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Spike to Air UFC 130 Prelims Two Interesting Fight Cards

Written on May 18, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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Spike will not let the viewers to miss an interesting UFC 130 fight cards featuring Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson and Tim Boetsch against Kendall Grove.

Spike will broadcast two preliminary UFC 130 card featuring Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson and the bout between Kendall Grove and Tim Boetsch on May 28, at 8 pm ET.

It is a tough match between Miguel Torres and Demetrious Johnson. Johnson, 9-1, remains undefeated in his last three consecutive fights including his victory against Kid Yamamoto at UFC 126. On the other hand, Torres, 39-3, won his most recent bout against Antonio Banuelos via unanimous decision.

Meanwhile, Kendall Grove and Tim Boetsch are looking for a victory after they were both defeated in their last bout. Grove lost to Demian Maia last December while Boetsch was defeated by Phil Davis via submission at UFC 123. Tim Boetsch have 12-4 record and Kendall Grove have 12-8 (with one no contest decision) record.

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UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort Drug Test Results

Written on February 16, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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One of the most crucial parts of joining a UFC fight is the drug screening. However, if you're clean and good then it's no problem at all.

After the successful UFC 126 event comes the drug test results. The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday gave the official state of the 13 fighters which were screened for performance enhancing substances and drug abuse during UFC 126. The good news is the 13 fighters came out clean.

The following UFC 126 athletes were tested:  Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, Jake Ellenberger, Jon Jones, Miguel Torres, Donald Cerrone, Chad Mendes, Paul Taylor, Demetrious Johnson, Mike Pierce, and Kyle Kingsbury.

The event ended with Anderson Silva defending his belt and knocking out Vitor Belfort.

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Chad Mendes Signs His First UFC Contract

Written on February 10, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Chad Mendes is now under the UFC umbrella.

The featherweight contender Chad Mendes (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is now under the biggest MMA promotional organization: UFC.

After his decision win over Japanese fighter Michihiro Omigawa (12-9-1 MMA, 0-3 UFC) this past UFC 126 event, Mendes signed his debut contract to UFC.

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UFC 126 List of Salaries and Bonuses

Written on February 08, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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UFC 126 winners are now rejoicing for a job well done. Kudos not only to their fighting careers but also for the salaries the fighters received.

Together with the list of suspended fighters for last Saturday’s fight, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the fighters’ salary information for UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort.

UFC 126 showcased the victory of middleweight champion Anderson Silva via K.O. against Vitor Belfort. Forrest Griffin tapped down Rich Franklin in the co-main event. UFC 126 took place last Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The figures below states the salaries plus the bonuses received by the fighters based on the report released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

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UFC 126 Medical Suspensions

Written on February 08, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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The winning and losing on UFC 126 event comes with injured fighters. The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the official list of fighters who will have to recuperate for a while.

Behind the crunching knockouts and undisputed victories, fighters cannot deny the fact that obtained injuries that have to be attended immediately. Win or lose, injured fighters are priorities of UFC thus the implementation of medical suspensions.

Topping off the suspended fighters is Vitor Belfort who is suspended due to a face kick from Anderson Silva. Also, fighters Forrest Griffin and Jake Ellenberger will need a doctor’s clearance before entering any fight.

Check out the list of fighters suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after the jump.

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UFC 126 Post-Fight Interview: Forrest Griffin

Written on February 07, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Forrest Griffin speaks of his victory and his career goals.

Last Saturday, UFC 126 concluded with positive feedbacks from fans. The fight was followed by a post-event interview that lets fighters answer questions of media about the fight.

On this note, Forrest Griffin speaks of his win over Rich Franklin. His victory in this fight is his ticket to get a title and to stay longer inside the octagon.

The interview of Forrest Griffin after the break.

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UFC 126 Post-Fight Interview: Jon Jones

Written on February 07, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Jon Jones speaks of his victory that made him a step closer to the title shot.

UFC 126 concluded last Saturday with a bang. Anderson Silva was declared the middleweight champion after knocking out Vitor Belfort with a stunning “video-game” kick. After the fight, the winners welcomed the press and spoke about wins and their plans.

Jon Jones speaks outside the octagon about his victory over Ryan Bader and how it is to win a title shot in an unexpected manner. Watch his post-fight interview after the break.

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UFC 126 Results – Anderson Silva Wins

Written on February 06, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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UFC 126 results: Silva, Jones, Cerrone and Kelly win. Main card fight Anderson Silva retained his belt over Vitor Belfort!

UFC 126 was held last night at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, over a thousands crowd waiting for the main card fight. UFC middleweight champion fighter Anderson Silva defend his belt at UFC 126 over Vitor Belfort and finish with KO (Knockout), an awesome victory for Silva which the fight took only one round. Below is the UFC 126 result for the rest of the fights.

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Top 5 Reasons to Watch UFC 126

Written on February 04, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Itching to see UFC 126? Here at Fighting Insider, we also feel the same. But if you are not one of the many fans that would like to see the event, let Fighting Insider give you reasons why UFC 126 is a must-watch.

With a fight card filled from top to bottom, it is no brainer why UFC 126 is a must-watch event. There is the middleweight championship title on the line, and three of the notable light heavyweight fighters in the world. Definitely, there will be a lot of action to go around once the opening bell strikes.

The five reasons why you should watch UFC 126 on February 5 are posted after the jump.

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UFC 126 Press Conference: An Interview with Anderson Silva

Written on February 03, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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When the champion speaks, we listen.

Anderson Silva, reigning middleweight champion, never experienced any failure inside the octagon. With his upcoming fight, he’s planning to continue the legacy he started. This Saturday, Silva will defend his title against Vitor Belfort, a warrior coming back after a long rest.

He openly answered questions from the media about his title defense against Belfort. However, one thing is for sure: he’s determined to defeat the contender.

Exclusive interview with Silva after the skip.

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