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Feb 25, 2014 12:16 pm

TUF China loses Jianping v. Guanyou To Injury

The UFC announced Monday that THe Ultimate Fighter: China finale has lost one of its main bouts to injury. The featherweight fight between Yang Jianping and Ning Guanyou has been cancelled, though officials did not specify which fighter suffered the injury. In their place, the preliminary bout between Nam Phan and Vaughan Lee has been...

Feb 25, 2014 6:15 am

Josh Thomson Sick Over Melendez vs. Pettis Booking – Hoping For Aldo Fight

UFC lightweight Josh Thomson was rumored to be on the verge of retirement following his close and somewhat controversial decision loss to former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 10. However, it seems like a fire has been lit under the lightweight contender as announcements have been made regarding season...

Feb 24, 2014 3:25 pm

Melendez lands blockbuster deal as UFC matches Bellator

If the reported facts and figures are true, Gilbert Melendez finds himself in a whole new tax bracket. According to MMAFighting.com, the UFC has matched Bellator’s offer sheet to retain the lightweight. Though not officially confirmed, it’s being reported that Melendez’s deal guarantees that at least 75 percent of his fights will be contested on...

Feb 24, 2014 6:20 am

Melendez Stays!! Booked To Coach TUF Opposite Anthony Pettis

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced last night that No. 2 ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez has agreed to a new contract with the organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Melendez will now coach against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter. The two will then meet for the...


Feb 22, 2014 9:30 am

Holdsworth vs. Kang set for UFC 173

Heading into his first UFC bout after winning “The Ultimate Fighter” Rousey vs. Tate, Chris Holdsworth is scheduled to face off against Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 173 in a bantamweight match up. UFC officials announced the fight this Thursday. UFC 173’s main card is the highly anticipated bout for the UFC middleweight crown when...

Feb 21, 2014 7:22 pm

Dan Hardy joins UFC Fight Pass as Color Commentator

Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy – the popular and charismatic former UFC welterweight title contender – will serve as the color commentator for six UFC Fight Night events to be screened exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization announced on Friday. Known for his punching power, punk rock Mohawk hairstyle and quick wit,...

Feb 21, 2014 3:03 pm

New MMA Reality Series ‘Combate Americas’ Debuts This Weekend On Mun2

Even after acknowledging its fading fanbase, boxing will go down as one of the most popular sports of all time. It is a grueling contest that welcomes people of all shapes and sizes, but it is debatable a certain group of people have revolutionized the sport more than any other. Latinos have been putting on...

Feb 21, 2014 9:57 am

The UFC’s Top 3 Gatekeepers Who Are Forced To Sit At #2

By Evan Stoumbelis It takes a lot to be a UFC champion, few people are ever able to accomplish the task of becoming a world champion. However for each champion, there has always been a rival. Frank Mir to Brock Lesnar, Chael Sonnen to Anderson Silva, Tito Ortiz to Chuck Liddell and so on. Many...

Feb 20, 2014 7:50 pm

Dana White Responds To Nate Quarry: ‘I have nothing bad to say’

Seemingly out of nowhere, former UFC middleweight and one-time title challenger Nate Quarry, came out this week and pretty much started bashing the ethics of the UFC. We heard from Lorenzo earlier today and now during his pre-UFC 170 media scrum Dana also touched on Quarry’s beef. Check it: “I like Nate Quarry. Let me...

Feb 18, 2014 9:31 am

Matt Serra Says He Would Make A UFC Return For Hughes Rematch

Matt Serra has had his ups and down in his career, but his ups have stuck around in fight fan’s memories. Namely, the first round knock out of Georges St-Pierre back at UFC 69. And though Serra is now retired and spending his time very wisely as he runs his jiujitsu school and aides in...

Feb 14, 2014 10:23 am

Dana White: Ronda Rousey Is The Biggest Star The UFC Has Ever Had

Olympic Medalist, UFC Champion, Hollywood Movie Star. UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, is no doubt a hot commodity in the world of sporting and entertainment. So hot in fact that the UFC Boss believes she is the biggest star in his companies short history. At a recent media luncheon Dana stated, “She’s the hugest superstar....

Feb 13, 2014 9:36 am

Jones challenges Lauzon to grappling match

Some friendly banter between UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones and one of the best submission specialist in the UFC Lightweight division Joe Lauzon took place yesterday via Twitter. The Twitter battle began when the champ began to poke at Lauzon saying: “Hey somebody tell @JoeLauzon i’d beat him in a jujitsu match with...

Feb 10, 2014 9:37 am

TUF Nations’ Tyler Manawaroa Offers Official Apology For Blatantly Racist Photo On Instagram

Undefeated middleweight Tyler Manawaroa, currently a contestant on this season’s The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, has been receiving some flak regarding a racial image that he had uploaded to his personal Instagram account months prior to him being cast on the show. The 19 year old New Zealand fighter, who is currently representing...

