48 Search Results for ufc acquisition

Feb 11, 2012 8:17 pm

Strikeforce Light-heavyweight Roger Gracie Latest To Join UFC Roster

As recently confirmed by sources close to the fighter, Strikeforce light-heavyweight, Roger Gracie has inked a deal with the UFC. Over the past few weeks Roger has been making headlines due to his dwindling BJJ competition schedule and shifted focus to MMA training full-time. Now we have our answers as to why. Roger was undefeated...

Dec 26, 2011 12:50 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC 143's Fabricio Werdum Looking To Finish Roy Nelson

“There’s no easy fight anymore. Everybody knows a little bit of everything: Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Boxing, and Muay Thai. It’s a different time we’re living in. Nelson knocked Cro Cop out, he has a very strong right hand, sharp Boxing, but I’ll impose my rhythm and play by my game plan until I tire him out....

Dec 21, 2011 11:30 am

UFC NEWS – Chad Griggs Latest Heavyweight To Make The Jump From Strikeforce To The UFC

Probably best known for ending the hype of wrestling star Bobby Lashley, Chad Griggs is one of many heavyweights on the Strikeforce roster with huge amounts of potential. He now gets to test that potential in the Octagon. It was recently announced that Strikeforce is intending on halting all heavyweight fights at the conclusion of...

Dec 16, 2011 12:30 pm

UFC NEWS – Gabe Gonzaga Returns To Face Ednaldo Oliveira At UFC 142

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger, Gabriel Gonzaga received an early Christmas present from the UFC today in the form of a new 4-fight contract. Previously cut from the promotion after consecutive losses to Junior Dos Santos and Brendan Schaub, the big man finally gets to return to his promotional home after more than a year...

Nov 17, 2011 9:43 am

UFC NEWS – Rob Broughton Expected To Welcome Ednaldo Oliveira To The UFC in Rio

We announced earlier that stand-out heavyweight fighter Ednaldo Oliveira is expected to make his UFC debut at January’s UFC 142 event and now it would appear that he has an opponent in the works. Bout agreements have yet to be signed, but if rumors hold true, this bout is expected to be announced as official...

Oct 19, 2011 6:56 am

Tavares vs. Jacoby Moved From Prelims To UFC 137 PPV Card

And alas, the UFC has put together next week’s UFC 137 main card. The latest addition to it comes way of Brad Tavares vs. Dustin Jacoby. The two were originally scheduled to meet on the evening’s facebook stream portion of the preliminary card; however, GSP’s bad luck turns into these two middleweights good luck. “UFC...

Oct 13, 2011 9:09 am

Report: Tim Kennedy UFC Bound

It would appear as if Strikeforce middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy has made the jump from Strikeforce over to the UFC. While this cannot be confirmed 100% by either the UFC or Kennedy, UFC.com has put up his fighter profile on their website and Kennedy himself changed his employment status from Strikeforce to “The Ultimate Fighting...

Oct 6, 2011 11:47 am

UFC 137 Fight Card Update: Tim Credeur Injured, Brad Tavares Books Dustin Jacoby

That pesky injury bug strikes again and this time has taken out UFC middleweight fighter Tim Credeur, who was scheduled to face Brad Tavares on this month’s UFC 137 preliminary card. In his place comes UFC newcomer Dustin Jacoby. “UFC 137: St. Pierre vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the...

Mar 15, 2012 1:00 pm

Roger Gracie Latest To Join Black House Roster | Moving To Middleweight

More than a month has passed since we first reported the story that Roger Gracie would be moving down a weight class, train with Anderson Silva and move to the UFC. Shortly after our initial report UFC president Dana White denied the Strikeforce acquisition. As it turns out, as reported this afternoon by Ariel Helwani,...

Feb 3, 2016 1:23 am

Bellator’s Scott Coker says they will ‘buy the free agents from the top down’

Recent news of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson making his way over to the Bellator MMA promotion has been buzzing in the MMA community. Bellator MMA President Scott Coker spoke recently on the MMA Hour about their recent acquisition and what will be next for the growing MMA promotion (transcribed by MMA Fighting): “I...

Jan 22, 2015 10:45 am

Bellator: ‘There isn’t a fighter out there we can’t afford’

“It’s not just us going after them (the UFC’s fighters). Believe me, they’re calling us. This is not a one-way street where we’re just going after fighters. We’re going to win some. We’re going to lose some. That’s just how the nature of this beast is going to be.” “If you’re a free agent out...

Dec 2, 2014 12:22 pm

Roufus Defends – “There’s two sides to every story”

“Her gloves came off and she was hitting the guy, cut his face. No one told me this until after she had left after she visited our gym this spring for training. If there was such a problem with us, why did you stop by our gym to train?…In the past, I had to correct...

Oct 30, 2014 11:16 am

Brandon Vera’s One FC Debut Now Official For Dec. 5

Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC), will return to Manila with its largest fight card to date on 5 December. ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY is set to take place at the state-of-the-art MOA Arena in Manila. The main event will feature ONE FC Bantamweight World...

Oct 7, 2014 2:56 pm

Fight Pass Stats Revealed, Conor McGregor, Jon Jones Biggest Draws

The guys over at UFC Fight Pass have released some key stats from the subscription based UFC platform, regarding viewership and content popularity. Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports was the man lucky enough to open the book, here’s what he found: (Via Yahoo! Sports)   Top 10 most-watched fights: Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson, Sept. 21, 2013,...

Sep 3, 2014 4:02 pm

Tito Ortiz Awards This Fighter His 2014 ‘B!tch Boy Of The Year’ Award

Bellator MMA’s Tito Ortiz has found a new rival over at his fighting home of Bellator MMA ,and he’s coming out swinging on the web. Check it: #BitchBoy of the year. http://t.co/Ke5XHchqib — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) September 2, 2014 UFC hall-of-famer Stephan Bonnar is Bellator MMA’s latest acquisition and was event sent by Dana White...

Sep 3, 2014 2:16 pm

Cejudo Agrees To Bantamweight Move

Last Friday, the UFC’s latest Olympic Gold Medalist acquisition, Henry Cejudo (pictured) botched his Octagon debut with a failed weight cut. Having won Olympic gold at 121 lbs., the undefeated MMA fighter was expected to make an immediate impact in the UFC’s 125 pound division. However, after failing to make weight, Dana White told the fighter...

Jun 18, 2014 6:04 pm

Bellator Announces Scott Coker As New President, Getting Rid of Tournament Format & Seasons

Following a full day or reports, rumors and speculation, the Bellator promotion has announced that Scott Coker will take over as the company’s president. Coker is a well-respected martial arts promoter who founded the popular Strikeforce promotion back in 1985. The company managed to operate successfully as the number-two MMA Promotion in the world under...

May 12, 2014 8:22 pm

Browne: ‘Overeem Will Learn To Be A Team Player Or Be Out At Jackson’s’

“I think everybody’s due a chance. Just because he wasn’t the best teammate there, doesn’t mean he can’t be a good teammate here. When he comes to Jackson’s, the stuff that all his other teammates were saying he did, is not going to fly at Jackson’s. He will not have the opportunity to even let...