512 Search Results for UFC 161

Jun 24, 2013 9:10 am

UFC Judges Busier Than Ever With Rapidly Decreasing Finishing Rate

From the UFC’s inception up to current date there has been a 50% decrease in finishing rate for fights taking place inside the Octagon. This staggering decline in finishes is broken down by Reed Kuhn from Fightnomics : How many UFC fights end inside the distance? The overall percentage is 60%, which includes fights all...

Jun 17, 2013 1:47 pm

Dana White not giving Pettis UFC 164 slot

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), recently dropped from the UFC’s lightweight ranks to the featherweight division for a shot at 145-pound champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Unfortunately for “Showtime” fans, Pettis suffered a knee injury in training and was forced to withdraw from the UFC 163 event. This past week, Pettis...

Jun 17, 2013 12:15 pm

Passed Up On Title Shot, Lamas Is Still Getting Paid According To UFC Boss

“You have two guys who both could’ve gotten this fight and Ricardo, unfortunately, I know is bummed out. And I told him, ‘You’re in that place that Chuck Liddell was in at one time. You’re in that place that Carlos Condit was in at one time. And you’re in that place that Johny Hendricks has...


Jun 14, 2013 8:35 am

Quick Twitt | UFC Interim-Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao Says He’s Ready to Fight

The UFC’s bantamweight division hasn’t had a legitimate champion at the head of its division since 2011 when Dominick Cruz last fought and defended his title against current flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. With Cruz’s return left without an official timeline, the UFC filled his spot temporarily. In his spot, the UFC crowned Renan Barao the...

Jun 13, 2013 3:01 pm

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos Targeted for UFC 166 Main Event in Houston

  The third in a trilogy of exciting heavyweight title fights is now targeted for the main event of UFC 166 as heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (12-1) defends his title for the second time against former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos (16-2). Dana White told members of the media during a scrum for UFC...

Jun 13, 2013 1:50 am

Jon Jones to Defend Title Against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1) now has an opponent to defend his title against as rising UFC star, Alexander Gustafsson (15-1) has apparently been scheduled to face Jones. If Jones wins this bout, he will break Tito Ortiz’s record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC light-heavyweight history which now stands at five....

Jun 12, 2013 12:17 pm

One Last UFC Hoorah for “Big Country” this Weekend?

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This weekend “Big Country” Roy Nelson (19-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) could be making his final UFC appearance as he steps into the octagon with Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The bout will mark the final fight on Nelson’s current UFC contract and there is no telling what...

Jun 8, 2013 10:15 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10 Post-Fight Press Conference Highlights and Announcements

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Tonight marked the UFC’s return to Brazil for the UFC on FUEL TV 10 event which featured the TUF Brazil 2 Finale along with a main event showcasing a scrap between the coaches of the show, Heavyweights Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Noguiera and Fabricio Werdum. The night was filled with explosive, exciting fights...

Jun 7, 2013 12:48 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10: Nogueria vs. Werdum Weigh-In Results

All fighters made weight at today’s official UFC on FUEL TV 10:Nogueria vs. Werdum weigh-in ceremony in Brazil. UFC on fUEL TV 10 takes place tomorrow night live and free on FUEL TV from the Paulo Sarasate Arena in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. The full weigh-in results are as follows: MAIN CARD: (FUEL TV, 8 p.m....

Jun 4, 2013 8:47 pm

Chael Sonnen vs. Mauricio Rua Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 Main Event

As reported on UFC Tonight, Chael Sonnen (27-13-1) will face Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (21-7) in the main event of the inaugural FOX Sports 1 event on August 17th. The card will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. This fight came about after an odd turn of events that once again saw Sonnen...

May 31, 2013 7:44 am

Soa Palelei vs. Nikita Krylov booked for UFC 164 in Milwaukee

Another heavyweight tilt has been added to UFC 164 in Milwaukee, as it was announced that undefeated UFC newcomer Nikita Krylov (14-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Soa “The Hulk” Palelei (18-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the Bradley Center on August 31. The undefeated Ukrainian heavyweight, Krylov, has won all 14 of his fights by...

