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Jul 8, 2014 7:50 pm

Ben Rothwell vs. Ruslan Magomedov Targeted For End Of Summer

Ben Rothwell vs. Ruslan Magomedov is being targeted for an end of summer event, possibly UFC 177. MMABoxing.ru broke the news that the bout was slated for UFC 177, however MMAJunkie got a report from a source close to the event that it wasn’t official yet. Ben Rothwell hasn’t seen Octagon action since August of...

Feb 5, 2014 6:49 am

‘The Frank Mir Curse’: Is Overeem Next?

Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem met in the octagon this past Saturday at UFC 169 in what was sure to be an exciting heavyweight bout. As Mir walked into the cage, he looked to be in amazing shape but that proved to be irrelevant. Mir proved to be durable as he ate shots and kept...

Nov 4, 2013 11:25 am

A Quick Thought on the Dominant Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez

It’s been a few weeks since UFC 166 where Cain Velasquez put a stamp on his trilogy with Junior dos Santos and set himself far and away from the contenders in his division. The dust has pretty much settled. UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the once parallel career that...

Oct 12, 2013 11:28 am

UFC 164 Salary Report: Mir, Barnett Top Fighter Pay

On August 31st the UFC hit Milwaukee’s Bradley Center for ‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis.’ The event, which aired live on pay-per-view, featured a main event between Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis for the UFC’s lightweight title. Anthony Pettis made short work of, then champion, Benson Henderson by submitting him in the first round to...

Oct 3, 2013 1:17 pm

Ben Rothwell suspended 9 months for elevated testosterone

Earlier today, UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell (33-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) announced that he had been suspended for 9 months, for elevated levels of testosterone. The suspension itself, was not handed out by the athletic commission that oversaw his most recent fight, but instead by his promoter, the UFC. In a statement released to MMAjunkie.com, “Big...

Sep 21, 2013 11:06 am

100 UFCs Ago: Revisiting UFC 65

Join us as we travel 100 UFC “pay per view” events ago and revisit UFC 65: Bad Intentions! Results: George St-Pierre defeats Matt Hughes by TKO (Strikes) – 1:25 of Round 2 Tim Sylvia defeats Jeff Monson by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) Joe Stevenson defeats Dokonjonosuke Mishima by Submission (Guillotine Choke) – 2:07 of...

Sep 2, 2013 11:13 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s Full UFC 164 Post-Fight Media Scrum

Following UFC 164, UFC president Dana White discusses what fans threw into the Octagon after the main event, why Josh Barnett has “more tools” than Frank Mir, Brandon Vera’s performance, Hyun Gyu Lim, the “embarrassing” fight between Soa Palelei and Nikita Krylov, and more.

Aug 30, 2013 2:39 pm

‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis’ Weigh-in Results

All fighters set for tomorrow’s UFC 164 pay-per-view made their contracted weight today in front of a rowdy crowd of fans in Milwaukee. ‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis’ takes place tomorrow night from Milwaukee’s Bradley Center and airs live on pay-per-view. The full UFC 164 weigh-in results are as follows: MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m....

Aug 22, 2013 4:13 pm

Ben Rothwell, Frank Mir Both Get TRT Exemptions For UFC 164

According to reports, a new face has hit the controversial TRT button and received an exemption for the therapeutic use of Testosterone in competition. That face belongs to UFC heavyweight fighter, Ben Rothwell. Rothwell actively sought and received an exemption from the state of Wisconsin to use the controversial therapy in advance of his UFC...

May 31, 2013 7:44 am

Soa Palelei vs. Nikita Krylov booked for UFC 164 in Milwaukee

Another heavyweight tilt has been added to UFC 164 in Milwaukee, as it was announced that undefeated UFC newcomer Nikita Krylov (14-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Soa “The Hulk” Palelei (18-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the Bradley Center on August 31. The undefeated Ukrainian heavyweight, Krylov, has won all 14 of his fights by...

Dec 22, 2012 12:33 pm

Joey Beltran Wants A Quick Turnaround Ready To Fight In Anaheim | UFC NEWS

“The only person that I really would like to fight is Thiago Silva, but he’s suspended right now. It’s kind of like a half-assed call out, even though I don’t mean for it to be. I would love to fight him for the disrespect that he showed teammate, Brandon Vera. I also think that would...

Nov 7, 2012 7:56 am

The MMA World Reacts Over Yesterday’s Presidential Election | MMA NEWS

Last night The United States Of America as well as most of the civilized world stood by and waited for the results of the 2012 presidential election. Many of MMA’s biggest stars took to politics with their reactions on the results: The Truth Bobby Razak ‏@bobbyrazak God bless America the greatest nation in earth Nathan...

