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Roy Nelson: If I can beat DC, I’m fighting for the belt next

Written on October 18, 2013 by Hector

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Roy Nelson wants a shot at the heavyweight belt if he gets by Cormier in this weekend's PPV event

It appears that a number of UFC 166 fighters are looking for a shot at gold once they emerge victorious in the weekend’s PPV event and Big Country would be the latest man to make such claims. Nelson, who has been constantly a top rated fighter, has expressed his interest in a possible title shot if he were to defeat Daniel Cormier in their upcoming bout.
“DC is top of the food chain. The only other person that’s before him is dos Santos and dos Santos is already fighting for the belt. So I look at DC as a guy to beat and you get the belt shot. If I can beat DC, I’m fighting for the belt next.”

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Fabricio Werdum on Cain Velasquez: I’ll submit him if he takes me to the ground

Written on October 17, 2013 by Hector

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Fabricio Werdum vows to submit Cain Velasquez once they face each other inside the cage

Fabricio Werdum has said earlier this month that he will not back away from a striking match against current heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. Werdum, as much as he wanted to avenge his KO loss to Junior dos Santos, believes that Cain will best the heavy handed Brazilian in this weekend’s PPV event. The submission ace also stated that he is confident on his chances that he can submit Velasquez once they meet inside the cage.

“I want the belt, but Cain Velasquez is a good fight for me too, because he takes down guys, and if he takes me down, for sure I’m finishing him. I’ll try for sure, I know it’s a hard fight. He has good conditioning.”

Werdum’s predictions may not be that farfetched considering his resume. He is a BJJ blackbelt who owns 9 submissions in his 17 wins. It would be safe to assume that his ground game is superior to Cain’s eventhough the current champ also holds a blackbelt in BJJ. Furthermore, Werdum is the only fighter that owns submission wins over MMA legends Big Nog and Fedor Emalianenko.

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‘Big Nog’ Set to Make a Comeback via UFC 153

Written on September 13, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Antônio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira broke his arm and lost to Frank Mir, last year at UFC 140.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Antônio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira is set to make an awaited octagon return via the upcoming UFC 153 event. Nogueira has been recovering from an arm injury that he sustained after losing to Frank Mir at last year’s UFC 140.

The ‘Big Nog’ is said to be fighting Dave ‘Pee Wee’ Herman in his impending bout. Herman announced this news in a recent interview with website, Tatame.com.br:

“I’m excited to retire the Minotaur. I’ll make a point to be his last fight”

“After my last I had surgery, but now I’m good to fight. He does not want to be retired in Brazil, especially against me … That will not be good for him.“

UFC 153 is set to take place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 13, 2012. The bout will be headlined by a match between Anderson Silva and veteran light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar.

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‘Big Nog’ To Return To The Octagon This July

Written on April 26, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Former UFC heavyweight champ Antônio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira is set to make a comeback on UFC 149, this July.

Former UFC heavyweight champ Antônio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira is set to make a comeback on the octagon this July 21. The ‘Big Nog’ suffered a painful defeat during the last UFC 140 event, where he got his arm twisted by his opponent, Frank Mir and lost through a technical submission.

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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Breaks Right Arm During Fight with Frank Mir in UFC 140

Written on December 12, 2011 by Clive Wilson

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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's Right Arm Cranked in a Horrific Position

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira got his right arm cranked and broken by his opponent Frank Mir in UFC 140. By the time Nogueira decided to tap and submit to a kimura, his arm was already twisted to a horrific position. Mir has won the fight.

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Dennis Hallman will Face John Makdessi at UFC 140

Written on September 11, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Dennis Hallman will cut down to 155lbs, as he is set to face John Makdessi at UFC 140.

After a decade, Dennis Hallman will return to lightweight division when he lock horns with John Makdessi on UFC 140.

Dennis Hallman was carrying a two-fight winning streak when he was knocked out by Brian Ebersole at UFC 133. John Makdessi, on the other hand, is carrying victories over Pat Audinwood and Kyle Watson from UFC 124 and 129 respectively.

UFC 140 will go down on December 10 at the Air Canada Centre, and will feature a heavyweight battle between former champions — Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs Frank Mir Rematch, Set for UFC 140

Written on September 08, 2011 by Lulu

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After defeating Brendan Schaub at UFC 134, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will now have his shot at redemption, as he faces Frank Mir at UFC 140.

After he dispatched Brendan Schaub at UFC 134, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will face Frank Mir in a rematch at the upcoming UFC 140 on December 10 in Toronto. UFC president, Dana White, announced on Wednesday that verbal agreements between the two of the premiere submission specialist are in place.

The two fighters fought each other in the main event of UFC 92 after serving as opposing coaches on the 8th season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Frank Mir had defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by TKO in the second round. The said bout marked the first time Big Nog was finished, and it also cost him the interim UFC heavyweight championship. Now, he finally gets his shot at redemption when the promotion returns to Toronto.

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Five Matches to Make After UFC 134

Written on September 01, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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With UFC 134: Silva vs Okami now in the books, it's time to move on to the next chapter.

Last Saturday at UFC 134, Anderson Silva made Yushin Okami looked like less than ordinary, as the reigning middleweight champion defeated one of the best challenger in the sport. It was The Spider’s ninth successful title defense, with a 15-fight win streak. That said, it could be a no brainer if fans will run out of superlatives to describe Anderson Silva’s fighting prowess in the future.

But moving on, check out what matches would fans would like to see after UFC 134 by taking a leap.

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Brendan Schaub: Making a Statement Against Big Nog at UFC 134

Written on August 23, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Brendan Schaub plans to prove that he's one of the best heavyweight strikers in UFC, as he faces Big Nog at UFC 134.

This Saturday, Brendan Schaub will face another legend in Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 134. Whether this seemingly well-planned climb to the summit is a result of winning four straight bouts, or his own doing, or both, fans can say that he’s way ahead of Roy Nelson — the fighter who knocked him out at TUF 10.

Brendan Schaub hopes that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira would be the last bullet in his list to point out why he deserves a title shot. Regardless, he plans on making a statement by slugging it out with Big Nog.

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UFC 134 Rio’s Live Press Conference Streaming

Written on June 18, 2011 by Lulu

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UFC 134 Rio which is scheduled to take place on August 27, 2011 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be having its live press conference on Thursday with Dana White as one of the attendees.

As the aftermath of UFC 131 fades away, UFC 134 Rio is fast approaching. So UFC will be having a press conference for the UFC 134 to make fans’ anticipation for the event increase.

The live video streaming of UFC 134 Rio’s press conference will air at MMAWeekly.com at 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET on Thursday. The UFC 134 Rio features middleweight champion Anderson Silva defending his title against Yushin Okami in the main event bout.

The special UFC press conference will be attended by Dana White with some other fighters in the UFC 134’s card, like Anderson Silva, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and more.

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