Karo “The Heat” Parisyan back in the UFC

Although UFC President Dana White said Karo Parisyan would never fight for the UFC again, apparently “The Heat” has signed a new three-fight deal with the organization and has been offered a fight against Dennis Hallman at UFC 123, which is expected to take place on Nov. 20 in Auburn Hills, Mich. MMAFighting confirmed the … Read more

ProMMAnow.com UFC 117 staff picks

The ProMMAnow.com staff gives their predictions and thoughts on “UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen”. Let us know what you think about our picks, who’s spot on and who’s off their rocker.

Film Study – JT Torres vs. Dustin Hazelett

Recent Brazilian Jiu-Jistu black belt JT Torres scored an impressive submission victory over Dustin Hazelett at the Ohio Grappling Challenge. Lloyd Irvin recently awarded Torres and UWC bantamweight champion Mike Easton their black belts and the next generation has continued to look impressive. Hazelett is coming back from a serious knee injury and a knockout … Read more

“UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” Recap: Dos Santos K.O.’s Yvel, Evans survives to defeat Silva

LAS VEGAS – Rashad Evans had gotten away from his dominating wrestling of late, favoring his speed and power in the exciting knockouts of Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin. Following his devastating knockout loss at the hands of Lyoto Machida, some fans wondered if Evans would revert back to wrestling in this bout against the heavy-handed Thiago Silva.

That is exactly what he did in a dominating effort through the first two and a half rounds against the the very tough brazilian. Evans used his speed and superior wrestling to control the fight, taking Silva down countless times during the first two frames of the bout.

Silva managed to work back to his feet each time he was taken down, but was unable to mount any tangible offense until late in the third round after calling out Evans to man up and come forward for a war. Silva taunted Evans with his hands down by his waste and motioning with both hands for Evans to come forward, in an attempt to bait the former light heavyweight champion into a stand up battle.

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“UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” results and play-by-play commentary

LAS VEGAS – “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” takes place tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The main event features a light heavyweight bout between Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva. Both fighters have one loss on their record, and it is to the same person, champion Lyoto Machida. Evans and Silva will be battling it out to see who can get their redemption shot at Machida first.

ProMMA.info (www.promma.info) will be providing live play-by-play commentary of UFC 108 beginning tonight at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Also, immediately following the event, we will be providing a live video stream of the UFC 108 post-fight press conference.

Quick Results

•Rashad Evans def. Thiago Silva by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3
•Paul Daley def. Dustin Hazelett by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (2:24)
•Sam Stout def. Joe Lauzon by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3
•Jim Miller def. Duane Ludwig by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (2:31)
•Junior dos Santos def. Gilbert Yvel by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (2:07)
•Martin Kampmann def. Jacob Volkmann by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1 (4:03)
•Cole Miller def. Dan Lauzon by submission (kimura from reverse triangle) Rd 1 (3:05)
•Mark Munoz def. Ryan Jensen by submission (strikes) Rd 1 (2:30)
•Jake Ellenberger def. Mike Pyle via TKO (punches) Rd 2 (0:22)
•Rafaello Oliveira def. John Gunderson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3

Play-by-play commentary starts after the jump…

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Countdown to UFC 108 – full length video

In this Countdown to UFC 108 video, the main event fight between Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva is looked at, as well as the welterweight match-up between Dustin Hazelett and Paul Daley. Will Rashad revert back to his wrestling and try to take the fight to the ground, or will he choose to stand and … Read more