After his first loss in nine fights, Hacran Dias spent 13 months on the shelf dealing with various ailments. His return to the cage came tonight (Sat., June 28, 2014) on the main card of UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio, Texas, in a 145-pound showcase against Ricardo Lamas, himself coming off a loss to Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo.
Quite the welcome back, no?
Dias certainly didn't seem to be suffering from ring rust, walking through some early leg kicks to box Lamas up while landing power s 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
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
Kelvin Gastelum, the former TUF champion who's been steadily improving and proving doubters wrong since he hit the FX airwaves in 2013, returned to action on Saturday night in San Antonio.
After a lazily contested first round—that came after he missed weight, no less—Gastelum got hot in the final 10 minutes and pulled away from Nico Musoke for a decision win. It was a strong finish for the youngster, but one that left him in limbo between the Top 10 and the rest of the division.
With both that a more
Alex White has replaced injured Jim Alers and now fights Lucas Martins next month at UFC Fight Night 45.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
So, you missed UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt? No worries, Fraser Coffeen from Bloody Elbow is here to tell you what you missed and what fights you need to see.
This was a busy weekend for UFC fans, with the company staging an international doubleheader that featured 21 fights in total. Half of those were on the Fight Pass exclusive card from New Zealand, and aired in the wee hours of Saturday morning for US fans. If you skipped the Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt card but want to kno more
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The UFC has been putting on more fights than ever in 2014. While the uptick in events has had its drawbacks, MMA fans have been treated to a bunch of great fights.
Following UFC Fight Night 43 and UFC Fight Night 44 on Saturday, the 2014 MMA schedule is half-completed. Before we look forward to a strong finish to the calendar, now is a good time to look back at some of the brightest moments from the past six months.
Yeah, there have been some duds. However, most fights have delivered and kept us more
More fights are coming to Fight Pass online digital network and FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Sat., July 5, 2014) when UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" kicks off from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. MMAmania.com's Patrick Stumberg kicks off UFC 175 "Prelims" party with part one of a two-part under card preview series.
Revenge or legitimacy?
In his first fight since twice felling the great Anderson Silva, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, will more