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  4. pour moi, ils ont perdu tous les deux 0 coup ayant l'intention de toucher, et donc 0 coup qui touche. Ils l'auraient joué à la course à pied ça aurait été plus sympa! Et celui qui à le plus perdu c'est le public de San Antonio! Un des combats les plus lamentables de l'année
  5. Featherweight legends collide at UFC 240 as Max Holloway puts his belt on the line against former lightweight king Frankie Edgar, and Cris Cyborg returns to ...
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  9. (ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Leon Edwards and UFC on ESPN 4’s other key winners?) Former UFC champion Rafael dos Anjos came up short in another big spot Saturday when he lost to Leon Edwards in the main event of UFC on ESPN 4. After bouncing back from a two-fight skid just a few months ago, dos Anjos (29-12 MMA, 18-10 UFC) was looking to return to title contention against surging British welterweight Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC). It didn’t work out for him, though, as the result was a unanimous-decision loss. Related 5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN 4: On Leon Edwards, Greg Hardy, more Callout Collection: Who UFC San Antonio winners want next – and how likely they'll get them Although dos Anjos fought valiantly over 25 minutes at AT&T Center in San Antonio, the reality is he now has three losses in his past four fights – albeit against the absolute best 170 pounds has to offer. What does the loss mean for dos Anjos? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future. For complete coverage of UFC on ESPN 4, check out the UFC Results. Gallery Leon Edwards def. Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN 4: Best photos view 32 images Voir l'article complet
  10. After every event, fans wonder who the winners will be matched up with next. And with another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s shoes, and play UFC matchmaker for UFC on ESPN 4’s most noteworthy winning fighters. Those winners include Leon Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC), who outworked Rafael dos Anjos (29-12 MMA, 18-10 UFC) to a unanimous decision in the welterweight headliner at AT&T Center in San Antonio, as well as Walt Harris (13-7 MMA, 6-6 UFC), Greg Hardy (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), Dan Hooker (18-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC), Andrei Arlovski (28-18 MMA, 17-12 UFC), and Raquel Pennington (11-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC). * * * * Raquel Pennington Should fight: Sara McMann Why they should fight: Pennington got her first win since November 2016 when she narrowly outpointed a game Irene Aldana to take a split decision and move into second place all-time on the UFC women’s bantamweight wins list. The former title challenger has had a rough go in recent years. From injuries to personal losses to losses in the octagon, few things have been easy for Pennington. Because of that, the win should come as a huge relief and hopefully lift her confidence moving forward. The win over Aldana puts Pennington back into relevance at 135 pounds, but if she wants to re-enter the title discussion her next performance must be much more convincing. Another former title challenger looking to get back to the top is McMann (11-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC), who has been out of action since February 2018 due to pregnancy leave. She was scheduled to return this month,but had to pull out of the fight due to injury. If she’s healthy and ready to fight by the end of the year, a clash with Pennington could be compelling. Andrei Arlovski Should fight: Winner of Todd Duffee vs. Jeff Hughes at UFC on ESPN+ 16 Why they should fight: At 40 years old and with 30 UFC fights on his record, Arlovski keeps on trucking and finding ways to win. His latest came in a unanimous decision over fellow veteran Ben Rothwell, which gave the former UFC champ the all-time heavyweight wins record. With the most octagon appearances of any person to compete in his division, Arlovski has fought pretty much everyone over multiple generations. He’s determined to keep pushing forward in his career, though, and has shown a willingness to take on anything from top-ranked contenders to unknown up-and-comers. Arlovski should have to do more before getting another top-10 fight, and perhaps the winner of the September matchup at UFC on ESPN+ 16 between Duffee (9-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC and Hughes (10-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) could be the bridge to that. Both men, like Arlovski, are trying to build ground in the weight class. The winner would be on their way. Dan Hooker Should fight: Charles Oliveira Why they should fight: Hooker showed the ability to bounce back from a devastating loss when he shut the lights on James Vick with a brutal knockout less than three minutes into their lightweight bout. After getting badly diced up and stopped by Edson Barboza in December, Hooker