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Mar 15, 2017 6:55 am

Yoel Romero now plans to wait for shot at Bisping-GSP winner

Yoel Romero has earned a shot at Michael Bisping’s UFC middleweight title ā€“ that’s pretty much undeniable at this point. Unfortunately, Romero’s title shot was put on the back-burner by the UFC, as the organization instead opted to give the next middleweight shot to returning welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre. On Monday’s edition of The MMA...

Mar 15, 2017 5:55 am

Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum official for UFC 212

Last weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Brazil, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum continued to make good on his return to the middleweight division as he thumped MMA legend Vitor Belfort with first-round punches. Shortly after this win, which is arguably the biggest of his career, the rising star made...

Mar 12, 2017 5:58 am

MMA community reacts to Kelvin Gastelum’s destruction of Vitor Belfort

Last night, the UFC touched down in sunny Fortaleza, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night 106. This card was a stacked one as far as Fight Nights go. On the undercard, we saw some nice wins from talent like Kevin Lee, Joe Soto and Sergio Moraes, as well as the final fight of “The People’s Warrior”...

Mar 11, 2017 8:08 am

Kelvin Gastelum still eyeing potential return to welterweight

The Ultimate Fighter season 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum is currently competing at middleweight following several botched weight-cuts to welterweight. Gastelum won season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter in the middleweight division, but then dropped to welterweight in order to fight opponents his size. With that being said, Gastelum missed weight on several occasions, resulting in...

Mar 10, 2017 10:10 pm

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort vs. Kelvin Gastelum staredown

The main event will be šŸ”„ šŸ”„ šŸ”„ šŸ‡§šŸ‡· @VitorBelfort vs šŸ‡²šŸ‡½ @KelvinGastelum!!! pic.twitter.com/1zgHp4aG6f — UFC (@ufc) March 10, 2017 Tonight in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, UFC middleweight veteran Vitor Belfort will step into the Octagon with TUF winner and middleweight prospect Kelvin Gastelum for a highly anticipated showdown. The fight will headline a rather stacked...

Mar 7, 2017 12:04 pm

VIDEO | Ahead of UFC Fight Night 106, Watch Vitor Belfort KO Luke Rockhold

This weekend, former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort will return to the Octagon. He will do so in his native Brazil, where he will be taking on former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum in the middleweight main event of UFC Fight Night 106. Ahead of Vitor Belfort’s compelling style clash with the dangerous Gastelum, the...

Mar 2, 2017 6:56 am

Yoel Romero reacts to Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre booking

Earlier this month, we learned that former welterweight champion and bona fide MMA legend Georges St-Pierre had ironed out his differences with the UFC and agreed to the terms of a new contract. Yesterday, we learned that the first fight of his anticipated comeback will pit him against middleweight champion Michael Bisping, at a to-be-determined...

Feb 15, 2017 8:55 am

Rashad Evans receives medical clearance for UFC 209 middleweight debut

In September of 2016, it was announcedĀ that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans would beĀ making a long discussed drop to middleweight for a fight with Strikeforce veteran Tim Kennedy. The two fighters were expected to face off on the undercardĀ of UFC 205. Unfortunately, this fight was scrapped at the last minute when the New...

Feb 11, 2017 11:27 am

EXCLUSIVE | Derek Brunson predicts Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero

While UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is currently recovering from a recent knee surgery following his first successful title defense at UFC 204 against Dan Henderson, he and middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero have continued to trade barbs in interviews. Bisping has continued to call Romero a cheater for Romero’s controversial in-fight antics, which include...

Feb 10, 2017 6:43 am

AUDIO | Yoel Romero calls into Michael Bisping’s show, heated exchange ensues

When Yoel Romero knocked out former middleweight champ Chris Weidman with a flying knee at UFC 205, he seemed to have guaranteed himself a shot at reigning middleweight kingĀ Michael Bisping. Though UFC President Dana White has assured Romero would get the next crack at middleweight gold on several occasions, Bisping himself has wavered on this...

Feb 1, 2017 6:00 am

Report: Rashad Evans likely to make middleweight debut at UFC 209

According a report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is likely to make his debut in the middleweight division at UFC 209 on March 4. Though nothing is official just yet, his opponent for this middleweight debut is expected to be Australia’s Daniel Kelly. Per sources, not official yet but...

Jan 31, 2017 11:20 am

Gegard Mousasi: Michael Bisping has “a good chance” against Yoel Romero

In June of 2016, British middleweight veteran Michael Bisping shocked the world by snuffing Luke Rockhold in the first round to win the UFC middleweight title. Bisping followed this win by defending the title against Dan Henderson with a controversial decision win. Despite his status as a defending champion, however, Bisping is likely to be...

Jan 31, 2017 10:27 am

Conor McGregor rips Georges St-Pierre, offers advice to MMAAA

In 2016, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone & Tim Kennedy announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association, also known as the MMAAA, aimed at UFC fighters unionizing in an effort to receive more pay from...

