• Filterless Perry just wants to fight and entertain

    If there’s anyone who seems built for the spotlight that comes along with a roster spot in the UFC, it’s Mike Perry. But as he gets ready for his Saturday bout against No. 10-ranked Santiago Ponzinibbio in Winnipeg, “Platinum” says adjusting to everything outside the Octagon is still a work in progress.“I’m in the Octagon and that’s where I really shine because I’m best at fighting, not at talking,” he laughs.” The fighting, that’s the easy part, so I’m gonna keep knocking people out and then you can’t deny me.&rdquo ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night Winnipeg: Weigh-in Results

    Check out the official weigh-in results for Fight Night: Lawler vs Dos Anjos, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between (2) Robbie Lawler and (4) Rafael Dos Anjos, airs live on FOX Saturday, December 16 at 8pm ET from Winnipeg, Canada. Six prelim bouts will air live on FS1 starting at 5pm/2pm ETPT. Two fights will kick off the night of action on UFC FIGHT PASS starting at 4:30pm/1:30pm ETPT. Main Event - Five round boutRobbie Lawler (170.5) vs Rafael Dos Anjos (170)FOX Main Card - 8pm/5pm ETPTRicardo Lamas (146) vs. Josh Emmett (148.5)*Santiago Ponzini ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Emmett embraces can't-miss opportunity in Winnipeg

    Josh Emmett wasn’t happy with a split decision loss to Desmond Green in April, the first defeat of his professional career. But as he sits a day away from his first UFC co-main event against No. 3-ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas on Saturday, he may want to thank judges Doug Crosby and Sal D’Amato for scoring against him that night in Buffalo.“If I didn’t lose that split decision, then I’d still be at 155 and I wouldn’t be in the position I am right now,” said Emmett, who stepped in on short notice to replace Jose Aldo against Lamas, taking advantage ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Unfiltered Episode 155: Robbie Lawler and Mike Perry

    "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler calls in ahead of his UFC Welterweight title eliminator bout against Rafael dos Anjos this weekend on FOX and discusses RDA as an opponent, training at Hard Knocks 365, Matt Hughes's road to recovery, GSP, Ponzinibbio vs. Perry, his motivation to continue fighting, and more. Later, Mike Perry joins the show and talks about Santiago Ponzinibbio as an opponent, finding the balance between skill and aggression, Lawler vs. RDA, and more. Plus, Matt and guest co-host Jamie Crowder break down UFC On FOX: Lawler vs. dos Anjos, Stipe vs. Ngannou, and answer a fan question abou ... Read the Full Article Here
  • UFC Winnipeg - Fight by Fight Preview

    ROBBIE LAWLER VS RAFAEL DOS ANJOSCombat sports wisdom is that a SuperFight delayed is not so super anymore, but that’s not the case with Saturday’s main event between Robbie Lawler and Rafael Dos Anjos. Back in 2015, when both held world titles, lightweight champ RDA thought of moving up to 170 pounds and challenging welterweight boss Lawler, but that never happened. Two years later, it may be a better fight now, with Dos Anjos showing his best form yet as a welterweight while Lawler is, well, still Lawler. If Dos Anjos can take Lawler’s bombs and hold off the usual late figh ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Machida headlines in his hometown against Anders on Feb. 3

    As soon as his win over Markus Perez was made official last weekend, unbeaten rising star Eryk Anders called for his next fight to be against a Brazilian icon...in Brazil. On Feb. 3, Anders gets his wish when he faces former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC Fight Night at Mangueirinho Arena in Belem, Brazil.FS1 will televise the five-round middleweight bout. Tickets for UFC Belem go on sale on Dec. 15.Despite growing up in Belem, Machida never fought in his hometown as a professional until now, and it goes without saying that this will be an emotional nig ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Lamas never lost focus during opponent change

    Ricardo Lamas was a little over a month into training camp when he got the call saying that the man he was preparing to face – former featherweight champion Jose Aldo – had been removed from the matchup and shuffled in to a new vacancy opposite current titleholder Max Holloway at UFC 218.Unfortunately, it’s a situation “The Bully” has been forced to deal with in the past.Four years ago, the Chicago veteran was gearing up for a showdown with Chan Sung Jung, but when Anthony Pettis was forced out of his championship bout with Aldo, the UFC selected “The Korean ... Read the Full Article Here
  • For Lawler, the fight is the only story

    Robbie Lawler speaks to the media during the UFC Fight Night Ultimate Media Day on December 14, 2017 in Winnipeg, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)" align="center" /> After 15 years of talking to Robbie Lawler, I think I’ve finally cracked the code. For years, my colleagues and I have tried to break him in pre-fight interviews, eager to find out the story behind a fighter who lives up to his nickname “Ruthless” whenever he’s got a gumshield in his mouth and gloves on his hands.And here it is…Carlos Condit in their welterweight championship fight during the ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Hunt vs Blaydes set for UFC 221

    Fireworks will be mandatory on Feb. 10 (Feb. 11 local time) in Perth, Australia, as perennial heavyweight contender Mark Hunt gets a home game down under against rising star Curtis Blaydes in a UFC 221 bout at Perth Arena.Tickets for UFC 221, which is headlined by the middleweight title bout between Robert Whittaker and Luke Rockhold, go on sale on December 15.Chicago's Blaydes crashed the top ten on the heels of three wins in 2017 over Adam Milstead, Daniel Omielanczuk and Aleksei Oleinik that pushed his current winning streak to four. But to take things to the next level, he must get past on ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Cannonier sticking to the basics: win and climb the ladder

