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Fight Night Fresno Scorecard

Today, 06:57 AM

Saturday’s UFC Fresno event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in California, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at Save Mart Center.1 – Brian OrtegaWhen I spoke to Brian Ortega before Saturday’s main event against Cub Swanson, I asked him if he went out of his way to put himself in difficult situations sometimes. He chuckled and admitted that he has. I can respect that attitude because it shows a true craftsman at work, someone willing to see if everything he learned in the gym can be applied in a fight. Of course, that can ... Read the Full Article Here

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On the Rise: Winnipeg Edition

Today, 06:57 AM

For the third time in 2017, the Octagon visits the Great White North, as it lands at the “crossroads of Canada” in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the final UFC on FOX event of the year.It has already been a memorable month in the cage and this weekend’s show is sure to add to the collection of tremendous fights and breakthrough performances that have already taken place while we get closer to Santa’s arrival and the start of 2018.While the headlining acts have been bringing the goods through the first three events of the month, the upstarts and emerging talents have been holdin ... Read the Full Article Here

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UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega Fantasy Rewind

Yesterday, 06:17 AM

Brian Ortega officially announced his arrival as a title contender on Saturday night with a second-round submission finish of Cub Swanson in the main event of UFC Fight Night from Fresno. Ortega was already considered a top prospect at 145 pounds, but Swanson was undoubtedly his toughest test to date and “T-City” passed with flying colors. After nearly wrapping up an anaconda choke at the end of the first round, Ortega was quick to look for another opening to apply his world-class grappling and he found a home for his guillotine choke during a scramble with Swanson against the ca ... Read the Full Article Here

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Fight Night Fresno bonus recap

10 December 2017 - 04:09 PM

Gate: $568,290Attendance: 7,605Fight of the Night: Ortega vs. SwansonPerformance of the Night: Ortega & Moraes Read the Full Article Here

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Davis, Soukhamthath, Perez impress in prelims

10 December 2017 - 08:44 AM

DAVIS vs CARMOUCHE 2Alexis Davis made it two for two over Liz Carmouche in UFC Fight Night action at Save Mart Center in Fresno, taking a close split decision victory in the flyweight debut for both former 135-pound contenders.Scores were 29-28 twice and 28-29 for Davis, 19-7, who decisioned Carmouche in 2013. Carmouche falls to 10-6.Carmouche had success with her ground attack in the first frame, but late in the round, a takedown by the Californian was nearly a costly one when Davis locked in a tight armbar. Carmouche hung tough, though, with the horn sounding to give her another round to w ... Read the Full Article Here

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