Archive: UFC 180

Nov 20, 2014 12:31 pm

Leslie Smith update on injured ear: “My days as an ear model are over”

In one of the most gruesome injures in UFC history, Leslie Smith had her cauliflower ear exploded by Jessica Eye at UFC 180 last weekend (See that HERE). After the bout, a gruesome image surfaced of the ear (See that HERE). Smith spoke to ESPN about the injury, and her hopes to return to the...

Nov 19, 2014 7:33 am

Velasquez vs. Werdum targeted for June in Mexico

Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) scored a second-round TKO victory over Mark Hunt at last weekend’s UFC 180 event in Mexico to claim the UFC’s interim Heavyweight Championship. According to UFC President Dana White, Werdum will likely get the chance to unify the heavyweight belts with Cain Velasquez this upcoming June at another event...

Nov 17, 2014 8:41 pm

Werdum: Hunt asked for bout to be stopped

Fabricio Werdum landed a vicious, but well placed flying knee this past Saturday against Mark Hunt to become the interim UFC heavyweight championship. Werdum spoke to BloodyElbow about the setup for the fight ending knee, that he says caused Mark Hunt to ask for the bout to be stopped. His words: “It took me a...

Nov 17, 2014 5:03 am

Dana White gives props to “warrior” Leslie Smith

UFC President Dana White took to Twitter to show respect to UFC 180 fighter Leslie Smith, who demanded to continue fighting, despite having her ear ruptured by Jessica Eye. What a warrior!!! Her cauliflower ear busted open and she still demanded to fight. Much respect. @… http://t.co/CyIzHZ1BNq — Dana White (@danawhite) November 16, 2014 You...


Nov 16, 2014 4:53 pm

Hunt: “My gas was starting to get to me”

Last night at UFC 180, Mark Hunt was KO’d by Fabricio Werdum. The KO came as a shock to many, especially after Hunt posted an outstanding 1st round where he stuffed Werdum’s takedowns with ease, and had Werdum noticeably hesitant to throw strikes. Hunt admitted to Ariel Helwani on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show...

Nov 16, 2014 4:22 pm

Velasquez on potentially being stripped of belt: “I don’t care”

After UFC 180 last night, UFC President Dana White clarified that he would not be stripping heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez of the title, unless Velasquez is unable to fight by March. Velasquez spoke about the possibility of being stripped of the title. (Via MMAWeekly) “It doesn’t matter to me. I don’t care. As long as...

Nov 16, 2014 12:15 pm

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Fabricio Werdum’s Win Over Mark Hunt

Last night in the main event of UFC 180, Fabricio Werdum defeated Mark Hunt to become the interim UFC heavyweight champion with a brutal knee (See that HERE). During the bout, the Twitter-verse was sounding off for blow-by-blow reactions, which we have compiled. The Interim UFC heavyweight title is on the line! #UFC180 @FabricioWerdum vs...

Nov 16, 2014 11:26 am

UFC 180 Attendance Sets 2014 Record

Last night after an action-packed night of fights at UFC 180, UFC President Dana White announced at the post-fight press conference that 21,000 people attended the event. The event, which was held at the Mexico City Arena, marked the UFC’s first trip to Mexico, and also broke the UFC’s attendance record for this year. According...

Nov 16, 2014 10:40 am

REPLAY! Ricardo Lamas Finishes Dennis Bermudez In The First Round

Former UFC featherweight title challenger Ricardo ‘The Bully’ Lamas landed a hard jab that dropped Dennis Bermudez in the first round before submitting Bermudez with his signature ‘Bullotine’ choke. Check out the highlights from the bout:

Nov 16, 2014 10:16 am

Lamas Wants McGregor: “He Has To Fight A Wrestler Like Me”

Following his dominant, and impressive win over Dennis Bermudez at UFC 180 last night (See that HERE), Ricardo Lamas stated he would like to fight Conor McGregor next before getting another shot at Jose Aldo. He spoke to MMAJunkie at the post-fight press conference saying: “I want to get back to the title shot. The...

Nov 16, 2014 9:36 am

UFC Announces ‘TUF Latin America 2’

Last night, following an action-packed UFC 180, UFC Senior Vice President of International Development and General Manager of Latin America, Jaime Pollack announced that the UFC was planning TUF Latin America 2. “Right now, we’re looking at all weight classes. We always do. Tryouts start to happen after we get registrations so matchmakers can get...

Nov 16, 2014 9:16 am

PHOTO | Gruesome Aftermath Of Leslie Smith’s Ruptured Ear – GRAPHIC

Last night, at UFC 180, Jessica Eye landed a hook on Leslie Smith. Not only did the hook land clean, it also ruptured Smith’s cauliflower ear, ultimately forcing the ringside doctor to call the bout (Watch that HERE). Armbar Nation, Ronda Rousey’s official fan club took to Facebook with a graphic photo of Smith’s ear...

