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UFC FIGHT NIGHT SEES BROWN BEST SILVA

May 11th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON FOX WAS SOLID!

UFC Czar Dana White

UFC Czar Dana White


Los Angeles, CA- In the main event of UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH, welterweight (170 lbs.) Matt Brown (19-11) continued his recent string of knockouts with a TKO over Erick Silva (16-5-0-1) at 2:11 of round three. It was a pretty dominant performance from Brown, who was able to stifle the offense of the explosive Silva throughout. This win moves Brown closer to the crack at the title in a very loaded welterweight division. Silva, who is now 4-4 in the UFC, may be forced to continue his career in another organization.

SEMI-MAIN EVENT ENDS EARLY AS WELL!

In the co-feature, middleweight (185) Costas Phillippou (13-4-1) knocked out Lorenz Larkin (14-3-1) just 3:37 seconds into the very first round. Both men landed some nice shots, but in the end, Phillippou was able to drop Larkin with a hard left hook that sealed the deal. I thought Larkin might just be good enough to best Costas who appeared to be on the way down, but Phillippou proved he has fight left in him.

DARON CRUICKSHANK SHINES UNDERNEATH

On the undercard, lightweight (155) Daron Cruickshank READ MORE…

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“FILIPINO WRECKING MACHINE” MARK MUNOZ ON RING TALK MMA!

May 11th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

MARK MUNOZ HAS GEGARD MOUSASI ON MIND!

Mark Munoz

Mark Munoz


San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandezgoes “one on one” with the “Filipino Wrecking Machine” aka Mark Munoz. “Double M” will meet Gegartd Mousasi on May 31 when UFC Fight Night airs from Berlin, Germany on Fox Sports. “Zak Attack” Young also joined me as the scribe went over the Saturday night UFC results and more.

ONE HOUR BOXING & ONE HOUR MMA!

This edition of the Sunday MMA hour starts at 12 PM PT. Hour one is boxing at 11 AM PT. Hour two is all MMA. The Saturday one-hour program starts at 11 AM PT and combines boxing and MMA.

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM PT LIVE. To listen to this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.

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LISTEN: RING TALK MMA HOUR ON UFC 2014

May 5th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

UFC Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez

UFC Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez

UFC STILL USING “TWO FOX” CHANNELS

San Francisco, CAPedro Fernandez, host of the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide talks about the overall week in MMA and the UFC. Why is the same UFC event on two different channels as prelims are on Fox Sports 2 & the main card is airing on Fox Sports 2. Not only is that confusing, Nevada will now implement new drug testing beginning with the next UFC in Las Vegas. Cain Velasquez fighting in Mexico in November. This edition of the Sunday MMA hour starts at 12 PM PT. Hour one is boxing at 11 AM PT, Hour two is MMA. The Saturday one-hour program starts at 11 AM PT and combines boxing and MMA.

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM PT LIVE. To listen to this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.

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33 YEARS SINCE MUHAMMAD ALI KILLED BY LARRY HOLMES

October 1st, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez

10/2/1980 WAS DAY “THE FIGHTER” DIED IN ALI

Ali Training For Larry Holmes

Muhammad Ali Training For Larry Holmes

San Francisco, CA- The overweight man you see with a mustache here is Muhammad Ali in the late summer of 1980. After a two year hiatus from boxing after besting Leon Spinks in a 1978 rematch, promoter Don King, only eight years into promoting, convinced Muhammad to come back and fight unbeaten World heavyweight champion Larry Holmes. Actually, Ali didn’t need much convincing as DK was offering him $8 million reasons to fight again.

CHAMPION WAS SECOND FIDDLE HERE

A former sparring partner of Ali, Larry can be seen beating Ali up in a Deer Lake, PA training session in the movie, “Ali: Brains, Skill, & Guts,” taped in 1974 as Ali prepped for his “Rumble in The Jungle” with George Foreman. Holmes, AKA “The Easton Assassin” was 31 years young and 35-0, 26 KOs.

IN THE HOUSE PAY PER VIEW NOT YET HAPPENING READ MORE…

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DEFINING THE LEGACY OF BROCK LESNAR

May 8th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez

Brock Lesnar

HISTORY OF BROCK LESNAR HAS HOLES!

