Video – UFC on FOX 10: Road to the Octagon

road to the octagon

If you look at the main card for the UFC on Fox 10 show, it’s not one that’s going to catch your eye. Outside of the main event, I’m not sure there’s a must-see fight. There are fights on the FS1 prelims that I’d rather see than some of the main card fights.

But, because the show is during the NFL season, it should still do a decent rating. And hopefully, either Benson Henderson or Josh Thomson will get showcased in a way that will help market the upcoming lightweight championship in a strong way.

I really like this main event, though based on the Road to the Octagon special, I’m not sure there’s much to it outside of the fact that both guys are really good fighters. I think they missed the boat to reintroduce Josh Thomson to UFC fans. However, they did do a pretty good job with Stipe Miocic’s story, as short as it was.

You can watch the entire show preview below: Continue reading

Josh Thomson Replaces TJ Grant As Number One Contender

Josh Thomson replaces TJ Grant

Via Sherdog

Late Monday night, TJ Grant posted a series of tweets letting everyone know that he won’t be ready for a December 14th fight with lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.

Josh Thomson replaces TJ Grant

Grant was originally supposed to face Benson Henderson but a concussion suffered in training took him out of the running and he was instead replaced by Anthony Pettis, who beat Henderson for the title last month. Continue reading

UFC On Fox 7 – Gilbert Melendez Vs. Benson Henderson Play By Play

Via UFC.com

Via UFC.com

It’s a return for Strikeforce fighters to their previous home; San Jose, CA the once home of MMA’s second place organization. Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson, and Daniel Cormier highlight the card tonight.

1. Jordan Mein vs. Matt Brown

What an amazing slugfest in the first round it was. Mein came out strong with a standing elbow that immediately landed. It was almost too slick as it looked to get Brown upset. Brown started landing some stiff punches and he was able to extend completely on his punches. Mein came back with punches of his own. On the ground, Brown sunk in a triangle that looked tight. Mein looked overwhelmed. Continue reading

Video – UFC on FOX 7: Road to the Octagon

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