UFC on FUEL 7

UFC releases official statement on Matt Riddle, bout with Che Mills overturned to ‘no contest’
UFC releases official statement on Matt Riddle, bout with Che Mills overturned to ‘no contest’
TUF 7 alumnus and welterweight Matt Riddle is now a former UFC welterweight following a second positive drug test in less than a year. The first offense came at the wretched UFC 149 card, when Riddle tested positive for marijuana. His 3rd round submission win over Chris Clements was overturned to a no contest. In […]
Matt Riddle released from UFC after second positive test for marijuana
Matt Riddle released from UFC after second positive test for marijuana
It appears that Matt Riddle has ran out of chances with the UFC. The welterweight, who popped for marijuana back at UFC 149 and was outspoken about not wanting to fight in the UK recently, has confirmed to MMA Junkie that he has been released from the promotion following another positive marijuana test after his […]
Ratner says some ‘stuff’ done internally on bad overseas UFC judges, but more transparency should be expected
Ratner says some ‘stuff’ done internally on bad overseas UFC judges, but more transparency should be expected
One of the great problems with combat sports is inadequate judging. Judges who either don’t know how to score fights correctly, choose not to score fights by established criteria or score them incorrectly for reasons that boil down to corruption — scoring for hometown fighters, scoring for guys a “promoter” wants to win, etc. There […]
UFC president Dana White undermining former stalwart support of government testing with new stance on TRT
UFC president Dana White undermining former stalwart support of government testing with new stance on TRT
Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White voiced the opinion of many fans when he declared testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) legalized cheating. Previously, White had supported the therapy as “absolutely fair” and an impressive advancement in sports science. On top of that, Dana has long vouched for the governmental state athletic commission testing (SAC) as […]
UFC on Fuel 7 results recap: Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald
UFC on Fuel 7 results recap: Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald
In the main event of UFC on Fuel 7, Renan Barao successfully defended his UFC interim bantamweight title by submitting challenger Michael McDonald with a fourth-round arm-triangle choke. The bout was quite competitive from the opening bell, with the first round being very close. Barao took over a bit to probably win the second and […]
White: Barnett vs. Dos Santos was the plan until Barnett turned down deal
White: Barnett vs. Dos Santos was the plan until Barnett turned down deal
It appears that if Josh Barnett had signed with the UFC, his first opponent would have been former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. That comes from UFC president Dana White, who mentioned it at last night’s UFC on Fuel 7 post-fight conference. After confirming that the bout was in the works, Dana made it […]
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Fights to make for main card fighters
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Fights to make for main card fighters
The UFC’s fourth event of 2013 is in the books, and it had some highs and lows. A solid main card made up for a fairly boring preliminary card (excluding Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov). While it was really only the top two fights that had much relevance in their respective divisions, it’ll be interesting […]
UFC on Fuel 7 Barao vs. McDonald results: Winners and losers
UFC on Fuel 7 Barao vs. McDonald results: Winners and losers
The UFC has made their annual trip to the UK and pulled off UFC on Fuel 7: Barao vs. McDonald in London’s Wembly Arena last night. The event set the record for most decisions on a single UFC fight card and featured only a single submission and only two TKOs. Winners Renan Barao: The Interim […]
UFC on Fuel 7 Barao vs. McDonald post-fight interviews, Dana’s media scrum, Tom Watson, Matt Riddle, more
UFC on Fuel 7 Barao vs. McDonald post-fight interviews, Dana’s media scrum, Tom Watson, Matt Riddle, more
Zombie Prophet has compiled a comprehensive video playlist of post-fight interviews following UFC on Fuel 7: Barao vs. McDonald. Subscribe to MMA Nation on YouTube to keep up with all of the Zombie’s finds. It’s a video playlist so just hit play on the video above and use the FF button to skip ahead.’ You […]
UFC on Fuel 7 Results: Sunday Perspective
