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Nov 9, 2014 2:54 pm

New TV Deal Opens Possibility Of More UFC Australia Events

With a new TV deal in the works, the UFC could possibly be taking more trips to Australia to hold events, and fight fans may even see a season of The Ultimate Fighter between Australia and New Zealand. According to Tom Wright, the UFC Managing Director for Operations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, who...

Nov 9, 2014 1:42 pm

BOOKING ROUNDUP! UFC Schedules 7 Bouts For Upcoming Events

The UFC was especially busy this past week scheduling many bouts for upcoming shows. First up the UFC signed Rony Jason vs. Tom Niinimaki to fight at UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil on December 20th. Jason is coming off a split decision loss to Robbie Peralta whereas Niinimaki will be riding a 2-fight losing...

Nov 9, 2014 11:42 am

PHOTO | Phil Davis Never Skips Leg Day, Shows Off Freakish Leg Muscles

UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis is coming off a decision win over Glover Teixeira at UFC 178, but is already back in the gym training. ‘Mr. Wonderful’ posted the following photo on his Twitter ahead of a Twitter-Q&A regarding leg strengthening exercises. Got any questions on leg exercises? I'll try to answer as many as...

Nov 9, 2014 11:37 am

Conor McGregor Appears On The Carson Daly Show

Outspoken UFC featherweight Conor McGregor has taken the MMA world by storm, and has garnered massive amounts of attention for not only his trash talking, but ability to back it up in the cage. Recently McGregor appeared on the Carson Daley Show to discuss his career, and journey as a Mixed Martial Artist, as well...

Nov 9, 2014 11:27 am

OSP Admits He Was “A Little Surprised” By Quick KO Over Shogun Rua

Ovince Saint Preux KO’d MMA legend Shogun Rua last night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 56 in just 34 seconds, pulling off an impressive comeback in a bout he stepped into on short notice. OSP spoke at the post-fight press conference about the finish, and even admitted he was surprised. “I thought...

Nov 9, 2014 10:49 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To OSP’s KO Of Shogun Rua

Last night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 56, Ovince Saint Preux pulled off an incredible, and quick, upset over MMA legend Shogun Rua in just 34 seconds. Immediately, the Twitter-verse erupted with reactions from some of the UFC’s best fighters. Below is a compilation of some of the best reactions. —...

Nov 9, 2014 10:23 am

UFC FN 56 Bonuses St. Preux, Silva, Almeida, and Gorman Win $50,000 Each

Last night during the post-fight press conference for UFC Fight Night 56, it was announced that Ovince Saint Preux and Leandro Silva earned ‘Performance of the night’ honors, while Thomas Almeida and Tim Gorman earned ‘Fight of the Night honors’ for their 3-round slugfest. All the above-mentioned fighters earned $50,000 for their performances inside the...

Nov 9, 2014 9:31 am

Condit Targeting Fight With Brown Upon Return

Former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit is currently recovering from a torn ACL in his most recent fight against Tyron Woodley. Condit informed a packed audience at an open workout in the Philippines, which was part of a 3-day media tour with the UFC, that while he is still recovering, he would like to fight...

Nov 9, 2014 9:14 am

Magalhaes “Didn’t Notice” Alleged Illegal Blows In UFC FN 56 KO Win

Yesterday in the prelims of UFC Fight Night 56, Caio Magalhaes, the brother of former UFC fighter Vinny Magalhaes, picked up a quick, and devastating KO win over Trevor Smith. After the bout many people began saying that Magalhaes landed several illegal blows to Smith’s head as he attempted to finish the fight, something Magalhaes...

Nov 9, 2014 9:05 am

REPLAY! Silva Defeats Edwards In Back-and-Forth Slugfest

On the main-card of UFC Fight Night 56 last night Claudio Silva defeated Leon Edwards in a split-decision. The fight was a back-and-forth one that saw Silva get the nod in a close matchup. Below are the full-fight highlights for the bout.

Nov 9, 2014 8:46 am

REPLAY! Alves Picks Up Controversial Decision Over Jouban

In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 56 Warlley Alves picked up a controversial decision over Alan Jouban in a decision that left many fans angry and frustrated. Below are the full fight highlights from the event.

