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Leonard Garcia vs Nam Phan Rematch, Added to UFC 136 Fight Card

Written on September 08, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Nam Phan and Leonard Garcia will finally have their much-awaited rematch at next month's UFC 136 event.

Nam Phan is now slated to face his fellow featherweight, Leonard Garcia, in a rematch following the controversial TUF 12 Finale fight. Phan was supposed to face Matt Grice at the upcoming event, replacing the injured Josh Grispi. However, Grice was forced to withdraw from the card due to an injury.

UFC officials announced that verbal agreements have been set for the rematch. UFC 136 is scheduled on October 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main card, which will be aired on pay-per-view, is highlighted by the lightweight championship bout between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. There are also two fights booked for Spike TV’s “UFC Prelims” special, and five bouts to be aired on Facebook.

See the current UFC 136 fight card after the skip.

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UFC Fight Night 24 Adds Three More Bouts

Written on January 20, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Get ready Washington, DC! UFC Fight Night 24 will take the KeyArena in Seattle on March 26 with three additional bouts.

After UFC Ultimate Insider gave the official word that the Octagon will take Seattle last week, the UFC execs gave out the big guns yesterday. The promotion confirmed that they will make their first ever trip to Seattle on March 29. More over, the KeyArena in Seattle Center will host the UFC Fight Night 24.

As expected, light heavyweights Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Tito Ortiz will headline the show. In addition to this, Dan Hardy will face Anthony Johnson, while Duane Ludwig fights against Amir Sadollah. UFC Fight Night 24 will also feature a rematch between Nam Phan and Leornard Garcia. The UFC Fight Night 24 will take place on March 26, 2011, at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.

Keep it posted here on Fighting Insider for more UFC Fight Night 24 updates.

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Phan’s TUF Loss is a Blessing in Disguise

Written on December 07, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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"It's almost a blessing in disguise. It almost made me more popular. I really appreciate the support from the MMA community, especially the UFC and Dana White. " - Nam Phan

As based on what was aired last Saturday, Nam Phan lost his UFC debut. But as far as he is concerned, that sole defeat on his resume means a lot of victory. At the TUF 12 Finale, the judges scored 30-27 for Nam Phan, but two 29-28 for Garcia. This left Nam Phan, the audience and the television viewers stunned. But for him, what transpired isn’t so bad, after all.

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MMA Fighting Techniques of the Week

Written on December 01, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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A good MMA fighter knows how to oppose every competitor's attack. Today, Fighting Insider is sharing some MMA fighting techniques used in TUF 12 courtesy of Nam Phan of Ma Du Academy.

The Ultimate Fighting 12 is heating up, as two quarter finals match came to an end last week. This week, Fighting Insider is showing some fighting techniques used in TUF 12 courtesy of Nam Phan of Ma Du Academy.

Excited to learn some TUF 12 fighting style? Check out Nam Phan’s demo video after the break.

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Michael Johnson Talks About the Phan-Paige Fight

Written on October 15, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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After four matches, Team Koscheck were able to get their first victory as Nam Phan defeated Spencer Paige. And yes, they were very happy about that. However, Michael Johnson thinks that they are over celebrating.

This week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter is the best fight by a mile, with Team Koscheck’s Nam Phan outperforming Team GSP’s Spencer Paige. In an interview by Michael David Smith, Michael Johnson shares his thoughts about this week’s fight event.

The first round of the Phan vs Paige bout was entertaining, and Spencer Paige was effective early on. However, Nam Phan was able to turn the tables on Paige. And after two rounds, the judges declared Nam Phan as the winner. This is Team Koscheck’s first win for the season.

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