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Sep 8, 2017 8:35 am

The UFC’s Bad Luck With Canada and the Good Fortune of Amanda Nunes

Once again, a UFC card this year has been disrupted at the last minute. Ray Borg had to pull out of his fight with Demetrious Johnson, the original main event is gone and Amanda Nunes gets bumped up to headline. The world is a strange place, readers. There is a pattern that emerges when you...

Nov 9, 2016 5:58 am

UFC to Return to London, England, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in Early 2017

Good news for fight fans in Canada and the United Kingdom: The UFC is planning stops in both countries in the first quarter of 2017. The organization will first take over beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on February 19, before returning to London, England’s O2 Arena on March 18. The UFC’s February show in Halifax...

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...

Jul 6, 2016 10:40 am

PHOTO | Brock Lesnar proudly representing Canada instead of America

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was born and raised in Webster, South Dakota and went on to wrestle at the University of Minnesota, winning the NCAA division I heavyweight championship his senior year. Now, the WWE superstar lives in Canada on his farm in Maryfield, Saskatchewan and is representing Canada on his UFC Reebok...

Jun 15, 2015 9:38 am

Holloway/Oliveira Headline UFC’s Return to Canada

Hawaiian native Max Holloway will have to wait to travel back to his home for a UFC event as he has just been booked for UFC’s debut in Saskatoon, Canada! Star Phoenix confirmed the news with UFC sources. Coming fresh off a nationally televised victory on FOX, Holloway will be looking to continue his winning...

Nov 18, 2014 1:41 pm

Diaz Open to GSP Rematch: ‘Not in Canada where you can be on steroids’

“Sure, if I do well, and he comes back in the sport, sure,” Diaz said of a GSP rematch. “Why not? I see myself having a better run, too. Maybe just not being in Canada where you can just be on steroids. They didn’t drug test me for that fight. I probably would have tested...

Oct 10, 2014 5:52 pm

Rory MacDonald Ready To Represent Canada As UFC Champ

“It’s big news. I kind of expected it. I felt it was a natural fit for me to get in there, but to get confirmation from the organization. It feels good. I feel secure in my spot now.” … “This is an exciting time on the horizon for me and for Canada. I want to...

Oct 8, 2014 5:59 pm

Rory MacDonald Gets Title Shot In Canada

Canada has its next shot at a UFC world title, and it comes in the form of the welterweight strap, once held by GSP. Montreal’s Rory MacDonald has been slated to face the winner of Hendricks vs. Lawler II, and he gets to do it in his hometown. The Canadian Press broke the news today following...

Sep 16, 2014 4:59 pm

Sorry Canada, GSP Goes Captain America

Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre hits Gymnastics training dressed as Captain America. GSP stars in the new Captain America motion picture, as Red Skull.

Jun 29, 2014 3:48 pm

Two Planned 2014 UFC Pay-Per-Views in Canada appear to be moving elsewhere

Dear Canada, The octagon will return to the great city of Montreal… eventually. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently revealed a new date for its return to the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Originally slated for December of 2014, Managing Director for UFC Operations Tom Wright informed media members at the “UFC Fight Night 43” post-fight press conference that the event...

Jun 13, 2014 5:06 pm

PHOTO | UFC 174 Fighters Square Off In Canada

If you missed our live broadcast of today’s UFC !74 weigh-ins, here’s the staredowns. UFC 17 takes place tomorrow night from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Here’s more: Brendan Schaub v Andrei Arlovski: Rory MacDonald v Tyron Woodley: Ryan Bader v. Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante:

Feb 27, 2014 9:59 am

WSOF Canada: Ford vs. Powell airs TOMORROW, Feb. 28 on NBCSN

World Series of Fighting Canada’s first fight card of 2014 airs this Friday, Feb. 28, at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT on NBCSN. The two-hour broadcast features six action-packed contests from “World Series of Fight Canada: Ford vs. Powell,” including Ryan Ford vs. Joel Powell for the World Series of Fighting Canada welterweight...

Feb 22, 2014 10:21 am

‘WSOF Canada’ Fight Card Results

Did you guys know that the WSOF returned to action last night? Well we did, we just couldn’t cover the Canadian card because NBC opted not to air the event in favor of The SOCHI Olympics. At any rate, here are the results: Ryan Ford def. Joel Powell via knockout – Rnd 1 *Ford wins...

Feb 12, 2014 1:40 pm

Bellator Returns To Canada As Casino Rama Hosts Bellator 119

Bellator will make its highly anticipated return to Canada on Friday, May 9th as the promotion will return to Ontario’s Casino Rama for Bellator 119, live on Spike TV. The night will feature the finals of Bellator’s Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament, as well as the return of Canadian lightweight John Alessio. The event will broadcast...

