6625 Search Results for ufc heavyweight

Oct 25, 2012 9:04 am

Cain Velasquez: Cormier Would Beat Jon Jones | UFC NEWS

“I think [Cormier] wants to drop down [to light heavyweight].He’s been wanting that fight with Jon Jones for a while now. We’ve definitely talked about it. [When] he does come into the UFC, he can make 205 [pounds]. He’s heavy right now. He’s like 240 [pounds] right now. But, you know, we’ll clean up his...

Oct 24, 2012 4:20 pm

Remembering A Pioneer: Jeff Blatnick Passes At 55 Years Old | UFC NEWS

Remembering Olympic Gold Medalist and MMA Pioneer Jeff Blatnick The MMA world lost an icon today. Jeff Blatnick — former UFC commentator, MMA judge and referee — died earlier today of complications from open-heart surgery, according to multiple sources. He was 55 years old. To many fans, Blatnick will be remembered as a pioneer of...

Oct 24, 2012 10:19 am

Jon Jones Will Soon Reach Anderson Silva Level Striking Says Coach | UFC NEWS

“Since he’s come to camp, I’m real blessed that this young man listens and he went from being mostly a wrestler to now he’s turning over to becoming a great striker in the division. He’s almost there, he’s almost to that Anderson Silva place where he is going to start getting those one punch and...


Oct 23, 2012 6:58 pm

Pat Barry vs. Shane Del Rosario set for TUF 16 Finale | UFC News

A heavyweight match-up between Pat Barry (7-5 MMA, 4-5 UFC) and Shane Del Rosario (11-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been scheduled for the TUF 16 Finale on December the 15th. Both fighters are looking to rebound from devastating stoppage defeats. Pat Barry in particular finds himself in desperate need of a win. This after losing...

Oct 23, 2012 11:48 am

JDS Not Happy With Sonnen, Overeem Title Shots | UFC NEWS

“It’s kind of out of order. Nowadays, the UFC is prioritizing those fights which will sell well. A prime example of this was Chael Sonnen, who sold his fight very well. Overeem has followed the same path. But, for me, bring it on. I do not run from any challenge, I know I can beat...

Oct 23, 2012 9:45 am

VIDEO | Vinny Magalhaes: Sonnen Can Submit Jon Jones Off His Back | UFC NEWS

UFC Fighter Vinny Magalhães discusses who he would like to fight next in the light heavyweight division. With Phil Davis now facing Forrest Griffin at UFC 155, Vinny expresses interest in facing Matt Hamill Next. Magalhães also comments on his so called “history” with the Nog brothers and possibly facing Lil Nog as well. Vinny...

Oct 22, 2012 4:40 pm

“Big Nog” Fought And Beat Dave Herman With A Broken Rib | UFC NEWS

“Fractured my rib three weeks ago on my right side. I went to the doctor, I took a local anesthetic to be able to train and when he (Dave Herman) gave me a shot there, gave me a shortness of breath and took a swung from one side to the other to see what had...

Oct 22, 2012 11:49 am

“UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II” Tickets On Sale This Week | UFC NEWS

On Saturday, Dec. 29 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the Ultimate Fighting Championship closes 2012 with a bang, as UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos meets former champion Cain Velasquez in a long-awaited rematch between two of the sport’s hardest-hitting competitors. Dos Santos (15-1, fighting out of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil) ended...

Oct 22, 2012 10:20 am

POLL | Does Chael Sonnen Deserve Jones Fight Over Other 205 Contenders? | UFC NEWS

We recently learned that multiple time middleweight title challenger, Chael Sonnen, has been given a slot opposite UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and the two will coach the Ultimate Fighter Season 17 as well as fight next April. But does Sonnen really deserve the booking or should the shot have gone to a Dan Henderson...

Oct 22, 2012 9:59 am

Ratings Report: UFC 153 Pulls Decent But Not Great PPV Ratings | UFC NEWS

While we will never know the truth of the matter, the lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based on his industry intelligence. The UFC never confirms figures, nor...

Oct 21, 2012 5:52 pm

Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas set for UFC 155 in Las Vegas | UFC News

A key featherweight match-up between Erik “New Breed” Koch (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Ricardo Lamas (12-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is set to go down at UFC 155 in Las Vegas. Koch was originally slated to face featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 149 in July, but an injury to Aldo put Koch on the...

