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Sep 18, 2016 9:01 am

Odds: Stephen Thompson Opens as Favorite Over Champ Tyron Woodley

When Stephen Thompson extended his win-streak to seven with a June win over Rory MacDonald, he seemed like a shoo-in for a shot at the winner of Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley’s July welterweight title fight. When Woodley stole Lawler’s title with a blistering, first-round KO, however, Thompson’s future became far less clear. Immediately after the...

Sep 18, 2016 8:19 am

VIDEO | Michael “The Menace” Johnson Backstage Interview

Last night, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 94, Michael Johnson scored big with a beautiful, first-round knockout of the streaking Dustin Poirier. In the video above, which was posted to the UFC’s official Youtube channel, the resurgent Johnson discusses the win, his beef with Poirier, and his regrettable post-fight taunts of his...

Sep 18, 2016 8:07 am

Fighters React to Derek Brunson’s First-Round Finish of Uriah Hall

On Saturday night, the UFC took over the small border town of Hidalgo Texas with UFC Fight Night 94. In the main event of the evening, Michael Johnson dazzled with a first-round knockout of streaking contender Dustin Poirier. In the night’s co-main event, rising middleweight Derek Brunson scored a similarly emphatic win, leveling the hot-and-cold...


Sep 18, 2016 8:00 am

VIDEO | Watch Canelo Alvarez knockout Liam Smith with a brutal body shot

Canelo Alvarez delivered what many fans and analysts predicted last night, a knockout victory over Liam Smith, thus adding another world title to his already impressive resume. Canelo was able to utilize his jab to outpoint Smith in the opening rounds. Alvarez would frustrate Liam with the snapping punch and then follow up with some...

Sep 18, 2016 7:39 am

UFC Fight Night 94 Bonus Report

‘UFC Fight Night 96’ in Hidalgo, Texas delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, four “Performance of the night” awards were handed out at yesterday evening’s post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC Fight Night 94’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Chas Skelly earned a...

Sep 18, 2016 7:17 am

Fighters React to Michael Johnson’s Blistering KO of Dustin Poirier

Last night, the UFC touched down in the small border town of Hidalgo, Texas with UFC Fight Night 94. In the evening’s main event, former featherweight contender Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier looked to improve to 5-0 since returning to lightweight. His opportunity to do so came against long-time lightweight contender Michael “The Menace” Johnson, who entered...

Sep 18, 2016 7:00 am

Daniel Cormier Vows to Stand and Bang with “Rumble” Johnson in Rematch

In May of 2015, Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson fought for the interim UFC light heavyweight championship. In the end, Cormier would use his Olympic-caliber wrestling to ground this fight and lock up a fight-winning rear-naked choke in the third round. Yet the Olympian very nearly didn’t escape the first round, as he was nearly finished...

Sep 17, 2016 10:05 pm

Former UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis calls out Michael Johnson

Michael “The Menace” Johnson scored a brutal first-round knockout victory over Dustin Poirier in the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 94 event in Hidalgo, Texas. Johnson was able to slip a Poirier combination and then catch “The Diamond” with a big counter right hand, followed by a straight left, which sent Dustin crashing...

Sep 17, 2016 9:50 pm

VIDEO | Michael Johnson scores a brutal KO victory over Dustin Poirier

A key lightweight bout between Michael Johnson and Dustin Poirier served as the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 94 fight card in Hidalgo, Texas. The fight started and both men seemed happy to stand and trade strikes early. As Poirier came forward with a combination, Johnson was able to slip a punch and...

Sep 17, 2016 9:36 pm

UFC Hidalgo Results: Michael Johnson brutally KO’s Dustin Poirier

A key lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson served as the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 94 fight card in Hidalgo, Texas. Round one begins and Johnson starts things off with a leg kick. He misses with a follow up jab. Poirier comes forward but eats a nice counter shot from...

Sep 17, 2016 9:25 pm

VIDEO | Watch Derek Brunson drop and finish Uriah Hall

A key middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Uriah Hall served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 94 card in Hidalgo, Texas. Brunson was able to land a huge left hand early in round one that sent Hall crashing to the canvas. Derek quickly pounced on Hall and began raining down some...

Sep 17, 2016 9:15 pm

UFC Hidalgo Results: Derek Brunson TKO’s Uriah Hall

A key middleweight bout between Uriah Hall and Derek Brunson served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 94 card in Hidalgo, Texas. Round one begins and Brunson immediately uses some forward pressure to push Hall up against the cage. He begins working for a takedown but Uriah is able to defend the...

Sep 17, 2016 8:55 pm

UFC Hidalgo Results: Evan Dunham defeats Rick Glenn

A lightweight bout between Evan Dunham and Rick Glenn took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 94 main card in Hidalgo, Texas. Round one begins and Glenn quickly takes the center of the cage and lands a front kick to body of Evan. Dunham fires back with a combination and lands a big left hand....

