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Mar 13, 2017 9:51 am

Misha Cirkunov to return to the Octagon against Volkan Oezdemir

Not all that long ago, it looked like Misha Cirkunov’s days in the UFC were over. Considering he’s arguably the hottest prospect in the light heavyweight division today, this possibility was undeniably unfortunate. Thankfully, Cirkunov and the UFC were able to squash their differences and iron out the details of a new contract. We now...

Mar 13, 2017 9:00 am

Anderson Silva calls out Michael Bisping and Nick Diaz

Anderson Silva’s narrow UFC 208 defeat of Derek Brunson marked his first win since an October 2012 defeat of Stephan Bonnar. This win served to keep his status as a top-flight middleweight alive. It also set him up for more big fights in the ever competitive UFC middleweight division. Silva seems to have two opponents...

Mar 12, 2017 3:39 pm

Alan Jouban explains why he is fighting Gunnar Nelson and not Rafael dos Anjos

UFC welterweight standout Alan Jouban will return to the octagon next weekend in London where he will square off with Gunnar Nelson in the evening’s co-main event. Jouban is very happy to finally be booked against a top-ten opponent, this after working his way up the divisions rankings over the past three years. Following his...

Mar 12, 2017 3:06 pm

VIDEO | Kelvin Gastelum explains why he called out Anderson Silva

Kelvin Gastelum scored one of the biggest victories of his career last night in Brazil by scoring a knockout win over mixed martial arts legend Vitor Belfort. Following his victory over “The Phenom”, Gastelum proceeded to call out former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva in his post-fight octagon interview. Kelvin explained his decision...


Mar 12, 2017 10:02 am

Pros react to Edson Barboza’s incredible flying knee KO of Beneil Dariush

Last night, the UFC touched down in sunny Fortaleza, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night 106. This card was an extremely stacked one as far as Fight Nights go. In the evening’s middleweight main event, we saw former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum maul former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort to a first-round TKO win. In the...

Mar 12, 2017 9:17 am

Robert Whittaker discusses ‘Jacare’ booking and the challenges of the matchup

Earlier this month, we learned that elite middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will be returning to the Octagon at UFC on Fox 24 on April 15. The Brazilian grappling specialist will do so against rising Australian contender Robert Whittaker, who recently rocketed into the upper echelon of the division with a dazzling knockout defeat of...

Mar 12, 2017 6:34 am

MMA community reacts to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s stoppage of Gian Villante

Last night, the UFC touched down in sun soaked Fortaleza, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night 106. This card was a stacked one as far as Fight Nights go. In the evening’s middleweight main event, we saw former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum maul former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort to a first-round TKO win. Other highlights...

Mar 12, 2017 5:58 am

MMA community reacts to Kelvin Gastelum’s destruction of Vitor Belfort

Last night, the UFC touched down in sunny Fortaleza, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night 106. This card was a stacked one as far as Fight Nights go. On the undercard, we saw some nice wins from talent like Kevin Lee, Joe Soto and Sergio Moraes, as well as the final fight of “The People’s Warrior”...

Mar 11, 2017 3:30 pm

2 American Animals Episode 33 – The Animals are Joined by Actor, Jonathan Tucker!

On this episode of American Animals, Ian McCall rejoins Erik Apple to discuss all of the biggest stories in the world of MMA. The guys are joined by actor and co-star of the DirecTV drama series Kingdom, Jonathan Tucker. Tucker discusses his MMA fandom, what it’s like to play an MMA fighter on television, and...

Mar 11, 2017 12:43 pm

Bethe Correia eyeing potential Ronda Rousey rematch

Ahead of her ‘UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza’ scrap against Marion Reneau tonight, Bethe Correia is looking for an eventual rematch with Ronda Rousey after she found herself knocked out in just 34 seconds by the former champ two years ago. Leading up to that fight, Correia was hailed as the most dangerous fighter Rousey had...

Mar 11, 2017 8:08 am

Kelvin Gastelum still eyeing potential return to welterweight

The Ultimate Fighter season 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum is currently competing at middleweight following several botched weight-cuts to welterweight. Gastelum won season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter in the middleweight division, but then dropped to welterweight in order to fight opponents his size. With that being said, Gastelum missed weight on several occasions, resulting in...

Mar 11, 2017 7:45 am

Amanda Nunes opens up on feeling “alone” before Ronda Rousey fight

At UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return to the Octagon for a showdown with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. Throughout the buildup of the fight, Rousey was the focus of the promos leading up to the fight, stirring quite a bit of controversy given that Nunes,...

