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Silva steps in to save UFC 153, will face Bonnar at light heavy!

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UFC middleweight kingpin and pound-for-pound best, Anderson Silva,will headline UFC 153 against long time veteran Stephan Bonnar in Riode Janeiro, Brazil on October 13th according to USA Today. Bonnar (14-7), currently riding on a three fight win streak, is well known for his epic battle against Forrest Griffin on the UltimateFighter 1 finale. He has also been a regular on ... Read More »

Machida out, Belfort in, to challenge Jones at UFC 152!

In a quick turnaround, Jon Jones will now face Vitor Belfort instead of Lyoto Machida on September 22nd. Jones, who was expected to faceDan Henderson on September 1st, chose to not fight at all when his foe was forced to sit out due to an injury. Middleweight contender Chael Sonnen offered to step in, but Jones declined, which prompted UFC ... Read More »

Korean Zombie shines in Fairfax, chokes out Poirier in four! Wants Aldo next!

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FAIRFAX, VA – It was a pro-Korean Zombie crowd in Fairfax, VA and their man surely didn’t disappoint. Fighting in front of a supporting group of Korean Americans and hardcore MMA fans, Chan-Sung Jung (13-3) of South Korea put on a heck of a show, going toe-to-toe with the technically sound Dustin Poirier (12-2) over four scintillating rounds before emerging ... Read More »

UFC Returns to the Patriot Center: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier Preview

Featherweight contenders Chan Sung ‘ Korean Zombie’ Jung and Dustin Poirier will collide this Tuesday at George Mason University’s Patriot Center, marking the return of the power house promotional outfit to Fairfax, VA for the second time. Its debut took place a little over two years ago when Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz headlined the event in a lightweight tilt ... Read More »

Lange dominates Gaivan over twelve, successfully retains WBU title

Fairfax, VA – More than six years have gone past since jr. middleweight Jimmy Lange has embarked on the Patriot Center era in Fairfax, VA and his loyal fanbase proved to remain just as strong as thousands were in attendance to support their hero making his fourteenth appearance at the arena often referred as the ‘house that Jimmy built’. Lange ... Read More »

Cotto Exacts Revenge, Stops Margarito in Ten!

It took him eight professional years to finally get the ‘fight’ that would have defined his career. And it took him three more years to finally get the win he desperately needed. Scoring the sweetest victory of his storied boxing career, Miguel Cotto can finally say that he defeated Antonio Margarito. For the Tijuana native himself, there was a chance ... Read More »

Serrano thwarts Rios in a war, Alvarez stopped in five by Carrasquillo

Unbeaten super lightweight prospect Ray ‘Tito’ Serrano (17-0, 8KOs) kept his unbeaten record with a tougher than expected unanimous decision win over the very tough Angel Rios (9-8, 6KOs) after ten heated rounds. Both combatants fought at close quarters, but it was Serrano’s superior technique and defense that prevailed. Rios was the aggressor, stalking his faster and mobile opponent and ... Read More »

Cruz outwrestles Johnson to retain title!

WASHINGTON, D.C.–UFC successfully made his debut at our nation’s capital that featured a series of exciting bouts at the Verizon Center in Chinatown, Washington, D.C. In the main event, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz exemplified what defense and endurance are all about, winning a unanimous decision over Demetrious Johnson (9-2) after five fast-paced rounds that saw both guys deliver in ... Read More »

UFC 135 Results: Jones Dissects Rampage in Four!

Hate him or love him, Jon Jones is here to stay. Proving the evolution of mixed martial arts, Jon Jones (14-1) established himself as the current and future of this ever growing sport. Displaying an array of diverse striking, defense, and grappling to complete tonight’s mission, Jones impressively retained his light heavyweight crown over the charismatic Quinton Jackson at the ... Read More »

Diaz back in, but will face B.J. Penn instead!

Nick Diaz must have done something right in order to keep his name on the UFC 137 roster. UFC president Dana White announced on Thursday via Twitter, stating that Diaz will now take on B.J. Penn, who was left without an opponent after his original foe Carlos Condit received the call to replace Diaz to face Georges St. Pierre for ... Read More »

Nick Diaz pulled from GSP bout! Condit fills in as a replacement.

According to multiple sources, Nick Diaz has been scratched from UFC 137 and will not be challenging Georges St. Pierre for the welterweight crown. Diaz failed to show up to for the press conference in support of promoting the October 29th event, which led to Dana White’s decision in nixing the fight. It’s unknown whether or not Diaz would be ... Read More »

The Ultimate Acquisition of Alistair Overeem

Was it only a matter of time or was this well planned ahead? A month or two ago, it sure looked like Alistair Overeem was going to forego his chances of crossing-over to the UFC and instead take his talent elsewhere (perhaps back to Japan). Well, as of Tuesday, news rapidly surfaced across the web citing that the former Strikeforce ... Read More »

Silva flawless in stopping Okami; Shogun runs over Griffin!

