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UFC Fight Night 66: Preview and Picks

The UFC travels to The Philippines for the first time this weekend as Fight Night 66 takes place in the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, part of the greater metropolitan region of Manila. It’s a middle of the road card with a great main event and plenty of potential for some fun fights throughout. Viewers in Ireland will be able to watch the entire event live on Fight pass starting at 12 noon with the main card kicking off at 15:00. The Main event In the main event Urijah Faber will return to featherweight to take on perennial […]

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UFC Berlin: Mark Munoz vs. Gegard Mousasi Fight Recap

And now for the main event of the evening. Chants of “MOU-SAS-I” ring around the arena to begin the first round. Munoz answered with a big takedown that Mousasi reversed easily. Neither man really got the best of the stand-up, though Munoz landed some heavy shots to the leg. Munoz shot again but Mousasi sprawled brilliantly and eventually got top position and into side control. Mousasi dominated on the ground landing big elbows to the head, while looking for a choke. They got back up though and Munoz tried for another takedown. Mousasi reversed once again and landed in the […]

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UFN 41 & TUF 3 Brazil Finale – What’s On the Line?

Back on the 15th of December 2012, the Ultimate Fighting Championship held two events on that same day, the TUF Smashes Finale & the TUF 16 Finale. In reality due to significant time zone differences, those two cards were about 24 hours apart. This Saturday the 31st of May 2014, Zuffa LLC promotes another two events on the same day, UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin, Germany & pretty much straight after that The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale in São Paulo, Brazil. Despite the chatter about over saturation rearing it’s ugly head once again, Dana White & co are […]

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Mark Munoz on Mousasi’s Lack of Wrestling, Changes in Preparation and Coming Off a Loss

Mark Munoz (13-4, 8-4 UFC) is a man that knows exactly just how important his main event bout against Gegard Mousasi (34-4-2, 1-1 UFC) is this Saturday night on UFC Fight Night. Speaking at the UFC’s media workouts this week in the Supercrossfit in Berlin, Munoz acknowledged the weight of importance of this fight coming off his knockout loss to Lyoto Machida. “Obviously this is a very important fight for me,” he admitted. “You know I gotta come in a get a win coming off of a loss; you always have to redeem yourself. I trained hard. I’m ready, I’m […]

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Gegard Mousasi on Munoz’s Wrestling, Nerves and the UFC Rankings

UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi spoke candidly to the media this week ahead on his Fight Night headline bout against Mark Munoz this Saturday in Berlin. Speaking at the media workouts at the Supercrossfit gym in Berlin, Mousasi admitted that he had nerves coming into this massive bout, though that may not necessarily be a bad thing for him. “Well this is an important fight. I have family and friends visiting. I have some stress,” admitted the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, “but good stress! The last fight (against Lyoto Machida) I wasn’t nervous at all and I performed… hmmmm… […]

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Undefeated Swede Niklas Backstrom to Face Tom Niinimaki in Berlin

The UFC has confirmed that Niklas Backstrom will make his promotional debut against Finland’s Tom Niinimaki at UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin. The Swede, who holds a perfect 7-0 record, replaces Thiago Tavares who pulled out of the bout due to injury. 24 year old Backstrom has been pegged as a hot prospect in the sport by some of the MMA cognoscenti, including fellow countryman and training partner Alex Gustafsson. The former national grappling champion is coming into the fight off a spectacular 15 second TKO win over Max Coga at the inaugural Europa MMA Fighting championships (video below). […]

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UFC Announce Berlin Fight Night Card

The UFC today finalized a nine-fight card for their May 31 debut in Berlin. The German capital will play host to a middleweight main event featuring Gegard Mousasi (34-4-2,1-1 UFC) vs. Mark Munoz (13-4, 8-4 UFC). #UFCFightNight Berlin: Fight card announced for May 31 event. http://t.co/Ji5b6IgK2Y — BT Sport UFC (@btsportufc) April 3, 2014 Tickets for UFC Fight Night 41  go on general sale Friday, April 4th at 9PM BST. Andy Ogle vs. Maximo Blanco official for #UFCBerlin on May 31. Tix on general sale tomorrow! http://t.co/r5yntONAxo pic.twitter.com/eR6ddeMnBF — UFC United Kingdom (@UFC_UK) April 3, 2014 — UFC United Kingdom […]

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Gegard Mousasi vs. Mark Munoz Set to Headline UFC Fight Night in Berlin

The UFC’s recently announced return to Germany in May now officially has a main event. Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi (34-2-4, 1-1 UFC) will take on “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz (13-4, 8-4 UFC) in a five-round main event. Both fighters are coming off losses in the middleweight division, with Mousasi losing an epic five round decision to current number one contender Lyoto Machida (21-4, 13-4 UFC). His previous fight was a victorious one in his UFC debut when he defeated Swede Ilir Latifi (8-3, 1-1 UFC) by unanimous decision last April. Munoz is also coming off […]