The UFC returned to Japanese soil on Saturday to put on UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson, which featured lightweight champion Frankie Edgar putting his belt on the line against Benson Henderson. In the co-main event, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson returned to Japan to take on Ryan Bader in a catchweight bout. For the first time ever, [...]
By Richard Wilcoxon For UFC 144, the UFC returns to Japan for the first time since 2000. For its return to the Land of the Rising Sun, the UFC has put together a card to appeal to the Japanese MMA fanbase. The Japanese fanbase supported the lighter weight classes long before their US-based counterparts. Shooto and [...]
The UFC returned to Houston for UFC 136. The event took place from the Toyota Center and featured a lightweight title bout between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard, as well as a featherweight title tilt between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Kenny Florian. Edgars survives another onslaught; finishes Maynard to retain belt In [...]
UFC 136 will mark the third meeting between current UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and the undefeated Gray Maynard. Both men must be hoping the third time really is the charm. For Maynard, a 2008 win over Edgar is all he really has to show for his efforts in the trilogy. Meanwhile, Edgar has even [...]
Eddie Alvarez shows non-believers that he is to be taken seriously. Very seriously.
The big question heading into Ultimate Fight Night 20 was whether or not Gray Maynard would secure a title fight with Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn, or would Nate Diaz steal his thunder allowing Frankie Edgar to take Maynard’s spot. Frankie got it but is there a better out there for BJ?…… If you’d like to [...]