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May 31, 2013 8:31 am

Thales Leites returns to face Tom Watson at UFC 163

Former middleweight title challenger, Thales Leites (20-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC), is once again a UFC fighter. Leites is set to make his octagon return this August at UFC 163 in Brazil against British standout Tom Watson (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Leites’ was released by the UFC following a UFC 101 split decision loss to Alessio...

May 30, 2013 12:42 pm

24/7 UFC Channel Launched In Latin America

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Televisa Networks today announced an exclusive distribution agreement to air UFC programming in 20 Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, and have set to launch a 24 hour, 7 day a week UFC channel featuring the world’s best mixed martial arts programming including premiere live UFC events. The new subscription network...

May 30, 2013 7:31 am

Wanderlei Silva Wants to Fight Chael Sonnen in Brazil

Recently, there has been a lot of bad blood between Wanderlei Silva and perennial title-contender, Chael Sonnen. Sonnen has called out Wanderlei , offering to donate his fight purse to children in Silva’s hometown of “Braz- Las Vegas”. Silva didn’t respond to Sonnen’s challenge as he stated that the UFC hadn’t approached him. Now, Silva...

May 30, 2013 6:44 am

UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold Drug Tests Come Back Negative

  The CABMMA (Brazilian Athletic Commission) and the UFC have released the results for the drug tests from UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold. All the tests came back negative. “The UFC has been informed by CABMMA that all fighters on the UFC on FX 8 card passed their pre- and post-fight drug tests,” today’s...


May 28, 2013 10:14 am

Former UFC Champion Matt Serra Explains the ‘High’ That Keeps Fighters from Retiring

Last week, former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra reticently discussed his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts.  Monday, on ‘The MMA Hour,’ Serra explained in a little more detail his rational for announcing his retirement when he did, and he discussed the desire that keeps older fighters hanging around the sport for years...

May 28, 2013 10:08 am

Anthony Pettis Beats The Crap Out Of Brazil’s ‘Jackass’

“La Fênix porra” Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis Anthony Pettis is getting in some training with Team Diego Moraes ahead of his title shot vs. Jose Aldo at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. Moraes invited La Fênix to participate in Anthony’s training, with painful results – Rogerio couldn’t sit, Minimim couldn’t eat,...

May 24, 2013 9:51 am

UFC says Belfort vs. Silva-Weidman winner ‘makes sense’, could happen in Las Vegas

During Thursday’s pre-UFC 160 media day, UFC President Dana White stated that the promotion currently has no plans in regards to Vitor Belfort’s next fight. However, Mr. White did add that ‘The Phenom’s” next bout could be a middleweight title shot – and that it could happen in Las Vegas: “There’s no plans right now...

May 24, 2013 8:41 am

Thales Leites Returns to the UFC after Almost Four Years

The UFC’s latest addition to its middleweight division is no stranger to the world’s most famous octagon. After almost four years, former title contender Thales Leites is back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as reported by Sportv.com.  According to Leites, the contract has already been signed, but the first bout of his return to the...

May 22, 2013 11:19 am

Former UFC Champ Matt Serra Hints At Retirement After Health Scare

Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Serra, has apparently decided to hang up his gloves and retire. We heard weeks ago that Serra was put in the hospital for an undisclosed ailment, and now in an interview with the local press he has come out and pretty much announced his retirement from the sport of Mixed...

May 22, 2013 10:42 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FX 8 Draws 1.3 Million Viewers

UFC and FX officials should be pleased with the reported viewership numbers floating around the TV industry in regards to last weekend’s UFC on Fx 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold event. UFC on FX 8 took place at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. The event was capped off with a spectacular main event where,...

May 20, 2013 12:35 pm

UFC Officials Make ‘UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis’ Official For Rio de Janeiro

Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis will be making a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 3. Aldo (22-1) will defend his belt against Pettis (16-2) at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro for UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis. UFC officials announced the fight this past Saturday at...

May 20, 2013 12:34 pm

Lentz suffers bizarre cut after win at UFC on FX 8

As if flying to Brazil, stepping into a cage and trading blows with a highly-skilled mixed martial artist isn’t enough, Nik Lentz earned his most significant injury of the day outside the Octagon. At Saturday’s UFC on FX 8 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, the featherweight won a unanimous decision...

