The ProMMAnow.com staff weighs in with their thoughts and predictions on UFC on FX 7 going down Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort square off in the main event. A win for Bisping should earn him a title shot with Anderson Silva. CB Dollaway faces TUF Brazil standout Daniel Sarafian in his UFC debut. Gabriel Gonzaga returns against “Big” Ben Rothwell, and Russian Sambo master Khabib Nurmagomedov travels into enemy territory to put his incredible win streak on the line against BJJ black belt Thiago Tavares.
UFC vet Jason Lambert (26-12) spoke with ProMMAnow.com following his first round straight armbar submission win over Hector Ramirez (9-5-1) at Bellator 85 Thursday night in Irvine, Calif. Lambert explained how he set up the submission and whether or not he would like to compete in a future Bellator light heavyweight tournament. Lambert also talked about working as a stuntman and fight choreographer on “Here Comes the Boom” with Kevin James.
ProMMAnow.com reporter Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore caught up with newly-crowned Invicta FC strawweight (115 lbs.) champ Carla Esparza (9-2) this week to discuss her recent title win over Bec Hyatt (4-2). Esparza talked about her respect for Hyatt for stepping up on short notice and the one thing she would like to have done differently in the bout. Esparza also revealed who she hopes to fight next inside the Invicta cage.
FUEL TV has made the full episode of “UFC Unrestricted: UFC 148” available to us for your viewing pleasure. Watch the most anticipated rematch in UFC history through the eyes of the fighters who were part of it! UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and top 185 pound contender Chael Sonnen, along with UFC President Dana White provide commentary on 2012’s biggest fight. Enjoy!
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz may be retired from the sport of MMA, but he’s already taken the plunge back in the sport as a MMA manager .Ortiz was on the “UFC Tonight” on Tuesday night and spoke about why he got into managing, his future role in MMA, and the highly anticipated potential bout between Ronda Rousey and Cyborg Santos.