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"As a major underdog, he nearly pulled off the upset," Junkie said. "But as the fight wore on, Jones proved he was in another class."
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UFC champion Jon Jones was able to defend his light heavyweight title against a game Vitor Belfort in the main event of the evening at UFC 152. Belfort sank in an early first round armbar attempt that had Jones' arm "cracking and popping" according to Belfort after the fight. Jones was able to pull out of the armbar and eventually use his reach and side kicks to keep "The Phenom" at bay, damaging him with a body shot that had Belfort dropping to the mat. Jones was able to use his size on the mat to eventually sink in a tight keylock in the fourth round. Jones said at the post fight press conference that it might be nerve damage, but they didn't know at the time.
WFC featherweight champion Andre "The Fury" Fili performed in multiple bands on September 21 at the classic venue known as 'The Boardwalk'. Boss Biz, the hip hop style group, headlined the concert that also included the band 'ItsGodzilla' on the bill. The hardcore, math rock style of 'ItsGodzilla' was energetic on stage and entertaining to watch live. Check out the video and hear Fili's full length interview on the October 1st episode of The Verbal Scrap Podcast.
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Demetrious Johnson became the first UFC flyweight champion in the history of the organization by beating Joseph Benavidez on the judges score cards. The bout was a fast paced contest that was so close it brought a split decision, with Johnson's speed being his clear advantage in this bout. Benavidez was a powerful puncher in this bout but Johnson brought home the title, check out the highlights.
Frank Mir was set to take on Daniel Cormier in the first UFC crossover fight to be under the Strikeforce banner. Turns out that Mir has reportedly injured his knee and now Cormier is without an opponent for the November 3, Oklahoma City fight card. Apparently UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum has said if his coach agreed to the idea that he would gladly take the Cormier fight.
"I'll talk to my coach Rafael Cordeiro first, maybe, I don't know." Werdum said. "Maybe they [Strikeforce] tries to call me and Rafael says it's okay, I'll fight for sure."
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