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Nov 23, 2011 2:42 pm

UFC NEWS – Steve Cantwell Returns Against Riki Fukuda at UFC 144

The ever growing UFC 144 card just got one middleweight fight deeper as Japanese born Riki Fukuda is set to face off with former WEC champion Steve Cantwell. “UFC 144: Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama,...

Nov 21, 2011 3:39 pm

UFC NEWS – Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso In The Works For UFC 144

Another Japanese fighter will get the chance to compete on his home soil when Takeya Mizugaki steps inside the cage with Chris Cariaso on the stacked with Japanese talent card that will be UFC 144. “UFC 144: Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Nov 17, 2011 12:24 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC on FOX 1 Medical Suspensions Report

The California State Athletic Commission distributed the list of UFC on FOX 1 medical suspensions this afternoon and among the suspended fighters is main event competitor and former champion Cain Velasquez. Cain was suspended for 45 days for precautionary reasons after his TKO defeat to Dos Santos. UFC on Fox 1 took place last night...


Nov 12, 2011 8:54 pm

UFC on Fox 1 By The Numbers: Fight Night Bonus Winners And Gate Totals

UFC on Fox 1 took place tonight from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In the main event of the evening Junior Dos Santos upset Cain Velasquez to become the new UFC heavyweight champion of the world. The event marked the UFC’s debut on network television. The fight lasted just 64 seconds and ended with...

Nov 7, 2011 8:02 pm

12 Country Channel Line Up For This Weekends UFC on Fox 1

With the UFC heavyweight title up for grabs this weekend and a new TV partnership launching, the UFC has released the broadcasting plans for twelve other countries outside of the US. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November 12. Headlined by a heavyweight title...

Oct 12, 2011 5:30 am

Not So Fast: Gilbert Melendez Not Yet Going To UFC, Will Face Masvidal On Dec. 17

Rumors fueled by UFC president Dana White had up until yesterday, placed Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez in a possible title fight with UFC champion Frankie Edgar. However after much speculation, the Strikeforce star will continue his duties as the Strikeforce lightweight champion and will attempt to defend his belt against ATT product, Jorge Masvidal...

Sep 19, 2011 9:09 am

Jeff Curran on his return to the UFC: "Here I am, and I am here to stay."

The Big Frog” is back. Jeff Curran, after a seven-year absence from the promotion, is back in the UFC, and he doesn’t plan on leaving again. Curran recently signed a brand-new agreement with the world’s biggest MMA promotion, and will face former title challenger Scott Jorgensen in a bantamweight bout at UFC 137 in Las...

Sep 10, 2011 7:02 am

UFC 137 Sold Out!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that tickets to UFC 137 at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Oct. 29 sold out within a few hours of being made available to the public today. Headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and the surging Carlos Condit, UFC 137 will also feature an outstanding co-main...

Sep 6, 2011 2:11 pm

Henderson vs. Guida Plus Yamamoto vs. Uyenoyama Added To UFC on Fox

The first ever UFC on Fox event has booked two more bouts for the inaugural card. Lightweight contenders Benson Henderson and Clay Guida as well as bantamweight fighters “Kid” Yamamoto and Darren Uyenoyama have agreed to face off on the historic card. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place on November 12 from...

Sep 2, 2011 8:54 am

Main Card Official For "UFC 137:St-Pierre vs. Diaz"

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is riding a five-year, nine-fight winning streak that has seen the 30-year-old Canadian defeat the likes of Matt Hughes, Jon Fitch, BJ Penn, Josh Koscheck (twice) and Jake Shields. Along the way, the Montreal native has captivated fans worldwide with his explosive takedowns and dominant performances inside the Octagon. On...

Jan 22, 2017 7:58 am

Bellator 170 salaries: Ortiz makes bank, Sonnen pockets just $50K

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. This exciting, 18-fight card was headlined by a light heavyweight clash between two veteran, West Coast wrestlers. In one corner, we had California’s Tito Ortiz, a former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall-of-Famer. In the other, we had Oregon’s Chael Sonnen, a...

Jan 4, 2017 7:50 am

Mirko Cro Cop retires from MMA: ‘This is it’

Last month, MMA legend Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic made his highly anticipated return to the ring in Japan where he competed in the Rizin Fighting Federation open weight Grand Prix to close out 2016. In the opening round, Cro Cop defeated Hyun Man Myung via submission in the very first round. The win not only...

Dec 26, 2016 7:37 am

VIDEO | Watch Cody Garbrandt blitz Takeya Mizugaki to earn his bantamweight title shot

This Friday, the UFC will return to glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 207. The card will be headlined by an anticipated women’s bantamweight title fight between reigning champ Amanda Nunes and returning former champ Ronda Rousey. The co-main event, meanwhile, will occur in the men’s bantamweight division, where brick-fisted challenger Cody Garbrandt will attempt...

Dec 20, 2016 2:54 pm

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva doesn’t like comedian Al Foran’s Conor McGregor impersonation

Ramsay, Tyson, Eubank, Steve Austin, DeNiro, Pacino, Pesci, Trump & McGregor chat to Wanderlei Silva ahead of #bellator169 #bamma27 pic.twitter.com/morQ6DtpQ2 — Al Foran Comedy (@ImpressionistAL) December 16, 2016 Comedian Al Foran has a lot of impersonations that he can do. From UFC superstar Conor McGregor to Robert De Niro, some of Foran’s impersonations that he...

Dec 16, 2016 11:09 pm

Scott Coker recalls negotiations with Fedor Emelianenko

On New Year’s Eve of 2015, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko made his highly anticipated return to the Octagon when he fought Singh Jaideep at Rizin Fighting Federation’s inaugural event in Saitama, Japan. It took ‘The Last Emperor’ just over three minutes to secure a TKO win, picking up his first win since retiring in 2012....

Nov 30, 2016 7:51 am

Cody Garbrandt wants to be named Fighter of the Year after he ‘dismantles’ Dominick Cruz

It’s been a banner year for undefeated bantamweight Cody Garbrandt. The 25-year-old kicked off 2016 with a first-round knockout of Augusto Mendes. Next up was another first-round KO, this time over the then undefeated Thomas Almeida. Then, in his most recent bout, Garbrandt delivered a 48-second knockout of gritty Japanese veteran Takeya Mizugaki. If Garbrandt...

Nov 23, 2016 12:37 pm

VIDEO | Mirko Cro Cop rag-dolling training partners ahead of Wanderlei Silva fight

Next month, MMA legends Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic and Wanderlei ‘The Axe Murderer’ Silva will step into the ring on December 29th in the quarterfinal round of the Rizin FF openweight Grand-Prix. For Cro-Cop, the fight will not only be his second under the Rizin FF banner, but will give him the opportunity to make...

Nov 20, 2016 9:38 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor Jumps Into the Octagon to Celebrate with Artem Lobov

  On Saturday afternoon (Saturday night in Europe), the UFC returned to Belfast, Northern Ireland for the first time since UFC 72, all the way back in June of 2007. They did so with UFC Fight Night 99. While the highlight of the card was undeniably Gegard Mousasi’s score settling destruction of former foil Uriah...

Nov 19, 2016 9:34 am

Lyoto Machida releases statement on suspension

This week, former UFC champion Lyoto Machida was handed an 18-month suspension for a USADA anti-doping violation. While Machida admitted to using a supplement which contained the substance he tested positive for, ‘The Dragon’ admitted that he didn’t know the substance was on USADA’s banned substance list. In a Facebook post, the former champ released...

Nov 18, 2016 11:46 am

Gegard Mousasi: Uriah Hall rematch is for “idiots” who don’t know MMA

Top ranked UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi has been on a tear of the UFC middleweight division over the course of 2016. Mousasi kicked off the year by defeating Thales Leites at ‘UFC Fight Night: London’ in February, before making it 2-straight wins as he KO’d Thiago Santos on the UFC Fight Pass prelims of UFC...

Nov 16, 2016 8:42 am

VIDEO | Watch Uriah Hall Smash Gegard Mousasi in Their First Fight

Originally, the UFC’s Saturday night trip to Belfast, Norther Ireland was supposed to be headlined by a welterweight bout between South Korea’s Dong Hyun Kim and honorary Irishman Gunnar Nelson. When Nelson was forced out of this bout with an injury, however, the Belfast card received a new main event: a middleweight rematch between Gegard...

Nov 11, 2016 6:12 am

VIDEO | ONE Championship Fighter Breaks Ankle, Keeps Fighting – NSFW!

As an inherently violent sport, MMA occasionally produces the kind of freak injuries that leave our stomachs in knots. In 2004,  for example, we watched a Frank Mir armbar snap Tim Sylvia’s forearm like a matchstick. In 2011, meanwhile, we saw Frank Mir dole out another gruesome arm injury, this time twisting Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s arm...