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Fabricio Werdum attributes Alistair Overeem's dominance to performance enhancing drugs
Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem have met twice in their career and each of them holds a victory over the other. Werdum drew first blood when he submitted Overeem in Pride more than seven years ago. The former K-1 Grand Prix champion later avenged the loss with a unanimous decision victory in 2011.
According to Werdum, Overeem has not performed well after testing for elevated levels of testosterone in the pre-fight test of his scrapped title shot against then champion Junior Dos Santos. Overeem took a year long hiatus and returned to the cage with back to back knockout losses to Antonio Silva and Travis Browne.
“He lacks a little bit in gas because of his steroids,” says Werdum. “He changes a lot if you take his juice off. Everybody saw what happened. Overeem is one fighter with his juice, but he changes completely without the juice. They took his powers.”
However, Werdum also expects Overeem to get past Frank Mir and possibly knock him out in their upcoming fight early next year.
“Let’s see how he does against Frank Mir, if he changed his strategy or training,” he said. “Frank is not doing well recently too, I believe Overeem will defend the takedowns and knock him out.”
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Alistair Overeem vs. Frank Mir moved to UFC 169
The light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira is now officially booked as the main event of UFC 169 that will be held at on the Super Bowl weekend. Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem will also square off as the supporting bout of the event. The news was announced this Thursday night on Newsday and was later confirmed by UFC officials.
The UFC also noted that they moved the Overeem-Mir fight to give Mir ample time to recover after his knockout loss to Josh Barnett last August. The fight was originally scheduled in November 16 as a part of the 20th anniversary of UFC.Read the rest of the article »
UFC heavyweight ‘Big’ Ben Rothwell suffered an ankle injury
Another UFC fighter has been bitten by the injury bug. UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell has been forced to withdraw from the UFC on FOX 4 card, due to an ankle injury. Rothwell was scheduled to face Travis Browne in the upcoming eventRead the rest of the article »
Another match is added to UFC 135, as Travis Browne and Rob Broughton will have a heavyweight face-off.
Another match was added to UFC 135, as two hard hitting fighters – Travis Browne and Rob Broughton – will have a heavyweight clash.
After winning his previous match by knocking out Stefan Struve last month, Travis Browne – with a career stats of 11-0-1 – is back in the Octagon to have another knock-out victory against his heavy handed opponent at the UFC 135. Meanwhile, Rob Broughton – who is 15-5-1 – is also a knockout artist who knocked off six of his opponent out of their head during their matches. He will enter the cage with a goal of having his second win in UFC by sending his opponent to the floor.
The Travis Browne vs Rob Broughton match will be part of the UFC 135 card. However, there’s still no official announcement if the match will be a preliminary or a pay-per-view bout.View Article Source »
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.Read the rest of the article »
UFC 120 is indeed a good fight, but not all winners went home okay. So for medical purposes, UFC suspended 20 fighters from the event. Check out the who's who below.
The Ultimate Fighting Championships issued medical suspensions to the 20 UFC 120 fighters for precautionary measures. As with most overseas shows, the UFC acted as its own regulatory body since no hosting athletic commission was available. The regulatory body was headed by UFC Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs, Marc Ratner.
Both Mike Pyle and Cheick Kongo will face a 180-day suspension due to a right hand injury. However, a clear X-ray result will lift their sanction. Travis Browne is suspended for 180 days due to a left hand injury. But he can be cleared early if an X-ray detects no problem with his thumb. All three of them, though cleared, will still undergo a mandatory 30-day suspension for precautionary reasons. Rob Broughton will also face a 180-day suspension due to possible shoulder and chest injuries. He need to have an X-ray examination and MRI to be cleared early. Still, his mandatory suspension will run for 45 days.
Other suspensions, all for preventive measures, are posted after the skip.Read the rest of the article »
Here are the Official Results of the UFC 120 London Event. Check out the gallery for our exclusive photos at the event.
The official weigh-in results for Saturday’s UFC 120 event are up. UFC 120 was headlined by middleweights Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama. Plus there was also a fight between welterweights Dan Hardy and Carlos Condit. This event was aired at Spike TV via same day delay. The event was take place at O2 Arena in London, England 8pm ET / PT.
Yoshihiro Akiyama (185) VS Michael Bisping (185)
Carlos Condit (170) VS Dan Hardy (171)
Mike Pyle (170) VS John Hathaway (171)
Travis Browne (251) VS Cheick Kongo (228)
Claude Patrick (171) VS James Wilks (170)
Alexander Gustafsson (204) VS Cyrille Diabate (204)
Vinicius Queiroz (239) VS Rob Broughton (257)
Mark Holst (155) VS Paul Sass (155)
Curt Warburton (154) VS Spencer Fisher (155)
Fabio Maldonado (204) VS James McSweeney (205)
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