2015 was a historic year for upsets in the UFC. Seven titles changed hands during the year, and no upset was bigger than Holly Holm’s over the once-invincible Ronda Rousey. For the year, underdogs posted a 180-288 record vs favorites, earning the W in 38.5% of fights. Will 2016 once again be a big year for the underdog, or will the favorites simply do what they’re supposed to do?
The UFC makes its second trip to Brazil in 2016 when it sets up shop in Brasilia on Saturday. The card will be main-evented by Cris Cyborg – who will be looking to extend her 11-year undefeated streak – taking on promotional newcomer Lina Lansberg.
The rest of the card may go overlooked by the casual fan, but there are plenty of action fighters that could provide fireworks in Brasilia.
Make no mistake about it — Cris Cyborg is the most dominant female fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. Novice fans of the sport will argue that Ronda Rousey is the best female to ever compete in the sport, but a simple glance at their records shows that Rousey has some serious work to do if she wants to catch Cyborg.
Em um mundo perfeito, a esportividade sugere que a luta principal de um evento seja aquela mais empolgante, que os fãs mais querem ver, a "cereja do bolo" para o fã. Mas nem sempre é isso que acontece. Quando não há uma colisão entre duas estrelas que garantem um confronto emocionante devido ao casamento de estilos, a popularidade de um único atleta já basta para carregar nas costas o apelo do show. É isso o que acontece no UFC Fight Night Brasília, que rola neste sábado, no Ginásio Nilson Nelson.
O maior torneio de MMA do mundo chegará ao Brasil neste sábado (24), quando a capital Brasília receberá a gigantesca estrutura do UFC Fight Night 95. E na luta principal da noite, a brasileira Cris ‘Cyborg’ enfrentará a estreante sueca Lina Lansberg no que tem tudo para ser um verdadeiro massacre verde e amarelo. Além dela, outros 13 atletas nacionais competirão na mesma noite.
Invicta is the largest all-female MMA promotion in the world and has proven to be the battleground for the best young women fighters on the planet. With the continued emergence of WMMA, and MMA as a whole, we bring you the latest odds for Invicta.
As much as Dana White wants to say Conor McGregor is cutting down to 145 and defending his featherweight title next, ‘The Notorious One’ is likely going to do whatever he wants. And all signs seem to point toward McGregor making his UFC debut at 155 in his next bout.
For decades, combat sports observers have attempted to pin a Best Pound-For-Pound Fighter label on someone. Whether it was Tyson in his heyday, Roy Jones in numerous weight classes – hell, even wrestling has their supermatch arguments – fans have wanted to crown one fighter as the best. It’s the same for MMA, with even more heated debate as the UFC now dwarfs boxing in popularity.
If you’re looking for a slugfest, then the UFC has the card for you. Hidalgo, Texas plays host to the UFC for the first time with power punchers Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson clashing in the main event.
Both Poirier and Johnson are trying to prove they belong in the top end of the lightweight division. Poirier has looked red-hot since coming back to 155 lbs while Johnson is coming off two losses, both of which were against stiff competition.
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