Reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) is trying to give UFC matchmaker Joe Silva a run for his money.
Entering Saturday's scrap with Michael Johnson, Melvin Guillard (pictured) claimed he could "beat anyone in the lightweight division." If we're going off today's performance, then Guillard must have been referring to beating any 155-pounder in a backpedaling competition because "The Young Assassin's" cornerback skills were on full display inside the Octagon.
Some pundits inaccurately suggested former light heavyweight top contender Alexander Gustafsson was in a no-win situation entering Saturday's scrap against unbeaten Jimi Manuwa.
Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) punched his UFC light heavyweight top contender ticket when he punched Jimi Manuwa into the ground on Saturday.
After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Gunnar Nelson, Jimi Manuwa each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa.” Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) doubled dipped by taking two bonuses.
Now that “UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.
"UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa" took place Saturday inside O2 Arena in London, England.
For someone who claims to "love" Twitter, UFC president Dana White doesn't seem to be on the social media site much anymore. On Friday, White said he had no idea former lightweight top contender Nate Diaz (pictured) had requested his UFC release via the blue birded network.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan set the MMA rumor mill on fire last week when he teased fans during a radio interview that he knew some "secret" stuff about UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey's next opponent and that the UFC would be making a "huge announcement" in the coming weeks.
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