UFC Fight Pass' Cyber Sunday Super Sale

Fight fans wanted it, and now they've got it, as UFC FIGHT PASS' special Black Friday deal is back for a limited time, starting Sunday, November 29. With this special offer, which lasts until Tuesday at midnight EST, new subscribers to UFC FIGHT PASS, the UFC's digital streaming service, will receive a free Google Chromecast device with a one-year subscription. So, in addition to viewing the biggest library in mixed martial arts, as well as live events from the UFC, Invicta FC, Pancrase, Shooto Brazil and Titan FC, on your PC, television or mobile device, you can also download the UFC app an ... Read the Full Article Here

Smooth move: Henderson wins via split decision

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson picked up his second win as a welterweight Saturday at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea, gutting out a five-round split decision over late replacement Jorge Masvidal in their UFC Fight Night main event.Scores were 49-46, 48-47 and 47-48 for the 32-year-old Henderson, who ups his record to 23-5. Miami’s Masvidal, who moved up from the co-main event slot to fight a five-rounder against Henderson in place of his American Top Team squad mate Thiago Alves, falls to 29-10.   // Masvidal pressured Henderson to sta ... Read the Full Article Here

Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal results

Who were the winners at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal? Click below to get the results for all the fights at Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Henderson vs. Masvidal | Kim vs. Waters | Akiyama vs. Mina | Choi vs. Sicilia | Yang vs. Collier | Nam vs. De la Torre | Bang vs. Kuntz | Ham vs. Casey | Zhikui vs. Serrano | Guangyou vs. Beltran | Steele vs. Kim UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal main card Watch live on UFC FIGHT PASS at 8 am ET (How to watch worldwide) Benson Henderson defeats Jorge Masvidal In what turned out to be a very te ... Read the Full Article Here

Fight Night Seoul: Post-fight bonus recap

Fight of the Night: Seo Hee Ham vs. Courtney Casey Performance Bonuses: Doo Ho Choi and Dominique Steele • The preliminary bout between Seo Hee Ham and Courtney Casey takes home Fight of the Night honors, beating out the five-round, split decision main event fight between Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal. Ham defeated Casey via unanimous decision. • Ham and Casey both take home $50k • Doo Ho Choi and Dominique Steele, who each won with first-round knockouts, each earn $50k as well Read the Full Article Here

Bang survives war with Kuntz in decision-filled prelims

YANG vs. COLLIERBack in the Octagon for the first time since May of 2012, Seoul middleweight Dongi Yang got his hometown fans up and roaring at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena Saturday, finishing off the preliminary portion of the UFC’s first event in South Korea with a second-round knockout of Jake Collier.Yang, now 13-3, went 1-3 in his first UFC stint, but he got his second run off to a great start at home.There was solid back-and-forth action throughout the first round, but Collier held the edge thanks to a knockdown scored in the second minute of the frame.A scramble to the mat early i ... Read the Full Article Here

Fighters reflect on past bouts with Jose Aldo

The greatest featherweight of all-time is giggling and giggling and can’t seem to stop. It’s contagious. Four years before living legend melts into postscript, his team sends him out shopping for his first suit, something tailored and custom to make a good impression for a UFC debut. The scene lives forever on YouTube and is an infectiously funny watch. Two minutes of 24-year-old Jose Aldo strutting around a department store, a giant goofy grin tugging at the burn mark on his left cheek, the poor kid from the favelas tittering at the absurdity around him. He gets measured and fitte ... Read the Full Article Here

Kim, Choi dominate in main card at UFC's first event in Korea

KIM vs. WATERSThe man who put Korean MMA on the map, Dong Hyun Kim, stamped an exclamation mark on the UFC’s first card in South Korea Saturday, stopping Dominic Waters in the first round of their UFC Fight Night co-main event at Olympic Gymnastics Arena.   // Kim, the No. 7-ranked welterweight, was originally expected to face Jorge Masvidal, but when Masvidal was elevated to the card’s main event, Waters stepped in on short notice. But “The Stun Gun” was not to be denied.A flashy kick by Kim to begin the bout allowed Waters to close the gap and lock his ... Read the Full Article Here

