Dana White Promises To ‘Blow The Doors Off’ Australia With Whittaker vs. Adesanya

UFC President Dana White is planning yet another massive MMA spectacle in Australia. After re-upping for an additional 10 years with the world’s MMA leader, White recently spearheaded the unveiling of the UFC’s all-new Apex facility in Las …

UFC President Dana White is planning yet another massive MMA spectacle in Australia. After re-upping for an additional 10 years with the world’s MMA leader, White recently spearheaded the unveiling of the UFC’s all-new Apex facility in Las Vegas. There was, of course, a lot to talk about. One of those things was the awaited […]

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Rising Knockout Artist Meets Junior Dos Santos In Australia

A surging KO slugger will meet JDS in Australia later this year.

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A rising heavyweight star will reportedly meet former champion Junior dos Santos in Australia.

“Cigano” will meet 25-year-old knockout artist Tai Tuivasa in the main event of UFC Fight Night 142 on Dec. 2, 2018, inside Adelaide Entertainment Centre in South Australia. The bout was first reported by Combate.

Tuivasa has won all eight of his pro-MMA bouts. He knocked out his opponent in the first seven match-ups. “Bam Bam” most recently faced his toughest challenge in former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski this June. Tuivasa won the fight by unanimous decision.

He’ll once again meet his toughest challenge in his next fight. Former champion dos Santos got back into the win column in his last fight by outlasting Blagoy Ivanov in the main event of July’s UFC Boise. He was once one of the most feared knockout artists in the UFC, but inconsistent results have made that reputation a bit tenuous right now. Dos Santos has not won back-to-back fights since 2012.

He still remains one of the most recognizable names in the heavyweight division due to his title run and legendary rivalry with Cain Velasquez.

‘Cigano’ currently sits at No. 7 in official UFC heavyweight rankings. His match-up with Tuivasa promises to be much tougher than this nightclub brawl he was falsely identified in.

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Australian Reporter: ‘Sadistic’ UFC Is A Bloodbath That Glorifies Violence

Former UFC bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is without question one of the sport’s biggest stars despite falling on rough times recently. The “Rowdy” one has been out of action since surrendering her title in brutal fashion to Holly Holm at November 2015’s UFC 193 from Melbourne, Australia. Aside from her loss, Rousey led a

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Former UFC bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is without question one of the sport’s biggest stars despite falling on rough times recently.

The “Rowdy” one has been out of action since surrendering her title in brutal fashion to Holly Holm at November 2015’s UFC 193 from Melbourne, Australia.

Aside from her loss, Rousey led a very successful event at UFC 193 which took place at the massive 50,000 plus seat Etihad Stadium. The show was monumental to say the least, but that doesn’t mean that every Australian was too fond of the action.

In fact, one certain Australian reporter had some very harsh comments regarding the card, bashing not only Rousey, but the ‘bloodbath’ that is the UFC as well.

Check out what Susie O’Brien of Melbourne’s Herald Sun had to say below:

“Ronda, we don’t need to encourage people to pay good money to watch you get battered into oblivion, or to watch you do the same to your opponent.

My colleague, Ron Reed, who went to the Holm v Rousey fight last year, said the crowd was roaring things like “cut off his f—— head” and “I want to see blood”.

I don’t think UFC is entertainment and it shouldn’t be served up as such in any Australian city. It’s nothing more than a dangerous form of sadistic voyeurism that feeds off the injuries sustained by others.

This is not sport. It’s a bloodbath that glorifies violence.”

Well, O’Brien sure wasn’t holding back with those statements.

As for Rousey, the ex-champion has yet to return since being knocked out by Holm, but there have been rumors of her making her highly-anticipated comeback at November 12’s UFC 205 from Madison Square Garden in New York.

What do you make of these comments regarding Rousey and the sport as a whole?

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Poll: Should Frank Mir Retire?

