Categories for MMA News

Oct 6, 2013 5:18 pm

Josh Barnett aims to ‘carve another headstone’ vs. Travis Browne

Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) returned to the UFC in emphatic fashion at August’s UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, scoring a first-round knockout of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Since the win, Barnett has made his intentions clear, he wants to once again hold the UFC heavyweight championship. Standing in “The Warmaster’s” path to the title is Hawaiian...

Oct 5, 2013 12:39 pm

Jon Jones The GOAT at Light Heavyweight? Dana White Says ‘YES’

For over a decade the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light-heavyweight division has been the promotions marquee weight class. Having cultivated stars the likes of Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture, Rampage Jackson and Chuck Liddell, the 205 pound king is often considered the sports biggest star. The man who currently wears the crown is a young phenom who,...

Oct 5, 2013 12:18 pm

Free Fight Video: Jake Shields vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Top Japanese fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama levels the playing field by dropping to welterweight to take on Jake Shields, one of the sport’s best ground fighters and a top contender in the division.

Oct 5, 2013 11:53 am

Bellator Results & Video Highlights: Kongo Gets Second Round TKO, Lavar Johnson Loses

The final results are in for Bellator MMA’s event live from California’s Visalia Convention Center. The event was headlined by the Bellator Heavyweight Semifinals with Cheick Kong defeating Mark Godbeer and Vinicius Spartan finishing Lavar Johnson to advance to the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final. The Bellator Middleweight Tournament continued with Brennan Ward defeating Joe Pacheco...

Oct 5, 2013 11:23 am

VIDEO: King Mo calls Newton’s spinning backfist ‘feminine’

In anticipation of their first ever pay-per-view event, the Bellator Fighting Championship has had their biggest star, Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal, recount his devastating knockout loss at the hands of his upcoming opponent, Emanuel Newton. The two light-heavyweight fighters are set on a collision course for Bellator 106 on November 2.

Oct 5, 2013 11:13 am

Team Gustafsson Deny Change of Camp Rumors

Earlier in the week Swedish MMA fighter and former UFC light-heavyweight title challenger, Alexander Gustafsson, proclaimed his independence from his American MMA family at Alliance MMA in San Diego, California. The man many people think bested Jon Jones in his latest outing stated in an interview that he was “coming home” and will no longer...

Oct 4, 2013 5:38 pm

Heads Up Vegas, Official BJ Penn Booth Featured At Pure Aloha Festival Oct. 4-6

The BJ Penn Team and family are hitting Vegas this weekend at the Pure Aloha Festival at the Rio Hotel and Casino. Locate this year’s booth at the festival and mention you heard about it through BJPENN.COM to get 10% off all your official Team Penn and BJ Penn gear and apparel. The festivities kick...

Oct 4, 2013 1:58 pm

Shane del Rosario vs. Guto Inocente set for UFC 168 in Las Vegas

This afternoon, UFC officials announced that a heavyweight bout between Shane Del Rosario (11-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and promotional newcomer Guto Inocente (6-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s stacked UFC 168 card. Shane del Rosario was last seen in action 10 months ago at the “TUF 16 Finale,” where he took...

Oct 4, 2013 11:23 am

Sergio Pettis and Coach Comment on Newly Signed UFC Contract and First Opponent

It was announced earlier this week that undefeated Roufusport rising star Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis (9-0) has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This past weekend, “The Phenom” captured his ninth straight professional victory, propelling the 20-year old into the UFC on a wave of momentum that has fight fans excited at a level few...

Oct 4, 2013 11:14 am

VIDEO | The intensity of Ronda’s mom

Coach Rousey has a special guest visit and evaluate the team, Ronda’s mom. A judo champion she has some simple yet important advice for the team.

Oct 4, 2013 11:06 am

Michael Bisping Rushed To Hospital Yesterday, No Surgery Needed

UFC middleweight fighter Michael Bisping was rushed to the hospital yesterday after experiencing pain in his eye.  Despite earlier reports, Bisping did not undergo an emergency surgery yesterday.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA 2013 has been a difficult year for Michael Bisping.  Just when he seemed positioned for his first shot at the middleweight belt,...

Oct 4, 2013 11:05 am

UFC on FOX 9’s Matt Brown Will Fight Both GSP and Hendricks ‘At Once’

At the UFC on FOX 9 press conference Thursday, top-ten welterweight fighter Matt Brown (right) talked confidently about where he sits in the 170-lbs. divison.  In his eyes, he can fight both top guys in the division, champion Georges St-Pierre and top-contender Johny Hendricks, and he’s willing to fight them at the same time.  ...