took time off to get back to the right place mentally and physically. It paid dividends, because he looked quite sharp before dropping and stopping Vick with his punches. The win puts the New Zealander back in the a good spot at 155 pounds and puts him back in position to fight another reputable name in the weight class. Oliveira (27-8 MMA, 15-8 UFC) has been doing sensational things of late, putting together a streak of wins that’s included some slick finishes. Hooker has a keen sense for stopping fights, too, and a matchup with the Brazilian submission specialist would be fireworks. Greg Hardy Should fight: Maurice Greene Why they should fight: The latest win in Hardy’s MMA journey saw him silence trash-talking foe Juan Adams with a TKO just 45 seconds into the heavyweight bout. Although oddsmakers had Adams as the betting favorite, Hardy looked a level above in the octagon, which is a sign that his skills are developing. He needs to start getting some better opponents who can test him and bring some sort of challenge to the table. Hardy’s checkered past is something many are still uncomfortable with, but at this point it’s obvious he is here to stay. Don’t expect the UFC to part ways with him any time soon unless something occurs that forces the promotion’s hand. And if Hardy is going to stick around, it’s time to set up more difficult fights. Greene (7-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) would represent another unranked foe, but “The Ultimate Fighter 29” cast member has skills, particularly on the ground where there is a lot of mystery around Hardy. If Hardy can get by that, then talk of him fighting the more notable crop of heavyweights should reach the point where it would materialize. Walt Harris Should fight: Blagoy Ivanov Why they should fight: Given the opponent and stage, Harris turned in the best win of his UFC career when he completely walked through Aleksei Oleinik for a knockout just 12 seconds into their heavyweight co-headliner. After going through more downs than ups during the first half of his UFC tenure, Harris has very much turned things around and now finds himself unbeaten in his past four outings. It feels like he hasn’t reached his full potential, either, which could be a point of concern for other fighters in the weight class. “The Big Ticket” appears to be trending toward a top-ranked matchup but has a little more work to do first. Ivanov (18-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is a former WSOF champion and one of the toughest people to compete in the sport. He’s coming off a pair of quality victories in his own right, and a matchup with Harris would set up one man with the chance to break through to the next tier of the division. Leon Edwards Should fight: Jorge Masvidal or winner of Colby Covington vs Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 5 Why they should fight: Watch the video above to see why Edwards should fight Masvidal (34-13 MMA, 11-6 UFC) or the winner of the UFC on ESPN 5 headliner between Covington (14-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) and Lawler (28-13 MMA, 13-7 UFC) next. For complete coverage of UFC on ESPN 4, check out the UFC Results. Voir l'article complet
  11. Vinc Pichel | David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Fighters looking to keep that 0 in the loss column may want to steer clear of Vinc Pichel in the future. The lightweight veteran’s last three fights have come against undefeated fighters and two have walked away with their records blemished. Most recently, it was 25-year-old Contender Series contract winner Roosevelt Roberts who saw his O go when he lost a unanimous decision to Pichel at UFC Minnesota in June. It’s a pattern that Pichel is aware of and while some fighters might not like being lined up to be the next supposed win for an up-and-coming prospect, “From Hell” welcomes the challenge. “I think it’s kind of cool,” Pichel told MMA Fighting. “If I’m the guy they want to use to give these guys their first loss, I’m more than down. I said it before, I don’t care who I fight, and undefeated or not a man’s a man and a man can be beat, and my job is to beat that man so that’s what I’m gonna do. “I actually laughed about that because someone brought that up to me, they’re like, ‘Damn, they’re just having you fight all these killers, these guys are undefeated,’ and this and that. Well if I’m the guy that’s gotta do it, I’m the guy that’s gotta do it.” Pichel’s record in these situations isn’t flawless. Prior to beating Roberts, he was submitted in the second round by Gregor Gillespie, a wrestler who looks like a surefire world title contender. However, before that, Pichel outpointed 10-0 Joaquim Silva in January of last year. So “two out of three” isn’t bad, as Pichel himself notes. Especially given that he was being counted out by the oddsmakers ahead of the Roosevelt fight, for reasons that are inexplicable to him. Perhaps it’s his age (Pichel turns 37 in January) or the long layoffs he had that dulled the quieted the noise from a four-fight win streak he