May 20, 2013 11:13 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White Thinks Dunham Got Robbed At UFC on FX 8

Never let a fight go to the judges. Famous words from UFC President Dana White that ring throughout when close fights end controversially. Last weekend in Brazil UFC on FX 8 went down and on the main card docket was a lightweight bout between Evan Dunham and Rafael dos Anjos. Dos Anjos walked away with...

May 20, 2013 10:29 am

VIDEO | UFC on FX 8 Post-Fight Press Conference

Last Saturday the UFC returned to action ins Brazil for UFC on FX 8:Belfort vs. Rockhold. In the main event, Belfort was able to dispatch Rochold early and walk away with another first round finish added to his resume. The Post-fight press conference did not air live, but the UFC has since put it up...

May 20, 2013 6:00 am

With Hurt Foot Barao May Be Out of Defending his Title at UFC 161

By JAKE CHASTAIN | When too many things seem to be going right the UFC can always count on something putting a damper on the mood. This time the rain over the party comes by way of…you called it…injury. After Saturday night’s amazing UFC on FX 8 card in Brazil rumors started swirling regarding the...

May 18, 2013 8:53 pm

UFC on FX 8 Post-Fight Bonus Report: Belfort, Souza, Martins, Larsen Take Home $50,000

Vitor Belfort’s beautifully placed spinning back kick KO over Luke Rockhold earned “The Phenom” Knockout of the Night honors. This is the second knockout victory by head kick in a row for Vitor, and it sent the Brazilian crowd into an absolute frenzy. Ronaldo Souza earned Submission of the Night honors with an impressive arm-triangle...

May 18, 2013 5:55 pm

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs Rockhold Preliminary Card Recap and results

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Tonight fans will see the former UFC lightheavyweight champion Vitor Belfort face off against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, but before that we tuned into Fuel TV for the preliminary fights. Results are as follows: After a rather lackluster fight Fabio Maldonado def. Roger Hollett via unanimous decision. Following up...

May 18, 2013 1:28 pm

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold Main Card Play-By-Play & Live Results

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold takes place tonight from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. In the main event, MMA legend, Vitor Belfort will sqaure off with the last reigning Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, in a bout that has serious implications for the middleweight rankings. The UFC on...

May 18, 2013 1:23 pm

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold Preliminary Card Play-By-Play

  The UFC on FX 8 prelims start tonight at 6 p.m. ET and 3 p.m. PT on FUEL TV all leading up to the main event between former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold. For those who can not watch the live broadcast of tonight’s FUEL TV preliminary...

May 17, 2013 10:27 am

Anderson Silva: “I Don’t Like to Fight Brazilians”

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva explained his dislike for fighting fellow Brazilians in an interview with Fuel TV’s Karyn Bryant.   Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) has been vocal about his aversion to fighting Brazilians before, with open refusal to fight his teammates.  Though he has fought at 205 lbs, he has stated he will...

May 16, 2013 12:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti focused on return to action after layoff

  Don’t look for his name and face on the back of a milk carton just yet. Diehard fans of the UFC remember welterweight Luigi Fioravanti for his run in the mid-2000’s but a handful of instances have kept him away from competing as of late. Fioravanti, a veteran of over 30 professional fights, is...

May 4, 2013 10:50 am

Chael Sonnen’s UFC Legacy

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Sonnen has been called “The most legendary talker in UFC history” with a quick tongue and the ability to hype a fight that hasn’t been seen since the likes of Muhammad Ali, lets face it, Chael Sonnen is the best promoter in the world. When you hear the name Chael Sonnen...

Apr 29, 2013 6:49 pm

Dana White: Anderson Silva Asked for a Super Fight after UFC 159

Following Jon Jones’ victory over Chael Sonnen last Saturday, UFC president Dana White revealed to the media that Anderson Silva, his middleweight champion since 2006, had called him earlier in that evening asking for a “Super Fight”. White, however, did not disclose what opponent the “Spider” had in mind. Nevertheless, all signs point  to that...