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When Riki Fukuda poked Costa Philippou in both eyes during their fight at UFC 148 in July, the Serra-Longo fighter was none too pleased.
With 1:45 left, Philippou went down quickly from the poke and could be heard screaming "Oh my God" as he winced in pain. It took him several minutes to be able to open his eyes. He still won the fight by unanimous decision.
As the Bayside-based...Read more »
Fuel TV premieres "UFC Unrestricted" this Saturday afternoon begin the pre-fight show for UFC Macau, with Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le headlining the card in China. It is one of those "go where the cameras don't usually take you" types of productions. For the most part, it is a good documentation of the days leading up to and including Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II at UFC 148...Read more »
The rhetoric coming from Chael Sonnen after losing to Anderson Silva for a second time is quite a bit different than before the fight, isn't it?
Sonnen is far more subdued these days, but at least he's humble and nice in his interviews now. Here's video of Sonnen after UFC on Fuel 4 talking about his loss at UFC 148, Silva and his future in the sport, including the idea of moving up from middleweight...Read more »
Sensei Steven Seagal shares a few thoughts on Anderson Silva's win over Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 in the video embedded below.
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Massapequa's Costa Philippou got poked in both eyes at the same time during his UFC 148 middleweight fight against Riki Fukuda last Saturday night.
But he hung on to win the fight -- his fourth straight -- by unanimous decision.
Here's the Serra-Longo fighter's post-fight interview where he says he thought his left actually was no longer attached to his face.
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Tito Ortiz wasn't exactly sure what to do when he walked toward the cage in the center of the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 148 on Saturday night.
“I don’t know how to experience it,” Ortiz told Newsday, referring to what is supposed to be the last of his 28 fights over 15 years in the UFC. “Listen to my walkout music, take my time and indulge myself and take it all in.”
Several hours...Read more »
He's 28 years old, has 42 professional fights and yet he's pretty much an afterthought in the UFC's lightweight division, a guy who always looks to be in amazing shape with hulking biceps that make folks joke that he's really a middleweight.
He is Gleison Tibau, who had his three-fight win streak snapped by a unanimous decision loss to undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov (18-0) at UFC 148 on Saturday...Read more »
In his last fight, Costa Philippou showed he's more than just a former professional boxer who turned to mixed martial arts. The Massapequa resident and Cyrus native showed improved takedown defense in beating Court McGee last March.
On Saturday at UFC 148 in Las Vegas, Philippou displayed even better takedown defense. He also brought his superior striking skills into the octagon, along with...Read more »
Chael Sonnen, Anderson Silva and the UFC 148 fight week photos are ready for your perusal.
We'll be adding to this gallery Saturday night when the actual fight photos come in.
In the meantime, enjoy open workout and press conference photos....Read more »
Anderson Silva has been uncharacteristically chatty in the build-up to his rematch with Chael Sonnen this Saturday at UFC 148 in Las Vegas.
It has sparked a bunch of "He's in his head" talk from MMA media folk. Well, here's one more for you: at the staredown after both fighters weighed in Friday at Mandalay Bay, Silva threw a shoulder into Sonnen's chin.
You're not supposed to touch...Read more »