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Dec 7, 2014 7:40 pm

REPLAY! Tony Ferguson submits Abel Trujillo in the 2nd

It was a night filled with finishes last night, and Tony Ferguson kept the ball rolling on the start of the main card on PPV when he submitted Abel Trujillo in the second round. Catch the bout highlights below:

Dec 7, 2014 7:38 pm

Sergio Pettis Considering Return To Flyweight

Sergio Pettis (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) earned a unanimous decision victory over Matt Hobar (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at Saturday’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas. The win moved Sergio to 3-1 in the UFC, with all four of those fights taking place in the bantamweight division of 135-pounds. But after the fight, Pettis suggested...

Dec 7, 2014 7:18 pm

QUICK TWITT: Jon Jones says he’s headlining Wrestlemania 31

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones posted a Tweet, that likely was a diss at the UFC’s signing of CM Punk. Check it out: BREAKING NEWS: I'm headlining wrestlemania 31. — Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) December 7, 2014

Dec 7, 2014 7:05 pm

Hendricks: ‘My body shut down, I had a bad weight cut’

Last night in the main event of UFC 181, many fans noticed that in the 4th and 5th round, Johny Hendricks did not look like himself. The former champion spent quite some time pressing Lawler against the cage and stalling repeatedly. He spoke to FOX Sports post-fight about how his body failed him, after a...

Dec 7, 2014 6:55 pm

Dana White on CM Punk: “We’re not going to throw the kitchen sink at him”

There have been many questions surrounding the signing of Phil Brooks, also known as CM Punk, the former multiple WWE title holder who was signed to the UFC recently. It was announced during last night’s UFC 181 broadcast that Brooks would be making his UFC debut sometime in the future, although a date was not...

Dec 7, 2014 6:34 pm

REPLAY! ‘UFC Road to the Octagon: UFC on FOX 13’

To get ready for UFC on FOX 13 this Saturday live from Phoenix, which features a heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic, check out this full-length ‘UFC Road to the Octagon’ episode. In the co-main event, Nate Diaz will return to the Octagon as he looks to defeat Rafael Dos Anjos. Also...

Dec 7, 2014 6:16 pm

Bellator announces Manhoef vs. Shlemenko for February 13th

Bellator MMA has announced a middleweiught bout between Melvin Manhoef, and former champion Alexander Shlemenko for February 13th. Via a press release: SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 5, 2014) – A thrilling middleweight matchup between two of the most dangerous strikers in all of mixed martial arts will headline a newly-announced Bellator MMA event, as knockout...

Dec 7, 2014 6:10 pm

‘Green Ranger’ wants to fight CM Punk in the UFC

In a strange, and unexpected turn of events, David Frank, the actor behind the ‘Green Power Ranger’ on the ‘Power Ranger’ TV show, wants to fight the newly signed CM Punk. Frank’s manager spoke to FOX Sports today. “Jason’s actually been kind of toying with the idea of fighting CM Punk for over a year...

Dec 7, 2014 11:23 am

Francisco Rivera planning to appeal submission loss to Urijah Faber

Last night, in the main event of the preliminary card of UFC 181, Francisco Rivera was submitted by Urijah Faber in the second round via rear naked choke. Prior to the choke, Rivera was poked in the eye, which many say lead to the loss. He spoke at the post-fight press conference. “When I felt...

Dec 7, 2014 10:47 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros react to Pettis’ win over Melendez

In the co-main event of UFC 181 last night, Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis scored a second round submission win over a very game Gilbert Melendez. Below is a compilation of fighter reactions to the submission. I'm fucking eating wheaties it's for every meal — russell doane (@RussellDoane135) December 7, 2014 Pettis is unreal! #UFC181 @Showtimepettis —...

Dec 7, 2014 10:07 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros react to Lawler’s split decision win over Hendricks

Last night in the main event of UFC 181, Robbie Lawler defeated Johny Hendricks via split decision in a highly anticipated rematch. Below is a compilation of fighters reactions to the decision. Wait what? — Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) December 7, 2014 Wow, didn't have it scored that way. — Dan Henderson (@danhendo) December 7, 2014...

