New Fighter, Champion in Mexico City (UFC 180 Review)

The heavyweight division is one of the most popular in the UFC as it marks the biggest and strongest fighters in the UFC. The champion of the heavyweight division is always a superstar and that is true of Cain Velasquez. The only problem is that Velasquez has not fought since November 2013. A brief break and a series of injuries have kept the champion out of fights and have kept him on the sidelines and unable to defend his belt. The At UFC 180 Velasquez was finally supposed to return to the octagon where he would try to defend his belt against Fabricio Werdum in his father’s home country.

Lighter Fighters, Same Fireworks (UFC on Fox 8 Review)

It was the lighter weight classes that took focus on the last UFC card on the FOX network, UFC will be moving to Fox Sports 1 as of August 17th. The light weight classes are not known for being the most exciting divisions in the UFC but they would go out and look to change that. AT UFC on Fox 8 there would be only one fight that was Middleweight and nothing at a higher weight class.

UFC on Fox 8 Preview

The Flyweight Division is still a young one with only two title fights in the division and a handful of good fighters. It is one of the youngest divisions in the UFC and it is still finding its footing in the promotion. It is the lightest weight class for the UFC and that can be a good and a bad thing at times. The fighters are small and so their power is not at the level that many fight fans love to see.

A Grudge Ends (UFC 158 Review)

UFC 158 was a time that many fans and two fighters would finally bury the hatchet and bring an end to a long time grudge. Georges St. Pierre has been the champion for years and is widely considered one of the best fighters in the world. He is not without a few detractors though and one of the loudest was Nick Diaz who would call out the champion while St. Pierre was injured.

UFC on FX 5 Preview

The Heavyweights will take focus once again this week as two more heavyweights will square off in the octagon. One week after Stefan Struve beat Stipe Miocic at UFC on Fuel TV the heavyweight division will be featured on another free event. The heavyweight division is still a bit of an unknown in the UFC as Junior Dos Santos holds the top spot with only a few fighters lining up to fight him.

Feel Good Story for the New TUF Champion (TUF Live Finale Review)

The UFC has added many new fighters over the years as The Ultimate Fighter franchise continues to grow. With versions of the show popping up in every corner of the world the UFC has created a true feeder system into the main league. This year was no different as The Ultimate Fighter took on a new format but again provided some great moments.

The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale Preview

The UFC found a goldmine in their reality show “The Ultimate Fighter” as they used the TV platform to launch the brand closer to the mainstream. Over the years the TUF franchise has been a way for many people to start their love affair with fighting. It has also been a feeder system for many fighters including Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Diego Sanchez, and many more.

Hometown Hero Moves up the Ladder (UFC on Fuel TV Review)

After months of uncertainty in the welterweight division the UFC finally found some stability last week with Carlos Condit taking control at the top and waiting to untie the belts. With this stability at the top of the division the rest of the division begins to work themselves out. This included a key fight between Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger.

UFC on Fuel TV Preview

The UFC is continuing to power forward with event after event and this week they will host an event on a Wednesday for the first time. With the new deal with Fox the UFC has seen more fights than at this point last year. They have continued to put on their usual pay per view fights once a month, sometimes twice a month, but have increased their amount of free fights.

Wrestling Comes Back in the Bayou

There has been an interesting trend in the past events in the UFC as the art of the submission has seemed to fade away. Even in Brazil where Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is king there were no submissions in the entire night. The casual fan has been happy to see this as the Knockouts have gone up and the standup fights are increasing. This is not MMA however as MMA is about the total of every style of fighting including the wrestling aspect and this wrestling aspect can be just as exciting as the standup game. The ground game has disappeared as of late but in the Battle on the Bayou it was made clear early in the undercard that the ground game is back.

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