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After an action-packed UFC Fight Night 53 event over the weekend (Sat., Oct. 4, 2014) in Stockholm, Sweden, plenty of fighters were still feeling the buzz; however, Gunnar Nelson is likely suffering from the worst post-fight hangover after suffering the first loss of his mixed martial arts (MMA) carer at the hands of Rick Story.
Soa Palelei will step foot inside the Octagon for the fifth time when he takes on Daniel Omielanczuk at UFC Fight Night 55 in his home country of Australia. Before he is set to go to war, "The Hulk" sat down with MMAmania.com to discuss his upcoming opponent, life outside the cage, and his plans on becoming UFC champion in the very near future.
We're not 100% sure what to call this, but there is no doubt that it is awesome, even in failure. At this weekend's KSW event in Poland, Helson Henriquez attempted a cage assisted aerial attack on downed opponent Anzor Azhiev. It didn't work at all ... Azhiev instead managed to upkick Henriquez and knock him onto his back.
Last October, Josh Burkman, fresh off the biggest win of his career over former UFC contender Jon Fitch, lost a fight for the World Series of Fighting welterweight title to the relatively unknown underdog Steve Carl. A huge favorite, Burkman was caught in a triangle choke in the fourth round and ended the night unconscious rather than victorious.
STOCKHOLM – UFC newcomer Charles Rosa came up short in a thrilling tussle with veteran Dennis Siver, collecting $50,000 for the evening’s “Fight of the Night.” But in the aftermath, Rosa was focused more on his loss than the financial gain.