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Feb 26, 2013 9:09 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva – A Return To His Roots | UFC NEWS

He returns to Japan to the very arena where he earned his biggest victories in Pride and where he established himself as an MMA superstar. Six years later, he sets foot once again on Japanese soil, where fans will see Wanderlei Silva face fierce opponent Brian Stann. To prepare, he traveled the world for a...

Feb 16, 2013 10:25 am

Who’s on the Hot Seat: UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald Edition | UFC NEWS

The UFC is certainly spoiling mixed martial arts fans during the month of February. For the second time in two weeks the promotion has an exciting main event title fight scheduled. On February 2nd at UFC 156, Jose Aldo defended his UFC Featherweight Championship against former UFC lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar. It’s safe to say...

Feb 11, 2013 10:05 am

UFC Sets Eyes On Possible Strawweight Division | UFC NEWS

It’s happening, the latest planned expansion for the Ulitmate Fighting Championship will be a 115 pound Strawweight division. In an interview with UFC Tonight, UFC president Dana White said “I don’t know how soon it’s going to happen, but yes it will eventually happen.” He explained that: “As the sport continues to grow and we...

Jan 30, 2013 10:09 am

Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson added to UFC 159 | UFC News

UFC officials recently announced that a heavyweight bout between Cheick Kongo (18-7-2 MMA, 11-5-1 UFC) and Roy Nelson (18-7 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has been added to the UFC 159 event scheduled for April 27. Kongo last saw action in July of 2012, where he scored a win over Shawn Jordan at UFC 149 in Calgary. With the win,...

Jan 24, 2013 2:48 pm

Matt Hughes Joins UFC Front Office As VP Of Athlete Development | UFC NEWS

Matt Hughes, the legendary Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer and former two-time welterweight champion, officially announced his retirement from UFC competition today. He has eagerly accepted a new role as he joins the organization’s front office, taking the newly created position of Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations. To coincide with this...

Jan 22, 2013 9:57 am

Report: Mitch Gagnon vs. Issei Tamura Set For UFC 158 | UFC NEWS

Another Canadian fighter has reportedly been booked for the UFC’s return trip to Montreal. Canada’s Mitch Gagnon is now set to square off with Japan’s Issei Tamura in a bout that will likely be featured on the UFC 158 preliminary card. Top Canadian journalist, Joe Ferraro, also known as “Showdown Joe” broke the news via...

Jan 15, 2013 5:09 pm

Rampage: UFC won’t let me wear Reebok in the cage | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis Rampage Jackson says he has a new reason for leaving the UFC after his upcoming fight against Glover Teixeira at UFC on Fox 6 in Chicago. Rampage says that UFC refuses to let him wear Reebok apparel in the Octagon, after recently inking a deal with Reebok, Rampage wants to represent his...

Jan 9, 2013 4:43 am

EXCLUSIVE | UFC Hopeful Soa “The Hulk” Palelei Interview

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei is one of the top unsigned prospects in MMA today. He has beaten some upper echelon fighters in Christian Wellisch, Bob Sapp, and Sean McCorkle. Soa fought and lost to Eddie Sanchez at UFC 79 and was released shortly after. That was back in December of 2007 so the question is...

Dec 21, 2012 2:02 pm

Ronda Rousey: UFC is more pure than the Olympics | UFC NEWS

“The UFC and MMA stuff is so much more pure compared to all that to me,” Rousey said. “No one is going to change the rules of MMA because they prefer European style over Japanese style. It’s never going to be like that. It will be as close to a real fight as possible and...

Dec 12, 2012 7:34 pm

Diego Sanchez Meets Takanori Gomi at UFC: on Fuel TV 8 | UFC News

  UFC fighter Diego Sanchez (23-5) has announced via his twitter that he is fighting Takanori Gomi (34-8, 1 NC) in Japan. The fight will likely take place at the UFC’s March card that is slated for Japan after a successful venture their last February. Here is Sanchez’s tweet announcing the fight: This is Sanchez’s...

Dec 12, 2012 7:23 pm

Brian Stann vs. Wanderlei Silva Slated for UFC on FUEL TV 8 | UFC news

  It appears that Brian Stann’s next opponent will be Wanderlei Silva. As confirmed by Diego Sanchez when I asked who Stann’s next opponent would be and also from a tweet sent out by Strikeforce fighter Isaac Valliue-Flagg. No word on whether the fight will take place at middleweight or light-heavyweight. The fight will apparently...

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...

Nov 27, 2012 2:45 pm

Ten Best – BJ Penn’s Most Memorable Moments | UFC NEWS

On December 8th, former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion BJ Penn returns to the Octagon to battle young gun Rory MacDonald. It’s the latest big fight for “The Prodigy” and one which may very well join the fights below as a defining moment in his storied career. Caol Uno – November 2, 2001 – UFC...

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...

Nov 21, 2012 8:42 am

Alistair Overeem Settles Lawsuit With Former Management | UFC NEWS

Late last year UFC heavyweight contender, Alistair Overeem, defected from his long-time management and team over at Golden Glory citing “Breach of Trust”. The Netherlands based organization took to the Nevada court system to try and settle the dispute and receive money’s owed to them based on the earnings of Alistair. It’s been an ongoing...