Ukrainian submission specialist Alexey Oleinik (49-9-1) came at yesterday's UFC Fight Night 57 weigh-in event with Russian President Vladimir Putin on his T-Shirt, probably to gain extra confidence in the fight against American wrestler Jared Rosholt (11-1).
Listen to what MMA pioneer Ken Shamrock (28-15-2) has to say about the most memorable fight with another legend Royce Gracie (14-3-3) which took place at UFC 1, November 12, 1993 in Denver, Colorado. "The World's Most Dangerous Man" said that he wasn't aware of the Brazilians submission game. Note that Shamrock finished all his four previous opponents by submission before he met Gracie.
Check out this picture of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix competitor Sergey Kharitonov (21-5) and M-1 Heavyweight Champion Marcin Tybura (11-0) (on his shoulders). It's only three days left until M-1 Global will make its debut in China with the strongest fight card in 2014.
M-1 Challenge 53 will be held on November 25 at The MasterCard Center in Beijing, China.
Watch live the UFC Fight Night 57 weigh-in event at combatbear.com. In order to proceed to the match the fighters will have to hit the right weight and also there will be the final staredowns.
UFC Fight Night 57 will take place this Saturday at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas and will be headlined by two top featherweighters Cub Swanson (21-5) and Frankie Edgar (17-4-1).
On the 9th episode of The Ultimate Fighter 20 reality show Randa Markos came as an underdog against cocky Felice Herrig beating all odds in the first round by ending the fight with an impressive submission win. Herrig's friend Carla Esparza and Randa Markos came by TUF Talk to speak about the past episode.
Two of the most popular MMA fighters in the world Jon "Bones" Jones (20-1) and Anderson "The Spider" Silva (33-6) put on gloves and did some sparring. There was talk in the past if the two UFC stars would meet each other in the Octagon one day on what Jones aswered: “I would never want to fight Anderson – never, ever. I just look up to him so much. I don’t have many people that I’ve looked up to in my lifetime and think ‘Wow, how cool would it be to be that guy?’ Look at what he’s done".
#3 welterweight in official UFC rankings Tyrone Woodley (14-3) will put to test Kelvin Gastelum (10-0) who continues to climb to the top at the co-headliner of UFC 183 early next year.
UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz takes plase on January 31 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
You might like to check out the preview by the media members of the upcoming UFC Fight Night 57 main event between two tough featherweighters Cub Swanson (21-5) and Frankie Edgar (17-4-1). Hear what they think about both fighters and who they pick as the winner. Who do you think will be victorious and why?
It looks like the big changes which was made by Scott Coker is giving big results to Bellator as Tito Ortiz' and Stephan Bonnar's main event fight at Bellator 131 the past weekend beat the records. The match promoted in a Pro-Wrestling style was the most watched MMA fight in 2014 on cable TV scoring 1,800,000 viewers! This is crazy and I'm sure no one would have expected this. And it's not all as it also set the best results in the whole of Bellator's lifetime. The second most successful fight was the title fight between Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler 2 which scored 1,100,000. I tell you guys, Scott Coker knows his things and we have nothing to fear. Now I only hope for "freak fights" in PRIDE style with soccer kicks.
During the recent UFC' "The Time is Now" press conference Dana White announced that Cain Velasquez (13-1) who originally was supposed to fight newly crowned Interim Champion Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1) will face the Brazilian in Mexico in June for title-unification.