Archive: UFC 166

Oct 18, 2013 9:41 am

Houston, no problem: UFC 166 already declared a sellout

The Toyota Center in Houston will be swollen to capacity on Saturday night for UFC 166. The event, which features the highly-anticipated third meeting between current UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former champ Junior dos Santos, has already been declared a sellout by UFC officials. When speaking with the media on Thursday, UFC Dana...

Oct 17, 2013 11:15 am

JDS Calls BS, Says Velasquez Tried But Couldn’t Finish Him In Second Fight

Earlier in the week, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez stated that in his second fight with JDS, he opted to punish him for five-rounds instead of finishing him off earlier. Dos Santos is calling BS and he broke down why to Yahoo Sports: “I didn’t lose because he’s a better fighter than me, it’s that...

Oct 17, 2013 11:14 am

Gilbert Melendez Making First ‘Uncrowned’ Title Defense This Weekend

“I’m looking to make a statement here. I’m looking to make my first uncrowned title defense and really make a statement. I think Diego is a great fighter but me being at my best I think I can make a statement with a dominant performance.” “I think he’s a great fighter, honestly. I think he’s...

Oct 17, 2013 10:04 am

VIDEO | Countdown to UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos (Full Episode)

All roads lead to Houston as heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former champion Junior Dos Santos prepare to complete their epic title trilogy. If you missed the television airing of ‘Countdown to UFC 166’ have no fear, all three-parts are here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy the Sanchez vs. Melendez portion above, and the other...

Oct 17, 2013 9:58 am

Roy Nelson Doesn’t Want Cormier To Hug His Way to Victory This Weekend

“There’s a couple different ways (to win). I think the biggest thing is don’t let him hug me. Don’t let him push me up against the cage and just do a boring, ugly fight and piss the fans off. I think that’s the biggest thing you don’t want to do is piss the fans off...

Oct 17, 2013 9:36 am

Diego Sanchez Hoping For Title Shot With Win Over Melendez

“Gilbert Melendez is my golden ticket. I’ve done it before. I fought two fights in 2009 at 155. Straight to the belt. “(Melendez) has never been stopped. He avenged two of his three losses. His only loss is to Benson Henderson in a split decision that I felt went his way, so in a way...

Oct 17, 2013 9:27 am

UFC 166: Hector Lombard reportedly struggling with first weight cut to 170lbs

    By Evan Stoumbelis Former Bellator Middleweight champion Hector Lombard decided to make the jump to Welterweight in March after losing to Yushin Okami. Lombard had gone 1-2 in the UFC, with his only UFC win coming by way of KO over Rousimar Palhares. Lombard is working with nutritionist guru Mike Dolce on the...

Oct 17, 2013 9:24 am

Roy Nelson gets to keep beard for UFC 166

Big Country will remain woolly. In the weeks leading up to his UFC 166 co-main event clash with Roy Nelson, Daniel Cormier filed an official complaint with the Texas athletic commission about the size of Nelson’s well-known beard. Cormier put in a request that Nelson would have to shave or trim the substantial swath of...

Oct 17, 2013 9:19 am

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez sounds off on Diego Sanchez, Pettis & the Diaz bros

“El Nino” will be storming into Houston this weekend to face Diego Sanchez at UFC 166. The No. 2-ranked lightweight and former Strikeforce champ discusses his Sanchez fight plan, “boring” fighters, Anthony Pettis, Nick and Nate Diaz, Ronda Rousey, and a potential fourth fight with Josh Thomson.

Oct 17, 2013 6:42 am

Roy Nelson: This is probably the crappiest camp that I’ve ever had

In the MMA game, some training camps go good and some training camps go bad, and according to UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson (19-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) his latest camp was the latter of the two: “This has actually probably been the crappiest camp that I’ve ever had,” Nelson admitted on Wednesday. “It is what it...

Oct 17, 2013 6:14 am

Werdum Believes He Can Finish Velasquez If Given Title Shot

UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) is one of the best jiu-jitsu practitioners in the MMA game. Werdum most recently fought at June’s ‘UFC on FUEL TV’ event in Brazil, where he submitted former UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Fabricio is currently riding a three-fight win streak and is aiming...

Oct 16, 2013 10:28 am

Kenny Florian On How JDS Can Beat Velasquez

Kenny ‘Kenflo’ Florian has gone from a two-division title challenging fighter to a full-blown MMA analyst for FOX. In the UFC Tonight hosts latest blog entry for FOX he breaks down Cain Velasquez for Dos Santos. Check it: “The first fight didn’t last long… The second fight was very different. Velasquez used forward pressure, head...

Oct 16, 2013 10:12 am

Daniel Cormier: Everyone’s Chin Expires, Even Roy Nelson’s

“Every person, every tough guy you’ve ever seen fight, whether it’s in boxing or martial arts who is known for having a great chin — there’s an expiration date on that. There’s a number these guys can take. What if the last one from Stipe Miocic was the one that was one too many? Maybe...

Oct 16, 2013 6:36 am

Cain Velasquez passed on submitting JDS to prove point

Current UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) is set to face former UFC heavyweight title holder Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC) for a third time, when the two sluggers square off in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 166 card in Houston, Texas. JDS was able to defeat Velasquez via first-round knockout when the...

Oct 16, 2013 6:10 am

Diego Sanchez: I love the way I match-up with Anthony Pettis

Diego Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) made his lightweight debut in February of 2009, this after a 6-2 run in the UFC’s welterweight division. “The Dream” scored back-to-back wins over Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, which earned him a lightweight title shot against then-champion, B.J. Penn. Unfortunately for fans of “The Dream,” Sanchez was dominated...

Oct 15, 2013 11:32 am

JDS Really Wants To Box A Klitschko Brother

“I’m a boxing guy. I love to box with my training partners and everything but now everybody is saying this, everybody wants to fight with boxing guys. It’s become not sincere. When I say that, I’m sincere.” … “I think if they give me four months to get prepared, I can beat [the Klitschko brothers]....

Oct 14, 2013 9:58 am

VIDEO | UFC 166 Extended Preview

UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III is upon us and set to go down this weekend from Houston’s Toyota Center. Are you ready to get hyped for the stellar card The Ultimate Fighting Championship has put together? Check out the extended preview for UFC 166 below:

Oct 12, 2013 11:47 am

Cain Velasquez Bringing Aggressive Style To Stop JDS At UFC 166

There has only been one man to defeat the UFC’s heavyweight champion of the world. That man is former champion, Junior dos Santos. Marred with controversy, an injured Cain Velasquez entered the cage for the UFC on FOX 1 main event and lost quickly due to the vicious striking prowess of Junior dos Santos. The...

Oct 7, 2013 10:53 am

VIDEO | JDS: “When I Hit People, They Go Down”

“I see things better than I did before. When I hit people, they go down.” No. 1 contender Junior Dos Santos discusses his rubber match with Cain Velasquez and his plans to knock the champion out…again.

Oct 2, 2013 10:27 am

Fabricio Werdum Seeks Rematch with Junior dos Santos

A loss in the UFC can sting. A knockout loss to a debuting future heavyweight champ in the first round, may sting a bit more. Such is the case with Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1). The 36-year-old Brazilian says he is looking for a rematch with the man alluded to above, former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos...