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Author: Ryan Hobbs

Anthony Pettis vs Stephen Thompson Postmortem

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – MARCH 23: (R-L) Anthony Pettis punches Stephen Thompson in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Bridgestone Arena on March 23, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) The hype surrounding UFC Fight Night 148‘s main event has not yet begun to die down. Following one of the most spectacular knockouts of the year, let’s reflect on Anthony Pettis vs. Stephen Thompson. How the Fight Came Together Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis went into his fight against Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson as a heavy underdog. His call-out of Thompson came as a surprise to fans,...

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Happy Birthday Mark Richard Hunt — A Tribute

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 30: Mark Hunt of New Zealand poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in event at Hilton Adelaide on November 30, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) The Super Samoan Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt is revered for many impressive traits. His inspirational comeback during the latter portion of his fighting career is a perfect example of said qualities. Prior to his resurgence in the UFC, Hunt was known to be one of many fascinating characters from the golden age of Japanese combat sports. From unexpected title...

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UFC Fight Night 147 Post-Fight Recap

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Jorge Masvidal celebrates after knocking out Darren Till during the Welterweight bout between Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal at The O2 Arena on March 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images) UFC London (technically known as UFC Fight Night 147) just reached its conclusion. There were knockouts, submissions, upsets, and even some punches thrown backstage. Join us as we break down the ins and outs of the main card, fight by fight. UFC Fight Night 147 Main Card Recap Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal The crowd erupted as ‘Sweet Caroline’ blasted from...

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Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs Yoel Romero II booked for April

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 09: Yoel Romero of Cuba (L) attempts a punch against Robert Whittaker of New Zealand in the third round in their middleweight title fight during the UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Whittaker won in a split decision. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Per Brett Okamoto (ESPN), Dana White confirmed Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza will take on Yoel Romero on April 27th in Sunrise, Florida for UFC on ESPN 3. This news comes out on the heels of Romero’s appearance on a Spanish reality TV show. The matchup...

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Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya Postmortem

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 10: (R-L) Anderson Silva of Brazil and Israel Adesanya of New Zealand react after the conclusion of their middleweight bout during the UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, 2019 in the Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) ‘Anderson Silva loses to Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision.’ To anybody who didn’t watch this fight live, those words would serve as further evidence that Silva has nothing left to offer the sport of MMA. However, in real time, many fans felt the fight between Silva and Adesanya lived up...

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What Happened at UFC 235?

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 02: Robbie Lawler lifts Ben Askren before slamming him to the mat during their welterweight bout during UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena on March 02, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Askren won by submission. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images) UFC 235 just wrapped up. With a fight card as stacked as this one was, there’s usually a lot to break down in the aftermath. Fight by fight, let’s talk about what happened. UFC 235 Recap Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith Anthony Smith will go down as one of the biggest underdogs to ever compete...

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