Lyoto Machida has always been a complex puzzle to figure out inside the cage. He's a fighter with an elusive style who has the ability to close distance rapidly and with such force that it has brought an abrupt end to many a fighter's night. Furthermore, with his deep arsenal of kicks, punches and knees, the proverbial kill shot can come from anywhere at any time. Those aspects add up to make The Dragon one of the most dangerous strikers to ever compete inside the Octagon, but even in a game as read news >>
At this point, both Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway must be like human Rubik’s Cubes for UFC matchmakers. Twist them, turn them, spend all day fiddling, and it’s still hard to figure out exactly where either guy fits into the middleweight pecking order. When Machida and Dollaway fight on Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 58, it will no doubt only further muddle an already puzzling picture. Contenders for Chris Weidman’s championship have been lining up three and four deep for a few mon read news >>
Sometimes the pieces of the puzzle fall right into place. Sometimes they fit together like ham and cheese on a fresh sesame roll. Sometimes they satisfy the appetites of millions of mixed martial arts fans worldwide. That's exactly the picture-perfect scenario the UFC has on the docket for January with an epic showdown between top light heavyweight title threats Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson at UFC on Fox 14. It's a matchup between the two best strikers in the division not named Jon J read news >>
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It's hard to imagine a better comeback story than the one Anthony Johnson wrote for himself during the last four months. Roughly two-and-a-half years after Johnson was fired for a chronic failure to make weight, his ascension into the UFC's light heavyweight elite is arguably 2014's biggest revelation so far. He cruised through back-to-back appearances against 205-pound stalwarts Phil Davis and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and now sits poised to play a big part in what the fight company hopes is a r read news >>
- 10 months ago
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In the crowded UFC welterweight division, it seems everyone has an opinion on what should be next for recently crowned champion Johny Hendricks. Marc Laimon is no different. Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Johny Hendricks, UFC 171 read news >>
As Brazilian striking specialist Edson Barboza puts the finishing touches on the preparations for his upcoming UFC 162 appearance, he's brimming with confidence. After all, 13 fights into his MMA career, the knockout artist believes he's finally found all the answers – or at least, "The Answer." read news >>
- 2 years ago
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As one of X-Gym’s leaders, Josuel Distak is responsible for training many of MMA’s biggest names, including promising UFC welterweight Erick Silva, former Strikeforce champions Rafael Cavalcante and Ronaldo Souza and UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. read news >>
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Daniel Cormier seems more than willing and ready to face Jon Jones when he makes his UFC debut and is it because he knows he's got the solution to the growing Jon Jones' puzzle? read news >>
- 2 years ago
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One piece of the UFC 146 puzzle has been revealed after shuffling on the card was promised by UFC President Dana White on Saturday night.
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Another piece of the puzzle has reportedly fallen into place for the UFC’s Memorial Day weekend card. read news >>
- 3 years ago
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Two new preliminary contests have been added to the dance card at UFC 129 on April 30 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, as Canadians Claude Patrick and Ivan Menjivar will square off with Daniel Roberts and Charlie Valencia at 170 and 135 pounds, respectively read news >>
- 4 years ago
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The final piece in Shark Fights' pay-per-view puzzle has finally been put in place.
Shark Fights officials today announced that Strikeforce and DREAM
veteran Tarec Saffiedine has agreed to meet Brock Larson,
who had already been announced for the card, on the main card of Shark Fights 13.
Featuring a main event non-title fight between Shark Fight light
heavyweight champion Trevor Prangley and Keith Jardine, as well as a
star-studded lineup full of MMA notables, Shark Fights 13 take read news >>
- 4 years ago
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It looks like the final piece of UFC 120's puzzle is in place.
Paul Sass and Mark Holst have
been slotted into the preliminary card of the U.K. event, which takes
place Oct. 16 at the O2 Arena in London.
Sources close to the event
today told MMAjunkie.com that verbal agreements are
in place and the bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly.
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Bellator Fighting Championships on Friday added two more puzzle pieces to its forthcoming eight-man heavyweight tournament, tagging UFC veteran Eddie Sanchez and once-beaten Spaniard Rogent Lloret for duty. read news >>