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UFC Fight Night 29 recap: a night of upsets

Written on October 10, 2013 by Hector

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Jake Shields upsets Demian Maia in the main event of UFC FIght Night 29

UFC Fight Night 29, which took place earlier in Barueri, Brazil, featured a pair of upsets in its main cards. Below is the complete results and summary of the event:

Jake Shields def. Maia via split decision

Jake Shields narrowly edges hometown favorite Demian Maia. The two fighters showcased their exceptional grappling skills as both of them traded sweeps and dominant positions all throughout the bout. At the end of the fight, two judges favored Shields with scores of 48-47, 47-48 and 48-47

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Thiago Silva 2 lbs over the weight limit for the Matt Hamill fight

Written on October 09, 2013 by Hector

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Thiago Silva tipped the scales 2 lbs over the contracted weight limit of the light heavyweight division

Barueri, Brazil – Thiago Silva again violated the rules of the octagon by failing to make the required weight limit for his fight against Matt Hamill. The light heavyweight division has an original limit of 205lbs but since it is a non-title fight, an allowance of a pound is given to the fighters. Silva however, has weighed 2 lbs north of 206. He is given two hours to shed weight but he was unsuccessful in his attempt. Meanwhile Hamill has tipped the scales at exactly 205.

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Rodrigo Damm sidelined due to kidney stones, fight with Hacran Dias removed from UFC Fight Night 29

Written on October 07, 2013 by Hector

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Rodrigo Damm's kidney injury resulted in the removal of the featherweight showdown between him and Hacran Dias in UFC Fight Night 29

The upcoming featherweight matchup between Rodrigo Damm and Hacran Dias was removed from the UFC Fight Night 29 due to Damm’s injury. It was reported that Damm has suffered from kidney stone attack while cutting weight for his upcoming fight. Damm already has a history with weight cutting and kidney issues. He was pulled out from the semi finals of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil when he suffered the same injury.

UFC has decided not to seek for replacement and the event will now go on with just 10 matches. Here’s the updated lineup after the cancellation of the Damm vs. Dias bout:

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UFC 133 Prelims Gathered 1.4 Million Viewers on Spike TV

Written on August 10, 2011 by Lulu

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UFC 133 prelims, that was aired on Spike TV, obtained an average of 1.4 million viewers last Saturday night.

According to reports, last Saturday’s UFC 133 prelims gained an average of 1.4 million viewers on Spike TV, pulling an overall rating of 1.0. The recent UFC event was the No. 1 rated program among the key 18-49 male demographic for basic cable networks on Saturday night.

The said 1.4 million average is just too short to beat the UFC 131 numbers which gained 1.6 million viewers. However, UFC 133’s average viewer is enough to beat UFC 132 with 1.2 million viewers.

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Matt Hamill Retires After UFC 133 Loss

Written on August 09, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Matt Hamill bids his farewell to active MMA competition, following his UFC 133 loss against Alexander Gustafsson.

A couple of days after suffering a savage defeat at UFC 133, Matt Hamill announced his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts.

“Today is a sad day for me. After six years and 13 fights in the UFC, I’m ready to hang up my gloves and retire from this amazing sport. I was ready to make this decision after UFC 130 but my friends, family coaches and most importantly my daughter encouraged me to give it one last chance.”

But despite leaving the active MMA competition, the Hammer guaranteed his fans that he will not leave the sports altogether.

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Gustafsson vs Hamill Bout, To Air On Spike TV’s UFC 133 Special

Written on July 19, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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UFC 133 preliminary card's Alexander Gustafsson and Matt Hamill match-up, to air on SpikeTV.

The recently added match-up between Alexander Gustafsson and Matt Hamill on UFC 133 will also air on Spike TV. This bout was considered to be one of the UFC 133 preliminary card fights that will display on the promotion’s official cable television partner.

The “UFC 133: Evans vs Ortiz II” event will highlight the rematch between the two giants of MMA. The event will be held on August 6 at the Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, and will air on pay-per-view.

Moreover, the Dennis Hallman vs Brian Ebersole match – which is said to be streaming on Facebook – is also booked for UFC 133’s main card after the recent scrapped off bout between Rich Franklin and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

See the complete UFC 133 lineup after the break.

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Vladimir Matyushenko: Out of UFC 133 due to Injury

Written on July 15, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Another fighter was scrapped from UFC 133 lineup, as Vladimir Matyushenko bows out of his match due to injury.

The UFC 133 fight card was shuffled once again, as Vladimir Matyushenko bows out of his match versus Alexander Gustafsson due to undisclosed injury. The latter will now face Matt Hamill, after being tapped on short notice.

Alexander Gustafsson will try to gain his second consecutive win at the said tournament. The 24-year-old fighter carries a 3-1 record since entering UFC in 2009. Meanwhile, Matt Hamill was carrying a five-fight win streak before Quinton Jackson snapped it at UFC 130 via unanimous decision. The veteran fighter holds notable wins over Mark Munoz, Keith Jardine and Tito Ortiz. He also won over reigning light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, although it was via disqualification.

UFC 133, which will now feature a light heavyweight battle between Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz, will kick off on August 6, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

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UFC 130 Quick Results: Rampage Jackson Defeats Matt Hamill

Written on May 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill has come to an end, and the results are in. Is last Saturday night rocked your world?

Saturday night is now over, and UFC 130 is now in the books. Who among your favorite UFC fighters went home with arms raised, and who left the Octagon undefeated? The quick results are posted after the break.

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UFC 130 Main Card Preview

Written on May 28, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Before UFC 130 takes into action, check out Fighting Insider's main card preview.

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Matt Hamill now takes the UFC 130 main event, with both Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard injured. While this match-up seems likely to impact the pay-per-view buy rate, the odds remain the same for the other bouts in the card.

So before UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill kicks off later at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, here is Fighting Insider’s main card preview.

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Frank Mir and Roy Nelson, to Set Aside Friendship on UFC 130

Written on May 27, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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Frank Mir and Roy Nelson are neither close friends nor enemies. But the two of them will still go on a showdown at UFC 130.

Roy Nelson and Frank Mir said on their recent interviewthat they will set aside mutual friendship for a while, as they battle each other at UFC 130.

They are both Las Vegas natives and residents, and are also frequent training partners. But Roy Nelson denied that they are close friends. He admits that they train Jiu-jitsu together, but they were neither really friends nor enemies. They only regard each other as acquaintance.

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