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Jul 15, 2014 4:34 pm

UFC Targeting Puerto Rico Event In 2015

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner spoke with UFC.com about when the UFC will be coming to Puerto Rico. “I’m going to Puerto Rico to meet with the athletic commission and some government officials there because we do want to fight there sometime in 2015 (in San Juan),” Ratner told UFC.com. “And this...

Jul 8, 2014 2:06 pm

Dustin Holyko Explains “White Pride” Tattoo And Criminal Past

Former WSOF fighter Dustin Holyko has caught a significant amount of flak for his “White Pride” tattoo, as well as the Nazi “SS” Lightning bolt tattoo on his back. After BloodyElbow writer Brent Brookhouse did some research and dug up Holyko’s criminal past, the WSOF released him from his contract. MMAJunkie.com verifired Holyko’s criminal charges,...

Jul 8, 2014 12:54 pm

WSOF Terminates Contract With ‘White Pride’ Tattooed Fighter

This Past Saturday, before UFC 175, WSOF 11 took place on NBC. During the prelims of that card, Dustin Holyko fought, and lost, to Neiman Gracie in the second round via submission. However, the most interesting thing about the bout occurred several days after it took place when BloodyElbow’s Brent Brookhouse began doing research on...

Jul 7, 2014 9:02 am

Fight Breaks Out On Set Of TUF 20

The first ever all-female cast of The Ultimate Fighter has started filming, and apparently things already got heated between two female strawweights. During the TUF 19 post fight press conference, a media member asked Dana White if Felice Herrig had almost been kicked off the show for starting a fight. UFC President Dana White responded...


Jul 3, 2014 2:28 pm

TUF 20: Pettis vs. Melendez Cast Revealed

The full lineup of women competing on TUF season 20 to become the UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion has been revealed. The cast is as follows: Joanne Calderwood (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Alex Chambers (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Carla Esparza (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Felice Herrig (9-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Bec Rawlings (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jul 3, 2014 2:21 pm

Chris Dempsey Replaces Lawlor at Fight Night 46

Ilir Latifi will get to welcome UFC newcomer Chris Dempsey to the cage at UFC Fight Night 46. Dempsey got the call to replace an injured Tom Lawlor and accepted the bout earlier today. Latifi is coming off a submission win over Cyrille Diabate in March after losing his promotional debut to Gegard Mousasi. Dempsey...

Jul 3, 2014 5:04 am

First Women’s Strawweight Fight Bumped To Fight Pass

The first ever women’s UFC strawweight fight between Claudia Gadelha vs. Tina Lahdemaki has been bumped from Fox Sports 1 to the online prelim’s on UFC Fight Pass. With the upcoming season of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion, the UFC will be looking to market the women’s strawweight division in...

Jul 1, 2014 4:29 pm

UFC Fight Night 45 lineup finalized with 11 bouts

July’s “UFC Fight Night 45” event lineup has been finalized with a total of 11 exciting bouts for fight fans to look forward to watching. The event takes place July 16 live from Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Ten of the eleven fights air on FOX Sports 1 following a lone prelim which streams on the...

Jul 1, 2014 1:40 pm

Pettis to Bendo: We All Know Who The Real Champ Is

There is no denying that current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of the sports most exciting and dynamic stars. Nicknamed “Showtime,” Pettis has displayed remarkable creativity in his striking, using the octagon cage as a springboard on multiple occasions to throw all types of strikes at his opponents. It’s these unique abilities that have...

Jul 1, 2014 9:33 am

Urijah Faber understands why he is on the UFC 175 prelims

Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber says he understands the UFC’s choice to showcase him on the prelims for this weekends UFC 175 event in Las Vegas. “You know, for me it actually makes a little more sense,” Faber told Submission Radio. “It’s the main event on the free card, the Fox Sports 1 card, so...

Jun 30, 2014 1:49 pm

UFC Fight Night 46 lineup finalized

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Irleand on July 19 for the newly finalized “UFC Fight Night 46” event, which takes place at Dublin’s O2 Arena. The card is headlined by a featherweight tilt featuring hometown hero Conor McGregor (14-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) taking on TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao (18-9 MMA, 4-2 UFC)....

Jun 30, 2014 1:24 pm

UFC Fight Night 43 medical suspensions

Earlier today, the UFC released the suspension information to mixedmartialarts.com for last weekend’s “UFC Fight Night 43” event in Auckland, New Zealand. As there is no sanctioning organization in New Zealand for mixed martial arts, the UFC acts as it’s own governing body and provides the suspensions to MMA LLC, which acts as the record and...

Jun 30, 2014 9:54 am

Anderson Silva: A fight with Nick Diaz could be interesting

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) recently appeared at a media scrum in Rio de Janeiro, where he talked about a possible return fight against Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC). “Well, if everybody is saying that it would be an interesting fight, what am I going to say?”...

Jun 30, 2014 8:05 am

Machida: Distance and technique will beat Weidman

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida believes that distance and technique will be the two key factors in defeating Chris Weidman at next weekend’s UFC 175 event in Las Vegas. The statement was made by “The Dragon” in a recent interview with MMAFighting.com as transcribed by Dave Doyle: “Distance and technique. It frustrates a lot...

Jun 30, 2014 7:51 am

“Showtime” Pettis inks sponsorship deal with Reebok

UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis may not be fighting until January of 2015, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing some big deals outside of the cage. Last week, it was announced that Pettis had joined “Team Wheaties” and would be featured on the front of the company’s popular cereal box. Today, “Showtime” announced that...

Jun 30, 2014 7:30 am

Cub Swanson: I want to be the guy to dethrone the legend

Following his main event victory over Jeremy Stephens at Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 44” event in San Antonio, perennial contender Cub Swanson (21-5 MMA, 6-1 UFC) did a post fight interview with FOX Sports 1 where he stated his desire to rematch featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo: “Of course I want to fight Aldo,” said Swanson....

Jun 30, 2014 6:57 am

The Korean Zombie calls out Cub Swanson

Following his main event victory over Jeremy Stephens at Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 44” event in San Antonio, Cub Swanson has since been called out by former featherweight title challenger “The Korean Zombie.” Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) took to twitter to challenge Swanson on Sunday: @KoreanZombieMMA: “@CubSwanson Fight me.” The Korean Zombie has...

Jun 27, 2014 1:16 pm

Swanson: ‘I just know I’m rising to the occasion’

UFC featherweight contender Cub Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is looking to make a statement when he faces Jeremy Stephens in the main event of “UFC Fight Night 44” this Saturday night in San Antonio. The former WEC title challenger is currently riding a five-fight win streak, which includes octagon wins over George Roop, Ross...

Jun 24, 2014 7:53 am

TUF Winner Eyes Fall Return Following Elbow Surgery

TUF 7 Winner Amir Sadollah’s manager Brian Butler-Au joined Fox Sports to explain that while his fighter is anxious to return from his 2-year layoff from the sport, he doesn’t want to rush anything. Sadollah suffered an injury nearly two years ago during training camp and underwent a fairly routine medical procedure, however complications from...