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May 24, 2014 11:00 am

UFC 173 “Barao Vs. Dillashaw” Ramblings

Who else is looking forward to Chris Weidman defending his UFC middleweight championship this weekend against Vitor Belfort? Wait, I mean Lyoto Machida? What? Weidman and Machida are no longer fighting at UFC 173 this Memorial Day weekend? Ok, how about seeing former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos against up-and-coming contender Stipe Miocic? That...

Apr 29, 2014 8:17 pm

Massive Changes Made To BJPENN.com Rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC has been on a role lately, having 4 events in almost 2 weeks. The string of fight cards was capped off this past Saturday with UFC 172: Jones vs. Texeira where fight fans saw light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones defend his UFC light heavyweight title for the 7th time. Below...

Apr 26, 2014 10:04 am

‘Big Nog’ Headed For ACL Surgery, Eyes MMA Return

Coming off his most recent loss to Roy Nelson (Replay), many, including UFC President Dana White, wanted to see ‘Big Nog’ retire as a fighter. However, in a recent statement to MMAFighting, retirement is not on his mind. Check it: “I’m going to need surgery. I had the same surgery on the left knee three years...

Apr 24, 2014 7:42 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Drug Test Results Are Clean

The drug test results from UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi have come in and all results are negative. There were a total of 22 tests issued, 16 fighters were tested before the fight and 6 were tested after the fight, the exact names of which fighters were tested and when were not initially...


Apr 18, 2014 5:07 pm

JDS: Nogueira ‘Still Has What it Takes to Compete’

After getting handed a brutal beating at the hands of Roy Nelson, UFC president Dana White said he would rather not see heavyweight legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fight again Nogueira’s trusty sidekick, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, told mmafighting that he feels that Nogueira has a few more in the tank. “I still...

Apr 17, 2014 3:00 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Kennedy vs. Bisping Bout

Last Night on FOX Sports 1, two TUF champions were crowned, Patrick Cote lead The TUF Nation’s Team Canada to a clean sweep, and Tim Kennedy backed up all the pre-fight trash-talk with a dominant decision win over Michael Bisping. Some of our favorite fighters took to twitter with their reaction. Check it: Kennedy sticks...

Apr 17, 2014 2:28 pm

Dana White Wants To See ‘Big Nog’ Retire

  By Evan Stoumbelis Last week fight fans saw MMA legend Antonio Nogueira get knocked out by Roy Nelson in Abu Dhabi (Replay HERE) at UFC Fight Night 39 on Fight Pass. Immediately after the bout Dana said he was “Blown up by media guys” wanting to know what was next for the former interim heavyweight...

Apr 14, 2014 9:32 am

Josh Barnett Wants Rubber Match With ‘Big Nog’

Back in PRIDE FC, Josh Barnett and ‘Big Nog’ had an epic two-fight series that left each man 1-1. Now, eight-years removed from their last encounter, and Barnett wants a third fight for all the glory. Check it: I don't really feel like he won the 2nd fight. I did all the damage, sub attempts,...

Apr 11, 2014 4:49 pm

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Wants Another Fight with Frank Mir

Whether you are a fan of his from the PRIDE days or not, it was difficult to watch Antonio Rogrigo Nogueira get knocked out the way he did at ‘UFC Fight Night 39’. Roy Nelson earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus due to his display of power in the main-event, but it was clear...

Apr 10, 2014 9:14 am

‘UFC Fight Night 39: Abu Dhabi’ Weigh-In results, One Bout Cancelled

Today’s UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson’ Weigh-ins went off without a hitch as all fighters made weight for the contracted bouts tomorrow night. The Camozzi vs. Craig fight was called off when Craig checked in sick, forcing the UFC to cancel the bout. Very sad to say my fight with Andrew Craig has...

Apr 9, 2014 10:04 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ Open Work Out Highlights

UFC correspondant Carolina Pearce interviews Fight Night Abu Dhabi stars following the open-air open workout from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Hear from headliners Minotauro Norgueira and Roy Nelson, co-main eventers Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri and more!

Mar 12, 2014 8:54 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Lineup Finalized With 10 Bouts

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira (Minotauro) vs. Nelson has been finalized, and will go live at 11:30a.m. ET from Abu Dhabi exclusively on…you guessed it, UFC Fight Pass. The card has been finalized with 9 bouts, and will be headlined by the return of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who will be making his...

Mar 11, 2014 1:37 pm

Does Jon Jones Make A Valid Case For Avoiding Gustafsson And Cormier?

Maybe Jon Jones has a point. Jones recently took to Twitter and decided to play the role of Joe Silva, stating his belief that Alexander Gustafsson should not be given a rematch for his title after blasting Jimi Manuwa. Instead, “Bones” wants to see Gustafsson go up against fellow contender Daniel Cormier. His reason: it...

Mar 4, 2014 9:47 am

Cro Cop: ‘UFC Treated Me Like A King But I Failed’

“It’s a black spot in my career, the UFC. UFC treated me like a king. UFC fans treated me like a king. I just failed, you know? Why? It’s hard to say. New fighters are coming. But, I will always believe, I will always believe, maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m right; but I will always...

