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Nov 4, 2013 11:25 am

A Quick Thought on the Dominant Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez

It’s been a few weeks since UFC 166 where Cain Velasquez put a stamp on his trilogy with Junior dos Santos and set himself far and away from the contenders in his division. The dust has pretty much settled. UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the once parallel career that...

Nov 4, 2013 10:55 am

EXCLUSIVE | Two Epic Hours With Bas Rutten Part 2 | Late Night Cage Side Radio

In our second installment of the incredible interview with Bas Rutten on Late Night Cage Side Radio, we focus solely on MMA and we continue to extract what we can, like a sponge, from the well of knowledge that is “El’ Guapo.” Bas is famously known for brining popularity to the phrase “liver shot,” and...

Nov 4, 2013 8:19 am

Jon Jones Makes the Cover of EA Sports UFC, to be Joined by Fan-Voted Second Fighter

One half of the two-man cover for the highly-anticipated EA Sports UFC game has been announced. That man is UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. Jones was picked based on this set of standards via the official website for the game: The fighter we ultimately chose is one whose talent, technicality and toughness we felt best...

Nov 4, 2013 7:57 am

Eddie Alvarez Posts Photo of Damage Done in Bellator 106 Main-Event

After an absolute classic that saw Eddie Alvarez reclaim his belt from Michael Chandler, a few superficial bumps and bruises are surely numbed to some degree. Either way, they still aren’t too much fun to look at as Eddie Alvarez helps us do with his recent post on his official Twitter account:   For the...


Nov 4, 2013 7:52 am

Eddie Alvarez Defeats Michael Chandler, Takes Back Title in Classic Bout

After a rough start that had fans a skeptics alike clamoring in retrospect at a card that was once planned for a PPV broadcast,  the main card swooped in like a super-hero and saved the day (or late evening) as a rematch of the 2011 Fight of the Year went off as expected. Both Michael...

Nov 4, 2013 7:39 am

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Hacran Dias Set for UFC Fight Night 34

The UFC’s first trip to Singapore will bring with it the debut of fan favorite, Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2) as he battles Hacran Dias (21-2-1). The bout was reported by Asian combat sports outlet, Fight Sport Asia. Kawajiri has recently enjoyed a five-fight win streak with four of those wins coming in his new division, featherweight....

Oct 31, 2013 10:23 am

Peter Aerts Final Fight Against Rico Verhoeven Set for Glory 13 in Japan

(Verhoeven, bottom, center, in poster for Glory 11 in NYC)   Kickboxing legend, Peter Aerts (105-31-1) will be retiring from the sport following an upcoming bout with Glory heavyweight champion, Rico Verhoeven (42-7-1) at Glory 13 in Tokyo, Japan. The fight was announced by Glory’s Managing Director Marcus Luer (@MarcusLuer). Aerts is three-time K-1 Grand...

Oct 31, 2013 9:30 am

John Maguire Signs with Cage Warriors, Debut Set for December 31st

  English mixed martial artist, John Maguire is headed to his home country of England to compete with Cage Warriors, a promotion based in London, England. Maguire was released from the UFC earlier this year after his third consecutive loss at UFC 161 in his return to the lightweight division. Maguire went 2-3 in the...

Oct 30, 2013 8:38 am

Jon Jones Featured in GQ Magazine

In a piece of light-hearted MMA news, the UFC’s light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones appeared in the latest issue of GQ magazine. Jones shows off his vest-wearing technique in a six-photo spread. Jones appears in the magazine wearing high-end clothing and doing a number of random things such as laying on a big tire and eating...

Oct 29, 2013 2:43 pm

Cruz vs. Barao/Aldo vs. Lamas Set for UFC 169 Co-Main/Main Event

UFC 169 just received a pair of highly-anticipated lighter weight championship fights. Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) is returning from over two years away with a lingering knee injury and a series of surgeries, and will take on the longtime interim champion, Renan Barao (33-1). Barao has twice defended his interim title since winning it...

Oct 21, 2013 9:09 pm

Wanderlei Silva to Coach Opposite Chael Sonnen on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3

A long brewing rivalry between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva has been in the public eye for quite some time now. There have been messages on video blogs, rants on UFC Tonight, and even a scuffle at Mr. Olympia which received widespread criticism for Silva for bringing a camera crew along to the ‘spontaneous’ confrontation....