May 24, 2013 8:45 am

Roy Nelson on His Chance of UFC Title Shot: ‘I am Barry Sanders’ of MMA

UFC fighter, Roy “Big Country” Nelson spoke with Bloody Elbow Tuesday night about his progression in the UFC’s heavyweight division.   Nelson (19-7) has been on a hot streak, winning his last three fights via first round T/KO in the past twelve months alone.  It was announced that he will be fighting Stipe Miocic at...

May 13, 2013 1:10 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Tyron Woodley on UFC 170-lbs Division: “I’m in a Better Position Than Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Coming off a huge first-round KO win over Jay Hieron, welterweight fighter Tyron Woodley made his entrance into the UFC a meaningful one.  One of a number of 170-lb fighters coming from Strikeforce, Woodley’s victory announced his presence as a potential title contender in the division.  He is now slated to face former Strikeforce and...

May 11, 2013 11:52 am

Three UFC Events Already Scheduled For Fox Sports 1

  The UFC has plotted its attack with Fox Sports. On Thursday, coverage plans for its first three live shows on the new all-sports network were announced. The UFC will eat up seven-and-a-half hours straight of coverage, including all of prime time, on the launch date of Fox Sports 1, slated for Saturday, Aug. 17....

Apr 29, 2013 11:01 am

Hendo Calls Jones Stoppage Unjust for a UFC Title Fight

Jon Jones defends his title and keeps the strap via TKO ref stoppage during UFC 159 main event which took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey April 27. Referee Keith Peterson saves Chael Sonnen of a burtal beating or calls it too early? Chael Sonnen told the crowd he had no problem...

Apr 11, 2013 8:53 am

UFC Addresses Recent Amateur Fighter Death

At an unregulated amateur MMA event last week in Michigan, competitor Felix Pablo Elochukwu died in the match. There were no doctors on site and Elochukwu may have had an existing medical condition going into the fight. Regardless, the UFC had no involvement in this promotion nor do they carry responsibility for it. But at...

Mar 19, 2013 7:38 pm

Riki Fukuda Cut From UFC | UFC NEWS

The fighter cuts have continued for The UFC, as middleweight Riki Fukuda announced his release from the organization via Twitter. Fukuda lost a unanimous decision to Brad Tavares earlier in March at UFC On Fuel TV 8 in Japan. Im cut from UFC.I had a special experience.Thank you very much all my suport and @ufc...

Mar 13, 2013 8:40 am

Freddie Roach Trains ‘Improperly Taught’ Shogun Rua to Punch | UFC News

  Renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach was brought onboard Mauricio Rua’s training camp for UFC 161 to help Rua with his striking. Rua is known for his muay-thai game but according to Roach, when it comes to technical punches, Rua wasn’t properly taught how to throw them. Roach spoke to GracieMag on his work with Rua:...

Mar 4, 2013 4:09 pm

Jake Shields Joins BJPENN.COM Radio Line Up This Wednesday | UFC NEWS

UFC welterweight fighter, Jake Shields, is the latest addition to the BJPENN.COM Radio guest list this week. Shields is coming off an Athletic suspension for testing positive for banned substances and is rumored to be scheduled for a date with fellow Strikeforce import Tyron Woodley at UFC 161 this June. Jake joins Cesar Gracie this...

Dec 15, 2012 9:00 pm

UFC TUF 16 Finale: Dustin Poirier vs. Jonathan Brookins Result and Analysis

The first fight on the FX Televised main card for the ultimate fighter 16 finale showcased two young featherweight prospects, Dustin Poirier vs. Jonathan Brookins. These two battled it out going blow for blow on the feet with both fighters connecting and rocking each other. They traded punches back and forth until Poirier was able...

Nov 18, 2012 11:36 am

VIDEO | UFC 154: GSp vs. Condit Full Event Highlight | UFC NEWS

Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit fought an absolute war for 5 rounds at UFC 154! Condit put up a great fight and almost finished the champion at one point, but St-Pierre proved to be too much for him to handle. What an amazing night of fights! Check out the full review of the evenings card...

Jul 16, 2012 11:56 pm

Marquardt Comments On Woodley As Well As A Potential Bout With GSP | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Nate Marquardt in an interview with MMAFighting. Marquardt defeated Tyron Woodley to claim the Strikeforce Welterweight Title at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy. He comments on making his Welterweight debut as well as a potential bout with Georges St Pierre. “That’s the reason why I dropped down. I felt like when I am...