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Nov 5, 2013 2:09 pm

Vaughan Lee out of UFC 167, UFC seeks replacement for Sergio Pettis

Today, UFC officials annoucned the unfortunate news that Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 167 bout opposite promotional newcomer, Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA), due to an injury. According to UFC officials, the promotion is actively seeking a replacement for Lee, however, a new opponent for Pettis has yet to...

Sep 28, 2013 12:59 pm

Tim Kennedy Calls Out Entire Middleweight Division Looking For Machida Replacement

UFC middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy, was finally given the named opponent he had been searching for since entering the UFC. A headlining gig against former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was set for the Fight For The Troops 3 event in Kentucky and Kennedy was ready to show out. Yesterday we learned that Michael Bisping...

Jan 18, 2018 5:05 pm

Ovince Saint Preux vs Ilir Latifi Bumped to UFC on Fox 28

Well instead of a replacement, it looks like Ovince Saint Preux won’t be changing opponents after all but instead just fight dates. He and fellow top-ranked UFC light heavyweight, Ilir Latifi were initially supposed to square off at UFC on Fox 27, January 27. That was until Latifi suffered an injury which led to OSP to...

Jan 12, 2018 9:21 pm

UFC Fight Night 124 loses a bout after fighter slips while exiting bathtub

UFC Fight Night 124 loses a bout after fighter slips while exiting bathtub. UFC welterweights Thiago Alves and Zak Cummings will no longer be throwing down this Sunday night in St. Louis. Zak Cummings suffered an injury Friday and will no longer be able to compete at the event. No replacement for Cummings will be...

Jan 12, 2018 10:09 am

BREAKING | Former Bellator Commentator Jimmy Smith Hired by the UFC

At the end of December, fans were shocked that Jimmy Smith and long-time employer Bellator parted ways. Although, the silver lining quickly showed itself on Monday when Smith said he’d know about his next job within the week. Sure enough, the news was released today as per an official UFC press release. Jimmy Smith just...

Jan 8, 2018 7:44 pm

Jimmie Rivera Moving on From Moraes Matchup, Wants Cruz Fight Re-booked

To say the least, it’s been an unfortunate way to end a year if you’re Jimmie Rivera. When everything was all announced, he was supposed to take on the former Bantamweight king, Dominick Cruz at UFC 219. That is until Cruz was forced out with a broken arm, continuing his own bad luck. After that,...

Jan 6, 2018 11:19 am

VIDEO | 5 Years Ago Conor McGregor Became Two-Division Cage Warriors Champion

#OnThisDay in 2012: @TheNotoriousMMA became double @CageWarriors champ! 📽 https://t.co/TMZIENdJ5x pic.twitter.com/Su3KfnZK9p — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) December 31, 2017 It was November of 2016. Conor McGregor finished Eddie Alvarez and held two UFC titles above his head, declaring that the Champ Champ does what he wants. This wasn’t the first time this happened. Before the flame-spitting...

Jan 4, 2018 12:06 pm

UPDATED | Abubakar Nurmagomedov out, Sergio Moraes battles Tim Means in Belem

UPDATE: Abubakar Nurmagomedov has been removed from this bout for “unknown reasons” per Raphael Marinho of Combate. Sergio Moraes is now expected to battle Tim Means. Mudança de adversário para Serginho Moraes no UFC Belém. Brasileiro, que tinha acordo verbal para lutar contra Abubakar Nurmagomedov, vai enfrentar Tim Means no dia 3 de fevereiro. Ainda...

Jan 2, 2018 7:42 pm

Women’s Pioneer vs Internet Troll…?

If you haven’t been following the women’s scene in Mixed Martial Arts consistently for the past two decades, then you probably aren’t likely to know who Tara LaRosa is. Perhaps you may have watched season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter which was the first season to ever feature female fighters. LaRosa attempted to get onto...

Dec 27, 2017 6:23 am

Report: Jimmie Rivera has been advised to stop cutting weight for UFC 219

Originally, streaking bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera was expected to take on former champ Dominick Cruz at UFC 219 on December 30. Regrettably, though, Cruz was forced out of this fight with an injury. From there, Cruz was replaced my the ever-dangerous John Lineker. Yet once again, bad luck struck, as Lineker was forced out of the fight...

Dec 26, 2017 2:16 pm

John Lineker Releases a Statement on His UFC 219 Pull Out

Leading up to the suspenseful weigh-ins approaching quickly on Friday, we already had a roller coaster of emotions kicking into UFC 219 fight week just after Christmas. Jimmie Rivera has been going back-and-forth with Marlon Moraes about being his replacement this Saturday, but despite multiple attempts to agree on increasingly higher catchweights, it never worked...

Dec 26, 2017 9:12 am

Marlon Moraes wasn’t the only top bantamweight to offer to step in against Jimmie Rivera

Originally, surging bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera was expected to take on former champ Dominick Cruz at UFC 219 on December 30. Regrettably, though, Cruz was forced out of this fight with an injury. From there, Cruz was replaced my the ever-dangerous John Lineker. Yet once again, bad luck struck, as Lineker was forced out of the fight...

