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Feb 2, 2016 9:45 am

Benson Henderson gets immediate Bellator MMA title shot on April 22nd

Earlier this week it was announced that former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson had signed with Bellator MMA rather than re-signing with the UFC given that his contract was up. Henderson released a statement via his website announcing his signing, which included a ‘thank you’ to UFC President Dana White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta....

Feb 2, 2016 8:17 am

Dana White discusses Benson Henderson signing with Bellator MMA

Monday afternoon Bellator MMA announced arguably their biggest signing in promotional history. Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson shocked MMA fans as it was revealed that he will be leaving the UFC and had signed with Bellator MMA. Henderson was riding a 2-fight win streak in the UFC that saw him submit Brandon Thatch and...

Jan 30, 2016 7:38 pm

REPLAY! Anthony Johnson KO’s Ryan Bader

In the main event of UFC on FOX 18 Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson made his case for a shot at the winner of Jones vs. Cormier II, which will take place later this year. Ryan Bader shot in for an early takedown which Rumble stuffed, and then used his grappling to secure mount and KO Bader...

Jan 30, 2016 7:29 am

WATCH! Weidman opens up on loss to Luke Rockhold & MMA in New York

Recently the UFC’s attempt to hold a UFC event in New York at the Madison Square Garden for Jones vs. Cormier II was shot down. As of right now, MMA is still illegal in New York, however with that being said former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is confident that will be changed sooner rather...


Jan 30, 2016 7:03 am

WATCH! UFC on FOX 18 ‘Before the Bell’ with Frank Trigg

Ahead of tonight’s UFC on FOX 18 fight card in New Jersey, UFC Hall of Famer Frank Trigg broke down the event along with Nick Kalikas. The card features a pivotal light heavyweight scrap in the main event between Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson and Ryan ‘Darth’ Bader, with the winner likely getting a title shot against...

Jan 29, 2016 7:44 am

WATCH! Joe Rogan breaks down Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader

This Saturday Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader will square off in New Jersey in a high-stakes light heavyweight fight. Johnson is looking to once again earn himself a crack at the light heavyweight championship and fight the winner of Jones vs. Cormier II. On the other hand, Bader is looking to build on his 5-fight...

Jan 28, 2016 1:51 am

Did the UFC miss the boat on Russian female prospect Anastasia Yankova?

MMA is about technical skill, putting on exciting fights and ultimately, winning. However, when you can toss in charisma and looks to the package, you have all the ingredients necessary to produce a star not just in MMA, but in pop culture. Look at how former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has fared with her...

Jan 27, 2016 9:21 pm

Anthony Johnson discusses high-stakes fight with Ryan Bader

Saturday’s ‘UFC on FOX 18’ scrap between Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader very well may decide who gets to fight the winner of Jones vs. Cormier II later this year. Johnson is coming off a 2nd round KO win over Jimi Manuwa that put him back in the win column after losing to Daniel Cormier...

Jan 27, 2016 8:51 pm

Aldo wants McGregor rematch even if the title isn’t on the line

Jose Aldo has remained mostly quiet since losing his UFC featherweight championship to Conor McGregor at UFC 194 last month. In the meantime, McGregor has booked a fight at lightweight against Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight championship on March 5th. Leading many to wonder whether Frankie Edgar or Jose Aldo will get the next...

Jan 27, 2016 12:25 pm

John Lewis – Pioneer of the UFC & MMA in Hollywood

Martial Arts and the big screen go hand in hand. From back in the days of ‘The Dragon’ Bruce Lee starring in numerous high-profile martial art movies, there has been a place in Hollywood for martial arts on the big screen. The man who introduced Lorenzo Fertitta to the UFC, MMA pioneer John Lewis, has...

Jan 26, 2016 7:59 am

UFC issues statement after New York judge blocks MMA event

The New York vs. MMA saga continued today after New York District Court Judge Kimba Wood shot down the UFC’s preliminary injunction to bypass the New York MMA ban and hold Jones vs. Cormier II at the Madison Square Garden. UFC COO Lawrence Epstein released a statement on the matter, which was obtained by MMAMania....

Jan 22, 2016 8:21 am

Fight Night Newark Free Fight: Anthony Johnson KO’s Yoshiyuki Yoshida

Ahead of Anthony Johnson’s pivotal light heavyweight scrap with Ryan Bader next Saturday at UFC on FOX 18 in Newark New Jersey, take a look at Johnson winning just his 5th UFC fight back in 2009. The fight took place at catchweight because Johnson missed weight, marking the second time he missed weight while he...

Jan 19, 2016 11:10 am

Ronda Rousey spotted backstage at UFC Fight Night 81!