was on before losing to Gillespie. Or maybe there were questions about his health after being involved in a motorcycle accident in October that left his bike beyond repair, but Pichel mostly uninjured fortunately. Other than some bad road rash (Describing his wounds, Pichel said, “My back looks like it got tore up by some dirty hooker”), Pichel was in good shape and he felt even better when he was able to return to action and the winner’s circle. “The feeling was great,” Pichel said. “I was honestly a little shocked that Roosevelt was such a huge favorite over me. I think he was like a -280 favorite, which to me I was like, who’s the idiot that decides this? But it felt great, I worked really hard for this fight. To be totally truthful and honest, I knew Roosevelt wasn’t going to be able to handle me. The strengths and abilities I possess are not something anyone should take lightly and I feel like he took me a little lightly. “I’m super happy to get the win, Roosevelt’s a tough kid, but like I said, I came to fight and I came to win that night. There was no way I was walking out of there the loser.” As if all of those external factors weren’t enough pressure for Pichel, he was also entering the last fight of his UFC contract. Fighters in their late 30s on losing streaks typically don’t have a lot of leverage with the brass, but Pichel bet on himself rather than renegotiate ahead of time and now finds himself with some breathing room when it comes time to talk numbers. “It was kind of a relief,” Pichel said. “That was my last fight on my contract and they asked me if I wanted to renegotiate my contract ahead of time and I said no, which was kind of a ballsy move because that could have been really good or really bad for me. Fortunately it ended up really good for me, but I was a little stressed because of that. “I’m the kind of person that excels pretty well under stress and so all I did was just train, did my thing, kept my head down, and came out on top. I did what I had to do and it ended up working out good for me.” Pichel isn’t making any extravagant demands. He said talks are already going well with UFC officials and his only real beef at the moment is with the programmers of the UFC video games who he called out in his UFC Minnesota post-fight interview for not being included in the series. Whether he’s properly digitized or not, Pichel’s main priority is sticking with the UFC where he still wants to face the best competition. He mentions Dan Hooker and Al Iaquinta as possible opponents, the latter an old rival from The Ultimate Fighter 15 that beat Pichel in that season’s semifinals. And if Pichel is the underdog in either of those matchups, he’ll be ready to stick it to anyone betting against him again. “Maybe it was because of the age because a lot of guys, especially my age, fighters, they can’t perform like they used to,” Pichel said in regards to why he was the underdog in his last fight. “I’m just lucky enough to be part of that rare breed that I’m only getting better. I’m getting stronger and faster with my training and my fighting so that’s probably a big part of it. “Age, that, the time off, the lack of being active, and idiocy. Doubting someone they shouldn’t doubt.” Afficher l’article complet
  12. SAN ANTONIO – Local boy done good Alexander Hernandez was full of energy before and during his UFC on ESPN 4 bout with Francisco Trinaldo. And that energy was still there for all to see as he talked to reporters backstage after his split-decision win over Francisco Trinaldo. Hernandez (11-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) was clearly energized by the occasion as he fought in his hometown in front of friends and family at AT&T Center, where he produced the most composed performance of his young UFC career to score an important victory. “It’s the most electrifying moment of my life,” Hernandez said. “I’m so used to walking into enemy territory. We’ve got such a boisterous bunch of dogs out there; we were going crazy. I had my boys hoist me up afterwards. The whole experience was surreal.” Usually Hernandez piles forward and imposes his will on his opponents, but against the teak-tough Trinaldo (23-7 MMA, 13-6 UFC) he knew he had to be more considered in his approach. And despite the added excitement level of competing on home soil, he executed exactly as he planned to secure the win. “That was almost a complete contradiction of my prior style,” Hernandez said. “I went out there and above all adhered to a plan. It was the most physically and mentally composed I’ve ever felt in there, listening to everything, I was hyper-aware, and I could hear all the voices. “Fighting a guy like Trinaldo, who is entirely a counter-striker … I had to draw him out and just pick my exchanges, pick my shots and win the little battles that would compile over the course. It was a huge growth marker in my career as a fighter.” After three rounds of cat-and-mouse action, the bout went to the scorecards with the Texan unsure of which end of the result he would find himself. “I’m my own biggest critic, so if I don’t have an overwhelming blowout, I’m pretty difficult on myself. So I’m probably the worst person to ask,” Hernandez said. “When they were announcing (the result), I couldn’t hear them very well, and I thought I could hear his ring name – ‘Massaranduba,’ that’s what I heard coming out, and that’s why I kinda had that lack of energy and a negative demeanor. Somehow it rounded from an M to ‘The Great’ and I was like, ‘Man, baby! We’re back! Let’s go!’ “I’m so critical, so I’ll have to run back and look at the tape. I know I was winning exchanges. I was hoping that the judges weren’t counting little things that weren’t making contact with my face or brushing my shoulders, and I was hitting to the body, so I was hoping they were seeing the shots that were landing and (not the ones) that weren’t. I’m happy with it.” Having passed his tricky Trinaldo test, Hernandez says he has just one aim: to keep moving up the lightweight ladder and testing himself against an increasingly difficult lineup of opponents. “Always up, baby. Always up. Up the totem pole,” Hernandez said. “I don’t care about size, shape or style. I don’t care about any name, it’s just my name. It’s always me vs. me in there, featuring whomever. So just get me on that totem pole, and I’ll keep climbing.” For complete coverage of UFC on ESPN 4, check out the UFC Results. Voir l'article complet
  13. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tito Ortiz remains one of the few fighters of his generation who’s still competing in MMA, and that’s not stopping, at least anytime soon. The 44-year-old former UFC world champion recently signed with Combate Americas and is being targeted to make his promotional debut later this year in October against WWE star Alberto Del Rio. The signing with Combate Americas surprised many, as Ortiz had announced retirement last November following his first-round knockout win over long-time nemesis Chuck Liddell. Many factors contributed to Ortiz’s comeback and continuation of his historic MMA career. Family, health, time left in his athletic form and a call to former rival Randy Couture all played a factor in in his return. “I’m feeling great and I’m able to do it physically and mentally and I think that has huge value to it, but I love the sport, I love training, I love seeing how my body forms from the beginning to the end of camp,” Ortiz said in a recent interview with MMA Fighting. “After my last fight with Chuck Liddell, I went from being in okay shape to being in a type of shape that I was in when I was 23 years old. People see the weigh-ins and every time my body structure is almost the same and it’s just because of how hard I push myself. But you have to be in the right mind space, you have to be in a positive environment because it helps us fighters compete. But really, I’m just happy, I’m content, I like to get in the gym and train, I like to push myself. “After the Chuck fight, I came to this fork on the road of which way I go right now. Do I go in the business stuff and make decent money or do I go the other way and do something that I love, and still do the business stuff, but do the thing that I love and get in shape and compete. I had to call Randy Couture and ask him the same question, ‘When you were 43 years old, what made you want to comeback?,’ and he said, ‘Well, Tito. I really felt like I wasn’t done, I felt like I could give so much more,’ and that’s all he had to tell me and I was in. “My mentality, my mindset, my body, my life, the people surrounding me, the positive reenforcement I get, all that motivates me and inspires me because I don’t want to look back when I’m 50 years old and wish I would’ve continued fighting when I was 44, so I can end it on my own note, the way I want it. “This is the first of my two fights with Combate Americas and I may walk away after that, but right now I’m motivated, I want to compete. When Combate came to me and offered me Alberto Del Rio I thought they were kidding, I thought it was a joke, but they put their money where their mouth was and now it’s all bout the fight. The money is done and dealt with, now it’s just about training and doing what I love to do.” The call to Couture is an interesting component to Ortiz’s return. Couture, a former UFC champion and Hall of Famer like Ortiz, hung up the gloves in 2006 after suffering a second stoppage loss to Chuck Liddell. At the time he was just a few months from turning 43. Couture’s retirement lasted less than a year as he returned in 2007. He went on to fight eight more times in the UFC, capturing and defending the heavyweight title within that stretch. It was clear Couture had a lot left in the tank. “This call was right after my birthday, right when I turned 44,” Ortiz said. “I texted him and asked him if he had a couple of minutes to chat and he said, ‘Yeah, what’s up,’ because me and Randy get a long really well. Randy is a really cool guy, I’ve always looked up to him from the very beginning when I started my career at UFC 13. “I remember walking into the training room and he was running on the