Conor McGregor: The story so far…


On Saturday, August 20, UFC® featherweight champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor will headline what is set to be one of the biggest events in UFC history, as he meets Nate Diaz in a five-round welterweight rematch inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Ahead of UFC 202®: DIAZ vs. McGREGOR 2, we look back at McGregor’s career so far and re-live some of the Irishman’s most memorable moments.

Conor Mcgregor Info Graphic

The early days

McGregor began boxing at the age of 12. Training at Crumlin Boxing Gym, he won a variety of amateur boxing titles. At the age of 18, McGregor’s long-time friend, Tom Egan – the first Irish athlete ever to sign with UFC – brought McGregor along to a mixed martial arts class at Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in Dublin. It didn’t take long for SBG owner and head coach, John Kavanagh, to recognise the stopping power that the young Dubliner boasted.

The amateur scene

February 2007 saw McGregor contest his first amateur MMA bout. Finishing his opponent Ciaran Campbell with a striking showcase in the first round, McGregor’s spirited celebration post-fight pointed to the showman he would later go on to become.

Notorious rising 

McGregor quickly earned a name for himself as a knockout artist on the professional scene. In March 2008 he made his professional MMA debut in the Cage of Truth organisation. He faced fellow Irishman Gary Morris, who succumbed to strikes from McGregor in the second round.

 

The Point Depot

McGregor’s second pro bout in May 2008 lasted just one round, as he defeated Mo Taylor via TKO at Cage Rage: Contenders – Ireland vs. Belgium. This would be McGregor’s first outing in The Point Depot (now the 3Arena) in Dublin, which would go on to host all three of UFC’s trips to the Irish capital.

A stumbling block

In June 2008, a loss to Lithuanian Artemj Sitenkov proved to be a serious stumbling block for McGregor. Although he later bounced back with a win over Stephen Bailey six months later, the young Dubliner drifted away from the sport. In response, McGregor’s mother, Mags, took it upon herself to call John Kavanagh to seek his help in encouraging her son to return to the gym. Kavanagh later visited McGregor in his Lucan home and encouraged him to commit to his fighting career.

A new found dedication

In November 2010, and with another win under his belt, McGregor moved up to lightweight to take on fellow surging Irish prospect Joe Duffy. When McGregor was submitted in little more than 30 seconds, many feared that the defeat would trigger another exodus from the sport. But, on the Monday after the loss, McGregor was back in the gym with a new found dedication to training.

A winning streak

The loss to Duffy would trigger a phenomenal 15-fight win streak for McGregor. After defeating Hugh Brady in one round in February 2011, McGregor’s outings against Mike Wood and Paddy Doherty lasted a combined 20 seconds, as he scored two devastatingly fast knockouts.

 

A warrior in the cage

In June 2011, a second round win over Artur Sowinski saw McGregor signed by the European promotion Cage Warriors, a key moment in the young fighter’s career. He quickly proved to be a stellar addition to the roster.

Falling to featherweight

After a lightweight bout with Aaron Jahnsen was stopped inside one round in September 2011, McGregor announced his intentions for the featherweight division. McGregor elbowed his way to another first-round victory over Steven O’Keefe, which positioned him perfectly for a title shot.

Tears and a title shot

Jiu-jitsu ace Dave Hill was McGregor’s opponent for the vacant Cage Warriors title bout in June 2012. The event took place in The Helix, a venue located inside Dublin City University Campus. The intensity that McGregor displayed at the event’s weigh-in had such an impact on his English opponent that fans claimed Hill began to cry after going nose to nose with ‘The Notorious’.

The lightweight title

McGregor’s popularity spread to new heights following his win over Hill. Cage Warriors wasted no time in booking a New Year’s Eve show, where ‘The Notorious’ was initially slated to defend his title against American Jim Alers. He instead went on to face Ivan Buchinger for the lightweight title on December 31st, 2012. A crisp left hook ended the show in the first round and sent McGregor’s star on the ascent.

The hype train

When UFC President Dana White visited Trinity College in Dublin to be presented with a gold medal for Honorary Patronage by the Philosophical Society in February 2013, he was inundated with requests from fans for him to sign a young fighter named Conor McGregor.

