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Nov 30, 2014 10:29 am

QUICK TWITT: EA Sports UFC reveals hint to next legendary fighter

EA Sports UFC will be releasing its next downloadable content in December, featuring UFC legends. So far EA Sports has revealed Matt Hughes character (See that HERE). Today the company released a hint as to the next fighter they will announce, via their Twitter account. Know who our next UFC Legend is going to be?...

Nov 13, 2014 9:07 am

Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann set for UFC 183

Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miehsa Tate (15-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will return to the octagon this January when she faces former Olympian Sara McMann (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC 183 in Las Vegas. The matchup was announced on Wednesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight.” After suffering a third-round submission loss to Ronda Rousey in...

Nov 6, 2014 5:00 am

UFC Releases Two Foreign Fighters

Two new fighters have been released by the UFC. Japanese imports, Takenori Sato and Kazuki Tokudome have been removed from the promotion’s online roster of fighters, which usually signifies a release from contract. Sato, a ten-year MMA veteran, suffered two first round defeats in his short time with the promotion, while Kazuki leaves with a 1-3...

Nov 4, 2014 12:41 pm

Josh Barnett and Mirko Cro Cop set for Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 in Japan

A current UFC and former UFC heavyweight have been added to Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014, an event that takes place on Dec. 31, inside Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. Before you get to excited, you may want to know that the two fan favorites will not be fighting. Well, Cro Cop will be fighting, just not...


Nov 1, 2014 1:39 pm

Baroni vs. Silva Japan NYE Bout?

Wanderlei Silva may have received a lifetime ban from fighting in Nevada, but in Japan no one cares. He’s likely still under UFC contract as well, but again, Japan doesn’t care. Can “The Axe Murderer” return to Asia to resurrect his fighting career? It’s probably not the smartest move, but yes, he probably can. Phil Baroni...

Oct 29, 2014 5:19 pm

Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury set to co-main event UFC 182

A key lightweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Myles Jury will co-headline January’s UFC 182 event in Las Vegas. UFC officials made the announcement earlier today. Cerrone and Jury were originally slated to fight at January’s “UFC Fight Night 59” in Boston. However, due to some recent card shuffling by the UFC, the pair of...

Oct 8, 2014 4:09 pm

Sportsnet Cancels UFC Central With Showdown Joe

R.I.P. UFC Central – April 20, 2009 – October 01, 2014 After being on the air for over 5 1/2 years, my pride and joy, “UFC Central”, is no more. The final airing on October 01st, was a heart breaking one to record, but I am proud of the work that the Team was able...

Sep 24, 2014 1:24 pm

Wanderlei Silva Wants You To Know The Truth About The UFC

“The money paid to the athletes is very little. How much does (the promotions) make? How much they generate? Those are things that are pissing off the fighters. Another thing that bothers me is that if someone wants to sponsor you, they have to pay $50,000 to the promotion before sponsoring you. But the money...

Sep 19, 2014 9:30 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson’ Live Results Thread

Tonight on UFC Fight pass, the UFC returns to action with a fantastic fight card in Japan. ‘UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson’ takes place from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Here are the live results: MAIN CARD: (UFC Fight Pass, 3 a.m. ET) Mark Hunt def. Roy Nelson by way of...

Sep 19, 2014 10:44 am

Fight Night Japan: Mark Hunt Gym Escape

As Mark Hunt prepares for his headlining fight against Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night Japan, the UFC follows him to his home in New Zealand where he trades the gym for some good old fashioned video games with his kids.

Sep 19, 2014 12:53 am

STAREDOWNS! ‘UFC Fight Night 52’ Edition

Earlier this morning from Japan, the UFC Fight Night 52 fighters hit the scales to make their bouts official. The UFC Fight Pass event features a fantastic fight card capped off by a heavyweight main event between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson (pictured above). Here’s more staredowns from today’s event. Myles Jury vs. Takanori Gomi:...

Sep 19, 2014 12:40 am

‘UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson’ Weigh-In Results

Today from The Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, the UFC Fight Night 52 fighters hit the scales to make their bouts official. All fighters made weight. Here’s the results: MAIN CARD: (UFC Fight Pass, 3 a.m. ET) Mark Hunt (264) vs. Roy Nelson (260) Takanori Gomi (155) vs. Myles Jury (156) Yoshihiro Akiyama (170)...

Sep 18, 2014 12:22 pm

Fight Night Japan: Roy Nelson Gym Escape

Taking a break from training for his headlining fight, UFC heavyweight and native Las Vegan, Roy Nelson, heads to the Voodoo Zipline high atop The Rio hotel to see the city from a whole different perspective.

Sep 18, 2014 12:16 pm

UFC Fighter Rin Nakai Explains Her Unusual Persona

UFC newcomer Rin Nakai is set to face Miesha Tate this weekend in Japan, and during this week’s media duties she explained her odd video’s and out-of-cage persona. Check it: “To wear something unique or different than other fighters, people pay more attention to the promotion. I think this is part of my honor to...

Sep 18, 2014 9:38 am

Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve set for UFC on FOX 13

A heavyweight slugfest has been added to December’s ‘UFC on FOX 13’ event, as UFC officials announced yesterday that former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will square off with Stefan Struve when the octagon returns to Phoenix, Arizona. Alistair Overeem (37-14 MMA, 2-3 UFC) was last seen in action just two weeks ago at “UFC Fight...