treadmill and I thought, ‘Oh no, that’s Randy Couture, I hope he’s not in my same weight,’ and he was in the heavyweight tournament at the time and I was in the middleweight one. So I’ve always watched him and fighting him for my world title and having him beat me. I thought I gave him too much respect and he became light heavyweight champion, so I’ve always respected him and we are good friends.” Although Ortiz values Couture’s thoughts and experience on the matter, Couture’s advice wasn’t what ultimately did it for him. “I think it was a huge, but not the deciding factor,” Ortiz said. “I think 80 percent of my decision was my mind-set, but I just wanted to know because there wasn’t any MMA fighter who had competed at that age at the time, so I just took it heart from somebody that’s been in the business for such a long time. I wanted to get advice from someone I look up to.” Ortiz comeback announcement was welcomed by mixed emotions within the MMA community. Although Ortiz is 4-1 in his last five bouts and has looked competitive in every one of those fights, some fans questions what’s left for him to prove at this stage of his career. Ortiz says it’s no longer about the titles or money, but doing what he loves. “To me it’s not about the money, it’s not about the titles, I have all of that,” Ortiz explained. “I have six world titles in my cases, I’ve done everything I need to do. Now it’s just about having fun with it and entertaining and this fight is going to be that. I’m doing this fight for the fans. I love to entertain, I love to make people excited to watch me compete.” Whether or not you’re on board with Ortiz’s latest career chapter, there’s no denying his incredible longevity in the sport. Even “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” is surprised by how long he’s been able to stay in the the fight game. “I thought I’d be done by 35 years old, I really thought I’d be done.” Ortiz said. “But I didn’t realize how much I was in-love with the sport. I love to be in shape and there are times where I get fat and I don’t have my eight-pack anymore. I guess it might be a little vain if I'm being honest, but I look at myself and say, ‘You can do better than this, get off the couch, let’s go jog, let’s get some weight training going, let’s do some wrestling,’ and I’ve had those injuries that have held me back from doing that, but now I’m just going to roll with the punches and hold on to this roller coaster that I’ve been on and enjoy it. It’s time to enjoy.” Afficher l’article complet
  14. J'vois pas quel round gagne Hernandez ? Peu être le 3ème et encore... C'est clairement un vol faut arrêté.
  15. The UFC made its return to Texas on Saturday with UFC on ESPN 4, which took place at AT&T Center in San Antonio and aired on ESPN. The welterweight main event from the card saw Leon Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) extend one of the longest winning streaks in divisional history when he picked up his eighth in a row with a unanimous decision over former champion Rafael dos Anjos (29-12 MMA, 18-10 UFC). For more on the numbers behind Edwards’ victory, as well as others, check below for 50 post-event facts to come out of UFC on ESPN 4. * * * * General Gallery UFC on ESPN 4: Official scorecard photos from San Antonio view 13 images UFC on ESPN 4 featured 10 decision results, tied with six other cards for the single-event UFC record. UFC on ESPN 4 featured nine consecutive decision results, a new single-event record. UFC on ESPN 4 started with nine consecutive decision results, a new single-event record. The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $209,500. Debuting fighters went 0-2 at the event. Walt Harris, Dan Hooker, Mario Bautista and Jin Soo Son earned $50,000 UFC on ESPN 4 fight-night bonuses. UFC on ESPN 4 drew an announced attendance of 9,255 for a live gate of $841,820.61. Betting favorites went 7-5 on the card. One fight had even odds. Betting favorites remained 9-13 in UFC headliners this year. Edwards vs. dos Anjos had even odds. Total fight time for the 13-bout card was 2:43:30. Main card Gallery Leon Edwards def. Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN 4: Best photos view 32 images Edwards’ eight-fight UFC winning streak in welterweight competition is the second longest active streak in the division behind Kamaru Usman (10). Edwards has completed at least one takedown against seven of the eight opponents in his current winning streak. Edwards has earned seven of his 10 UFC victories by decision. Dos Anjos fell to 4-3 since he moved up to the UFC welterweight division in June 2017. Dos Anjos has suffered six of his 10 UFC losses by decision. That includes all three of his welterweight defeats. Gallery Walt Harris def. Aleksei Oleinik at UFC on ESPN 4: Best photos view 18 images Harris (13-7 MMA, 6-6 UFC) improved to 6-4 (with one no-contest) since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in April 2016. Harris has earned all 13 of his career victories by knockout. Harris’ 12-second victory marked the third fastest knockout in UFC