[bing_translator]Las Vegas- For Phil Brooks, the former World Wrestling Entertainment Heavyweight Champion known as CM Punk, Saturday was a coming out Party of sorts at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Brooks shocked wrestling fans, and Mixed Martial Arts fans around the world, as he was introduced by Ultimate Fighting Championship commentator Joe Rogan during the opening introductions of the UFC 181 Pay-Per-View on Saturday night. Brooks, the longest reigning World Champion in
[caption id="attachment_28136" align="aligncenter" width="500"] (Image courtesy of lifeofafighter.com)[/caption] Finally the wait is over. 18-time world boxing champion in three weight classes and undefeated Top women’s bantamweight contender, Holly "The Preachers Daughter" Holm (7-0) officially signed with UFC Thursday evening. This is something that MMA fans around the world waited on pins and needles for a long time, but negotiations stalled a few months back. Hindsight shows it couldn't be a
[caption id="attachment_22464" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images)[/caption] Sporting an undefeated record (7-0), and an impressive background in grappling, wrestling and freestyle wrestling, Sara McMann has all the tools to beat former Olympian, Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey (8-0) in UFC 170. No one’s been able to even compete inside the octagon with Rousey, but at UFC 170, she’s about to run into an opponent she’s never seen anything like before. One
Urijah Faber is (30-6) one of the hardest working fighters in the world, which is very noticeable when he walks into the Octagon. Bruce Buffer is done being the best ring announcer, Arianny Celeste is finished walking cage side, and that octagon door is shut. His cardio is top-notch, strong takedowns, durable chin, and fast hands, but it’s just something about that title fight that eludes himself of the win.
[caption id="attachment_20120" align="aligncenter" width="640"] (Image courtesy of MMAJunkie.com)[/caption] In what may have been his last fight in a UFC octagon, Anderson Silva would suffer a horrific shin injury against Chris Weidman in their much-anticipated rematch in UFC 168. Weidman, whom defeated Silva in July to take the UFC middleweight belt from Silva in UFC 162, performed a shin check on an attempted kick by Silva, which caused both shins to collide and
[caption id="attachment_20101" align="aligncenter" width="500"] (Image courtesy of Yahoo Sports.)[/caption] To say that UFC 168 isn't the most anticipated card of 2013, or ever really is like saying Lady Gaga doesn't change costumes 168 times in one concert. Two main events are scheduled to headline this card of the year Saturday Dec. 28 on Pay Per View, and the best way to describe it is "Revenge". Two former champions in their
There was nothing lucky about Chris Weidman’s left hook. He connected squarely with Anderson Silva’s jaw and dropped the former middleweight champion at UFC 162 on July 7. But can he do it again though? The All-American will have his chance. Dana White announced on July 13 that a Silva-Weidman rematch would occur as the main event of UFC 168 on Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las
Thanks to UFC President Dana White, MMA fans will be getting their wish for a Silva-Weidman do-over sooner than expected in UFC 168. As first announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter, the much-anticipated rematch featuring former champion Anderson Silva and new middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Dec 28th at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden. Silva, 38, who was a big favorite going into his match against the un-heralded Weidman by knockout, gets a change
[caption id="attachment_1077" align="alignleft" width="150"] dos Santos[/caption] Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos learned a lot in his title fight with Cain Velasquez at UFC 155. I hope dos Santos paid attention because Velasquez put the blueprint to regaining his title right in front of him. Velasquez dominated from start to finish -- he won every round convincingly. Dos Santos learned he needs to become a better all-around fighter -- Velasquez is a
When Frankie Edgar fights Jose Aldo at UFC 156, there will be more on the line than the featherweight belt. The bout could crown a pound-for-pound champion -- at least in the eyes of two future UFC hall of famers. UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre said Edgar is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, despite a two-fight losing streak, both against Ben Henderson -- the current lightweight champion.