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Aug 5, 2013 10:01 am

George Roop vs. Francisco Rivera set for UFC 166 in Houston

Over the weekend, UFC officials announced that a bantamweight bout between George Roop (14-9-1 MMA, 4-5 UFC) and Francisco Rivera (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to an already stacked UFC 166 card. George Roop will be looking to continue his momentum and make it three wins in a row when he faces Rivera this October....

Jul 30, 2013 10:21 am

Watch Today’s UFC World Tour Stop In L.A. Live On BJPENN.COM (11:00am PT)

Today the UFC hits the second spot on their world tour this week in Los Angeles, California. A Press conference featuring UFC President Dana White; UFC 165 headliners Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, UFC 166 headliners Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos; UFC 167 headliners Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks; and UFC 168 co-headliners Ronda...

Jul 25, 2013 9:23 am

Noons vs. Sotiropoulos Latest Addition To UFC 166

UFC 166 is shaping up to be one of the most stacked cards of the year and that was before this lightweight bout between K.J. Noons and George Sotiropoulos was announced. UFC 166 is set to go down from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on October 19. In the main event a trilogy match between...

Jul 24, 2013 7:07 am

Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch Targeted For UFC 166

A middleweight clash between Luke Rockhold and Tim Boetsch is reportedly set for UFC 166 according to ESPN.com Both fighters are coming off of losses and will use this fight as a jumping-off point to re-enter the stacked middleweight rankings in an attempt to gain contender status. Rockhold last fought Vitor Belfort in May, losing...

Jul 22, 2013 7:12 pm

Nelson, Cormier Set For UFC 166 Co-Main Event

Fan favorite Roy Nelson has re-signed with the UFC and has also inked a blockbuster fight. The Houston Chronicle first reported, and then it was later confirmed by the UFC, that Nelson will face fellow top-10 heavyweight Daniel Cormier in the co-main event of UFC 166. Cormier is 12-0 and pushed hard for the fight...

Jul 22, 2013 11:02 am

UFC Announces World Tour 2013

  Four world champions and four title challengers will visit 11 cities in six days promoting the final four championship Pay-Per-View events of this historic year.  The UFC 2013 World Tour will include UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. The World Tour...

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

Ferguson vs. Rio Set for UFC 166 in Houston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News broke Friday night (July 12th) that a lightweight battle between two TUF competitors is set to go down this fall in Houston, Texas. UFC officials have announced that TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson will be going to war with TUF 15 contestant Mike Rio at UFC 166 on October 19th, 2013...

Jul 10, 2013 10:10 am

Chuck Liddell Responds to Gripes About Fighter Pay

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current VP of Business Development recently responded to growing complaints about fighter pay. On SiriusXM Fight Club, Liddell talked about his own past with the UFC, explaining that monetary compensation in any sport is based on performance. “Those guys have got ot understand, this is...

Jul 9, 2013 10:59 am

Mark Hunt Says He Was ‘Cheated Again’ by Fighter Pay

Mark Hunt may not seem like the most outspoken man to ever step in to the Octagon, but after a recent look at a Career Earnings Manifesto for UFC fighters, Hunt found something to say. Hunt let his opinion known via his official Facebook page: “well i don’t now bout where they got there figures...

Jul 5, 2013 11:05 am

Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez Official for UFC 166

Another great match-up has been added to the UFC’s return to Houston, TX on October 19 for UFC 166. Former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez is set to take on Ultimate Fighter 1 winner and former challenger for the UFC Lightweight Championship, Diego “The Dream” Sanchez. Formerly reported for a UFC event in...

Jul 3, 2013 2:20 pm

Nate Marquardt to Meet Hector Lombard at Welterweight at UFC 166

Two fighters coming off losses and both in the early stages of their respective welterweight careers, will do battle at UFC 166. Ariel Helwani reported the news earlier today that UFC veteran and former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nate Marquardt would do battle against former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard. For Marquardt, a knockout loss marked...

Jul 1, 2013 11:06 am

UFC Veteran Gilbert Yvel Announces Retirement

Veteran light-heavyweight mixed martial artist Gilbert Yvel (38-16-1) has announced his retirement from MMA after a 16 year career competing in organizations such as the UFC, PRIDE, K-1, Affliction, RINGS, M-1 Challenge, and Cage Rage. Yvel told groundandpound.de of his retirement after a series of fight postponements and cancellations, as well as a kidney issue....

Jun 27, 2013 9:27 am

Mark Hunt facing plastic surgery, return to hospital following failed skin graft

At 39 years old, the “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) doesn’t have a lot of time to be sitting on the sidelines. Unfortunately for Hunt fans, his injured leg is keeping him from resuming his duties inside the Octagon. The former K1 champion could be headed back to the hospital next week...

Jun 26, 2013 12:07 pm

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 1

There have been many memorable moments in the UFC. BJPenn.com takes a look at some of the best, and well worst moments depending on who you’re a fan of in this 3 part series. Anderson Silva defeats former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin with a pawing jab Anderson Silva seemed unmotivated in his title...

Jun 10, 2013 11:04 am

Werdum Wants TUF Mexico Against Cain Velasquez

“For those who don’t know, I’m a commentator for the UFC in Spanish because I can speak in Spanish … after living for many years in Spain. I came to the UFC with the idea of doing an ‘Ultimate Fighter’ with (Cain) Velasquez in Mexico. I don’t know if he’s going to beat (Junior dos...

Jun 10, 2013 10:15 am

Mark Hunt in Hospital for Surgery on Infected Left Leg; Two More Operations To Go

During the weekend, UFC heavyweight contender Mark Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) revealed that he was in the hospital to have surgery on his left leg. Hunt fractured his right toe in his UFC 160 bout with Junior dos Santos, but wasn’t in the hospital for that injury. His current surgery was to alleviate an...

Jun 8, 2013 10:15 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10 Post-Fight Press Conference Highlights and Announcements

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Tonight marked the UFC’s return to Brazil for the UFC on FUEL TV 10 event which featured the TUF Brazil 2 Finale along with a main event showcasing a scrap between the coaches of the show, Heavyweights Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Noguiera and Fabricio Werdum. The night was filled with explosive, exciting fights...