Archive: Cain Velasquez

Oct 29, 2012 8:40 am

VIDEO | JDS Wants To KO Velasquez Again, But Can Submit Him Too | UFC NEWS

“That time it was perfect for me. My first strategy is always to knock my opponents out and I will try to do that again. I know Cain Velasquez, I respect him a lot. He’s really tough. But I will give my best to win this fight, it doesn’t matter where. Of course I want...

Oct 25, 2012 9:37 am

Michael Johnson vs. Myles Jury added to UFC 155 | UFC News

A lightweight showdown between Michael Johnson (12-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Myles Jury (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been added to the UFC’s year-end card in Las Vegas, Nevada. Johnson has won three straight fights, this after starting his UFC career by going 1-2. His latest win came over Danny Castillo at UFC on FX 5...

Oct 21, 2012 5:52 pm

Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas set for UFC 155 in Las Vegas | UFC News

A key featherweight match-up between Erik “New Breed” Koch (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Ricardo Lamas (12-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is set to go down at UFC 155 in Las Vegas. Koch was originally slated to face featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 149 in July, but an injury to Aldo put Koch on the...


Sep 13, 2012 6:25 am

Chris Leben vs. Carlos Vemola booked for UFC 155 in Las Vegas | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Chris Leben, who was given a year-long suspension by the UFC in November of 2011 after testing positive for prescription painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone after his UFC 138 main event loss to Mark Munoz in England, now has an official return date and opponent. Leben (22-8 MMA, 12-7 UFC) will return to the octagon...

Sep 8, 2012 2:33 pm

Chris Weidman vs. Tim Boetsch set for UFC 155 in Las Vegas | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor UFC executives officially announced that a middleweight showdown between Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and Tim Boetsch (16-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) will take place at UFC 155 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The NCAA Division I All-American wrestler, Weidman, will be looking to solidify himself as the #1 contender to Anderson Silva’s middleweight...

Sep 3, 2012 11:58 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Daniel Cormier on Frank Mir, Josh Barnett and Fighting in the UFC

  After Daniel Cormier defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett and captured the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Championship, fans and media alike knew a star was born. In his last three fights Cormier has beaten Jeff Monson, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and of course Barnett. Those are three fighters who have a hell of lot...

Aug 27, 2012 6:18 am

A Few Fights to Look Forward To

Many of us are saddened that the summer season is about to conclude. The opportunity to take a trip to the beach or lay out in the backyard by the pool and bbq is something we all cherish, but even though fall is fast approaching that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to look...

Aug 17, 2012 11:26 am

MMA Inside The Cage 107: China Rising!

This week’s episode of MMA: Inside the Cage presented by Combat Sports Insurance, features the rise of MMA in China and more! – 12 NEW COMPETITORS for the “Dirty Dozen” Clip of the Week competition! Winner takes home a prize pack from Elevation Training Mask, Gamma Labs, Film Harvest, Crucifix Clothing, Fight Chix Apparel, and...

Aug 14, 2012 6:12 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Shane Carwin on His Injuries, Coaching TUF and Roy Nelson

The last time UFC fans saw former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin he had stepped in on short notice as a replacement for Brock Lesnar against current UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 131 last June. The winner would then go on to face heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez for a shot at...

Aug 1, 2012 2:48 am

Velasquez Wondering What The Hold Up Is With Dos Santos Rematch | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Cain Velasquez comments in an interview with ‘Inside MMA’. Velasquez defeated Antonio Silva at UFC 146 and it had been looking like he would go on to challenge Junior Dos Santos for his Heavyweight Title. The rematch had been rumored to take place at UFC 152 however no date has been set....

Jul 5, 2012 7:05 am

Cormier Talks Velasquez vs. Dos Santos And Says He Has No Opponent Yet | Strikeforce News

By Jamie McAllister Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Tournament Champion Daniel Cormier in an interview with TATAME. In his last bout Cormier defeated Josh Barnett via a unanimous decision to become the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Champion. However now Cormier finds himself left with one fight on his Strikeforce contact with no opponent as of yet. “That’s all...

