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Big Country will keep his beard in UFC 166

Written on October 17, 2013 by Hector

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DC will have to deal with Big Country's beard once they lock horns in UFC 166

Daniel Cormier has been very vocal about wanting Roy Nelson to shave his beard before their fight in UFC 166. He made it official just a few weeks ago when he filed a formal complaint in Texas Athletic Commission regarding his opponent’s trademark bush. The former Olympic wrestler stated that Nelson’s beard might be giving him an advantage particularly when fighting at close range and he wanted it to be shaved or at least trimmed.

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Pat Healy and Jamie Varner added to UFC on Fox 9

Written on October 07, 2013 by Hector

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UFC on Fox 9 gets deeper with the addition of Jamie Varner and Pat Healy

The highly stacked UFC on Fox 9 gets even more loaded with the addition of the lightweight showdown between Jamie Varner and Pat Healy. The two lightweights are known to put up highly entertaining fights and both are recipients of Fight of the Night honors.

However, both of them have also lost their previous matches. Varner is 1 – 2 after defeating Edson Barboza in a fight that is considered as the Upset of the Year of 2012. He dropped a split decision loss to Gleison Tibau in his last fight. Pat Healy also lost his recent outing. He was outclassed by the Russian prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov last September in UFC 165. Prior to that fight, Healy submitted Jim Miller but the win was overturned when Healy tested positive in marijuana in his post-fight test.  He is 0-2 with 1 No Contest in his UFC career.

The event which will take place on December 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California is headlined with a lightweight title bout between Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. It also features several top names in the UFC including former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit and former title contenders in Urijah Faber, Michael McDonald and Chad Mendes.

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Gleison Tibau and Khabib Nurmagomedov, Now a Part of UFC 148

Written on March 30, 2012 by Clive Wilson

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Gleison Tibau and Khabib Nurmagomedov will face each other in UFC 148's lightweight event.

UFC officials have announced that lightweight fighters Gleison Tibau and Khabib Nurmagomedov are set to fight each other in UFC 148.

Tibau has enjoyed three-straight wins and has earned wins over Rafael dos Anjos, Rafaello Oliviera and Kurt Pellegrino.

The upcoming bout will be Nurmagomedov’s second fight on UFC, who is still undefeated and has recently won over opponent, Kamal Shalorus.

UFC 148 will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 7. It will be headlined by bantamweight champs Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber. The two served as opposing coaches in the competion-style reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter: Live”.

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