Categories for MMA News

Sep 18, 2014 1:14 pm

Browne Enlists Lundell, Tarverdyan As New Coaches

Having spent the majority of his career over at Jackson’s MMA, top UFC heavyweight Travis Browne has a new coaching team. Check it: The Caption Reads, “Amazing how the world turns. @Rondarousey ‘s coach Edmond Tarvedyan @gfc_diamond and I will be coaching @travisbrownemma together. For the die hard fans you’ll all remember that Edmond and...

Sep 18, 2014 1:05 pm

Felice Herrig Defends Her TUF 20 Wardrobe

Popular female MMA Fighter, Felice Herrig has always portrayed herself as an athletic-sex-symbol. The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 fighter has always been met with endorsements, fan praise, and popularity, due to her outward personality, but under the microscope of the UFC, fans are starting to take a different stance. Herrig Defends: Not my fault they...

Sep 18, 2014 12:51 pm

TUF 20 Fight Highlights: Calderwood vs. Kagan

No. 2 seed Joanne Calderwood used her prolific kickboxing game to hold off a game attack from #15 ranked Emily Kagan to secure the win and move on to the next stage of the strawweight title tournament.

Sep 18, 2014 12:22 pm

Fight Night Japan: Roy Nelson Gym Escape

Taking a break from training for his headlining fight, UFC heavyweight and native Las Vegan, Roy Nelson, heads to the Voodoo Zipline high atop The Rio hotel to see the city from a whole different perspective.

Sep 18, 2014 12:16 pm

UFC Fighter Rin Nakai Explains Her Unusual Persona

UFC newcomer Rin Nakai is set to face Miesha Tate this weekend in Japan, and during this week’s media duties she explained her odd video’s and out-of-cage persona. Check it: “To wear something unique or different than other fighters, people pay more attention to the promotion. I think this is part of my honor to...

Sep 18, 2014 9:38 am

Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve set for UFC on FOX 13

A heavyweight slugfest has been added to December’s ‘UFC on FOX 13’ event, as UFC officials announced yesterday that former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will square off with Stefan Struve when the octagon returns to Phoenix, Arizona. Alistair Overeem (37-14 MMA, 2-3 UFC) was last seen in action just two weeks ago at “UFC Fight...

Sep 18, 2014 5:09 am

Mitrione Looking For Step Up In Competition, Looking To Fight Arlovski

Matt Mitrione is fresh off his quick first round KO over Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 50 earlier this month, and is looking for a quick turnaround. Mitrione is 8-3 in the UFC, and is looking for a step up in competition after extending his win streak to two. His sights are set on...

Sep 18, 2014 5:07 am

QUICK TWITT: UFC Eyeing Bout Between JDS And Stipe Miocic

The UFC is targeting a heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic for UFC on Fox 13 in December. The fight will mark Dos Santos’ first fight back to the Octagon after being TKO’d by Cain Velasquez back in October of 2013. Prior to that bout, Dos Santos had knocked out Mark Hunt...

Sep 18, 2014 5:06 am

Jacare Picks Winner Of Weidman vs. Belfort

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza will have his eye on December’s UFC 180 card where Vitor Belfort will challenge Chris Weidman for the middleweight title. Jacare is one fight away from a title shot, according to UFC President Dana White. Jacare spoke to Globo about who he thinks would win the bout. “I think that Weidman will...

Sep 18, 2014 5:05 am

Jacare Looking To “Scrunch” Machida To Get Title Shot

Ronaldo Jacare Souza’s name was thrown into the mix for potential opponents to face the winner of the Weidman vs. Belfort bout, however UFC President Dana White said that Jacare was still one fight away from getting a title shot. Former middleweight title challenger Lyoto Machida expressed his desire to fight Jacare recently, but with...

Sep 18, 2014 5:04 am

Nick Diaz Scheduled To Appear In Court On September 25th

Nick Diaz was arrested earlier this month for driving while intoxicated, and then trying to make himself throw up before taking a breathalyzer test. Afterwards, it was revealed that it was Diaz’s second DUI in a year-long span, and then missed multiple court dates. Now it is being reported by MMA Fight Corner that Diaz...

Sep 18, 2014 5:03 am

Melvin Manhoef Explains How He Was Tricked Into Fighting Mark Hunt

Melvin Manhoef is arguably one of the hardest hitting fighters on the planet. One of his most spectacular highlight reel knockouts came during his time in Pride FC, where he knocked Mark Hunt out cold with a left hand. Prior to being knocked out by Junior Dos Santos in May of 2013, Hunt hadn’t been...

Sep 18, 2014 5:02 am

UFC 178 Headliners Demetrious Johnson And Chris Cariaso Randomly Drug Tested

In an effort to clean up the sport, the UFC has been increasing the volume of random out of competition drug tests. The latest fighters to get tested were none other than UFC 178 headliners Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso. Cariaso recalls the situation to MMAjunkie: “They showed up at my door and said, ‘Alright,...