heavyweight history. Aleksei Oleinik (57-13-1 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has suffered all three of his UFC stoppage losses by knockout. Gallery Greg Hardy def. Juan Adams at UFC on ESPN 4: Best photos view 17 images Greg Hardy (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned all of his career victories by first-round knockout. Juan Adams (5-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting his career on a five-fight winning streak. Adams suffered the first knockout loss of his career. Gallery Dan Hooker def. James Vick at UFC on ESPN 4: Best photos view 11 images Hooker (18-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) improved to 5-1 since he moved up to the UFC lightweight division in June 2017. Hooker has earned 17 of his 18 career victories by stoppage. That includes all nine of his UFC wins. James Vick’s (13-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since February 2018. Vick has suffered all three of his career stoppage losses by knockout. Gallery Andrei Arlovski def. Ben Rothwell at UFC on ESPN 4: Best photos view 25 images Andrei Arlovski (28-18 MMA, 17-12 UFC) improved to 7-8 (with one no-contest) since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in June 2014. Arlovski’s 17 victories in UFC heavyweight competition are most in divisional history. Arlovski landed 152 significant strikes to set a new single-fight record for a three-round UFC heavyweight bout. Arlovski’s total fight time of 4:33:13 in UFC heavyweight competition is the most in divisional history. Ben Rothwell (36-12 MMA, 6-6 UFC) fell to 0-2 since he returned from a nearly three-year layoff. He hasn’t earned a victory since January 2016. Rothwell’s three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since January 2016. Preliminary card Gallery Alex Caceres def. Steven Peterson at UFC on ESPN 4: Best photos view 26 images Alex Caceres (15-12 MMA, 10-10 UFC) improved to 5-4 since he returned to the UFC featherweight division in January 2015. Caceres has earned seven of his 10 UFC victories by decision. Steven Peterson (17-9 MMA, 1-3 UFC) has suffered eight of his nine career losses by decision. That includes all three of his UFC defeats. Gallery Raquel Pennington def. Irene Aldana at UFC on ESPN 4: Best photos view 23 images Raquel Pennington’s (10-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) seven victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Amanda Nunes (10). Pennington has earned five of her seven UFC victories by decision. Irene Aldana (10-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has suffered all three of her UFC losses by decision. Gallery Klidson Abreu def. Sam Alvey at UFC on ESPN 4: Best photos view 27 images Klidson Abreu (15-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) earned the first decision victory of his career. Sam Alvey’s (33-13 MMA, 10-8 UFC) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since June 2018. Alvey fell to 2-3 since he moved up to the UFC light-heavyweight division in February 2018. Alvey has suffered nine of his 13 career losses by decision. Jennifer Maia (17-5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has earned her past six victories by decision. That includes both of her UFC wins. Roxanne Modafferi (23-16 MMA, 2-4 UFC) fell to 8-5 since her initial UFC release in November 2013. Modafferi has suffered 12 of her 16 career losses by decision. That includes all four of her UFC defeats. Gallery Ray Borg def. Gabriel Silva at UFC on ESPN 4: Best photos view 22 images Ryan Borg (12-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) improved to 1-1 since he returned to the UFC bantamweight division in March. earned just the second knockout victory of his career and first since May 2013. Borg has earned four of his six UFC victories by decision. Gabriel Silva (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his eight-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career. Soo Son (9-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered all four of his career losses by decision. Domingo Pilarte (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered both of his career losses by decision. For complete coverage of UFC on ESPN 4, check out the UFC Results. UFC research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript. Voir l'article complet
  16. LAS VEGAS - On the red carpet for the UFC Hall of Fame, coach Trevor Wittman speaks about his new role as an analyst on UFC broadcasts, why it’s been a tough gig, coaching in MMA, and much more. Afficher l’article complet
