On November 15, number one contender Fabricio Werdum faces Mark Hunt for the interim UFC heavyweight title in Mexico City. Yet despite Werdum’s current success, his road to UFC 180 has been a long and winding one. Read on for a look at his five defining moments.UFC 90 - Junior Dos Santos (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)October 25, 2008Result: Dos Santos TKO1This may be an odd place to start, but if you ask Werdum about the fight that changed his career for the better, it was this one.
Top 15 middleweights Thales Leites and Tim Boetsch will look to keep the momentum going from recent wins when they battle it out in Las Vegas on the UFC 183 card on January 31.In August, "The Barbarian" Boetsch scored an emotional Performance of the Night TKO of Brad Tavares in his home state of Maine, putting him into the number 13 spot in the current 185-pound rankings.Brazil's Leites, ranked number 11 in the world, has been on a hot streak for a while, going unbeaten in his last seven fights, a string that includes four UFC wins and back-to-back knockouts of Trevor Smith and Francis Carm
Two card changes have hit next week's UFC FIGHT PASS event in Sydney, Australia, with flyweight Neil Seery and bantamweight Frankie Saenz both withdrawing due to injury.Stepping in for Seery to face Australia's own Richie Vaculik will be Hawaii's Louis Smolka, while Saenz' bout against Aljamain Sterling has been called off, as there wasn't proper time to get another opponent for the New York prospect.The card, headlined by the middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping, will now proceed with 11 bouts.
Considering that the first thing you see when you walk into the UFC offices in Las Vegas is a larger than life statue of boxing great Joe Louis, Chris Algieri felt right at home when he visited the company last Thursday.“There’s boxing stuff all over here, I love it,” Algieri said. No mere tourist, the WBO junior welterweight champion is in town to prepare for his November 22 title fight with Manny Pacquiao in Macao, and in a break from his training at the Venetian, he jumped at the chance to see how the other combat sport lives.
Fight fans love a rivalry and the feud between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping is as real as it gets.The grudge between the former Strikeforce middleweight champion and the brash Brit has been steadily growing over the past two years and they will finally set in to handle their business at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping on November 8.
The episode begins with an update on Marlon “Chito” Vera’s condition. Scheduled to face Alejandro Perez in the semifinal match, Chito has a skin condition that could prevent him from competing. The rashes on his face and body are becoming progressively worse, and he’s starting to feel nauseous as well. As a precaution, he’s quarantined at a local hotel so he doesn’t infect the other housemates. As Chito’s chances dim, the other bantamweights on Team Latin America could be given a second opportunity.
Aisling Daly and Angela Magana face off on the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter, as two of the most experienced veterans in the history of women's MMA finally get a chance to shine this week. Five fights into the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, things have been going quite well for lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and his team of assassins. The momentum all started with the first bout of the season when unknown Canadian Randa Markos took out No.
Phil Davis’ victory against Glover Teixeira shook up the majority of the light heavyweight division when the official rankings were released on Monday following UFC 179.
BRAZIL’S LAST CHAMP STANDINGJose Aldo needed last Saturday night, and not just because his win over Chad Mendes doubled his paycheck and added a Fight of the Night bonus to his bank account. No, the UFC featherweight champion needed that victory because of the way he won. In winning an exciting five-rounder that showed off his heart, power, and precision striking, he reminded the world just why he’s one of the top fighters in the world as well as the best featherweight to strap on the gloves.
If you stay ready you don't have to get ready. Those are wise words to live by for all the competitors that join The Ultimate Fighter. For nearly a decade, every season has featured some unfortunate circumstances where a fighter gets injured or is forced to leave the show, and in their place steps a teammate or potentially someone from the opposite side to replace them. It's a particularly hard situation going into the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America as Team Werdum deals with a lot of uncertainty surrounding bantamweight Marlon Vera after he started dev
Seven fighters joined UFC president Dana White at the UFC 179 post-fight press conference: Darren Elkins, Beneil Dariush, Gilbert Burns, Fabio Maldonado, Phil Davis, Chad Mendes, and Jose Aldo.
Number six ranked light heavyweight contender Phil Davis made it look easy against former world title challenger Glover Teixeira Saturday night at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, winning a shutout three-round decision in the UFC 179 co-main event.Scores were 30-27 on all three judges’ scorecards for Davis, who is now 5-0 with 1 NC against Brazilian opponents, leading “Mr.
Denver welterweight Neil Magny kept his remarkable 2014 campaign going in UFC 179 prelim action at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, halting William Patolino in the third round for his fifth victory of the year, tying Roger Huerta's modern-era record for the most UFC wins in a single calendar year.Magny’s boxing was sharp in the first, as he used slick footwork and a busy jab to keep Patolino from ripping off his power shots.
Featherweight champion Jose Aldo is one of the more dominant title holders in UFC history. Aldo has won 17 straight fights dating back to 2006, with notable wins over Cub Swanson, Urijah Faber, Manny Gamburyan, Kenny Florian, Chad Mendes, and Frankie Edgar. With 15 career wins by knockout and one by submission, Aldo is considered one of MMA’s best pound-for-pound fighters. He’ll look to keep his streak and tact – and his belt – when he faces Team Alpha Male rival Chad Mendes at UFC 179.