1208 Search Results for strikeforce

Jun 21, 2017 2:13 pm

Fedor Emelianenko doesn’t consider himself the GOAT

While many MMA fans consider heavyweight MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko to be the greatest fighter of all time for his reign of dominance during the Pride FC era of MMA, ‘The Last Emperor’ doesn’t think of himself as ‘the GOAT’. From 2002-2006, Emelianenko terrorized the Pride FC heavyweight division, going on a spectacular 14 fight...

Jun 18, 2017 7:40 pm

UFC Fight Night 111 Reebok Pay: Holly Holm pockets $5,000

UFC Fight Night 111 Reebok Pay: Holly Holm pockets $5,000 The octagon invaded Singapore on Saturday for UFC Fight Night 111. The event was headlined by a women’s bantamweight scrap featuring former champion Holly Holm taking on former title challenger Bethe Correia. After a rather uneventful opening two rounds, Holm was able to land a...

Jun 18, 2017 9:35 am

Rafael Dos Anjos outlines his path to the welterweight title

Over the weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Singapore, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos jumped up to the welterweight division for a battle with former Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine. Dos Anjos won this welterweight debut with a well-deserved unanimous decision. Speaking to the media shortly after his win,...

Jun 17, 2017 5:35 am

UFC Singapore Results: Rafael dos Anjos defeats Tarec Saffiedine

UFC Singapore Results: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine A welterweight scrap between former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and former Strikeforce title holder Tarec Saffiedine kicked off today’s UFC Fight Night 111 main card in Singapore. Round one begins and Saffiedine quickly takes the center of the octagon and fires off a head...

Jun 13, 2017 1:51 pm

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum and Wanderlei Silva’s intense sparring session

You have probably heard of the gym wars that went down in the infamous Chute Boxe camp when Wanderlei Silva and Shogun Rua were putting on their memorable fights in PRIDE. The stories of their aggressive training and sparring sessions reflected in the PRIDE ring. Here, we take a look at this video from the...

Jun 13, 2017 12:19 pm

Mike Goldberg finds new home as MMA commentator and is joined by another familiar face

Mike Goldberg is returning to work in the world of broadcasting for mixed martial arts. The former voice from the Octagon hinted a return back in February saying, “You’ll see me around soon.” On Tuesday, Bellator released a statement announcing that Goldberg and former voice of PRIDE and Strikeforce, Mauro Ranallo, have been signed to...

Jun 11, 2017 3:45 pm

Luke Rockhold will be ready to “fill in” for Romero or Whittaker

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has not been seen in the Octagon since he surrendered the title to Michael Bisping just over a year ago, and at the moment, he still doesn’t have a return fight booked. That said, the former champ is staying ready, in the event that either Robert Whittaker or Yoel...

Jun 11, 2017 3:40 pm

After defeat of Derrick Lewis, Mark Hunt wants to avenge two previous losses

On Saturday night, in the main event of the 11-fight UFC Auckland card, 43-year-old heavyweight legend Mark Hunt stepped into the cage with the much younger Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis. Though Lewis was not without his moments in this fight, Hunt was able to turn back the clock, punishing his exhausted foe to an...

Jun 11, 2017 7:15 am

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC Auckland: Mark Hunt gets $10K

Last night, the UFC touched down in the country of New Zealand for a second time with the exciting UFC Auckland card. In this card’s main event, we saw Kiwi MMA legend Mark Hunt collide with surging American heavyweight contender Derek Lewis. Hunt would win this fight by punishing an exhausted Lewis to a fourth-round...

Jun 9, 2017 2:01 pm

Daniel Cormier begs Jon Jones to “stay out of trouble”

On July 29th, at UFC 214, former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones will step into the Octagon with light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for a highly anticipated rematch 2 years in the making. While Jones and Cormier have been slated to fight on numerous occasions, they have stepped into the Octagon together just once,...

Jun 9, 2017 1:40 pm

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell and Phil Baroni have competitive sparring match

Chuck Liddell and Phil Baroni are legendary pioneers in the sport of mixed martial arts. Liddell made his pro MMA debut back at UFC 17 in 1998 and went on to become one of the biggest stars in the UFC. Liddell won the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 52 by taking Randy Couture out...

Jun 8, 2017 1:47 pm

Report: Former UFC fighter involved in Moscow shootout leaving two dead and six injured

A deadly shootout between two Chechen clans took place in Moscow on Monday evening. According to a report from Life.ru that was translated by Karim Zidan of Bloody Elbow, former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Adlan Amagov was allegedly involved in the violent incident where two were left dead and six people injured. According to the...

Jun 7, 2017 12:38 pm

Miesha Tate explains why she’s grateful for Ronda Rousey rivalry

In the early days of WMMA, one rivalry shined above all others. Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate are widely credited with being the duo to propel WMMA into the spotlight, and ultimately leading the Fertitta brothers and UFC President Dana White to creating a women’s division in the UFC. Now, with Tate retired, and Ronda...

