Archive: renan barao

May 22, 2014 11:00 am

UFC Using ‘Hero Cat’ In UFC 173 Hype

Want to attend this weekend’s UFC 173 event in Las Vegas? The UFC has decided to piggyback off of ‘Hero Cat’s’ recent hype and are giving away two-tickets to ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’. TMZ.com has it, Here she is … Hero Cat firing off the first pitch at a minor league baseball game Tuesday...

May 22, 2014 5:08 am

Barao: ‘Dillashaw thinks he is a striker’

“I believe T.J. [Dillashaw] thinks he is a striker now, and he isn’t. I think he will mess up and make mistakes in this fight, and this will present the chance for me to finish him. I’m very calm and ready for this fight, and I believe I will win this fight because I’m the...

May 22, 2014 5:05 am

UFC Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 4

On UFC Embedded episode #4 of 7, with UFC 173 just four days away, the main card fighters have arrived in the fight capital of the world. On site at the MGM Grand, Dan Henderson sends a deep-fried, weight-cutting gift to his co-main event opponent, former heavyweight Daniel Cormier. UFC Embedded is a new, behind-the...

May 21, 2014 12:50 pm

White Smashes Journalist Over Anti-Barao Comments

UFC President Dana White has done his best to sell Renan Barao as a legit draw in the sport. With a headlining slot on this weekend’s pay-per-view and near historic low PPV buys this year, the UFC boss needs some people to bite on that idea. A recent Ben Fowlkes article brings Barao’s star-power into...

May 21, 2014 6:44 am

Lawler: ‘If they scored on damage I would be champ’

“I was ready to fight, it’s as simple as that,” he says. “I told (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva I wanted to get back in as soon as possible. I didn’t take any damage against Hendricks, so why not?” “I did the most damage in that fight, but I lost. He did a good job in...

May 21, 2014 6:22 am

UFC Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 3

On UFC Embedded episode #3 of 7, all roads lead to Las Vegas for UFC 173 fight week. Co-main event star Dan Henderson completes media obligations in LA and heads to Sin City, while UFC President Dana White watches fights on the set of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America and wins big at the tables....

May 21, 2014 6:14 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Dillashaw vs. Vaughan Lee

TJ Dillashaw displays his elite wrestling in this UFC 173 free fight, as he takes Vaughan Lee’s back and finishes him with a rear-naked choke with Lee still on his feet. Dillashaw goes for UFC bantamweight gold at UFC 173 against Renan Barao on May 24.

May 21, 2014 6:11 am

Ellenberger: ‘People giving Lawler a little too much respect’

“I’m stoked, it’s a top guy. I’m not really wasting any time and it’s still a southpaw, similar guy. Little different… I think a lot of people kind of give Robbie a little too much respect. But, you know, in this sport you can’t fight like that. So, it’s a great matchup, a great fight....

May 21, 2014 6:08 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jake Ellenberger vs. Jake Shields

Jake Ellenberger worked Jake Shields over in the clinch, landing several big knees to the head, before finishing the former Strikeforce middleweight champion by TKO in the KO of the Week. Ellenberger faces Robbie Lawler at UFC 173 on May 24.

May 20, 2014 1:44 pm

Faber Says Dillashaw Too Mean And Dirty For Barao

“I think he wins that fight. The reason I’m not being biased is because I fought T.J. and I fought Barao. I know it’s a very tough fight either way. Barao is amazing. I think the biggest difference will be this: Barao is a bigger guy than T.J., I think T.J. is going to be...

May 20, 2014 8:47 am

Lawler: Ellenberger Striking Higher Level Than Hendricks

“[Ellenberger] is a hell of a fighter. He is well rounded and knocks people out. He always comes in shape and is one of the best fighters in the UFC. I would say his striking is higher level [than Johny’s]. He is sharp with his hands. He moves his feet really well. I don’t really...

May 20, 2014 8:42 am

Ellenberger: ‘Fight against Lawler my world title fight’

“In my mind this is my world title fight right here. I have to succeed at this. Every fight is important but I haven’t looked an inch past this fight. This is it. This is my world title fight right here.” This weekend on pay-per-view, Jake Ellenberger and Robbie Lawler will square off on the...

