Posted on 29 May 2013 by Hobson Lopes
The Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight division saw some major moves at UFC 160 last weekend. The UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez retained his title by beating Antonio “Big Foot” Silva and top contender Junior dos Santos defeated Mark Hunt. What do these results mean to the heavyweight divisional rankings and what is next for other top heavyweight contenders?
Posted on 14 April 2013 by Hobson Lopes
The sport of mixed martial arts has reach great heights since Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar tore down the house at The Ultimate Fighter Finale in 2005. Their 15-minute war propelled the sport to the run it has gone on since and has helped bring MMA around the world to places like Abu Dhabi, Sweden, Japan, and back to Brazil.
Posted on 19 January 2013 by Tony Hackerott
Written by: Jordan Minns
The heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos; and contenders Cain Velasquez & Alistair Overeem have established themselves as the top dogs in an extremely stacked division, the only thing left to decide is who will reign supreme. I will breakdown the match-ups Dos Santos-Velasquez, Dos Santos-Overeem, and Overeem-Velasquez in order to predict who will come out on top in this heavyweight power struggle.
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.