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Dec 19, 2013 12:08 pm

UFC 169 Could Air on the Same Date As the Super Bowl

There could be another head-to-head standoff coming on February 1st besides that between Bantamweight Champion Dominic Cruz and Interim Champion Renan Barao. Though this is certainly not set in stone, it is possible that the NFL may reschedule its Super Bowl date for February 1st, 2014. The Super Bowl is one of America’s biggest nights...

Dec 19, 2013 12:04 pm

Tarec Saffiedine Thinks the 170 Division Will Now Have More Excitement

“He has nothing else to prove. He’s the champion for so long, he’s at the top. I understand that he needs to some time off, I guess, for whatever reason he claims. He was a great champion and now it’s going to be even more exciting for the welterweight division, for all the guys that...

Dec 19, 2013 12:02 pm

Chael Sonnen Is “Furious” About Colon Surgery Report

Earlier this week, reports came out that Chael Sonnen had emergency colon surgery before his fight against Rashad Evans. Following that report, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer reported that Sonnen did not have surgery. Now, another wrinkle has been added to the story. Michael Landsberg, who initially reported the information, is still...

Dec 19, 2013 11:52 am

Man vs. Woman Fight Sanctioned: No Elbows/Knees Allowed

The fight that made headlines earlier this week, and drew ire from many in the MMA community has been sanctioned, with a couple stipulations. The match will be between Emerson Falcao, who is a male, and Juliana Velasquez, who is a female. The Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts Confederation (BMMAC) has apparently sanctioned the fight, but...

Dec 19, 2013 11:28 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Travis Browne K.O.’s Overeem

Earlier this year at Fight Night 26, Travis Browne shocked the world in his come-from-behind victory over Alistair Overeem. Browne fights Josh Barnett next week at UFC 168 and if victorious he may likely contend for a UFC belt. Enjoy the fight!

Dec 19, 2013 11:22 am

Three Fighters removed from the UFC Roster

With new names always entering onto the UFC roster it is expected that others are bound to be dropped off. Here are the most recent fighters released from the Zuffa organization. Most recently Rosi Sexton has been released from her UFC contract. Its reported that she is suffering from a severe neck injury and is...

Dec 19, 2013 11:20 am

Ali Bagautinov set to face John Lineker at UFC 169 | UFC News

With Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson able to defend his belt yet again, the UFC’s flyweight division is in search for another contender to go after the title. Next in line seems to be the victor of the upcoming flyweight bout at February’s UFC 169 between Ali Bagautinov (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and John Lineker (23-6...

Dec 19, 2013 11:05 am

Pettis vs. Caceres booked for UFC on FOX 10

Sergio Pettis (10-0) and Alex Caceres (9-5,1 NC) have verbally agreed to a bout at bantamweight for the UFC on FOX 10 card, on Jan. 25 in Chicago. Pettis, along with being UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis’ younger brother, is coming into this fight undefeated, with a 10 fight win streak. Caceres or “Bruce Leeroy”,...

Dec 19, 2013 10:57 am

Anderson Silva: ‘Weidman Rematch For My Legacy’

“Sometimes you have good days for working, sometimes you have bad days for working,” said Silva. “My last fight was a bad day.” “I watch the last fight. And I see my technique and I talk to my friends and my coach and I don’t change too much. I train hard my mental because my...

Dec 19, 2013 10:30 am

Fight Night 35 loses Amagov vs High, UFC seeks replacement

Fans of Adlan Amagov (pictured) will have to wait a little longer to see him return to action, and the UFC is seeking a replacement opponent for Jason High. While not yet confirmed by UFC officials, the Russian import has reportedly withdrawn from the bout with an undisclosed injury. Rumors of a new-found religion are circulating...

Dec 19, 2013 10:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Shayna Baszler Compares TUF Winner’s Looks To A Man And Fraggle

MMA bantamweight veteran, Shayna Baszler, recently took to twitter to dis, Juliana Pena, the woman who knocked her out of the TUF 18 tournament in the first elimination bout of the season. Poor sport anyone? Check it: Who is who? pic.twitter.com/9BwaaFNoir — Shayna Baszler (@QoSBaszler) December 19, 2013

Dec 19, 2013 10:03 am

Rousey Would Love To Fight Boxing Import Holly Holm

“I’d love to fight Holly Holm. I would absolutely love to fight Holly Holm. I really hope the UFC picks her up and I get to fight her before I retire.” “To retire undefeated is what it is. That is what I am going to do. And my mind is resolved to that. None of...