Mar 10, 2017 10:10 pm

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort vs. Kelvin Gastelum staredown

The main event will be 🔥 🔥 🔥 🇧🇷 @VitorBelfort vs 🇲🇽 @KelvinGastelum!!! pic.twitter.com/1zgHp4aG6f — UFC (@ufc) March 10, 2017 Tonight in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, UFC middleweight veteran Vitor Belfort will step into the Octagon with TUF winner and middleweight prospect Kelvin Gastelum for a highly anticipated showdown. The fight will headline a rather stacked...

Mar 10, 2017 12:54 pm

Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway odds open up forecasting a close fight

A featherweight title unification bout is set for UFC 212 as the undisputed champion Jose Aldo is set to take on interim champion Max Holloway on June 3. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas released his opening odds for the featherweight title unification bout that has Aldo a slight favorite in the fight. Featherweight title fight Jose...

Mar 7, 2017 6:28 am

Jessica Andrade explains how she’ll dethrone Joanna Jedrzejczyk

With a flawless, 13-0 record, and four-straight title defenses to her name, UFC strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk has established herself as one of the most dominant champions in the promotion. As such, Brazil’s Jessica Andrade will have a serious task on her hands when she attempts to dethrone Jedrzejczyk in the co-main event of the...

Mar 2, 2017 11:34 am

Jeremy Stephens books scrap in Kansas City

Jeremy Stephens, who currently holds the number five spot in the UFC featherweight rankings, will soon return to the Octagon. He will do so on April 15, when the UFC touches down in Kansas City, Missouri with UFC on Fox 24. Stephens’ opponent will be Brazilian prospect Renato Moicano. This fight was announced on UFC...

Feb 27, 2017 7:34 am

BREAKING! Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz strawweight bout is official

Earlier this month, reports of a planned strawweight bout between former title challengers Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz began to surface. While we knew this was a fight both women wanted, however, it was not known for sure if they would actually fight. Now, it’s official. On Monday morning, the UFC announced that this key...

Feb 26, 2017 4:08 pm

Dominick Cruz feels heartbroken for Ronda Rousey

Former UFC bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz suffered his first loss in over nine years at this past December’s UFC 207 event in Las Vegas, where he dropped a lopsided decision to newly crowned 135-pound champion Cody Garbrandt. Following his shocking loss to “No Love”, Dominick Cruz showed nothing but class in defeat and was praised...

Feb 26, 2017 2:31 pm

Demian Maia “Sometimes the more you pursue a dream, the more it escapes you.”

Following his dominant first-round submission victory over former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 21 this past August in Vancouver, Demian Maia was told by UFC officials that he would get to face the winner of UFC 205’s welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson next. Unfortunately for the...

Feb 26, 2017 5:00 am

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira bout heading to Sweden

On May 28, the UFC will return to beautiful Stockholm, Sweden with what’s sure to be an exciting night of fights. If there was any worry among the dedicated Swedish fans that the card would be lacking in the big names department, that worry can now be put to bed. According to MMAFighting.com, the card...

Feb 24, 2017 12:54 pm

Gian Villante granted retroactive exemption for inhaler, cleared for Shogun fight

UFC veteran Gian Villante has officially been granted a therapeutic-use exemption for an inhaler, and is now cleared to fight Shogun Rua at ‘UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza’ on March 11th. While the bout order has not been made official, reports have indicated that the fight will serve as the co-main event. Villante made his use...

Feb 23, 2017 6:01 am

Elias Theodorou elaborates on callout of Rashad Evans

Last Sunday, on the main card of the UFC’s second trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadian middleweight Elias Theodorou scored a nice decision win over Brazilian Ultimate Fighter winner Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira. Shortly after this win, Theodorou expressed interest in fighting Rashad Evans, a former UFC light heavyweight champion who will debut in the middleweight...

Feb 18, 2017 1:48 pm

EXCLUSIVE | The Korean Zombie explains why he called out BJ Penn

“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung made a successful return to the octagon earlier this month in Houston, scoring a first-round knockout victory over Dennis Bermudez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 104. Jung caught Bermudez with a devastating uppercut midway through the opening round that sent Dennis crashing to the canvas which...

Feb 18, 2017 8:30 am

Jose Aldo weighs-in on McGregor-Mayweather superfight

Throughout the course of 2017, reports have continued to surface that UFC superstar Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather were progressing closer and closer to eventually having a McGregor-Mayweather superfight. Mayweather started the year by offering McGregor $15 million for a boxing match, which UFC President Dana White was quick to counter with an...

Feb 16, 2017 1:03 pm

Rafael dos Anjos names desired opponents at welterweight

After dropping his second straight loss at lightweight in 2016, Rafael dos Anjos announced that he would be making the jump up to welterweight in hopes of experiencing a bit of a career resurgence. The former lightweight champ explained that over the course of his two losses in 2016, he continued to experience struggles making...