[​IMG] Top ten female bantamweights Sara McMann and Amanda Nunes will face off at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on August 8, adding another stellar matchup to the UFC Fight Night card headlined by the light heavyweight bout...
[​IMG] UFC middleweight Sam Alvey is always smiling, hence the nickname "Smilin'", but with a three-fight win streak in the Octagon, he's got a lot of reasons to be grinning. "I've been getting hit up on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Just everything," Alvey told The MMA Hour's Ariel Helwani of his recent surge in terms of fan visibility. "It's been almost all positive lately. My wife, she's huge into the forums. She's been reading the forums out loud to me every night. It was a great fight. It was a good opportunity. I'm very happy with the outcome." He's referencing his win in the Philippines on May 10 where he knocked out Australian judoka Dan Kelly in Adelaide in just 49 seconds into the first round. It's the third fight Alvey's won in a row in the UFC, all of them coming by way of first-round stoppage. Alvey says that's helped enormously with getting positive praise and more attention, something he's not used to in his mixed martial arts career, whether in person or online. "The Internet's a dangerous place," he noted. "More people than not, to this day, have been anti-Sam Alvey on the Internet. But it doesn't bother me. It's the Internet for a reason. People need a place to vent and I'm happy at least that they're talking about me whether it's positive or negative." Con'd... The Team Quest fighter says the act of smiling is something he's been known for for more than just his fighting career. "I'd have to look back in my yearbook, but I might've been voted Best Smile. That might be in the yearbook still. My parents did something right. I've just been a happy kid, happy guy my whole life." Nicknames are nice, but Alvey's results in the cage are something to behold and take seriously. It's not as if Alvey ever did poorly in MMA, but until recently, he wasn't doing this well. Something's different now. According to him, it's everything in life lining up in the way it hadn't before. "I'm finding that groove," he says. "I've got a lot of fights and MMA's kind of a streak sport. Luckily, I've been blessed never to have a streak on my losing side, but I'm hot right now. I'm going to keep staying hot. I'll make that run for the title over time. "I practice as hard now as I ever had," he continued. "I have had a couple of really good camps. My head coach, Dan Henderson, my fights have kind of been lining up with his, so I've gotten to really piggyback off who he brings in and who he's training with and getting to work out with him is a blessing in its own. I've been hitting that stride with training, with camps and fighting." But there's another key ingredient to Alvey's success and that's his better half. Some might know her from her stint as a winner on season 11 of America's Next Top Model, Mckey Sullivan. As many have noticed, she's in the corner for every one of Alvey's fights, something Alvey says is no accident or recent turn of events. "She has been in every corner of mine since I started fighting," Alvey noted. "I tell everyone. It started off, if she was in my corner, she was a free ticket in. We didn't have to buy anything. She took it more serious than I did. To this day, she knows more about the guys I'm fighting than I do. "She's in the meetings. She's game planning with us. She's working at home. She is the one who kinds of choreographs how it's going to be. She's calls [my fights], down to the round I finish the guys in. She's a gift to me camp." LINK to full article: Sam Alvey credits 'finding that groove' and his wife's input for UFC success - MMA Fighting
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[​IMG] Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET) Dan Henderson def. Tim Boetsch via TKO (strikes) at 0:28 of round 1 Ben Rothwell def. Matt Mitrione via submission (go go choke) at 1:54 of round 1 Dustin Poirier def. Yancy Medeiros via TKO (strikes) at 2:38 of round 1 Brian Ortega def. Thiago Tavares via TKO (strikes) at 4:10 of round 3 Anthony Birkchak def. Joe Soto via KO (strikes) at 1:37 of round 1 Francisco Rivera def. Alex Caceres via KO (punch) at :21 or round 1 Undercard (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET) Shawn Jordan def. Derrick Lewis via TKO (strikes) at :48 of round 2 Omari Akhmedov def. Brian Ebersole via TKO (injury) after round 1 Chris Wade def. Christos Giagos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) Joe Proctor def. Justin Edwards via submission (guillotine) at 4:58 of round 3 Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET) Jake Collier def. Ricardo Abreu via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Jose Quinonez def. Leonardo Morales via submission (rear naked choke) 2:34 of round
[​IMG] Dan Henderson turns 45 this year. After losing 5 of his last 6 bouts, Hendo turned back the clock once again with a spectacular 28 second knock out against Tim Boetsch on their headlining bout. Like what Mark Munoz did in Manila, many felt this would be the perfect way to end a stellar career for the MMA legend. Hendo has other plans though. "It would (be a great moment to retire with a big win)," Henderson said. "But I guess I will have to do that on the next couple of fights also." "It doesn't matter to me (if my next fight is at middleweight or light heavyweight). I'm just enjoying the sport and that I'm still beating top guys." LINK: After big UFC win, Dan Henderson still not planning on retiring anytime soon - Bloody Elbow
[​IMG] It's going to be hard to ignore Ben Rothwell from here on out. The oft-overlooked UFC heavyweight made sure of that Saturday night. Rothwell submitted Matt Mitrione with a unique front choke, cut a hilarious WWE-style promo afterward and then called out Andrei Arlovski at the post-fight press conference at UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson in New Orleans. "I think Andrei Arlovski and I should dance," Rothwell said. "He's ranked fourth and some people are already talking about him getting the next title shot. I think him and I should fight next." Rothwell, 33, might have had his best performance on the mic in the Octagon with Jon Anik. He delivered a classic pro-wrestling monster heel promo and let loose an evil laugh. The entire thing was priceless. "The only fight that matters to me now is the No. 1 contender spot," Rothwell said. "I will have the UFC title. I know right now there is not a man on this planet that can stop me in this Octagon. And only politics can slow me. I don't have much left to say other than you have seen nothing left." LINK: Who's next for Ben Rothwell? 'I think Andrei Arlovski and I should dance' - MMA Fighting View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DW5S2JgqcY
[​IMG] After 70 fights, Brian Ebersole has had enough. The 34-year-old veteran fighter said he’ll retire following his UFC Fight Night 68 loss to Omari Akhmedov on Saturday night. “I’m getting old, I’m getting up there,” Ebersole said. “I planned on retiring in November after the fight in Melbourne, but we’ll call it a night tonight. I’ve had a long career in MMA, a long career in wrestling and this (leg) has been bugging me throughout my camp. It was just lingering stuff. You try to go harder, and things start to flare up. I’ve been very bipolar in my training camp: sprint, rest, and rest longer, then wake up and sprint. It’s been a hard camp. The stress of worrying about being healthy and worrying about my performance – it’s too much.” Ebersole (51-17-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) suffered a knee injury in the first round against Akhmedov (15-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in their fight on UFC Fight Night 68’s preliminary card. It left Ebersole unable to answer the bell for the second round. It was his 70th career fight, including one no-contest not marked on his record. “I’ve come a long way,” Ebersole said. “I cheated the system. I was a wrestler my whole life. Once I quit wrestling in college, this was the thing I turned to. I extended it another 15 years. I can gracefully hang ’em up and call it a day. The last couple of fights, I’ve really had to tough it out. Fighting Rick Story really hurt my lower back. I was seeing chiropractors every day for almost two weeks before the fight. That was terrible. Getting the win against John Howard, I thought about it, and was like, ‘Man, I’ve got one more year in me before I really settle down and life takes over and my wife wants to get back to work and resume her career.’ This year was me being greedy.” LINK to full article: With 51 wins, Brian Ebersole announces retirement after UFC Fight Night 68 loss | MMAjunkie