UFC on Fox 11 Preview Show

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UFC on Fox 11 takes place on Saturday night from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features two of the top three ranked heavyweights in the UFC as Fabricio Werdum battles Travis Browne. The co-feature has Miesha Tate battling Liz Carmouche in women’s bantamweight action.

To preview Saturday’s event, we talk to UFC on Fox analyst Brian Stann and Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford.

Stann previews the card, if Travis Browne is the best heavyweight in the UFC not named Cain Velasquez, if this is the best Fox main card top to bottom and more.

Crawford also previews the card, the Jon Jones saga, does he think Gina Carano comes back to MMA, are the Diaz brothers right in their contract stance and more.

You can start watching UFC on Fox 11 starting at 3:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass, then at 5 ET on Fox Sports 1 and the main card starts at 8 ET on FOX.

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Brian Stann Explains If Travis Browne Is The Best Heavyweight In The UFC Not Named Cain Velasquez

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UFC on Fox 11 takes place on Saturday night from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features two of the top three ranked heavyweights in the UFC as Fabricio Werdum battles Travis Browne. The co-feature has Miesha Tate battling Liz Carmouche in women’s bantamweight action.

We talked to UFC on Fox analyst Brian Stann earlier today. Stann previews the card, if Travis Browne is the best heavyweight in the UFC not named Cain Velasquez, if this is the best Fox main card top to bottom and more.

You can watch the main card for UFC on Fox 11 starting at 8 p.m. ET, the preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass starting at 3:30 p.m. ET and then moving to Fox Sports 1 starting at 5 p.m. ET.

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Watch UFC On Fox 11 Pre-Fight Press Conference Starting at 1 PM ET

The UFC returns to Fox on Saturday with UFC on Fox 11 from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features two of the top three ranked heavyweights in the UFC as Fabricio Werdum battles Travis Browne. The co-feature has Miesha Tate battling Liz Carmouche in women’s bantamweight action.

The pre-fight press conference takes place at 1 PM ET from the home of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neil. Taking part in today’s presser include UFC President Dana White, Browne, Werdum, Tate, Carmouche, lightweights Donald Cerrone and Edson Barboza and welterweights Brad Tavares and Yoel Romero.

You can watch at the video stream above.

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Full Episode Of “Road To The Octagon: UFC On Fox 11″

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The UFC returns to Fox as UFC on Fox 11 takes place on Saturday night from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features a battle of heavyweights as Travis Browne faces Fabricio Werdum. The winner will face UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez later this year. The co-feature has the first two challengers for Ronda Rousey’s UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship as Liz Carmouche squares off against Miesha Tate.

Before every Fox event, the UFC features a show titled, “Road To The Octagon”, which highlights the main fights on the show. In this episode, you will go behind the scenes of Browne vs Werdum, Carmouche vs Tate and lightweight battle between Donald Cerrone and Edson Barboza.

You can watch the episode here.

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Ronda Rousey vs Sara McMann To Headline UFC 170 in February

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Ronda Rousey had ten months off between her fight against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 in February and her fight tonight against Miesha Tate at UFC 168. The champion will get about a quarter of that time off before her next fight.

It was announced at the UFC 168 post-fight by Dana White that Rousey will defend her UFC women’s bantamweight title against Sara McMann in eight weeks in the main event of UFC 170.

McMann was scheduled to make her octagon debut in August, but personal issues arose that kept McMann out of the fight. The Olympian hasn’t fought since April when she defeated Sheila Gaff by first round TKO at UFC 159.

UFC 170 takes place on Saturday, February 22 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

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UFC Fight Night 31 Video Highlights

UFC Fight Night 31 took place last night at the base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The main event featured Tim Kennedy defeating Rafael Natal in the co-main event and in the co-feature, Alexis Davis defeated Liz Carmouche.

In the videos above are highlights of Kennedy and Natal, Davis and Carmouche, Rustam Khabilov and Jorge Masvidal and Yoel Romero and Ronny Markes.

