UFC® FIGHT NIGHT MACAO: BISPING vs. LE

Aug 22, 2014

UFC® FIGHT NIGHT MACAO: BISPING vs. LE

Las Vegas, Nevada – Two of the best strikers in the middleweight division collide at UFC® FIGHT NIGHT MACAO on Saturday, August 23, and fans around the world can catch the action live and on-demand on UFCFIGHTPASS.com, the UFC’s digital streaming service.

UFC veteran Michael “The Count” Bisping, 25-6, from Manchester, England, looks to regain his top five ranking when he throws down in the five-round main event with the uniquely talented former Strikeforce champion Cung Le, 9-2, fighting out of San Jose, California.

In the co-main event, the hard-hitting No. 4 ranked welterweight, Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley, 13-3 with wins over the likes of Carlos Condit, Josh Koscheck, Paul Daley and Tarec Saffiedine – faces off with No.9 ranked “Stun Gun”, Dong Hyun Kim, 19-2-1, who is riding four consecutive wins over the likes of John Hathaway and Erick Silva.

Before flying to Asia, Bisping and Le gave their thoughts on this crucial middleweight match-up.

BISPING SAYS HIS BACK IS AGAINST THE WALL
“This is a must-win fight for me. I have to prove to the UFC, I have to prove to the fans, and I have to prove to myself that I’m still an elite fighter who can go on, get some wins over contenders, and fight for the UFC title. My last fight against Tim Kennedy sucked – it was the worst performance of my life. Kennedy had a gameplan to hold me down and he executed that gameplan well. In hindsight, I should never have accepted a fight just seven weeks after getting cleared to return to the gym after my eye injury. Yes, I was anxious to get back in there and earn my first paycheck in over a year but, with hindsight, I needed several months in the gym getting rid of ringrust. Instead, I made a huge mistake in taking on a wrestler like Kennedy without putting the work in – and I paid for it.

“But I’ve never lost two in a row in my life, and I don’t plan to. I’ve been fighting high-level competition for the last six, seven years. But I don’t want to be one of the guys in the top 10, who wins a few and loses a few, I want to be No.1 and I want to fight for the UFC title.

“My back is against the wall in terms of making that happen. I need to win to prove that I’m not just some fighter with a name who is fighting here and there for paydays. My record over my last six fights is win one, lose one, win one, lose one, and that’s just not good enough for what I want to do in my career.”

BISPING ON LE AS A FIGHTER
“He’s got good power, he’s a great striker if he can keep it long (at a distance) but he’s got nothing against the cage. He’s got no stamina, either. But he’s very dangerous if you let him do what he does best.”

BISPING ON HIS AND LE’S MOTIVATION
“Listen, Cung Le is basically back in the UFC to boost his brand and remind everybody of his existence. He hasn’t fought in a couple of years, so I’m guessing his profile has dipped, he’s probably not getting too many embarrassing kung-fu movie offers right now and – probably worst of all for him – Channing Tatum has stopped retweeting him.

“I’m going to put a beating on him, and he can disappear again back to b-movies. I have to close the distance on him, because he needs space to generate power in those fancy kicks of his. He’s got nothing at close range; everything is at a distance for him. And, at 42, he’s got no gas in the tank. He’s got four minutes or so in him – then he’s absolutely knackered. This is a five round fight and he’s 42 years old and hasn’t fought in two years. He had no gas in his first UFC fight three years ago, so he’s not going to be in better shape now. I’m going to take this win, cement my place in the top 10, and then go about getting back to the top four before the end of the year.”

BISPING BELIEVES LE IS “A PHONY”
“Cung Le is a bit of a phony. I went to Macao for the launch press conference with Cung Le in June, and I was very polite, very professional. I exchanged all the pleasantries, gave him all the small talk as you are supposed to in these situations and I even went as far as pretending to be absolutely blown away that he’s apparently friends with Channing Tatum. Basically, I went out of my way to be nice to him and everything was very civil. We promoted the fight, shook hands, and went back home to train for the fight.

“Then I see him on UFC.com doing a Fight Club QandA and he’s talking a load of bollocks about me. Basically, he’s jumped on the same old, boring bandwagon everyone else who fights me does with is to say what a smack-talker I am while, as always, they are the ones who talk crap first. What a phony. If he had a problem with me then he could have spared me all the boring anecdotes about Channing Tatum.

“One fan at the QandA asked him what his gameplan was and he said “Flying tornado kicks and thunder and lightning!” What does he think we are going to be doing in the Venetian Macao? Playing Tekken 4? It was another cheesy, embarrassing line from a cheesy, embarrassing actor.”

LE ON BISPING’S JIBES
“I’m sorry I hurt your feelings, Mike, but I was replying to a fan question. That was the point of the Fight Club QandA, to give the fans the chance to ask questions of me. If Bisping is offended on that, well, that’s just him. He should get his facts straight, and focus on himself. I don’t promote myself by talking; I do my talking with my results in the Octagon. As for the movies, he’s done movies too, so I don’t understand what he’s trying to say with that.”

LE ON BISPING AS A FIGHTER
“I’d say his best attributes as a fighter are his cardio, he’s a good striker, he’s hard to submit… and he’s a great talker.”

LE ON MOTIVATION
“My film career isn’t what this is about, fighting in the UFC at the highest level is what I am interested in. I have competed in martial arts since I was 10 years old, 32 years of competition and most of it was competing just for the love of martial arts. I didn’t make money from competing all over the world in Shidokan or Wushu or any of the martial arts I practiced; I did it because I love martial arts.

“That’s the reason I am still doing this, because I love it. I’m not back to promote a movie, or to increase my brand or any of that stuff Bisping claims. I am back in the Octagon because that’s exactly what I want to do. I’ve been out for two years because of injury; I had three elbow surgeries that’s the only reason I have been out this last few years.

WHAT A WIN OVER BISPING DOES FOR LE
“Right now, I’m thinking of the Bisping fight as my championship fight in the UFC. It is a main event in an amazing venue, it is five rounds and will be seen around the world on UFCFIGHTPASS.com, and it’s against one of the most recognizable names in the UFC. I got to the UFC very late in my career, so this to me if my championship fight. This is on the same level as my fight for the Strikeforce belt against Frank Shamrock in 2008. That’s how I see it and that’s how I’ve prepared. I think beating Bisping in a main event matters, a lot of people will see the fight and the result will stand out on my career (record).”

LE ON WHAT HIS AGE MEANS, AND HIS FUTURE IN THE UFC
“I may be 42, but my mind and body tell me I can still do this.

“I’m 42, but after the elbow surgeries I’ve been able to train harder and better than I have in years. I used to have to train around my injury, which could be frustrating and would tire out other parts of my body faster. Now I can train the way I want to and I feel fitter than I have in years. And Bisping is 35, he’s not that much younger than me, and he’s taken more damage than I have.

“I’m going to continue to be a martial artist for the rest of my life. It isn’t what I do, it is who I am. I work-out all the time, whether I have a fight or not, in martial arts. It is getting harder to do the cardio and strength train, but I will compete in the UFC as long as I can, enjoy myself in MMA, and when that eventually ends I will still be a martial artist until the day I die.

LE ON FIGHTING IN ASIA
“I don’t care where I fight. I was prepared to go to his hometown in Manchester, England, to fight him when there was talk of that maybe happening last year. But, of course, fighting in Asia is an honor for me. If I can help the UFC gain new fans in a new market, then it is an honor.”

