Archive: mma

Jan 16, 2014 5:30 pm

Johny Hendricks: A Hyrbid of Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture?

“I looked up to Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture. Two wrestlers who made it work for them. They were two completely different fighters. One was a stand-up guy, one was a control-type fighter. What I learned, if you can mesh the two, you can be an amazing fighter. Control, but have the Chuck Liddell mantra...

Jan 16, 2014 12:40 pm

Rockhold: Bisping needs to pay for past comments

By Evan Stoumbelis Last night fans got to see Luke Rockhold live up to the promise and hype we expected as he dropped Costas Phillippou with a liver kick in the first round. Rockhold spoke to Jon Anik after the fight and called out Vitor Belfort, saying he wants a rematch. Later, Rockhold went on...

Jan 16, 2014 6:41 am

Dana White: ‘Me and Brock Talk, Return Possible’

“Me and Brock talk. I said recently Brock feels like … he said he has some regrets with MMA because he wasn’t healthy. He was going through those stomach problems the whole time he was here. So he has regrets.” “It’s interesting. He became champion with diverticulitis. What would he have done without it? From...


Jan 16, 2014 6:29 am

Yoel Romero Denies ‘$hitty’ Rumors From UFC Fight Night

In one of the more immature running around our sport, fans seem to believe that UFC middleweight, Yoel Romero, ‘sharted’ in his fight shorts during last night’s UFC Fight Night 35 event. This rumor isn’t to be confused with the recent camera man number 4 farting scandal, but is as equally preposterous for me to...

Jan 15, 2014 6:56 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Rockhold Crumbles Philippou with Body Kick in Round 1

Luke Rockhold predicted he would win by utilizing his attacks to the body, and he couldn’t have been anymore spot on. Albeit short, Rockhold’s performance in the first round was impressive. His ability to change levels in his attack is what led to Constantinos Philippou to some confusion when it came to blocking shots. Philippou...

Jan 15, 2014 6:34 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Tavares Upsets Larkin in a Fight that Goes the Distance

Tonight’s co-main event was another example of how UFC’s official rankings are irrelevant. Unranked Brad Tavares outworked and outclassed #13 Lorenz Larkin en route to a unanimous decision victory. Brad Tavares was able to neutralize Lorenz Larkin’s power throughout the fight by constantly pushing forward and pressing him against the fence. He also implemented leg...

Jan 15, 2014 5:27 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Romero Finishes Brunson by way of TKO in Round 3

These middleweights did not shy away from throwing fight-ending shots. It is known that Romero has knockout power, but what was unexpected was the fact that Brunson would be able to take the world-class wrestler down multiple times. He even slammed him late in the third round. Brunson would get the best of Romero in...

Jan 15, 2014 4:56 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Moraga Defeats Ortiz, Picks Up Split Decision Victory

A lot of people questioned this bout when it was signed due to the rankings. John Moraga is number four while Dustin Ortiz is ranked number fifteen. Ortiz was quick to remind Moraga that numbers do not mean much in the octagon as he opened up the fight with a big right hand. Ortiz proceeded...

Jan 15, 2014 4:01 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Nijem Picks Up 4th UFC Win Against Edwards

Both Ramsey Nijem and Justin Edwards landed decent shots throughout the beginning of the first round. Nijem left himself susceptible for counter punches as he threw combinations, and Edwards was able to take advantage of that. Nijem’s face showed that he was calm despite getting punched a few times, and he get his composure as...

Jan 15, 2014 3:30 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Silverio Dominates Vallie-Flagg, Earns Unanimous Win

Elias Silverio showed everyone why he was the favorite to win tonight despite facing an opponent on an eleven fight win-streak. Issac Vallie-Flagg pressed the action right from the start. Both men would make their way back to the center of the octagon often, but it was always Vallie-Flagg that would push the action to...

Jan 15, 2014 3:03 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Smith Picks Up Split Decision Victory against Houston

These two middleweights did a great job at neutralizing each other’s strengths in the first round. Trevor Smith avoided Brian Houston’s shots by keeping his distance and shooting for takedowns while Houston utilized his sprawl to stay off the ground. It wasn’t until there was one minute left in the first where Houston was finally...

Jan 15, 2014 2:32 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Smolka Earns Unanimous Decision Win over Ozkilic

Louis Smolka made his first walk into the octagon with a record of six wins and no losses, but that means nothing when you first step in the octagon. The Hawaiian would have to prove himself in the eyes of the UFC fans, and he did just that by putting on an exciting performance. Neither...