UFC on Fox 6: Results

If you somehow missed the fights this last Saturday, on Fox, we don’t envy you, but here’s a recap of what you missed on what was undoubtedly a great night of mixed martial arts action.

MAIN EVENT

Fly Weight Champion Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson was taken into the championship rounds by John ‘The Magician’ Dodson where Mighty Mouse really turned up the heat, winning both the fourth and fifth rounds decisively, and edged out the challenger by winning the unanimous decision.  However, Dodson really did put on quite the show nearly knocking the champion out in the 2nd round.

Co-Main Event

Rampage Jackson was dominated by Glover Teixeira in a 3 round fight that went to a decision, favoring Glover Teixeira giving him a win a much-needed win over a talented opponent.

Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis stated his case for title contension when he beat Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in an extremely impressive fashion giving rise to hopeful MMA fans that want to see if he can take Gil Melendez’s top spot as the number contender for Benson Henderson’s belt.

Erik ‘New Breed’ Koch ended up getting derailed by Ricardo ‘The Bully’ Lamas who has been having an impressive career since the merger of WEC.  The dominant performance put in by this fighter should really make UFC brass take note as he seems to be moving into top ten contention.

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TJ Grant earned an early knockout victory against Matt ‘Handsome’ Wiman when some clinch work near the end of round one spelled doom for Wiman.  TJ Grant through some elbows and short punches that continued to find their mark and end the night for wiman with only 10 seconds left in the round.

Clay ‘The Carpenter’ Guida got his hand raised this Saturday when he met Hatsu Hioki in his 145lb debut.  The fight was very close and ended up resulting in a split decision favoring The Carpenter.

Pascal ‘Panzer’ Krauss showed some seriously disciplined hands when he fought Mike Stumpf where Krauss frustrated him by defending take downs and landing shot seemingly at will.  It was Krauss who ultimately won the decision.

Ryan ‘Darth’ Bader shook Vladimir ‘The Janitor’ Matyushenko early in the first round with a left hook and Bader then immediately jumped on the wobbled Matyushenko to secure a guillotine choke and submit The Janitor.

Mike Russow had the fight going in his favor until a nasty eye poke from Shawn ‘The Savage’ Jordan seemed to turn the fight into his favor ultimately securing a second round TKO.

Rafael ‘Sapo’ Natal secured an arm triangle on Sean ‘Black Magik’ Spencer in the third round after dominating Spencer for the first two rounds.  Official call is Rafael Natal winner by submission due to arm-triangle choke at 2:13 of the third round.

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David ‘Daudi’ Mitchell got the unanimous decision victory win over Simeon ‘The Grin’ Thoresen after dominating the fighter for all three rounds.

Dan Henderson Next in Line Pending a Win at UFC 157

In a division that seemed to be getting tougher and tougher to make title fights for, UFC brass has found a contender worth mention.  Dan Henderson, who was originally scheduled to fight for the light heavyweight title back at UFC 151 in 2012, may get his shot to take the gold if he can get past the very talented, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.

Unfortunately, Dan Henderson had to withdrawal from the originally scheduled bout due to a knee injury that sidelined him for the better part of a year.  Now Hendo is back, and with the knee injury all but a distant memory he’s ready to attempt to take UFC gold from the proud hands of light heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones.

There’s no doubt that a fight between these two would generate a lot of buzz for mixed martial arts fans wanting to see the only former Pride Fighting champion to hold belts in two different weight classes at the same time return to former glory but Lyoto Machida has different plans.

Be sure to tune in to see if Hendo will make the title fight at UFC 157 Rousey vs. Carmouche Live on Pay-Per-View Saturday, February 23rd @ 7pm/10pm PT/ET from the Anaheim, CA Honda Center.

The 2012 MMA Awards: Ronda Rousey

After winning the Best Female Fighter of the Year award, at the 2012 MMA Awards, MMA Weekly caught up with Ronda Rousey and got some of the fighters comments.

Here’s another video posted by fightlifemedia interviewing Ronda Rousey at the same event

Matt Hughes: Retiring and Accepting a New UFC Post

Dana White has offered Matt Hughes the new position of UFC Vice President of Athletic Development and Government Relations.  The UFC has decided to keep the very talented Hughes on the payroll much like they have with fighters like Chuck Liddell.  The hope is to keep these talented fighters around in order to act as an inspiration and mentor to many of the up and coming fighters looking to make a name for themselves in the sport.