The world stage

It was revealed that McGregor would face The Ultimate Fighter alumnus Marcus Brimage in his UFC debut on April 6, 2013, in Stockholm, Sweden. A stunning left uppercut separated Brimage from his senses and, with that, a star was born. McGregor’s now infamous call for a bonus after the fight, “Hey Dana, 50 G’s baby!” – endeared him to the sport’s international fan base.

Sitting on the sidelines

In August 2013 McGregor suffered an injury to his knee midway through his bout with young featherweight Max Holloway. Holloway became the only man to last the distance with McGregor. Post-fight, a scan revealed that McGregor had suffered a torn ACL, which would mean eleven months before he could take to the Octagon once again.

A night to remember

UFC’s return to Dublin in July 2014 coincided with McGregor’s return to action, and his first main event slot. McGregor’s first-round KO of Brazil’s Diego Brandao finished a perfect 6-0 night for the Irish contingent, at an event which broke viewing records for UFC’s streaming platform, UFC FIGHT PASS.

The toughest of tests

Having been sidelined for almost a year, McGregor went on to face two of his toughest tests to date in Dustin Poirier and Dennis Siver. A first round TKO over Poirier in September 2014 was followed by a second round TKO win over Germany’s Siver in January 2015, as Boston turned green for McGregor’s second trip to the TD Garden. A sold-out crowd erupted with the win, and McGregor made a beeline for champion Jose Aldo, who sat Octagonside.

 

The World Tour

In March 2015, McGregor joined Aldo for UFC’s very first world press tour. The tour spanned eight cities in five countries, over the course of 12 days in order to promote UFC 189: Aldo vs. McGregor. But, just 12 days out from the event, Aldo was forced to withdraw from the fight citing a rib injury, and McGregor instead went on to defeat late replacement Chad Mendes to secure the interim UFC featherweight title.

Unification

On December 12th, 2015, McGregor ended the 10-year undefeated reign of champion Jose Aldo within just 13 seconds. UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor broke UFC gate and attendance records at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor, meanwhile, underlined his status as one of the biggest draws in the history of UFC.

155lbs

McGregor immediately announced his intention to move up to lightweight. But when an injury ruled out a scheduled bout with lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos in February 2016, a polarizing opponent stepped up to the mark.

A whole different ball game

In the absence of his usual relentless weight cut, McGregor was jovial and energized throughout the week leading up to UFC 196, as he prepared to meet Nate Diaz at welterweight. On March 5th, 2016, the pair faced off in one of the most highly anticipated match-ups in UFC history. Caught on the end of a jab-cross combination by Diaz, McGregor looked for the takedown and was pounced on by the jiu-jitsu black belt. A rear-naked choke from Diaz followed to bring McGregor’s 15-fight win streak to an end.

Losing the battle, winning the war?

On August 20, 2016, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will meet once again, as McGregor vows to return to greatness and prove to the world that he is, indeed, the greatest of all time.

Watch UFC 202®: DIAZ vs. McGREGOR 2 live on BT Sport from 1am BST on the morning of Sunday, August 21st and catch the Early Prelims from 11:30pm on Saturday 20th, live on UFC FIGHT PASS.

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Cast members revealed for The Ultimate Fighter 23 including images.


TUF 23 girlsThe upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter® will once again showcase mixed martial arts’ global expansion, as Polish strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and No. 1 contender Claudia Gadelha of Brazil lead a group of light heavyweight (men) and strawweight (female) hopefuls.

 

TUF 23

Thirty-two athletes from countries such as the Netherlands, Algeria, France, Norway, Spain, Canada, Brazil, England and the United States fight for one of 16 spots available in the premiere episode on Thursday, April 21 at 3am BST on BT Sport (repeated at 10pm BST later that same day).

There will be no shortage of intensity and drama with Jedrzejczyk (11-0, fighting out of Olsztyn, Poland) and Gadelha (13-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) as one of the most intense rivalries in all of mixed martial arts plays out on screen. The two fought in December 2014 with Jedrzejczyk narrowly edging out Gadelha before eventually going on to win the strawweight world title. There will be no love lost between the two as their epic feud plays out leading up to their highly anticipated rematch.

