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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may have won the war Saturday night over Vitor Belfort, but he did not escape without injury. Jones, who successfully defended his title in the main event of UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort, was handed an indefinite medical suspension for a possible injury to his right arm.
Belfort locked Jones in a deep armbar attempt early in the fight, and “Bones” said after the bout ended that he felt pain like he had never felt before. An exact length for his suspension will come once an X-ray of his arm is taken.
LAS VEGAS — Two words summed up Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Canelo Alvarez knocks down Josesito Lopez with a right to the head. (Josh Hedges/Getty Images)Those were the words out of Josesito Lopez’s mouth after lasting only five rounds in the ring with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in front of a sold out crowd of 14,275.
That 22-year-old redheaded “badass” completely dominated Lopez, who was looking for his second major upset in three months. Alvarez knocked down Lopez in Rounds 2-4 and was on his way to his fourth knockdown before referee Joe Cortez stopped the fight at 2:55 in the fifth.
LAS VEGAS – Sergio Martinez put on a masterclass on Saturday, using a blistering jab and blazing speed to easily handle Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. before an enthusiastic sell-out crowd at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. takes a punch from Sergio Martinez during their title fight. REUTERS/Steve MarcusIt was no contest from the first moments of the fight until the waning seconds of the final round, when Chavez somehow knocked Martinez down and created drama.
Chavez, who had been routed throughout the fight, landed a big right and three lefts that floored Martinez in the final 30 seconds of the final round. But Martinez somehow hung on for the win.
September 14, 2012 11:30 AM
By John Morgan [kingofabuelos]
LAS VEGAS – Chael Sonnen (28-12-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) isn’t giving up on the possibility of fighting Jon Jones (16-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) just yet.
According to UFC President Dana White, Sonnen is anticipating another last-minute change to next week’s UFC 152 event, and the two-time middleweight title challenger is expecting to replace Vitor Belfort and take his shot at Jones’ light heavyweight belt.
“Chael Sonnen is in full training camp right now,” White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). “He’s been training since he got offered the Jones fight. He said, ‘I’m in full camp right now because Vitor will get hurt and pull out, and it will be Jones vs. Sonnen, anyway.”
For Roy Nelson, Surprise TUF Coaching Role Comes With Ongoing Carwin Feud
By Mike Chiappetta – Senior Writer
Jul 16, 2012 – Roy Nelson rarely appears to be at a loss for words. Over the years, he’s been one of the most opinionated fighters on the UFC roster, voicing his two cents on topics from PEDs to fighter pay. But almost a week after getting the call to coach the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter — a show in which he was once a participant — Nelson remains essentially speechless.
UFC ON FUEL TV 4 PRELIMS: ‘BRUCE LEEROY’ TRIANGLE CHOKE SUBMITS DAMACIO PAGE
By: Brian Knapp
Jul 11, 2012
“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 12 alum Alex Caceres submitted Damacio Page with a second-round triangle choke in a preliminary bantamweight scrap at UFC on Fuel TV 4 “Munoz vs. Weidman” on Wednesday at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Caceres (7-5, 2-3 UFC) finished the maneuver 87 seconds into round two.
Sometimes, the final outcome doesn’t tell the whole story of a fight.
Sometimes, the final outcome doesn’t tell much of the story at all to be honest.
I’m not just talking “Matt Hamill holding a victory over Jon Jones” type stories either. I’m thinking more along the lines of Dennis Hallman dominating 14:55 seconds of his fight with John Howard at the Ultimate Fighter: The Heavyweights finale before “Doomsday” connected on with a thunderous punch that put “Superman” out and earned him the win.
Edson Barboza (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) knows a thing or two about flashy knockouts, as witnessed by his now-legendary UFC 142 knockout of Terry Etim. Now he can brag about first-round upsets.
Barboza, a No. 14 seed in the voting for ESPN’s 2012 ESPY Awards “Play of the Year,” was voted past No. 3 seed and PGA Tour golfer Louis Oosthuizen for his double-eagle at the Masters this past April.
The Brazilian striker is now one of eight finalists eligible to take home the 2012 ESPY at the July 11 awards show.
On Tuesday, Michael Bisping revealed on “UFC Tonight” that his surgically-repaired knee was coming along nicely. So much so that the UFC middleweight already has a return date in mind, as well as the perfect opponents.
“I was speaking to [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva quite recently, and I’m hoping to fight at UFC 152 in Toronto,” Bisping said. “[I suggested] a couple of potential matchups, one being Brian Stann (Pictured). I know he’s got a shoulder injury, so I’m not sure if that will make it or not, but I’d like to fight Brian.
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In an interview on Sirius XM Radio, Dana White responded to Frank Shamrock’s verbal bashing.
“Frank Shamrock’s always talking smack. I don’t know what’s worse, Frank Shamrock talking smack like he should be in the Hall of Fame or Spike TV having him on. We have the biggest fight of the year coming up and they have Frank Shamrock on there, the most irrelevant dude on the planet. Here’s the thing about the UFC Hall of Fame in all honesty, you know, the UFC Hall of Fame this is – these are guys that we have been inducting that have done a lot for the sport since we’ve (ZUFFA) have taken over, you know what I mean?
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Chael Sonnen has relentlessly taunted Anderson Silva for years, and the Portland native’s verbal assault has certainly had its toll on the UFC’s middleweight champion.
Silva finally fired back during a recent conference call, promising to unleash a vicious beating on Sonnen when the two collide at UFC 148. The event is set for July 7, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Anderson Silva opened up and returned the venom to Chael Sonnen on Monday. (Photo: AP/Felipe Dana)
Perhaps it was it was just a coincidence that the phone lines of both Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen went dead during a media teleconference call on Monday to promote their much-anticipated main-event fight in UFC 148 on July 7 in Las Vegas. Then again, these two are sick of one another, and after answering enough questions that became like a war of words they probably decided they’d had enough and hung up their respective phone lines.