2246 Search Results for strikeforce

Oct 22, 2013 11:05 am

Report: Tatsuya Kawajiri Signs with UFC and Looks For Fight on January Card in Singapore

Sources close to Japanese featherweight fighter, Tatsuya Kawajiri, have said the 145-lb. fighter has signed a deal with the UFC.  These sources also said Kawajiri wants to fight on the UFC’s card in Singapore coming up in January.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Tatsuya Kawajiri will be coming to the UFC, sources close to the...

Oct 18, 2013 11:56 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | Julie Kedzie Talks Gina Carano, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate

  Famous for fighting Gina Carano in the first televised women’s MMA bout on EliteXC, Julie Kedzie is one of the most experienced fighters to join the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division.  As she is preparing for her second UFC fight, which takes place Dec. 6, Kedzie spoke to BJPenn.com about the top stars of women’s...

Oct 18, 2013 11:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Rockhold And Carmont Interested In Fighting

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold is on a mission to return to action. The AKA trained fighter entered the UFC with high expectations, but got floored in his debut by Vitor Belfort. Nearly recovered from injury, Rockhold is now campaigning for a fight: Rockhold is hoping to be cleared for MMA training in 2...

Oct 17, 2013 11:14 am

Miesha Tate Calls Ronda Rousey Emotionally Unstable and Fragile

UFC women’s bantamweight title contender, Miesha Tate (right), has been coaching on the UFC’s reality-television show ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ opposite current champion Ronda Rousey.  As this season of TUF continues, Tate expressed her pride in women’s MMA and her disappointment in Rousey as the women’s champion.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Miesha Tate, current...

Oct 17, 2013 9:27 am

UFC 166: Hector Lombard reportedly struggling with first weight cut to 170lbs

    By Evan Stoumbelis Former Bellator Middleweight champion Hector Lombard decided to make the jump to Welterweight in March after losing to Yushin Okami. Lombard had gone 1-2 in the UFC, with his only UFC win coming by way of KO over Rousimar Palhares. Lombard is working with nutritionist guru Mike Dolce on the...

Oct 17, 2013 9:19 am

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez sounds off on Diego Sanchez, Pettis & the Diaz bros

“El Nino” will be storming into Houston this weekend to face Diego Sanchez at UFC 166. The No. 2-ranked lightweight and former Strikeforce champ discusses his Sanchez fight plan, “boring” fighters, Anthony Pettis, Nick and Nate Diaz, Ronda Rousey, and a potential fourth fight with Josh Thomson.

Oct 17, 2013 6:42 am

Roy Nelson: This is probably the crappiest camp that I’ve ever had

In the MMA game, some training camps go good and some training camps go bad, and according to UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson (19-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) his latest camp was the latter of the two: “This has actually probably been the crappiest camp that I’ve ever had,” Nelson admitted on Wednesday. “It is what it...

Oct 16, 2013 6:10 am

Diego Sanchez: I love the way I match-up with Anthony Pettis

Diego Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) made his lightweight debut in February of 2009, this after a 6-2 run in the UFC’s welterweight division. “The Dream” scored back-to-back wins over Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, which earned him a lightweight title shot against then-champion, B.J. Penn. Unfortunately for fans of “The Dream,” Sanchez was dominated...

Oct 15, 2013 10:40 am

Gilbert Melendez Says Right Fight Would Bring Nick Diaz Out Of Retirement

Retired UFC welterweight fighter, Nick Diaz has been sitting idle since his decision loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158 this past March. The former Strikeforce welterweight champ and on-again-off-again middleweight fighter has said he will never fight again. His team Gracie teammate and UFC lightweight contender, Gilbert Melendez, has taken to the UFC 166...

Oct 7, 2013 4:07 pm

Frank Mir Would Likely Retire If Cut By The UFC

“I think it just depends on how much we are able to draw. I’ve always tried to help in that argument. When people ask for certain explanations on why certain guys get title shots and some guys don’t, I’ve always told people this is a business. It isn’t so much who has a 30-0 record,...

