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Oct 17, 2016 9:03 am

Veteran Featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri Has Requested a Release from His UFC Contract

Late last month, a disgruntled interim featherweight champion in Jose Aldo requested a release from his UFC contract. Having made no secret of the fact that he feels he’s being treated unfairly, the Brazilian has set his sights on greener pastures – perhaps even in another sport. Not long after Aldo’s surprising request, streaking female...

Sep 30, 2016 10:46 pm

Wanderlei Silva warns Rizin FF fighters: This isn’t the UFC

Pride FC icon Wanderlei Silva was released by the UFC earlier this year, and wasted little to no time in signing with Bellator MMA, and with Rizin Fighting Federation. While ‘The Axe Murderer’ currently doesn’t have any fights set with either promotion, he has made several appearances with both promotions. Recently, in Saitama, Japan, Silva...

Sep 30, 2016 6:21 am

Artem Lobov Gets Awesome Opponent for UFC Belfast

Artem Lobov may have been born in Russia, but he is very much an Irishman. As such, the hard-hitting Conor McGregor training partner has been added to the lineup for the UFC’s November 19 return to Belfast, Ireland, where he will take on Japanese fan favorite Teruto “Yashabo” Ishihara. This exciting featherweight showdown was revealed...


Sep 5, 2016 6:56 pm

Joe Lauzon Breaks Down the Costs of Traveling for a UFC Fight

Not long ago, UFC lightweight Paul Felder launched a GoFundMe camaign to help cover the costs of flying his coaches to Brazil, where he’ll fight Francisco “Massaranduba” Trinaldo later this month. This development stirred up debates about fighter pay, and raised many questions as to what expenses the UFC actually covers for its fighters. Joe Lauzon to the...

Aug 6, 2016 4:57 pm

UFC Fight Night 92 Results: Cub Swanson defeats Tatsuya Kawajiri

A featherweight bout between veterans Cub Swanson and Tatsuya Kawajiri served as the featured fight of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 92 Fight Pass prelims in Salt Lake City. Round one begins and Kawajiri starts things off with back-to-back leg kicks. He misses with a front kick attempt. Kawajiri attempts a spinning back fist but it...

Jul 20, 2016 10:19 am

UFC released Mirko Cro Cop from contract, allowing him to fight at Rizin

Rizin FF has continued to keep the ball rolling since MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko made his return to MMA on New Year’s Eve. Since then, the promotion held their official ‘Rizin 1’ event back in April, and will look to build more momentum as we get closer to the end of the year. Earlier this...

May 22, 2016 4:42 pm

RIZIN CEO: Conor McGregor would do fantastic in Japan

RIZIN CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara believes that current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor would be a huge draw if he fought in Japan. The former PRIDE FC boss told MMAFighting.com that both Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey would be huge draws if they fought in Japan. His words: “He would do fantastic,” Sakakibara said through an...

Apr 19, 2016 9:13 am

UFC releases three fighters

The UFC has once again cut several fighters from their active roster. While the UFC has yet to officially announce any of the releases, the account which broke the news is a very reputable one, which uses a program which detects when fighters are deleted from the UFC’s active roster on UFC.com. [Deleted] Emily Peters...

Mar 5, 2016 3:48 pm

UFC 196 Results: Teruto Ishihara KO’s Julian Erosa in round 2

A featherweight tilt between Julian Erosa (15-3 MMA) and Teruto Ishihara (8-2-2 MMA) kicked off tonight’s UFC 196 event in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Ishihara is applying some serious pressure to start. The Japanese fighter lands a solid inside leg kick on Erosa. More good leg kicks from Teruto and he follows that up with en...

Feb 12, 2016 2:10 am

WATCH! #FBF in memory of former UFC champion Kevin Randleman

Tragic news struck the MMA community as people were shocked to hear that former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman passed away. The 44-year-old MMA pioneer went to the hospital with pneumonia and died of heart failure, according to Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter. Randleman first entered the world of professional mixed martial arts back in 1996,...

Jan 11, 2016 10:55 am

Muhammed Lawal Interview Video: I will never be a UFC fighter

Muhammed Lawal had a “King Mo” type of year winning all five of his contests, two by KO and three via unanimous decision. Lawal (19-4-1 MMA) is coming off his KO victory at Rizin FF Heavyweight Grand Prix finals.   The first round knockout concluded “King Mo’s” year, check out the quote below. Lawal spoke...

Jan 8, 2016 11:14 am

More details released regarding EA Sports UFC 2

As we get closer and closer to the release date of EA Sports UFC 2, fans are getting more and more anxious for details! First EA Sports hid the release date on UFC.com, then the first official trailer was released, now we have even more details regarding gameplay modes. EA Sports sent out a press...

Jan 2, 2016 4:51 pm

UFC 195 Fight Pass Prelim Results: Soto vs Tanaka

Second fight of the night is Joe “One Bad Mofo” Soto vs Japan’s Michinori Tanaka. Soto is on a two fight losing streak and looks to turn things around in 2016. Tanaka was undefeated winning his UFC debut but losing his most recent outing last year against Kyung Ho Kang at UFC Fight Night 52....

Dec 17, 2015 1:11 pm

Fedor calls UFC contract ‘enslaving’ and ‘oppressive’

Fedor Emelianenko’s highly anticipated MMA return will happen in 2 weeks, even though an opponent for ‘The Last Emperor’ has yet to be officially announced. During a Periscope session Fedor explained that the contract being offered by the UFC was oppressive. You can watch the full interview in Russian b clicking THIS LINK, however BloodyElbow...

