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Mar 22, 2015 12:14 am

White On Maia: I’d Like To See Him Take More Risks

Dana White has said this about Alistair Overeem, and he feels the same way about welterweight Demian Maia: Maia has to take more risks inside the octagon. “Maia did what he does. He has unbelievable jiu-jitsu. It wasn’t the most exciting fight you’ll ever see. My only disappointment with Demian was he didn’t take enough...

Mar 22, 2015 12:10 am

White on Koscheck: I’ll Try to Push Him Toward Retiring

UFC President Dana White has now seen Josh Koscheck lose five fights in a row, two of which within a month. When asked if he thought Koscheck should hang up the gloves, White was transparent in how he felt about the situation. “I have a soft spot for (Ultimate Fighter) season one guys. Koscheck doesn’t...

Mar 22, 2015 12:06 am

White on Referee Call: One of the Biggest Screw Up of All Time

Dana White was not happy about the decision of Drew Dober and Leandro Silva’s bout. Needless to say, he was asked about it and went on a rant about how badly the referee screwed up. White kicked things off with a “fact” he learned about the referee: “Supposedly, the referee is a black belt in...

Mar 21, 2015 11:59 pm

White: Nunes & Silva Will Get a Bonus Check

Despite not being listed among the names that would receive a “Performance of the Night” bonus check, Dana White assured Erick Silva and Amanda Nunes they will be getting bonuses as well. Fans on social media showed their disapproval when Nunes and Silva were left out of the bonus report, but White addressed it as...

Mar 21, 2015 11:55 pm

Demian Maia and Erick Silva Comment on Fighting Each Other

Towards the end of the “UFC Fight Night 62” post fight press conference, both Demian Maia and Erick Silva were asked if they would be up to fighting each other if the UFC presented them the contract. More often than not, friends tend to not fight each other. Maia and Silva, however, seem game to...

Mar 21, 2015 11:49 pm

Giovani Decker Is the New Sr. VP and GM of UFC Brazil

Giovani Decker is the new Senior Vice President and General Manager of UFC Brazil! UFC President Dana White broke the news during the UFC Fight Night 62 post fight press conference. Decker is experienced in building brand awareness in Brazil as he was the former GM and Vice President of Asics Brazil. He spent two...

Mar 21, 2015 11:14 pm

UFC Fight Night 62 Bonus Report: 4 Fighters Take Home $50K

Performance of the Night: Fredy Serrano Fredy Serrano got the ball rolling on the UFC Fight Pass portion of the preliminaries with a knockout win over Bentley Syler. This victory set the pace for an exciting night of fights. Performance of the Night: Kevin Souza Kevin Souza was in the octagon for less than two...

Mar 21, 2015 10:14 pm

UFC FN 62 Results: Maia Grapples Way to Victory Over LaFlare

This main event may have been a bit disappointing compared to the rest of the action-packed card, but it was an impressive performance from Demian Maia nonetheless. Maia has the amazing ability to make some of the best strikers and wrestlers look like they don’t even belong in the octagon with him. Maia acted as...

Mar 21, 2015 9:16 pm

UFC FN 62 Results: Silva Hands Koscheck 2nd Loss in 1 Month

Erick Silva put on a performance that you would usually see from a top five competitor! Even though the fight ended in submission, Silva did a fantastic job at out-striking Josh Koscheck. Koscheck was staggered several time with strikes but it was ultimately his own punch that cost him the fight. Koscheck started to pressure...

Mar 21, 2015 8:48 pm

UFC FN 62 Results: Santos Taps Martin Out in Round 1

Leonardo Santos’ ground work tonight was nothing short of fantastic. He made sure there was no room for error and gave Martin no room to work a reversal or to even block a transition. Santos executed a sweep takedown and transitioned from guard to mount immediately. Martin went into panic mode and gave up his...

Mar 21, 2015 8:17 pm

UFC FN 62 Results: Nunes Finishes Baszler with Leg Kick

Amanda Nunes was dominant tonight inside the octagon and made every strike count. Baszler ate a bodykick early on in the opening minute of the fight and never truly recovered after that as she was constantly backpedaling. Nunes picked her shots and saw an opening for leg kicks which landed repeatedly. Baszler took a leg...

Mar 21, 2015 7:54 pm

UFC FN 62 Results: Burns Submits Oliveira in Round 3

It looked as if the result of this fight would come down to which fighter possessed better footwork. The fight started off relatively even, but Gilbert Burns started to show signs of fatigue in the middle of the second and his movement suffered from it. Alex Oliveira’s style forces his opponent to chase him around...

Mar 21, 2015 7:21 pm

UFC FN 62 Results: Pepey Catches Fili in Triangle, Earns Round 1 Win

There was no feeling out process as these two went straight to the center of the octagon, throwing bombs. Godofredo Pepey picked up the quick submission due to his elite grappling skills. Fili picked Pepey up early on in the first and tried to go for a slam, but Pepey slipped on a triangle attempt...

Mar 21, 2015 6:58 pm

UFC FN 62 Results: Trinaldo Wrestles His Way to Win Over Arreola

Francisco Trinaldo walked out of the octagon with his hands raised this evening despite putting on a lackluster performance. Akbarh Arreola spent the majority of his night on his back after getting taken down repeatedly. Arreola showed a hole in his game by throwing weak leg kicks, leaving him susceptible to takedowns. Trinaldo did not...

Mar 21, 2015 6:18 pm

UFC FN 62 Results: Souza KOs Kikuno with Brutal Straight Right

Kevin Souza’s knockout win over Katsunori Kikuno may have earned him an extra $50,000 with a Performance of the Night bonus. Kevin Souza’s stance was low from the start in fear that Katsunori Kikuno would shoot on him for a takedown, so Souza was always in position to fire off a stiff shot. Souza cracked...

Mar 21, 2015 5:56 pm

UFC FN 62 Results: Dober Screwed by Ref, Silva Gets Win

Drew Dober and Leandro Silva met in the middle of the octagon and the result was anti-climactic and unfortunate. After a back and forth opening round, Silva took the fight to the mat in the second round and started to work for a submission. Silva locked Dober in a arm-in guillotine choke and it was...

Mar 21, 2015 5:30 pm

UFC FN 62 Results: Mafra Ragdolls Carrizosa to Earn Decision Win

Leonardo Mafra kicked things off on Fox Sports 2 with a unanimous decision victory over Cain Carrizosa at UFC Fight Night 62. After an active first round, Carrizosa started to slow down noticeably in the middle of the second which allowed Mafra to gain control of the fight. Mafra’s slam in the second round turned...

Mar 21, 2015 4:48 pm

UFC FN 62 Results: Giagos Forces Oliveira to Tap in 1st Round

Christos Giagos was able to take Jorge de Oliveira down whenever he wanted and that was his key to success. Giagos transitioned at will from full guard to full mount within seconds and ultimately was in position to end the fight early. Giagos applied a crossface from the side of Oliveira and proceeded to take...

Mar 21, 2015 4:27 pm

UFC FN 62 Results: Serrano BRUTALLY KOs Syler in Round 3

Fredy Serrano’s octagon debut went as well as he could have hoped. After two uneventful rounds, he landed the shot he need to bring the crowd and UFC officials to their feet. Serrano cut Syler’s jab off with a left uppercut and sent him crashing to the canvas. Syler was out cold before his head...