Archive: fight night 50

Sep 15, 2014 5:30 pm

Overeem: ‘There’s No Easy Fights In The UFC’

Alistair Overeem is looking to get past his UFC Fight Night 50 loss to Ben Rothwell, and in doing so is looking to fight again before the end of 2014. Overeem joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss why there are no easy fights in the UFC, and why he wasn’t worried about...

Sep 15, 2014 5:20 pm

Alistair Overeem Over Rothwell Loss, Looking To Fight Again In 2014

After getting KO’d in the beginning of his fight against Ben Rothwell earlier this month, many questioned if Alistair Overeem was the biggest bust in UFC history, and if The Reem’s chin could hold up at heavyweight any longer. Overeem entered the fight on a win, picking up a decision win over Frank Mir back...

Sep 15, 2014 3:41 pm

Commission Changes Time For Iaquinta Stoppage From UFC FN 50

The official stoppage time for Al Iaquinta’s TKO win over Rodrigo Damm has been officially changed from 2:41 to 2:26. While this may seem irrelevant and unimportant, the difference is of extreme importance to betters who wage bets on if the fight will end in the first or second half of the round or even...

Sep 9, 2014 5:03 am

Anthony Johnson Defends Overeem’s Performance Against Rothwell

Despite expressing his dislike for Alistair Overeem as a training partner, Anthony Johnson did defend Overeem’s performance against Ben Rothwell this past Friday at UFC Fight Night 50. He spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour: “To me, he looked faster and he looked stronger. He started fast, but I think he always starts...

Sep 8, 2014 3:33 pm

Chiesa Says He’d Give Back $50k Bonus To Finish Fight With Lauzon

Michael Chiesa and Joe Lauzon put on a spectacular performance at UFC Fight Night 50. Unfortunately the bout was cut short by a cut that Lauzon opened up above Chiesa’s eye with a knee to the head. The doctors stopped the fight, which prompted a frustrated Chiesa to call for a rematch. Chiesa spoke with...

Sep 7, 2014 4:24 pm

Overeem Explains The Crucial Mistake He Made In Rothwell Fight

Yesterday I was in a great shape and prep was superb! Thanks to all involved, from coaches to fysio’s! You were all great. About the fight – I made a mistake! Hearing Ben’s arm crack on one of the kicks I didn’t expect him to counterpunch with the same arm.. We knew Ben is a...

Sep 7, 2014 4:05 pm

Frustrated Mike Chiesa Calls For Rematch Against Lauzon

At UFC Fight Night 50, Joe Lauzon landed a knee that opened a cut on the eyebrow of Micahel Chiesa. The cut was one that reminded fight fans of the one sustained by Diego Sanchez when he fought our very own BJ Penn. Chiesa took to Twitter to express his frustration. “Out of all the...

Sep 7, 2014 3:27 pm

Mousasi Admits His Head Wasn’t In Fight With Jacare

“I think he was just relentless with his takedowns. He did a good job with that.” “Too many trainings, too many fights, cancelation of a fight (at UFC 176). My head wasn’t in it. Not taking anything away from ‘Jacare.’ I hope he fights for the belt and I hope he wins it and he’s...

Sep 7, 2014 10:42 am

Charles Oliveira Explains Botched Weight Cut

Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz were set to face off in a highly anticipated rematch this past Friday at UFC Fight Night 50, however Oliveira came in nearly 5-pounds over the featherweight weight limit. Shortly afterwards it was announced that Oliveira was off the card, and the bout with Lentz was off. Du Bronx spoke...

Sep 7, 2014 8:24 am

QUICK TWITT: UFC Fighters React To Jacare’s Submission Over Mousasi

On Friday, fight fans saw Jacare Souza get his revenge on Gegard Mousasi in the 3rd round of their rematch at UFC Fight Night 50. UFC pros took to Twitter to give their take on Jacare’s submission victory. Wow. That was a boss performance against a stud @ufc #UFCFightNight — TJ Grant (@TJ_Grant) September 6,...

Sep 7, 2014 7:57 am

Ratings Report: UFC/Bellator Go Head-To-Head, Here’s The Numbers

The UFC scheduled an event on the same night, in the same town, as Bellator did. UFC Fight Night 50 and Bellator 123 went head to head on Friday night. Here are the preliminary ratings for each event. UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi had a .54 rating for its main card, which aired...

Sep 7, 2014 7:48 am

Eyewitness Gossips About Overeem’s Pre-fight Activities

Alistair Overeem was knocked out in just the first round of his UFC Fight Night 50 bout against Ben Rothwell this past Friday. Many fans believed this was a do or die fight for Overeem given that his only win in the last 3-years came in a lackluster decision win over Frank Mir. Prior to...

Sep 7, 2014 7:38 am

QUICK TWITT: UFC Fighters React To Rothwell’s K.O. Of Overeem

On Friday night fight fans saw Ben Rothwell knock out Alistair Overeem in the first round of their UFC Fight Night 50 bout. After the bout, talk increased of people’s desire to see Overeem drop to light heavyweight. Here’s what UFC fighters had to say about the finish, and Ben Rothwell’s celebratory dance. Ochiiiies! #UFCFightNight...

Sep 1, 2014 8:09 am

FOX Sports 1 Analysts Preview Jacare vs. Mousasi

UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi takes place this Friday on September 5th live from Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Ledyard Connecticut. The UFC scheduled this card to compete with Bellator 123, which is also taking place on Friday night. The full lineup is as follows: FOX Sports 1 Main Event: 185...

Aug 27, 2014 9:50 am

Andre Fili Out Of Fight Night 50, Chas Skelly Set To Step In

Fan favorite Andre ‘Touchy’ Fili has been forced to withdraw from his UFC Fight Night 50 bout against Sean Soriano. The UFC announced that Chas Skelly, who won this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa, will be stepping in for Fili against Sean Soriano. Skelly is coming off a win in his...

Jun 18, 2014 5:08 am

Lauzon vs. Chiesa Set For UFC Fight Night 50

The UFC announced last night that submission artist Joe Lauzon will face off with TUF winner Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night 50 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on September 13th. Lauzon bounced back from a two-fight losing streak in December when he picked up a decision win over Mac Danzig. He will...