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Sep 25, 2016 2:32 pm

UFC Fight Night 100: Gustafsson vs. Nogueira adds six more bouts

UFC Fight Night 100 will take place November 19 live from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event is headlined by a key light heavyweight tilt between former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. In addition to the main event, which was made official yesterday evening in Brazil, the UFC announced...

Sep 21, 2016 3:18 pm

Daniel Cormier and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson go at it on Twitter!

As a fight fan, nothing provides better insight into our favorite fighters’ lives than Twitter. On Wednesday afternoon, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson and current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier went at it on Twitter, treating fans to an impromptu trash-talking session between the current light heavyweight champion and the man he will likely fight next. See...

Sep 21, 2016 1:24 pm

Anthony Johnson blames “excuses” for Daniel Cormier not accepting rematch

Last month at UFC 202, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson picked up a spectacular 1st round knockout win over Glover Teixeira to cement his place at the top of the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Following the win, Johnson called out UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for a highly anticipated rematch for the light heavyweight championship. Cormier...

Sep 19, 2016 6:28 am

UFC Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson Has an Opponent in Mind for his Next Bout

While we wait to learn whether Daniel Cormier’s next title defense will be against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson or Jon Jones, the rest of the light heavyweight division is trundling on. Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that two-time light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson will be taking on 40-year-old veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Brazil this November....


Sep 18, 2016 12:04 pm

BREAKING| Gustafsson Returns to Headline UFC Fight Night 100

Just weeks removed from his big win over Jan Blachowicz, Swedish light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson has another big fight in the pipe. While his last fight occurred on European soil, however, this one will take him across the world to Sao Paolo, Brazil. The two-time light heavyweight title challenger is now scheduled to take on...

Sep 18, 2016 7:00 am

Daniel Cormier Vows to Stand and Bang with “Rumble” Johnson in Rematch

In May of 2015, Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson fought for the interim UFC light heavyweight championship. In the end, Cormier would use his Olympic-caliber wrestling to ground this fight and lock up a fight-winning rear-naked choke in the third round. Yet the Olympian very nearly didn’t escape the first round, as he was nearly finished...

Sep 15, 2016 6:23 pm

VIDEO | Michael Johnson during fan Q&A: ‘Nate Diaz definitely doesn’t hit hard’

Michael “The Menace” Johnson headlines UFC Fight Night 94 this Saturday against Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. On Wednesday ahead of the main event, Johnson took to Facebook live where he answered questions from fans tuning in. Some of the more interesting answers that he gave from the fight fan’s asking their questions on Facebook went...

Sep 15, 2016 3:46 pm

Anthony Johnson & Daniel Cormier trade shots on social media

Last month at UFC 202, top ranked light heavyweight Anthony Johnson picked up a major win as he knocked out Glover Teixeira in the first round of their UFC 202 scrap. Following the fight, ‘Rumble’ called for a rematch with UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Cormier verbally agreed to the fight, stating that Johnson...

Sep 13, 2016 5:12 pm

Report: CM Punk More Than Doubled UFC 203’s PPV Revenue

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC 203, CM Punk fell short in his long-awaited UFC debut, tapping out to Mickey Gall rear-naked choke just 2:14 into the first round. From a competitive vantage point his MMA foray was a pretty significant failure. From a fiscal perspective, however, Punk’s UFC debut is looking like...

Sep 9, 2016 11:37 am

McGregor vs Alvarez Is The “Top Choice” for UFC 205 Main Event

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, is quickly coming together. Earlier this week, it was announced that a lightweight bout between Al Iaquinta and Thiago Alves had been tacked onto the bill. Days later, we learned that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Robbie Lawler would also be...

Sep 9, 2016 9:07 am

Jim Miller opens up on training with Mickey Gall

Earlier this year, UFC President Dana White announced that the UFC had signed 1-0 Mickey Gall, with the intentions of him eventually fighting CM Punk. Unfortunately, Punk’s debut was postponed several times due to injuries. In the meantime, the UFC booked Mickey Gall to fight Mike Jackson. Gall left the MMA world stunned as he...

Sep 4, 2016 8:27 am

VIDEO | Gustafsson Comments on Safe Win Over Blachowicz

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s trip to Hamburg, Germany, Alexander Gustafsson rebounded from a two-fight losing streak by decisioning Poland’s Jan Blachowicz. Despite being known as a striker, Gustafsson relied primarily on his wrestling to defeat Blachowicz, which has earned him a bit of criticism from fans and fellow fighters alike. In a...

Sep 3, 2016 2:50 pm

MMA community reacts to Alexander Gustafsson’s win over Jan Blanchowicz

In the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Hamburg’ former light heavyweight title challenger Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson returned to the Octagon for the first time since his split decision loss to Daniel Cormier in October. The win for Gustafsson was an incredibly dominant one, with Gustafsson dominating the fight from bell to bell as...