Oct 21, 2013 3:58 pm

Aftermath: Cain Velasquez Posts Photo of Himself 2 Days After Defending Title

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez made defending his title look easy last Saturday, defeating Junior dos Santos by TKO in the fifth round of the conclusion of their trilogy. Cain did sustain a few bumps and bruises, however, which were evident during the post-fight press conference. Cain’s superficial injuries didn’t stop him from enjoying what...

Oct 10, 2013 2:53 pm

Dana White Bans Rousimar Palhares from the UFC

Last night, Brazilian submission specialist Rousimar Palhares made his welterweight debut, at UFC Fight Night 29, after stringing together consecutive losses at his previous weight class, middleweight. Palhares looked to return to form and show the UFC and his fans in his native, Brazil, that he was back and ready to use his signature finish,...

Oct 7, 2013 3:52 pm

Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Set for March Event, Not UFC 169

After what appears to be a minor mishap by a trigger-happy UFC PR team, the news that Jon Jones (19-1) will defend his light-heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira (22-2) is false. UFC president Dana White revealed today that it was in fact a mistake that his PR team announced the bout for that date and...

Oct 7, 2013 10:55 am

Joey Beltran Talks Suspension and Returning to the Cage Successfully

After making drop to light-heavyweight, Joey Beltran looked to restart his career in a new division. Upon his return to the UFC, Beltran split two consecutive fights, winning his most recent against Igor Pokrajac. His victory was taken from him, however, after Beltran tested positive for nandrolone. Now, with a fight against Fabio Maldonado looming,...

Oct 7, 2013 10:40 am

Chael Sonnen Calls Wanderlei Silva a ‘Distraction’ Leading Up to Evans Fight

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have been going back-and-forth for some time now as both men dance around a potential fight that has yet to come to fruition. Although their feud almost came to blows recently, the two still sit on opposite sides of the fence with Silva reportedly being out of action due to...

Oct 2, 2013 10:27 am

Fabricio Werdum Seeks Rematch with Junior dos Santos

A loss in the UFC can sting. A knockout loss to a debuting future heavyweight champ in the first round, may sting a bit more. Such is the case with Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1). The 36-year-old Brazilian says he is looking for a rematch with the man alluded to above, former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos...

Oct 2, 2013 10:21 am

UFC Signs Bethe ‘Pitbull’ Correia to Women’s Roster

Undefeated Brazilian women’s bantamweight, Bethe ‘Pitbull’ Correia has officially signed with the UFC. As first, reported by Brazilian MMA news outlet, TATAME. Correia, 30, is 6-0 as a professional and stands next to MMA kin with Bellator fighters Patricky and Patrick as brothers. She comes off two straight unanimous decision victories. Correia has just one...

Sep 30, 2013 10:44 am

Dennis Hallman: Ronda Rousey Truly has Mental Health Issues

Former UFC welterweight and Team Tate Coach, Dennis Hallman, had some choice words for rival coach, Ronda Rousey after observing her behavior on the set of The Ultimate Fighter. According to Hallman, a verbal altercation between Rousey and the show’s producers over the payment due to her assistant coaches, sparked Rousey to lash out: ‘You shut...

Sep 16, 2013 8:00 pm

TJ Grant Withdraws From Title Bout with Anthony Pettis

TJ Grant was recently placed back on his title hunt which was first derailed in the weeks leading up to his scheduled fight with former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, dropping out of the fight due to a concussion sustained in training camp. Anthony Pettis stepped in for Grant at UFC 164 and defeated Henderson...

Sep 16, 2013 7:22 am

Jon Fitch vs. Marcelo Alfaya Verbally Agree to WSOF 6 Bout

Jon Fitch (25-6-1, 1 NC) has a confirmed date for his return to the WSOF cage. According to MMAFighting.com, the WSOF Executive Vice President, Ali Abdel-Aziz, Fitch has verbally agreed to take on WSOF newcomer Marcelo Alfaya (15-6, 1 NC) at the WSOF 6 show in Florida. The bout will take place on the main...