And still UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones! Were the words out of the mouth of the UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer following the UFC 165 main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.
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The UFC begins their stretch run towards the end of 2013 with Saturday’s dual title fight headlined UFC 165. Over the final three and a half months of 2013 every UFC champion, except Featherweight Jose Also (injury) will be in action across 11 events.
The UFC is returning to Brazil on May 18th with a middleweight main event between the former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold and Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 8. In the night’s co-main event the UFC recently confirmed another middleweight bout between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Constantinos Philippou.
The UFC closed out the 2012 year with tonight’s UFC 155 and while the card had its highs and lows, the final two bouts ended things in style. Live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and televised across Facebook, FX and PPV tonight’s UFC 155 saw former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez avenge his loss to Junior Dos Santos to reclaim the UFC heavyweight championship.
The time has come, 2012 is nearing its end and Saturdays UFC 155 closes out a strange year for the MMA promotion. Headlined by the heavyweight championship bout between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez and filled with 11 other fights, UFC 155 looks to end the year on a high note.
Today the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the UFC 148 salaries as well as handing down their medical suspensions to half of the fight card. The 11 bout fight card had a total reported salary of $1.438 million and rumored gate of a new UFC record $7 million for shows in the United States.
Tonight before the mega-stars hit the UFC Octagon, the preliminary fighters will make their walk down and fight at UFC 148. With some big names on the undercard, you’ll want to watch on Facebook.com and FX. But if you can’t watch them, we’ve got you covered so check here for the results as they happen.
The UFC 148 weigh-ins were one of, if not the most intense weigh-ins the UFC has ever had. Everyone knew the Anderson Silva / Chael Sonnen stare down was going to be insane but who knew that so many other stare downs would bring an intensity level so think you needed to cut it with a chain saw.