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December 17th 2010

Interview: Lyoto Machida

A loss is something hard to swallow. Even more when you think you won the contend. This is how the former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida feels after being defeated by Quinton Jackson at UFC 123. “The Dragon” spoke with blog Mano a Mano (Fighters Only friend in Brazil) about the upset outcome, Dana White’s words on his latest performance...
December 17th 2010

WEC 53 bonus award winners

Eddie Wineland, Shane Roller, Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson were the fight night bonus winners at WEC 53, the organisation’s last-ever event.Each earned cheques for $10,000 for their standout efforts. Knockout of the Night went to Eddie Wineland for a thrilling - and frightening - KO slam of Ken Stone. Stone was out cold for a long time and had to be...
December 17th 2010

WEC 53 play by play / report

Fighters Only staffer Gary Alexander was on the scene in Las Vegas for WEC 53, the promotion’s final-ever show before shutting down and folding into the UFC. Here’s the play by play he wrote up live from cage side…RENAN BARAO VS. CHRIS CARIASORound 1 -A touch of gloves to start the night off. nice counter left hook from Renan. Chris is dropped to...
December 16th 2010

Chinzo Machida falls short in his return to MMA

Yesterday night Machida brothers Lyoto and Chinzo changed the roles in their careers. Chinzo, who is Lyoto’s main coach and corner man, entered into the cage after a four-year layoff to face off Leonardo Laiola at WFE Platinum in Brazil last night. Lyoto served as his corner man for the fight.The karate specialist started well, dominating the centre of the...
December 16th 2010

Shogun and Evans set to meet March 19th

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Rashad Evans are pencilled in for a meeting to dispute the light-heavyweight title at UFC 129 on March 19th.The booking was first reported by Canadian sports news broadcaster Sportsnet.ca and sources close to the fight have since independently confirmed the arrangement to Fighters Only. Bout agreements have not been signed...
December 16th 2010

Versus re-airs MMA Awards 2010 tonight

Versus will be re-airing the 2010 World Mixed Martial Arts Awards tonight at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.The show will precede tonight’s live broadcast of WEC 53, the last-ever WEC event that will be staged (the organisation will be closed down and folded into the UFC after tonight’s show is over).This year saw the Awards being staged at The Pearl at The Palms Casino...
December 16th 2010

WEC 53 LIVE Play by Play

Fighters Only is sitting ringside for WEC 53 in Las Vegas. Its the last-ever WEC event and the card is stacked. Not only that, the show is going out with a bang - people are getting starched and submitted left right and centre.Jump on the play by play below to see what’s happening right now… (latest updates are at the bottom)RENAN BARAO VS. CHRIS...
December 16th 2010

Pellegrino-Tibau at UFC 129

A lightweight fight between Kurt Pellegrino and Gleison Tibau is pencilled in for UFC 129, which is expected to take place on March 19th.News of the fight comes from Pellegrino’s twitter page, via which he posted the message “Gleison Tibau in New Jersey, March 19th, 2011 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.”Both Pellegrino and Tibau are...

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