Decorated veteran and former two-time UFC champion Frank Mir was knocked out by Mark Hunt in the main event of last night’s (March, 19, 2016) UFC Fight Night 85 from the Brisbane Entertainment Center in Brisbane, Australia, and the stoppage loss has justifiably called the 36-year-old legend’s UFC career into serious question. Mir has most certainly

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Decorated veteran and former two-time UFC champion Frank Mir was knocked out by Mark Hunt in the main event of last night’s (March, 19, 2016) UFC Fight Night 85 from the Brisbane Entertainment Center in Brisbane, Australia, and the stoppage loss has justifiably called the 36-year-old legend’s UFC career into serious question.

Mir has most certainly been one of the most accomplished heavyweights in UFC history, holding the record for most bouts in the weight class while transcending three UFC eras over an illustrious career that has lasted almost an unprecedented 15 years. But his latest knockout loss to Hunt was Mir’s sixth loss in his last eight bouts, and his eighth overall knockout loss to the best heavyweights in the world.

It’s left the mixed martial arts community discussing whether or not Mir should retire to take a job in the UFC and take his much-deserved spot in the UFC Hall of Fame. The lethal Brazilian jiu-jitsu practicioner simply doesn’t have anything left to prove in MMA, even in a division as shallow as the UFC heavyweight landscape, but obviously the competitive fires are hard to put out for a fighter of Mir’s caliber and resume.

What do you think? Should Mir retire, or should he fight again?

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Highlights: Neil Magny Comes Back To Destroy Hector Lombard

Neil Magny took on former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard in the co-main event of last night’s (March, 19, 2016) UFC Fight Night 85 from the Brisbane Entertainment Center in Brisbane, Australia, and for a while, it looked like he might get knocked out in the first round. It almost looked like that in the second

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Neil Magny took on former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard in the co-main event of last night’s (March, 19, 2016) UFC Fight Night 85 from the Brisbane Entertainment Center in Brisbane, Australia, and for a while, it looked like he might get knocked out in the first round.

It almost looked like that in the second round, as well. But after an initial flurry from the heavily muscled returning Cuban-Australian, Magny was somehow able to survive and unleash his own offense in the later part of the second round, flattening ‘Showeather’ out to land so many shots that it appeared it should be stopped.

The referee surprisingly let Lombard fight on but it was all elementary at that point, as Magny threw an exhausted ‘Showeather’ to the mat and locked on a mounted triangle choke to finish him off with ground shots. It was a gritty and impressive win, and it was also a very telling one as he moves up into the upper echelons of the UFC welterweight division.

Watch the full fight video highlights of Magny’s biggest win right here:

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UFC Fight Night 85 Bonuses: Mark Hunt Banks Big For Latest KO

It may not have had the hype and attention of March 5’s UFC 196, but last night’s (March, 19, 2016) UFC Fight Night 85 from the Brisbane Entertainment Center in Brisbane, Australia, was undoubtedly a scintillating card that provided a diverse mix of action-packed entertainment for fans Down Under. The fighters who contributed most to the

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It may not have had the hype and attention of March 5’s UFC 196, but last night’s (March, 19, 2016) UFC Fight Night 85 from the Brisbane Entertainment Center in Brisbane, Australia, was undoubtedly a scintillating card that provided a diverse mix of action-packed entertainment for fans Down Under.

The fighters who contributed most to the successful night were warded with a traditional post-fight bonus, and not surprisingly, heavyweight fan favorite Mark Hunt earned the first $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his first-round walkoff knockout of former champion Frank Mir. With his latest post-fight bonus, Hunt tied Roy Nelson and Travis Browne for the most in UFC heavyweight history with six.

The second “Performance of the Night” very deservedly went to Neil Magny, who weathered an early storm from Hector Lombard to win their co-main event bout with an absolutely vicious second and third-round swarm on the once-hyped champion.

Finally, “Fight of the Night” went to lightweight prospects Jake Matthews and Johnny Case for their back-and-forth battle that the 21-year-ld Matthews own with an emphatic rear-naked choke in front of his hometown Australian crowd, marking a clean sweep of the bonuses for the top three bouts on the main card.

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