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Cortesia: UFC

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Tickets on Sale This Friday for Jones vs Cormier at UFC 178

Aug 5, 2014

CHAMPION JON JONES COLLIDES WITH DANIEL CORMIER AT UFC® 178 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS

Plus:

DUSTIN POIRIER vs. CONOR McGREGOR

CAT ZINGANO vs. AMANDA NUNES

BOBBY GREEN vs. JORGE MASVIDAL

TIM KENNEDY vs. YOEL ROMERO

DOMINICK CRUZ vs. TAKEYA MIZUGAKI

TICKETS FOR UFC® 178: JONES vs. CORMIER

AT MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA – LAS VEGAS

ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones looks to extend his historic reign over the talented 205-pound division Saturday, Sept. 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when he takes on bitter rival and No. 2 contender Daniel Cormier. Jones will look to make his record eighth light heavyweight title defense against the two-time U.S. Olympian Cormier.

The bad blood between Jones (20-1, fighting out of Endicott, N.Y.) and Cormier (15-0, fighting out of San Jose, Calif.) has brewed for months with the two trading heated words in the press. The talk comes to an end in Las Vegas next month in one of the most anticipated title fights of the year!

In addition, Irish phenom Conor McGregor (15-2, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland) will meet sixth-ranked Dustin Poirier (16-3, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) in a featherweight showdown that could have major title implications. McGregor is coming off a first-round knockout of Diego Brandao and will be looking to stay unbeaten inside the Octagon® against Poirier, one of the most devastating finishers in the division who has won nine of his last eleven.

Also, undefeated No. 1-ranked women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano (8-0, fighting out of Broomfield, Colo.) will clash with Brazilian knockout artist and No. 8-ranked Amanda Nunes (9-3, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) in a bout that could determine the next challenger for Ronda Rousey’s crown.

Other bouts for UFC 178 include:

· No. 7-ranked Bobby Green (23-5, fighting out of Fontana, Calif.) vs. No. 14-ranked Jorge Masvidal (27-8, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) in a lightweight battle.

· Two top middleweights clash as No. 6-ranked Tim Kennedy (18-4, fighting out of Austin, Texas) faces No. 11-ranked Yoel Romero (8-1, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.).

· Former UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz (19-1, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.) makes his long awaited return to the Octagon as he meets No. 5-ranked Takeya Mizugaki (20-7-2, fighting out of Kanagawa, Japan).

· Hard-hitting welterweight Patrick Cote (21-8, fighting out of Montreal, Quebec Canada) vs. electrifying kickboxer Stephen Thompson (9-1, fighting out of Simpsonville, S.C.).

· Welterweight striker John Howard (22-9, fighting out of Boston, Mass.) vs. gritty veteran Brian Ebersole (50-16-1, 1NC, fighting out of Phuket, Thailand).

· Lightweight rising star Jon Tuck (8-1, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) vs. submission specialist Kevin Lee (8-1, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.).

Tickets for UFC® 178: JONES vs. CORMIER, presented by MetroPCS, go on sale Friday,

August 8 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $800, $600, $400, $250, $125 and $75 (prices do not include applicable service charges). Tickets are available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and will be available at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

Get your VIP package today! The UFC VIP Experience packages together your tickets with behind-the-scenes access to the official weigh-ins, backstage tours, meet and greet and autograph signings with top UFC stars, Q&A sessions, and photo opportunities, access to an in-arena VIP party room, a chance to hold the championship belt inside the Octagon® and more!

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, August 6 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, August 7 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

UFC®178: JONES vs. CORMIER will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High -Definition.

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Carlos Juarez Joins Ultimate Fighting Championship as Vice President

Aug 4, 2014

CARLOS JUAREZ JOINS ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP AS
VICE PRESIDENT, SPANISH LANGUAGE PRODUCTION

Las Vegas, Nev. ‒ The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) is pleased to announce that Carlos Juarez has joined the company as Vice President, Spanish Language Production. In his role, Juarez will oversee all Spanish-language productions and direct overall content execution from inception to delivery. He will also be responsible for all domestic and international studio television and digital production, as well as live and taped Pay-Per-View and television shows.

“The UFC has some of the most passionate fans in all of sports and I am excited to help the company continue to develop exclusive content and programming for our Spanish-speaking fans,” Juarez said. “As the UFC continues to expand throughout Latin America, producing programming and content for our Spanish-speaking viewers is essential to the UFC’s growth throughout the region.”

