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Aug 16, 2013 7:12 am

UFC interested in Ben Askren, not pursuing Paul Daley

UFC President Dana White said his promotion may very well be interested in Bellator welterweight champion and current free agent Ben Askren (12-0 MMA, 9-0 BFC): “We’ll talk to Ben,” White said following Thursday’s pre-UFC Fight Night 26 press conference. “Yeah, we’ll talk to him.” The four-time collegiate All-American wrestler, Askren, began his MMA career in 2009,...


Aug 15, 2013 3:46 pm

SERIES: Ask a BJJ Black Belt #2

This week BJPenn.com asks Gracie BJJ black belt Dr. Brian Jones about wrestling and wrestlers in jiu jitsu. Why do you think strong wrestlers neglect jiu jitsu more often than not? In the context of mixed martial arts there are many paths to victory. The fighters that enter MMA from a strong wrestling background have...

Aug 15, 2013 1:55 pm

Dana White: Conor McGregor fight-hype second to only Brock Lesnar

After making a statement in his UFC debut by knocking out Marcus Brimage in just 67-seconds, featherweight Conor McGregor (13-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was asked if he was concerned about being fed to the wolves too early in his career. “I am a wolf!” stated the Dublin native. McGregor arrived in Boston yesterday, ahead of...

Aug 15, 2013 1:29 pm

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao rebooked for UFC Fight Night 29

UFC officials recently announced that top bantamweights T.J. Dillashaw (8-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Raphael Assuncao (20-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will collide at UFC Fight Night 29, October 9 in Brazil. The bout was initially scheduled to take place at UFC Fight Night 28, but Assuncao was sidelined with a hand injury. The “TUF 14”...

Aug 15, 2013 1:08 pm

Joey Beltran vs. Fabio Maldonado set for UFC Fight Night 29

MMAFighting.com has learned with sources close to the UFC that “The Mexicutioner” Joey Beltran (14-8 MMA, 4-5 UFC) is heading to Brazil for a light heavyweight showdown against Sao Paulo native Fabio Maldonado (19-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC). Beltran is coming off a unanimous decision win over Igor Pokrajac at December’s UFC on FX event in...

Aug 15, 2013 12:48 pm

Whether Sonnen Is On TRT Or Not, Shogun Ready To Fight

“I don’t care about that. I want to fight. With TRT or not, I will get there to do my job and will get the win. I’ve worked a lot on my jiu-jitsu with Roberto Gordo, and I’m ready to face him on the ground. But the fight starts standing, and that’s where I like...

Aug 15, 2013 12:15 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Arise FC 1 Highlights

Recently a new fight promotion made its debut in California’s ‘Bay Area’. Headed up by former Strikeforce matchmaker, Rich Chou, Arise FC features MMA and kickboxing matches inside a ring instead of a cage. Enjoy this highlight from their first show.

Aug 15, 2013 11:21 am

Lil Nog Eyeing Shogun Rematch After This Weekends UFC on FS1 Event

“That fight (Sonnen) doesn’t interest me because I want to fight the best, and there are a lot of fighters that are better than him, including Shogun, Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans. Chael talks trash, he’s pure marketing. If we keep talking about him, that’s what he wants. He fought three times for the world...

Aug 15, 2013 10:41 am

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Cast Revealed: Features Many Notable & Familiar Female Athletes

The Ultimate Fighting Championships reality series, The Ultimate Fighter, is set to debut its 18th season on Fox Sports 1 starting on September 4th. For the first time in the shows history the UFC is featuring two female coaches and a mixed gender cast of fighters. UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will coach this...

Aug 14, 2013 12:25 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis’ Extended Preview

It’s a rematch of one of the most exciting title fights in MMA history, and this time, lightweight champion Benson Henderson intends to leave with his belt untouched by Anthony Pettis. Plus, heavyweight Josh Barnett returns to face Frank Mir.

