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Brian Kelleher submits Ray Rodriguez in under 1 minute

Brian Kelleher used his “Boomatine” to make short work of short-notice replacement Ray Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 9. Kelleher needed just 39 seconds to tap Rodriguez, picking up his third finish in four recent fights in what the promotion said was the fourth-fastest featherweight submission in UFC/WEC history. Rodriguez shot for a takedown early and […]

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Andre Muniz taps out Bartosz Fabinski with slick armbar in the first round

Andre Muniz needed less than three minutes to advance his winning streak to six in a row. The Brazilian made Bartosz Fabinski pay for an early takedown attempt as he latched onto an armbar that earned a quick tap out at UFC Vegas 9. The end came at just 2:42 into the first round as […]

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Michel Pereira calls for ‘BMF’ title shot following submission win over Zelim Imadaev

Michel Pereira always looks to add to his highlight reel and his win at UFC Vegas 9 was no exception. After a dazzling performance featuring kicks and punches off the cage and a number of jumping knee attacks, the Brazilian got the job done with a rear naked choke late in the third and final […]

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Ovince Saint Preux face plants Alonzo Menifield with brutal one-punch knockout

Ovince Saint Preux scored a walk-off knockout that he’ll never forget in the UFC Vegas 9 co-main event. After exchanging strikes with Alonzo Menifield for the better part of two rounds, the former University of Tennessee football player detonated a perfectly timed counter left hand that blasted his opponent and sent him crashing face first […]

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Alistair Overeem stops Augusto Sakai with brutal ground and pound attack to win UFC Vegas 9 main event

Alistair Overeem may not have many fights left in his career but he’s certainly making the most of whatever time is remaining in his career. The former UFC title contender unleashed a brutal ground and pound attack in the championship rounds of his fight against up and coming heavyweight Augusto Sakai to earn a fifth […]

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UFC Vegas 9 bonuses: Four ‘Performance of the Night’ awards handed out

For the second time in one month, the UFC didn’t hand out a “Fight of the Night” bonus at the end of an event. Four fighters – Brian Kelleher, Andre Muniz, Michel Pereira and Ovince Saint Preux – each received additional $50,000 checks for “Performance of the Night,” but the award for a hard-fought battle […]