Archive: sydney

Nov 10, 2014 3:45 pm

Iaquinta “Pretty Pissed” UFC Didn’t Give Him Bonus For KO Of Pearson

Al Iaquinta pulled off an upset this past Friday in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Sydney where he KO’d Ross Pearson. The event broke UFC records as the first card to end with all finishes, something that Iaquinta believes is a reason he didn’t get a post-fight bonus. He spoke to Ariel Helwani...

Nov 9, 2014 4:00 pm

Why was Louis Smolka Wrongly Informed He Missed Weight?

On the heels (no pun intended) of his impressive side kick knockout at UFC Fight Night 55, Louis Smolka reveals that he shed additional pounds after his weigh-in because an error in converting kilos to pounds showed him as being over the flyweight limit. Video courtesy of Submission Radio.

Nov 9, 2014 2:54 pm

New TV Deal Opens Possibility Of More UFC Australia Events

With a new TV deal in the works, the UFC could possibly be taking more trips to Australia to hold events, and fight fans may even see a season of The Ultimate Fighter between Australia and New Zealand. According to Tom Wright, the UFC Managing Director for Operations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, who...

Nov 3, 2014 8:32 pm

REPLAY! Watch Ross Pearson KO Gray Maynard

In case you weren’t excited enough to see Ross Pearson fight Al Iaquinta this Friday on UFC Fight Pass at UFC Fight Night Sydney, the UFC has posted the following video on their official Instagram of Pearson finishing Gray Maynard back in August. #UFCSydney: Rockhold vs Bisping @RossTheRealDeal vs Iaquinta Friday, Nov.7 10pm ET |...

Nov 3, 2014 7:45 pm

Rockhold Promises To Finish Bisping In One Round

In a video released by the UFC featuring Luke Rockhold doing live cage-side commentary on Michael Bisping’s UFC Macau win over Cung Le, he promises to finish Bisping in one round. Check it out: Rockhold will have a chance to make good on his promise this Friday when he meets Bisping in the main event...

Nov 3, 2014 4:49 pm

Rockhold Slams Bisping, Says He’s In For A Rude Awakening

Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping don’t face off in the Octagon until this Saturday, but have continued to trade verbal shots at one another. In a recent conference call with media members, which was transcribed by MMAWeekly, Rockhold slammed Bisping for breaking the golden rule of ‘not discussing what happens in the gym publicly’. “The...

Nov 1, 2014 8:42 pm

PHOTO | Chris Weidman Ready For UFC Fight Night Sydney

UFC middlweight champion Chris Weidman is getting ready to travel to Australia to likely coach his teammate Al Iaquinta as he fights Ross Pearson. Wiedman posted the following photo on his official Instagram. Beard game ready to go for Australia. A photo posted by Chris Weidman (@chrisweidmanufc) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:43am PST

Oct 24, 2014 11:04 am

BOOKING ROUNDUP! UFC Adds Nine Bouts To Upcoming Events

The UFC has been extremely busy this week booking matchups for upcoming events. Catch up on all of the latest matches that have been set over the course of this past week! First up we have Nate Marquardt vs. Brad Tavares, who will face off at UFC 182 in Las Vegas on January 3rd. Marquardt...

Oct 13, 2014 9:23 pm

QUICK TWITT: Rockhold Slams Bisping ‘Nothing Can Save You’

Things are heating up yet again between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping ahead of their UFC Fight Night Sydney bout. Rockhold took aim at Bisping in a Tweet that was sent out by the UFC yesterday. "Bisping, no amount of training you do is going to save you from the beating you’re about to endure"@LukeRockhold...

Sep 30, 2014 5:01 am

Neil Seery Set To Fight Richie Vaculik At FN 55

Neil Seery is set to return to the Octagon for his third bout with the UFC, against Richie Vaculik at UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney Australia on November 8th. Seery stepped into the bout for Ray Borg, who was injured and forced to withdraw from the bout. Seery is coming off a unanimous decision...

Sep 21, 2014 9:40 am

Hunt Wants Quick Turnaround Following Nelson KO

Following his walk-away KO over Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson yesterday morning at UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan, Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt spoke to media members about who he wants to fight next, and explained his desire to fight on the UFC’s November 8th card in Sydney Australia. “I want to move forward, and I...

Sep 15, 2014 4:08 pm

UFC Signs 4x Australian Olympic Judoka Dan Kelly

Fans who watch TUF might be familiar with TUF Nations team Australia member Dan Kelly. The 4x Olympic competitor from Australia was eliminated early on in the season of TUF, and was never signed to the UFC. After picking up a win on Australia’s regional circuit, Kelly was signed to the UFC earlier today for...