Chan Sung Jung aka “The Korean Zombie” defeated Dustin Poirier in the Main Event of UFC on Fuel TV 3 in Virginia by D’Arce choke in the fourth round. This was a thrilling fight which did not disappoint anyone. Jung’s grappling was much more impressive than it had been in the past and his transitions were simply flawless.Poirier was highly favored going into this match as his performance in the Octagon showed as he listened to his corner and outmaneuvered his opponent on numerous occassions with a
News broke today that Thiago Alves will find himself with a new opponent at UFC 149 from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Originally scheduled to face Yoshihiro Akiyama on the card, he will now fight surging prospect Siyar Bahadurzada. This announcement adds some fireworks yo the card, as both fighters love to throw leather with bad intentions. The bout holds different but important implications for both fighters.
Alves is looking to get a win streak going,having once been a title challenger against Georges St.
Earlier today, news broke that Dominick Cruz tore his ACL training for his UFC 148 title bout versus arch-nemesis Urijah Faber. Instantly, the status of UFC 148 as potentially the biggest card ever was in jeopardy. While no longer possessing two title fights, it appears that Urijah Faber does still want to fight on the card, revealing the following via Twitter.com:
Sucks about @thedomin8r hope recovers fast! Sounds like 9 months aftr surgery @renanbaraoufc seems like the best replacement!
After much debate the proposed stadium setting of Engenhao in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been officially ruled out. In it’s place, Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais will serve as the location, at the Estadio Jornalista Felippe Drummond. Dana White had high hopes of reaching upwards of 80,000 fans in a soccer-stadium setting as Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen continue their colossal rivalry. However, a much-publicized conflict with the previously scheduled UN conference on Sustainable Development
The odds for UFC 144’s main event had Frankie Edgar as the slight favorite, but that may have been a bit of a sentimental pick, because on paper it looked like Benson Henderson was the better fighter. However after betting against Edgar for so long and coming up wrong it looked like he had finally convinced many that he was the real deal.
That’s not to say that Edgar is not the real deal, it was just that tonight Edgar’s “heart of a champion” just wasn’t enough to
The UFC will visit the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia on May 15 when the promotion presents UFC on Fuel 3. Today the UFC announced the main event for the card, a three round Featherweight battle between Chan Sung Jung and Dustin Poirier.
Jung is 2-0 with the UFC, defeating Leonard Garcia and Mark Hominick. The Garcia victory via the first twister submission in UFC history earned him “Submission of the Night” honors as well as “Submission of the Year” at the 2011 World MMA
Leading up to UFC 143 many thought that Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit would be a striking battle with two of the most accomplished strikers in the Welterweight division just throwing down and going for it. Things didn’t exactly go that way, instead Carlos Condit used a perfect game plan to counter Nick Diaz’s style and take home the interim UFC Welterweight title after the five round battle.
Questions after seeing Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit:
-Did the UFC just see a lot of pay per view buys
UFC 142 did not go off without some controversy. At first glance it appeared that Erick Silva was going to get his hand raised after his fight against Carlo Prater was stopped the 29 second mark of Round One. Early signs indicated that the fight would go Silva’s way as he had been raining hammerfists down upon the head of Prater when referee Maria Yamasaki stepped in to end the fight. However, the television camera microphones were picking up whispers from Michael Buffer that made viewers think
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has not always had the best of luck making the Welterweight limit of 170 pounds, in fact at UFC 104, Johnson missed weight by six pounds. At UFC 142 Johnson will put the Welterweight division behind him as he makes his Middleweight debut against Vitor Belfort.
The 10-3 Johnson recently revealed the logic that was behind the move to the 185 pound weight division. “Well when I said back in the day I was gonna fight at 185 that was just to get people talking and it
The injury hit parade keeps rolling along for the UFC. It was announced today that light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado was forced to withdraw from UFC 142 due to an injury. Maldonado was scheduled to meet Caio Magalhaes on the January 14, fight card. With less than a week to find an opponent for Magalhaes, the UFC decided to remove him from the fight card, leaving the card with 10 fights at this point.
The unbeaten Magalhaes was actually a replacement fighter himself, as he was moved onto the card to replace