Written on February 3rd, 2013 by Robert Evans MMA Comments
By Robert Evans: Joe Lauzon is a mixed martial artist from Brockton in Massachussetts, where he still lives. Altogether he has 12 post-fight bonuses which tie him with the highest in the UFC (Ultimate Fight Championship). If you judge a book by its cover then you might be surprised to discover that he has a Bachelor’s degree in computer science.
The life of a network administrator (what he did before going full time in to MMA) might seem a million miles away from the tough world of professional mixed martial arts. Yet Lauzon sees every fight like a math problem, with a solution built on breaking down your opponent.
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Written on August 16th, 2012 by Niles Pender MMA Comments
What’s Next for Anderson Silva?
By Niles Pender: Anderson Silva’s decisive victory at UFC 148 over Chael Sonnen closed a chapter on what had become one of MMA’s most intriguing feuds and PPV draw. The victory took Silva’s UFC record to 15-0, dating back to his debut in June of 2006. Undoubtedly he’s one of the all-time greats of MMA already, but to cement his legacy as perhaps the greatest fighter ever, he’ll need challengers who can bring out the best in him going forward.
As great as Silva is, he often raises or lowers his game to the level of his opponent. This can result in thrilling fights against good fighters like Sonnen and snoozers like his title defense against Demian Maia which was termed a “disgrace” by UFC President Dana White.
So it’s up to White to find fighters that Silva will take seriously and also work as PPV draws. Also adding to the equation is Silva’s recent announcement that he won’t fight again until 2013.
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Written on July 25th, 2012 by Niles Pender +More+
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UFC 150 – Saturday, August 11, 2012
By Niles Pender: UFC 150 is set to take place on August 11 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Denver most recently hosted UFC 135 (Jon Jones vs. “Rampage” Jackson) and could also be considered the birthplace of the UFC as it was host for UFC 1 and UFC 2.
Headlining the card will be a rematch of UFC 144′s Fight of the Night between current UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and the man he beat to get the title, Frankie Edgar.
The first fight went the full five rounds with Henderson winning by a unanimous but very close decision that had some observers, including UFC President Dana White, questioning the outcome.
The rematch is highly anticipated and will be Henderson’s first defense of the title. Although both fighters have strong backgrounds in wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, their first meeting was fought largely standing up. Henderson is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do (a nod to his mother’s Korean heritage) and used kicks and strikes to devastating effect against Edgar who suffered eye and nose damage early in the fight.
Edgar did hold a 10:2 edge in takedowns but rarely tried keeping it on the ground so it will be telling if he tries to utilize more grappling in the rematch.
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Written on December 13th, 2010 by Staff MMA Comments
|Georges St-Pierre Retains Title
Georges St-Pierre showed his class by delighting a home crowd in Montreal when defending his UFC welterweight title with a unanimous decision over Josh Koscheck at UFC 124.
The 29 year old controlled the fight throughout the five rounds at the Bell Centre and was awarded the fight 50-45 on the scorecards of all three judges.
This was Koscheck’s second defeat to St-Pierre, who has cemented his status as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world with another convincing victory.
“I didn’t reach my goal tonight. I wanted to take him out, but he’s very tough,” St-Pierre said after the fight.
“Georges St-Pierre is a true champion,” said Koscheck, who waged a war of words with his opponent in the build up to the highly-anticipated fight.
“St-Pierre is the man tonight. He had a great gameplan, he executed very well, and he showed why he’s the best pound-for-pound.”