Since losing to Jose Aldo in 2012, Chad Mendes has rattled off four consecutive (T)KO-victories over Cody McKenzie, Yaotzin Meza, Darren Elkins, and Clay Guida. Mendes’ win over Guida was the first time “The Carpenter” has been stopped via strikes.
UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste has signed on to join the Velocity channel’s hot rod series Overhaulin’. Celeste will serve as co-host for the upcoming second season of the unscripted show, which explores the human stories and emotional connections of vehicle restorations.
Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk announced his retirement from MMA in September. The former UFC Lightweight Champion finished his career with a 36-4-1 record. His four losses came from UFC champions Matt Hughes, Georges St-Pierre, BJ Penn, and Frankie Edgar.
Between August 28 and September 4, the UFC held a record 35 fights in seven days with UFC Fight Night 27, UFC 164, and UFC Fight Night 28. In all, there were 15 decisions, 12 knockouts, seven submissions, and one no-contest during the stretch of events that spanned three cities and two continents.
Nicknamed for a species of crocodile that inhabits Brazil, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza got his moniker for his aggressiveness and explosiveness on the BJJ mats.