UFC on Fox Sports 1 Return to Indianapolis

It’s back to Indianapolis for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as the popular MMA franchise returns to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on August 28, 2013. This is UFC’s second event held on Fox Sports 1.

Details of UFC on Fox Sport 1 were announced Saturday evening as UFC officials and spokesperson for Bankers Life Fieldhouse held an announcement before the press. The show was scheduled on August 28 but the tickets will not be on sale yet until June 14, 2013. This much-awaited MMA event will be held at the TD Garden in Boston.

So who will headline UFC on Fox Sports 1? Reportedly it will be a welterweight duel between Thiago Alves and Matt Brown. These two are thought to be the best in their divisions but let us look at each fighter up close.

Thiago “Pitbull” Alves is a 29 year old welterweight from Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil with 20 wins and only 9 losses in his professional MMA career. His last fight was a loss against Martin Kampmann at UFC on FC 2 headline event last March 3, 2012; he was defeated via submission in 4 minutes and 13 seconds of round 3. Before his lost to Kampmann, he won against Papy Abedi at UFC 138 – Leben versus Munoz in November 2011; Abedi submitted after Alves applied a rear-naked choke and ended the match in just 3 minutes and 32 seconds of round 1. He had on and off victories from 2009 till 2010 but he has defeated strong fighters like Matt Hughes, Josh Kocheck, Chris Lytle and Karo Parisyan to name a few.

His opponent is Matt “The Immortal” Brown. He is a 32 year old fighter from Xenia, Ohio, United States. He currently has 17 wins and 11 lose in his professional career. His recent win was at UFC on Fox 7 Henderson versus Melendez in April 20, 2013 against Jordan Mein. He ended the match with a TKO in just a minute of round 2. His win against Mein was his 6th consecutive victory at the Octagon since 2012. He has been victorious over Chris Cope, Stephen Thompson, Luis Ramos and Mike Swick.

More details about UFC on Fox Sports 1 will be announced weeks before the fight. This is UFC’s second time in Indianapolis; the first one was back in 2010 in a heavyweight event between Frank Mir and Mirko Filiipovic.

How to Come Out of a Knockout Loss by Mike Swick

After seven and a half years of full fighting form in the Octagon, Mike Swick found himself at the receiving end of Matt Brown’s left hook-straight right combination at UFC on Fox 5 last December 8.

It was just 2 minutes and 31 seconds into the second round when Brown let out his impressive move that knocked out Mike Swick. Most who witnessed the KO live thought that Swick broke his jaw that day but according to Quick in his interview with Sherdog Radio Network’s “It’s Time” show with Bruce Buffer, there was actually no pain at all. “If you look at the replay, he landed the shot directly on my jaw, which just completely looks like it broke my jaw or something and I had absolutely no pain in my haw the next day.”

Swick added: “I always have pain in my haw. It always hurts to bite down after a fight. That’s just the way it is because you get hit in the jaw, and where the bone locks into your head, it always gets pulled and stretched, but for some reason, my jaw was completely fine. It’s amazing how clean that shot was.”

This fight is Swicks’s second for the year and this was because he was forced to rest for a variety of reasons including a recent knee injury. However this loss is really important to him and he wants to go back into his fighting form soon.

“I’m going to go back to get it better for the future, “Swick admitted: “This is my third operation on this knee in the last 14 months or whatever, but there was no issue with the knee. It was one of those nights where I didn’t perform how I wanted and it sucks because it was really important for me to put on a great performance Even though I won a really good fight in August, there were parts of that fight I didn’t like. I wanted to perform better, I trained really hard and put a lot of hard work into these last 10 weeks to put on the performance I wanted to, and it didn’t happen.”

Mike “Quick” Swick mentioned that he just got to get his form back and has to train harder and tougher for his next fights. “You’ve got to pick yourself back up” he said.

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