Aug 14, 2013 11:00 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor’s UFC on FS1 Open Workout

UFC featherweight fighter, Conor McGregor, will make his second UFC appearance this weekend in Boston. As part of the pre-fight promotion the UFC put together this open workout video for the Irish born fighter. Enjoy!

Aug 14, 2013 10:50 am

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Slated For Muay Thai Fight At Lion Fight 11

Widely seen as one of the most dangerous women in MMA today, Cristian ‘Cyborg’ Justino recently defeated Marloes Coenen to win Invicta FC’s inaugural featherweight title.  That victory behind her, Cyborg is now looking to put her Muay Thai skills to the test by facing world champion Martina Jindrova at Lion Fight 11, a pure...

Aug 14, 2013 10:49 am

UFC Fight Night 28: Felipe Arantes vs. Kevin Souza Added

The UFC has finalized the fight card for next month’s UFC Fight Night 28 with the addition of a featherweight bout between Felipe Arantes (pictured) and Kevin Souza.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added a featherweight bout between Felipe Arantes and Kevin Souza to the fight card for next month’s UFC Fight...

Aug 14, 2013 10:45 am

Bellator Shuts Down Female Division, Releases All Women From Roster

The Bellator Fighting Championship has seen it’s fair share of changes recently. The latest of which appears to be the dissolution of their female division. We announced yesterday that Felice Herrig, a former Bellator fighter, was signed exclusively to InvictaFC, it’s now clear that her transition was just part of a bigger play made by...

Aug 14, 2013 10:13 am

Overeem Focused On Getting Back On Track, Not Title Shots

Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne are set to duke it out in the co main-event of UFC Fight Night this Saturday in Boston, Massachusetts. As the UFC makes their debut on Fox Sports 1, Overeem is in a position where, with a decisive victory, he can earn another shot at the UFC Heavyweight Championship. The...

Aug 13, 2013 3:31 pm

Details emerge in Mayhem Miller’s arrest

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Former Bully Beatdown host Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller was arrested on Sunday on domestic violence charges. The alleged victim said the former UFC fighter assaulted her after an argument over a text message she found on his phone. All quotes come courtesy of MMAmania.com who spoke with the Support Services Division...

Aug 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Jake Shields vs. Demian Maia Set to Headline UFC Fight Night 29 in Sao Paulo

A welterweight tilt between Jake Shields and Demian Maia is set to headline the UFC Fight Night 29 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 9th. BJPENN.com reported the news back in July as the bout was said to take place later this year by UFC Tonight. The location has now been confirmed by MMAFighting.com. Shields...

Aug 13, 2013 11:24 am

Cub Swanson Not Sold On Conor McGregor Hype

“I like the kid, I really see a future for him in the UFC because he is talented. But he runs his mouth and you’ve got to be careful when you do that.” “For some reason he decided to take a shot at me. I’m a fan of many fighters but as soon as they...

Aug 13, 2013 10:55 am

Phil Davis Has No Interest In Machida Rematch

“I have 12 wins; 11 wins- all those guys want rematches.  [Lyoto Machida is] not the first person who wants a rematch,” Phil Davis, pictured, explained of his recent opponent, Lyoto Machida, to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour Monday.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was the most controversial decision of late, when UFC...

Aug 13, 2013 10:18 am

Sheila Gaff Becomes First Woman Cut By UFC

Germany’s top-ranked female fighter, Sheila Gaff, has become the first woman cut from the UFC’s roster.  The cut came nearly two weeks after her second 1st-round TKO loss inside the Octagon.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC released German fighter, Sheila Gaff, reported a German website, GroundandPound.de. This announcement comes less that two weeks...

Aug 13, 2013 10:13 am

Popular Female Fighter, Felice Herrig, Inks Exclusive Deal With Invicta FC

Twenty-eight year-old strawweight (115 pounds) superstar Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig (9-4) of Crystal Lake, Ill. has signed an exclusive, multi-fight agreement with women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Championships. Herrig, a winner of four consecutive fights and protégé of MMA star Jeff Curran, will make her Invicta FC debut later this...