Josh Barnett vs Frank Mir Slated for UFC 164

Josh Barnett

 

Josh Barnett

  • 32-6 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • Won 9 of Last 10 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Mark Hunt, Sergei Kharitonov

Frank Mir

 

Frank Mir

  • 16-7 MMA / 14-7 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (x2), Roy Nelson, Brock Lesnar

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UFC 164

August 31st, 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bradley Center

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Josh Barnett makes his long anticipated return to the UFC, following a eleven-year hiatus from the promotion, despite being considered a top 10 heavyweight since his departure. His last four fights have taken place under the Strikeforce banner, where Barnett amassed a 3-1 record with wins over Brett Rogers, Sergei Kharitonov, and Nandor Guelmino, while losing to Daniel Cormier in the Heavyweight Grand Prix final.

Twelve-year UFC veteran, Frank Mir once again finds himself at a crossroad of his career, losing his last two fights inside the octagon. Mir had a three-fight win streak snapped in May of last year, getting stopped by Junior Dos Santos in the second round at UFC 146. Most recently, he was outclassed by rising superstar Daniel Cormier, losing a unanimous decision at UFC on FOX 7.

Isaac Vallie-Flagg Out; Sam Stout vs James Krause Lined Up for UFC 161

Sam Stout

Sam Stout

  • 19-8-1 MMA / 8-7 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Matt Wiman, Joe Lauzon, Caros Fodor

James Krause

James Krause

  • 19-4 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Michael Johnson, Amir Khillah, Toby Imada

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UFC 161

June 15th, 2013

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

MTS Centre

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Sam Stout got his second win in three fights with a razor-thin and somewhat controversial split decision victory over Caros Fodor at UFC 157. Since January of 2012, Stout has traded win and losses, losing decisions to Thiago Tavares and John Makdessi, while earning a unanimous decision victory over rival Spencer Fisher at UFC on FX 4.

Since being released by the WEC in November of 2009, James Krause has gone 9-2 in the cage, including a current seven-fight winning streak. Most recently, Krause avenged a 2010 loss to Toby Imada, earning a unanimous decision win in the rematch at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 6.

Chad Mendes vs Clay Guida Set for UFC 164

Chad Mendes

 

Chad Mendes

  • 14-1 MMA / 5-1 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Erik Koch, Cub Swanson, Darren Elkins

Clay Guida

Clay Guida

  • 30-13 MMA / 10-7 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rafael dos Anjos, Hatsu Hioki, Anthony Pettis

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UFC 164

August 31st, 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bradley Center

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Chad Mendes won his third consecutive fight by first round knockout at UFC on FOX 7, finishing Darren Elkins in just a minute and eight seconds. He previously earned knockout victories over Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza. One more victory in the octagon will likely earn Chad Mendes another shot at UFC gold.

Clay Guida snapped a two-fight losing streak with a controversial split decision victory over Hatsu Hioki at UFC on FOX 6. It was his first time in the 145-pound division after amassing a 9-7 record as a lightweight, including key victories over Rafael dos Anjos, Takanori Gomi, and Anthony Pettis.

Bobby Lashley vs Kevin Asplund Headlines TitanFC 25

Bobby Lashley

 

Bobby Lashley 

  • 7-2 MMA Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Bob Sapp, Wes Sims, Karl Knothe

Kevin Asplund

Kevin Asplund

  • 15-4 MMA Record
  • 3 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins:

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Titan Fighting Championships 25

June 7th, 2013

Fort Riley, Kansas

Marshall Airfield on Fort Riley

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Announced Card:

  • Bobby Lashley (7-2) vs Kevin Asplund (15-4)
  • Jake Lindsey (5-0) vs Zach Freeman (7-0)
  • Brian Davidson (10-4) vs Jesus Adame (3-2)
  • Aaron Derrow (12-6) vs Marcio Navarro (8-8)
  • Zach Hubbard (1-0) vs Jeimeson Saudino (5-1)
  • Gregg Van De Creek (0-1) vs Kirk Grinlinton (3-4)

 

 

Forrest Griffin Retires from MMA

Forrest Griffin

 

Forrest Griffin

  • 19-7 MMA / 10-5 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rampage Jackson, Tito Ortiz (x2), Rich Franklin

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin announced his retirement from the sport in a special press conference following UFC 160. Lingering injuries that have forced him out of scheduled fights this past year, were the main reasoning behind his decision.

Griffin will always be known for making the UFC what it is today, thanks to his epic three round war with Stephan Bonnar at the first Ultimate Fighter finale back in April of 2005. He became the UFC 205-pound champion in July of 2008, after beating Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson by unanimous decision at UFC 86. Griffin would end up losing the belt to Rashad Evans in his first title defense, by third round TKO. Other notable wins in Forrest Griffin’s career include a submission victory over Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and two decision wins over Tito Ortiz.

Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar will be the next two inductees into the UFC Hall of Fame at the next UFC Fan Expo leading up to UFC 162 in July.

Dustin Poirier vs Erik Koch Booked for UFC 164

Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier

  • 13-3 MMA / 5-2 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jonathan Brookins, Pablo Garza, Max Holloway

Erik Koch

Erik Koch

  • 13-2 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Francisco Rivera, Raphael Assuncao, Jonathan Brookins

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UFC 164

August 31st, 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bradley Center

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Dustin Poirier looks to rebound from his second loss in three fights, following a unanimous decision loss to Cub Swanson at UFC on Fuel TV 7. In May of last year, Poirier suffered his first loss in the UFC after getting submitted by Chang Sung Jung in the fourth round in a fight that many believed was the best fight of the 2012. Prior to the Swanson loss, he tapped Jonathan Brookins in the first round with a brabo choke at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale.

