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Jan 8, 2014 5:30 pm

Mitch Gagnon vs. Tim Gorman Targeted for TUF Nations Finale in April

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations,’ which begins airing next week, will feature two teams of UFC hopefuls from Canada and Australia.  The finale has been set for April, and the event’s first bout has been targeted for bantamweight fighters Mitch Gagnon (above) and Tim Gorman.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With the next ‘Ultimate Fighter’ venture...

Jan 8, 2014 12:42 pm

Top UFC Lightweight TJ Grant Still Concussed, Not Cleared To Train Or Fight

TJ Grants was supposed to fight Benson Henderson for the UFC lightweight title after a picture perfect dismantling of Gray Maynard. Unfortunately, the Canadian based fighter suffered a concussion in training last July and was forced to withdraw. He again, was supposed to return in December against Anthony Pettis, but as of today, Grant isn’t...


Jan 8, 2014 12:08 pm

TUF Brazil 3 To Feature Middle And Heavyweights

  Chael Sonnen’s bags are packed and should arrive in Brazil on Thursday as the third version of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil begins filming Jan. 12 in Sao Paulo. MMAFighting.com confirmed that the cast will include middleweight and heavyweight contestants. The official tryouts also included light heavyweights. TUF: Brazil 3 airs from March to May in...

Jan 8, 2014 12:06 pm

Evans Puts Friendship On Hold Ahead Of Cormier Bout

By Evan Stoumbelis As Rashad Evans tells MMAJunkie radio, he and Daniel Cormier talk “more than any other fighter that doesn’t train in my camp.” Evans and Cormier go way back to 2010, when Cormier helped Evans train for his bout with Rampage Jackson, the two even have running text conversations. However according to Evans...

Jan 8, 2014 6:31 am

Constantinos Philippou Looking For Fight Of The Night At UFC Fight Night 35

Because Constantinos Philippou recently lost a lackluster split decision to Francis Carmont, he is eager to make this next fight against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC Fight Night 35 on Jan. 15 a good one. “I want excitement. I’m going for [the] ‘Fight of the Fight’ [bonus] . No matter what the...

Jan 8, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Light Heavyweight Cody Donovan Sidelined With Surgery

UFC light heavyweight Cody Donovan has apparently been sidelined due to an injury he sustained immediately prior to his TKO loss against Gian Villante. Donovan will go in for surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. Thumb injury update: Torn ulnar collateral ligament. Surgery is Thursday. 6-8 week recover 😡 looks...

Jan 8, 2014 6:28 am

‘Badboy’ Russian Rapper Signed To UFC Roster

On Tuesday, the UFC signed 29- year- old Alexander Yakovlev. Yet another Russian contender added to the UFC roster. Yakovlev’s most recent win coming by way of a very one sided decision victory over former (and permanently expelled) UFC Welterweight Paul Daley at Legends 2 back in November of 2013. It may sound like Yakovlev...

Jan 8, 2014 6:16 am

Lyoto Machida not a fan of Vitor Belfort: “Vitor often contradicts himself”

Lyoto Machida recently went on Brazil’s MSN Esportes and had some less than nice words to say about his fellow Brazilian. Apparently, Belfort isn’t the clearest on his messages to the public, especially when it comes to subjects such as his faith. Don’t get me wrong, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I’ll admit...

Jan 8, 2014 6:13 am

Brock Lesnar rumors aren’t dead yet

Speculation that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was returning to the octagon started back in December. It seemed that those rumors were put to rest when it was discovered that Lesnar’s current contract with the WWE does not allow him to fight in the UFC. Now, thanks to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,...

Jan 8, 2014 6:12 am

Dana White on Anderson Silva: ‘he wants to come back’

During a recent appearance on ESPN, UFC president Dana White announced the news that Dominick Cruz had been injured and would be vacating his Bantamweight title. Along with that announcement White was also asked about former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva’s leg injury and his recovery. White had this to say about Silva’s injury and...

Jan 8, 2014 6:08 am

Invicta Boss Shannon Knapp Thinks Cyborg vs. Rousey Will Go Down This Year

Ronda Rousey has her sights set on Sara McMann for her next title defense at UFC 170, but who’ next in line if she successfully defends the championship? Invicta FC President thinks Cris Cyborg could be a potential opponent to Rousey’s throne in 2014. Jonathan Snowden recently asked his followers to send him their predictions...

