Archive: ufc 179

Nov 2, 2014 11:04 am

Lyoto Machida Believes Aldo Is ‘Too Dominant’, Doesn’t Think McGregor Can Win

After Jose Aldo defeated Chad Mendes at UFC 179 last month, many began calling for Conor McGregor to fight the featherweight champion. Fans began making posters (See that HERE), and even trailers for the bout (See that HERE). Despite McGregor being booked to fight Dennis Siver in January, talks of Aldo vs. McGregor continue to...

Oct 29, 2014 1:00 pm

Ratings Report: UFC 179 Prelims Bring In Modest Viewership

The incomparable, illustrious, Dave Meltzer of has, once again, brought forth his infinite wisdom on UFC television ratings. Here’s his report for Saturday’s Prelims on Fox Sports 1: Bucking monstrous sports competition, the UFC 179 prelims did 536,000 viewers, the second-lowest audience for that type of show for prelims since the move to Fox...

Oct 28, 2014 11:32 am

WINNERS CIRCLE – Pros React To Their UFC 179 Victories

Over the weekend the UFC bus returned to Brazil with UFC 179. UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo proved his spot among the world’s top P4P fighters, while cementing himself among the sport’s historically great champions. Here’s reactions from the weekend’s big winners. Como ja e de costume aquele churras pra comemorar nossa vitoria!!! I'm the...

Oct 28, 2014 11:23 am

LOSERS CIRCLE – Pros React To Their UFC 179 Losses

Last Saturday’s UFC 179 event gave fight fans the most action-packed, and exciting, UFC featherweight title fight in history. It’s what everyone’s talking about this week. But what about the guys who didn’t get their hand raised last Saturday? Here’s their UFC 179-hangover thoughts: Wow! This is badass. What a war RT @Derevnia2: @josealdojunior Vs...

Oct 27, 2014 9:01 pm

PHOTO | Conor McGregor “Motivated Beyond Belief”

Conor McGregor has been living the life of a king, and enjoying the spoils of hard work. After heading down to Brazil to sit cageside for UFC 179, McGregor rode with UFC President Dana White on his private plane to Miami. McGregor is now back after a ‘trip of a lifetime’ and posted the following...

Oct 27, 2014 11:47 am

UFC 179 Medical Suspensions: Phil Davis Out Up To 6-Months

UFC 179 took place this past Saturday, where Jose Aldo successfully defended his featherweight title against Chad Mendes. We have the medical suspension lost for the entire card, which was obtained by MMAJunkie from the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission. Jose Aldo: suspended 60 days no contact for 45 days Chad Mendes: suspended 60 days no...

Oct 27, 2014 11:38 am

Yan Cabral Slams Conor McGregor: “I Want To Beat Him Up”

Conor McGregor’s trash talking of Jose Aldo hasn’t fallen on deaf ears, as seen by Aldo’s callout of McGregor after defeating Chad Mendes at UFC 179 (Watch that HERE). Aldo’s teammate, Yan Cabral told media members after his UFC 179 win on Saturday over Naoyuki Kotani, that he wants to fight McGregor as well. “I...

Oct 27, 2014 5:04 am

QUICK TWITT: Jose Aldo Breaks Career Record For Most Significant Strikes Landed In A Fight

Last night at UFC 179, in the main event against Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo successfully defended his featherweight championship (See the highlights HERE). Aldo also broke his own career record for most significant strikes landed in a fight. .@josealdojunior landed a career-high 102 significant strikes tonight. Previous highs: 94 vs. Hominick and 77 vs. Faber. #UFC179...

Oct 27, 2014 5:03 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor Visits The Favela In Brazil

Conor McGregor attended UFC 179 this past weekend to watch Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes fight for the UFC featherweight championship in Brazil. Today, McGregor visited the Favela’s in Brazil, and captured the moment. Went deep into the Favela's today. What an experience!! — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 26, 2014

Oct 26, 2014 4:27 pm

PHOTOS | Jose Aldo Celebrates His Win Over Chad Mendes

Jose Aldo celebrated his win over Chad Mendes last night at UFC 179 earlier today, and posted the following photos on his Facebook page. Post by Jose Aldo Junior-oficial. Post by Jose Aldo Junior-oficial. Can’t see these photos? Click HERE and HERE.

Oct 26, 2014 4:20 pm

PHOTO | James Te Huna With The Hilarious Photobomb On Ross Pearson

Last night at UFC 179, Ross Pearson was posing for a photo when UFC light heavyweight James Te Huna photobombed the TUF winner. best fucking photobomb ever @jamestehuna @tehuna #photobomb — Ross Pearson (@RossTheRealDeal) October 26, 2014

Oct 26, 2014 3:52 pm

Phil Davis Explains Anderson Silva Call Out

Phil Davis put on a spectacular performance last night at UFC 179 in the co-main event where he destroyed Glover Texeira for 3-rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory (Watch the highlights HERE). The win further cemented Davis’ place as ‘The Brazilian Killer’ with Davis going 4-0 against Brazilian fighters in Brazil. Davis stated in...

Oct 26, 2014 3:34 pm

QUICK TWITT: Jose Aldo Thanks Fans For Support

Last night in the main event of UFC 179, Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes went to war for 25-minutes. The bout ultimately ended up seeing Jose Aldo defend his featherweight championship, but left the champ bruised and battered (See that photo HERE). This morning, the champ sent a Tweet out to his fans, thanking them...

