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Sep 23, 2016 1:00 pm

Miesha Tate returns to the Octagon at UFC 205

With under two months until UFC 205, the UFC’s historic inaugural event in the Madison Square Garden, the card is beginning to take shape! Friday afternoon, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke news that Miesha Tate would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 205 to fight Raquel Pennington in a pivotal women’s bantamweight showdown. For Tate,...

Sep 23, 2016 12:33 pm

Michael Bisping rips Dan Henderson, open to UFC 206 fight with Georges St-Pierre

In just under a month, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will make his highly anticipated first title defense when he steps into the Octagon to fight Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 204 in Manchester, England. Ahead of the fight, Bisping has been extremely vocal about the fact that he believes he will...


Sep 23, 2016 12:12 pm

UFC 205 Fight Card and Rumors

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City, is drawing closer by the day. As it does, its lineup continues to grow. At this point, the highlight of the card is a long-discussed welterweight title fight between Champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Woodley won the divisional crown by...

Sep 23, 2016 11:38 am

The Folly of Doubting Eddie Alvarez

UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has been the subject of many headlines over the last few days—and very few of them have painted a positive picture of him. Our news feeds have been flooded with reports that the champ’s hardball negotiation tactics are the reason his long-rumored fight with Irish superstar Conor McGregor fell through....

Sep 23, 2016 11:29 am

VIDEO | UFC fighters sound off on how to beat Cris Cyborg

Think you have the perfect game plan to beat "Cyborg" Justino? You're apparently one of the few. pic.twitter.com/hoFftQ8h5H — MMAjunkie (@MMAjunkie) September 23, 2016 With Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg now officially on weight, and ready to fight Lina Lansberg Saturday night in Brazil, the question is being asked ‘Just how does one beat...

Sep 23, 2016 10:01 am

Tyron Woodley reacts to being underdog in Stephen Thompson fight

In addition to Tyron Woodley going into his UFC 205 title fight with Stephen Thompson, in the UFC’s historic inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden, with the UFC welterweight championship, he’s also going into the fight as an underdog. After the fight was announced earlier this month, current betting odds on Bovada have Woodley...

Sep 23, 2016 9:35 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov leaks pics of signed UFC contracts, waiting on Eddie Alvarez

The confusion regarding who will headline the UFC’s historic New York card, UFC 205, continued today. After it was initially reported that Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez would fight for the lightweight title, UFC President Dana White revealed that the fight the UFC was looking to book was Alvarez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. This week, former...

Sep 23, 2016 9:09 am

Louis Smolka mocks Sergio Pettis, internet responds

This week, unfortunate news surfaced that #15 ranked UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis had been forced to withdraw from his ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ scrap with #9 ranked flyweight Louis Smolka. Pettis’ head coach, Duke Roufus, broke the news via Instagram, revealing that ‘The Phenom’ had suffered a minor injury in training that would prevent him...

Sep 23, 2016 8:13 am

Report: UFC 205 Gets Strawweight Title Fight

UFC 205, which will go down from New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 12, appears to have grown by one massive fight: a strawweight title bout between reigning champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (12-0) and streaking challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-0), both of whom hail from Poland. This news comes from Dizz (@TalkMMA) and James Lynch (@LynchOnSports) on Twitter....

Sep 23, 2016 8:11 am

Ronda Rousey’s coach gives update on Rousey’s return to the Octagon

Lately, talks of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey making her return to the Octagon have begun to pick up more and more steamSe. These reports have gone as far as to reveal that Rousey will be returning to the Octagon before the end of the year. The last report that surfaced revealed that...

Sep 23, 2016 7:32 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Has Lined Up Her Next Fight

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who is quickly emerging as one of the most dominant champions in the UFC, has apparently signed the bout agreement for her next title defense. The undefeated Polish champ took to Twitter to make this announcement early on Friday morning. https://twitter.com/joannamma/status/779309827017375745 In her announcement, Jedrzejczyk doesn’t name the opponent for her next...

Sep 23, 2016 7:01 am

Report: Ronda Rousey Has Been Offered a Title Fight with Amanda Nunes at UFC 207

It has now been almost a year since Ronda Rousey lost the UFC women’s bantamweight title to Holly Holm, and we have not seen her in action since. Given the length of the former champ’s layoff, many members of the MMA community were beginning to speculate that we’d never see her fight again. Yet a Rousey comeback...

