UFC on Fox
February 13, 2012 1:05:10 PM
Palhares Meets Belcher In Final UFC on Fox 3 Fight
The UFC on Fox 3 main card has now been filled.
The final bout announced for the four fight televised card on May 5 will feature a middleweight showdown between Alan Belcher (17-6) and submission specialist Rousimar Palhares (14-3).
After nearly losing his fighting career to an eye injury, Belcher came back in a big way in 2011 with a TKO win over veteran fighter Jason MacDonald last September at UFC Fight Night 25. The win moved Belcher to 3-0 over his last three fights and closer to thoughts of title contention.
Leg-lock specialist Palhares keeps proving everybody wrong that moves like heel hooks just don’t get pulled off that often in MMA. Palhares has finished four of his seven opponents in the UFC with the leg buckling submission, and maybe he’ll be looking for number five in May.
UFC on FOX 3 takes place May 5 at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.Source: www.mmaweekly.com
UFC on Fox
December 14, 2011 3:38:09 PM
Mackens Semerzier vs. Robert Peralta Result Changed to a No ContestThe result of the Nov. 12 Mackens Semerzier vs. Robert Peralta fight has been changed to a no contest following a Tuesday hearing in California, Semerzier's manager Brian Butler-Au of SuckerPunch Entertainment confirmed with MMAFighting.com.Semerzier appealed the result to the California State Athletic Commission, stating that the illegal headbutt led to the finish. Referee "Big" John McCarthy, who worked the UFC on Fox fight, which took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., also sent in a letter of recommendation to the CSAC supporting Semerzier's appeal. After reviewing the fight and the supporting paperwork filed by Semerzier's camp, the commission decided to overturn the result.Butler-Au attended the CSAC hearing Tuesday morning in Van Nuys, Calif. Semerzier could not attend due to an illness. The commission requested Peralta to attend the meeting, but according to Butler-Au, Peralta never responded to the request.Semerzier is hoping the UFC now books a rematch between the two featherweights to finish what they started on Nov. 12.Source: www.mmafighting.com
UFC on Fox
October 4, 2011 5:59:12 PM
UFC on Fox 1 adds three bouts
Mackens Semerzier vs.Robert Peralta, Paul "The Gentleman" Bradley vs. Mike Pierce, and Matt Lucas vs. Aaron Rosa have all been added to the inaugural UFC on Fox card.
Semerzier (6-3) was unsuccessful in three consecutive WEC bouts, but picked up a victory in his UFC debut against Alex Caceres. He was scheduled to face Mike Lullo at UFN 25, but was forced out of the scrap due to injury.
Peralta (15-3), ironically, was successful in his UFC debut against Lullo. He is currently on a seven-fight win streak.
Bradley (18-3) has endured a single UFC bout in his career and he came up short against Rafael Natal at UFC 133. Prior to that the middleweight was unbeaten in six fights, four of which ended by submission.
Pierce (12-4) is a strong wrestler that trains at Team Quest. He most recently lost a decision to Johny Hendricks, but leading up to that setback Pierce's only loss in the Octagon was to former welterweight No. 1 contender Jon Fitch.
Lucas (14-2) makes his UFC debut at UFC on Fox 1 after winning five consecutive fights in Rage in the Cage. The newcomer trains at Arizona Combat Sports and is known for heavy hands.
Rosa (16-4) fought Joey Beltran in a losing effort at UFC 131. This will mark his second bout in the promotion, but a debut in the 205 pound division. Respected as a well-rounded fighter, Rosa has a mix of six knockouts and four submissions on his record. Most notably defeating Devin Cole and Abe Wagner prior to his UFC debut.
UFC on Fox 1 is slated for Nov. 12, in Anaheim, Calif. with a heavyweight title match between champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior Dos Santos holding down the main event..Source: www.ufc.com
UFC on Fox
September 6, 2011 7:40:19 PM
Guida meets Henderson, Yamamoto-Uyenoyama at UFC on Fox on Nov. 12
The card for UFC on Fox on Nov. 12 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. will feature a likely title contention eliminator bout between lightweights Clay Guida and Ben Henderson, the UFC announced Tuesday.
In a bantamweight fight also added Tuesday, Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto takes on Darren Uyenoyama, who will be making his UFC debut. The promotion also made official the bout between Ricardo Lamas and Cub Swanson, which the UFC originally revealed via its Twitter account.
The heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos is the main event and will be shown on Fox, but the official plans for the other fights have not yet been determined.Source: mmadiehards.com
UFC on Fox
September 2, 2011 1:09:16 PM
Heavyweight title fight Velasquez vs. Dos Santos to headline UFC on Fox on Nov. 12
UFC on Fox from Anaheim, Calif., on Nov. 12 will be headlined by the heavyweight championship fight between belt holder Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos.
"We want to deliver to Fox, we want to deliver to fans for the first time ever, so why not go with the heavyweight championship," UFC president Dana White said Friday in a conference call. "This is going to be a great fight.
"We're going one hour, with a five-round heavyweight fight."Source: mmadiehards.com