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Nov 25, 2015 8:21 am

Ben Rothwell FINALLY gets fight booked with top-ranked heavyweight

It’s been quite the journey for Ben Rothwell from his June win over Matt Mitrione until now. Rothwell has been constantly looking for a fight with any top ranked UFC heavyweight, however until now he hasn’t been able to get one. After Stipe Miocic pulled out of his UFC FN: Dublin bout against Rothwell, Rothwell...

Nov 16, 2015 2:43 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Ronda Rousey Drops out of Top 10 P4P

“UFC 193” has come and gone and the official UFC rankings have been updated! Some major changes were made as big names made major drops and a familiar face pops back up in the light heavyweight division. Ronda Rousey’s devastating loss to now-champion Holly Holm may not have caused a major drop for her in...

Oct 29, 2015 9:22 am

Rothwell looking for fight against Mir after being snubbed for Arlovski fight

Ben Rothwell was quite frustrated recently when Stipe Miocic backed out of their ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ bout, and then signed to fight Andrei Arlovski at UFC 195 after Rothwell began campaigning for the fight against Arlovski. Following the news of Miocic signing to fight Arlovski, an understandably upset Rothwell went on to state that...


Oct 1, 2015 8:42 am

USADA Releases UFC Test Numbers –– Rousey Tops The List

The United States Anti-Doping Agency, the third-party organization that now oversees all drug testing for the UFC, recently released a list showing all the fighters they’ve tested so far, and how many times they’ve been tested. Who topped the list? UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who has been tested 5 times since the start of...

Sep 30, 2015 6:21 am

Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson Shows Off Severely Broken Hand

UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson fought for five full rounds at this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Japan, where he took on Josh Barnett in the night’s main event. The two shocked a lot of fans by going the distance, but it was clear by the end of the fight that Barnett had done enough to...

Sep 28, 2015 12:01 am

WATCH! Nelson’s jabs from UFC Fight Night 75 are PRICELESS

Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson left it all in the octagon at “UFC Fight Night 75” when they slugged it out at the Saitama Super Arena. Barnett was hoping to exhaust Nelson within two rounds so he could take him down at will and eventually submit him, but Nelson proved to be a game opponent...

Sep 27, 2015 8:30 am

Uriah Hall: ‘I’m back to being me: smooth and cool’

“UFC Fight Night 75” was an event built around the head coaches and students of “Road to UFC: Japan”. While Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson both dished out some punishment in the card’s main event, it was Uriah Hall who stole the show at the Saitama Super Arena. Gegard Mousasi was originally supposed to square...

Sep 26, 2015 10:20 pm

REPLAY! ‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Post-Fight Press Conference

UFC Fight Night: Japan takes place Saturday night, with the prelims starting at 8PM ET on FS2 and the main card airing on FS1 at 10PM ET. The night will conclude with a heavyweight scrap in the main event, between Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett. Both fighters are looking for a big win, after both...

Sep 26, 2015 2:59 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Results

UFC Fight Night: Japan goes down on Saturday night at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan and will feature a big heavyweight scrap in the main event, with Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett fighting to get back in the win column, after both losing their last fights. In the co-main event we’ll get to...

Sep 26, 2015 12:01 am

What Happens When Two UFC Fighters Take On A Sumo Champion? –– WATCH NOW!

UFC Fight Night: Japan goes down tonight with heavyweights Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson set to headline. However, it was two of the UFC’s lighter weight fighters who took on a sumo champion. Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson and Cub Swanson tried their best to move the sumo wrestler, but they failed big tim. Swanson posted...

Sep 25, 2015 8:39 pm

REPLAY! ‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Weigh-Ins

The UFC heads to Japan on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Barnett. As the name suggests, in the main event the heavyweights will collide as Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson takes on Josh Barnett. In the night’s co-main event flashy striker Uriah Hall will take a huge leap up in competition and battle...

Sep 25, 2015 8:38 pm

STAREDOWNS! ‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Edition

UFC Fight Night: Japan goes down on Saturday night and the main event is something that has lots of fans excited. It’s never a good idea to blink during a heavyweight fight because of the power they bring into the cage. That is even more true in this fight, with Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett...

Sep 25, 2015 8:30 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Weigh-In Results –– 1 Fighter Misses Weight

On Saturday night, live on FS1 and FS2, the UFC goes to Japan for its latest Fight Night event. The heavyweights will scrap in the main event when Josh Barnett takes on Roy Nelson. In the co-main Uriah Hall will step up in competition and take on veteran Gegard Mousasi. Also on the main card...

Sep 25, 2015 7:44 am

Weekly Dana White Instagram Roundup

Here’s your weekly Dana White Instagram roundup. The UFC president didn’t post a ton this week, aside from the ‘clip of the days.’ He also posted a few promotional things for this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night Japan, featuring a heavyweight main event between Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett. In the co-main it will be flashy...