Sep 23, 2016 6:13 am

UFC Fight Night 95 Weigh-In Results: Cyborg Makes Weight

Early this morning, reigning Invicta featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino took to the scale to weigh in for her for sophomore UFC effort, a 140-lb. catchweight bout with Swedish striker Lina Lansberg. Despite plenty of doubt to the contrary, the Brazilian made weight, taking full advantage of the bout’s 1-lb. allowance and tipping the scale...

Sep 23, 2016 5:21 am

UFC targeting Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena for UFC 205 in New York

Despite Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen’ Peña’s insistence on Ronda Rousey ‘getting in line’ after a definitive loss, it appears the UFC has different ideas for her , and it’s not a title shot. Fellow woman’s bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko tweeted on Thursday that she had signed a fight agreement with ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’, thus ruling out a potential...

Sep 22, 2016 8:08 pm

VIDEO | Louis Smolka verbally thrashes Sergio Pettis and ‘his hurt vagina’

With just a little over a week out from UFC Fight Night 96, which takes place in Portland Oregon, it was announced that UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis pulled out of his scheduled fight against Louis Smolka. Pettis’ coach, Duke Roufus said in a social media post that Pettis “sustained a minor injury and will not...

Sep 22, 2016 7:19 pm

Cris Cyborg reportedly less than 10 pounds away from making weight

Throughout the course of the week leading up to ‘UFC Fight Night: Brasilia’ there has been much speculation as to whether or not Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg would be able to make her contracted weight of 140 pounds. Cyborg has been very transparent about the fact that she has been struggling to make...

Sep 22, 2016 5:32 pm

Eddie Alvarez refutes Schaub’s claims, says he’s training for UFC 205

On Wednesday, BJPenn.com reported on Brendan Schaub’s version of what he heard happened in regards to the Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor fight negotiations for UFC 205. Schaub said on a recent episode of “The Fighter and the Kid” podcast that he heard that UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was demanding too much in the...

Sep 22, 2016 4:49 pm

Report: Eddie Alvarez misses out on ‘red panty night’ after demanding too much

UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has missed out on a ‘red panty night’ after asking for more money to fight Conor McGregor. Brendan Schaub revealed on the Fighter and the Kid podcast that Alvarez apparently complained to the executives at the UFC and was met with an indignant Joe Silva before the match-maker parted ways...

Sep 22, 2016 2:13 pm

Jon Jones, Nate Diaz, and Conor McGregor get dates for NSAC hearing

Thursday afternoon, news broke that the NSAC had scheduled disciplinary hearings for Jon Jones, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke the news, which revealed that the trio would be having a hearing on October 10th. Per Bob Bennett of NSAC, McGregor/Diaz (water bottles) and Jones (failed test) hearings are all scheduled for...

Sep 22, 2016 12:54 pm

‘Cyborg’ making Dominick Cruz look small in recent side-by-side photo

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino has arrived in Brazil for Saturday night’s main event fight with Lina Lansberg. Just a day before weigh-ins, ‘Cyborg’ had a photo taken of her with bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, who was in town to serve as color commentator for UFC Fight Night 95. Take a look at the picture for yourself...

Sep 22, 2016 12:52 pm

Sergio Pettis off next weekend’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ fight card

With just over a week to go until the UFC hits Portland, Oregon, top ranked UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis has been forced to withdraw from the card. Pettis, who currently sits at #15 on the UFC’s official flyweight rankings, was slated to face #9 ranked flyweight Louis Smolka on the main card of the event....

Sep 22, 2016 12:03 pm

VIDEO | Cris Cyborg’s weight-cut struggle continues in latest vlog

With just over 24 hours to go until Cris Cyborg has to hit the scales for her UFC Brazil main event scrap with Lisa Lansberg on Saturday, things aren’t going too well for the Invicta FC champ. Throughout the week, updates have continued to surface on Cyborg’s weight-cut, however none of them have been good....

Sep 22, 2016 11:36 am

‘Bigfoot’ Silva is the 2nd most knocked down fighter in Zuffa history

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva has earned the unwanted distinction of being the second most knocked down fighter in history, according to Fightnomics. The Brazilian heavyweight has been on a downward slide ever since his knockout wins over Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem almost four years ago. ‘Bigfoot’ (19-9) has been knocked out five times since 2013, with...

Sep 22, 2016 10:31 am

Derek Brunson vs. Robert Whittaker targeted for UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia

Coming off of his fourth first-round knockout last weekend and fifth win in a row, UFC middleweight contender Derek Brunson is already being scheduled for his next fight. Following his TKO over Uriah Hall last Saturday, Brunson (16-3) is in talks for a fight down under with Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101 in...