A welterweight matchup between Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-5 MMA, 1-4 UFC) and Kyle Noke (20-7-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is in the works for UFC’s return to Japan. A Sherdog.com report of an Akiyama vs. Noke booking cited a UFC-produced promotional video of the matchup for the card. (...) more
Could this be "Sexyama's" swan song?
Yoshihiro Akiyama is expected to make his sexy return to the Octagon against Kyle Noke at the UFC Fight Night 52: "Hunt vs. Nelson" mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Fight Pass, which is scheduled for Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 20, 2014.
MMA Junkie confirmed the bout was under consideration; however, nothing is finalized at this time.
Akiyama (13-5, 2 NC) hasn't competed since a unanimous decision loss to Jake Shields at UFC 144, which to more
The co-main event of tonight's (Tues., July 16, 2014) UFC Fight Night 45: "Cerrone vs. Miller" event at the Revel Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, featured Brazilian banger Edson Barboza taking on the always tough Evan Dunham.
Well, until he gets kicked in the liver.
In fairness, anyone would buckle if they had to take an uncontested kick straight to the stomach the way Dunham did. What was interesting about it was it didn't appear to land clean, instead "skimming" Dunham's midsection more
Kyle McLachlan takes a look at the real winners and losers from UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone Vs Miller.
Last nights card from Atlantic City looked like it could be a fun card on paper, but it exceeded expectations with a night of fun scraps and vicious knockouts.
With Patrick Wyman away on his honeymoon this feature is being shared among the Bloody Elbow staff. So without further ado, let's see who the won and lost in Atlantic City.
Donald Cerrone: 'Cowboy' claimed his fourth victory in e more
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – In a battle of housemates from “The Ultimate Fighter: Nations,” it was Vik Grujic who got his first UFC win with a big TKO. Filed under: News, UFC more
SAN ANTONIO – In a fight that was as furious as it was fast, Cody Gibson came back from the brink of defeat to notch a first-round TKO of Johnny Bedford at the 0:38 mark of Round 1 – though the ending was not without some controversy.Filed under: News, UFC more
Kyle McLachlan tries to think like Joe Silva and line up the fighters who featured on last nights card for their next bouts in the Octagon.
UFC 175 featured a main event which matched the epic five round insta-classics between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler and Jon Jones and Alexander Gustaffson we've been privileged to see in the last year. Chris Weidman solidified his position as the best 185lber in the World and probably one of the best all-round fighters in MMA pound-for-pound.
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UFC 175 is in the books. The results are as follows: UFC 175 Main Card Chris Weidman def. Lyoto Machida, unanimous decision (49-45, 48-47, 49-46)
Ronda Rousey def. Alexis Davis, knockout (Round 1, 0:16)
Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione—Canceled
Uriah Hall def. Thiago Santos, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Russell Doane def. Marcus Brimage, split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) Fox Sports 1 Prelims Urijah Faber def. Alex Caceres, submission (Round 3, 1:09)
Kenny Robertson def. Ildemar Alc 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