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Nov 11, 2011 5:00 am

Rich Attonito Books Jake Hecht In UFC 140 Prelim Bout

As we reported just days ago, Rich Attonito was forced out of his UFC 140 bout when his original opponent, Claude Patrick, got the call to fill in on the pay-per-view portion of the December show for the injured Rory MacDonald. The UFC promised that Attonito’s slot on the card was not in jeopardy and...

Nov 10, 2011 7:10 pm

UFC 137 Fighters Test Clean For Banned Substances

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) confirmed today that all UFC 137 participants that underwent drug screenings passed. UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz” took place October 29 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event was a stacked affair that put two of the most popular fighters in MMA against each...


Nov 10, 2011 12:33 pm

UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz Officially Draws 10,313 Attendees For A $3.9 Million Gate

Last month’s UFC 137 event officially drew in 10,313 attendees for a live gate total of $3,900,650.00. The Nevada State Athletic Commission today released the final tally via email. UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz” took place this past Saturday from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event was a stacked affair...

Nov 10, 2011 11:53 am

UFC Officially Makes UFC 141 Main Event For Number 1 Contender

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s mission to reclaim the title resumes on FRIDAY, Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when he meets one of the best strikers of all-time – international superstar Alistair Overeem. The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that the top heavyweight powerhouses will collide in the...

Nov 10, 2011 1:28 am

Brittney Palmer Returns To Ring Girl Duties For the UFC

With so much UFC on Fox talk in the media today, one important detail in the UFC landscape has been slightly overlooked. This evening UFC president Dana White gave his twitter followers a chance to vote and decide if popular ring girl, Brittney Palmer should return to her employment as a UFC ring card girl....

Nov 10, 2011 12:48 am

Brock Lesnar Takes Up Analyst Role For UFC on Fox 1 Velasquez vs. Dos Santos

The UFC and FOX executives have decided to give former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar some time in the spotlight this weekend during the UFC’s inaugural show on FOX TV. With a title eliminator against Alistair Overeem scheduled for the team “DEATHCLUTCH” fighter, and an intimate history with this weekend’s main event fighters, Lesnar will wear...

Nov 9, 2011 4:04 pm

UFC On Fox Media Call Notes

The UFC continued its rounds today with another media flurry to promote this weekends historical network television debut, as they held a media conference call earlier with UFC Chairman/CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC President Dana White, along with Fox Sports Media Group Chairman, David Hill, Fox Sports Co-President Eric Shanks, and FUEL TV General Manager, George...

Nov 9, 2011 3:37 pm

Soto replaces Eduardo at UFC 139

We received word today that Johnny Eduardo (25-9 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will have to withdraw from his UFC 139 fight due to a shoulder injury. Replacing him will be the undefeated Alex Soto (6-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who will be making his first UFC appearance as he steps in to take on fellow bantamweight Michael...

Nov 9, 2011 1:00 pm

Official Bout Order Released For UFC on Fox 1

And in the televised action the live fight card starts with a heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior Dos Santos. The broadcast also ends with that fight as well. (*smile) In all seriousness, up until late yesterday it was unclear on what the official bout order would be for the 18-man...

Nov 9, 2011 12:00 pm

According to White, UFC loses money with UFC on FOX 1 broadcast

“It’s an investment in the company. In no way, shape or form do we come anywhere close to making our money back. You don’t go on free television and make your money. That’s just not how it works. We’re going to get smashed on this fight, but it’s an investment in the future of the...

Nov 9, 2011 11:00 am

UFC 138 draws 2.1 million viewers on Spike TV

This past weekend’s UFC 138 event was available to approximately 100 million Spike TV subscribers in the US. It drew in a very respectable 1.8 million viewer average with a peak audience of 2.1 million and a 1.2 household rating. Spike TV released the ratings information late yesterday afternoon. “UFC 138: Munoz vs. Leben” went...

Nov 9, 2011 10:00 am

Watch the UFC on FOX Pre Fight Press Conference Today on BJPENN.COM (4 p.m. ET)

The UFC will be holding the UFC on FOX pre fight press conference live today from the Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles, California. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November 12. Headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion, Cain Velasquez and contender, Junior...

Nov 8, 2011 6:30 pm

Rory MacDonald Injured, Ebersole Now Faces Patrick At UFC 140

Top welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald has been forced out of his UFC 140 meeting with Brian Ebersole due to an undisclosed injury suffered in training. UFC officials broke the news this evening. In his place comes his Tri-Star teammate Claude Patrick who was shifted from his spot on the card against Rich Attonito to fill...

Nov 8, 2011 11:57 am

UFC 141 Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Tickets for the UFC’s year-end show go on pre-sale tomorrow. UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The end-of-year pay-per-view event will feature a five-round non-title fight between former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and newly signed heavyweight stand-out Alistair Overeem. Tickets will...

Nov 8, 2011 9:12 am

UFC 141 Gets Riddle vs. Ramos

A middleweight contest has just been added to the ever growing UFC card set for Dec. 30. Middleweights Matt Riddle and Luis Ramos have agreed to get it on inside the Octagon in front the Las Vegas Crowd this New Years eve. UFC officials confirmed plans for the contest just moments ago. UFC 141 is...

Nov 8, 2011 9:08 am

Terry Etim Meets Edson Barboza At UFC 142

UFC 142 gets the addition of one more intriguing lightweight matchup and it comes in the form of Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza. UFC officials confirmed the news earlier this afternoon. UFC 142 is expected to go down on Jan. 14 from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. However, the event itself has yet to be...

Nov 8, 2011 9:06 am

Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares Set For UFC 142 In Brazil

UFC officials took to twitter this afternoon to announce a lightweight bout between the rising Sam Stout and Thiago Tavares. UFC 142 is expected to go down on Jan. 14 from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. However, the event itself has yet to be officially announced by the UFC. Featherweights Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes...

Nov 7, 2011 8:02 pm

12 Country Channel Line Up For This Weekends UFC on Fox 1

With the UFC heavyweight title up for grabs this weekend and a new TV partnership launching, the UFC has released the broadcasting plans for twelve other countries outside of the US. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November 12. Headlined by a heavyweight title...