Time to Impress in Natal (UFC Fight Night 38 Review)

When trying to match the excitement from a legendary fight it can be a lot of pressure on the fighters. That is what Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua were looking to do at UFC Fight Night 38 when they would square off in a rematch of a classic. At UFC 139 Henderson and Rua would put on a slugfest that is now considered one of the best fights in MMA history. After a few years both fighters would get the chance to redo the fight and bring about another classic.

UFC Fight Night 38 Preview

The fight card at UFC 139 was full of former champions including two that were looking to get back in the title conversation. Mauricio Rua and Dan Henderson would highlight the event in a matchup of living legends. Both fighters were nearing the end of their careers but were hoping that a win would gain them a chance to make a run at the title. They were both looking to extend their careers and eventually get a shot at Jon Jones and the light heavyweight title. Their need to win the fight was shown in a big way as they would put on an amazing performance

Legends and Newcomers in Brazil (UFC Fight Night 32 Review)

The UFC will turn 20 years old on Tuesday November 12, 2013 as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of UFC 1. Bookending this celebration is two events hoping to showcase everything that the UFC has to offer. On November 16th the UFC will provide one of the best cards in recent memory in Las Vegas that will be capped off by the welterweight championship between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks.

UFC Fight Night 32 Preview

The UFC is quickly becoming a young man’s sport as the stars of the promotion are getting younger and younger. The UFC is going the way of the rest of the major sports in North America as the younger faster fighters are taking over. It wasn’t too long ago that the champions in the UFC were all approaching 40 years old and their biggest challengers were only slightly younger.

Injuries take their toll in Winnipeg (UFC 161 Review)

UFC 161 would run into a familiar problem in the UFC as injuries would change the look of the card completely. The card would look completely change the card and would take away some of the biggest names on the card away. In the end it ended up hurting the card with fights that were good but not as good as it could have been.

UFC 161 Preview

The UFC will make yet another stop on their tour of the world and only a few weeks after major decisions changed the world of MMA. This past month Connecticut would be the latest state to pass a law allowing Mixed Martial Arts. Then the Canadian Government would make a decision to change the Criminal Code and allow Mixed Martial Arts throughout the country.

Women Make Their Mark (UFC 157 Review)

Women have had their place in MMA fighting in Strikeforce and Invicta FC for a long time before the UFC would create a women’s division. The UFC decided to add the women’s for a large part because of one fighter, Ronda Rousey, but also because the UFC is constantly changing. The UFC has become a major sport and all because they brought something different to the sports world.

UFC 157 Preview

Women fighting are is not a new thing in the MMA as many promotions including Strikeforce and Belator have been holding women’s fights for years. As women like Gina Carano began to enter into the pop culture world the UFC held fast on their stance against women fighting in the UFC. The opposition to women fighting in the promotion was not about an opposition to women participating but instead to the overall skill level of the fighters.

UFC 152 Preview

It has been an interesting road for the UFC in the last month as there have been many changes to the promotion. The UFC did something that they have never done before as they were forced to cancel an event. UFC 151 was supposed to be a great fight card with the Light Heavyweight Title on the line in the main event.

A Night of Champions Finishes Big

UFC 139 had a total of 6 former champions on the fight card in what promised to be a great card. The march of champions started when former WEC Bantamweight champions faced off as Urijah Faber took on Brian Bowles for a shot at the UFC Bantamweight title. It continued with a fight between former Pride Champion Wanderlei Silva and former Strikeforce Champion Cung Le. Then the night finished off with one of the biggest matchups between former Pride, Strikeforce, and just about every other title holder Dan Henderson took on former UFC and Pride Champion Mauricio Rua.

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