Archive: UFC 173

Nov 21, 2014 6:30 am

Clean! Belfort passes NSAC-administered random drug test for UFC 184 title fight

UFC middleweight number one contender Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) was surprised with a drug test earlier this month, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission sent collectors to his gym in Florida to obtain both blood and urine samples. The results of that random drug test came back yesterday and returned negative for performing-enhancing...

Jun 19, 2014 6:31 am

Ratings Report: UFC 173 PPV Buys Barely Hit 200K

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...

Jun 4, 2014 5:05 am

UFC 173 Phantom Cam Highlights (Video)

The always popular Phantom Camera highlights have been posted courtesy of Check them out below to relive all the action in super slow motion.

Jun 2, 2014 2:28 pm Updated Rankings Post UFC 173

By Evan Stoumbelis At UFC 173 fight fans saw one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, with T.J. Dillashaw decimating Renan Barao for almost 5 straight rounds. Dillashaw dropped Barao in the first with an overhand right, and utilized excellent footwork to out strike Barao until the fifth, when he landed a head kick...

May 30, 2014 5:05 am

Daniel Cormier Fought Hendo With Some Major Injuries

Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier just recently earned himself the next UFC light heavyweight title shot when he defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 173. Cormier ended up submitting Henderson in the third round and will now face the winner of Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson. On the most recent episode of UFC...

May 29, 2014 5:59 am

UFC 173 Medical Suspensions Report: 8 Receive Extended Terms

The suspension list from UFC 173 is in, and while every fighter is usually placed on a short suspension, this event seems to have quite a few fighters that were placed on suspension longer than the standard 30 days. Among those is welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger. Out of 17 total suspensions, eight fighters made a...

May 28, 2014 5:12 am

Dillashaw: ‘Barao doesn’t deserve a rematch’

“I have no problem fighting him again, but I feel like he shouldn’t be getting an instant rematch the way he lost. It would be different if maybe I’d have finished him in the first round with that choke and maybe people thought it was a fluke. But I beat him up for five rounds....

May 28, 2014 5:03 am

Rogan Talks Dillashaw: ‘It was the finest performance I’ve ever seen’

“It was the most stunning performance I’ve ever seen in all my years of being a fight fan. In more than a decade of working for the UFC, that was the finest performance I’ve ever seen. This was a fight where a kid came into it with very few people thinking that he was going...

May 27, 2014 12:57 pm

UFC 173 Salary Report: Robbie Lawler Tops Payouts

The total disclosed payroll for Saturday’s UFC 173 event was just north of one-million-dollars. UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler, took home the lions share of the night’s earnings and brought in nearly 20% of the disclosed payouts with his win over Jake Ellenberger. Co-main event fighter, Daniel Cormier, was not far behind with a nice fat...

May 27, 2014 12:07 pm

Matt Brown vs. Robbie Lawler headlines UFC on FOX 12, winner gets title shot!

July’s UFC on FOX 12 event will be headlined by a welterweight slugfest, as UFC officials announced today that Robbie Lawler (23-10 MMA, 8-4 UFC) will face Matt Brown (19-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) in the evenings main event! “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler was most recently seen in action at this past weekend’s UFC 173 event in...

May 27, 2014 5:25 am

Ludwig: ‘I’d corner new champ T.J. Dillashaw against Urijah Faber’

“I’m not really leaving Team Alpha Male. I’m going to go open up my business in Colorado. The team is going to get a new head coach, and I’m going to go open up my academy, and it’s definitely open doors for all the Team Alpha Male guys, and especially T.J.” “I’m going to come...

May 27, 2014 5:14 am

Dillashaw Says ‘No Faber Fight’, White Says He Wants Faber’s Opinion First

He hadn’t been the champ for even an hour and T.J. Dillashaw Was already fielding questions about a potential matchup against his teammate and mentor, Urijah Faber. “I don’t plan on fighting Urijah, he’s helped to get me where I am at. He is like my brother. I wouldn’t like to do that fight,” said...

May 27, 2014 5:07 am

UFC Open To Dillashaw vs. Barao Rematch

Could TJ Dillashaw be forced into an immediate rematch with Renan Barao? While one could argue the case, after five dominant rounds and a finish, it’s not the type of fight we need additional clarity on. The UFC however, is apparently open to a rematch as confirmed by Dana White: “I want to see both....

May 27, 2014 5:03 am

Varner Breaks Two Bones & Tears Ligaments

UFC 173 competitor Jamie Varner had a disappointing result in his return to action. The former WEC champ tore ligaments and broke two bones in his foot during the first round of his fight against James Krause. His management team first tweeted out the news, Saturday night, but have yet to dive into specifics about...

May 27, 2014 5:00 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Dillashaw’s Upset Of Barao

The world was shocked last Saturday when TJ Dillashaw finished Brazil’s Renan Barao. It was the former champ’s first loss in in 35 straight fights. Here’s how the MMA world reacted: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh killllllemmmmmmm that right hand ! #UFC173 great fight Dillashaw looking loose — Sergio Pettis (@sergiopettis) May 25, 2014 Wow! @TJDillashaw @ufc #UFC173 —...

May 27, 2014 4:59 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Cormier’s Submission Over Hendo

In Saturday’s co-main event, Daniel Cormier easily dispatched Dan Henderson over the course of three-rounds. Here’s the MMA World’s reaction: HOLY FOOTSWEEPS!!!!!! #UFC173 — Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) May 25, 2014 I hope everyone realizes how amazing that step around throw was!!!! Freaking awesome @dc_mma — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) May 25, 2014 Dan is having such...

May 26, 2014 1:33 pm

Ludwig: I don’t think it’s fair for Barao to get an immediate rematch

T.J. Dillashaw put on the best performance of his young career Saturday night, knocking out bantamweight kingpin Renan Barão in the fifth-round of their championship bout at UFC 173. Since the loss, Barao’s coach Andre Pedereiras has already began campaigning for an immediate rematch at UFC 179 which takes place on October 25 in Barao’s home nation...

May 26, 2014 10:31 am

Coach Pedereiras: Let’s see if these guys are man enough to fight Barao in his house

T.J. Dillashaw put on the performance of a lifetime Saturday night in the main event of UFC 173, knocking out bantamweight kingpin Renan Barão in the fifth-round of their championship bout. Barao’s coach Andre Pedereiras appeared on the Brazilian radio show “No Mundo da Luta,” where he campaigned for an immediate rematch at UFC 179, at Maracanazinho...

May 26, 2014 5:17 am

PHOTO | Team Alpha Male Gathers And Celebrates Dillashaw Title Win

Team Alpha Male stays true to their #NoShirtNation creed — Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) May 25, 2014 TJ Dillashaw shocked the world last weekend with his win over the nearly unbeaten, Renan Barao. His team, headed up by Urijah Faber, are rightfully excited about their first UFC belt.

May 26, 2014 5:09 am

PHOTO | Hendo & Cormier Pose Following UFC 173 Bout

No hard feelings for UFC 173 co-main event fighters Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier. The two Olympic Games veterans shared the Octagon for nearly 15-minutes, but in the end, DC choked Hendo unconscious. The caption reads, “The chance to share a cage with one of my true heroes is an experience I will treasure forever....