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Jan 28, 2016 9:08 pm

WATCH! Dana White confirms Stipe Miocic was not offered Jon Jones title fight

After the recent debacle of the heavyweight title picture with Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum pulling out of their title fights, there was a rumor floating around the Internet. Rumblings were going on that heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic turned down a fight with former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones when Jones offered to go up...

Jan 27, 2016 9:12 pm

Werdum on UFC 196 withdrawal: “best decision of my life”

After it was announced that Cain Velasquez was out of his UFC 196 main event scrap with Fabricio Werdum, the UFC announced that Stipe Miocic would fight Werdum for the heavyweight title. Shortly after that announcement, Fabricio Werdum withdrew from the bout, also citing a back injury. After a brief scramble that saw Nate Diaz...

Jan 27, 2016 9:05 pm

UFC 197 becomes UFC 196

UFC 196 has now been scrapped and rebranded as ‘UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson’ after Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum both withdrew from their main event scrap for the heavyweight title. After a brief scramble that saw Nate Diaz offer to fight Anthony Pettis in the main event, the UFC promoted the co-main event...

Jan 27, 2016 7:58 am

Miocic didn’t turn down fight with Jones

Last week Cain Velasquez withdrew from his UFC 196 heavyweight showdown with Fabricio Werdum. Velasquez was replaced by Stipe Miocic, however news broke shortly after that Werdum had withdrawn from the bout as well. There was a scramble for the UFC to find a replacement main event for the bout. Many on Twitter began to...


Jan 27, 2016 7:33 am

UFC 196 ClusterF**K Explained Video: Changes on Fight News Now

If you’ve been following the heavyweight title rematch between Cain Velasquez and champ Fabricio Werdum, you’re not alone if you felt like it was a roller coaster ride of emotion. First we find out on ‘manic’ Monday that Velasquez withdrew from his title bout, then we find out that Stipe Miocic is a hero saving...

Jan 26, 2016 3:09 pm

UFC 196 picks up new main event, moved to FS1

There’s been much speculation as to what the UFC would do about Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez both withdrawing from the main event of UFC 196, and it seems like we’ve got our answer. UFC President Dana White informed Yahoo Sports that the event has been moved from Pay-Per View to Fox Sports 1, and...

Jan 26, 2016 1:08 am

Stipe Miocic hints why he has no opponent for UFC 196

It has been a couple of crazy days for the UFC heavyweight division. On Sunday, UFC President Dana White announced that Cain Velasquez was forced out of his UFC 196 title fight with heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum due to an injury. Top contender Stipe Miocic was set to fill in for Velasquez for his chance...

Jan 25, 2016 2:40 pm

Fabricio Werdum OUT: UFC 196 card less a title bout

With Stipe Miocic looking like a hero for stepping up in such short notice, sources reveal that the fight in fact will not go down between Miocic and Werdum. Cain Velasquez had to call off the fight due to injury leaving Werdum less than two weeks to prepare for a different fight. Werdum reserved the...

Jan 25, 2016 10:15 am

Stat Leaders: Strikes landed – Active fighters Top 10

Striking is one of essential ingredients to an effective stand-up game. The names on the list shouldn’t be a surprise to most with the likes of the Diaz brothers landing the #2 and #4 spots respectively. With some fighters on the list out of competition for a while, it’s impressive to see their names on...

Jan 24, 2016 5:01 pm

Video Breakdown: Fabricio Werdum vs Stipe Miocic Full Fight Breakdown

With Cain Velasquez out due to a back injury,  let’s take a peak at what is in store for the main-event at UFC 196. The stars must of aligned just right for Stipe Miocic to make his way into the octagon with just 13 days until fight night.   Sometimes timing  could mean everything. Check...

Jan 22, 2016 9:14 am

Mark Hunt believes he can make a run at the heavyweight title

At 41 years old Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt is without a doubt a legend of the sport, and one of the most beloved fighters. Hunt is coming off a 1st round TKO win over ‘Bigfoot’ Silva at UFC 193, and is currently gearing up for his ‘UFC Fight Night: Australia’ main event fight against Frank...

Jan 19, 2016 8:57 am

WATCH! UFC 196 extended preview

We are rapidly approaching February 6th, where Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez will have their highly anticipated rematch for the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 196. In the pair’s first meeting, Werdum shocked everyone when he ultimately submitted Velasquez in the 3rd round as Velasquez cardio began to dwindle. Get ready for the rematch between...

Jan 12, 2016 8:20 am

Stipe Miocic makes case for title shot, shuts down Overeem’s case

At UFC 195 earlier this month, Stipe Miocic fought Andrei Arlovski in a fight that many believed was a heavyweight #1 contender fight. Miocic went out and KO’d Arlovski in under a minute, and then proceeded to scream at UFC President Dana White to give him a title shot. In addition, Miocic continued to make...

Jan 9, 2016 11:04 am

Fabricio Werdum fires back at Luke Rockhold

Recently, the often soft spoken Fabricio Werdum found himself under fire from UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. The animosity from Rockhold likely stems from the fact that Werdum defeated Cain Velasquez, Rockhold’s teammate, for the UFC heavyweight championship last year. At UFC 196 on February 6th Velasquez will get the chance to reclaim his championship...

