The following quotes are from tonight’s UFC 170 POSTFIGHT SHOW ON FOX SPORTS 1 for UFC 170: ROUSEY VS. MCMANN. The show was hosted by Jon Anik, with former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis and Kenny Florian offering analysis. Heidi Androl conducted interviews on-site.
While the main event at UFC 168 casts an enormous shadow over the remainder of the card as fight fans anticipate the biggest rematch in UFC history, one of the many great tilts flying under the radar leading up to December 28th pits welterweight sluggers Siyar Bahadurzada against the resurgent John “Doomsday” Howard.
UFC rising contender Travis Browne knocked out former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem after surviving an early onslaught. Overeem came out of the gates strong with big knees to the body of Browne. Browne went down and Overeem went for the kill, but Browne did a good job of moving and blocking the majority of the punches Overeem threw at him.
Former UFC middleweight title contender Chael Sonnen shocked the MMA world with a first round submission win over former UFC champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Sonnen immediately shot for the takedown and took Rua to the mat to land some solid ground and pound work. However, Sonnen latched onto a guillotine as Rua was looking to get back to his feet and pulled guard with it forcing Rua to tap for just the third submission loss of his career.
ProMMAnow.com correspondent Susan Cingari recently caught up with No. 5 ranked UFC bantamweight Brad “One Punch” Pickett ahead of his upcoming fight with No. 3 ranked Michael McDonald taking place at UFC on Fight Night 26 (UFC on Fox Sports 1: 1) this Saturday, Aug. 17, at TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
The UFC is set to make their debut on their new home on Saturday, August 17, which is the brand new launch of the FOX Sports 1 channel. The event will be headlined by the light heavyweight bout between former UFC light heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former two-time middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen. The co-main event will feature a heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne. The event will take place at the TD Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts, with three preliminary fights airing on Facebook beginning at 4 p.m. ET. The preliminary fights will then move on over to the FOX Sports 1 channel at 6 p.m. ET.
What is FOX Sports 1? FOX Sports 1 is America’s newest sports network, a national 24-hour cable channel being launched by FOX on August 17, 2013. What is FOX Sports 2? FUEL TV will be rebranded as FOX Sports 2 starting August 17. The new network will feature live fights, weigh-ins, UFC Ultimate Insider and … Read more