ProMMAnow.com was on scene at the UFC 148 open workouts in Las Vegas Thursday as UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva made final preparations for Saturday’s main event rematch with number one 185-pound contender Chael P. Sonnen. “The Spider” practiced his boxing, his Capoeira-style kicks and his jiu-jitsu. And guess who appeared out of the mist like a Sensei in the night?
To call Tito Ortiz a polarizing figure in the MMA world is beyond an understatement. Fight fans either cannot get enough of the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion’s edgy demeanor, or find themselves wishing for his annihilation every time he enters the Octagon; there’s no such thing as neutrality when it comes to Tito Ortiz.
Pro MMA Now Radio returns tonight with XFC welterweight Corey “The Real Deal’ Hill. Hill is fresh off signing his exclusive contract with Xtreme Fighting Championships and will take on an undefeated Jason South (8-0) next month at XFC 19. We will also talk with ProMMAnow.com reporter Joe Gugelman who is on the scene in Las Vegas for UFC 148 and UFC International Fight Week. Joe will help us preview Saturday’s historic UFC fight card.
The UFC 148 co-main event will consist of a rubber match between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champs Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz. Ortiz was victorious via split decision in their first matchup at UFC 59, and Griffin was victorious via split decision at UFC 106. Ortiz has stated this will be his last fight before riding off into retirement. Can he go out on a positive note?
Welcome to ProMMAnow.com’s UFC 148 Pick-Em Contest. “UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II” takes place Saturday, July 7, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main event features UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva putting his title on the line once again against his arch-nemesis and everyone’s favorite trash-talker, Chael P. Sonnen. In the co-main event, two … Read more
The UFC 148 main card will feature a middleweight bout between two strikers in Cung Le and Patrick Cote. Cote has won four consecutive fights since being released from the UFC in 2010. He was brought back to the UFC after Le’s original opponent (Rich Franklin) was pulled from the bout to fight at UFC 147 last month.
The “UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II” hype train continues with this full episode of “Countdown to UFC 148”. The best part of this video has to be seeing UFC 148 headliners Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen watch their first fight and offer comments on each other’s performance. Also, the co-main event is profiled as former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz prepares for his final match at UFC 148 against the original Ultimate Fighter Forrest Griffin.
On today’s episode of Inside the Cage Radio, host Greg DeLong welcomed veteran MMA journalist Josh Gross to help break down Saturday’s UFC 148 card headlined by UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva putting his title on the line once again in a rematch against everybody’s favorite trash-talker, Chael P. Sonnen.