The show will feature 12 episodes, airing on BT Sport. Each episode’s winner will advance in the single-elimination tournament, leading to the season finale on July 8 in Las Vegas as part of International Fight Week. The finale will be headlined by this season’s coaches in a world title bout as Jedrzejczyk collides with Gadelha.

 The Ultimate Fighter 23 competitors:

 

Strawweight Females

 

Light Heavyweight Men

Alyssa Krahn, 3-1,  Age 28, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Alyssa Krahn TUF 23

Abdel Medjedoub, 3-0, Age 30, Mila, Algeria

Abdel Medjedoub TUF 23

Amanda Cooper, 1-1,  Age 24, Bath, Mich.

Amanda Cooper TUF 23

Andrew Sanchez, 7-2, Age 27, Shiloh, Ill.

Andrew Sanchez TUF 23

Amy Montenegro, 7-2,  Age 32, Forks, Wash.

Amy Montenegro TUF 23

Cory Hendricks, 3-0, Age 27, Lynden, Wash

.Cory Hendricks TUF 23

Ashley Cummins, 3-3, Age 28, St. Louis, Mo.

Ashley Cummins TUF 23

Elias Urbina, 3-0, Age 22, Weslaco, Texas

Elias Urbina 2TUF 23

 

Ashley Yoder, 4-1,  Age 28, Indianapolis, Ind.

Ashley Yoder TUF 23

Eric Spicely, 8-0, Age 29, Stoughton, Mass.

Eric Spicely TUF 23

Chelsea Bailey, 2-0,  Age 23, Chewelah, Wash.

Chelsea Bailey TUF 23

Jamelle Jones, 6-2, Age 28, Atlantic City, N.J.

Jamelle Jones TUF 23

Helen Harper, 4-1,  Age 28, Farnborough, England

Helen Harper TUF 23

John Paul Elias, 3-0, Age 27, Fresno, Calif.

John Paul Elias TUF 23

Irene Rivera, 6-2,  Age 22, Barcelona, Spain

Irene Rivera TUF 23

Josh Stansbury, 7-2, Age 31, East Liverpool, Ohio

Josh Stansbury TUF 23

Jamie Moyle, 3-1,  Age 27, Las Vegas, Nev.

Jamie Moyle TUF 23

Kenneth Bergh, 3-0, Age 26, Oslo, Norway

Kenneth Bergh TUF 23

JJ Aldrich, 2-1, Age 23, Aurora, Colo.

JJ Aldrich TUF 23

Khalil Rountree, 4-0, Age 26, Las Vegas, Nev.

Khalil Rountree TUF 23

Jodie Esquibel, 5-1,  Age 29, Albuquerque, N.M.

Jodie Esquibel TUF 23

Marcel Fortuna, 8-1, Age 30, Tubarao, Brazil

Marcel Fortuna TUF 23

Kate Jackson, 7-2-1, Age 29, Lostwithiel, England

Kate Jackson TUF 23

Muhammed DeReese, 5-0, Age 27, Titusville, Fla.

Muhammed DeReese TUF 23

Kristi Lopez, 2-0, Age 33, Quartz Hill, Calif.

Kirsti Lopez TUF 23

Myron Dennis, 12-4, Age 27, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Myron Dennis TUF 23

Lanchana Green, 2-1, Age 26, Darlington, England

Lanchana Green TUF 23

Norman Paraisy, 15-4-2, 1 NC, Age 30, Paris, France

Norman Paraisy TUF 23

Mellony Geugjes, 0-1, Age 23, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mellony Geugjes TUF 23

Phil Hawes, 3-0, Age 27, Little Ferry, N.J.

Phil Hawes TUF 23

Tatiana Suarez, 3-0,  Age 25, Fontana, Calif.

Tatiana Suarez  TUF 23

Trevor Carlson, 10-2, Age 27, Spring Creek, Nev.