Sep 23, 2015 12:46 pm

Late Injuries Shake Up This Weekends UFC Japan Fights

A proposed bantamweight bout between Norifumi Yamamoto (18-6 MMA) and Matt Hobar (9-3 MMA) has been scratched from this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 75 event in Japan, this after both fighters suffered undisclosed injuries in training. UFC.com reported the news earlier today. As a result, the fight card, which takes place at Japan’s Saitama Super...

Sep 21, 2015 7:33 pm

Booking Roundup: “Kid” Yamamoto gets a new opponent for “UFC Fight Night 75”!

Less than a week away from his big return to Japan, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto finally found his new opponent! Check out all of the latest fight announcements in this week’s edition of “Booking Roundup”! UFC Fight Night 75 (Saitama, Japan) Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto has finally found a new opponent after Matt Hobar was forced to...

Sep 21, 2015 2:29 pm

Alvarez is “baffled” by amount of people favoring Pettis

After the Ultimate Fighting Championship absorbed the likes of Strikeforce and World Extreme Cagefighting, diehard fans of mixed martial arts got to see a lot of their dream fights come to life. With Eddie Alvarez dominating the scene in Bellator at the time, though, fans still pondered who the best in the world truly was....

Sep 21, 2015 5:34 am

“UFC Fight Night: Japan” card finalized with 11 fights

Josh Barnett is set to make his triumphant return to Japan this weekend as UFC comes back to Japan! “The War Master” and “Big Country” Roy Nelson will clash in the main-event of the card which is set to take place in the Saitama Super Arena. Barnett has not fought in the octagon since his...

Sep 18, 2015 8:57 am

REPLAY! ‘Big Country’ Uncorks Massive Right Hand On Kongo

Back at UFC 159 ‘Big Country’ Roy Nelson took on fellow heavyweight Cheick Kongo. The fight never made it out of the first round as Nelson managed to land one of his brutal right hands with less than two minutes left. Kongo had his back to the cage and made the mistake of standing right...

Sep 16, 2015 12:05 am

While In Japan, Roy Nelson’s Diet Consists Mostly Of Hotel Buffets

UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson is set to take on Josh Barnett in Japan. ‘Big Country’ has fought there before, when he took on Mark Hunt. So, if there’s one thing he learned from his first visit, it’s where to find the best food, of course. Nelson was a guest on Inside MMA and spoke about...

Aug 30, 2015 3:32 pm

Frank Mir: The heavyweight division is the best it’s ever been

When spectators look at the talent pool in the sport of mixed martial arts, no other current fight promotion compare to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. There is no shortage of talent in the light heavyweight, welterweight or lightweight divisions; The top five fighters in those weight classes could be champions on any given day! There...

Aug 26, 2015 6:18 pm

Mark Munoz Is Happy With Retirement, Has ‘No Itch To Come Back’

Were you wondering if retired UFC middleweight Mark Munoz was thinking about a come back? Well according to the fighter, the answer is no. Munoz last fought on May 16 and then retired, leaving his gloves in the octagon, and said in a recent blog post for The Players Tribune that he has no intentions...

Aug 25, 2015 12:01 am

Relive Roy Nelson’s Walk-Off KO Over Big Nog

‘Relive again as Roy Nelson and Minotauro Nogueira step into The Octagon as two of the heavyweight divisions legends go to war. Roy Nelson next takes on Josh Barnett in the main event at Fight Night Japan on FOX Sports 1.’ The Best Training Room You’ll Probably Ever See — D.C., Rockhold, Khabib, Velasquez All...

Aug 10, 2015 4:00 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Dariush Enters Top 10, Nunes Cracks Top 5

The dust has settled from “UFC Fight Night 73” and the official rankings have been updated! Beneil Dariush and Amanda Nunes are the big winners this week as Darish was able to crack the top ten in his division while Amanda Nunes took the number four spot in the bantamweight division. Michael Johnson can take...

Aug 3, 2015 5:35 pm

Rankings Report: Rousey sends Correia far away from top 5

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey solidified her spot atop the women’s bantamweight division with another exciting title defense. This past Saturday at “UFC 190”, Rousey only needed thirty four seconds to send Bethe Correia crashing face first into the canvas. As a result of the loss, Correia has dropped three spots in the rankings...

Jul 27, 2015 3:44 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Tate Takes Top Spot, 4 Women Ranked Above Correia

“UFC on FOX 16” is in the books and a couple fighters from the main card made some big moves! Miesha Tate’s co main-event performance against Jessica Eye earned her the top-spot directly under Ronda Rousey, once again. Jesssica Eye dropped a single spot due to the loss, however. TJ Dillashaw surpassed UFC Heavyweight Champion...