Frankie Edgar Prepares for UFC 156 Featherweight Debut

Frankie Edgar is a former lightweight champion but he pulls out all the stops as he trims down for his featherweight debut match against Jose Aldo at UFC 158. Edgar has wowed fans as he managed to claim wins among lightweight fighters of his division but now it’s a different game as he slims down to featherweight and challenges Jose “Scarface” Aldo who has a perfect match record since 2006.

Will Edgar manage to defeat Aldo and prove that he is not just another lightweight fighter? Or will he give Aldo his 15th consecutive win? Watch how Edgar bares his training and how his weight loss techniques are paying off through this special UFC 158 video courtesy of UFC and YouTube.

To remember, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar has lost to Benson Henderson in UFC 150 headline fight via split decision in August 2012. This was his second time with Henderson as he was initially defeated via unanimous decision at UFC 144 in February of the same year. Before these 2 back to back losses, Edgar won against Gray Maynard in UFC 136 as he KO Maynard before round 4 ended in October 2011. Edgar is from Toms River, New Jersey and is now fighting for featherweight division with 15 wins. 3 losses and 1 draw in his professional career.

Jose Aldo however is just 26 years old from Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil which holds an extreme professional record of 21 wins and only one loss. His last fight was a win against Chad Mendes over a year ago at UFC 142 headline fight; he ended the match with a KO in less than 5 minutes of round 1. As mentioned, winning UFC 158 would be his 15th consecutive victory. He has managed to win over great fighters like Kenny Florian, Mark Hominick, Manny Gamburyan and Urijah Faber to name a few. His favorite move is a KO or TKO via his strong punches and knee combination.

UFC 158 will be on February 2, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Other fighters who will join Edgar and Aldo are Rashad Evans, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Alistair Overeem, Antonio Silva, John Fitch, Demian Maia, Joseph Benavidez, Ian McCallGleison Tibau and Evan Dunham to name a few. Stand by for official interviews and videos of your favorite UFC fighters as this much-awaited day nears.

Vitor Belfort TKO’s Michael Bisping! Belfort vs Sonnen?

This past Saturday we were treated to an entertaining MMA event for free 99 on FX.

The first bout in the main event at UFC on FX 7 was Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Thiago Tavares.

Tavares had been on a winning streak tearing through his opponents, however this streak came to an abrupt halt with he met Nurmagomedov in the cage. It only took a couple of minutes for Nurmagomedov to TKO Tavares, and validate to the MMA world that he is yet another UFC Lightweight that is quickly working his way into title contention.

Nurmagomedov now boasts an MMA record of 19-0, while having a 3-0 record with the UFC. In a heavyweight match we witnessed Gabriel Gonzaga go back to his roots, and submit former IFL champ Ben Rothwell.

Gonzaga was craft with his BJJ, and even used the big screen to his advantage while trying to position himself for a submission of Rothwell. Meanwhile, CB Dolloway defeated Daniel Sarafian by split decision and made it two wins in a row. This fight was competitive from beginning to end and earned fight of the night honors. Last but not least was the main event, which ended pretty quickly.

I think most people thought that it wouldn’t last long once they saw a chiseled Vitor Belfort enter the Octagon. Belfort skills were on point as he easily defeated Bisping by TKO. However, his physique and physical appearance might have gotten more attention than his accomplishments in the ring that night, which raises the question, is Belfort back on the PED program.

Proud Brazilians as They Cheer for their Hometown Hero at UFC on FX 7

Brazilian MMA fans went home happy and proud last night as their hometown hero Brazilian Vitor Belfort KO Michael Bisping at UFC on FX 7 at the Geraldo Jose De Almeida State Gymnasium, Sao Paolo, Brazil. This is also a double celebration as UFC returns once more to this beautiful and proud country.

Belfort put an end to Bisping’s run for Anderson Silva’s title as he delivered a TKO using head kick and punches in just a minute and 27 seconds in round 2.  “The Count” was already on the canvass before he was hit and this allowed “The Phenom” to further deliver punches and this finished Bisping after a few more moves.

For those who are looking for great UFC on FX 7 Belfort versus Bisping action, you can view their video on YouTube as Belfort delivers a “monster” knock out that ended the match as early as the second round.

And after this momentous win, Vitor Belfort now calls for a rematch with Jon Jones. Adding to this challenge, he also called Chael Sonnen a “clown.” He admits that he challenged Jones after feeling that he still has unfinished business with the champion. Jon Jones is scheduled to fight Chael Sonnen later this year and Belfort is raring to get it one with Jones. Fans on the other hand can’t wait for Jones versus Sonnen and even when these great fighters coach new contenders on UFC reality show this year.

Looking back at the winners of UFC of FX 7 last Saturday, here are the results of this amazing Brazilian event: this is C.B. Dollaway’s night as he wins over Daniel Sarafian via split decision. Gabriel Gonzaga on the other hand wins via submission with a guillotine choke over Ben Rothwell in just a minute of the second round; another impressive win was Khabib Nurmagomedov over Thiago Tavares via TKO in less than two minutes of the first round! Godofredo Castro won via split decision over Milton Vieira, Ronny Markes won via unanimous decision over Andrew Craig and Nik Lentz won via unanimous decision as well over Diego Nunez. Other winners were Edson Barboza, Ildemar Alcantara and Francisco Trinaldo against Lucas Martins, Wagner Prado and C.J. Keith. The third event between Pedro Nobre and Iuri Alcantara on the other hand was a no contest after an accidental foul was ruled by the judges on the first round of the fight.