Dec 19, 2013 9:54 am

Joe Lauzon Averages $12-$25k In Sponsorship Money Per Fight

  Top UFC lightweight, Joe Lauzon has made a name for himself for having exciting, ‘Fight of the Night’ worthy, performances inside the Octagon. The top bonus winner has shared many main card slots with the sport’s top stars and champions. When it comes to gauging the success of a UFC fighter, one could only...

Dec 19, 2013 9:37 am

Report: UFC 167 Brings In Solid 600-650k PPV Buys

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Dec 19, 2013 8:52 am

Bigfoot Silva Plans To Sue Doctor After Failed Drug Test

After his five round war with Mark Hunt, news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva had elevated levels of testosterone in his system. Silva believes that it was the fault of his doctor, not of his own negligence, that caused him to fail his test. Silva received a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy for...

Dec 19, 2013 8:52 am

Chael Sonnen: Chris Weidman’s Key To Victory Is The Takedown

Although Chris Weidman stunned the world in his first fight with Anderson Silva by knocking the now former champion out with a left hook, many believe the rematch at UFC 168 will be much different. On Fox Sports 1’s most recent episode of UFC Tonight, hosts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen shared their keys to...

Dec 19, 2013 8:51 am

Anderson Silva Open To Coaching With Chael Sonnen On TUF: Brazil

Although it was reported that Anderson Silva had declined Chael Sonnen’s offer to coach alongside him in the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, it seems that is not the end of the story. As reported on UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1 by Ariel Helwani, Silva’s manager Jorge Guimaraes said the former champion...

Dec 19, 2013 8:50 am

Ronda Rousey: I Don’t Want To Leave A Gina Carano Void

Without Ronda Rousey, it is likely we wouldn’t be seeing the exciting and skillful women’s mixed martial arts matches we see today in the UFC. Dana White has made it clear that without the beautiful, charismatic and technical Rousey, there would still not be female fights inside the octagon. The question though, is can WMMA...

Dec 19, 2013 8:49 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FOX 9 Draws 2.8 Million

The numbers are in for the UFC on FOX 9 ratings. the card, headlined by a match between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and number one contender Joseph Benevidez scored a 1.8 rating for the night, and had an overall viewership number of 2.8 million total viewers. The strongest markets for the show was in...

Dec 19, 2013 8:48 am

REPORT: Chael Sonnen Did Not Have Emergency Colon Surgery Before UFC 167

Contrary to what was reported earlier by TSN.CA, Chael Sonnen Did not have emergency colon surgery before his fight against Rashad Evans at UFC 167. The Executive Director of The Nevada State Athletic Commission, Keith Kizer, has the scoop. “I checked with the UFC. They verified with Chael and his team that he did not...

Dec 19, 2013 8:45 am

Chris Weidman Wants To Finish Anderson Silva Again

Back in July, Chris Weidman did what many thought was impossible. Not only did he defeat the widely agreed upon pound-for-pound best fighter and UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, he did it in a spectacular fashion, via TKO. Weidman beat the king and won the middleweight belt. Now, in less then two weeks at UFC...

Dec 19, 2013 8:43 am

A Confused Rafael Dos Anjos Accepted Fight With Wrong Russian

Lightweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos knew he was fighting a Russian at UFC 170, but he may have gotten them mixed up. In a recent interview with Globo, Dos Anjos thought he was set to fight rising Russian contender Khabib Nurmagomedov in February. Instead, he’s actually fighting prospect Rustam Khabilov, much to his chagrin. The confusion,...

Dec 18, 2013 2:46 pm

Reports Say Sonnen Had Emergency Colon Surgery One Day Before Rashad Evans Fight

By Evan Stoumbelis Chael Sonnen has always stuck to his anyone, anytime, anywhere attitude. Now TSN.ca is reporting through an interview with Sonnen set to air tonight on TSN’s “Off the record” that Sonnen underwent colon surgery the day before his fight with Rashad Evans at UFC 167 in November. Off the record host Michael...

Dec 18, 2013 2:43 pm

Montague vs. Campuzano added to UFC 171 card

Continuing with the popularity of promoting bouts in the lower weight classes continues as Darrel Montague (13-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) faces off in a flyweight battle with Will Campuzano (13-5 MMA, 0-3 UFC) at UFC 171 in March, UFC officials announced today. UFC 171 is set to air on pay-per-view in March following the preliminary...

Dec 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Two New Fights Added To UFC 170 Card

UFC 170 is getting two more fights added to its lineup. UFC officials announced today that welterweights Stephen Thompson and TUF winner Robery Whittaker will square off for our viewing pleasure, as well as surging bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Francisco Rivera. UFC 170 will emanate out of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card will...