1030 Search Results for urijah faber

Jun 5, 2017 2:04 pm

Kazushi Sakuraba’s magnificent response to being called to the UFC Hall of Fame

Over the weekend at UFC 212, the UFC announced that MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 6. Sakuraba will be joined by other legendary names including Urijah Faber, Maurice Smith, and former UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. Sakuraba made the following honorable statement on social media following...

Jun 1, 2017 6:33 am

TJ Dillashaw relocates to a new gym for training camp

TJ Dillashaw began his fighting career at Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, California. Eventually, however, he left this camp, following coach Duane Ludwig to Colorado, where he set up camp at Elevation MMA. This move caused a massive rift between himself and his former Team Alpha Male stablemates, and resulted in his headline-dominating...

May 9, 2017 10:26 am

UFC on Fox 25 in Long Island gets key bantamweight scrap

On July 22, the UFC will make its anticipated debut in Long Island with UFC on Fox 25. Over the last few weeks, the card has begun to come together, and today, it’s being reported that the lineup has grown by one crucial bantamweight fight. This fight will pit New Jersey’s Jimmie Rivera against Brazilian...

May 1, 2017 10:49 am

Dominick Cruz makes his pick for Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw fight

This July 8, when the UFC takes over Las Vegas with UFC 213, bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will attempt to defend his title against a former champion – and former teammate – in TJ Dillashaw. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, another former champion in Dominick Cruz gave his take on this upcoming battle....

Apr 26, 2017 9:50 am

Report: Renan Barao to return to bantamweight after short featherweight career

These days, weight cutting is a hot-button issue in MMA. This longstanding practice has left us with many cancelled fights, and worse still, many unhealthy fighters, some of whom have fainted or had to be hospitalized while trying desperately to sweat out water weight. One of the worst cuts in recent memory occurred in 2014,...

Apr 22, 2017 5:51 am

Coach: Dominick Cruz is in peak form, wants the Garbrandt-Dillashaw winner

Back in December, in the co-main event of UFC 207, Dominick Cruz’s legendary bantamweight title run was cut short by an incredibly sharp Cody Garbrandt. Garbrandt was able to drop Cruz on multiple occasions, ultimately earning a sound, unanimous decision win for his efforts. Though there was some brief talk of an immediate Garbrandt vs....

Apr 21, 2017 12:31 pm

Cody Garbrandt again suggests TJ Dillashaw has a history with needles

The UFC bantamweight title fight between champion Cody Garbrandt and former champion TJ Dillashaw is heating up as they are set to meet in the Octagon at UFC 213 on July 8. With the two former teammates also starring as opposing coaches in the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, there is a ton of...

Mar 27, 2017 1:22 pm

Dillon Danis vs. Jake Shields grappling match to headline SUG 4

Earlier this month, we learned that BJJ whiz Dillon Danis had signed with Bellator MMA. Danis is expected to debut with the organization later this year. The exciting thing about this debut, of course, is that it will mark not only his first fight with Bellator, but his first mixed martial arts bout outright. While...

Mar 21, 2017 11:59 am

TJ Dillashaw opens up on “comical” beef with Cody Garbrandt

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is currently in the midst of filming the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter opposite former teammate, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt. The pair of course have a very long and very public feud stemming from Dillashaw’s departure from Team Alpha Male, which resulted in he and Team Alpha...

Mar 18, 2017 8:46 pm

Brad Pickett issues statement following retirement fight loss

UFC bantamweight veteran Brad Pickett retired following his UFC Fight Night 107 TKO loss to Marlon Vera last night in London, England. Pickett had a strong opening two rounds utilizing some timely takedowns and ground and pound to get up on the judges scorecards 20-18 heading into round three. However, the tide turned against “One...

Mar 14, 2017 10:17 am

Paige VanZant’s future with Team Alpha Male uncertain

To close out 2016, Paige VanZant looked to capitalize on her August 2016 win over Bec Rawlings as she stepped into the Octagon with ‘The Karate Hottie’ Michelle Waterson for a highly anticipated UFC Sacramento main event showdown. While many expected Waterson to look to use her elite level striking to pick VanZant apart, while...

Mar 6, 2017 1:13 pm

PHOTO | Cody Garbrandt gets physical with TJ Dillashaw during TUF taping

It looks like Cody Garbrandt literally could not wait for his upcoming UFC bantamweight title fight to get his hands on his former teammate TJ Dillashaw. A preview has surfaced of Garbrandt putting his hand around Dillashaw’s neck. The incident took place during the taping of the The Ultimate Fighter 25 where the two are...

Mar 3, 2017 9:49 am

VIDEO | Pro picks for UFC 209 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson

Many fans are excited to see the crowning of the UFC interim lightweight champion on Saturday as UFC 209’s co-main event takes place. Undefeated #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to take on #2 ranked Tony Ferguson in a five-round interim title fight. At the Fighters Only World MMA Awards, the pros were...