Sep 17, 2016 8:26 pm

UFC Hidalgo Results: Roan Carneiro defeats Kenny Robertson via split-decision

A welterweight bout between Roan Carneiro and Kenny Robertson took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 94 main card in Hidalgo, Texas. Round one begins and Robertson pushes Roan against the cage. Carneiro quickly switches the position and ends up scoring a takedown. Roan immediately moves to half guard and works some shots from the...

Sep 17, 2016 8:06 pm

VIDEO | Watch Chas Skelly set a UFC record by submitting Maximo Blanco in 19 seconds

Chas Skelly kicked off tonight’s UFC Fight Night 94 main card in spectacular fashion by scoring a record-setting submission victory over Maximo Blanco. Kelly immediately rushed after his opponent to begin the fight and landed a jumping body kick that dropped Blanco. Chas quickly pounced on his wounded opponent and locked up a tight guillotine...

Sep 17, 2016 7:50 pm

UFC Hidalgo Results: Islam Makhachev defeats Chris Wade

A lightweight bout between Chris Wade and Islam Makhachev took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 94 main card in Hidalgo, Texas. Round one begins and Wade comes forward with a front kick to the body. He follows that up with a solid leg kick. Makhachev shoots in and scores a takedown. He immediately transitions...

Sep 17, 2016 7:17 pm

UFC Hidalgo Results: Chas Skelly submits Maximo Blanco

A featherweight bout between Chas Skelly and Maximo Blanco kicked off tonight’s UFC Fight Night 94 main card in Hidalgo, Texas. Round one begins and Chas Kelly immediately lands a big kick to the body that drops Blanco. He quickly pounces on Maximo and locks up a guillotine choke. He transitions to an anaconda choke...

Sep 17, 2016 4:04 pm

Cat Zingano: “I love what I do & I’m here to do it”

Cat Zingano is in quite the peculiar place in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division. While ‘Alpha Cat’ is ranked at #6 on the UFC’s official women’s bantamweight rankings, she holds a dominant TKO win over Amanda Nunes, who is currently the women’s bantamweight champion. In addition, Zingano holds a win over Miesha Tate, who Nunes...

Sep 17, 2016 3:43 pm

Travis Browne’s coach explains Fabricio Werdum vs. Edmond Tarverdyan scuffle

In the co-main event of UFC 203 earlier this month, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum squared off against Travis Browne in a highly anticipated rematch. Going into the fight, Werdum was very open about the fact that the fight was a big one for his career. After returning to the UFC and going on...

Sep 17, 2016 1:10 pm

UFC on FOX analyst giving Dustin Poirier slight advantage against Michael Johnson

UFC analyst and former welterweight title contender Dan Hardy believes Dustin Poirier will have the edge going into Saturday night’s fight against Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 94. Poirer (20-4) has been on a four-fight win streak since moving up to lightweight from featherweight, while Johnson looks to get back on track after a...

Sep 17, 2016 1:02 pm

Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig recalls Master Thong betting against Urijah Faber

‘Master Thong’ has been a staple of Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male gym for quite some time. In addition to being one of the best striking coaches on the planet, Master Thong has caught the eye of several MMA fans with his hilarious and over-the-top fight night outfits when he’s cornering fighters. Unfortunately however, several...

Sep 17, 2016 11:36 am

TJ Dillashaw: “I don’t even want to beat Urijah up. It’s not worth my time. “

The bantamweight division has been in a state of unrest since Dominick Cruz reclaimed the title over TJ Dillashaw back in January. With the emergence of contenders like Cody Garbrandt, the idea of who gets the next title shot becomes even murkier. Former champion TJ Dillashaw discussed the landscape of the 135 pound division, and...

Sep 17, 2016 11:31 am

Dana White got “f**king abused online” for blocking Mickey Gall’s walkout song

Prior to Mickey Gall’s UFC 203 scrap with CM Punk, it was revealed that UFC President Dana White had blocked Gall’s walkout song. The song in question? ‘Mickey’ by Toni Basil. While Gall stood backstage just moments before his walkout, he was shocked when his walkout song started playing: “Oh Mickey, you’re so fine You’re...

Sep 17, 2016 10:57 am

Brenden Schaub: Stipe Miocic is almost impossible to submit

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is fresh off his UFC 203 TKO win over Alistair Overeem earlier this month in Cleveland, Ohio. The win marked the first title defense for the Ohio native, who won the heavyweight championship earlier this year when he knocked MMA legend Fabricio Werdum out cold. In the first round of...

Sep 17, 2016 9:28 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen joins Bellator 161 live

The American Gangster has arrived! Welcome to #BellatorNation @chaelsonnen! #Bellator161 pic.twitter.com/P9Lcbir1yC — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) September 17, 2016 Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen recently announced that he had ended his MMA retirement, and had signed an exclusive, multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA. Sonnen, who had remained adamant on his retirement throughout the course of...

Sep 17, 2016 9:14 am

VIDEO | Rashad Evans on the mitts ahead of middleweight debut

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has been on a bit of a slide as of late. In 2013, Evans went on a 2-fight win streak that saw him defeat Dan Henderson via split decision, and defeat Chael Sonnen via 1st round TKO. Unfortunately, Evans was sidelined for the next 2 years due to...