The UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno weigh-in results are all wrapped up. Flyweight headliners Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno both made weight, coming in at the maximum 126 pounds. The same cannot be said for the co-main event, as Alexa Grasso was well over the strawweight limit, weighing 119 pounds. Her opponent, Randa Markos, came in at 116, and she’ll also be receiving 20% of Grasso’s purse.
The local crowd had to be happy with that UFC event.
Eleven events in eleven weeks for the UFC, and this dizzying ride comes to an end with a nicely packaged small event that put its Latin American talent on display. Mexico City played host to a card that may not be the most memorable or consequential overall, but made for a few highlight reel moments and added to the development of some fighters on the roster.
The UFC’s upcoming trip to Norfolk, VA is getting a lightweight bout between two of the promotion’s longest tenured action fighters.
Surely this fight has happened before. It must have happened; has to have already been done. Both Clay Guida (33-17) and Joe Lauzon (27-13) entered the UFC as lightweights in 2006 – Guida through the acquisition of the WEC, while Lauzon debuted against Jens Pulver – and neither man has had a year without at least one bout in the promotion since. For those at home, that’s 11 solid years of cage fighting, without ever sharing the Octagon.
UFC welterweight Diego Sanchez released a short statement following his brutal knockout defeat vs. Matt Brown.
One of the defining aspects of Diego Sanchez’s career was his ability to take insane amounts of punishment in his fights, but avoid getting knocked out. His only stoppage loss prior to the start of 2016 was the infamous cut he suffered against B.J. Penn at UFC 107 back in 2009.
All the best, most interesting, and unquestionably coolest fights the UFC should make following their latest event in Norfolk, VA.
The UFC’s latest ‘Fight Night’ event in Norfolk, VA ended up being something of a strange affair. An evening of great individual performances vexed by odd scores, freak injuries, weird reffing, and some tragically bad showings as well; a mixed bag for the promotion if ever there was one. But, Dustin Poirier came away with a good head of steam, as did Clay Guida and Raphael Assuncao.
Tim Boetsch put away Johny Hendricks with strikes in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, middleweight veteran Tim Boetsch became just the second man to ever finish former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, who entered this bout by missing weight again.
Carlos Condit admits Demian Maia -- who he is scheduled to fight in the main event of UFC on FOX 21 on Aug., 27, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada -- is a "tough" opponent given his world class Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills.
Check out the UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Pena fight card, which takes place on Saturday, January 28th at the Pepsi Center, in Denver, Colorado.
The UFC is off to Denver, Colorado, where they staged their very first show way back in 1993. Headlining next Saturday’s show is a women’s bantamweight contender matchup between Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena. Welterweights Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal will compete in what should be a thrilling co-main event.
Check out our breakdown of the post-fight bonuses from UFC on FOX: Weidman vs. Gastelum in Long Island, New York. We tell you who won, who didn’t and why.
The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York was home to a decent night of fights, with three (T)KOs, two submissions and eight decisions, including three split-decisions. Three of the four fights on the main card saw the underdog come out victorious and two-thirds of the fights on the card as a whole ended in an upset. Former Middleweight champion Chris Weidman got himself back into the win column, as well.
Darren Elkins continues to rack up the wins, as he edged out Dennis Bermudez in the UFC on FOX 25 co-main event in New York.
In the co-main event of UFC on FOX 25, Long Island, New York’s Dennis Bermudez sought a win in front of his home fans, as he took on fellow featherweight contender Darren Elkins. It was by no means an easy fight to score, as each had their moments and a lot of grueling grappling exchanges, and unsurprisingly the end result was a split decision. Elkins has won five in a row, while Bermudez suffers his second straight defeat, and the road back to title contention is even longer for the Long Island native.
Check out the weigh-in results for UFC on FOX 25: Weidman vs. Gastelum.
Good news, everyone! No weigh-in controversies involving a UFC show in New York this time! Twenty-six fighters weighed in, twenty-six fighters made their respective limits. Chris Weidman came in at 186 pounds, while his main event foe Kelvin Gastelum weighed 185.6.
All the best, most interesting, and absolutely coolest fights the UFC should book following the promotions latest card in Long Island, NY.
UFC on FOX 25 didn’t look like the best card on paper, either before or after the event was over. 8 decisions in 13 bouts doesn’t exactly scream thrill-a-minute. However for those that actually watched the card, it was a pretty fun time. Chris Weidman got back on the horse with his best performance since 2014, Darren Elkins continued his improbable late career surge, and Jimmie Rivera put on a scrap with Thomas Almeida.
Dustin Poirier took out Eddie Alvarez in the second round of the UFC Calgary main event.
The UFC’s #4 ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier just finished the #3 Eddie Alvarez with strikes in the highly anticipated UFC on FOX 30 main event in Calgary, Alberta. Their first fight ended in a no-contest, but this one had a decidedly different outcome. It’s Poirier’s third consecutive win, and he’s that much closer to a title shot after a thrilling performance against Alvarez, who suffered only the third KO/TKO loss of his illustrious career.
Even if there was some controversy, Dustin Poirier ended his rivalry with Eddie Alvarez definitively to end Alvarez’s title hopes. Who else besides the former lightweight champion had a bad night?
Check out the fight card lined up for UFC on FOX 30 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Saturday, July 28th.
When the UFC first held an event in Calgary, Alberta, it was regarded as one of the worst pay-per-views in company history. The fans were chanting “Refund!” as Renan Barao beat Urijah Faber to cap off a truly lackluster main card, and Dana White promised a better show the next time the Octagon appeared in the city.
If you asked a lot of hardcore fans and analysts going into UFC on Fox 20, it seems like the common reaction was that this wasn't a card to get anyone very excited.
Tim B. takes a look at an excellent UFC on Fox card that delivered with almost every fight.
Chris Weidman is back. In the main event of UFC on Fox 25, the former UFC middleweight champion mostly dominated Kelvin Gastelum and took home a third-round submission victory. Gastelum was in the fight for approximately 10 seconds - when he dropped Weidman at the end of the first round - but other than that, it was all Long Island.
Despite losing badly, B.J. Penn scored the highest reported salary at UFC Phoenix.
The UFC’s first event of 2017 didn’t exactly break the bank. The promotion’s latest trip to Phoenix had just three fighters with six-figure salaries, and only one other competitor breaking the 50k mark. B.J. Penn, who came out of retirement again just to get badly beaten up by Yair Rodriguez, was the top earner with $150,000, while the man that defeated him made $100,000.
Check out our breakdown of the post-fight bonuses from UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We tell you who won, who didn’t and why.
PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was home to a fun night of fights, with a remarkable seven (T)KOs, one submission and two decisions, both of them split-decisions.
Luke Rockhold returned to action with a second round finish of David Branch in the UFC Pittsburgh main event.
The marquee matchup for UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch saw Luke Rockhold make his return to action by stopping David Branch with strikes in the second round. Branch found early success with his boxing in the opening round, going right at Rockhold, and landing often, but Rockhold remained composed, and came back to find the finish. In his post fight interview, Rockhold told GSP to back out of his fight with Michael Bisping, so that Rockhold may step in.
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