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Jan 15, 2013 12:38 pm

Bendo/Gil; Mir/Cormier Official For UFC on FOX 7 | UFC News

  After the final Strikeforce card, questions arose on who the last champions of Strikeforce would face in their Octagon debut. Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier, now have their first official fights in the UFC finalized. For Melendez, an immediate title shot with Benson Henderson is slated for the...

Jan 8, 2013 5:00 am

Invicta FC 4 Lands a Home Run, Here’s What We Learned

In 2012, the all-female promotion known as the Invicta Fighting Championships took the MMA world by storm with three of the most thrilling fight cards of the entire year. Despite an unfortunate struggle with the online PPV streaming, President Shannon Knapp and her crew kicked off the year 2013 with another home-run. Of course, everyone...

Jan 2, 2013 5:57 pm

Salas Out, Barboza Now Introduces Undefeated Martins to UFC

Word broke earlier this evening that Edson Barboza (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will have a new opponent on January 19th. Justin Salas (10-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who was Barboza’s original opponent, has suffered an injury during training and will now be sidelined for the UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping event at the end...

Dec 31, 2012 6:02 pm

Nice Try Mr. Anik

UFC 155 took place last Saturday and the night was filled with explosive highlights to successfully close out this year in MMA. Cain Velasquez regained his UFC Heavyweight Title in a mauling over the former champ, Junior Dos Santos in the night’s main event. The fights, from top to bottom, were extremely exciting and most...

Dec 27, 2012 5:26 pm

UFC 155 Main Card Predictions

  Saturday night the UFC will hold it’s last event of 2012 as they present UFC 155:  Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2. The organizations top two heavyweights will meet for the second time in 13 months. Their first fight took place last November in Anaheim, CA as part of the first ever UFC card on...

Dec 11, 2012 12:16 pm

Roy Nelson on VADA testing: “I’m just trying to clean up the sport.” | UFC News

Roy “Big Country”  Nelson has quest to make VADA testing more mainstream within the sport. He spoke with Steph Daniels last week when the Volunteer Anti-Doping Association (VADA)  proposal had been issued for 3 or 4 days with this to say: Lack of response from Mitrione on VADA testing proposal: “He told me, when we were on...

Dec 3, 2012 11:40 am

Quick Twitt | UFC on FOX 5’s Mike Chiesa Off Card Due To Illness | UFC NEWS

“The Ultimate Fighter Live” winner Mike Chiesa has been forced off this weekend’s UFC on FOX 5 card due to an undisclosed illness. UFC officials took to twitter to confirm the news late yesterday evening. Chiesa joins Lavar Johnson and Rafaello Oliveira on the short list of scheduled UFC on FOX 5 fighters who were...

Nov 29, 2012 9:21 am

Che Mills Rumored To Meet Matt Riddle At UFC on FUEL TV 7 | UFC News

  Fighters Only has learned that a welterweight bout between Matt Riddle and Che Mills is in the works for the UFC’s return trip to London on the UFC on Fuel TV 7 card. The card is set to take place at Wembley Arena, Saturday, February 16th. Riddle (7-3, 1 NC) is coming off of a...

Nov 16, 2012 8:20 am

Matt Mitrione Steps In For The Injured Shane Carwin at TUF: 16 Finale | UFC NEWS

When Shane Carwin announced he was injured and could not compete in the TUF: 16 main event against Roy Nelson the UFC president thought, “Not again.” Well it didn’t take long to find a replacement, less than 24 hours later Matt Mitrione agreed to step in and take the toughest fight of his career against...

Nov 13, 2012 3:21 pm

Anthony Perosh Injured; Pokrajac in at UFC on FX 6 | UFC NEWS

Anthony Perosh is out of his UFC on FX bout after sustaining a nasty toe injury. An always game Igor Pokrajac stepped up as his replacement and will now face Joey Beltran at next month’s UFC on FX 6. Beltran was a heavyweight, but was released from his contract after going 1-4. He picked up...

Nov 8, 2012 1:17 pm

Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine booked for January 12 Strikeforce event | Strikeforce News

Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nate Marquardt will put his 170-pound strap on the line against number one contender Tarec Saffiedine at the upcoming Strikeforce event scheduled for January 12, 2013. Nate Marquardt (32-10-2 MMA) won the Strikeforce welterweight belt in his promotional debut when he knocked out Tyron Woodley in July. The Woodley bout served as...

Nov 8, 2012 9:46 am

Who’s on the Hot Seat: UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le Edition

  The UFC will end its nearly one month sabbatical when they host an event in China for the first time this coming Saturday. UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le will be held at CotaiArena in Macau, China, the televised portion will begin at 9am eastern time. The main event features former UFC Middleweight...

Nov 7, 2012 12:37 pm

Matt Wiman to Face T.J. Grant at UFC on Fox 6

  UFC officials announced today that Matt Wiman will face T.J. Grant in a lightweight matchup in Chicago on the UFC on Fox 6 card. The event will be held on January 26 from the United Center in Chicago, IL. Wiman was last seen submitting previously unbeaten Paul Sass in September on the UFC on...

Nov 1, 2012 5:59 pm

Jamie Varner to Face Melvin Guillard at TUF 16 Finale

  Two lightweights coming off of losses will face one another at The Ultimate Fighter Finale 16 on December 15 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced today that Jamie Varner and Melvin Guillard have verbally agreed to face one another. Jamie Varner made his return to Zuffa a successful one at UFC 146 when he...

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 26, 2012 8:28 am

Kyle Noke Forced Off UFC on FX 6 Card With Injury | UFC NEWS

That pesky injury bug has taken out another UFC fighter. This time it’s, UFC welterweight, Kyle Noke who has been forced out of his planned UFC on FX 6 bout against Seth Baczynski. UFC officials made the announcement late yesterday afternoon. UFC on FX 6 is set for the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre...

Oct 24, 2012 9:33 am

Rafaello Oliveira Forced Out Of UFC on FOX 5 With Injury | UFC NEWS

The injury bug has struck again, this time in the form of a broken handed Rafaello Oliveira. Oliveira was scheduled to face “The Ultimate Fighter 15” winner, Michael Chiesa, on December 8th UFC on FOX 5 card set for the KeyArena in Seattle. Oliveira announced news of his injury via twitter, but UFC officials remain...

Oct 19, 2012 10:51 am

Phil Davis Fills In For Chael Sonnen Against Forrest Griffin At UFC 155 | UFC NEWS

When Chael Sonnen got the call to host “The Ultimate Fighter” season 17 opposite Jon Jones he was forced to bow out of his scheduled UFC 155 bout with former UFC light-heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin. The UFC has scrambled and now just announced that Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis has agreed to step in as his...

Oct 10, 2012 10:26 am

Daniel Cormier Wants To Coach “The Ultimate Fighter” Opposite Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier (10-0 MMA, 7-0 Strikeforce) made his presence known September 10, 2011 when he replaced Alistair Overeem and defeated Antonio Silva in the first round via KO (punches). The former Olympic wrestler showed he was the real deal when he went on to win the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix by defeating Josh Barnett in...

Oct 8, 2012 9:19 am

CES MMA Real Pain: Dave Bautista vs. Vince Lucero Results

Dave Bautista vs. Vince Lucero- Super Heavyweights: Lucero came out first and looked every bit the last minute replacement he is, but let’s give credit where credit due. He bailed CES big time by taking this fight. Bautista was out next and the crowd was standing in anticipation of his arrival to the cage. His...

Oct 5, 2012 10:43 am

Gonzaga Loses UFC 153 Opponent | UFC NEWS

The Fight Cancellation Curse has struck down upon UFC 153 yet again. This time it has taken out heavyweight newcomer Geronimo dos Santos, who was slated to face off with Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 153. The UFC made the announcement of the big man’s removal, but did not reveal the cause. UFC 153 is set...

Oct 1, 2012 8:21 am

Quick Twitt | Daniel Cormier Pushes For Pat Barry Fight | MMA NEWS

Taking to twitter to campaign for his Frank Mir replacement, Strikeforce HW Grand Prix Champion, Daniel Cormier started the push for Pat Barry recently. Does this wrestler vs. striker matchup make sense or is Cormier just fishing in the UFC’s pond for anyone he can get?