Archive: fight night 56

Nov 10, 2014 9:26 pm

Juliana Lima Reveals Fans Only Saw “30 or 40 Percent” Of Abilities

UFC Fight Night 56 fighter Juliana Lima made her UFC debut at the event, and scored a unanimous decision win over Nina Ansaroff. While most fighters would be celebrating their win, Lima admits she sees room for improvement going forward. “I wish I had the chance to move more, but the adrenaline of fighting for...

Nov 10, 2014 9:19 pm

Ian McCall Reveals Frightening Details From Blood Infection

UFC flyweight Ian McCall was forced out of his UFC Fight Night 56 co-main event bout with John Lineker at the last minute. It was later revealed that McCall had a blood infection, and as a result was pulled from the card. Now we have more details regarding the seriousness of the infection from McCall’s...

Nov 10, 2014 11:20 am

Shogun Not Retiring, Hints At Drop To Middleweight

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is coming off a quick KO loss to OSP this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 56. The loss made many fight fans question whether or not it’s time for the legend to hang up the gloves. Shogun answered his critics with a Facebook post earlier today. Post by Mauricio "Shogun" Rua....

Nov 10, 2014 9:27 am

UFC Fight Night 56 Medical Suspensions, Shogun Faces 2-Month Layoff

At UFC Fight Night 56 this past weekend OSP shocked the world as he KO’d Shogun Rua in just 34 seconds. The bout made fight fans question Shogun’s future in MMA. MMAJunkie has obtained the medical suspensions from the event from the Brazilian MMA commission. Ovince Saint Preux: suspended 14 days with no contact for...

Nov 9, 2014 4:37 pm

Ian McCall Reveals Blood Infection Forced Him From Lineker Bout

Ian Mcall and John Lineker were set to face off in the co-main event of yesterday night’s UFC Fight Night 56 in what was likely a #1 contender match. The night before the bout ‘Uncle Creepy’ was forced from the bout due to illness according to UFC President Dana White. McCall revealed to MMAFighting’s Ariel...

Nov 9, 2014 4:28 pm

Lineker Slams McCall, “God Punished Him”

After Ian McCall was forced out of the his co-main event bout against John Lineker at UFC Fight Night 56 last night due to a blood infection, John Lineker has started calling for an immediate title shot against Demetrious Johnson. He spoke to media members in Brazil. “He paid the price for his jokes. He...

Nov 9, 2014 11:27 am

OSP Admits He Was “A Little Surprised” By Quick KO Over Shogun Rua

Ovince Saint Preux KO’d MMA legend Shogun Rua last night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 56 in just 34 seconds, pulling off an impressive comeback in a bout he stepped into on short notice. OSP spoke at the post-fight press conference about the finish, and even admitted he was surprised. “I thought...

Nov 9, 2014 10:23 am

UFC FN 56 Bonuses St. Preux, Silva, Almeida, and Gorman Win $50,000 Each

Last night during the post-fight press conference for UFC Fight Night 56, it was announced that Ovince Saint Preux and Leandro Silva earned ‘Performance of the night’ honors, while Thomas Almeida and Tim Gorman earned ‘Fight of the Night honors’ for their 3-round slugfest. All the above-mentioned fighters earned $50,000 for their performances inside the...

Nov 9, 2014 9:14 am

Magalhaes “Didn’t Notice” Alleged Illegal Blows In UFC FN 56 KO Win

Yesterday in the prelims of UFC Fight Night 56, Caio Magalhaes, the brother of former UFC fighter Vinny Magalhaes, picked up a quick, and devastating KO win over Trevor Smith. After the bout many people began saying that Magalhaes landed several illegal blows to Smith’s head as he attempted to finish the fight, something Magalhaes...

Nov 9, 2014 8:46 am

REPLAY! Alves Picks Up Controversial Decision Over Jouban

In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 56 Warlley Alves picked up a controversial decision over Alan Jouban in a decision that left many fans angry and frustrated. Below are the full fight highlights from the event.

Nov 9, 2014 8:29 am

QUICK TWITT: Maldonado Responds To OSP’s Callout

Following his quick, but devastating first round KO of Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua last night at UFC Fight Night 56, Ovince Saint Preux stated that he wanted to fight Fabio Maldonado next. OSP divulged the reasoning behind his callout during to MMAJunkie, saying: “I’ve got tremendous respect for him. He’s a good fighter, and he was...

Nov 9, 2014 8:12 am

Jimi Manuwa More Motivated Than Ever, “The Division Is In Trouble”

Jimi Manuwa, who was originally supposed to be fighting Shogun Rua last night at UFC Fight Night 56 was forced to sit and watch as Ovince St. Preux capitalized on his opportunity to fill in for an injured Manuwa, and KO’d Rua in less than a minute. After the bout, Jimi Manuwa took to Facebook...

Oct 19, 2014 4:35 pm

Ian McCall Disses Lineker With ‘Step Brothers’ Quote: “I Don’t Like His Face”

It’s no secret that flyweights Ian McCall and John Lineker don’t like one another. Until the pair squares off at UFC Fight Night 56, they will likely continue to trade verbal shots. In an interview with MMAJunkie, McCall quoted the legendary comedy movie ‘Step Brothers’ starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. “I don’t know...

Oct 13, 2014 12:05 pm

Lineker Says He’s Over Weight Cutting Problems

John Lineker is gearing up for his November 8th, UFC Fight Night 56 bout against Ian ‘Uncle Creepy’ McCall. Leading up to the bout, McCall has been vocal about calling Lineker ‘fat boy’, which stems from Lineker’s past troubles with missing weight ahead of bouts. Lineker has missed weight twice in his UFC career, in...

Oct 13, 2014 8:48 am

Manuwa No Longer Idolizes Shogun Ahead Of UFC FN 56 Bout

Jimi Manuwa admits that before he started training, he idolized MMA legend Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. However, after the two signed to fight in the main event of UFC Fight Night 56 on November 8th, that changed. Manuwa spoke with MMAJunkie about what it will be like fighting someone whom he looked up to. “He was...

Sep 27, 2014 8:59 am

Cavalcante Out Of FN 56, OSP Gets New Opponent

Rafael Cavalcante is officially out of his UFC Fight Night 56 bout against Ovince Saint Preux. The UFC announced that Francimar Barroso would be replacing Cavalcante, who is injured. No word on the severity of Cavalcante’s injury, or what the injury is. OSP was climbing the light heavyweight rankings, and was on a tear, going...

Sep 17, 2014 4:24 pm

Dhiego Lima Returns To The Octagon At UFC Fight Night 56

After a brutal first round KO loss to Eddie Gordon at the TUF 19 finale, Dhiego Lima will return to the Octagon on November 8th in Brazil against Pawel Pawlak Lima is 9-3 in his professional MMA career. As one of the most promising prospects on TUF 19, Lima fought his way to the finale...