Jun 9, 2012 1:08 pm

Bigfoot Silva On Velasquez : “If he didn’t want to stand-up with me he’s not going to do it with Cigano, I see Cigano winning again." | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in an interview with TATAME. Bigfoot was recently defeated by Velasquez at UFC 146 and this marked his second defeat on the bounce moving Silva to (16-4) overall. However fresh off his defeat Bigfoot does not think Velasquez has what it takes to contend with UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior...

Jun 9, 2012 6:21 am

Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez Rematch Planned For UFC 152 | UFC News

By Jonathan Kirschner UFC President Dana White took to the podium at the UFC on FX 3 post-fight press conference and revealed the promotion’s plans for the upcoming UFC Heavyweight Title fight. Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez are set to have their rematch at UFC 152 in Toronto. Junior “Cigano” dos Santos captured the...

May 29, 2012 3:57 pm

UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir Salary Report | UFC NEWS

UFC 146 took place on May 26th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the first entire heavyweight main card and nearly every fight delivered excitement and a finish with nine finishes total on the incredible twelve fight card. Junior dos Santos successfully defended his belt in the main event....

May 28, 2012 11:34 am

Dana White Confirms Cormier UFC Bound, Wants Undersized HW To Drop To 205 | UFC NEWS

Daniel Cormier’s recent domination during a five round fight, winning the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Championship by unanimous decision on May 19, 2012 at Strikeforce: Barnett vs Cormier leads UFC President Dana White to say “Yes, he will end up coming over to the UFC. The thing is I’d love to see the guy go down...

May 27, 2012 3:04 pm

Aftermath | The Best And Worst Of UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

UFC 146 was a battle of the Goliaths ending quicker than scheduled due to a night full of finishes that did not disappoint. Main Card Lavar Johnson was looking to knock out the “Skyscraper”.   They clinch,  Stefan Struve jumps guard and submits Lavar Johnson with his superior grappling via armbar  in Round 1 ending this...

May 25, 2012 3:38 pm

Exclusive | Phil Baroni Predicts UFC 146 & His Next Fight | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor The UFC Heavyweight Championship is on the line at UFC 146 this Saturday, as Junior Dos Santos looks to defend his belt against two-time former champion Frank Mir. All of the fights on the PPV portion of the event will take place in the heavyweight division. Phil Baroni was good enough to...

May 25, 2012 3:05 pm

The Role of Weight in Heavyweight | MMA NEWS

  Earlier this week, we covered the UFC 146 conference call featuring the match-up between Frank Mir and the current reigning heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos. Frank Mir embarks on this challenge coming out of arguably the most impressive victory of his career which saw him overcoming adversity to defeat Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira in stunning...

May 25, 2012 12:55 am

Bigfoot Silva On Velasquez | "I would rather fight him on the ground."

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Silva in an interview with TATAME. Bigfoot comments on making his UFC debut. “I am crazy to get this fight done. Get in that cage and have my UFC debut. I am feeling like if it was the first fight of my life. I guess I’m starting it all over again,...

May 25, 2012 12:40 am

Cain Velasquez Thinks Bigfoot Poses More Threats Than Mir

By Jamie McAllister Cain Velasquez in an interview with TATAME. Velasquez makes the comparison between Bigfoot Silva & Frank Mir. “They’re similar a little bit, but I think Silva is better all around. He does more kicks than Mir does, he uses his hands on his feet, good Jiu-Jitsu on the ground. I think Silva...

May 23, 2012 4:37 pm

Dos Santos Heavily Favored Over Mir At UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

With fight night only four days away, the official betting lines for UFC 146 have been released. Odds for the event have been out for a good while now, but all the injuries and changes to the event caused a lot of bet cancelations and forced the bookies to work overtime. The odds for the...

May 21, 2012 6:25 am

VIDEO | JDS – Road To The Belt (Parts 1 & 2) | UFC NEWS

Junior Dos Santos will be defending his title opposite Frank Mir, live on Pay-Per-View, Saturday May 26, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This video takes us back to November’s UFC on Fox where Paula Sack is granted rare access during Fight Week right before JDS materialized a dramatic victory earning him the UFC Heavyweight...

May 18, 2012 8:08 am

UFC 146 Conference Call Highlights | UFC NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy “..I think anytime you go in as the underdog it gives you motivation because you’re more driven to win when people you expect you to,” stated Frank Mir in yesterdays conference call for UFC 146. The conference call featured competitors from the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, and former...