November 2011 Names in the Game

November 2011 Rankings

HEAVYWEIGHT 206-265 RANK FIGHTER PTS HIGH 1 Cain Velasquez 7.662 7.662 2 Alistair Overeem 6.785 6.785 3 Josh Barnett 6.438 6.438 4 Junior dos Santos 6.332 6.332 5 Brock Lesnar 6.205 7.205 6 Fabricio Werdum 5.785 6.335 7 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 5.763 6.875 8 Frank Mir 5.586 5.919 9 Shane Carwin 5.332 6.291 10 Daniel [...]

New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fighters on the verge of making it to the next level. MMAWeekly.com takes you deep inside the sport [...]

Bellator’s Alexis Vila is Taking Flight

The Cuban defector from a hardscrabble background is ready to challenge all-comers. In 1997, North Carolina State assistant wrestling coach Carter Jordan was on a recruiting trip in Florida when he heard the news: Cuba’s two-time World Champion wrestler Alexis Vila had defected. Was he looking to wrestle in college? Would he be eligible? Jordan [...]

Bang Bang!

K-1, Strikeforce, Sengoku, and a third stint in the UFC—Duane “Bang” Ludwig has been around the block. MMA legend Don Frye and UFC welterweight Duane Ludwig are signing autographs at the Mr. Olympia Expo in Las Vegas at the FIGHT! booth. Here’s the problem. Half the time, the muscled-up crowd is not exactly sure who [...]

into the Lion’s Den

Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finalist Daniel Cormier is up to the challenge. When Daniel Cormier rang in 2011, all the Olympic wrestling standout wanted was to see his face on television. With an MMA record of 6-0, Cormier was a hot prospect, looking to make his presence felt and hopefully factor into the Strikeforce heavyweight [...]

Big Fight Breakdown

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos UFC on FOX, Nov. 12 Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos for the UFC Heavyweight Championship isn’t just a fight, it’s a declaration. The promotion’s broadcast television debut on Nov. 12 comes fittingly on the UFC’s 18th birthday—the age of maturity in American culture—and its television partner FOX has [...]

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