Tag "Top Contenders"

Poirier vs. Duffy set to headline UFC Dublin

After last year’s highly successful Fight Night: Mcgregor vs Brando, the UFC will make its return to Dublin. The42 reported this morning that Ireland’s own Joseph Duffy will take on 14th ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier. The two are set to headline Dublin’s card, set to take place Saturday, October 23rd at the 3arena. Duffy (14-1), the 27 year old Tristar fighter is widely known for being “The last man to

Rory MacDonald-Carlos Condit Rematch Set For UFC 158 in Montreal

Ask and you shall receive seems to be the theme of the UFC as of recently. UFC 158 has already been rumored to host a main event for the welterweight title between GSP and Nick Diaz because GSP asked for it. After last Saturdays dominate decision win over B.J. Penn, Rory MacDonald asked for a rematch to avenge his only loss against Carlos Condit, and it looks like Condit has

Dana White: Nick Diaz is next for Georges St Pierre

“He doesn’t ask for things much,” Dana said at the UFC on FOX pre-fight presser on Thursday. “So if he wants to fight Nick Diaz, and Diaz wants to fight him, then that’s the fight we’ll make.” This fight will be controversial when it is written in stone for completely different reasons than when it was booked before GSP became injured and Condit won the interim belt in a controversial

With Cruz out, Barao and McDonald set to face off in 2013 for Bantamweight Interim Championship

  It was recently reporter that current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz injured his knee again and will be out even longer than scheduled. “I was going in with the guy I was training with many times, all the time and we were moving, we were doing 50 percent movement drills with each other were basically working with each other shadow boxing … And on the mat that I was

UFC 155 Junior Dos Santos vs Cain Velasquez: The war of words intensify

Everyone knows the history between JDS and Velasquez. Anyone who follows mixed martial arts knows they are unequivocally the two most dangerous heavyweights in the world. Both have been proving this through consistently racking up dominant performances in recent years. Recently in two separate interviews with UFC.com, both men shared very specific sentiments on their opponent and how they saw the fight ending on December 29th, in the main event

Team Alpha Male’s Faber and Benavidez Both Land Fights in 2013

Two fighters from one of the best gym’s out there are ready to get back in the octagon and put on a show for the fans. Team Alpha males own Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez have both landed fights in early 2013. Demetrious Johnson shattered my dreams and hopes of seeing a match-up between Benavidez and “Uncle Creepy” in the inaugural championship flyweight tournament. Jospeh Benavidez (3-1 UFC) and semifinalist

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sleep on Nate Diaz

The 27 year old “kid” from Stockton has been fighting in the world of mixed martial arts since 2004 where he made his debut at WEC 12 defeating Alex Gracia via triangle choke in the third round. Diaz went 5-2 before he was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 5, which exclusively featured lightweights, fighting on Jens Pulver‘s team. In the preliminary round, Diaz defeated Rob Emerson by submission; in

The top 5 intriguing match-ups for Gilbert Melendez in the UFC

Out of all the top fighters in mma, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez is the top prospect not fighting for the top mma organization in the UFC. Melendez has been very loyal to the company that made him in Strikeforce, and is ranked the #3 overall lightweight by sherdog and ranked #2 via MMA-Freak. Melendez was expected to fight Pat Healy for the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship on September 29, 2012 in

Tristar head trainer Firas Zahabi: “Nick Diaz is No. 1 Contender at 170”

There has been a lot of speculation on the potential “super fight” between current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and current UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. This might be the case, but the big question for me is, who is the current number one contender in the welterweight division? Tristar head trainer Firas Zahabi (GSP’s trainer) thinks that Nick Diaz is still the number one contender upon his return. Johny

UFC’s Michael McDonald open to interim title shot with Renan Barao

At the UFC 154 press conference UFC President Dana White mentioned he was considering a potential fight for the interim bantamweight title between champ Renan Barao (4-0 UFC) and Michael McDonald (4-0 UFC). The 21-year-old prospect went in for a surgical repair of his ailing right hand after a quick first round knock out of Miguel Torres at UFC 145 and says he is ready for whatever the UFC has