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The elbows that ended Alessio Sakara's night this past Saturday at UFC on FUEL TV 2 were proceeded by an utterance in his native language.
"I hit him with a real quick short elbow, and it hit him on the bone just above his right eye, and then my elbow sank into his eye," winner Brian Stann told MMAjunkie.com Radio.
"I heard him say something in Italian, then right when he was saying that in Italian, that's when I hit him twice, and he went out for a second."
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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 >>
The UFC’s November show in Brazil has its first fight with a pair of light heavyweights looking to rebound from losses to Ryan Bader.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
The UFC’s next Fight Night card goes down on September 5 at Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut, and has the potential to be 2014’s best fight card on free TV. A middleweight battle between Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza headlines the event, and Alistair Overeem will take on the returning “Big” Ben Rothwell in the co-main event.
It’s no coincidence that the UFC chose this particular event to showcase so many great matchups. Just up the road at Mohegan Sun Arena, Bellator MMA will read news >>
For more on T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao and Saturday’s pay-per-view card, here are 55 pre-fight facts about UFC 177.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Following the UFC’s doubleheader weekend, Tyron Woodley emerged as one of the big winners and took a leap in this week’s USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA welterweight rankings.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>
Following UFC Fight Night 48, it didn't look like the UFC rankings would be shaken up too much.
Middleweight contender Michael Bisping disposed of unranked former Strikeforce champion Cung Le in the main attraction. Similarly, Tyron Woodley steamrolled Dong Hyun Kim, who was ranked lower than him in the welterweight division.
Then, UFC Fight Night 49 came on Saturday evening and caused all kinds of chaos.
Thales Leites knocked out Francis Carmont, who was ranked three positions higher than the B read news >>
Meanwhile, Ben Henderson lost his No. 1 Lightweight ranking after getting stopped in the first round by "RDA" in Tulsa. The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following UFC Fight Night 48: "Bisping vs. Le" (results) and UFC Fight Night 49 "Henderson vs Dos Anjos" (results) from last Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014), which took place in Macau, China and Tulsa, Okla., respectively.
Rafael dos Anjos is now the No. 3-ranked Lightweight after knocking out Ben Henderson i read news >>
MMAjunkie caught up with UFC featherweight Nik Lentz at American Top Team recently, and he explained why his rematch with Charles Oliveira won’t even resemble their first meeting, plus how he realized he was messing up his fight career.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, (...) read news >>
Who needs the treadmill when you have frozen drinks?
How did Chris Leben cut those last few pounds for his Brian Stann fight?
By vomiting all over himself after a night of hard drinking. Suddenly, a rubber suit and the sauna doesn't sound so bad. But that's the kind of rocky life "The Crippler" was living in the days leading up to his UFC 125 appearance, and as he tells Submission Radio, "it was a nightmare."
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Two events, UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau and UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa, Okla., took place on Saturday with 42 competitors, and three fighters turned in performances that made them stand out during a busy weekend.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>