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Sep 12, 2014 1:00 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski’ Weigh-In Results

Today, from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil, the UFC Fight Night 51 fighters hit the scales in anticipation of tomorrow’s UFC Fight Pass event. All fighters made their contracted weight. Here’s the results: MAIN CARD: (UFC Fight Pass, 8 p.m. ET) Andrei Arlovski (248) vs. Antonio Silva (264) Piotr Hallmann (155) vs. Gleison...

Sep 12, 2014 12:10 pm

UFC Fighter Wendell Oliveira AKA ‘War Machine’ Will Not Change His Nickname

On Saturday Sept. 13 in Brasilia, Brazil Wendell Oliveira will make his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 51: Arlovski vs. Bigfoot. Unfortunately for Oliveira, a lot of questions leading up to his debut have been centered around Jonathan Koppenhaver and his alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend. The reason being that both men share a...

Sep 9, 2014 3:41 pm

Booking Roundup: UFC Announces Two New Bouts

Two new bouts have been announced for the UFC’s final 2014 quarter. Set for UFC 181 on December 6, Brendan Schaub will get a stern test in top 5 heavyweight contender, Travis Browne (pictured). The event goes down from The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and features a pay-per-view main event between...

Sep 9, 2014 10:50 am

NO RETIREMENT! “Shogun” Inks New Multi-Fight UFC Deal

Despite outcries from his family, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has gone against the ‘Rua grain’ and decided to re-up with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Here’s the former champ getting it done. Very happy! Just signed a new multi-fight deal with the @UFC ! Proud to be a partner! Tks @danawhite @lorenzofertitta pic.twitter.com/sUn7NG5Zay...

Sep 4, 2014 1:15 pm

Booking Roundup: UFC Books Eight New Bouts Across Five Weight Classes

The UFC’s matchmaking department has been busy this week, matching 16 of their roster holders to future opponents and fight cards. In the latest booking roundup, we have new fights in the UFC’s flyweight division (125lbs) all the way through Heavyweight (265lb limit). Here’s the breakdown: Top UFC flyweight’s Ian McCall (pictured) and John Lineker...

Sep 1, 2014 8:20 am

Thales Leites Calls Out Michael Bisping, Wants Fight In Brazil Or England

Everyone wants a piece of Michael Bisping lately, after defeating Cung Le at UFC Macau earlier this month, Luke Rockhold put forth a strong campaign as to why he and Bisping should fight. Now Thales Leites is getting in on the fun. Leites spoke with MMAFighting: “Bisping is a tough fighter, does great fights. He...

Aug 27, 2014 3:32 pm

Phil Davis Changes His Mind, Says He Isn’t Worried About Biased Brazilian Judges

Earlier this month Phil Davis stated that he was a bit worried about fighting Glover Teixeira in Brazil because he was worried about biased judging. Today during a media scrum after the UFC 179 ticket sales, Davis said he was misquoted. “I don’t even know why that article got printed,” Davis said in a media...

Aug 26, 2014 7:12 am

Breaking: Korean Zombie injured, forced out of UFC Fight Night 53

“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been forced out of his scheduled “UFC Fight Night 53” co-main event bout with Akira Corassani (12-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC), this according to his agent Brian Rhee. Rhee told BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor that “shoulder issues” were to blame for KZ’s decision to withdraw from the...

Aug 20, 2014 6:52 pm

Rockhold-Machida In Preliminary Fight Talks With UFC

Two top middleweight fighters are inching closer to a battle, and there doesn’t appear to be anything in their way. According to UFC Tonight, UFC officials are entertaining a fight between Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold. “Luke Rockhold vs. Lyoto Machida, this fight is being discussed,” stated Daniel Cormier on tonight’s UFC on FOX Sports...

Aug 18, 2014 4:45 pm

Phil Davis Worried About Biased Brazilian Judging In Glover Fight

Earlier this month Phil Davis signed the contract to fight Glover Teixeira at UFC 179, and while he is looking forward to getting a fight against the former title challenger, Davis admitted that he is a bit worried about biased judging. His words: “I think it’s a great match up,” Davis told Sumbission Radio. “He’s...

Aug 14, 2014 10:02 am

Dos Santos Given Release By UFC While Immune System Bounces Back From Hep. B

“His viral count is now at zero, which means he doesn’t have the disease anymore, but Nevada demands three positive results for antibodies and we’re still waiting for the last one. Doctors said that when you undergo a chemotherapy treatment like he did, the last one usually takes longer than the other ones, but he...

Aug 6, 2014 9:16 am

Roger Gracie: ‘The UFC has monopolized everything’

Multiple-time world BJJ champion, Strikeforce vet, and UFC vet Roger Gracie was on the verge of retirement recently when he received an offer from a yet-to-be-named MMA organization. When speaking with the Brazilian outlet Opovo about his future in fighting, he explained his reasons for leaving the UFC and the qualms he has with the...

Aug 5, 2014 7:38 pm

UFC 178 Tickets To Go On Sale Despite Jones Cormier Brawl

Tickets for UFC 178 were scheduled to go on sale this Friday prior to the scuffle between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier at UFC’s Ultimate Media Day yesterday. After the brawl, many fans were left to wonder whether the UFC would cancel the card or go on with the event. It looks like we have...