San Francisco, CA- When I first heard the name, “Brock Lesnar,” he was a 270 lb. World Wrestling Federation (later World Wrestling Entertainment) brute who to me looked so “monster-like” that if the WWE wasn’t scripted and based on “worked” (predetermined) matches, that he could kick anybody’s ass, maybe even the great “Andre The Giant,” again if the fights were real.

PRO WRESTLING CAREER PRIOR TO UFC

Brock Lesnar-Kurt Angle

His time as a professional wrestler spanned from 2000, when he was wrestling and learning the “game” with Shelton Benjamin in Ohio Wrestling, a WWF developmental farm club. In 2002, Brock debuted in the WWF and his career as a “fake” fighter took off. He had epic matches, albeit “worked” with Kurt Angle, himself an Olympic Gold Medalist n 1996. His first title opportunity was when he took the WWF title from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at Wrestlemania 19 in 2003. That followed with landmark matches with the late mass murderer Chris Benoit and Bill Goldberg, a collegiate gridiron star that never made in the NFL.

LESNAR TRIED TO MAKE IT IN THE NFL READ MORE…

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LISTEN NOW” “RING TALK MMA HOUR” WITH DAVE MELTZER

May 6th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez

Dave "The Genius" Meltzer

BEST MMA WRITER IN HISTORY SANS DOUBT

San Francisco, CA- When it comes to writers, ther has never been a scribe that I’ve enjoyed and learned more from than Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and WrestlingObserver.com The man is a virtual encyclopedia on every form of MMA, every fight, every fighter, I’m telling you nobody knows more than Dave when it comes to the new era of combat sports. That being said, Meltzer was the sole guest on the “Ring Talk MMA Hour” and he rocked! To LISTEN NOW READ MORE…

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ALISTAIR OVEREEM SUSPENDED FOR STEROIDS! FRANK MIR TO FACE JUNIOR DOS SANTOS

April 27th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez

Long "Suspected" Cheat Allistar Overeem Suspended!

UFC #1 CONTENDER GETS NINE MONTH SUSPENSION!

San Francisco, CA- To say that UFC President Dana White is pissed off, well that might be the understatement of 2012 when it comes to the world of MMA. Earlier this week, the Nevada State Athletic Commission refused to license Alistair Overeem, this after testing positive about six weeks ago for Testosterone, an-anabolic Steroid. At first I was told that his level was 7-1, which would put him with a hair of Nevada’s limit. But when the results were finally released, Overeem, of the Netherlands, a Strikeforce star before signing with the UFC late last year and then defeating ex-champ Brock Lesnar, had a 14-1 ratio, Nevada will let a 6-1 ratio go, WADA, the World Anti Doping Assn. has a 4-1 cut off. Overeem is suspended with “stipulations” that say he cannot fight anywhere in the world for nine months!

CHAMPION DOS SANTOS NOW FACES FRANK MIR!

On May 26, it’ll be ex-UFC champ Frank Mir challenging the best stand up fighting heavyweight in probably MMA history in Junior Dos Santos. After capturing the title with a KO of Cain Velasquez last November on the UFC debut card on FOX TV, Dos Santos, had fought with a broken foot, and Velasquez with a bad knee and shoulder, Dos Santos has fully recovered, as has Velasquez and both will be on the May 26 Pay Per View card from Las Vegas. READ MORE…

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UFC 141: ALISTAIR OVEREEM RETIRES BROCK LESNAR

December 31st, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez

Overeem Backs Lesnar Up

THE QUESTIONS GOT ANSWERED

San Francisco, CA- There are no more questions regarding the ability of Alistair Overeem after his one round dismantling of ex-UFC heavyweight (205-265 lbs) champion Brock Lesnar. Born in the United Kingdom and now living in the Netherlands, Overeem, who has won titles in organizations like K-1, Dream and Strikeforce, had went went 10-0 with a draw in his last 11 scraps. But seeing he wasn’t fighting anybody in the UFC top ten, people doubted his ability. Not anymore!

OVEREEM TOOK IT RIGHT TO LESNAR

The best heavyweight kick boxer in the world, Overeem looked to be in great condition, while Lesnar appeared a little bit fleshy. This may have had a lot to do with the fact Brock had been off for 14 months and underwent massive intestinal surgery. Both men started in the standing position which favored Overeem seeing Brock was a former NCAA (collegiate) wrestling champion. Lesnar tried taking Overeem down, but each time Lesnar attempted to do so, either Overeem escaped Brock’s grasp, or he made Lesnar pay with some vicious knees.

