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January 27th 2015

Anderson on his legacy in MMA, retirement, coaching TUF

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will make his return to the Octagon this weekend after a lay-off of over year. Though he has admitted his family were resistant to him returning to fighting initially, it appears they have finally come round to the idea. "I'm very happy because my family give me their support and help me," said Anderson. "My sons and...
January 26th 2015

Column: Why Silva vs. Diaz is not a superfight!

Like most MMA fans, I've been counting down to UFC 183 for the past few weeks – and not just because it happens to be taking place on my birthday. No, it's because matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby have outdone themselves with one of the best Zuffa cards in some time headed to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. There are perhaps only one or two fights scheduled for...
January 26th 2015

Twitter Review: UFC on FOX 14

UFC on FOX 14, the UFC's second biggest ever event at the 30,000-capacity Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, lived up to the hype this past weekend - though not for the reason Swedish fans were hoping. Instead of Swedish fighting hero Alexander Gustafsson getting the victory everyone was expecting him to over Anthony Johnson in the main event, it was Johnson who got...
January 26th 2015

Gustafsson on loss to 'Rumble': "I'm very down right now"

Alexander Gustafsson suffered a truly crushing defeat this past weekend at the hands of Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson. Any manner of defeat is always hard to take, but a knockout loss in front of 30,000 of your countrymen is surely a particularly tough pill to swallow. "It doesn't feel good at all," Gustafsson said in a post-fight FOX interview. "I'm very down right now,...
January 26th 2015

Mousasi says he's 'back in line for title shot' following win

UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi got back on the winning path this weekend with a stoppage of MMA legend Dan Henderson at UFC on FOX 14 in Stockholm, Sweden.                                     “I was in very good shape coming in," Gegard said after his first-round TKO win. "I came to fight and it shows. I wanted to bang with Henderson and once I...
January 26th 2015

[Video] Countdown to UFC 183

With UFC on FOX 14 now done, the second-biggest event in UFC history is in the books but things aren't slowing down as the promotion's monumental start to 2015 continues this coming weekend with UFC 183. In the main event, all-time great Anderson Silva makes his long-awaited MMA return against former Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz in the first (but...
January 25th 2015

UFC Stockholm: Rumble TKO's Gustafsson to claim title shot

Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson broke the hearts of a nation in tonight's headline fight in Stockholm, demolishing Alexander Gustafsson's hopes of a rematch with UFC champion Jon Jones in the process. While Gegard Mousasi too secured himself a first round TKO to kick start his UFC career and title aspirations. Here's a recap of all the action and reaction from tonight's...
January 25th 2015

UFC Stockholm: Prelims Report & Reaction

After a slow start in terms of finishes here in Stockholm, UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson exploded into life with a sensational prelim card featuring no less than three first round finishes, three knockouts and one of the fastest finishes in UFC history. Mirsad Bektic vs. Paul Redmond 'This fight could have taken place in a telephone box' is a term often...
January 24th 2015

UFC Stockholm: Seary sparkles as Pesta tames hyped Erokhin

Dublin's Neail Seery opened up tonight's UFC Stockholm fight card with a spirited and razor-sharp display of striking and tactical wrestling against Chris Beal to double his UFC win rate. The pocket-sized Irishman picked up where he left off against Phil Harris at home in the summer with another display of power punching and great footwork to hand the Californian...
January 23rd 2015

Gustafsson confident of win in Stockholm, wants Jones rematch "near spring or summer"

Alexander Gustafsson will be receiving one of the biggest ovations in UFC history at UFC on FOX 14 when he walks out in front of 30,000-plus Swedish fans at the Tele2 Arena, in his home city of Stockholm. “This is like a dream come true for me to fight at this venue," Alex told Fighters Only reporter Aundre Jacobs. "It's going to be packed for sure. It's a great...

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