Archive: UFC 165

Mar 11, 2014 10:03 am

Gustafsson Not Impressed With Fighter Pay: ‘I Make Enough To Get By’

By Evan Stoumbelis Light heavyweight #1 contender Alexander Gustafsson bounced back from his close decision loss to Jon Jones this past weekend when he knocked out Jimi Manuwa in the second round of their UFC London bout. Gustafsson went on a Swedish radio show this week to speak about his career: Radio Host: What kind...

Mar 3, 2014 10:23 am

Phil Davis Is Not Happy With How Title Shots Are Earned

  UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis is set to fight Anthony Johnson at UFC 172. Coming off of a win over Lyoto Machida, it seems odd that Davis’ next opponent would be Johnson. That’s not to say that Johnson isn’t a talented and dangerous guy at 205, but he’s making his return to the octagon...

Nov 29, 2013 10:38 am

Cain Velasquez Opens Up As Betting Favorite Over Jon Jones In Super Fight

That’s right fight fans. You can now bet on the potential super fight between Cain Velasquez and Jon Jones. While this bout has yet to be booked, UFC light-heavyweight champ, Jon Jones has increasingly discussed the potential move to heavyweight in the coming year. And with the Silva vs. Jones and/or Silva vs. GSP super...

Nov 5, 2013 1:36 pm

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa set for March 8 headliner in London

According to ‘The Telegraph,’ UFC light heavyweight contender, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), will still headline the UFC’s return to London this March, now opposite undefeated slugger Jimi Manuwa (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC). Gustafsson was originally slated to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the evenings main event, but “Lil Nog” was forced...

Nov 1, 2013 8:56 am

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira injured, will not fight Gustafsson in March

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) was expected to face Alexander Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at London’s O2 Arena on March 8, 2014. However, according to MMA Fighting, a lingering back injury will prevent “Lil Nog” from competing in the proposed headliner opposite “The Mauler.” Since joining the UFC ranks, Nogueira has pulled...

Oct 31, 2013 11:58 am

Recent MMA Ratings Take a Hit, Cause For Concern?

  The sport of MMA has come so far since its beginning that it’s almost humorous that a recent report from Dave Meltzer showing “low” pay-per-view numbers is causing a discussion. Meltzer’s numbers show that the two most recent UFC PPV’s, UFC 165 Jones vs. Gustafsson and UFC 166 Vasquez vs. Dos Santos 3, each...

Oct 4, 2013 9:21 am

Alexander Gustafsson leaves Alliance: I’m coming home

UFC light heavyweight contender, Alexander Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), has shown tremendous improvement ever since he started training at Eric Del Fierro’s Alliance MMA. In 2010, Gustafsson suffered the first loss of his MMA career, after being out-wrestled at UFC 112 by Phil Davis. Determined to improve his wrestling, “The Mauler” headed West, all...

Sep 24, 2013 10:18 am

Glover Wants His Shot, Not Happy With Jones vs. Gustafsson Rematch Talk

“Even I want to watch that fight again, but it’s hard to say I’m okay with it, because I worked so hard to get this opportunity. I felt like I had my hands right there on the chance, and now they’re going to take it away from me, and who knows for how long? It...

Sep 23, 2013 1:18 pm

UFC 165 Medical Suspensions: Jones and Gustafsson Out For 60 Days

The Ontario Athletic Commission has released the list of fighters who will be suffering medical suspensions after competing at UFC 165. The card took place this past Saturday on September 21st and saw a decent amount of blood spill. As a result of all the punishment, six fighters have been suspended for 60 days. These...

Sep 23, 2013 12:35 pm

Opposing View | Why Jon Jones Beat Alexander Gustafsson

At UFC 165, we witnessed one of the greatest title fights in the history of the sport. Jon Jones stepped into the octagon ready to defend his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, but “Bones” did not expect the challenge that was about to cross his path to victory. Alexander Gustafsson left his all in the octagon...

Sep 23, 2013 12:33 pm

Athletic Commission Releases Official Jones vs. Gustafsson Scorecards

Last weekend’s UFC 165 main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson ended in what many believe to be a controversial decision. (Just take a look at our poll) While many people gave the challenger, Alexander Gustafsson, the edge in the five-round war, the three cage-side officials gave the fight to the champion, Jon Jones,...

Sep 23, 2013 10:15 am

PHOTO | Jon Jones & Alexander Gustafsson Post Fight In Hospital

Following last Saturday’s main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, both fighters were ushered to the local hospital for precautionary reasons. While we now know that both fighters walked away with no broken bones, the two missed the post-fight press conference, but gave the fans this memorable photo instead.

Sep 23, 2013 8:38 am

No ‘Bones’ broken following UFC 165 Main Event War

One of the years best fights took place this past weekend at UFC 165 in Toronto, as Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Jon “Bones” Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) went to war in the evenings main event for the UFC light heavyweight title. Although “Bones” was successful in defending his title, winning...

Sep 23, 2013 8:08 am

Dana White: Renan Barao is the closest thing we have to Floyd Mayweather

UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao (31-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) continued his incredible 31-fight winning streak this past Saturday night at UFC 165 in Toronto, as he defeated former WEC title holder Eddie Wineland (20-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) via second-round TKO in the evenings co-main event. According to UFC President Dana White, Barao is about...

Sep 23, 2013 7:13 am

Gustafsson Wants Rematch: You have to finish the champ to take his belt

One of the years best fights took place this past weekend at UFC 165 in Toronto, as Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Jon “Bones” Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) went to war in the evenings main event. After a grueling 25-minutes of intense back and forth action, the attention turned from the fighters, to...

Sep 21, 2013 8:26 pm

UFC 165 Results: Brendan Schaub Submits Matt Mitrione In Round 1

The fight was interesting from the very first second when Mitrione refused to tough gloves. The two exchanged glancing shots throughout the round until Schaub secured the first takedown of the fight. He worked for a D’Arce Choke and locked it in quick. Mitrione gave the thumbs up as if he was okay, but proceeded...

Sep 21, 2013 8:09 pm

UFC 165 Results: Francis Carmont Defeats Costa Philippou By Way of Unanimous Decision

Carmont opened up the fight with a surprising takedown, which caught Philippou off guard. Carmont used his size and momentum to keep Philippou as he worked his way into various potential submission holds. No significent strikes were landed except for those that Carmont landed when Philippou was blocking a rear naked choke from happening. Carmont...