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Tonight’s (Sat., August 23, 2014) UFC Fight Night 49 from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, featured a main card full of great fights and four finishes that made for stiff competition for the $50,000 post-fight bonuses. To the surprise of no one, Rafael dos Anjos earned the first $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his jaw-dropping first round knockout of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in the night’s main event. The awards were announced at the UFC Fight...
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The second event of the day from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC Fight Night 49, went down tonight (Saturday, Aug.16 2014) from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and it featured another great card of mixed martial arts action. Headlining the event was a pivotal battle in the lightweight division as former champion Benson Henderson took on Brazilian standout Rafael Dos Anjos which had a short but dramatic finish. Right from the bell RDA came after Henderson and was showing him no respect on the feet. A...
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UFC Fight Night 49 is underway from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and fans in the BOK Center have witnessed some great action tonight (Sat. August 23, 2014). First off was Wilson Reis vs Joby Sanchez on Fight Pass in a flyweight tilt. A tentative round one led to Reis being dropped twice by late step-in Sanchez, but he Brazilian managed to survive. The Jackson-Winklejohn product Sanchez impressed in his debut, but it was Reis who took the UD. Opening the FOX Sports prelims was the returning Ben Saunders, as he took on...
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Dana White Tells Judge Howard Hughes To Step Down In Macau

Posted on August 23, 2014, 01:54 PM by Mike Henken
Judging has always seemed to be a huge problem in the world of MMA, whether it be judges scoring a bout absurdly wrong or fans simply not agreeing with the judges’ choice. UFC president Dana White has always been vocal on this issue, once saying he was scared to bring fights to Las Vegas, the fighting capital of the world, because of poor judging. After all, White’s famous line “don’t leave it in the hands of the judges” comes from these poor decisions. UFC Fight Night 48 took...
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The UFC's return to China may have lacked the cast of a star-studded US PPV card, but it was broadcasted on Fight Pass, and managed to churn out some decent results. Michael Bisping was victorious in round four against Cung Le, as picked by LowKick contributor Mike Henken, Tyron Woodley also got a TKO stoppage as he blasted Dong Hyun Kim in the first. The Post Fight Presser took place in Macau, and UFC President Dana White was present. White revealed that the attendance for the event was 7,022, the gate was...
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UFC Fight Night 48 Recap: Michael Bisping Destroys Cung Le

Posted on August 23, 2014, 09:15 AM by Buster Evans
The UFC's third trip to China is in in the bag. UFC Fight Night 48 took place inside the Cotai Arena in Macao, China. The headliner featured an important middleweight battle between TUF 3 winner Michael Bisping and former Strikeforce champion Cung Le which turned out be be a back-and-forth war. The first round was fairly even with both men scoring on the feet, Bisping seemed to have found his range towards the end of the round while utilising his footwork to avoid the strikes of Le. The second was a clear-cut...
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Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos: Mike Drahota: Henderson has looked like a man on a mission since losing his belt at UFC 164, and I think he’s fully deserving of his No. 1 ranking. He’ll always be criticized for his fighting style that many fans deem boring, but the bottom line is that he wins more often than not. Dos Anjos has been stellar as well, winning six out of his past seven with the only loss coming to No. 3-ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov. Although dos Anjos is a longtime Brazilian...
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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre left his long-held title and status as greatest 170-pounder alive behind earlier this year. The move sent shockwaves through the sport of MMA, as did his reasoning behind the vacation of the strap. GSP has said multiple times that the lack of firm drug testing in combat sports was a big factor in his semi-retirement. Things have got better in the time since late 2013 when “Rush” beat Johny Hendricks by a controversial split decision at UFC 167,...
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Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le: Mike Drahota: This is an interesting enough match-up for the UFC Macau main event. Bisping is coming off an ugly loss to Tim Kennedy in a fight he said he rushed back for. We’ll see if he’s back. I expect Bisping to push the pace with his kickboxing, while Le looks to use his flashy kicks and power to disrupt “The Count’s” flow. Having been out of the Octagon since the very first UFC Macau in 2012, Le is a huge question mark, but judging from his...
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Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been embroiled in a feud with Michael Bisping since joining the UFC back in 2013. Now with a 2-1 promotional record, “Rocky” is being linked to a burner with former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. All this, and it appears that Rockhold still has his mind on “The Count”. Bisping is set to face off against Cubg Le in the UFC Fight Night 48 main event tomorrow (Sat. Aug 23, 2014) and Rockhold...
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UFC middleweight Wanderlei Silva chose not to attend his scheduled hearing with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) yesterday, choosing to go on a tour around Canada instead. "The Axe Murderer" was set to face the NAC to discuss his failure to submit a random drug test in May ahead of his planned bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 175. Sonnen submitted two random test which both came back positive for banned substances, he subsequently retired the following day. Silva decided not to attend the meeting but...
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With six straight wins in the talented UFC featherweight division, No. 3-ranked Cub Swanson is on the hunt for an elusive title shot. After defeating tough knockout striker Jeremy Stephens in the main event of June’s UFC Fight Night 44 from San Antonio, UFC president Dana White said that Swanson was “going to get what he wants.” But when featherweight champion Jose Aldo went down with a neck injury that forced him out of his UFC 177 main event rematch with No. 1 Chad Mendes, the fight was...
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Yesterday (August 20,2014), UFC president Dana White was in Hong Kong doing a Q & A session along side women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. White was answering many questions from many local fans and a question came up regarding one of the most talked about topic in MMA history. This topic was super fights. Super fights have been talked about for years. A super fight is almost like a fantasy fight so to say, putting the best fighter in one division up against the best fighter in another for...
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Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is one of a long list of absent talent from the promotion's roster, and has served the longest on the injury list with a near three-year sit. The news that 'The Dominator' would return at UFC 178 to face fellow WEC veteran Takeya Mizugaki was music to the ears of Cruz's fans. Then came the news that the former champion would be fighting on the FOX Sports prelims, which was met with a few raised eyebrows. For Cruz though, that cloud has a very silver lining. Check...
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