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John Alessio vs. Shane Roller Bout Added to UFC 148

Written on May 11, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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John Alessio vs. Shane Roller Bout Added to UFC 148

UFC officials have announced via UFC.com yesterday, that a lightweight fight between John ‘The Natural’ Alessio and Shane Roller will be added to the upcoming UFC 148 event.

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UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber Preliminary Card Preview

Written on June 30, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Before you place your bets for UFC 132, check out Fighting Insider's preview for the tournament's preliminary card.

Last June, MMA fans were spoiled with three UFC events. However, the promotion will pull the first truly stacked card of the summer with UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber.

Bantamweight champ, Dominick Cruz, will defend his UFC title belt for the first time against the only man who was able to beat him — Urijah Faber. The match-up is worth the pay-per-view, while the whole fight card is full of superstars and especially compelling match-ups.

That said, check out Fighting Insider’s UFC 132 preliminary card preview after the break.

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Anthony Pettis Scores Submission Win at WEC 50

Written on August 19, 2010 by Clive Wilson

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A most-promising performance transpired at WEC 50 last Wednesday night, as Anthony Pettis gained the upper hand for not less than 14 minutes before getting Shane Roller tap out in the last nine seconds of Round 3.

Pettis’ performance scored him a submission win and a shot at the World Extreme Cagefighting 155-pound division title. His significantly improved takedown defense should not escape the eyes of keen enthusiasts at the event. Roller could not even hide his frustration when Pettis struck him with a variety of kicks.

His ground game had been laudable, as well as his ability to keep the fight standing. And, as MMA Fighting noted, “the way he finished the fight was a thing of beauty, escaping from a guillotine choke and then catching Roller in the triangle that made Roller tap at the 4:51 mark of the third.”

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