Feb 10, 2014 4:37 am

QUICK TWITT | Chael Sonnen Actually Has A Fan Club In Brazil

Chael Sonnen has been in hostile territory filming the Brazilian version of the UFC’s ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality series. To the surprise of many, it’s not all hate for Chael down in Brazil. He actually has a fan club. Check it:

Feb 9, 2014 8:39 am

Sarah Kaufman vs. Shayna Baszler set for TUF Nations Finale in Quebec City

Sarah Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Shayna Baszler  (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest additions to April’s “TUF Nations Finale” event in Quebec City. UFC officials announced the women’s bantamweight booking yesterday afternoon. Canadian Sarah Kaufman will fight for the second time under the UFC banner this April. Her promotional debut came against Jessica...

Feb 7, 2014 6:26 am

Jordan Mein vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio added to UFC on FOX 11

According to a report from MMAJunkie, a welterweight bout between Jordan Mein (27-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC on FOX 11 card. Canadian Jordan Mein is coming off a loss to surging welterweight contender, Matt Brown, at the UFC on FOX 7 event...

Feb 6, 2014 7:48 pm

UFC GYM Celebrates 100th Gym Opening With Second Official BJ Penn Facility

UFC GYM, known for its TRAIN DIFFERENT approach that combines the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and fitness, will celebrate the opening of its newest gym in Waikele, HI on Saturday, Feb. 8th. UFC GYM BJ Penn is a partnership with former two-division champion and Season 19 coach of The Ultimate Fighter®, BJ Penn. In addition to being the...

Feb 6, 2014 6:12 pm

Thiago Alves Returns After Two-Years For UFC on FOX 11 Bout Against Baczynski

If you thought the UFC’s welterweight division was jammed up with talent before, it just got better. After a lengthy layoff, former title challenger Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves, is set to finally make his return to action during the UFC’s April trip to Florida. UFC on FOX 11 goes down from the Amway Center in Orlando,...

Feb 5, 2014 6:23 pm

Brandao vs. Chope at UFC Fight Night 38

Two featherweights were added to an upcoming UFC Fight Night card on Wednesday. Diege Brandao will face Will Chope at UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 fight card in Natal, Brazil on March 23. Brandao (18-9) had won three straight before getting finished but Dustin Poirier in December. The Ultimate Fighter 14 winner...

Feb 5, 2014 8:56 am

UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi official for April 11; Nelson vs. Big Nog to headline

According to a report from MMAJunkie, the UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi has been made official for April 11 and a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and ‘Big Nog’ will headline the event. The report also states: The UFC has partnered with Flash Entertainment for a Middle East expansion, both with live events and broadcast...

Feb 3, 2014 7:58 am

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Is Official, Will Be The Co-Main Event at UFC 173

The heated battle between UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally has an official date. UFC president Dana White confirmed that the fight between the current coaches of Brazil’s 3rd “The Ultimate Fighter” season will meet in the octagon on May 25, at UFC 173. White announced the fight during UFC 169’s post-fight show...

Jan 31, 2014 10:07 pm

Michael Chiesa Says Pena Injury is “Tearing Our Team Apart”

“This whole thing is tearing our team apart,” said UFC lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa regarding the reports that teammate and fellow UFC fighter, Julianna Pena (above), suffered severe knee injuries after being attacked by a training partner at Sik-Jitsu in Spokane, Washington. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter The reports coming out of Spokane, Washington are...

Jan 31, 2014 6:41 am

Chael vs. Wanderlei Likely To Join Weidman vs. Belfort Event; TUF Brawl Not To Go Unpunished

The date in which Chris Weidman will have his inaugural middleweight title defense (immediate rematches notwithstanding) against Vitor Belfort has yet to be finalized, but the smart money is on the month of May. Weidman previously told UFC President Dana White that he would prefer to have the fight take place prior to the summer months, so that he might have...

Jan 30, 2014 12:33 pm

Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy set to headline the ‘TUF Nations: Finale’ in Quebec City

Michael “The Count” Bisping has received the thumbs-up from doctors and will now headline the “TUF Nations: Finale” opposite fellow middleweight Tim Kennedy (17-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC). UFC President Dana White made both announcements today. Bisping has not been seen inside the octagon since an April 2013 victory over Alan Belcher, due to a  detached...

Jan 30, 2014 5:57 am

Pennington to replace injured Pena at UFC 171

Raquel Pennington has replaced injured Julianna Pena at UFC 171.   Pennington (4-3) will fight Jessica Andrade (10-3) in a bantamweight bout.   UFC officials announced the change.   It was reported Wednesday that Pena suffered a severe knee injury.   UFC 171 takes place March 15 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center. The main card...

Jan 29, 2014 3:13 pm

‘TUF 18’ winner Julianna Pena Suffers Severe Injury, Pulled from UFC 171 Bout

Julianna Pena has been forced out of her bout against Jessica Andrade after suffering a knee injury. Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie is reporting that the injury was a ‘very severe knee injury’. Julianna Pena suffered the injury close to two days ago and she is on her way to Los Angeles, California to undergo surgery....