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Nov 17, 2011 9:19 am

MMA NEWS – DREAM Adds Takaya vs. Inoue & Kawajiri vs. Miyata To Year End Card

Dream officials have announced two additions to its annual New Year’s Eve show titled “DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” Added to the ever growing night of fights are two featherweight matchups in the form of Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazuyuki Miyata and for the featherweight title we have champ, Hiroyuki Takaya...

Nov 15, 2011 12:33 pm

MMA NEWS – Russian Phenom Vyacheslav Vasilevsky Join's Bellator Middleweight Division

In a continuing effort to scout and sign the world’s best talent, Bellator Fighting Championships has signed highly-touted Russian striker Vyacheslav Vasilevsky. Vasilevsky joins Bellator after an incredibly successful career in Russia where “Slava” compiled a dominating 15-1 record. Currently riding a 14-fight win streak, the 23-year-old prodigy will be fighting at middleweight in the...

Nov 8, 2011 6:30 pm

Rory MacDonald Injured, Ebersole Now Faces Patrick At UFC 140

Top welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald has been forced out of his UFC 140 meeting with Brian Ebersole due to an undisclosed injury suffered in training. UFC officials broke the news this evening. In his place comes his Tri-Star teammate Claude Patrick who was shifted from his spot on the card against Rich Attonito to fill...


Nov 8, 2011 11:57 am

UFC 141 Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Tickets for the UFC’s year-end show go on pre-sale tomorrow. UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The end-of-year pay-per-view event will feature a five-round non-title fight between former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and newly signed heavyweight stand-out Alistair Overeem. Tickets will...

Nov 8, 2011 9:08 am

Terry Etim Meets Edson Barboza At UFC 142

UFC 142 gets the addition of one more intriguing lightweight matchup and it comes in the form of Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza. UFC officials confirmed the news earlier this afternoon. UFC 142 is expected to go down on Jan. 14 from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. However, the event itself has yet to be...

Nov 3, 2011 1:05 pm

Report: Early Estimates Show PPV buy rate for UFC 137 at 280,000

While we will never know the truth of the matter, the lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based on his industry intelligence. The UFC never confirms figures, nor...

Oct 25, 2011 8:14 am

BJ Penn Blogs About Lead Up To UFC 137

It’s been a crazy week. I found out about Georges St-Pierre’s knee injury keeping him and Carlos Condit off the UFC 137 card, and me and Nick Diaz being the new main event when I saw it on BJPenn.com. Then yesterday we had a crazy press conference call where Nick Diaz wasn’t on until 40...

Oct 24, 2011 12:39 pm

Volkmann vs. Grant Booked For UFC 141

UFC officials took to twitter today to announce a recently signed lightweight bout set between Jacob Volkmann and T.J. Grant. UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The end-of-year pay-per-view event will feature a five-round non-title fight between former heavyweight champion Brock...

Oct 19, 2011 6:47 am

Kongo vs. Mitrione Promoted To UFC 137 Co-Main Event

With the news that UFC 137 lost its original main event, the entire card has been reshuffled to accommodate the absence of GSP vs. Condit. First on the list, was filling the main-event slot with Penn vs. Diaz and now the UFC has apparently decided on their co-headliner and it comes in the form of...

Oct 18, 2011 2:42 pm

BJ Penn Reacts To UFC 137 Changes, Happy To Take Main Event Slot

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn was just as shocked as the rest of the world when he found out this afternoon that GSP was injured and subsequently forced to withdraw from his main event bout set for UFC 137. When the news finally caught up to Penn he had this to say…...

Oct 18, 2011 2:24 pm

GSP Injured: UFC 137 Gets Penn vs. Diaz in Main Event Slot

Bad news for GSP fans… In a recent development, welterweight champion, Georges St Pierre has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled appearance in the UFC 137 main event against Carlos Condit. A knee injury suffered in training is the culprit for the removal. UFC President Dana White took to twitter with the announcement moments...

Oct 17, 2011 4:36 pm

Oli Thompson & John Hathaway Injured, off UFC 138 card

Injuries and illness have prompted changes to the November 5 fight card taking place in Birmingham, England. In heavyweight news, Oli Thompson has been forced to withdraw from the event due to injury. Original opponent Phil De Fries has verbally agreed a matchup against fellow Englishman Rob Broughton, who will return to his home country...

Oct 12, 2011 5:30 am

Not So Fast: Gilbert Melendez Not Yet Going To UFC, Will Face Masvidal On Dec. 17

Rumors fueled by UFC president Dana White had up until yesterday, placed Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez in a possible title fight with UFC champion Frankie Edgar. However after much speculation, the Strikeforce star will continue his duties as the Strikeforce lightweight champion and will attempt to defend his belt against ATT product, Jorge Masvidal...

