May 8, 2014
In October 2013, ULTMMA.com (www.ULTMMA.com) released version 5.0 of our annual MMA big board affectionately known as the ULTMMA50. Seven months after the snapshot in MMA time that was the 2013/2014 ULTMMA50, the 50 fighters listed have all tweaked their resumes. Ranking different fighters from different weights classes that for the most part fight in entirely different promotions is an exercise rooted in patience and informed speculation.
With UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby having the ULTMMA50 (possibly) pinned to their office white board, a whooping 22 prospects have already been signed to the UFC. So with the benefit of hindsight how did a pound for pound list of 50 diverse MMA prospects hold up?
November 25, 2014
Everything is better in slow motion. UFC 180 live from Mexico City, Mexico is better in slow motion. The new iPhone 6 allows you to record videos in slow motion. Fight Motion UFC 180 is a not a bootleg version of slow motion fight highlights recorded from the crowd on a iPhone 6.
If Mark Hunt versus Fabricio Werdum were competing under World Series of Fighting rules, the main event winner and new UFC heavyweight champion would receive a free phone on top of his winnings. The WSOF gives their winners track and or burner phones but maybe one day they will spring for a phone with slow motion recording capabilities.
November 25, 2014
Call it the perfect storm or the stars aligning, but when Carlos Garcia and Eugene Cancino meet in the 559 Fights cage Friday, Dec. 12 at the Valdez Hall in Fresno, it will be the most meaningful fight in California amateur mixed martial arts history.
Two championships will be decided with just one fight.
"We had an opportunity to do something that no other promotion has been able to do in hosting the CAMO State Amateur Championship Finals," said 559 Fights President Jeremy Luchau. "When we saw our current champ had won the SoCal regional and that Fresno's Cancino had won the NorCal regional, it just made sense to try and make it something special."
November 23, 2014
UFC Fight Night 57 results
Frankie Edgar def. Cub Swanson via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 5, 4:56
Edson Barboza def. Bobby Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chico Camus def. Brad Pickett via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Oleksiy Oliynyk def. Jared Rosholt via knockout (punches) - Round 1, 3:21
Joseph Benavidez def. Dustin Ortiz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Matt Wiman def. Isaac Vallie-Flagg via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Ruslan Magomedov def. Josh Copeland via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Roger Narvaez def. Luke Barnatt via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
James Vick def. Nick Hein via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Akbarh Arreola def. Yves Edwards via submission (armbar) - Round 1, 1:52
Paige VanZant def. Kailin Curran via TKO (punches) - Round 3, 2:54
Doo Ho Choi def. Juan Puig via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 0:18
November 16, 2014
UFC 180 Hunt vs. Werdum results
Mexico City, Mexico
Fabricio Werdum def. Mark Hunt via TKO (knee, punches) - Round 2, 2:27
Kelvin Gastelum def. Jake Ellenberger via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 4:46
Ricardo Lamas def. Dennis Bermudez via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 1, 3:18
Augusto Montano def. Chris Heatherly via TKO (knees) - Round 1, 4:50
Hector Urbina def. Edgar Garcia via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 1, 3:38
Yair Rodriguez def. Leonardo Morales via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alejandro Perez def. Jose Quinonez via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 28-27)
Jessica Eye def. Leslie Smith via TKO (doctor's stoppage) - Round 2, 1:30
Gabriel Benitez def. Humberto Brown via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 3, 0:30
Henry Briones def. Guido Cannetti via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2, 1:44
Marco Beltran def. Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
November 15, 2014
The crew at Octagon Control are back behind the mics for an UFC 180 fiesta. Host Nikolai Gionti and co-Host Chris Manning kick off the show with an interview with aspiring BJJ player Autumn Gordon. UFC 180 Hunt versus Werdum is previewed along with Bellator 131 and WSOF 15 picks.
November 14, 2014
Pacquiao vs. Algieri
Venetian Casino & Resort, Macau, China
Welterweight-Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri
Junior welterweight-Jessie Vargas vs Antonio DeMarco
Featherweight-Vasyl Lomachenko vs Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo
Flyweight-Zou Shiming vs Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym
November 14, 2014
2012 freestyle wrestling gold medalist Jordan Burroughs can pretty much do anything. In his first Olympics the 26 year old American swept through his 163 pound weight class in route to a gold medal finish. Burroughs followed up his Olympic run by nabbing first place finishes in the world championships in 2013 and the Pan American Championships in 2014.
Now Burroughs is back to square one in the world of coaching. Burroughs will serve on the staff of the Nebraska Cornhuskers as they navigate their difficult Big Ten schedule. While wrestling at Nebraska, Burroughs was a two-time NCAA champion in two different weight classes.