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Dec 4, 2012 7:41 pm

Fuel TV debuts “Benson Henderson: Rising Up” Wednesday night at 11 p.m.

By Evan Stoumbelis Fuel TV is airing a one-hour special on lightweight champion Ben Henderson’s “struggles and motivations that helped him become one of the best in the UFC.” Wednesday night at 11 p.m. ET. Henderson’s trainer, mother, brother, and girlfriend discuss what Henderson considers to be his defining moment in Mixed Martial Arts: Losing...

Dec 4, 2012 5:59 pm

Cesar Gracie Names Four Cornermen for Nate Diaz vs Ben Henderson | UFC News

Cesar Gracie, founder and head coach of Gracie Fighter posted on twitter the people on UFC lightweight number one contender Nate Diaz’s corner , for the Ben Henderson bout as the the main event of UFC on FOX 5 this Saturday night in Seattle. Cesar Gracie has experience developing and nurturing champions.  The Gracie Fighter...


Dec 4, 2012 4:50 pm

Couture responds to Seagal’s no holds barred challenge | MMA News

It was a while back now, that Randy Couture joked that the only way he would come out of retirement is if the UFC were to offer him a fight with Steven Seagal. Clearly, Seagal didn’t take Randy Couture’s remarks as that of a joking manner, as he told the following to Ariel Helwani of...

Dec 4, 2012 10:29 am

Cruz Surgery Failed, Champ Out Another 6-9 Months | UFC News

 \ Dominick Cruz underwent another major knee surgery this past week, and it’ll likely further delay his return to the octagon.  Recent reports has trainer Eric Del Fierro saying “Cruz’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was replaced after his body rejected one from a cadaver.” Estimating another six to nine months before his return Urijah Faber and...

Dec 4, 2012 9:58 am

Mark Hunt vs Stefan Struve Likely for UFC on Fuel TV 8 | UFC News

UFC is looking to match heavyweights Mark Hunt and Stefan Struve  at UFC on Fuel TV 8, which will be taking place in Japan’s Saitama Super Arena on March 2.  Bout agreements have yet to be signed but is expected to air on the FUEL TV main card. Hunt vs. Struve was supposed to initially take...

Dec 4, 2012 8:39 am

UFC on Fox 5 moves Siver vs Phan to televised prelims

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC has moved Dennis Siver vs Nam Phan to the televised prelims on FX for Friday’s UFC on Fox 5 card which features our own BJ Penn. UFC on Fox 5 takes place in Seattle with Benson Henderson defending his lightweight title against Nate Diaz in the main event. Facebook prelims...

Dec 4, 2012 8:26 am

TUF ratings: episode 11 draws in 804,000 viewers

By Evan Stoumbelis Friday’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter saw a climb in viewers, with episode 11 drawing in a total of 804,000 viewers, 161,000 more than the previous episode. This episode saw former friends and teammates Mike Ricci and Michael Hill fight to a decision with Mike Ricci coming out on top as well...

Dec 4, 2012 6:58 am

Jospeh Benavidez vs. Ian McCall set for UFC 156 on Superbowl weekend | UFC News

Flyweight contenders Jospeh Benavidez (16-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Ian McCall (11-3-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) have agreed to meet at UFC 156 this February. Benavidez stopped Yasuhiro Urushitani via first round TKO back in March to earn a spot in the inagural Flyweight tournament finals. However, in the tournament final at UFC 152, Benavidez lost a decision to Demetrious...

Dec 4, 2012 6:58 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 5: Sneak Peak Of Show Opener | UFC NEWS

The UFC returns to Seattle for an epic night of free fights, headlined by a lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz. Plus a light heavyweight showdown between Shogun Rua and Alexander Gustafsson and BJ Penn returns to the Octagon to face rising star Rory MacDonald

Dec 4, 2012 6:49 am

Overeem: I’ve Never Actually Dealt With Dana White | UFC NEWS

“I never really dealt with Dana. Just hello and goodbye, we never really spoke really. Of course there’s a respect from my side and his side, a mutual respect but when this happened, the show has to go on. The show didn’t go on and I took responsibility for it but we didn’t speak. I...

Dec 4, 2012 6:45 am

The Ultimate Fighter Reality Series Moves To Tuesday’s On FX | UFC NEWS

Officially, we have yet to get confirmation from the UFC or FX officials about the new date and time for the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series. Unofficially however, the UFC ran an ad in the latest issue of “UFC 360” magazine with a Tuesday release. While it is safe to say this...

Dec 4, 2012 6:38 am

Steven Seagal: I’d Fight Randy Couture No Rules | UFC NEWS

“I have to wonder what his intentions may have been in saying that. I always thought that Randy was my friend and a gentleman. I’m kind of confused why he would say that, but I’m here, anybody can find me any time and any place. If Randy really wants to fight me, he can fight...

Dec 4, 2012 6:37 am

Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar in the works for UFC 157 in Anaheim | UFC News

A bantamweight bout between former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber (26-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Ivan Menjivar (25-9 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is being targeted for UFC 157 in February. Faber returns to the octagon for the first time since losing an interim UFC bantamweight championship match to Renan Barao at UFC 149 in July. Prior...

Dec 4, 2012 6:31 am

King Mo Scheduled to Make Bellator Debut on January 17th | MMA NEWS

Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, “King Mo” Lawal, is set to make his Bellator debut on January 17 in Irvine California. MMAFighting.com got the scoop: According to sources close to the event, “King Mo” will make his first Bellator appearance on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the UCI Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif. Lawal will compete...

Dec 3, 2012 12:25 pm

Exclusive: John Crouch Talks to BJPenn.Com Radio about Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz

  The main event of UFC on Fox 5 features two of the most exciting fighters in the world of mixed martial arts. This Saturday night in Seattle UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson will attempt to defend his title against Cesar Gracie student, Nate Diaz. Ever since this match-up was announced fans, trainers, pundits and...

Dec 3, 2012 11:45 am

Luke Rockhold to Bisping: “See you in the UFC” | UFC NEWS

Last week Michael Bisping went on the record and called himself the “unofficial” Strikeforce middleweight champion. This proclamation came after he reportedly got the better of Rockhold in a training session. With Luke now forced on the shelf to to a nagging wrist injury the Strikeforce champion took to twitter to respond to Bisping’s claim:

Dec 3, 2012 11:40 am

Quick Twitt | UFC on FOX 5’s Mike Chiesa Off Card Due To Illness | UFC NEWS

“The Ultimate Fighter Live” winner Mike Chiesa has been forced off this weekend’s UFC on FOX 5 card due to an undisclosed illness. UFC officials took to twitter to confirm the news late yesterday evening. Chiesa joins Lavar Johnson and Rafaello Oliveira on the short list of scheduled UFC on FOX 5 fighters who were...