239 Search Results for UFC international

Sep 25, 2014 11:23 am

UFC International Fight Week Returns to Vegas In 2015

The UFC announced its popular International Fight Week will return to Las Vegas July 7-12, 2015. Since its inception, UFC International Fight Week™ has increased in size and activities, quickly establishing itself as the world’s largest mixed martial arts celebration. The weeklong festival provides high-energy, all-star entertainment that the UFC is known to deliver and...

Jul 9, 2017 4:52 pm

VIDEO | Dana White recaps UFC 213 and international fight week

VIDEO | Dana White recaps UFC 213 and international fight week Robert Whittaker defeated Yoel Romero via unanimous decision in the main event of last night’s UFC 213 fight card, thus capturing the promotions interim middleweight championship belt. With the win, Whittaker became the first Australian fighter in UFC history to become a title holder....

Jun 21, 2015 12:00 pm

UFC’s Cringeworthy New “International Fight Week” Commercial

What do you get when you have Forrest Griffin, Luke Rockhold, Paige VanZant, Demetrious Johnson, Bruce Buffer, and other UFC superstars in an elevator with a fight fan? One hell of an awkward commercial, of course! UFC International Fight Week returns to Las Vegas July 7-12th. Will you be going? Chad Mendes Strips, Gets VanZant...

Jan 23, 2015 11:49 am

UFC Announces International Events For 2015

European fight fans will have two more opportunities to watch a live UFC event this year. UFC officials announced today that the promotion will hold events in both Germany and Scotland this summer. At a special press conference held earlier today, German fighter Nick Hein announced that the octagon will return to Berlin on June...

Jan 16, 2015 10:59 am

UFC Announces New International VP

The UFC today announced the appointment of David Allen as its Senior Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Allen first joined the UFC in December of 2013 as Director of Events, Marketing and Communications for EMEA. Throughout his 13 months with the organization, Allen has helped grow and develop...

Aug 21, 2013 10:54 am

Phoenix International Raceway to sponsor Benson Henderson at UFC 164

Phoenix International Raceway president Bryan R. Sperber announced today that PIR will be sponsoring UFC® lightweight champion Benson Henderson during his Aug. 31 pay-per-view bout against Anthony Pettis . Working in conjunction with Niner Sports Marketing President and Founder Craig Conley, PIR’s logo will be prominently displayed on Henderson’s walkout shirt and fight banner during...

Sep 12, 2017 9:04 am

Brian Stann explains why he left his UFC commentary gig

Earlier this summer, the MMA community was hit by the surprising news that former fighter Brian Stann, arguably the best commentator and analyst employed by the UFC, would be leaving his post with the organization. This coming week, he’ll take up a new position as a Chief Operating Officer of a company he has described...

Jul 26, 2017 5:43 am

Dana White threatens “whole other ball game” if Jon Jones fails to show up for UFC 214

Last year, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was pencilled in for a comeback fight opposite reigning champ and heated rival Daniel Cormier. Jones’ big-ticket comeback was expected to occur in the main event of UFC 200, which served as the crescendo of 2016’s International Fight Week in Las Vegas. Regrettably, Jones failed a...

Jul 21, 2017 12:12 pm

Jose Aldo to compete outside the UFC

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s next competition will interestingly not be in the UFC as “Scarface” is set to compete next weekend. According to the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, Aldo will be competing in their jiu-jitsu tournament, which takes place July 28-30. IBJJF posted a photo of Aldo and said the following in their...

Jul 20, 2017 8:50 am

UFC 213 PPV estimates are in, and they aren’t good

UFC 213 took place several weeks ago as the finale of the UFC’s international fight week. While the event was expected to host a double header of title fights, the main event scrap between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko was called off after Nunes went to the hospital reportedly feeling ill. Ultimately, after losing the...

Jun 19, 2017 5:56 am

UFC to add sensors to gloves and shorts to produce real-time stats during broadcasts

Over the weekend, UFC President Dana White and WME boss Ari Emanuel touched down in Cannes, France, where they participated in the Lions International Festival of Creativity. During the festival, White and Emanuel announced some interesting, UFC-related news. Apparently, the promotion will be adding sensors to fight gloves, shorts, and to the surface of the Octagon...

Jun 14, 2017 11:23 am

VIDEO | New promo highlights UFC 213’s two epic title fights

Every July, at the climax of its exciting International Fight Week, the UFC promotes a stacked, mega-card in Las Vegas. This year, that card is UFC 213, which goes down on July 8 in the T-Mobile Arena. Though UFC 213 took a real hit when its originally planned main event – a men’s bantamweight title...

Jun 1, 2017 7:16 am

ONE Championship chairman: I think our fighter pay scale is comparable to the UFC

Last year, ONE Championship Chairman & CEO Chatri Sityodtong took to Twitter to claim that the Singapore-based promotion’s strawweight champion Angela Lee was paid more than UFC stars Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Cris “Cyborg” Justino. Yes, rumors are true. ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee’s new contract pays more than what Cris Cyborg or Joanna Jedrzejczyk make....

