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Apr 20, 2012 8:00 am

PREVIEW | MacDonald vs. Mills: UFC 145 Co-Main Event

By Adam Conklin: Main events usually cast a shadow that covers most of the main card. However, this shadow should not block the talent on the undercard. This is unfortunately the case with this weekends UFC 145 event, headlined, of course, by Jon Jones defending his title against Rashad Evans. Before I travel to far...

Apr 11, 2012 3:36 pm

With GSP And Zahabi’s Support, MacDonald Poised To Inherit Crown In Two Years

By Micah Hinchliffe: During last night’s airing of Ultimate Insider we got to take a peak into the renowned Tristar camp and hear from some of it’s most successful fighters as they prepare for UFC 145 in Atlanta, April 21st. Among these fighters was welterweight contender Rory “Ares” Macdonald, whom many believe to be the...

Nov 23, 2016 5:19 pm

VIDEO | Firas Zahabi goes beast mode sparring 6’4 undefeated pro welterweight

Tristar GYM head coach Firas Zahabi is widely believed to be one of the best coaches in MMA. In addition to welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, Zahabi has coached top ranked fighters such as Rory MacDonald, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, and even worked with rising prospect Sage Northcutt. In addition to coaching his fighters, Zahabi also releases...

Nov 21, 2016 7:31 am

Free agent Lorenz Larkin is now allowed to negotiate with other promotions

In August of this year, Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin mauled long-time welterweight contender Neil Magny to a first-round TKO. In doing so, he improved his welterweight record to a strong 4-1, and established himself as one of the division’s very best fighters – the seventh best, according to the UFC rankings. Larkin’s defeat of Magny...


Nov 16, 2016 6:14 am

Report: Tarec Saffiedine Gets “Stun Gun” at UFC 207

The highlights of UFC 207, which is scheduled for December 30, are the two title fights that sit atop the bill. The bigger of these title fights will see former women’s bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey return to action against reigning champ Amanda Nunes. The other will see men’s bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz defend his strap against undefeated...

Nov 13, 2016 12:00 am

MMA community reacts to Conor McGregor’s win over Eddie Alvarez

In the main event of UFC 205, Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez stepped into the Octagon for a historic lightweight title fight to cap off an incredible night of fights. It took just moments for McGregor to land his signature left hand shot and drop Alvarez. Alvarez’ heart showed as he immediately popped back up...

Nov 9, 2016 5:58 am

UFC to Return to London, England, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in Early 2017

Good news for fight fans in Canada and the United Kingdom: The UFC is planning stops in both countries in the first quarter of 2017. The organization will first take over beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on February 19, before returning to London, England’s O2 Arena on March 18. The UFC’s February show in Halifax...

Nov 8, 2016 4:45 pm

PHOTO | Special edition UFC 205 gloves to worn by fighters this Saturday night in New York

UFC 205 goes down next Saturday November 12 live from New York City’s historic Madison Square Garden arena. The blockbuster event is arguably the most highly anticipated fight card in the promotions history. The biggest fight on the card, unsurprisingly, is its main event super-fight, which will see Eddie Alvarez defend his UFC lightweight title...

Nov 6, 2016 9:23 am

UFC 205 Fight Card and Live Results Thread

UFC 205 goes down next Saturday November 12 live from New York City’s historic Madison Square Garden arena. The blockbuster event is arguably the most highly anticipated fight card in the promotions history. The biggest fight on the card, unsurprisingly, is its main event super-fight, which will see Eddie Alvarez defend his UFC lightweight title against reigning UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor....

Nov 4, 2016 9:32 am

Friday Night’s Bellator 163 Loses Two Main Card Bouts in 12 Hours

Bellator MMA has had an excellent year. They’ve promoted some strange, but undeniably memorable fight cards. They’ve also bolstered their roster with high profile fighters like Benson Henderson, Matt Mitrione, Sergey Kharitonov, Wanderlei Silva, Rory MacDonald and The American Gangster himself, Chael P. Sonnen. Unfortunately, it’s not all sunshine and daises for MMA’s number-two promotion....

Nov 2, 2016 12:22 pm

VIDEO | 8 Amazing Finishes From UFC 205 Fighters

In just 10 days, the UFC will take over New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden with UFC 205. The card will mark the organization’s first ever trip to The Big Apple, and to celebrate this momentous occasions, they’ve stacked it to the rim with top talent. The card will be topped by a lightweight...

Nov 1, 2016 10:09 am

VIDEO | Watch the Techniques of Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Bruce Lee, Side-by-Side

  @waynegichie is the man for putting this together! Bruce Lee is the man!! @ufc @raythompson @thetitanmma @tonythompsonpb #brucelee #karatefighters #igers #igdaily A video posted by Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@wonderboymma) on Nov 1, 2016 at 8:11am PDT Stephen Thompson has one of the most unique fighting styles in the UFC. With a lifetime of experience...

