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Jul 4, 2013 1:38 pm

Anderson Silva UFC 162 Pre-Fight Press Conference Highlights

  By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the fighters sounded off for the media attending the event. UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will be defending his strap on Saturday (July 6th) against the surging 9-0 Chris Weidman. Silva fielded a...

Jul 4, 2013 12:31 pm

Chris Weidman UFC 162 Pre-Fight Press Conference Highlights

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the main-event title challenger was just like he’s been the entire time leading up to this fight; confident. During the conference Chris Weidman answered a few questions about the upcoming fight...

Jul 4, 2013 11:52 am

UFC 162 Betting Odds and Numbers

By JAKE CHASTAIN | For those of you looking to make a little money over the fourth of July weekend, look no further for help. BJPenn.com has the betting odds for this weekend’s UFC 162 fight card and these numbers may help you decide which way to bet on each fight. Las Vegas has been...

Jul 3, 2013 3:45 pm

Thiago Alves out at UFC on FS1 1, Mike Pyle Steps in to Face Matt Brown

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News just broke that UFC welterweight Thiago “Pitbull” Alves has been pulled from the upcoming August 17th UFC on FOX Sports1: 1 card in Boston. Alves was slated to take on Matt Brown on the main card of that event but has been removed due to injury. The news broke via...

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 3, 2013 5:06 am

Rousey vs. Tate II Set For UFC 168 In December

UFC President Dana White announced Monday that the biggest rematch in WMMA history will take place at the promotions end of the year event in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC 168 is set to take place December 28th at a venue that has yet to be determined. What is presumed to be the main event, a...

Jul 1, 2013 1:14 pm

Nick Ring Out, Josh Sammon In Against Uriah Hall at UFC on FS1: 1 in Boston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Word just broke that Nick Ring has once again been forced to withdraw from an upcoming UFC fight. This time Ring (13-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will be pulled from the UFC on FS1: 1 card slated for August 17th in Boston. Ring was supposed to take on TUF 17 runner-up Uriah Hall (7-3 MMA, 0-1...

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 1:58 pm

UFC 162’s Andrew Craig: “I’m a More Refined Chris Leben”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Next weekend at UFC 162 in Las Vegas UFC middleweight Andrew Craig (8-1) will make his return to the cage following the first loss of his MMA career. He will be placed opposite of longtime promotional staple and fan-favorite, Chris Leben (22-9). Craig, who is 2-1 inside the UFC with wins...

Jun 25, 2013 1:17 pm

UFC 162 Conference Call Highlights

Today, the UFC held it’s conference call for UFC 162 which features a middleweight title fight between longtime champion, Anderson Silva (33-4) and Chris Weidman (9-0). The call was mostly directed the the middleweight champion, Silva as he fielded questions that ranged from his legacy in the sport, a fight with Roy Jones Jr. and...

Jun 25, 2013 11:49 am

Former UFC Fighter Tim Credeur Turns Himself In On Warrant for Gun and Drug Charges

UFC veteran Tim “Crazy” Credeur turned himself in on Monday to the Louisiana County Correctional Center in Lafayette, La. on drug and firearm charges. Lafayette police issued a warrant for Credeur’s arrest on May 29; charges include possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm in the presence of a Schedule I narcotic. Credeur rose...

Jun 24, 2013 10:55 am

Teixeira vs. Bader, Jacare vs. Okami reported for third UFC on Fox Sports 1

The third UFC on FOX Sports 1 fight card, slated for Sept. 4 in Brazil, is piecing together. In a fight that was supposed to happen in May, Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader will square off in an important light heavyweight match-up. An injury forced Bader off the Memorial Day weekend fight card so Teixeira...

Jun 24, 2013 9:10 am

UFC Judges Busier Than Ever With Rapidly Decreasing Finishing Rate

From the UFC’s inception up to current date there has been a 50% decrease in finishing rate for fights taking place inside the Octagon. This staggering decline in finishes is broken down by Reed Kuhn from Fightnomics : How many UFC fights end inside the distance? The overall percentage is 60%, which includes fights all...

Jun 21, 2013 7:56 pm

Benavidez vs. Formiga RUMORED for UFC on FS1: 3 in Brazil

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The UFC is already starting to put together yet another UFC on FS1 card as it was rumored that the organization is looking to pit flyweights Joseph Benavidez and Jussier Formiga against each other in Brazil for UFC on FS1: 3 on September 4th, 2013.   Brazilian news outlet SporTV Globo first reported...

Jun 18, 2013 2:08 pm

Marc Ratner: UFC event in Boston is not in jeopardy

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, stated today that the UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1 set for August 17 at the TD Garden in Boston will definitely happen. Mr. Ratner issued the statement following an article written by the Boston Herald on Tuesday, indicating that the August event was in jeopardy. “The...

Jun 18, 2013 1:10 pm

UFC 166 Odds: Velasquez Opens Up as Favorite over Dos Santos in Trilogy Fight

UFC heavyweight champion has something to prove at UFC 166 as he faces off against former champion and era-rival, Junior dos Santos at UFC 166. Velasquez looks to defeat dos Santos for the second time in a row as he took his title back at UFC 155 as he defeated the Brazilian former champ via...