  17. Under different circumstances, we might be talking talking today about the hottest new heavyweight sensation to hit mixed martial arts in quite some time. Make no mistake about it: Greg Hardy could end up being very, very good at this sport. He hits really hard, as his 45-second annihilation of Juan Adams on Saturday night at UFC on ESPN 4 attests. All eight of his pro and amateur victories have been first-round knockouts. And he’s a part of one of the world’s very best gyms at American Top Team. But then, there’s also this: Five years ago, Hardy was convicted of domestic violence after an incident in Charlotte, N.C. The police report, obtained by Deadspin, stated the victim was thrown onto a pile of semi-automatic assault weapons and that Hardy strangled her and told her he should kill her. Later, after reportedly reaching a settlement with the victim, charges against Hardy were dropped when the victim stopped cooperating. But the stench from the incident was such that the NFL, hardly known as the playground of the pure and virtuous, all but blackballed an All-Pro-caliber player in the aftermath. Have you heard this before? Sure, you have. But UFC on ESPN 4 fight week was the week it became crystal-clear that most of the parties involved are betting this will all go away as Hardy’s fighting career begins to pick up steam, even though he refuses to address the issue while demanding his second chance. Related Greg Hardy 'super proud' of quick TKO vs. Juan Adams at UFC on ESPN 4 Twitter reacts to Greg Hardy's quick TKO of Juan Adams at UFC on ESPN 4 We figured out where the UFC stands on this the moment they made Hardy’s official debut the co-feature bout of the first event of their ESPN deal in January. UFC president Dana White put Hardy on the same card as recent domestic violence victim Rachel Ostovich, then acted as if the people who brought this up were the problem. The fact Hardy has been fed competition that would lose to Glass Joe in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out also says something. Great, we’ve seen that Hardy can knock out low-level opposition on several occasions. Now how about matching him up with someone who can wrestle? Hardy also has managed to drag ESPN into the muck with him in this, his third fight on the cable network. Adams chirped nonstop about Hardy’s disturbing past throughout his fight-week media appearances. It was the storyline that most resonated on the entire card. But the only thing that was hinted at this during the broadcast was a brief Adams mention of “screw-ups” with no context. There was no follow-up on what exactly those “screw-ups” might be. There have been instances when the UFC won’t talk about certain subjects, but wholesale ignoring what fans are most talking about heading into a card is certainly rare. Related Juan Adams apologizes for Greg Hardy loss, post-fight behavior: 'I acted horribly' ESPN has been near-perfect in it’s presentation of the UFC in this first year of their partnership. The broadcasts are better paced and more professional than FOX. The UFC finally feels like a big league now. ESPN has indisputably been a huge upgrade. But whitewashing Hardy is not a good look. It’s not hard to understand why some in the media are trying to wish this all away. Hardy’s management team is one of the most powerful in the sport. If MMA writers play along with Hardy’s image rehab and write fawning columns, then somewhere down the road they might be handed a scoop like a well trained poodle accepting a treat. It’s also easy to look at Hardy’s situation and play Twitter trolls’ favorite game: whataboutism. Yeah, this business sure can be dirty sometimes. I could fill another column just listing all the other bad things fighters and people within the fight game have done. Also, most people learn by kindergarten that two wrongs don’t make a right. So here’s an idea for Hardy, his team and the UFC going forward: If you want to wake up the morning after a fight and hear only talk about how his upside in the cage and chatter about how far he can go in the UFC heavyweight division, then stop trying to pretend his past doesn’t exist. Talk about it. Apologize. Make a generous donation to a women’s charity. Show some sort of sign that he’s contrite and is learning from his experience. Then give some time to show he really means it. Then, and only then, will we focus on the fact Hardy very well might have a bright future in this sport. For complete coverage of UFC on ESPN 4, check out the MMA Results. Gallery Greg Hardy def. Juan Adams at UFC on ESPN 4: Best photos view 17 images Voir l'article complet
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  19. Tyron Woodley | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The last time fans saw Tyron Woodley fight, he left the Octagon with a fresh defeat on his record, having dropped his welterweight championship to Kamaru Usman. That was back in March. He was next booked to rematch Robbie Lawler at UFC Minneapolis, but a right hand injury forced him out of that contest and he is now eyeing a return at UFC 241 in August. In the meantime, “The Chosen One” has stayed on top of his outside-of-the-cage media ventures and is finding time to develop new skills, according to coach Duke Roufus. At the highest levels of competition, fighters like Woodley often find themselves in accelerated training camps that emphasize game planning and weight maintenance over actual development. Roufus thinks that Woodley’s sabbatical could be a boon for him in the future. “The nice thing about injuries is if you