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Jan 21, 2014 6:00 am

Abu Dhabi Media lands three-year broadcast deal with UFC

The global reach of the UFC is continuing in a big way. In what has been called a “prominent achievement,” Abu Dhabi Media has secured the rights to broadcast UFC event in the Mena (Middle East/North Africa) region for the next three years. The UFC already has programming in more than 150 countries and in...

Jan 16, 2014 8:49 pm

Scott Jorgensen vs. Jussier Formiga Aimed for March UFC Fight Night in Brazil

Reports have surfaced that flyweight fighters Scott Jorgensen (above) and Jussier Formiga are set to fight on a UFC Fight Night card that will take place this March.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Though still not officially announced, the UFC Fight Night that will be held in Brazil this coming March has begun to build...

Jan 16, 2014 5:58 pm

UFC Fight Night 35 Salary Report: Rockhold Tops List With $80k

After Luke Rockhold’s complete domination over Constantinos Philippou he went hope with a pretty penny to show for it as he walked away with a purse of $80,000. Cole Miller’s performance earned him $56,000, making the two the top earners for UFC Fight Night 35 that took place on Wednesday. BJPenn.com received the list of...

Jan 15, 2014 8:45 am

GSP Calls the UFC a Monopoly

Georges has voiced his distaste for the way that the UFC has handled the improvement of drug testing as of late, saying that it played a big part in his reason for leaving the sport. Recently, Ariel Helwani has posted translations of GSP’s comments including him stating that he he feels that the UFC has...

Jan 13, 2014 5:29 pm

UFC on FOX 11 Headed To Florida With Werdum vs. Browne & Tate vs. Carmouche

Travis Browne is one fight away from a shot at the belt. At the second UFC on FOX show of this year (scheduled for April 19th), we will have two new fights to look forward to, as Browne will face off against Fabricio Werdum in a title elimination match, and bantamweights Miesha Tate and Liz...

Jan 13, 2014 12:51 pm

Nate Diaz & Management Waiting On UFC Title Shot

  “We could be looking at a title fightI think it’s a smart business decision to sit around for a little bit… Pettis already said he wanted to fight Nate. Why does he want to fight Nate? He knows it’s a money fight. That’s the name of the game. Who else would bring that much...

Jan 13, 2014 6:31 am

Nate Diaz: ‘Dana & the UFC Are Full Of Sh!t’

UFC President Dana White hit Twitter this past Saturday claiming that “Nobody wants to fight Khabib”. Khabib Nurmagomedov is 5-0 in the UFC and undefeated in his professional MMA career. Khabib was set to face former Strikeforce Champ Gilbert Melendez originally. That was until Melendez pulled out of the bout. Then a fan suggested Melendez’s...

Jan 13, 2014 5:15 am

UFC Vet Ricardo Almeida Assigned To Judge UFC 169

The UFC will return to Jersey this February for UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2. The event is set for Super Bowl weekend as Renan Barao attempts to defend his now official and undisputed UFC bantamweight crown against the always dangerous Urijah Faber on February 14, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey....

Jan 10, 2014 1:48 pm

Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Set For UFC 172 In Baltimore

After several failed booking attempts the return of Jon Jones is finally set in stone. The UFC’s light-heavyweight champion will face off with his division’s top contender, Glover Teixeira, at UFC 172 on April 26. The Baltimore Sun was the first to announce the news. UFC 172 will go down from the Baltimore Arena in...

Jan 10, 2014 10:23 am

VIDEO | Local News Gives Update On Brain Injured Matt Grice

Oklahoma City police office and UFC fighter, Matt Grice, suffered from a severe and tragic car accident last year. Medical professionals didn’t give much hope for survival but Grice has proven himself a worth fighter both in and outside of the cage. Oklahoma’s 9 News profiled the fighter’s recovery process thus far with a great...

Jan 8, 2014 6:04 am

Uriah Faber ready to “get a little dirty” with Renan Barao at UFC 169

In recent MMA news, former UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz was forced to pullout of his unification bout with Renan Barao at UFC 169 due to a groin tear. The bout was expected to be Cruz highly awaited return after almost two and a half years from being away from the sport. However, with another...

Jan 7, 2014 4:37 pm

Welterweight “King of Pancrase” Takenori Sato To Debut In UFC Against Eric Silva

Takenori Sato (pictured) has signed on with the UFC, and will face Eric Silva in Brazil on Feburary 15th. Combate first reported the news. Sato is the current welterweight King of Pancrase, and will enter the UFC while riding a 6-fight undefeated streak. While Sato has never fought outside of his native land of Japan,...

Jan 7, 2014 5:39 am

Joe Ellenberger signs four-fight deal with UFC

Joe Ellenberger (14-1 MMA), the twin-brother of UFC welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger, has apparently inked a four-fight deal with UFC according to a report from MMAFighting.com. Joe Ellenberger was a high school wrestling champion in Nebraska, and went on to become a two-time Division II All-American at the University of Nebraska. He is currently riding...

