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Feb 21, 2017 8:31 am

Ed Herman withdraws from UFC 209 with an injury

In a few short weeks, the UFC will return to glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. This anticipated card will be headlined by a welterweight title rematch between champion Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley, and challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. The co-main event, meanwhile, will pit the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov against the streaking Tony Ferguson...

Feb 17, 2017 7:48 am

Derrick Lewis gets personal with Travis Browne, calls for top 5 opponent

Sunday in Halifax, streaking UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis will step into the Octagon with Travis Browne, who will be looking to bounce back from his current 2-fight skid. After controversially defeating Matt Mitrione in early January in a fight which saw Mitrione sustain one of the worst eye injuries in the history of MMA. Following...

Feb 15, 2017 5:58 am

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar retires from MMA

Back in July of 2016, in the co-main event of the landmark UFC 200, we watched former heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar step into the Octagon for the first time in some five years. His opponent in this comeback fight was missile-fisted striking specialist Mark Hunt – not an easy fight under normal circumstances, even less...


Feb 10, 2017 3:08 pm

UFC removes 19 fighters from roster

Friday afternoon, news surfaced that the UFC had purged their active roster, removing 19 fighters from the promotions database of active fighters currently signed to the promotion. While some members of the list of released fighters are currently free agents, and could very well re-sign with the UFC, others have already announced their retirement, or...

Feb 8, 2017 7:28 am

Odds! Stipe Miocic opens as big favorite over JDS ahead of title rematch

After several previous reports, the UFC has officially announced that heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will next defend his title against Junior Dos Santos. The pair will duke it out in the main event of UFC 211, which is scheduled for May 13 in Dallas, Texas. Miocic and Dos Santos, of course, are quite familiar with...

Feb 2, 2017 1:13 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC on FOX 23 – Masvidal and Ngannou rocket up

The UFC on FOX 23 card had a few key fights take place that shook up the official UFC rankings. Jorge Masvidal went into his fight ranked #12 against then-ranked #5 welterweight Donald Cerrone. Following his second round TKO over “Cowboy,” Masvidal now stands in Cerrone’s #5 spot, moving up seven spots in the official...

Jan 29, 2017 12:37 pm

3 fights we want to see after UFC on Fox 23

Last night, the UFC returned to Denver, Colorado with UFC on Fox 23. This 12-fight card went down as an unforgettable one, as we witnessed stoppages in a whopping eight bouts – including all four on the event’s main card. With this event in the rear-view mirror, the card’s losers will return to the drawing board,...

Jan 25, 2017 4:11 pm

PHOTO | Tyron Woodley unveils official UFC 209 poster

The UFC 209 poster has arrived! On March 4th, the UFC will hit Nevada once again for UFC 209, which is shaping up to be an early contender for ‘Card of the Year’. In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will step into the Octagon in hopes of successfully defending his welterweight strap...

Jan 24, 2017 11:08 am

BREAKING | Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos 2 reportedly in the works for UFC 211

According to reliable Brazilian MMA publication Combate, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will next defend his title against an old foe in Junior Dos Santos. Combate’s report says this heavyweight title fight is likely to headline UFC 211, which will occur in Dallas, Texas on May 13. Miocic and Dos Santos first met back in...

Jan 19, 2017 9:26 am

UFC Rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 103

The UFC rankings have been updated to reflect the landscape of all the weight classes in addition to the pound-for-pound list following UFC Fight Night 103. The biggest change came in the flyweight division where Sergio Pettis jumped up six spots to the #9 ranking with his win over John Moraga, which dropped Moraga down...

Jan 15, 2017 4:20 pm

Ilir Latifi hints at future move to heavyweight, wants fight with Brock Lesnar

As the UFC’s 11th ranked light heavyweight, Sweden’s Ilir Latifi is undeniably one of the best light heavyweights in the world. At just 5’10, however, he’s also one of the division’s shorter fighters. Given his short stature, many fans have suggested that Latifi would be wise to drop from the light heavyweight division to the...

Jan 13, 2017 9:09 am

Bas Rutten’s bold prediction for Brock Lesnar’s MMA future

In June of 2016, during the UFC 199 broadcast, the UFC announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 200 in July to fight Mark Hunt, nearly 5 years after his last Octagon appearance. At the time of the announcement six months ago, no one could have...

Jan 10, 2017 6:38 am

UFC scraps plans for event the night before UFC 209

The UFC had big plans for a dual-event weekend this March, as they hoped to promote a fight night card on the Friday immediately before UFC 209, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 4th in Las Vegas. Apparently, however, the organization has nixed these plans. This news was confirmed by MMAJunkie.com. Like UFC 209, this...

