Archive: ufc 181

Jan 9, 2015 3:39 pm

UFC 181’s Ashlee Evans-Smith Tests Positive For Diuretic

UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Ashlee Evans-Smith tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a water pill that prevents the body from retaining salt and aids in weight-cutting, this according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The positive test result occurred after Evan-Smith’s UFC 181 loss to Raquel Pennington, who choked her unconscious at the event with a bulldog-choke....

Jan 1, 2015 4:49 pm

Dana White: Hendricks not MacDonald to get next shot at Lawler

UFC President Dana White confirmed today that the promotion has decided to do a trilogy bout between current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former title holder Johny Hendricks. Prior to their second fight at December’s UFC 181 event, it was thought that the winner of “Hendricks vs. Lawler 2” would face Canadian welterweight standout...

Dec 7, 2014 7:38 pm

Sergio Pettis Considering Return To Flyweight

Sergio Pettis (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) earned a unanimous decision victory over Matt Hobar (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at Saturday’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas. The win moved Sergio to 3-1 in the UFC, with all four of those fights taking place in the bantamweight division of 135-pounds. But after the fight, Pettis suggested...

Dec 6, 2014 11:18 pm

Urijah Faber on CM Punk: I’m a Big Fan!

Phil Brooks, formerly known as CM Punk in the WWE, has signed a contract for the UFC! He will be fighting in the octagon, but details on his debut have yet to be revealed. Urijah Faber was asked if he was bitter about someone like CM Punk getting with the UFC, Faber spoke his mind...

Dec 6, 2014 11:08 pm

Anthony Pettis: I’m Injury Free, Give Me Khabib!

Anthony Pettis spent a long time away from the octagon and he wants to get right back in there after his victory over Gilbert Melendez tonight at UFC 181. At the post fight press conference, Pettis was asked if he was willing to fight #2 ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov. His response was quick and positive...

Dec 6, 2014 11:03 pm

Faber discusses eye poke

Urijah Faber has never been known to be a dirty fighter and tonight’s bout does not make him one. However, it is unfortunate that an eye poke from Faber favored him to the point where he used it to set up and trap Francisco Rivera in a rear naked choke. During the post fight press...

Dec 6, 2014 10:57 pm

Hendricks: I Didn’t Fight, Look at Rounds 4 & 5

Johny Hendricks lost his UFC Welterweight Championship to Robbie Lawler at UFC 181 and he confessed one of his downfalls during the post fight press conference. “I didn’t fight! Look at rounds four and five.” Hendricks is referencing the fact that he tried to wrestle his way to a victory in the last two rounds...

Dec 6, 2014 9:37 pm

UFC 181 Results: New Champion! Lawler Dethrones Hendricks with Decision Win!

We have a new UFC Welterweight Champion and his name is Robbie Lawler! Hendricks spent the majority of the first and second rounds working the body and legs of Lawler. Lawler shrugged off four of Hendricks’ takedown attempts before getting taken down, but the damage was already done to his gas tank. By the time...

Dec 6, 2014 8:44 pm

UFC 181 Results: Pettis Retains Belt! Submits Melendez in Round 2

Gilbert Melendez did a fantastic job at closing the distance in the first round, not allowing Pettis to throw any of his unorthodox strikes. Pettis’ offense was limited in the first five minutes and Melendez implemented his gameplan wonderfully. He took Pettis down twice and dug into his body with brutal body shots. As the...

Dec 6, 2014 8:16 pm

UFC 181 Results: Browne Flattens and TKOs Schaub in First Round

Another knockout! The majority of the fight saw Brendan Schaub and Travis Browne fight for positioning. Browne clearly wanted to keep the fight standing which is geared toward his knockout power whereas Schaub wanted to tie things up and drain the gas tank of his opponent. Schaub was having issues getting inside a comfortable striking...

Dec 6, 2014 7:47 pm

UFC 181 Results Duffee KOs Hamilton in 33 Seconds

Todd Duffee and his right hand are back in the Ultimate Fighting Championship! The fight quickly turned into a scuffle and Duffee came out on top. Duffee landed a right cross right on the temple of Hamilton and he was sent falling to the mat. After Hamilton faceplanted, Duffee got an extra two or three...

Dec 6, 2014 7:30 pm

UFC 181 Results: Ferguson Chokes Trujillo into Submission

Trujillo dropped Ferguson with a hook and sent him to the canvas. Trujillo scored a big opening round as he dropped Ferguson in the opening minute of the fight. Ferguson recovered quickly and was able to get his wits back, but it was Trujillo’s striking that would shine for the remainder of the round. He...

Dec 6, 2014 6:47 pm

UFC 181 Results: Eye Poke Aids Faber In Submission Win Over Rivera

Well, that was unfortunate. Francisco Rivera did an amazing job at standing his ground and not giving Urijah Faber much to work with. Faber’s head and foot movement keeps his opponents backing up and guessing when Faber is going to shoot, but Rivera did not fall for it today and actually got the best of...

