UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen II primer: Primetime, Countdown, and fight analysis

Long-reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva will rematch his rival Chael Sonnen in the main event at UFC 148, and each man is bringing a fistful of intangibles into the cage. How big of a factor was Silva’s hurt ribs in the first fight that saw him dominated by Sonnen before a miraculous last round comeback? How much of Sonnen’s performance …

UFC 140: Let the bodies hit the floor

It was already perhaps the most violent night in UFC history. Then came the main event at UFC 140 yesterday in Toronto; the first round, excitingly, looked like a Lyoto Machida fight. The challenger kept his distance and used his uncanny sense of timing to tag champion Jon Jones several times and do something no man has ever done in …

UFC 133 results: Evans hunts for his title shot, MacDonald’s star continues to rise

Rashad Evans defied any expectations of ring rust at UFC 133. Despite not having set foot in the Octagon since May 2010, Evans looked perhaps the best he ever has — cut, quick, and instincts on “killer” — dominating a motivated Tito Ortiz to not only finish the story they started with their draw four years ago at UFC 73, …

UFC 121 results: Cain Velasquez wins belt, dominates Brock Lesnar

Wow, impressive card last night at UFC 121. Let’s get into it: Tom Lawlor def. Patrick Cote via unanimous decision Lawlor walked away with the scorecards, 30-27 across the board. Lawlor fought hard for a takedown in the first round and attempted several submissions. At one point he had Cote in an arm triangle and Cote had to resort to …