Bethe Correia improved her record to 7-0 in her UFC debut, with a split decision win over Julie Kedzie at UFC Fight Night 33. While she remains undefeated, Correia has earned only one stoppage victory in her career, a TKO victory over Anne Karoline in April of last year.
One the brightest young stars in women’s MMA, Jessamyn Duke won her UFC debut at the Ultimate Fighter 18 live finale, after defeating fellow cast-mate Peggy Morgan by unanimous decision. She’s now 3-0 in her young professional career, also earning stoppages wins over Suzie Montero and Marciea Allen.
Despite a pedestrian 2-5 record in the UFC, Nam Phan gets another fight inside the octagon thanks to his exciting fighting style that has earned him two “Fight of the Night” bonus checks. He’s currently on a two-fight losing streak, last time out losing a unanimous decision to Takeya Mizugaki in a three-round war.
Since November of 2011, UK bantamweight Vaughan Lee has traded wins and losses, going 3-3 during his tenure with the UFC. Most recently, Lee was submitted in the second round by Raphael Assuncao at UFC on Fuel TV 10. His last victory came in February, earning a unanimous decision win over Motonobu Tezuka.
Notable Wins: Dustin Hazelett, Nik Lentz, John Alessio
20-9-1 MMA / 9-8 UFC Record
Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
Notable Wins: Matt Wiman, Joe Lauzon, Caros Fodor
12-7 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
Notable Wins: Nick Diaz, Jorge Gurgel, George Sotiropoulos
The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Finale
April 16th, 2014
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Once considered one the brightest prospects in the 155-pound division, Evan Dunham now finds himself in a must-win situation losing three of his last four fights inside the UFC. His only win since January of 2012, was a closely-contested split decision victory over Gleison Tibau in February of last year. Dunham’s latest fight was a second round submission loss to Donald Cerrone at UFC 167.
Grappling ace, Mark Bocek had a two-fight win streak come to an end at UFC 154, after losing a one-sided unanimous decision to up-and-coming superstar Rafael dos Anjos. Previous to the Dos Anjos loss, Bocek earned two dominant decision victories of his own over Nik Lentz and John Alessio.
Sam Stout returned to the win column at UFC on FOX 9, dominating Cody McKenzie from start to finish en route to a clear-cut unanimous decision win over Cody McKenzie. He looks to get back-to-back wins for the first time since June of 2011.
KJ Noons likely saved his UFC roster spot and his mixed martial arts career with a unanimous decision win over George Sotiropoulos at UFC 166. The win ended a three-fight losing streak, including a decision loss to Donald Cerrone in his UFC debut last May.
Notable Wins: Cheick Kongo, Stefan Struve, Mirko Cro Cop
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
34-8-1 MMA / 5-4 UFC Record
Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
Notable Wins: Dan Henderson, Fabricio Werdum, Randy Couture
April 11th, 2014
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Roy Nelson is desperate need of a victory to maintain relevance among the top fights in the UFC’s heavyweight division following back-to-back uninspiring efforts against Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. He was quickly climbing the ranks in 2012 to early 2013, when he won three-straight fights over Dave Herman, Matt Mitrione, and Cheick Kongo, earning first round knockouts in all three fights.
37-year old, former Pride Fighting and UFC heavyweight champion, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira refuses to call it a career just yet, despite trading wins and losses since December of 2008. After nearly going 10 years without losing by stoppages to begin his career, his last four losses have been stoppage defeats (2 KO/TKO, 2 submissions). Noguiera’s last win came at UFC 153, submitting Dave Herman in the second round.
Notable Wins: Alexander Crispim, Enoch Wilson, Jeremy Larsen
8-3 MMA / 4-3 UFC Record
Lost 2 0f Last 3 Fights
Notable Wins: Will Chope, Justin Lawrence, Leonard Garcia
April 26th, 2014
Alpha Male product, Andre Fili was sharp in his UFC debut, stopping Jeremy Larsen with a second round TKO victory. He’s won nine-straight fights, dating back to October of 2011, including wins over Enoch Wilson and Adrian Diaz.
Max Holloway snapped a two-fight losing streak at UFC Fight Nigh 34, earning a second round TKO win over Will Chope earlier this month at Fight Night 34. He had previously lost back-to-back decisions against Dennis Bermudez and Conor McGregor.
