Joseph Benavidez is back – Will meet Sergio Pettis at UFC 225

Joseph Benavidez

Joseph Benavidez has been on the shelf with a knee injury Two of the best Flyweights in the UFC will meet when Joseph Benavidez meets Sergio Pettis in June at UFC 225. The event takes place in Chicago, IL. Joseph has been out of action since suffering a torn ACL that kept him out of … Read moreJoseph Benavidez is back – Will meet Sergio Pettis at UFC 225

Judging the Judges: Breaking down UFC 218 decisions

Judging the Judges

Someone should be Judging the Judges, so why not me? One of the certainties coming out of any MMA event we see is judging controversy. Even in cases where the card was amazing, like UFC 218, the judges still came under some criticism. I’ve decided after big events, I’ll take a look at the fights … Read moreJudging the Judges: Breaking down UFC 218 decisions

UFC Fight Night Mexico City Media Day Faceoffs

Fight Night Mexico City

The Fighters faced off so the media could get some photos.

Saturday Night the UFC presents Fight Night Mexico City and it looks to be a fun card. In the main event, Brandon Moreno will face off with Sergio Pettis in a Flyweight clash. In the co-feature, Alexa Grasso is set to square off with Randa Markos. Both fights should be very entertaining.

Before they meet in the cage, they met on the stage. It was the UFC Media Day and we have the video of the faceoffs.

The card for UFC Fight Night Mexico City is available here.

Rashad Evans headed to Mexico City for second attempt at Middleweight

Rashad Evans

Rashad Evans will take on Sam Alvey in Mexico City on Augst 5th. Rashad Evans made his Middleweight debut against Daniel Kelly at UFC 209 in March. He will be making the walk to the Octagon again in August when he faces “Smilin” Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 114 in August. Sam Alvey (30-9) … Read moreRashad Evans headed to Mexico City for second attempt at Middleweight

The trend of last minute fight cancellations continues at UFC 211. Cejudo vs Pettis is off.

The trend of last minute fight cancellations continues at UFC 211. Cejudo vs Pettis is off.

The trend of last minute fight cancellations continues on, at UFC 211. The flyweight bout between Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis is now off due to an apparent Cejudo hand injury. Cejudo issued this statement to Ariel Helwani at MMA Fighting: “It is with regret that I have to announce I have had to pull … Read moreThe trend of last minute fight cancellations continues at UFC 211. Cejudo vs Pettis is off.

Real Quick, Retro Pick: The Pettis Brothers show off Anthony’s precision kick!

Real Quick, Retro Pick: The Pettis Brothers show off Anthony's precision kick!

Ah, brotherly love. Even when we are adults, we still treat our kin the same way as we did when we were kids. Well, Sergio Pettis got the business from older brother Anthony and head RoufusSport trainer, Duke Roufus. It was just a simple accuracy kick to knock the can off of Sergio’s head. Or so he thought.

I’m sure they have done this a million times before. However, being the little brother… protect yourself at all times. They set up poor Sergio and being the younger brother, he had full trust in big bro Anthony. After what went down in this video, I imagine he never will again.

 

 

Michael Chiesa, Sergio Pettis, and Brian Stann. UFC Halifax Q&A

Michael Chiesa, Sergio Pettis, and Brian Stann. UFC Halifax Q&A

Michael Chiesa, Sergio Pettis, and Brian Stann stood in front of some nervous Halifax fans today and fielded questions. We’ve summed up what was said, but you can watch the whole video to see the full stories.

  • Chiesa says he will be able to train again in 3 weeks and is looking to fight in April.
  • Everyone Sergio wants to fight is scheduled already.
  • Chiesa calls out Alvarez.
  • Pettis says he’s got a lot of people to get through to get to the title.
  • Both guys address interim titles and neither are a fan of them.
  • Fedor or Meathead in Bellator tonight? Chiesa picks Fedor.
  • Chiesa talks about his time on TUF and how it helped his career.
  • Pettis and Chiesa answer the question about how they feel personally about GSP coming back.
  • Pettis can’t answer the question about who wins the main event between Browne and Lewis, but Chiesa chooses Browne.
  • “I’m your huckleberry”. Chiesa’s answer to who GSP should fight first.
  • Brian Stann says the one fight to bring him out of retirement would be Wanderlei Silva.
  • Sergio picks Woodley in the rematch with Wonderboy and chooses Khabib over Ferguson. Same with Chiesa.
  • Chiesa almost had the Khabib fight.
  • Chiesa talks about losing Joe Silva as matchmaker and how he’s dealing with it.
  • Pettis has very positive things to say about CM Punk.
  • Ferguson takes too many risks and Chiesa thinks he’d eventually choke him out.
  • Prime Anderson Silva vs prime GSP? Stann- GSP. Chiesa- Silva. Pettis- Silva.
  • They both talk about revenge fights.
  • Conor vs Floyd. Both Chiesa and Sergio think the fight is just a pipe dream. Neither really want to weight in on how it goes. They are each adamant about MMA and boxing being totally different. Brian Stann feels that the fight happening is slim to none and we should focus more on the winner of Khabib/Tony, fighting Conor McGregor.

 

UFN Phoenix: Penn vs Rodriguez Results & Play By Play

UFN Phoenix: Penn vs Rodriguez Play By Play

FS1 Main Card BJ Penn vs Yair Rodriguez Rd 1: Rodriguez already trying some spinning stuff. BJ eats a huge left head kick. Rodriguez a spinning all over the place. BJ looking a little lost out there. Penn still has that great takedown defense, though. BJ looks just a step behind right now. Rodriguez teeing … Read moreUFN Phoenix: Penn vs Rodriguez Results & Play By Play

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

UFC Fight Night 103 Main Card Predictions – Sawa Says

sawa says

Devon Sawa is not Just a Fantastic Actor, he’s a Huge fan of MMA and He’s making His Picks for UFC events right here at MikeSwick.com When I was thinking about who I’d like to reach out to for celebrity picks for UFC events it came down to two very simple factors.  Devon Sawa knows … Read moreUFC Fight Night 103 Main Card Predictions – Sawa Says