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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...

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...

Nov 9, 2016 7:01 am

Brackets Set for Final Rounds of Rizin’s Openweight Grand Prix

Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation will close out 2016 in the biggest way possible, with the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of their hyped Openweight Grand Prix. The tournament quarterfinals will occur on December 29, while the semifinals and finals will occur two nights later on the 31. Late on Tuesday night, the Japanese organization revealed the...

Nov 6, 2016 12:15 pm

VIDEO | Watch Zhou Zhipeng Overcome a 150-pound Weight Disadvantage to Beat Hong-Man Choi

In mixed martial arts, we occasionally witness contests between fighters of starkly different sizes. The majority of these David vs. Goliath style fights occurred during the height of Japan’s obsession with MMA, and during the early days of the UFC. That said, we’ve also seen some pretty incredible size differences in the UFC’s modern era...

Nov 1, 2016 8:16 am

“Felony” Charles Bennett to Rematch the Guy He Just KO’d in 7 Seconds

Over the last few months, “Felony” Charles Bennett, who used to fight with the nickname “Krazy Horse,” has burst back into mainstream consciousness. The featherweight’s return to the limelight can be attributed to a few things: a renewed feud with light heavyweight legend Wanderlei Silva, a series of entertaining media appearances, and of course, his recent...

Oct 27, 2016 1:10 am

Shane Carwin comes out of retirement and signs with RIZIN Fighting Federation

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin is set to fight once again. The knockout specialist last fought over five years ago in the Octagon in a losing effort against Junior dos Santos at UFC 131. Carwin announced his retirement from mixed martial arts shortly after his loss to dos Santos with injuries hindering him...

Oct 26, 2016 1:03 pm

Report | Fedor Emelianenko is Training for a Fight

Good news for fans of Fedor Emelianenko! According to a report from Russian journalist Alexey Safonov, the heavyweight legend has returned to training in preparation for an upcoming bout – though the date, location and opponent for that bout do not appear to be clear. Contracts have also not yet been signed. Fedor has started training...

Oct 20, 2016 4:20 pm

Michael Bisping responds to Mousasi’s call out on Twitter

Gegard Mousasi has been making his case for a title shot at middleweight since dropping down to the 185 pound weight class back in 2014, but the longtime contender has really stepped it up performance-wise in his last two fights. Shortly after knocking out surging middleweight contender Thiago “Maretta” Santos at UFC 200, Mousasi notched...

Oct 19, 2016 2:49 pm

Gegard Mousasi calls out recently reinstated Nick Diaz

Coming off one of the biggest wins of his UFC career, Gegard Mousasi made an unusual request for his next fight following his second round TKO of Vitor Belfort at UFC 204. Mousasi, in the most polite way possible, called out former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz, who was recently reinstated after a lengthy USADA...

Oct 19, 2016 6:49 am

Wanderlei Silva Says Conor McGregor “Fears” Jose Aldo

On November 12, in the main event of UFC 205, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will challenge Eddie Alvarez for the organization’s lightweight title. If he’s successful in this massive showdown, he’ll become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously. There are very few fight fans out there who aren’t excited...

Oct 16, 2016 5:43 pm

On This Day in MMA History: Michael Bisping Defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama In Back-and-Forth War

Earlier this year, in the main event of UFC 199, Michael Bisping shocked the world by scoring a beautiful, first-round knockout over middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. Earlier this month, the Brit defended the middleweight title he stole from Rockhold with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over a former foil in Dan Henderson. Unexpected as it is,...

Oct 13, 2016 9:37 am

VIDEO | Dan “Hendo” Henderson Tribute

Mixed martial arts legend Dan Henderson retired from the sport this past Saturday in Manchester following his controversial decision loss to Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC 204. In the above tribute video (created by BrattMamley MMA), we take a look back at some of the greatest fights and finishes of Dan Henderson’s...