Trevor Carlson TUF 23

 

All photo credits to:

UFC, Invicta, Joe Pic Photography, Sherdog, Cage Warriors,Bloody Mayhem, Epic Fighting,  Google Images, Facebook, http://www.kristilopez.com

 

 

 

UFC Fight Night Scotland Weigh-In Results: Bisping 185 lbs Leites 185 lbs


UFC Fight Night comes from Glasgow in Scotland tomorrow afternoon where English Middleweight Michael Bisping, who has not lost on home soil for 5 years will take on Thales Leites in the Main Event.  The co-main event will see lighweight Evan Dunham face durable, hard-hitting Ross Pearson.

UFC Fight Night Glasgow

In a change to the only female bout on the card Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood will be facing American Cortney Casey due to Australian Bec Rawlings having to withdraw from the card due to injury on eight-day’s notice.

Before any of the fights can take place they all have to step onto the scale first.

Here are the weigh-in results:

MAIN CARD

Michael Bisping (185 lbs) vs. Thales Leites (185 lbs)
Evan Dunham (156 lbs) vs. Ross Pearson (155 lbs)
Joseph Duffy (155 lbs) vs. Ivan Jorge (154 lbs)
Joanne Calderwood (115 lbs) vs. Cortney Casey-Sanchez (114 lbs)
Leon Edwards (169 lbs) vs. Pawel Pawlak (170 lbs)
Leonardo Mafra Teixeira (155 lbs) vs. Steven Ray (155 lbs)

Preliminary Card 

Patrick Holohan (126 lbs) vs. Vaughan Lee (126 lbs)
Ilir Latifi (206 lbs) vs. Hans Stringer (205 lbs)
Mickael Lebout (155 lbs) vs. Teemu Packalen (155 lbs)
Paul Redmond (145 lbs) vs. Robert Whiteford (146 lbs)

Preliminary Card Fight Pass

Marcus Brimage (136 lbs) vs. Jimmie Rivera (135 lbs)
Chris de la Rocha (245 lbs) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (242 lbs)

BT Sports subscribers can watch the event live via the APP  starting at 3pm or on TAPE DELAY on BT Sports TV at 9pm in the UK.

UFC Fight Night 67 Results: Carlos Condit defeats Thiago Alves in a Vicious Bloody Battle


UFC Fight Night 67 came from Goiania in Brazil last night where “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit defeated Thiago Alves in what turned out to be one bloody battle.

Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves UFC Fight Night 67 Goiania

Although it was not the finish any fighter would want to end any fight, but when you’ve suffered a severe broken nose for which part of the bone ends up popping out near your eyebrow, the doctor has to make the right call, for which he made at the end of a vicious and bloody round two.

Thiago Alves Severe Broken Nose UFC Fight Night 67 Goiania

In the co-main event it was Charles Oliveira who won yet another thrilling back and forth fight against Nik Lentz via a super slick guillotine in the third round.

Here are the full results:

Main Card

Carlos Condit   Def  Thiago Alves  Via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 5.00 Mins Round Two

Winner - Carlos Condit UFC Fight Night 67 Goiania

Charles Oliveira  Def  Nik Lentz  Via Guillotine 1 Min 10 Sec Round Three

Winner Charles Oliveira UFC Fight Night 67 Goiania

Charles Oliver with his winning Guillotine UFC Fight Night 67 Goiania

Alex Oliveira  Def K.J. Noons Via RNC 2 Mins 51 Secs Round One

Francimar Barroso  Def  Ryan Jimmo  Via Unanimous Decision  30-27, 30-27, 29-28

Francisco Trinaldo  Def  Norman Parke Via Split Decision  29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Darren Till  Def  Wendell Oliveira  Via KO (Elbows)  1 Min 37 Secs Round Two

Winner Darren Till UFC Fight Night 67 Goiania

Preliminary Card 

Rony Jason  Def  Damon Jackson Via Triangle Choke  3 Mins 31 Secs Round One

Winner Rony Jason UFC Fight Night 67 Goiania

Rony Jason with Winning Triangle Choke over Damon Jackson UFC Fight Night 67 Goiania

