Watch OSP pull off the ‘Von Preux Choke’ once again at #UFCJapan

Ovince Saint Preux just scored his second Von Flue choke submission finish in a row after putting Yushin Okami to sleep in the first round at UFC Fight Night 117 on Friday. OSP pulled off the same rarely seen move against Marcos Rogério de Lima in Nashville in April and also defeated Nikita Krylov with the Von Flue choke at UFC 171 in March 2014. It’s reported as being the fifth Von Flue choke in UFC history, and OSP has three of them. #VonPreuxChoke

Watch Gokhan Saki merk Henrique da Silva at #UFCJapan

Gokhan Saki just got me excited for the light heavyweight division again. He showed good takedown defense, landed plenty of bombs, and showed heart in his UFC debut performance against Henrique da Silva Friday in Saitama, Japan. Basically a god in kickboxing circles, this was only Saki’s second MMA fight and he was up against a tough Brazilian “Frankenstein” knockout artist. Da Silva deserves credit for taking some of Saki’s best shots, he also tied up Saki a few times and this began to wear on the 33-year-old man known as “The Turkish Tyson”. Saki began to slow and get a little sloppy, but his heart pulled him through after eating a series of clinch knees and elbows from da Silva. Saki rallied with a left hook to close the show.

UFC Fight Night 117 live results

UFC Fight Night 117 takes place Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT from Saitama, Japan. Former UFC middleweight title contender Yushin Okami makes his return to the octagon on short notice in a light heavyweight matchup against Ovince Saint Preux in the main event. Women’s strawweight standouts Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade clash in … Read more

Watch M-1 Challenge 83: Ragozin vs Halsey live stream video

M-1 Challenge 83 takes place early Saturday morning, Sept. 23, from Kazan, Russia. The main event features former Bellator standout and Division 1 NCAA All-American Brandon Halsey (9-3) as he takes on a well-rounded Mikhail Ragozin (8-2) in light heavyweight action. Also on the card is surging featherweight slugger Nate “The Train” Landwehr (8-2) making … Read more

Watch Cris Cyborg work as ring card girl in Thailand (VIDEO)

Cris Cyborg is in Phuket, Thailand right now having just served as a ring card girl during a Muay Thai event last night. That’s right, the UFC women’s featherweight champ took time off from slaughtering girls in the cage to support her man, Ray Elbe, as he made his return to professional kickboxing at the … Read more

Roy Nelson says UFC became ‘smoke and mirrors’

Roy Nelson will make his Bellator debut on Saturday when he faces Javy Ayala in the Bellator 183 co-main event in San Jose. In this new interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, Nelson explains why he’s excited about competing under the Bellator banner where he feels title shots can be earned and fighters don’t have to deal with all the “politics and bull—-“. “Big Country” also gives his thoughts on Ayala as an opponent.

“It became smoke and mirrors over there.”

Bobby Lashley defends Jon Jones, gives advice on steroids and ‘tainted supplements’

Pro wrestling and MMA superstar Bobby Lashley recently talked to Helen Yee of Eyes On The Game at the Olympia Expo and had a lot to say about the recent string of “tainted supplement” excuses used by fighters who have tested positive for steroids or other performance enhancing drugs. Lashley is currently endorsing a Canadian-based … Read more

After failing to make weight Hirota is off Fight Night 117

The UFC Fight Night 117 fight card lost featherweight Mizuto Hirota after an abysmal weight cut miscalculation. Here’s the UFC’s official release. “Due to health and safety concerns, the UFC featherweight bout Hirota vs. Rosa at UFC Fight Night Japan: Saint Preux vs. Okami has been cancelled, as Hirota was deemed unfit to compete by … Read more

Ric Flair’s reasons for hospitalization finally revealed and he is lucky

A People magazine story published this week revealed the life threatening conditions that hospitalized Ric Flair on August 11th. The WWE and WCW legend was reportedly in critical condition and until now no one outside the family knew why. He was in the early stages of kidney failure and congestive heart failure and is currently in … Read more