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On a pay-per-view night for the UFC, the viewing experience for fans goes something like: Prelims on FX, main card on pay-per-view, post-fight show on Fuel.
Throw in the occasional pre-fight show on Fuel, a "Big" Fox card and you've got fans hitting up multiple networks for what is essentially the same content.
It can get confusing.
Fox's announcement of the new Fox Sports...Read more »
As quickly as the outrage over Jon Fitch being cut by the UFC spread across the Internet and social media last week, so too did calls for the former welterweight title contender to join Bellator or the World Series of Fighting
Even Dana White, the president of the UFC and the guy who cut Fitch, said as much.
"I'm glad that so many people are behind him," White said in the media...Read more »
Long Island's Dennis Bermudez and Oklahoma's Matt Grice put on a thrilling fight Saturday at UFC 157 -- an instant candidate for every "Fight of the Year" Top 10 list that will surface in mid-December.
They each earned Fight of the Night honors and an accompanying $50,000 on top of their show money, and in Bermudez's case, win money, too.
Here's the video of Bermudez and Grice...Read more »
Question: How did Josh Neer make it to the second round, let alone the third round?
Answer: Because Court McGee did not attack the right side of Neer after a left kick caused Neer to visibly express the pain and anguish it caused. Neer backed away and obviously protected that damaged right side. McGee did throw another two shots that landed and sent Neer crumpling to the ground. Then,...Read more »
Robbie Lawler had little time to mount an offense against Josh Koscheck at UFC 157. But, he did make the most of it.
Being outgrappled by Koscheck for the first three-plus minutes of their welterweight bout, Lawler managed to get on top with about 1:20 left.
The grounded Koscheck was pinned up against the cage and Lawler, making his UFC return, landed a big left. That shot stunned Koscheck,...Read more »
Two straight first-round knockouts derailed heavyweight Brendan Schaub's promising start to his UFC career.
With Lavar Johnson -- a man with 15 of his 17 wins coming by KO/TKO -- standing in front of him at UFC 157 on Saturday in Anaheim, Calif., Schaub understand the basic math. Getting Johnson off his feet reduces the opportunity of one of those meat hooks connecting with Schaub's face to...Read more »
A guy nicknamed "Hands of Stone" using wrestling? An armbar submission attempt?
An interesting development for Sam Stout, a fighter who has spent 90 percent of his MMA career on his feet striking (according to Fight Metric).
But Stout's lightweight bout against Caros Fodor at UFC 157 on Saturday still came down to -- shocker! -- striking. Stout won a split decision over Fodor,...Read more »
Michael Bisping never runs short on words to say. And when the UFC middleweight from England uses his words talk about Long Island's Chris Weidman, they're usually not nice ones.
A report surfaced late this week from Brazilian publication Tatame that the UFC is negotiating with Anderson Silva to defend his title against Weidman in July.
When asked Friday about that, Bisping said Weidman...Read more »
Remember when Urijah Faber would be everywhere leading up to his fight? Now, he's somewhat of an afterthought for UFC 157 on Saturday as Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche take centerstage, while Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida take the co-main event.
But the former WEC champion made an appearance Friday at the UFC weigh-ins and the interview room.
Here it is.
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Here's the behind-the-scenes video from the promo shoot for Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche to help market their UFC 157 headlining bout.
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