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UFN: Nogueira vs. Nelson & Bellator 116 reviewed, plus Bellator 117, TUF Nations Finale, and UFC on Fox 11 previewed

There was a lot going on this last week and there’s a lot going on this week. Enough said let’s look into this very busy week in major MMA: UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson Main Event: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira #8 Heavyweight vs. Roy Nelson Prediction: Nogueira by submission. Result: Nelson by strikes. It was sad to see “Big Nog” loose again like that but someone has to lose. Co-main

UFC 155 pre-fight weigh-in highlights and press: JDS and Velasquez share strong words

The talk is almost done as weigh-ins and the final pre-fight media circus seem to be slowing down in the wake of UFC 155’s year ending event, tomorrow night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The two men in the main event showed up for the prefight press conference and afterwards were able to answer questions with mmafighting.com’s Ariel Helwani which is primarily what’s quoted below. A quick observation of

UFC 155 Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II: Official video preview

With Junior Dos Santos being one of the most dominant champion in recent heavyweight history, so too is Cain Velasquez as one of the most dangerous number one contenders to ever grace the division. They aren’t the only top contenders on the UFC 155 card this Saturday night at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Watch the video preview below to view the stories of six men as their

TUF 16 Finale highlight: Roy Nelson KO’s Matt Mittrione in dominant fashion

Roy Nelson may appear as a fun gimmick in a heavy weight division full of killers at times, but after knocking out Matt Mitrione in The Ultimate Fighter Finale last night, his bid for a top five opponent in the post-fight interview is more than fair. Mitrione was not out classed initially as he danced in and out of the pocket while landing a few well timed jabs and rights

UFC 155: Cain is coming

Cain Velasquez is planning on taking his belt back at UFC 155 on December 29 in the last fight of the UFC’s inaugural year ending event in Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. He said as much in an interview with ufc.com recently. “I’m gonna prove I’m the best when I take my belt back,” said Cain. “There’s nobody better than me, especially Junior Dos Santos.” What’s important about

Alistair Overeem must appear at NSAC meeting to be relicensed for UFC 156

Alistair Overeem made his UFC debut back in December 2011 against Brock Lesnar and has long been at the center of controversy regarding performance-enhancing drug use accusations since then.  He was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier this year when a a pre-UFC 146 drug test was flagged for a 14-to-1 testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio, more than twice the 6-to-1 ratio allowed by the commission. Rumors have it that

Nike inks UFC champion Junior Dos Santos to endorsement deal

Sponsorships have been flying around as of late and UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos is the latest to land a great deal. Dos Santos is the newest Nike-sponsored athlete. UFC Brasil recently inked the Brazilian fighter to an endorsement deal, SporTV.com confirmed with the global-sports giant. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dos Santos joins UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones in the Nike

UFC 155 Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II: Does Cain Velasquez even stand a chance?

Conventional logic does not apply that well when attempting to analyze this fight. Both men are the best competitors the heavyweight division has ever seen in mixed martial arts. Of course there are fans who believe Alistair Overeem is arguably up there with them as well and I guess that’s true. Only because Overeem is one of the very few men in the heavyweight division who has yet to to

The UFC is finally getting over its crush on TUF Reality Show

Or at least they are wising up and adding more fights people will want to see on the TUF Finale fight cards. With the recent additions of heavyweights Shane Del Rosario vs. Pat Barry and light weights Melvin Guillard vs. Jamie Varner to the TUF 16 Finale card, I think the UFC is realizing there is just as much danger in turning away talent as there is in embracing fighters