BODY SHOTS CAN BE HUMBLING! READ MORE…

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UFC 141 WILL HAVE ANSWERS FOR THE QUESTIONS

December 30th, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez

BROCK LESNAR RETURNS AFTER HAVING SURGERY & LAYOFF

Alistar Overeem-Brock Lesnar

LESNAR NEEDS WIN OR HE’S DONE?

San Francisco, CA- The Ultimate Fighting Championship go tonight (Friday) on PPV with UFC 141 from Las Vegas, NV. Not Saturday, but tonight at 7 PM PT Zuffa Sports, the UFC’s parent company, gets a little “risky” with one of their incredible draws Brock Lesnar going against Alistair Overeem, a fighter with a 6’5 frame and 256 pounds. We know Lesnar, a half inch shorter, cuts 20 lbs. to weigh the 265 heavyweight limit Thursday and will weight about 285 come fight time. If Lesnar gets beat here, I’m sure they’d find another fight for him, but his value on PPV and overall would plummet.

WILL OVEREEM’S KNEES STEAL THE SHOW? READ MORE…

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BROCK LESNAR-ALISTAIR OVEREEM TOP UFC 141 ON DECEMBER 30

December 23rd, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez

Alistar Overeem-Brock Lesnar

LESNAR NEEDS WIN OR HE’S DONE?

San Francisco, CA- Looking at the next two UFC “main” events only, the UFC goes next Friday night in UFC 141 live on pay per view from Las Vegas, NV. Not Saturday, but Friday night December 30 at 10 PM ET (7 PM PT) Zuffa Sports, the UFC’s parent company, gets a little “risky” with one of their incredible draws Brock Lesnar going against Alistair Overeem, a fighter with a 6’5 frame and 255 or so pounds. We know Lesnar, a half inch shorter, cuts 20 lbs. to weigh the 265 heavyweight limit and will weigh about 285 come fight time. If Lesnar gets beat here, I’m sure they’d find another fight for him, but his value on PPV and overall would plummet.

WILL OVEREEM’S KNEES STEAL THE SHOW? READ MORE…

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TODAY EXCLUSIVELY AT RINGTALK.COM

September 7th, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez

BENOIT STORY OFF ‘TILL MONDAY! THURSDAY NIGHT ALL ABOUT GATTI!

San Francisco, CA- Part 6 & 7 of the Chris Benoit: Double Murderer & Suicide have been pushed to next week. Today, we have Professor Marbry on “Bare Knuckle Boxing,” the Steroid Scandal and North Korea’s Government, and MMA star Allistair Overeem fighting Brock Lesnar in December. Late today, I’ll give you what investigators said about the 2009 murder of Arturo Gatti. Only at RingTalk.com!

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FREE FOX TV PUTS UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP CAIN VELASQUEZ VS JR. DOS SANTOS ON MANNY PACQUIAO-JUAN M. MARQUEZ PPV DATE

September 2nd, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez

UFC Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez

FOX & UFC SEND A MESSAGE TO PACQUIAO PROMOTER BOB ARUM & HBO PPV

Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao

San Francisco, CA- When I penned the story a couple of weeks ago that the Ultimate Fighting Championships, featuring Mixed Martial Arts fighters, the fastest growing sport in the world, that the UFC was going to the Fox TV Network after signing a $100 million dollar a year (seven years) deal, some people in the boxing world, said, “So what?” Then it was announced that the UFC would go on the same date, November 12, that Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez box on HBO PPV, and that Fox would pull out all the stops when it came to advertising their first UFC show, boxing people, especially Todd du Beof, Vice President of Top Rank, the promotional firm that handles Pacquiao. In short, the announcement blew out a slew of fuses in the boxing world.