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UFC Fight Night 31 Weigh-In Results: Tim Kenendy and Rafael Natal Set For The Main Event

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UFC Fight Night 31 takes place tomorrow night at the Sabre Air Field at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Weigh-ins took place a short time ago, with all 26 fighter making weight to make their fights official. Here is what each fighter weighed in at.

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET)
• Tim Kennedy (186) vs. Rafael Natal (185.5)
• Liz Carmouche (135) vs. Alexis Davis (134)
• Ronny Markes (185.5) vs. Yoel Romero (185.5)
• Rustam Khabilov (155) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155.5)
• Michael Chiesa (156) vs. Colton Smith (155.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET)
•Bobby Green (155) vs. James Krause (155.5)
•Francisco Rivera (136) vs. George Roop (135.5)
•Dennis Bermudez (146) vs. Steven Siler (146)
•Amanda Nunes (136) vs. Germaine de Randamie (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebooj.com, 3:15 p.m. ET)
•Chris Camozzi (186) vs. Lorenz Larkin (185)
•Yves Edwards (156) vs. Yancy Medeiros (156)
•Seth Baczynski (171) vs. Neil Magny (171)
•Derek Brunson (186) vs. Brian Houston (185)

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Ronda Rousey Confirms She Will Be in “Fast and Furious 7″ Before Starting Training Camp For UFC 168

The rumors can finally be put to rest regarding what is next for Ronda Rousey before she steps into the cage against Miesha Tate at UFC 168 in December. The UFC women’s bantamweight champion confirmed on Facebook that right after she finishes filming of “The Expendables 3″, she will then head right into filming “Fast And The Furious 7″. Here is what Rousey had to say regarding her upcoming schedule.

“Its finally official. After we finish filming Expendables3 I’m flying to Atlanta to film Fast7 before starting my 6 week training camp to defend my UFC title. For those that doubt it can be done, please put your money where your mouths are so my friends can finally get some decent returns betting on me to win.”

The filming of the latest “Fast And The Furious” and the timeframe stated, Rousey will go into full training camp in the middle of November.

The women’s bantamweight champion hasn’t competed since she defeated Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 in February and recently coached opposite Tate on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter.

The latest installment of “Fast 7″ will feature the likes of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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Video: UFC on Fox 8, “Road to the Octagon” Full Episode

The UFC returns this Saturday as UFC on Fox 8 place this Saturday from the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The main event will feature Demetrious Johnson defending his UFC flyweight title against number one contender John Moraga.

Also in action will be Rory McDonald facing Jake Ellenberger in welterweight action, Robbie Lawler battling Bobby Voelker in a welterweight war and kicking off the main card on Fox will be former UFC women’s bantamweight number one contender Liz Carmouche looking to get back on track facing off Jessica Andrade.

The UFC yesterday aired the traditional, “Road to the Octagon” on Fox to preview some of the fights on Saturday’s card. The episode featured Johnson vs Moraga, McDonald vs Ellenberger and Lawler vs Voelker.

Watch the full episode of the show above.

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Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate II Set For UFC 168

We knew the rematch was going to happen this year and now we have a date.

UFC President Dana White announced on Monday that the rematch between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey(7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate(13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 168.

This is the annual year-end show for the UFC and will be taking place on December 28 with a venue to be determined.

Rousey and Tate first squared off in a highly anticipated bout in March of 2012 while both of them were in Strikeforce. Tate gave Rousey her toughest test at the time, but the champion won in the first round by submission due to an armbar.

Rousey entered the UFC and became their first women’s bantamweight champion and made a successful title defense against Liz Carmouche winning by first round submission due to an armbar at UFC 157 in February.

Tate is coming off a loss as she was defeated by Cat Zingano by third round TKO at The Ultimate Fighter Finale in April. Zingano was then slated to coach this upcoming season of TUF with Rousey and fight later in the year, but a few days the season was supposed to start taping, Zingano tore her ACL.

The UFC then went to Tate for the spot on the show and subsequently the fight in December. All reports coming out from the show have said the two rivals haven’t really gotten along on the show.

White told MMAJunkie.com earlier this week regarding Tate and Rousey, “It’s not reality bulls–t,” White said. “It’s complete and total hatred. They hate each other.”

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