Archive: UFC 149

Jan 7, 2014 7:14 am

Urijah Faber Wants Dominick Cruz To Get Well So He Can Punch Him Again

Sure, Urijah Faber was just finishing up the holidays and just got back from Mexico, but when he got that call from UFC President Dana White asking if he would step in to fight for the title in three-and-a-half weeks against interim champion Renan Barao, there was no way he was turning it down. “Dana...

Sep 8, 2013 6:16 pm

Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Godbeer set for Bellator 101

Former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo (18-8-2 MMA) will make his Bellator MMA debut later this month, as it was announced Saturday that Kongo will face fellow promotional newcomer Mark Godbeer at Bellator 101 in Portland. Kongo was last seen in action at UFC 159 in New Jersey, where the Frenchman suffered a first-round KO loss to Roy “Big Country” Nelson. Prior...

Sep 8, 2013 4:21 pm

Brian Ebersole vs. Rick Story set for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

UFC officials recently announced that a welterweight bout between Brian Ebersole (50-15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Rick “The Horror” Story (15-7 MMA, 8-5 UFC) is the latest addition to the already stacked UFC 167 card set for November 16 in Las Vegas. Brian Ebersole was last seen in the octagon way back at July 2012’s UFC...

Apr 17, 2013 11:29 am

Yoshihiro Akiyama’s Manager Jailed For Allegedly Stealing $140K From Him

  Fan favorite Yoshihiro Akiyama is back in the limelight but this time, it’s not for his fighting career. Instead Akiyama makes headlines today for being the alleged victim of an embezzlement scandal five years ago that saw his now-former manager steal approximately $140,000 from Akiyama. Sawayama Tarou is in custody for taking advantage of...

Feb 27, 2013 8:44 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Riddle: “I Got Fired For Taking My Medicine” | UFC NEWS

  UFC fans have watched Matt Riddle grow up right before our very eyes. The 27-year-old welterweight burst on to the scene as a contestant on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. Riddle was the second selection for Team Rampage after knocking out Dan Simler to get into the house. Dana White called it...

Feb 6, 2013 10:59 am

Quick Twitt | Thiago Alves Hints at August Return | UFC News

  UFC welterweight, Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves hinted at a return to action today via his Twitter today after nearly a year off from fighting due to an injury which forced him out of a UFC 149 bout with Siyar Bahadurzada. When asked by a fan dubbed, @italianUFCfan, Alves responded with a month and a promise...

Jan 26, 2013 12:53 pm

UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson- Main Card Predictions

  The UFC returns to the United Center tonight in Chicago, IL with UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson. It was just about a year ago that the promotion put out their first full fledged televised Fox card in the same arena. That card featured three main card bouts all of which went the...

Dec 5, 2012 10:40 am

Dana White confirms Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald title fight in 2013 | UFC News

With the news that current UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will be on the shelf for another 6-9 months due to a second ACL surgery, UFC President Dana White has confirmed that interim champ Renan Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will now defend his belt against Michael McDonald (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in early 2013. Barao, who won the...

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...

Nov 26, 2012 9:53 am

Urijah Faber vs Vaughan Lee added to UFC 156 | UFC News

  A bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber (26-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Vaughan Lee (12-8-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to UFC 156 on Superbowl weekend. 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 to the fight...

Oct 29, 2012 9:03 am

Matt Riddle Steps in to Face Besam Yousef at UFC 154 | UFC NEWS

  Just days after the announcement was made that Stephen “Wonderboy”Thompson had injured his knee and was forced out of his match-up with Besam Yousef at UFC, the organization has named Matt Riddle as his replacement. Riddle was last seen submitting Chris Clements at UFC 149 in Calgary earning the Submission of the Night bonus...

Oct 19, 2012 10:57 am

Matt Riddle Popped For Weed / Francisco Rivera Popped For Stimulants, Both Suspended | UFC News

By Evan Stoumbelis Following UFC 149, welterweight Matthew Riddle failed his post-fight drug test while testing positive for Marijuana. Riddle won his bout by defeating Canadian Chris Clements via arm-triangle. The third round submission was enough to earn Riddle submission of the night honors. Riddle was suspended for 90-days following the July 21st event. His...

Aug 31, 2012 6:22 am

Frankie Edgar "Answers" The Call– Steps Up To Fight Jose Aldo at UFC 153

  Frankie Edgar certainly lived up to his nickname, “The Answer” late last night when he stepped up and agreed to face UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo on just seven weeks notice after Aldo’s original opponent, Erik Koch was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. Edgar is coming off his second consecutive, razor-thin...

Jul 22, 2012 4:39 am

UFC 149 Fighter Bonuses; Jimmo KO obvious pick | UFC NEWS

Ryan Jimmo’s destruction of Anthony Perosh was the no-brainer knockout of the night. What about the rest of the bonuses handed out? The main card didn’t deliver as anticipated at UFC 149: Faber vs. Barão on Saturday night in Calgary, but the athletes in the opening bout of the main card and some standouts on...

Jul 21, 2012 7:39 pm

UFC 149 smashes Saddledome record

UFC 149 takes place at the Scotiabank Saddledome and according to UFC President Dana White the event’s attendance has set a new record. White once again took to Facebook to express his excitement. UFC #149 Faber vs Barao breaks Scotiabank Saddledome gate record @ 4.1 million beating The Rolling Stones”

Jul 21, 2012 6:12 pm

Ryan Jimmo ties KO record at UFC 149

Ryan Jimmo def. Anthony Perosh by KO at :07 of round 1 earlier tonight at UFC 149. This ties the fastest KO according to Dana white. White took to Facebook and expressed his excitement about the accomplishment. White posted, “WOW!!! Ryan Jimmo just tied the fastest KO in UFC history”. MMAWeekly described exactly what went...

Jul 17, 2012 9:23 am

Tim Boetsch Honored To Be The Man To KO Lombard | UFC NEWS

  UFC middleweight, Tim Boetsch talked to Sherdog Radio Network’s, Jordan Breen Show about his highly anticipated fight with promotional newcomer and top middleweight prospect, Hector Lombard. Boetsch was originally slated to fight Michael Bisping at the upcoming UFC 149 card but the injury bug hit and shook up the middleweight division leaving Boetsch and Lombard...

Jul 14, 2012 3:20 am

Video | UFC 149 : Extended Preview | UFC News

Two of the most explosive fighters in the UFC collide for the interim bantamweight title, as Urijah Faber and Renan Barao headline the UFC’s first event in Calgary. Plus, Hector Lombard makes his UFC debut against Tim Boetsch. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM