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Ben Askren's rivalry with Johny Hendricks runs as deep as any college sports rivalry worth its salt. In this case, Askren wore the singlet of the University of Missouri, while Hendricks wrestled for Oklahoma State.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight scrapper Michael Chiesa was stopped by Joe Lauzon in the second round of their UFC Fight Night 50 lightweight showdown (recap), after the attending physician deemed "Maverick" unfit to continue, thanks to "J-Lau's" knee to the dome that opened up a nasty cut (see it here).
And he's not happy about it.
After signing a broadcast deal with UFC Fight Pass last June, Invicta Fighting Championship (Invicta FC) was probably looking forward to airing a mixed martial arts (MMA) event online without having to worry about losing the live feed, something that plagued the upstart combat sports promotion during previous events.
When promoting the headlining attraction of last night's (Fri., Sept. 5, 2014) UFC Fight Night 50: "Jacare vs. Mousasi" event at the Foxwoods Casino Resort in Ledyard, Connecticut on Fox Sports 1, UFC President Dana White mentioned the winner of the Jacare Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi bout would be in line for a title shot.
LEDYARD, Conn. – Heavyweight Ben Rothwell (34-9 MMA, 4-3 UFC) earned one of the biggest wins of his career on Friday by knocking out Alistair Overeem (37-14 MMA, 2-3 UFC), but he didn’t walk away unscathed.