Oct 7, 2013 1:01 pm

Peralta vs. Payan Added To UFC 168

A featherweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s year-end show in the form of Robert Peralta (pictured) versus Estevan Payan. UFC officials announced the pairing this afternoon. UFC 168 is set to go down on December 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event plays host to two title...

Oct 6, 2013 5:49 pm

Pat Healy vs. Jamie Varner set for UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento

Today, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Pat Healy (31-16 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and Jamie Varner (21-8-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s already stacked ‘UFC on FOX 9’ card. Pat “Bam Bam” Healy was most recently seen in action at last month’s UFC 165 event, where he suffered a...

Oct 4, 2013 1:58 pm

Shane del Rosario vs. Guto Inocente set for UFC 168 in Las Vegas

This afternoon, UFC officials announced that a heavyweight bout between Shane Del Rosario (11-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and promotional newcomer Guto Inocente (6-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s stacked UFC 168 card. Shane del Rosario was last seen in action 10 months ago at the “TUF 16 Finale,” where he took...

Oct 3, 2013 12:07 pm

Bobby Voelker vs. William Macario Added to UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2

The UFC has added a welterweight bout to its highly anticipated end-of-the-year event, UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 in Las Vegas.  Bobby Voelker will take on William ‘Patolino’ Macario at 170 lbs., most likely on the preliminary card.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC officials announced today that welterweights Bobby Voelker and William...

Oct 3, 2013 6:04 am

Thales Leites replaces Rafael Natal, meets Ed Herman at UFC 167

Ed Herman did not have to wait long to learn the name of his new UFC 167 opponent, as the promotion recently announced that former title challenger Thales Leites would be replacing Rafael Natal against “Short Fuse.” Natal was promoted from his schedueld UFC 167 bout, to the headliner of “UFC Fight For The Troops 3”...

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 7:04 am

Anthony Pettis: Josh Thomson is getting finished in the first round

Newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is all about finishing his opponents. In fact, during his six years as a professional mixed martial artist, Pettis has only gone the distance five times in 19 fights and has recorded 14 stoppage victories in the process. As “Showtime” prepares to defend his...

Sep 26, 2013 4:30 pm

Rafael Cavalcante vs. Igor Pokrajac set for UFC fight night 32

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan The UFC officially announced today that light-heavyweights Igor Pokrajac and Rafael Cavalcante will square off at UFC Fight Night 32: Henderson vs. Belfort. Pokrajac is 2-2-1 in his last 5 fights, most recently dropping a unanimous decision loss to Ryan Jimmo in June. Before that Pokrajac lost to Joey Beltran...

Sep 26, 2013 10:40 am

Ryan Couture Released By UFC

UFC lightweight fighter, Ryan Couture, has been released from his contract with the UFC following his most recent loss. The son of two-division champion, Randy Couture, found moderate success under the Strikeforce banner against lower level competition. It took an acquisition of the promotion, to find his place on the UFC roster, where the fighter...

Sep 25, 2013 2:19 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Talks Upcoming Title Fight Against Anthony Pettis

Josh Thomson, who is coming off an impressive TKO victory over Nate Diaz, will be facing newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC on FOX 9 in December.  When UFC President, Dana White, places the belt on Thomson, the fighter says he won’t be able to contain himself and that he’s ‘going to pick...

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 19, 2013 12:01 pm

C.B. Dollaway Replaces Luke Rockhold to Face Tim Boetsch at UFC 166

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, was forced to withdraw from his upcoming UFC 166 bout with Tim Boetsch.  Wednesday night on “UFC Tonight,” UFC officials announced that C.B. Dollaway (pictured) will be replacing the injured Rockhold to face Boetsch in the final fight on the preliminary card of the event.   By Christopher Murphy...

Sep 18, 2013 12:21 pm

Cruickshank vs. Martins Latest Addition To Fight Night 32 Card

  UFC officials have put together a lightweight bout between Daron Cruickshank and UFC rookie Adriano Martins. This lightweight bout is set to go down at UFC Fight Night 32. UFC Fight Night 32 takes place at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil on November 9. In the main event Vitor Belfort takes on...