WWE almost killed a career when they put a relatively skilled MMA practitioner in a shoot match with Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle on Smackdown. Daniel Puder (8-0 MMA) was a competitor on and eventual winner of their Tough Enough reality show and unbeknownst to WWE at the time he would be a threat in … Read more
Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson successfully defended his flyweight (125 lb) title Saturday night in Las Vegas for a record-breaking eleventh time. Massive underdog and number three ranked flyweight Ray Borg showed some good wrestling and took Johnson down a few times, but ultimately couldn’t capitalize on it. Johnson dominated the striking and out-classed Borg in … Read more
The MMA Lab’s Bryan Barberena slowed the meteoric rise of UFC golden boy Sage Northcutt Saturday night in Newark. It was only the second submission win of Barberena’s career and he improves to 11-3. He is now 2-1 inside the UFC Octagon. https://youtu.be/IHGnXeNA0zo See full results for UFC on FOX 18: Johnson vs. Bader Please … Read more
Out of 12 fights there were only two stoppages at UFC Fight Night 36 Saturday night in Jargua do Sul, Brazil. That’s two events in a row for the UFC that have resulted in 10 decisions. Regardless of that fact, the main card was entertaining and the UFC implemented their new performance bonus structure.
UFC officials announced a change in the way fight night bonuses are labeled. Is this a move to be more politically correct? Gone are the standard “submission and knockout of the night” tags. In a press release we learned that there would still be a “fight of the night” bonus for the winner and loser of the most spectacular fight at a given event. Replacing the finishing bonuses will be “performance of the night”. Here is how it has been explained.
On October 9th, 2013 the UFC comes back to Fox Sports 1 with a great free card headlined by a welterweight bout with title implications between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. Both men have contended for the UFC title with Shields at welterweight and Maia a tmiddleweight Both did so unsuccessfully. That’s not where the comparisons endthough. Both men are fantastic black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and have demonstrated such in their MMA careers. So ready or not, here comes the breakdown for this battle between these top contenders.
Have you ever wondered what would happen in BJJ class if your opponent got you in a toe-hold and you refused to tap? Me neither. But apparently, this fellow did.
Demian Maia is convinced if he can get hold of Anderson “The Spider” Silva‘s arm or neck, he will take home the UFC middleweight title next Saturday, April 10, in Abu Dhabi. Maia has enormous respect for the champion, but he also knows that anyone can be defeated. For more information about “UFC 112: Invincible” … Read more