UFC 160 Fever!

UFC 160 is still a long way away but fans just can’t wait to see Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva pound each other as they face each other once more. The two faced each other at UFC 146 at the Dos Santos versus Mir event in May 2012 and this second encounter promises to be an action filled –event as Velasquez aims to defeat Silva and gain the upper hand on May 26, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Lately, UFC announced another pair that will grace the MGM arena for UFC 160. It’s Dennis Bermudez versus Max Holloway for a featherweight fiasco. Both fighters are fresh from their own wins and both are expecting to win at UFC 160 to improve their impressive stats. Let us look how these two will match:

Dennis “The Menace” Bermudes is a 26-year old featherweight fighter from Saugerties, New York, United States. He has a 10 win and 3 losses professional MMA record. His last fight was a split decision win over Matt Grice at UFC 157 – Rousey versus Carmouche in February 2013. If he wins over Holloway in UFC 160, this will be his fourth consecutive win since May 2012. But it was not always roses for Bermudes; before his consecutive wins, he suffered a back to back to back loss from September 2010 to December 2011. He was defeated by Diego Brandao in his first UFC appearance and by Jordan Rinaldi in PFC and in the hands of Drew Fickett at Shine Fights.

Max “Blessed” Holloway on the other hand is a 21-year old featherweight from Waianae, Hawaii, United States. He has an impressive record of 7 wins and only one loss in his career. His last win was against Leonard Garcia in UFC 155 Dos Santos versus Velasquez 2 via split decision in December 2012. Before this win he was able to defeat Justin Lawrence and Pat Schilling. His only loss was in the hands of Dustin Poirier in UFC 143 Diaz versus Condit in February 2012 as Poirier leashed out a decisive submission triangle arm bar move.

Bermudes and Holloway will face each other in May along with other fighters like Junior dos Santos versus Mark Hunt, Glover Teixeira versus James Te Huna, Gray Maynard versus T.J. Grant, Gunnar Nelson versus Mike Pyle, Donald Cerrone versus K.J. Noons and Robert Wittaker versus Colton Smith to name a few.

Johny Hendricks Not Injured, Likes to Take on Georges St. Pierre

After a winning fight against Carlos Condit, Johny Hendricks complained that he felt something on his left hand and feared that it may be broken or terribly injured. During the post-fight press conference, Hendricks was sure of this injury but then after contemplating on his next career move, was certain that he has suffered no injury at all.

And what Hendricks wants is a shot against Georges St. Pierre this August. Interviews by UFC Tonight confirmed the fighter’s great condition. The interview mentions that although Hendricks was afraid that he totally damaged is “dangerous left hand”, this was actually half true. He indeed felt he dislocated a couple of fingers in the early minutes of the fight with Condit but as the fight moved on, the injured fingers popped back into their original positions. He felt excruciating pain when all these happened but he said that he had to do what he had to do: to finish the fight for a full 15-minute. The interview also mentioned that Hendricks is sure to undergo x-rays just to confirm that there are no broken bones after all.

What Hendricks is really into is preparing for a match against Georges St. Pierre who is fresh from a unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz in UFC 158 headline fight last March 16, 2018. St. Pierre is in pure perfect form as he also awaits his next match this year.

To note, George “Rush” St. Pierre is 31 years young from St. Isidore, Quebec, Canada. He has a fantastic MMA record of 24 wins and just 2 losses. His win over Diaz was his 11th consecutive win since 2007 when he won via unanimous decision over Josh Koscheck at UFC 74- Respect in April 2007. St. Pierre has been in the business for more than a decade and is also a product endorser for muscle-building and health products.

Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks on the other hand is 2 years younger than St. Pierre but has a 15 win and only one loss MMA professional career. His last win over Carlos Condit in March 16, 2013 was his 6th consecutive win. His only defeat came from Rick Story at Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale in December 2010 via unanimous decision. His fight against Sr. Pierre will be a totally spectacular event that everyone will look forward to.

Rousey is Coach at The Ultimate Fighter 18

For all Ronda Rousey fans, the UFC bantamweight is still making MMA firsts. She has been announced as one of the head coaches at The Ultimate Fighter 18 and this announcement was according to UFC President, Dana White.

And of course if Rousey is one of the coaches, who would oppose her? UFC officials are still undecided but it will actually depend on the winner of the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale which will be on April 13. This event which will be held at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada will be co headlined by a fight between Miesha Tate and Car Zingano. Winner of this fight will get to go against Rousey as the opposing coach.

The rivalry between Tate and Rousey dates back when the two were still in Strikeforce. Ronda Rousey defeated Miesha Tate to take the championship via her favorite move, the armbar. The later submitted to Rousey in just before the bell rang to signal round one was over.

Rousey remains undefeated and her latest win against Liz Carmouche in UFC 157 made her more popular than ever before; she used her superb armbar move again which caused Carmouche to submit just before the bell hit to signal the first round was over. Before she transferred to UFC, Rousey was already a superb athlete in Strikeforce with no losses to her record; she has defeated prized fighters like Sarah Kaufman, Julia Budd and Sarah D’ Alelio.

Miesha “Cupcake” Tate on the other hand is a 26 year old bantamweight fighter from Tacoma, Washington, United States. She has 13 wins and 3 losses in her professional MMA career. Her last fight was a win against Julie Kedzie in Strikeforce Rousey versus Kaufmann. This win was via armbar in just 3 minutes and 28 seconds of round 3. She has managed to defeat amazing fighters at Strikeforce like Marloes Coenan, Hitomi Akano, Maiju Kujala and Zoila Frausto Gurgel.

Cat “Alpha” Zingano, Tate’s opponent for Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale is a 30 year old bantamweight from Broomfield, Colorado, United States. She has a terrific record of 7 wins and no losses. Her last win was against Raquel Pennington in Invicta FC 3 – Penne versus Sugiyama in October 2012; she won via submission using a rear-naked choke attack in just 3 minutes and 32 seconds of the second round.