Night for the Underdogs (UFC Fight Night 29 Review)

In a period where championships are being decided the future challengers got their chance to show their stuff at UFC Fight Night 29. The UFC has had a long string of title fights in the last few months as almost every belt has been up for grabs. In the last eight UFC events there have been a total of 6 title fights and all have been true questions for the champions. So far two champions have lost their belts in what seemed like an era of change for the UFC.

UFC Fight Night 29 Preview

The world of Mixed Martial Arts is one with multiple disciplines as the name truly expresses what the sport is all about. The origins of the sport came from multiple martial arts disciplines trying to find out which was the best. Boxing, Muay Thai, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and wrestling would all fight it out to see which discipline could beat the other.

Henderson is Big in Japan (UFC 144 Review)

The UFC made their return to Japan on one of the longest Pay-per-View fight cards ever with 7 fights on the main card. The UFC decided to make a big impact in their first trip to Japan since 2000 as they looked to break in to one of the biggest fight markets in the world. Japan has always been one of the centres for the MMA world with some of the biggest promotions in the world.

UFC 144 Preview

The UFC continues to expand throughout the world as they have already conquered North America, aside from New York, and Great Britain. A number of fights in Europe and Brazil have also shown that the UFC is willing to go anywhere to showcase the sport. Along the way the UFC has gone to a number of places that are crazy for the sport of MMA including Toronto, which Dana White called the Mecca of MMA, Brazil, the birthplace of modern MMA, and of course Britain, the birthplace of the bar fight.

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.

UFN: Battle on the Bayou Preview

In a strange week where a #1 contender in the welterweight division was stripped of his title shot the UFC is finally back to fighting. With Nick Diaz losing his title shot due to a no-show at the press conferences for UFC 137 Carlos Condit earned the fight. With these two fighters at the top for now there are still a number of fighters that are looking to get that shot at one of the best fighters in the world in GSP. With the welterweight division in full focus the Battle on the Bayou fits right in as two of the top welterweight fighters will face off.

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