Jan 8, 2014 6:04 am

Uriah Faber ready to “get a little dirty” with Renan Barao at UFC 169

In recent MMA news, former UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz was forced to pullout of his unification bout with Renan Barao at UFC 169 due to a groin tear. The bout was expected to be Cruz highly awaited return after almost two and a half years from being away from the sport. However, with another...

Jan 8, 2014 6:02 am

UFC Releases Poster For UFC 170: Rousey Vs. McMann

It won’t be long until we see UFC bantamweight champion back in the octagon, Rousey will be competing against fellow Olympic medalist Sara McMann next month at UFC 170, and the UFC has released their promotional poster for the event. McMann won her Olympic silver medal at the 2004 games in Athens, Greece. She has...

Jan 8, 2014 5:59 am

Couture Returns To MMA Action Jan 18

It has to be hard being the son of Randy Couture (UFC Hall of Famer, former two-division UFC Champion and movie star), but Ryan Couture started to make a name of his own when he compiled a 6-1 record in Strikeforce before the promotion was purchased by Zuffa. Couture looked to ride that momentum when...

Jan 8, 2014 5:56 am

Charlie Brenneman Refocused at 155lbs

Not many fighters make it back onto the UFC roster after being cut. Usually, fighters that hit a rough spot and go on losing streak are booted out of the UFC and never return to the big show. Others, on the other hand, are just to determined (or just too damn stubborn) to go down...

Jan 7, 2014 4:37 pm

Welterweight “King of Pancrase” Takenori Sato To Debut In UFC Against Eric Silva

Takenori Sato (pictured) has signed on with the UFC, and will face Eric Silva in Brazil on Feburary 15th. Combate first reported the news. Sato is the current welterweight King of Pancrase, and will enter the UFC while riding a 6-fight undefeated streak. While Sato has never fought outside of his native land of Japan,...

Jan 7, 2014 4:32 pm

Photo | Georges St. Pierre Picks Up Training in NYC

Early Tuesday morning, former Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre posted a photo to Facebook of himself and a few of his teammates in the brisk New York City weather after a training session. The photo was just accompanied by a short caption: “After a great training session in NYC! Happy New Year!!!” St. Pierre vacated...

Jan 7, 2014 12:23 pm

Matt Brown Avoids Back Surgery, Looks For Spring/Summer Return

UFC welterweight fighter Matt Brown had an unfortunate end to an otherwise spectacular 2013 when he suffered two herniated discs in his back.  The injury forced him out of his UFC on FOX 9 bout with Carlos Condit and put a halt to a six-fight winning streak.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Matt Brown’s back...

Jan 7, 2014 12:21 pm

Betting Odds Show Barao as -300 Favorite Over Faber at UFC 169

Following the announcement that Dominick Cruz was relinquishing his UFC bantamweight belt after an injury forced him out of UFC 169, the odds-makers have been busy analyzing the event’s new main event – a rematch between Renan Barao (above) and Urijah Faber for Barao’s new and much-deserved bantamweight title.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Jan 7, 2014 12:19 pm

Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste Compete for Maxim ‘Hot 100’ List

It seems the fighters aren’t the only UFC employees competing in the public eye.  UFC Octagon girls Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer are competing for spots on the 2013 Maxim ‘Hot 100’ list.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA If you hold strong opinions as to who the hottest UFC Octagon Girl is, now is your...

Jan 7, 2014 9:09 am

Anderson Silva’s Managers Name “GSP” As A Possible Opponent Upon Return

In 2007, we were treated to one of the greatest matches in UFC history –  a clear “Fight of the Year” winner, between Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva. It was the superfight that all fight fans were screaming to see.   When the fight finally happened, both men were in unfamiliar territory...

Jan 7, 2014 7:14 am

Urijah Faber Wants Dominick Cruz To Get Well So He Can Punch Him Again

Sure, Urijah Faber was just finishing up the holidays and just got back from Mexico, but when he got that call from UFC President Dana White asking if he would step in to fight for the title in three-and-a-half weeks against interim champion Renan Barao, there was no way he was turning it down. “Dana...

Jan 7, 2014 6:58 am

Weidman: Anderson Silva should still be known as the greatest of all time

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (11-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) succesfully defended his belt against Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) at last month’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas. Unfortunately for fight fans, his second-round TKO victory came in the worst fashion possible, as Anderson Silva suffered a broken leg after throwing a kick that was checked...