UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa and the lightweight bout between Melvin Guillard and Michael Johnson, airs live on UFC Fight Pass from the O2 Arena in London, England beginning at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT.
On September 21, 2013, Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson paired up to deliver the consensus Fight of the Year - a thrilling, five-round masterpiece where both men landed over 100 significant strikes and each round brought another shift in momentum.In the end, Jones emerged victorious, retaining the UFC light heavyweight title and continuing his reign atop the 205-pound ranks, while Gustafsson garnered an equal amount of praise for pushing the champion to his limits and silencing the critics that questioned his chances heading into the contest.In the weeks and months that followed, the 27-y
The refrain is the same from Jimi Manuwa’s three nurses every time he leaves to go to the gym:“Daddy, don’t hurt yourself.”So far so good for the UFC light heavyweight, who balances his day job in the Octagon with his role as a father to three daughters, aged 14, seven, and five. That’s a full-time job in itself, but it’s one Manuwa embraces.“I’ve taken to it naturally, being a father,” said the 34-year-old Londoner.
This Saturday, UFC Fight Pass subscribers will get an Octagonside seat as Alexander Gustafsson faces off against Jimi Manuwa in a meeting of light heavyweight contenders. But before the fights begin in London, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.15Octagon events in the UK including UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs.
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LAS VEGAS – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization announced that UFC FIGHT PASS™, the UFC’s new digital subscription service, is now available around the world. Following a hugely successful initial launch in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in December, fans in 178 countries and territories across the globe will now be able to enjoy UFC FIGHT PASS’s unbeatable combination of live fights, original programming and unlimited access to the world’s biggest mixed martial arts fight library. UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik said: “UFC FIGHT PASS is now ava
If you do it right, life is a continuous education process. It’s what allows a 40-year-old to do things he wouldn’t have thought of doing at 20, while still finding out that there’s even more to do at 60. For most of us, that process takes place in private, far beyond the probing eyes of the media and fans. Melvin Guillard wasn’t that lucky. From the time he entered the UFC in 2005, the New Orleans native has been under the spotlight, and it hasn’t always been pretty.
When the time comes to step into the Octagon and go to work on the big stage, the most a fighter can hope for is victory and a message that is sent in the process. Surging lightweight Michael Johnson has been doing plenty of both of as late, putting himself in position to breakthrough to the next tier of the 155-pound fold because of it.The 27-year-old TUF alum has turned in back-to-back career-defining performances as he’s dominated established veterans in impressive fashion. The St.
The O2 World Berlin will host the UFC for the first time, in what will be the third event for the organization in Germany. The UFC previously held UFC® 99 in Cologne in 2009 and UFC® 122 in Oberhausen in 2010, both of which were incredibly successful.
Tickets will go on sale to UFC Fight Club members on 2nd April, UFC newsletter subscribers on 3rd April and general on-sale on 4th April. Tickets will be priced from €50 and sold through The O2 World Berlin and Ticketmaster.
Fight card details will be released in the coming weeks.
After walking away from his UFC debut against Thiago Perpetuo not just with a win in his opponent’s backyard of Brazil, but a knockout and a Fight of the Night bonus as well, you could excuse Omari Akhmedov for being a little cocky, proclaiming that everything went precisely according to plan. But the Dagestan native is as honest as he was impressive in his first Octagon bout.“I was nervous,” he said through manager / translator Rizvan Magomedov. “That was my debut in the UFC, and my first time in such a high-level promotion.
The episode opens at the house in the aftermath of the Olivier and Jake’s fights last week. As the victorious Olivier celebrates with poutine (how French Canadian of him) Jake is upstairs in his bed. He may be only 19 years old with a bright future ahead of him, but he’s taking the loss hard. His teammates come to cheer him up, but it doesn’t seem like their words are having much effect. The focus then transitions to this week’s matchup between Team Australia’s Vik Grujic and Team Canada’s Luke Harris.
For a guy nicknamed “One Punch,” Brad Pickett is no one trick pony. He can knock you out, submit you, or simply outpoint you if need be, but he’s also a step ahead when it comes to his mixed martial arts career. For proof, you can look to his decision to drop from the bantamweight to the flyweight division, a new chapter that begins this Saturday with his bout against Neil Seery in London.The 35-year-old could have stayed at 135 pounds and had more of the success he had already tasted: a top five ranking, three wins, and five post-fight bonuses in the UFC alone.
Daniel Cormier, a two-time Olympian in men’s freestyle wrestling and an undefeated star with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, will serve as the Honorary Captain of the 2014 U.S. Freestyle World Cup Team.Under the guidance of Team Leader Andy Barth, Cormier will captain the U.S. team at the Freestyle Wrestling World Cup, at the Forum, presented by Chase, March 15-16 in Inglewood, Calif. The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and will feature the top 10 men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world.“It will be great to be part of the World Cup team.
With original opponent Isaac Vallie-Flagg now meeting Takanori Gomi at UFC 172 on April 26, Danny "Last Call" Castillo will have a new dance partner in Baltimore, as he squares off with Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman in a lightweight matchup verbally agreed to Wednesday.Winner of five of his last seven bouts, Castillo is coming off an exciting three rounder with Edson Barboza last December that resulted in a majority decision defeat, but a Fight of the Night bonus as well.
The UFC will go London calling this weekend when the promotion heads back to the United Kingdom for a UFC Fight Night event peppered with talent from around the world. The undercard in particular is littered with fighters who are looking to make an impact big enough to land in a featured bout in the future. The headline fight on the prelims will showcase a true 'David vs.