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Don't Be Scared Homie...Nick Diaz is Back!

Written by jakobe. Posted in MMA News Sources


(photos courtesy of Zuffa LLC/Getty Images)


Well someone must have ordered a super size share of middle fingers and wolf tickets…because Nick Diaz is back! It appears that Stockton’s favorite resident has been courted by Dana White to make a return to the Octagon to take a fight against none other than Anderson Silva to headline UFC 183 on Super Bowl weekend January 31st. Anderson Silva is also making his return after losing his title and the subsequent rematch due to a gruesome leg break while fighting Chris Weidman. 


While not for a title, it definitely will be one of the highly anticipated fights in recent memory and guaranteed to make the UFC and both fighters ALOT of money!


So who makes the triumphant comeback…Diaz or Silva?

UFC Fight Night 45 Recap: Cowboy rides off into the sunset with another win

Written by jakobe. Posted in MMA News Sources



photo via Zuffa LLC/Getty Images, video via UFC on FOX


It’s hard not to like Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Down to fight anyone, anyplace, anytime, and usually getting his hand raised at the end of it all seems to be the way his career is defined. With fans and even Dana White complaining about fighters playing it too safe, and not “going for it,” Cerrone seems to the guy that always goes for the finish and takes risks. It paid off again for him at UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs Miller held at Revel Casino in Atlantic City. Facing a very tough and always dangerous Jim Miller in the main event of a very stacked card which had delivered some amazing fights up to that point. Starting off slow he took some big shots from Miller but soon managed to reverse the momentum and hurt him with a hard kick to the body. The bout was momentarily stopped by the ref thinking it was a low blow. Realizing it was not, the bout was allowed to continue but Miller never recovered from that kick, back pedaling and trying to regain his wind. He was never given that chance as Cerrone closed in and finished with a brutal shin kick to the side of Miller’s head.


It was a performance of the Night worthy display of everything fans have grown to love about Cowboy.


How many more wins will he need to get back into the title picture and who will be his next opponent? If there is one thing we have learned from him is that no matter who it is, Cowboy will be ready to fight him anytime and anywhere, and that deserves a tip of our hat.

Main Event

Donald Cerrone def. Jim Miller KO (head kick and punches) Round 2 - 3:31

Edson Barboza def. Evan Dunham TKO (liver kick and punches) Round 1 - 3:06

Rick Story def. Leonardo Mafra Submission (arm-triangle choke) Round 2 - 2:12

Joe Proctor def. Justin Salas TKO (punches) Round 2 - 3:27

John Lineker def. Alptekin Özkiliç TKO (punches) Round 3 - 4:51

Lucas Martins def. Alex White KO (punches)Round 3 - 2:08


Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)

Gleison Tibau def. Pat Healy
Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Women's Bantamweight
Leslie Smith def. Jessamyn Duke TKO (punches) Round 1 - 2:24


Aljamain Sterling def. Hugo Viana via TKO (punches) Round 3 - 3:50


Yosdenis Cedeno def. Jerrod Sanders
TKO (knee injury) Round 1 -5:00


Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Women's Strawweight
Cláudia Gadelha def. Tina Lähdemäki
Unanimous Decision(30-26, 30-27, 30-27)


Bonuses awarded (all bonus winners received $50,000):

Fight of the Night: John Lineker vs. Alptekin Özkiliç
Performance of the Night: Donald Cerrone and Lucas Martins

What a packed weekend! UFC 175, TUF Finale and WSOF all deliver!

Written by jakobe. Posted in MMA News Sources

It was a memorable week in Vegas and in the world of MMA. The UFC held it’s annual Fan Expo this 4th of July week culminating with UFC 175 and the The Ultimate Fighter Finale the very next day with World Series of Fighting managing to air an event as well. It was definitely a super sized portion of MMA and we loved every minute of it. From Justin Gaethje snapping Nick Newell’s impressive undefeated streak in WSOF’s main event, to Chris Weidman finally moving out of the shadow of Anderson Silva and putting on an impressive performance against Lyoto Machida. Franke Edgar put an end to the fighting career of BJ Penn and oh yeah…did you happen to catch the Ronda Rousey fight? All :16 seconds of it? It’s times like these that make you feel grateful being an MMA fan. In case you happened to miss any of the action check out some of the video highlights below! {youtube}c8HhvH2qYN4{/youtube}

UFC 174 results: Johnson and MacDonald establish dominance

Written by jakobe. Posted in MMA News Sources


article by Adam LeBarr/ video courtesy of Fox Sports

UFC 174, in Vancouver, BC was filled with dominance, excitement and moments where if you blinked, you missed significant moments. This was the first time flyweights would main-event a PPV (pay-per-view) fight card, and they showed the fans why they deserve recognition and why they deserve to be in the top spot.



 Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ryan Jimmo wasn't the most exciting fight, but not a terrible start to the PPV fight card. 

 The first round didn't have a ton of action - a few solid strikes landed for Saint Preux, bloodying the nose of Jimmo. Heading into the second round, Jimmo immediately rushed OSP, pushing him to the cage. Moving along, Saint Preux was able to grab the leg of Jimmo on a failed kick attempt, then putting him to the mat. Just minutes into the round, Jimmo while on the bottom yelled to the referee: "it's broken, it's broken!" -- Saint Preux pried Jimmo's arm back, just to make sure the fight would end there. 

 Ovince Saint Preux victorious by way of verbal tap. 



 Andrei Arlovski vs. Brendan Schaub was lackluster, especially in the first 2 rounds of the fight.

 Heading into the 3rd round, it looked to have been one round a piece for each (Schaub and Arlovski). In the 3rd round, Schaub successfully gained a takedown, where most of the damage done would be delivered. After dominating on the mat, Schaub was forced by 'The Pitbull' to get back to his feet, where Arlovski would land with a few shots of his own -- one puffing out the cheek of Schaub.

 Ultimately, via: Split decision, Arlovski came out on top, which was a bit of a surprise for some. Arlovski in his return looked very hesitant, also while in the clinch with Schaub, it was more of him keeping control, rather then moving forward.



 In the Bader/Cavalcante fight, long story short, it was pure domination for Ryan Bader. 

 From round 1 until the end of the fight, Bader overwhelmed Cavalcante with takedowns. Though most were defended, Bader would ultimately get the fight to the mat. In the 3rd round, Cavalcante finally looked to have opened up, but not for long. 

 Rafael Cavalcante had close to zero head/foot movement, showing no respect for the power Bader posses. In the end, Ryan Bader was the victor  by way of unanimous decision. All three judges had the fight 30-27. 



 In the co-main event of the evening, Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley went head to head, both looking to make a statement, searching for a title shot against current champion Johny Hendricks.

 Throughout the fight, in every aspect, Rory MacDonald dominated Tyron Woodley. If the fight wasn't on the mat, it was MacDonald taking octagon control, pushing Woodley back to the cage. 

 After his performance, he earned a dominant decision victory. He states post fight; He knows there's a big fight coming up (Brown vs. Lawler), but says he's ready. "The belt will be mine". Says he respects the UFC's decision to grant winner of that fight a titleshot. MacDonald happy with whoever the UFC puts him up against next. 



 Demetrious Johnson, the only champion ever inside the flyweight division took on Ali Bagautinov -- After tonight, it's hard not to say Johnson is the #1 P4P (pound for pound) fighter in the world. 

 In their main-event war, Johnson threw and landed an outrageous number of strikes, but Bagautinov would show no signs of defeat. There were a few times Bagautinov looked to have hurt Johnson, but unsuccessful in a follow up or finish. 

 Johnson, one of, if not the fastest man in the UFC, completely out struck the man (Ali Bagautinov) trying to take the title away from him. Bagautinov is normally a dominant fighter, but tonight, he was completely overwhelmed by the champion, Johnson. 

 The fight reached the end of the 5th, bringing both Johnson and Bagautinov to a final decision, where Johnson had all three judges scoring the fight in his favor, 50-45. 



 Post-fight, Joe Rogan reminded Johnson that basically everyone worthy/top of the flyweight division is someone he’s already defeated. 'Might Mouse' replied he plans on remaining the king of the division, knocking down anyone who steps up.




Main card:

Demetrious Johnson def. Ali Bagautinov via unanimous decision 

Rory MacDonald def. Tyron Woodley via unanimous decision 

Ryan Bader def. Rafael Cavalcante via unanimous decision

Andrei Arlovski def. Brendan Schaub via split decision 

Ovince St. Preux def. Ryan Jimmo via second-round TKO (verbal)



Kiichi Kunomoto def. Daniel Sarafian via submission (rear-naked choke)

Valerie Letourneau def. Elizabeth Phillips via split decision 

Yves Jabouin def. Mike Easton via unanimous decision 

Tae Hyun Bang def. Kajan Johnson via third-round KO (2:01) 

Michinori Tanaka def. Roland Delorme via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) 

Jason Saggo def. Josh Shockley via first-round TKO (4:57)

Fight of the Night: Tae Hyun Bang & Kajan Johnson

Performance of the Night: Tae Hyun Bang & Kiichi Kunimoto