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Cain Velasquez, Gilbert Melendez, and Miguel Torres

MEXICAN FIGHTER, a documentary that features MMA stars Cain Velasquez, Gilbert Melendez, and Miguel Torres. It is a film that gives the audience an inside look into the lives of these stars, as well how despite their glorified America careers they still have a deep connection to their family and Mexican roots. The film is directed by Bobby Razak.


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UFC 2013 rankings

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1 Anderson Silva
2 Jon Jones
3 Georges St. Pierre
4 Jose Aldo
5 Benson Henderson
6 Cain Velasquez
7 Dominick Cruz
8 Demetrious Johnson
9 Frankie Edgar
10 Dan Henderson

Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 John Dodson
3 Ian McCall
4 John Moraga
5 Jussier da Silva
6 Louis Gaudinot
7 Chris Cariaso
8 John Lineker
9 Darren Uyenoyama
10 Ulysses Gomez

Champion: Dominick Cruz
1 Renan Barao (Interim Champion)
2 Michael McDonald
3 Urijah Faber
4 Eddie Wineland
5 Brad Pickett
6 Brian Bowles
7 Raphael Assuncao
8 Scott Jorgensen
9 Mike Easton
10 Ivan Menjivar

Champion: Jose Aldo
1 Chad Mendes
2 Ricardo Lamas
3 Chan Sung Jung
4 Frankie Edgar
5 Dennis Siver
6 Cub Swanson
7 Dustin Poirier
8 Nik Lentz
9 Erik Koch
10 Clay Guida

Champion: Ben Henderson
1 Gilbert Melendez
2 Anthony Pettis
3 Gray Maynard
4 Nate Diaz
5 Jim Miller
6 Donald Cerrone
7 T.J. Grant
8 Rafael dos Anjos
9 Joe Lauzon
10 Khabib Nurmagomedov

Champion: Georges St. Pierre
1 Johny Hendricks
2 Carlos Condit
3 Nick Diaz
4 Rory MacDonald
5 Demian Maia
6 Jake Ellenberger
7 Martin Kampmann
8 Josh Koscheck
9 Jon Fitch
10 Tarec Saffiedine

Champion: Anderson Silva
1 Chris Weidman
2 Vitor Belfort
3 Michael Bisping
4 Yushin Okami
5 Mark Munoz
6 Constantinos Philippou
7 Luke Rockhold
8 Hector Lombard
9 Alan Belcher
10 Tim Boetsch

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Jon Jones
1 Dan Henderson
2 Lyoto Machida
3 Alexander Gustafsson
4 Glover Teixeira
5 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
6 Rashad Evans
7 Mauricio Rua
8 Phil Davis
9 Ryan Bader
10 Gegard Mousasi

Champion: Cain Velasquez
1 Junior dos Santos
2 Fabricio Werdum
3 Daniel Cormier
4 Antonio Silva
5 Frank Mir
6 Alistair Overeem
7 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
8 Roy Nelson
9 Stefan Struve
10 Shane Carwin

(article) UFC Releases List of Signed Strikeforce Fighters

ufc-logoUFC has release the fighters that will be part of the organization, after the final event and closure of Strikeforce.

Daniel Cormier (11-0-0): will be fighting against Frank Mir at UFC on Fox 7.

Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2)
Gian Villante (10-3-0)

Roger Gracie (6-1-0)
Tim Kennedy (15-4-0)
Lorenz Larkin (13-0-0)
Luke Rockhold (10-1-0)
Ronaldo Souza (17-3-0)

Roger Bowling (11-3-0)
Jason High (16-3-0)
Nate Marquardt (32-11-2)
Tarec Saffiedine (14-3-0)
Bobby Voelker (24-8-0): schedule vs Patrick Cote at UFC 158.

