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Nov 27, 2012 10:00 am

FUEL TV PREMIERES TRAINING DAY: THE BLACKZILIANS NOV. 28

FUEL TV is excited to announce the premiere of TRAINING DAY: THE BLACKZILIANS, onWednesday, November 28 (11:00 PM ET). The FUEL TV original gives viewers an all-access look at the group of elite mixed martial arts fighters that form the Blackzilians team. TRAINING DAY: THE BLACKZILIANS highlights founders and members of the Blackzilians including former...

Nov 20, 2017 7:32 am

Rory MacDonald wants in on the Bellator MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix

Earlier this month, Bellator MMA announced a plan to fill its vacant heavyweight throne: a star-studded heavyweight grand prix. The competitors in this anticipated tournament are as follows: Frank Mir, Fedor Emelianenko, Roy Nelson, Matt Mitrione, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Ryan Bader, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen. While this list includes many of Bellator’s...

Nov 17, 2017 8:47 am

VIDEO | Duane Ludwig Doubles Down on TJ Dillashaw and Demetrious Johnson Superfight

After reclaiming his UFC bantamweight title from Cody Garbrandt at UFC 217, TJ Dillashaw only has his sights set on one fighter: Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson. He’s arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter right now, a dominant flyweight champion, and has just broken Anderson Silva’s title-defense record with a move out of a comic book. A...

Nov 16, 2017 12:46 pm

Former bantamweight title challenger Cat Zingano teases imminent comeback news

It has now been well over a year since Cat Zingano’s last fight: a disappointing decision loss to Julianna Pena on the undercard of UFC 200 in July of 2016. From the sounds of it, that could soon change. On Thursday morning, Zingano published a Tweet suggesting that she had been given an opponent and...

Nov 15, 2017 5:56 am

TJ Dillashaw gets called out for title fight at UFC 219

After his UFC 217 win over his arch rival Cody Garbrandt, TJ Dillashaw once again began calling for a flyweight title fight with dominant divisional king Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. “I mean that’s the fight that needs to happen. It has to happen,” Dillashaw explained on the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio. “I mean, it’s...

Nov 14, 2017 2:12 pm

Darren Till Wants to Step Up to Fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 219

Kamaru Usman, along with all the fight fans looking forward to UFC 219, have simply not had the best of luck. There is no main event, Dominick Cruz is off the card and now Usman’s opponent Emil Meek will not be making it to the card due to a Visa issue. After Usman aired his...

Nov 14, 2017 10:23 am

‘Rampage’ explains why he’d prefer not to fight Chael Sonnen and Fedor Emelianenko in Bellator GP

Bellator MMA finally has a plan in place to fill its vacant heavyweight throne. Throughout 2018, the organization will promote a heavyweight grand prix featuring eight of its premier heavyweights and light heavyweights in Frank Mir, Fedor Emelianenko, Matt Mitrione, Roy Nelson, Ryan Bader, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen. Speaking...

Nov 14, 2017 6:41 am

Georges St-Pierre passes Conor McGregor in UFC’s official pound-for-pound rankings

With the actioned packed UFC 217 and UFC Norfolk cards now in the rear-view, the UFC has updated its official rankings. Unsurprisingly, these rankings have experienced some tectonic shifts in the wake of these cards – perhaps none as notable as Georges St-Pierre’s blasting by Conor McGregor on the pound-for-pound list. Here’s how the rankings...

Nov 13, 2017 8:48 am

After KO of Diego Sanchez, Matt Brown gets called out for another fight

Last weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s action-packed stop in Norfolk, Virginia, Matt Brown stepped into the cage with Diego Sanchez for a bout that he suggested would probably be the last of his career. He won this bout with flying colors, putting Sanchez down with a violent elbow in the first round....

Nov 12, 2017 9:10 pm

PHOTOS | Valentina Shevchenko looks absolutely stunning at 125-pounds

Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko looks absolutely stunning at 125-pounds. Of course that is not to say that “The Bullet” was not gorgeous when fighting at bantamweight. But at her new home of flyweight, Shevchenko is definitely a top contender for the title of “the most beautiful woman in all of mixed...

Nov 12, 2017 3:53 pm

T.J. Dillashaw: “Cruz can suck it man. He’s the one who made me wait forever!”

T.J. Dillashaw reclaimed the UFC’s coveted bantamweight title by scoring a TKO victory over former teammate Cody Garbrandt in the co-main event of UFC 217. Following his thrilling victory over “No Love”, Dillashaw called out current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson for a super fight. With that, Dillashaw is not convinced that “Mighty Mouse” will...

Nov 12, 2017 7:10 am

Diego Sanchez issues statement after knockout loss to Matt Brown

On Saturday night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s anticipated visit to Norfolk, Virginia, fan favorite brawlers Matt Brown and Diego Sanchez stepped into the cage in an early frontrunner for Fight of the Night honors. While expectations that this bout would be a thriller were justified, it didn’t last long enough to earn...

Nov 12, 2017 6:36 am

After KO of Diego Sanchez, Matt Brown uncertain of retirement

On Saturday night, in the co-main of the UFC’s anticipated stop in Norfolk, VA, long-time welterweight fan favorite Matt Brown stepped into the cage with Diego Sanchez for a fight that was expected to be the last of his action-packed career. When Brown won this fight with a violent, elbow induced KO, he seemed to...

Nov 12, 2017 5:58 am

MMA community reacts to Matt Brown’s savage KO of Diego Sanchez

On Saturday night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s action packed stop in Norfolk, Virginia, long-time UFC welterweight star Matt Brown stepped into the cage for what was expected to be the final fight of his career. His opponent in this potential swan song was Diego Sanchez, a veteran fighter of a similar vintage....

Nov 9, 2017 12:51 pm

PHOTO | Darren Till Trashes Stephen Thompson in a Father and Son Comic

In the midst of all the injuries and bad news yesterday, there was a silver lining in the dark clouds. Dana White revealed that Stephen Thompson was going to fight surging welterweight Darren Till. We all joined hands and rejoiced, until Thompson said it was the first time he even heard of the match-up. The...

Nov 9, 2017 11:50 am

Cody Garbrandt May Have Broken His Hand on TJ Dillashaw’s Face at UFC 217

It’s no secret that Cody Garbrandt hits hard. …Really hard. If anyone knows it, it’s TJ Dillashaw. Of course, Dillashaw ended up knocking out Garbrandt and screaming in his face like a primal warrior, but no one expected that after the end of the first round. That’s because Dillashaw was on baby legs after a...

Nov 8, 2017 10:40 am

Upcoming UFC Sydney event endures yet another injury-related shakeup

The UFC’s November 18 trip to Sydney, Australia, has experienced yet another injury-related shakeup. This latest UFC Sydney change is the result of an injury to Joanne Calderwood, one half of the card’s co-main event. Calderwood’s originally planned opponent, Bec Rawlings, will now battle fellow Aussie Jessica-Rose Clark on the card. Rawlings announced this shakeup...

Nov 8, 2017 8:36 am

Early odds released for potential Demetrious Johnson vs. TJ Dillashaw super fight

Having reclaimed the UFC bantamweight title with a second-round knockout of Cody Garbrandt, TJ Dillashaw is now hell-bent on a flyweight title fight with dominant divisional king Demetrious Johnson – perhaps the best fighter alive today. “Demetrious can’t run from this one,” Dillashaw said shortly after he defeated Garbrandt to reclaim the bantamweight title. “This...

Nov 2, 2017 8:10 am

Bellator light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader wants in on heavyweight tournament

Tomorrow night, in the main event of the exciting Bellator 186 card, Bellator light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader will attempt to defend his title opposite the dangerous Linton Vassell. While this test is at the forefront of the champ’s mind, he’s also interested in partaking in a much-discussed Bellator heavyweight title tournament. “I would definitely...

Nov 1, 2017 10:54 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre fight simulation shows what Bisping can expect at UFC 217

Here’s a preview of what to expect on November 4th at #UFC217. Thanks to @BudLightCA for making it happen. #sponsor pic.twitter.com/rEiTeJUaCX — Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) November 1, 2017 This Saturday night, in the main event of the absolutely stacked UFC 217, former UFC welterweight champion and all-around MMA legend Georges St-Pierre will return from a...

Nov 1, 2017 9:41 am

VIDEO | There were some interesting moments at the UFC 217 media day staredowns

This weekend, the UFC will return to New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden with the stacked UFC 217. In the main event of this massive card, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return from a multi-year hiatus to battle reigning UFC middleweight champion Michael “The Count” Bisping. The co-main event of the card,...

Nov 1, 2017 8:56 am

Coach Firas Zahabi explains why ring rust won’t be a problem for Georges St-Pierre

This weekend, in the main event of the stacked UFC 217 card, former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre will return from a hiatus of some four years to battle reigning middleweight champ Michael Bisping. While plenty of people are confident St-Pierre will be as sharp as ever in his return, others are worried that he...

Oct 31, 2017 9:54 am

Tyron Woodley Claims He’s Got the Next UFC Middleweight Title Shot after UFC 217

No tragic curve ball has derailed any of the three title fights stacked up top for UFC 217, that means we’re only four days away from huge fights with even bigger implications. The cherry perched atop the violence smorgasbord is Georges St-Pierre challenging Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title. The UFC and St-Pierre have...

Oct 25, 2017 12:19 pm

Scott Coker gives timeframe for Bellator heavyweight title fight, lists possible contenders

Bellator’s heavyweight division is starting to look pretty damn good. The division’s top fighters include Matt Mitrione, Cheick Kongo, and Roy Nelson, while other stars like Fedor Emelianenko, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Bobby Lashley, Javy Ayala, and Sergey Kharitonov are also in the mix. Unfortunately, however, the division doesn’t have a champion, and hasn’t since...

Oct 23, 2017 8:56 am

Joe Rogan claims UFC 217 tickets are not selling well, explains why

On November 4, the UFC will return to New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden with UFC 217. The card stands out as perhaps the most stacked stacked of the year, as it features a middleweight title fight between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre, a bantamweight title fight between Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw, and...

Oct 23, 2017 7:30 am

MMA legend Takanori Gomi hints at UFC departure, move to different promotion

When PRIDE legend Takanori Gomi arrived in the UFC back in 2010, he was viewed as a legitimate threat to then champion BJ Penn, and to all of the lightweights on the UFC roster. Unfortunately, the Japanese MMA icon’s UFC career has been a significant disappointment. Barring a few impressive moments, like a 2010 KO...

Oct 20, 2017 10:52 am

Eddie Bravo Doubles Down on Tony Ferguson Fighting Conor McGregor

It’s basically a waiting game now to see what Conor McGregor decides to do, or who he’s going to fight next. Meanwhile, Tony Ferguson just earned a black belt to go with his interim UFC lightweight title. Unless your carrying a belt, most fighters at the top have a hard time getting an opponent, but...