Let UFC color commentator Joe Rogan guide you through the top 8 moments of the greatest featherweight of all-time’s career thus far. 8. Shutting down Ricardo Lamas (2.1.14) – 8th consecutive featherweight title defense 7. Too much for Ken-Flo (10.8.11) 6. Besting Edgar on Super Saturday 2013 (2.2.13) 5. KO’s “The Anvil” (9.30.10) 4. Becoming Champion (11.18.09) 3. Dominates Faber on PPV (4.24.10) 2. Blasts Mendes in RIO at UFC 142 (1.14.12) 1. 8-second double flying knee KO of Swanson (6.7.09) Related articles across the web Velasquez out...Continue reading »
When Jose Aldo knocked out Chad Mendes in Brazil on January 4th of 2012 it was a moment that not only helped define the career of the greatest featherweight of all-time, it also set a fire under the man who many view as his only threat. Five straight wins (four of the KO/TKO variety) later and Mendes finds himself with a shot at righting the only wrong on his professional mixed martial arts record. Mendes’ most recent finish came over a dude that had never been discarded of via strikes in his 43 fight career. It would mark the first and only fight bonus of Mendes’...Continue reading »
The Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio De Janeiro will be the setting for the UFC’s 16th visit to Brazil since being welcomed back with open arms in the Summer of 2011. Check out the full card, as it stands today, below. Main Card (PPV – 10 p.m. ET) • Featherweight Title Bout: Jose Aldo (C) (24-1) vs. Chad Mendes (16-1) • Light Heavyweight Bout: Glover Teixeira (22-3) vs. Phil Davis (12-2) • Light Heavyweight Bout: Fabio Maldonado (21-7) vs. Hans Stringer (22-5-3) • Featherweight Bout: Darren Elkins (17-4) vs. Lucas Martins (15-1) • Lightweight Bout:...Continue reading »
(Press Release)—Three top contenders emerged from the Maximum Fighting Championship’s thrilling MFC 41: All In Card emanating from the packed Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday night. Topping the AXS TV Fights lineup, Shane “Shaolin” Campbell survived a fireworks-filled first round against Marcus “Bad Intentions” Edwards and notched a TKO win 29 seconds into Round 2 of a superfight title eliminator. Campbell (10-2) avoided a number of takedown attempts from Edwards (9-3) in the opening stanza before the duo began blasting each other with...Continue reading »
Tonight, on the third episode of TUF 20, Lisa Ellis will have a chance to redeem herself against Lady Violence 2012, Jessica Penne. Their first meeting took place back at the very first Invicta FC show in April of 2012. This fight has been labeled as the “bloodiest fight in WMMA history,” take a look for yourself below. Will Invicta’s inaugural atomweight champion mark Ellis with the proverbial “Crimson Mask” once again? Or will she be able to even the score in an effort to be come the first UFC women’s strawweight champion? Do yourself...Continue reading »
Before she makes here UFC debut this weekend in Saitama, watch Rin Nakai show us that patience sometimes does make perfect. She sends Brenda Gonzales home with the first loss of her career, and a nasty injury. The full co-main event between the Queen of Pancrase and ‘Boom Boom’ that took place last year at Pancrase 247 is now available for your viewing pleasure below. ...
Was it staged? Of course it was. Is everyone talking about it? You better believe it. It may not have been what you would’ve expected from Scott Coker’s new Bellator MMA. That said, let us not forget about that now infamous Nashville brawl that took place under Coker’s watch. Regardless, here it is in it’s full glory via the great ZP and Spike TV. ...
When we last saw Tecia Torres, she was be challenged by Invicta FC strawweight champion Carla Esparza. How often do we see a champion call out her opponent in MMA. Not often. This was due partly due to Torres dominating Esparza’s close friend Felice Herrig earlier on in the night at Invicta FC 7. Fast forward to present day. Torres, Esparza, and Herrig have already spent six weeks together filming the landmark 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter. All 16 competitors will enter the house as equals, vying for one common goal – the chance to fight for the inaugural...Continue reading »