Jan 10, 2017 5:59 am

VIDEO | Brock Lesnar receives heritage jersey during Winnipeg Jets broadcast

If you watched the landmark UFC 200 back in July of 2016, you may have noticed that returning former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar walked out to the Octagon in a Canadian Reebok fight kit. A quick look at the WWE star’s Wikipedia page, of course, reveals that he was born in South Dakota. He’s as American...

Jan 9, 2017 11:41 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir’s kids smash in wrestling tournament

When your father is a former UFC champion, it seems that training in some sort of discipline in MMA will just come naturally. It seems to be the case with the children of former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Mir posted a few videos to social media showcasing his talented kids, Isabella, Kage and...

Jan 8, 2017 9:54 am

UFC 207 does more than 1 million pay-per-view buys

UFC 207 was big business for the UFC. Early estimates show that the stacked card did approximately 1.1 million pay-per-view buys. The card, which occurred on December 30 of 2016, was headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight between returning former champion Ronda Rousey, and reigning divisional queen Amanda Nunes. Nunes won this fight in...

Jan 5, 2017 6:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley: UFC 209 is the date the UFC is giving me right now

Tyron Woodley is fresh off the holidays and ready to get back to defending his UFC welterweight title in the Octagon. Coming off a majority draw against Stephen Thompson at UFC 205 in his first welterweight title defense, BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor caught up with the Woodley on Tuesday’s episode of Rapid Fire to get the...

Jan 4, 2017 12:06 pm

USADA hands Brock Lesnar one-year suspension for failed UFC 200 drug tests

Former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar really couldn’t have looked any better in his UFC 200 fight against devastating striker Mark Hunt. Considering he hadn’t stepped foot in the Octagon in some five years, his scoring a three-round domination of a legitimate, top-10 foe was truly impressive. Unfortunately, Lesnar had the rug pulled out from under...

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...

Jan 2, 2017 8:09 am

Junior dos Santos explains why he’s fighting Stefan Struve in February

With a tough 2-3 record in his last 5 fights, former UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos entered his April showdown with Ben Rothwell in dire need of a win. Luckily for the Brazilian and his many fans, he was able to produce that win, bludgeoning his dangerous foe to a sound, unanimous decision. Regrettably,...

Dec 29, 2016 3:49 pm

VIDEO | Frank Mir punks UFC Undisputed video game motion capture specialist

You have to be a pretty brave soul to play tricks on some of the most talented mixed martial arts athletes in the world. In this hilarious video, we take a look at former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir doing some motion capture sequences for the UFC Undisputed video game. The video shows a man...

Dec 27, 2016 10:34 am

Dana White not expecting Brock Lesnar to make another UFC return

At UFC 199 in June, it was announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would be making his highly anticipated return to the Octagon against Mark Hunt. Controversially, Lesnar was granted an exemption from the first three months of USADA’s drug testing to make him an eligible fighter in the eyes of the organization....

Dec 27, 2016 7:49 am

VIDEO | Dana White weighs in on the fighting futures of Brock Lesnar and CM Punk

Earlier this year, in the co-main event of July’s historic UFC 200, WWE star and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar made a largely unexpected return to the Octagon. Despite the fact that he had not fought in many years, he was able to grind Mark Hunt to a unanimous decision win. Regrettably, news broke...

Dec 20, 2016 8:38 pm

Jose Aldo gives update on title fight with Max Holloway

Earlier this month, major changes were made to the UFC’s featherweight division when the UFC had Conor McGregor relinquish the UFC featherweight championship in order to promote the co-main event scrap of UFC 206 between Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway, to an interim featherweight title fight. Subsequently, Jose Aldo was promoted to the undisputed featherweight...

Dec 20, 2016 9:55 am

Travis Browne: callout from Derrick Lewis made the fight personal

Earlier this month, the UFC touched down in Albany New York with UFC Fight Night 102. In the main event, rising heavyweight Derrick Lewis took on Dagestani prospect Shamil Abdurakhimov. Though Lewis didn’t exactly dazzle in this fight, he was ultimately able to put Abdurakhimov away with a fourth-round TKO. In the wake of this win,...

Dec 15, 2016 9:59 am

Brock Lesnar receives suspension & fine for failed drug tests

Earlier this year, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar made his return to the Octagon after five years away from the Octagon. Lesnar fought fan-favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt, and while the fight was a highly anticipated one, the month leading to the bout wasn’t without controversy. It was announced at UFC 199 that Lesnar would...