Anderson Silva is arguably the best Pound 4 Pound fighter on the planet at this moment. His reign at middleweight is equivalent to what Fedor Emelianenko had accomplished in his pride days in the 2000’s. Even his few stints at light heavyweight have been impressive finishing; both wins were knockouts which totaled up to 4:24 mins inside the octagon. Even at the age of 37, there is no stopping the man they call The Spider.
It was such a surprise to see the champ Jon Jones, be so close to losing his title in a matter of seconds to Vitor Belfort. Yet the champion somehow managed to pull out of the submission attempt and end up winning in the later rounds with one of his own. It was a fight that ended up a lot closer than expected and after watching his solid performance it begs the question, how would Vitor Belfort fair if he did indeed stay at 205?
If you were told Brandon Vera would be in line for a title shot with a win a Saturday’s UFC on FOX 4 you’d probably do a triple take and call someone crazy. Get that neck ready because the unthinkable happened at yesterday’s UFC on FOX 4 conference call when UFC president Dana White declared the Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera main event a #1 contenders match.
Leading up to his UFC 148 co-main event bout with Forrest Griffin, Tito Ortiz made a claim that in his prime he could have defeated the current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Just one day before the former UFC light heavyweight champion steps into the Octagon for the final time, Jon Jones addressed the claim by Ortiz during a Xyience media conference.
Making his Bellator debut at last Friday’s Bellator 71 summer series event, Emanuel Newton looked impressive in capturing his sixth consecutive victory. In the opening round of the light heavyweight tournament, Newton took on Caesar Gracie trained fighter Roy Boughton.
Last night’s Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix may have been the best main cards in the promotions history with two epic headlines that preceded two quick ending opening bouts. In the second bout of the night’s main card, Rafael Cavalcante impressed many with his revenge served ice-cold approach to his Mike Kyle rematch.
When the UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defeated Rashad Evans by unanimous decision at last weekend’s UFC 145, the first things that came to mind was “WOW, he made it look easy.” Not too long after that though my mind reset and the second thing that came to mind was “who’s next?” for Jon Jones.
Things are heating up between the UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former champ Rashad Evans as UFC 145 approaches. They were once teammates and depending on which fighter you as they were also once friends, but they are bitter enemies now.