Archive: UFC 166

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...

Sep 11, 2013 9:47 am

Payan out, Charles Oliveira in to face Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166

Late Tuesday evening, UFC officials announced that an injury had forced Estevan Payan (14-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) out of his scheduled UFC 166 bout with Charles Oliveira (16-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC). Meanwhile, fellow UFC featherweight Jeremy Larsen (8-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) was supposed to take on Matt Grice at UFC 166, but that bout fell through...

Aug 24, 2013 1:25 pm

UFC 166: Sarah Kaufman vs. Jessica Eye Booked

Two top ranked female combatants have agreed to square off in a UFC 166 match that will serve as both their promotional debuts. Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion, Sarah Kaufman, has agreed to face off with former Bellator fighter Jessica Eye. UFC 166: Velasquez vs. dos Santos III is set to take place on October 19,...

Aug 12, 2013 12:19 pm

John Dodson Set to Face Newcomer Darrell Montague At UFC 166

Former flyweight title challenger, John Dodson, is set to welcome one of the divisions top ranked fighters, Darrel Montague,  in his UFC debut. UFC officials announced the bout via twitter. Montague has been widely regarded as one of the world’s top 125 pound fighters and he has now inked a multi-fight deal with the UFC...

Aug 8, 2013 10:12 am

Cormier Believes ‘Big Country’ His Most Dangerous Opponent Yet

“Roy Nelson is the most dangerous guy I’ve ever fought my entire career. He can knock me out with one punch. I’m fully aware of that. They (Silva, Mir and Barnett) don’t have that one-punch knockout power. Those guys weren’t going to just knock me out. Barnett and Mir could have caught me with a...

Aug 7, 2013 10:00 am

Junior dos Santos Declares Fight with Cormier Once He Defeats Velasquez

Junior dos Santos would be making a potentially grave mistake in looking past his next challenge in UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. With all the talk of top prospect and Velasquez teammate, Daniel Cormier, possibly changing weight classes to face light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones, dos Santos felt the need to state that Cormier would serve...

Aug 5, 2013 10:01 am

George Roop vs. Francisco Rivera set for UFC 166 in Houston

Over the weekend, UFC officials announced that a bantamweight bout between George Roop (14-9-1 MMA, 4-5 UFC) and Francisco Rivera (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to an already stacked UFC 166 card. George Roop will be looking to continue his momentum and make it three wins in a row when he faces Rivera this October....

Jul 25, 2013 9:23 am

Noons vs. Sotiropoulos Latest Addition To UFC 166

UFC 166 is shaping up to be one of the most stacked cards of the year and that was before this lightweight bout between K.J. Noons and George Sotiropoulos was announced. UFC 166 is set to go down from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on October 19. In the main event a trilogy match between...

Jul 25, 2013 8:57 am

Shawn Jordan vs. Gabriel Gonzaga Booked For UFC 166

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Heavyweight Shawn Jordan has verbally agreed to fight Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 166: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez III. Jordan is riding a 2 fight win streak against Chicago native Mike Russow and fan favorite Pat ‘HD’ Barry, both wins came via knockout, with his knockout over Barry earning him knockout...

Jul 24, 2013 7:07 am

Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch Targeted For UFC 166

A middleweight clash between Luke Rockhold and Tim Boetsch is reportedly set for UFC 166 according to ESPN.com Both fighters are coming off of losses and will use this fight as a jumping-off point to re-enter the stacked middleweight rankings in an attempt to gain contender status. Rockhold last fought Vitor Belfort in May, losing...

Jul 3, 2013 2:20 pm

Nate Marquardt to Meet Hector Lombard at Welterweight at UFC 166

Two fighters coming off losses and both in the early stages of their respective welterweight careers, will do battle at UFC 166. Ariel Helwani reported the news earlier today that UFC veteran and former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nate Marquardt would do battle against former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard. For Marquardt, a knockout loss marked...

Jun 18, 2013 6:39 pm

Junior dos Santos: Cain Velasquez hits like a girl

In an interview with the Brazilian Portuguese language radio show “Pânico” former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC) had the following to say about his UFC 166 opponent Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC): “I had no cut against Cain Velasquez, and he hits like a girl. He hit me a...

Jun 18, 2013 1:10 pm

UFC 166 Odds: Velasquez Opens Up as Favorite over Dos Santos in Trilogy Fight

UFC heavyweight champion has something to prove at UFC 166 as he faces off against former champion and era-rival, Junior dos Santos at UFC 166. Velasquez looks to defeat dos Santos for the second time in a row as he took his title back at UFC 155 as he defeated the Brazilian former champ via...