Yoel Romero recently spoke with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor on a number of topics. One of the biggest was about the future of the middleweight title holder GSP and the rumors flying that he might be done for good this time and vacate the title. This would shake up the division, but that didn’t seem to … Read more
Riding a six-fight winning streak, including five by stoppage, top middleweight prospect out of North Carolina, Jamie Pickett, sat down with ProMMANow to talk about his success inside the MMA cage, a relatively inactive 2016 and his message for the UFC boss. Are you the best unsigned middleweight on the planet? By far. There’s not even a chance … Read more
UFC 198 takes place this Saturday, May 14, in Curitiba, Brazil. Many fights on the card could be headliners, including the middleweight co-main event between MMA legends Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Vitor Belfort. Jacare is currently ranked No. 2 on the UFC’s official 185 pound rankings, while Vitor is ranked No. 3. https://youtu.be/SZK8A2K99j8 View the … Read more
UFC Featherweight (145 lbs) Champion Conor McGregor will face Nate Diaz on Saturday at Welterweight (170 lbs). That’s a huge weight jump for the 5-foot 9-inch Irishman who had been preparing for a 155-pound bout. But he seems to be feeling so good at this new weight, he’s now even talking about moving up to the … Read more
Number one ranked UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold will certainly be paying attention to Saturday’s UFC 187 card as 185-pound champ Chris Weidman defends his title against Vitor Belfort. Rockhold will almost certainly face the winner for the title. Today Rockhold will field questions from UFC fans starting at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT) and … Read more
At UFC 173 this past Saturday night Dan Henderson was absolutely manhandled by Daniel Cormier before being choked unconscious. Henderson looked completely overmatched and under-sized against Cormier. This is really the first time I can remember where Henderson looked noticeably smaller. Henderson weighed in at a paltry 199lbs. If he still wants to make a … Read more
This weekend the UFC will visit Berlin, Germany, to host their UFC Fight Night 41 event. The card has quite a few interesting fights on it, but one that particularly sparks my interest is the middleweight showdown between undefeated prospects Luke Barnatt (8-0) and Sean Strickland (14-0). Both guys are young, talented, up and coming … Read more
The second fight of the night at Bellator 102 in Visalia, California is another middleweight tournament semifinal match-up between Mikkel Parlo and Jason Butcher. This also is a classic striker versus grappler matchup and will be sure to excite the fans seeing as Parlo is a great Dutch kickboxer and Butcher a phenomenal submission artist. So let’s get into the breakdown.