Nov 9, 2014 8:29 am

QUICK TWITT: Maldonado Responds To OSP’s Callout

Following his quick, but devastating first round KO of Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua last night at UFC Fight Night 56, Ovince Saint Preux stated that he wanted to fight Fabio Maldonado next. OSP divulged the reasoning behind his callout during to MMAJunkie, saying: “I’ve got tremendous respect for him. He’s a good fighter, and he was...

Nov 9, 2014 8:19 am

Former M-1 Champ Killed In Car Accident

Former M-1 Global heavyweight champion Guram Gugenishvili was killed in a car accident this past weekend. M-1 Global broke the news earlier today on their Facebook page. Post by M-1 Global. (Can’t see this post? Click here.) RIP Guram Gugenishvili.

Nov 9, 2014 8:12 am

Jimi Manuwa More Motivated Than Ever, “The Division Is In Trouble”

Jimi Manuwa, who was originally supposed to be fighting Shogun Rua last night at UFC Fight Night 56 was forced to sit and watch as Ovince St. Preux capitalized on his opportunity to fill in for an injured Manuwa, and KO’d Rua in less than a minute. After the bout, Jimi Manuwa took to Facebook...

Nov 9, 2014 2:10 am

PHOTO | Scorecard for Jouban/Alves Fight

There is a saying in mixed martial arts that instructs the fighters to never let the decision of the fight go in the hands of the judges. Even though they were close to the action, judges have a reputation of watching a completely different fight than what is going on in the octagon or ring....

Nov 9, 2014 1:49 am

McCall and Lineker Will Get Paid “Show Money”

UFC’s Marshall Zelaznik confrimed during the post fight press conference that both John Liniker and Ian McCall will get paid their show money even though their fight was canceled. Weeks of trash-talking on social media was supposed to lead to a co-main-event fight on Fox Sports 1 at “UFC Fight Night 56”, however the status...

Nov 9, 2014 1:33 am

Alan Jouban: I Obviously Didn’t Agree with the Judges…

There is no beating around the bush: Alan Jouban got robbed in Brazil on Saturday night. Despite getting knocked down in the first round, he rallied back and put on what seemed like a great comeback performance. He did not threaten to finish the fight in the second or third rounds, but he claimed the...

Nov 8, 2014 10:03 pm

UFC FN 56 Results: OSP KOs Shogun in Just 34 Seconds!

OSP stunned and silenced the Brazilian crowd with just one left hook. Shogun took to the center of the octagon and started to corner OSP in the corner of the octagon. OSP dodged a right hook and landed a left that sent Rua crashing to the canvas. OSP saw Rua was hurt and followed up...

Nov 8, 2014 9:11 pm

UFC FN 56 Results: Silva Gets Split Decision Win Against Edwards

Claudio Silva picked up an uneventful split decision win against Leon Edwards at “UFC Fight Night 56”. This was a slow-paced fight and didn’t really bring the Brazilian natives to their feet, but Silva got what he came to the octagon for: A win. The argument could have been made that Edwards deserved the victory,...

Nov 8, 2014 8:35 pm

UFC FN 56 Results: Lima Easily Defeats De Oliveira After 3 Rounds

Even though Dhiego Lima looked superior in this fight against Jorge De Oliveira, Lima showed that he still has a lot of room for improvement in his game. He approached his attacks well and was able to take Oliveira down at will, but he seemed lost from there. He could threaten a rear naked choke,...

Nov 8, 2014 8:06 pm

UFC FN 56 Results: Judges Give Lima Decision Win Over Ansaroff

Juliana Lima controlled Nina Ansaroff the entire fight and deserved her unanimous decision victory. This was the first fight of the main card and it aired live on Fox Sports 1. Lima was dominant in this performance and smothered Ansaroff for two rounds. However, was Ansaroff who initially almost submitted Lima with an armbar, but...

Nov 8, 2014 7:19 pm

UFC FN 56 Results: Rivas Earns Decision Win Over Rubio

When you have two fighters who are just as cautious and careful as they are skilled, the result of the bout may not entertain the bloodthirsty fans of mixed martial arts. Diego Rivas and Rodolfo Rubio’s bout was one of those fights and it caused the Brazilian fans to be the most quiet they have...