A busy weekend of fights included a fine RFA 10 card from Resurrection Fighting Alliance, with a great mix of Midwestern talent and potential international stars. With fighters like Justin Lawrence looking to get back into the UFC and a title on the line in the main event, RFA 10 held its own.
Last Wednesday’s TUF 18 bout between Raquel Pennington and Jessamyn Duke was arguably the best fight of the season thus far. Their three round battle impressed everyone but this video from a Team Tate practice has to be equally impressive, albeit for a completely different reason.
Fox Sports has always loved their toys when it comes to bringing fans sports through the TV. The addition of the Phantom Cam is one of those toys that fans of the UFC are greatly benefiting from. OK, maybe greatly is a bit of a reach but how can you not enjoy the below Phantom Cam highlight’s from this past weekend’s UFC 165?
Tonight is the start of The Ultimate Fighter season 18, which will be coached by women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey opposite Meisha Tate. This historic season will not only feature women as head coaches but it will also see women competing for the six figure contact for the first time as well.
This past weekend Fox debuted their all sports channel Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Night 26 was a major part of the festivities. Fan favorite and top ranked bantamweight Urijah Faber was part of the events main card and would earn his third consecutive win via unanimous decision over Luri Alcantara.
UFC flyweight Ian McCall has a tough test ahead of him at next month’s UFC 163. Not only will he be looking to snap a losing streak but he’ll be doing so against a Brazilian (Iliarde Santos) in his backyard, something that has not been easy. Recently Ian McCall talked to Fightline.com about his up in coming fight with Iliarde Santos on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163 along with the difficulties of fighting in Brazil.
The main event of last night’s WSOF 3 had probably the craziest finishes you’ll ever see in MMA as welterweight Josh Burkman submitted Jon Fitch in walk-off style. There was no tap by Fitch, no stopping of the fight by the referee, only Josh Burkman rolling over and letting go his sleeping opponent.
Last weekend Rogue Fights was at the Win-River Casino in Redding, California for “Ultimate River Throwdown”. The 11 bout fight card featured both amateur and professional MMA action with several exciting finishes. None was more exciting than the first round one-punch knockout by amateur fighter Josh Coleman though.