Sunday, December 30, 2012

UFC 155: Dos Santos Vs. Velasquez 2 Results


Main Card Bouts (on Pay-Per-View):

-Cain Velasquez def. Junior Dos Santos by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-43, 50-44)
-Jim Miller def. Joe Lauzon by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Costa Philippou def. Tim Boetsch by TKO at 2:11, R3
-Yushin Okami def. Alan Belcher by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
-Derek Brunson def. Chris Leben by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Bouts (on FX):

-Eddie Wineland def. Brad Pickett by Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27), R3
-Erik Perez def. Byron Bloodworth by TKO (Punches) at 3:50, R1
-Jamie Varner def. Melvin Guillard by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)
-Myles Jury def. Michael Johnson by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3

Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):

-Todd Duffee def. Phil DeFries by TKO at 2:04, R1
-Max Holloway def. Leonard Garcia by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-John Moraga def. Chris Cariaso by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:11, R3

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Full Video-Countdown to UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez

Velasquez Wants To Avenge Loss To Dos Santos At UFC 155


Velasquez on UFC 155, he hopes to avenge the loss and by bringing new tools to the cage:

“Getting the win back,” Velasquez answered when asked what’s more important in this fight. “And just knowing that you beat the best guys out there to achieve the belt.”

“I could be my best, 100-percent and I could still not win the fight,” said Velasquez. “But me knowing that I did everything I could, and that when the bell rings I’m going to do that with a purpose.

“I’m going to punch with a purpose, look for different stuff in the stand up, if it goes to the ground do my best down there. Keep doing all that stuff.”

Thursday, December 20, 2012

STRIKEFORCE CONFIRMS JAN. 12 EVENT IS FINAL SHOWTIME BROADCAST

"Since 2009, Showtime has been a great partner and we appreciate its support of Strikeforce and our athletes," Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker stated. "For our final event, we've loaded the card with some outstanding fights. This is going to be a memorable night for the sport of mixed martial arts." "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" takes place Jan. 12 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

The main card airs on Showtime, and Showtime Extreme carries four of the evening's six preliminary bouts. 

MAIN CARD (Showtime) Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine - for welterweight title
Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring
Josh Barnett vs. Nandor Guelmino
Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle
Ed Herman vs. Ronaldo Souza
PRELIMINARY CARD (Showtime Extreme) Pat Healy vs. Jorge Masvidal*
Roger Gracie vs. Anthony Smith
 Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Smith
Ryan Couture vs. KJ Noons
PRELIMINARY CARD (un-aired) Jorge Gurgel vs. Adriano Martins
Michael Bravo vs. Estevan Payan

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dana White Talks Ronda Rousey and GSP vs Diaz-Video


I'm putting my toe in the water, and I'm checking it out," said White. "There's no doubt, for people who say, 'Oh, this is the Ronda Rousey show,' f------ right it is. You're absolutely right. I'm not trying to shy away from that and say, 'Oh no, we're getting into women's MMA.' This is the Ronda Rousey Show."

"I don't know how long this is going to last. This could last a year. This could be forever. The 135-pound division could fill up with tons of talent, and we could have tons of great fights. I can't honestly sit here and predict what's going to happen, but don't kid yourself, this is absolutely the only reason this is happening is because of Ronda Rousey."


Rory MacDonald Vs. Carlos Condit 2 Possible For UFC 158 In Montreal


Rory MacDonald was a guest on MMAJunkie.com Radio today and informed listeners that after speaking with UFC President Dana White, he has been granted a rematch against Carlos Condit.

"In Montreal – I got exactly what I wanted," said MacDonald said of the news. "You can't get what you don't ask for. I'm very, very happy... I've been waiting for this day for two and a half years."

At UFC 115 in June 2010, MacDonald controlled Condit for almost two rounds before Condit rallied late in the third round, earning a TKO stoppage with seven seconds remaining in the bout.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

UFC 157-Henderson-Machida, Faber-Menjivar Made Official

Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida was made official as the co-main event for UFC 157 on Feb. 23, the company announced on Thursday.

The latest UFC 157 card includes:

  • Champ Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche - for women's bantamweight title
  • Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
  • Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar
  • Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub*
  • Neil Magny vs. Jon Manley*
  • Court McGee vs. Josh Neer*
* - Not officially announced

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

MacDonald Now Eyeing Carlos Condit after beating BJ Penn


MacDonald requested a rematch against Condit during his post fight interview:

"There's a guy that humiliated me a couple years ago, and I want my revenge," MacDonald said. "Carlos Condit, I want a rematch. Accept my challenge. Let's do it in March – I'm going to get my revenge."

MacDonald and Condit fought at UFC 115 in June 2010. Condit stopped MacDonald late in the third and final round with a devastating barrage of elbows and punches.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Ronda Rousey Vs. Liz Carmouche Booked For UFC 157 Main Event

Ronda Rousey will face Liz Carmouche in the main slot in February at UFC 157. TMZ reported the news of the bout today and it was confirmed officially via the UFC's Twitter account.

The card is also expected to feature Dan Henderson facing Lyoto Machida and Urijah Faber taking on Ivan Menijar.




Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Couture Thinks Sonnen & Henderson Would FIght Each Other

"I think they'd be friends before, they'd be friends after but they'd go out there and compete and they know each other pretty well and it'd be an interesting competition," Couture explained. "I think they'd both put it on the line and fight when it came down to it."