Dec 18, 2017 11:53 am

Kamaru Usman and Emil Meek finally have a date for their welterweight scrap

For weeks and weeks, the status of Kamaru Usman and Emil Meek’s anticipated welterweight scrap has been uncertain. Originally, the fight was scheduled to occur at UFC 219, on December 30 in Las Vegas. Regrettably, it became known that Norway’s Meek was having a difficult time acquiring a US visa, which shrouded this contest in...

Dec 15, 2017 10:14 am

UFC Winnipeg Loses a Fight and Multiple Fighters Miss Weight

It wouldn’t be a fight card without some sort of weigh-in drama. UFC Winnipeg is just a day away but not everyone is going to be making it to the event. Don’t worry, Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos both made their weight, so the main event is still intact. However, both Tim Elliot’s opponent...

Dec 4, 2017 6:30 am

VIDEO | TJ Dillashaw has commenced his training for Demetrious Johnson

On the heels of Dana White announcing TJ vs DJ next, TJ Dillashaw is bringing his body weight down over a 20 week period and trying to lose 6.4lbs of muscle to make Flyweight. pic.twitter.com/KT4NSTYXjx — Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) December 4, 2017 Shortly after he knocked out Cody Garbrandt to reclaim the UFC bantamweight title...

Dec 1, 2017 4:03 pm

Tim Elliott on TUF Finale Pay: “I Got Screwed Big Time”

  Fighter pay has been a hot-button issue for some time. The UFC has claimed that the financial environment that they have cultivated for fighters far surpasses anything else in the MMA world while fighters often seem to feel as though they are paid far less than they deserve, given the nature of their profession....

Dec 1, 2017 6:38 am

VIDEO | Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone Is Changing Weight Divisions Again

After a long career at lightweight and an unsuccessful title show, Cowboy Cerrone made the jump up to welterweight. He rattled off a four-fight win streak before coming short against Jorge Masvidal and Robbie Lawler. His last lost at welterweight was against a guy he claimed he didn’t even know until he accepted the fight....

Nov 30, 2017 5:00 pm

Derrick Lewis, Marcin Tybura to Meet at UFC Fight Night 126

  A battle between two heavyweights on virtually equal footing has been reported for UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin, Texas. As reported by MMAJunkie, the fight is targeted for February 18th and joins Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno as the only other fight reported thus far. Lewis will return from his first loss since June...

Nov 30, 2017 2:13 pm

Max Holloway Was Willing to Fight Some Crazy Opponents to Stay on UFC 218

After Frankie Edgar had to pull out of UFC 218 due to a injured orbital, there was a crazy storm of fighters trying to get that fight. Once there is a title on the line, everyone comes out of the woodwork. Jose Aldo, Ricardo Lamas, Cub Swanson, and Brian Ortega all wanted to leave their...

Nov 29, 2017 4:30 pm

Shane Carwin Retires Amid Talks of a Return to MMA Under the Bellator Banner

  It looks like Shane Carwin won’t be returning to MMA after all. Despite on-going talks with Bellator regarding a return, potentially as a replacement or alternate in their upcoming heavyweight tournament, Carwin announced via Reddit that he will be retiring from MMA competition. He cites terms of a potential contract with Bellator as his...

Nov 28, 2017 7:40 am

Report: Ricardo Lamas gets new opponent for UFC on Fox 26 in Winnipeg

Originally, long-time UFC featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas was expected to rematch former champion Jose Aldo at UFC on Fox 26, which goes down on December 16 in Winnipeg. When Frankie Edgar was forced out of his UFC 218 featherweight title fight with champ Max Holloway, however, Aldo was pulled from his fight with Lamas, and...

Nov 28, 2017 6:21 am

UFC 219’s co-main event has officially been set

For week, there has been talk about a possible blockbuster main event for UFC 219. While the card already includes dynamite women’s featherweight title fight between Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Holly Holm, the widespread hope was that the UFC would tack at least one more title fight onto this typically stacked end-of-year card. While we’ve...

Nov 27, 2017 4:00 pm

UFC 218 Embedded: Episode 1

This weekend’s UFC 218 card promises* (*subject to change) an incredible lineup of former champions from both in and out of the UFC, title implications, and a bonafide featherweight title fight. During the build-up of UFC 218, watch the fighters prepare for a card with an incredible amount of potential with the first episode of...

Nov 24, 2017 4:00 pm

UFC Fight Night: Shanghai Full Weigh-In Video and Results

The UFC makes its debut in mainland China in the early hours of the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Mercedes Benz Arena will play host to tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night. The four-fight main card is headlined by a middleweight bout between Kelvin Gastelum and late-replacement opponent and former middleweight champion, Michael Bisping. Gastelum, ranked ninth...

Nov 22, 2017 9:55 am

VIDEO | Ovince Saint Preux Calls out Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones = Volkan= ‍♀️ issues. Gus = already lost to @dc_mma == leads us to DC and myself, two clean athletes playing punch face . Ps- I like playing kick face also . @danawhite pic.twitter.com/AVsGUh0mVS — Ovince Saint Preux (@003_OSP) November 22, 2017 With Volkan Oezdemir’s legal situation up in the air, the last...