Thiago Tavares plans drop to 145 following quick UFC win
GOIANIA, Brazil -- Thiago Tavares is back in the win column, and he wants a fresh start in the UFC.
Following a first-round submission victory over Justin Salas at UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil, Tavares asked to be part of UFC Fight Night event in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, on Feb. 8, and that could be mark his debut as a featherweight.
Miesha Tate Tops Ronda Rousey in First Round of EA Sports UFC Video Game Cover Voting
The UFC and EA Sports recently announced UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the first cover athlete for the new EA Sports UFC video game. Alongside that announcement, it was revealed that a second cover athlete would be chosen via a fan vote.
The Cover Vote is a way for fans to get in on the action and determine the athlete that will grace the EA Sports UFC game cover opposite Jones.
The first round of the cover voting is in the books with Miesha Tate upsetting UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey, and moving on to face Alexander Gustafsson in the second round.
35 post-event facts about 'UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2'
If you're a fan of violence inside the octagon, "UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2" on Saturday night from Brazil's Goiania Arena was the card for you.
The memorable event featured nine knockout or submission finishes in 11 fights, which is just one finish shy of the single-event record held by UFC Fight Night 13 and UFC on FUEL TV 10.
While stoppages were a common theme throughout the evening, Vitor Belfort stole the show, as he knocked out Dan Henderson with a dramatic first-round head kick in the main event.
After dropping a decision to Henderson (29-11 MMA, 6-5 UFC) in their first meeting back in 2006, "The Phenom" avenged the loss in the most decisive way possible as it took just 77 seconds to stop the former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion.
Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) proved once again why he is one of the great finishers in UFC history and his statistical acumen inside the cage is one few can match.
With the help of FightMetric, here are 35 post-fight facts about Belfort and the other competitors on the UFC Fight Night 32 card...
After punching wall, Rony Jason sent to hospital following UFC Fight Night 32
UFC featherweight Rony Jason probably thought his night was bad enough after suffering a devastating first-round knockout loss at the hands of Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 32. But as he headed backstage following the loss, he let his emotions get the best of him and, in the process, made things even worse for himself.
According to backstage rumors, an angry Jason punched a wall and injured his hand so badly he had to be taken to the hospital. The true story was slightly different, according to UFC President Dana White – but not by much...