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UFC on FOX 15 Fight Highlights Video: Luke Rockhold Dominates, Subs Lyoto Machida

Sat, 2015-04-18 23:30

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Check the UFC on FOX 15 fight highlights from the main event bout pitting Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold.

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UFC on FOX 15 Fight Highlights Video: Paige VanZant Pummels Felice Herrig

Sat, 2015-04-18 23:22

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Check the UFC on FOX 15 fight highlights from the bout pitting Felice Herrig vs. Paige VanZant.

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UFC on FOX 15 Fight Highlights Video: Max Holloway Finishes Cub Swanson

Sat, 2015-04-18 23:18

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Check the UFC on FOX 15 fight highlights from the bout pitting Cub Swanson vs. Max Holloway.

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UFC on FOX 15 Fighter Bonuses: Luke Rockhold’s Domination Leads Awards

Sat, 2015-04-18 23:16

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to New Jersey on Saturday. The UFC on FOX 15 fighters gave company officials several impressive performances and exciting finishes to choose from when it came time to dole out the $50,000 post-fight bonuses at the end of the night.

“This wasn’t easy,” said UFC president Dana White at the post-fight press conference, but added that more than the official bonus winners will be getting checks after Saturday night’s event.

SEE ALSO > UFC on FOX 15 Results: Luke Rockhold Submits Lyoto Machida

But it was main eventer Luke Rockhold that led the charge for the official post-fight bonuses, getting one of the two Performance of the Night bonuses. Rockhold earned that honor by dominating former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and submitting him midway through the second round.

The other Performance bonus went to Max Holloway, who has not-so-quietly racked up six consecutive victories, including Saturday’s submission of top-five featherweight Cub Swanson.

The Fight of the Night honors went to preliminary fighters Gian Villante and Corey Anderson, who fought a back-and-forth affair in the early portion of the fight card. Each man gets a $50,000 bonus, but Villante was the one to walk away with a victory, stopping Anderson via TKO late in the third round.

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UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold Gate and Attendance from New Jersey

Sat, 2015-04-18 23:15

UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold marked the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Featuring a middleweight main event pitting Lyoto Machida against Luke Rockhold, UFC on FOX 15 drew an audience 13,306 for $1.2 million in gate receipts, according to UFC president Dana White. Those numbers are on par for most U.S.-based UFC events on FOX.

There were numerous finishes on the card, but none with a hotter spotlight shining down than Luke Rockhold’s main event submission victory over Lyoto Machida.

Rockhold dominated the fight from the outset, quickly taking it where he wanted, and surprisingly choking out the former light heavyweight champion.

SEE ALSO > UFC on FOX 15 Fight Highlight Videos

Opening the main card on FOX was rocketing strawweight talent Paige VanZant, who silenced many of her critics. She pummeled veteran Felice Herrig en route to a three-round unanimous decision nod.

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UFC on Fox 15: Machida vs. Rockhold Post-Fight Press Conference Video Replay

Sat, 2015-04-18 23:10

Following the UFC on Fox 15: Machida vs. Rockhold event in New Jersey on Saturday, the marquee winners fielded questions from the media during the post-fight press conference at the Prudential Center. See what they had to say and find out who won the $50,000 performance-based bonuses.

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UFC on FOX 15 Results: Luke Rockhold Submits Lyoto Machida

Sat, 2015-04-18 22:46

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold earned an opportunity to potentially add a UFC belt to his trophy case on Saturday when he submitted second-ranked Lyoto Machida in the UFC on Fox 15 main event in New Jersey.

Rockhold pressured Machida from the sound of the opening bell inside the Prudential Center. He inched forward as Machida circled on the outside. Machida landed first and looked confortable in the early going.

During an exchange, Machida either slipped or was knocked down. Rockhold seized the opportunity to gain top position. He quickly applied a guillotine choke, but the Brazilian defended the submission attempt. Rockhold mounted Machida and delivered punches and elbows. Machida rolled, and Rockhold took his back. From there he battered the former light heavyweight titleholder with elbows.

Machida survived the round, but staggered his way back to his corner. In the second frame, Machida was on wobbly legs. His lateral movement was nonexistent. He was uncharacteristically stationary.

 SEE ALSO > UFC on FOX 15 Full Live Results

Rockhold shoved Machida away while the two were on the inside, and Machida lost his footing and ended up on the ground. Rockhold gained top position and Machida gave up his back. Rockhold applied a rear-naked choke and Machida tapped out with little resistance.

“I landed a clean elbow to finish that first round. I knew I hurt him. I saw him kind of wobble up to his corner. I knew I had him from there. I saw his timing. I thought he’d be faster,” said Rockhold following the biggest win of his career.

With the win, Rockhold will fight the winner of the UFC 187 title fight between champion Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort.

“Did you hear my walkout song? I’m the best around. I did my part. Weidman, are you going to do your part,” he said. “Madison Square Garden. Let’s make history.”

“I’ve got confidence in myself. I know I can strike with the best guys in the world. I know where I’m at; I know what I can do,” added the top 185-pound contender.

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UFC on FOX 15 Results: Jacare Souza Again Makes Quick Work of Chris Camozzi

Sat, 2015-04-18 21:46

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza was planning to step in the Octagon at UFC on FOX 15 on Saturday night opposite fellow middleweight contender Yoel Romero. That changed just one week ago when Romero fell out of the fight due to injury and a man Jacare had defeated before, Chris Camozzi, stepped in to fill the void.

Having been submitted by Jacare in the first round of their first fight, Camozzi accepted this fight looking to exact a measure of revenge, but it wasn’t to be.

Camozzi opened with a couple low kicks to Jacare’s lead leg, possibly looking to soften his stance, but it was the Brazilian that landed the first stinging blows. Jacare landed a solid body kick followed by a right hand that stung his opponent.

SEE ALSO > UFC on FOX 15 Full Live Results

Camozzi tried to get his jab going, but as he did, Jacare timed it and secured a double-leg takedown, landing in Camozzi’s full guard. Camozzi tried to tie Jacare up, but the Brazilian slipped free and passed to side control. A short time later, he secured an armbar.

Just before Jacare fully locked it out, Camozzi submitted, again losing to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in the opening frame.

Now on an eight-fight winning streak, Jacare has planted himself in the conversation for an immediate title shot. After back-to-back victories elsewhere, Camozzi is back in the Octagon, but will have to start working his way up the ladder.

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Watch the UFC on Fox 15 Post-Fight Press Conference Streaming Live Following the Event

Sat, 2015-04-18 21:34

Following tonight’s UFC on Fox 15: Machida vs. Rockhold event at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, hear from the marquee winners as they field questions from the media during the post-fight press conference.

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UFC on FOX 15 Results: Max Holloway Submits Cub Swanson After Dominating Him

Sat, 2015-04-18 21:32

Ninth-ranked featherweight Max Holloway raised some eyebrows on Saturday when he finished Cub Swanson at UFC on Fox 15 in New Jersey. Winning the fight wasn’t a surprising outcome, but the way he dominated the fifth-ranked 145-pound fighter was.

Holloway moved laterally and used his reach to keep Swanson on the outside throughout the fight. He pressed the pace and landed his right hand often.

Swanson tried to pick up his aggression in the second frame, but was unsuccessful. Holloway mixed up his attack with high and low kicks, punches and knees while targeting the body and head.

Swanson was unable to find his range. He was left with hoping a counter punch would find its home.

 SEE ALSO > UFC on FOX 15 Full Live Results

Holloway attacked the body throughout the fight, and it paid off in the final frame. He hurt Swanson with a knee to the body and followed up with a kick that forced Swanson to drop to a knee. Holloway swarmed in and landed a combination that stunned the Californian. He quickly applied a guillotine choke and squeezed. Swanson tried to fight his way out of the submission, but was forced to tap out.

“It feels great. It just feels great. I’ve been inside at the gym, in and out of the gym. I’m pretty much living in the gym. I’m just happy to all the hard work pay off,” said Holloway after the win.

With the win, the 23-year-old Hawaiian extended his winning streak to six consecutive fights.

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UFC on FOX 15 Results: Paige VanZant is No Fluke, Pummels Felice Herrig

Sat, 2015-04-18 20:52

Felice Herrig and Paige VanZant each had only one UFC bout on their respective resumes heading into Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 15 main card opener, but each entered the fight from distinctly different angles.

Herrig is nearly ten years older than VanZant, has triple the experience, and, on paper, should held all the advantages coming into the fight. VanZant, however, has garnered more than her fair share of attention since her Octagon debut in November. Many detractors, including Herrig, said that was due more to VanZant being attractive than her being a good fighter.

She now might want to rethink that idea.

As much of an experience advantage as Herrig had, it wasn’t enough to overcome the overwhelming attack of VanZant.

Herrig started strong, immediately taking the center of the Octagon, looking to punch her way through VanZant. The youngster immediately turned the tables, clinching and tossing Herrig to the canvas.

The first round was probably Herrig’s best, however, as she quickly moved to VanZant’s back and attacked with a rear naked choke and then a couple other submissions. VanZant wouldn’t be had on the ground and they worked they’re way back to standing, where VanZant used a strategy that worked for her all night: she clinched, peppered Herrig with several knees, and then put her back on the mat.

The second frame was where VanZant really started to pull away in the fight. She continued to go to the clinch and do damage to the body, wearing Herrig down, and then putting her on the mat. Each time they went down, VanZant would become more dominant, mounting damage with her relentless ground and pound.

