UFC Moscow gets Mark Hunt vs. Aleksei Oleinik main event

UFC Moscow

When the UFC makes their Moscow debut, Mark Hunt, and Aleksei Oleinik will headline The UFC will hold their first event in Moscow, Russia on September 15th, and Mark Hunt has been tabbed to be in the main event. He will face Aleksei Oleinik in the feature bout of a card that currently has four … Read moreUFC Moscow gets Mark Hunt vs. Aleksei Oleinik main event

John Dodson and Andrei Arlovski are a match made in heaven

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John Dodson and Andrei Arlovski are a true match made in heaven. They remind me of the two dogs from Tom and Jerry. The one big dog walks around doing his thing and the little dog is bouncing all over him saying “What are we going to do, Spike?” To clarify, Arlovski is the big dog and Dodson is the little one.

This odd couple has about 100 pounds and a foot of height between them. Still, that doesn’t stop Dodson from trying to mess with Andrei any chance he gets. Watch these two goofballs have more fun than most people should, during a fight week.

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What’s going on in New Mexico? Jackson Wink struggling lately in the Octagon

Jackson Wink

The famed Jackson Wink team is a symbol of MMA excellence, but it’s been slipping of late. When you think of the best and most well-known MMA gyms in the USA, Jackson Wink is near the top of most everyone’s list. Right now it’s for other less than positive reasons. That said, lately, they have … Read moreWhat’s going on in New Mexico? Jackson Wink struggling lately in the Octagon

UFC Fight Night 111 Media Day Main Card Face Offs

Fight Night 111 Media Day

Saturday these guys will step into the cage, today they posed for media.

The UFC traveling circus sets up shop in Singapore this weekend, and the fight card is pretty entertaining. It features three former champions, all in desperate need of a victory. Before they step into the cage or even weigh in, they stood face to face for the Fight Night 111 Media Day Face Offs.

The main event features Holly Holm taking on Bethe Correia in a clash at 135 pounds. It’s a fight Holly desperately needs to win, as a fourth consecutive loss all but erases her from anything of importance going forward.  For Bethe, it’s a chance to beat a former world champion and establish herself as a legitimate threat.

For former UFC Champions, UFC Fight Night 111 is do or die.

FIght Night 111

The event boasts three former champions in dire need of victories. The UFC sets up shop this weekend in lovely Singapore for Fight Night 111. If you’re planning to watch the event unfold, you’ll be getting up pretty early, or staying up late depending on where you live. Here on the west coast, the event … Read moreFor former UFC Champions, UFC Fight Night 111 is do or die.

The UFC Singapore card scheduled for June 17 is beginning to come together

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June 17 may seem like a long time from now, but it’s really right around the corner. The UFC is heading back to Singapore and they are slowly putting the fight card together. According to UFC.com, five fights have been added to the growing card. While the main and co-main event have not been made, … Read moreThe UFC Singapore card scheduled for June 17 is beginning to come together

With Fedor’s Bellator debut looming, we take a look at some of his best moments

With Fedor's Bellator debut looming, we take a look at some of his best moments

Tonight marks the highly anticipated Bellator debut of Fedor Emelianenko. Regarded by most as the greatest heavyweight of all-time, Fedor will be taking on Matt Mitrione in the main event of Bellator 172. In honor of “The Last Emperor’s” return to the states, we take a look at some of his best finishes. Fedor vs. … Read moreWith Fedor’s Bellator debut looming, we take a look at some of his best moments

Playing Matchmaker – Fights to Book after UFC on FOX 23

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UFC on FOX is in the books, let’s break down possible matches for key winners and losers The fights are over, the arena is empty and all the remain are the memories of some great performances.  The UFC road show hit Denver last night, and there were some really impressive performances.  I know the UFC … Read morePlaying Matchmaker – Fights to Book after UFC on FOX 23

Valentina Shevchenko vs Julianna Pena post-fight press conference. 4 Bonuses given.

Valentina Shevchenko vs Julianna Pena post-fight press conference.

Attendance: 13,233
Gate: $1,020,434

Jason Knight, Jorge Masvidal, Francis Ngannou, and Valentina Shevchenko each earned a $50,000 performance bonus.

Dana White:

“It wasn’t the end of the round, it was stopped early” (Cowboy vs Masvidal).
“I think he’s (Ngannou) the future.”
“If Conor wants to go down that road with us, let me tell you, it will be an epic fall” (Re: McGregor’s f**k the UFC post).

Francis Ngannou

“He made me happy. He made me confident” (Hearing Dana White say he’s the future.

