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Apr 18, 2016 1:52 pm

Eddie Alvarez on UFC title shot: “This one will get me emotional”

Last week, UFC officials announced that former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez (27-4 MMA) would be the next man to challenge current UFC lightweight title holder Rafael dos Anjos. Alvarez joined Ariel Helwani on today’s edition of The MMA Hour where he discussed a number of topics, including how getting the call to fight for a...

Apr 18, 2016 1:20 pm

Photo | Derrick Lewis brings “Red Panty Night” to the MMA Hour

UFC heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis (15-4-1 MMA) was a guest on today’s edition of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. “The Black Beast” decided to get dressed up for the occasion as you can see in the photo below: Lewis is coming off a knockout victory over Gabriel Gonzaga which occurred earlier this month in...

Apr 18, 2016 1:18 pm

Georges St-Pierre: ‘I’m in the best shape of my life’

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has not made any official announcement regarding a return to fighting in the Octagon but has revealed that he is in negotiations with the UFC on fighting once again. “I don’t know 100 percent,” St-Pierre said to Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episode of the MMA Hour. “We are training...

Apr 17, 2016 7:50 pm

Photo | Khabib taunts fellow top lightweights

Khabib Nurmagomedov improved his mixed martial arts record to a perfect 23-0 this past Saturday in Tampa, when he scored a TKO victory over Darrell Horcher on the UFC on FOX 19 main card. Following his impressive victory, “The Eagle” stated his case for a UFC title shot against the winner of July’s Rafael dos...

Apr 17, 2016 6:36 pm

Kimbo Slice has booked his next opponent

Bellator president Scott Coker joined Sports Center tonight to announce that Kimbo Slice would be fighting James Thompson in his next bout which will headline “Bellator London”, an event slated to take place July 16. Kimbo and Thompson infamously met under the EliteXC banner, in a fight that Slice won via TKO after he caused...

Apr 17, 2016 4:53 pm

“Rumble” responds to Teixeira

Following his first-round knockout victory over Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC on FOX 19, Glover Teixeira decided to call out top contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson for his next fight. Glover asked Johnson “to dance” in his post-fight speech with Joe Rogan. Johnson was in attendance last night in Tampa and responded to...

Apr 17, 2016 2:02 pm

Video | Dana White says Ronda Rousey will fight for the title in November

http://youtu.be/B-Dbpsp0d8Y UFC president Dana White spoke to ESPN after last night’s UFC on FOX 19 event and was asked to give an update on Ronda Rousey’s fighting future. White told the reporter that Rousey will not be returning until November this year and that when Ronda returns she will fight whoever is champion of the...

Apr 17, 2016 12:05 pm

Video | Dana White likes the idea of Rumble vs. Glover

https://youtu.be/0blbC_o5l2k Following his first-round knockout victory over former champ Rashad Evans, Glover Teixeira called out top contender Anthony Johnson for a fight. UFC president Dana White spoke to FOX Sports where he stated that he likes the idea of the two former title challengers (Johnson and Teixeira) squaring off. Would you like to see this...

Apr 17, 2016 11:56 am

Report: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabio Maldonado set for June 17 in Russia

According to a report from Combate, former PRIDE champion Fedor Emelianenko will return to the cage this summer to battle former UFC veteran Fabio Maldonado at a “Fight Nights” event in Russia on June 17. “Fight Nights” promoter Kamil Gadzhiev revealed that Maldonado is one of three possible opponents for Fedor’s return to Russia on June...

Apr 17, 2016 11:44 am

UFC issues statement on Diego Brandao’s strip club assault charges

News surfaced late Saturday evening that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao had been arrested and charged with aggravated battery and 3 counts of aggravated assault according to ABQJournal. Brandao was involved in a verbal dispute with a DJ at a strip club called ‘Knockouts’. Brandao left the club, and was later denied re-entry due to the...

Apr 17, 2016 11:38 am

Photo | Diego Brandao mug shot

News surfaced late Saturday evening that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao had been arrested and charged with aggravated battery and 3 counts of aggravated assault according to ABQJournal. Brandao was involved in a verbal dispute with a DJ at a strip club called ‘Knockouts’. Brandao left the club, and was later denied re-entry due to the...

Apr 17, 2016 11:30 am

Jon Jones sends message to Rashad Evans following KO loss to Teixeira

Stan’s absolutely right, keep your head up Evans. In my eyes you’ll always be a legend of the sport, you’re a great champion and always will be. Our fight records aren’t what defines us, it’s about the journey we are courageous enough to be on. Stay in the race my brother. 👊🏾 A video posted...

Apr 17, 2016 11:19 am

Video | Khabib wants title shot next, not Tony Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov improved his undefeated record to 23-0 last night in Tampa, this by defeating Darrell Horcher via TKO on the evenings main card. “The Eagle” spoke with MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani after the fight where he stated that he wants a title shot next against “RDA” next, not Tony Ferguson. Do you think Khabib deserves...

Apr 17, 2016 11:07 am

UFC on FOX 19 Bonus Report

‘UFC on FOX 19’ in Tampa delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, UFC President Dana White handed out three “Performance of the night” awards at tonight’s post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC on FOX 19’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Glover Teixeira earned...

Apr 16, 2016 9:29 pm

Diego Brandao arrested after hitting strip club employee with gun

News surfaced late Saturday evening that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao had been arrested and charged with aggravated battery and 3 counts of aggravated assault according to ABQJournal. Brandao was involved in a verbal dispute with a DJ at a strip club called ‘Knockouts’. Brandao left the club, and was later denied re-entry due to the...

Apr 16, 2016 7:49 pm

Twitter reacts to Glover Teixeira’s KO win over Rashad Evans

In the main event of UFC on FOX 19, Glover Teixeira showed his superhuman knockout power as he knocked Rashad Evans out cold in the 1st round of their headlining bout. Teixeira then proceeded to call out Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson for a #1 contender scrap. Immediately following the KO, fighters took to Twitter to react...

Apr 16, 2016 7:32 pm

Tony Ferguson unimpressed by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win

On the main card of UFC on FOX 19, Khabib Nurmagomedov made his impressive return to the Octagon after two years away from the sport. ‘The Eagle’ faced UFC newcomer Darrell Horcher after Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson was forced out of the fight nearly a week before fight night. After Nurmagomedov’s win over Horcher, Ferguson...

Apr 16, 2016 7:27 pm

VIDEO | John Dodson blitzes Manny Gamburyan, wins via TKO

UFC Tampa Results:John Dodson def. Manny Gamburyan via TKO, at 0:47 of round 1 pic.twitter.com/sNyKOWrhrB — Combat Nation (@combatnationmma) April 16, 2016 On the UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card of UFC on FOX 19, John Dodson made his emphatic return to the UFC’s bantamweight division as he stopped Manny Gamburyan with strikes in under a...

Apr 16, 2016 7:19 pm

Glover Teixeira calls out Anthony Johnson after 1st round KO win

In the main event of UFC on FOX 19, Glover Teixeira cemented his place in the top of the UFC’s light heavyweight division as he knocked out former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans in the 1st round of their main event scrap. Following the bout, Teixeira politely called out top ranked UFC light heavyweight...

Apr 16, 2016 7:08 pm

VIDEO | Glover Teixeira knocks Rashad Evans out cold

UNBELIEVABLE.@GloverTeixeira KO's Rashad Evans and becomes just the 2nd man to EVER finish him. #UFCTampa https://t.co/uD2eltAuRt — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) April 17, 2016 In the main event of UFC on FOX 19, Glover Teixeira showed his superhuman knockout power as he dropped former UFC champion Rashad Evans in the 1st round, knocking the former...