- 2 years ago
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Undefeated UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione will soon face the stiffest test of his young career when he meets Check
Kongo at October's UFC 137 event in Las Vegas.
But Mitrione, a former professional football player and the man who
booted Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson from the octagon, isn't intimidated
in the least.
In fact, Mitrione said challenges like Kongo are exactly what drew him to
the sport in the first place. A win here, Mitrione says, would provide
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- 3 years ago
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Nate Marquardt’s unexpected, last-minute withdrawal from a scheduled main event against Rick Story leaves two heavyweights in the spotlight.
Patrick Barry (Pictured, File Photo) tipped the scales at 243 pounds for his matchup with French kickboxer Cheick Kongo (234.4) read news >>
- 3 years ago
- 180 views
PITTSBURGH - As far as MMA heavyweights go, hard-hitting Christian Morecraft is a big one.
But compared to the guys who formerly tried to take his head off, Matt Mitrione said the 265-pound Morecraft actually is on the small side.
So as the NFL vet prepares for his main-card bout at Sunday's UFC on Versus 4 event, he's paying little attention to the weapons that made many of Morecraft's former opponents shudder in fear.
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MMA Fighting has the UFC Fight Night 52 fight card for the Hunt vs. Nelson event at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.In the main event, Mark Hunt squares off against Roy Nelson. Myles Jury faces Takanori Gomi in the co-main event.Check out the UFC Fight Night 52 fight card below.Main card (3 a.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass)Mark Hunt vs. Roy NelsonMyles Jury vs. Takanori GomiYoshihiro Akiyama vs. Amir SadollahMiesha Tate vs. Rin NakaiKiichi Kunimoto vs. Richard WalshKyoji Horiguchi vs. Jon Del read news >>
- 4 days ago
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight Gilbert Melendez recently told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that he liked to run with Nate Diaz, because the no-nonsense Stocktonite was intimidating and kept fools at a distance. How intimidating? Enough to strike fear in the hearts of heavyweight. And most of us heard that and thought, "Cool story, bro." Well, it turns out "El Nino" wasn't telling tall takes about his fellow "Skrap Pack" lightweight. In fact, former UFC heavyweight Pat Bar read news >>
Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA went head-to-head last Friday with dueling events in Connecticut, but only one show’s broadcast drew more than 1 million viewers. read news >>
MMA Fighting has the UFC Fight Night 51 fight card for the upcoming Bigfoot vs. Arlovski event Saturday, Sept. 13 in Brasilia, Brazil.In the main event, Antonio Silva squares off against Andrei Arlovski in a heavyweight contest. Gleison Tibau faces Piotr Hallmann in the co-main event.Check out the UFC Fight Night 51 fight card below.Main card (UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET)Antonio Silva vs. Andrei ArlovskiGleison Tibau vs. Piotr HallmannLeonardo Santos vs. Efrain EscuderoSantiago Ponzinibbio vs. W read news >>
Must be a Brazilian thing. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Mauricio Rua will return to the cage later this year when he faces Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 56 (details), which takes place at Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil, on Nov. 8, 2014. And his family is not happy about it (via MMA Fighting): "My mother asks me ‘you really have to fight?'" Rua told TV show "Agora é Tarde" in Brazil on Wednesday, "and I say that's my job, mom." read news >>
MMA Fighting brings you UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi results. UFC Fight Night 50 takes place at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. The event is headlined by a fight between UFC middleweight contenders Jacare Souza and Gegard Mousasi. Alistair Overeem faces Ben Rothwell in the co-main event.. The UFC holds its best fight card in months with a sensational television offering headlined by a middleweight clash between top contenders 'Jacare' Souza and Gegard Mousasi. The rest of the card is also read news >>
Because they share a similar "mystique" ... Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Matt Mitrione is no stranger to big, powerful punchers who generate some buzz among the mixed martial arts (MMA) fan base. Look no further than his stint on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10, where he shared screen time with Internet sensation Kimbo Slice. Been there, done that. And according to "Meathead," his UFC Fight Night 50 opponent, Derrick Lewis, has some of that same mystique ahead of their 265-poun read news >>
Matt Mitrione previews his UFC Fight Night 50 bout against Derrick Lewis. read news >>