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Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway
Preview of our last event of the year as we head to Brazil for #UFCBarueri live on @FOXSports1 http://t.co/1UN6u5Qffj pic.twitter.com/kFjCbKWOFK
— #TheTimeIsNow (@ufc) December 19, 2014
Open training before my figth! Treino aberto! #TaemCasaLyoto #MyArena #UFCBarueri #GoLyoto #PressLyoto pic.twitter.com/MeaWL9SgpF
— Lyoto Machida (@lyotomachidafw) December 18, 2014
UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway and the bantamweight bout between Renan Barao and Mitch Gagnon, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil beginning at 10:00pm ET / 7:00pm PT.
One more round. That’s all Lyoto Machida may have needed to dethrone Chris Weidman in their UFC 175 fight for the middleweight championship of the world. Back in the early days of the UFC, with no time limits, “The Dragon” might have become just the third fighter in the promotion’s history to hold belts in two weight classes.But he’s not. In 2014, with five-round fights the rule in a title bout, 25 minutes just wasn’t enough for the Brazilian.
The flight from Sacramento to Rio de Janeiro is a long one, with nearly 16 hours in the air. For Renan Barao this past August, it was even longer.“It was a long flight and I was really sad because I was ready to make my dream come true,” Barao said this week, days before his return to the Octagon this Saturday to face Canada’s Mitch Gagnon in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night in Barueri, Brazil.It’s his first bout since he lost his UFC bantamweight title to T.J. Dillashaw in May.
CB Dollaway has no delusions about his fight against Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida at UFC Fight Night: Machida VS. Dollaway this Saturday in Barueri, Brazil. “It’s the biggest fight of my career,” Dollaway said. “If I can win impressively, I think I have a case for a world title fight.”That’s a big “if.” Machida has fought and beat some of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts, and Dollaway is just beginning to face top ten talent.
After dispatching Roman Salazar in a little over two minutes on October 4, Mitch Gagnon had four consecutive wins and said goodbye to the injury woes that kept him from building any momentum in the competitive bantamweight division.
A little youthful rebellion never hurt anybody. In fact, Antonio Carlos Junior turned it into a career.“My father said go to study but my choice was to fight,” he laughs, days away from his second UFC fight, and first since winning The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 in May. To call his 2014 campaign a life-changer might be understating things a bit, as he went from a respected world jiu-jitsu champion and budding mixed martial artist to one of the top young fighters in the game.
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Saturday, December 20th UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway FIGHT PASS Prelims - 7:00PM EST/ 4:00PM PST/ 12:00AM GMT Online Airings Brazil, Latin America, Barbados, Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica, and Caribbean - Blocked All Other Countries - Fight Pass on UFC.tv Cable/Satelite Airings Central/South America
The UFC's first visit to Porto Alegre, Brazil will have a headliner to remember, as former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans returns to face top contender Glover Teixeira in a five-round FOX Sports 1 televised main event on Sunday, February 22. The 35-year-old Evans is on the comeback trail after being sidelined by injury since November of 2013.
That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another Festivus edition of the Downes Side! The best mixed martial artists in the world are certainly in the Festivus spirit this week. This Saturday they plan on even showcasing some feats of strength live at Fight Night Barueri. In the main event of the night, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida tries to work his way back to a middleweight title shot as he takes on the fast rising CB Dollaway. In the co-main event of the night, Renan Barao looks for redemption against Canadian submission specialist Mitch Gagnon.
When Joe Rogan interviewed new UFC fighter CM Punk at UFC 181 and introduced the former WWE mega star to the MMA world, the Internet just about exploded.
Some were excited, others intrigued, and just as many people questioned the move considering Phil “CM Punk” Brooks has no real MMA background.
The UFC essentially signed an inexperienced amateur fighter.
UFC President Dana White said he understands both the positive and negative reactions to the signing.
Over five years into his UFC career, Croatia’s Igor Pokrajac hasn’t come close to getting a home game, fighting Australians in Australia, Americans in the United States, and Canadians in Canada. “I watched some of my fights in the UFC, and there were eight or more fights against a guy in his country,” he said. “I would like to fight at least once on my continent.
From picking up mixed martial arts just to get in shape to making his UFC debut in front of an arena full of Brazilian fans screaming for his head, it’s been quite an interesting five years for Missouri’s Jake Collier, but he’s taking it all in stride.