Mar 2, 2017 1:36 pm

VIDEO | Justin Bieber taps out friend with armbar submission

Justin Bieber is a fan of both boxing and mixed martial arts. He is a good friend to Floyd Mayweather, as we have seen him walking out with the retired boxing legend to the ring on some of his big fights in the past. Bieber is also a fan of UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor...

Feb 24, 2017 1:04 pm

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz reflects on loss to Cody Garbrandt with Joe Rogan

Dominick Cruz has been plagued by injuries in the prime years of his career but came back to capture the UFC bantamweight title for the second time against TJ Dillashaw UFC Fight Night 81 last year. Cruz sucessfully defended his title against longtime rival Urijah Faber at UFC 199 but was unable to overcome Cody...

Feb 23, 2017 11:18 pm

Fighters most tested by USADA in 2016

Throughout the course of 2016, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has continued to crack down on performance enhancing drugs used both in competition and out of competition by fighters. This has resulted in quite a bit of fighters being suspended for potential USADA violations, most notably former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and former UFC...

Feb 7, 2017 8:59 am

Frankie Edgar wants new UFC contract, fights with Lamas, Holloway

In November of 2016, on the main card of UFC 205, Frankie Edgar defeated Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision. This victory marked the second last obligation on Edgar’s current UFC contract. With one fight now remaining on his current UFC deal, the former lightweight champ and two-time featherweight title challenger is now looking to the future....

Jan 27, 2017 11:58 am

The 5 Best UFC on Fox Cards so far

This weekend, the UFC will touch down in Denver with UFC on Fox 23. Headlined by a bantamweight number one contender fight between Julianna Peña and Valentina Shevchenko, co-headlined by a welterweight battle between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal, and featuring other big names like Andrei Arlovski, Francis Ngannou, Aljamain Sterling and Nate Marquardt,...

Jan 25, 2017 3:58 pm

Michael McDonald opens up on financial struggles preventing his return

At one point in time, UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald was one of the most highly touted bantamweight prospects on the UFC roster. An 8-fight win streak that ‘Mayday’ rode from the regional scene into the top 10 of the UFC’s bantamweight division had the young prospect fighting Renan Barao in 2013 for the interim UFC...

Jan 13, 2017 5:57 am

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz takes jab at Cody Garbrandt

2016 couldn’t have started better for Dominick Cruz. In January, he returned from years on the injury list to reclaim the UFC bantamweight title from TJ Dillashaw. Then, in June, he defended that title against on old rival in Urijah Faber. Unfortunately, however, Cruz failed to end 2016 on the high note with which he...

Jan 10, 2017 10:06 am

VIDEO | emotional backstage footage after Cody Garbrandt’s UFC 207 win

One of the biggest moments of UFC 207, the UFC’s final card of the year 2016, was Cody Garbrandt’s title-winning defeat of Dominick Cruz. Garbrandt earned this victory with a lopsided unanimous decision in a performance that would become a late entrant into the 2016 Upset of the Year debate. It was an emotional win...

Jan 9, 2017 9:32 am

After cancelled Caraway bout, Jimmie Rivera sets sights on Dominick Cruz

Until last week, rising bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera expected to take on dangerous veteran Bryan Caraway on the main card of the UFC’s upcoming return to Phoenix. Then, Caraway pulled out of the fight with an injury. Though Ecuador’s Marlon “Chito” Vera was briefly targeted as Caraway’s replacement, Rivera ultimately turned down this last-minute challenge,...

Jan 4, 2017 11:07 am

Dominick Cruz sends message to fans following loss

Dominick Cruz kicked off 2016 by reclaiming the bantamweight championship he never lost inside the Octagon, before then defending the belt against his nemesis Urijah Faber. Despite that, Dominick Cruz entered 2017 without the bantamweight championship. In the final UFC event of 2016, Cruz stepped into the Octagon against undefeated Team Alpa Male prospect Cody...

Jan 2, 2017 1:02 pm

VIDEO | BTS footage with Cody Garbrandt and Team Alpha Male following UFC 207 win

It was a night of celebration as Team Alpha Male’s Cody Garbrandt was crowned the new UFC bantamweight champion on Friday night. Garbrandt put on a brilliant performance against Dominick Cruz to take the title from “The Dominator” in their five-round championship bout. Garbrandt ended up winning a unanimous decision over Cruz, who suffered just...

Jan 1, 2017 2:40 pm

VIDEO | Cody Garbrandt gets mural in Sacramento after bantamweight title win

Check out the @cody_nolove painting by Sacramento legend @garibaldiarts we had this pre-made to celebrate Cody's victory with a unique Champion shirt @torque1_net so proud of this guy! Broken hearts and hand grenades #nolove A post shared by Urijah Faber (@urijahfaber) on Jan 1, 2017 at 12:06pm PST   Last Friday night, in the co-main...