Ryan Couture (6-1-0)
Pat Healy (29-16-0)
Adriano Martins (24-6-0)
Gilbert Melendez (21-2-0): Fighting for UFC lightweight title against Benson Henderson at UFC on Fox 7.
K.J. Noons (11-6-0)
Josh Thompson (19-5-0)

Kurt Holobaugh (8-1-0)


Strikeforce Announces Cancellation of Saturday’s Event in Sacramento

Strikeforce Announces Cancellation of Saturday’s Event in Sacramento

Las Vegas, Nevada – STRIKEFORCE® announced this evening that its event planned for Saturday, Sept. 29 at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif. has been cancelled. STRIKEFORCE lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, who was set to defend his title against Pat Healy, sustained an injury in training that forced his withdrawal from the card.

Without the Melendez-Healy title bout, SHOWTIME®, which determines which fights are televised on the premium network, decided that it would not air Saturday’s scheduled event.

“When SHOWTIME informed us that it would not be airing the event, we made the difficult decision to cancel Saturday’s card in Sacramento,” STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker said. “Without a television partner, we simply could not move forward with this event. We wish Gilbert a speedy recovery and will work diligently and quickly to reschedule the fighters affected by this news on upcoming cards.”

Refunds for tickets purchased are available at point of sale.

Dentro de El Octagono: Todo lo que pasa en el mundo de las MMA en el mes de Septiembre

Andrea Calle nos habla sobre los mejores eventos de MMA en septiembre como los debuts de TUF 16 & TUF UK vs Australia, Legacy FC 14, UFC 152 Jones vs Belfort, Bellator 74 Good vs Wallhead y mucho más!



MMA Official Pound-for-Pound Rankings for January

Of course if i did it for football i have to do it for MMA here are the top 25

By Sal DeRose

25. Johny Hendricks

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 12-1
Most Recent Fight: 1st Round KO victory vs. Jon Fitch
Next Fight: N/A
Johny Hendricks scored a big win over former top welterweight contender, Jon Fitch at UFC 141 last week. The knockout broke the welterweight division wide open and brought Hendricks into the top welterweights of the UFC.

24. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 32-9
Most Recent Fight: 4th round submission loss versus Jon Jones
Next Fight: vs. Ryan Bader (UFC 144)
Rampage Jackson has been a top light heavyweight for a long time now and his most recent loss to Jon Jones was for a shot at the belt. Unfortunately for Rampage, things didn’t go as planned but now he has a shot to get back into the title picture with an upcoming fight against Ryan Bader in Japan at UFC 144.

23. Kenny Florian

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 14-6
Most Recent Fight: Unanimous decision loss versus Jose Aldo
Next Fight: N/A
Ben Stiller look-a-like, Kenny Florian comes in at No. 23 after a title fight loss to Jose Aldo. Florian has fought all over in every conceivable weight class during his career. Now, Florian will return to lightweight after a two fight stint in the featherweight division.

22. Lyoto Machida

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 17-3
Most Recent Fight: 2nd Round submission loss versus Jon Jones
Next Fight: N/A
Lyoto Machida comes in at No. 23 this time around after suffering a loss against Jon Jones at UFC 140 earlier in December. Machida’s only three losses in his career have come against former UFC champions Rampage Jackson, Jon Jones and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

21. Ian McCall

Promotion: UFC
Record: 11-2
Most Recent Fight: 3rd round submission victory versus Darrell Montague
Next Fight: vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC on FX 2)
Ian McCall is the first flyweight to make their way into these rankings and is set to make his UFC debut in Australia in March. McCall is part of the tournament that will determine the first UFC flyweight champion against names like Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson. McCall hasn’t lost since he fought Dominick Cruz three years ago at bantamweight.

20. Chad Mendes

Promotion: UFC
Record: 11-0
Most Recent Fight: Unanimous decision victory versus Rani Yahya
Next Fight: vs. Jose Aldo (UFC 142)
Chad Mendes will finally get his title shot against Jose Aldo this month when he travels south to Brazil. Mendes has rose to the top with great wrestling and his improving striking that has earned him the moniker “Urijah Faber 2.0” after his teammate.

19. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 20-6
Most Recent Fight: Unanimous decision loss versus Dan Henderson
Next Fight: N/A
Shogun Rua beat Forrest Griffin at UFC 134 to avenge an earlier loss. He then came in and faced Dan Henderson at UFC 139 and lost what is considered one of the greatest UFC fights ever. Shogun has yet to make moves for his next fight, but after his last fight fans might be waiting to see how great his next fight will be.