Jussier Formiga Def  Wilson Reis Via Unanimous Decison  29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Nicolas Dalby Def  Elizeu Zalesk  Via Split Decision  29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Mirsad Bektic Def  Lucas Martins Via TKO  0.30 Secs Round Two

Preliminary Card Fight Pass

Juliana Lima  Def  Ericka Almeida Via Unanimous Decision  30-27, 30-27, 30-25

Tom Breese Def  Luiz Dutra  Via TKO  4 Mins 58 Secs Round One

BONUSES $50,000 EACH

POTN

Charles Oliveira

Rony Jason

FOTN

Charles Oliveira

Nik Lentz

Fight Night Goiania: Thiago Alves – The Comeback


After having four surgeries back-to-back, welterweight star Thiago Alves aims to come back stronger and more focused on his goal of becoming a champion. Watch Alves battle Carlos Condit in the main event at UFC Fight Night in Goiania.

Fight Night Goiania: Thiago Alves - The Comeback

UFC Fight Night Goiania takes place this Saturday, May 30th live on Fox Sports 1 in the United States and BT Sports in the UK.

Fight Night Goiania: Carlos Condit – Back in the Game


UFC welterweight Carlos Condit has been out of action recovering from a serious knee injury. Now, the former interim champion talks about his road to recovery and his opponent at Fight Goiania: Thiago Alves.

Carlos Condit: Back in the Game

UFC Fight Night Goiania takes place this Saturday, May 30th live on Fox Sports 1 in the United States and BT Sports in the UK.

UFC Fight Night Goiania: Condit vs. Alves full weigh-in results


UFC Fight Night comes from Goiania in Brazil which airs live and free on FOX Sports 1 in the states and BT Sports in UK.

In the main event we see the return of Carlos Condit for which he is set to face Thiago Alves and Featherweight contenders Nik Lentz and Charles Oliveira will battle in out in the co-main event.

Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves Face Off UFC Fight Night Goiania

Before we get to the fights we have to make sure they’re all on weight.

Here are the full weigh-in results:

Main Card

Carlos Condit (170 lbs) vs. Thiago Alves (170 lbs)

Thiago Alves Weigh-in UFC Fight Night Goiania

Carlos Condit Weigh-in UFC Fight Night Goiania

Nik Lentz (146 lbs)  vs. Charles Oliveira (144 lbs)

Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira Face Off UFC Fight Night Goiania

K.J. Noons (170 lbs) vs. Alex Oliveira (170 lbs)

K.J. Noons vs. Alex Oliveira Face Off UFC Fight Night Goiania

Ryan Jimmo (206 lbs) vs. Francimar Barroso (205 lbs)

Francisco Trinaldo (156 lbs) vs. Norman Parke (156 lbs)

Norman Parke Weigh-in UFC Fight Night Goiania

Francisco Trinaldo vs. Norman Parke Face Off UFC Fight Night Goiania

Wendell Oliveira (170 lbs) vs. Darren Till (171 lbs)

Wenden Oliveira vs. Darren Till Face Off UFC Fight Night Goiania

Preliminary Card 

Rony Jason (146 lbs) vs. Damon Jackson (145 lbs)

Rony Jason vs. Damon Jackson Face Off UFC Fight Night Goiania

Jussier Formiga (126 lbs) vs. Wilson Reis (126 lbs)

Elizeu Zaleski (171 lbs) vs. Nicolas Dalby (171 lbs)

Mirsad Bektic (146 lbs) vs. Lucas Martins (145 lbs)

Preliminary Card Fight Pass

Juliana Lima (115 lbs) vs. Ericka Almeida (116 lbs)

Juliana Lima vs. Ericka Almeida Face Off UFC Fight Night Goiania

Luiz Dutra (170 lbs) vs. Tom Breese (171 lbs)

Tom Breese Weigh-in UFC Fight Night Goiania

The Ultimate Fighter – American Top Team vs Blackzilians Premiers Tonight April 22nd


This installment of The Ultimate Fighter looks to raise the stakes once again. For the first time in the show’s 10-year history, a gym versus gym format will be introduced pitting fighters from the famed American Top Team against those from Blackzilians, all while living together under one roof in South Florida. The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians debuts on FOX Sports 1 on April 22nd.

