LowkickMMA

Blog Posts

It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White and ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren don’t really like each other. Bellator’s undefeated 170-champion when the promotion released him, White shunned the idea of signing the smothering wrestler Askren, who won two consecutive national championships at the University of Missouri. Askren...
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 1
Poor: 1
Last night’s (Sat., August 30, 2014) UFC 177 pay-per-view (PPV) from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California, elicited a colorful spectrum of emotions from hardcore MMA fans everywhere (not many casual ones were supposed to have tuned in). After all, the card, which once featured two title fights until Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso...
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 5
Poor: 2
UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw defended his title for the first time against at UFC 177 last night (August 30, 2014), defeating very late replacement Joe Soto with a fifth round head kick (watch highlights here). The champ was prepared for a rematch against former bantamweight king Renan Barao, but when Barao became ill cutting weight Soto stepped in on just 24 hours notice. This put a lot more pressure on Dillashaw as he had to prepare very quickly for a new opponent. However, he got the job done...
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 7
Poor: 0
Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao cost his employers dearly this weekend when he was forced to pull out of his rematch with T.J. Dillashaw and it looks like it's going to cost him more than just a chance to reclaim his belt. Barao dropped out of UFC 177's main event against Dillashaw less than 24-hours before the fight was set to go down after he blacked out due to dehydration just prior to the weigh-ins. Luckily, the card was saved when Octagon newcomer Joe Soto stepped up from his preliminary...
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 13
Poor: 1
Renan Barao's fall from grace in 2014 has been sudden and rather surprising. Against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 173, Barao lost his title in the biggest upset of 2014 so far. He was dominated throughout the fight, and finally finished in round five. This was just the start of the now former bantamweight champion woes. After such an impressive streak, having been unbeaten in 33 fights, the Brazilian Nova Uniao fighter was offered an instant rematch. UFC 177 was the date, and “Baron” would get his chance...
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 9
Poor: 0
UFC 177 went down in Sacramento, California last night (Sat. August 30, 2014) in what turned out to be a surprisingly decent event. It turned out that former bantamweight champion Renan Barao's withdrawal from the event wasn't as impactive as first thought. Challenger Joe Soto put in a game effort for his part, especially seeing as it was his promotional debut. Elsewhere on the card, the women's bantamweight story continued to evolve, as Bethe Correia took on Rond Rousey's team mate Shayna Baszler on the...
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 9
Poor: 1

UFC 177 Aftermath: Don't Judge An Event By Its Poster

Posted on August 31, 2014, 11:04 AM by Rory Kernaghan
Devoid of the original championship rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao, UFC 177 transpired in front the champion's home crowd in Sacramento, California. The event looked to limp in to action with the withdrawal of the Brazilian ex-champ, and Olympic wrestler Henry Cejudo but, as we saw, it isn't always about the names. With such a 'weak' card on paper, the show was fairly solid throughout and had some thoroughly impressive finishes. So what points are there to mull after last night's (Sat. August...
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 12
Poor: 0

UFC 177: Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler Video Highlights

Posted on August 31, 2014, 08:18 AM by Buster Evans
Brazilian slugger Bethe Correira continued her assault on the “Four Horsewomen” last night (Saturday, August 30, 2014) with a a brutal second round stoppage over The Ultimate Fighter 18 cast member Shayna Bazler. Correira squared off with Bazler on the main card of UFC 177, which went down inside the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The Brazilian was able to survive the early threat from the “Queen of Spades”, who looked to tie up a submission on the mat, before putting...
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 9
Poor: 1

UFC 177: Tony Ferguson vs. Danny Castillo Video Highlights

Posted on August 31, 2014, 05:59 AM by Buster Evans
Tony Ferguson managed to extend his current winning streak in the lightweight division to three straight wins last night (Saturday, August 30, 2014) in the co-main event of UFC 177 with a close decision over Team Alpha Male's Danny Castillo. The Ultimate Fighter 13 winner nearly submitted “Last Call” in the first round of their encounter after he caught him in a deep d'arce. Castillo managed to break free from the hold and went on to use his wrestling advantage to smother Ferguson. However, his...
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 4
Poor: 0

UFC 177: TJ Dillashaw vs. Joe Soto Video Highlights

Posted on August 31, 2014, 01:17 AM by Mike Drahota
With people everywhere scoffing at the UFC 177 main event, late replacement Joe Soto proved to be a very solid challenge for bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw in tonight (Sat., August 30, 2014) UFC 177 from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Soto showed excellent head movement and solid boxing to hang with hometown favorite Dillashaw into the fifth round, but the Team Alpha Male star was simply too much in the end, utilizing his insane and pace to outland Soto and finish him with a fifth round...
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 3
Poor: 0
Despite being deemed by many as the worst pay-per-view (PPV) card in UFC history, tonight’s (Sat., August 30, 2014) from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California, actually delivered a solid main card for the few fans that decided to order it. Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw defended his title against late replacement Joe Soto, who provided a solid challenge on extremely short notice after original title challenger Renan Barao withdrew prior to yesterday’s (August 29, 2014) weigh-ins....
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 4
Poor: 0

Twitter Reaction to UFC 177's Main Event

Posted on August 30, 2014, 11:52 PM by Buster Evans
UFC 177 has just gone down (August 30, 2014) from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California and it turned out to be a great card of fights, topped off by a brutal battle between bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and short notice replacement Joe Soto in the main event. Not many fans knew who Soto was coming into the bout with it being his UFC debut, he was originally scheduled to fight Anthony Birchak on the under card, but they certainly will now following his impressive performance against the champion. It...
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 4
Poor: 0
With an unforeseen series of odd events and unfortunate circumstances that lead to tonight’s (Sat., August 30, 2014) UFC 177 from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California, the pay-per-view (PPV) card was largely considered the weakest non-free event the UFC had ever aired. However, the main card did not fail to deliver, with a bevy of impressive finishes, a controversial co-main event, and another great showing from Dillashaw. In the impromptu bantamweight title bout between T.J. Dillashaw and...
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 5
Poor: 0

UFC 177 Post Fight Press Conference Live Stream

Posted on August 30, 2014, 06:32 PM by Rory Kernaghan
UFC 177 will go down in Sacramento, California this evening (Saturday August 30, 2014), with a card headlined by a rather lopsided affair (at least on paper). UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will defend his title this evening, but against a late replacement for former champion Renan Barao. We'll see how things pan out for Joe Soto, as he attempts a near impossible title win in his UFC debut. Of course, a win for Soto would be an even bigger upset then when “The Viper” knocked out Barao,...
Read More Cool Poor
Cool: 5
Poor: 0


Our Staff

Mike Drahota

Mike Drahota

Chief Editor
Rory Kernaghan

Rory Kernaghan

News & Media Writer
Brian Cox

Brian Cox

News & Media Writer
David Saucier

David Saucier

Community Moderator
Scott Hirano

Scott Hirano

Photographer
Buster Evans

Buster Evans

News & Media Writer