1239 Search Results for STRIKEFORCE

May 8, 2012 2:32 pm

Rousey vs. Kaufman In The Works For Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Title This August

Ronda Rousey will be looking to continue her winning streak by successfully defending her Strikeforce Bantamweight Title for the first time this summer. After defeating Miesha Tate at a Strikeforce event in March 2012, and with Cyborg Santos sidelined due to suspension, Ronda Rousey is now expected to face top-contender Sarah Kaufman at a Strikeforce...

Dec 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Report | No Big Fight Added to UFC St Louis, Stephens vs Choi to Headline

The UFC had been reportedly searching for a big fight to headline their first event in the city after Jeremy Stephens vs Doo Ho Choi was initially announced and assumed to be the main event but it was yet to be officially confirmed. Until today when Nolan King reported that it is, in fact, going...

Dec 13, 2017 7:00 pm

The Dean of Mean is Thriving in Life After Fighting!

If you’ve been watching MMA for the last ten years, then you know exactly who Keith Jardine is. One of the Light Heavyweight division’s most recognizable fighters, Jardine has been retired from fighting since 2012 after losing a bout to Roger Gracie in Strikeforce. During his time in one of the most prestigious divisions in...

Dec 13, 2017 7:49 am

Insane stat proves Robbie Lawler is a true knockout artist

Everybody knows Robbie Lawler likes to stand and bang. The blood-crazed former UFC welterweight champion is beloved for his action-packed stand-up battles, and his fight-ending knockout power. A recent stat unearthed by MMAFighting’s Mike Chiappetta, however, shows just how addicted Lawler is to the stand-up side of mixed martial arts. Wild Robbie Lawler statistic: according...

Dec 12, 2017 6:58 am

VIDEO | Robert Whittaker and Luke Rockhold have their first staredown in Australia

Shortly after winning the UFC middleweight title with an exciting, third-round submission of Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre vacated that title, citing ongoing health concerns that will likely keep him out of action for some time. In the wake of this development, the UFC promoted its interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker to undisputed champion. Whittaker’s first...

Dec 8, 2017 12:25 pm

Early Odds Released on Luke Rockhold and Robert Whittaker’s Title Fight

After a log jam that brought the middleweight division to a screeching halt, there is about to be a tidal wave of movement like someone blew up a dam. Georges St-Pierre left the middleweight division and now Luke Rockhold’s fight with Robert Whittaker at UFC 221 will be for the actual middleweight title. The opening...

Dec 8, 2017 11:40 am

Derek Brunson Gives Props to Georges St-Pierre for Vacating

There have been mixed reactions to the recent news of Georges St-Pierre leaving middleweight and vacating the title he just won a month ago. It was his battle with his stomach in the arduous rode to weight gain that resulted in ulcerative colitis, prompting St-Pierre to abandon the division. Ignoring the negativity, we’ll focus directly...

Dec 7, 2017 4:30 pm

BREAKING | Robert Whittaker vs Luke Rockhold is on for UFC 221 in Perth!

There were rumblings and rumors floating around about this fight potentially coming to fruition. Especially after current UFC Middleweight champion, Georges St-Pierre’s recent news regarding whether or not he’ll come back to the division where he said, “I don’t think so”.  GSP is battling ulcerative colitis anyway so prior to his recent interview it was...

Dec 6, 2017 9:55 am

Report | Robert Whittaker expected to defend interim middleweight title at UFC 221

With UFC middleweight Georges St-Pierre currently sidelined with an injury, the promotion’s interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is now expected to defend his title. The interim champion’s first title defense is expected to occur at UFC 221 this February 11, in Perth, Western Australia. His opponent is expected to be former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight...

Dec 2, 2017 11:38 pm

Alistair Overeem issues statement following brutal KO loss to Francis Ngannou

Alistair Overeem issues statement following brutal KO loss to Francis Ngannou. The former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champion, Overeem, squared off with dangerous knockout artist Francis Ngannou in the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 218 fight card in Detroit, Michigan. As expected, it did not take long for one of the big men to connect...

Dec 2, 2017 10:01 pm

Pros react to Francis Ngannou’s crushing knockout of Alistair Overeem

Former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem took on surging division contender Francis Ngannou in the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 218 fight card in Detroit. As expected with two heavyweight knockout artists in the cage, the fight did not last long as “The Predator” was able to catch “The Demolition Man” with a...

Nov 29, 2017 10:49 am

Derek Brunson signs bout agreement for UFC on Fox 27 main event

Fresh off a first-round drubbing of former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, Derek Brunson says his next fight has already been signed. Speaking to ESPN, Brunson revealed that he’s inked a contract for a bout with former Strikeforce middleweight champ Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, and he believes Souza has signed a bout agreement too. The fight...