Oct 23, 2012 3:43 pm

Machida Still Believes In HIs Heart He Can Beat Jon Jones | UFC NEWS

“Let’s go back to how he got this title shot. Before the August 4th fight, he wasn’t mentioned to get a title shot. The reason he was mentioned to get a title shot was because Dana White mentioned that the winner of Brandon Vera and ‘Shogun’ would get the title shot. The fans started saying,...

May 21, 2012 7:30 am

UFC Fighter Eliot Marshall Confirms Retirement | UFC NEWS

UFC Light-heavyweight, Eliot Marshall has officially announced his retirement. Marshall is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Brandon Vera last October, ending his career with a record of 10-4. The 31-year old New Jersey Native gave an honest and frank excuse for his departure from competition: “I’m retired. There’s a point of diminishing...

Oct 11, 2017 7:29 am

UFC Rankings update: Tony Ferguson rockets onto the pound-for-pound list

Now that the action-packed UFC 216 is in the rear-view, the UFC has updated its official rankings. As expected, main event interim lightweight title winner Tony Ferguson has entered the UFC pound-for-pound list, and has also usurped the number-one spot at lightweight. The UFC flyweight rankings also experienced a major shakeup thanks to long-time contender...

Oct 10, 2017 6:53 am

Report: Henry Cejudo sustains injury escaping fire, UFC 218 fight in jeopardy

It sounds like Henry Cejudo’s UFC 218 scrap with Sergio Pettis is in jeopardy. According to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle, Cejudo was one of several athletes who was forced to flee from the Wine Country fires that are currently scorching California. When a blaze struck the Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa, the former UFC...

Sep 26, 2017 9:42 am

UFC rankings update: Jessica Andrade rockets up the strawweight list

Last Friday, the UFC made a triumphant return to Japan with an exciting night of fights. Now that the card is in the rear-view, the promotion’s official rankings have been updated. The biggest changes to the UFC rankings occured in the strawweight division, where Jessica Andrade rocketed up the list after a thrilling win over...

Sep 14, 2017 7:23 am

Updated UFC rankings reflect chaos at light heavyweight

Earlier this week, we learned that Jon Jones’ B sample confirmed that he had indeed ingested the banned substance Turinabol in advance of his UFC 214 light heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier. Yesterday, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned Jones’ UFC 214 knockout win over Daniel Cormier, rendering it a no contest. With this...

Sep 5, 2017 11:08 am

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 115 – pound-for-pound rankings shift again

The UFC has updated their rankings following UFC Fight Night 115 and there has been a shift once again at the top in the highly debated pound-for-pound rankings. With Jon Jones facing a second potential anti-doping violation with USADA, both Demetrious Johnson and Conor McGregor went up in the pound-for-pound rankings without being active in...

Aug 9, 2017 9:39 am

UFC Rankings update: UFC Mexico winners move up

Last weekend, the UFC returned to Mexico City, Mexico, with an exciting night of fights. In the main event, flyweight star Sergio Pettis derailed with win-streak of surging prospect Brandon Moreno. In the co-main event, meanwhile, rising strawweight Alexa Grasso picked up a close but impressive win over Randa Markos. As expected, these wins sent...

Jul 31, 2017 8:08 am

Coach Duke Roufus drops hint about CM Punk’s next fight

Duke Roufus serves as the coach of several of the UFC’s top fighters, from UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley, who defeated Demian Maia over the weekend, to UFC flyweight contender Sergio Pettis, who takes on Brandon Moreno in the main event of UFC Fight Night 114 this weekend. Roufus also serves as the head MMA...

Jul 19, 2017 1:40 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 113 – The return of Jon Jones

The UFC rankings have been updated following the UFC Fight Night 113 event that took place over the weekend. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ suspension is now up and has been placed back on the rankings as the #1 light heavyweight contender. Jones is set to face champion Daniel Cormier in the main...

Jun 29, 2017 1:53 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 112 – lightweight division shaken up

The UFC rankings have been updated since UFC Fight Night 112 took place in Oklahoma City on Sunday night. In the main event of the evening, Kevin Lee scored a controversial submission win over Michael Chiesa. Referee Mario Yamasaki called an end to the fight before Chiesa tapped, perhaps thinking that Chiesa was choked unconscious....

Jun 29, 2017 6:52 am

Strawweight prospect Alexa Grasso returns at UFC Fight Night 114 in August

23-year-old Mexican talent Alexa Grasso entered the year 2017 with a reputation as one of the hottest prospects in the UFC strawweight division. In her first fight of the year, however, she experienced the first setback of her pro career, as she was out-hustled by the amply more experienced Felice Herrig, and ultimately lost a...