May 19, 2014 12:39 pm

Dan Henderson – TheSHOOT!

SHOOTMedia catches up with UFC Light Heavyweight contender Dan Henderson as he prepares for battle with Daniel “DC” Cormier at UFC 173. It is sure to be a battle between the two former Olympians as Henderson attempts to end Cormier’s undefeated streak where the winner is guaranteed a Light Heavyweight title shot.

May 19, 2014 10:00 am

Hendo Not Concerned With Cormier’s Unbeaten Status

“I’m not really worried about anybody’s record. Everybody starts out undefeated, and eventually they will lose, and May 24 will be his day.” In a recent interview with MMA Fight Corner, Dan Henderson discussed his upcoming opponent, Daniel Cormier. The two light-heavyweights will face off at the end of the month in the UFC 173...

May 19, 2014 9:47 am

QUICK TWITT | Did Rousey Tap Ellenberger?

Jake Ellenberger believes that Ronda Rousey could beat up many UFC men inside the cage? But how does he know? Could it be from personal experience? While merely speculation, the following posting might lead us to believe he’s had a rough go in the gym against the female champ. Check it: Who can guess why...

May 19, 2014 6:32 am

‘Countdown To UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ (Full Episode)

Countdown goes inside the training camps of six determined fighters set to take the stage at UFC 173 on May 24. Undisputed bantamweight champion Renan Barao will put his massive unbeaten streak on the line against Team Alpha Male prospect TJ Dillashaw.

May 19, 2014 6:31 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Robbie Lawler vs. Josh Koscheck

Making his return to the Octagon at UFC 157, “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler finishes wrestler Josh Koscheck in the very first round to begin a three-fight win streak for Lawler, who faces Jake Ellenberger at UFC 173.

May 16, 2014 12:47 pm

T.J. Dillashaw-The SHOOT!

T.J. Dillashaw looks to bring back the UFC Bantamweight title belt back to Team Alpha Male as he takes on current Champion Renan Barao at UFC 173 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 24th in Las Vegas.

May 15, 2014 6:37 am

Dillashaw: ‘I have to be aggressive, but safe against Barao’

Yesterday on FOX Sports 1, UFC 173 headliner TJ Dillashaw discussed his upcoming title shot against Renan Barao, Duane Ludwig’s departure from Team Alpha Male and more. TJ Dillashaw on if he’s prepared to take on the champ Renan Barao in the title fight: “I’m more prepared now than I’m ever going to be. It’s a...

May 14, 2014 7:03 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres set for UFC 175

The UFC’s annual Independence Day weekend card just keeps growing stronger, as officials announced today that former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber will meet Alex Caceres in a bantamweight bout at the July 5 event. The UFC’s #2 ranked bantamweight, Urijah Faber (30-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC), is coming off a February title fight loss to champion...

May 14, 2014 2:40 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland

The then UFC interim bantamweight champion, Renan Barao remained perfect in the Octagon and showcased his explosive striking game with a highlight reel spinning back knockout of Eddie Wineland at UFC 165.

May 14, 2014 5:00 am

Dana White: Jon Jones is #1P4P, Barao is #2

With Anderson Silva out of the picture, there’s a debate about who the world’s most dangerous man is, pound-for-pound. According to UFC President Dana White, that designation has been secured by Jon Jones following his seventh straight title defense against Glover Teixeira. His words: (Via MMAjunkie.com) “I love watching Renan Barao fight; I’m a big...

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

Dillashaw Drawing Inspiration From Weidman In Upcoming Title Fight

“Right now he’s (Barao) got the longest win streak in MMA history. He could be pound-for-pound the best in the world and it’s going to be sweet to beat him. It’s like when Weidman beat Silva, he (Silva) was untouchable, right? I mean, who did Weidman beat? What was his record? He beat some good...

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Referee and Judges selected for UFC 173 title fight

Herb Dean will once again oversee a UFC bantamweight title fight, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Dean as the referee for the main event of UFC 173 which features champ Renan Barao taking on challenger T.J. Dillashaw. Herb Dean infamously oversaw Renan Barao’s most recent title fight...