Archive: MMA NEWS

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...

Dec 12, 2014 5:59 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Herrig Picks Up Win After Submitting Ellis in Round 2

Felice Herrig picked up yet another victory by way of armbar! Ellis locked in a standing high-elbow guillotine in the opening seconds of the fight and it looked like Herrig was going to be forced to submit! Herrig showed great resilience, however, and explored her options on how to escape. Ellis realized she was not...

Dec 12, 2014 5:43 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Clark Upsets Rawlings, Earns Decision Victory

Heather Jo Clark left it all in the octagon tonight as he put on a winning performance on the co main-event of the FS1 preliminary bouts. Bec Rawlings turned it up in the last round, but it was too little, too late for her to pull off the win. Clark did a fantastic job at...

Dec 12, 2014 5:01 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Calderwood Earns Decision Win Over Ham

Both Calderwood and Ham saw their fair share of offense in this fight. Calderwood saw the bulk of her success when she either struck from a far distance or when there was no distance at all inside the clinch. Ham, as expected, found success early on when she had room to swing her fists. Calderwood...

Dec 12, 2014 4:27 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Torres Dominates Magana for 15 Minutes

Angela Magana has made a habit of making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Magana spent the entire fight backpedaling and Torres put on one of the best performances of her short career. Torres remains undefeated with five wins now on her record. Tonight was her first octagon victory. Torres dominated from horn-to-horn and did...

Dec 12, 2014 3:49 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Daly Traps Chambers in Armbar, Gets 1st Round Win

Aisling Daly dominated for four minutes, then saw a window of opportunity to stop the fight in the first round and jumped on it. Daly hit the trip takedown and dragged Chambers down to the ground. Daly was able to transition to full mount immediately. Chambers was doing her best to protect her face as...

Dec 12, 2014 3:32 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Hill Bloodies Kagan, Picks Up First UFC Win

Angela Hill battered and bloodied Emily Kagan en route to her first octagon victory. Angela Hill was able to keep the fight where she wanted it. When Kagan wanted to escape the clinch and find some distance, Hill kept her close and pinned her to the cage, assuring herself that Kagan had nowhere to go....

Dec 12, 2014 3:22 pm

John Moraga Talks About Staying Ready And Fighting In His Hometown-Exclusive

UFC flyweight John Moraga, who fights Saturday at UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix, Arizona, was a guest on the most recent episode of BJPENN.COM Radio. Moraga spoke about staying in the gym, fighting in his hometown and plenty of other great topics. Check out a few of the highlights below and make sure you...

Dec 11, 2014 10:16 am

UK Fighter having pioneering donor leg operation following motorcycle crash

Former pro English mixed martial arts fighter Stu Jotham lost most of his leg in a 2011 motorcycle accident. Jotham is now set for what is reported to be the third ever donor leg operation. Three years of waiting after a road crash which nearly killed him, Stu Jotham is looking forward to pioneering surgery...