Mar 3, 2014 10:23 am

Phil Davis Is Not Happy With How Title Shots Are Earned

  UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis is set to fight Anthony Johnson at UFC 172. Coming off of a win over Lyoto Machida, it seems odd that Davis’ next opponent would be Johnson. That’s not to say that Johnson isn’t a talented and dangerous guy at 205, but he’s making his return to the octagon...

Mar 2, 2014 5:36 pm

Phil Davis: Jon Jones wants ‘softer side’ of the LHW division

During a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis stated that he thinks Jon Jones wants the ‘softer side’ of the UFC’s light heavyweight division. His words: “He wants more of the softer side of the division. Most people would rematch (vs. Gustafsson). But he said, forget about that, forget about you. I find that interesting. Very...

Feb 26, 2014 8:12 am

UFC Announces Multiple Fights for UFC FN 39

While initially fairly quiet on the company’s return to Abu Dhabi, with only a few fights rumored, the UFC today announced a plethora of fights. As previously reported, the card is headlined by Antonio Nogueira vs Roy Nelson, with a co-main event of Clay Guida vs Tatsuya Kawajiri. The full card, according to the press...

Feb 19, 2014 9:34 am

Daniel Cormier: “(Patrick Cummins) can’t beat me”

Daniel Cormier gets ready to make his light heavyweight debut this weekend on February 22 at UFC 170. However, instead of facing off against the former UFC light heavy weight title holder Rashad Evans his opponent is, lets just say it bluntly, less impressive than his previous opponent. Rashad was forced out of the bout...

Feb 10, 2014 5:03 pm

Rani Yahya Drops Down to Bantamweight, Scheduled to face Johnny Bedford at ‘UFN 39’

After six consecutive bouts in the octagon as a featherweight, twelve-year veteran Rani Yahya has opted to venture into the UFC’s bantamweight division. Yahya will meet fellow 135er Johnny Bedford at ‘UFC Fight Night 29’ in Abu Dhabi on April 11th. MMAFighting confirmed the fight with sources close to the situation. Rani Yahya made a...

Feb 4, 2014 12:41 pm

Report: Junior Dos Santos Leaving Nogueira Brothers for Nova Uniao?

Reports out of Brazil suggest the former UFC heavyweight champion of the world is distancing himself from the Nogueira brothers.  Dos Santos has trained under the two brothers for years, but now their relationship seems to be strained.   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter According to reports from Globo in Brazil, Junior dos Santos is...

Jan 30, 2014 12:50 pm

Browne vs. Werdum Set For UFC on FOX 11 Main Event

A heavyweight title-eliminator-bout between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne has been signed, sealed and will surely deliver in the headlining slot of UFC on FOX 11. UFC president, Dana White, announced the bout during today’s media event for UFC 169. UFC on FOX 11 is set to go down on April 19 from the Amway...

Dec 12, 2013 3:47 pm

UFC wants Werdum to face the winner of Browne vs. Barnett

Since returning to the UFC in February of 2012, heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has gone 3-0, with impressive wins over Roy Nelson, Mike Russow and most recently ‘Big Nog.’ In late October, UFC president Dana White stated that the 36-year-old Brazilian, Werdum, would be the next man to challenge rating UFC heavyweight champion...

Dec 6, 2013 8:13 am

Fabricio Werdum to Train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for Cain Velasquez Bout

UFC heavyweight fighter Fabricio Werdum (right) has a good thing going at Kings MMA in Southern California; but according to legendary coach and trainer Rafael Cordeiro, Werdum and team will be traveling to Florida to train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for additional support as the fighter prepares to challenge UFC heavyweight champion...

Dec 5, 2013 8:18 am

Daniel Cormier Signs 8-Fight Deal With UFC, May Fight Rashad Evans

According to a report from UFC Tonight, which aired Wednesday night, former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier has renewed his contract with the UFC; and talks have indicated that Cormier could be facing former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Daniel Cormier’s run in the UFC has...

Nov 21, 2013 7:52 am

UFC on FOX 10 headed to Chicago. Gabriel Gonzaga set to face Stipe Miocic. | UFC NEWS

Gabriel Gonzaga (16-7 MMA, 11-6 UFC) vs Stipe Miocic (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has been added to the card for UFC on FOX 10 being held on January 25 at United Center in Chicago. The Heavyweight bout is the most recent addition to the card headlining former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson vs the very talented...

Nov 11, 2013 12:19 pm

WSOF 7 prelims take shape with addition of Kalib Starnes, Two More Bouts

World Series of Fighting’s first-ever Canadian fight continues to fill out, as three new preliminary contests have been booked for World Series of Fighting 7, including a light heavyweight matchup of Dwayne “D-Bomb” Lewis (13-8) vs. Kalib Starnes (15-8-1)(pictured), a featherweight contest of Shawn Albrecht (9-5) vs. Josh Machan (11-4) and welterweights Michael “The Messenger”...