1506 Search Results for vitor belfort

Sep 28, 2011 4:30 am

Belfort eyes December Return, wants Chael Sonnen Bout

“I just don’t want to step in the octagon not (being) 100 percent. I see a lot of guys stepping in there just to make money. I’m not there just to make money. I’m there to win. I’m there to accomplish (something). I’m there for the belt, to make history. I want to fight to...

Sep 21, 2011 9:29 am

Belfort Injured, Off UFC 139 Card, Cung Le Now Faces Wanderlei Silva

Vitor Belfort has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled appearance in San Jose against former Strikeforce champion Cung Le, due to an injury. No specific details were given on the extent of the injury or the recovery time. UFC 139 is set to take place on November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San...

Sep 12, 2011 8:11 am

Cung Le: Belfort is dangerous but so am I

“I’ll be in San Jose for UFC 139 and I’m fighting Vitor Belfort. I’m very excited and honored to be a part of the UFC. I want to thank Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta for the opportunity and I’m going to fight my heart out. What Vitor says doesn’t bother me. He can talk all...

Sep 17, 2017 3:44 pm

Manager drops big hints about Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza’s return

Dangerous Brazilian middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has not been seen in the cage since April, when he was smashed to a second round TKO by new UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. While nothing is official just yet, it sounds like that could change very soon. Speaking to MMAFighting.com, Jacare’s manager Gilberto Faria explained that...

Sep 14, 2017 7:23 am

Updated UFC rankings reflect chaos at light heavyweight

Earlier this week, we learned that Jon Jones’ B sample confirmed that he had indeed ingested the banned substance Turinabol in advance of his UFC 214 light heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier. Yesterday, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned Jones’ UFC 214 knockout win over Daniel Cormier, rendering it a no contest. With this...

Sep 5, 2017 11:08 am

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 115 – pound-for-pound rankings shift again

The UFC has updated their rankings following UFC Fight Night 115 and there has been a shift once again at the top in the highly debated pound-for-pound rankings. With Jon Jones facing a second potential anti-doping violation with USADA, both Demetrious Johnson and Conor McGregor went up in the pound-for-pound rankings without being active in...

Aug 16, 2017 7:21 pm

Breaking! Anderson Silva returns to the octagon on November 25 in Shanghai

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva will throw down with perennial division contender Kelvin Gastelum on November 25 in Shanghai, China. Kelvin Gastelum just took to Instagram where he announced the fight as official. Confirmed! #NewEra #NewGeneration #allglorytogod #kingsmma #onamission4gold A post shared by Kelvin Gastelum (@kgastelum) on Aug 16, 2017 at 7:14pm PDT Anderson...

Aug 9, 2017 1:14 pm

The Unstoppable Force That is Jon Jones Debuted 9 Years Ago

Do any of you remember in Ghostbusters when that demon possessed Louis Tully and he started spouting all that strange demi-god history? He warned that during the third reconciliation of the last of the Meketrex supplicants, a new form would be chosen for Gozer the Traveller. Well, that might as well have been Jon Jones. He’s...

Aug 9, 2017 9:39 am

UFC Rankings update: UFC Mexico winners move up

Last weekend, the UFC returned to Mexico City, Mexico, with an exciting night of fights. In the main event, flyweight star Sergio Pettis derailed with win-streak of surging prospect Brandon Moreno. In the co-main event, meanwhile, rising strawweight Alexa Grasso picked up a close but impressive win over Randa Markos. As expected, these wins sent...

Aug 7, 2017 7:01 am

Chris Weidman discusses viral punchface photo from Kelvin Gastelum fight

Last month, in the main event of the UFC’s debut in Long Island, New York, New York’s own Chris Weidman picked up an impressive submission win over surging middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum. While Weidman managed to secure the win, however, he did not escape the fight unscathed. In the first round, the former champ was...

Aug 6, 2017 12:03 pm

After defeat of Rashad Evans, Sam Alvey targets another UFC legend

Last night, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip Mexico City, Mexico, middling middleweight contender Sam Alvey picked up one of the biggest wins of his career, out-duelling former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans to a slow, but commendable split decision win. It did not take long for Alvey, who trains under...

Jul 23, 2017 10:22 am

PHOTO | Jon Jones rips Daniel Cormier, questions how DC’s weight cut is going

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will look to take back the title he never actually lost when he squares off with current division title holder Daniel Cormier at next weekend’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, California. The bitter rivals, Cormier and Jones, first met at UFC 182 in January of 2015 with “Bones”...