Anderson Silva re-emphasized his standing as the greatest MMA fighter of the world, but he did so for the first time in his home country of Brazil. After twice dropping the highly regarded Yushin Okami in round two with a perfectly timed punch to the head, barrages of punches from the top soon followed, prompting the referee to call the ... Read More »

Revenge Sought in Rio

The long waited return of UFC to Brazil is finally here. What better way to do it than showcasing not only the nation’s own hero but also the planet’s greatest mixed martial artist in the history seeking to avenge his last official loss. In what many would perceive as a home coming night for the great Anderson Silva, I personally ... Read More »

A Lot of Love in Philly

This past weekend marked the return of UFC at the great city of Philadelphia in almost exactly two years. And from this fan’s observation in attendance, it was initially unclear if this event was a promotional success. However, something was lingering in my mind throughout the night. With the state of New York still pending to see if they would ... Read More »

Overeem 2.0, Bigger and Badder

Zuffa’s recent acquisition of Strikeforce obviously begged the question, what happens to all of its (Strikeforce) fighters, especially the title holders? Initially, it was nebulous as to how this migration would take place. There were concerns surrounding guys like Nick Diaz and Dan Henderson, both of whom had previously departed ways with UFC and are current owners of Strikeforce championship ... Read More »

Dos Santos vs. Carwin, Two B-Sides can make it right

Whether it’s MMA or boxing, injuries happen and happen often. As was the case a month or so ago, both Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard were forced pull out of their anticipated rubber match for UFC 130. Considering the absence of both participants, there was no last minute replacement that could’ve truly saved the promotion. The fight, simply put, was ... Read More »

UFC 130 Preview and Predictions

When rivals Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard met for the first time on April 2nd, 2008, they gave a pretty damn good reason as to why their rematch bout on New Year’s Day was deemed as a walk-out bout more so than an anticipated championship fight. In an ironic twist, aforementioned perception altered in a drastic manner following the cancellation ... Read More »

UFC 129 Results: GSP denies Shields, Aldo also retains title

Ontario, Canada presented its first ever UFC event with a remarkable turnout of 55,000 fans in attendance as native hero and UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre (22-2) successfully defended his crown via unanimous verdict in the main event against the highly regarded Jake Shields (26-5) over five contested rounds. In a bout that was presumed to be a wrestling match ... Read More »

Lange knocks out Wyatt in a thriller!

Fairfax, VA – It was another sensational evening at George Mason University’s Patriot Center packed by fans and families in support of their local hero Jimmy Lange in his eleventh appearance at the famed venue. The event, presented by ICE Promotions, gathered many fans and local talents across the greater VA/DC/MD Metropolitan area. However, someone forgot to inform Pittsburg, PA’s ... Read More »

2008 End of the Year Awards

Complaints of excessively growing number of pay-per-views somewhat dominated inside the journalistic circle of boxing. HBO’s production or lack there of, continues to befuddle many, including those who have ungenerously expressed their thoughts through articles across the web in year 2008. While the search for the next great heavyweight grows persistent, we continue to forget about the Klitschkos, who have ... Read More »

No belts, Just Career on the Line between Taylor and Lacy

Eight years have gone by since 2000 when Olympians Jermain Taylor and Jeff Lacy began their rise to prominence in the professional ranks. It only seems like yesterday when the hype surrounding the two expected hopes of an eventual showdown in a much significant bout. Well, eight years have gone by and it’s not likely the most significant bout one ... Read More »

Johnson Remains Unbeaten, Batters Greer in Three!

In front of an exciting crowd at Bally’s ballroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey, charismatic heavyweight Kevin ‘The Kingpin’ Johnson (21-0-1, 8KOs) continued to prosper throughout the heavyweight ranks with a heavily one-sided third round stoppage win over St. Louis, Missouri’s Matthew Greer (12-4, 11KOs). Johnson unloaded a series of unanswered hooks to the body and head in round one. ... Read More »

Roy’s Redemption

It’s been a long cliché, but not necessarily untrue. And the adage states, it’s one for the money, two for the glory. Often is the case in the sport of this fight game. Dignity might come with the price you pay, and Roy Jones has certainly earned that merit, even if it’s a tad bit late. For the four-division champ, ... Read More »

Darchinyan stuns Mijares, unifies three titles!

In one of the biggest unification bouts in the history of the super flyweight division, Vic Darchinyan (31-1-1, 28KOs) managed to do what only a few believed that he could accomplish by thoroughly dominating the highly regarded Cristian Mijares (36-4-2, 15KOs) en route to a spectacular ninth round stoppage. From the opening round, the very explosive Darchinyan connected with a ... Read More »

Marquez isn’t the best in the world, if he hasn’t been already

It’s a tad bit late, but the Juan Manuel Marquez bandwagon is beginning to get heavy. In light of his sensational and rather surprising stoppage win over crafty veteran Joel Casamayor, folks are finally start to wonder, is Marquez the best fighter in the world? Maybe, maybe not. But at some point in time, he just may have been. To ... Read More »

Bradley sweeter than Cherry, Campbell left hanging!

In a bizarre term of events, much anticipated lightweight title bout between Nate Campbell and Joan Guzman came to end when challenger Guzman failed to make the 135lb. limit and eventually dropped out of the fight despite Campbell agreeing to go on in a non-title affair. Fortunately for those who attended, the card went on with the main event taking ... Read More »

Expectations Aside

Unbeknownst to our readers and listeners, my colleague Marc Abrams is out with a flu, thus not providing our weekly radioshow for this week. For what it’s worth, I’ve decided to compile my random thoughts in order with some news and notes. OSCAR PREDICTION I’m proud to say that my picks for the 80th Academy Awards were correct in the ... Read More »

If Perception Counts, the Gentleman is Among the Greats

Say what you’ll say about Glen Johnson. He’s not overly flashy, he doesn’t knock everyone out, and he certainly isn’t the slick defensive wizard reminiscent of a Pernell Whitaker. Be that as it may, he hits hard enough to get your attention and has one of the best chins ever. He exemplifies the meaning of work ethic and tenacity, supplemented ... Read More »