Sep 15, 2014 8:00 am

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson Lineup Finalized With 12 Bouts

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson takes place this upcoming Saturday, September 20th live from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The event is headlined by heavy handed heavyweights Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. This event is streamed exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, and has a 12:30 A.M. ET start time in the US....

Aug 18, 2014 8:07 am

Mark Hunt Nearly Quit On The UFC Last Month

Fan favorite UFC heavyweight Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt stirred up the media last month when he Tweeted the following: Well I'm unemployed that sucks — mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) August 5, 2014 Dana White refuted the rumor that Hunt had been cut, causing some confusion. Hunt later attributed the ominous Tweet to his diet leading...

Aug 15, 2014 3:39 pm

UFC’s Miesha Tate Lands Coveted Budweiser Sponsorship

The UFC’s number 2 female face, Miesha Tate has picked up a hefty new endorser in the form of Budweiser, the nations leading Beer company. She joins fellow UFC fighter Donald Cerrone on Team Budweiser. FOX Sports broke the news: Donald Cerrone was celebrating his UFC Fight Night on FOX win over Edson Barboza with...

Aug 9, 2014 7:22 am

Faber replaced with with Alex Caceres at UFC Fight Night 52

Due to an injury, Urijah Faber has been removed from the UFC Fight Night 52 card, and he has been replaced with “Bruce Leroy” Alex Caceres. Faber was set to face off against UFC newcomer, Masenori Kanehara (22-11-5). The UFCs Japanese website cited the change late this week. Kanehara is a 31-year-old Japanese native that...

Aug 5, 2014 7:38 pm

UFC 178 Tickets To Go On Sale Despite Jones Cormier Brawl

Tickets for UFC 178 were scheduled to go on sale this Friday prior to the scuffle between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier at UFC’s Ultimate Media Day yesterday. After the brawl, many fans were left to wonder whether the UFC would cancel the card or go on with the event. It looks like we have...

Jul 28, 2014 3:23 pm

Urijah Faber Set To Face Masenori Kanehara At FN 52 In Japan

Urijah Faber will be fighting on the UFC Fight Night 52 card in Japan at the Saitama Super Arena, but not against Kid Yamamoto as was initially expected. Instead Faber will welcome Masenori Kanehara to the UFC Octagon. The bout may come as a surprise to fight fans, seeing as how Faber is ranked #2...

Jul 12, 2014 3:24 pm

Akiyama Expected To Return Against Noke In Japan

Japanese superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama is expected to make his highly anticipated return to action when the UFC touches down in Japan this September. While not yet official, Akiyama is in talks with the UFC to face off with Kyle Noke. Headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson, the UFC’s Fight Night...

Jul 11, 2014 8:51 am

Invicta FC 8 Set For UFC Fight Pass Broadcast

UFC FIGHT PASS, the UFC’s digital streaming service, is proud to announce UFCFIGHTPASS.com will be the place to see the eighth stacked card from the world’s leading all-female MMA promotion, Invicta Fighting Championships. Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs Tamada will stream live on UFCFIGHTPASS.com on Saturday, September 6, from the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO,...

Jul 8, 2014 2:30 pm

Faber Calls Out Yamamoto For Fight Night 52 In Japan

UFC Fight Night 52, which features a heavyweight tilt between Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt may also be getting a bout between Urijah Faber and Kid Yamamoto according to UFC President Dana White. Faber spoke to Fighters Only about the potential fight saying: “That (Yamamoto) fight would’ve really been awesome, sadly it kind of went...

Jul 1, 2014 9:05 am

Gamburyan drops to 135-pounds, wants to ‘kick Bryan Caraway’s ass’ in Japan

Manny Gamburyan (13-9 MMA, 4-7 UFC) is ready to make yet another change in weight classes, as the former lightweight turned featherweight fighter is now eyeing a drop to the UFC’s bantamweight division. “Manvil” already has an opponent in mind for his 135-pound debut, and it’s none other than Bryan Caraway, a man he has...

Jul 1, 2014 8:34 am

Dana White Vlog – UFC 175 (Episode 1)

UFC president Dana White heads to New York to be a guest on the Jim Norton Show with Mike Tyson. Then it is off to China and Japan for media days for the Bisping vs Le and Nelson vs Hunt Fight Nights.

Jun 27, 2014 6:37 am

The UFC Adds Three Big Names To UFN: Hunt vs. Nelson

The UFC will return to Japan in September for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson event. It appears that the UFC is planning on giving the Japanese fans a huge night of fights featuring plenty of fan favorites and local talent. It’s safe to say that Mark Hunt is one of those favorites. As for...

Jun 26, 2014 12:27 pm

PHOTO | Dana White Submits MMA Legend Sakuraba In Japan

UFC President Dana White, rounded out his trip overseas with a press stop in Japan. He met with several fighters while there, including MMA Legend Kazushi Sakuraba. The caption reads, This had been an amazing trip!! Got to sit down and talk to one if my favorite fighters #Sakuraba for over an hour. #ufcjapan #ufc #pride