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HE FABRICIO CAN BREAK WERDUM HAPA?

BEASTS FROM  THE EAST THE RUSSIAN FIGHTERS OF THE OCTAGON

CHRIS WEIDMAN

BRING ON THE NEXT LEGEND

TIM KENNEDY RISING CONTENDER, ARMY GREEN BERET, OPERA LOVER

IN THE BLOOD’S

GINA CARANO MELT FAT WITH INTERVAL TRAINING

GET BIGGER GUNS NOW! THE ULTIMATE ARMS WORKOUT

PHIL DAVIS JESSAMYN DUKE JEREMY STEPHENS


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CHRIS WEIDMAN

The undisputed and undefeated middleweight champion of the world isn’t perfect. If you want to find out the truth, just ask Ray Longo and Matt Serra.

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Heavyweight submission artist Fabricio Werdum is finally verging on a title shot. The only thing that stands in his way is a 6' 7" Hawaiian smashing machine named Travis Browne.

Rising middleweight contender, Special Forces operator, opera lover: Tim Kennedy is a student of many art forms, and not all of them have to do with kicking an opponent in his face.

FABRICIO WERDUM

TIM KENNEDY

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FROM RUSSIA, WITH GLOVE

In case you had not noticed, the Russians have arrived in the Octagon. Here’s a quick guide to some of Mother Russia’s most dangerous sons and at least one daughter.

78 ON THE COVER Chris Weidman Photography by JEFF BOTTARI/ZUFFA, LLC ON THIS PAGE Tim Kennedy Photography by SANDY CARSON

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FIGHTER RANKINGS

Check out the top 15 in each division, plus the vaunted pound-for-pound rankings as voted on by the MMA media.


Issue 28 • April/May 2014

LETTERS

10 EDITOR’S LETTER 12 READERS’ LETTERS 16 DANA WHITE 18

ALL ACCESS

24 Gina Carano, star of In the Blood

32 The X-Men are back on the big screen

Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi, Rory MacDonald vs. Demian Maia, Daniel Cormier vs. Patrick Cummins

THE CARD

24 INTERVIEW

30 32 34 36

36 Watch Dogs changes the game

32 “Cap” takes on GSP this summer

UP NEXT

38 JEREMY STEPHENS Reborn at featherweight, Jeremy Stephens has blitzed his new division 42 JESSAMYN DUKE One of the Four Horsewomen, Jessamyn Duke is predicting a new era in women’s MMA 45 ABEL TRUJILLO The “Killa” is living up to his name and climbing the lightweight ladder

38 Jeremy Stephens

42 Jessamyn Duke

STUFF

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50 HEADPHONES Put away the stock earbuds, we’ve got you covered

90 92 94 102 104 106 50 Rock this Monster right now

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92 Eat right with Tarec Saffiedine

TRAINING & TECHNIQUE

POWER CIRCUIT TRAINING Push your endurance to an entirely new level with Brendan Schaub’s high-intensity circuits MIKE DOLCE Three quick tips will change your diet and get your body to start shedding fat FOOD JOURNAL: TAREC SAFFIEDINE See how former Strikeforce welterweight champion fuels himself for battle THE ULTIMATE ARMS WORKOUT Start popping some sleeves with the UFC Gym’s Ultimate Arms Workout STATS: CHRIS WEIDMAN Take a look at the numbers that got Weidman to 7–0 in the Octagon WHAT IT FEELS LIKE: FROM TUF TO THE MAIN CARD Four fighters on going from fighting on The Ultimate Fighter to making it to the Big Show KNOCKOUT: CARLY BAKER Say hello to England’s first lady of the Octagon, the lovely Carly Baker

24: COURTESY OF FRANCISCO ROMAN/ITB PRODUCTIONS, INC., 38 AND 92: JAMES LAW, 42: ESTHERLIN, ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF THE MEDIA COMPANIES

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Gina Carano leaves the door open for a comeback CITY GUIDE: BALTIMORE Check out all the highlights Charm City has to offer POKER FACES Danielle “Moon” Anderson shows you a few card tricks THE TICKET The superhero flicks are out in full force this spring UFC FIGHT PASS Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy joins the UFC Fight Pass broadcast team ARCADE Indulge your inner hacker with Watch Dogs


Contents iOS Extras Issue 28 • April/May 2014

DOWNLOAD OUR NEW FREE APP ON iTUNES!

We relaunched our app, UFC: The Official Magazine. Here’s a look at some of the bonus content available in the iOS version of our April/May issue.

GOT QUESTIONS?

FIGHT VIDEOS AND GALLERIES

SPECIAL FEATURES

WORKOUT VIDEOS

For customer service involving your iOS app email apps@futurenet.com

Check out our Jon Jones fight timeline, breakdowns of upcoming fights and a bonus profile of dynamic lightweight Bobby “King” Green.

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Watch video of fight finishes from select Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night winners, plus highres images from live cards!

Perfect your technique in the gym with videos from UFC Gym and Brendan Schaub’s circuit-training workout.


