Anthony Johnson could be last man standing between Jon Jones and heavyweight
Anthony Johnson’s work in Stockholm wasn’t so much a thing of beauty as it was of destruction. The interloper was cracking mountain faces with those punches he was throwing. Gustafsson, who had come in planning to work the delicacies of the striking game, was off his moorings from the first jab. All it took was an accidental eye-poke to signal the end. Right after that Johnson landed a right hand that sent Gustafsson’s title shot fleeting like a genie from the bottle, while 30,000 people at the Tele2 Arena jumped in unison to try and catch its tail.
Let's all hope Diaz vs. Silva is a big sell & we start getting more fights between weight classes.
I understand why the UFC is hesitant to book fights with guys from different weight classes, but at the same time, I feel cheated for never seeing a prime GSP fight Silva. I understand why GSP was hesitant to fight Silva at 185 (If that is true) but just think of how big that fight would have been for everyone? I bet if the money was right, both fighter's would have made it into the cage, and what fan would have not paid to watch that fight? Would you have lost respect for either fighter regardless of outcome?
Taleb Added To UFC 186
UFC 186 in Montreal has added a Welterweight contest as Tristar’s own Nordine Taleb will face off against Claudio Henrique Da Silva. RDS.ca was the first to break the news of the bout.
UFC announces UFC Fight Night 69 in Germany, UFC Fight Night 73 in Scotland
European fight fans can add two more dates to their summer calendar. UFC officials today revealed the location of fight cards in both Germany and Scotland.
At a special press conference held today to reveal the organization’s EMEA plans, German fighter Nick Hein revealed the UFC will visit O2 World Berlin on June 20 for UFC Fight Night 69.
Meanwhile, Scottish fighter Joanne Calderwood announced the promotion will make its first trip to her native country on July 18, when Glasgow’s SSE Hydro hosts UFC Fight Night 73.
UFC Fight Night 64 heads to Poland with Cro Cop-Gonzaga II, Blachowicz-Manuwa
STOCKHOLM – The UFC visits Poland for the first time on April 11 with Krakow Arena playing host to UFC Fight Night 64.
UFC officials today announced the plans, which include a headlining matchup and rematch of heavyweights Mirko Filipovic (30-11-2 MMA, 4-6 UFC) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (16-9 MMA, 11-8 UFC) and light heavyweights Jan Blachowicz (18-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Jimi Manuwa(14-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC).