Posted on 29 December 2011 by Dennis Fratella
Written By: Dennis Fratella
About a week ago I wrote an article on what encompassed the journey of the loser of this heavyweight battle that’s getting ready to go down tomorrow night. Rather than make a prediction then, I wanted to save it for now, because I really needed time to make up my mind not only for the headliner, but also the undercard as well. I think this card—at least these three fights I’m writing about, have to be some of the most well matched fights I’ve seen in some time.
Posted on 20 December 2011 by Dennis Fratella
We’ve all seen the previews. We know how big they are. We know what’s at stake. I’m not going to focus on the styles or match-ups yet. I could write on this forever. But rather, I want to echo the previous post, “UFC Heavyweight Fight: Lesnar vs. Overeem“, and add my own $.02 if I may, on the possibilities that may be facing the heavyweight division after this all goes down on December 30th.
Posted on 19 December 2011 by Tony Hackerott
The heavyweights in any combat sport have always held the highest level of interest and prestige. Perhaps it is the idea that the heavyweights are the biggest and strongest men competing, the kind you love to watch but would hate to face in real life. The UFC heavyweight division has been the most hyped but the least skilled division in the company. When Randy Couture came out of retirement to face the champion Tim Sylvia in 2008, the division was anemic.
Posted on 11 December 2011 by Marvin Blue
He may very well go down as one of the best submission artists in UFC history with numerous highlight reel finishes. I am talking about former heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Over the past few years we have had the pleasure of seeing Frank Mir at the top of the mountain and down to the point of obscurity. Many wrote him off after his fatal motorcycle accident. However, like a true warrior, Mir overcame the odds and losses exploding back onto the MMA scene.
Posted on 08 September 2011 by Tony Hackerott
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is still abuzz with positive energy from the signing of a monumental network television deal with FOX. Since the announcement of the unprecedented contract’s particulars, the dominant MMA league’s moved forward to sign new deals with multiple existing fighters. Some of these mixed martial artists now have more job security than ever, signing for multiple fights with the organization. The UFC brass might have made their best move when they finally nailed down one of the biggest free agents in the business by signing Heavyweight Alistair Overeem.
Posted on 20 February 2011 by Hobson Lopes
If you look back on the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight division, it was consistently one of the worst as far as UFC ranking weight classes in the company. If you asked me a couple months back, I would have said it was in the same spot due to injuries and other factors. The announcement that Junior Dos Santos would fight Brock Lesnar after coaching in The Ultimate Fighter brings the division back, even after losing its champion to injury.
Posted on 24 October 2010 by Raphael Garcia
UFC 121 was quite the spectacle, and that’s putting it very lightly. The anticipation for the night’s main event could have ripped the Honda Center from its foundation. Cain Velasquez needed only 252 seconds to insert himself at the top of the UFC’s heavyweight food chain. The battle was fierce and full of action but the tide quickly turned to favor the new champion as he battered Brock Lesnar with punches. Herb Dean was forced to pull the plug on the bout as Lesnar was taking rights and lefts while trying to cover up. Not only did Velasquez take his title, but he took the aura that was Lesnar’s might.