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Yes the weekend was too damn short and it’s Monday all over again. Well there is plenty of action coming up soon and we thought we would do our part to kickstart the week for you guys with the help of the very sexy Nicole Ferreira and some hot gym photos. She’s just the right motivation we need to get us going and if every girl looked as good as she did in the gym, we would be there RIGHT now instead of in this damn cubicle. Check out some more Nicole goodness in her original model spotlight we ran a few months ago and get to know her a little better.
It would also be in your best interests to go check Nicole on her various social media pages.
Stop by and give her a big thank you for perking up your Monday! Join us after te jump for even more pics:)
(Arlovski working on his new UFC style stare down/ Article via Adam LeBarr)
Remember UFC 82, back in 2008? Well, that was the last time Andrei Arlovski stepped foot inside the UFC octagon.
Today, via: Twitter, Dana White (president of the UFC) tweeted "Welcome back Andrei Arlovski" - That could only mean one thing, right?
Outside of the UFC, as many may know, Arlovski wasn't quite as dominant as he once was. With new found motivation and determination, he was ready to work his way back to the major leagues of MMA.
Arlovski, currently 4-1 in his last 5 fights has shown huge interest in fighting for the UFC once again. In recent news, there was talk about Dana White and the UFC signing Arlovski but couldn't because he was still under WSOF contract.
Earlier today (April 24th, 2014), it was announced that WSOF has parted ways with 'The Pitbull' Arlovski, which is when Dana White made the tweet, welcoming the former Heavyweight champion back to the UFC.
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(article by Adam LeBarr/image via Zuffa, LLC)
UFC 172, one of three events the organization has hosted within the last 10 days. Though the last couple events weren't half bad, this is the fight-card everyone around the world is waiting for.
In the main-event, Jon Jones, current Light Heavyweight champion is set to defend his title against the heavy handed Glover Teixeira. Teixeira's currently riding a 20 fight win streak and has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. Jones has plans of his own, which include defending his belt at all costs and snapping Teixeira's win streak. Saturday, April 26th in Baltimore, MD, the UFC Light Heavyweight title is on the line and this is one card we have been looking forward to ever since it was announced. Join us after the jump for the full fight card, the extended video preview, and our predictions.
(image via ZUffa, LLC / article by Adam LeBarr)
UFC on FOX 11 in Orlando, FL was not only a fun fight-card for the fans, but also somewhat shocking. Many had Travis Browne coming out victorious due to his past dominance in the Heavyweight division…many predicted it wrong.
The preliminary fight-card was stacked. Great match-ups that turned into exciting brawls and delivered a solid card for the UFC’s 11th outing on Fox. Thiago Alves would return to the octagon after a 2 year layoff to defeat his opponent Seth Baczynski. We also can't forget the main-preliminary fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Rafael dos Anjos. Nurmagomedov's professional MMA record improved to an even more impressive 22-0 as he dominated dos Anjos in their 3 round battle.
The first fight of the main-card was a freakishly big one (as far as size in the Middleweight division). Yoel Romero, Cuban Olympic silver medalist took on Brad Tavares.
Romero dominated the fight with huge take downs, ground control and fast paced striking. In the end, with 78% strike accuracy and a total of 7 take downs, it was Romero who would come out victorious and looked like a very formidable force to be reckoned with in the UFC’s middleweight division.
Just before the co-main event, we were treated to some brilliance in the form of Donald Cerrone vs. Edson Barboza.
Early on in the fight, Barboza was getting the best of Cerrone. He looked every bit the favorite as he showed greater speed, landed with more total strikes from the opening exchange.
It all changed in an instant.
As the fight was nearing the end of round #1, Cerrone landed with a big jab, putting Barboza to the floor which 'Cowboy' would quickly exploit to take his back and sink in a rear-naked choke, solidifying a submission victory.
Donald Cerrone says this is his run at the Lightweight gold - 5 years in the making.
The co-main event featured Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche in a very close fight.
Early in the fight, Carmouche was coming out strong, looking like she was going to dominate and force Tate to her 3rd loss in a row. As the fight went into the third frame Tate sprang back to life and started a furious comeback, coming close to finishing the USMC veteran via rear naked choke. While the very tough Carmouche would not tap, it was enough to secure the victory for Tate.
Cain Velasquez vs. Werdum?
Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne were set to main-event FOX’s 11th UFC event, also told that winner will receive a title shot against current Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez.
Most journalist/media fight picks had Browne as a heavy favorite and expected him to come out the winner. Good thing Fabricio Werdum never bought into the pre fight hype.
From round #1 to round #5, Werdum beat Browne in every aspect of the fight. He out struck Browne, did damage when on the ground and was also the first to take Browne down not once, but twice.
In the end, it was a 50-45 unanimous decision victory (besides one judge who had it 49-46) that would add another dangerous opponent to Werdum's list of victims. Up next for the ever improving Brazilian, is a shot at the UFC heavyweight title. The only problem is, there is a very fearsome man named Cain Velasquez who has no plans to give up his belt anytime soon.
Full fight card after the jump.