Aug 2, 2014 10:34 am

“UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski” Fight Card Finalized

Next month’s UFC Fight Night 51 event has been finalized with an 11 bout lineup. In the night’s main event,  former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei ‘The Pitbull” Arlovski will look for redemption in defeating his former opponent, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. ‘UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski’ goes down on September 13th from the Nilson...

Jul 29, 2014 3:35 pm

UFC Fight Night 51 Picks Up Hallmann vs. Tibau, Pepey vs. Johnson

UFC Fight Night 51, which will serve as the UFC’s return to Brazil has just picked up two more bouts. Brazil’s own Gleison Tibau will square off with Piotr Hallmann. And Godofredo Pepey will square off with Dashon Johnson. Tibau is coming off a unanimous decision win over Pat Healy at UFC Fight Night Cerrone...

Jul 27, 2014 9:20 am

White Confirms, Aldo Gets Wish, Faces Mendes in Brazil

  Following last night’s UFC on FOX 12 event, UFC President Dana White was in a rush to hit the road, but prior to his departure he gave the media one golden-nugget of news. Jose Aldo will rematch Chad Mendes in Brazil. The two were originally scheduled to square off in Chad’s home state of...

Jul 20, 2014 7:40 pm

‘UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II’ Poster First-Look!

This August, from Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena, two bantamweight fighters will collide for UFC gold. Current champion T.J. Dillashaw will look to repeat his prior performance over Renan Barao, when he took the Brazilian’s title last May. For Barao, it’s all about redemption and regaining his world title.

Jul 20, 2014 4:47 pm

McCall In For Surgery Following UFC Fight Night Dublin Victory

“I broke [the right hand] a year ago in Brazil and I banged it up during this camp.It has been banged up for a year and never really healed. I don’t want to take away from anything. I still hit him as hard as I could.” “I’ve already talked to the guys in the UFC....

Jul 18, 2014 6:42 pm

White Wants Vitor Belfort vs. Chris Weidman To Go Down In Brazil

“We want to make that fight happen. That’s the next fight. That fight should’ve already happened before the Machida. That’s the fight we want to do and that’s the fight that Chris Weidman wants. It doesn’t have to take place in Nevada. That fight would be big in Brazil, too. I would do it Brazil....

Jul 14, 2014 8:10 am

UFC Fight Night 51 Picks Up Four Bouts

UFC Fight Night 51, which takes place in Brazil has picked up four bouts as of today. Lukasz Sajewski (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Leonardo Santos (12-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) Sergio Moraes (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) Mike Rhodes (6-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) vs. Paulo Thiago (15-7 MMA, 5-7...

Jul 9, 2014 6:51 pm

Dana White Defends Booking Arlovski In Newly Signed UFC Headliner

Just one fight removed from his UFC return, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski has been given the leading role in the upcoming UFC Fight Night 51 event. The former champion will face Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in a rematch, and many, especially after his most recent performance, are wondering why the UFC would book such...

Jun 30, 2014 10:58 am

Massive Brazilian Grappler Calls Out Rousey Following BJJ Diss

UFC bantamweight champion, ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey has recently garnered some attention from the competitive world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In a recent interview, the UFC’s leading lady was in usual form, and explained  her abilities in regards to her position among the world’s leading submission artists. (More on that HERE). It’s because of those comments that,...

Jun 28, 2014 2:54 pm

Belfort Wants To Fight Weidman In Brazilian Stadium, Says Champ Needs To Train More

In a recent interview with The Brazilian Press, Former UFC Champion Vitor Belfort called out the middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and requested that a fight between the two take place at a Brazilian Soccer Stadium. Weidman faces off with Lyoto Machida next week in Las Vegas. Should he be victorious, Vitor Belfort is believed to...

Jun 28, 2014 2:22 pm

Pat Miletich will be the next UFC Hall of Fame inductee

According to the online schedule for next weekend’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas, former UFC welterweight champion, Pat Miletich (29-7-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC), will be the next man to join the hallowed halls of the UFC Hall of Fame. “The Croatian Sensation’s” UFC Hall of Fame induction is slated for next Sunday, July 6, at 2:30...

Jun 26, 2014 6:18 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To USA vs Germany World Cup Game

Team U.S.A. has had some moderate success in this year’s FIFA World Cup. And though, they recently lost to Germany, they still get to advance through to the next round. The MMA World took to twitter with reactions and commentary throughout the match. Check it: No pressure, well except for BILLION people that are watching....

Jun 26, 2014 6:00 am

UFC 175: Lyoto Machida Watches the World Cup

UFC middleweight No. 1 contender Lyoto Machida checks out his home country of Brazil in World Cup soccer action as he prepares for “MMA’s World Cup” when he takes on Chris Weidman at UFC 175.

Jun 24, 2014 8:54 am

Joe Ellenberger Ready For UFC Debut Despite Blood Disease

Joe Ellenberger, not to be confused with his brother Jake who is also a UFC fighter, is ready to make his UFC debut this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 44: Swanson vs. Stephens against James Moontasri, but he didn’t get there without overcoming several obstacles. Joe suffers from a rare blood disease known as Paroxysmal...