UFC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT ON FOX NOVEMBER 12

Although some thought that there was no cause for alarm, especially Top Rank chief Bob Arum, at least that what he was saying, I would bet he soiled his shorts when he found that the UFC’s unbeaten World heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, a Mexican-American who delivers the goods, will meet Brazil’s Jr. Dos Santos in what will be Cain’s first title defense since he blasted out Brock Lesnar last year on the same night that Pacquiao-Marquez III. The whole idea of this, in my mind, is to show both casual sports fans and boxing fans alike, those not yet enamored with the UFC, that MMA is as, if not more exciting than boxing, and that you won’t have to pay $70 bucks to watch READ MORE…

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“BACK TO BRAZIL” UFC 134: SILVA VS. OKAMI PREVIEW

August 24th, 2011 By Sammy Perez

It’s been nearly 13 years at an event called ‘Ultimate Brazil,’ since the UFC has been in the uncrowned birthplace of what we now know as Mixed Martial Arts. At that time the city was Sao Paolo, but this time the UFC is pulling out all the stops and are going to Rio de Janeiro. A card laden heavy with Brazilian fighters, probably the greatest of them all Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva tops the bill.

“THE SPIDER” HAS ALL THE TOOLS FOR MMA SUPREMACY

Silva (30-4, 17 KO’s, 6 subs), the current UFC middleweight (185 lbs.) champion, will defend that title against #1 contender Yushin ‘Thunder’ Okami (26-5, 9 KO’s 4 subs) in a rematch of a fight that took place over five years ago in another organization. In that fight, Okami won a technical disqualification due to what was deemed to be an illegal kick by Silva. I doubt the same will happen here as I anticipate Silva will dominate his formidable challenger.

OKAMI HAS PLENTY OF WEAPONS IN HIS MMA ARSENAL

This is not to say that Okami doesn’t have a chance; he is a strong wrestler, which many believe is the formula needed to defeat Silva, ala Chael Sonnen’s near flawless performance last year. He also has a very strong chin as of his five losses, only one has come via KO and that was early in his career back in 2003. However, in Silva he’s fighting arguably the number one fighter in the world. As a matter of fact, that DQ loss to Okami was Silva’s last.

SILVA IS A “LIVING” MMA LEGEND! READ MORE…

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UFC 133 IN PHILADELPHIA WAS A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!

August 7th, 2011 By Sammy Perez


UFC FIGHT NIGHT IN PHILLY WAS ELECTRIC

Bethlehem, PA- Literally 30 minutes before the first fight of UFC 133 and you can feel the electricity in the air here at The Wells Fargo Center in the City of Brotherly Love. Whether in Philadelphia, Las Vegas or Rio de Janeiro, where they’ll be in three weeks, the Ultimate Fighting Championships, better known as the UFC, delivers excitement like no other sporting event in the 21st century.

PRELIMS WERE ALL GOING THE DISTANCE

That of course was before the fights actually started, so the question is did it actually deliver? Early on during the prelims, it looked as though the answer was going to be no as fight after fight kept ending in lackluster decisions. However, as the night progressed, so did the action and by the time we got to the main card, the action was full throttle, the adrenaline was flowing and the crowd was like a ticking bomb waiting to go off. Now the big question was, did the main event deliver?

EVANS & ORTIZ HAD FOUGHT TO A DRAW PREVIOUSLY READ MORE…

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BELLATOR 47 MMA SHOWED DOMINATION!

July 25th, 2011 By Sammy Perez

BELLATOR CAGE FIGHTING MMA SUMMER SEASON ON MTV 2

Bethlehem, PA- What a difference a year makes? A year ago, Pat Curran (pictured @ left) was a relative unknown when he entered the Bellator season three lightweight (155 lbs.) eight-man tournament and won. Though he lost in his bid against lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, he showed his worth by lasting five rounds with one of the top ‘pound for pound’ fighters in the world. This year, he appears to be doing the same thing, only this time it’s ten pounds lighter in the featherweight (145) division and he’s a clear cut favorite.

CURRAN IS CURRENTLY ON A GREAT ROLL!

Curran (15-4, 3 KO’s 5 subs) won a unanimous decision Saturday night on MTV2 in the tournament semifinals against highly touted and pre-tourney favorite Ronnie ‘Kid Ninja’ Mann (20-4-1, 3 KO’s 10 subs) in a surprisingly one-sided affair. Always improving on his all-around skills, Curran used his length to keep Mann at bay as he picked him apart with clean and effective striking. A flying knee early on that caught Mann flush, seemed to set the tone for the remainder of the fight.

MANN TRIED TO MAN UP. BUT IT WASN’T EASY! READ MORE…

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