Becoming a Legend Killer

Anthony Smith was looking to bounce back from his second loss in the UFC by putting a legend on his record and at UFC Hamburg he had a chance to put a second legend on his record in two months.

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UFC Fight Night 134 Preview

The UFC is in an era where perception can be the most important thing and for a fighter with connections to Pride the perception is that he is on his way out but he looks to shut that down at UFC Hamburg.

Domination on Display in Rio (UFC 190 Review)

Every major sport in the world has superstars and faces of the game that can bring people in to watch even if they aren’t huge fans.

Making a Statement in Brazil (UFC Fight Night 56 Review)

The UFC found its way to Brazil once again this year as they continued a busy weekend with two fights from around the world. A day after the UFC went to Australia they appeared again this time from Brazil. It was a strange card in their second day of fights though as injuries ravaged through the entire roster of fighters. Originally the main event was to be Mauricio Rua against Jimi Manuwa in a matchup of two hard-hitting light heavyweights.

UFC Fight Night 56 Preview

The UFC travels to Brazil once again this weekend and once again they will not see the fight they had planned. Originally the return to Brazil was to feature a Brazilian legend and a rising British star. Then with little over a week to go before the fight Jimi Manuwa broke his foot while training and was forced to withdraw from the fight. It was a big loss for the UFC and for Manuwa who had a chance to add a big name to his record.

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

Going all out Down Under (UFC Fight Night 33 Review)

The UFC is beginning the end of another year of fights where they would travel to even more places and have more fights than ever before. With UFC Fight Night 33 marking the last free fight of the year the UFC would take one more trip this time to Australia. Australia has become a bit of a home away from home for the UFC with plenty of great fighters and an appetite for MMA.

UFC Fight Night 33 Preview

The UFC goes back to Australia for UFC Fight Night for a fight that will feature two fighters trying to get back on track. Getting a title shot is a tough thing as the UFC is always producing more challengers in every division. Fighters are constantly coming in and are always getting better making a sustained run at a title a tough task. Fighters have to navigate a minefield of fighters to put together enough wins to earn a title shot.

Fox Sports 1 Opens with a Bang (UFC Fight Night 26 Review)

The UFC would open their new home with UFC Fight Night 26 as the UFC would put together a great card to debut Fox Sports 1. It was another move for the UFC as they would essentially gain their own channel on a major network. Although the UFC is not the only part to the new sports network there is a reason why Fox decided to open up with a day of UFC leading up to UFC Fight Night 26. The UFC is still on the fringe of sports with many people still wary of the sport that pays people to beat each other up.

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