Archive: Chris Leben

Jul 8, 2013 11:49 am

Chris Leben Promises To Stay Clean Despite His Loss at UFC 162

It’s easy to see why Chris Leben has become a fan favorite in the UFC. Since his time as a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Season One, he has matured in front of our eyes and turned his life around so many times. There are moments in his career that will go down in UFC...

Jul 2, 2013 10:06 am

Leben Talks Leaving Hawaii & Moving To A ‘Real Team’ For UFC 162 Prep

“I’m here in San Diego, training at Alliance and I didn’t realize what I’m missing. It has been so many years since I was a member of a hardcore training team like this. In Hawaii, I was a little bit of a lone wolf. “No ‘yes men’ here. If I wasn’t doing that great, maybe...

Jun 27, 2013 1:58 pm

UFC 162’s Andrew Craig: “I’m a More Refined Chris Leben”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Next weekend at UFC 162 in Las Vegas UFC middleweight Andrew Craig (8-1) will make his return to the cage following the first loss of his MMA career. He will be placed opposite of longtime promotional staple and fan-favorite, Chris Leben (22-9). Craig, who is 2-1 inside the UFC with wins...

Jun 25, 2013 9:32 am

Leben Open To Catchweight Bout With Koscheck

“Yes, absolutely I would take a catchweight fight with Koscheck. It would stop everybody that has been saying to me every day since the show came out, “When are you going to get a rematch with Koscheck? I hate him! I wish you would beat his ass!” That alone would make it worth it. …...


Mar 13, 2013 7:07 pm

Ricardo Lamas vs. Korean Zombie Official for UFC 162 | UFC News

  Ricardo Lamas announced via his Twitter this evening that he will be facing Chan Sung Jung at UFC 162 on July 6th. The fight may have title implications but little is known about the fight besides its existence. Lamas is coming off of a TKO win over Erik Koch back in January. As for...

Mar 13, 2013 10:05 am

UFC 162 just added Leben vs. Craig, Baczynski vs. Melancon | UFC NEWS

Two fights have been added to UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman. Chris “The Crippler” Leben (22-9) will take on Andrew “The Highlight” Craig (8-1) and Seth “The Polish Pistola” Baczynski (18-9) will go head-to-head against Strikeforce veteran Brian Melancon (6-2). UFC 162 is slated to take place on July 6, 2013 at the MGM Grand...

Mar 5, 2013 9:30 am

Chris Leben Thinks Diego Sanchez Has Had Too Much Greg Jackson | UFC NEWS

Diego Sanchez made his return to lightweight last weekend with a disappointing performance and split decision win over Takanori Gomi. In the fight, he was certainly not the Diego we’ve all come to enjoy watching. After winning three consecutive Fight Of The Night honors, Diego’s ultra-aggressive style seemed to be missing. UFC middleweight veteran Chris...

Mar 1, 2013 1:03 pm

Former UFC middleweight Jason MacDonald retires from MMA | MMA News

After 40+ fights in a career that spanned nearly 15 years, Canadian Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald has decided to hang up the gloves and retire from MMA. MacDonald (25-16 MMA, 6-7 UFC) had originally stated that he would return to the octagon following his UFC on FUEL TV 3 loss to Tom Lawlor last May....

Mar 1, 2013 10:43 am

Wanderlei Silva: Don’t Doubt his Chin | Editorial | UFC News

  Saturday night (Sunday, noon in Japan), Wanderlei Silva takes on the heavy-handed former Marine, Brian Stann in the same arena that former Pride middleweight champion, Silva, made a name for himself, Saitama Super Arena. The two are expected to exchange heavy shots and from most media predictions, you will find that an all out...

Dec 27, 2012 5:26 pm

UFC 155 Main Card Predictions

  Saturday night the UFC will hold it’s last event of 2012 as they present UFC 155:  Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2. The organizations top two heavyweights will meet for the second time in 13 months. Their first fight took place last November in Anaheim, CA as part of the first ever UFC card on...

Dec 19, 2012 12:20 pm

UFC 155: Karlos Vemola Out, Derek Brunson In Against Chris Leben | UFC NEWS

A last minute card shift has put former Strikeforce middleweight, Derek Brunson, into a scheduled matchup with UFC veteran Chris Leben. The change comes on the heels of an injury that forced Karlos Vemola off the card. UFC officials announced the matchup earlier today. UFC 155 is set to take place on Dec. 29 from...

Nov 27, 2012 12:27 pm

Alessio Sakara Inks Four Fight UFC Contract Extension | UFC NEWS

UFC middleweight Alessio Sakara’s recent disqualification for pummeling Patrick Cote in the head during UFC 154 this month results a A four-fight contract extension.  Sakara’s manager Lex McMahon reveals to mmafighting.com  “We believe this gesture is indicative of the level of respect the UFC has for Alessio and we want to thank Dana White, Joe Silva, Lorenzo...

Sep 13, 2012 6:25 am

Chris Leben vs. Carlos Vemola booked for UFC 155 in Las Vegas | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Chris Leben, who was given a year-long suspension by the UFC in November of 2011 after testing positive for prescription painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone after his UFC 138 main event loss to Mark Munoz in England, now has an official return date and opponent. Leben (22-8 MMA, 12-7 UFC) will return to the octagon...

Jul 18, 2012 10:04 am

Fertitta Breaks Down The Most Important UFC Battles In History | UFC NEWS

The UFC has its fair share of memorable moments unforgettable icons. But where do these historic fights stack up in the eyes of UFC owner, Lorenzo Fertitta? Dave Deibert of Postmedia News shared his top ten list with Fertitta at UFC 148 to get his opinion on these 10 historic fights that helped define the...

Jun 27, 2012 6:41 am

Wanderlei Silva: Holding On To His Pride

A few months ago, before Vitor Belfort withdrew from his UFC 147 bout with Wanderlei Silva, BJPENN.com ran a story about why Wanderlei Silva shouldn't be considered an underdog for that fight. As the author of that article, I stand before the MMA community humbled. Not only did Belfort withdraw, but he was replaced by...