Part 2: Condit's UFC 195 fight journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his essay “Circles” that man’s pursuit of the great unattainable truth and perfection is constant throughout his life. The legendary existential philosopher also described how the spherical pattern exists in both literal and metaphorical forms throughout the universe and reoccurs without end. There comes a point in all things at which the end loses its finality and becomes the genesis for something new. This cycle repeats time and time again until an elevated mind recognizes the pattern and the circle is broken. Yet, bef ... Read the Full Article Here

Part 1: Condit's UFC 195 fight journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – “I’m so sorry to interrupt, but would it be possible to get a picture with you?” As Carlos Condit turns around to see who has tapped him on the shoulder, he suddenly smirks at the sight of the young man’s heavy, yet cautiously groomed beard. Moments prior, the former WEC welterweight champion and interim UFC titleholder had commented how the Nob Hill district of Albuquerque, N.M. – the only place he’d ever called home – had become something of a hipster haven, and now the skinny jeans-wearing youth standing to ... Read the Full Article Here

Fight Night Seoul 2015 Weigh-In Results

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal and the welterweight bout between Dong Hyun Kim and Dominic Waters, airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS from Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea at 8am ET / 5am PT. Seven prelim bouts will air live on UFC FIGHT PASS at 5am ET / 2am PT.UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN CARDJorge Masvidal (170) VS Benson Henderson (170)Dominic Waters (170) VS Dong Hyun Kim (171)Alberto Mina (171) VS Yoshihiro Akiyama (170)Sam Sicilia (146) VS Dooho Choi (146)UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMSJake Collier (185) VS Dongi Yang (186)Mi ... Read the Full Article Here

Benson Henderson: I'm Your Huckleberry

Benson Henderson already has a fitting nickname that he’s carried with him throughout his UFC career. “Smooth” not only embodies the way the former lightweight champ moves inside the Octagon, shifting between phases and never looking rattled, but it also speaks to the 32-year-old’s mellow nature and the down-to-earth, approachable personality he displays outside of the UFC cage as well.It works, and while there are no plans to change his nickname, Henderson’s approach to the game might prompt him to switch monikers at some point in the future.If you’re eve ... Read the Full Article Here

Jorge Masvidal: The Bigger, the Better

The bigger the opponent and, apparently, the bigger the weight limit makes everything better for Jorge Masvidal.After going 5-2 as a UFC lightweight, the 12-year pro out of South Florida decided the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze to keep scrapping at 155 pounds. “It was like running through a desert to get to a fight,” Masvidal said of his previous weight cuts. Only three months following his controversial split decision loss to Al Iaquinta, Miami’s Masvidal returned to the Octagon in July as a welterweight against The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil winner Cezar “Muta ... Read the Full Article Here

Fight Night Seoul: By The Numbers

7 Current ranking for former UFC lightweight champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson as a UFC lightweight   170 Pounds’ division that Henderson successfully moved up to with a fourth round rear naked choke over Brandon Thatch in February, which earned a Fight of the Night bonus   10 Career submission wins by Henderson   7 Consecutive wins to kick off Henderson’s UFC career, 2nd longest streak in division history behind Gray Maynard’s 8   144 UFC event where Smooth won the UFC lightweight title from Frankie Edgar   3:28:28 Tota ... Read the Full Article Here

Jones-Lybarger Faces Torres at UFC 194

With Michelle Waterson forced out of her UFC 194 bout against unbeaten strawweight contender Tecia Torres due to injury, Arizona standout Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger has received the call for the December 12 bout in Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, and she is ready to battle the "Tiny Tornado." “I think it’s going to be a great fight and a stand-up battle for sure,” Jones-Lybarger said. “I’m excited to make my UFC debut against somebody like her. I have a lot of respect for her in and out of the cage.” An athlete her entire life, Octagon newcomer Jones-Lybarger ... Read the Full Article Here

Tweets of the Week - 11/27

 Fight Night: Henderson vs Masvidal The #UFCSeoul main event: @BensonHenderson VS @GamebredFighter Who you got in this main event matchup? https://t.co/uHUPcOqQpz — UFC (@ufc) November 27, 2015   The Bigger The Better @GamebredFighter talks about his move up to 170 lbs https://t.co/fpwPF6TZM0 #UFCSeoul https://t.co/Jura9plI4N — UFC (@ufc) November 27, 2015   "I"m Your Huckelberry" - @BensonHenderson https://t.co/cYFNpsABtA #UFCSeoul pic.twitter.com/yVl8iaUq6o — UFC (@ufc) November 27, 2015   Much respect to @kennyflorian, who somehow main ... Read the Full Article Here

The Downes Side: UFN Seoul Predictions

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another (American) Thanksgiving edition of the Downes Side, and The Nostradamus of MMA promises an action-packed night of fights this weekend. The main event features Benson Henderson and Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal. In the co-main event of the evening, welterweights Dong Hyun Kim and Dominic Waters compete in the crowded 170-pound division. Put on your buckled hat, it’s fight time!DOOHO CHOI VS. SAM SICILIA We open in the featherweight division with Dooho Choi and Sam Sicilia. The “Korean Superboy” Choi only ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC fighters give thanks to U.S. troops in South Korea

U.S. ARMY GARRISON YONGSAN, Republic of KoreaAs a fighter in the midst of cutting weight, serving up large portions of chicken, ham, crab legs, mac and cheese and greens to hungry diners should have seemed like torture to Dominic Waters.With his military honed discipline, and strong sense of duty and honor, that wasn’t about to happen.Two days before the biggest opportunity of his young UFC career – a welterweight fight against No. 7-ranked Dong Hyun Kim in the UFC Fight Night event in Seoul, South Korea – Waters’ heart soared as he joined other UFC fighters in a unique ... Read the Full Article Here

Dong Hyun Kim: The Long Road to Seoul

A lot of fighters claim to be fighting for their country when they step into the Octagon. Few really are. Dong Hyun Kim is one of those few.It’s hard to believe that it was over seven years ago that “The Stun Gun” made his UFC debut against Jason Tan in May of 2008. A native of Suwon, Kim was the first Korean to fight in the UFC since Joe Son, and in the nearly 14 years since Son lost to Keith Hackney in less than three minutes, MMA in the country was almost an afterthought when it came to the international scene.There were fighters like Kim though, training every day in a ... Read the Full Article Here

Dominic Waters: Opportunity Calling

There is a ton of activity and energy floating across the mat space at Jackson/Winkeljohn’s brand new state-of-the-art facility for a Monday morning, but no one is more animated than Dominic Waters. Granted, he’s got competition in the jazzed up collective occupying the gym that morning, but The Ultimate Fighter alum has them all beat cold.With Holly Holm tipping the MMA world on its head by starching women’s bantamweight superstar Ronda Rousey with a head kick to take championship gold in epic fashion less than 48 hours earlier, the entire Albuquerque collective is abuzz w ... Read the Full Article Here

Casey: The Strawweight Road Warrior

Hate to disappoint, but there were no Rocky III-type fights behind closed doors when Cortney Casey traveled to Poland to train with UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk earlier this year. There was plenty of mutual respect though, and even more good work that was reflected in Jedrzejczyk’s November 15 win over Valerie Letourneau and what Casey hopes is a similar result when she meets Seohee Ham in Seoul this weekend.“Everything met up perfectly, and we were able to train together and I think it’s definitely going to pay off in my fight and I’m pretty excited ab ... Read the Full Article Here