Archive: bantamweight

Dec 20, 2014 9:42 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Barao Submits Gagnon in 3rd Round, Wants Title Shot

Number fourteen ranked Mitch Gagnon was no match for former champion Renan Barao tonight in the co main event of “UFC Fight Night 58”. There were a couple moments in the first two rounds where Barao looked like he was in trouble, but he escaped adversity quickly and found a way to finish the fight...

Nov 2, 2014 8:53 am

Cris Cyborg Injures Ankle, Out Of Bantamweight Debut At Invicta 10

Cris Cyborg has been training for her highly anticipated bantamweight debut at Invicta 10 in December, however after a serious ankle injury in training, Cyborg will likely have to undergo surgery, further postponing her bantamweight debut. Stepping in for Cyborg in the main event against bantamweight champion Michelle Waterson will be Herica Tiburcio. Cyborg’s injury...

Sep 17, 2014 9:21 am

Rousey Slams Cyborg: ‘The Best She Has Isn’t Good Enough’

The plot between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg thickens once again. For those unfamiliar with the situation, Cris Cyborg wanted a fight with Rousey, but said that if she dropped to the bantamweight limit of 135 pounds, she would die. This silenced the talk of a potential superfight for some time,...

Jul 7, 2014 2:11 pm

PHOTO | Dominick Cruz And TJ Dillashaw Face Off At UFC Expo

Dominick Cruz, who was stripped of his bantamweight belt last year, had a staredown with TJ Dillashaw at the UFC Fan Expo this past weekend in what was surely a tense moment. When Dominick Cruz comes back healthy, you can surely expect to see these two superstars collide in the cage should TJ Dillashaw defeat...

Jul 3, 2014 9:34 am

Davis Talks Strategy, Why Rousey Has Been So Successful

Alexis Davis, who is challenging Ronda Rousey’s bantamweight title on Saturday night spoke to the media today about why Ronda Rousey has been so successful so far, saying it’s because “she doesn’t give people time to think.”. Check out the full interview below:

Jul 3, 2014 8:26 am

Faber Pumped For Caceras Fight: I’m Not Scared Of Anything

When it was announced that Urijah Faber, a three time UFC title challenger, and former WEC champion would fight Alex Caceras at UFC 175, many MMA fans were left scratching their heads. Despite Caceras coming off a big win over a previously undefeated Sergio Pettis, “Bruce Leeroy” just hasn’t fought the caliber of opponents Faber...

Jun 23, 2014 3:01 pm

STATIC Episode 4: Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

Several weeks ago it was announced that Jay-Z and Anderson Silva were bringing you a web series called Static that took an in depth look at the biggest rivalries in MMA. First was Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva, next was Jason Miller vs. Nick Diaz, then was Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey, and now is...

Jun 10, 2014 4:57 pm

Manny Gamburyan Wants To Drop To 135

UFC Featherweight Manny Gamburyan is eyeing a drop to bantamweight according to the fighters latest Tweet, and eyeing a September fight. Check out the Tweet below. All I have to do to make 135 is walk around 160. And I will do it… September sounds good. @ufc lets do it

Jun 3, 2014 2:15 pm

Dillashaw Willing To Fight Faber If Cash Is Right

Newly crowned bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw would potentially be willing to fight mentor and Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber if the UFC is willing to shell out the cash. Dillashaw had the following to say about Faber and what he has done to help Dillashaw’s career on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan...

Apr 11, 2014 8:42 pm

Ronda Rousey Set to Defend Title Against Alexis Davis at UFC 175

The rumors of Gina Carano fighting for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship have officially been put on the back-burner. Dana White tweeted on Friday night that Ronda Rousey will be defending her title against Alexis Davis at UFC 175. The event will take place on July 5th, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ronda Rousey last...

Mar 15, 2014 10:42 am

VIDEO | Cain Velasquez Media Scrum

Yesterday in Dallas, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez was on scene to field questions from the media. See what he had to say by clicking play above. Enjoy!

Mar 11, 2014 11:44 am

Boxing’s Anne Wolfe Fires Off On Ronda Again: “I’ll put that hoe straight to sleep”

Anne Wolfe continues to poke and prod Ronda Rousey. reported on Wolfe’s initial comments towards the women’s UFC bantamweight champion yesterday, where Wolfe had been quoted as saying she would “fuck Ronda Rousey up”, if the two ever met in combat. Not quite content with those deep and thought-provoking words of wisdom, Wolfe has apparently taken to...

Mar 4, 2014 5:32 pm

Assuncao Would be ‘Pissed’ if He’s Passed Over for Title Fight

Coming off his sixth straight win, stellar bantamweight Raphael Assuncao feels he’s the guy to get the next crack at champion Renan Barao. The two fighters above him in the current rankings have already received their title shots so Assuncao feels it’s his time. He told Fox Sports the following: “I’ll be pissed if it...