Oct 4, 2013 10:47 am

Askren Not Retiring Until He Fights GSP

  Yesterday during the UFC on FOX 9 pre-fight press conference, UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis said he thought his teammate and wrestling coach, Ben Askren, was on the verge of retirement. “One guy who is on the main stage, ready, is Ben Askren. He’s stuck between Bellator and the UFC, thinking about retiring,” said...

Oct 4, 2013 10:30 am

Rousey’s Armbar ‘Absolutely’ No threat To Cat Zingano

Female powerhouse, Cat Zingano, earned the right to fight for the UFC title when she took out Miesha Tate this past April at the TUF 17 finale event. A knee injury forced the rightful number-one-contender out of action and she’s been rehabing ever since. Cat was recently on UFC Tonight to discuss a potential matchup...

Oct 4, 2013 10:14 am

Matthew Riddle Returns From 3 Week Retirement

Former UFC welterweight fighter, Matthew Riddle, will be returning to action after a very brief retirement that began early in September.  He will look to make his debut for Bellator FC on November 22.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Retirements in combat sports rarely last long.  Tito Ortiz lasted around a year, Randy Couture...

Oct 4, 2013 10:07 am

QUICK TWITT | Cain Velasquez Receives His Blackbelt

Yesterday was belt promotion day over at the world-famous American Kickboxing Academy. UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold received his blackbelt alongside UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and UFC heavyweight contender, Daniel Cormier, was promoted from white to brown. Here’s some footage from their promotions via twitter: Brown Pride, black belt – congrats to champ @CainMMA...

Oct 4, 2013 10:02 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop

UFC 70 took place more than six-years ago in early 2007. At the time Randy Couture was the UFC heavyweight champion and Mirko Cro Cop was on a three-fight win streak. Featured on the evenings main card was this title eliminator and after a very short bout, Gonzaga went on to face Couture for the...

Oct 4, 2013 9:21 am

Alexander Gustafsson leaves Alliance: I’m coming home

UFC light heavyweight contender, Alexander Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), has shown tremendous improvement ever since he started training at Eric Del Fierro’s Alliance MMA. In 2010, Gustafsson suffered the first loss of his MMA career, after being out-wrestled at UFC 112 by Phil Davis. Determined to improve his wrestling, “The Mauler” headed West, all...

Oct 4, 2013 8:47 am

Robert Drysdale vs. Cody Donovan official for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Late Thursday evening, UFC officials announced that recently signed light heavyweight grappler Robert Drysdale (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his octagon debut at UFC 167 in Las Vegas when he takes on Cody Donovan (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Drysdale was expected to make his octagon debut at August’s UFC 163 event in Brazil agaisnt Ednaldo Oliveira,...

Oct 4, 2013 8:03 am

Cody McKenzie returns to lightweight, faces Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout featuring Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (19-9-1 MA, 8-8 UFC) and Cody McKenzie (14-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to the “UFC on FOX 9” card, set for December 14 in Sacramento. The “TUF 12” veteran, Cody McKenzie, got back in the win column in April...

Oct 3, 2013 1:17 pm

Ben Rothwell suspended 9 months for elevated testosterone

Earlier today, UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell (33-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) announced that he had been suspended for 9 months, for elevated levels of testosterone. The suspension itself, was not handed out by the athletic commission that oversaw his most recent fight, but instead by his promoter, the UFC. In a statement released to, “Big...

Oct 3, 2013 12:43 pm

Penn In Talks With Mike Dolce To Help Make 145 Pound Division

“I’m bringing in one of my old coaches, Nova Uniao founder Andre Pederneiras, who gave me my black belt, to train me again. I’m also talking to Mike Dolce to help me make weight. I’m making changes to my camp, but keeping the core for values. I’m going to train with Jose Aldo. I’m hooking...

Oct 3, 2013 12:42 pm

Alliance Coach Calling for Gustafsson To Face Lil Nog and Davis vs. Mousasi

While ideally, UFC light heavyweight fighter Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) would like an immediate rematch against division champion, Jon Jones, it seems he will have to defeat one more opponent before that happens.  And while the UFC is trying to figure out what to do next, Eric Del Fierro, coach at Alliance Training Center and former...