Confirmed to take place June 21 at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. No other details known at this time.
Be sure to tune in Saturday May 5 to Fox in order to watch a very exciting night of fights scheduled to air live from East Rutherford, New Jersey on Fox.
Main card (Fox 8 p.m. Eastern)
Nate Diaz (15-7) vs Jim Miller (21-3)
Johny Hendricks (12-1) vs Josh ‘Kos’ Koshcheck (17-5)
Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher (17-6) vs Rousimar ‘Toquinho’ Palhares (14-3)
Pat ‘HD’ Barry (7-4) vs Lavar ‘Big’ Johnson (16-5)
Prelims (Fuel tv)
Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson (13-2) vs Michael ‘The Menace’ Johnson (10-6)
John ‘The Magician’ Dodson (12-5) vs Tim Elliot (8-2)
John ‘The Hitman’ Hathaway (15-1) vs Pascal Krauss (10-0)
Luis ‘Goodnight’ Gaudinot (5-2) vs John ‘Hands of Stone’ Lineker (19-5)
Danny ‘Last Call’ Castillo (13-4) vs John Cholish (8-1)
Dennis ‘The Menace’ Bermudez (7-3) vs Pablo ‘The Scarecrow’ Garza (11-2)
Not yet confirmed but rumored to be on the card:
Roland ‘Stunning’ Delorme (7-1) vs Nick ‘The Ninja of Love’ Denis (11-2)
Mike Massenzio (13-6) vs Karlos ‘The Terminator’ Vemola (8-2)
It used to be that the best pound for pound UFC fighter was between two men, George ‘Rush’ St-Pierre and Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva. Recent stars have since shined too bright to be ignored and UFC fighters Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (16-1) and Jose Aldo (21-1) must be mentioned when considering a pound for pound champion.
With GSP and The Spider comming off of injuries it seems the UFC is still not suffering from a lack of talent. Younger fighters keep stepping into the lime light and displaying an arsenal of mma skills. It’s very interesting to see where the future for these fighters will lead.
Recorded 9 weeks prior to the fight, Jim Millers thoughts on UFC on Fox 3, airing Saturday May 5th live on Fox.
This was found today on Youtube and I found the comments very interesting and wanted to share it here on the Beatdown. This will undoubtedly be one of the biggest UFC events of the year, if not the biggest.
That’s correct fight fans, it appears Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (16-3) will make his UFC debut against former heavyweight champion Cane Valasquez (9-1).
Cane Valasquez was originally slated to fight Frank Mir, at UFC 146, until the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed that Alistair Overeem had tested positive for elevated testosterone levels. This news made Overeem ineligible to fight in the event and the UFC decided to give Mir a title shot.
With Mir fighting Junior Dos Santos, for the belt, Cane needed a new opponent, that’s where ‘Bigfoot’ comes in. Antonio Silva has many notable victories, including recent wins over Fedor Emelianenko, and Mike Kyle in Strikeforce. Silva was the first and last EliteXC Heavyweight Champion and the 2011 Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinalist.
Recently Sherdog.com has uploaded some photos of a recent press conference, held in Brazil, to promote the Middleweight championship match taking place this July 7. Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva (31-4) will defend his title, against Chael Sonnen (27-11), in front of Silva’s home crowd at UFC 148.
Well the time has come and gone and hopefully you didn’t miss out on an exciting night of fights. All the fighters tonight put on great performances in a highly anticipated mma event.
Jones vs Evans went the distance but it was Jones who secured the win in a fairly one sided, 25 minute, stand up bout. The champion out landed Evans in significant strikes by more than 2:1. Evans made many attempts but was unable to take the fight to the ground, he went 0 for 4 on his takedown attempts for the night. This makes the 3rd consecutive UFC title defense for Jones, now (16-1), and solidifies him as a top pound for pound fighter.
The co main event of the night ended in round 2 where Rory ‘Ares’ MacDonald (13-1-0) got the referee to step in and save Che ‘Beautiful’ Mills (14-5-0, 1NC) from a barrage of punches.
Ben Rothwell (32-8-0) earned a k.o. victory over Brendan ‘The Hybrid’ Schaub (9-3-0) after a counter hook found its mark in the first round.
Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald (15-1-0) got a 1st round k.o. against his opponent Miguel Angel Torres (39-5-0)
Mark ‘The Machine’ Hominick (20-11-0) vs. Eddie ‘The Filipino Phenom’ Yagin (15-4-1) went the distance where Eddie earned the split decision.
Mark Bocek (10-5-0) beat John ‘The Natural’ Alessio (34-15-0) in a unanimous decision.
Travis ‘Hapa’ Browne (13-0-1) vs. Chad ‘The Grave Digger’ Griggs (11-2-0) ended in a win for Browne by way of arm-triangle.
Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown (16-11-0) vs. Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson (6-1-0) gets Matt back in the winners circle with a win by unanimous decision.
Anthony ‘The Assassin’ Njokuani (16-6-0) vs. John ‘The Bull’ Makdessi (9-2-0) results in The Assassin getting a unanimous decision.
Mac Danzig (22-9-1) defeated Efrain ‘Hecho En Mexico’ Escudero (19-5-0) by unanimous decision.
Chris ‘The Menace’ Clements (11-4-0) got the split decision over his opponent Keith Wisniewski (28-13-1)
Marcus ‘The Bama Beast’ Brimage (5-1-0) vs. Maximo Blanco (8-4-1, 1NC) resulted in a Brimage split decision victory.