Video: Watch McGregor’s and Aldo’s corners react to UFC 194 title fight

Video: Watch McGregor’s and Aldo’s corners react to UFC 194 title fight

Video: Watch McGregor's and Aldo's corners react to UFC 194 title fight The two corner cams caught drastically different reactions to Saturday’s UFC 194 headliner. With his swift 13-second knockout win over longtime featherweight champion Jose Aldo (25-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) in the pay-per-view main event and title-unification bout, new champ Conor McGregor (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) sent his corner into a frenzy. Aldo’s cornermen, though, were quickly forced into a state of disbelief as they sat cageside at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. Amazing reaction vid from both teams. Overwhelming joy … [Read more...]

Ex-champ Johny Hendricks on UFC 181 title loss: ‘I didn’t fight’

Ex-champ Johny Hendricks on UFC 181 title loss: ‘I didn’t fight’

By John Morgan -Via MMA Junkie LAS VEGAS – Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has no excuses for his performance at Saturday’s UFC 181 event. Instead, he has a simple evaluation: “I didn’t fight.” In the pay-per-view headliner at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center, Hendricks(16-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) faced the man he beat in March to win the then-vacant UFC welterweight title, Robbie Lawler (25-10 MMA, 10-4 UFC). While it wasn’t the “Fight of the Year” candidate the first bout was, the rematch was closely contested throughout the 25-minute affair. And though Hendricks … [Read more...]

Frankie Edgar scores record-breaking finish over Cub Swanson

Frankie Edgar scores record-breaking finish over Cub Swanson

By Shaun Al-Shatti- Via MMA Fighting - Frankie Edgar polished off his dominant performance over Cub Swanson with a flourish, scoring the latest finish in UFC history with a fifth-round neck crank which ended what had already been an overwhelmingly lopsided UFC Fight Night 57 main event with just four seconds left on the clock. "Dana (White), you said you'd be watching. I hope you like what you see," an elated Edgar (18-4-1) said afterward. "I'm coming for that belt. Whether you give it to me right away, I'm coming for it. And for all those people who are doubting me, you better buckle up … [Read more...]

UFC Fight Night 48, 49

UFC Fight Night 48, 49

By Alex Giardini - Via MMA Mania- UFC Fight Night 48: "Bisping vs. Le" took place this past Saturday morning (Aug. 23, 2014) live on "Fight Pass" from Cotai Arena in Macau, China. And apart from the headlining fights, the card itself wasn't exactly "UFC caliber." Then again, is that even a thing anymore? In a fight card full of questionable judging decisions, weird stoppages and lackluster fights brought to you by fighters who should be on Legacy FC under cards, at least both Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley delivered when it mattered most. In the main event, Bisping used his … [Read more...]

Is Wanderlei Silva In or Out of UFC 175… Is He Even Still a UFC Fighter?

Is Wanderlei Silva In or Out of UFC 175… Is He Even Still a UFC Fighter?

Is Wanderlei Silva In or Out of UFC 175… Is He Even Still a UFC Fighter? By Ken Pishna - Via MMA weekly - Is Wanderlei Silva still in the fight with Chael Sonnen on July 5 or is he out? Is Silva even still a UFC fighter or is the Axe Murderer getting the axe? After “issues related to Wanderlei Silva’s licensing in the state of Nevada,” UFC officials earlier this week confirmed to MMAWekely.com that Silva was removed from the bout with Sonnen. The promotion’s No. 1 middleweight contender, Vitor Belfort, agreed to take his place, pending him getting licensed by the Nevada State Athletic … [Read more...]

UFC 171: Johny Hendricks defeats Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision

UFC 171: Johny Hendricks defeats Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision

UFC 171: Johny Hendricks defeats Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision By Todd Martin Via La Times UFC 171 takes place Saturday night from Dallas, Texas with a series of high profile welterweight contests. In the main event, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight to crown a new UFC welterweight champion. Longtime champion Georges St. Pierre elected to take a sabbatical from the sport following a controversial decision win over Hendricks, leaving the division’s top prize up for grabs. Many felt Hendricks defeated St. Pierre and now the former NCAA wrestling champion with explosive … [Read more...]

Barao Retains Belt Against Faber at UFC 169

Barao Retains Belt Against Faber at UFC 169

Barao Retains Belt Against Faber at UFC 169 By DAN GELSTON - AP Sports Writer Via ABC News - Renan Barao was on a tear, trying to put away Urijah Faber with a series of fists to the head. Faber attempted to flash a thumbs up — a sign he could still fight. Barao and an early stoppage didn't let him get that chance. Barao made quick work of Faber in his latest title defense, dropping the challenger with a right and pummeling him with a series of shots to the head while retaining his 135-pound championship in the main event of UFC 169 on Saturday night. Referee Herb Dean stopped the … [Read more...]

UFC Benson Henderson beats Josh Thomson

UFC Benson Henderson beats Josh Thomson

UFC Benson Henderson beats Josh Thomson By Rich Mayor Via Chicago Tribune - Benson Henderson wants his title back. Saturday, he took another step toward it. Henderson, the UFC's No. 1 lightweight contender, won on a split decision over Josh Thomson in the five-round main event of the UFC on Fox 10 at the United Center. Thomson, who Henderson called "a true veteran of the sport" this week, attempted to shorten the match early. The San Jose native wrestled and grappled for much of the first two rounds. The momentum swing came in the third round, during which Henderson notched 29 … [Read more...]

UFC 168: Gruesome injury for Silva

UFC 168: Gruesome injury for Silva

UFC 168: Gruesome injury for Silva Via Chicago Tribune -After months of intense buildup, the UFC middleweight title rematch between Chris Weidman and the man he defeated to win the belt in July, Anderson Silva, figured to have a memorable ending. But no one was expecting quite what went down Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena. In the second round of their UFC 168 main event, Silva threw an innocent-looking kick with his left leg, which landed awkwardly on Weidman's knee. Silva immediately screamed and hit the mat. He was removed from the cage on a stretcher. Replays showed a … [Read more...]

Cain Velasquez defends UFC title

Cain Velasquez defends UFC title

By Brett Okamoto Via ESPN - HOUSTON -- There will be no need for a fourth fight. Not any time soon, at least. The heavyweight trilogy between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos delivered a conclusive result on Saturday, as Velasquez dominated en route to a TKO finish in the fifth round at UFC 166. Velasquez (13-1) defended the belt for the second consecutive time, becoming just the fourth fighter ever to do so. His only professional loss came to dos Santos in November 2011, via a first-round knockout. "[The game plan] was the same as the last fight," said Velasquez, who won the … [Read more...]