18. Alistair Overeem

Promotion: UFC
Record: 36-11 (1 NC)
Most Recent Fight: 1st round TKO victory versus Brock Lesnar
Next Fight: vs. Junior dos Santos (TBA)
Alistair Overeem finally makes his way into the rankings after a big win over former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar. It was Overeem’s first UFC bout and he did what he needed to do to knockout and send Lesnar into retirement.  Overeem will now cash in with a title shot against Junior dos Santos sometime this year.

17. Gilbert Melendez

Promotion: Strikeforce
Record: 20-2
Most Recent Fight: Unanimous decision victory versus Jorge Masvidal
Next Fight: N/A
Melendez showed how complete a fighter he is with his win over Masvidal in December. The Strikeforce lightweight champion will be staying with the promotion instead of making the jump over to the UFC. With the depleted and un-amazing talent in Strikeforce, how long can Melendez stay on this ranking?

16. Cain Velasquez

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 9-1
Most Recent Fight: 1st round KO loss versus Junior dos Santos
Next Fight: N/A
In November, Cain Velasquez suffered the first loss of his career in his first defense of his heavyweight title. Velasquez is still considered a top three heavyweight even after the loss because of his wrestling and striking ability. No word yet on who Cain will face in his first fight post-title.

15. Joseph Benavidez,

Promotion: UFC
Record: 15-2
Most Recent Fight: Unanimous decision victory versus Eddie Wineland
Next Fight: vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani (UFC on FX 2)
Joseph Benavidez is the highest ranked flyweight here and is considered the favorite to be the first UFC flyweight champion. Benavidez has only two losses in his career and both were decision losses to Dominick Cruz. After his tremendous success at bantamweight, flyweight could be where we really see just how good he is.

14. Gray Maynard

Promotion: UFC
Record: 10-1-1 (1 NC)
Most Recent Fight: 4th round TKO loss versus Frankie Edgar
Next Fight: N/A
Unfortunately for Maynard his trilogy with Frankie Edgar ended with a knockout loss at UFC 136. Maynard couldn’t capitalize on his back-to-back title shots and now finds himself in lightweight limbo now that a fourth fight with Edgar seems out of the question.

13. Benson Henderson

Promotion: UFC
Record: 15-2
Most Recent Fight: Unanimous decision victory versus Clay Guida
Next Fight: vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC 144)
Despite not having a finish in the UFC yet, Benson Henderson has been utterly entertaining inside the cage. His last three victories over Mark Bocek, Jim Miller and most recently Clay Guida, have brought Henderson his first UFC title shot.

12. Urijah Faber

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 26-5
Most Recent Fight: 2nd round submission victory versus Brian Bowles
Next Fight: vs. Dominick Cruz (TBA)
Urijah Faber will get his second shot at Dominick Cruz’s bantamweight belt after he beat Brian Bowles by submission at UFC 139. Faber and Cruz will headline The Ultimate Fighter 15 in the show’s debut on FX.

11. Nick Diaz

Promotion: UFC
Record: 26-7 (1 NC)
Most Recent Fight: Unanimous decision victory versus B.J. Penn
Next Fight: vs. Carlos Condit (UFC 143)
Super Bowl weekend, Nick Diaz will finally get his shot at a UFC belt when he fights Carlos Condit for the interim UFC welterweight championship. Diaz is coming off a hugely impressive win over B.J. Penn where he battered around the former two-time division champ.

10. Dan Henderson

Promotion: UFC
Record: 29-8
Most Recent Fight: Unanimous decision victory versus Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
Next Fight: N/A
Dan Henderson has been one of the top fighters in MMA for a longtime. The former Pride and Strikeforce champ has won his last four fights and is well on his way to earning a title shot in his current stint with the UFC. His last two wins have come against two Pride legends, Shogun and Fedor Emelianenko.