Oct 20, 2012 4:13 pm

Dustin Poirier vs. Jonathan Brookins booked for TUF 16 Finale | UFC News

It was recently announced that a fight between featherweights Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier (12-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Jonathan Brookins (13-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will take place at the “TUF 16 Finale”, set for December 15th at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dustin Poirier returns to the...

Oct 20, 2012 4:13 pm

Vinny Magalhaes: Chael Sonnen will submit Jon Jones off his back | UFC News

After witnessing Vitor Belfort nearly finish Jon Jones by throwing a up a submission attempt from his back at UFC 152, Vinny Magalhaes believes he can properly instruct Chael Sonnen on how to defeat the current UFC light heavyweight champion when the two collide in April of next year. Here is what Vinny had to...

Oct 20, 2012 10:15 am

Shane Carwin Declines VADA Enrollment | UFC NEWS

“The Ultimate Fighter” coaches have taped their season and put their focus in the training room as they prepare for their upcoming heavyweight clash. Roy Nelson, has enlisted in the VADA testing program and, it appears up until this point, has been lobbying for his opponent to do the same. According to a twitter posting...

Oct 20, 2012 10:14 am

Rashad Evans Says Anderson Silva Is A Dream Fight | UFC NEWS

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, had hoped to get in one more fight before the year’s end. However, coming off a UFC 145 loss to Jon Jones and with the rest of his division tied up with other bouts, there is no one for the former champ to fight inside the top 10 of...

Oct 20, 2012 10:14 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 6 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

The first-ever active duty member of the United States Armed Forces claimed his first preliminary round win of the competition, as Staff Sgt. Colton Smith won a majority decision over Eddy Ellis on The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays episode six – “One Mission” – that aired on FX on Friday evening. The victory gets Team Nelson,...

Oct 19, 2012 10:51 am

Phil Davis Fills In For Chael Sonnen Against Forrest Griffin At UFC 155 | UFC NEWS

When Chael Sonnen got the call to host “The Ultimate Fighter” season 17 opposite Jon Jones he was forced to bow out of his scheduled UFC 155 bout with former UFC light-heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin. The UFC has scrambled and now just announced that Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis has agreed to step in as his...

Oct 19, 2012 10:41 am

NSAC Hits Carwin & Nelson With Out Of Competition Drug Test | UFC NEWS

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has requested out-of-competition drug screenings from “The Ultimate Fighter” season 16 coaches, Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson. The last occurrence of such testing was when Alistair Overeem was scheduled to fight Junior dos Santos on an all heavyweight UFC pay-per-view. In the aftermath it was found that the UFC’s number...

Oct 18, 2012 11:41 am

Dana White: Sonnen Gets Title Shot Because He Stepped Up | UFC NEWS

“We got the word, after Jon went out and got his elbow checked, that he was out and couldn’t fight until April. So it made sense for him to do The Ultimate Fighter. Machida can fight, Dan Henderson can fight; Gustafsson and Shogun are gonna fight in December, so everything will keep right on moving...

Oct 18, 2012 10:37 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen: “The Man Has Arrived” At 205 | UFC NEWS

‘The American Gangster’ Chael Sonnen joined Kenny Florian and Todd Harris on UFC Tonight to discuss the huge news about his new job coaching The Ultimate Fighter against Jon Jones. Sonnen lit into Jones and is staking his claim as the heir to the UFC light heavyweight throne.

Oct 17, 2012 4:29 pm

FULL Event Quotes & Recap: UFC Media Call with Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen & Dana White

The UFC conducted a conference call today featuring UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, former two-time middleweight contender Chael Sonnen and UFC President Dana White. The purpose of the call was to promote Sonnen and Jones coaching opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter season 17 which will begin in January. The two will meet...

Oct 17, 2012 2:01 pm

Rumor: Stephan Bonnar to face Forrest Griffin in trilogy bout at UFC 155 | UFC News

On Tuesday afternoon, news broke that former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen will be a coach for the upcoming seventeenth season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. His opposing coach will be current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who Chael will face on April 27th at a location yet to be determined. As a result of Tuesday’s big news, Forrest...

Oct 17, 2012 1:59 pm

Dana White: “I have all the answers. The Internet does not. We built this company and we know what we’re doing.” | UFC News

A large portion of mixed martial arts fans and media have speculated that the recently announced bout between current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former middleweight #1 contender Chael Sonnen, was put together in order to help boost the recently poor ratings of the Ultimate Fighter (TUF) franchise. But according to UFC president...