Feb 20, 2014 8:42 am

Ronda Rousey ‘Concerned’ About UFC 170 PPV Buys

  Ronda Rousey is concerned.   Sure, she’s the biggest thing to hit the UFC since Kimbo Slice’d bread.  Sure, the fans love to love her, or love to hate her. But too much of a good thing isn’t always a good thing.   “I get concerned,” Rousey said during the open workouts for UFC 170, which will...

Feb 18, 2014 9:33 am

Ronda Rousey On Sara McMann: “She’s trying to rip away everything I worked for, and that’s not very nice.”

Ronda Rousey doesn’t like Miesha Tate. That might be one of the biggest understatements I could write about the women’s UFC bantamweight champion. After all, one could surmise exactly how Ronda felt about Miesha, simply by watching the two women interact for a few seconds. And even after Ronda completely dominated her arch-rival in their championship bout at UFC 168,...

Feb 12, 2014 7:21 pm

Ronda Rousey Responds to Jon Jones’ Criticism, Says She Is Owed Help

Jon Jones recently accused the UFC of favoring Ronda Rousey in her career endeavors. During Wednesday’s media call for UFC 170, Ronda Rousey responded to Jon Jones and his claims. 5thRound’s Tom Ngo transcribed the following: “I don’t know exactly what [Jones] said, but I work really, really hard,” Rousey stated. “I might be getting...

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 7, 2014 9:09 am

Dominick Cruz removed from rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis It was announced yesterday that bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz had suffered a groin tear and would have to withdraw from his bout with interim champion Renan Barao as well as vacate his bantamweight title. The long anticipated return of Cruz was slated for February 1st in New Jersey. Now with Cruz leaving...

Dec 31, 2013 10:23 am

Bryan Caraway vs. Lucas Martins to square off at UFC 170

By Evan Stoumbelis February’s UFC 170 card looks to be taking shape. The UFC announced today that bantamweights Bryan Caraway (Pictured alongside Miesha Tate) and Lucas Martins will square off on the already stacked card. Ironically, headlining the card will be Caraway’s nemesis, Ronda Rousey. The two also saw eachother on TUF 18 when Caraway...

Dec 28, 2013 11:22 pm

White: Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann to Headline UFC 170

Ronda Rousey is coming fresh off a victory against her rival Miesha Tate at UFC 168. The bout won Fight of the Night honors and Rousey earned an extra $75,000 for ending the fight with the most impressive submission of the night, which was an armbar (of course). Not even two hours after her hand...

Nov 20, 2013 9:05 am

Tickets On Sale Today For UFC 169 – Two Titles On The Line For Super Bowl Weekend

A ‘heads up’ for all you MMA fans in the New Jersey area: tickets for the UFC Super Bowl card go on sale today. UFC 169 will host duel title fights, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo and bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will both be defending their belts against some tough opposition: Cruz will finally return from...

Sep 24, 2013 5:16 am

Renan Barao Moves Up In Pound-For-Pound Rankings

Last Saturday night, Renan Barao made quick work of elite challenger Eddie Wineland after he knocked him out with a highlight-reel spinning back kick in the second round. Barao has now defended the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship twice, defeating the likes of Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald in the process. The fans have not been...

Jun 1, 2013 12:38 pm

Tate Out, Andrade In. Liz Carmouche vs. Jessica Andrade Official For UFC on Fox 8

UFC on Fox 8 saw a recent shake up when Miesha Tate was pulled from her bout with Liz Carmouche to replace Cat Zingano as a coach on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. With Tate now facing Rousey, this left Liz Carmouche in the dark until now. MMAFighting confirmed UFC newcomer Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade will be...

May 17, 2013 4:31 pm

Exclusive | Part 2: Ian McCall on Chuck Liddell and more

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Here is part 2 of my exclusive interview with Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, as always Ian’s response is italicized. ES: If you could go back and change anything would you? “I’d change a lot, everyone says that you know ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’, fuck yeah I would, I screwed...

May 17, 2013 4:30 pm

Exclusive | Ian McCall: I offered to fight Frankie Edgar

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) I recently did an interview with UFC flyweight Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, we chatted about his future in the sport, future opponents, how he got his start in MMA, and much more. Ian’s responses are italicized. ES: First off Ian thanks for taking the time to do this interview, I really...

Apr 8, 2013 3:23 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Chad George Talks Recovery From Surgery, Returning to MMA To Be A Champion

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) I recently did an interview with Chad “Savage” George on his renowned documentary Occupation Fighter, his injury, and his return to Mixed Martial Arts competition. Chad’s responses are italicized. “How did Occupation Fighter Start” “It was a random thing actually, I moved into a new apartment with my girlfriend and my...