Ryan Ford couldn’t capitalize on an early knockdown and instead suffered a submission loss to Jake Shields, but the Canadian welterweight appears to have entered this weekend’s bout with an injury.Filed under: News, Videos, WSOF read news >>
Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso doesn't pay any mind to the odds going into a fight. It would be impossible for the 33-year-old Californian to escape the fact he's a heavy underdog going into his flyweight title tilt with champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 178, but Cariaso knows those particular elements have nothing to do with what happens in the Octagon. He's been slinging leather for the better part of a decade, and if a lengthy career in mixed martial arts has taught him anything, it's that nothing read news >>
Spike TV will look to capitalize on Eddie Alvarez’s UFC debut by counter-programming against it. Taking a page out of the UFC's playbook, Spike TV is planning on counter-programming the upcoming UFC 178 pay-per-view event with a 90-minute special on Eddie Alvarez. Spike TV announced the news in a press release on Monday afternoon. The special is titled "Eddie Alvarez: Free on Spike" and will showcase the most memorable of his bouts: his 2011 ‘Fight of the Year' candidate title loss to Michael Ch read news >>
Iuri Alcantara looks to capitalize on his blistering knockout over Vaughn Lee against Russell Doane in the Bantamweight division. How do the two men match up? Bantamweight Iuri Alcântara vs. Russell Doane As much as it pains me, I like going back to old previews to see just how impressively wrong I was. Unlike team sports, it's much harder to get a pulse on patterns and habits. There's nothing all that scientific about a fight. Fights are really just a collection of violent butterfly effects, ea read news >>
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Title shots in the UFC can be tricky business, and Chris Cariaso is determined to make the most of his opportunity to get his hands on championship gold. On Tuesday, the UFC announced the long-time bantamweight veteran turned surging flyweight would be the next opponent to face Demetrious Johnson at UFC 177 on Aug. 30. The call to compete for the flyweight strap came as a surprise to the 33-year-old Californian—and news of the bout sent a shockwave through the MMA community—but the door to the c read news >>
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Picking a weight division as a fighter shouldn't be just about comfort, but about opportunity as well and fighters seem to be missing a major one. I am essentially the last person to ever recommend a fighter change weight classes outside the first few years of his or her career. In fact, not long ago I wrote a whole article about how it's one of the most useless things a fighter can do. But, in the examination of that article, and more time spent considering its ramifications, one thing became c read news >>
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva puts his 17-fight winning streak and title on the line at UFC 162 on July 6 against Chris Weidman and says he’s prepared to fight. read news >>
Czar Sklavos didn't have to go far to find his first exposure to martial arts and combat sports. Just to the living room, pretty much. read news >>
Gilbert Melendez makes his long awaited UFC debut on April 20, fighting for the UFC lightweight title against champion Benson Henderson. read news >>
Ring rust is real.
So said UFC middleweight Patrick Cote, who, in breaking down a welterweight title-unification match between Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit, framed the central issue of UFC 154's headliner.
It's been 19 months since St-Pierre stepped into the cage to compete in real time, and his ability to adjust to that shift will shape the fight.
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Andy Ogle was perhaps the unluckiest fighter in this year's The Ultimate Fighter Live series, but his fortunes have turned for the better as he fights on home turf at UFC on Fuel TV 5 on Saturday. read news >>