Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 20, 2014 9:49 pm

Bellator Boss: “Rampage” Still Contracted with Bellator

Let us be clear that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is under an exclusive contract with #BellatorMMA. We will protect our contractual rights — Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) December 21, 2014 UFC recently announced that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will make his return to the octagon in 2015. However, there were rumors floating around that Jackson was still under...

Dec 20, 2014 9:42 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Barao Submits Gagnon in 3rd Round, Wants Title Shot

Number fourteen ranked Mitch Gagnon was no match for former champion Renan Barao tonight in the co main event of “UFC Fight Night 58”. There were a couple moments in the first two rounds where Barao looked like he was in trouble, but he escaped adversity quickly and found a way to finish the fight...

Dec 20, 2014 8:56 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Cummins Dominates Carlos Junior, Earns Decision Win

When Antonio Carlos Junior signed the dotted line on his contract to fight Patrick Cummins, he knew what he was signing up for: Three rounds of wrestling. Cummins utilized his wrestling skills to not only gain some offensive points, but to neutralize Carlos Junior’s striking game. Carlos Junior did not do a good job while...

Dec 20, 2014 8:24 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Magomedov KOs Silverio with 3 Seconds Remaining

Rashid Magomedov and Elias Silverio seemed to be holding back a lot of strikes throughout the three round bout, but Magomedov finally fired off some knockout-worthy strikes in the final round to bring the crowd to life. Rashid Magomedov dropped Elias Silverio with a left hook and was patient in the way he went for...

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...