Tournament Format Works for Bellator, But Not Suited for the Modern UFC

Imagine if there was an upset in the first round of a UFC light heavyweight tournament. Jon Jones gets caught unexpectedly by Ryan Bader . Instead of seeing Jones face Alexander Gustafsson in the second round (Gustafsson would beat Glover Teixeira in my ...
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Overeem vs. Struve: Video Highlights from Heavyweight Tilt

2 years ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Alistair Overeem looked like The Demolition Man in his first-round smashing of Stefan "Skyscraper"  Struve at UFC on Fox 13. Thousands of MMA fans piled into the Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly the US Airways Center) in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday night expecting to see a stand-up battle between the two Dutchmen. However, Overeem reminded the world why he is equally as dangerous on the ...

UFC Fight Night 64 in Tweets: Pros react to Mirko Cro Cop vs. Gabriel Gonzaga 2, more

1 year ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Mirko Cro Cop scored one for the old guys on Saturday night in Krakow, Poland, avenging one of the worst losses of his career by knocking out Gabriel Gonzaga with a ruthless salvo of elbows midway through the third round of UFC Fight Night 64's main event. The win was Cro Cop's first inside the Octagon since 2010, and it set off an explosion of fanboy revelry from the pros on Twitter. Cro cop is ...

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Alistair Overeem Stops Stefan Struve in the First

2 years ago @ sports.yahoo.com: Alistair Overeem wasted no time in getting a win at UFC on FOX 13, knocking out Stefan Struve in the first round on Saturday in Phoenix.

Frank Mir thought about retirement after loss to Alistair Overeem

2 years ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Frank Mir did not take his decision to come back lightly. After a unanimous decision loss to Alistair Overeem in February, the former UFC heavyweight champion gave himself plenty of time before he came to the conclusion that he would return to fighting. Mir, who has lost four straight, told Ariel Helwani on this past Monday's edition of The MMA Hour that he did consider retirement for a time. "I ...

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That said, I highly doubt Nelson is sent packing, as the 39-year old striker still has the skill to hang with the best inside the Octagon. After all, his three losses didn't exactly come against [...]
2015-09-28 12:38:16 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
The Croatian heavyweight talks about not being popular enough to fight for the belt, if Cain Velasquez deserved the rematch against Fabricio Werdum, Ben Rothwell's creative entrances and [...]
2015-09-28 10:57:35 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
However, those setbacks have all come against the cream of the heavyweight division: Barnett, Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt, Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic. Barnett, who rebounded from a first-round [...]
2015-09-28 01:53:15 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
Alistair Overeem se encuentra preparándose para su combate del próximo 19 de diciembre, donde enfrentará a Junios dos Santos; sin embargo, su mente está muy lejos, en el Campeón Completo de [...]
2015-09-27 23:28:29 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
The Ultimate Fighter winner had dropped back-to-back bouts to Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt. The co-main event featured a middleweight match-up between former Strikeforce titleholder Gegard Mousasi [...]
2015-09-27 07:36:58 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
The Ultimate Fighter winner had dropped back-to-back bouts to Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt. The co-main event featured a middleweight match-up between former Strikeforce titleholder Gegard Mousasi [...]
2015-09-27 05:21:01 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will welcome Josh Barnett back to the Octagon after nearly two years on the sidelines. Waiting to greet him will be fellow heavyweight hurter Roy Nelson, who [...]
2015-09-26 12:04:10 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
The Ultimate Fighter winner has dropped back-to-back bouts to Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt. The co-main event features a middleweight match-up between former Strikeforce titleholder Gegard Mousasi [...]
2015-09-26 06:01:26 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
The Ultimate Fighter winner has dropped back-to-back bouts to Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt. The co-main event features a middleweight match-up between former Strikeforce titleholder Gegard Mousasi [...]
2015-09-26 06:01:12 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem had choice words for newly crowned champion Fabrício Werdum this week on the “You're Welcome! with Chael Sonnen” podcast. Overeem and Werdum fought in [...]
2015-09-25 21:57:37 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
Some of the worst beatings Nelson has taken in his career have been against opponents who effectively use that clinch. Alistair Overeem turned Nelson's midsection into one giant welt with knees. [...]
2015-09-25 14:34:02 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
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O holandês Alistair Overeem falou a maneira pela qual lidar com Junior Cigano durante o enfrentamento entre eles já marcado para acontecer valendo a edição UFC on Fox 17, mês dezembro deste [...]
2015-09-25 12:55:39 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
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After the aforementioned Hunt smashed him last year in Japan, "Big Country" was pushed around by Alistair Overeem in Texas. But in case you forgot about those heavy hands, here's a replay of his [...]
2015-09-25 04:04:09 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
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After earning multiple championships in karate and fighting some of the best in kickboxing rings, winning the K-1 World GP in Fukuoka in 2008, Ewerton Teixeira aims for his first title in mixed [...]
2015-09-25 03:01:36 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
Znam da me Werdum ne voli, ne želi se boriti protiv mene. Ja sam lik koji te može prebiti. Mogu prebiti svakog borca. Naravno, zato se Werdum boji. Pratim što borci pričaju u UFC-u. Werdum ne [...]
2015-09-24 21:25:43 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
In the immediate aftermath of Fabricio Werdum remarkable upset win against Fedor Emelianenko - a win that snapped the Russian heavyweight decade-long win streak - the Brazilian stepped into the [...]
2015-09-24 18:00:47 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
“Definitivamente recibo satisfacción de esa victoria. Se que en el fondo no le agrado a Werdum. Él no quiere enfrentarse a mi. Soy el tipo de persona que puede vencerte. Puedo [...]
2015-09-24 17:48:45 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
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Ben Rothwell has been one of MMA's most successful and notorious fighters since his debut in 1999, and the UFC's sixth ranked heavyweight is in the best form of his career after recent [...]
2015-09-23 15:12:33 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
Alistair Overeem
Alistair Overeem, right, of the Netherlands, knees Roy Nelson on the chin during a men's heavyweight UFC 185 mixed martial arts bout, Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Dallas. Overeem won the match [...]
2015-09-23 09:01:59 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more
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Nelson has dropped his two most recent fights against Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt. Barnett has a storied career in Japan, most in the Pride organization but has not returned to fight in the [...]
2015-09-22 13:40:47 UTC (1 year ago) - Read more