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Tyson Griffin Successful in Featherweight Debut


When the going gets tough, why not bully the smaller guys? Recently UFC Lightweights suffering from a very locked and loaded division full of about 15 top contenders have decided to drop weight and chase the UFC brass in the featherweight division. With the champion suffering many injuries and no clear-cut #2 challenger, a perfect slate is available for high-caliber lightweights to cut a little more weight and succeed.

Kongo Comes Back From the Dead, KO’s Barry


UFC Heavyweight Cheick Kongo scored a comeback in Pittsburgh tonight that people will be talking about for years. Barry seemed to be holding his own early, absorbing some heavy legs kicks from Kongo before all hell broke loose. Barry caught Kongo with a huge knock at around the two-minute marker that looked to be the beginning of the end for Kongo. Not only was Kongo able to absorb more punishment, he would be able to knockout Barry in spectacular fashion earning himself a hefty Knockout of the Night bonus check and most likely big time water cooler status around the world this morning.

Matt Mitrione Continues his Rise in the UFC


Some might be a tad bit crazy to stand in front of a fighter that is 6′-6″ and 261 pounds and swing leather. Then again, most people aren’t Matt Mitrione. The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 alum floored Christian Morecraft with a 1-2 combination and walked away as the ref jumped in, signaling the end of the fight at 4:28 of the 2nd round of their UFC Live fight.

Results: UFC Live Kongo vs. Barry Emerges from the Cloud of Mystery


Just a day before what was supposed to be UFC Live: Marquardt vs. Story one of the oddest events in MMA occurred as Nate Marquardt was not medically cleared to fight and subsequently released from the UFC. Emerging victoriously from the shadows of the Marquardt situation, the newly titled UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry; brought down the house.

Joe Stevenson loses Fourth Straight against Javier Vazquez


Riding a disappointing three fight losing streak and making his featherweight debut, Joe Stevenson needed a win against Javier Vazquez. Walking into the Octagon and standing across from his opponent, Stevenson looked focused, angry and ready to get back into the win column.

Matt Mitrione Looks to Continue his Accent up the Heavyweight Ladder


When the Octagon door closes on Matt Mitrione at UFC Live on Versus this Sunday, the Springfield, Illinois native will face his first true test as a professional fighter in 7-1 prospect Christian Morecraft. Wins against fighters such as Tim Hague and Joey Beltran provide great tune ups in the UFC’s ever improving heavyweight division, but the former Boilermaker will need more than victories over mid-tier gatekeepers if he is to make his mark as a fighter worthy of main card status. In contrast to his first four conquests, a win over a solid prospect such as Morecraft could put Mitrione within legitimate striking distance of a title shot.