Archive: tuf nations

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...

Jun 16, 2014 4:44 pm

UFC Signs Four New Fighters

The UFC has announced the signing of four new prospects: Bryan Barberena, Brendan O’Reilly, Paddy Holohan, and Matt Dwyer. MMAJunkie.com reported that Bryan Barberena will be fighting Joe Ellenberger, who is not to be confused with his brother Jake, after his last opponent Johnny Case withdrew from their bout due to an eye issue. The...

Apr 18, 2014 6:17 am

Dustin Poirier Sets Two New Records In Featherweight Division

Dustin “Diamond” Poirier set the record for featherweight wins (with 8) at the TUF Nations Finale, this past Wednesday night, winning an entertaining scrap with Akira Corassani. By stopping Akira to take home that record-breaking win, he has also set the record for most stoppages in featherweight history (5). Poirier found himself in some serious trouble in round...


Apr 17, 2014 3:00 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Kennedy vs. Bisping Bout

Last Night on FOX Sports 1, two TUF champions were crowned, Patrick Cote lead The TUF Nation’s Team Canada to a clean sweep, and Tim Kennedy backed up all the pre-fight trash-talk with a dominant decision win over Michael Bisping. Some of our favorite fighters took to twitter with their reaction. Check it: Kennedy sticks...

Apr 17, 2014 1:07 pm

White: Kennedy Not a Crowd Pleaser but Dominant

Tim Kennedy’s performance didn’t blow the roof of Quebec’s Colisse Pepsi but it was effective enough for a convincing win. At Wednesday night’s TUF Nations finale, it was Kennedy who grinded his way through to a unanimous decision over Michael Bisping. In the post-fight media scrum, UFC president Dana White echoed those sentiments. “It wasn’t...

Apr 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Chuck Liddell: ‘To me, pre-fight touching is not OK’

Chuck Liddell, one of the most popular MMA fighters in the UFC and a man known for being hard intimidate and carrying heavy hands, spoke to MMAjunkie recently about the increasing amount of pre-fight brawls between slated fighters. If you are already marked to fight each other in the ring, why get worked up before...

Apr 16, 2014 8:58 pm

Sarah Kaufman Landed 202 Strikes, 3rd Most In a Single UFC Fight

Sarah Kaufman put on a striking clinic tonight in her bout against Leslie Smith. Smith was Kaufman’s third opponent of the night as the previous two were forced to pull out due to injuries. Kaufman came prepared regardless and ended up putting up some of the most impressive numbers we have seen in UFC history....

Apr 16, 2014 8:29 pm

.gif | Kennedy Outpoints Bisping To Earn Win (Full Highlights)

Earlier tonight on FOX Sports 1, Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy went to war for five straight rounds. In the end, Kennedy turned in a fantastic performance and in doing so earned a decision victory over the count. Here it is: See more .gif’s here.

Apr 16, 2014 6:21 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Results: Cote Tops Noke in Unanimous Decision Performance

Patrick Cote impressed throughout the fight and implemented his gameplan whenever he truly concentrated on it. Patrick Cote hit a takedown in the first round and opted to stay busy in Kyle Noke’s guard. He pitter-pattered with hammerfists and caught Noke off guard with some huge elbows. Noke worked off his back, though, and tried...

Apr 16, 2014 3:29 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Results: Kaufman Picks Up Easy Decision Win Over Smith

Sarah Kaufman was supposed to fight two other fighters before Leslie Smith became her official opponent. Shayna Baszler and Amanda Nunes both suffered injuries which led to the signing of Leslie Smith. She previously lost to Kaufman at ‘Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson’ almost exactly a year ago. Smith fought well for someone who...

Apr 16, 2014 2:30 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Results: Roop Beats Kimura, Picks up 5th Decision of the Night

The Fox Sports 1 preliminary card kicked off with a bantamweight bout between Dustin Kimura and George Roop. Roop and Kimura seemed to be evenly matched throughout the fight as they exchanged grappling advantages throughout the round. Roop closed out the first five minutes in Kimura’s guard and locked up the round while Kimura did...

Apr 16, 2014 2:01 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Results: Bocek Edges De La Torre in Split Decision Win

Mark Bocek was pushing a high-octane pace from the get-go and it almost looked like Mike De La Torre was going to be outclassed throughout the entire fight. However, De La Torre started to find his range and landed some impressive shots on Bocek himself. The back-and-forth exchanges between the two made for an exciting...

Apr 16, 2014 1:37 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Results: Taleb Dominates Grujic, Gets Decision Victory

Nordine Taleb proved the bookies right when they labeled him as a -235 favorite. His bout with fellow “TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia” cast-mate Vik Grujic was extremely one sided. Taleb looked to be cautious in his attack in the first round, but it soon became evident that he was waiting for Grujic to attack...

Apr 16, 2014 1:10 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Results: Walsh Tops Indich in Decision Outcome

Written by Jon Kirschner | @MMAKirschner Chris Indich and Richard Walsh both made their official UFC debuts today as they squared off in the second bout of the UFC Fight Pass prelims. Both fighters took part of this season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia’. Chris Indich was quick to get to the...

Apr 16, 2014 12:43 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Results: Gagnon Picks Up Decision Win Against Gorman

Tim Gorman made his octagon debut today and his test was a veteran in Mitch Gagnon. The fight was the first of the day and it aired exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Gagnon did a fantastic job at implementing his game and shutting down whatever offense Gorman was trying to get off. Gorman could not...