Archive: Gegard Mousasi

Dec 18, 2014 10:36 am

Finalized! UFC on FOX 14 lineup set

The lineup for next month’s UFC on FOX 14 event in Sweden is set and includes a four fight main card which will air on FOX. The event, which takes place January 24 live from the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, is headlined by a light heavyweight title eliminator bout featuring hometown hero Alexander Gustafsson taking on surging contender...

Nov 12, 2014 12:21 pm

Hendo returns to 185, meets Mousasi at UFC on FOX 14

Dan Henderson (30-12 MMA, 7-6 UFC) will return to the UFC’s middleweight division this January when he faces Gegard Mousasi (35-5-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 14. UFC officials announced the pairing earlier today. Dan Henderson was last seen in action at May’s UFC 173 event in Las Vegas,...

Oct 8, 2014 11:44 am

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza undergoes successful surgery

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza recently underwent his second elbow surgery of the year, and it was a success! According to his manager Gilberto Faria (via MMAFighting), Souza underwent a successful two-hour surgery on Tuesday, performed by Dr. Rickson de Moraes and Dr. Bruno Lobo Brandao at Hospital São Lucas in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Souza...

Sep 29, 2014 5:03 am

Jacare Souza Content With Sitting Out, Hopes To Replace Vitor Belfort

Jacare Souza is coming off a dominant performance against Gegard Mousasi earlier this month. After the bout many were calling for Jacare to get a title shot, however UFC President Dana White stated that Jacare would most likely need to win one more fight before getting a title shot. Jacare’s manager has a different plan...

Sep 10, 2014 8:00 am

Hector Lombard Wants Mousasi At Middleweight

According to reports, top UFC welterweight fighter Hector Lombard is eyeing a return to middleweight and wants to fight Gegard Mousasi. has it: Lombard told on Tuesday that he was interested in moving back up to middleweight to fight Gegard Mousasi. “I want to beat him up,” he said.

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 2:41 pm

Dana White Says Jacare Is Still One Fight Away From A Title Shot

Following Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s dominant performance over Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 50 this past Friday, many fans were calling for a title shot for Jacare. UFC President Dana White doesn’t think Jacare is there yet. “You can say [Souza] is next in line for a title. Somebody’s already next in line for the...

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 5, 2014 11:54 pm

UFC FN 50 Bonus Report: Jacare, Rothwell, Chiesa and Lauzon Take Home Extra $50K

Fight of the Night: Joe Lauzon def. Michael Chiesa Despite being stopped short due to unfortunate circumstances, this fight still brought the crowd to life for the main-card. Whether they were defending the takedown or working off their back fighting off a submission, there was not a dull moment in this fight. A knee from...

Sep 3, 2014 1:21 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Gegard Mousasi vs. Mark Munoz

Submission artist and no. 7 ranked middleweight Gegard Mousasi plans to take the fight to the ground against talented wrestler Mark Munoz. See Mousasi battle Jacare Souza in the main event at UFC Fight Night Mashantucket.

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...

Jul 10, 2014 6:37 am

Eight Fights From UFC 176 Moved to Other Events

Since officially losing UFC 176, the UFC has been steadily finding new ways to present the fights from the card. So far, more than half of the fights have been relocated to other events scattered across August and September. Below is a list of fights that have recently found a new home. Ronaldo Souza vs....

Jul 9, 2014 12:45 pm

Mousasi Blasts The UFC For Unprofessional PR Stint

The fighters are always the last to know… In the wake of the UFC’s second pay-per-view cancellation, Gegard Mousasi was on the road promoting, when he discovered on social media his fight had indeed been cancelled. Scheduled to fight Jacare Souza next month at UFC 176 in Los Angeles, the top middleweights now have a...

Jun 18, 2014 6:01 am

Gegard Mousasi vs. ‘Jacare’ Souza set for UFC 176 co-main event

A key middleweight bout has been added to August’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles, as UFC officials announced today that Gegard Mousasi will meet Ronaldo Souza in the evenings co-main event. Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) was last seen in action in the main event of “UFC Fight Night 41” in Berlin, where...

Jun 4, 2014 6:55 am

Mousasi & Kennedy Engage In Twitter Beef

Top UFC middleweight fighter’s Gegard Mousasi & Tim Kennedy have engaged in twitter beef. The two Strikeforce imports are both trying to climb the same ladder and there doesn’t appear to be any love lost. Check it: @mousasi_mma bwwwwaaa ha ha ha — Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) June 4, 2014 @TimKennedyMMA LOL u goofy look...

