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September 19th 2014

Gambling Guide: UFC Fight Night 52

With a Japanese fighter appearing on every bout in the main card (okay... Mark Hunt isn’t technically Japanese but fought there for so long and is so loved by the fans that he may as well be), there will be numerous opportunities to get the home crowd on their feet.   Let’s review the main card and see where there is some money to be made...   Horiguchi vs...
September 19th 2014

[Video] Friday Fight: Nelson vs Struve

Roy 'Big Country' Nelson didn't do much to impress UFC president Dana White during his time on season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter, but once he became an official member of the promotion's heavyweight roster he quickly earned a reputation as a fight-finishing KO machine. After knocking out Brendan Schaub to take the TUF 10 title, Nelson faced Stefan Struve at UFC...
September 19th 2014

Tate and Nakai sound-off ahead of UFC Japan event

Women's MMA veteran Miesha Tate will welcome Japanese star Rin Nakai to the UFC tomorrow at UFC Fight Night 52. Having had a difficult road since crossing over from Strikeforce to the UFC, Tate wants to make a statement in her opponent's home country this weekend. “This is the fight where I prove where I really belong in the division. I’m coming back with a...
September 19th 2014

Hunt says he's going to "put a hurting" on Nelson

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt will return to the cage in Japan for the first time since his March 2013 TKO win over Stefan Struve to take on Roy Nelson at tomorrow's UFC Fight Night 52 event. With Hunt and Nelson being two of the most hard-hitting and hard-chinned fighters in all of MMA, fans are expecting an all-out war on September 20th. And by the sounds of things,...
September 19th 2014

Full UFC Fight Night 52 weigh-in video

Heavyweight knockout specialists Mark Hunt and Roy 'Big Country' Nelson are set to do battle at UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan this weekend. Also on the September 20th card is the return of Asian MMA superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama against Amir Sadollah, while Rin Nakai makes her UFC debut against former Strikeforce women's champ Miesha Tate. Watch the full weigh-in video...
September 18th 2014

Throwback Thursday - Nelson: "MMA is not about winning or losing"

You might not think it to look at him, but Roy 'Big Country' Nelson is among the most exciting fighters and best finishers in the UFC heavyweight division. That's no small claim when you look at the number of enormous powerful athletes in that weight class. In this week's 'Throwback Thursday' feature, we look back on an exclusive Fighters Only interview with Nelson...
September 18th 2014

NAC to address Jones-Cormier brawl next week

The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) will be addressing the impromptu UFC 178 media day brawl between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, which took place on August 4th in Las Vegas, at an upcoming meeting on Tuesday September 23rd. Both fighters stand to be fined up to $250,000 and possibly their entire contracted purses for the fight they were promoting on the day of...
September 18th 2014

Stann says Alvarez "can't stand and strike" with Cerrone

Two-time Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will make his UFC debut against Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone next weekend at UFC 178. It's a dream match-up for fans from an entertainment standpoint as both fighters are well-rounded and extremely aggressive. That being said, according to retired MMA fighter and UFC Tonight guest host Brian Stann, Eddie's best...
September 18th 2014

Dos Santos vs Miocic & Overeem vs Struve slated for UFC on FOX 13

Stipe Miocic could finally get his fight with former UFC heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos in December at UFC on FOX 13, according to a report on yesterday's UFC Tonight show. Miocic and JDS were first scheduled to fight at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale before Junior was forced to withdraw due to injury. Miocic then fought late-replacement opponent Fabio Maldonado,...