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
After his first loss in nine fights, Hacran Dias spent 13 months on the shelf dealing with various ailments. His return to the cage came tonight (Sat., June 28, 2014) on the main card of UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio, Texas, in a 145-pound showcase against Ricardo Lamas, himself coming off a loss to Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo.
Quite the welcome back, no?
Dias certainly didn't seem to be suffering from ring rust, walking through some early leg kicks to box Lamas up while landing power s more
The co-main event of tonight's UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" showcase at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, featured Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winner Kelvin Gastelum in a welterweight battle opposite Nico Musoke.
Well... it was scheduled to be contested at welterweight but Kelvin came in heavy at 172-pounds, forfeiting 20-percent of his purse in the process.
The two wasted very little time striking and got right to grappling and working each other on the mat. Musoke was getting the more
The main event of tonight's (Sat., June 28, 2014) UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" showcase at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, featured featherweight contenders Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens hoping to stake their claim to a title shot in a fairly weak division with a thoroughly dominant champion.
After a dreadful evening of action in the "Lone Star State", they were also tasked with saving a dull event.
They did just that.
Stephens was successful early on, especially in the se 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
MMA is fun again.
Chris Weidman finally got the chance to prove his victories over Anderson Silva in consecutive middleweight title fights weren't a fluke when he defended his strap against Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC 175 tonight (Sat., July 5, 2014) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
After a "Fight of the Year" contender, I think it's safe to say MMA fans believe him.
Because he was fighting Machida, the action was slow early, neither fighter able to land anythin more
Norman Parke lived up to his "Stormin'" nickname on Saturday night.
The native of Bushmills, Northern Ireland, U.K. nearly finished Japan's Naoyuki Kotani late in the first round of their UFC Fight Night 46 bout at Dublin's O2 Arena. The Kanagawa native got out of the first round, but Parke got the job done in round two.
A big flurry of punches on the ground spelled the difference, as refereee Mac Goddard waved off the fight at 3:41 of the second.
After the fight, Parke, a former TUF: Smashed wi more
A blazing flyweight battle was booked to blow the doors off at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland, today (Sat., July 19, 2014) on the main card of the UFC Fight Night 46: "McGregor vs. Brandao" event, as Brad Pickett looked to blossom in his new life at 125-pounds against former division title contender Ian McCall.
It might be time to halt all that talk of "One Punch" being a threat in his new weight class after this decision loss.
The first round was about speed and timing. McCall avoided most of Picket more
Check out Bloody Elbow's full coverage of UFC on Fox 12: Lawler vs. Brown from San Jose, CA on July 26th.
The UFC's July offerings have been nothing short of spectacular, and it's only fitting that Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown cap off this wildly entertaining month of MMA. UFC on Fox 12's main event will produce the next welterweight title challenger, which no one could've predicted even at the beginning of 2013.
Beneath the headliner is a co-main event between Anthony Johnson and Antonio Rogeri more