May 2011 Names in the Game

New Blood

EDSON BARBOZA, JR. RECORD: 8-0 KEY VICTORIES: Anthony Njokuani, Mike Lullo, Marcelo Guidici WEIGHT CLASS: 155 lbs. AGE: 25 COUNTRY: Brazil NICKNAME: Junior An MMA fight doesn’t often end as a direct result of leg kicks to the body. However, that’s exactly what happened when Edson Barboza, Jr. was granted his big chance at UFC [...]

The Banty Boys

They may not be big enough to ride the rollercoaster at Disneyland, but the bantamweights in the UFC don’t come up short in the Octagon. The banty boys are 135 pounds of miniature mayhem in the cage, living up to their spirited and aggressive namesake—the bantam rooster, which, despite it’s mini stature, struts around the [...]

Don’t Call It a Comeback

When the belt is on the line, the best fighters refuse to lose. At the end of the day, nothing says “Champion” like a gutsy comeback from the brink of disaster. In dire moments, battered and reeling, it’s an inimitable stamp of greatness for a fighter to be able to rebound from the cusp of [...]

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