Ronda Rousey has been laying low since her knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 back in November of last year. Both fans and critics of Rousey excitedly click and keyboard their opportunity to either praise her in her rise to stardom or criticize her for her hardships she has faced in her career...

Jan 19, 2016 8:43 am

Exclusive Video | Tito Ortiz discusses Ronda Rousey’s future

Since Holly Holm KO’d Ronda Rousey back at UFC 193, there has been much speculation as to when the pair would finally get to have their highly anticipated rematch. While the UFC brass initially wanted Holm vs. Rousey II to go down at UFC 200, due to a delay in the filming of an upcoming...

Jan 15, 2016 7:53 am

Dana White: “100 percent” Rousey will fight in 2016

There has been much speculation as to how long Ronda Rousey would stay away from the Octagon following her UFC 193 KO loss to Holly Holm. While the UFC brass wanted Rousey to fight at UFC 200, a delay in filming for an upcoming movie means Rousey won’t have enough time to prepare for a...

Jan 12, 2016 6:21 pm

White: UFC 200 would be “cutting it too close” for Rousey

While fight fans have been hopeful that we would get to see a Holly Holm vs. Ronda Rousey rematch at UFC 200, it appears the odds have decreased significantly with this recent bit of information. It’s no secret that Rousey planned to film several movies before returning to the Octagon, however UFC President Dana White...

Jan 12, 2016 1:05 pm

Frankie Edgar: ‘Am I going to get it? I f*cking doubt it’

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has only one fight on his mind, which is a UFC featherweight title bout with champion Conor McGregor. Edgar recently spoke on the MMA Hour about why he thinks he ultimately will be let down by the UFC (transcribed by MMA Fighting): “Yeah, from what I think, yeah, [McGregor]’s...

Jan 11, 2016 1:21 pm

Ronda Rousey fighting with ‘the greatest test of courage on earth’

Ronda Rousey looks to be collecting more motivation and is still in her “#quotephase” after losing her championship title to Holly Holm at UFC 193. Rousey posted a quote to her Instagram account from Robert Green Ingersoll who once said, “The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” Rousey...

Jan 11, 2016 12:34 pm

Holly Holm’s coach says Miesha Tate is more dangerous of an opponent than Ronda Rousey

Styles make fights, and that is what makes mixed martial arts such an intriguing sport. With UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm putting on such a dominant performance over the once thought unbeatable Ronda Rousey back at UFC 193, many might think Holm will easily continue to dominate the division. Holm’s striking coach Mike Winklejohn...

Jan 7, 2016 9:53 am

Daniel Cormier responds to Jon Jones questionable environment in video roast

Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones recently put out a video mocking the current champion Daniel Cormier. Jones recorded a past interview of Cormier and teased him after Cormier said that “people don’t even like me, they just hate Jon Jones!” Cormier replied to Jones’ video with a tweet questioning what “Bones” was doing in...

Jan 7, 2016 9:18 am

Dana White goes off on fan questioning fighter pay

UFC President Dana White is an extremely active Twitter personality. The UFC President can often be seen interacting with fans, normally in a fun manner, but every once in awhile someone says something that sets White off. In this case, a fan was questioning how much fighter’s make, a sensitive topic in the MMA world....

Jan 6, 2016 4:34 pm

Dana White confirms Holm will fight again before fighting Rousey

Since UFC 193, fans have been anxiously awaiting an announcement as to whether or not Ronda Rousey would get an immediate rematch against Holly Holm. While Holm stated that she would like to stay active, the UFC brass seemed adamant that Holm sit out and wait for a rematch with Rousey, potentially at UFC 200....

Jan 5, 2016 11:21 am

Ronda Rousey doing naked body paint Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shoot?

Ronda Rousey has been laying low since her defeat against Holly Holm at UFC 193. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta has mentioned that Rousey will be filming two movies before making her way back to fighting in the Octagon, but it looks like Ronda has also been busy doing a shoot for the 2016 Sports Illustrated...

Jan 4, 2016 11:11 am

Ronda Rousey still feeling the hurt of Holly Holm

It looks like the knockout loss former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is still haunting her. Nearly two months removed from UFC 193 where Holly Holm shocked the world and knocked Ronda Rousey unconscious, Rousey has had just a few presentations in the media spotlight. Rousey uploaded an Instagram post with a quote from Shakespeare...

Jan 1, 2016 11:49 am

ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui: ‘All our athletes will move up a weight class’

With ONE Championship’s new weigh-in system set to take place in 2016, the weight class the fighters have been competing in will be taking a big change. Victor Cui, CEO of the promotion recently appeared on Fox Sports Asia to address the changes that could have a dramatic effect on the landscape of MMA. From...