Dec 16, 2015 1:54 pm

Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey Video: On a Japanese game show taking on 3 guys!

Ronda Rousey may of lost her belt back in UFC 193 but she appears to be back in better spirits after TMZ reporters caught her at an airport after the Marine Corps Ball. Rousey is set to rematch Holly Holm at UFC 200 in July, pending a medical clearance.  Issues with unsettled teeth have reports...

Dec 1, 2015 8:06 am

Michael Bisping returns at UFC FN 83

Michael Bisping has been out of action since a split decision win over Thales Leites back in July. An injury forced Bisping out of his UFC 193 bout against Robert Whittaker, however he will now return at ‘UFC Fight Night 83’ in London on February 27th and face Gegard Mousasi according to UFC.com. Mousasi is...

Nov 2, 2015 11:43 pm

Werdum open to rematch with Fedor but does not see Emelianenko coming to the UFC

UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum appeared on the MMA Hour and spoke with Ariel Helwani on a potential rematch with heavyweight great, Fedor Emelianenko. Werdum said that he does not see the Russian fighting in the UFC any time soon, probably tied with a two or three year contract with Rizin. “He deserved a fight...

Oct 12, 2015 5:38 am

Bas Rutten: ‘Fedor Still A Threat For UFC Title’

Fedor Emelianenko took his fans on a roller coaster ride of emotions when he announced he would be coming out of retirement earlier this year. People expected “The Last Emperor” to sign with Bellator, but the possibility of seeing him duke it out with the best in the octagon piqued diehard and casual fans’ interests...

Oct 10, 2015 8:25 am

Rampage Is Down To Fight In Japan On NYE

Alright MMA fanboys, try not to go to crazy, but Quinton “Rampage” Jackson says he’d like to fight on that NYE card in Japan. That’s right, the new promotion, ‘Rizin Fighting Federation,’ which will feature the return of Fedor Emelianenko, might be Rampage’s next stop. The former UFC champ said, during a live Twitch stream,...

Oct 3, 2015 2:16 pm

Weekly UFC Octagon Girl Instagram Roundup –– You’re Welcome!

Before UFC 192 goes down tonight check out what the UFC octagon girls have been up to this past week. Some were in Japan, others on the breach and there’s a gourd of the in Houston, TX right now for the big fight card featuring the main event title fight between Daniel Cormier and Alexander...

Oct 1, 2015 6:11 am

Michael Bisping’s Out, Uriah Hall’s In Against Robert Whittaker At UFC 193

Sorry Michael Bisping fans, ‘The Count’ has been forced out of his scheduled fight with Robert Whittaker at UFC 193. The news was announced during Wednesday’s UFC Tonight. Bisping will be getting surgery on his elbow and will be out of action for a few weeks. It’s apparently not very serious, but it is enough...

Oct 1, 2015 5:06 am

After UFC Win, Josh Barnett Might Never Fight Again

This past weekend, UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett defeated Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night: Japan in a five round battle. Barnett looked incredible in the fight, keeping a super fast pace and pressuring Nelson for a the majority of the fight, clinching and landing big strikes often. Right after the fight everyone started talking about...

Sep 30, 2015 10:30 am

Werdum: ‘The UFC Would Have Been Better For Fedor’

Mixed Martial Arts legend Fedor Emelianenko will return to fighting on December 31st, this after signing a $2.5 million deal to fight for former Pride FC boss Sakakibara’s new Japanese promotion. The news came as a disappointment to most fight fans, as many of the sports viewers have longed to see “The Last Emperor” test...

Sep 30, 2015 12:01 am

UFC Fighter Drops Opponent With Groin Shot –– Accident or Intentional?

Nick Hein scores with a dead-on knee to Yusuke Kasuya’s nuts.That’s how it’s done. Nick Hein drives a powerful knee through the balls of Yusuke Kasuya early in the first round of their scheduled three-rounder. Kasuya crumples to the floor and rolls around in pain for nearly the full allotted five minutes. Eventually he resumes...

Sep 29, 2015 7:14 pm

Phil Davis On Fedor’s Choice To Fight In Japan: ‘It’s Entirely Business’

Bellator MMA light heavyweight Phil Davis is coming off of quite the debut, winning a one night, four-man tournament at ‘Dynamite’ to earn a shot at the title, against Liam McGeary. There’s no word yet on when that title fight will take place, although president Scott Coker said it would likely the place towards the...

Sep 28, 2015 2:36 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Barnett and Hall make major jumps

UFC Fight Night 75 is in the books and some major changes were made to the official UFC rankings! Uriah Hall wasn’t even ranked in the top fifteen walking into Japan, but he catapulted himself into the top ten with his spinning kick/flying knee knockout against Gegard Mousasi. Check out what other changes were made...

Sep 27, 2015 2:04 pm

“Warmaster” Barnett sets new UFC record after 5 round battle with Nelson

Josh Barnett made a triumphant return to the octagon at “UFC Fight Night 75” on Saturday night when he clashed with fellow heavyweight Roy Nelson. While Barnett did not get the stoppage win, it was clear he was dominating the fight throughout and picked up an unanimous decision victory. The win was his first in...