May 8, 2014
In October 2013, ULTMMA.com (www.ULTMMA.com) released version 5.0 of our annual MMA big board affectionately known as the ULTMMA50. Seven months after the snapshot in MMA time that was the 2013/2014 ULTMMA50, the 50 fighters listed have all tweaked their resumes. Ranking different fighters from different weights classes that for the most part fight in entirely different promotions is an exercise rooted in patience and informed speculation.
With UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby having the ULTMMA50 (possibly) pinned to their office white board, a whooping 22 prospects have already been signed to the UFC. So with the benefit of hindsight how did a pound for pound list of 50 diverse MMA prospects hold up?
November 16, 2014
UFC 180 Hunt vs. Werdum results
Mexico City, Mexico
Fabricio Werdum def. Mark Hunt via TKO (knee, punches) - Round 2, 2:27
Kelvin Gastelum def. Jake Ellenberger via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 4:46
Ricardo Lamas def. Dennis Bermudez via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 1, 3:18
Augusto Montano def. Chris Heatherly via TKO (knees) - Round 1, 4:50
Hector Urbina def. Edgar Garcia via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 1, 3:38
Yair Rodriguez def. Leonardo Morales via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alejandro Perez def. Jose Quinonez via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 28-27)
Jessica Eye def. Leslie Smith via TKO (doctor's stoppage) - Round 2, 1:30
Gabriel Benitez def. Humberto Brown via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 3, 0:30
Henry Briones def. Guido Cannetti via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2, 1:44
Marco Beltran def. Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
November 15, 2014
The crew at Octagon Control are back behind the mics for an UFC 180 fiesta. Host Nikolai Gionti and co-Host Chris Manning kick off the show with an interview with aspiring BJJ player Autumn Gordon. UFC 180 Hunt versus Werdum is previewed along with Bellator 131 and WSOF 15 picks.
November 14, 2014
Pacquiao vs. Algieri
Venetian Casino & Resort, Macau, China
Welterweight-Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri
Junior welterweight-Jessie Vargas vs Antonio DeMarco
Featherweight-Vasyl Lomachenko vs Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo
Flyweight-Zou Shiming vs Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym
November 14, 2014
2012 freestyle wrestling gold medalist Jordan Burroughs can pretty much do anything. In his first Olympics the 26 year old American swept through his 163 pound weight class in route to a gold medal finish. Burroughs followed up his Olympic run by nabbing first place finishes in the world championships in 2013 and the Pan American Championships in 2014.
Now Burroughs is back to square one in the world of coaching. Burroughs will serve on the staff of the Nebraska Cornhuskers as they navigate their difficult Big Ten schedule. While wrestling at Nebraska, Burroughs was a two-time NCAA champion in two different weight classes.
November 14, 2014
Luis Santos hits very hard. The 34 year old Brazilian has 61 wins under his belt, in part thanks to his ability to hit flying strikes with surgical precision. Santos buckled Bakhtiyar Abbasov with a flying knee to the body at One FC 22.
November 9, 2014
Octagon Control returns for a show littered with Brazilian flair. Hosts Nikolai Gionti and Chris Manning discuss the UFC's trip to Brazil for UFC Fight Night 56 Shogun vs. OSP. Gionti and Manning also make their picks and breakdown the UFC's busy month of November.
October 8, 2014
UFC Fight Night 55 results
Luke Rockhold def. Michael Bisping via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 2, 0:57
Al Iaquinta def. Ross Pearson via TKO (strikes) - Round 2, 1:39
Robert Whittaker def. Clint Hester via TKO (punches) - Round 2, 2:43
Soa Palelei def. Walt Harris via TKO (strikes) - Round 2, 4:49
Jake Matthews def. Vagner Rocha via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2, 1:52
Anthony Perosh def. Guto Inocente via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 3:46
Sam Alvey def. Dylan Andrews via knockout (punches) - Round 1, 2:16
Louis Smolka def. Richie Vaculik via TKO (head kick, punches) - Round 3, 0:18
Chris Clements def. Vik Grujic via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 3:06
Daniel Kelly def Luke Zachrich via submission (kimura) - Round 1, 4:27
Marcus Brimage def. Jumabieke Tuerxun via knockout (head kick) - Round 1, 2:58