Jul 23, 2017 7:37 am

Kelvin Gastelum issues statement, requests persmission to return to welterweight

Kelvin Gastelum (13-3, 1 no-contest) suffered a third-round submission loss to former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC on FOX 25 last night on Long Island, New York. The setback snapped Gastelum’s impressive three-fight win streak, which had seen Kelvin score TKO victories over Tim Kennedy and Vitor Belfort, as...

Jul 23, 2017 7:10 am

VIDEO | Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier get heated during UFC on FOX interview

The highly anticipated rematch between former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and current division title holder Daniel Cormier will go down at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California. The bitter rivals, Jones and Cormier, joined UFC on FOX commentator Brian Stann during last night’s broadcast to discuss their upcoming fight, check it out. Here's our...

Jul 19, 2017 1:40 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 113 – The return of Jon Jones

The UFC rankings have been updated following the UFC Fight Night 113 event that took place over the weekend. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ suspension is now up and has been placed back on the rankings as the #1 light heavyweight contender. Jones is set to face champion Daniel Cormier in the main...

Jul 19, 2017 11:26 am

Kelvin Gastelum plans to call for title fight with win over Chris Weidman

UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum has been on a tear recently. After dropping a split decision to Neil Magny at the TUF Latin America 2 Finale, Gastelum bounced back by picking up a unanimous decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 200. Following that, Gastelum returned to middleweight and picked up a 3rd round TKO win...

Jul 18, 2017 10:09 am

VIDEO | UFC Long Island: Road to the Octagon – Full Episode

This Saturday, the UFC will debut in Long Island, New York with the exciting, 13-fight UFC Long Island card. This card will be headlined by a key middleweight scrap between struggling former champion Chris Weidman and surging contender Kelvin Gastelum. Weidman will enter this fight having been stopped in his last three Octagon appearances, first...

Jul 14, 2017 7:29 pm

Bellator announces two key fights including the debut of Gegard Mousasi

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and perennial middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi will make his Bellator MMA debut this October. Bellator officials broke the news during tonight’s broadcast on Spike TV stating that Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2 MMA) will make is promotional debut against former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko (56-9 MMA) on October 20 live from...

Jul 13, 2017 11:40 am

Rich Franklin explains why he’s not interested in a legends league

Earlier this month, in an interview with MMAJunkie Radio, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin suggested he might consider ending his retirement if the right bout was offered to him. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, Franklin elaborated on these comments, explaining that while they were blown a little out of proportion, he...

Jul 10, 2017 10:43 am

BREAKING| Gegard Mousasi confirms he’s signed with Bellator, shares details of deal

Earlier this morning, reports began to swirl that former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and long-time UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi had abandoned the UFC ship and signed with Bellator MMA. I’m hearing from a reliable source that Gegard Mousasi has signed with Bellator MMA. It’s one source but I’m trying to get confirmation now. —...

Jul 9, 2017 3:37 pm

Jon Jones plays tweet and delete, takes a major shot at Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones plays tweet and delete, takes a major shot at Daniel Cormier Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones will attempt to reclaim the title that he never actually lost when he squares off with current division champion Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California....

Jun 29, 2017 1:53 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 112 – lightweight division shaken up

The UFC rankings have been updated since UFC Fight Night 112 took place in Oklahoma City on Sunday night. In the main event of the evening, Kevin Lee scored a controversial submission win over Michael Chiesa. Referee Mario Yamasaki called an end to the fight before Chiesa tapped, perhaps thinking that Chiesa was choked unconscious....

Jun 29, 2017 11:21 am

Wanderlei Silva now calls for Chael Sonnen rematch in Brazil

This past weekend on the inaugural Bellator MMA pay-per view event, former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva stepped into the cage against former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for a highly anticipated showdown four years in the making. The pair coached opposite against one another on TUF Brazil, and were scheduled to fight in 2013....

Jun 21, 2017 8:47 am

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza relocates to Florida, gives timeframe for Octagon return

Back in April, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza put his status as one of the top middleweight contenders on the line against the young Robert Whitaker. Unfortunately, this bet didn’t pay off for Jacare, as he wilted under a storm of second-round strikes. Now several months removed from this loss, Jacare is seeking a change of scenery....