Some have dinged the UFC recently for what is perceived to be a watering down of the product. At UFC 175 on Saturday, the company gave fans a card that more than delivered.
The co-main events featured two title defenses, with Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey both retaining their championships.
That's where the similarities ended, though, as Rousey knocked out Alexis Davis in 16 seconds, while Weidman relied on the judges to give him a unanimous victory.
Their victories presented some immediate que more
Zach Makovsky vs. Jussier Formiga and "Jacare" Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi 2 are among several fights that have since been moved from UFC 176 to other cards.
The loss of UFC 176 has proven to be the gain for other upcoming cards. About half of the original lineup has already been redistributed across several August and September cards, most notably the rematch between Ronaldo Souza and Gegard Mousasi, which will either headline or co-headline the UFC Fight Night in Connecticut.
This is the current more
The working relationship between Ultimate Fighting Championship and Invicta FC continues to blossom with the announcement that the all-women’s mixed martial arts promotion will air exclusively on UFC Fight Pass going forward. more
A look at the heavyweight, featherweight, and welterweight matchups excluding the main event for the UFC Fight Night 43 card in Auckland, New Zealand. Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt Heavyweight
At +130 Soa Palelei has finished all of his 3 UFC fights by TKO or KO. It's an interesting number for a guy many assume is the favorite. It's kind of difficult to gauge Soa's trajectory.
He's obviously talented. You won't find many fighters who can hit as earth shatteringly hard as him. Not only that but h more
It's another UFC doubleheader this weekend, with Fight Night 43 and Fight Night 44 coming at you from opposite corners of the globe. In New Zealand, we've got James Te Huna vs. Nate Marquardt, while San Antonio hosts Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens.
Because of the gap in time zones, UFC Fight Night 43 will start in the wee hours of Saturday morning on Fight Pass—2:30 a.m. ET for those of us residing in the Americas. UFC Fight Night 44 will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET with one prelim fight on Fight more
Kelvin Gastelum provides the co main event fireworks as Bloody Elbow previews the whole card sans main event for UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens in Gregg Popovich and Spurs country. Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nicholas Musoke Welterweight
Credit where credit is due. While we lament the oversaturation of MMA, and rightfully so, every now and then one of those 'Joe Silva finally tried instead of writing down matchups on a napkin' cards ends up in our collective laps. This main card is a great exampl more
UFC Fight Night 44 will be the UFC's second show this weekend, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. The event, taking place in San Antonio, Texas, follows Fight Night 43, which began at 2:30 a.m ET, from New Zealand.
The latter half of the double billing is set to be headlined by a featherweight clash between Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens. A win would position either man quite close to a shot at Jose Aldo's divisional crown.
In the co-main event of the evening, up-and-comers Kelvin Gastelum and Nicholas more
The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 43 in New Zealand saw a pair of the big boys collide, as Oceania's own Soa Palelei took on Jared Rosholt. It was a battle that was expected to be a grueling match, and it lived up to the expectations.
The bout was a grinding affair. Rosholt was able to use superior wrestling and sneaky striking to completely outhustle Palelei to a clear unanimous decision. Some fans may not have been the most pleased with the bout, but it was a great tactical win for the Amer more
Nate Marquardt might not be a title contender again, but you know what? A win has to feel good for him after two years of futility. More importantly, at least for now, his job is safe.
After a 1-3 run at 170 pounds, Marquardt beat James Te-Huna in his return to middleweight. It was a surprisingly lopsided win for the former King of Pancrase (oh, and Strikeforce welterweight champ, I suppose), where he showcased the explosive grappling and solid striking that once made him a top-10 middleweight.