With over a decade of production experience, Juarez has also directed and produced programming for FOX Soccer Channel and FOX Sports Español that included UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Major League Soccer, Major League Baseball, and National Football League telecasts. Prior to joining the UFC, Juarez worked for FOX Networks and Engineering as Director of Production, in charge of a production facility and various crews coordinating with FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes, and MundoFOX.

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EA Releases New Fighters and Gameplay

Jul 23, 2014

EA RELEASES NEW FIGHTERS AND GAMEPLAY ADDITIONS IN FIRST FREE EA SPORTS UFC CONTENT UPDATE

Players Can Now Enter The Octagon® with TJ Dillashaw, Takeya Mizugaki, and Tyron Woodley

Today Electronic Arts released the first free* EA SPORTS™ UFC® Content Update featuring three new UFC fighters including bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, bantamweight contender Takeya Mizugaki and welterweight contender Tyron Woodley. In addition to the roster expansion, the Content Update also contains key gameplay additions and improvements including, but not limited to: the addition of sprawls when defending power takedowns, updated fight finish that allow players to land extra shots as a fighter gets knocked out and new touch glove animations at the start of the round.

Watch the EA SPORTS UFC Content Update #1 trailer to see all these additions come to life in game. For more information visit the EA SPORTS UFC blog.

“We are very excited about the passion our community has for the game,” Brian Hayes, Creative Director, EA SPORTS UFC. “From the forums to our social channels, we have been monitoring and listening to feedback from our fans. This content update is our first step in an ongoing commitment to delivering a constantly evolving and improving EA SPORTS UFC.”

Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, EA SPORTS UFC is built from the ground up exclusively for the new consoles and captures the human athleticism, physiology and emotion of the athlete like nothing before it. The game is available now for the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One consoles.

* Internet connection required

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Over 65 Million Fights in EA SPORTS UFC in First Month

Jul 18, 2014

Over 65 Million Fights in EA SPORTS UFC in First Month

It’s been one month since the launch of EA SPORTS UFC and the fan support and engagement has been tremendous. EA SPORTS UFC released an infographic today celebrating this milestone, highlighting key in-game stats. Some notable numbers below. Since launch:
– There have been 65.7 million fights started
– Over 3 billion strikes attempted, 1.7 billion strikes landed
– People have fought as Bruce Lee 3.1 million times
– The kimura from side control is the most popular submission, used over 1.2 million times

The full infographic is attached for your reference.

In addition to our fans, UFC fighters are also embracing the game. Watch featherweight fighter Connor McGregor weigh in on EA SPORTS UFC.

Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, EA SPORTS UFC is built from the ground up exclusively for the new consoles and captures the human athleticism, physiology and emotion of the athlete like nothing before it. The game is available now for the

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Chris Weidman Comienza su Reinado

Jul 5, 2014

05-Julio-2014,Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chris weidman se lleva la victoria por decision unanime en una pelea que podria estar entre las mejores del año.

Una pelea que mantuvo a los aficionados de pie y Weidman mostro el mejoramiento en su kickboxing, Weidman claramente es el rey de esta división, defendiendo su titulo por segunda ves ante dos rivales que son leyendas de este deporte.

Chris weidman (12-0) vence a lyoto Machida (21-5 ) por decisión unánime.

Peso gallo: Ronda Rousey (10-0) vence por knockout a Alexis Davis (16-6) en round 1 a los 16 segundos.

Rousey la alcansa a conectar con un volado derecho que tumba a Davis y donde Ronda aprovecha y derriba a su oponente con casi siete golpes a la cabeza, el referi para la pelea, lamentablemente Ronda sale lesionada de la mano derecha necitando11 puntadas..

Peso completo– steven Struve(29-6) contra Matt Mitrione (7-3) esta pelea fue cancelada por rasones de salud de struve.

