Shogun Rua releases a statement after his KO loss to Anthony Smith

Shogun Rua

Shogun is a classy fighter, and he’s part of a Pride history that I adore. Sunday was a tough pill to swallow for fans of Pride and one of their original studs. Shogun Rua was a Brazilain buzzsaw in Pride, and he’d done well in his transition into the UFC as well. He’s been part … Read moreShogun Rua releases a statement after his KO loss to Anthony Smith

After ten decisions, the Hamburg main event delivered a finish

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UFC Hamburg saw itself ten decisions and felt like the longest fight card of all time. After the Fight Pass prelims, the card had rattled off nine straight decisions going into the main event. Given Anthony Smith and Shogun Rua’s track record, there was no way that the fight would go to ten straight. Right?

Thankfully, they didn’t disappoint and they broke the streak. Shogun put the pressure on Smith and Smith countered with accurate hammers to Shogun’s head. After wobbling Shogun, Smith swarmed. Shogun was out on his feet before the referee was able to stop the fight.

Since moving up to light heavyweight, Smith has now KO’d two former UFC light heavyweight champions; Rashad Evans and now, Shogun.

Fight Night 134 Event Results: Shogun Rua vs. Anthony Smith

Fight Night 134 Event Results

We have your Fight Night 134 Event Results as they happen! The UFC is in Germany for a special Sunday morning broadcast and we’ll be here watching and reporting. In the feature bout, a pair of Light Heavyweights will square off as Shogun Rua faces Anthony Smith. Light heavyweights are the order of the day … Read moreFight Night 134 Event Results: Shogun Rua vs. Anthony Smith

Quick Picks: Fight Night 134 Shogun Rua vs. Anthony Smith

Quick Picks

It’s time for another embarrassing episode of Quick Picks. This is the fourth installment of the new series, Quick Picks, in which I will continue to embarrass myself by blowing main card fight picks for fun. This will be updated with Invicta Results before UFN 134 takes place, but for now, I’ve still got that … Read moreQuick Picks: Fight Night 134 Shogun Rua vs. Anthony Smith

Video from UFC Hamburg media day fighter faceoffs

UFC Hamburg

Media Day is today, tomorrow they will weigh in and Sunday the gloves fly.

It’s almost time for UFC Hamburg, as they UFC spends the week in Germany. We’d normally see weigh-ins today, but instead, it’s media day. Typically we see media days on Thursday, but this is an international card taking place Sunday, so everything is backed up by a day. The fighters one by one came to the stage and posed, resulting in some intense staredowns.

The fighters all seemed ready to go, and without a doubt, we’re going to see some fun fights Sunday morning.

The UFC Hamburg card can be seen here.

Volkan Oezdemir and Alexander Gustafsson set to battle at UFC 227

Volkan Oezdemir

Volkan was set to fight Shogun Rua, but Anthony Smith is stepping in to take his place. The UFC has been big on moving fighters around and out of scheduled fights lately. We talked about James Vick being pulled from his Paul Felder fight to face Justin Gaethje and now Shogun lost his opponent as … Read moreVolkan Oezdemir and Alexander Gustafsson set to battle at UFC 227

Injury forces Santiago Ponzinibbio out of fight with Kamaru Usman

Santiago Ponzinibbio

The UFC Chile card has lost it’s main and co-main events The UFC has got to be about sick and tired of the Injury Bug ruining their events. The original fight poster for UFC Chile featured a pair of exciting fights. Shogun Rua vs. Volkan Oezdemir was set to battle at 205 pounds and Welterweights … Read moreInjury forces Santiago Ponzinibbio out of fight with Kamaru Usman

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is out and Yushin Okami is in at UFC 217

Yushin Okami

Unfortunately, Shogun had to withdraw from the main event in Japan. Shogun Rua and Ovince Saint Preux were set to meet for the second time in the main event of UFC Fight Night 117 in Saitama, Japan this Saturday. However, an injury forced Rua off of the card and now it seems Yushin Okami is … Read moreMauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is out and Yushin Okami is in at UFC 217

Gokhan Saki will debut in Japan at UFC Fight Night 117 in September

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Gokhan Saki will face off with Luis Henrique da Silva in Japan The UFC will be landing in Japan on September 23rd and Gokhan Saki will make his highly anticipated UFC debut at Light Heavyweight. He has been matched with Luis Henrique da Silva in what should be a stand-up clash. Sahki is a murderous … Read moreGokhan Saki will debut in Japan at UFC Fight Night 117 in September

Pride FC Knockout compilation: Pride Never Die Week

Pride FC Knockout

Since it’s Pride Never Die Week on FightPass, here’s some of the best Pride KO’s

For those of us who were really into Pride. It was like a religion.  Any weekend a Pride event fell on became special and can’t miss.  I watched every single event like it was Christmas and I was a little kid waiting for what were certain to be amazing MMA gifts.  The UFC purchased Pride, and in doing so killed their chief rival. It lives on however in the minds and memories of those who loved it.  It’s Pride Never Die week on UFC’s FightPass (which seems ironic) but to kickstart the memories, here is a great video featuring more than one amazing Pride FC knockout.

Ten Years Ago Today – Pride 33 took place in Las Vegas

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Pride held an amazing event in Las Vegas ten years ago today I remember it like it was yesterday.  Sitting at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas for Pride 33.  The card was absolutely stacked.  Pride put on an amazing show. The music, the sounds, the pageantry, it was unbelievable.  They played a … Read moreTen Years Ago Today – Pride 33 took place in Las Vegas

Bethe Correia added to UFC Fight Night 106 in Brazil

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Bethe Correia added to UFC Fight Night 106 card, will face Marion Reneau UFC Fight Night 106 continues to grow as new match ups are announced.  The event is being headlined by Vitor Belfort and Kelvin Gastelum. We now have learned via Combate,  Bethe Correia will take on Marion Reneau in another interesting contest. Bethe … Read moreBethe Correia added to UFC Fight Night 106 in Brazil

Finally more fights announced in the UFC light heavyweight division

Finally more fights announced in the UFC light heavyweight division

Let’s be real for a second. The UFC light heavyweight division is in a state of emergency. Gone are the days when Chuck Liddell, Keith Jardine, Vitor Belfort, Rampage, Forrest Griffin, Dan Henderson, the previous version of Shogun, Lyoto Machida, Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, and Wanderlei Silva all fought in the division. The 2017 version … Read moreFinally more fights announced in the UFC light heavyweight division

Shogun Rua set to meet Gian Villante at UFC Fight Night 107

shogun rua to meet gian villante at ufc fn 107

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Gian Villante set to Clash at UFC Fight Night 107 Two UFC Light Heavyweights who are not afraid to mix it up will do exactly that on March 7th in Brazil when Shogun Rua faces off with Gian Villante.  This card is shaping up to be pretty solid, and this bout … Read moreShogun Rua set to meet Gian Villante at UFC Fight Night 107