The first Fighter Rankings of the New Year look rather different from a year ago. Several title changed hands last year and few were even vacated. The 2014 fighter rankings are a culmination of the past 12 months in Mixed Martial Arts and a springboard into the unknown of what 2014 will bring.
Tag: Anderson Silva
Fluke. Luck. Accident. All words critics and Anderson Silva apologists have used to describe the UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman. This is still after Weidman has beaten Silva not once but twice. With both of his victories over the former pound-for-pound king coming in bizarre fashion, it is easy for one to call into the question the legitimacy of his current crown.
No fighter should have their career ended by an injury, especially not the greatest Mixed Martial Artist of all time Anderson Silva. The events that unfolded in the UFC 168 main event were not for the faint of heart as Anderson Silva’s career was possibly ended by a checked leg kick.
Lightweight contender Jim Miller surprised everyone with his slick submission over the 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Fabricio Camoes. His first round submission ended up being the first of just two submission victories on the UFC 168 fight card.
A night of short fights and utter brutality made this year-end UFC 168 fight card one of the most violent in history. A lot of fighters put on career-defining performances and some were ushered out of their careers in horrid fashion.
It’s that time of the year, when all the awards for the past year get handed out. On the final episode of the year, the Inside MMA crew announced their 2013 Bazzie awards winners tonight on AXS TV.
The final UFC event of the year is upon us as UFC 168 takes place this weekend from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Anchored by two highly anticipated rematches, UFC 168 is posed to close the year out with a bang!
One of the most highly anticipated rematches in the sports history will take place this Saturday at UFC 168. Chris Weidman looks to prove his win was no fluke, facing the Spider for the right to keep the middleweight strap. We also have a replay of a pivotal Strikeforce bout, as Ronda Rousey looks to take Miesha Tate’s other arm home. We’ve got a full card, so let’s dig into the madness below.