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Oct 2, 2013 6:54 am

Rafael Natal replaces Machida, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC’s ‘Fight for the Troops 3’

When Michael Bisping injured his eye, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, was pulled from his scheduled bout with Tim Kennedy at ‘UFC Fight for the troops 3’ to replace “The Count” in the headliner of “UFC Fight Night 30” opposite Mark Munoz. The shuffling of opponents had left Tim Kennedy without a fight, so, he began...

Oct 1, 2013 5:26 pm

Vaughan Lee vs. Sergio Pettis Aimed for UFC 167

While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement regarding its signing of Sergio Pettis (pictured), reports have surfaced that the organization has begun to book the young bantamweight’s debut bout against British fighter, Vaughan Lee.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was reported earlier today that Sergio Pettis, the younger brother of newly...

Oct 1, 2013 11:04 am

Dana White: Brazil Turned On Anderson Silva After Weidman Loss

“I was kind of feeling for him coming into Brazil, he was getting a lot of criticism coming here. This is his country. He’s been f**king fighting for this country forever. He goes out and he loses one fight, the way that it went down, and like everybody turns on you. In one fight? After...

Oct 1, 2013 8:15 am

Report: Sergio Pettis signs a multi-fight deal with the UFC

Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA), the younger brother of newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has reportedly signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC and will likely make his promotional debut in around seven weeks time. The report surfaced late Monday night from Globo.com who announced the signing. The Brazilian news outlet confirmed the news with Pettis’...

Oct 1, 2013 6:47 am

Pettis: ‘I had a separated shoulder’ against Ben Henderson at UFC 164

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was able to pull off a slick first-round submission victory over Benson Henderson at August’s UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, to claim the UFC’s lightweight title. The dominant victory showed that Pettis is every bit as dangerous on the ground, as he is on his feet. Submitting a Brazilian...

Sep 30, 2013 10:19 am

Dana White: We will do 13 MMA events in Brazil in 2014

UFC President Dana White told the mixed martial arts media during yesterday’s presser scrum that fans can expect 13 separate events in Brazil next year (2014): “We’ll do 13 next year, and not only continue to grow this market, but create more talent here. There’s just so much talent in Brazil. The fact that we...

Sep 26, 2013 5:36 pm

Brandon Thatch vs. Paulo Thiago Added to UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2

UFC welterweight fighters, Brandon Thatch (pictured) and Paulo Thiago, will look to square off November 9 on the UFC Fight Night 32 card in Golania, Brazil.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added an exciting welterweight fight to the UFC Fight Night 32 card, pitting young prospect Brandon Thatch against veteran Paulo Thiago....

Sep 25, 2013 11:48 am

UFC Fight Night 28 Drug Tests Come Back Clean

The Brazilian Athletic Commission has confirmed that all fighters on the September 4, UFC Fight Night 28 event, were drug tested for performance enhancing drugs and substances of abuse (narcotics). All fighters tested clean. UFC Fight Night 28 took place from the Mineirinho Areno in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The UFC’s Fight Night 28...

Sep 25, 2013 10:31 am

Fox Sports Latin America Inks Bellator Deal, UFC President Responds

  As the competition heats up between America’s two best known MMA promotions, so do the opportunities abroad. In a recent move, FOX Sports Latin America, opted to go with a broadcast deal with Bellator instead of the UFC, who is pushing the FOX market in the United States. In a press release the folks...

Sep 23, 2013 12:45 pm

UFC Gym To Open Second Signature Oahu Location With BJ Penn

UFC GYM announced today that it will partner with former two-division UFC champion and coach of the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter BJ Penn to open a second signature fitness facility in the fighter’s home state of Hawaii. The fitness destination, which will begin enrolling members on September 24, 2013, is set to open...

Sep 23, 2013 12:06 pm

UFC Signs Two and Releases Two Fighters

It has been reported that the UFC has picked up two fighters, Bruno Santos from Brazil and Alexandra Albu from Russia.  At the same time, it appears the UFC has cut two fighters, Mizuto Hirota and Azamat Gashimov, after both fighters have lost multiple, consecutive fights.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Reports have surfaced...

Sep 23, 2013 10:31 am

Jose Maria vs. Dustin Ortiz Added to UFC Fight Night 32

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added a flyweight bout to its November card in Brazil, UFC Fight Night 32, that will feature local fighter, Jose Maria, and promotional newcomer, Dustin Ortiz.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Another fight has been added to the UFC Fight Night 32 card, as UFC officials announced Jose Maria will...

Sep 23, 2013 9:59 am

UFC Fight Night 33 Adds Magalhaes vs. Ring

December’s UFC Fight Night 33 just added a middleweight bout. Caio Magalhaes (6-1) vs. Nick Ring (13-2) is the latest fight to the card, UFC officials recently announced UFC Fight Night 33 takes place Dec. 7 in the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre. The event is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 or...

Sep 19, 2013 11:06 am

UFC Adds Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza to UFC on FOX 9 Card

UFC on FOX 9 is shaping up to be a big night for the UFC’s lightweight division as the UFC announced that Danny Castillo (pictured) will be facing Edson Barboza.  Headlining the card will be a lightweight title fight between champion, Anthony Pettis, and Josh Thomson.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Preparing for its return...

Sep 18, 2013 7:26 am

Scott Jorgensen drops to flyweight, faces Ian McCall at UFC on FOX 9

Former UFC/WEC bantamweight title challenger, Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen (14-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC), has decided to make the drop to Flyweight and will be welcomed to the division by Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall (12-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) this December at the UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. UFC officials announced the match-up on...

Sep 18, 2013 6:54 am

Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz set for UFC on FOX 9

Yesterday, UFC officials announced that a key featherweight bout between Chad “Money” Mendes (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC on FOX 9 card set for December 14 in Sacramento, California. Chad “Money” Mendes is coming off a third-round TKO victory over Clay Guida, which occured at August’s UFC 164 event in...

Sep 17, 2013 10:15 am

UFC Announces 7 City Press Tour For Weidman vs. Silva 2

Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former champion Anderson Silva will visit seven cities in seven days to promote their Pay-Per-View rematch at UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets for UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2 go on...

Sep 16, 2013 12:33 pm

Sicilia vs. Pepey Booked For UFC Fight Night 32

While not yet announced by the promotion, a featherweight bout between Sam Sicilia and Godofredo Pepey is expected to go down this November in Brazil at Fight Night 32. Fight Night 32 takes place at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil on November 9. In the main event Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will...

Sep 16, 2013 10:31 am

Thiago vs. Thatch added to UFC Fight Night 32

In just his second UFC fight, Brandon Thatch is getting a big bump up in competition. Thatch (10-1) will meet welterweight Paulo Thiago (15-5) at “UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson.” Thiago confirmed the bout via Twitter. UFC Fight Night 32 takes place Nov. 9 at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil. FOX Sports...