Take a look at the SB Nation rankings for the 170 pound Welterweight division, featuring Robbie Lawler, Matt Brown, and more.
The latest UFC on Fox event saw a #1 contender named in the Welterweight division to culminate a fantastic fight. With that, we have an opportunity to take a look at the latest rankings from the SB Nation panel. The rankings panel consists of two members from each of the SB Nation MMA sites - MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle, MMA Mania's Alex Giardini and Thoma read news >>
- 24 days ago
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Assuming Joe Silva doesn't need him to replace the "broken down steroid addict" currently slotted to fight Chris Weidman in December.
Tim Kennedy is getting ready for a busy six months.
The former Strikeforce middleweight contender will try to inch his way closer to a 185-pound title shot when he throws hands opposite surging division bruiser Yoel Romero as part of the UFC 178: "Jones vs. Cormier" pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Then he has to make a quick turnar read news >>
Addition by subtraction can be helpful. And there's always good, old-fashioned addition by addition.
Cosmo Alexandre has conducted plenty of personal arithmetic over the past few weeks. The most recent variable in the equation came a little more than a week ago, when he got a call to step in to face Jo Nattawut on Friday at Lion Fights 17.
“I was on the beach in Brazil, I was surfing,” the multi-time muay thai world champion told Bleacher Report. “It was only like 10 days away, but I said, ‘Of c read news >>
Nick Diaz’s un-retirement is only one day old, and already the onetime welterweight title challenger and Stockton native son is casting a wide net on future opportunities. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
Ahead of his bout against Bobby Green at UFC on Fox 12, Josh Thomson shares his thoughts on the UFC's higher weight classes.
It's long been known that the smaller weight class fighters are generally more technical. They're better wrestlers, better kickboxers, and better grapplers, at least from a pure technique stanpoint. But, Josh Thomson is taking his rhetoric a step further in suggesting that fighters in the higher weight classes aren't even really competing as mixed martial artists. It came read news >>
Brazilian submission specialist Antonio Braga Neto is a middleweight for now, but he might not be for much longer. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
- 2 months ago
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To hear UFC welterweight titleholder Johny Hendricks tell it, it’s not such a great feeling to watch from home with an injured arm as the world’s top 170-pounders vie for the opportunity to beat him down upon his return.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Patrick Cummins has chalked his loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 170 up to a sort of bad luck as he feels it's the only time he could ever lose to the light heavyweight title contender.
Patrick Cummins made some noise when he stepped in on late notice to face Daniel Cormier at UFC 170, bringing up a time in practice when Cormier cried after losing a wrestling match in practice prior to the 2004 Olympics. Cormier would go on to tell the entire story, that being that he had lost his daughter at a tim read news >>
- 2 months ago
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SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Warlley Alves is the latest addition to the list of Ultimate Fighters.
Unbeaten in MMA, Warlley Alves showed why he was the favorite against the dangerous Marcio Alexandre Jr. at The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finale in Sao Paulo on Saturday night, choking Alexandre Jr. out in the third round with a guillotine.
Right after his win, Alves confirmed his plans to cut down to 170 pounds for his next UFC appearance.
"These guys are too big. I’m too skinny, so I’ll stay in my divi read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Welterweight headliners Ben Askren (169.5 pounds) and Bakhtiyar Abbasov (170) officially made weight for their headliner at Saturday’s “ONE FC 16: Honor & Glory” event.Filed under: News read news >>
- 3 months ago
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Remember the days when Jake Ellenberger was one of the more feared fighters at 170 pounds? It appears Mr. Ellenberger himself has forgotten that as well.
The Nebraska native was thoroughly outclassed by his UFC 173 opponent, Robbie Lawler. There was never a moment when MMA fans could picture Ellenberger finding a way to have his hand raised after witnessing Lawler pick him apart.
The fight was similar to Ellenberger's last bout with Rory MacDonald. Both fights had quite a bit of build behind the read news >>