Feb 6, 2014 6:00 pm

“World Series of Fighting Canada: Ford vs. Powell” set for Feb. 21

World Series of Fighting Canada will crown its first Canadian welterweight champion, as one of Canada’s best, Edmonton, Alberta’s own Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (21-4) takes on the KO artist Joel Powell (7-3) of Hamilton, Ontario. The bout headlines “World Series of Fighting Canada: Ford vs. Powell,” which takes place Friday, Feb. 21 at...

Jan 29, 2014 12:36 pm

VIDEO | UFC Canada: 2014 Event Press Conference (Full Replay)

Earlier today, the UFC and BJPENN.COm streamed a live press-conference from Quebec City, Canada. We’re currently working on getting the plethora of announcements from today’s media event up on the home page, but why wait? Hit play above and get caught up on the UFC’s busy plans for the country of Canada.

Oct 3, 2013 10:28 am

WSOF Purchases Agression FC, Expands into Canada

With a new global partnership with IMG Media now in place, the Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting promotion is ready to step outside the U.S. World Series of Fighting has acquired Canada’s top MMA promotion, Aggression Fighting Championship, and will launch World Series of Fighting Canada beginning with a Dec. 7 event at Vancouver’s...

Jul 5, 2013 10:11 am

TUF Tryouts Coming to China, Australia, and Canada

The Ultimate Fighter series continues it’s global expansion through China, Australia, and Canada, and they are in need of some talented fighters. There have been three international versions of the hit show to date; two in Brazil, and a U.K vs Australia season names “TUF Smashes”. The 18th season of TUF is currently filming, featuring...

Jun 14, 2013 7:46 am

Patrick Cote, Kyle Noke Set as Coaches of TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia

Two international UFC favorites have been called upon to coach the new international season of The Ultimate Fighter: Canada vs. Australia as Patrick Cote (20-8) and Kyle Noke (20-6-1) square off, first as coaches, then as opponents in the Octagon. Both fighters have once appeared on the UFC’s reality show, Cote in TUF: The Comeback and Noke...

Mar 4, 2013 4:40 pm

UFC 161 slated for June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | UFC News

The UFC will return to Canada this summer, as a live event is set to take place in the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on June 15, 2013. The event, which is expected to serve as UFC 161 (a pay-per-view), will mark the organizations first appearance in the province of Manitoba. To date, the UFC has put on 12 fight cards in Canada,...

Oct 21, 2012 2:08 pm

UFC targeting 5 events in Canada for 2013 | UFC News

UFC president Dana White once stated that Canada was the new mecca of MMA, due to the sports popularity north of the border. In fact, most of the North American records for an event were set at UFC 129: “St. Pierre vs. Shields”, when the UFC invaded the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. So...

Nov 16, 2017 8:27 am

VIDEO | Business Savvy Elias Theodorou is Fine With Nate Diaz vs Tyron Woodley

Elias Theodorou is living the gimmick. The ‘Mane Event’ has got deals with Pert Plus and now even Mattel, just a couple of ways he’s making money outside the cage to eventually gain leverage inside of it. He’s part of a new era of fighters that have changed with the sport, forecast its path, and...

Nov 11, 2017 8:09 am

Mike Perry Offers to Fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai

News broke yesterday that Anderson Silva has been pulled from his fight with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai due to a possible anti-doping violation. Gastelum said he is staying on the card, but the fight is just two weeks away and that makes it difficult to find a replacement. That is, unless Mike Perry hears...

Nov 10, 2017 9:57 am

Early estimates for UFC 217 PPV buys are high, but not ‘Notoriously’ high

UFC 217 was a stacked pay-per-view card with three UFC title fights. For those that didn’t tune in to the action, it was a thrilling card where new champions were crowned in each title fight. The main event of the evening saw the return of former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre. With previously last competing...

Nov 9, 2017 5:48 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko challenges Paige VanZant to fight in January

Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko has issued a challenge to Paige Vanzant! “The Bullet” recently announced her intentions to drop down to the UFC’s new women’s flyweight division, this following her controversial split-decision loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 215 in September. As for Paige VanZant, the popular former strawweight fighter recently...

Nov 5, 2017 9:16 am

Georges St-Pierre receives warm message from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Last night, in the main event of the stacked UFC 217, Canada’s Georges St-Pierre returned from a hiatus of four years to battle UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Despite the length of his layoff, St-Pierre looked every bit an MMA great in his comeback fight, submitting Bisping with a third-round rear-naked choke to capture the...