Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 20, 2014 7:54 pm

Official: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Is Back in the UFC!

In what may have been the worst kept secret in 2014, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is back in the Ultimate Fighting Championship! The announcement was made during the main card of “UFC Fight Night 58”. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has proven himself to still be a draw in the sport of mixed martial arts as he helped...

Dec 20, 2014 7:45 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Silva Makes Rhodes Pass Out in Round 1

Erick Silva is back to his winning ways with a quick submission victory! Erick Silva took Mike Rhodes down to the ground and eventually transitioned to side control. Silva found himself in position to lock in an arm-triangle choke and applied the hold to Rhodes. Rhodes looked to defend the hold by creating space between...

Dec 20, 2014 7:27 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Sarafian Picks Up Win After Dos Santos Suffers Injury

Antonio dos Santos Jr. and Daniel Sarafian were on their way to an exciting opening bout, but a bizarre injury in the octagon led to the end of the fight. Antonio dos Santos Jr. suffered a dislocated finger in the second round and asked the referee to pause the action. Dos Santos popped the finger...

Dec 20, 2014 6:42 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Rogerio de Lima TKOs Igor Pokrajac in Round 1

There is nothing like a first round knockout to cap off the preliminary bouts! Pokrajac tried to press the action by pushing Lima toward the octagon cage, but Lima countered perfectly and landed several punches that would ultimately drop his foe. As he was stepping backwards, Lima was patient with his counters and landed two...


Dec 20, 2014 6:27 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Moicano Submits Niinamaki in Round 2

Renato Moicano picked up a submission win despite taking the fight on nine days notice! Both Renato Moicano and Tom Niinimaki could not get any momentum in the opening round as they could get get within a comfortable striking distance. The fight would not go to the ground until the second round where it ended...

Dec 20, 2014 6:00 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Dias Beats Elkins, Earns 1st Win in 2 Years

Hacran Dias picked up his first win inside the octagon since 2012 at UFC 147. His performance tonight was not thrilling or awe inspiring, but he needed a win against a ranked opponent in Darren Elkins and got it. Elkins was praised for his wrestling skills walking into this bout, but it was the takedown...

Dec 20, 2014 5:20 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Issa Cranks His Way to a Submission Win Over Sasaki

Issa walked into the octagon tonight as the underdog, but he walked out with his second submission win in a row! Issa had Sasaki on the ground where he wanted him and was transitioning at will. Issa made it to full mount where Sasaki decided to give up his back. Issa went for a rear...

Dec 20, 2014 4:55 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Means Earns Split Decision Win Over Alexandre

Means looked to be gaining momentum in the second round, but it was cut to a halt when the referee paused the bout due to an illegal knee. The referee stopped the bout because it looked like Means landed a knee to Alexandre while his fingertips were on the ground, but upon replay review you...

Dec 20, 2014 4:19 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Miranda Picks Up Last Second KO Win Over Collier

What a way to kick off tonight’s card in Brazil! Vitor Miranda was getting out-grappled for four minutes and it looked like the round was in the bag, but Miranada fired off a last second kick that won him the fight! With ten seconds remaining, Miranda was able to get back to his feet where...

Dec 20, 2014 9:10 am

Former NBA star loses kickboxing match due to nasty, bloody, gruesome leg wound

Retired NBA “star” turned pro kickboxer Darko Milicic came up short in his first career fight against Radovan Radojcic on Thursday night, this after he suffered a nasty leg wound, one deep enough to force the referee to stop the bout. Check it out: For those who are not familiar, Darko Milicic was the second overall pick in the...

Dec 15, 2014 11:27 am

Cejudo: Wrestling ‘a lot tougher than MMA,’ but UFC career provides a living

Henry Cejudo (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made his highly anticipated octagon debut at this past weekend’s UFC on FOX 13 event in Phoenix. The former Olympic gold-medalist wrestler scored a dominant unanimous decision win over Dustin Kimura (11-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) that evening. Following his first career UFC victory, Cejudo discussed his wrestling past and...

Dec 13, 2014 7:34 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Dos Santos Earns Decision Win Over Miocic

Neither heavyweight was interested in taking this fight to the ground as it stayed standing for the majority of the twenty-five minutes. Both men stepped right to the center of the octagon at the start of the first and did not shy away from throwing bombs. JDS was always believed to be favored in the...

Dec 13, 2014 6:37 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Dos Anjos Dominates Diaz, Earns Big Win

Rafael dos Anjos’ performance against Nate Diaz tonight was reminiscent of Jose Aldo’s against Urijah Faber; Diaz’s leg got wrecked. If you take away the legs of striker Nate Diaz, you take away his ability to put power in his punches. Rafael Dos Anjos’ gameplan was clear: Attack the lead leg of his opponent and...

Dec 13, 2014 5:47 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Overeem KOs Struve in First Round

Alistair Overeem performed to his maximum potential tonight and picked up his second knockout victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Reem kicked things off by shooting for a clinch and pressing Struve up against the fence. Struve was quick to separate and reset action in the middle of the octagon. Reem shot for another takedown...

