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Dec 20, 2014 8:55 am

TSN Lands UFC Broadcast Deal

While no formal announcement has been made yet, The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada sent out schedule revisions for January to television listings services on Friday which included extensive UFC coverage (via MMAFighting.com). TSN, which is Canada’s equivalent to ESPN, was the leading candidate to get the UFC’s television contract in The Great White North....

Dec 18, 2014 10:36 am

Finalized! UFC on FOX 14 lineup set

The lineup for next month’s UFC on FOX 14 event in Sweden is set and includes a four fight main card which will air on FOX. The event, which takes place January 24 live from the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, is headlined by a light heavyweight title eliminator bout featuring hometown hero Alexander Gustafsson taking on surging contender...

Dec 15, 2014 12:48 pm

TUF 20 Finale salaries: New champ Carla Esparza nets $50,000

Newly crowned UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza picked up a disclosed payday of $50,000 for her tournament-final title win this past weekend at “The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale” event in Las Vegas. MMAjunkie obtained the list of disclosed paydays from the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier today: The total disclosed payroll for the event was...


Dec 15, 2014 11:27 am

Cejudo: Wrestling ‘a lot tougher than MMA,’ but UFC career provides a living

Henry Cejudo (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made his highly anticipated octagon debut at this past weekend’s UFC on FOX 13 event in Phoenix. The former Olympic gold-medalist wrestler scored a dominant unanimous decision win over Dustin Kimura (11-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) that evening. Following his first career UFC victory, Cejudo discussed his wrestling past and...

Dec 13, 2014 7:34 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Dos Santos Earns Decision Win Over Miocic

Neither heavyweight was interested in taking this fight to the ground as it stayed standing for the majority of the twenty-five minutes. Both men stepped right to the center of the octagon at the start of the first and did not shy away from throwing bombs. JDS was always believed to be favored in the...

Dec 13, 2014 6:37 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Dos Anjos Dominates Diaz, Earns Big Win

Rafael dos Anjos’ performance against Nate Diaz tonight was reminiscent of Jose Aldo’s against Urijah Faber; Diaz’s leg got wrecked. If you take away the legs of striker Nate Diaz, you take away his ability to put power in his punches. Rafael Dos Anjos’ gameplan was clear: Attack the lead leg of his opponent and...

Dec 13, 2014 5:47 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Overeem KOs Struve in First Round

Alistair Overeem performed to his maximum potential tonight and picked up his second knockout victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Reem kicked things off by shooting for a clinch and pressing Struve up against the fence. Struve was quick to separate and reset action in the middle of the octagon. Reem shot for another takedown...

Dec 13, 2014 5:25 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Mitrione Makes Quick Work of Gonzaga

One fight into the main card and we already have a knockout! Mitrione rocked Gonzaga with a right hand and a left behind it. Gonzaga fell to his knees and tried to get back to his feet, but Mitrione kept him grounded with a flurry of attacks. Gonzaga tried to dive for the ankles but...

Dec 13, 2014 4:57 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Jedrzejczyk Wins Bloody Brawl Against Gadelha

Jedrzejczyk did a decent job at fighting off the first round takedown, but Gadelha eventually dragged her down. As soon as the fight hit the mat, Gadelha transitioned to half guard and worked for a clock choke. Jedrzejczyk brilliantly defended and made it back to her feet. Despite being up against the fence, Jedrzejczyk was...

Dec 13, 2014 4:14 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Moraga Makes Gates Tap Out in Round 3

Even though Moraga did not rack up the usual amount of offense, he was methodical and effective in his attack. The tables turned for a bit when Gates accidentally popped Moraga in the groin and Moraga asked the referee to pause the fight. The referee missed the shot and told them to continue fighting. Moraga...

Dec 13, 2014 3:17 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Saunders Earns Win After Riggs Suffers Injury

Another fight down, another accidental self inflicted loss. Tonight is playing out to be a bizarre night of fights. Riggs picked Saunders up and slammed him to the mat. Saunders, slick off of his back, started to work for a submission. While in mission control, Riggs unexpectedly tapped out and Saunders got up to his...

Dec 13, 2014 2:56 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Varner Retires After 1st Round Loss to Dober

Drew Dober was a step ahead of Jamie Varner and was able to lock up a submission within the first two minutes to claim the victory. Varner admitted during the post-fight interview that he had planned to retire win or lose. Varner had the double underhooks on Dober and attempted to throw/drag him down to...

Dec 13, 2014 2:39 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Brunson Sick, Fight with Herman Canceled

Derek Brunson fell ill and notified UFC officials this morning he did not feel like he was in any condition to step into the octagon tonight. As a result of this, his bout with Ed Herman has been canceled. The announcement was made on the Fox Sports 1 Pre-Show. Daniel Cormier mentioned that he had...

