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Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 33
In the wake of Saturday's (well, Friday in North America) Mark Hunt vs. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva fight and multiple viewings, there are a lot of thoughts in looking back. Hunt (9-8-1) and Silva (18-5-1) put on a must-see performance. But this has been a year loaded with classics, from Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann, Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson, Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez, Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice and even Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks. In February, after the Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche fight, I figured with the historical implications and excitement of that fight, it would be a fight of the year candidate and even possible winner. Today, I wouldn't even consider it for top five...
Submitted Dec 9, 2013 9:48AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
WSOF aiming for 8-10 events in 2014, two to be broadcast on NBC
With the final WSOF event of the year in the books, take a look at the big plans president Ray Sefo has for the new year. "Next year we're gonna have two shows that are gonna be on the mothership of NBC," adds Sefo. "They are starting to promote WSOF on there, which reaches millions of millions of other people that probably don't know much about the sport or have never seen it."
Submitted Dec 9, 2013 2:18AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Dana White: Sports Innovator of The Year
UFC President Dana White, for all his brash utterances and bullish attitudes as the driving front man of the Ultimate Fighting Championship organisation, is modest when it comes to personal success. But he was humbled after being named the most innovative person in sport by leading industry publication Sports Business International. Sports Business International subscribers, along with an expert judging panel, awarded White the title of Sports Innovator of the Year 2013...
Submitted Dec 8, 2013 9:43PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
What can be done with MMA scoring?
In the three weeks since UFC 167, things went from irrational to pretty rational when it comes to talking about the judging, and if anything, the recent controversy opened a lot of eyes to the fact that judges themselves are handicapped to a degree by the system in place. The funny part of all of this is as much as the Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks title match fueled the talk, is that it was another fight on that show, Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald, that was almost the perfect example of what is wrong with the ten-point must system. In that fight, virtually nothing happened in the first round. It was as close to a 10-10 round as you can get, but given that judges in 97 percent of the cases are going to call a round 10-9, that's what happened. As it turned out, Lawler got the benefit of the coin-toss round on two cards. The second round was clearly MacDonald's, but Lawler won the third with far more of a margin, including scoring a knockdown and doing most of the key damage in the fight...
Submitted Dec 8, 2013 9:39PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Joe Silva’s Shoes: What’s next for the UFC Fight Night 33 winners?
UFC Fight Night 33 is an event that will be etched in history for quite some time due to the dramatic main event between Mark Hunt (9-8-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC) and Antonio Silva (18-5-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) that ended in a majority draw. The main event capped off a spectacular night of fights from Brisbane, Australia, that saw three of the six main card bouts end by knockout with the remaining ones that went the distance producing plenty of action...
Submitted Dec 8, 2013 9:37PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
WSOF’s Sefo critical of Taylor’s style, but title fight with Branch expected for March
While Jesse Taylor punched his ticket into the inaugural World Series of Fighting middleweight championship bout, company President Ray Sefo isn’t particularly impressed with how “JT Money” earned the victory.
Submitted Dec 8, 2013 6:15PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: UFC Fight Night 33 headliner Mark Hunt broke hand in two places
Just when you thought there were no more superlatives to throw out there for Saturday’s crazy five-round bloodbath between Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva, the fight that has fans already lauding it as nothing short of legendary will get a bit more lore added to it.
Submitted Dec 8, 2013 6:13PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Knapp Wants TV Deal Following Invicta 7
For the second time in its seven-event history, Invicta FC had a night filled with technical difficulties. Promotion president Shannon Knapp was a guest on MMAmania's "Darce Side Radio" podcast this past week and was asked about the promotion finding a home on television. She said it's something she is focused on. After tonight's issues, it's only logical that it should be a top priority for Knapp and Invicta.
Submitted Dec 8, 2013 3:09PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
‘TUF 15' alums Daron Cruickshank, Mike Rio meet at UFC on FOX 10 in Chicago
The UFC’s January dance card in Chicago continues to fill up with the addition of the show’s 11th fight – a battle of alums from Season 15 of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Submitted Dec 8, 2013 3:07PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Added to UFC 171
A welterweight bout between Hector Lombard and Jakes Shields has been added to the UFC 171 card in Dallas.
