Archive: fight night 51

Sep 15, 2014 4:24 pm

Andrei Arlovski Out Up To Six Months Following Win Over Bigfoot

Following his UFC Fight Night 51 knockout win over Antonio Bigfoot Silva this past Saturday in Brazil, Andrei Arlovski jumped up to #7 on the UFC heavyweight ranking ladder. MMAFighting.com obtained the medical suspension list from the Brazilian Athletic Commission, and things aren’t looking so good for the Pitbull, who is looking at a 180...

Sep 15, 2014 5:03 am

Andrei Arlovski To Fan Following Bigfoot Victory: “You Boo? F*** You!”

Following his win over Bigfoot Silva on Saturday night, Andrei Arlovski jumped on the cage to celebrate. Apparently a Brazilian fan was booing, something Arlovski didn’t like. He shouted “You boo?! Fuck you!”, one of his corner-men immediately told him to stop, and suggested he say “I love you” to make up for what he...

Sep 14, 2014 4:51 pm

Leo Santos Admits To Cramping During “Exhausting” Weight Cut

Leo Santos picked up a win over Efrain Escudero this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 51, however he admits he had trouble with his weight cut. His teammate, Renan Barao was forced out of his UFC 177 rematch against TJ Dillashaw after hitting his head after passing out when he was cutting weight. Despite...

Sep 14, 2014 12:41 pm

Johnny Bedford Threatened To Kill Rani Yahya Before UFC Fight Night 51 Bout

After his dominant performance against Johnny Bedford last night at UFC Fight Night 51 that saw him pick up a 2nd round submission victory, Rani Yahya revealed that Bedford had threatened to kill him at the weigh ins the day before. He spoke to MMAFighting.com: “He said, ‘Do you think I’m afraid of you? I’m...

Sep 14, 2014 12:29 pm

REPLAY! Andrei Arlovski vs. Bigfoot Silva Full Fight Highlights

Last night at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil, Andrei Arlovski finally got his revenge on Bigfoot Silva in the form of a first round KO. For those unfamiliar with the situation, back in 2010 under the now defunct Strikeforce banner, Andrei Arlovski met Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in the cage for a three round war...

Sep 14, 2014 10:25 am

Rousey Admits She Broke Her Thumb In Davis Fight, Needed Cast And Pin

Ronda Rousey looked especially dominant in her UFC 175 win over Alexis Davis, a fight she won in just 16 seconds. Following the bout, Rousey underwent minor knee surgery. Unbeknownst to the public, she also suffered a broken thumb, an injury which required a cast for the majority of the summer, as well as a...

Sep 14, 2014 9:08 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Arlovski’s KO Of Bigfoot

Last night at UFC Fight Night 51, Andrei Arlovski avenged his 2010 loss to Bigfoot Silva by picking up an impressive KO win in the first round of their 5-round main event bout in Brazil. We have complied the best Tweets from UFC fighters reacting to the massive upset. @UFC tonight and supporting my teammate...

Sep 14, 2014 8:55 am

UFC Fight Night 51 Draws Big Attendance In Brazil

Last night the UFC visited Brazil for UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski II. The event featured a rematch of the legendary 2010 bout between Andrei Arlovski and Antonio Bigfoot Silva under the Strikeforce banner that saw Bigfoot Silva pick up a unanimous decision victory. Last night was a different story, in the first...

Sep 14, 2014 8:47 am

After Brutal KO Last Night, Igor Araujo In “Good Condition”

Last night on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski, Igor Araujo suffered a brutal KO loss at the hands of George Sullivan. In the second round of their bout, Sullivan landed a takedown and secured top position. He proceeded to use one of his hands to hold Araujo’s face, and...

Sep 14, 2014 8:34 am

Andrei Arlovski Ready To Continue Winning While Training At Greg Jackson’s

Andrei Arlovski is coming off a huge upset win over Antonio Bigfoot Silva last night at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil, where Arlovski knocked out Silva in the first round of their 5 round bout. After the bout, Arlovski spoke with MMAJunkie about his intent to continue training at the Jackson Winkeljohn gym after...

Aug 2, 2014 10:34 am

“UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski” Fight Card Finalized

Next month’s UFC Fight Night 51 event has been finalized with an 11 bout lineup. In the night’s main event,  former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei ‘The Pitbull” Arlovski will look for redemption in defeating his former opponent, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. ‘UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski’ goes down on September 13th from the Nilson...

Jul 29, 2014 3:41 pm

Sean Spencer Steps In For Injured Joe Riggs

Sean Spencer has stepped in to replace an injured Joe Riggs at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil, and will now face Paulo Thiago. Spencer is 2-2 in the UFC, and most recently dropped a close split decision loss to Alex Garcia back in March. The loss ended Spencer’s two fight win streak that saw...

Jul 16, 2014 5:03 am

Efrain Escudero Returns To The Octagon At Fight Night 51

TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero is set to make another appearance inside the Octagon. MMAJunkie.com confirmed the news with a source close to Escudero, and MMAFighting.com broke the news earlier today. After winning TUF, Escudero went 2-2 in the Octagon and failed to make weight for one of the bouts. As a result the UFC...

Jul 14, 2014 5:52 pm

Bigfoot Disses Arlovski, Says He Will Knock Him Out

Antonio Bigfoot Silva will be making his UFC return in September against Andrei Arlovski in his native country of Brazil. Bigfoot spoke with MMAFighting.com about the fight and how this time around, he wants to finish Arlovski. We fought once and we know what we can do, but we fought four years ago and I...

Jul 10, 2014 12:43 pm

‘Bigfoot’ Hungry – Promises Killer Performance Against Arlovski

“It was my dream to fight in Brazil. I know that Arlovski is a great fighter and will be a hard test but I’m hungry and wanting a lot to step in the octagon again. You can expect me looking forward to winning all the time. I always go for the KO or the submission...

Jul 9, 2014 6:51 pm

Dana White Defends Booking Arlovski In Newly Signed UFC Headliner

Just one fight removed from his UFC return, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski has been given the leading role in the upcoming UFC Fight Night 51 event. The former champion will face Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in a rematch, and many, especially after his most recent performance, are wondering why the UFC would book such...

Jul 4, 2014 5:01 am

Andrei Arlovski Meets Bigfoot Silva At Fight Night 51

Fresh off his decision win against Brendan Schaub, Andrei Arlovski will not meet Antonio Bigfoot Silva at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil. Bigfoot Silva is coming off a rare draw against Mark Hunt in December, afterwhich he failed a drug test for elevated testosterone levels. His suspension will be up in September, just in...