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September 30th 2014

Niklas Backstrom says Wanderlei Silva made him love MMA

Swedish MMA prospect Niklas Backstrom is scheduled to make his second UFC appearance this weekend at UFC Fight Night 53 against Mike Wilkinson. After winning his UFC debut against Tom Niinimaki in May with a 'Performance of the Night'-winning bulldog choke, the undefeated fighter looks like a promising talent moving forward. "I'd say it's changed very much,"...
September 30th 2014

Kennedy says John McCarthy "f***ed up" in 'stoolgate' situation

Tim Kennedy found himself on the losing end of an extremely controversial situation at UFC 178 on September 27th, as his opponent Yoel Romero remained on his stool for longer than the allowed one-minute time limit between the second and third rounds before coming out in the third and finishing Kennedy via strikes. What makes the situation especially controversial is...
September 30th 2014

UFC 178 salaries - 'Mighty Mouse' tops the list

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson topped the list of earners this past weekend at UFC 178 with an official salary of $183K. He defeated Chris Cariaso via second-round submission to secure his fifth consecutive title defence. Also surpassing the $100K mark were Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor, who both earned victories on the main card in...
September 29th 2014

[Video] UFC Stockholm: On the Fly (episode 1)

The UFC will return to Sweden this weekend with UFC Fight Night 53. In this new episode of the promotion's On the Fly web series, we follow undefeated Swedish prospect Niklas Backstrom, who will make his second UFC appearance at the event after winning his debut in May against Tom Niinimaki via bulldog choke. "Of course, I wanted to show the world that I am going...
September 29th 2014

ONE FC adds four fights to ONE FC: Battle of Lions

Asia’s largest MMA promotion, One FC, has added four bouts to the One FC: Battle of Lions card, set to take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday November 7th. The main event will decide who will become the inaugural One FC middleweight champion as Leandro Ataides faces Igor Svirid. Also, welterweights Bakhtiyar Abbasov and Luis Santos will face off,...
September 29th 2014

Twitter Review: UFC 178

UFC 178 was among the most stacked cards of the year and lived up to the pre-fight hype with six finishes in 11 fights, including four finishes on the main card. Below is just a small selection of the reaction highlights from Twitter on the September 27th event. Johnson vs Cariaso: Gonna go ahead & say @MightyMouseUFC is the best fighter in the world before...
September 29th 2014

Cerrone dares fighters to "start a Twitter beef" with him

Eddie Alvarez's UFC debut fight against Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone was expected to be an-action packed affair  at UFC 178 and it didn't disappoint. After three rounds of exciting action, it was the UFC veteran Cerrone that earned the unanimous decision win. Although it was not awarded 'Fight of the Night' honours, there were some who felt it should have gotten the...