After dominating Cub Swanson for five rounds and finishing him with a timely rear naked choke at 4:56 of the fifth and final round - the latest finish in UFC history - Frankie Edgar was rewarded with one of the performance bonuses, earning an extra $50k for his efforts.Paige VanZant was successful in her Octagon debut, defeating Kailin Curran by TKO on the UFC FIGHT PASS prelims. The two strawweights earned fight of the night honors, and Alexey Oliynyk earned the other performance bonus for his KO win against Jared Rosholt. All four fighters earned $50k.UFC Sr.
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie "The Answer" Edgar put a momentary halt to Cub Swanson’s plans for a featherweight title shot Saturday night at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, dominating Swanson for nearly five rounds before finishing the bout via submission with four seconds left in the bout.The loss snapped Swanson’s six-fight winning streak.
Home to some of the most memorable moments in recent UFC history, including Jon Jones' title-winning stoppage of Shogun Rua in 2011 and February's classic brawl between Abel Trujillo and Jamie Varner, the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey will again host the UFC's best, as the promotion travels east for a UFC on FOX card on Saturday, April 18.The announcement was made Saturday during the Fight Night Austin broadcast.Stay tuned to UFC.com for ticket and fight card information. Read the Full Article Here
Russian heavyweight prospect Ruslan “Leopard” Magomedov fed Octagon newcomer Josh “The Cuddly Bear” Copeland a steady diet of kicks throughout their UFC Fight Night prelim bout at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, and while Copeland didn’t fall, it was a decisive unanimous decision victory for Magomedov Saturday night, upping his Octagon record to 2-0.Scores were 30-27 twice and 29-28.Magomedov struck first with a big right hand to the head in the second minute, but after a brief stagger to the fence, Copeland had his legs back under him, and a minute la
Paige VanZant may have received a lot of attention for her looks and her age, but the 20-year-old strawweight prospect has plenty of mean in her too, as she delivered a stellar performance in her Octagon debut against fellow newcomer Kailin Curran, stopping the Hawaiian in the third round of their UFC Fight Night prelim bout at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.The strawweights engaged immediately, VanZant bulling Curran to the fence immediately. Curran landed an elbow and got loose, but they soon locked up again.
Luke Barnatt knew he beat Sean Strickland. The May bout in Berlin didn’t mark the best performance turned in by “The Bigslow,” but everyone has those days. As the great boxing trainer George Benton once said, “win today, look good next time.”“There's nothing you can do, and before the decision was read out, I was pretty bummed because I didn't feel like I performed that well,” Barnatt recalled. “I performed to the game plan and beat the guy, but no one wants to watch that fight. I'll just move on to the next one.
Roger Narvaez began fighting at heavyweight, moved to light heavyweight and then settled in at middleweight, where he built a solid reputation on the local Texas MMA circuit.
When you hear that Paige VanZant’s first exposure to mixed martial arts came through classes at Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den facility in Reno, she gets an instant badge of respect even before she steps into the Octagon for the first time Saturday night against Kailin Curran.See, if you’ve followed MMA for any length of time, you’ll remember that no team had a tougher tryout than the Lion’s Den, with those initiations taking on a mythical dimension over the last two decades.
UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the featherweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson and the lightweight bout between Edson Barboza and Bobby Green, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas beginning at 10:00pm ET / 7:00pm PT.
UFC Fight Night Austin: Edgar vs Swanson
Me and Yves taking over at Fox 7 in Austin :) http://t.co/kX1OH9UsQv pic.twitter.com/daKKTA5S1x
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) November 20, 2014
Almost go time @ufc http://t.co/OAzD1Cr4IN pic.twitter.com/a26Ms6DnKn
— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) November 20, 2014
Joe Rogan has always kept it simple when it comes to his stand-up comedy: “Talk about sh*t that is funny.”
He’s at it again in his latest uncensored special, “Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High,” which is set to premier tonight on Comedy Central at midnight ET/PT.
This will be Rogan’s third Comedy Central special, and the always-on-the-go UFC color commentator said he thinks it may be his best one yet.
2014 has been like an Isaac Vallie-Flagg fight for Isaac Vallie-Flagg, complete with plenty of back-and-forth action, some adversity, and a strong finish. He’s got the first two segments down. On Saturday he hopes he delivers the strong finish when he faces Matt Wiman at UFC Fight Night in Austin, Texas.“I want it (2014) to end with a win,” he said. “I want to win, I want to stay employed, and I don't care if I get a bonus or a finish, I just want to win this fight and stay employed. That's what it's boiling down to, ending the year on a positive note.
Saturday, the Octagon is in Austin, Texas for the featherweight clash between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson. But before UFC Fight Night begins, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers. 9Octagon events in Texas including this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson1529Days between this weekend’s event in Austin and the Octagon’s previous Austin appearance at UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs.