GIF: Brian Stann knocks out Alessio Sakara at the UFC on FUEL TV 2: "Gustafsson vs. Silva" event today (Sat., April 14, 2012) at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. It was a weird finish in real time but the slowed down version (via Smoogy) shows Stann landing a monster left hand in Sakara's open guard before dropping one more bomb for good measure. What the .gif doesn't show is "All American" pulling back and stopping the fight himself. Classy fighter is classy. For a more detailed look at Stann vs. Sakara click here and for complete UFC on FUEL TV 2 results click here.
We've seen Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones, Kenny Florian and Brian Stann. Now it's Rich Franklin's turn to occupy the analyst chair for this weekend's UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson" event. "Ace" will help out during the weigh-ins tonight (Feb. 24) alongside Jon Anik (coverage here) and the post-fight show on FUEL with Jay Glazer. How will Franklin, who used to be a school teacher, compare to the rest of the bunch?
UFC 136 poster for "Edgar vs. Maynard 3" on Oct. 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The event also features a featherweight title fight pitting champion Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian, not to mention a middleweight number one contender bout between Chael Sonnen and Brian Stann. Expect a larger version to become available as we get closer to fight night. How do you like this one?
Turns out the Brian Stann vs. Wanderlei Silva bout that just became official for UFC 130 isn't so official after all. According to MMAFighting.com, the fight has not been signed for the May 28 card because "The Axe Murderer" told the company he is not healthy enough to compete over the Memorial Day Weekend.
Giddy up! UFC fighters Chuck Liddell, Brian Stann, Jim Miller, Matt Serra and others get on their saddles and ride some ponies while in Texas for "Fight for the Troops 2" in Fort Hood (Pic).
UFC stars Chuck Liddell, Dominick Cruz, Brian Stann, Frankie Edgar, Jim Miller and Matt Serra (via Twitter) spent some time with troops down in Fort Hood, Texas in advance of Fight Night 23 tomorrow night (Jan. 22) to help raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. You can donate to the cause by clicking here. Remember tomorrow night MMAMania.com will have complete comprehensive results and live fight coverage of all the main card action for "Fight for the Troops 2" as well as provide all the latest fallout once the event is in the books.
Season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), initially scheduled to feature both middleweights and welterweights, will now feature only 170-pound fighters, according to Heavy.com. The coaches for the popular reality television series are also reportedly set to be announced in the coming week. With Frank Mir now booked to fight Roy Nelson, that would seemingly nix a previously rumored coaching stint against Brock Lesnar. Chael Sonnen is out indefinitely, so that rules him out. Chris Leben's name was mentioned but he just lost to Brian Stann at UFC 125. Who does that leave, Maniacs? Care to speculate on who the honors will go to?