Dec 13, 2014 2:34 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Barberena Finishes Ellenberger in Round 3

Bryan Barberena took the fight on short notice, but it was worth it! He made a successful debut in the octagon and earned a third round TKO. Joe Ellenberger looked fantastic for the first five minutes of action. However, after the first round expired it was evident his gas tank was suffering from constantly working....

Dec 12, 2014 9:46 pm

Dana White on Eye Pokers: ‘Maybe They Should Lose the Round’

Daron Cruickshank suffered two eye pokes, the latter of which lead to the fight being ruled a no contest. As expected, the topic was brought up during the “TUF 20 Finale” post fight press conference and Dana White was quick to explain that he has no idea what to do about the issue. “I don’t...

Dec 12, 2014 9:35 pm

TUF 20 Finale Bonus Report: Penne, Markos, Esparza and Medeiros Earn Extra Cash

Fight of the Night: Jessica Penne vs. Randa Markos This came to no surprise as Penne and Markos left it all in the octagon on Friday night. Both girls made it to the semi-finals of the “Ultimate Fighter” tournament and proved to the world that they could be contenders to the championship in the future....

Dec 12, 2014 8:57 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: NEW CHAMP! Esparza Upsets Namajunas in Round 3!

Carla Esparza is the first and NEW UFC Womens’ Strawweight Champion! Rose opened up with some dynamic striking, but an overdedicated lunging knee led to an Esparza takedown. Rose got back up to her feet with no problem and proceeded to pick Esparza apart with methodical strikes. Rose changed levels, attacking the legs, body and...

Dec 12, 2014 8:05 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Oliveira Outworks Stephens and Earns Decision Win

Charles Oliveira’s work on the ground is top-notch. Oliveira locked in an armbar in the opening seconds of the round and it looked like Stephens was doomed. Stephens showed great resiliency and patience as he waited for Oliveira’s grip to loosen up. He eventually made it back to his feet after two minutes of almost...

Dec 12, 2014 7:35 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Noons and Cruickshank Fight to No Contest

This potential fight of the night candidate was ended early when Cruicshank suffered two eye pokes. The result was a no contest. After the first eye poke, Big John saw it and called a pause in the action to let Cruicshank recover. Cruicshank did not take the full five minutes and was able to fight...

Dec 12, 2014 7:02 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Medeiros Makes Proctor Tap Out in 1st Round

Yancy Medeiros put on a fantastic performance to earn his second victory inside the octagon. Joe Proctor seemed to be doing well as he landed hard leg kicks, but liver-shots are no joke and it cost Proctor the fight. Medeiros landed a brutal spinning back kick to the body of Proctor who knew he was...

Dec 12, 2014 6:35 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Penne Grapples Her Way to Victory Against Markos

Jessica Penne and Randa Markos showed the world why they made it to the semi-finals of the twentieth season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Penne earned a split decision victory in a great, technical bout. Penne was aggressive while on top, constantly working to transition to better positions. She often transitioned with ease and gained full...

Dec 12, 2014 5:59 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Herrig Picks Up Win After Submitting Ellis in Round 2

Felice Herrig picked up yet another victory by way of armbar! Ellis locked in a standing high-elbow guillotine in the opening seconds of the fight and it looked like Herrig was going to be forced to submit! Herrig showed great resilience, however, and explored her options on how to escape. Ellis realized she was not...

Dec 12, 2014 5:43 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Clark Upsets Rawlings, Earns Decision Victory

Heather Jo Clark left it all in the octagon tonight as he put on a winning performance on the co main-event of the FS1 preliminary bouts. Bec Rawlings turned it up in the last round, but it was too little, too late for her to pull off the win. Clark did a fantastic job at...

Dec 12, 2014 5:01 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Calderwood Earns Decision Win Over Ham

Both Calderwood and Ham saw their fair share of offense in this fight. Calderwood saw the bulk of her success when she either struck from a far distance or when there was no distance at all inside the clinch. Ham, as expected, found success early on when she had room to swing her fists. Calderwood...

Dec 12, 2014 4:27 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Torres Dominates Magana for 15 Minutes

Angela Magana has made a habit of making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Magana spent the entire fight backpedaling and Torres put on one of the best performances of her short career. Torres remains undefeated with five wins now on her record. Tonight was her first octagon victory. Torres dominated from horn-to-horn and did...

Dec 12, 2014 3:49 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Daly Traps Chambers in Armbar, Gets 1st Round Win

Aisling Daly dominated for four minutes, then saw a window of opportunity to stop the fight in the first round and jumped on it. Daly hit the trip takedown and dragged Chambers down to the ground. Daly was able to transition to full mount immediately. Chambers was doing her best to protect her face as...

Dec 12, 2014 3:32 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Hill Bloodies Kagan, Picks Up First UFC Win

Angela Hill battered and bloodied Emily Kagan en route to her first octagon victory. Angela Hill was able to keep the fight where she wanted it. When Kagan wanted to escape the clinch and find some distance, Hill kept her close and pinned her to the cage, assuring herself that Kagan had nowhere to go....