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Dec 6, 2011 9:25 am

MMA NEWS – Bowling vs. Peoples Added To “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” Card

Strikeforce officials have added a last minute lightweight bout to next weeks “Strikeforce Melendez vs. Masvidal” preliminary fight card. Roger Bowling will face off with Jerron Peoples in an intriguing lightweight bout in San Diego. The event, which features many of the Strikeforce stars, takes place on December 17 from the Valley View Casino in...

Oct 13, 2011 6:49 am

Masvidal: "I'm going to smash Melendez"

“I hope people overlook me. I’ve been paying my dues for a while, beating ranked guys. But I really don’t care. I’m gonna smash Gilbert, get a nice paycheque and then onto the next one…” In an interview with bleacherreport.com, the Strikeforce lightweight number one contender goes on record and states that he will “smash”...


Oct 12, 2011 3:37 pm

Noons vs. Evangelista Round Out "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" Main Card

It would appear as if a four-fight main card has been set for December’s Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal event. Strikeforce officials have paired off KJ Noons with Billy Evangelista in the latest main card booking for the show. Joining them on the card will be Mousasi vs. OSP, Cyborg vs. Yamanaka and of course the...

Oct 12, 2011 8:12 am

“Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” Tickets On Sale This Week

Going to be in San Diego on December 17? If so, your chance to see live MMA action is upon you and tickets to the event go on sale this week. Strikeforce officials have made the lightweight title fight between Gilbert Melendez and Jorge Masvidal official for the December 17 date. The event, which features...

Nov 23, 2016 5:08 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 100

Two UFC events took place over the weekend as UFC Fight Night 99 took place in Belfast, Ireland while UFC Fight Night 100 went down in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With the two events, the UFC rankings have been updated to reflect the fights having an impact on the top 15 ranked fighters throughout the UFC...

Nov 21, 2016 11:06 am

VIDEO | Andre Ward on boxing vs. MMA and the skills of Nick and Nate Diaz

Andre Ward is now being argued as the number 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world after defeating Sergey Kovalev over the weekend. Ward won a unanimous decision over Kovalev in Las Vegas, Nevada to take three light heavyweight world title belts from the Russian boxer. However, there has been a bit of controversy in the...

Nov 17, 2016 1:04 pm

VIDEO | UFC rankings updated following UFC 205 – Conor McGregor not yet at the pinnacle

The UFC rankings were freshly updated following the historic UFC 205 event that took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden. UFC superstar Conor McGregor made history on Saturday night in the main event against Eddie Alvarez. “The Notorious” became the first fighter in the UFC to hold two weight class championship titles at the...

Nov 12, 2016 1:58 pm

VIDEO | Fighters pick winner of Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor

Tonight in New York, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will step into the Octagon for a highly anticipated lightweight title fight. The fight will give McGregor the opportunity to become the first simultaneous two-division UFC champion, eight months after he was scheduled to contest for the lightweight title at...

Nov 12, 2016 1:55 pm

VIDEO | Nate Diaz responds to Eddie Alvarez for calling him a .500 fighter

Last week on the UFC 205 conference call current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez took a shot at Conor McGregor’s previous opponents, claiming that the brash Irish superstar had fought “a bunch of chumps”. Alvarez went on to take shots at McGregor’s most recent opponent, Nate Diaz, saying the following about the Stockton Slugger. “The...

Nov 11, 2016 9:00 am

VIDEO | Japanese Legend Shinya Aoki Gets TKO’d At One Championship: Defending Honor

Folayang stuffed a takedown early in R3 and smashed Aoki with a knee to the face. Shades of the 2nd Sakurai fight. And NEW pic.twitter.com/aLYhaXj4uu — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) November 11, 2016 Now that Eddie Alvarez, Will Brooks and Gilbert Melendez are all members of the UFC roster, Shinya Aoki stands out as one of the...

Nov 10, 2016 9:13 am

Diego Sanchez reflects on UFC Mexico win this past weekend

This past weekend in Mexico, UFC veteran Diego Sanchez returned to the win column as he picked up a unanimous decision win over Marcin Held. The win was a pretty impressive one for Sanchez, who managed to leave fight fans in awe when he used the Octagon walls to aid him in escaping a standing...

Nov 8, 2016 5:39 pm

Conor McGregor takes over UFC’s snapchat and poses with 2 belts

Current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will look to make history by defeating current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez this Saturday night in New York. If the brash Irish star is able to dethrone Alvarez in the evenings main event, he will become the first fighter in the promotions history to hold two belts simultaneously....

