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Jan 16, 2014 6:13 am

UFC Tweaks Look and Feel in Preparation to go International

It’s tough to explain what “look and feel” is exactly. You have to understand that this sales tactic is what has kept businesses afloat for a very long time. It’s about your target demographic. Though the product itself has to stay exactly the same because that is, after all, what the people want. But the...

Jan 16, 2014 6:12 am

Dana White Confirms “Derek Brunson has a fractured jaw”

After Derek Brunson and Yoel Romero’s epic back andĀ forth battle Romero gained the upper hand and was able to secure a TKO victory at UFC Fight Night 35 on Wednesday night in Duluth, Ga.. At first it seemed that Derek had it in the bag, however Romero was able to land a few hard strikes...

Jan 15, 2014 9:45 pm

Registration Open For Gracie Nationals Los Angeles

Just a quick reminder for our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitors. Registration is now open for the January 25-26 event, which is taking place at this year’s Fit Expo in Los Angeles, California. For more information, or to register visit, Gracietournaments.com

Jan 15, 2014 9:14 pm

Dana White on GSP: If You Wanna Be a Man, Say it To Our Face

It was recently reported that Dana White had cut off all communicationwith the former UFC Welterweight Champion. Since then, St. Pierre has relied on interviews to let his voice be heard. He accused the Ultimate Fighting Championship of not drug testing their fighters enough citing that as one of the reasons he left. In the...


Jan 15, 2014 8:28 pm

Fight Night 35 Bonus Report: Romero, Brunson, Miller and Rockhold Get Paid

Submission of the Night: Cole Miller Cole Miller hasn’t won a bonus since his ‘SOTN’ in 2010 at UFC Fight Night 22. We saw Cole Miller return to form tonight as he displayed dominance in every aspect of tonight’s bout. When he was standing with Sam Sicilia, he would keep him at bay with his...

Jan 15, 2014 6:56 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Rockhold Crumbles Philippou with Body Kick in Round 1

Luke Rockhold predicted he would win by utilizing his attacks to the body, and he couldn’t have been anymore spot on. Albeit short, Rockhold’s performance in the first round was impressive. His ability to change levels in his attack is what led to Constantinos Philippou to some confusion when it came to blocking shots. Philippou...

Jan 15, 2014 6:34 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Tavares Upsets Larkin in a Fight that Goes the Distance

Tonight’s co-main event was another example of how UFC’s official rankings are irrelevant. Unranked Brad Tavares outworked and outclassed #13 Lorenz Larkin en route to a unanimous decision victory. Brad Tavares was able to neutralize Lorenz Larkin’s power throughout the fight by constantly pushing forward and pressing him against the fence. He also implemented leg...

Jan 15, 2014 5:27 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Romero Finishes Brunson by way of TKO in Round 3

These middleweights did not shy away from throwing fight-ending shots. It is known that Romero has knockout power, but what was unexpected was the fact that Brunson would be able to take the world-class wrestler down multiple times. He even slammed him late in the third round. Brunson would get the best of Romero in...

Jan 15, 2014 4:56 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Moraga Defeats Ortiz, Picks Up Split Decision Victory

A lot of people questioned this bout when it was signed due to the rankings. John Moraga is number four while Dustin Ortiz is ranked number fifteen. Ortiz was quick to remind Moraga that numbers do not mean much in the octagon as he opened up the fight with a big right hand. Ortiz proceeded...

Jan 15, 2014 4:01 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Nijem Picks Up 4th UFC Win Against Edwards

Both Ramsey Nijem and Justin Edwards landed decent shots throughout the beginning of the first round. Nijem left himself susceptible for counter punches as he threw combinations, and Edwards was able to take advantage of that. Nijem’s face showed that he was calm despite getting punched a few times, and he get his composure as...

Jan 15, 2014 3:30 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Silverio Dominates Vallie-Flagg, Earns Unanimous Win

Elias Silverio showed everyone why he was the favorite to win tonight despite facing an opponent on an eleven fight win-streak. Issac Vallie-Flagg pressed the action right from the start. Both men would make their way back to the center of the octagon often, but it was always Vallie-Flagg that would push the action to...

Jan 15, 2014 3:03 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Smith Picks Up Split Decision Victory against Houston

These two middleweights did a great job at neutralizing each other’s strengths in the first round. Trevor Smith avoided Brian Houston’s shots by keeping his distance and shooting for takedowns while Houston utilized his sprawl to stay off the ground. It wasn’t until there was one minute left in the first where Houston was finally...

Jan 15, 2014 2:32 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Smolka Earns Unanimous Decision Win over Ozkilic

Louis Smolka made his first walk into the octagon with a record of six wins and no losses, but that means nothing when you first step in the octagon. The Hawaiian would have to prove himself in the eyes of the UFC fans, and he did just that by putting on an exciting performance. Neither...