UFC 116′s Knockout of the Night award winner Gerald Harris is to set to once again set foot into the Octagon to face off with Alessio Sakara, as replacement to the injured Jorge Rivera who suffered a broken arm. Fresh off his UFC 116 win via KO slam vs. Gracie student Dave Branch, Harris will look to extend his good form inside the Octagon.
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Tags: Alessio Sakara, Dave Branch, Gerald Harris, Gracie, Jorge Rivera, MMA, UFC, UFC 116, UFC 118
Tags: BJJ, Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin, Gracie, Lesnar Submission, UFC, UFC 116
The Gracie’s Breakdown the UFC heavyweight title bout, at UFc 116, between Brock Lesnar & Shane Carwin, explaining the evolution of Lesnars BBJ game & the submission setup.
Tags: Ariel Helwani, Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, Jim Ross, Paul Heyman, Shane Carwin, Steve Austin, Stone Cold, UFC 116, WWE
WWE Stars ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, Goldberg, Jim Ross & Paul Heyman speak to Ariel Helwani after UFC Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar’s win over Shane Carwin.
Tags: Boxing MMA, James Toney, Randy Couture, UFC 116, UFC 118
Tags: Ariel Helwani, Dave Branch, Gerald Harris, Gracie, KO Slam, MMA, UFC 116
Tags: Ariel Helwani, Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin, Cain Velasquez, MMA, UFC 116
MMA reporter Ariel Helwani interviews UFC Heavyweight contender Cain Velasquez on the upcoming UFC 116 UFC HW bout between Brock Lesnar & Shane Carwin.
Tags: Ariel Helwani, Carlos Condit, Dan Hardy, Dan Hardy Next Fight, UFC 116, UFC 116 Q&A, UFC 120, UFC London
Ariel Helwani reports via Twitter from the UFC 116 Q&A session that Dan Hardy won’t confirm the Condit fight at UFC 120, but says that’s the “speculation”
To view video hightlights of Dan Hardy at The UFC 116 Fan Q & A session please click here.
Tags: 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, Dan Hardy, Dana White, Eddie Bravo, G. Sot, George Sotiropoulos, Joe Rogan, MMA, UFC, UFC 116
Eddie Bravo confirmed news reported by Gareth Davies Wednesday that he had resigned from his post as an analyst with the UFC.
Although he confirmed he has indeed left the organization, he says his departure was an amicable one and that the move was necessary to allow him to focus more on his growing number of schools and students and will not restrict him from cornering his fighters in the Octagon.
“Yes, I quit to focus on cornering George [Sotiropoulos] and [Dan] Hardy. It was an amazing seven years with Zuffa,” Bravo explained via text message. “I owe Dana, Lorenzo and Frank to the death.”
Bravo, who wore several different hats while working with the promotion, including unofficial scorer and post-fight interviewer, was most recently employed as the grappling replay director. He was also miked into the headsets of UFC color analyst Joe Rogan and play-by-play announcer Mike Goldberg, explaining the inticracies of the ground action as it unfolded.
In an interview I did with him in April, he explained to me in his own words exactly what the gig entailed.
“If a fight ends in a triangle and you’re running the cameras and stuff and you don’t know anything about jiu-jitsu, you’re just going to show the dude in the triangle tapping,” Bravo said. “They brought me in to rewind the scene, to show the transition, the set-up and what led to the submission. I love what I’m doing. [Scoring and doing interviews] was awesome, as well.”
During that same interview, the founder of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu hinted that a change was likely in the cards.
Bravo told me then that he was getting burnt out from all of the travel that his role with the company required and that he was finding it harder and harder to find the time to look after his thriving franchise of 10th Planet schools around the world (there are 22 affiliates in as many cities in six countries, spanning four continents).
“I’m getting to the point where I’m sending out my top instructors to help certify affiliates because I don’t have the time to do it. I’m trying to stop doing seminars, but that likely won’t happen. I’m trying to slow down, but with all of the work I have to do with affiliate stuff and my own students, I have to keep pushing. For the past five years, I have rarely been home on a weekend,” he recalled. “Either it’s a UFC weekend, or it’s a seminar weekend. I’ve been on the road every weekend, man. EVERY weekend, except for maybe one or two here or there. Whenever I do have that odd weekend at home, Im like, ‘Oh my god, I’m in L.A. on the weekend!’ It feels so glorious.”
Bravo will be in the corner of Sotiropoulos at UFC 116 Saturday night in Las Vegas as the Australian lightweight jiu-jitsu ace squares off against Kurt Pellegrino.
Tags: Brock Lesnar, MMA, Shane Carwin, UFC 116, UFC 116 Picks, UFC Fighters
UFC Fighters pick their winner out of this weekends UFC 116 main event, the UFC heavyweight title fight between dangerous MMA stars Brock Lesnar & Shane Carwin.
Tags: Carwin Lesnar, Dana White, FIFA, MMA, UFC 116, Vuvuzela, World Cup
In what’s likely more of a good-natured publicity stunt than a vital new policy, UFC officials today announced a ban of vuvuzelas at this weekend’s UFC 116 event.
Vuvuzelas are horn-shaped noisemakers popularized (and perhaps overused) during this year’s FIFA World Cup.
UFC president Dana White is credited with implementing the ban.
“This decision was pretty simple for me,” White stated. “Vuvuzelas make the most horrific sound I’ve ever heard. I’d rather let Brock punch me in the face than hear 15,000 people blow on those things.
“This is the biggest heavyweight fight we’ve ever done. We’ll make enough noise this weekend when Brock (Lesnar) and Shane (Carwin) finally step inside the Octagon.”
UFC 116 takes place Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Two preliminary-card fights air on Spike TV, and the night’s main card – including a heavyweight title-unification bout between champ Lesnar and interim title-holder Carwin – airs on pay-per-view.
Throughout this year’s World Cup, vuvuzelas, which are usually made of plastic and a couple feet long, have come under heavy criticism because of their annoyance to live and TV audiences. Coaches and players have also complained about how they make it difficult to communicate during the matches.
Although many other sports organizations and individual franchises have banned their use in the wake of World Cup complaints, vuvuzelas are still allowed at the soccer matches.