Notable Wins: Claudio Ledesma, Sean Santella, Joel Roberts
February 22nd, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Since losing to uber-prospect Edson Barboza in his UFC debut, Lucas Martins has now won back-to-back fights in the octagon. He rebounded from the Barboza loss with a third round knockout victory over Jeremy Larsen at UFC on FX 8. Martins then dropped two weight classes to the bantamweight division, and ran through Ramiro Hernandez, earning the submission win in just a little over a minute into the opening round at UFC Fight Night 28.
Top ranked bantamweight, Aljamian Sterling, finally signs with the UFC following a perfect 8-0 record to begin his career. Notable victories include a decision win over flyweight prospect, Sean Santella at a CFFC 11, and a first round submission win over Joel Roberts last November.
Notable Wins: Kim Couture, Sarah Moras, Roxanne Modafferi
March 15th, 2014
American Airlines Center
Ultimate Fighter 18 winner, Julianna Pena has been scratched from her UFC 171 bout with Jessica Andrade, after suffering tears in her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring in her training camp. She will on the sidelines for two years or more.
Jessica Andrade got her first victory in the UFC with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Rosi Sexton at UFC Fight Night 30. She made her debut in July of last year, but lost by second round TKO to former UFC title challenger, Liz Carmouche at UFC on FOX 8.
Raquel Pennington was successful in her UFC debut, defeating women’s MMA trailblazer, Roxanne Modafferi by unanimous decision at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. The win snapped a two-fight losing streak to a couple of the top women’s bantamweight fighters in the world, Cat Zingano and Leslie Smith.
Notable Wins: Justin Eilers, Kirill Sidelnikov, James McSweeney
9-2 MMA Record
2 Fight Win Streak
Notable Wins: Wayne Cole
Legacy Fighting Championship 29
March 15th, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Former UFC fighter, Paul Buentello will take on Myron Dennis for the vacant heavyweight title at Legacy Fighting 29. Other notable fights include another UFC veteran, Jonathan Brookins dropping two weight classes and will make his flyweight debut against Cody Fuller. Also, Brazilian lightweight prospect, Gilbert Burns, makes his United States debut against WEC veteran, Mike Budnik.
Notable Wins: Joshua Sampo, Jimmy Flick, Hideo Tokoro
8-0 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
8 Fight Win Streak
Notable Wins: Richie Vaculik
March 15th, 2014
American Airlines Center
Will Campuzano is still looking for that elusive first UFC victory after a unanimous decision loss to star prospect, Sergio Pettis at UFC 167. Campuzano was released from the UFC in January of 2011, following an 0-2 stint with the promotion. He then went on to win five-straight fights, including winning the Legacy Fighting Championships flyweight title, and earned a spot back in the UFC last November.
Justin Scoggins had a near-flawless UFC debut, stopping Richie Vaculik in the first round via TKO at UFC Fight Night 33. The win extended his perfect record to 8-0 to begin his MMA career, with seven of those wins being finishes (6 KO/TKO, 1 Submission).
Jake Ellenberger had a two-fight win streak snapped at UFC on FOX 8, after an uninspiring performance against Rory MacDonald, losing a unanimous decision. He had previously been in title shot consideration with back-to-back wins over Jay Hieron and Nate Marquardt. Ellenberger still holds an impressive 8-3 record in arguably the UFC’s toughest division, with five of those victories coming by knockout.
The last Strikeforce welterweight champion, Tarec Saffiedine, made a successful UFC debut at Fight Night 34, earning a hard-fought unanimous decision win over Hyun Gyu Lim. He’s now won five-straight fights in his career, including a decision win over Nate Marquardt in January of last year to win the world title.
Joe Ellenberger makes his UFC debut on a two-fight win streak, but hasn’t competed since December of 2012 when he stopped Joe Wilk in the first round with a TKO. Twelve of his fourteen career victories have come by stoppages (8 KO/TKO, 4 Submission).
Yancy Medeiros won his first fight in the octagon in his sophomore appearance, stopping Yves Edwards in the first round via knockout. He previously suffered the first loss of his career in his UFC debut, losing to Rustam Khabilov by TKO, due to a broken thumb he suffered while catching himself on a takedown.