Peso Gallo: Russell Doane (14-3) vence a Marcus brimage (6-3) via decisión dividida.

Peso mediano: Uriah Hall (10-4) vence a Thiago Santos ((9-2) via decisión unánime en una pelea donde Hall se fracturo el dedo del pie en el primer asalto.

Peso mediano: Bruno santos (14-1). vence via decisión unánime a chris camozzi (19-8). Santos fue mas preciso en su jab no permitió a camozzi establecer su ritmo de pelea, Con esta victoria santos gana su primera pelea dentro de la UFC.

Peso Welter: Kenny Robertson ( 13-3) derrota a Ildemar Alcatara( 20-7) via decisión unánime, Con esta victoria kenny suma su segunda victoria consecutiva en la UFC.

Rob Font ( 11-1) en su debut con en la UFC derrota a George Roop(15-12-1) que es un veterano de este deporte, en el primer round al minuto 2:19. Conectándolo con un volado derecho a la ves que Roop tiraba su gancho izquierdo. con esta victoria Font suma su décima victoria consecutiva.

Luke Zachrich (13-3) vence via decisión unánime a Guillermo Vasconcelos (3-2), Luke venia de una derrota en su segunda pelea con la UFC, necesitaba una buena actuación dentro del octágono y la consigo siendo persistente y agresivo.

Peso mediano: kevin Casey (9-3) conecta un volado de izquierda que manda a la lona a Bubba(8-3) lo monta Casey y después de varios codos en corto el referí al ver que no responde Bubba mas el daño que le aplico a Casey no tiene mas remedio que parar la pelea en el minuto 1:01 del primer round

Escritor:Rafael Valle
Fotografia y video:Dan Alvarez

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Lyoto Machida y Chris Weidman Pasan la Ultima Prueba

Jul 4, 2014

4-Julio-2014, Las Vegas,Nevada.

Lyoto Machida y Chris Weidman pasan la ultima Prueba

La ultima parada fue la bascula para los peleadores de la cartelera UFC 175 donde estuvieron los contendiente de la pelea estelar Chris Weidman y Lyoto Machida que promete ser una gran pelea donde Chris quiere empezar su reinado en el peso medio y Machida marcar historia en ser el tercer peleador en la historia en ganar un campeonato en dos diferente Pesos.
Por su parte la pelea Co-estelar entre la mujeres del octagono Ronda Rousey y Alexis Davis sera una gran batalla donde Ronda podría seguir con su reinado pero su rival Alexis tratara de cualquier modo arrebatarle su corona.

Evento Estelar– Campeonato Peso Medio de la UFC
Lyoto Machida (184.5) VS Chris Weidman (185)

Evento Co-estelar – Campeonato Peso Gallos Femenino de la UFC
Alexis Davis (135) VS Ronda Rousey (135)

Cartelera pago por evento
Matt Mitrione (254) VS Stefan Struve  (251.5)
Thiago ‘Marreta’ Santos (185) VS Uriah Hall (185)
Russell Doane (136) VS Marcus Brimage (135.5)

Cartelera por Fos Sport 1
Alex Caceres (135) VS Urijah Faber (136)
Ildemar Alcantara (170) VS Kenny Robertson (171)
Bruno Santos (185) VS Chris Camozzi (185)
Rob Font (135) VS George Roop (135)

Preliminares
Guilherme Vasconcelos (185) VS Luke Zachrich (185)
Kevin Casey (185) VS Bubba Bush (185)

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Cub Swanson Vence a Jeremy Stephens por Decision Unanime.

Jun 29, 2014

 

San Antonio TX. UFC en el AT&T Center,  En la Cartelera Principal de la Noche, en una pelea a 3 rounds, por el peso ligero, se enfrentan Joe Ellenberger “Excalibir”,de Omaha, NE.Con un record de 14-1, en contra de James Moonstari, de los Angeles, CA. Con un record de 7-1. En el primer round, James logra controlar la pelea,conecta a Ellenberger con tremendo uppercut, que lo envia a la lona.James con un rodillazo, a la cara de Ellenberger, le cierra casi el ojo derecho, el cual es revisado, para saber si la pelea puede continuar, y tras un examen, dan el visto bueno.