May 18, 2017 1:42 pm

VIDEO | UFC vet Shonie Carter in bareknuckle boxing match

UFC veteran Shonie Carter is certainly one of the most outgoing figures in mixed martial arts. The Judo black belt amassed a 51-31 record throughout the course of his professional career, fighting in numerous high profile promotions such as the UFC, Bellator MMA, and the WEC to name just a few. The biggest win of...

Apr 9, 2017 11:24 am

Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw set for UFC 213

When Daniel Cormier choked out Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the main event of UFC 210, it opened the door for a massive Cormier vs. Jon Jones light heavyweight grudge match sometime later this year. Given that UFC 213, which will cap off this year’s International Fight Week, is still without a main event, and that...

Mar 29, 2017 12:45 pm

Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum trilogy fight in the works for UFC 213

This July the UFC will take over the glimmering combat sports hub of Las Vegas, Nevada with its now famous International Fight Week. The International Fight Week celebrations will be capped off by UFC 213 on July 8. At the moment, not much is known about this UFC 213 pay-per-view. From the sounds of it,...

Mar 29, 2017 10:54 am

Rumors and reports for July’s blockbuster UFC 213 card

Every July for the past six years, the UFC has taken over the combat sports hub of Las Vegas, Nevada with its International Fight Week. This exciting week, which is generally highlighted by several action-packed fight cards, has become the busiest stretch on the UFC’s annual calendar. This year will be no exception. Already, we...

Mar 21, 2017 8:41 am

‘UFC Fight Night London’ medical suspensions

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in to UFC Fight Pass for a highly anticipated afternoon of fights in London, England. UFC Fight Night London played host to a number of pivotal bouts, including MMA veteran Brad Pickett’s final fight. Also on the main card, Arnold Allen kept his unbeaten streak in tact as he...

Mar 17, 2017 11:01 am

Alan Jouban: The UFC definitely needs new stars now

The UFC is going through an interesting time right now. With the debate of sport matchmaking versus the big “money fights,” there is no doubt that the UFC is booking the more lucrative matchups when they feel it is worth it. We have seen Conor McGregor get an immediate lightweight title shot without ever competing...

Mar 16, 2017 10:40 am

Makwan Amirkhani will not fight after this Saturday until the UFC visits Finland

Streaking UFC featherweight prospect Makwan Amirkhani has certainly proven himself to be one of the hottest rising stars on the UFC’s roster as he has gone 3-0 in the UFC, with two of his wins being first round finishes. With his 8 second flying knee KO of Andy Ogle immortalized on UFC highlight reels, Amirkhani’s...

Feb 13, 2017 12:15 pm

UFC discloses their hefty economic impact in New York from UFC 205

The UFC hosts events all over the world throughout the year that fighters, staff, and fans travel to be in attendance for. The impact that the UFC brings with their events stimulates the local economy where the events are held, especially ones that have massive draws on the card, such as UFC 205 that featured...

Dec 6, 2016 8:30 pm

Amidst many layoffs, UFC hires new Chief Financial Officer

There has been quite a bit of restructuring with the UFC staff since the new owners WME-IMG took over in the $4 billion acquisition. Dozens of staff members have been let go, including UFC Hall of Fame legends Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes. Now, amidst all the company restructuring taking place with the biggest mixed...

Dec 6, 2016 10:50 am

Bjorn Rebney blasts new UFC owners

Former Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney recently found himself making headlines recently when he joined former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC champions TJ Dillashaw & Cain Velasquez, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone & Tim Kennedy in announcing the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. While the association mostly received praise form fighters,...

Nov 24, 2016 4:20 pm

Joanna Jedrzejczyk eyeing second UFC belt in 2017

While UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is undoubtably one of the most dominant champions currently in the UFC, the Polish superstar isn’t content with just dominating the women’s strawweight division. On the heels of her impressive UFC 205 unanimous decision win over Karolina Kowalkiewicz earlier this month, Jedrzejczyk joined The MMA Hour to discuss...

Oct 19, 2016 1:40 pm

Georges St-Pierre reacts to recent UFC Canada layoffs

Recently, news has surfaced that the new WME-IMG owners of the UFC have been cleaning house, and plan to fire between 60 and 80 UFC employees in a major shakeup. Several key UFC executives were let go, including Chief Global Brand Officer & Head of International Business Development in Vegas, Garry Cook, Chief Content Officer...

Oct 18, 2016 5:49 pm

UFC to layoff off 60 to 80 employees in massive shake up

The new owners of the UFC are apparently looking to clean house and are laying off between 60 to 80 employees, UFC insiders confirmed. The mass lay-offs follow recent reports of low morale at the UFC’s Las Vegas HQ, with one employee likening the atmosphere as “like a morgue”. WME-IMG’s self-stated goal is “to eliminate...