Nov 16, 2014 9:08 am

White Clarifies Comments About Stripping Velasquez Of Championship

UFC President Dana White caught heat from critics earlier this week when news surfaced that White was allegedly contemplating stripping UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez of his belt if the champ is unable to fight before March (Read about that HERE). White clarified his comments last night at FOX Sports post-fight show last night after...

Nov 16, 2014 8:49 am

REPLAY! Kenny Florian Breaks Down Werdum’s Win Over Hunt

Last night in the main event of UFC 180, Fabricio Werdum shocked the world as he KO’d Mark Hunt with a perfectly placed knee. While many fans expected Werdum to use his grappling to submit Hunt, Werdum proved his standup skills as he KO’d Hunt, who is an elite level kickboxer. Kenny Florian broke down...

Nov 15, 2014 10:12 pm

UFC 180 Bonus Report: Werdum and Gastelum Take Home Extra $50,000

Fight of the Night: Henry Briones vs. Guido Cannetti It is rare that preliminary fighters take home bonus money, but Cannetti and Briones both deserved it with their performance on UFC Fight Pass. Briones was close to being stopped in the opening round as he took two serious body shots from Cannetti. However, be persevered...

Nov 15, 2014 8:52 pm

UFC 180 Results: Werdum KOs Hunt and Wins Heavyweight Title!

Fabricio Werdum picked up the win tonight against Mark Hunt by way of knockout and is now the UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion! Hunt was calm in his defeat and despite suffering knockouts in his last two losses, he seems prepared to jump right back on the horse. Hunt seemed to be on his way to...

Nov 15, 2014 8:20 pm

UFC 180 Results: Gastelum Gets 1st Round Win Over Ellenberger

Kelvin Gastelum controlled every aspect of the fight and dominated Jake Ellenberger. Ellenberger seemed to be one step behind Gastelum every step of the way and it made Gastelum look like a superstar. There was a moment in the first round where Ellenberger cracked Gastelum with a couple solid punches, but Gastelum was unfazed by...

Nov 15, 2014 7:59 pm

UFC 180 Results: Lamas Traps Bermudez in Guillotine, Gets 1st Round Win

Ricardo Lamas walked into the octagon as the underdog and walked out with his hands raised! After the two jockeyed for positioning, Lamas dropped Bermudez with a straight left jab. Bermudez landed on his bum, but postured up in a seated position. Lamas leapt onto Bermudez’s neck with the precision of a sharpshooter and trapped...

Nov 15, 2014 7:43 pm

UFC 180 Results: Montano Punishes Heatherly, Picks Up Round 1 TKO Win

Augusto Montano was pretty stiff to open up the fight, but once he loosened up Chris Heatherly had no chance at surviving. Montano landed a knee to the body of Heatherly toward the end of the first round and you could see he was banged up by it. Heatherly doubled over in pain and relied...

Nov 15, 2014 7:34 pm

UFC 180 Results: Urbina Makes Garcia Tap Out in Round 1

Edgar Garcia and Hector Urbina kicked off the PPV portion of “UFC 180”. Urbina walked into the octagon looking calm, cool and collected. As soon as the bout started, his demeanor did not change and he was loose from the start, firing off devastating leg kicks. The strikes would not last long as Garcia was...

Nov 15, 2014 7:07 pm

UFC 180 Results: Rodriguez Earns Decision Win Over Morales

Leonardo Morales and Yair Rodriguez put on one of the most entertaining “Ultimate Fighter” tournament finals matches in a long time. The bout was scrappy, back and forth, and showed that both fighters have a lot of heart. Rodriguez showed impressive submission transitions in the second round. While Morales was flat on the mat, Rodriguez...

Nov 15, 2014 6:24 pm

UFC 180 Results: Perez Becomes first TUF Latino Champ, Defeats Quinonez via Decision

Alejandro Perez is your “TUF: Latin America” bantamweight tournament winner! Perez utilized his speed and changing of levels to secure ten points in the first round. Quinonez simply could not get on Perez’s level when it came to the standing game and suffered because of it. Quinonez improved his standing game in the second and...

Nov 15, 2014 5:49 pm

UFC 180 Results: Eye Pops Smith’s Cauliflower Ear, Wins in Round 2

Jessica Eye utilized her speed and combinations to cut off Leslie Smith from dishing out any offense at all. Eye peppered her with shots throughout the entire fight and changed levels often to keep Smith guessing and on the edge of her stool. Smith took a punch to the head in the first round that...

Nov 15, 2014 5:29 pm

UFC 180 Results: Benitez Puts Brown to Sleep in Round 3

If there is one thing we can take away from this bout, it is that Humberto Brown is ELUSIVE. He was able to escape guillotine after guillotine even when it looked like he was done for. One thing we learned about Benitez is that he is a persistent little bugger. Despite getting shut down for...