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May 15, 2013 8:52 am

The UFC signs two European Heavyweights; one is an undefeated prospect!

  The UFC Heavyweight division just got a much-needed upgrade in depth with the signing of two European fighters. Polish fighter Daniel Omielanczuk (15-3-1 MMA) is currently riding an 11-fight win streak. The other fighter signed is a 20-year-old Ukrainian prospect that already holds a record of 14-0. The UFC Heavyweight division was starting to...

May 15, 2013 8:30 am

The UFC returns to Toronto on September 21 for UFC 165

UFC officials announced Tuesday night that the organziation will return to Toronto in September for a pay-per-view event that will serve as UFC 165. UFC 165 will mark the fourth event held in Toronto, the most recent being UFC 152 which took place at the Air Canada Centre on September 22, 2012. UFC 152 was...

May 14, 2013 3:45 pm

UFC making progress on Mark Hunt visa issue

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) The UFC has been working tirelessly to get Mark Hunt back to the United States in time for his co-main event bout with Junior Dos Santos a week from Saturday. Hunt was in New Zealand, and encountered some trouble with his visa when trying to fly to the states due to...

May 14, 2013 3:38 pm

CSAC confirms Nick Diaz fight promotion plans

Nick Diaz retired from MMA for the 2nd time after his UFC 158 loss to Georges St. Pierre, however he may have not step away from the cage for good. As we reported yesterday the Stockton based fighter is looking to start his own War Mixed Martial Arts fight promotion in his hometown of Stockton....

May 14, 2013 3:36 pm

Cormier Issues One Warning For Teammate Rockhold’s UFC Debut

“I told him to expect everything to be a little different. The nerves and everything surrounding the fight is going to get to you more than the actual fight.” … “It’s everything that happens outside the cage that affects you. And it may affect you a little bit when you step in there because you...

May 14, 2013 3:26 pm

Quick Twitt | Diaz Brothers Offer Shaq vs. Conseco Fight A Promotional Home

Shaquille O’Neal and Jose Conseco have been trading verbal jabs for the past few years. However, things seem to be heating up as of late and what better place for this celebrity MMA Match to take place then Nick Diaz’ new MMA Promotion he is working on in Stockton California. Check out the tweet sent...

May 14, 2013 3:22 pm

Brandon Vera Returning To Heavyweight Set To Face Ben Rothwell At UFC 164

Brandon Vera is moving back up to the heavyweight division after a 5 year absence from the division to face Ben Rothwell. ‘The Truth’ and Rothwell are slated to fight at UFC 164 which takes place on August 31st in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Brandon Vera has had a rough time in the UFC, after going 4-0...

May 14, 2013 2:07 pm

Ariel Helwani on Dana White: “It’s a Professional Relationship”

Usually the one asking the questions, MMA Fighting and Fuel TV’s Ariel Helwani has recently experienced being on the other side of the microphone. The former three-time “Journalist of the Year” by the World MMA Awards, from 2010 to 2012, took some time to talk to the UG’s guest blogger Jonathan Shrager, when he detailed...

May 14, 2013 1:36 pm

WSOF Schedules 4 Man Tourney to Crown First Ever Middleweight Champion

By Jake Chastain | For the first time in WSOF history there will be a middleweight champion…that is, after four fighters compete in a four man tournament to see who the best in the company really is. News just broke that WSOF is planning to host the tournament on the NBC Sports Network in the...

May 14, 2013 12:10 pm

FUEL TV May Be No More; FOX Sports 2 Likely Its Replacement

By Jake Chastain | News is circulating that News Corp.’s FOX Sports is not only getting ready to launch its newest sports station, FOX Sports 1, on August 17th but now we’re getting word that the company is looking to launch 2 new stations, maybe even on the same day. Insiders working on the plan...

May 14, 2013 9:39 am

A look inside a UFC fighter’s contract

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is usually quiet about their contract negotiations. Bleacher Report sat down with UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta, president Dana White and general counsel Lawrence Epstein and discussed the contract that Zuffa has with it’s fighters. “People want to compare us to other sports, and in some sense that’s fair to do,” Fertitta told...

May 14, 2013 9:30 am

Showtime expects to be back in MMA

Showtime wants to get back into MMA. The premium cable network was a fixture for nearly seven years as the home of Strikeforce. But with Strikeforce bidding adieu, Showtime is looking for new players in the game. Showtime Sports executive Stephen Espinoza was a guest on Monday’s The MMA hour and he predicted that the...

May 14, 2013 9:27 am

UFC Fan Expo to Feature First MMA Combine in July

The UFC will be bringing the first-ever MMA Combine to the UFC Fan Expo prior to UFC 162 on July 6.   The MMA Combine will be similar to the popular NFL Combine held every year before the draft, where college athletes perform tests to demonstrate their athletic abilities for scouts and professional teams.  The...

May 14, 2013 9:12 am

Josh Barnett Still Looking for “Right Scenario” With UFC

Heavyweight fighter Josh Barnett seems to have come full-circle toward the UFC Monday when he spoke with The MMA Hour.  Barnett (32-6), who earlier this year rejected a contract offered by the UFC, has talked openly after Strikeforce ended its promotion about his desire to fight in various fight organizations.   On Monday, however, Barnett...

May 14, 2013 9:12 am

Photo of Hector Lombard’s Grotesque Cauliflower Ear

  In case you were having a good day, here is a picture of UFC middleweight Hector Lombard’s cauliflower ear. I apologize in advance to the squeamish and those who train any sort of MMA-related grappling who don’t care much for the look of cauliflower ear.     For the latest MMA news (and grotesque fighter photos)...

May 14, 2013 8:47 am

Tim Sylvia Looks for UFC Return to Finish Career

  Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia (31-8, 1 NC) has fought in various MMA organizations since his voluntary release from the UFC back in 2008 after losing an interim title bout against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira back in 2008. In his stint outside the UFC, Sylvia has gone 8-4, 1 NC with his last fight...

May 14, 2013 8:25 am

Ronda Rousey Spars with Boxing Chmapion Vic Darchinyan

  UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey (7-0) has a pretty good hold of her ground skills and looks, like any sensible MMA fighter, to round out her style. Here, she is shown sparring with boxing champion Vic Darchinyan (courtesy of FightHubTV.com):   [springboard type=”video” id=”722841″ player=”bjpn001″ width=”480″ height=”400″ ]   Rousey is known for...

May 13, 2013 10:33 pm

Ben Askren: Fighter Drug Testing is Scarce in Bellator

Askren’s tweets might be an indication as to why Bellator’s fighters doesn’t test positive for drugs while UFC fighters do.  Welterweight Bellator kingpin, Ben Askren  has eight consecutive undefeated bouts and doesn’t recall which athletic commission requested a urinalysis from him.  Check out his statements via twitter:           

May 13, 2013 8:37 pm

Thiago Alves to Return Against Matt Brown at FS1 Debut

Add another fantastic matchup to the list as Thiago Alves vs Matt Brown gets thrown onto the first ever UFC event on Fox Sports 1. Thiago ‘The Pitbull’ Alves has been out of action for over a year now. His last fight saw him lose to Martin Kampmann, in a bout that the welterweight slugger...

May 13, 2013 5:59 pm

Rumor: Alistair Overeem set to return at UFC 164

The 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix champion, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC), is being targeted for a late summer octagon return according to multiple sources. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion is being rumored to to compete at UFC 164, which is a pay-per-view event set for August 31 at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center. Overeem’s opponent has yet to be announced, however,...