The final round was all VanZant as she took Herrig down and pummeled her for the duration.

When the final horn sounded, there was no question who won, as a teary-eyed VanZant stood and threw her hands in the air.

“I started crying before the fight was even over. Very emotional,” she said immediately after the fight.

Although she was confident coming into the fight, it was a milestone in the 21-year-old’s career.

“I can’t believe I beat Felice Herrig; she was one of my idols. This is huge.”

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Conor McGregor Says He’d Kill Floyd Mayweather and Floyd Scoffs At the Idea

Sat, 2015-04-18 16:01

Conor McGregor says things sometimes and you have to wonder whether he’s serious, joking, delusional, or just plain taking crazy pills.

This week’s contribution from the valedictorian of the Chael Sonnen School of Trash-Talk? The topic of Floyd Mayweather.

Conor talked to Esquire Magazine and said he’d straight kill Floyd if the two ever faced off. To the quoteage!

“I don’t look at a man who’s expert in one area as a specialist,” he says. “I look at him as a rookie in ten other areas. If you can box, what happens if I grab hold of your legs? If you put me face-to-face with Floyd Mayweather—pound-for-pound boxing’s best—if I fought Floyd, I would kill him in less than thirty seconds. It would take me less than thirty seconds to wrap around him like a boa constrictor and strangle him.”

OK then.

Apparently, the always trusty TMZ crew caught up with Floyd’s entourage and they informed the site that the boxer “scoffed” at the idea that Conor would be able to do anything remotely close to what he’s talking about. Floyd thinks Conor is a joke, per TMZ.

“I don’t take that dude seriously. He’s just trying to get himself some publicity.”

Since this fight will obviously never happen, let’s review what fights they actually do have coming up. Conor’s got Jose Aldo in July in what’s probably going to be the biggest drawing UFC featherweight fight of all time. Floyd is fighting Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a fight that will dwarf whatever Conor and Jose draw.

Yay sports beefs.

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UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold Live Results

Sat, 2015-04-18 14:00
UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold Live Results

Main Card (on FOX)
Luke Rockhold def. Lyoto Machida by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:31, R2
Jacare Souza def. Chris Camozzi by submission (armbar) at 2:33, R1
Max Holloway def. Cub Swanson by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:58, R3
Paige VanZant def. Felice Herrig by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Preliminary Card (on FOX)
Beneil Dariush def. Jim Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ovince Saint Preux def. Patrick Cummins by KO (strikes) at 4:54, R1
Gian Villante def. Corey Anderson by TKO (punches) at 4:18, R3
Aljamain Sterling def. Takeya Mizugaki by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:11, R3

Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass)
Tim Means def. George Sullivan by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:41, R3
Diego Brandao def. Jimy Hettes by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00, R1
Chris Dempsey def. Eddie Gordon by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

UFC on FOX 15 Start Times
Main Card on FOX: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

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VIDEO: UFC Contender Luke Rockhold Teaches a Deception Head Kick

Sat, 2015-04-18 11:56

Check out UFC on FOX 15 main eventer and middleweight contender Luke Rockhold at the Paradise Warrior Retreat event teaching  a deception head kick technique.

Click here to train on May 9th and 10th at the UFC Gym in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., with Luke Rockhold, Rafael dos Anjos, Michael Bisping, Justin Flores, and Jeff Clark.

Paradise Warrior Retreat was established in 2004 in beautiful Malibu, California, and brings together the fans of mixed martial arts for the chance of a lifetime to socialize and train with the best fighters in the UFC and MMA during a two-day seminar.

WATCH MORE: Paradise Warrior Retreat Technique Videos

Guests instructors have included the likes of: Jon “Bones” Jones, Chris Weidman, Fedor Emilianenko, “Suga” Rashad Evans, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, Bas Rutten, Gegard Mousasi, BJ Penn, Cung Le, Michael McDonald, Chris Cyborg, Shawn Tompkins, “Judo” Gene LeBell, Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, Matt Hughes, Rory McDonald, Anthony Pettis, Pat Miletich, Coach Greg Jackson, Renzo Gracie and the list goes on.

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Video Replay: UFC on Fox 15 Q&A Featuring Frankie Edgar

Sat, 2015-04-18 08:01

Prior to the UFC on Fox 15: Machida vs. Rockhold official weigh-in on Friday, No. 2-ranked featherweight Frankie Edgar fielded questions from the fans in New Jersey. Check out the video replay and hear what the former lightweight champion had to say.

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Lyoto Machida: There’s No Rift with Anderson Silva, Believes Silva is a Victim in Positive Steroid Test

Sat, 2015-04-18 07:57

Middleweight contender Lyoto Machida discusses his UFC on Fox 15 bout against Luke Rockhold, his relationship with former champion Anderson Silva, and why he prefers to fight on Fox rather than pay-per-view.

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Shamrock FC Finally Getting Big Opportunity with GoFightLive

Sat, 2015-04-18 00:09

While the promotion has been around in one form or another for over 15 years, Shamrock FC is finally getting an opportunity to showcase itself on a bigger stage as it has begun streaming itself worldwide as part of a deal with GoFightLive.

The move to partner with GFL.tv comes as the promotion itself has begun to expand from doing a handful of events to now averaging over two a month.

Speaking with MMAWeekly.com, promoter and former Strikeforce fighter Jesse Finney discussed Shamrock FC’s origins, its recent growth and what to expect from their next event this Saturday.

MMAWeekly.com: Firstly, Jesse, for people who might not be familiar with Shamrock FC, can you tell us a bit about the company?

Jesse Finney: We started out in 1997 in kickboxing and moved into MMA in 1999. Everything we do, we try to do it first class all the way and just try to make it like a mini-UFC in terms of experience. In between the UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator we’ve put in 50 guys to those promotions. We went from doing eight shows three years ago to doing 24 shows across the country this year.

We have shows that range from 800 people to 2000. We’re actually moving these events to the Four Seasons attached to the theater that this show is in for July, if not by October, scaling things up a bit.

MMAWeekly.com: Just to clear up any confusion, does the promotion have anything to do with MMA legends Ken or Frank Shamrock?

Jesse Finney: No disrespect to Ken Shamrock or Frank Shamrock, they’re great fighters, but it’s a coincidence. It comes from my Irish heritage. We get that question asked a lot. We have full respect for those guys but it doesn’t have anything to do with the brothers.

MMAWeekly.com: Being a former fighter yourself, did that influence what you do with your promotion?

Jesse Finney: I’ve seen all the aspects of the game and once we started the promotion, I knew how the fighters wanted to be treated. As a fighter it was the small things that meant so much to me. Communication with the fighters, making sure they have water in the back, that they have mats, to shaking their hand after a fight. Every wants to be treated respectfully, so when I started a promotion, I wanted to make sure I did it right.

MMAWeekly.com: Do you ever get the urge to get back into the cage?

Jesse Finney: I’d be lying if I told I hadn’t thought about it a few times, but I’m 40-years-old, we’re doing all these shows this year, we have a big gym, so there’s just so much going on. At the end of the day, if you’re going to play in the big leagues, you need to treat it as a career, and I can’t do that, so there’s no chance of me getting back in there.

MMAWeekly.com: Tell us a bit about the upcoming SFC: Velocity show this Saturday night at the Lumiere Casino in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jesse Finney: We’re doing this deal with GFL.tv and it gives us a lot of reach around the world, so we’re excited about that. This is an up and coming card with eight welterweights on it, and after the UFC kind of cleaned out the division, we’re featuring the new breed of 170’s.

Aaron Highfill is coming back after an eight month layoff and I’m excited to see what he’s going to do. Jordan Dowdy is making his pro debut and is probably the best 170 in the Midwest that I know of. And if there’s a sleeper on there, it’s Jessie Geringer versus Raymond Grey.

Sometimes I’m not able to make it to all of the shows because of my schedule, but this is one that I made sure I was going to go to. With how competitive and exciting the matchups are, it’s going to be an awesome fight card.

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Felice Herrig and Paige VanZant’s Heated Weigh-in Faceoff (Video)

Fri, 2015-04-17 21:14

The heat at the media day faceoff between Felice Herrig and Paige VanZant forced UFC president Dana White to step in. Friday’s UFC on FOX 15 weigh-in meeting was no different, as White again made sure to get between the two ladies as the faced off for photographers after stepping off the scale.

SEE ALSO > Dana White Separates Paige VanZant and Felice Herrig

(Video courtesy of MMAFighting)

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Knockout Radio Podcast: Chris Camozzi and UFC on FOX 15 Preview

Fri, 2015-04-17 20:58

Join Knockout Radio for the podcast of their April 16 broadcast featuring special guest Chris Camozzi, who is stepping up on short notice for another shot at Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.

Hot topics of the day include a UFC on FOX 15 preview, Conor McGregor‘s boast that he could beat Floyd Mayweather in 30 seconds, Phil Davis inking a deal with Bellator, and much more.

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Angela Magana and Lisa Ellis NSFW Vocab Lesson on Twitter

Fri, 2015-04-17 20:31

We’re too blushed to even repeat what Angela Magana and Lisa Ellis said to each other during a recent Twitter exchange… and so was FOX Sports’ The Buzzer.

Let’s just go with it’s safe to say that this vocab lesson is NOT — at all — safe for work!

Follow on Twitter if you want the un-censored lesson: @AngelaMagana1, @LisaEllis115, and @RowdyBec

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