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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dana White Confirms Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva

Today is a great day for MMA fans. Dana White sat down with Anderson Silva today to work on who
he's going to fight. Rumors were surfacing that his next opponent was going to be Nick Diaz, and Dana White confirmed these reports today.

Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz will take place on January 31, 2014, in what surely is one of the best non-title fights in UFC history. Even though the fight is a long way out, it gives UFC fans something to salivate over: two of the best and most entertaining strikers in the sport are going to go toe-to-toe. This has FOTY written all over it, and hopefully both fighters can stay healthy until January. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Robbie Lawler Puts On War With Matt Brown, Next For Johny Hendricks

UFC on Fox kicked off this weekend in San Jose, California, which featured an incredible welterweight bout between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown. On paper, this was going to be an all-out standup war, which exactly what fans got Saturday night.

For five straight rounds, Brown and Lawler threw down, each getting the better of each other at certain parts of the fight. However, Lawler was the one who really gauged his distance well and found his rhythm early on, landing more head strikes in each round. Brown had his moments, however, particularly in the second where he turned it up with his clinch strikes.

Lawler recovered well and kept the pace up, taking everything Brown had to give and more. It was a sterling performance from Robbie, and he's now set to rematch Johny Hendricks for the welterweight crown. Their first fight was razor close, and Lawler arguably lost the bout due to a takedown scored by Johny in the fifth. He's looking to give more and go for broke more in the rematch, and if he has his way, he will finally achieve what he's been searching for: UFC gold. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

UFC on Fox 12 Results

Main Event (Welterweight bout)
Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown: Robbie Lawler wins via unanimous decision 

Co-Main Event 
205: Anthony Johnson vs. Rogerio Nogueira: Anthony Johnson via KO in the first round

Main Card
155: Clay Guida vs. Dennis Bermudez: Dennis Bermudez wins via rear-naked choke in the second round 
155: Josh Thomson vs. Bobby Green: Bobby Green wins via split decision 
155: Jorge Masvidal vs. Daron Cruickshank: Jorge Masvidal wins via unanimous decision 
Hermani Perpetua vs. Tim Means: Tim Means wins via unanimous decision 
205: Kyle Kingsburry vs. Patrick Cummins: Patrick Cummins wins via unanimous decision
Mike de la Torre vs. Brian Ortega: Ortega wins via submission (rear-naked choke) in the first round
Akbarh Arreola vs. Tiago dos Santos: Tiago dos Santos wins via unanimous decision
Andreas Stahl vs. Gilbert Burns:Gilbert Burns wins via unanimous decision
Juliana Lima vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Joanna wins via unanimous decision 
Noad Lahat vs. Steven Siler: Noad Lahat wins via unanimous decision 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nick Diaz Inks 3-Fight Deal With UFC

When people think of an exciting fighter, who's not afraid to talk trash to his opponents, particularly during the fight, Nick Diaz comes to mind. He's put on some exciting fights over the years, but a loss to Georges St. Pierre, and lack of interesting match ups has forced him into retirement.

Now, it seems like he's coming out of retirement, as he's just signed a 3-fight deal with the UFC. This is huge news for Nick Diaz fans, and this move coincides perfectly with Anderson Silva coming back, after being out of action since he's recent leg injury against Chris Weidman.

Both Silva and Diaz have been fighters that move the needle in terms of pay per view draws, and hopefully the UFC can get some sort of deal worked out to make this fight happen. It would be a huge pay day for both fighters, which is something Diaz is looking at for the rest of his remaining career as a mixed martial artist.

With GSP, Anthony Pettis, Cain Velasquez, and Johny Hendricks all sidelined either to do injury or retirement, the UFC is in desperate need of stars. Diaz coming back is the best thing for MMA right now, both in terms of match ups for the fans and pay per view numbers for the UFC.

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Set For 178

A turn of events came to fruition this past few days when Alexander Gustafsson, originally set to fight Jon Jones for the second timed, injured himself during training. Soon there after, the UFC found a replacement in Daniel Cormier.

Cormier has dreamed of fighting for the title ever since getting into this sport, and he's had his share of problems with Jones in the past. A Jones vs. Cormier bout is just as compelling, if not more compelling, as a Gustafsson-Jones II bout. Stylistically, Cormier is one of Jones' toughest test to date, particularly when it comes to the wrestling and power. Cormier is a Olympic caliber of wrestler, and his recent destruction over Dan Henderson just shows the kind of power and strength he carries at 205.

Jones is one of the best, if not the best, fighters on the planet right now, and he's certainly riding high off his latest destruction over Glover Teixeira. It should be a great title fight for the fans, making it one of the premiere cards to catch this year.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Conor McGregor Backs Up The Hype In Dublin

Perhaps one of the most popular fighters today in the UFC is Conor McGregor. He's one of those special guys who can really sell a fight, and then back up everything inside the cage, much like how Floyd Mayweather Jr. does in boxing.

Leading up to this weekend's Dublin fight card, he had the whole nation on his shoulders, and the world of pressure to back up the hype against a formidable opponent in Diego Brandao. In the first round, Conor seemed to pick his shots carefully, and then he finally landed a string of combinations against the cage against Brando, who was not able to survive the round.

It's one of McGregor's biggest wins to date, not only because he is on a three fight winning streak, but because he's truly something special in terms of talent. As of now, we don't know if he has the ability to be a champion, but he's certainly a huge draw for the UFC, and he deserves the chance to fight a top 10 opponent. If McGregor keeps up his winning ways, he'll be fighting for a belt in no time at all. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Conor McGregor: Searching For Gold

Conor McGregor is a fighter that is well aware of his opportunity in the UFC. Thus far, everything has gone perfectly. He's 2-0 in the UFC, and he's one of the most popular fighters right now, especially when it comes to the lighter weight classes.

He talks a big game and he backs it up inside the cage, mixing his beautiful combinations with his underrated grappling game. He's just six days out of his UFC fight in Dublin, where the fans will surely be chanting and screaming his name.

He's got the whole nation on his shoulders, it seems, and he's got a tough test ahead of him going up against the Brazilian Diego Brandao. Brandao, the Season 14 Ultimate Fighter winner, is looking to put his past cardio/weight-cut issues behind him, and shut up the Ireland phenom, McGregor, for good.

If McGregor can beat Brando, making it 3-0 in his UFC tenure, he's on a fast track for UFC gold, and the UFC could certainly use him in the European markets around the world. Even though McGregor may rub you the wrong way, you can't help but pay attention to him, and this is something he's certainly cognizant of. Look for him to have a sterling performance against Brando, who will be looking to put on an exciting fight for the fans. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

UFC 175 Live Results

It all goes down today for UFC 175, where Chris Weidman looks to defend his belt for the second time against the ever-improving Lyoto Machida. Both have amazing skills that will test one another like one before, and it should be one of the best title fights of the year.

Also, the best women's fighter on the planet, Ronda Rousey, will look to run through yet another opponent, Alexis Davis. Davis is a black belt in jiu jitsu and she also has a lot of experience that will present some interesting challenges for Rousey. Below, check out the live results of the event; it should be a fun one from top to bottom.

Middleweight Championship (Main Event)
Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida: Chris Weidman wins via unanimous decision

Co-Main (Bantamweight Championship)
Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis: Ronda Rousey wins via TKO in the first round

Heavyweight: Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione: Wasn't contested on account of Struve's pre-fight fainting

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Thiago Santos: Uriah Hall wins via unanimous decision

Middleweight: Ildemar Alcantara vs. Kenny Robertson: Kenny Robertson wins via unanimous decision

Chris Camozzi vs. Bruno Santos: Bruno Santos wins via unanimous decision

Rob Font vs. George Roop: Rob Font wins via KO

Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. Luke Zachrich:

Kevin Casey vs. William Brush: