The Perosh Army is growing. With each passing win, light heavyweight Anthony Perosh adds more and more followers, and not just those who appreciate his jiu-jitsu prowess or the fact that he hails from Australia, but a legion of 40-somethings that have adopted the Sydney native as their new hero.“I hope so,” laughs the 41-year-old Perosh. “I’m getting a kick out of it too. I really hope other people enjoy it, and hopefully the older guys and girls out there are inspired a little bit too and are on my side.
The next bout for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones
has an official date -- for the third and hopefully final time -- as "Bones" will look to extend his
record-setting title defense streak against Brazilian powerhouse Glover Teixeira at UFC 171 on Saturday, March 15 at Dallas' American Airlines Center. The
Anytime you lose two consecutive fights in the UFC, it’s a big deal.
When it comes to some fighters, getting them to the gym is the hard part. For Julie Kedzie, it’s quite the opposite. Normally, you would think that this is a good thing, but as she found out in her last fight against Germaine De Randamie in July, being a gym rat can sometimes be hazardous to your career.“I think I let the whole idea of being in the UFC kind of overtake me and scare me to the point where I over trained and didn’t respect my body,” said Kedzie, who dropped a three round split decision to De Randamie.
James Te Huna, who fights Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night this Friday (Saturday in Australia), doesn't hesitate when asked what he learned from his last fight. Before his first round submission loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC 160 in May, Te Huna was mentally ready for a different sport entirely."I learned that I was in an MMA match, not a boxing match,” he laughs.
If you say that Ryan Bader has pretty much seen it all thus far in his 20-fight pro mixed martial arts career, you would be spot on. He’s won The Ultimate Fighter, he’s been the fan favorite and the villain, he’s fought past and future world champions, he’s main evented a UFC show, and he’s had both big wins and big losses. September’s fight with Glover Teixeira?
Las Vegas, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to United Center in Chicago, Ill. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 with a battle of former champions looking to get back into the title hunt. Former UFC lightweight champion and No. 1 ranked contender Benson Henderson (19-3, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) takes on the former STRIKEFORCE® lightweight king and No.
Las Vegas, Nev. – Top 10 UFC® middleweights take center stage when the Ultimate Fighting Championship® heads to The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. In the night’s main event, former STRIKEFORCE® middleweight champ and current No. 6 contender Luke Rockhold (10-2, fighting out of San Jose, Calif.) meets the ninth-ranked Costa Philippou (12-3, 1 NC, fighting out of Long Island, N.Y.) in a five-round bout.Also on the card, Augusta, Ga.
David versus Goliath is a story that has been told for generations and, at times in the MMA world, Pat Barry has been in the David role, since at 5-foot-11, he is one of the shortest heavyweight fighters in the UFC. But he doesn’t let his height become a disadvantage.“The Stefan Struve fight, my punches and reach didn’t hamper me, and he’s the tallest fighter in the UFC,” said Barry. “I think if my height was such a disadvantage, I would be getting destroyed in that cage. Yes, I’m not the tallest but that doesn’t mean much to me when the door is closed.
The upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Australia will have a few unknown names scattered on the undercard mixed with a brew of crafty veterans, but when it's all stirred together it makes for an exciting mix of talent for the preliminary bouts. Leading the way on the undercard is a women's bantamweight fight featuring one of the true pioneers of the division, Julie Kedzie, taking on UFC newcomer and Brazilian prospect Bethe Correia.
Nam Phan’s UFC run hasn’t been easy, but despite a 2-4 slate since coming off season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter, the Californian hasn’t lost his sense of humor, as evidenced by his explanation why he’s been on the shelf since a December 2012 loss to Dennis Siver.“I think after my last fight with Dennis Siver, he jacked me up and the UFC started thinking ‘you know what Nam, you suck, and you probably need some time to improve,’” he deadpans. “And I guess that’s what they gave me. You know, they didn’t say that, but that’s what I took from it.
Two heavyweights who also happen to be former training partners will lead the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Australia when Mark Hunt fights close to home against former title contender Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the main event, while Mauricio “Shogun” Rua looks to stop his recent two fight skid when he takes on local fighter James Te Huna. The entire main card for this week’s UFC Fight Night card in Australia is packed with top ten level fighters and former champions, as well as a number of regional fighters hoping to make their home area fans proud with their performances. Rya
Madison, Wisc. – In honor of his success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis received a Certificate of Achievement from Scott Walker, Governor of the state of Wisconsin, during a ceremony today at the Governor’s office in Madison.Pettis, 26, is a lifelong Milwaukee resident who captured the UFC lightweight title in front of his hometown crowd at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in August.
1. Nate Diaz's diet is...A. Raw veganB. Paleolithic C. Mediterranean 2. Gray Maynard’s roommate at Michigan State University was...A. Gilbert MelendezB. Rashad EvansC. Ryan Gosling3. Raquel Pennington is enrolled in college studying… A. filmB. accountingC. pre-med4. Roxanne Modafferi, while wearing a Santa hat in a Youtube video, ate a...A. grasshopperB. reindeerC. churro5. Peggy Morgan’s nickname is...A. The Porcelain PunisherB. The DaywalkerC. The Fire Hawk6. Jessamyn Duke’s previous job was as a...A. flight attendantB. pharmaceutical sales representativeC. model7.
Seven fighters joined UFC President Dana White for the TUF 18 Finale post-fight press conference: Nate Diaz, Julianna Pena, David Grant, Jessica Rakoczy, Raquel Pennington, Jessamyn Duke, and Chris Holdsworth. White announced that the online prelim fight between Josh Sampo and Ryan Benoit won the Fight of the Night bonus. However, because Sampo missed weight, he is forced to forfeit his half of the prize. Benoit takes home 100k in a losing effort.Knockout of the Night went to main event fighter Nate Diaz for his blistering knockout of Gray Maynard.