Archive: lightweight

Jul 14, 2012 9:34 am

Melvin Guillard vs. Donald Cerrone Booked For UFC 150 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Former training partners Donald Cerrone and Melvin Guillard are all set to fight at UFC 150 which takes places in Denver, Colorado on August 11 2012, UFC announced on Friday. The two had once trained together in Albuquerque, New Mexico under Greg Jackson, but that won’t keep them from trying to bash...


Jul 6, 2012 3:26 am

Video | Preview Frankie Edgar 155 ‘Reasons’ Documentary | UFC NEWS

Gaspari TV presents 155 Reasons, Frankie Edgar’s Return to the Cage Full Trailer. Follow the former UFC lightweight champion throughout his training camp in NJ and NY as he prepares for his upcoming rematch with Ben Henderson on August 11th, 2012 at UFC 150 in Denver. To view the episodes when they arrive make sure...

Jul 1, 2012 10:10 pm

UFC Vet Joe Stevenson Loses To TUF : Live Contestant Dakota Cochrane Via Submission

By Jamie McAllister Former UFC Lightweight contender Joe Stevenson lost his first fight since being released by the UFC. Stevenson lost the bout to The Ultimate Fighter: Live contestant Dakota Cochrane in the second round via submission at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 3 in Kearney, Nebraska. Since losing in his title challenge at UFC 80 to...

May 30, 2012 1:30 am

A Confident Ben Henderson Proclaims That Edgar Will Never Ever Beat Him | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson comments to Bloodyelbow. Henderson comments on his last fight with Frankie Edgar at UFC 144. He also comments on their rematch which is expected to take place at UFC 150. “Who knows? I think a part of that is Dana White being the big boss man and...

May 21, 2012 1:07 pm

Opposing View | Why Gilbert Melendez Beat Josh Thomson | MMA NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner The mixed martial arts community has been in an uproar ever since it was announced that Gilbert Melendez retained his title in a win over Josh Thomson by way of split decision. Whether people are defending the fact that the judges made the right call or arguing that Thomson should have won...

May 21, 2012 7:35 am

Opposing View | Why Josh Thomson Beat Gilbert Melendez

  By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday, fans saw Gilbert Melendez defend his Lightweight belt in a split-decision victory against Josh Thomson. This fight served as the rubber match for the two men, who split victories in their prior meetings. The decision however, was a controversial one, with fans booing Melendez after he was declared...

May 14, 2012 7:34 am

Edson Barboza On Varner | "He’s got to bring it. This fight is going to be a war"

By Jamie McAllister Edson Barboza in an interview with TATAME. Barboza comments on his opponent being changed. “They changed my opponent but I am still focused. It doesn’t matter if he’s shorter, taller, a good wrestler or boxer. To me, what matters is doing a good job. I’m focused on my game and my stategy....

May 11, 2012 7:23 am

Josh Thomson Suffers Knee Injury | Fight With Gilbert Melendez in Jeopardy

By Evan Stoumbelis According to reports former Strikeforce Lightweight champion Josh Thomson has suffered a torn PCL, (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) which is one of 4 major ligaments in the knee. With the recent news of his injury, his upcoming title fight with Gilbert Melendez is now in question. Below are tweets posted by Guerilla journalist...

May 9, 2012 8:24 am

Henderson vs Edgar Rematch Officially Taking Place At UFC 150 In Denver | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Dana White sets the date for the Lightweight Championship bout between Ben Henderson & Frankie Edgar on ‘UFC Tonight’ UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson will take on number one contender and former champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 150 in Denver, Colo., on Aug. 11, 2012. The UFC 150 card is still relatively...

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...