It was billed as one of the the biggest nights in women's MMA history. And it ended up being a pretty lucrative one for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Not only did Rousey turn in another dominant performance in finishing Cat Zingano in 14 seconds (armbar), but it was announced afterwards that she was one of four UFC 184 competitors to take home a $50,000 performance of the night bonus. The others to receive the bonus were Jake Ellenberger, who choked out veteran Josh Koscheck; Tim Means read news >>
It was billed as a No. 1 contender's bout in the light heavyweight division, but it was stacked in Alexander Gustafsson's favor to get the job done. Yet despite fighting in his native Sweden in front of 30,000 people at the Tele2 Arena in Stockhold, the hometown hero Gustafsson was overwhelmed by Anthony Johnson in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Gustafsson lost via a violent first round TKO to Johnson, who is now a perfect 3-0 as a light heavyweight in his second stint in the UFC. Now instead read news >>
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Conor McGregor was billed as a huge mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar in the build up to his showdown with Dennis Siver in the main event of UFC Fight Night 59, which took place last night (Sun., Jan. 18, 2015) inside TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. "Notorious" was the focus of any and all marketing, as well as nabbed primetime placement throughout the FOX broadcast of the Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers NFC championship game earlier in the afternoon, garnering exposure to literally read news >>
LAS VEGAS -- It was billed as the answer to the bottomless pit that has been boxing’s heavyweight division. read news >>
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It was billed as one of the better stylistic match-ups between two strong heads of momentum, and it certainly played out that way. Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler stood toe-to-toe for five rounds at UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose on Saturday night, and because they did they are each $50,000 richer. The UFC awarded the welterweights Fight of the Night honors for their battle at the SAP Center. The main event was expected to produce fireworks given the aggressive styles of each in the title eliminator. La read news >>
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It's already being billed as the "Biggest Fight of 2014." And it's hard to argue that the rematch between 205-pound champion Jon Jones against Swedish nemesis Alexander Gustafsson -- along with its supporting pay-per-view (PPV) cast -- will be anything less that spectacular. Here's how (and when) you can get your UFC 178 tickets before they vanish. Tickets for UFC 178, which is set to go down inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sept. 27, 2014, will go on sale to the general pu read news >>
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Billed the first of its kind in over 100 years, another small step forward in bringing back Catch Wrestling as a competitive sport occurs Saturday June 7th at the UCLA's John Wooden Center. A common complaint from casual combat sports fans when the topic of amateur scholastic wrestling and international freestyle wrestling comes up, is not only the lack of a submission element - deemed a more definitive contest end than the pin - but also the perceived difficulty of following the scoring methodo read news >>
- 11 months ago
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In what was a billed as the most anticipated rematch in UFC history, Dan Henderson survived some very heavy early weather to down Mauricio Rua in the third round. Not only did Henderson put emphasis on the rematch by landing a sharp right counter off a clinch break, but he took home an extra $100,000 for his efforts. Henderson won both the Knockout of the Night and one of the Performance of the Night awards at UFC Fight Night 38 in Natal, Brazil. Each bonus was $50,000. The 43-year-old Henderson read news >>
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NATAL, Brazil – Billed as a slugfest between two heavy-handed MMA stars, the first meeting of Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua wasn’t expected to last long. On Sunday, “Shogun” wants revenge.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC Tagged: Mauricio Rua, (...) read news >>
- 11 months ago
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Hector Lombard came into the UFC billed as a killer, someone who would be a game-changer in the UFC's middleweight division. That didn't quite pan out. But Lombard's rebirth as a welterweight took another step forward on Saturday night. Lombard outclassed former Strikeforce and Elite XC champion Jake Shields on Saturday night at UFC 171, winning an easy decision at Dallas' American Airlines Arena. The judges' scores were 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28. The Cuban-born American Top Team fighter picked Sh read news >>
RIO DE JANEIRO – Although he was billed as a "Korean Zombie" who could withstand an inordinate amount of damage, even Chan Sung Jung couldn't fight through an injured shoulder. read news >>
MONTREAL – UFC 158 was billed as an unofficial welterweight tournament of sorts. Things got a lot bit sorted out in the top four spots. And then there's Jake Ellenberger. read news >>
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Walel Watson doesn't see himself as a man on a two-fight skid.
"The fight in Canada, I got robbed," the 28-year-old Watson told MMAjunkie.com. "I won that fight. Period."
Watson is referring to a split-decision loss to fellow bantamweight Yves Jabouin at UFC 140. He claims he dominated every area of the fight; his only crime was not finishing his opponent.
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LAS VEGAS - UFC officials have billed Friday's five-round non-title fight between Martin Kampmann and Jake Ellenberger as a title-eliminator.
Of course, with the welterweight division in a state of disarray due to champion Georges St-Pierre lengthy knee recovery, such a title shot could be nearly a year away.
Ellenberger got into MMA to be a world champion, but if he gets by Kampmann in Friday's main event at The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale, he doesn't want to idly sit on the sideline read news >>