Archive: Njokuani vs. Pichel

Jun 19, 2014 6:31 am

Ratings Report: UFC 173 PPV Buys Barely Hit 200K

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

May 28, 2014 5:12 am

Dillashaw: ‘Barao doesn’t deserve a rematch’

“I have no problem fighting him again, but I feel like he shouldn’t be getting an instant rematch the way he lost. It would be different if maybe I’d have finished him in the first round with that choke and maybe people thought it was a fluke. But I beat him up for five rounds....


May 28, 2014 5:03 am

Rogan Talks Dillashaw: ‘It was the finest performance I’ve ever seen’

“It was the most stunning performance I’ve ever seen in all my years of being a fight fan. In more than a decade of working for the UFC, that was the finest performance I’ve ever seen. This was a fight where a kid came into it with very few people thinking that he was going...

May 27, 2014 12:57 pm

UFC 173 Salary Report: Robbie Lawler Tops Payouts

The total disclosed payroll for Saturday’s UFC 173 event was just north of one-million-dollars. UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler, took home the lions share of the night’s earnings and brought in nearly 20% of the disclosed payouts with his win over Jake Ellenberger. Co-main event fighter, Daniel Cormier, was not far behind with a nice fat...

May 27, 2014 5:25 am

Ludwig: ‘I’d corner new champ T.J. Dillashaw against Urijah Faber’

“I’m not really leaving Team Alpha Male. I’m going to go open up my business in Colorado. The team is going to get a new head coach, and I’m going to go open up my academy, and it’s definitely open doors for all the Team Alpha Male guys, and especially T.J.” “I’m going to come...

May 27, 2014 5:03 am

Varner Breaks Two Bones & Tears Ligaments

UFC 173 competitor Jamie Varner had a disappointing result in his return to action. The former WEC champ tore ligaments and broke two bones in his foot during the first round of his fight against James Krause. His management team first tweeted out the news, Saturday night, but have yet to dive into specifics about...

May 27, 2014 5:00 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Dillashaw’s Upset Of Barao

The world was shocked last Saturday when TJ Dillashaw finished Brazil’s Renan Barao. It was the former champ’s first loss in in 35 straight fights. Here’s how the MMA world reacted: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh killllllemmmmmmm that right hand ! #UFC173 great fight Dillashaw looking loose — Sergio Pettis (@sergiopettis) May 25, 2014 Wow! @TJDillashaw @ufc #UFC173 —...

May 26, 2014 5:07 am

UFC Boss: ‘Ellenberger has a lot of word to do’

“Listen, there’s guys that pull the triggers when it’s time to step up, and there’s guys who don’t pull the trigger. This is two times where he was in the spotlight and had big opportunities and he didn’t pull the trigger. When you’re in a big fight like that, and you’re down two rounds, you...

May 26, 2014 5:06 am

White Says Lawler #1 Guy – Deserves Title Shot

“How could you deny him the fight? The fight with (Johnny) Hendricks was awesome. With his performance before the Hendricks fight, there’s no doubt he’s the No. 1 guy in the world.” UFC President Dana White confirmed Saturday night that Robbie Lawler is the man on top of the welterweight ladder. And while Dana told...

May 26, 2014 5:04 am

UFC Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 7

On episode #7 of the 7-part series, UFC Embedded, Dana White gives an impassioned speech to the assembled UFC 173 fighters. Just a few hours before their co-main event clash, Daniel Cormier and Dan Henderson follow very different routines that will lead them to the same place, inside the Octagon facing each other. UFC Embedded...

May 26, 2014 5:02 am

PHOTO | Cage Side Doc Steps On Varner’s Broken Foot

Jamie Varner has received a ton of praise following Saturday’s gutsy performance on the UFC 173 pay-per-view card. He broke two-bones and tore some ligaments and still fought on through the first frame of action. At the end of the bout, the cage side doctor stepped on his foot. Check it:

May 24, 2014 8:57 pm

UFC 173 Results: Cormier Chokes Henderson Out In Round 3, Calls Out Jon Jones After Win

Daniel Cormier put on a masterful performance against Dan Henderson and made a good case for being the next challenger to Jon Jones’ UFC Light Heavyweight Title. It wasn’t even a minute before Daniel Cormier slammed Dan Henderson to the ground after executing a beautiful hip toss. Cormier landed right in side control and it...

May 24, 2014 8:23 pm

UFC 173 Results: Lawler Sends Ellenberger to the Ground with Knee, Wins in Round 3

Robbie Lawler proved to the world why he is ranked number one in the welterweight division. He cracked Jake Ellenberger with a couple high kicks that sent Ellenberger stumbling back a few steps. Even though Ellenberger blocked them, they still hurt and he went into full defense mode. Ellenberger landed maybe two or three shots...

May 24, 2014 7:55 pm

UFC 173 Results: Mizugaki Extends Win Streak to 5 with Decision Win Over Rivera

Takeya Mizugaki and Francisco Rivera set the pace for an exciting fight after a scrappy first round. Mizugaki dropped Rivera with a huge shot in the middle of the first round but did not go in for the kill. This allowed Rivera to recover and gain some momentum of his own by landing some takedowns...

May 24, 2014 7:27 pm

UFC 173 Results: Varner Breaks Ankle in Round 1, Krause Picks up TKO Win

Jamie Varner and James Krause kicked off the main card of “UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw” and it was cut short due to an unfortunate injury. In the first minute of the bout, Varner landed awkwardly on his left ankle and apparently broke it. He continued to push through the pain for the remaining four...

May 24, 2014 6:47 pm

UFC 173 Results: Chiesa Dominates Trinaldo for Fifteen Minutes

Michael Chiesa and Francisco Trinaldo headlined the Fox Sports 1 preliminary portion of the card and it was a one-sided affair. Michael Chiesa walked into some trouble taking Francisco Trinaldo down at the beginning of the first round, but once he got him there it was one sided. Chiesa was able to take him down...

May 24, 2014 6:09 pm

UFC 173 Results: Ferguson Sends Kikuno Crashing to the Mat, Earns KO Win

Katsunori Kikuno’s hands hung low the entire fight and it was only a matter of time before Tony Ferguson sent him crashing to the ground. Katsunori Kikuno’s style of fighting, while unorthodox, usually paid off for him. It tends to confuse fighters so much that he can attack from different angles and sneak devastating punches...

May 24, 2014 4:57 pm

UFC 173 Results: Pichel Takes Njokuani Down 9 Times en route to Decision Victory

Anthony Njokuani and Vinc Pichel headlined the UFC Fight Pass preliminaries, but the fight almost ended seconds into the first round. Vinc Pichel tried to set a good distance between him and Anthony Njokuani by extending his hand and fingers, but he accidentally poked him in the eye. Njokuani walked back to a neutral corner...