Sep 18, 2014 5:01 am

NAC Looking To Fine Jones And Cormier Entire Purse

Yesterday we reported that the NAC would be addressing the brawl at the UFC 178 promotional event between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier next Tuesday at a hearing. More details on the hearing and the NAC’s intent have been revealed. MMAJunkie obtained a copy of the complaint against Jones and Cormier, which stated they were...

Sep 17, 2014 8:07 pm

TUF 20 Results: Joanne Calderwood Defeats Emily Kagan

In the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter 20, #2 ranked Joanne Calderwood took on #15 ranked Emily Kagan. In the first round both fighters looked hesitant to exchange, with Calderwood landing a high volume of leg kicks throughout the first minute of the round. As the round went on there were brief exchanges that...

Sep 17, 2014 5:12 pm

Chris Weidman Working On Footwork

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is gearing up for his UFC 180 fight against Vitor Belfort in December. To get ready for the fight, Weidman can be seen in this video working on his footwork. By Evan Stoumbelis

Sep 17, 2014 5:02 pm

PHOTO | Duane Ludwig Gets Sandwich Named For Him

Former head coach of Team Alpha Male, and the mastermind behind TJ Dillashaw’s dominant upset over Renan Barao, was honored with his own sandwich at Brother’s BBQ in Colorado. Check it out: By Evan Stoumbelis

Sep 17, 2014 4:49 pm

Tecia Torres Fought Randa Markos Injured

Last season was the premier of TUF 20, a groundbreaking season that would crown the UFC’s inaugural women’s strawweight champion. The first fight of the show was between #3 ranked Tecia Torres of Team Melendez, and #14 ranked Randa Markos of Team Pettis. The injury didn’t occur during training however, it happened while the coaches...

Sep 17, 2014 4:41 pm

NAC To Address Jones-Cormier Brawl At Hearing Next Tuesday

Last month when Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier took the stage to have a staredown for the first time, a fight ensued. The brawl saw Jones throw UFC exec Dave Sholler aside before engaging Cormier in a brawl that ended with Jones on top, throwing punches at Cormier. Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight, that...

Sep 17, 2014 4:33 pm

Jim Ross Prepares For MMA Broadcasting Debut

Longtime WWE commentator Jim Ross, known as J.R. for short, is gearing up for his debut into the world of Mixed Martial Arts commentating. JR was released from his contract by the WWE over a year ago, and has made public his desire to call MMA fights. BattleGrounds MMA gave Ross the opportunity, and invited...

Sep 17, 2014 4:24 pm

Dhiego Lima Returns To The Octagon At UFC Fight Night 56

After a brutal first round KO loss to Eddie Gordon at the TUF 19 finale, Dhiego Lima will return to the Octagon on November 8th in Brazil against Pawel Pawlak Lima is 9-3 in his professional MMA career. As one of the most promising prospects on TUF 19, Lima fought his way to the finale...

Sep 17, 2014 4:01 pm

TUF 20 Premier Draws Nearly 3 Million Viewers

FoxSports has sent out a press release regarding the TUF 20 premier ratings from last week, and the numbers are overwhelming. The historic season premiere of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: A CHAMPION WILL BE CROWNED delivered a viewership knockout for FOX Sports. The new season of Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) storied reality series delivered FOX Sports...

Sep 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Ronda Rousey Talks Cyborg Matchup

In the above interview, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke about the pain of losing, and about why she would beat Cris Cyborg if the two ever fought. Shoutout to Erik Engelhart for sending us this video. By Evan Stoumbelis

Sep 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Melendez Responds To Alvarez’ Trash Talking

Gilbert Melendez fired back at Eddie Alvarez today after Alvarez had quite a strong reaction to Melendez comments that Alvarez had lost the spring in his step. Melendez fired back at Alvarez via MMAJunkie Radio today saying: “Lately, I’ve seen him fight, and again, I think he lost his (step), and he’s been off my...

Sep 17, 2014 3:30 pm

Fedor Shuts Down Comeback Talk: “I’m Done Fighting”

Fedor Emelianenko is widely considered to be one of, if not the greatest MMA fighter of all time. Over the course of his 12 year Mixed Martial Arts career, Fedor fought many of the world’s top fighters while under the Pride banner. Recently Bellator MMA President Scott Coker spoke about the possibility of a superfight...

Sep 17, 2014 2:59 pm

QUICK TWITT: Machida vs. Dollaway Set For UFC FN 58

Fresh off a 5-round war against Chris Weidman at UFC 175, Lyoto Machida will be stepping into the Octagon against C.B. Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil. The UFC announced this bout on Twitter, using UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to break the news. .@RondaRousey confirma: @lyotomachidafw encara @cbdollaway no #UFCBarueri (20/12)....