UFC 117 recap: Silva comes back from the brink of defeat and triangles Sonnen

OAKLAND, Calif. – Chael Sonnen backed up his trash talk with a dominating performance through four-and-a-half rounds against the seemingly unbeatable Anderson Silva. Unfortunately for Sonnen, a championship fight is 5 rounds, and it only takes mere seconds to change the face of a fight in mixed martial arts. After a one-sided beating of “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.

Championship showdown between Silva and Sonnen highlights UFC 117; First UFC event in Oakland


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UFC 112 bonuses: $75k taken home by Johnson, Dos Anjos, Munoz and Grove

DaMarques Johnson, Rafael Dos Anjos, Mark Munoz and Kendall Grove each earned $75,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at today’s “UFC 112: Invincible” event in Abu Dhabi. Johnson came from behind to grab the “Knockout of the Night” award, Dos Anjos earned the “Submission of the Night” bonus over Terry Etim, while Munoz and Grove battled for “Fight … Read more

PRO MMA Brazilian spotlight: Rafael dos Anjos

Although Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Rafael dos Anjos has lost both his fights since arriving in the UFC in November 2008, he has actually looked quite impressive. With a record of 11-4 and only 24-years-old, this young man is only getting started.

In both his UFC fights he has twisted his opponents into human pretzels with very unique submission holds with the bell saving his opponents both times. Rafael even won “Fight of the Night” honors in his last bout with Tyson Griffin at “UFC Fight Night 18” in Nashville, Tennessee on April 1st.

PRO MMA (promma.info) had the great pleasure of speaking to Rafael this week to talk about his last couple of fights, his time with the UFC, his background, his opinion on fellow Brazilian Anderson Silva, fighters he likes to watch, and more.  

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Griffin, dos Anjos, Kimmons and Simpson earn $30K “Fight Night” bonuses at UFC UFN 18

The UFC handed out “Fight Night” bonuses to Tyson Griffin, Rafael dos Anjos, Rob Kimmons, and Aaron Simpson at tonight’s “UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann”, at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Each fighter earned $30,000 for their performances, matching the “Fight Night” bonuses from the most recent UFC Fight Night back in February.

Although the main event of Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann proved to be worthy of “Fight of the Night” honors, it was Tyson Griffin and Rafael dos Anjos that brought the crowd to their feet repeatedly during their Lightweight bout.

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Video cram session for UFN 18

PRO MMA (promma.info) is back with yet another video cram session. This Wednesday the UFC comes to Tennessee for the first time with their Ultimate Fight Night 18 card. The UFC is certainly treating local fans with an above average card. Videos include an odd interview with Junie Browning’s Mother, Ryan Bader’s TUF audition tape, and Carlos Condit’s path to the finals of the Rumble on the Rock’s 175 lb tournament.

Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann

Carlos Condit vs. Renato Verissimo (ROTR)
Condit came out of nowhere to stop Verissimo in the first round of the Rumble on the Rock tournament.

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Rafael Dos Anjos looking to bounce back at UFC Fight Night 18

Rafael Dos Anjos (11-3) made his UFC debut at UFC 91 against Jeremy Stephens (14-4). Dos Anjos came into the fight with a pretty impressive 11-2 record. While the competition he faced wasn’t that strong, eleven wins with only two losses it’s is a record most fighters would be happy to have. No matter the competition, Dos Anjos caught the attention of UFC matchmaker Joe Silva who gave him a shot at the big time.

Dos Anjos looked to make a mark and prove he belonged and while he did end up making the highlights it was unfortunately not how he had hoped it would happen. In the second round Stephens threw a jab and crushed Anjos with a devastating uppercut that put Anjos on the wrong end of the highlight reel.

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