The UFC returned to the FX network last night to deliver a free card featuring some of the UFC’s more exciting and colorful characters. Hard nosed British slugger “The Real Deal” Ross Pearson (13-6) went out on his shield in the second in a TKO loss to WEC veteran Cub Swanson (17-5). Crafty veteran and harbinger of the hairrow “Bad Boy” Brian Ebersole (50-14) added an eleventh victory to his winning streak as he survived early then out-foxed his younger opponent TJ Waldburger (15-7) en route to a Unanimous Decision. The co-main saw “Hands of Stone” Sam Stout (18-7) earn a unanimous nod over “The King” Spencer Fisher (24-9) in their “Fight of the Night” winning rubber match, and the headline bout of the evening saw “The Bully” Gray Maynard (11-1-1) and “The Carpenter” Clay Guida (29-13) deliver a cure for insomnia with one of the most lackluster fights in recent memory.
—MAIN CARD (Live on FX, 9:00 PM ET)—
Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida: Maynard via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47), Round 5, 5:00
Sam Stout vs. Spencer Fisher: Stout via Unanimous Decision (30-27 30-27, 30-27), Round 3, 5:00
Brian Ebersole vs. TJ Waldburger: Ebersole via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), Round 3, 5:00
Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson: Swanson via TKO (Strikes), Round 2, 4:14
The UFC once again brings its roster of top mixed martial arts talent to the FX network Friday night with UFC on FX 4: Maynard vs. Guida. The marquee attraction sees a lightweight affair between “The Bully” Gray Maynard (10-1-1) and “The Carpenter” Clay Guida (29-11) as they battle it out for potential title contention in the UFC’s 155lbs. division. Supporting the main event are the likes of “Hands of Stone” Sam Stout (17-7-1) and “The King” Spencer Fisher (24-8) duking it out for the third time in a lightweight tilt, 170ers “Bad Boy” Brian Ebersole (49-14-1) and TJ Waldburger (15-6) facing off in what will likely be a brawl on the canvas, and British TUF alum “The Real Deal” Ross Pearson (13-5) and WEC veteran Cub Swanson (16-5) fighting to ascend the 145lbs. division ladder. Though much of the MMA fan base will have their eyes glued to the main card on FX, as always, the prelims on Facebook and Fuel TV offer some entertaining match-ups as well, featuring some of the best up-and-comers in the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. Among the long list of promising undercard fighters to keep an eye on is “Super” Steven Siler (20-9).
The Ultimate Fighting Championship sets up shop at Atlantic City, New Jersey’s Revel Casino on Friday night to present UFC on FX 4. “The Real Deal” Ross Pearson (13-5) battles Cub Swanson (16-5) in the main card’s opening bout. The highly eccentric veteran “Bad Boy” Brian Ebersole (49-14-1) will take on submission ace TJ Waldburger (15-6) in the welterweight division. The co-main event sees the final battle of an epic rivalry as “Hands of Stone” Sam Stout (17-7-1) and “The King” Spencer Fisher (24-8) battle it out once again with each man hoping to break the tie in this famous trilogy. Rounding off the card though sees another pivotal match-up in the 155lbs. division as “The Carpenter” Clay Guida (29-11) takes on his fellow contender “The Bully” Gray Maynard (10-1-1). Each man has stumbled in their past endeavors but with the lightweight division as competitive as ever, it’s crucial at this point for each fighter to come out on top.
Friday night the UFC returns to the birthplace of the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts as UFC on FX 4: Maynard vs. Guida hits the Garden State of New Jersey. Opening the main card action is a featherweight brawl between “The Real Deal” Ross Pearson (13-5) and Cub Swanson (16-5). Playing the role of anchor is a welterweight affair between the harbinger of the hairrow “Bad Boy” Brian Ebersole (49-14-1) and TJ Waldburger (15-6). The main event will feature 155er “The Bully” Gray Maynard (10-1-1) against “The Carpenter” Clay Guida (29-12), but before they meet two other lightweights will face off in the center of the Octagon: “The King” Spencer Fisher (24-8) and “Hands of Stone” Sam Stout (17-7-1).
Atlantic City, New Jersey’s Revel Casino will be the next venue to host the world’s greatest mixed martial artists as the UFC delivers UFC on FX 4: Maynard vs. Guida Friday night. Headlining the card is former lightweight title challenger “The Bully” Gray Maynard (10-1-1) as he sees action against long-time lightweight wrestling powerhouse “The Carpenter” Clay Guida (29-12). Also featured on the card is a lightweight stand-up affair between “Hands of Stone” Sam Stout (17-7-1) and “The King” Spencer Fisher (24-8). Opening the festivities is yet another striker’s war between British transplant “The Real Deal” Ross Pearson (13-5) and WEC veteran Cub Swanson (16-5), and rounding things off on the main card is a welterweight feature fight between “Bad Boy” Brian Ebersole (49-14-1) and TJ Waldburger (15-6).
The Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey will serve as the backdrop for UFC on FX 4 this Friday. With a headliner between “The Bully” Gray Maynard (10-1-1) and “The Carpenter” Clay Guida (29-12) backed by well-known fighters like “Hands of Stone” Sam Stout (17-7-1) and “The King” Spencer Fisher (24-8), UFC on FX 4 is one of the more starlit cards to hit the cable channels. ”Bad Boy” Brian Ebersole (49-14-1) is no unknown himself and will square off with TJ Waldburger (15-6) who has made a 3-1 mark in the UFC with back-to-back submission victories. Opening the card is another bout between two highly revered fighters, WEC staple Cub Swanson (16-5) and former lightweight British bomber “The Real Deal” Ross Pearson (13-5). If nothing else, the pair have a long history of putting it all on the line and should provide an entertaining featherweight match to open the festivities.
After ten long years the UFC is returning to the Land of the Rising Sun and the former stage of the legendary PRIDE FC with a record-setting seven-fight main card on Pay-Per-View. Former WEC 155lbs. champion “Showtime” Anthony Pettis (14-2) and “J-Lau” Joe Lauzon (21-6) are slated for battle in the opening bout of UFC 144. Former Sengoku featherweight king Hatsu Hioki (23-4) will face IFL and WEC veteran “Bartimus” Bart Palaszewski (35-14). Former middlweight title contender “Thunder” Yushin Okami (26-6) will fight for the first time in Japan since 2006, his opponent the rough and tough “Barbarian” Time Boetsch (14-4) who seems to have reformed his career at 185lbs. Former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion and former 170lbs. title contender Jake Shields (26-6) looks to avoid three straight losses when he faces Japanese superstar “Sexyama” Yoshihiro Akiyama (14-5). PRIDE and K-1 powerhouse “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt (7-7) will bring his granite chin and bone breaking kickboxing against fellow striker Cheick Kongo (17-6). Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion “Rampage” Quinton Jackson (31-9), also of PRIDE fame, returns to the stage that started his career when he faces TUF 8 winner “Darth” Ryan Bader (13-2). The main event of the night pits the UFC’s 155lbs. king – “The Comeback Kid”, “The Ironhorse of New Jersey”, “The Answer” Frankie Edgar (14-1) – against the former WEC lightweight title holder “Smooth” Benson Henderson (14-2) with the winner earning the title of the best 155lbs. fighter in the world.
The UFC returns to the States after a phenomenal showing last weekend in Rio De Janiero, Brazil to present its inaugural “UFC on FX” card tonight from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The card kicks off with Mike Easton (8-0) welcoming Jared Papazian (13-6-1) to the Octagon in the bantamweight division. Hard-hitting heavyweights are set to collide when “HD” Pat Barry (5-5) meets Christian Morecraft (7-2). It is a battle of veterans in the co-main event when“Bang” Duane Ludwig (21-11) will hope to showcase his stand-up skills against the well-rounded “The Dentist” Josh Neer (32-10-1). The main event is one to remember as top lightweights “The Young Assassin” Melvin Guillard (27-9-1) and “The Mongoose” Jim Miller (20-3) prepare to engage with one another. Guillard and Miller were once on the verge of challenging for “The Answer” Frankie Edgar’s championship belt but after facing major setbacks, they will like nothing more to get back into the runnings even at the other’s expense.