Sergio Moraes submits Ben Saunders and then they work subs backstage

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How do you not love MMA? Ben Saunders and Sergio Moraes backstage after their fight.

During Fight Night 137 Ben Saunders got caught in a submission by Sergio Moraes and was forced to tap. The two fighters are submission specialists and there were no hard feelings. In fact, immediately after the fight, both men were backstage rolling and working on submissions. It’s what makes martial arts the amazing sport it is.

Ben Saunders took to Instagram to post a video of he and Sergio post-fight working on subs backstage. It was just minutes after their fight in the Octagon. You have to respect that. Check out the video below.

 

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As a real martial artist and a student of the game, I respect every opponent before and after the fight no matter the outcome. I had a ton of respect for @serginhoalliance going into this fight and was honored to battle him in his home of Brazil. After the fight we got to talk and exchange some techniques. This is what this sport is all about in my opinion. The best martial artists from around the world testing themselves against eachother. Styles VS Style. It is a beautiful thing. It truly feels like I am living out a script from a movie or a video game. Loving everything about my lifelong journey as a true #Samurai 👊😊 @ufc #UFC #Repost @yyzlasmia ・・・ This is a beautiful example of why I love this sport! This video was shot backstage moments ago immediately following the UFC Sao Paulo fight between Sergio Moraes and Ben Saunders. Jiu Jitsu World Champion Sergio represents my friends at Evolucao Thai who are a family in every sense of the word. Ben represents Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kun Do, Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, and Gracie Jiu Jitsu. I haven’t met Sergio yet but I really like Ben having met him years ago while covering a Bellator MMA fight of his. Despite fighting each other inside the Octagon and in front of the whole world moments ago Sergio and Ben are seen here going over various positions that occurred in their fight with an emphasis on teaching and learning from each other. Before MMA was mainstream I would frequently mention moments like this when explaining to non MMA fans why I love this sport so much and even though it’s a “fight”, I believe it’s the purest form of competition there is. I think of it as human chess. Respect, Discipline and Honor are huge parts of Martial Arts and MMA (mixed martial arts) and that’s exactly what you see here❣️🙌🏼👏🏻Congratulations / Parabens guys @serginhoalliance @bensaundersmma ! Oss!! #respect #oss #mma #ufc #humanchess #honor #gjj #bjj #jeetkundo #brucelee #heliogracie #carlosgracie #ufcsaopaulo #bellatormma #Repost @andredida with @get_repost ・・・ Olha que bacana atitude do oponente Serginho veio perguntar como ele matou o jogo dele 🧠 @serginhoalliance sabe muito!!!

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Ben Saunders wants Jake Ellenberger outside the cage

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Ben Saunders beat Jake Ellenberger inside the UFC cage this past June. His knee to the body knockout was so impressive that he earned himself a performance bonus for it. However, since that fight, Jake Ellenberger has said some things that weren’t very complimentary to Ben and now Ben wants to run it back outside of the cage.

Mind you, these are the two nicest guys you could ever meet who are signed to the UFC. Some guys just mix like oil and water, though. In this case, that is what we have. Ben went on his social media with a message for Ellenberger and he put out a very heated message towards the Juggernaut.

“Lets Go Bitch! I didn’t even break a sweat MERC’in your ass and got paid with a win and a bonus, what you got paid to just show up and DIE for the lovely crowd of #Utica #NewYork

You sound like a rich female teenager crying about a 6 figure car your daddy bought for your birthday not being the right color.

If my protocol was to fight once a year, get my ass whooped to make enough for a yearly salary, I wouldn’t bitch and complain about such an amazing opportunity. I would respect everyone I faced and feel grateful to be so lucky. You claim how much passion you have for the sport. Your feeding from a silver spoon. You ain’t suffering, your given chance after chance. It must be nice.

As I said I need no payday to beat your face in. The thrill of your agony is payment enough.

I’ll drive out right now”

That is one angry Bee.

Killa B steps up to face the Juggernaut at Utica. Saunders vs Ellenberger.

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Jessica Andrade set to meet Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 28

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Ben Saunders is the real one. Wants Colby Covington’s head.

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The UFC Official Weigh-in face-offs for UFN: Phoenix

The UFC Official Weigh-in face-offs for UFN: Phoenix

As always, we have the early UFC weigh-ins and then the face-offs. All fighters will compete tomorrow night on the UFC Ultimate Fight Night: Phoenix. The bout is headlined by the returning BJ Penn vs Yair Rodriguez.

UFN: Phoenix: FS1 Main Card

Featherweight- Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn
Lightweigh- Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held
Welterweight- Court McGee vs. Ben Saunders
Flyweight- John Moraga vs. Sergio Pettis

FS1 Preliminary Card

Bantamweight- Frankie Saenz vs. Augusto Mendes
Heavyweight- Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Viktor Pešta
Lightweight- Alex White vs. Tony Martin
Heavyweight- Walt Harris vs. Chase Sherman

UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card

Women’s Strawweight- Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Nina Ansaroff
Lightweight- Devin Powell vs. Drakkar Klose
Light Heavyweight- Joachim Christensen vs. Bojan Mihajlović
Heavyweight- Dmitri Smoliakov vs. Cyril Asker

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The drought is over, it’s an MMA extravaganza this weekend

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