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Why Vitor Belfort is fighting Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Title this Weekend

On February 5th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort will face the toughest challenge of his career, fighting Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Title.  Belfort's position as the #1 contender for the UFC Middleweight title surely raises a lot of questions, and yet, the fight against Anderson Silva is expected to be one of the most exciting fights in the history of the UFC Middleweight division. Let's start with some interesting statistics. Vitor

Blogkick: Silva vs Belfort Analysis

The highly anticipated main event at UFC 126 sees UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva, attempt to defend his middleweight title for a record 8th consecutive time against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Vitor Belfort. Silva will enter this fight a heavy favourite with an astonishing 12 consecutive wins in the UFC. Belfort is currently on a 5 fight win streak with 4 of those fights ending by knockout, the most recent coming against Rich Franklin at UFC 103. Silva and Belfort feature at number

Wanderlei Silva Likely to Return Against Brian Stann in the Spring

(We immediately regretted not wiping down that rowing machine.) Due to the torn knee ligaments and broken ribs that forced him to pull out of a scheduled UFC...

BlogKick: Don’t Judge the Card by its Cover

It only seems like yesterday when we were all tuning into UFC 117. Many hard core fans didn’t think this card would be very memorable or eventful, but it left us with a lifetime of great MMA memories. I can remember exactly the time and place during the event. At the time I was working at a Liquor Store / Pub in my neighbourhood. Being the kind of fan I am, even though I didn’t expect much from this card I still wanted to watch it anyway. I, like many of you didn’t have very high

Why Anderson Silva is the best p4p fighter in the world

The words “pound for pound” can be interpreted anyway you would like. But as MMA fans I believe we all have the general idea. Whether you believe it has more to do with weight or with skill. you know how powerful the term is. To call someone the best pound for pound fighter in the world means you believe they are the best fighter that is walking on this earth. I believe that man is Anderson Silva. Although there are many fighters that are in the conversation I don’t see anyone who has

Five Dream MMA Fights for 2011

My Five Fight Wishes For 2011 The end of the 2010 is now days away, and the MMA world was treated to some of the biggest and most exciting moments to be witnessed.  We saw an emperor dethroned.  We saw the baddest man on the planet turned into a fetus.  We saw a spider catch prey in its web.  We saw a demolition at the K1 World Grand Prix.  We saw a Shogun slay a dragon. We saw a 209 edition of bully beat down, we saw a Canadian rock band not even come close to losing a round, and

Five MMA Wishes for 2011

5 things that, if they happen, will ensure 2011 is one of MMA's best years to date

IFC: Genesis Pre-Fight Press Conference Pictures, Thoughts and Updates

IFC: Genesis participants gathered at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv Israel for a pre-fight session with the local media. Speaking about the media, nearly all mainstream Israeli channels were at the venue to cover the press conference. That's something we rarely see, even in the UFC-explored countries like Germany and United Kingdom. The event will take place on November 9th, at the 11,700-capable Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel. You can watch the event LIVE on GoFightLive.com for only $9. Here's a few

UFC 153 Pay-Per-View Buys Confirm That Squash Matches Are Totally Hot Right Now

(We’re sorry, Stephan, but unless those things are actual guns, you’re getting your ass kicked tonight.)  In the days leading up to UFC 153, many...

Comeback “Gracie Style”: Exclusive interview with Daniel Gracie

Fourth Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Daniel Gracie will make his long-promised return to Mixed Martial Arts on November 9th in Tel Aviv, Israel. Fighting for the last time in November of 2006, Daniel Gracie holds a Mixed Martial Arts record of 4-2, finishing 3 of his fights via Submission. Daniel Gracie is a cousin of Renzo Gracie, Ralph Gracie and Ryan Gracie, currently teaching at Renzo Gracie BJJ Academy in Stamford, Connecticut.You can follow Daniel Gracie through his website