Nov 28, 2017 7:14 am

Gegard Mousasi trashes “idiot” Rory MacDonald: I thought Canadians were more polite

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi stand out as two of the best fighters currently competing under the Bellator MMA banner. Given that they’re now fighting just a weight class apart, there has ample discussion surrounding a potential fight between them. Speaking on Monday’s edition of...

Nov 26, 2017 7:50 pm

VIDEO | UFC 218 Countdown: Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou

VIDEO | UFC 218 Countdown: Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem (43-15 MMA) will return to the octagon in the co-main event of this weekend’s UFC 218 pay-per-view fight card where he will square off with fellow knockout artist Francis Ngannou. The former Dream and Strikeforce heavyweight champion, Overeem,...

Nov 26, 2017 10:17 am

January’s UFC Fight Night 124 event in St. Louis continues to take shape

January’s UFC Fight Night 124 event in St. Louis continues to take shape with the addition of a women’s strawweight fight between J.J. Aldrich and Danielle Taylor. Aldrich earned the first win of her UFC career earlier this year in New Zealand defeating Chan-Mi Jeon via decision. Meanwhile, Taylor is coming off the biggest win...

Nov 24, 2017 5:00 pm

Luke Rockhold Hits the Links with Former Boss Scott Coker

Former UFC middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold has been outspoken regarding his discontent for the middleweight title picture. Being an active part of that picture since his debut in the UFC back in 2013. Rockhold was coming off of an electric run in Strikeforce with nine wins, three of which were for the title. Rockhold’s debut...

Nov 20, 2017 6:00 pm

‘Jacare’ Souza and Derek Brunson Agree to Fight, But on Different Cards

The middleweight division has become as perplexing as it is stacked. Now with former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre at the helm, and an interim champ working his way back to the cage, the rest of the division continues to sort it self out. Already illustrating this sentiment is champ Michael Bisping, who is making...

Nov 14, 2017 6:19 pm

UFC legend Vitor Belfort will return to the octagon January 14 in St. Louis

UFC legend Vitor Belfort will return to the octagon January 14 in St. Louis! The former UFC light heavyweight champion, Belfort, will square off with dangerous striker Uriah Hall at the UFC Fight Night event. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke the news on Twitter. Belfort, Hall official for STL. And Jessica Eye moves on from PVZ...

Nov 12, 2017 7:26 am

UFC Fight Night 120 athlete outfitting pay: card gets highest non-PPV payout ever

Last night, the UFC touched down in Norfolk, Virginia with the riveting UFC Fight Night 120. In the main event, we saw long-time lightweight contender Dustin Poirier score a strange but thrilling TKO win over former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we saw the probably retiring Matt Brown author a hammer-like elbow KO...

Nov 11, 2017 8:35 pm

UFC Norfolk Results: Cezar Ferreira defeats Nate Marquardt via split-decision

A middleweight scrap between Nate Marquardt and Cezar Ferreira took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night main card in Norfolk. Round one begins and Marquardt quickly takes the center of the octagon. Cezar fires off a low kick that connects. He attempts another but Nate is able to avoid the strike. Marquardt leaps in with...

Nov 11, 2017 9:37 am

Commission President Releases Statement on Conor McGregor’s Actions at Bellator

Last night there were some great fights at Bellator 187, but it was a UFC fighter who stole the show. Conor McGregor stormed the cage as his Straight Blast Gym teammate Charlie Ward finished John Redmond at the Dublin card and started a pandemonium not seen since the infamous Strikeforce brawl. He shoved referee Marc Goddard...

Nov 10, 2017 9:38 am

BREAKING | MMA Legend Cro Cop Will Return in RIZIN

Mirko Cro Cop is one of the most incredible legends of this sport. After a startling 21-years involved in combat sports, his resume is insane. He has the most finishes in combined UFC, Pride, WEC, and Strikeforce history at 21, which is a finish for every year he’s been fighting. He’s the only fighter to win K-1, Pride and RIZIN grand prix...

Nov 6, 2017 10:29 am

Daniel Cormier expected to defend light heavyweight title at UFC 220

Daniel Cormier, who was reinstated as the UFC light heavyweight champion after his UFC 214 foil Jon Jones failed a drug test, is expected to defend his title at UFC 220. His opponent for this card, which is scheduled for January 20 in Boston, Massachusetts, is expected to be the king of the blitzkrieg himself,...

Nov 2, 2017 11:39 am

Jake Shields Thinks Georges St-Pierre is Too Talented Not to Find a Way to Win

At UFC 129, Georges St-Pierre successfully defended his UFC welterweight title for the sixth time against one of the best grapplers in MMA, Jake Shields. The former Strikeforce middleweight champion has wins over Robbie Lawler, Demian Maia, and even Tyron Woodley, but he wasn’t able to beat St-Pierre that night. Six years later, Shields helped...