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Nov 10, 2011 12:34 am

Alistair Overeem Files Lawsuit Against Golden Glory

Newly signed UFC heavyweight fighter, Alistair Overeem wants out of his management contract with Golden Glory and he is taking his request to court. The longtime Golden Glory fighter has made a mark in sports combat history. He holds the Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 Grand Prix heavyweight titles and is set to take on Brock...

Nov 10, 2011 12:18 am

Dana White Talks About Old Partner Spike TV And The “Battle” Ahead Between The Two

“You’ll never hear me say anything bad about Spike or about the guys over there. They’re getting into this business, and they’re going to be competitors and everything else. But without Spike, I wouldn’t be sitting on this stage right now and having this conversation. We’re going to battle now, I guess, and I look...

Nov 9, 2011 4:04 pm

UFC On Fox Media Call Notes

The UFC continued its rounds today with another media flurry to promote this weekends historical network television debut, as they held a media conference call earlier with UFC Chairman/CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC President Dana White, along with Fox Sports Media Group Chairman, David Hill, Fox Sports Co-President Eric Shanks, and FUEL TV General Manager, George...

Nov 9, 2011 3:37 pm

Soto replaces Eduardo at UFC 139

We received word today that Johnny Eduardo (25-9 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will have to withdraw from his UFC 139 fight due to a shoulder injury. Replacing him will be the undefeated Alex Soto (6-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who will be making his first UFC appearance as he steps in to take on fellow bantamweight Michael...


Nov 9, 2011 1:29 pm

All Preliminary Fights To Air On Fox Networks Starting In 2012

“Starting next year – every prelim fight will air on a FOX network” During the UFC on Fox press conference call, it was announced that starting in 2012, all preliminary fights will air on a Fox Network. FX will now broadcast the fights that were handled by Spike TV, while FUEL TV will air the...

Nov 9, 2011 1:00 pm

Official Bout Order Released For UFC on Fox 1

And in the televised action the live fight card starts with a heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior Dos Santos. The broadcast also ends with that fight as well. (*smile) In all seriousness, up until late yesterday it was unclear on what the official bout order would be for the 18-man...

Nov 9, 2011 12:00 pm

According to White, UFC loses money with UFC on FOX 1 broadcast

“It’s an investment in the company. In no way, shape or form do we come anywhere close to making our money back. You don’t go on free television and make your money. That’s just not how it works. We’re going to get smashed on this fight, but it’s an investment in the future of the...

Nov 9, 2011 11:00 am

UFC 138 draws 2.1 million viewers on Spike TV

This past weekend’s UFC 138 event was available to approximately 100 million Spike TV subscribers in the US. It drew in a very respectable 1.8 million viewer average with a peak audience of 2.1 million and a 1.2 household rating. Spike TV released the ratings information late yesterday afternoon. “UFC 138: Munoz vs. Leben” went...

Nov 9, 2011 10:00 am

Watch the UFC on FOX Pre Fight Press Conference Today on BJPENN.COM (4 p.m. ET)

The UFC will be holding the UFC on FOX pre fight press conference live today from the Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles, California. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November 12. Headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion, Cain Velasquez and contender, Junior...

Nov 9, 2011 9:15 am

Dana White: Fans can watch history in making this weekend

“One of the great things about being a sports fan is remembering exactly where you where when a moment in history was created. For baseball fans, that day might be Oct. 15, 1988, when an injured Kirk Gibson hit a stunning walk-off homerun off Dennis Eckersley in game one of the World Series. For football...

Nov 9, 2011 9:00 am

Cole Miller Ready To Prove His Worth at 145 Pounds

“I’ve been saying this for a while, but people want to say things all the time and don’t give it a second thought cause things can change and happen, but I’ve been saying for like a year now that I was going to drop to 145. The fight with (Matt) Wiman happened and I had...

Nov 9, 2011 8:10 am

Free Fight Video: Cain Velasquez vs. Minotauro Nogueira

At UFC 110, Cain Velasquez earned his title shot with a dominating win over MMA legend Minotauro Nogueira.. Watch the full fight FOR FREE before Velasquez defends his UFC Heavyweight Championship against Junior Dos Santos by clicking the play button on the image above.

Nov 9, 2011 8:00 am

Thiago Alves: “I will be a world champion”

“I’m definitely a new person with a new mentality. I learn a lot throughout this camp for this fight and I’ve got the right people with me. I’ve got Mike Dolce doing my strength and conditioning as well as my nutrition and I’ve got the best coaches in the business over at American Top Team...

Nov 9, 2011 7:30 am

Overeem vs. Lesnar For Number One Contender Say The Reem: Ready to kick Brocks A$#

“The winner of the fight between me and Brock [Lesnar] will fight the winner of Cain [Velasquez] and [Junior] dos Santos. You know what? I’m going to be bold. I’m going to kick that guy’s (Lesnar’s) ass.” During the latest edition of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour, Alistair Overeem spoke out about his fight at UFC...

Nov 8, 2011 6:30 pm

Rory MacDonald Injured, Ebersole Now Faces Patrick At UFC 140

Top welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald has been forced out of his UFC 140 meeting with Brian Ebersole due to an undisclosed injury suffered in training. UFC officials broke the news this evening. In his place comes his Tri-Star teammate Claude Patrick who was shifted from his spot on the card against Rich Attonito to fill...

Nov 8, 2011 12:42 pm

Anderson Silva Reacts To Mark Munoz Challenge

“I hadn’t even seen that (Munoz’s challenge). I thought Munoz was a friend, but that’s okay..” Anderson Silva responds to the challenge dished out by Mark Munoz after his UFC 138 victory over Chris Leben this past weekend via Brazilian media outlet SporTV. There is about a 40-mile stretch between the Gym Mark owns and...

Nov 8, 2011 11:57 am

UFC 141 Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Tickets for the UFC’s year-end show go on pre-sale tomorrow. UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The end-of-year pay-per-view event will feature a five-round non-title fight between former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and newly signed heavyweight stand-out Alistair Overeem. Tickets will...

Nov 8, 2011 11:20 am

Boxing World Pays Tribute to Joe Frazier Who Died of Cancer Monday

The world boxing community has paid tribute to legendary boxer Joe Frazier who died Monday after a brief battle with liver cancer. Among those who led in paying tribute to Frazier are former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and promoter Bob Arum. “The world has lost a great...

Nov 8, 2011 9:12 am

UFC 141 Gets Riddle vs. Ramos

A middleweight contest has just been added to the ever growing UFC card set for Dec. 30. Middleweights Matt Riddle and Luis Ramos have agreed to get it on inside the Octagon in front the Las Vegas Crowd this New Years eve. UFC officials confirmed plans for the contest just moments ago. UFC 141 is...

Nov 8, 2011 9:08 am

Terry Etim Meets Edson Barboza At UFC 142

UFC 142 gets the addition of one more intriguing lightweight matchup and it comes in the form of Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza. UFC officials confirmed the news earlier this afternoon. UFC 142 is expected to go down on Jan. 14 from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. However, the event itself has yet to be...

Nov 8, 2011 9:06 am

Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares Set For UFC 142 In Brazil

UFC officials took to twitter this afternoon to announce a lightweight bout between the rising Sam Stout and Thiago Tavares. UFC 142 is expected to go down on Jan. 14 from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. However, the event itself has yet to be officially announced by the UFC. Featherweights Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes...