Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren disagreed with UFC president Dana White’s recent talk of drug testing in MMA. Well, as you might expect, White didn’t let Askren go with just a warning. Instead, the brash boss of the Octagon fired off this through his Twitter account. When ambien can’t sleep it takes Ben Askren. The [...]
by Michael David SmithBellator featherweight champion Joe Warren won a controversial unanimous decision over Marcos Galvao on Saturday night in Yuma, Arizona, with all three judges seeing the fight differently than nearly every member of the MMA media saw it.
Particularly surprising about the decision was that judge Chuck Wolfe scored the bout 30-27 for Warren: Not only did Wolfe score the first and third rounds for Warren, as did his fellow judges, but Wolfe also gave Warren the second round, even though almost everyone else watching thought that round was decidedly Galvao’s.
Although Wolfe declined to go into a detailed blow-by-blow account of the second round, he defended his scorecard and his decision, saying on Tuesday morning that he thought all three rounds in the fight were close, and that in close rounds, something relatively minor can be the difference in a 10-9 score.Read More
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A light heavyweight clash between Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson and Thiago Silva headlines UFC on FUEL TV 2 this Saturday, April 14th. UFC on FUEL TV 2 takes place from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden Gustafsson (13-1), a Stockholm native, enters the bout amid a building buzz about his potential in the light [...]Read More
By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief
Saturday’s UFC on Fuel 2 event in Stockholm, Sweden, left the organization with plenty of options for their typical fight night bonuses, and the four fighters they chose for those honors were all well-deserving of their $50,000 award.
The event’s “Fight of the Night” went to Brad Pickett and Damacio Page, who opened up the Fuel TV broadcast with an excellent two-round scrap. Pickett ultimately won the fight with a rear naked choke submission, but the back and forth bout was immensely exciting and very deserving of its FotN honors.
“Knockout of the Night” was a no-brainer, as newcomer Siyar Bahadurzada face-planted Paulo Thiago with a vicious counter right that put him out cold just 42 seconds into the fight.
“Submission of the Night” had the most competition on Saturday’s card, with six different fights ending by some form of submission. The award was clear, though, with the final submission of the card. In the second bout of the Fuel TV broadcast, John Maguire channeled UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes and pulled off a step-over armbar submission as DaMarques Johnson was attempting a kimura.