Ya para el segundo round,Ellenberger se ve recuperado y logra poner en serios aprietos, a James.Termina el round, con un Ellinberger, con mas ganas que fuerzas, las cuales se le han ido por los poros, arremetiendo contra James. Ya para el tercer round, pareciera que los boxeadores, solo esperan el campanazo final, y así sucede, termina la pelea y a esperar la decision de los jueces, la cual termina por ser en favor de Ellenberger, por Decision Dividida. La segunda pelea, entre Clint Hester, con record de 10-3; de Atlanta GA. Se enfrenta a Antonio Braga Neto, con record de 9-1,1 NC. de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Primer round,Braga Neto trata de llevar la pelea, sobre la lona, fiel a su estilo. Segundo Round, la esquina de Braga Neto, le aconseja que la pelea la lleve en la lona y que no le permita levantarse, mas Clint tiene otro plan, intentando llevar la pelea de pie, logrando buenas combinaciones,hasta que en un descuido, Braga Neto logra derribarlo, faltando dos minutos para que termine el round.  Tercer round: Clint presiona a Neto, desde el primer minuto, sacando la mejor parte,nuevamente logra Braga Neto derribarlo, y así termina la pelea, sin un vencedor, a esperar las tarjetas. La Decision, es una Decision Dividida, en favor de Clint Hester.

La tercer pelea de la Cartelera Principal Ricardo Lamas, con record de 13-3;procedente de Chicago IL.. Enfrentando a Hacran Dias, con record de 21-2-1;de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. En el primer round, de estudio entre ambos, un primer round con sabor a empate. Segundo round, para Dias. Tercer round, Lamas intenta hacerlo rendir, sin lograrlo, ya que Dias logra librarse.Termina el ultimo round. La Decision de los Jueces, es una Decision Unanime en favor de Ricardo Lamas.

La cuarta pelea de la noche, se enfrenta, de Sao Paulo, Brasil;con record de 8-3Cesar Ferreira;en contra de Andrew Craig,de Houston, TX. Con record de 9-2. En una pelea pactada a 3 rounds, en el peso medio. Primer round: Ferreira toma el control de la pelea.Andrew sangra de la cabeza profusamente. Un buen primer round para Ferreira. Segundo round y tercer round Cesar Ferreira,sabe que la pelea es de el; Andrew nuevamente sangra sobre toda su cabeza, una herida en la frente, producto de un codazo.Termina la pelea, la espera nuevamente, de los jueces y la decision es Unánime, y el ganador, por Decision Unanime Cesar Ferreira.

Pelea Co-estelar de la noche. Procedente de San Jose, CA, Con record invicto de 9-0 Kelvin Gastelum;en contra de Nico Musoke, con record de 12-2; 1NC. Por el peso Welter, a 3 rounds. Gastelum hace su arribo, al octágono con música de Vicente Fernandez. Da inicio el primer round, en donde Musoke, intenta controlar a Gastelum, en la lona, mas no lo puede lograr. Ya en el segundo round, una buena combinación de golpes de Gastelum sobre su oponente.Repite el castigo nuevamente, rodillazo a la cabeza, un buen round para Gastelum.  Tercer y ultimo round, Gastelum es enviado a la lona, mas logra reponerse,, tras estos ultimos minutos, da por terminada la pelea, otro buen round para Gastelum.  La Decision de los jueces, asi lo confirma, el ganador ppr Deciaion Unanime: Kelvin Gastelum.

