Review: 2013-05-18, two of the best mma fighters in the world and one of the best knockouts of the year (UFC Knockout of the Night): Vitor Belfort vs Luke Rockhold is one of the best mma fights of 2013, four stars! (We had rated this fight as “very close to get four stars” but after watching it again we have changed our rating – June 25, 2013). The Brazilian Vitor Belfort (22-10-0, 82% finishing rate) entered as the No.2 middleweight in the world while the American Luke Rockhold (10-1-0, 80% finishing rate) entered as the No.4; Rockhold’s only loss came in 2007 to Tony Rubalcava via TKO. Belfort vs Rockhold is the main event of UFC on FX 8. Watch the video!
Review: 2013-04-27, good fight between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen: it gets three stars. Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (17-1-0, 82% finishing rate) entered as the No.1 light heavyweight in the world while Chael Sonnen (27-12-1) entered as the No.3 middleweight. Jon Jones vs Sonnen is valid for the UFC light heavyweight title (Jones’ fifth defense); main event of UFC 159. Watch the video!
Review: 2012-11-17, nice and fast submission (UFC Submission of the Night) between Ivan Menjivar and Azamat Gashimov: three stars. Ivan Menjivar ranked as the No.55 bantamweight in the world, entered the fight with a record of 24-9-0 while Azamat Gashimov had a record of 7-1-0. Menjivar vs Gashimov is on the undercard of Georges St Pierre vs Carlos Condit – UFC 154. Watch the video!
Review: 2012-11-10, the only parts worth seeing are the the ends of each round, but this is not enough to give it three stars. Dong Hyun Kim (15-2-1) entered as the No.33 welterweight in the world while Paulo Thiago (14-4-0) entered as the No.39. Kim vs Thiago is on the undercard of Rich Franklin vs Cung Le – UFC on Fuel TV 6. Watch the video!
Review: 2012-11-10, Rich Franklin vs Cung Le gets four stars thanks to one of the best mma knockouts of the year, (UFC Knockout of the Night). Rich Franklin (29-6-0) entered as the No.10 middleweight in the world while Cung Le (8-2-0) entered as the No.46. Franklin vs Le is the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 6. Watch the video!
UFC on Fuel TV 6: Franklin vs Le video teaser
On Saturday, November 10, the UFC will mark its first ever trip to China as part of their final FUEL TV card of the year. Read more »
The main event will see former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin (29-6, 1 NC) against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le (8-2).
Cung Le (age 40) is a former International Kickboxing Federation light heavyweight world champion, having a professional Sanshou record of 16-0 before moving to mixed martial arts (Le also held an undefeated kick-boxing record of 17-0). In his last match he got a victory against Patrick Cote at UFC 148, but is the match with Wanderlei Silva that made history: at UFC 139 Le had a good start with his kicks, and landed a spinning backfist that dropped Silva. During the second round, Silva bombed Le with huge punches and knees that completely broke Le’s nose. Le was stunned, bloody and fell to the ground, and the fight was stopped by the ref (= Wanderlei Silva vs Cung Le). In the same night there was a “Fight of the Year” and actually our most
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MMA News – UFC 155 fight card and trailer: Phil Davis replaces Chael Sonnen and will face Forrest Griffin
At UFC 155 on December 29 in Las Vegas Phil Davis will face former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin.
Griffin was originally scheduled to face Chael Sonnen, but Sonnen was designed to become a coach on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter against Jon Jones. The two will also fight for Jones’ title in April of 2013.
Davis recently submitted Wagner Prado via an anaconda choke at UFC 153 (= Phil Davis vs Wagner Prado 2). Davis is 4-1 (with one no-contest) in his last six matches.
Griffin’s last fight was against Tito Ortiz at UFC 148 on
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Review: 2012-10-13, good start by Bonnar, good show by ‘The Spyder’ Silva, good finish: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar gets three stars. Anderson Silva (32-4-0) entered as the No.1 middleweight in the world while Stephan Bonnar (15-7-0) entered as the No.26 light heavyweight. Silva vs Bonnar is the main event of UFC 153; first fight of ‘The Spyder’ Silva in the light heavyweight division. Watch the video!
Review: 2012-10-13, aggressive start and spectacular finish between Demian Maia and Rick Story, three stars. Demian Maia (16-4-0) entered as the No.8 welterweight in the world while Rick Story (14-5-0) entered as the No.29. Maia vs Story is on the undercard of Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar – UFC 153. Watch the video!
Video UFC 153 weigh-ins
No incidents at Friday’s official weigh-in at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro for UFC 153. UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva came in at 202 pounds, and veteran fighter Stephan Bonnar meet was 202 pounds. Read more »
In the co-main event, Antonio Rodrigo ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira (244) and Dave Herman (243) were just a pound apart for their heavyweight bout.
Silva comes from a streak of 16 consecutive victories, 14 of them finishes. His last match was at UFC 148 in July, when he defeated Chael Sonnen by technical knockout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (= Silva vs Sonnen 2). Silva has secured 25 of his 32 professional wins by knockout, technical knockout or submission, including Rich Franklin (twice) and Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin and Nate Marquardt. Undefeated inside the Octagon, he has not been legitimately defeated since the incredible Ryo Chonan’s flying scissor heel hook in December 2004 (video at the bottom of this post),
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