Watch Renan Barao armbar a reporter and hit mitts on fast forward. It’s entirely in Portuguese, enjoy.
Chris Weidman, the hot prospect out of Matt Serra’s neck of the training woods, has a tough fight on his hands when he faces “Filthy” Tom Lawlor this Saturday night at UFC 139. With a 6-0 record, and an impressive, unanimous victory over tough veteran Alessio Sakara, the odds makers are already favoring the tough kid from New York. In a recent TapouT Radio interview, Chris talks about his upcoming fight with Lawlor, and the ins and outs of making weight.
6-0-1 bantamweight, Alex Soto, makes his UFC debut this weekend, taking on Michael McDonald as late replacement for the injured Johnny Eduardo. In his first fight since a draw with Japanese veteran, Seiji Akao at Deep 54 this past summer, the Team Hurricane Awesome fighter is prepared to display his skills in the octagon. In a recent TapouT Radio interview Alex discussed making his debut on SpikeTV, and preparing for his opponent on short notice.
Tom Lawlor faces off against highly touted Chris Weidman this Saturday night in his first fight in over a year. The man with the most entertaining weigh ins and walkouts has created quite a stir in the MMA community with reports of his fight being “demoted” to the Facebook card. In a recent interview with TapouT Radio, Tom sets the record straight on the rumored demotion, and discusses training camp for his long awaited return to the octagon.
Most known for participating in some action packed scraps in the WEC, his mullet hairstyle, and comedic personality, Miguel Angel Torres is one of the most popular figures in MMA. Now 1-1 in the UFC, and coming off a controversial decision loss to Demetrius Johnson this past May, the former WEC bantamweight champion is focused on the road back to the top. Ahead of his UFc 139 bout with Nick Pace, the hungry Torres has been traveling and training at some of the sport’s top camps, looking to perfect his game. In a recent TapouT Radio interview, Miguel spoke about his preparation for Pace, his new found need for wrestling, the state of jiu jitsu in mma, and much more.
The man with everlasting cardio. The Dude. The Carpenter. The stand in caveman for Geico commercials. These aliases can be applied to a veritable gaggle of men, but only one man can lay claim to all of them at once. Clay Guida is that man. Admittedly unemployed between fights, Guida is still one of the hardest working athletes in MMA. His fight with Benson Henderson is just a day away, and the anticipation for this possible title contender match is at an almost feverish level among fans and media, alike. In a recent TapouT Radio interview, The Carpenter gave us a look inside the mind of a man driven to succeed.
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Tonight, on ShoBox, on the undercard of the WBA super middleweight title bout between Austin Trout and Frank Loporto, undefeated Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira makes his Showtime debut. Looking to further his career, Oliveira 15-0 (12 KO), is the current WBC South American middleweight champion.