Raoni Barcelos, Kurt Holobaugh, Niko Price, and Chad Mendes won $50,000 performance bonuses at UFC Fight Night 133, on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.
Liz Carmouche: “My 2-year-old was really sick leading up to this. I was like, all right, I’ve been able to not get it. My wife, she was sick. I’m like, OK, they both got sick. I was fine. Then the last week it finally got me.”
“These data support publicised reports of the harmful (and potentially fatal) effects of extreme weight cutting in MMA athletes and represent a call for action to governing bodies to safeguard the welfare of MMA athletes.”
Bad news was Khalil Rountree’s purse was $38,000 in winning, while Gokhan Saki earned $85,000 in losing; good news maybe is the UFC will likely start negotiation on a new contract shortly.
UFC Fight Night 133 took place Saturday, July 14th from the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between former champion and rising prospect Blagoy Ivanov.
Bellator 203 took place Saturday, July 14th from the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. The event, which aired on tape delay in the United States on Paramount, was headlined by a featherweight title bout between Patricio Freire and Daniel Weichel.
Odds for UFC Fight Night 133, also known as UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov, also known as UFC Boise range from -275 to dead even.
‘Shogun’ Rua: ”I think Cormier is a great athlete, a complete fighter. Winning this fight I absolutely deserve this chance because of my history and my career in MMA.”
Bellator 202 takes place Friday, July 13th from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in| Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event is headlined by a women’s featherweight title fight beween Julia Budd and Talita Nogueira and air exclusively on the Paramount Network.
This article by Sean Gannon thanks some of the many people that worked so hard to make legal Muay Thai a reality in Massachusetts.
The early, official UFC Fight Night 133 fighter weigh-ins stream at 11:00 a.m. ET, from the UFC host hotel, courtesy of MMAjunkie.
Bellator 202: Budd vs. Nogueira will take place on Friday, July 13, 2018, at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma; in the main event, featherweight champion Julia Budd will make her second title defense, vs. Talita Nogueira.
Junior Dos Santos: “They asked me, ‘What have you learned from that?’ Nothing. I was doing everything right. I was doing everything the best I could.”
JDS: “He adds nothing to the sport. He’s a guy that cheats. The only benefit he brings is that people really like watching him, that big guy.”
Chad Mendes: “If I could pull anything from this, is just really pay attention to what I’m putting on my body, putting in my body. It’s tough. As fighters, I’ve done it a lot, just take a supplement without reading everything on the back.”
Lucas Middlebrook: “There was no other choice but for Leslie to file this charge, in order to show the rest of the fighters what they did is illegal.”
Marcel Adur: “All I care about is fighting for that inaugural championship whenever Brave decides to release it for us. I know that this weight class is focused by the promotion to grow in the coming days.”
The 28th season of The Ultimate Fighter will be coached by UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker vs. top contender Kelvin Gastelum; it will feature male heavyweights and at last, women’s featherweights.
Daniel Cormier: “I felt faster at heavyweight, and then just not having to do that weight cut, it makes such a big deal, man. That weight cut can really, really — it can really brutalize you.”
Pongsiri Mitsatit: “When we are given the ability to help others who are in dire need, we must do everything we can. It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor, we do what we can.”