Archive: UFC 166

Feb 9, 2014 8:39 am

Sarah Kaufman vs. Shayna Baszler set for TUF Nations Finale in Quebec City

Sarah Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Shayna Baszler  (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest additions to April’s “TUF Nations Finale” event in Quebec City. UFC officials announced the women’s bantamweight booking yesterday afternoon. Canadian Sarah Kaufman will fight for the second time under the UFC banner this April. Her promotional debut came against Jessica...

Feb 6, 2014 5:58 am

Jessica Eye And The UFC Release Statement On Failed Drug Test

For the first time in UFC history, a female combatant has been suspended for use of a banned substance. Just a probationary suspension, Eye will still be able to compete against Alexis Davis at UFC 170. Here’s what the UFC said: “The UFC received word of the fully probated suspension and fine issued to Jessica...

Feb 3, 2014 8:30 am

Texas Commission Overturns Eye vs. Kaufman Decision To A No Contest

Sorry Jessica Eye. It would appear as if Sarah Kaufman might have unjustly had your UFC debut win overturned to a no contest. Wow! Following their UFC 166 bout, Sarah Kaufman, was very vocal about her thoughts on the decision victory awarded to her opponent. She thought the judges got it wrong. Now, for an...

Jan 29, 2014 1:56 pm

Sam Stout vs. K.J. Noons set for the “TUF Nations: Finale” in Quebec City

During today’s UFC news conference in Quebec City, UFC executive Tom Wright announced that a lightweight bout featuring hard hitting strikers Sam Stout (20-9-1 MA, 9-8 UFC) and K.J. Noons (12-7 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the “TUF Nations: Finale” event set for April 16 in Quebec City, Canada. Sam “Hands of...

Dec 4, 2013 8:53 am

Lombard wants Jake Shields bout next, talks GSP and Alien abductions

Former Bellator middleweight champion and current UFC welterweight contender, Hector Lombard (33-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), recently told Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie  that he’s gunning for a fight with “boring” Jake Shields, this after requests to fight Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann failed to come to fruition: “I think he’s been so boring and me always trying for...

Nov 8, 2013 8:30 am

Junior dos Santos: ‘My goal was, and still is, to become No. 1 again’

Despite suffering two devestating losses to Cain Velasquez in less than a year, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (16-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) isn’t giving up on his title aspirations. After dropping 2 of his past 3 fights to the rating heavyweight kingpin, JDS still believes that another notbale win could boost him back...

Nov 4, 2013 11:25 am

A Quick Thought on the Dominant Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez

It’s been a few weeks since UFC 166 where Cain Velasquez put a stamp on his trilogy with Junior dos Santos and set himself far and away from the contenders in his division. The dust has pretty much settled. UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the once parallel career that...

Oct 31, 2013 1:47 pm

JDS: Cain didn’t prove he was the better fighter

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, was recently TKO’d by current title holder, Cain Velasquez, in their trilogy bout, which headlined UFC 166 in Houston just over 10 days ago. Velasquez was able to dominate “Cigano” from the opening bell, much like he did in their second encounter at UFC 155. However, in an...

Oct 29, 2013 10:00 am

POLL RESULTS | Should Cain vs. JDS Have Been Stopped Sooner?

After a historic UFC 166 event that saw Cain Velasquez batter former champ, Junior dos Santos for nearly five straight rounds, the MMA world was split in half. Dana White, Joe Rogan and members of the media along with fans alike thought their fight for the UFC’s heavyweight title should have been stopped around the...

Oct 25, 2013 10:56 am

UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos PPV Buys ‘Hugely Dissapointing’

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...

Oct 24, 2013 11:00 am

Cain Velasquez’s camp confused by broken jaw report

The camp of UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez (13-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC), is more than a bit confused as to why the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s Combative Sports division medically suspended the fighter for a suspected broken jaw following this past weekend’s UFC 166 event. Heidi Seibert, who is a spokesperson for Zinkin...

Oct 22, 2013 10:40 am

POLL | Should Cain vs. JDS Have Been Stopped Sooner?

Last weekend Junior dos Santos failed to recapture his UFC title for the second straight time. Much like their second fight, the UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez was able to beat, batter and bruise dos Santos in route to a fight that went to the fifth and final round. Many people, Dana White included, believe...

Oct 22, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | UFC 166 Phantom Cam Highlights

Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez ended their heavyweight trilogy with an epic fight. Watch highlights of Cain’s win and the rest of UFC 166 in super slow motion.

Oct 21, 2013 3:58 pm

Aftermath: Cain Velasquez Posts Photo of Himself 2 Days After Defending Title

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez made defending his title look easy last Saturday, defeating Junior dos Santos by TKO in the fifth round of the conclusion of their trilogy. Cain did sustain a few bumps and bruises, however, which were evident during the post-fight press conference. Cain’s superficial injuries didn’t stop him from enjoying what...

Oct 21, 2013 11:48 am

Melendez Steals Contender Slot From T.J. Grant With UFC 166 Performance

Few fights have ever, or will ever live up to what was UFC 166’s Melendez vs. Sanchez fight. The two lightweight fighters threw down for 15-minutes straight until the eventual winner, Gilbert Melendez, got his hand raised. UFC President Dana White is putting Melendez right back up in the contender chair and as he told...

Oct 21, 2013 11:36 am

Dana White: “I try so hard to like Roy Nelson”

“Contrary to popular belief, I try so hard to like Roy Nelson. It’s like I saw him backstage before I came out to talk to you guys. I was like, ‘What’s up Roy? You looked good. You lost weight,’ and this and that. Then I come out and hear the stupid s–t he said to...

Oct 21, 2013 11:06 am

Cain Velasquez Done with Junior dos Santos After Dominating Once Again

After the second consecutive meeting between UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, it is clear that Velasquez knows exactly how to dominate the Brazilian, leaving little to question on who the superior fighter is. Velasquez has now seemingly put an indefinite hold to the ‘parallel careers’ discussion between the two, stating that...

Oct 19, 2013 11:29 pm

Dana White Confirms Melendez Back In “The Mix” With Victory Over Sanchez

In front of a sold out crowd at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez put on a Fight of the Year Candidate that brought everyone in the arena to their feet. While unranked Diego Sanchez rose to the occasion and impressed the crowd and UFC brass alike, Gilbert Melendez was...