At UFC on FOX 6, Erik Koch had a four-fight win streak come to an end after suffering a second round TKO loss to Ricardo Lamas. During the streak, Koch earned stoppages victories against Bendy Casimir, Francisco Rivera, and Raphael Assuncao, and a decision win over Jonathan Brookins.

UFC 160 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 1:21
  • Junior dos Santos def. Mark Hunt via KO (Wheel Kick, Punch) – Round 3, 4:19
  • Glover Teixeira def. James Te Huna via Guillotine Choke  – Round 1, 2:38
  • T.J. Grant def. Gray Maynard via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 2:07
  • Donald Cerrone def. K.J. Noons via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Mike Pyle def. Rick Story via Split Decision
  • Dennis Bermudez def. Max Holloway via Split Decision
  • Robert Whittaker def. Colton Smith via TKO (Strikes) – Round 3, 0:41
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Abel Trujillo via Unanimous Decision
  • Stephen Thompson def. Nah-Shon Burrell via Unanimous Decision
  • George Roop def. Brian Bowles via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 1:43
  • Jeremy Stephens defeats Estevan Payan via Unanimous Decision

Alistair Overeem vs Travis Browne Headed to UFC on FOX Sports 1

Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem

  • 36-12 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 11 of Last 12 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Mark Hunt, Fabricio Werdum, Brock Lesnar

Travis Browne

 

Travis Browne

  • 14-1-1 MMA / 5-1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Stefan Struve, Rob Broughton, Gabriel Gonzaga

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UFC on FOX Sports 1

August 17th, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts

TD Garden

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An eleven-fight win streak, including wins over Fabricio Werdum and Brock Lesnar in his UFC debut put Alistair Overeem in title contention with a win at UFC 156. Unfortunately for him, he came in with an arrogant attitude and it cost him against Antonio Silva, suffering a third round knockout loss.

One of the UFC’s most promising heavyweight prospects returned to winning form, when Travis Browne stopped Gabriel Gonzaga via first round knockout at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Previously, Browne suffered his first career loss to Antonio Silva after a leg injury hobbled him in the first round, and Silva eventually earned the TKO victory.

Roy Nelson vs Stipe Miocic Added to UFC 161

Roy Nelson

 

Roy Nelson

  • 19-7 MMA / 6-3 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Cheick Kongo, Stefan Struve, Mirko Cro Cop

Stipe Miocic

 

Stipe Miocic

  • 9-1 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • Won 9 of Last 10 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Joey Beltran, Philip de Fries, Shane Del Rosario

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UFC 161

June 15th, 2013

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

MTS Centre

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Roy Nelson earned his third straight first round knockout at UFC 159, dispatching Cheick Kongo in just over two minutes. Other victims to his overhand right during the streak, include Dave Herman and Matt Mitrione. Nelson is now 6-3 in the UFC, with all six victories coming by the knockout.

Stipe Miocic saw his undefeated record come to an end at UFC on Fuel TV 5, following a second round TKO defeat to Stefan Struve. Miocic began his a career a perfect 9-0, including three UFC victories over Joey Beltran, Philip De Fries, and Shane Del Rosario.

Ben Askren vs Andrey Koreshkov for Welterweight Title, Douglas Lima vs Ben Saunders Tournament Finale Set for Bellator 97

Ben Askren

 

Ben Askren

  • 11-0 MMA / 8-0 Bellator Record
  • 11 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Lyman Good, Jay Hieron, Douglas Lima

Andrey Koreshkov

 

Andrey Koreshkov

  • 13-0 MMA / 5-0 Bellator Record
  • 13 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Marius Zaromskis, Jordan Smith, Lyman Good

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Douglas Lima

 

Douglas Lima

  • 24-5 MMA / 6-1 Bellator Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Michail Tsarev, Bryan Baker, Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders

 

Ben Saunders

  • 15-5-2 MMA / 6-2 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Marcus Davis, Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos, Raul Amaya (x2)

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Bellator 97

July 31st, 2013

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Santa Ana Star Center

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Bellator’s welterweight champion, Ben Askren shed his “wrestler only” stigma, with a vicious mauling of Karl Amoussou to earn a third round TKO victory at Bellator 86. It was the third time Askren has defended his title since winning it in October of 2010, also defeating Jay Hieron and Douglas Lima.

Andrey Koreshkov earns a shot at Bellator gold after becoming season seven’s tournament champion, following three consecutive victories over Jordan Smith, Marius Zaromskis, and Lyman Good. He remains undefeated in his young mixed martial arts career, a perfect 13-0 with eleven of those victories coming by way of stoppages (8 TKO, 3 submission).

Douglas Lima is one win away from becoming the first two-time tournament champion in Bellator. He won the season five welterweight tournament in 2011, defeating Steve Carl, Chris Lozano, and Ben Saunders to earn a shot at champion Ben Askren, but lost a hard fought decision at Bellator 64. This year, Lima earned victories over Michail Tsarev and Bryan Baker for his place in the finals.

Ben Saunders earned a spot in this year’s welterweight tournament final, by defeating Koffi Adzitso and Raul Amaya in the opening rounds. He’s won three straight fights in Bellator since losing to Bryan Baker in the semifinals of season five’s tournament.