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Sep 26, 2014 11:16 am

Khabib ‘Cowboy Can Shut Up, I Am The Next Lightweight Contender’

Khabib Nurmagomedov is making a strong case for why he deserves to be the next person to fight for the lightweight title belt after Gilbert Melenedez challenges Anthony Pettis for the belt in December at UFC 181. Nurmagomedov made his case to FOX Sports. “Nate Diaz smashed him, Rafael dos Anjos smashed him, Benson Henderson,...

Sep 23, 2014 3:33 pm

Nate Diaz returns, meets Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 13

Nate Diaz will return to the octagon this December! UFC officials announced today that the Stockton slugger will square off with perennial contender Rafael Dos Anjos in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 13. Nate Diaz (17-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC) will fight for the first time since November of 2013, where he scored a...

Sep 23, 2014 1:56 pm

Bobby Green Engages In Twitter Beef With Russian Lightweights

Bobby Green took a page out of Benson Henderson’s book recently when he got his two lightweight peers from Russian mixed up. A slew on insults followed. Check it: @RustamTheTiger @ufc @arielhelwani @danawhite Wow thought u were on the injured list lol anytime u that bro it's nothing — Bobby King Green (@BobbyKGreen) September 23,...

Sep 21, 2014 6:20 pm

PHOTO | Rafael Dos Anjos Training With Wanderlei Silva

Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement last week, but that didn’t stop him from hitting the gym and training with top ranked lightweight Rafael Dos Anjos. Muito prazer em poder ter treinado com essa lenda @wandfc. O legado que voce deixou ninguem pode tirar, como voce disse, “eu ajudei a construir esse esporte” sem duvidas foi...

Sep 5, 2014 7:28 pm

UFC FN 50 Results: Lauzon Causes Huge Cut Over Chiesa’s Eye, Earns TKO Win

Joe Lauzon def. Michael Chiesa by way of TKO (Referee Stoppage) 2:14 of Round 2 Even though this fight did not make it to the end of the second round, this should easily earn “Fight of the Night” honors. This was Joe Lauzon’s seventeenth UFC fight and Michael Chiesa’s sixth. Both fighters did a fantastic...

Sep 5, 2014 6:14 pm

UFC FN 50 Results: Iaquinta Finishes Damm in Third Round

Al Iaquinta def. Rodrigo Damm by way of TKO (Strikes) 2:41 of Round 3 Al Iaquinta finally got the elusive finish he has been looking for his entire UFC career. He showed off his versatility when he changed levels in his striking and kept Rodrigo Damm guessing. Iaquinta spent the majority of the first round...

Sep 2, 2014 5:43 pm

McCarthy Defends Bendo Stoppage

“Benson got hit with several things that hurt him, and when Benson is just a tough fighter. When he got hit with a left/right hand that hurt him, and he stood his ground and started firing back, and then he got hurt with a knee that ended up putting him down and when he tried...

Aug 24, 2014 5:15 pm

UFC Tulsa Post-Fight Bonuses: Dos Anjos Pockets $50k

Last night during the UFC Fight Night Tulsa post fight press conference, UFC President Dana White disclosed who the winners were for the performance bonus’ for the night. They are as follows: Performance Of The Night $50k – Rafael Dos Anjos for his KO win over Benson Henderson. Performance Of The Night $50k – Jordan...

Aug 22, 2014 1:24 pm

UFC Fight Night 49: Open Workout Highlight

Benson Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos hit the mat Thursday during the Fight Night Tulsa open workout ahead of their main event bout Saturday night. Also see Jordan Mein and Mike Pyle.

Aug 21, 2014 10:58 am

Bendo: ‘I’m a sinner, and I need Christ in my life’

“I definitely think about quite a bit. It’s something I take pride in being as real as possible. I love Christ, I love being a Christian. It’s very hard sometimes making the right choice or making the right decisions, but I enjoy it and I like it. That’s who I am. I’m not going to...

Aug 18, 2014 4:11 pm

Mirsad Biktic Out Of FN 49 Bout Against Max Holloway

Mirsad Bektic was forced out of his Fight Night 49 bout against Max Holloway later this month. Taking his place will be UFC newcomer Clay Collard. Clay Collard is 13-4 in his MMA career, and will be riding a 3-fight win streak into the bout, with one of the wins coming over UFC vet and...

Aug 13, 2014 5:02 am

Timothy Elliot Out Of Fight Night 49

Tim Elliot has pulled out of his bout against Wilson Reis at UFC Fight Night 49, which takes place on August 23rd from Tulsa Oklahoma. A source close to Elliot confirmed the news with MMAJunkie. However no word as to what caused Elliot to pull out of the fight. The lineup for UFC Fight Night...

Aug 11, 2014 3:52 pm

Ben Saunders Returns To The UFC At Fight Night 49

TUF vet Ben Saunders will be making his return to the UFC later this month in Oklahoma on August 23rd at UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa Oklahoma. Saunders will be fighting Chris Heatherly, who will be making his UFC debut. Saunders was released by the UFC in 2010 after going 4-3 following his stint...

Jul 30, 2014 10:04 am

UFC on FOX 12 pulls in 2.5 million viewers, 3.4 million for the main event

The ratings are in for last weeks UFC on Fox 12 event, featuring Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown as the main event. The final numbers officially came in on Tuesday, and showed a combined 2.5 million viewers. In comparison, every other event that has aired on Fox outside of football season has had virtually identical...

Jul 22, 2014 9:11 am

Pettis Admits Criticism Bothers Him

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis isn’t afraid to admit when something is bothering him. Pettis has fallen under harsh criticism for being ‘injury prone’ and as a result not fighting enough. This wasn’t a huge issue necessarily until Pettis won the lightweight championship from Benson Henderson, now that he’s the champion not only does he...

Jul 21, 2014 8:14 am

UFC Fight Night 49 Card Finalized

The card for UFC Fight Night 49 has been finalized with six fights on the main card, which takes place on Fox Sports 1. Headlining the card will be Benson Henderson vs. Rafael Dos Anjos. The card is as follows: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Rafael dos Anjos vs. Benson Henderson Francis...

Jul 7, 2014 1:20 am

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To BJ Penn’s Retirement

Things didn’t go BJ Penn’s way against Frankie Edgar, who stopped Penn in the third round via strikes during TUF 19 finale main event. After the fight, during the in-cage interview, Penn alluded to his retirement from the sport. Here’s just a few of the reactions from the MMA world via Twitter. I tell everyone...

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...

Jun 21, 2014 11:12 am

UFC Fight Night 42 Fighters Test Clean For Drugs

The New Mexico Athletic Commission has cleared all ‘UFC Fight Night: Albuquerque’ from their drug screenings for banned substances. A list of fighters testes is unknown. ‘UFC Fight night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ took place on June 7 and aired on FOX Sports 1.

Jun 17, 2014 3:44 pm

Edgar Motivated Ahead Of Penn Rematch: No Way I Want To Lose

Frankie Edgar spoke with MMAJunkie Radio about the potential title implications with a win over B.J. Penn at the TUF finale. Edgar lost the title to Benson Henderson back in 2012, and then lost an immediate rematch to Benson Henderson. “I 100 percent want to win another world title. That’s what I’m in this for....