Oct 26, 2014 3:24 pm

PHOTO | A Battered And Bruised, But Victorious, Jose Aldo Post-Fight

Last night in the main event of UFC 179, Jose Aldo defended his featherweight strap against Chad Mendes (Watch the highlights HERE). The bout was the toughest test of Aldo’s career, and left the champ with a nasty cut above his left eye. Aldo’s coach, Pedro Rizzo, posted the following photo on Instagram of himself...

Oct 26, 2014 3:05 pm

McGregor Sees Holes In Aldo’s Game, “My Confidence Is Sky High”

Conor McGregor attended UFC 179 last night in Brazil, with a close eye on the main event between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, where Aldo defended his featherweight strap (Watch the highlights HERE). McGregor, who faces Dennis Siver in January at UFC Fight Night Boston, will face Jose Aldo in the summer according to UFC...

Oct 26, 2014 11:56 am

Cruz And Cormier Break Down The Dominance Of Jose Aldo

Last night after Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes battled in the cage for 25 minutes, Dominick Cruz and Daniel Cormier broke down the bout, and Jose Aldo’s dominance on the UFC 179 postfight show. Cruz gave his take on Aldo’s dominant style, saying: “He kind of waits and gets pissed off, then starts marching forward...

Oct 26, 2014 11:52 am

Cruz And Cormier Give Their Take On Incredible Aldo-Mendes Bout

Last night in the main-event of UFC 179, Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes put on a spectacular performance that earned both men ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, and may even earn them ‘Fight of the Year’ (Catch the bout highlights HERE). After the bout on the UFC 179 post-fight show, Dominick Cruz and Daniel Cormier...

Oct 26, 2014 11:35 am

Dana White Discusses High-Stakes McGregor vs. Siver Bout, And Aldo-McGregor Bout

It was announced early yesterday that Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver would headline UFC Fight Night Boston in January. While many criticized the UFC for ‘protecting’ McGregor, UFC President Dana White sees the bout very differently. He spoke at the post-fight press conference, which MMAJunkie attended, and transcribed. “A lot of people are dismissing Siver...

Oct 26, 2014 11:29 am

With Record Tying UFC 179 Win, Neil Magny Ready For 6th Fight In 2014

Last night in the main event of the prelims of UFC 179, Neil Magny defeated Willian Macario via TKO. The bout was Magny’s 5th fight, and win, of 2014, tying him with Roger Huerta for most wins in a year, but Magny doesn’t want to stop there. He spoke post-fight about his desire to fight...

Oct 26, 2014 11:18 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Phil Davis’ Dominant Win Over Glover Teixeira

Last night in the co-main event of UFC 179, Phil Davis shocked many as he dominated Glover Teixeira with elite level wrestling skills throughout 3 rounds to earn the unanimous decision win. Davis was 3-0 when fighting Brazilian fighters in Brazil, and with his win over Glover last night, he extended that streak to 4-0,...

Oct 26, 2014 11:02 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Jose Aldo’s Win Over Chad Mendes In FOTY Candidate

Last night at UFC 179, fight fans saw a potential ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate when Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes stepped into the Octagon to fight for a second time. The bout went the distance in what was an incredible slug-fest that saw both fighters rock one another multiple times throughout the event (Watch...

Oct 26, 2014 10:22 am

Jose Aldo Calls Conor McGregor A “Joker” In Post-Fight Octagon Interview

Following his win over Chad Mendes last night at UFC 179, Jose Aldo told Brian Stann during his post-fight Octagon interview in Portuguese that he was the king, Mendes was the prince, and there was also a joker. Aldo was referring to Conor McGregor, who was sitting cage-side at the event, as the joker. Watch...

Oct 26, 2014 9:59 am

Aldo Admits He Thought The Fight Was Over After Late Punches Dropped Mendes

At the end of the first round, Jose Aldo landed a brutal jab-cross combination after the round ended to drop Mendes. On TV the move looked incredibly dirty, and extremely deliberate, however UFC President Dana White and Jose Aldo both stated neither of them could hear the bell, and insist the blows were not deliberate...

Oct 26, 2014 9:22 am

Aldo Not Against Mendes Trilogy Bout

After a main event for the ages last night between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, that saw both fighters rocked multiple times, and on the verge of being TKO’d at several points throughout the fight, many fans were left wanting to see the two warriors go at it again for a third time. Featherweight kingpin...

Oct 26, 2014 9:14 am

Jose Aldo And Dana White Insist Late Punches After The Bell Weren’t Intentional

After UFC 179’s main event started quickly, with both fighters trading shots and rocking one another, the first round was coming to a close. In the final few seconds, Aldo backed Mendes against the cage and landed a jab that seemingly stunned Mendes, then the round ended and Aldo landed a jab-cross combination that sent...

Oct 26, 2014 8:59 am

Maldonado And Silva’s Memorable Reunion Atop The Cage At UFC 179

Last night Fabio Maldonado defeated Hans Stringer via TKO (Watch that HERE) in the second round to reignite the fire in the Brazilian crowd, which had started to lose steam after back to back decisions to start the main card. After his win, Maldonado did as many other fighters do to celebrate, he climbed on...