In the midst of all the promotion surrounding UFC 165 last week, Dana White made an interesting statement that the loser of the Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem fight at UFC 167 in November would likely be cut. While it would never be promoted as such by the UFC, this fight has essentially become, as wrestling fans would phrase it, a “Loser Leaves Town” match.
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Another month has gone by and the MMA fighter rankings were once again shaken up as #1 ranked UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson was defeated by Anthony Pettis at UFC 164. This comes on the heels of Anderson Silva losing his #1 ranking after being defeated by Chris Weidman at UFC 162.
The UFC kicked off Fox Sports 1 with a bang at at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 26, putting together a card that promised lots on paper while also largely delivering inside the cage. I’m a fan, but I’m also an analyst, pessimist, and curmudgeon to the core, so check out where my mind was at during the event.
If you haven’t heard the UFC has brought back the Fight Night’s in honor of moving to the new Fox Sports 1 channel which launches this weekend with UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen.
The UFC Fight Night is back, and the UFC is kicking off the resurgence of the series in Boston, Massachusetts as part of the Fox Sports 1 launch. This card is one of the best you’ll see on free TV, so while the cable and satellite hash out the details of the new sports channel, I’ll go ahead and hash out these fights.
A lapse in judgment and a well-timed punch have altered not only this month’s fighter rankings but the top of the pound for pound ranks as well.
It didn’t work the first time around, but the rally for Mark Hunt scored a win on try number two. Fans of the “Super Samoan” will finally get their wish when Hunt takes on the former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160.
When you think of the Memorial Day Holiday weekend the UFC heavyweight division probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. That might soon be changing for MMA fans when UFC 160 takes place this holiday weekend in Las Vegas Nevada.