Archive: featherweight

Jan 21, 2013 9:56 am

Exclusive: Cub Swanson: “When I Win This Fight, I’m the Number One Contender”

Four years ago, Cub Swanson stepped into the cage with Jose Aldo at WEC 41 and was knocked out in eight seconds. It was the flying knee heard around the world and it propelled Aldo into a featherweight title bout against then-champion Mike Brown. Fast forward to today and Aldo is still the featherweight champion,...

Aug 22, 2012 12:30 am

Frankie Edgar Moves To The Featherweight Division And Is Willing To Face Anyone | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar is heading to the Featherweight division. The news was first reported on Tuesday night’s episode of UFC Tonight on FUEL TV. Edgar (14-3-1) is coming off a controversial loss at UFC 150 against UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson. This was his second loss on the bounce...

Jul 3, 2012 3:27 am

Chad Mendes: ‘I Hate Losing Anything’ | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Chad Mendes in an interview with MMAWeeklyRadio. Chad Mendes went (30-0) undefeated record in his senior year at Cal Poly as the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the country at 141 pounds. In the NCAA finals he was facing No. 6 seed J. Jaggers from The Ohio State University and what happened...


Jun 14, 2012 1:26 am

Diego Nunes Not In A Hurry To Return To The Octagon | UFC News

Diego Nunes in an interview with TATAME. Nunes has gone (1-2) in his past three bouts losing decisions to Kenny Florian & Dennis Siver and defeating Manvel Gamburyan. However Nunes is in no rush to get back into the octagon for now as he would like to dedicate some time to his family. “I’m cool....

Jun 5, 2012 2:33 pm

Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin In The Works For UFC 151 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister A featherweight bout is in the works for the September 1st UFC 151. On the Las Vegas card Denis Siver & Eddie Yagin are set to square off according to MMANytt.se who report that verbal agreements are in place from both Siver and Yagin. Denis Siver will stay in the Featherweight division...

May 28, 2012 9:30 am

Mike Brown Retires On A High Following Victory Over Pineda At UFC 146 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister After defeating Daniel Pineda at UFC 146 via unanimous decision Mike Brown has decided to retire. After the bout, Dave Meltzer reported in The Wrestling Observer that the 36-year-old Brown, a former WEC champion who had struggled to a 4-3 record since losing the title to Jose Aldo in 2009, had decided...

May 23, 2012 3:34 pm

Diego Brandao | "I’m cracking skulls, I don’t know about him.”

By Jamie McAllister Diego Brandao in an interview with TATAME. Brandao comments on his plans for his next fight against Darren Elkins. “My game plan is the same as Mike Tyson’s get the knockout. Trading punches for 15 minutes is dangerous” “When the cage is closed, we’ll strike. I’m cracking skulls, I don’t know about...

Apr 27, 2012 5:05 pm

Henderson vs Edgar II set for UFC 150

By Evan Stoumbelis: Lightweight champ Ben Henderson now has a date set for his first title defense. His opponent…none other than the man he defeated to win the belt, Frankie Edgar. The rematch doesn’t come as a big surprise to fans, after Ben Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 144 in a thrilling fight, there...

Apr 14, 2012 1:29 pm

Dennis Siver Emerges Victorious In Featherweight Debut Over Diego Nunes

By Evan Stoumbelis: Cutting 10 pounds, missing weight, and #9 ranked featherweight Diego Nunes couldn’t hinder Dennis Siver in his debut bout at the 145 pound division. In round 1 Siver comes out and establishes octagon control, as Nunes circles around the outside, they get within striking range as both men throw head kicks that...