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May 12, 2014 3:25 pm

Lion Fight Joins ‘UFC Fight Week 2014’ Festivities

Scott Kent made the biggest and boldest move yet for the sport of Muay Thai and his LION FIGHT organization in joining with the UFC, for the first time ever, to present a world class full Muay Thai rules event, LION FIGHT 16, as part of the UFC’s International Fight Week taking place in Las...

May 9, 2014 5:00 pm

UFC Fight Night 40 Weigh-In Results – All But One Fighter Makes Weight

At the UFC Fight Night 40 weigh-ins, 25 of the 26 fighters made weight on the first try. The main event will see Matt Brown and Erick Silva do battle in the welterweight division (170 pounds).     Weigh-in results are as follows: Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET) Matt Brown (170.5)...

May 6, 2014 6:53 pm

UFC Fighter Robbed in Brazil, Loses Earnings

Yan Cabral’s UFC debut victory celebration was short lived. Cabral told MMA Fighting that part of the money he made in his UFC debut was stripped from him. Cabral, a TUF: Brazil 2 vet, earned a decision win over David Mitchell at UFC Fight Night 29. When he returned home in Rio de Janeiro, the...

May 6, 2014 11:13 am

Injured T.J. Grant Removed From UFC Rankings

  Top UFC lightweight T.J. Grant has been removed from the UFC’s official rankings following a lengthy layoff from competition. The Canadian grappler rose through the UFC’s lightweight ranks to earn a title shot against Benson Henderson. An injury forced him out of that contest, making way for Anthony Pettis and the rest of the...

May 2, 2014 6:58 am

Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller headlines UFC Fight Night 45

A key lightweight bout will headline the UFC’s return to Atlantic City this July, as UFC officials recently announced that Donald Cerrone will meet Jim Miller in a five-round contest at “UFC Fight Night 45.” Jim Miller (24-4 MMA, 13-3 UFC) is coming off a first-round submission victory over Yancy Medeiros, which he earned just...

May 1, 2014 2:14 pm

UFC Eyeing Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson Heavyweight Bout

Though not official, UFC Tonight is reporting that promotion officials are looking at a potential heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. The fight would likely be contested in Japan, where Mark Hunt has a loyal fan following from his K-1 and PRIDE FC days. The UFC Tonight panel broke down the news: “I’m...

May 1, 2014 11:15 am

UFC Files $32 Million Lawsuit Against PPV Pirate

A brazen thief finally got caught. The UFC has filed suit against Steven Messina, 27, for stealing pay-per-view  broadcasts and uploading them to file-sharing services like PirateBay, according to a report from NY Post, and is now seeking $32 million in damages. Ironically, the article states that Messina lives in Staten Island with his mom...

Apr 30, 2014 4:21 pm

Gunnar Nelson vs. Ryan LaFlare set for UFC Fight Night in Dublin‏

Two undefeated welterweights will collide at July’s ‘UFC Fight Night’ event in Dublin, as UFC officials recently announced that Gunnar Nelson (12-0-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will meet Ryan LaFlare (11-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in a key 170-pound contest. Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson improved his record to a perfect 12-0 by submitting Omari Akhmedov with a first-round...

Apr 30, 2014 11:16 am

Tito Ortiz: ‘The UFC Swept Me Under The Rug. I Feel Bad For My Kids’

“I feel really bad for my fans and my kids. They will want to look at the history of what their father has done, and the fans will want to see what their favorite fighter has done. I have no control over it, of course, and I didn’t know it was that serious, but I...

Apr 29, 2014 10:42 am

UFC 172 Winner, Joseph Benavidez Wins Harley Davidson Motorcycle

Not only did Joseph Benavidez take home, a fat, $50k bonus for his submission victory over Tim Elliot, he also gets a brand new Motorcycle. As part of a contest sponsored by Harley Davidson, fans voted on one of four ‘Performance of the Night’ winners to walk away with a new bike. Here’s Benavidez, announcing...

Apr 25, 2014 9:50 am

Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson: ‘I was young and stupid in first UFC stint’

Anthony Johnson is a familiar face for UFC fans. The former welterweight fighter is notorious for his string of failed weigh-in attempts while under his first stint with the promotion. The multiple failures to make weight, eventually lead to his release. Having bounced back from those dark times, ‘Rumble’ is set for a co-main event,...

Apr 24, 2014 7:40 am

Vagner Rocha out of UFC 172 bout Against Joe Ellenberger

On Wednesday UFC officials announced that the lightweight match-up between Vagner Rocha and Joe Ellenberger was going to be scrapped from the UFC 172 card with just days leading up to the event. It was announced that Rocha suffered an injury during training that forced him to withdraw from the bout, and with only three...

Apr 24, 2014 7:39 am

Ryan Bader vs Rafael Cavalcante added to UFC 174

On Wednesday afternoon, The Canadian Press announced the addition of light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Rafael Cavalcante to the UFC 174 card. UFC 174 will be taking place on June 14 at the Rogers Area in Vancouver, and while the card is not yet complete, it is anticipated that Bader vs. Cavalcante will be a...

Apr 23, 2014 4:50 pm

UFC on FOX 11 Salary Report: Fabricio Werdum Top Earner

Fabricio Werdum was the top earner at this past weekend’s UFC on FOX 11 event, as he collected a cool $175,000 in disclosed pay for his main event victory over Travis Browne. MMAjunkie obtained the list of disclosed payouts from the Florida State Boxing Commission earlier today. The total disclosed payroll for the event was...

Apr 23, 2014 4:20 pm

Former UFC Fighter Arrested On Cold Case Murder From 1999

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC fighter Homer “The Rock” Moore was arrested Monday for his involvement in the 1999 murder of Karam Hussein Jabar according to Tempe Police. Tempe Police described the case in a press release on Monday. “[Jabbar] was found deceased in the trunk of a vehicle, both hands and feet bound, and...

Apr 23, 2014 12:11 pm

Hendo vs. Cormier Official For UFC 173, Dana White Breaks It Down

We reported last month that Dan Henderson vs. Daniel Cormier was in the works for an upcoming UFC event, and today that scrap got confirmed. Today, while on ESPN (below), Dana White, the UFC President, confirmed the matchup between the two light-heavyweights and their co-main event status on UFC 173. UFC 173 was originally slated...

Apr 22, 2014 11:27 am

Rousey Thinks The UFC Should Have A Zero Tolerance Policy For PED Users

You use, you’re out! That’s what UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey would like to see from the governing bodies who sanction the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and her employer, the UFC. In a recent interview with YahooSports!, Rousey compared her experience as an Olympic medalist and wants to see the UFC elevate themselves to...

Apr 17, 2014 1:25 pm

Roy Nelson Out Up to 180 days After UFC FN 39

A damaged right finger has UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson on the shelf. Today the UFC released the suspension information directly to mixedmartialarts.com for last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Nelson defeated Antonio Nogueira with a highlight reel KO. As there is no sanctioning organization in the United Arab Emirates for mixed martial...