9. Rashad Evans

Promotion: UFC
Record: 16-1-1
Most Recent Fight: 2nd round submission victory versus Tito Ortiz
Next Fight: vs. Phil Davis (UFC on FOX 2)
Rashad Evans has been waiting and waiting for his shot at former teammate, Jon Jones. Unfortunately for Evans, injuries have derailed their title fight and Evans has opted to stay active and will face Phil Davis in the beginning of 2012. With a win over Davis, Evans could finally cement himself as the No. 1 contender.

8. Chael Sonnen

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 27-11-1
Most Recent Fight: 2nd round submission victory versus Brian Stann
Next Fight: vs. Mark Munoz (UFC on FOX 2)
Chael Sonnen has trashtalked his way back into title contention and backed it up with a huge win over Brian Stann. Sonnen has had only one fight since his loss to Silva in 2010, but regardless he will get a fight with Mark Munoz to determine the No. 1 contender for the middleweight crown.

7. Junior Dos Santos

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 14-1
Most Recent Fight: 1st round TKO win versus Cain Velasquez
Next Fight: vs. Alistair Overeem (TBA)
JDS won his belt back in November and now already has first title defense lined up. When he returns from injury, JDS will face former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 kickboxing champion, Alistair Overeem. JDS has slugged his way to the top with his impressive boxing skills. Now he will get a true test against another top striker.

6. Jose Aldo

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 20-1
Most Recent Fight: Unanimous decision victory versus Kenny Florian
Next Fight: vs. Chad Mendes (UFC 142)
Jose Aldo use to be a very impressive featherweight. Then his time came in the UFC and he has earned two decision victories. Fans are starting to think he is playing it safe and maybe against Chad Mendes this month he will prove otherwise in front of his home country, Brazil.

5. Dominick Cruz

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 19-1
Most Recent Fight: Unanimous decision victory versus Demetrious Johnson
Next Fight: vs. Urijah Faber (TBA)
Dominick Cruz is recovering from yet another hand injury and in the mean time will coach opposite future opponent, Urijah Faber, for The Ultimate Fighter‘s first season on FX. Cruz hasn’t lost at bantamweight and, in fact, hasn’t lost since his first fight in the WEC against Faber.

4. Frankie Edgar

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 14-1-1
Most Recent Fight: 4th round TKO victory versus Gray Maynard
Next Fight: vs. Benson Henderson (UFC 144)
Frankie Edgar beat Gray Maynard in the epic ending to their trilogy. After being hurt early on—again—Edgar came back and rallied to finish Maynard. Edgar is now set to face Benson Henderson in Japan at UFC 144 in what will be an awesome main event for Japan. Since then Cruz has been on a tear and has beaten fighters with his untouchable boxing and great wrestling skills.

3. Jon Jones

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 15-1
Most Recent Fight: 2nd round submission victory versus Lyoto Machida
Next Fight: N/A
Jon Jones had perhaps the best year of any fighter in MMA history. Wins over Mauricio Rua, Quinton Jackson, Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida graced his 2011 resume. Now with two title defenses under his belt, Jones awaits his next challenger.

2. Georges St-Pierre

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 22-2
Most Recent Fight: Unanimous decision victory versus Jake Shields
Next Fight: N/A
Even without having fought in almost a year, Georges St-Pierre comes in at No. 2. GSP was expected to face Nick Diaz at UFC 143 in February, but due to a knee injury he had to pull out. GSP won’t be ready to fight until at least the near end of 2012, but in the mean time the interim belt will be defended by either Diaz or Carlos Condit.

1. Anderson Silva

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Promotion: UFC
Record: 31-4
Most Recent Fight: 2nd Round TKO victory vs. Yushin Okami
Next Fight: N/A
Do I really need to make a case for him? Silva has been one of the top fighters since coming into the UFC and his numerous title defenses and wins in a different weight class put him here at numero uno.

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal — By the Odds

MMA Writer

It’s Strikeforce time again, for better or worse, and that usually means one thing to the betting MMA fan: opportunity.