Jan 1, 2016 11:17 am

Vote for your favorites! 2016 World MMA Award nominees announced

On Thursday, the nominees for the Fighters Only 2016 World MMA Awards were announced. Fans can vote for their favorite nominees at WorldMMAAwards.com. Voting is now open and will run through Friday, Jan. 31, 2016 at 12 Midnight PT. This marks the eighth annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards ceremony and will take place on...

Dec 30, 2015 6:10 pm

On This Day: Alistair Overeem makes UFC debut, retires Lesnar

Dec30.2011 @AlistairOvereem makes his UFC debut, & sends Brock Lesnar into retirement with a kick to the body pic.twitter.com/nsgBiNUFEI — MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) December 31, 2015 On this day 4 years ago the highly touted prospect Alistair Overeem made his UFC debut against Brock Lesnar. Overeem’s debut was in fact an emphatic one, in the very...

Dec 26, 2015 9:10 am

UFC Fighters Holiday Wishes to Fans: Compilation Video!

It’s that time of year when the fighters get many wishes from fans across the world during the holiday season.  Social media completely changed the game with fighters interacting not just with other fighters, but fans as well. From Nate Diaz, Jon “Bones” Jones,  Cain Velasquez and more!    These fighters may enjoy “giving” in...

Dec 26, 2015 8:05 am

Clip of the Day: Fabricio Werdum vs. Fedor Emelianenko

Fabricio Werdum vs Fedor Emelianenko in San Jose, CA on June 26, 2010. #DWCOTD pic.twitter.com/BV2q3AEf7C — Dana White (@danawhite) December 26, 2015 The MMA world is currently preparing for the return of Fedor Emelianenko on New Years Eve under the Rizin FF banner, similarly, we are also preparing to see the rematch between Fabricio Werdum...

Dec 25, 2015 4:41 pm

PHOTOS | MMA community celebrates Christmas

Today many fighters celebrated Christmas, and as can be expected many of them took to social media to show how they will be spending the day. Check it out: Holiday cheers from The Nogs! 🎁🎄 #UFCXmas pic.twitter.com/0OG2CkfsWj — UFC (@ufc) December 24, 2015 Have you been Notorious or Nice? 🎅🏽👊🏽 @TheNotoriousMMA #UFCXmas pic.twitter.com/KxQvnxnsIX — UFC (@ufc) December...

Dec 22, 2015 1:47 pm

How much has Junior dos Santos made in the UFC: Career UFC Earnings

Former champ Junior dos Santos recently fought Alistair Overeem and was devastated with huge shots that ended the contest in the 2nd round. Dos Santos has been in three battles with Cain Velasquez, went against the biggest one punch KO artists in Roy Nelson and MArk Hunt. With all the success that JDS has had...

Dec 22, 2015 12:00 pm

WATCH! Luke Rockhold returns to AKA for the first time since winning championship

The Champ is here! @LukeRockhold first time back to @AKA_HQ since getting his belt! pic.twitter.com/JWBpSX7LPT — Cain Velasquez (@cainmma) December 21, 2015 Earlier this month at UFC 194 Luke Rockhold put on a spectacular performance against Chris Weidman that saw him ultimately pick up a 4th round TKO win and claim the UFC middleweight championship....

Dec 16, 2015 11:21 pm

Ovince Saint Preux and Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante set for battle at UFC 196

The UFC announced an exciting light heavyweight match set for UFC 196 on Saturday, Feb. 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ovince Saint Preux and Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante are scheduled to battle it out in the Octagon on the card featuring the rematch between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez for the UFC heavyweight championship belt. Saint...

Dec 15, 2015 2:14 pm

Hendricks vs. Thompson plus 3 other bouts added to UFC 196

It’s official! As if UFC 196 wasn’t already exciting enough with the rematch between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez for the UFC heavyweight championship, fight fans will also get to see former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks face elite level striker Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson according to BloodyElbow. The bout is a classic battle of styles,...

Dec 15, 2015 9:34 am

Wow! Jon Jones comments on new pound-for-pound rankings

The pound-for-pound debate is never ending. Experts, fans, and fighters themselves will all have their opinion on who the best pound-for-pound fighter is or was. That one “best” individual all comes down to one’s point of view and there will always be an argument coming in hot for the debate. In the recent UFC 194...

Dec 14, 2015 12:02 pm

Junior “Cigano” dos Santos 2015 Highlights: Santos back for FOX 17

Junior dos Santos (17-3 MMA) lost the heavyweight title to Cain Velasquez back in October 2013 at UFC 166.  “Cigano” is 2-2 in his last four fights and his only losses in 8 years came by the hands of the same man, Cain Velasquez. He’s officially the #2 heavyweight in the world and with a...

Dec 12, 2015 9:16 am

PHOTO | Fabricio Werdum signs 7 figure deal with the UFC

UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has gone undefeated since returning to the UFC back in 2012. Werdum has gone on a 6-fight win streak that has seen him finish all but one fight, claimed the UFC interim heavyweight championship, and even unified the heavyweight championship and the interim heavyweight championship by defeating Cain Velasquez. Werdum...