Due to a previously scheduled Arena Football game at the HP Pavilion, today’s UFC on FOX 7 weigh-ins were held less than a mile away at the California Theater. The small theater was completely filled with cheering fans and all the fighters they came to see made weight.
UFC lightweight Mike Rio gets his nickname from the iconic Marvel comic book character and like “The Wolverine” from the X-Men, there is more to him than meets the eye.
The UFC will return to the scorching hot battleground of Brazil for UFC on FX 8 with a card packed with local talent. While injuries have done some serious damage to the top of this card, the main event remains intact and holds title implications for the victorious. One of Brazil’s first MMA heroes and current superstar, Vitor Belfort will once again take to the cage, facing the last Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold. We’ve also got Rockhold’s former foe and sub grappling legend Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza making his debut inside the Octagon, taking on a rising force in Chris Camozzi. There are plenty of others waving the green, yellow and blue as well, so let’s dig into this card and see what’s cooking in South America.
The main event might have fallen apart due to injury, but the show must go on and we were treated to a great night of fights at Maximum Fighting Championship 37. With MFC bringing in some world-class Bantamweights and plenty of familiar faces on the card, it was worth investing your Friday night in.
The UFC made its second trip to Brazil this year for tonight’s 13 bout UFC on FX 8 fight card. Headlined by an important middleweight bout featuring Vitor Belfort, who also in the main event of Brazilian card back in January.
Now that the XFC and Nick Newell have both said their sides of the story the promotion has returned its focus on finding the odd man out, Scott Holtzman, an opponent for next month’s XFC 24.
The UFC is returning to Boston on August 17th and according to reports, Joe Lauzon will be getting his wish to fight in his hometown. The Boston Native fought on the UFC 118 fight card in Boston back in 2010 and now the lightweight has been added to the debut card on the new FOX channel, FOX Sports 1.
Fighters have thin skin these days. Say someone hits like a girl, or that they make funny noises during a match, or that they’re legally cheating with TRT, and all of a sudden everyone has hurt feelings. Back in the day, this was just your standard banter before the fight, and for good reason: Everyone was scared shitless. If you’re a judoka walking into a rickety cage against some monster of unknown origins and skills, you’re damn right you’re going to call him a name or three to make yourself feel better.
The UFC heads into uncharted territory with its upcoming 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter. The long running reality series will feature women coaches for the first time, as well as both male and female fighters living in the same house while separately competing for a UFC contract.
MMA has been on hiatus for the first third of the month and fight fans addicted to the sport are starting to going through withdraws. Thankfully those of you suffering from the shakes get your fix this with Friday’s MFC 37. Things begin to pick up from there as there will be two UFC events as well as LFC 20.
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The main scale for today’s UFC on FX 8 weigh-ins must have been slightly off from the one backstage because several of the fighters needed the towel in order to make weight. Factor in the handful of fighters that took an inordinately long time to get on the scale and today’s festivities seemed to go on forever.
It’s been a couple of weeks since the UFC Octagon has seen any action but that’s soon to change as the promotion returns to Brazil this weekend for the UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold. Like previous cards held in Brazil, UFC on FX 8 is filled with Brazilian fighters from top to bottom.
One time UFC fighters Damacio Page, Junior Assuncao and Carlo Prater are all scheduled to fight later this month at LFC 20. For Page and Assuncao it will be their Legacy Fighting Championship debut, but for headliner Prater it will be his return to the promotion.
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Heading into his March 22nd bout against Mike Rhodes at RFA 7, Brandon Thatch believed he was at the doorsteps of the UFC. The Colorado-based fighter was riding a seven fight winning streak and thought one more win would earn him a UFC contract. Having trained with Thatch in the past, UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre thought Brandon Thatch was already UFC caliber.