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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 on the Fly - Niklas Backstrom

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...
September 29th 2014

Weidman says Johnson is "so far ahead" of other flyweights

Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson defended his title for the fifth time this past weekend with a submission win over Chris Cariaso at UFC 178.  “He’s showing he can do anything out there," said UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman on the FOX post-fight show. "He’s so far ahead of everyone one else in the division.” With this latest victory, Johnson has...
September 29th 2014

Cruz talks Dillashaw, says Faber "hasn't gotten any better"

Dominick Cruz returned in style at UFC 178 this past Saturday by becoming the first person to stop Japanese veteran Takeya Mizugaki in the UFC. "History has shown that guys who have taken three years off in the fight game come back and they're never the same," said UFC president Dana White after the September 27th event. "Nobody does that to Mizugaki, it was...
September 29th 2014

McGregor "honoured" by Irish support at UFC 178

Conor McGregor backed up all his talk this past weekend at UFC 178 with a first-round TKO win over Dustin Poirier, and the roars of support for the Irishman at both the weigh-ins and on fight night were louder than they were for any other athlete.  "I'm honoured to hear a percentage of the tickets were bought in Ireland and my countrymen came to support me," said...
September 29th 2014

[Video] Training with Sweden's top MMA team

Following on from a stacked card this past weekend, the UFC's next show is set to take place in Stockholm, Sweden as part of an even double-bill on October 4th (the other card taking place on the same day in Nova Scotia, Canada. UFC Fight Night 53 will feature several home-grown fighters - all teammates of top UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson. In this new...