Jan 24, 2017 9:24 am

Kelvin Gastelum bothered by criticism from failed weigh cuts

While TUF season 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum is certainly a top 10 fighter in both the welterweight and middleweight divisions, Gastelum has received quite a bit of criticism for missing weight on numerous occasions when making the cut to 170 to fight at welterweight. Kelvin Gastelum’s first run-in with the scale came at UFC Fight...

Jan 9, 2017 6:52 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones vs. strongman Robert Oberst arm wrestling match

How do you think an arm wrestling match between former UFC light heayvweight champion Jon Jones and 405-pound strongman Robert Oberst would go? Well, we have the matchup on video as The Fight Life put together their string of video content where we see the two battle against one another in an arm wrestling match....

Jan 8, 2017 6:48 am

Kelvin Gastelum hopes to be a force at middleweight and welterweight

Kelvin Gastelum is one of the best welterweights on the planet, but there’s a definite asterisk attached to that statement. The young contender has missed the division’s 170-pound weight limit three times, most recently in November, when he was so far over weight for a planned bout with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone that he didn’t even...

Jan 6, 2017 6:45 am

‘Shogun’ Rua returns against Gian Villante in March

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua now knows the details of his next fight. The former light heavyweight champ will be taking on Gian Villante on March 11 in Brazil, as part of UFC Fight Night 107. Shogun will enter this fight on a two-fight win-streak. His most recent win occurred all the way back in May, on...

Jan 3, 2017 9:43 am

UFC rankings update: Cody Garbrandt steals spot on pound-for-pound list

With title fights in two divisions, and appearances from a handful of ranked fighters, UFC 207 was a big card for the official UFC rankings. Now that the card is in the rear view mirror, the promotion has updated its rankings, and there has been significant movement in several divisions. Perhaps the most notable change...

Dec 28, 2016 8:29 am

TJ Dillashaw wonders if involvement with Union will come back to haunt him

Earlier this month, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was one of several high-profile UFC fighters who emerged as part of the MMA Athletes Association. In addition to Dillashaw, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy all announced their involvement. Leading...

Dec 24, 2016 8:13 am

Bjorn Rebney discusses current state of Bellator MMA

While Bellator MMA may now be run by veteran MMA promoter Scott Coker, it was Bjorn Rebney who founded the promotion bak in 2008. Rebney spent six years as Chairman and CEO of the promotion, marketing Bellator MMA as “The Toughest Tournament in Sports”, running 11 ‘seasons’ of the promotion, with each season being a...

Dec 15, 2016 6:55 am

Georges St-Pierre discusses joining the MMAAA

Earlier this month, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre joined several other high-profile fighters such as Cain Velasquez, TJ Dillashaw, Donald Cerrone, and Tim Kennedy in announcing the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. The association was the first of its kind, and while the MMA Fighters Association was announced earlier this year, the MMAAA...

Dec 14, 2016 6:52 am

VIDEO | This new documentary shines a light on the crazy life of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is one of the most popular fighters in the game today. This is due in part to his high-action fighting style, but it can also be attributed to his action-packed lifestyle outside the cage. When the former lightweight title challenger and current welterweight contender isn’t training and fighting, he’s rock climbing, horseback...

Dec 13, 2016 1:57 pm

Vitor Belfort returns to the Octagon on March 11th in Brazil

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort will be returning to the cage in 2017, just five months after his second round TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi on the main card of UFC 204 back in October. Following the fight, there were reports that Belfort was planning to retire given his dismal 2-3 record over...

Dec 13, 2016 11:54 am

Jose Aldo sides with MMAFA, not Bjorn Renbey & MMAAA

There have been quite a few major industry-changing advances in the MMA community as of late. Earlier this year, UFC legend Randy Couture joined several fighters, including former UFC fighter Cung Le, in announcing the formation of the MMA Fighters Association. This month however, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC champions TJ Dillashaw...

Dec 13, 2016 10:17 am

Anthony Johnson not happy with new UFC matchmaker

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson recently found himself left without an opponent for UFC 206 after UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier withdrew from their scheduled main event scrap for the title. While middleweights Tim Kennedy and Gegard Mousasi offered to step in and fight Johnson on short notice, ‘Rumble’ had his...

Dec 11, 2016 9:28 am

Kelvin Gastelum says he’d stay at middleweight for a fight with Vitor Belfort

Last month, the UFC made its long-awaited debut in New York with UFC 205. To celebrate the occasion, the organization stacked the card with high profile fights. One of the most exciting of these scheduled fights was one between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Kelvin Gastelum, which was to occur at welterweight. When Gastelum was so...

Dec 11, 2016 9:24 am

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC 206: Holloway takes home $30K for wearing Reebok

Last night, the UFC returned to snow covered Toronto, Ontario Canada for the first time since 2013. They did so with UFC 206, a fight that was short on big names, but long on incredible action. At the moment, purses for this 12-fight card have not been disclosed. We do, however, know how much the...