More bare-knuckle madness, Johny Hendricks will meet Brennan Ward

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The Bare-Knuckle trend is gaining steam, and I dig it. I can’t imagine getting hit by Johny Hendricks with gloves, on, but bare-knuckle. Y-OUCH! Johny will be taking on recently “retired” Brennan Ward in a fist fight sans gloves. Evan Shoman reported that former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman was fighting Mike Bourke. This is on … Read moreMore bare-knuckle madness, Johny Hendricks will meet Brennan Ward

Former UFC champion Johny Hendricks retires from MMA

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Johny Hendricks, a former champion, calls it quits after ten-year career. Johny Hendricks will be remembered in MMA for different reasons. Number one, he hit like a truck. Dude has amazing power in his hands. He lost a razor-thin decision to GSP in his first attempt to become Welterweight champion. A lot of people believe … Read moreFormer UFC champion Johny Hendricks retires from MMA

Johny Hendricks misses weight yet again, this time at Middleweight

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The UFC Weigh-ins were this morning, unbelievably, Johny Hendricks came in heavy again. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Johny Hendricks who has made missing weight an art form missed yet again. He walked up to the scale, stepped on and looked on as the scale read 188 pounds, 2 full … Read moreJohny Hendricks misses weight yet again, this time at Middleweight

Rankings Report: Lewis and Esparza trending in opposite directions

Rankings Report: Lewis and Esparza trending in opposite directions

The UFC released its updated rankings today and UFC Fight Night Halifax caused quite a bit of movement in a number of divisions, as two of the night’s biggest names found themselves trending in opposite directions. Derrick Lewis climbed a spot in the heavyweight division to #7, passing Mark Hunt. Travis Browne, who was KO’d by … Read moreRankings Report: Lewis and Esparza trending in opposite directions

UFC Fight Night 105 Browne vs. Lewis ratings are released

ufc fight night 105 viewers

UFC held an event in Halifax Sunday night, here’s how many were watching The UFC had a rare Sunday night event this past weekend, as UFC Fight Night 105 originated in Halifax and featured the main event of Travis Browne facing Derrick Lewis.  The card had a co-feature of Hector Lombard taking on brand new … Read moreUFC Fight Night 105 Browne vs. Lewis ratings are released

Back to his winning ways, Johny Hendricks says he has some unfinished business

Back to his winning ways, Johny Hendricks says he has some unfinished business

Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks found his way back into the win column last night with his unanimous decision win over Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night Halifax. Making his debut at middleweight, Hendricks put together a nice mix of strikes en route to his first victory in almost two years, dating back to UFC 185. … Read moreBack to his winning ways, Johny Hendricks says he has some unfinished business

UFC Fight Night Halifax: Post-Fight Press Conference

UFC Fight Night Halifax post-fight press conference

UFC Fight Night from Halifax gave us plenty of noteworthy moments tonight. After all was said and done, the post-fight press conference created a number of quotable moments as well.

The night saw unranked Randa Markos shock the former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza by taking a split decision win from the #3 ranked contender.

Johny Hendricks had a successful middleweight debut with a unanimous decision win over Hector Lombard and could not have looked more thrilled upon hearing his name announced.

In the main event #8 ranked heavyweight Derrick Lewis knocked Travis Browne out cold in the 2nd round. The #9 ranked Browne was off to a good start but once Lewis started to land his punches it was game over for Browne shortly after.

The post-fight press conference kicked off with Johny Hendricks talking about how the night felt, his plans going forward, and Georges St. Pierre.

Hometown favorite Gavin Tucker talked about his UFC debut and what it felt like to finally step into the octagon for the first time. He also mentioned the name CM Punk.

The self-proclaimed interim heavyweight champion Derrick Lewis stole the show though. With his mini belt by his side, hearing him break down why he was holding his stomach early on might be the highlight of the night.

Enjoy a listen in the video above.

Traditional weigh-in face-offs for UFC Fight Night: Halifax. Browne vs Lewis.

Traditional weigh-in face-offs for UFC Fight Night: Halifax. Browne vs Lewis

As we reported earlier, all but one person made weight for UFC Fight Night: Halifax, at the early weigh-ins. The main event features a battle between monster heavyweights, Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne.

The fighters just took to the scales again, for the traditional face-offs.

