Ending a scintillating night in scintillating fashion, Rafael dos Anjos shocked the world at UFC Fight Night 49 when he starched former lightweight champion Benson Henderson in the first round.
A wild haymaker connected out of a scramble and sent Henderson flailing to the mat, where follow-up blows completed what was academic at that point.
The win is unquestionably the biggest of dos Anjos' career and it's a crippling loss for Henderson. For fans though, it was an explosive cherry on top of a n read news >>
In the main event of UFC Fight Night 48, Michael Bisping and Cung Le had the power.
They had the power to demonstrate that their bout had real implications for the middleweight division. They had the power to resurrect a theretofore subpar event in Macau, China. They had the power to dispel the notion that this was little more than a novelty fight pitting an also-ran against an MMA hobbyist.
Over 16 minutes, it was the former who took advantage; the 35-year-old Bisping (25-6) bested the 42-year- read news >>
UFC Macao's main card was dragging until the co-main event came along. That fight saw welterweight contenders Tyron Woodley and Dong Hyun Kim square off in a high-profile affair. In what was a short outing, Woodley redeemed himself from a poor showing against Rory MacDonald by brutally putting down Kim with a gnarly TKO. It brings him back to the spotlight and allows him to stay relevant in a division full of sharks.
What did we learn from the co-main event? Let's take a look. What We'll Remembe read news >>
"The Axe Murderer," as we learned back in June, is good at playing keep-away with the commission.
Looks like he's given them the slip once again.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight (and part time light heavyweight) Wanderlei Silva was not present at today's (Aug. 21, 2014) Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hearing in Las Vegas, instead filing a motion to dismiss any disciplinary action against him.
The commissioners (inexplicably) agreed to delay the discussion, according to read news >>
By giving Ovince Saint Preux a 25-mintute lesson in wrestling 101, Ryan Bader proved he is more than just a gatekeeper in the light heavyweight division at UFC Fight Night 47.
The former Arizona State NCAA Division I All-American wrestler once again ditched the sloppy standup and continued to rely on his wrestling roots to regain traction in a crowded division.
This is what we learned from Bader’s decision victory over St. Preux in Saturday night’s main event. What We’ll Remember About This Figh read news >>
Bangor, Maine played host to a pair of lightweights looking to rise above the middle of the pack on Saturday night, as UFC Fight Night 47's co-main event saw Ross Pearson stop Gray Maynard in the second round.
It was an interesting scrap, one that provided plenty in the way of learning experience for anyone watching. What We'll Remember About This Fight
That it might well have been Gray Maynard's swan song in the UFC. As much as the gritty wrestler may not want to accept it, he's been stopped vi read news >>
Bellator MMA has added Japanese mixed martial arts veteran Hideo Tokoro to its roster, Sherdog.com has learned from a source close to the negotiations. read news >>
UFC on FOX 12: “Lawler vs. Brown” took place this past weekend (Sat., July 26, 2014) from SAP Center in San Jose, California, with Robbie Lawler set to challenge Johny Hendricks for the second time after beating Matt Brown. Check it out below.
UFC on FOX 12: "Lawler vs. Brown" is in the books, continuing the recent run of good form from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) when it comes to free fight cards.
The main event saw Robbie Lawler defeat Matt Brown by unanimous decision, winning the wel read news >>
The UFC on Fox 12 main event between Robbie "Ruthless" Lawler and Matt "The Immortal" Brown is over. We survived the devastation, and it was awesome. Two of the most violent 170-pound men on the planet stepped into the UFC Octagon to do battle, and the results were magnificent, leaving behind two bloodied combatants and a whole lot of satisfaction. Ultimately, Lawler, who recently challenged welterweight champion Johny Hendricks for UFC gold at UFC 171, continued his winning ways, notching a har read news >>
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On Saturday night at UFC on Fox 12, No. 5-ranked Anthony "Rumble" Johnson squared off against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a light heavyweight matchup. Johnson was making his second appearance since returning to the UFC, following a unanimous-decision victory over Phil Davis in April.
Nogueira had won his last two straight, with a TKO over Tito Ortiz in December 2011 and a unanimous decision over Rashad Evans in February 2013. He had been dealing with injuries to his back and knee, which caused e read news >>
The UFC returned to Ireland for the first time since 2009, storming into Dublin on the back of hometown hype machine Conor McGregor and his first fight in nearly a year.
The night was a memorable one, capping off a solid week for the UFC and seeing McGregor win his third straight in the world's top promotion, stopping Diego Brandao in the first round.
This is what we learned from it. What We'll Remember about This Fight
The Dublin crowd, the hottest the UFC has had in a long time, and how it eng read news >>