RIO DE JANEIRO -- Jose Aldo is not impressed. Chad Mendes went 5-0 since his first bout with Aldo in 2012, and he’s scheduled to face the UFC featherweight champion again in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 25. Despite his stoppage wins over the past couple years, Aldo doesn’t see any evolution heading into UFC 179. "The only different thing now is the age. The rest remains the same," Aldo told the Brazilian media during a UFC 179 media day in Rio. "I’m more experienced now, so I know what to do. read news >>
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Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida believes Chris Weidman is more than capable of standing with Vitor Belfort when they meet in December. After going five round with the champion last month at UFC 175, Lyoto Machida does not doubt Chris Weidman's chances against Vitor Belfort in the striking department. Machida is in a unique position to make that statement. He has previously trained with Belfort and has recently faced Weidman in a bout that was entirely a stand-up battle. While read news >>
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Might be time to re-think all those submission losses in MMA... "It won't be easy... He has evolved and that's natural. If you fight MMA, you should know jiu-jitsu. That's a fact. That's why he trains jiu-jitsu like every other MMA fighter. Evolution is a consequence of training, and he has evolved a lot. I will train and fight by the rules, going for the submission on top or from the bottom. Who knows, maybe he'll pull guard. I have to be ready for every situation. If people think that (I will read news >>
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MMA has evolved to the point that it's hard to stay dominant for a long period of time. Brazilian Top Team and Chute Boxe -- two of the best teams in the history of the sport -- dominated the scene for much of the past decade. The rivalry between the Brazilian camps gave the fans epic battles inside the Pride ring, and their collective talents won multiple titles in both Pride and the UFC. However, things -- and the times -- have changed. Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira and Vitor Belfort, who becam read news >>
Though she may have underestimated Cris Cyborg in their first fight, an educated and evolved Marloes Coenen says she is more than ready for their rematch at Invicta FC 6. read news >>
A strategic partnership with the moribund DREAM promotion has evolved into a talent pipeline for ONE FC.
The promotion on Tuesday announced the signing of DREAM's former featherweight and current bantamweight champion, Bibiano Fernandes, and the Japanese promotion's lightweight champion, Shinya Aoki also has been added to ONE FC's online roster.
Fernandes is set to make his ONE FC debut at an event, "ONE FC: Pride of Nations," scheduled for Aug. 31 in Manila, Phillipines. Aoki's debut read news >>
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Strikeforce women's welterweight champion Marloes Coenen squares off with Miesha Tate on Saturday night. Coenen relishes the opportunity to prove the high level of women's MMA. Read More >> read news >>
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Javier Vazquez and Joe Stevenson have known each other a long time. read news >>
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LAS VEGAS - It was obvious from the first moment UFC heavyweight
champion Brock Lesnar walked into Wednesday's open
workout session promoting his UFC 116 bout with Shane Carwin that something was different.
It wasn't about the way he hit the mitts during a brief workout session
or the way his physique has changed during his year away from
competition, though there were those things, too.
No, the big difference with Lesnar in contrast to previous pre-fight
media sessions was the smile read news >>
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While martial arts has evolved in near immeasurable leaps and bounds over the near-16-year history of the UFC, massive heavyweight Brock Lesnar (4-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) personified the time-tested adage of size and power to walk away with the UFC's unified heavyweight title on Saturday night. read news >>