After all of the media backlash and drama, Dillashaw versus Soto proved to be a pay-per-view main event worthy of being, well, a pay-per-view main event. A title was on the line. The challenger only had 24 hours notice. The champion was coming off the greatest performance in MMA this year. And the list goes on. When it came to the actual fight itself, Dillashaw knew that head kick was there all night. He continued to set it up and throw it with authority. Patience would eventually make perfect, and with less than three minutes left in the final round, instead of playing...Continue reading »
Maybe you’ve heard, maybe you haven’t. Following one of the worst attempts at weight cutting of all-time, former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao was taken to a hospital after fainting just before scale tipping time in Sacramento this evening. Former Bellator featherweight champion and Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight champion Joe Soto will fill in for Barao on one days notice to fight T.J. Dillashaw for a world title. Talk about right place right time. So it only makes sense that we take a closer look at Soto in this edition of Their Violent past. Soto,...Continue reading »
It’s time to familiarize yourself with UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw, and the man he took the belt from at UFC 173, as they prepare for their epic rematch this Saturday night in Sacramento. Join them on their journey through fight week in the first two episodes of UFC 177 Embedded below. ...
Rafael dos Anjos shook up the very fabric of the UFC lightweight division last night in Tulsa with one vicious left hand. It was a left hand that was followed by some devastating kicks to the body and a vicious double knee. And furthermore, it was one that was responsible for what was by far the biggest win of his career to date. Here’s the highlights to prove it. ...
Main Card (FS1 – 10 p.m. ET) • Lightweight Main Event: Benson Henderson (155.5) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155) • Welterweight Bout: Mike Pyle (170.75) vs. Jordan Mein (170.25) • Middleweight Bout: Francis Carmont (185.75) vs. Thales Leites (185.25) • Catchweight Bout (149 lbs): Max Holloway (149) vs. Clay Collard (149.75) • Lightweight Bout: James Vick (154.75) vs. Valmir Lazaro (155) • Featherweight Bout: Chas Skelly (145.5) vs. Tom Niinmaki (145.25) Preliminary Card (FS2 – 8 p.m. ET) • Welterweight Bout: Neil Magny (170.75) vs. Alex Garcia (170) •...Continue reading »
UFC President Dana White and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey entertained fans in Macao earlier this week ahead of tomorrow’s Fight Night 48 card. Full marks to the Macao fans for actually asking some fun questions. As always, Ronda was a great sport. Here are just a couple of the quotables with the full video attached below. On Cybrog: “I don’t make fights. I just show up and win them.” On working with all of the legends involved in Expendables 3: “It’s definitely an honor and extremely intimidating.” Who...Continue reading »
16 strawweights will enter the TUF house in Las Vegas. 2 will leave with the opportunity to fight for the inaugural UFC women’s 115 lbs championship. Filming finished just days ago and the season is set to debut on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday September 10th at 10 p.m. ET. Here is a quick look at the records of the 16 women who will be looking to make history. You can also see how they’ve fared thus far (before the filming of this season of TUF began) against the girls they’ll be competing in the house with. • Carla Esparza (9-2) 12.2.11 – Defeated...Continue reading »
In this highlight via Cage Warriors TV, we get to witness Tommy “The Ghost” McCafferty improve his record to 6-0 with an impressive 2nd round finish of Dean “WolverDean” Reilly. This bout aired on the preliminary portion of Cage Warriors 70, which took place inside of The Helix on the Dublin City University campus this past weekend. ...
Earlier today, in a statement released from Bellator’s Newport Beach headquarters, President Scott Coker granted Eddie Alvarez release from his Bellator contract. Alvarez had been in a major public battle with Bellator during the Bjorn Rebney administration and was more or less forced to sign and continue with the company or else he would’ve lost some of the most important years of his career in court. Now, just two months after taking over as head of the company, Coker has released Alvarez to move on to greener pastures. Here’s what Coker had to say...Continue reading »