The 23-year-old Chris Kelades probably would have agreed to a fight with heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez on less than a week’s notice, but the 33-year-old version knows better, so while he craved a shot at the elite in the UFC, he wasn’t about to give up any advantages by jumping up from flyweight to get one.That doesn’t mean it was easy.“I’m telling you right now, the hardest thing I ever had to do was to say no, because you dream about having that opportunity your whole fighting career, and then you’re sitting there with the opportunity for someone t … Read the Full Article Here
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Highly-regarded Mexican welterweight Augusto “Dodger” Montano will make his UFC debut at home on Mexico City on November 15, as he opens up the UFC 180 main card against Chris Heatherly.Winner of 13 of his 14 pro bouts, with each win coming by knockout or submission, the 29-year-old Montano will bring a four-fight winning streak into the historic event in Mexico, the UFC’s first in the fight capital of Latin America. Looking to spoil the homecoming is Illinois’ Heatherly, who is unbeaten in four of his last five. Read the Full Article Here
Injuries have forced bantamweights Erik Perez and Patrick Williams out of their upcoming November bouts, with their original opponents, Marcus Brimage and Jumabieke Tuerxun now facing each other on November 8 in Sydney, Australia.Perez was scheduled to face Brimage at UFC 180 in Mexico City on November 15, and Williams was scheduled to battle Tuerxun in Sydney. Read the Full Article Here
Former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will return to action for the first time since October of 2013, as he battles Stipe Miocic at UFC on FOX in Phoenix, Arizona on December 13. So how did “Cigano” get here? Read on to find out.UFC 90 – TKO 1 Fabricio Werdum (watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)The lasting image of Junior Dos Santos’ first week in the UFC (well, in addition to the highlight reel knockout) may have been the clip from UFC President Dana White’s video blog where he showed off the Brazilian newcomer hitting pads before his debut bout against former PRIDE sta … Read the Full Article Here
Irish featherweight Conor McGregor, fresh from his first round TKO of Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 arrives back in his hometown to be greeted by a 410ft wide ‘Fighting Irish’ billboard. McGregor was joined by his team mates Patrick Holohan, Cathal Pendred and current Ultimate Fighter 20 contender Aisling Daly.
Welterweight Pendred, also returning from a successful outing aboard at UFC Fight Night Stockholm said: “It’s the way we fight that helps us capture the world’s attention. There’s a fighting spirit within the Irish that is unmatched, it comes from our hist … Read the Full Article Here