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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...

Jun 17, 2013 12:16 pm

Benson Henderson Willing To Fight Pettis If UFC Wants It

Benson Henderson is currently set to defend his lightweight strap against the fast-rising wrecking machine TJ Grant at UFC 164 in Milwaukee this August, and with the news of Anthony Pettis lobbying for a spot on the UFC 164 card, the champ recently addressed the possiblility of Grant being replaced by “Showtime” Pettis. UFC 164...

Jun 17, 2013 12:15 pm

Passed Up On Title Shot, Lamas Is Still Getting Paid According To UFC Boss

“You have two guys who both could’ve gotten this fight and Ricardo, unfortunately, I know is bummed out. And I told him, ‘You’re in that place that Chuck Liddell was in at one time. You’re in that place that Carlos Condit was in at one time. And you’re in that place that Johny Hendricks has...

Jun 15, 2013 1:50 pm

UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson Preliminary Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

By JAKE CHASTAIN The Ultimate Fighting Championship is making its debut inside Winnepeg territory tonight with UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson live from the MTS Centre. Prior to the live pay-per-view portion of the card, both Facebook.com and the FX network will share fights from the evenings preliminary card which will be capped off by...

Jun 14, 2013 10:47 am

Pettis Injured, Korean Zombie Steps in to Fight Aldo at UFC 163

UFC president Dana White sent out a tweet earlier today revealing the news that former #1 UFC lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis (16-2), had injured his knee and was out of his divisional debut against featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (22-1) at UFC 163. Pettis dropped to featherweight for this bout in an attemt to steal gold...

Jun 14, 2013 10:37 am

Roy Nelson Could Gain Werdum Rematch with UFC 161 Win Over Miocic

By JAKE CHASTAIN | In lieu of last weekend’s dominant performance put in by Fabricio Werdum it seemed that the talented heavyweight would be next in line for the UFC HW strap. But those don’t seem to be the plans that the organization has in mind. At this week’s UFC 161 media scrum Dana White...

Jun 14, 2013 8:35 am

Quick Twitt | UFC Interim-Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao Says He’s Ready to Fight

The UFC’s bantamweight division hasn’t had a legitimate champion at the head of its division since 2011 when Dominick Cruz last fought and defended his title against current flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. With Cruz’s return left without an official timeline, the UFC filled his spot temporarily. In his spot, the UFC crowned Renan Barao the...