UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller had heavyweight knockout artists, must-see-TV middleweights, wrestling welterweights ready to war, and, in the main event, BJJ blackbelts Nate Diaz and Jim Miller battled to be the #1 contender for the UFC’s lightweight title.
Mike Massenzio has built a reputation as a fighter willing to go wherever he needs to in order to secure victory. The same goes for Karlos Vemola. Now these two 185-pound powerhouses will be off to an explosive start.
Few debuts have been as impressive as Nick Denis, whose crushing elbows won the fight in just 22 seconds. And while not as explosive, Roland Delorme’s Octagon debut was equally impressive. Now, Canada’s bantamweight bragging rights are up for grabs.
Two of the featherweight division’s most exciting prospects, Pablo Garza and Dennis Bermudez have provided plenty of thrills for fight fans. While Garza is looking to add to his highlight reel, but Bermudez wants to start one of his own.
Winner of eight in a row, with only one bout going the distance, the Renzo Gracie jiu-jitsu purple belt John Cholish will take a step up in competition against veteran Danny Castillo, the always hungry WEC veteran from Team Alpha Male.
A 13 fight streak earned Brazilian flyweight John Lineker a spot in the UFC, but he’s getting put to the test immediately, as The Ultimate Fighter 14’s Louis Gaudinot brings more to the Octagon than just his bright green hair.
24-year old welterweights Pascal Krauss and John Hathaway are two of Europe’s brightest mixed martial arts hopes, and they have established themselves internationally as having championship potential and put it all on the line in the Octagon.
Newcomer Timothy Elliott has run off eight consecutive wins. Joining him in the Octagon tonight will be rising star John Dodson, who made an immediate impression on UFC fans with a first round knockout that earned him the TUF 14 crown.
TUF 14 winner Tony Ferguson has racked up wins and now takes on another former TUF competitor in season 12’s Michael Johnson, a versatile up and comer . Now, Ferguson looks to extend his winning streak, while Johnson attempts to end it.
Everyone knows BJJ blackbelt Rousimar Palhares wants to go to the ground and hunt for a leglock of some variety. The unknown is how Palhares’ opponent striking specialist Alan Belcher will keep it standing or is he brash enough to go to the ground?
What happens when two former 4x NCAA D1 All-American wrestlers collide? Fight fans found out when 12-1 Johny Hendricks with his heavy-hands and charging forward style clashed with 17-5 Josh Koscheck with his heavy-hands and charging forward style.
In a UFC lightweight title eliminator, Nate Diaz riding high on back-to-back bonus earning wins entered the Octagon to use his boxing & BJJ blackbelt against the BJJ blackbelt & Muay Thai striking of Jim Miller who just won a Submission of the Night.