Tras esta pelea, llega la pelea estelar de la noche, por el peso mosca, pelea pactada a 5 rounds. De San Diego, CA Jeremy Stephens, con un record de 23-9;enfrentando a Cub Swanson, de Albuquerque, NM. Con un record de 20-5. Todo esta listo, para ver una gran pelea en esta noche.Da inicio el primer round: Una buema twcnica de Swanson.  Stephen envía a la lona a Swanson, sorprendiendo con un buen golpe de derecha.Mas adelante, nuevamente Stephen lo recibe con tremendo derechazo recto a la cara de Swanson, que nuevamente ws derribado.Un buen round para Stephen.  Segundo round:Es la tercera vez, que Stephen, logra conectar a Swanson, con tremendo derechazo, el cual no logra esquivar, nuevamente cae a la lona, aunque logra reponerse,otro buen round para Stephen.  Ya en el tercer round, Swanson logra conectar un derechazo, sobre Jeremy, y se va tras de el, castigando a la cara con ambas manos, uppercuts, lo mejor de Swanson, hasta el momento, Jeremy Stephen, logra soportar el vendaval, un muy buen round para Swanson.

El cuarto round, Swanson nuevamente al ataque, teniendo cuidado de no ser conectado, por la derecha de Stephen. Buenas combinaciones de Swanson, otro buen round para  Llega el quinto y ultimo round, de la noche, Swanson vuelve a castigar a Stephen, el cual sangra por la nariz, sigue el castigo sobre la humanidad de Stephen, otro buen round para Swanson.  La decision de los jueces 49-46; 49-46 y 48-47,dan por vencedor a Cub Swanson, por decision unanime, ante la alegria del publico presente, que en numero de 9227, concurrieron al AT&T Center.

 

CARTELERA PRINCIPAL

Cub Swanson Vence a Jeremy Stephens  por decision unanime (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) – asalto 5.

Kelvin Gastelum Vence Nicholas Musoke  Por decision unanime (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – asalto 3.

Cezar Ferreira derrota a Andrew Craig por decision unanime (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) – asalto 3.

Ricardo Lamas derrota Hacran Dias Por decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – asalto  3.

Clint Hester Vence a Antonio Braga Neto por decision divida (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – asalto 3.

Joe Ellenberger def. James Moontasri  por  decision dividida (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – Round 3.

 

CARTELERA PRELIMINAR

Carlos Diego Ferreira Derrota a  Colton Smith por la via de la  submission (hogandolo por el cuello) – Asalto 1.

Cody Gibson de Johnny Bedford  TKO (golpes con los puños) Asalto 1, 0:38.

Marcelo Guimaraes Venve a Andy Enz  por decision dividida (27-30, 29-29, 29-28) – Asalto 3, 5:00

Ray Borg derrota a  Shane Howell por via de la  submission (estrangulando el cuello) – Asalto 1, 2:17

 

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UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 p.m. ET Oleksiy Oliynyk vence a  Anthony Hamilton por la via de la submission (apretando el cuello con fuerza) – Asalto 1, 2:18

 

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UFC 175: Volver de una Lesión

Jun 19, 2014

UFC 175: Volver de una Lesión

Christian Tetzpa junio 11, 2014

Sin embargo, Weidman no ha sido el único monarca que ha tenido que aplazar un combate por una complicación física, pues en la empresa se conocen diversos casos… algunos con más suerte que otros.

El ex campeón welter, Georges St-Pierre, estuvo fuera de acción por más de un año. Tras enfrentar a Jake Shields en UFC 129 y lograr la sexta defensa consecutiva del cinturón de las 170 libras, el canadiense sufrió una lesión de ACL en la rodilla derecha y fue hasta UFC 154, en Noviembre de 2012, cuando pudo volver a pelear.

Aunque todos pensaban que llegaría el declive en la carrera de GSP, no fue así. Sumó otras tres victorias: Carlos Condit, Nick Diaz y Johny Hendricks. En 2013 puso una pausa a su carrera y dejó vacante su cinturón con la posibilidad de volver al octágono; no obstante, en Marzo de este año, St-Pierre anunció que en un entrenamiento se lesionó de ACL en la rodilla izquierda lo que retrasaría un probable retorno.

