Archive: ufc fight night 42

Aug 21, 2014 10:58 am

Bendo: ‘I’m a sinner, and I need Christ in my life’

“I definitely think about quite a bit. It’s something I take pride in being as real as possible. I love Christ, I love being a Christian. It’s very hard sometimes making the right choice or making the right decisions, but I enjoy it and I like it. That’s who I am. I’m not going to...

Jun 13, 2014 6:14 am

Salary Report: Diego Sanchez Tops ;UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Payroll

The final payroll is in for UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov. Diego Sanchez was the nights top earner with $140,000 (including his win bonus), while Benson Henderson came with the second-most amount at $90,000 (including his win bonus). One interesting (and extremely appropriate) thing I would like to point out is that Ross Pearson...

Jun 11, 2014 9:33 am

Report: UFC Fight Night 42 draws excellent ratings

According to a report from MMAFighting.com‘s Dave Meltzer, this past Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 42” event in New Mexico drew a large television audience. The events main card, which was headlined by a lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov, did a 0.82 rating and had 1,217,000 viewers during the 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. time...

Jun 11, 2014 7:47 am

Greg Jackson: Rustam Khabilov was drug tested by New Mexico commission

On Monday, Dean Amasinger, a training partner and coach of “UFC Fight Night 42” co-headliner Ross Pearson said he voiced concerns with the UFC after learning that the New Mexico commission selectively tested Saturday’s fighters to exclude those from Greg Jackson’s camp. Yesterday, Greg Jackson spoke to MMAJunkie where he contradicted the claims made by...


Jun 11, 2014 7:27 am

UFC releases Jason High for shoving referee

This past Saturday night in New Mexico, UFC lightweight Jason High (18-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) made the mistake of shoving referee Kevin Mulhall following his loss to Rafael Dos Anjos. The 32-year-old was quick to acknowledge his mistake, apologizing for his actions on twitter: “Incredibly sorry & embarrassed for the ref incident,” High tweeted afterwards. “Will...

Jun 9, 2014 3:17 pm

Were Jackson/Winkeljohn Fighters Tested Before FN 42?

It seems there is some controversy surrounding UFC Fight Night 42 fighters from the famous Jackson-Winkeljohn gym. Ross Pearson’s teammate Dean Amasinger told MMAJunkie.com that Pearson said no Jackson-Winkeljohn fighters were on the list of fighters to be tested prior to UFC Fight Night 42 in Jackson-Winkeljohn’s backyard of Albuquerque. “Ross was drug tested before...

Jun 8, 2014 11:27 am

Caraway: It takes a lot of patience being Miesha Tate’s boyfriend

UFC bantamweight fighter Bryan Caraway (19-6 MMA) improved his octagon record to an impressive 4-1 on Saturday night, this by submitting Erik Perez in the second-round of their “UFC Fight Night 42” bout in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The pressure of fight Perez in his own backyard didn’t seem to bother Caraway, as he used dominant...

Jun 6, 2014 3:30 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Ross Pearson: “I’m Far More Technical Than Diego”

There are several exciting fights on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Khabilov card, and one bout that has plenty of “Fight of the Night” potential is a lightweight clash between Ross Pearson (15-6-1, 7-3-1 UFC) and Diego Sanchez (24-7, 13-7 UFC). And while Diego Sanchez often brings a certain level of grit, intensity...

Jun 6, 2014 6:50 am

EXCLUSIVE | John Moraga Believes that First Dodson Fight was “Bogus”

John Moraga is fighting an old foe this weekend on UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Khabilov in John Dodson. The two previously fought on a Nemesis Fighting card in 2010, where Dodson won a unanimous decision. However, Moraga told BJPenn.com radio that he doesn’t even really think about their first fight, saying “the first time...

Jun 6, 2014 6:47 am

Benson Henderson: ‘Jon Jones Deserves To Fight Who He Wants’

Former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson is set to fight Rustam Khabilov this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42, which takes place in Albuquerque, NM. During media day on Thursday Henderson was asked about the whole Jon Jones wanting to fight Daniel Cormier instead of Alexander Gustaffson situation. One would think that his...

Jun 3, 2014 1:55 pm

Benson Henderson Relocated Training Camp Ahead of UFC FN 42

Former lightweight champion Benson ‘Smooth’ Henderson relocated his training camp from MMA Lab in Glendale Arizona to a higher altitude location in Flagstaff to get him used to altitude for his fight in Albuquerque New Mexico. Four of Henderson’s teammates from MMA Lab who will be joining him on the card have also made the...

Jun 3, 2014 6:49 am

Diego Sanchez Comments On Beef Tartare Incident: ‘you’re an idiot sometimes’

Diego Sanchez managed to get himself on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 42 card. He’ll face fellow TUF alumni Ross Pearson in front of his home crowd when the UFC goes to Albuquerque, NM for the first time. Sanchez is coming off of a rather disappointing and lackluster performance. He lost to Myles Jury via...

Jun 2, 2014 3:55 pm

Benson Henderson: Russians are very tough

Benson Henderson joined Submission Radio to talk about his upcoming match against Rustam Khabilov at UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov. “Rustam’s very tough man,” Henderson told Submission Radio. “We all know those Russians, they’re very tough, you know they’re known as a people as being tough, the stereotype so to speak. But he...

Apr 10, 2014 7:58 am

Alexander Yakovlev to Replace Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 42

On Monday it was announced that Mike Pierce was going to be out of UFC Fight Night 42 against Demian Maia due to a broken hand. Well now, according to his management staff, Alexander Yakovlev will step in for Pierce and make his UFC debut. Yakovlev and his team made this announcement via social media,...

Apr 8, 2014 5:41 am

Mike Pierce Out of UFC Fight Night 42 Bout Against Maia

Welterweight Mile Pierce(17-6) has been forced out of his upcoming May fight due a broken hand. Pierce was set to face off in May against Demian Maia (18-6) at UFC Fight Night 42 in Brazil, but because there is no timetable set for Pierces return, Maia will be awaiting a new opponent. Pierce, who is...

Apr 4, 2014 7:00 am

Andy Ogle vs. Maximo Blanco confirmed for FN 42

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF Alumni Andy Ogle will be squaring off with Maximo Blanco at UFC Fight Night 42 in Berlin on May 31st. This will be the UFC’s second trip to Berlin, and the event will be aired exclusively on UFC’s new Fight Pass. The card will be headlined by middleweights Gegard Mousasi and...