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 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
Welterweight prospect Alan "Brahma" Jouban will get a tough assignment for his UFC debut on August 16, when he faces off with veteran Seth Baczynski in UFC Fight Night action in Bangor, Maine. 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
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Tiago Trator talks about his dream coming true by debuting with the UFC, dealing with Octagon jitters at UFC on FOX 12, wanting to drop to featherweight for his next fight, fighting for the first time in the United States, the toughness of opponent Akbarh Arreola, and more. More Coverage: UFC on FOX 12 Results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App more
The main card of tonight's (Sat., June 28, 2014) UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" event at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, kicked off with a lightweight battle pitting Joe Ellenberger against James Moontasri in their respective Octagon debuts.
Joe, of course, being the younger brother of Jake.
The action was fast and furious to start, both eager to impress in their first appearance on the big stage. Moontasri was throwing flying knees and landing hard shots. To his credit, Ellen 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
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