    You can almost see Jared Cannonier smiling through the phone line. It’s December, but for the first time in eight years, he doesn’t have to wear a winter coat and 800 layers of clothing underneath it. He’s traded Alaska for Arizona, and that suits the 33-year-old light heavyweight contender just fine.“I love the heat, so when I got here, I was soaking up the sun like I was a Kryptonian,” he laughs. “But yeah, it's been good. My family has adjusted to the temperature and they're actually liking this winter weather, where it's not covered in snow. I read a rep ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Rejuvenated Dos Anjos relishing life at welterweight

    There isn’t one thing that Rafael Dos Anjos can point to and say, “This is what I can enjoy eating now that I’m a welterweight.” It’s simpler and more profound than that. “I can live,” said the former lightweight champion as he approaches his UFC Winnipeg main event against Robbie Lawler on Saturday. “I can eat normal. I don’t have to have that feeling after having my meal of still being hungry. Now, if I feel hungry I can eat again if I want.”For those who don’t fight for a living, it may sound like something that wouldn’ ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Reasons To Watch Fight Night Winnipeg

    Welcome to Canada. #UFCWinnipeg pic.twitter.com/O8EZnU0Awm — UFC (@ufc) December 13, 2017 The plethora of UFC holiday riches continues this Saturday on FOX with yet another stacked card headlined by Robbie Lawler and Rafael Dos Anjos. The penultimate UFC event of 2017 will go down in the capital city of Manitoba, Canada, and while the temperatures outside are crisp and frosty, there are plenty of fighters in town bringing some heat.Here are the reasons to watch Fight Night Winnipeg.More ruthlessness from Robbie Lawler Ruthless since day one.@Ruthless_RL #UFCWinnipeg pic.twi ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Shevchenko, Stevenson travel to Belem for Feb. bouts

    Former world bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko will make her UFC flyweight debut on Feb. 3, as she travels to Belem, Brazil for a bout with unbeaten Brazilian newcomer Priscila Cachoeira.Also added to the UFC Fight Night card, which airs live on FS1 from Arena Guilherme Paraense, is a strawweight clash between TUF 26 competitor Maia Stevenson and fellow newcomer Polyana Viana.Tickets for UFC Belem go on sale on Dec. 15. Read the Full Article Here
  • Once again fighting in Canada, Larpise's confidence at an all-time high

    Competing in his home country of Canada is a joy for Chad Laprise, even if it means braving the frigid temperatures that await the fighters set to step into the Octagon this weekend in Winnipeg.“I’ve said it many times before – if I could fight all my fights in Canada, I would be super-happy, and I’m back in Canada again,” said Laprise, who has only fought outside of Canada twice in his seven-year, 15-fight career. “It’ll be a little cold up there this time of year, but I’m definitely looking forward to being in front of the Canadian fans once ag ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Lawler vs. Dos Anjos Fantasy Cheat Sheet

    The UFC returns to Canada this weekend with a stacked card headed to FOX that features a main event that could determine the next No. 1 contender in the welterweight division. Former champion Robbie Lawler returned to his winning ways earlier this year and now he'll look to get back in the title picture with a win this weekend. It won't be an easy test, however, as former lightweight king Rafael Dos Anjos attempts to get his third win in a row since moving to 170 pounds as he inches closer to a shot at champion Tyron Woodley as well. Also on the card, two powerful knockout artists prepare to c ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Cirkunov knows it only takes one punch to stop Teixeira

    Misha Cirkunov prepares to enter the Octagon before his fight with Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214" align="center" />Misha Cirkunov has always been pretty even keeled about things when it comes to his career inside the Octagon.Hyped as a future superstar when he first transitioned to mixed martial arts from the grappling world, his advanced billing never went to his head and he never took the early setbacks he suffered to heart either. He was always just focused on learning and improving, garnering as much experience as possible so that when the time came for him to compete against the best athlete ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Unfiltered Episode 154: Jon Anik and UFC Fight Night Fresno Recap

    Lead UFC commentator Jon Anik joins the show to discuss a variety of topics including UFC On FOX: Lawler vs. dos Anjos, UFC Fight Night Fresno, GSP, Whittaker vs. Rockhold, Stipe vs. Ngannou in his hometown of Boston, working with Joe Rogan, and the proper pronunciation of "Miocic". Before that, Matt Serra calls in and breaks down all the action from Fresno this past weekend. Full Episode Jon on calling fights with Dominick Cruz and Joe Rogan Jon on Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou in his hometown, Boston Jon on the level of Brian Ortega's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Jon on the pr ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night Fresno Scorecard

    Saturday’s UFC Fresno event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in California, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at Save Mart Center.1 – Brian OrtegaWhen I spoke to Brian Ortega before Saturday’s main event against Cub Swanson, I asked him if he went out of his way to put himself in difficult situations sometimes. He chuckled and admitted that he has. I can respect that attitude because it shows a true craftsman at work, someone willing to see if everything he learned in the gym can be applied in a fight. Of course, that can ... Read the Full Article Here
  • On the Rise: Winnipeg Edition

    For the third time in 2017, the Octagon visits the Great White North, as it lands at the “crossroads of Canada” in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the final UFC on FOX event of the year.It has already been a memorable month in the cage and this weekend’s show is sure to add to the collection of tremendous fights and breakthrough performances that have already taken place while we get closer to Santa’s arrival and the start of 2018.While the headlining acts have been bringing the goods through the first three events of the month, the upstarts and emerging talents have been holdin ... Read the Full Article Here
  • Fight Night Fresno bonus recap

    Gate: $568,290Attendance: 7,605Fight of the Night: Ortega vs. SwansonPerformance of the Night: Ortega & Moraes Read the Full Article Here