Oct 31, 2016 5:25 pm

EXCLUSIVE – Jake Shields: “There’s constantly big name guys fighting with the UFC.”

Jake Shields has fought for nearly every major mixed martial arts promotion in the sports relatively short history. From winning the Strikeforce middleweight belt, to fighting for the UFC’s stacked welterweight division, Shields has bounced around quite about before landing at World Series of Fighting, where he currently calls home. Shields spoke exclusively to BJPENN.com...

Oct 31, 2016 10:10 am

VIDEO | Bellator Star Michael “Venom” Page Gets Creative With Halloween-Themed Trash Talk of Upcoming Opponent

England’s Michael “Venom” Page, who competes in Bellator’s welterweight division, is one of the fastest rising stars in mixed martial arts. His quick rise to stardom is due in part to his vicious striking arsenal, which famously shattered the skull of his most recent opponent Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, and to his fan-friendly antics, which manifested themselves when...

Oct 30, 2016 10:49 am

VIDEO | Watch Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson Flatten Jake Ellenberger

In less than two weeks’ time, the UFC will take over Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York with UFC 205. While this historic card’s main selling point is its massive, Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez main event, its co-main event has also got fans counting down the days in anticipation. This co-main...

Oct 23, 2016 9:42 am

Canadian fans rallying to boycott UFC 206 in Toronto

No Georges St-Pierre… Big Problem! UFC fans north of the border are not at all pleased with how December’s UFC 206 pay-per-view event in Toronto is shaping up. The card is currently headlined by a light heavyweight title fight rematch featuring current champion Daniel Cormier taking on feared knockout artist Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. The next...

Oct 20, 2016 1:18 pm

Former Bellator MMA champ fires back at Jose Aldo for recent comments

Recently, interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has continued to make headlines for his ongoing saga with the UFC following the announcement that Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez would headline the UFC’s inaugural show in New York, UFC 205, rather than return to featherweight for a rematch with Aldo. Aldo was quick to request that...

Oct 18, 2016 5:49 pm

UFC to layoff off 60 to 80 employees in massive shake up

The new owners of the UFC are apparently looking to clean house and are laying off between 60 to 80 employees, UFC insiders confirmed. The mass lay-offs follow recent reports of low morale at the UFC’s Las Vegas HQ, with one employee likening the atmosphere as “like a morgue”. WME-IMG’s self-stated goal is “to eliminate...

Oct 18, 2016 11:23 am

Matt “The Immortal” Brown To Take on “The Sponge” At UFC 207

UFC 207, which is scheduled for December 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is starting to take shape. Just days removed from the announcement that Ronda Rousey will be returning to action against bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes in the main event, the card has grown with the addition of an awesome, welterweight showdown. That showdown will...

Oct 18, 2016 9:44 am

EXCLUSIVE | Lorenz Larkin to the UFC: “Feed ‘The Monsoon’! I’m Starving in These Riverside Streets!”

After a hot-and-cold run as a middleweight, Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin completely revivified his career with a drop to the UFC’s welterweight division. This drop to welterweight began with a blistering, first-round TKO of a game John Howard. His sophomore effort in the division, meanwhile, saw him take out Santiago Ponzinibbio with second-round punches. And...

Oct 16, 2016 5:16 pm

Demian Maia Has Absorbed Very Few Strikes Recently, and That’s Just Fine With Him

UFC welterweight contender Demian Maia is on one hell of a streak. Since losing back-to-back decisions to Jake Shields and Rory MacDonald in late 2013 and early 2014, he’s embarked on a run of six-straight wins. Were it not for the seven-fight streak of Stephen Thompson, this recent success would have almost certainly earned him...

Oct 11, 2016 1:20 pm

VIDEO | Firas Zahabi Says Conor McGregor Doesn’t Have Time To Address Cardio Problems

Firas Zahabi, who is the head honcho at Montreal’s Tristar gym, is renowned as one of the finest coaches in mixed martial arts. Given that he’s the man behind dominant forces like Georges St-Pierre and Rory MacDonald, and the teacher of talents like Joanne Calderwood, Joe Duffy, Nordine Taleb and Zach Makovsky, that reputation should...

Oct 11, 2016 12:25 pm

Demain Maia predicts Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson

Welterweight contender and submission ace Demain Maia certainly has a vested interest in Tyron Woodley’s upcoming title defense against Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. Riding a six-fight win streak, Maia very well may be next in line for a shot at the welterweight belt, but in the meantime, Maia offered his prediction on how Woodley’s UFC 205...