In the world of combat sports, there are some matchups that guarantee a special caliber of violence. When two fighters who have built their respective careers upon aggression and separating their opponents from their consciousness are put inside a locked cage, a special kind of ruckus is sure to unfold.
When the bout between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown was announced as the main event for UFC on Fox 12 on July 26, it sent an immediate shock wave throughout the MMA community.
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There were going to be a lot of questions answered at UFC 175 as the reigning middleweight champion Chris Weidman put his strap on the line against No. 1 contender Lyoto Machida in what was figured to be one of the most revealing fights of the year on Saturday night.
Weidman—who was coming off back-to-back victories over Anderson Silva—was still somewhat of a question mark in the eyes of the MMA community. The caliber of respect that should have come with defeating the fighter widely recognized more
Looking back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida."
Last Saturday night (July 5, 2014), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its return to the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, with UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida." The promotion's Fourth of July weekend card featured two highly anticipated title fights, as well as the expected return of Stefan Struve.
In the main event, UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman put his title on the line against f more
The lightweight division is one of the most talent-rich collectives under the UFC's promotional banner, and Fight Night 45 put the spotlight directly on the heated title race currently raging at 155 pounds.
With the lightweight title held up until Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez handle their business in early 2015, a handful of potential contenders are scrapping their way toward a potential shot at championship gold. On Wednesday night in Atlantic City, top-ranked lightweights Donald Cerrone more
This weekend marks the UFC's return to Fox on network TV, as UFC on Fox 12 will be live from San Jose. Headlined by Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown, the card boasts a deep lineup with lots of top talent.
Last week's two-event marathon was mediocre for my picks. Overall, between UFC Fight Night 45 and 46, I went 6-5, as upsets and disappointments marred my picks.
That said, here are the prelim predictions for UFC on Fox 12. 2014 Riley's Record: 100-68
Last Event: UFC Fight Night 46 (3-3)Begin Slides more
Even if UFC on Fox 12 only featured the "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler vs. "The Immortal" Matt Brown bout, there would be a good number of viewers tuning in to what figures to be an action-packed clash between two elite welterweights.
This is one of those fights that jumps off the screen or page, the moment you read that it was going to take place. Because there is actually an undercard to augment the appeal of the compelling main event, UFC on Fox 12 from the SAP Center in San Jose, California could more
Matt Brown got off to a good start during the media scrum in preparation for his UFC on Fox 12 clash with Robbie Lawler. Then he went and did what Matt Brown does.
The surging UFC welterweight contender was asked about what it would take to be considered the favorite in a fight, and Brown answered in typical Brown fashion, via Steve Marracco of MMA Junkie: I anticipate to be a favorite once, I don’t know, maybe I’m champion or something...Maybe they put me against some retard or something, I don more
Count on all three of Saturday's Fight Night bonuses coming from the main card at UFC on Fox 12. That's no slight to the solid lineup of preliminary bouts, but there seems to be a few can't-miss performances on tap in the main card.
There's no better example than the epic main event matchup between "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler and "The Immortal" Matt Brown. Very seldom will you see a bout where both fighters' styles, mentality and professional motivation align so appropriately for a war. Somebody is more
Yes, Matt Brown missed weight for his UFC on FOX 12 No. 1 contender’s bout with Robbie Lawler, but he'll still earn a title shot if he wins the fight. more