Anthony “Rumble” Johnson scaled the octagon and beckoned at the fans to cheer for him even louder.
Werdum announced his decision Monday, one day after Cain Velasquez pulled out as Werdum’s opponent at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Dominick Cruz regained the UFC bantamweight title Jan. 17, outpointing T.J. Dillashaw by split decision at the TD Garden.
McGregor, the reigning UFC featherweight champion, will hold on to that title while moving up to lightweight to challenge champion Rafael dos Anjos for his belt at UFC 197, the UFC has announced.
Only the fifth-round bell could stop Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit from punishing each other. When it finally rang, the champion and challenger stood side-by-side with their arms leaned up on the cage, wearing exhaustion and respect on their bruised, bloodied faces.
In the cage under the disco ball at Hollywood’s Florentine Gardens, a featherweight from Minnesota nicknamed “Sexy Mexy” puts an arm triangle choke on his opponent, thrilling several hundred fans who paid about $10 to get in.
Rafael dos Anjos stopped Donald Cerrone at 1:06 of the first round Saturday night to retain the UFC lightweight title.
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has vowed to move up in weight soon to fight for the lightweight title.
“I need to come back. I need to beat this chick,” Rousey told ESPN the Magazine in the first comments she’s made following her stunning second-round knockout loss in Australia on Nov. 14.
If Conor McGregor feels the weight of the UFC on his shoulders, the Irish featherweight sure knows how to make such a burden look comfortable.