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Here's the first installment of the UFC 160 video roundup heading into Saturday's fight.
This one includes an overview of the main and co-main events, plus more from Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva....Read more »
Renan Barao, the interim bantamweight champion while true champion Dominick Cruz has been sidelined with multiple knee injuries the past 18 months, is now injured and off the UFC 161 card in Winnipeg.
Barao (32-1) was scheduled to defend his title June 15 against Eddie Wineland.
Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson will now headline the UFC 161 pay-per-view card....Read more »
It has become somewhat of a niche market inside a cottage industry for network domain and hosting companies as the Culinary Union 226 of Las Vegas has created several websites to push its agenda against the UFC.
On Monday, the UFC returned the favor with thetruthaboutculinary226.com, a site that aims to expose the Union's "smear campaign," a press release said.
You can see...Read more »
Chris Weidman was the subject of "Octo Questions," an eight-question segment that aired on the May 14 edition of "UFC Tonight."
In the clip below, the Baldwin resident fields questions on pasta, Long Island and gives his Anderson Silva impersonation ahead of their title fight at UFC 162 on July 6.
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OK, sure, there was a much juicier quote from this Anderson Silva video clip below, but I didn't want to be accused of going for shock value and cheap clicks. (At least not today, that is.) Besides, you can see it right there in the embedded video.
Silva, the UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound greatest MMA fighter, may have missed a media obligation last week in Los Angeles for...Read more »
Luke Rockhold wore the Captain Obvious crown when he said in the video below that the toughest thing about fighting Vitor Belfort is trying to make it through the first round. Of Belfort's 22 career wins, 14 have come in the first round.
But this clip from UFC's "Ultimate Insider" goes a bit deeper into Rockhold's back story, so give it a watch now or some time before he fights Belfort...Read more »
FS1, the new 24-hour cable sports channel that Fox Sports hopes can compete with ESPN in time, launches Aug. 17 with more than seven hours of UFC programming, including six hours of live coverage, the network announced last Thursday.
Here's a quick rundown:
3:30 p.m.: UFC Ultimate Insider
4 p.m.: UFC Unleashed
5 p.m.: UFC Tonight (live)
6 p.m.: UFC on FS1 prelims (live)
8-11...Read more »
Embedded above is the UFC 160 video preview, featuring Cain Velasquez, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, Junior Dos Santos, Mark Hunt and more.
If you've got 10 minutes, give it a look....Read more »
NEWARK -- The man who used to call himself the champion and walk around with a championship belt without actually winning a title fight nearly earned the ability to rightfully call himself "champion."
Chael Sonnen was 27 seconds away from winning the light heavyweight title at UFC 159 on Saturday at the Prudential Center.
Not necessarily because he was dominating Jon Jones....Read more »
NEWARK -- Roy Nelson continues to defy conventional wisdom about physical appearance in mixed martial arts.
A heavyweight fighter who looks more like a bar room brawler than he does a mixed martial artist, won his third straight fight by knocking out Cheick Kongo at UFC 159 on Saturday night at the Prudential Center.
Nelson landed a huge overhand right that dropped Kongo (28-8-2), then...Read more »