EDITORIAL

EDITOR IN CHIEF Seth Kelly CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Thomas Gerbasi COPY EDITOR Mark Rhyne

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

ART DIRECTOR Randy Laybourne CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATORS Kyle Haase, Shawn O’Keefe CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Josh Hedges, Mike Roach, James Law

BUSINESS

VICE PRESIDENT, CONTENT & PRODUCT Kelley Corten VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Nate Hunt VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & SALES DEVELOPMENT Rhoda Bueno GROUP ACCOUNT DIRECTOR David Barrow DIRECTOR, CONSUMER MARKETING Lisa Radler RETAIL SALES DIRECTOR Bill Shewey

ADVERTISING SALES

PUBLISHER David Safer (702-588-5515 / dsafer@ufc.com) ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER, DIGITAL Steven Gray (702-588-5540 / sgray@ufc.com)

UFC SPONSORSHIP SALES

VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS Mike Mossholder (702-588-5539)

PRODUCTION

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Michael Hollister PRODUCTION MANAGER Larry Briseno PROJECT MANAGER Jennifer Lim FUTURE US, INC. 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080 (650) 872-1642 www.futureus.com

FC matchmaker Joe Silva has often said that his one and only job is to find contenders that put the UFC’s champions to the test every time they step into the Octagon. When it comes to the middleweights, Silva has them lined up like the teeth of a great white shark. Even better, the level of drama matches the talent, making the 185-pound class arguably the most fascinating division in the UFC. Reigning undisputed and undefeated champion Chris Weidman did the impossible when he beat Anderson Silva twice. He has finished all but two of his UFC opponents, and now he faces a former champion in Lyoto Machida at UFC 173 in Las Vegas. Whoever walks out of the Octagon as champion on May 24 will face a nasty lineup of challengers. With this issue, you’ll notice a slight change in the look of UFC 360. We are launching a new iOS app on iTunes and will roll out to Android devices later this year. Soon you will be able to truly enjoy all of our enhanced UFC 360 content anywhere, anytime on your mobile device. More positive changes are coming to the mag. But if you have any questions, you can always go to ufc.com/magazine for more information. Make sure to hit us up on Facebook or Twitter—you might walk away with an autographed glove.

PRESIDENT Rachelle Considine VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Lulu Kong VICE PRESIDENT / GENERAL MANAGER, DIGITAL Charlie Speight GENERAL COUNSEL Anne Ortel DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES Eric Buksa FUTURE PLC NON EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN Peter Allen CHIEF EXECUTIVE Mark Wood CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Zillah Byng-Maddick

CEO, CHAIRMAN Lorenzo J. Fertitta VICE CHAIRMAN Frank J. Fertitta III PRESIDENT Dana White COO Ike Lawrence Epstein CLO Kirk Hendrick

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Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Ultimate Fighting®, UFC®, The Ultimate Fighter®, Submission®, As Real As It Gets®, Zuffa®, The Octagon™, Octagon Girls™, and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks, registered service marks, trademarks, trade dress, and/or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC, and licensed to its affiliated entities and other licensees in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC, its affiliates, or other respective owners.

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UFC 360 (ISSN TBD) is published bi-monthly with a Winter Issue (F/M, A/M, J/J, A/S, O/N, Winter, D/J) by Future US, Inc., 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA. Basic Subscription rates; 1 year (7 issues) US $19.99; Canada US$29.99 (includes postage & GST). Canadian orders must be prepaid. GST #R128220688 PMA #40612608 Canadian Returns: IMEX Global Solutions, PO Box 25542, London, ON N6C 6B2, Canada

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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to UFC 360, PO Box 5852, Harlan, IA 51593-1352. Future US, Inc. also publishes Mac|Life, Maximum PC, Official Xbox Magazine and PC Gamer. Entire contents copyright 2014, Future US, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction on the Internet of the articles and pictures in this magazine is illegal without the prior written consent of UFC 360. Products named in the pages of UFC 360 are trademarks of their respective companies. PRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

PHOTO: ZUFFA, LLC.

SETH KELLY, Editor in Chief


EDITORIAL

EDITOR IN CHIEF Seth Kelly CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Thomas Gerbasi COPY EDITOR Mark Rhyne

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

ART DIRECTOR Randy Laybourne CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATORS Kyle Haase, Shawn O’Keefe CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Josh Hedges, Mike Roach, James Law

BUSINESS

VICE PRESIDENT, CONTENT & PRODUCT Kelley Corten VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Nate Hunt VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & SALES DEVELOPMENT Rhoda Bueno GROUP ACCOUNT DIRECTOR David Barrow DIRECTOR, CONSUMER MARKETING Lisa Radler RETAIL SALES DIRECTOR Bill Shewey

ADVERTISING SALES

PUBLISHER David Safer (702-588-5515 / dsafer@ufc.com) ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER, DIGITAL Steven Gray (702-588-5540 / sgray@ufc.com)

UFC SPONSORSHIP SALES

VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS Mike Mossholder (702-588-5539)

PRODUCTION

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Michael Hollister PRODUCTION MANAGER Larry Briseno PROJECT MANAGER Jennifer Lim FUTURE US, INC. 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080 (650) 872-1642 www.futureus.com