*Gina Mazany came in 3.5 pounds over the bantamweight limit of 136. She will be fined 20% of her fight purse.*

Heavyweight- Derrick Lewis (262) vs Travis Browne (241)

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Middleweight- Johny Hendricks (185.5) vs Hector Lombard (182)

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Featherweight- Sam Sicilia (144) vs Gavin Tucker (145)

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Middleweight- Elias Theodorou (185.5) vs Cezar Ferreira (186)

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Bantamweight- Sara McMann (135) vs Gina Mazany (139.5)*

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Lightweight- Paul Felder (155) vs Alessandro Ricci (156)

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Welterweight- Nordine Taleb (171) vs Santiago Ponzinibbio (179)

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Strawweight- Carla Esparza (116) vs Randa Markos (116)

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Bantamweight- Aiemann Zahabi (135) vs Reginaldo Vieira (136)

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Middleweight- Jack Marshman (184) vs Thiago Santos (186)

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Middleweight- Gerald Meerschaert (185) vs Ryan Janes (185.5)

Traditional weigh-in face-offs for UFC Fight Night: Halifax. Browne vs Lewis.

All fighters except 1 make weight ahead of UFC Fight Night 105

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The lone fighter to miss weight this morning was Gina Mazany The fighters all made their way one by one to step on the scale this morning in Halifax ahead of Fight Night 105. The official weigh ins took place and all fighters with the exception of Gina Mazany were spot on.  Mazany, who faces … Read moreAll fighters except 1 make weight ahead of UFC Fight Night 105

UFC Fight Night 104 averages 1.15 million viewers Saturday night

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The numbers are in for UFC Fight Night 104 UFC Fight Night 104 featured an exciting clash between Dennis Bermudez and a returning Chan Sung Jung.  It had been some three and a half years since “The Korean Zombie” competed inside the Octagon.  The fans tuned in to see his return in pretty high numbers. … Read moreUFC Fight Night 104 averages 1.15 million viewers Saturday night

UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax adds three additional fights

3 fights added to ufc fight night 105

Halifax card gets new main event and 3 additional fights added Earlier today, we reported that UFC Fight Night 105 was getting a transplanted main event.  Travis Browne and Derrick Lewis jumped from UFC 208 and will headline the Halifax event instead.  The card continues to take shape as the UFC has announced additional bouts … Read moreUFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax adds three additional fights

Johny Hendricks possibly competing on UFC FN 105 card against veteran

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Johny Hendricks could face Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night 105 Johny Hendricks might have said he’d retire if he lost his last fight, but it turns out he has changed his mind. Hendricks who missed weight at UFC 207 and then lost his fight via controversial decision to Neil Magny looks to be back … Read moreJohny Hendricks possibly competing on UFC FN 105 card against veteran

UFC 207: Weigh-In Face-Offs

UFC 207: Weigh-In Face-Offs

News and notes from the weigh-in:

  • Joe Silva walks on to the stage for the last time as a UFC employee. You will be missed Joe! Good luck in your future endeavors Mr Silva!
  • Mike Pyle has cut his trademark mullet.
  • Neil Magny looks very at peace with Johny Hendricks missing weight. He didn’t seem like he was dwelling on it.
  • Louis Smolka also seemed ok with Ray Borg missing weight. They shook hands and all looked fine.
  • Dominick Cruz hits the scale and was already staring Cody down. When he gets off, the 2 start jawing. Dana is between them, because he knows it could go down. Added security holds the guys back as they shake Dana and go after each other. Cody says Dominick is getting knocked out. Dominick says Cody will be swinging at air all night. We got a fight!
  • Ronda gets a huge reaction from the fans. Ronda is actually smiling now. She looks focused and confident.
  • Amanda Nunes comes out with a big lion head mask on. The ladies have an intense face off and then Rousey leaves the stage. Nunes tells Joe Rogan that fans will see her as a true champion, tomorrow night.

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UFC 207 early weigh-ins: Johny Hendricks misses weight again

UFC 207 early weigh-ins: Johny Hendricks misses weight again

The UFC 207 combatants all stepped on the scale Thursday morning. All the combatants were making weigh until it got close to crunch time. The last 2 to weigh in, were Johny Hendricks and Ray Borg. Borg missed weight by 3.5 pounds and Hendricks missed by 2.5. It should be noted that this is Hendricks’ … Read moreUFC 207 early weigh-ins: Johny Hendricks misses weight again

Johny Hendricks: Back to his roots (video)

Johny Hedricks Back To Roots

You’d never know it, but Johny Hendricks has Native American blood in him. Hendricks is part of the Otoe Tribe and his great great grandfather was an Otoe Missouri Tribal chief. Because of his UFC accomplishments, Hendricks has had a real impact on the Otoe.

Hendricks seems to have embraced his role as an ambassador of the tribe. It appears that he’s especially proud of teaching the Otoe youth and showing himself to be a positive role model for the kids.

The video that the UFC has recently posted about Johny’s place in the tribe reveals how much the members gravitate to him. They look at Hendricks as a superstar and are proud of his Octagon accomplishments.

The prerequisites for tribal membership are taken very seriously. The Otoe look to be more than content with Johny and the good he is doing in their name.

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