UFC 152 Results: Kyle Noke Benefits From Drop in Weight


After returning from a knee injury, not many people gave Australian Kyle Noke a chance against “The Spaniard” Charlie Brenneman at UFC 152 in Toronto, but someone forgot to tell Noke that. He destroyed his foe inside the first minute.

Noke was in danger of being cut from the UFC roster – coming into the fight with two straight losses to Andrew Craig and Ed Herman – but the 42-day delay after his fight at UFC 151 was cancelled made no difference as the Australian ripped through Brenneman.

The fight also marked a step down in weight for Noke, who has fought at middleweight in the past, but he brought his size down to welterweight for this one. That didn’t affect his power, however, as a flush left jab had Brenneman crawling on his knees before follow-up punches had referee Dan Miragliotta rushing in to end the fight.

“The cut was easy,” Noke said post-fight. “I wasn’t cutting to make middleweight. I had just gotten comfortable at 185 (pounds).”

Noke had trained with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in the lead-up to the fight, and he credited the champion’s high work ethic as a means for striving towards his goals.

“Whatever Jon does in training, I do, too,” Noke said in the lead up to UFC 152.

“It’s been great because, even though he’s champion, even with everything he’s already achieved, the guy just doesn’t stop working. It’s been intense.”

(Photo by Peter McDermott)

(Follow @AndrewPMMA on Twitter)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

Todd Duffee made his UFC return in style, knocking out Anthony Hamilton in 33 seconds. Well, that didn't take long. Many were wondering if Todd Duffee's long layoff would see him return as a differen read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 8 views

Junior dos Santos has already reached the Ultimate Fighting Championship mountaintop. Stipe Miocic wants to get there. read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC on FOX 13 weigh-in results from Friday's festivities in Phoenix. Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic square off in the five-round heavyweight main event. read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 64 views

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Friday's UFC on FOX 13 weigh-ins went off without a hitch, except for one glaring exception. Lightweight co-headliner Nate Diaz badly missed ahead of his scheduled bout against Rafa read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 15 views

The fighters from Saturday's UFC Fight Night 58: Machida vs. Dollaway stepped on the scales in Barueri, Brazil on Friday. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 18 views

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight kingpin Renan Barao passed out while trying to make weight for his championship rematch against TJ Dillashaw, which was scheduled for the UFC read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

As the UFC continues its aggressive global expansion plans, Australia has emerged as one of the most passionate fanbases for the promotion. Now the country could soon play host to a stadium event.Fil read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 11 views

Two for one special! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to pay-per-view (PPV) this weekend (Sat., Dec. 6, 2014) with UFC 181 from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Get comple read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 10 views

Nate Quarry has strong opinions against UFC's recently announced Uniform deal with Reebok. Nate Quarry wasn't a fan of UFC uniforms when it was first discussed earlier this year, and he's still not a read news >>