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Apr 24, 2013 9:00 am

Ratings Report: Henderson, Melendez viewership peaks at 4.7 million

Though the overall numbers may have been down, a solid number of viewers tuned in for the UFC on FOX 7 main event. MMAweekly.com says viewership for the lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez peaked at 4.7 million viewers. Roughly 3.31 million people were drawn by the card in which Henderson defeated...


Apr 24, 2013 8:42 am

GSP Says Next Fight Undecided, Waiting On Outcome Of Future Bouts

“[Dana White and I] haven’t spoken. I probably need to know the outcome of the next couple fights. We’re going to talk later on. If I’m going up to 185, I will not be able to come back down after. At 170, I don’t think I have the luxury of choosing my opponent, and I...

Apr 24, 2013 2:12 am

Jim Miller: “I’m Looking To Fight The Best And Destroy The Best”

UFC lightweight contender Jim Miller is looking forward to making a statement Saturday night against Strikeforce title challenger and recent UFC import Pat ‘Bam Bam’ Healy. UFC 159 goes down this Saturday on Pay-Per View in Newark, New Jersey; the home state of the tenacious Jim MIller (22-4). The New Jersey native was recently featured on...

Apr 23, 2013 8:16 pm

GSP: No Time Limits in MMA Only Way to Prove Who the Best Really Is

GSP takes on to UFC co-founder Rorion Gracie thoughts when it comes to time limits. He tells Joe Rogan…. “There’s a lot of thing I want to change in the sport. First of all the time. There is no time. I seriously think it’s stupid the round. If you want to see who the best...

Apr 23, 2013 7:37 pm

UFC 159 Mismatch Is Apparent as Title Fight Approaches

When Saturday gets here, the UFC’s biggest current feud will be settled in the main event of UFC 159. The confusing coaching dynamic of the last Ultimate Fighter season will come to an end. And one of the biggest mismatches in mixed martial arts to date will sell a baffling amount of pay per views....

Apr 23, 2013 7:36 pm

Yves Edwards vs Spencer Fisher Announced For UFC On Fox 8

The UFC on Fox 8 card is starting to bulk up with the latest addition being an exciting lightweight bout between 36 year-old UFC veterans Yves Edwards and Spencer Fisher. Edwards (42-19-1) is looking to rebound from a close split decision loss to Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 156. He is 2-3 in his last five...

Apr 23, 2013 7:35 pm

UFC on Fox 8 Adds Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi

Another addition has been made to UFC on Fox 8 and its lightweight battle between Ultimate Fighter 15 Winner Michael Chiesa and Reza “Mad Dog” Madadi. Chiesa is probably best known for what he can accomplish on the gound seeing as 7 of his 9 wins, in a perfect (9-0) record, have come by way...

Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm

With Recent CSAC Judging Mishap The NSAC Weighs In

  This past weekend, UFC on FOX 7 went down and was headlined by a lightweight title fight between defending champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez. The fight was a very close affair and most in my Twitter feed had it 50/50 with half giving close victories to the challenger and the...

Apr 23, 2013 11:00 am

Benson Henderson Addresses The Fans On Finishing Rate

I know I’m not the best (yet, ;-D), I was never the fastest, or strongest, or most athletic, or most technical or anything like that. Go ahead and ask any of my high school or college wrestling coaches. I was never picked 1st in dodgeball or basketball or soccer or football games growing up but...

Apr 23, 2013 10:20 am

Sonnen On Jones: He Could Beat Tyson And Ali At The Same Time

“As great as Jon Jones is, I don’t think he realizes how good he is. He could beat Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson at the same time. News flash buddy, you are the best. Maybe Tito Ortiz had a couple more wins, but he didn’t have the competition he’s faced. If I feel pressure, yeah,...

Apr 23, 2013 10:15 am

Bryan Caraway In For Perez Against Johnny Bedford On 6 Days Notice

Bryan Caraway will now face Johnny Bedford (19-9-1) this Saturday. The bantamweights will go head-to-head at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Caraway (17-6) accepted this fight on a short notice. He stepped in to replace the injured Erik Perez who was originally slated to face Bedford. Ultimate Fighting Championship...

Apr 23, 2013 10:13 am

VIDEO | UFC’s Dana White: Goal is to Have Ultimate Fighting in Every Country

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a mixed martial arts sports organization that produces over 30 live events worldwide each year. UFC has exploded in popularity worldwide. Dana White, president of the UFC, is looking to continue to expand the audience for the sport, seeking out new talent in countries such as China, India, and Mexico....

Apr 23, 2013 9:51 am

CSAC Responds to Controversial Judging Assignment at UFC on FOX

The challenge in choosing fighters and people who train as judges is finding zero affiliation to the fighters in the cage. California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster stands by his decision allowing Wade Vierra to judge the Ben Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez title fight. Foster states “I’m picking people who know what they’re...

Apr 23, 2013 9:24 am

Jones looking to pass Ortiz defense record then superfights, heavyweights

It looks like Jon Jones may have some unfinished business left in the light heavyweight division. The current UFC champ, seemingly looking right past Saturday’s challenger, Chael Sonnen, said he wanted to leave his name in the division’s record books before venturing into the murky waters of super fights and heavyweights. During a media conference...

Apr 23, 2013 9:07 am

VIDEO | Jim Millers UFC 159 Media Workout

From Youtube: Jim Miller and his brother Dan Miller were at Modell’s in midtown Manhattan on April 21, 2013, doing a workout for the press and MMA fans, leading into his fight against Pat Healy at UFC 159 in New Jersey this weekend. Jim warmed up with Dan with calisthenics and pummeling and wrestling, then...

Apr 23, 2013 8:53 am

Quick Twitt | Anthony Pettis: I’m Still The Best At 155

Following Saturday’s showdown between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis took to twitter to relay a quick and precise message. Pettis currently owns a victory over the current UFC lightweight champion, one that will never be forgotten. He has also shown flashes of brilliance inside the UFC’s Octagon, but has Henderson’s rate of...

Apr 23, 2013 8:47 am

Duane Ludwig Happier to Coach Team Alpha Male than Fight Himself

UFC Veteran Duane Bang Ludwig went on Ariel Helwani’s ‘The MMA Hour’ earlier today to talk about Team Alpha Male’s success this last Saturday, and how his participation could lead them to UFC Gold. Ludwig wasn’t without compliments for the already established team of lighter weight fighters as he explained how well they had been...

Apr 23, 2013 8:43 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FOX 7 Draws 3.3 Million Viewers

The TV ratings for the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” were released in a bittersweet manner for the MMA’s most famous event. Roughly 3.31 million people were drawn by the card in which Benson Henderson put his lightweight belt on the line against Gilbert Melendez. That was enough to grant FOX with the number one...