When things are earned, rather than given, the feeling is often more satisfying than you can ever imagine. No one knows this better that heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum, just one win away from a shot at Cain Velasquez’ UFC title.
In a division where fighters are measured by assets such as skill and brute power, having mystique can go a long ways. It has been several years since prospects such as Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos rose to break through into title contention in the heavyweight ranks.
UFC on Fox: Werdum vs BrowneUFC on FOX 11: Werdum vs. Browne Preview http://fb.me/2siVh5AiQ -Fabricio Werdum .@iamgirlrilla getting her hair did for the #UFCFightNight on Fox pre fight presser pic.twitter.com/EkdSuzKHj2 -UFC Guess whose house the pre fight presser was at yesterday?! http://instagram.com/p/m7zLlkCklD/ -Miesha TateHaving some fun at @SHAQ house.
UFC on FOX 11, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne and the bantamweight bout between Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche, airs live on FOX from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
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On Saturday, the Octagon is in Orlando for the heavyweight meeting between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne. But before UFC on FOX 11 begins, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.100Percentage of the UFC on FOX: Werdum vs.
Rafael dos Anjos is coming off a series of good performances and five consecutive wins, but he is not yet in the discussion for a shot at the lightweight title held by Anthony Pettis. A good performance this Saturday against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX in Orlando may help his cause in trying to become champion, though."There are a lot of fighters who get a shot at the title by talking. I prefer to do my job the best way so I deserve it. I want a shot at the belt through my work," he said.
The Ronda Rousey chapter is over for Miesha Tate. For now. After two losses to the current UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Tate is happy to take on a fighter who is still at the top of the division in Liz Carmouche, but one that won’t leave her hanging on a handshake when their Saturday bout is over, no matter the outcome.“It’s been much more relaxed, and I’m able to just focus on what I need to do inside the gym to win the fight and that’s been awesome,” said Tate of fighting Carmouche.
Las Vegas – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) announced a number of new updates to its mobile UFC Fan App, Powered by MetroPCS®. Available for free worldwide, UFC’s Fan App is designed to enhance the way fans around the world watch fights and interact with the UFC. As the ultimate all-in-one fight night companion, the app helps fans to enhance the fight night experience no matter if they are watching at the arena, at home, at a bar or somewhere else around the world.
Things could have gotten out of hand for Ray Borg had he not received the call about making his UFC debut this Saturday against Dustin Ortiz just 30 minutes following his April 4 submission of Nick Urso.Really out of hand.“I’m glad I found out when I did,” the 20-year-old explains.
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There are particular sacrifices one makes to have a career as a professional fighter. The daily grind of a six to eight week training camp taxes the body at a level beyond measure, and when paired with strict diets and nutritional game plans, it’s easy for the zest to be zapped out of life in the lead up to a fight.
Oahu, HI – UFC GYM® BJ Penn invites the community to celebrate the official grand opening of its second gym in Hawaii (94-875 Lumiaina Street, Waipahu, HI 96797) on Sat., April 19, beginning at 8:30 a.m. UFC Hall of Famers BJ Penn, Matt Hughes and UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson will be hosting the festivities. Members and guests will have the opportunity to meet the athletes, tour the gym, enjoy live fitness demonstrations, free fitness assessments and participate in a ceremonial Hawaiian blessing and ribbon cutting.
When you’re a flashy knockout artist, the kind of fighter that fills highlight reels again and again, the assumption is that when the going gets tough, that guy gets going...and not in a good way. But after a rough first round against Danny Castillo last December, Edson Barboza was faced with such a dilemma, though it wasn’t a dilemma to the Brazilian standout.“As soon as the first round finished, I ran to the corner and I felt I was good,” he said. “When I got there, Ricardo Almeida said I should recover and do my game, and that was what I did.