Dec 7, 2014 9:33 am

Dana White discusses signing of CM Punk: “I’ll give him the shot”

Following the announcement last night during UFC 181 that CM Punk will be joining the UFC roster, UFC President Dana White spoke about why he chose to give Punk, real name Phil Brooks, a shot in the UFC, and why even he is skeptical of his newest fighter. “He comes to all the fights, he’s...

Dec 7, 2014 9:28 am

QUICK TWITT: Stephan Bonnar live-Tweets DUI stop, narrowly avoids arrest

Former UFC fighter turned Bellator MMA fighter Stephan Bonnar had quite the eventful night last night. Bonnar live-tweeted a traffic stop last night, which started when he was texting and driving, but quickly became a DUI stop when Bonnar admitted to drinking earlier in the day. Holy shit…don't text and drive. I just got pulled...

Dec 7, 2014 9:20 am

CM Punk: “Couture didn’t start MMA until he was my age”

Last night the MMA world erupted early on in the UFC 181 broadcast when it was announced that CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, would be stepping into the cage sometime in the future under a UFC contract. Following the event, he spoke to Ariel Helwani about his contract, and future in the sport. I...

Dec 7, 2014 9:08 am

UFC 181 draws live gate of nearly $2.5 million

Last night UFC 181 went down from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, where fight fans witnessed a stacked night of fights, topped off by Anthony Pettis’ submission win over Gilbert Melendez, and Robbie Lawler’s split decision win over Johny Hendricks to win the welterweight championship. At the post-fight press conference, it was disclosed that the...

Dec 7, 2014 8:51 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov calls out Anthony Pettis at post-fight press conference

At the UFC 181 post-fight press conference last night. Undefeated fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov was in attendance, where he called out lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. “Nobody had finished Meldendez before, and now, the UFC needs to give me my title shot. Benson Henderson lost, Eddie Alvarez lost, Pettis beat Donald Cerrone, Pettis beat Melendez, (and) I...

Dec 7, 2014 8:50 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros react to UFC signing CM Punk

During the broadcast of UFC 181, it was announced that the UFC had signed former WWE champion CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, to a contract, and that he would be making his MMA, and UFC debut sometime soon. Below is a compilation of fighter reactions to the signing. @ufc sign a fake wrestler, but...

Dec 7, 2014 8:43 am

Dana White: Lawler vs. Hendricks 3 “Wouldn’t be a bad idea”

Last night at UFC 181, fight fans saw Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler battle it out for 5 rounds. In the end, the judges gave Lawler the nod, and the welterweight title. With the series tied with 1 win Lawler, 1 win Hendricks, many fans began calling for a trilogy bout. UFC President Dana White...

Dec 7, 2014 8:27 am

Pettis: “The best revenge is massive success”

In the co-main event of UFC 181 last night, Anthony Pettis made his return to the Octagon, where he submitted Gilbert Melendez in the second round of their title fight. At the post-fight press conference, Pettis spoke about what it was like to get the win after spending nearly 15 months on the sidelines, and...

Dec 6, 2014 11:18 pm

Urijah Faber on CM Punk: I’m a Big Fan!

Phil Brooks, formerly known as CM Punk in the WWE, has signed a contract for the UFC! He will be fighting in the octagon, but details on his debut have yet to be revealed. Urijah Faber was asked if he was bitter about someone like CM Punk getting with the UFC, Faber spoke his mind...

Dec 6, 2014 11:08 pm

Anthony Pettis: I’m Injury Free, Give Me Khabib!

Anthony Pettis spent a long time away from the octagon and he wants to get right back in there after his victory over Gilbert Melendez tonight at UFC 181. At the post fight press conference, Pettis was asked if he was willing to fight #2 ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov. His response was quick and positive...

Dec 6, 2014 11:03 pm

Faber discusses eye poke

Urijah Faber has never been known to be a dirty fighter and tonight’s bout does not make him one. However, it is unfortunate that an eye poke from Faber favored him to the point where he used it to set up and trap Francisco Rivera in a rear naked choke. During the post fight press...

Dec 6, 2014 11:02 pm

UFC 181 post-fight bonuses: Pettis brothers, Samman, and Hobar earn $50,000

The UFC announced the post-fight bonuses from UFC 181 at the post-fight press conference. Fight of the night went to: Sergio Pettis vs. Matt Hobar Performance of the night: Josh Samman Performance of the night: Anthony Pettis Everyone mentioned above earned $50,000 for their performances.