Dec 13, 2014 5:25 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Mitrione Makes Quick Work of Gonzaga

One fight into the main card and we already have a knockout! Mitrione rocked Gonzaga with a right hand and a left behind it. Gonzaga fell to his knees and tried to get back to his feet, but Mitrione kept him grounded with a flurry of attacks. Gonzaga tried to dive for the ankles but...

Dec 13, 2014 4:57 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Jedrzejczyk Wins Bloody Brawl Against Gadelha

Jedrzejczyk did a decent job at fighting off the first round takedown, but Gadelha eventually dragged her down. As soon as the fight hit the mat, Gadelha transitioned to half guard and worked for a clock choke. Jedrzejczyk brilliantly defended and made it back to her feet. Despite being up against the fence, Jedrzejczyk was...

Dec 13, 2014 4:14 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Moraga Makes Gates Tap Out in Round 3

Even though Moraga did not rack up the usual amount of offense, he was methodical and effective in his attack. The tables turned for a bit when Gates accidentally popped Moraga in the groin and Moraga asked the referee to pause the fight. The referee missed the shot and told them to continue fighting. Moraga...

Dec 13, 2014 3:17 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Saunders Earns Win After Riggs Suffers Injury

Another fight down, another accidental self inflicted loss. Tonight is playing out to be a bizarre night of fights. Riggs picked Saunders up and slammed him to the mat. Saunders, slick off of his back, started to work for a submission. While in mission control, Riggs unexpectedly tapped out and Saunders got up to his...

Dec 13, 2014 2:56 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Varner Retires After 1st Round Loss to Dober

Drew Dober was a step ahead of Jamie Varner and was able to lock up a submission within the first two minutes to claim the victory. Varner admitted during the post-fight interview that he had planned to retire win or lose. Varner had the double underhooks on Dober and attempted to throw/drag him down to...

Dec 13, 2014 2:39 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Brunson Sick, Fight with Herman Canceled

Derek Brunson fell ill and notified UFC officials this morning he did not feel like he was in any condition to step into the octagon tonight. As a result of this, his bout with Ed Herman has been canceled. The announcement was made on the Fox Sports 1 Pre-Show. Daniel Cormier mentioned that he had...

Dec 13, 2014 2:34 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Barberena Finishes Ellenberger in Round 3

Bryan Barberena took the fight on short notice, but it was worth it! He made a successful debut in the octagon and earned a third round TKO. Joe Ellenberger looked fantastic for the first five minutes of action. However, after the first round expired it was evident his gas tank was suffering from constantly working....

Dec 12, 2014 9:46 pm

Dana White on Eye Pokers: ‘Maybe They Should Lose the Round’

Daron Cruickshank suffered two eye pokes, the latter of which lead to the fight being ruled a no contest. As expected, the topic was brought up during the “TUF 20 Finale” post fight press conference and Dana White was quick to explain that he has no idea what to do about the issue. “I don’t...

Dec 12, 2014 9:35 pm

TUF 20 Finale Bonus Report: Penne, Markos, Esparza and Medeiros Earn Extra Cash

Fight of the Night: Jessica Penne vs. Randa Markos This came to no surprise as Penne and Markos left it all in the octagon on Friday night. Both girls made it to the semi-finals of the “Ultimate Fighter” tournament and proved to the world that they could be contenders to the championship in the future....

Dec 12, 2014 8:57 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: NEW CHAMP! Esparza Upsets Namajunas in Round 3!

Carla Esparza is the first and NEW UFC Womens’ Strawweight Champion! Rose opened up with some dynamic striking, but an overdedicated lunging knee led to an Esparza takedown. Rose got back up to her feet with no problem and proceeded to pick Esparza apart with methodical strikes. Rose changed levels, attacking the legs, body and...

Dec 12, 2014 8:05 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Oliveira Outworks Stephens and Earns Decision Win

Charles Oliveira’s work on the ground is top-notch. Oliveira locked in an armbar in the opening seconds of the round and it looked like Stephens was doomed. Stephens showed great resiliency and patience as he waited for Oliveira’s grip to loosen up. He eventually made it back to his feet after two minutes of almost...

Dec 12, 2014 7:35 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Noons and Cruickshank Fight to No Contest

This potential fight of the night candidate was ended early when Cruicshank suffered two eye pokes. The result was a no contest. After the first eye poke, Big John saw it and called a pause in the action to let Cruicshank recover. Cruicshank did not take the full five minutes and was able to fight...

Dec 12, 2014 7:02 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Medeiros Makes Proctor Tap Out in 1st Round

Yancy Medeiros put on a fantastic performance to earn his second victory inside the octagon. Joe Proctor seemed to be doing well as he landed hard leg kicks, but liver-shots are no joke and it cost Proctor the fight. Medeiros landed a brutal spinning back kick to the body of Proctor who knew he was...

Dec 12, 2014 6:35 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Penne Grapples Her Way to Victory Against Markos

Jessica Penne and Randa Markos showed the world why they made it to the semi-finals of the twentieth season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Penne earned a split decision victory in a great, technical bout. Penne was aggressive while on top, constantly working to transition to better positions. She often transitioned with ease and gained full...