FC matchmaker Joe Silva has often said that his one and only job is to find contenders that put the UFC’s champions to the test every time they step into the Octagon. When it comes to the middleweights, Silva has them lined up like the teeth of a great white shark. Even better, the level of drama matches the talent, making the 185-pound class arguably the most fascinating division in the UFC. Reigning undisputed and undefeated champion Chris Weidman did the impossible when he beat Anderson Silva twice. He has finished all but two of his UFC opponents, and now he faces a former champion in Lyoto Machida at UFC 173 in Las Vegas. Whoever walks out of the Octagon as champion on May 24 will face a nasty lineup of challengers. With this issue, you’ll notice a slight change in the look of UFC 360. We are launching a new iOS app on iTunes and will roll out to Android devices later this year. Soon you will be able to truly enjoy all of our enhanced UFC 360 content anywhere, anytime on your mobile device. More positive changes are coming to the mag. But if you have any questions, you can always go to ufc.com/magazine for more information. Make sure to hit us up on Facebook or Twitter—you might walk away with an autographed glove.

PRESIDENT Rachelle Considine VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Lulu Kong VICE PRESIDENT / GENERAL MANAGER, DIGITAL Charlie Speight GENERAL COUNSEL Anne Ortel DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES Eric Buksa FUTURE PLC NON EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN Peter Allen CHIEF EXECUTIVE Mark Wood CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Zillah Byng-Maddick

CEO, CHAIRMAN Lorenzo J. Fertitta VICE CHAIRMAN Frank J. Fertitta III PRESIDENT Dana White COO Ike Lawrence Epstein CLO Kirk Hendrick

This product is from sustainable managed forests and controlled sources.

SUBSCRIBER CUSTOMER SERVICE UFC 360 Customer Service, PO Box 5852, Harlan, IA 51593-1352 ONLINE: https://w1.buysub.com/loc/UFC/customerservice PHONE: 877-326-8738 EMAIL: UFCcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com

HIT US UP LIKE US ON FACEBOOK /UFC360

TWITTER @UFC360

Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Ultimate Fighting®, UFC®, The Ultimate Fighter®, Submission®, As Real As It Gets®, Zuffa®, The Octagon™, Octagon Girls™, and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks, registered service marks, trademarks, trade dress, and/or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC, and licensed to its affiliated entities and other licensees in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC, its affiliates, or other respective owners.

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INSTAGRAM @UFC360

UFC 360 (ISSN TBD) is published bi-monthly with a Winter Issue (F/M, A/M, J/J, A/S, O/N, Winter, D/J) by Future US, Inc., 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA. Basic Subscription rates; 1 year (7 issues) US $19.99; Canada US$29.99 (includes postage & GST). Canadian orders must be prepaid. GST #R128220688 PMA #40612608 Canadian Returns: IMEX Global Solutions, PO Box 25542, London, ON N6C 6B2, Canada

Consult your physician before starting an exercise program or taking nutritional supplements or making changes to your personal diet. For further information, please go to ufc360.com/medicalinformation.

POSTMASTER: Send address changes to UFC 360, PO Box 5852, Harlan, IA 51593-1352. Future US, Inc. also publishes Mac|Life, Maximum PC, Official Xbox Magazine and PC Gamer. Entire contents copyright 2014, Future US, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction on the Internet of the articles and pictures in this magazine is illegal without the prior written consent of UFC 360. Products named in the pages of UFC 360 are trademarks of their respective companies. PRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

PHOTO: ZUFFA, LLC.

SETH KELLY, Editor in Chief


FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Fight Fan, On May 24 in Las Vegas, reigning middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will collide in one of the most anticipated fights of the year, and the winner will be crowned the king of the 185-pound division. In this issue, Weidman talks about the emotions of beating Anderson Silva twice in one year and how he’s preparing for his next test. Machida wants to avenge the two losses endured by his friend and training partner and become the third man in UFC history to win a title in two different weight classes. I’m pumped for this fight! This issue is also packed with great stories about fighters like Tim Kennedy, who has a huge fight coming up in April. Kennedy and fellow middleweight title contender Michael Bisping square off in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale in Quebec, and there’s no love lost between the two. They’ve traded words in the press and on Twitter for months, and now they’ll finally meet. That’s what I love about this sport— everything gets settled inside the Octagon. We’ve also got a cool article on No. 2–ranked heavyweight star Fabricio Werdum, who fights No. 3– ranked Travis Browne on FOX. Both of these guys are riding impressive winning streaks and both badly want a shot at heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. We’ll take you behind the scenes to show you how Werdum is preparing for Browne, who has knocked out his last three opponents. I expect this to be a war on April 19, and I’m sure Velasquez will be watching closely. These next few months are going to be a lot of fun. We’ve got some really important fights that will determine champions and next contenders, so the stakes are higher than ever before. I can’t wait to watch it all unfold.

DANA WHITE UFC President

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PHOTO PHOTO: CREDIT ELLIOT RAYMOND

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