The Ultimate Fighting Championship is in the “Land of the Rising Sun” this coming weekend for the UFC on FUEL TV 8 event live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The promotion held it’s pre-fight press conference today (Thursday in Japan) with headliners Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann on hand as well as fighters Mark Hunt, Stefen Struve, Takanori Gomi, Diego Sanchez, Yushin Okami and Hector Lombard.
UFC President Dana White sat down with UFC Tonight’s Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian for an electrifying interview that touched on all of the top UFC news. White discussed a variety of possible super-fights, Ronda Rousey’s stunning performance at UFC 157 and much more.
UFC Tonight’s Chael Sonnen knows a thing or two about what it takes to earn a victory inside the Octagon. Check out Sonnen’s picks for UFC On FUEL TV 8: Silva vs Sonnen.
MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant talks via Skype with heavyweight Stefan Struve in advance of his UFC on FUEL 8 fight with Mark Hunt, set to take place on March 2, 2013, in Tokyo, Japan. “Skyscraper” talks about the style matchup and size difference between himself and “The Super Samoan” (Struve is 7 feet tall, Hunt is 5′ 10″), the fight he requested with Cheick Congo and what he’d like to accomplish in the heavyweight division. We also hear about Stefan’s training with Gegard Mousasi and how he feels about heading to a theme park to celebrate a victory.
An inside look into Bryan Caraway… his upcoming fight, his relationship with Miesha Tate, and what he does in his downtime.
FUEL TV presents ‘In Focus: Silva vs Stann’, a fascinating in-depth look at the main event of UFC On FUEL TV 8. ‘In Focus’ paints a vivid picture of MMA legend Wanderlei Silva and his opponent, ex-United States Marine Brian Stann. These warriors do battle in the Octagon on Saturday, March 3rd at UFC On FUEL TV 8.
Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre faces his fiercest rival, Nick Diaz, in a long-anticipated showdown in Montreal
UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz is expected to take place on March 16 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Take an exclusive look behind the scenes of the historic women’s bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche at UFC 157.
MMA H.E.A.T. takes you inside the exclusive grand opening celebration at Anderson Silva’s brand new Muay Thai College in Torrance, CA. In addition to giving friends and other MMA luminaries a peek inside his state-of-the-art facility, the UFC Middleweight Champ also gives out awards of recognition to his coaches Diogenes Assahida, Josuel Distak, Ramon Lemos and Rogerio Camoes; his training partner Andre Galvao and his manager, Ed Soares.
He returns to Japan to the very arena where he earned his biggest victories in Pride and where he established himself as an MMA superstar. Six years later, he sets foot once again on Japanese soil, where fans will see Wanderlei Silva face fierce opponent Brian Stann. To prepare, he traveled the world for a bout he is confident will earn him a fight night bonus. Catch this highly-anticipated five-round light heavyweight bout on UFC: Silva vs Stann, live on FUEL TV, Saturday, March 2 at 10PM/7PM ET/PT.
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The prelims to UFC 157 were arguably the best action of the night, as Dana White declared Bermudez vs Grist as the “Fight of the Night”. Right off the bat Grist had a great pace, and a nasty stiff jab that was keeping Dennis Bermudez off balance. These two exchanges bombs in this back and forth battle. However, in the third round Bermudez connects hard, and continues to connect. Grist takes some serious punishment, but show incredible hard and somehow manages to hold on.They again exchange punches back and forth. Herb Dean refuses to step in even when its looks like it’s over for Grist. Grist holds on showing his tenacity and heart, but Bermudez gets a well earned a split decision. Brendan Schuab vs Lavar Johsnon was a difrerent story. Snoozefest from the jump.
UFC stars Kenny Florian, Brian Stann, Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen discuss the fears they encounter getting used to being camera. And you thought the Octagon was nerve-wrecking!
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