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May 21, 2013 12:50 pm

Evans vs. Henderson Set for New Main Event for UFC 161

  After an injury forced UFC interim champion, Renan Barao, out of his second title defense in the main event of UFC 161 against Eddie Wineland, the UFC started to look for a suitable replacement. Now, as confirmed by the UFC’s official twitter account, the former co-main event will take its place as a bout...

May 21, 2013 11:05 am

Confirmed: Injury Forces Interim Champ Renan Barao Out of UFC 161

  UFC Interim bantamweight champion, Renan Barao (30-1) has officially been removed from the main event of UFC 161. Dana White confirmed that he had been pulled Barao was scheduled to fight Eddie Wineland (20-8-1) in his second interim title defense. Word of Barao’s injury was revealed earlier this week when the interim champion sustained a...

May 21, 2013 10:47 am

New UFC Game Revealed Along with New XBOX One

  Today, Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox and with it, a plethora of new games and features. One of the new games revealed at the showcase was the new UFC game. This is the first UFC video game made by sports-simulation powerhouse, EA games. The switch from old developers, THQ, to EA was announced last year at...

May 15, 2013 8:53 am

Pat Healy Loses $130K in Bonuses After Failed Drug Test

  UFC lightweight and recent Strikeforce import, Pat ‘Bam Bam’ Healy has failed his post-fight drug test for marijuana and will forfeit his bonus money which adds up to $130,000. Healy won both ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Submission of the Night’ in his third round victory over Jim Miller on April 27th at UFC...

May 14, 2013 9:12 am

Photo of Hector Lombard’s Grotesque Cauliflower Ear

  In case you were having a good day, here is a picture of UFC middleweight Hector Lombard’s cauliflower ear. I apologize in advance to the squeamish and those who train any sort of MMA-related grappling who don’t care much for the look of cauliflower ear.     For the latest MMA news (and grotesque fighter photos)...

May 14, 2013 8:47 am

Tim Sylvia Looks for UFC Return to Finish Career

  Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia (31-8, 1 NC) has fought in various MMA organizations since his voluntary release from the UFC back in 2008 after losing an interim title bout against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira back in 2008. In his stint outside the UFC, Sylvia has gone 8-4, 1 NC with his last fight...

May 14, 2013 8:25 am

Ronda Rousey Spars with Boxing Chmapion Vic Darchinyan

  UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey (7-0) has a pretty good hold of her ground skills and looks, like any sensible MMA fighter, to round out her style. Here, she is shown sparring with boxing champion Vic Darchinyan (courtesy of FightHubTV.com):   [springboard type=”video” id=”722841″ player=”bjpn001″ width=”480″ height=”400″ ]   Rousey is known for...

May 9, 2013 9:10 am

Chuck Liddell Urges Fighters to Finish Fights

  In a time where it seems that any loss in the UFC could mean your last fight in the Octagon, fighters have a justifiable reason to be tentative during a fight, if it means that they can coast to a victory. Some notable cuts as of late have been Jon Fitch, who had arguably...

May 7, 2013 9:29 am

Eddie Alvarez Reveals Details on Bellator Blocking UFC Deal

  In an interview with the Bleacher Report, former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez (24-3) revealed details on the deal between the UFC, Bellator, and Bellator parent company, Viacom that was blocked, prohibiting Alvarez from joining the UFC roster. Alvarez had quite  a lot to say and covered several topics including the differences between what...

May 6, 2013 9:21 am

Todd Duffee Calls Life Outside the UFC ‘A Nightmare’

  In an interview given to AboveandBeyondMMA.com, UFC heavyweight Todd Duffee dexcribed life outside of the UFC and used a few choice words to dexscribe how much worse he felt after he was released: “It was a nightmare every day. It was sickening. It was very depressing. It was a giant … oh, I need...

May 6, 2013 8:51 am

Robbie Reralta Makes Statement on Failed Drug Test

  In a statement given to Sherdog.com, UFC featherweight, Robbie Peralta apologized for his recent failed drug test after a post-fight screening came back positive for marijuana metabolites. Peralta most recently fought Akira Corassani at UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi. Peralta dropped a unanimous decision to Corassani, his first loss in four...

May 1, 2013 9:57 am

‘Shogun’ Rua Fully Prepared to Fight Nogueira

  Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is set to take in Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a rematch from a classic 2005 bout that saw Rua walk away with a decision win. Now, eight years later, Rua says that with a renewed staff, extensive training, and drive to once again defeat ‘Lil Nog’ he...

Apr 30, 2013 5:46 pm

Diego Sanchez Official for UFC 164

  UFC lightweight, Diego Sanchez has made it official that his next fight will take place on August 31st, at UFC 164 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: “I talked to Joe Silva yesterday, and he penciled me in for Aug. 31,” No opponent has been signed to face Sanchez  who is coming off of...

Apr 26, 2013 9:42 am

Nelson Believes That Even With a Loss He Can Be Granted Title Shot

  UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson (18-7) will battle Cheick Kongo (18-7-2) tomorrow night at UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey. Nelson will be looking for his third straight win and if things go his way, his third straight by knockout. Even with a loss, however, Nelson believes that a title shot could still be around...

Apr 26, 2013 9:25 am

If Cormier Drops To 205 He Could Get Immediate Title Shot

  Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier (12-0) recently made his long awaited UFC debut with a one-sided unanimous decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, California. Even though a win over Mir helped validate Cormier in the heavyweight division, the idea of him...

Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm

With Recent CSAC Judging Mishap The NSAC Weighs In

  This past weekend, UFC on FOX 7 went down and was headlined by a lightweight title fight between defending champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez. The fight was a very close affair and most in my Twitter feed had it 50/50 with half giving close victories to the challenger and the...

Apr 22, 2013 9:04 am

Judge Who Scored Fight for Melendez Trains Under Cesar Gracie

  This past Saturday, at UFC on FOX 7, UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson brought yet another title fight into the championship rounds, winning a razor-thin split decision victory that could have justifiably gone either way. When it was all said and done, it seemed like a typical Benson Henderson fight with a typical decision...

Apr 22, 2013 8:19 am

Dana White Reaches Out To Victims Of Boston Bombings

  UFC President and former resident of Massachusetts, Dana White recently stated at the UFC on FOX 7 post-fight press conference that he plans on heading to Boston to in a show of support to some of the victims of last week’s horrific bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon. White still remains unclear...

Apr 18, 2013 5:34 pm

Vladimir Matyushenko Signs Deal With Bellator MMA

  After a streaky few years and two disappointing, consecutive losses in the UFC, Vladimir Matyushenko has sought a new stage to perform. He has now found that stage after signing a deal with Bellator MMA. Matyushenko was cut along with a slew of other fighters earlier this year. His last UFC outing saw him...

Apr 18, 2013 5:18 pm

German Stem Cell Surgery Cures Dana White’s Meniere’s Disease

  During a guest spot on Jay Mohr Sports on Fox Sports Radio, UFC president Dana White announced that an innovative stem cell procedure had cured him 100% of Meniere’s. White explained what exactly this disease was and how it affected his lifestyle. White’s lifestyle is one filled with constant travel and seemingly endless work...

Apr 17, 2013 11:29 am

Yoshihiro Akiyama’s Manager Jailed For Allegedly Stealing $140K From Him

  Fan favorite Yoshihiro Akiyama is back in the limelight but this time, it’s not for his fighting career. Instead Akiyama makes headlines today for being the alleged victim of an embezzlement scandal five years ago that saw his now-former manager steal approximately $140,000 from Akiyama. Sawayama Tarou is in custody for taking advantage of...