have the right perspective, you take an injury and it actually help you grow as an athlete,” Roufus told MMA Fighting. “What I like, everyone knows that he has an incredible right hand, well he’s been really focused on mastering his left hand. He spends a lot of time in L.A. with his film and music career and broadcasting, then he goes to a lot of training at Wild Card Boxing with coach Eric Brown and I noticed a substantial difference in his skill set when we got together during training. “We had some fun sessions, very fruitful, very enjoyable, working on a lot of new things. That’s the positives he’s been getting from the injury.” Roufus recently met up with Woodley at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas and he says the champ looks to be on track to fight again soon. It doesn’t sound like his team is in any rush to get him back into action though, especially given the schedule he kept during his reign as UFC champion. Though Woodley has taken his fair share of criticism for being vocal about who he would have preferred to defend his title against, from July 2016 to July 2017 he competed in four title fights and each time came out as the champion. It’s a run that Roufus would like to see held in higher regard. “I want to reiterate about Tyron, a lot of people don’t realize, we soldiered through back-to-back-to-back-to-back fights, right out of injury into short training camps,” Roufus said. “A lot of people sometimes don’t give Tyron his due credit. He fought four title fights in 364 days. The only guy to break that record is Jon Jones. Those were back-to-back fights, we were doing six-week training camps for five-round fights, which is kind of an anomaly in our sport. Most people want to take a longer training camp for a longer fight and I’m very proud of that body of work that we put together through Woodley, coach Din (Thomas), and myself. “He was on just a crazy schedule, so I like this little layoff. It’s helping Tyron grow not only as a fighter, but as a person. And I’m proud of him too. You only live once, so I’m happy he’s pursuing music, acting, etc., he’s just a very happy guy right now.” Afficher l’article complet
  20. Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski has issued an apology for using a homophobic slur during his post-fight interview at UFC on ESPN 4. Arlovski (28-18 MMA, 17-12 UFC) snapped a four-fight winless skid on Saturday when he defeated Ben Rothwell (36-12 MMA, 6-6 UFC) by unanimous decision at AT&T Center in San Antonio. “The Pitbull” was emotional when speaking to MMA Junkie post-fight, wiping tears from his face while discussing the promise he made to his son that he would be victorious. Moments later, Arlovski sounded off on critics of his rough patch and anyone who questioned his ability to take damage by using the derogatory term. “Once again I will tell everyone shut your (expletive) mouths about my ‘glass chin,’ so go f*ck yourself, fa**ots,” Arlovski said. “That’s it. I proved to everyone you’re f*cking wrong.” On Sunday, Arlovski apologized for using the homophobic slur in a statement to MMA Junkie. “I apologize to anyone I offended with my poor choice of words,” Arlovski said. “I did not mean to offend any one group or person. I am deeply sorry and will not use these type of words in the future.” Arlovski, 40, isn’t the first former UFC champion who’s been caught using homophobic language. In October 2017, Conor McGregor was caught on camera using the same term while consoling friend Artem Lobov following a loss at UFC Fight Night 118. He issued an apology more than one week later. Just a month prior in September 2017, Fabricio Werdum got into a heated exchange with Tony Ferguson at a UFC 216 media lunch and used the same word as Arlovski and McGregor. The former titleholder would later apologize, as well, and insisted he was not homophobic. When contacted by MMA Junkie, the UFC acknowledged Arlovski’s inappropriate language. “UFC is aware of the recent remarks from heavyweight athlete Andrei Arlovski,” the promotion said in a statement. “The organization does not condone any disparaging comments regarding race, religion and/or sexual orientation. We have already addressed this issue directly with Andrei and his team. This is an ongoing priority for the organization, and there will be continued monitoring of these types of situations moving forward.” After the grueling fight with Rothwell, which marked a rematch of a July 2008 bout “The Pitbull” won by third-round knockout, Arlovski said he hopes to return to the octagon as soon as possible. He’s looking for a rematch with someone who has beaten him but said he will leave it up to UFC brass to decide what’s next. “I consider myself a real man. I want to fight everyone who whooped my ass in the past,” Arlovski said. “Of course I want to fight people in front of me (in the rankings), but it’s totally up to UFC, up to Dana White and the matchmakers.” For complete coverage of UFC on ESPN 4, check out the UFC Results. Voir l'article complet
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