Si alguien sufrió una derrota dolorosa después de una lesión fue Caín Velásquez. En UFC 121, el mexicoamericano noqueó a Brock Lesnar y se convirtió en el monarca de los pesos pesados, pero el costo fue muy alto: una lesión en el hombro derecho lo dejó fuera de acción por un año y un mes.

En Noviembre de 2011, Caín perdió por nocaut en 64 segundos ante Junior Dos Santos. Esto no solamente significó la primera derrota en la carrera de Velásquez, sino que el título pasó a manos del brasileño.

Uno de los casos más sonados y trágicos es el de Dominick Cruz. El ex monarca de las 135 libras no ha podido reaparecer en el octágono desde 2011 cuando se lesionó por primera vez. Mientras Cruz era uno de los coaches de la temporada 13 de “The Ultimate Fighter” sufrió de ACL y quedó fuera del duelo ante Urijah Faber.

La empresa decidió darle el tiempo necesario para su recuperación y se disputó un campeonato interino. El regreso de Cruz se daría en UFC 169 y enfrentaría a Renan Barao, monarca interino, pero otra lesión de Dominick volvió a marginarlo y fue entonces que su cinturón quedó vacante.

Monarcas como Demetrious Johnson, Jose Aldo, Anthony Pettis y Jon Jones también se han visto obligados a aplazar algún combate por lesión, pues siempre existe el riesgo que algo falle en una pelea o en el entrenamiento. Tal como sucedió con Chris Weidman, quien tendrá enfrente a Lyoto Machida en UFC 175.

El “All American” buscará conseguir la segunda defensa del cinturón de los pesos medios; además, continúa invicto con un récord de 11 triunfos, ¿seguirá creciendo esta racha o la lesión frenará su buen desempeño?

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USA Today Calls EA SPORTS UFC “A Stunning Next Generation Video Game”

Jun 18, 2014

USA Today Calls EA SPORTS UFC “A Stunning Next Generation Video Game”

Free Roster Updates Post-Launch Will Include New Fighters

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., – June 17, 2014 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that EA SPORTS™ UFC® is now available at retail stores throughout North America and will be in stores June 20 in Europe for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system. Heralded by USA Today as a “must buy” and credited for “setting the standard for next generation fighting games” by Sports Illustrated, EA SPORTS UFC is built from the ground up exclusively for the new consoles and captures the human athleticism, physiology and emotion of the athlete like nothing before it. To make sure the game stays connected to the sport, post-launch, players will receive free roster updates, which includes the addition of new and upcoming fighters.

EA SPORTS UFC re-writes history by making Bruce Lee, the “Father of Mixed Martial Arts,” an unlockable fighter in the game. When fans beat career mode on pro difficulty or higher, they will unlock the legend and can test his legacy against the best of the best in the UFC across four different weight classes.

“The UFC is the first new major sports league partnership for EA SPORTS in over a decade and from day one, our team was committed to creating the first next generation sports game,” Dean Richards, General Manager, EA SPORTS UFC. “We aimed to capture almost every detail of the sport, from the way the fighters look to how they move to how they fight in the Octagon. I couldn’t be more proud of the final product and can’t wait for our fans to get their hands on it.”

“It was a huge day for the UFC and for fight fans when we signed our partnership with Electronic Arts two years ago,” Dana White, President, UFC. “Now people all around the world will be able to experience our sport through a whole new generation of videogames. EA SPORTS UFC looks incredible and we are extremely excited for people to see and play the game.”

Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, EA SPORTS UFC brings to life the action, emotion and intensity inside the Octagon®. The next-generation of True Player Motion not only showcases the diverse, powerful and fluid of attacks of elite mixed martial artists through Precision Movement, Dynamic Striking and Strategic Submission Battles, but also brings the combatants to life with Full Body Deformation and Real-Time Exertion. The simulation of Human Intelligence takes leaps forward with the strategic and adaptive MMAi system and is expressed through the most realistic characters ever created in a sports game.

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