I don’t know if it’s the built-in talent inequality on the roster or the penchant for one-sided squash matches, but it seems like Strikeforce always features fights with big favorites and hefty underdogs. If you know how to parlay the former and spot the latter, that could mean some profitable fight nights. If you don’t, it’s just another night of crying into the couch cushions.

Let’s see how oddsmakers see it going down on Saturday night’s Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal card.

Gilbert Melendez (-380) vs. Jorge Masvidal (+290)

On any Strikeforce card, both in the pre and post-Zuffa eras, you’re bound to find some long odds to go with total mismatches. But while Saturday night’s main event has the long odds part down, I doubt it’s quite as much of a mismatch as it looks like on paper. Masvidal doesn’t have the name recognition or the big wins that Melendez does, but he’s still a tough, experienced fighter who’s difficult to put away. That means Melendez could be looking at five hard rounds with this guy, which is plenty of opportunity for us to find out whether he took this challenge seriously enough in training camp. This is a tricky fight for Melendez, because there’s just not that much to gain. Masvidal, on the other hand, could go from solid journeyman to potential star with one good night. Skill-for-skill, the edge has to go to Melendez. He’s the all-around better fighter, and he should win this. But Masvidal is the kind of guy who won’t give you anything. Melendez is going to have to go out there and take it.
My pick: Melendez. I can’t bring myself to take the underdog risk on Masvidal, mostly because there are better options on this very same card. Speaking of which…

Gegard Mousasi (-380) vs. Ovince St. Preux (+290)

I get it: Mousasi’s a familiar name and St. Preux is just some Challengers guy, right? Wrong. St. Preux is a genuine prospect, a gifted athlete, and maybe even a future Strikeforce champ with the right experience and adjustments. He hasn’t lost a fight since 2009 and he’s looking more and more comfortable in the cage of late, albeit against a series of opponents who seem as if they might have been selected for just that purpose. Mousasi, on the other hand, has looked a little uninspired in recent fights. He had that weird little draw with Keith Jardine, and he hasn’t faced anyone really tough since he dropped the belt to Mo Lawal in 2010. He was the flavor of the month for a little while, but he just never progressed past a certain point and couldn’t develop the appropriate sense of urgency about it, either. Maybe he deserves to be the favorite just based on the difference in experience against high-level opponents, but to give him Gilbert Melendez odds is insane. Not only does St. Preux have a chance, it’s a pretty good one. I’d consider him a good bet at +190. At +290 he’s a steal.
My pick: St. Preux. It feels like oddsmakers are just begging me to take their money here. I’d hate to disappoint them.

Cris “Cyborg” Santos (-900) vs. Hiroko Yamanaka (+550)

Oh, here we go. Hide your kids. Hide your girlfriend’s delicate face. Hide anything you don’t want smashed to pieces by the most intimidating fighter in women’s MMA. “Cyborg” is back on the scene and it’s looking like another squash match for the 145-pound champ. This time you can’t blame matchmakers. There simply aren’t many women out there who could give Santos much of a fight. Granted, Santos hasn’t fought in a year and a half, while Yamanaka’s been pretty active, but come on. You look at Yamanaka’s record and there’s nothing to suggest that she’s ready for the intensity and the force of this one-woman wrecking crew. Nothing at all.
My pick: Santos. But at -900, I can’t even put her in my parlay without feeling weird about it. It’s like betting on a bull in a fight with an ostrich. You know you’re almost certainly going to be right, but who wants to profit off something like that?

KJ Noons (-190) vs. Billy Evangelista (+155)

Here’s one where you can actually learn something by comparing their performances against a common opponent. Both these guys dropped decisions to Masvidal in their most recent outings, though Noons’ loss was the one that seemed to catch oddsmakers off-guard. This isn’t one of those fights where they both do very different things, and it’s a contest to see who can shut the other one down and make it into his kind of fight. Instead, it’s a fight where they have similar styles and approaches, but one guy is just a little sharper at it. And who’s that one guy, you ask? Easy: he’s the one with the minus next to his name.
My pick: Noons. I don’t see him blowing two in a row where he’s the favorite, but I’ll save it for the parlay.