Jan 4, 2014 9:41 am

Rick Story vs. Kelvin Gastelum Confirmed for UFC 171

Yet another welterweight bout has been added to the UFC 171 card. Rick Story and Kelvin Gastelum have officially been penciled in for the event and they will duke it out in Dallas, Texas on March 15, 2014. The bout was announced by UFC’s official news Twitter account: Undefeated TUF 17 winner @KelvinGastelum faces ranked...

Jan 3, 2014 2:38 pm

UFC 170 Bout Between Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Not Happening

The idea of a bout between lightweights Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov for UFC 170 has officially been scrapped. Gilbert Melendez was the first to throw out the challenge after his victory against Diego Sanchez. Not only did Nurmagomedov agree, but he kept lobbying for the fight days after Melendez first mentioned it. Reports started...

Jan 1, 2014 11:48 am

Green Out, Varner Steps In To Face Trujillo At UFC 169

The UFC 169 main card has received an adjustment following news that rising lightweight fighter, Bobby Green was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Abel Trujillo. In for Green comes former WEC champ, Jamie Varner. UFC officials did not cite the cause for Green’s exodus, the promotion only announced his removal and replacement....

Dec 31, 2013 11:38 am

VIDEO | UFC 168 Mystery Farter Exposed: Camera Man #4 To Blame For Broadcast Incident

Breaking news coming out of the UFC offices today. With the 2013 year winding down to a close, the mystery of the UFC 168 farter has been solved. The man responsible the the pay-per-view flatchulence is non-other than camera man number 4. UFC President Dana White solved the mystery. Dana White: @DanaWhite “OMFG fart of...

Dec 31, 2013 11:22 am

QUICK TWITT | Female Challengers Respond To Rousey vs. McMann News

Cat Zingano (pictured) is the UFC’s true bantamweight title challenger, but that hasn’t stopped her from being passed up twice now for a shot at Ronda Rousey. Not the UFC’s fault, but many would argue that next inline, if not Zingano, would be Alexis Davis. Davis however didn’t get the nod to face Rousey either...

Dec 31, 2013 9:45 am

Girl Fight!: Jessica Eye Vs. Alexis Davis Set For UFC 170

Another huge women’s fight has been added to UFC 170. According to the UFC’s twitter, a fight between number five ranked Jessica Eye and number three ranked Alexis Davis will be added to the UFC 170 card, which is headlined by a championship fight between Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann. UFC 170 gets another huge...

Dec 31, 2013 9:25 am

PHOTO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Poster

After Ronda Rousey successfully defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title last Saturday at UFC 168 against Miesha Tate, it was announced that her next opponent would be Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann. This is unfortunate news for Cat Zingano, who was promised a title shot against the champion after her recovery from a knee injury....

Dec 26, 2013 4:40 pm

UFC Wants Barnett vs Browne Winner To Face Werdum

The UFC has plans to set up a fight for next year for a title elimination due to UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez being injured. UFC President Dana White stated today that the winner of Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) vs. Travis Browne (15-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) will face off against the extremely dangerous...

Dec 26, 2013 12:18 pm

Betting Odds: Silva, Rousey, Barnett tabbed favorites at UFC 168

Anderson Silva, Ronda Rousey, and Josh Barnett are the oddsmakers’ favorites heading into Saturday’s UFC 168. Other notable favorites include: Jim Miller, Dustin Poirier and Uriah Hall. Betting on MMA appears harder than it is. The folks at mixedmartialarts.com explain it like this: Unlike a spread on a football game where one team is getting...

Dec 26, 2013 10:16 am

UFC Signs Top Flyweight Prospect

The UFC’s Flyweight division continues to grow, as it welcomes newcomer Louis Smolka (6-0, 0-0 UFC). The UFC announced the signing on twitter, where they also announced that his first opponent would be Alptekin Ozkilic (9-1, 1-1 UFC), another recent addition to its 125 pound roster. The two will be fighting at UFC Fight Fight:...

Dec 23, 2013 11:09 am

Gilbert Melendez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Reported for UFC 170

Both coming off unanimous-decision victories in their last bouts, lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (above) and Khabib Nurmagomedov have reportedly agreed to face one another at UFC 170, which takes place in February.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Lightweight fighters Khabib Numagomedov and Gilbert Melendez are set to face one another at UFC 170 this February,...

Dec 23, 2013 8:53 am

UFC 168’s Barnett on Browne: ‘It’s just another fight’

“It’s just another fight, man. The ring is still the same. It doesn’t matter if it’s just the two of us in the gym or if the world is watching. I’ve been doing this since I was a high school wrestler in Seattle and we’d get crowds for the meets. It’s nice people are interested...

Dec 19, 2013 11:22 am

Three Fighters removed from the UFC Roster

With new names always entering onto the UFC roster it is expected that others are bound to be dropped off. Here are the most recent fighters released from the Zuffa organization. Most recently Rosi Sexton has been released from her UFC contract. Its reported that she is suffering from a severe neck injury and is...