Many of the most timeless submissions in the history of MMA unfolded unexpectedly.
Anderson Silva's fifth-round triangle armbar of Chael Sonnen was a classic stunner simply because it spoiled a seemingly definite upset win for The American Gangster.
Others, such as Forrest Griffin's rear-naked choke of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, generated extraordinary attention due to the nature and the degree of the upset.
Regardless of their modus operandi, every fighter on this list secured a spot in MMA lore fo read news >>
The Nevada Attorney General's Office has urged the state's athletic commission to deny Wanderlei Silva's Motion to Dismiss his disciplinary hearing for evading a random drug test. read news >>
UFC’s return to Brazil has a pair of new match-ups set.
Leonardo Santos and Efrain Escudero, who were scheduled to meet Lukasz Sajewski and Francisco Trinaldo, respectively, at the UFC Fight Night 51 card in Brasilia on Sept. 13, will now face each other at the Nilson Nelson gymnasium.
With the change, Trinaldo now meets Leandro Silva on the preliminary portion of the Fight Night card. MMAFighting.com confirmed the change with sources close to the situation.
Santos (12-3-1) returns to the Octago read news >>
He's not out of the woods just yet.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight/light heavyweight attraction Wanderlei Silva no-showed the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hearing (for this) earlier this month in Las Vegas, after sending his lawyer to file a motion to dismiss any and all disciplinary action against him.
The commissioners agreed to delay the discussion and a new date will be revealed pending their decision (details here).
Silva's attorney, Ross Goodman, argues that r read news >>
The ongoing saga between the Nevada Athletic Commission and Wanderlei Silva is a long way from over. This time the Nevada Attorney General wants to trump Silva's trump card, and has asked the NAC to deny the last-minute motion Silva filed last week to dismiss disciplinary action for evading a random drug test in May.
Back in June, Silva appeared before the NAC for evading a random drug test ahead of his UFC 175 fight with Chael Sonnen. He admitted at the time to running away from the test, and c read news >>
Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, discusses his client’s scheduled return to MMA next January against Nick Diaz.
Longtime manager Ed Soares is convinced that his client Anderson Silva is perfectly primed for his scheduled match-up against Nick Diaz next year at UFC 183.
In fact, Soares reckons that this is the bout that makes the most sense for both competitors. Considering they are both coming off 2 consecutive losses in their last two fights, it is reasonable way to get the winner back into read news >>
On last week's edition of The MMA Beat, the panelists discussed a variety of interesting topics, including Eddie Alvarez singing with the UFC, his match-up against Donald Cerrone, Wanderlei Silva's fighting future and much more. read news >>
A revised strategy, perhaps, for the new, improved, and non-violent Diaz?
Between Anderson Silva's pantomiming and Nick Diaz's shit talking, we could have ourselves a two-man comedy act for the main event of UFC 183, which takes place on Jan. 31, 2014 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
But Ed Soares, Silva's manager, doesn't expect it to come to that.
Probably because Diaz respects "The Spider" and anticipates a difficult challenge in their "Sin City" showdown. Sure, Silva still read news >>
Wanderlei Silva was slated to go before the Nevada Athletic Commission for a disciplinary hearing for evading a random drug test, but his attorney claims the NAC has no jurisdiction over his client. read news >>
Thursday's postponement of Wanderlei Silva's disciplinary hearing in front of the Nevada Athletic Commission added another layer of intrigue to one of the most controversial subjects in mixed martial arts.
The strange stuff began back in June, when it was reported on UFC Tonight that Silva avoided a random drug test issued by the NAC by escaping through a back door in his gym. He was scheduled to face Chael Sonnen in a long-awaited grudge match at UFC 175, but the fight went up in smoke when Sil read news >>
Wanderlei Silva was not intentionally skipping a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing — his presence was not required, according to his lawyer.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>