Dana White starts the video off with high praise for the UFC hall of famer, in it he states, “There were always a few guys that I could count on and Matt Hughes was one of those guys.”

According to an article on MMA Weekly Matt Hughes is quoted saying, “I love this sport and the new position is the best way for me to stay in it moving forward. I look forward to using my experience in providing a perspective for both the UFC and the fighters.”

Either way Matt it was a privilege to watch your fight career and we wish you the best in your new position.  Check out the announcement videos below for more information.

Dana White’s Interview about Rampage

In a recent interview Dana White tells Inside MMA correspondent Ron Kruck all about his relationship with Rampage Jackson.  At one point Dana goes as far to say, “If Rampage Jackson is unhappy here and hates working here or whatever the situation is then he should go somewhere where he’s happy.”  Dana White goes on to state that he thinks Rampage is handling the media poorly and being a roller coaster.  With all that being stated The UFC President admits that Rampage is an MMA icon and wherever Rampage goes he’ll be happy for him.  Check out the entire interview posted by HDNetFights:

UFC 156: Matchups and prefight press conference

The contest begins this Saturday Feb 02 @ 7pm/10pm PT/ET Live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada

Airing Live on Pay-Per-View

MAIN EVENT

Jose ‘Junior’ Aldo (21-1-0) vs Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar (14-3-1)

Co-Main Event

Rashad ‘Suga’ Evans (22-2-1) vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (20-5-0)

Alistair ‘The Reem’ Overeem vs Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (17-4-0)

Jon Fitch (24-7-1, 1NC) vs Demian Maia (17-4-0)

Joseph Benavidez (16-3-0) vs Ian (Uncle Creepy) McCall (11-3-1)

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Gleison Tibau (35-8-0) vs Evan Dunham (13-3-0)

Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley (10-1-0) vs Jay ‘The Thoroughbred’ Hieron (23-6-0)

Jacob ‘Christmas’ Volkmann (15-3-0) vs Bobby ‘King’ Green (19-5-0)

Yves Edwards (42-18-1) vs Isaac Vallie-Flagg (13-3-1)

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Chico ‘The King’ Camus (12-3-0) vs Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Kimura (10-0-0)

Edwin ‘El Feroz’ Figueroa (9-1-0) vs Francisco ‘Cisco’ Rivera (8-2-0, 1NC)

This really looks like an outstanding card with some serious title contension implications from many different weight classes.  It will be interesting to see how the victor of the Silva Overeem fight affects the current title holders future defense plans.

Here’s another video posted with some of the fighters facing off,

UFC on Fox 6: Fight Card

UFC on Fox Live from Chicago

Airing this Saturday January 26th 2013 live on Fox @ 8PM/5PM ET/PT, with prelims on FX and Facebook.

Airing Live on Fox

MAIN EVENT

Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson (16-2-1) vs John ‘The Magician’ Dodson (15-5-0) (For the Flyweight Championship)

Co-Main Event

Rampage Jackson (32-9-0) vs Glover Teixeira (19-2-0)

Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis (13-2-0) vs Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone (19-4-0, 1NC)

Erik ‘New Breed’ Koch (13-1-0) vs Ricardo ‘The Bully’ Lamas (12-2-0)

Airing Live on FX

TJ Grant (19-5-0) Vs Matt ‘Handsome’ Wiman (15-6-0)

Clay ‘The Carpenter’ Guida (29-10-0) vs Hatsu Hioki (26-5-2)

Mike Stumpf (11-3-0) vs Pascal ‘Panzer’ Krauss (10-1-0)

Ryan ‘Darth’ Bader (15-3-0) vs Vladimir ‘The Janitor’ Matyushenko (26-6-0)

Mike Russow (15-2-0, 1NC) vs Shawn ‘The Savage’ Jordan (13-4-0)

Rafael ‘Sapo’ Natal (14-4-1) vs Sean ‘Black Magik’ Spencer (9-1-0)

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Simeon ‘The Grin’ Thoresen (17-3-1) vs David ‘Daudi’ Mitchell (11-2-0)

UFC 158: Press Conference GSP vs Nick Diaz

UFC 158 Sat Mar 16 live on Pay-Per-View and set in Canada, the welter weight belt will be contested by Nick Diaz.  The fight which was the buzz of the MMA world, back before Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz fought for the right to call themselves the #1 contender, is back in effect and mma fans couldn’t be happier.  Below is a video, from a UFC prefight press conference, where both fighters give their views about the upcoming bout.

What was with Nick Diaz’s comment on Canadian steroid testing all about anyway?