UFC lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez will make his octagon debut on Saturday night at the UFC on FOX 7 event. He’ll be taking on Ben Henderson for the UFC lightweight title in the main event. He appeared on FUEL TV’s “Ultimate Insider” on Tuesday night and talked to Jon Anik about why he deserves the title shot as the final Strikeforce lightweight champion.
(Irvine, CA) Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin has signed with Paradigm MMA Management for full service representation. The 26-year-old Strikeforce veteran is 13-0-1 in this professional MMA career, including a 4-0-1 record in his five Strikeforce fights. Lorenz will be coming into the UFC’s Middleweight division after making the drop from Light Heavyweight. Lorenz is looking … Read more
The UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar event took place on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It was a night of upsets and overall an excellent event except for the co-main event between former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Let’s take a look at the top five moments of the event.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz has retired from competing in MMA. He doesn’t plan to disappear from the sport as he has now thrown his hat into the fighter management side of things. He manages former Strikeforce featherweight women’s champion Cyborg Santos and is trying to work with the UFC to put together the biggest women’s super fight of all time in Cyborg Santos and Ronda Rousey.
This week’s Independent MMA Link Club includes a preview of Saturday’s UFC on FX 7 card, Michael Bisping’s thoughts on Vitor Belfort being a nice tune-up fight for Anderson Silva, photos from the Strikeforce finale, the top Asian MMA fighters to follow on Twitter, Bluegrass Brawl 5 results, a profile of combat sports photographer Tom Barnes and a look at a product for those who want to sweat more during workouts.