Jorge Masvidal

“If I don’t call on you, it’s because you are fake media.”
“I just told him (Cowboy), he’s a tough dude.”
“I’m not going to be posting pictures on social media half naked, like these soul selling bitches.”
“It’s not about the belts, but the hard work we put in at ATT.”
“If I can piss you off and I don’t even know you… I love it. I love to get that rise out of people.”

Valentina Shevchenko

“I feel very good and was sure about the victory. I knew I had to win this.”
“I’m a martial artist, not just a striker.”
“I’ll fight her (Nunes) any time. I’m ready right now.”
“(Pena) is a good fighter. She’s wild, but I’m a master.”

UFC on Fox 23 Results – Shevchenko, Masvidal, and Ngannou score big wins

Valentina Shevchenko submits Julianna Pena with an Armbar Tonight in Denver, CO at UFC on FOX 23, the top two ranked female Bantamweights clashed in the main event. In what was being billed as a title eliminator the winner would be in position to challenge Amanda Nunes for the championship.  Here are your UFC on … Read moreUFC on Fox 23 Results – Shevchenko, Masvidal, and Ngannou score big wins

Watch the UFC on FOX 23 Ceremonial Weigh ins here at 4PM PST

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Watch the fighters weigh in and square off ahead of UFC on FOX 23

The fighters all made their way to the scale this morning for the official UFC weigh ins for UFC on Fox 23.  Today at 4PM PST they will once again climb on the scale, have their earlier weight announced and then square off for photos with their opponent.  It’s all for show, and you can watch it here.

Only one fighter, Rogerio de Lima, missed weight and will be fined 20% of his fight purse.  His opponent, Jeremy Kimball, will receive that fined amount.

The weights from earlier are listed below.

(UFC on FOX Main Card)

Valentina Shevchenko (134.4) vs. Julianna Pena (135)
Donald Cerrone (170.8) vs. Jorge Masvidal (171)
Andrei Arlovski (246) vs. Francis Ngannou (253.6)
Alex Caceres (145) vs. Jason Knight (145.6)

(FS 1 Prelims)

Nate Marquardt (185.6) vs. Sam Alvey (185.6 )
Raphael Assuncao (135.4) vs. Aljamain Sterling (135.8)
Bobby Nash (170.8) vs. Li Jingliang (170.4)
Luis Henrique da Silva (205.8) vs. Jordan Johnson (205)
Eric Spicely (185.8) vs. Alessio Di Chirico (185.6)
Marcos Rogerio de Lima (209.6)* vs. Jeremy Kimball (204)

(UFC Fight Pass Prelims)

Alexandre Pantoja (126) vs. Eric Shelton (125.8)
Jason Gonzalez (156) vs. J.C. Cottrell (155.8)

*Rogerio de Lima- 20% of his fight purse goes to his opponent Jeremy Kimball.

UFC Fight Night: Denver, weigh-ins. Pena vs Shevchenko. All but one, make weight.

UFC Fight Night: Denver, weigh-ins. Pena vs Shevchenko. All but one, make weight.

All of the fighters for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night: Denver, took to the scale this morning. Everyone made weight except for Marcos Rogerio de Lima. Losing 2 of his last 3 and missing weight is not a good look to the UFC brass. He will need a big win on Saturday if he wants … Read moreUFC Fight Night: Denver, weigh-ins. Pena vs Shevchenko. All but one, make weight.

Sawa Says – Devon Sawa makes picks for UFC on Fox 23

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Devon Sawa is back, to share his picks for the main card of UFC on FOX 23.  The event airs live tomorrow at 5PM PST and the prelims can be found on Fox Sports 1 at 2PM PST.  Sawa went 3-1 last time he picked, so we’ll see how he does as he takes a … Read moreSawa Says – Devon Sawa makes picks for UFC on Fox 23

UFC on FOX could prove pivotal for the “Pit Bull”

UFC on FOX could prove pivotal for the "Pit Bull"

A huge heavyweight bout sits smack dab in the middle of the fight card this weekend at UFC on FOX from Denver, Colorado. Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski is set to take on Francis “The Predator” Ngannou in a fight that could prove pivotal for the Pit Bull. Arlovski, a former UFC heavyweight champion, comes … Read moreUFC on FOX could prove pivotal for the “Pit Bull”

“The Predator” eyes a Pit Bull as his prey

"The Predator" eyes a Pit Bull as his prey

UFC on FOX from Denver, Colorado, features a huge heavyweight matchup. Mixed martial arts veteran and former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski takes on rising star Francis “The Predator” Ngannou. Ngannou (9-1) has been making quite a name for himself since his UFC debut in December of 2015. He scored a 2nd-round … Read more“The Predator” eyes a Pit Bull as his prey