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With UFC 133 now written in MMA's history books, what other match-ups would you like to see afterwards?
Former UFC light heavyweight champion – Rashad Evans – proved that there is nothing rusty about him, as he was able to defeat Tito Ortiz at UFC 133 last August 6. Indeed, Suga came back in the cage after more than a year, and he made it with a vengeance.
That said, posted after the cut are five matches that fans would like to see after UFC 133.Read the rest of the article »
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.View Article Source »
Following his UFC 133 loss, Yoshihiro Akiyama's future in the Octagon is currently uncertain.
Since joining the UFC in 2009, Yoshihiro Akiyama has suffered three losses and gained just one victory. Last Saturday, Sexyama was TKO’d by Vitor Belfort — giving him his third consecutive loss. That said, UFC President – Dana White – admitted that he’s not sure on what lies ahead for the Japanese fighter. However, his loss is definitely a wake-up call.
For now, only uncertainty surrounds Yoshihiro Akiyama. Still, all questions must be answered since a three-fight losing streak can put him to the chopping board.Read the rest of the article »
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.Read the rest of the article »
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission released the post-fight medical suspension list for UFC 133. See who gets in the list.
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission released the post-fight suspensions for the UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz on Monday.
The UFC 133, which took place in Philadelphia last Saturday night at Wells Fargo Center, featured former UFC light heavyweight champions — Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz. The former got the victory through a second round TKO.
Check the UFC 133 post-fight suspensions list by hitting the skip.Read the rest of the article »
“I would prefer to [win the title] from Jones." --- Rashad Evans, UFC Light Heavyweight fighter
While many thought that Rashad Evans might be rusty after 14 months of being in the sideline, many were surprised on how he was able to dismantle Tito Ortiz at UFC 133 last Saturday.
The latter stepped in to face Rashad Evans, after Jon Jones and Phil Davis withdrew from the bout due to injury. And now that he gained victory, “Suga” want to reclaim his title from former friend and teammate Jon Jones. That is if the current light heavyweight champion will be able to defend his belt against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135 in September.
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“I would prefer to [win the title] from Jones. You think I’m cocky? He’s for-real cocky. He’s like go-to-sleep-praising-himself cocky. I would love to teach him a lesson. I know where Jon’s weak and he knows where I’m weak. So we’ll see who covers those [weak areas] first. If he makes it past Rampage, I’ll have a chance to do that. I think Rampage should train in my camp for this fight.”
Dana White disclosed all his thoughts with regards to the UFC 133 results -- Evans' performance and Hallman's disgusting short-shorts.
Just after the UFC 133 event last Saturday, UFC President – Dana White – had an interview with Karyn Bryant from MMA Heat – in which he clearly commented on some vital aspects of the show. One of which is the impressive bout performance of Rashad Evans over Tito Ortiz.
White agreed that Evans was awesome that night. “Jon Jones tweeted ‘Same old, same old’ – I don’t know what he was seeing. Same old, same old would be if Rashad came in, double leg, lay on the guy for three rounds, and won a decision,” the President stated in his interview. “That was far from the ‘same old, same old’. I’m a huge believer of ring-rust, but that might have blew my whole theory on ring-rust.”
Meanwhile, aside from praising Rashad Evans, White also commented on the trunks which Dennis Hallman wore during his fight against Brian Ebersole last Saturday. He said it was disgusting and even announced that he is serious about banning that kind of bikini bottom from the competition – not because it was too short or revealing – but because it is not appropriate to wear for a combative sport such as MMA.
See Dana White’s complete interview after the cut.Read the rest of the article »
UFC 133 is now part of the MMA history, and the results are in!
Last Saturday’s UFC 133 is now in the books, and the results are in!
At the said event, Rashad Evans made his return in the Octagon after UFC 114 against Tito Ortiz. Also in the card, Vitor Belfort aims for a rebound versus Yoshihiro Akiyama following his lost to Anderson Silva.
The complete results for UFC 133: Evans vs Ortiz 2 is posted after the break.Read the rest of the article »
With UFC 133 all set in a few days, who do you think will be the next Light Heavyweight contender?
On August 6, Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans will face each other at UFC 133. The said event is set to take place on Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Their match will determine who’s going to be the next Light Heavyweight Title contender.
But before you get giddy, posted after the jump is Fighting Insider’s insight to the upcoming bout.Read the rest of the article »
"I don't live by desire, I live by dream. What I'm trying to do is climb the mountain again." --- Vitor Belfort, UFC Middleweight Fighter
In 1997, Vitor Belfort won the UFC Heavyweight Championship at 19 years old. Then in 2004, he became the Light Heavyweight king. And if he could capture another title before his career is up, Vitor Belfort could boast of earning titles in three different decades. But to do that, he must get past through Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 133. Moreover, Vitor Belfort is also looking for a rebound after being knocked out at UFC 126 by Anderson Silva.
If Vitor Belfort emerges victorious, he will have the reason to think of fighting for a title once more. But as of the moment, just like what he said, it is still a climb.Read the rest of the article »
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