Submitted Dec 8, 2013 1:55PM by JLS - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Six years after near-fatal crash, Will Ribeiro finds peace with MMA judging and coaching
Will Ribeiro was a bantamweight prospect back in 2008, but his MMA career was prematurely stopped days after his second fight at World Extreme Cagefighting. Six years later, he still battles to live a normal life in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With a 9-1 professional overall record -- which included five knockouts and two submissions -- Ribeiro signed with the WEC and fought former bantamweight champion Chase Beebe in his promotional debut on June 2008. He won the fight via split decision, and immediately broke into the top 10 of the division...
Submitted Dec 8, 2013 11:29AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
White: Silva motivated for Weidman, but UFC will ‘talk about’ Roy Jones Jr. fight
The questions started immediately after Anderson Silva was knocked out by Chris Weidman in July. The longtime champ and pound-for-pound king had barely hit the canvas when critics were dogging him for clowning around against Weidman in the cage – clowning, they said, that allowed Weidman to drill Silva for an upset knockout...
Submitted Dec 8, 2013 11:23AM by grappler0000 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Georgi Karakhanyan ‘really close’ to quitting after Lance Palmer eye-poke at WSOF 7
A first-round eye poke nearly prevented Georgi Karakhanyan from competing in a fight that would eventually crown him World Series of Fighting’s inaugural featherweight champion.
Submitted Dec 8, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
WSOF 7 results: Georgi Karakhanyan submits Lance Palmer for inaugural featherweight title
MAIN CARD -Georgi Karakhanyan def. Lance Palmer via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 4:40 -Jesse Taylor def. Elvis Mutapcic via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) -Nick Newell def. Sabah Fadai via submission (standing guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:21 -Kalib Starnes def. Dwayne Lewis via knockout (elbows) – Round 2, 1:02 PRELIMINARY CARD -Michael Hill def. Richard Arsenault via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 2, 1:29 -David Perron def. Matt Baker via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:46 -Gabriel Solorio def. Shawn Albrecht via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) -Myles Merola def. Dan Ring via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) -Brendan Kornberger def. Micah Brakefield via TKO (corner stoppage) – Round 2, 2:45
Submitted Dec 8, 2013 9:37AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Cage Warriors 62 results: UFC vet Curt Warburton taps out Murch in 49 seconds
If UFC veteran Curt Warburton was looking to send a message to the lightweights in his new home at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship, he might have done it.
Submitted Dec 7, 2013 6:01PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC Light Heavyweight Ryan Bader Donates $10,000 to Benefit Families of Navy SEALs
Prior to his dominant victory over Anthony Perosh last night at UFC Fight Night 33, light heavyweight Ryan Bader decided to give back to members of the United States military.
Submitted Dec 7, 2013 4:54PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig Moved to Main Card as Part of UFC on Fox 9 Fight Card Shuffle
After Matt Brown was forced to withdraw from next week’s UFC on Fox 9 bout with Carlos Condit due to suffering two herniated discs in his lower back, that fight was cancelled and a preliminary bout between Joe Lauzon and Mac Danzig was elevated to the main card.
Submitted Dec 7, 2013 4:46PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Report: Matt Brown injured, elects to withdraw from UFC on Fox 9 fight
Reports are coming out that The Immortal has suffered a training injury and won't be able to face Carlos Condit next week.
Submitted Dec 7, 2013 3:13PM by Webbie - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Silva-St. Preux, McDaniel-Troeng booked for UFC 171 in Dallas
A pair of fights has been booked for the UFC’s March return to Dallas, including one that is a rescheduling. H
Submitted Dec 7, 2013 2:45PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jared Rosholt meets newcomer Oleksiy Oliynyk at UFC on FOX 10 in Chicago
Just a week after winning his UFC debut, Jared Rosholt has his next assignment. Rosholt (9-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet newly signed Russian Oleksiy Oliynyk (48-9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a heavyweight bout when the UFC returns to Chicago next month for UFC on FOX 10. Promotion officials announced the new fight booking on Saturday.
Submitted Dec 7, 2013 2:44PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
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