Nov 8, 2016 8:14 am

UFC Rankings Update: Tony Ferguson Surges Ahead

Last Saturday, the UFC touched down in sun-soaked Mexico City with UFC Fight Night 98. With this exciting event in the rear-view mirror, the UFC has updated their official rankings to reflect the shifts and shakeups that resulted from it. The most notable rankings change that stemmed from the UFC’s recent trip to Mexico was...

Nov 1, 2016 12:03 pm

VIDEO| Watch Eddie Alvarez’s Legendary 2008 Battle with Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen

  Though Eddie Alvarez has been on the radar of hardcore MMA fans for years, he has only recently entered the consciousness of casual fans as the UFC lightweight champion and the upcoming opponent of transcendent star Conor McGregor. Often referred to as “The Underground King,” Alvarez has long been adored by fans for his...

Oct 31, 2016 10:10 am

VIDEO | Bellator Star Michael “Venom” Page Gets Creative With Halloween-Themed Trash Talk of Upcoming Opponent

England’s Michael “Venom” Page, who competes in Bellator’s welterweight division, is one of the fastest rising stars in mixed martial arts. His quick rise to stardom is due in part to his vicious striking arsenal, which famously shattered the skull of his most recent opponent Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, and to his fan-friendly antics, which manifested themselves when...

Oct 19, 2016 4:14 pm

VIDEO: Pros pick between Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez for UFC 205 title fight

Several fighters and coaches were recently asked who they thought was going to win between UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and featherweight champ Conor McGregor. Take a look for yourself to see what the pros think about UFC 205’s main event! Brad “One Punch” Pickett: “I gotta go with McGregor. I think he has better...

Oct 17, 2016 9:03 am

Veteran Featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri Has Requested a Release from His UFC Contract

Late last month, a disgruntled interim featherweight champion in Jose Aldo requested a release from his UFC contract. Having made no secret of the fact that he feels he’s being treated unfairly, the Brazilian has set his sights on greener pastures – perhaps even in another sport. Not long after Aldo’s surprising request, streaking female...

Oct 16, 2016 5:45 pm

Conor McGregor: “I don’t think Eddie Alvarez poses any threat”

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has always been one to speak his mind. The brash Irishman, who will challenge Eddie Alvarez for the UFC’s lightweight title on November 12 in New York,  recently did a Fan Q&A with the LAD Bible where he gave his take on Alvarez as an opponent. “You know, I don’t...

Oct 16, 2016 11:47 am

Conor McGregor on UFC 205 post-fight announcement “Don’t blink. It’s going to be big!”

Current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has confirmed that he will be making a major announcement following his UFC 205 lightweight title fight with Eddie Alvarez this November in New York. McGregor has remained tight-lipped about the announcement and recently told MMAJunkie that he will not be spilling the beans until his business with Eddie...

Oct 11, 2016 10:54 am

Nick Diaz: Conor McGregor will never be the best

While Conor McGregor is currently the UFC featherweight champion, and has the opportunity to go down in history as the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold title belts in two weight classes when he fights Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight championship at UFC 205 on November 12th, MMA veteran Nick Diaz doesn’t think McGregor’s beat...

Oct 3, 2016 11:29 am

Eddie Alvarez on Conor McGregor: “I’ve Never Felt So Unthreatened By Another Man”

As Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor’s anticipated UFC 205 lightweight title fight draws ever closer, both parties continue to dish out the trash talk. On today’s episode of The MMA Hour, Eddie Alvarez plated the latest steaming servings of trash talk, re-upping on his previous claims that McGregor would be the easiest opponent of his...

Sep 26, 2016 7:38 pm

BREAKING! Conor McGregor will return at UFC 205 in New York

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will return to the octagon at November’s highly anticipated UFC 205 event in New York, where he will square off with current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for the promotions lightweight title. MMA [email protected] (Dizz) just broke the news. #BREAKING – per my source: Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor is official...

Sep 23, 2016 11:38 am

The Folly of Doubting Eddie Alvarez

UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has been the subject of many headlines over the last few days—and very few of them have painted a positive picture of him. Our news feeds have been flooded with reports that the champ’s hardball negotiation tactics are the reason his long-rumored fight with Irish superstar Conor McGregor fell through....

Sep 22, 2016 5:34 am

Conor McGregor reportedly healthy, ready to fight at UFC 205 despite reports

UFC featherweight champion is reportedly healthy and willing to fight at November’s highly anticipated UFC 205 fight card in New York. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the brash Irish star is “fine” and his apparent leg injury would not hinder him from competing at UFC 205: According to sources close to McGregor, Conor is "fine"...