Oct 10, 2011 9:20 am

UFC 140 Main Card Set, Tickets For Event On Sale Thursday

UFC officials have put together a five-fight main card for their Dec. 10 pay-per-view event in Toronto Canada and tickets for it go on sale this week. UFC 140 is set to take place in Toronto on December 10 from the Air Canada Centre. A light-heavyweight title fight between current champ Jon Jones and former...

Oct 5, 2011 1:32 pm

RUMOR: Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans On Tap For UFC 140 Main Event (UPDATED)

The rivalry between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans was rumored to finally get settled as MMAFighting.com broke news that the two were likely to headline UFC 140 in Toronto, Canada.  However, UFC president Dana White says the fight isn’t happening, as he explained via his Twitter account: “Just did a 2 hour press conf at...

Oct 3, 2011 9:09 am

Gilbert Melendez Ready To Rise Through The UFC Ranks And Prove He’s Number 1

“It’s exciting that the boss definitely wants me over to the UFC, because it’s definitely a good move for me. As far as I’m concerned (Jorge) Masvidal is the next guy on my list, and I’m focusing 100-percent on him, so before I get too excited, I’m just focusing on tearing that guy up. But...

Sep 28, 2011 5:30 am

Fans Encouraged To Attend Tomorrow’s UFC on Versus 6 Press Conference

The UFC is holding a pre-fight press conference tomorrow to promote this weekend’s UFC on Versus 6 card. Fans are invited to attend the public event located at The Newseum in Washington, D.C. The event is set to kick off at 1 p.m. local time and will feature event headliners Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson...

Sep 27, 2011 2:27 pm

Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida Set For UFC 140 (UPDATED)

Lyoto Machida diehards can rest easier knowing the former champion has finally booked a return trip to the Octagon. According to a report coming out of mmaweekly.com, UFC president Dana White recently confirmed with the news outlet that he has booked Machida to face Phil Davis at the upcoming UFC 140 event set for December....

Sep 21, 2011 6:05 am

UFC on Fox Tickets On Sale Today

Tickets for UFC on Fox which is set to feature the return of UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, as he attempts to defend his title for the first time against Junior Dos Santos, go on sale today. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place on November 12 from the Honda Center in Anaheim...

Sep 20, 2011 2:25 pm

UFC Fight Night 25 Garners 1.8 Million Viewers

Last Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans did fairly well ratings wise. The event drew an average of 1.8 million viewers (a 1.2 household rating) and peaked with nearly 1.95 million viewers on Spike TV, officials announced today. Unsurprisingly the event was the number one rated program on cable in its timeslot among...

Sep 19, 2011 3:36 pm

Fans invited to UFC on Fox Press Conference tomorrow in Hollywood

With tickets going on sale to the public soon for the highly-anticipated heavyweight title showdown between UFC champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior dos Santos at UFC on FOX on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Honda Center in Anaheim, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that it will host a press conference in Hollywood with the...

Sep 8, 2011 10:30 am

UFC President Dana White Promises Japanese Fans An Amazing Experience In 2012

After more than a decade, the wait is finally over. The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed at a Tokyo press conference today that 2012 will mark the return of the world famous Octagon to Japan. Japan’s Saitama Super Arena will host a blockbuster UFC event on February 26, 2012. It will serve as the organization’s first...

Sep 6, 2011 9:39 am

Sanchez Heartbroken Over UFC 135 Withdrawal

“I am heartbroken that I have to inform MMA fans that I cannot fight Matt Hughes at UFC 135 later this month. I have never physically felt more prepared to compete than I felt for this fight, which makes this even more painful for me. While I do not know right now when I will...

Sep 6, 2011 9:12 am

Saitama Super Arena To Host UFC’s Return To Japan On Feb. 26, 2012

The long rumored return to Japan has been booked and confirmed by UFC officials. The news was released by the UFC via twitter overnight. No bouts have been announced to coincide with the organizations return to Japan, however, the UFC currently holds native stand-outs such as Yushin Okami, Hatsu Hioki, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Takanori Gomi and...

Sep 5, 2011 5:00 pm

Peralta vs. Lullo Added To UFC’s Fight Night 25

With news of Mackens Semerizer’s injury withdrawal, the UFC has signed and booked Robert Peralta for his UFC debut against Mike Lullo for their September 17th “Battle on the Bayou” card. The news was announced on twitter earlier this afternoon. “UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger” is set to take place from the Ernest...