Jun 2, 2014 5:10 am

Dana White UFC Berlin Post-Fight Media Scrum

Following Saturday’s event in Berlin, UFC President Dana White sat with the gathered media to discuss several topics in the MMA Landscape. Enjoy! Here’s part 2:

Jun 2, 2014 5:07 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Mousasi’s Dominant Win Over Munoz

  Last Saturday the UFC returned to Germany with ‘UFC Fight Night Berlin: Munoz vs. Mousasi’. In the night’s main event, Mark Munoz suffered a quick submission defeat when, the talented, Mousasi put on a defensive wrestling clinic. Here’s how the MMA world saw it: Gegard was so smooth and relazed fighting off tkdwn attempts, great...

Jun 2, 2014 5:02 am

Following Munoz Destruction, Mousasi Wants Rockold, Kennedy

After a disappointing start as a UFC middleweight against Lyoto Machida, Gegard Mousasi bounced back with an impressive performance over the top ranked, Mark Munoz. While Gegard may stop short of making any specific call-outs, the former Strikeforce champion explained in the post-fight aftermath that he thinks a bout against Tim Kennedy or Luke Rockhold...

Jun 2, 2014 5:00 am

Munoz Injured Knee In First Wrestling Exchange Against Mousasi

Saturday’s UFC Berlin main event may have been cut short due to an early injury suffered by Mark Munoz. Shortly after the bout, a Facebook post from Mark’s page stated, “Mark will have his knee looked at when he returns to the states. It buckled during the first takedown in the Munoz vs. Mousasi fight....

May 31, 2014 1:28 pm

‘UFC Berlin’ Results: Dollaway Wrestles His Way to Victory against Carmont

C.B. Dollaway and Francis Carmont were featured in the co main-event where the pace of the fight slowed down as it went on. The first round was exciting from start to finish as they exchanged shots and taunts without caution. Dollaway started to tally up leg kicks that were going unchecked and followed one up...

May 31, 2014 12:27 pm

‘UFC Berlin’ Results: Backstrom Forces Niinimaki to Tap in Round 1

Tom Niinimaki and Niklas Backstrom kicked off the main card portion of ‘UFC Berlin’ today which aired exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Backstrom made a successful debut tonight and finished the fight in exciting fashion with an unorthodox spin on a classic submission. After he cracked his knee into the face of Tom Niinimaki, Backstrom...

May 31, 2014 11:54 am

‘UFC Berlin’ Results: Hein Makes Successful Debut Against a Bloodied Dober

Lightweight Nick Hein put on a great showcase of his skills in his octagon debut today. He is a decorated judoka and his transition into mixed martial arts has been successful. Joe Silva invited him to the UFC hoping his success would continue and Hein did not disappoint him with his performance against Drew Dober...

May 31, 2014 11:30 am

Cedenblad Forces Jotko to Submit with only 1 Second Left in Round 2

The majority of the bout was a back-and-forth grappling contest that saw both Jotko and Cedenblad get advantageous positioning. Jotko was a more aggressive with his striking, but his punches were so wild that he found little success with them. Toward the end of the second round, Cedenblad was postured over Jotko who was trying...

May 31, 2014 11:09 am

‘UFC Berlin’ Results: Alcantara TKOs Lee in 25 Seconds of Round 1

Iuri Alcantara only needed twenty-five seconds to finish Vaughan Lee today. The technical knockout was the first of the day and it brought the crowd to life after three consecutive decisions. Lee wanted to kickstart the action early on so he lunged forward with a teep-kick to the body of Alcantara and tried to follow...

May 31, 2014 10:57 am

‘UFC Berlin’ Results: Sobotta Hands Pawlak His First Career Loss

Peter Sobotta put on a dominating performance in front of his home-country crowd in Germany. His last UFC outing was nowhere near as impressive as his fight was tonight. Sobotta was cut from the promotion in 2010 after losing three straight fights. He utilized his time in smaller promotions intelligently; He submitted five opponents in...

May 31, 2014 10:32 am

‘UFC Berlin’ Results: Blanco Defeats Ogle by way of Unanimous Decision

Maximo Blanco may fight with an orthodox stance, but his approach on fighting is rather unorthodox itself. As they met in the middle of the octagon in the first round to touch gloves, Blanco ignored Ogle’s attempt of high-fiving and executed a jumping front kick. The live-crowd saw this and voiced their disapproval of what...