Tag "welterweight division"

Rousimar Palhares Stripped of Title.

All sports have villains, some being worse than others; World Series of Fighting has definitely found theirs. WSOF President Ray Sefo announced on Monday that Welterweight champion, Rousimar Palhares, will not only be suspended indefinitely, he will also be stripped of his Welterweight belt for illegal eye gouging and extending a kimura for too long after his opponent, Jake Shields, tapped at WSOF 22 last Saturday.  The ruling should come as

Around the world of MMA: June 5-6

So last weekend there was a good fight night and expect another good one coming up this weekend. Here they are: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves The UFC hosted an event at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil on Saturday, June 30th broadcast on Fox Sports 1: Welterweight Carlos Condit def. Thiago Alves TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00 Featherweight Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz Submission (guillotine choke) 3

Top 10 MMA welterweights: April 2015

Due to inactivity, Carlos Condit’s ineligible for rankings. Also previous rankings (2/13/15) listed in parenthesis: 1) Robbie Lawler (1) Robbie Lawler is set to face Rory MacDonald in a rematch of their UFC 167 match at UFC 189 on July 11th. Their first meeting was not only a Fight of the Night but also fight of the year candidate as well. 2) Johny Hendricks (2) Following a successful rebound match against Matt Brown, Johny Hendricks is rumored

Top 10 MMA welterweights: February 2015

Due to suspensions, Nick Diaz and Hector Lombard are ineligible. Also note the previous rankings (1/31/15) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Robbie Lawler (1) The cancellation of Rory MacDonald‘s bout against Hector Lombard may result in a defined opponent for Champion Robbie Lawler. However, it also depends on how Lawler is healing from that war of a match in his rematch with Johny Hendricks. 2) Johny Hendricks (2) Johny Hendricks will be facing Matt Brown for a rebound at UFC 185 on March 14th

Top 10 MMA welterweights: January 2015

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (1/3/15) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Robbie Lawler (1) Robbie Lawler currently has nothing scheduled but is expected to defend his title first against Rory MacDonald sometime later this year. 2) Johny Hendricks (2) Looking for a rebound since his disappointing loss to Robbie Lawler, Johny Hendricks will face Matt Brown on March 14 at UFC 185. There are

Top 10 MMA welterweights: December 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (10/24/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Robbie Lawler (2) Robbie Lawler finally earned something that he’s been seeking for a longtime in the UFC Welterweight Championship. However, his victory didn’t come without some controversy as many believed that former champion Johny Hendricks won their rematch. 2) Johny Hendricks (1) It’s probably frustrating for Johny Hendricks to be

Top 10 MMA welterweights: October 2014

Please note the rankings are determined by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (9/5/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Johny Hendricks (1) Johny Hendricks will face Robbier Lawler earlier then expected when the two have the rematch at UFC 181 on December 6th. Hendricks bicep surgery should mean that Lawler will face the best Hendricks which can lead to some dangerous wrestling to ground and pound. 2) Robbie Lawler

Top 10 MMA welterweights: September 2014

Please note the rankings are determined by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (6/27/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Johny Hendricks (1) Johny Hendricks is now recovered but his rematch with Robbie Lawler won’t happen until next year do to a busy rest of 2014 schedule. Hendricks has said that he is looking forward to this rematch so that he can see how he’ll perform against Lawler with two

Top 10 MMA welterweights: June 2014

Please note the rankings are determined by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (5/30/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Johny Hendricks (1) Johny Hendricks has supposedly recovered enough from his surgery that he is now training for whomever his next challenger will be. Now the only other thing he can do is face the winner of the match between Robbier Lawler and Matt Brown to determine a challenger. 2. Robbie Lawler

Top 10 MMA welterweights: May 2014

Please note the rankings are determined by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (3/24/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Johny Hendricks (1) Supposedly Johny Hendricks has returned to training this month and will face the winner of Tyron Woodley versus Rory MacDonald. Both of them pose several unique challenges for Hendricks but MacDonald poses a similar one that his teammate Georges St.-Pierre posed. 2. Robbie Lawler (2 tied) After his dominating performance