UFC on Fuel 7 Results: Sunday Perspective
Renan Barao was the best Bantamweight in the world yesterday. He faced a very tough and game challenger, and adapted his strategy to win the day. Barao came into the UFC riding a win streak mostly from regional Brazilian shows and a few WEC under-cards. His first round submission of Brad Pickett really announced him […]
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Questionable judges’ scorecards revealed
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Questionable judges’ scorecards revealed
UFC on Fuel 7 was not short on decisions. A total of 9 fights went the distance, a first in UFC history. Of course, the more decisions you have, the higher you run the risk of some interesting scorecards from the judges. There were certainly some contestable scorecards tonight, and here they are (courtesy of […]
UFC on Fuel 7 Barao vs. McDonald results: Bathrobe review by Kid Nate
UFC on Fuel 7 Barao vs. McDonald results: Bathrobe review by Kid Nate
In which I offer my post-fight review and analysis of UFC on Fuel 7: Barao vs. McDonald from top to bottom. If you like this sort of thing, subscribe to MMA Nation on YouTube and get all of my videos as soon as they’re uploaded. Quick results: Renan Barao def. Michael McDonald via Submission (arm […]
UFC On Fuel 7 results: Renan Barao and Stanislav Nedkov get $50K and Tom Watson gets $100K in fight bonuses
UFC On Fuel 7 results: Renan Barao and Stanislav Nedkov get $50K and Tom Watson gets $100K in fight bonuses
Saturday afternoon featured the first ever title fight on Fuel TV. UFC On Fuel TV 7 featured Renan Barao becoming the first non-Heavyweight to ever defend a UFC interim championship. Barao got himself in trouble early when he was rocked by shots against the cage from Michael McDonald. However, he adjusted his game and had […]
UFC on Fuel 7: Barao vs. McDonald results and post-fight analysis
UFC on Fuel 7: Barao vs. McDonald results and post-fight analysis
Renan Barao proved himself once again tonight, and Dominick Cruz should take notice. The Nova Uniao product has a very good overall game and submitting the tough Michael McDonald with a fourth-round arm-triangle choke was extremely impressive. The first round was very close and could have gone either way, but McDonald’s output dropped a bit […]
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Eddie Wineland wants next title shot against Renan Barao
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Eddie Wineland wants next title shot against Renan Barao
Renan Barao successfully defended the UFC interim bantamweight title today, submitting Michael McDonald in the 4th round with an arm-triangle choke. It’s likely that Barao will have to defend his belt at least once while Dominick Cruz continues to recover from his knee injury. Immediately following the Barao/McDonald fight, Eddie Wineland made it clear on […]
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Renan Barao submits Michael McDonald in round 4
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Renan Barao submits Michael McDonald in round 4
Michael McDonald was a game title challenger, but the interim champ got it done in round four. Renan Barao used a slick, well-rounded game to take at least two of the first three rounds before taking advantage of a small window of opportunity in the fourth. In a ground scramble, Barao locked up an arm-triangle […]
UFC on Fuel 7 post-fight press conference video and coverage
UFC on Fuel 7 post-fight press conference video and coverage
Join us here at Bloody Elbow.com at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT for live video coverage of tonight’s UFC on Fuel 7 post-fight press conference. You can catch the live video on the Youtube stream above, or over at MMA Fighting. The winners of the UFC on Fuel 7 fights will sit down to […]
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Cub Swanson beats Dustin Poirier in entertaining scrap
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Cub Swanson beats Dustin Poirier in entertaining scrap
Sometimes it takes a couple of featherweights to save a card. After a rather dull event so far, Cub Swanson and Dustin Poirier engaged in one of the best fights of 2013 so far in the co-main event of UFC on Fuel 7. Both men landed big punches and kicks, nice takedowns, and other slick […]
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Gunnar Nelson takes decision over Jorge Santiago
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Gunnar Nelson takes decision over Jorge Santiago
