Five reasons Chris Weidman is the man to beat Anderson Silva

Less than one week after the biggest fight of the year, and maybe all of MMA history, Chris Weidman burst on to the scene as the best possible option to face Anderson Silva. His transitions from striking to takedowns were flawless. His top game was both smothering and punishing at the same time. Most importantly, he was confident enough to stand in the pocket with a guy with a lot of power in Mark Munoz. Chris showed all the qualities an opponent will need to compete with Anderson. Here are 5 reasons why, i

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on UFC 148: I want to grab one of Sonnen’s teeth

Anderson Silva has promised to rip every one of Chael Sonnen’s teeth out at their upcoming rematch at UFC 148 this Saturday and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira says he is counting the days for it to happen. “I wanna grab one of Sonnen’s teeth”, joked the heavyweight in an interview with TATAME. Criticizing Sonnen’s performance inside the cage, Nogeira says: “The guy’s disrespectful. The way he advertises himself is a wrong way of advertising,

Ronda Rousey vs Sarah Kaufman confirmed for August 18th Strikeforce card

Strikeforce officially announced today that women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (5-0) will make her highly-anticipated initial title defense against former champion Sarah Kaufman (15-1) at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Califonia, on Saturday, August 18. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said via press release: “We’re excited to head back to the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego with the first title defense of bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, arguably the best female fighter

Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann Head to Head: Who will win at UFC on FX 2

Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann will face off in Welterweight contest that may not have title shot implications, but will have definite impact on the rankings in the weight division.
This battle of two accomplished strikers will take place on Saturday in Australia, but due to the pesky International Date Line the fight will be broadcast on Friday in North America, something to definitely keep in mind, so you don’t miss this one.
These two may have had limited success in their recent endeavors, so

Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson: Who will win at UFC 144?

This Saturday, February 25, the UFC will head to Japan to present UFC 144. In the evening’s main event Frankie Edgar will defend his UFC Lightweight title against former WEC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson.
While the UFC’s Lightweight division may not be one of the “glamour” weightclasses, it is without a doubt one of, if not the, deepest weightclasses in the UFC and when the two top fighters in the division face off on Saturday it should be something to see.
Here’s a

UFC on FOX 2 Recap: Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen punch their tickets for title fights

In the days leading up to UFC on FOX 2 the level of trash talk between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis became elevated, Chael Sonnen’s self promotion reached new levels, Michael Bisping was, well, Michael Bisping and Demian Maia and Chris Weidman lurked in the background. By the time the three main card fights had come to an end it felt like the hype had been much more interesting than the fights themselves.
Rashad Evans did deliver what he said he would in the days leading up to the fight, he showed

A War of Words: Sonnen vs. Bisping Preview

This weekend’s UFC on FOX 2 card in Chicago, IL will showcase a high-profile bout between Chael Sonnen and Michael “The Count” Bisping as the co-main event.  After Mark Munoz was injured his elbow in training, Bisping moved in to take his place against Sonnen.  This short notice has made the anticipation suffer due to a lack of time to build up back-and –forth hype that would have most likely reached a fever pace considering the two combatants. Without a doubt, the fight

UFC 142 Preview: Rumble With The Phenom

This Saturday, UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, brings an intriguing matchup to the table with a Middleweight bout between Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.  The co-main event features two of the best knockout artists in the UFC today, and will give the winner a healthy climb up the Middleweight ladder. With the striking talents of both fighters, this should be an exciting and unpredictable war that may end swiftly in brutal fashion.
Many serious

Frank Mir stakes his claim as best HW submission fighter in the UFC

At UFC 140, Frank Mir added a line to his MMA resume as he became the first fighter to ever submit Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. At first glance this may not seem like all that great of an achievement until you peruse Nogueira’s career record. The fight with Mir was his 42nd professional MMA bout and during that time he has fought some of the biggest names in the Heavyweight Division.
Another thing to consider is the fact the Nogueira is considered by some to be the preeminent submission artist in the

Leandro Issa: Shinya Aoki is a great teammate and I learned a lot from him (Exclusive Interview)

Just three weeks ago, Saturday September 3rd I set my alarm clock for 4AM pacific time to witness ONE FC’s very first card live from Kallang, Singapore. The great continent of Asia where my bloodline comes from is the true Mecca and birth place of all Martial Arts. The sport of MMA in North America has evolved, improved, and changed so much in the last ten years. The birth place of styles may have a long way to go, but ONE FC is a huge part of the growth and evolution of the sport in the Far East.