Thiago Alves: I’m going to try and break Martin Kampmann

Thiago Alves will meet Martin Kampmann in the main event of the UFC on FX 2 card, which is set to take place this Saturday in Sydney, Australia. 
Alves is coming off a victory in his last bout, handing UFC newcomer Papy Abedi the first loss of his nine fight MMA career. For his part, Kampmann will also enter the fight coming off a victory, taking a decision over Rick Story at UFC 139.
Before defeating Abedi, Alves had gone 1-3 in his four previous fights, but despite that losing record he will enter

Mauricio Rua won’t retire until he gets a rematch with Rampage Jackson

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson first met in the opening round of the 2005 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix. The fight was dominated by Rua’s outstanding striking, with Rua earning the TKO at the 4:47 mark of the first round.
Rua would go on to with the Grand Prix that year defeating Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Alistair Overeem and Ricardo Arona on his way to that championship.
Following their time with PRIDE, both fighters would move on to the UFC, with both

Tim Boetsch asks for Dan Henderson for his next fight

Tim Boetsch delivered the comeback of the night at UFC 144. As the third round began he was staring defeat dead in the eye, but he came out like a man possessed and did exactly what he needed to do to win the fight, knock out his opponent.
Yushin Okami had Boetsch right where he wanted him, but Boetsch had enough in the tank to do what every fighters corner tells them to do when they are down two rounds to none, go for the knockout. While it was not the best comeback ever, it was a memorable one, advancing

Benson Henderson’s audition video for The Ultimate Fighter Season 9

“The Ultimate Fighter” season 9 aired on Spike TV in the spring of 2009. Appearing on the show were fighters such as Che Mills, DeMarques Johnson, James Wilks, Waylon Lowe, Andre Winner and Ross Pearson. Today it seems that the UFC may have missed the boat on one fighter that submitted a video to be included on the show.  That fighter, the new UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson.
The show began filming in early 2009, about the same time that Henderson made his WEC debut at WE 38. During his run

Who’s Next? 5 Possible Contenders for Benson Henderson’s Lightweight Title

After the dust settled on UFC 144 in Japan, Ben Henderson had taken the Lightweight title from Frankie Edgar in a five-round war. Henderson showed a well-rounded game and has reached the top of the division, but his work is far from over. This year promises to be a time of great action for the ultra-stacked UFC Lightweight division. Several fighters could make their own case for a title fight against Henderson. Let’s take a look at the most deserving:  
Frankie Edgar: Some, including UFC President

Frankie Edgar has earned the right to decide what weight he wants to fight at

Following his loss to Benson Henderson at UFC 144 it seems like Frankie Edgar is feeling some pressure to drop down to the 145 pound division to face Featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
Some of that pressure is being exerted from fans, but some of it is coming from a man that has a good amount of say in Edgar’s career, UFC President Dana White. Following Edgar’s loss, White spoke to MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani and said, “I would love to see Frankie move down to 145, I’ve

NY Giants star Justin Tuck calls Frankie Edgar in Japan to wish him luck

We are not that far removed from a time when a speech by UFC lightweight champion was used to motivate the New York Jets. The team had fallen to 2-3 and coach Rex Ryan gave Edgar a call to speak to his team.
The talk must have worked because the Jets went on to defeat the Miami Dolphins after Edgar paid them a visit.
The tables have turned a bit for Edgar, as this time it was Edgar receiving the call.  The champion, in Japan to defend his Lightweight title against Benson Henderson at UFC 144 received

Joe Rogan responds to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson’s comments

Recently a video emerged where Quinton “Rampage” Jackson took great exception to UFC commentator Joe Rogan’s analysis of his fighting style. He spent a good amount of time of the interview with Fighters Only tearing into Rogan with one of the highlights being, “He’s so one-dimensional, he’s so one-dimensional’ – he’s going on about jiu-jitsu the whole time. That’s why I’m like, ‘Oh here comes Joe Rogan’ and he’s all fake in his face like he’s not just picked apart your whole game