Sep 1, 2016 12:42 pm

Alexander Gustafsson looking forward despite narrow losses in title fights

Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson has arguably been on the wrong end of two of the closest decision in UFC history. In the main event of UFC 165 in 2013, Gustafsson and Jon Jones put on what many consider to be the greatest light heavyweight title fight in the history of the sport. Unfortunately for Gustafsson,...

Aug 31, 2016 9:19 am

Dana White interested in Rumble vs Bones fight for interim belt

Coming off of a blistering 13-second knockout of Glover Teixeira, many believed Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson had earned a rematch with current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. However, UFC president Dana White has different plans in mind. “You can’t blame Cormier. The guy spent money and trained like 3 times and didn’t fight Jon Jones,” White...

Aug 30, 2016 9:56 pm

VIDEO | Anderson Silva back training following UFC 200 loss

Last month, on the main card of UFC 200, Anderson Silva stepped into the Octagon to fight UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Silva, who stepped in to fight Cormier on just 2 days notice after Jon Jones was pulled from the fight for a potential USADA anti-doping violation, was handed a unanimous decision loss....

Aug 30, 2016 12:04 pm

VIDEO | Watch Alexander Gustafsson Prepare for Jan Blachowicz

Despite very nearly wrestling the UFC light heavyweight title from former champion Jon Jones, and then again in a war with current champ Daniel Cormier, Swedish light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson is currently at a crossroads. He’s lost his last two fights, first succumbing to an Anthony “Rumble” Johnson KO, then coming up short against Cormier. This Saturday,...

Aug 29, 2016 10:56 am

UFC 202 sets new record

Conor McGregor just can’t stop breaking records. With the fastest featherweight knockout in UFC history and numerous record-breaking live gates to UFC 189 and 194, the Irish superstar can now add another UFC record to his name. The preliminary numbers are in for UFC 202’s online PPV orders, and the numbers look good. “It did...

Aug 27, 2016 4:29 pm

Dana White is still pushing for a “Bones” vs. “Rumble” interim title fight

Following Anthony Johnson’s brutal 13-second knockout victory over Glover Teixeira in the co-main event of UFC 202, many fans and analysts expected that “Rumble’s” next fight would be a title bout against current champ Daniel Cormier. However, shortly after Johnson’s blistering uppercut victory, UFC president Dana White shocked fans by stating that he liked the...

Aug 25, 2016 10:49 am

‘I think that the UFC wants their bloody cash cow back’

Both Jon Jones and UFC President Dana White seem to think that Jones’ Anti-Doping Policy violation situation will end up being much less severe than anticipated. Fellow UFC light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa spoke with FloCombat about the recent change in their attitudes regarding Jones’ situation. “I’m not sure about this Jon Jones business,” Manuwa said....

Aug 16, 2016 5:29 pm

UFC light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier clarifies who his next opponent will be

Earlier this afternoon UFC President Dana White shocked the MMA world when he gave a major update in regards to Jon Jones’ failed drug test case with the US Anti-Doping Agency. Jones was expected to fight current UFC light heavyweight champion and bitter rival Daniel Cormier in the headliner of last month’s UFC 200 event in Las...

Aug 12, 2016 12:21 pm

Tim Kennedy set to return to the Octagon for “big” fight

The last time UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy was in the Octagon, Johny Hendricks was the UFC welterweight champion, Jon Jones was the reigning pound for pound king, and Ronda Rousey was still the UFC women’s bantamweight champion. Kennedy controversially lost the first fight of his career at UFC 178 at the hands of Yoel Romero....

Aug 7, 2016 12:59 pm

Two former champions removed from the UFC rankings

Earlier today news broke that current UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had been removed from the UFC rankings. Well two other former UFC title holders were also removed from the UFC ranking over the weekend, as both Brock Lesnar and Lyoto Machida are no longer listed. Brock Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous...

Aug 3, 2016 8:50 pm

USADA to increase number of random drug tests

While many believe that USADA is doing a phenomenal job of testing UFC fighters in an attempt to eliminate PED usage in MMA, the US Anti-Doping Agency isn’t ready to take their foot off the pedal just yet. UFC VP of Athlete Health & Performance Jeff Novitzky told MMAFighting that USADA is looking to test...

Aug 3, 2016 2:14 pm

Two high-profile bouts targeted for UFC 204

While there has been no official word as to what fight will headline UFC 204 on October 8th, there are two high profile fights that are being targeted for the card. In addition to the rumored Bisping vs. Henderson rematch going down in the main event, MMAFighting is reporting that Jimi Manuwa vs. Ovince Saint...

Aug 2, 2016 5:31 pm

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold discusses PED problem in MMA

The topic of PEDs in MMA is certainly the buzz of the MMA community following UFC 200. Just two days prior to the event, UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones was pulled from his main event scrap with Daniel Cormier after it was announced that he failed an out-of-competition drug test back in June....