Dec 6, 2014 6:23 pm

UFC 181 Results: Samman Brutally KOs Gordan with Head Kick

Josh Samman told his coaches he was going to knock Eddie Gordan out with a head kick, and he was right! Eddie Gordan was on his way to racking up a decision victory by wrestling his way to the end of the fight, but his refusal to advance positioning forced the referee to stand them...

Dec 6, 2014 5:55 pm

UFC 181 Results: Anderson Picks Up Decision Win Over Jones

For those of you hoping this was an Anderson Silva and Jon Jones post, stick around anyway. This bout between Justin Jones and Corey Anderson was still extremely entertaining. These two athletes refused to take the fight to the ground and threw bombs in the first ten seconds! Corey “Beastin’ 25/8” Anderson and Justin “Lazy...

Dec 6, 2014 5:22 pm

UFC 181 Results: Pennington Puts Smith to Sleep with a Bulldog Choke

Raquel Pennington pulls off the last-second win! The majority of the first round took place in the clinch and both women were cut open by sharp strikes. As scrappy as the fight was at the start, it got even more interesting in the last second of the round. Pennington was able to grab hold of...

Dec 6, 2014 4:58 pm

UFC 181 Results: Little Pettis Batters Hobar, Earns Decision Win

Unlike his big brother, Sergio Pettis has been appearing in the octagon regularly since his UFC debut in November 2013. He has shown improvement every time he stepped in the octagon and it was no different with his performance tonight against Matt Hobar. Pettis was dropped in the opening seconds of the fight and spent...

Dec 6, 2014 4:31 pm

UFC 181 Results: Collard Beats White in Opening Bout

UFC 181 in underway! The opening round was back and forth and could have gone either way. Both men opened up with unorthodox striking and had hard shots land, but it was Collard who looked more technical. He was able to dictate where the fight went and his level changing was effective. White benefited from...

Dec 5, 2014 11:37 am

Francisco Rivera Thinks Fight With Uriah Faber Could Be Life Changing- Exclusive

  Who’s ready for UFC 181? UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera is. He spoke with BJPENN.COM Radio this past Sunday about his upcoming fight with “The California Kid”, Uriah Faber. Checkout some of the highlights below, then go listen to the episode for the full interview, HERE. “Huge fight, looking forward to it, I can’t wait,”...

Nov 20, 2014 9:36 am

UFC 181 set to show in Theaters

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II, which features a co-main event bout between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez will be shown in movie theaters across America on December 6th. The UFC released this promotional trailer for the event.

Nov 19, 2014 3:10 pm

Ashlee Evans-Smith set to replace Holly Holm at UFC 181

The UFC announced earlier today that Ashlee Evans-Smith will be making her UFC debut next month at UFC 181. Evans-Smith will be filling in for Holly Holm, who injured her neck leading up to the bout, against Raquel Pennington. The two will meet on the the main card of the event, which will go down...

Nov 19, 2014 10:08 am

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II extended preview

To get fight fans ready for UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II, which features a co-main event bout between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, the UFC has released this extended preview for the event. Check it out:

Nov 17, 2014 8:15 pm

Herb Dean draws main event duty for UFC 181

Veteran referee Herb Dean has drawn main event duty for UFC 181 next month. Dean will referee the main-event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, while fellow veteran referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy will referee the co-main event between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. Yves Lavigne will also referee the TUF 20 finale in December as...

Oct 24, 2014 10:11 am

Weidman vs. Belfort Being Targeted For UFC 184 in Los Angeles

A middleweight title fight between current champion Chris Weidman and number one contender Vitor Belfort is being targeted to headline February’s UFC 184 event in Los Angeles. UFC officials announced the potential bout yesterday. Weidman and Belfort were supposed to headline December’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas, but the champ suffered a broken hand...

Oct 19, 2014 4:41 pm

UFC Confirms Faber vs. Rivera Set To Headline UFC 181 Prelims

The UFC has confirmed that Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera will headline the FOX Sports 1 prelims for UFC 181 on December 6th. The event will be headlined by Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler as the pair will face off for the second time, and Lawler will attempt to avenge his loss to Hendricks and...

Oct 17, 2014 5:04 am

Booking Roundup! UFC Adds Several Matchups To Future Events

Catch up with all of the bookings the UFC has made this week for upcoming evens! First off we have Jared Cannonier vs. Shawn Jordan, who will meet at UFC 182 on January 3rd. Cannonier who is undefeated in his 7 fight pro career will be making his promotional debut at the event against Shawn...

Oct 16, 2014 1:14 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera set for UFC 181 in Las Vegas

Urijah Faber (31-7 MMA, 7-3 UFC) will return to the octagon this December when he faces Francisco Rivera (10-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC 181 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the booking on Wednesday evening. Perennial UFC bantamweight contender, Urijah Faber, has won 6 of his past 8 octagon bouts, with both of his...