SAN JOSE – Still on the mend from a personal tragedy, Bobby Green feinted and stalked his way to a close win over former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson. Filed under: News, UFC more
In what was the biggest fight of his career, the Inland Empire's Bobby Green proved that he is ready to contend in the UFC's lightweight division. Green won a very close split decision victory over longtime MMA veteran, Josh Thomson.
The score cards were 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 in Green's favor.
The first fight on the UFC on FOX 12 main card took place primarily on the feet, with Green holding the center of the cage and stalking, while Thomson circled found offense from the middle. The 27-year old G more
The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale takes place Sunday, but the 22 fighters must first hit the scale to make weight on Saturday before UFC 175 gets underway.
Sunday's card (slated to begin at 9:00 p.m. ET) will be headlined by BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar, marking the third time the two elite fighters will have met.
Edgar won each of the previous two bouts.
Also on the card will be the two TUF 19 tournament finales. Corey Anderson and Matt Van Buren will meet in the light heavyweight final, and Eddie Go more
Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn will complete their trilogy. 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
This is the TUF 19 Finale live blog for Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn, a featherweight bout at Sunday night's UFC event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.Edgar, who has won two of his past five fights, will face Penn, who is 1-3-1 over his past five fights, in the main event.Check out the TUF 19 Finale live blog below.Round 1:Round 2:Round 3:Round 4:Round 5: more
Penn was upright once again to start the second. Edgar was ducking in and out and landing blows as he moved in and out. He grabbed a single leg but let it go quickly.
"The Prodigy's" lack of offensive output was downright bizarre. He finally threw a combination that landed but Edgar was having far too much success when he was throwing.
Then, no different than the opening round, Frankie took an open opportunity and nabbed a takedown.
From top, he applied pressure with punches and posturing up. Ke more
Penn came out to the center eager to exchange. He was standing tall, far more upright than normal. Edgar worked his usual combinations, jumping in and out.
Color commentator Kenny Florian wondered if BJ wasn't hoping Frankie would shoot in o him for a takedown. He did just that and Penn immediately went to butterfly guard. Edgar stood up and threw kicks at the Hawaiian's legs.
When he came back down, it was right back to butterfly guard. Edgar couldn't find any openings on top, so he stood back more
That was uncomfortable. The main event of tonight's (Sun., July 6, 2014) The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, featured legendary former Lightweight Champion BJ Penn getting one more cracking at solving a puzzle that has baffled him twice before in Frankie Edgar. This time, he would do so in his first career bout contested at 145-pounds.
This also may or may not have served as his retirement fight.
If so, he went out on the lowest note possi more