Jun 4, 2017 3:31 pm

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC 212: Aldo and Holloway net $40K

Last night, the UFC made a triumphant return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with UFC 212, an exciting 12-fight card. In the main event, Hawaii’s  Max Holloway sent a shockwave through the featherweight division, braving a bit of early adversity to defeat formerly dominant champion Jose Aldo by third-round TKO. With this win, Aldo claimed...

Jun 4, 2017 9:14 am

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort discusses his UFC 212 win and what is next

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort discusses his UFC 212 win and what is next Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort scored a unanimous decision victory over former Strikeforce title holder Nate Marquardt on the main card of last night’s UFC 212 event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following his victory over “Nate the great”, “The Phenom” was...

Jun 4, 2017 8:15 am

Pros react to Vitor Belfort’s victory over Nate Marquardt

Pros react to Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt Last night at UFC 212, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort was able to outpoint former Strikeforce welterweight title holder Nate Marquardt on route to a unanimous decision win. Here is how the pros reacted to Vitor Belfort’s performance: https://twitter.com/NeilMagny/status/871207314656813056 https://twitter.com/Amanda_Leoa/status/871206785851547650 I'm sorry @NathanMarquardt we all now you...

Jun 3, 2017 8:28 pm

UFC 212 Results: Vitor Belfort defeats Nate Marquardt (Highlights)

UFC 212 Results: Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt A middleweight scrap between former UFC champion Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce welterweight title holder Nate Marquardt took place on tonight’s UFC 212 main card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Round one begins and Vitor lands a leg kick to start things off. Marquardt comes forward and...

Jun 1, 2017 1:02 pm

Dana White: Cris Cyborg is definitely fighting at UFC 214 in Anaheim

The last time we saw Cris Cyborg compete was at UFC Fight Night 95 in September of last year. Cyborg took out Lina Lansberg by TKO in a 140-pound catchweight main event fight in Brazil. With the UFC women’s featherweight division in shambles with the inaugural champion Germaine de Randamie not willing to fight Cyborg...

May 29, 2017 9:47 am

Report: Junior Dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou bout being targeted for August

According to a report from Ariel Helwani, streaking heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou could return to the Octagon this August against his biggest test yet: former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos. The bout is being targeted for UFC 215, which is scheduled for August 19 in Seattle, Washington. UFC would like to book Francis Ngannou...

May 29, 2017 5:53 am

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC Stockholm: Prelim fighter Chris Camozzi gets top payout

Yesterday night (yesterday afternoon in North America) the UFC touched down in Sweden with UFC Stockholm, an exciting, 12-fight card. In the UFC Stockholm main event, we saw the fighting pride of Sweden, Alexander Gustafsson, pick up a dominant win over Glover Teixeira, piecing him up with crackling combos for four rounds, and putting him...

May 27, 2017 1:53 pm

VIDEO | Gegard Mousasi once again gets the Thug Life treatment

VIDEO | Gegard Mousasi once again gets the Thug Life treatment Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi is currently the most coveted free agent fighter in all of mixed martial arts. Mousasi is riding a very impressive five-fight win streak which includes two stoppage wins over former UFC champions. Gegard’s most recent win came...

May 22, 2017 10:52 am

VIDEO | Tim Kennedy tries his hand at bullfighting, and it looks rough

The great American writer Ernest Hemingway once said “nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters.” If Hemingway had lived long enough to witness the explosion of mixed martial arts, he might just have revised that statement to include “…and mixed martial artists.” Regardless, the writer probably would probably be very impressed by...

May 17, 2017 7:49 am

Cris “Cyborg” Justino backs Luke Rockhold, questions Dana White’s decisions

If you’ve been paying attention to the MMA headlines over the last few days you’ve probably seen that former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and UFC President Dana White have been having a difference of opinions. This conflict began when Rockhold went off on the UFC for awarding the next crack at Michael Bisping’s middleweight throne...

May 15, 2017 8:28 am

Nick Diaz was not impressed by Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

On Saturday night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal met Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. In advance of this fight, Masvidal exuded confidence. He also stepped onto the canvas as a slight betting favorite. In the end, however, the Cuban-American became the...

May 14, 2017 1:02 pm

Nick Diaz blasts the UFC!

Nick Diaz blasts the UFC! Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz has not stepped foot inside the octagon since his UFC 183 middleweight scrap with Anderson Silva which occurred in January of 2015 in Las Vegas. The “Stockton Slugger” was outpointed by “The Spider” that night in Sin City and ended up losing the main...

May 14, 2017 9:57 am

Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC 211: champs Miocic, Jedrzejczyk pocket $40,000

Last night, the UFC touched down in Dallas, Texas with the stacked UFC 211. In the main event of the evening, UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic defended his title for a second time, putting former foil Junior Dos Santos away with a barrage of first-round punches. The co-main event, meanwhile, saw UFC strawweight champ Joanna...