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January 3rd 2011

Leben was ill and vomiting pre-fight, says coach

Chris Leben’s coach has revealed that the middleweight battler was vomiting in the changing rooms before the fight and was running a fever.In a post on The Underground forum, coach Burton wrote:"First, great job by Brian Stann. He never looked better. Many have commented that Chris was very slow and looked off last night. The truth is that Chris was sick....
January 2nd 2011

UFC 125 bonus awards: Stephens, Guida, Edgar, Maynard

Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard were the bonus award winners at UFC 125. Each pocketed a cheque for $60,000 in addition to their contracted appearance and win bonuses.Stephens earned Knockout of the Night for his third-round stoppage of Marcus Davis. Stephens knocked the former professional boxer out cold with a right hook. It was...
January 2nd 2011

UFC 125: Gate and Attendance

UFC 125 drew 12,688 fight fans to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for a $2,174,780 live gate, according to initial figures provided at the post-fight press conference.Official figures will be provided later this week by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the event.Frankie Edgar headlined the show, defending his UFC lightweight title for the...
January 2nd 2011

UFC 125 - RESULTS / PLAY BY PLAY

Fighters Only is live on the scene for UFC 125 in Las Vegas this New Year’s Day.1-1-11 MGM Hotel Casino Las Vegas NVUFC 125 ResolutionANTONIO MCKEE VS. JACOB VOLKMANNRound 1 - Jacob is pushing the pace. NIce right hook from Mckee. Front kick from Mckee. Mckee seems patient. Mckee is a brown belt in Judo, and looks for the throw but Jacob is having none...
January 1st 2011

Jose Aldo blasts Sonnen: "A clown who speaks so much junk"

As Fighters Only reported previously, Jose Aldo Jr is hometown Manaus, Brazil Northen Region. This week the featherweight champion took part of a charity benefit event where he ‘fought’ with children and gathered food for the charity institution’s donation drive. FO Brazilian staff Eduardo Cruz translated an interview in which Aldo spoke about Chael...
January 1st 2011

UFC 125 Countdown - The Main Event: Edgar vs Maynard

By Simon Platt Frankie Edgar (13-1-0) vs. Gray Maynard (10-0-0) What does Frankie Edgar have to do to convince people, the bookmakers at least, that he is the real deal as the UFC’s lightweight champion? Rewind eight months ago to his first meeting with, then, champion BJ Penn at UFC 112 and he was the 3-1 underdog that shocked the world by becoming the...
January 1st 2011

UFC 125 Countdown: Gomi vs Guida

Former PRIDE FC champion Takanori "The Fireball Kid" Gomi has stupendous knockout power, a record of stopping people and a patchy record cardio-wise. Clay Guida is a takedown machine, has a (somewhat undeserved) record as a decision fighter and has cardio that is off the scale. Interesting match-up.In theory its a knockout stand-up fighter versus a takedown...
January 1st 2011

UFC 125 Countdown: Leben vs Stann

After back-to-back losses to Michael Bisping and Jake Rosholt, with a lengthy suspension for steroid use in between, Chris Leben was being written off by many MMA fans as a spent force whose crude brawling tactics had been figured out. But in 2010 Leben confounded his critics with an unbeaten three-fight run that included an incredible submission victory over...
January 1st 2011

UFC 125 Countdown: Vera vs. Silva

By Simon Platt    Brandon Vera (11-5-0) vs. Thiago Silva (14-2-0)  It wasn’t that long ago that Brandon Vera was considered by many a future star of the UFC. Following an 8-0 run that culminated with a 1st round (T)KO of Frank Mir at UFC 65: Bad Intentions, Vera spoke at the time of challenging for both the heavyweight and...
December 31st 2010

Aldo wants the UFC lightweight title in 2012

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is in his native Manaus (capital of The Amazon, where you’ll find the biggest forest on earth)this holiday to enjoy family, long-time friends and to spend the turn of the year. The audacious fighter spoke with D24AM.com about his short-term plan of going up to the lightweight division to face off Frank Edgar or even the...

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