Iceland’s own Gunnar Nelson doesn’t seem to get excited about much, but the grappling wizard looked good in picking up his second UFC win. Jorge Santiago had good spurts of striking in the first and third, but Nelson’s grappling and surprising striking was too much for him. The judges had it 29-28, 29-28, and 30-27 […]
UFC on Fuel 7 results: James Te Huna overcomes adversity, takes decision over Ryan Jimmo
UFC on Fuel 7 results: James Te Huna overcomes adversity, takes decision over Ryan Jimmo
James Te Huna was very, very close to losing his bout with Ryan Jimmo early in the first round. But his perseverance paid off with a hard-fought decision win. Jimmo dropped him with a huge head kick and had him in deep trouble, but he came back with takedowns and ground and pound in the […]
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Matt Riddle outwrestles Che Mills, takes decision
UFC on Fuel 7 results: Matt Riddle outwrestles Che Mills, takes decision
Matt Riddle said that he might just take Che Mills down and lay on him for 15 minutes. He wasn’t far off with that prediction. Riddle used tenacious grappling and a bevy of takedowns to take a unanimous decision in the opening main card bout on UFC on Fuel 7. Mills tried valiantly to fight […]
UFC on Fuel 7 prelims results: Watson stops Nedkov after wild brawl
UFC on Fuel 7 prelims results: Watson stops Nedkov after wild brawl
The first two fights on the UFC on Fuel 7 preliminary card were sleepers, but the third bout woke everyone up. After decision wins by Phil Harris and Vaughan Lee, Tom Watson looked to make it three for three for UK fighters in front of their countrymen and got the job done by stopping Stanislav […]
UFC on Fuel TV 7 fight card primer: Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald
UFC on Fuel TV 7 fight card primer: Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald
The main event at UFC on FUEL TV 7 sees a world title defense on Fuel as Renan Barao (29-1(1) MMA; 4-0 UFC) takes on challenger Michael McDonald (15-1 MMA; 4-0 UFC). This fight is for Barao’s Interim Bantamweight title. The five round title fight is the last of six main card fights on Fuel. […]
UFC on Fuel TV 7 fight card primer: Preliminary card
UFC on Fuel TV 7 fight card primer: Preliminary card
The preliminary card of UFC on Fuel 7 in London is a bit of an odd one. It’s frequent to see fighters coming off losses planted on the prelims, but as pointed out by Mike Bohn on Twitter, ALL 12 of the preliminary card fighters lost their previous fight. So it’s safe to say that […]
UFC on Fuel: Barao vs McDonald – Live Fuel TV results and play-by-play
UFC on Fuel: Barao vs McDonald – Live Fuel TV results and play-by-play
As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC on FUEL TV 7. Our live coverage will start with the fights on Facebook (12:15 p.m. ET) followed by the fights on the Fuel TV main card (3 p.m. ET) so make sure […]
UFC on Fuel: Barao vs. McDonald – Live results and play-by-play for Facebook prelims
UFC on Fuel: Barao vs. McDonald – Live results and play-by-play for Facebook prelims
As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC on FUEL TV 7. Our live coverage will start with the fights on Facebook (12:15 p.m. ET) followed by the fights on the Fuelso make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for […]
UFC on Fuel 7 staff picks and predictions
UFC on Fuel 7 staff picks and predictions
Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonaldBrent Brookhouse: I think this looks like a Jose Aldo fight in reverse for Barao. I think he’ll start a little bit slow before taking over late in the second round after his leg kicks, pacing and timing start to dictate how the fight goes. Once he starts to dictate pace […]
UFC on Fuel TV 7 main card: Casual match-up overview
UFC on Fuel TV 7 main card: Casual match-up overview
Typically, when preparing for a UFC event, I’d be immersed in countless hours of research on each fighter, scrutinizing elements like fight footage, martial arts background, in-cage characteristics and tendencies, value of past competition, and overall strengths and weaknesses a full week before the event even started. This intense recon has transpired since early 2010 […]
UFC on Fuel 7 Barao vs. McDonald video preview: MMA Tete-a-Tete – Kid Nate & Fightlinker preview the card
UFC on Fuel 7 Barao vs. McDonald video preview: MMA Tete-a-Tete – Kid Nate & Fightlinker preview the card
I’m back with another installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse. Ryan from Fightlinker joins me for this edition as we run through UFC on Fuel TV 7: Barao vs. McDonald from the bottom to the top of the card with a twist: instead of in-depth predictions or analysis, we give a fan’s perspective […]