American Top Team vs Blackzilians
American Top Team vs Blackzilians

Two Teams Collide; Pick your side.

This Season Airs on BT Sports 2 at 3am on Thursday 23rd April or BT Sports 1 at 10 pm Thursday 23rd April in the UK.

UFC Fight Night New Jersey – Full Results: Rockhold submits Machida


UFC Fight Night New Jersey, came live from the Prudential Center in Newark last night where Luke Rockhold put on a clear dominant performance to become, only, the third person to have ever submit Lyoto Machida.

Luke Rockhold with the RNC on Lyoto Machida UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Luke Rockhold with the RNC on Lyoto Machida UFC Fight Night New Jersey

In the co-main event Jacare Souza proved yet again why he should be the number one contender in the middleweight division, with almost an exact re-run of his first encounter with Chris Camozzi and defeating him under three minutes of the first round.

Jacare Souza with the Armbar on Chris Camozzi UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Jacare Souza with the Armbar on Chris Camozzi UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Max Holloway grows with each fight and the 23-year-old featherweight proved again why he is ‘Blessed’ by dismantling Cub Swanson in the third round with an awesome mounted Guillotine Choke.

Max Holloway with the Mounted Guillotine Choke on Cub Swanson  UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Max Holloway with the Mounted Guillotine Choke on Cub Swanson UFC Fight Night New Jersey

One of the youngest fighters on the UFC’s roster is female athlete Paige VanZant for whom their was a lot of hype surrounding this match up with veteran fighter Felice Herrig. It was to be the youngster’s night who clearly put on a one-sided dominant performance who took the unanimous decision victory over Felice Herrig.

Paige VanZant with a dominant performance over Felice Herrig UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Paige VanZant with a dominant performance over Felice Herrig UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Main Card Results

Luke Rockhold Def Lyoto Machida Via RNC 2 mins 31 secs Round Two

Luke Rockhold Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Luke Rockhold Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Jacare Souza Def Chris Camozzi Via Verbal submission Armbar 2 mins 33 secs Round One

Jacare Souza Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Jacare Souza Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Max Holloway Def Cub Swanson Via Mounted Guillotine Choke 3 mins 58 secs Round Three

Max Holloway Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Max Holloway Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Paige VanZant Def Felice Herrig Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-26, 30-26

Paige VanZant Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Paige VanZant Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Preliminary Card  FOX, BT Sports

Beneil Dariush Def Jim Miller Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Beneil Dariush Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Beneil Dariush Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Ovince St. Preux Def Patrick Cummins Via KO 4 mins 54 secs Round One

Ovince St. Preux Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey
Ovince St. Preux Winning UFC Fight Night New Jersey

Gian Villante Def Corey Anderson Via TKO 4 mins 18 secs Round Three

Aljamain Sterling Def  Takeya Mizugaki Via Arm Triangle 2 mins 11 secs Round Three

Preliminary Card (Fight Pass)

Tim Means Def George Sullivan Via Arm Triangle 3 mins 21 secs Round Three

Diego Brandao Def Jim Hettes Via TKO (Dr Stoppage)* 5 mins Round One

Chris Dempsey Def Eddie Gordon  Via Split Decision 28-29, 29-28, 29-28

*Jim Hettes sustained an Ear Injury for which turned out his ‘Cauliflower’ on his Ear exploded

BONUSES

FOTN

Gian Villante and Corey Anderson

POTN

Luke Rockhold

Max Holloway

All earned $50,000 each

Fight Night New Jersey: Make Your Case – Machida vs. Rockhold


Top 5 middleweight contenders Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and Luke Rockhold explain why each one believes they will win when they face each other inside the Octagon. These two fighters square off at UFC Fight Night in Newark, New Jersey.

Fight Night New Jersey: Make Your Case - Machida vs. Rockhold
Fight Night New Jersey: Make Your Case – Machida vs. Rockhold

UFC Fight Night Jersey takes place Saturday April 18th coming live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.