Posts From Will Rooney

UFC 170: Rousey vs McMann: A betting guide

Ronda Rousey vs Sara McMann It’s surprising to see Rousey fight soon after the Miesha Tate fight, especially being champion. I think this will be Rousey’s toughest fight to date. McMann has fought some tough fighters as of late. I was very impressed particularly in her win against Shayna Baszler. McMann showed very good counter striking against her more experienced opponents and used her Olympic wrestling when needing too. To this,

UFC 169 Betting

Renan Barao vs Urjiah Faber Barao is an absolute beast and completely dominated when these two first met at UFC 148. Barao in his WEC/UFC stint has finished five of his fights, including his two UFC Interim Bantamweight title defences. However Faber is a warrior. It come to light that he fought Barao last time out with a broken rib for the best part of four rounds. That still wasn’t

UFC on FOX 10: Win or lose, Benson Henderson should move to 170

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson makes his return to the cage since losing the title to Anthony Pettis in August. The loss for Henderson very much put him in a very difficult position in the division. That was his second loss to ‘Showtime’ after their epic encounter at WEC 53, where Henderson lost out via decision. The second fight was a lot more convincing as Pettis managed to lock an armbar on ‘Smooth’ within the first

Injury is the best thing that could have happened to former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz

It’s almost two and a half years since we saw Dominick Cruz in the middle of the Octagon. He was going into his trilogy fight with rival Uriajh Faber with the wind beneath his wings. He had an Ultimate Fighter coaching role where he could promote his fight in style, when he was coaching his nemesis Faber. Tearing his ACL and keeping him out for initially at least a year,

One of three current UFC contenders will bring the 185lb belt back to Brazil by 2015

The UFC Middleweight title lit up Brazil for near seven years between 2006 and 2013. Anderson Silva made it his own, crushing everyone in his path until he was dethroned by the current champion in Chris Weidman in July. However, there is no doubt in my mind that the title will return to it’s homeland of Brazil in 2014. It is filled by rich talents within the division. There are three

With Anderson Silva dethroned, Jose Aldo will now carry Brazil’s MMA flame

This time last year, Anderson Silva’s popularity was by far at it’s peak in his career in Brazil. His 2012 consisted of decively walking through Chael Sonnen in their rematch, who had done nothing but bad mouth the South American country followed up by walking through Stephan Bonnar at light heavyweight, who later tested positive for banned substances. Silva was like a superman figure within MMA to the Brazilians, defeating