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The Phenom eyeing a middleweight title shot if he gets past Dan Henderson in their rematch at UFC Fight Night 32
Multidivisional contender Vitor Belfort, whose just days away from a rematch with Dan Henderson is already visualizing his future should he win in their headline bout at UFC Fight Night 32. The Phenom believes that a win over the heavy handed Henderson will earn him a shot at the middleweight belt despite the fight happening at 205. However, a loss to Henderson, a man known for his fight ending right hand will put Vitor back in the line of 185 contenders that includes the likes of Ronaldo Souza and the reinvigorated Lyoto Machida. Belfort states that while he is very much aware of the consequences, the reward is worth all the risk.Read the rest of the article »
Mark Munoz has a few tricks for Lyoto Machida in their middleweight showdown this Saturday at Manchester
Former training partners Lyoto Machida and Mark Munoz will have to put their friendship aside once they lock horns at UFC Fight Night 30 this coming Saturday. The two has spent countless hours of training together and both of them admit that they have improved their game with the help of one another. However, according to Mark Munoz, Machida benefited more from him. The Filipino Wrecking Machine also claims that he has a few tricks up on his sleeves being “The Teacher” in their time as training partners and he plans to use them on Saturday night.Read the rest of the article »
Lyoto Machida knows that he will benefit more with a win over Mark Munoz
Lyoto Machida, who was initially booked to face Tim Kennedy says that he accepted the offer to fight Mark Munoz to please his promotion. Munoz is ranked in the upper parts of the division while Kennedy is just about to make his second appearance in the octagon. The former light heavyweight champ believes that he will benefit more from a win over Munoz.Read the rest of the article »
Bisping’s eye injury forced Dana White to drop him out of UFC Fight Night 30
Michael Bisping was supposed to have his homecoming fight on October 26 against Mark Munoz but an eye injury forced UFC president Dana White to pull him out of the card. The fight is an important one for Bisping, not only that it would move him closer to the title but it is an opportunity for him to fight in his hometown of Manchester. Dana White revealed that it was him who forced Bisping out and that the Brit tried to convince him that he is physically fit to fight.Read the rest of the article »
Rafael Natal chosen as the new opponent of Tim Kennedy
The revamp of UFC Fight Night 30’s card has left Tim Kennedy without a dance partner. Kennedy was supposed to fight Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC Fight for the Troops 3. Machida however was pulled out in the card to fight Mark Munoz two weeks earlier than his originally scheduled middleweight debut.
Kennedy now left without an opponent, immediately calls out every roster in UFC’s middleweight division in his Twitter account. His campaign in the social networking site finally paid off when the UFC has chosen Rafael Natal as his new opponent. The news was first announced in FOXSports.com and was later confirmed by UFC.
The former US Special Force and Strikeforce contender has again twitted the news:
“Opportunity knocks @rafaelsaponatal,” he wrote. “You always win, but no one knows who you are. When I’m done with you, neither will you(Tough guy voice).”
The middleweight showdown between the two is Kennedy’s 2nd fight in the octagon. He won his debut when he outpointed Renzo Gracie last July in UFC 162. His opponent, Rafael “Sapo” Natal has won 5 of his last 6 bouts and has not lost since the start of this year. He has a professional record of 17-4-1 (5-2-1 in UFC).
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Mark Munoz's thoughts on his upcoming bout with former UFC light heavy champion Lyto Machida
UFC No.5 ranked middleweight Mark Munoz says he doesn’t have any problem with facing Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30. He was initially scheduled to fight Michael Bisping, but the latter pulled out of the event due to an eye injury.
The two has already traded trashtalks leading up into the fight. Bisping initiated the verbal scuffle by telling that he would put Munoz in a deeper state of depression than what he experienced after the injury that had him sidelined for a year. Munoz retaliated quickly by saying that the Brit has pillow fists.Read the rest of the article »
Michael Bisping suffered an eye injury, Mark Munoz vs. Lyot Machida will headline UFC Fight Night 30
UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping suffered an injury and has pulled out of UFC Fight Night 30. Full details about the injury have not been disclosed but it is reported that the Brit injured his eye weeks prior to his bout against Mark Munoz. It should be noted that Bisping also suffered an eye injury after his technical decision win against Alan Belcher last April.
Meanwhile, Mark Munoz will fight former UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida in the headlining bout of the event. Munoz is coming off an impressive unanimous decision win against Tim Boestch after taking a year off the octagon.
The fight will be Lyoto Machida’s middleweight debut. He is originally slated to face Tim Kennedy in the main event of UFC Fight for the Troops 3 that will be held on November 6.View Article Source »
UFC 157 showcases the first ever women's bout iniside the Octagon
The tickets for the upcoming “UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche” event goes on sale tomorrow. The event marks UFC’s first time to hold a women’s MMA bout. The show features women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and her contender Liz ‘Girl-Rilla’ Carmouche.Read the rest of the article »
Jon Jones turns down replacement match with Chael Sonnen, causing the cancellation of the entire UFC 151 event.
UFC President Dana White has announced the cancellation of UFC 151, through a conference call. The show was set to take place in just eight days. According to White, Dan Henderson is suffering from a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, forcing him to withdraw from his impending bout.Read the rest of the article »
Jon Jones Admits that Lyoto Machida is his “Toughest Opponent” Since He Learned How to Fight [Video]
UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Jon Jones Credits Machida For Being His Toughest Opponent Ever
UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones says in his post fight interview by the website, mmafighting.com that Lyoto Machida was his toughest opponent ever, since he learned how to fight.Read the rest of the article »
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