Cung Le remembers how things used to be before the UFC made inroads into Asia in recent years through shows in Macao, Singapore, and Japan. Even as recently as 2012, media and fans were more interested in the Vietnam native’s film career than what he did in the Octagon.“Before I fought Rich (Franklin), we went on the press tour, and our first stop was Hong Kong,” Le recalled. “Ninety percent of the questions were ‘how was it to do this amazing fight scene with Donnie Yen.’ (Laughs) I had to push everyone to talk about the fight with me and Rich ins … Read the Full Article Here

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This Saturday, UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le will take place on UFC FIGHT PASS during the day and UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Dos Anjos will air on FOX Sports 1 at night. Here’s a look at Saturday’s fight cards in Macao and Tulsa By The Numbers… 7900Approximate number of miles between this Saturday’s two fight cards as UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le takes place in Macao, China and UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma8Current ranking for Michael “The Count” Bisping as a UFC middleweight10UFC wins for Bisping at 185 pounds, 5th mo … Read the Full Article Here

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That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another Chinese version of the Downes Side! Unlike your local restaurant, though, the sustenance I give you lasts far longer than 20 minutes.If you’re hungry for fights, the UFC has you set with Fight Night Macao live from the CotaiArena. The main event of the evening features a middleweight clash between Michael Bisping and spin kick guru Cung Le. In the co-main event of the night, top 10 welterweights Tyron Woodley and Dong Hyun Kim can get one step closer to a title shot with a win. Prepare for prognostications better th … Read the Full Article Here

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As Benson Henderson prepares to enter the Octagon for the third time in 2014, it would be understandable if the man known as “Smooth” were experiencing a little déjà vu, given that this year carries a number of parallels to 2011, his first year in the UFC.

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Just as he did three years ago, the 30-year-old lightweight began the year looking to rebound from a championship loss to Anthony Pettis, having dropped the title to his … Read the Full Article Here

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It took a while – 15 fights and nearly six years to be exact – but Rafael Dos Anjos will finally headline a UFC event on Saturday in Tulsa against former lightweight champion Benson Henderson. That’s some patience.“For sure,” Dos Anjos laughs. “I go step-by-step.”It wasn’t always that way for the 29-year-old Rio de Janeiro native. In fact, it’s only been recently that he’s learned the value of being patient and keeping your eyes on what’s in front of you. He can thank Khabib Nurmagomedov, who snapped his five-fight winning str … Read the Full Article Here

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Michael Bisping lost his last fight.The fight before that, he earned a victory.Copy and paste that pattern underneath his most recent two outings twice more and you’ve got an accurate, “Just the facts, ma’am” account of the last six appearances for the man known as “The Count.”Bisping hasn’t won consecutive contests since he defeated Jason Miller in their battle following Season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter in December 2011. That victory pushed his winning streak to four and once again left him on the brink of securing a title shot, but he was … Read the Full Article Here

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