's pay-per-view (PPV) main card against Russell Doane in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And he struggled.
Doane controlled the action early with superior grappling, threatening late in the first round with a submission. Brimage more