Archive: featherweight

Jan 16, 2015 9:05 pm

Confirmed: Pitbull vs. Karakhanyan Next Bellator FW Title Fight

It’s official: Georgi Karakhanyan is next in line to challenge Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for his Bellator Featherweight Championship. Georgi Karakhanyan put on a beautiful performance against Bubba Jenkins on Friday night when he submitted him in the first round. Jenkins went for two takedown attempts, but walked into two separate guillotine attempts. The second guillotine...

Oct 25, 2014 9:48 pm

UFC 179 Results: Aldo Retains Title Against Mendes in FOTN Performance

Both fighters’ striking looked fluid in the opening moments of the fight. Mendes’ hands were fast and attacked from different angles, allowing him to catch Aldo off guard several times. Aldo’s attack was just as impressive, but he was able to land the leg kicks which forced Mendes to constantly change his stance. Each fighter...

Aug 28, 2014 5:01 am

Holloway Wants A Rematch Against McGregor

Prior to tearing his ACL, Conor McGregor put on an impressive performance against Max Holloway, something ‘Blessed’ hasn’t forgot. He spoke to MMAJunkie about his desire to climb the ranks and get a rematch against Conor McGregor. “The McGregor fight, I got hurt in the first 30 seconds,” Holloway said. “He complains about hurting his...

Jul 22, 2014 5:04 am

Conor McGregor Cracks Top 10 In UFC’s Official Rankings

Conor McGregor has managed to secure himself a spot on the top 10 ladder of the featherweight division in the UFC’s official rankings after dominating Diego Brandao on Saturday at UFC Dublin. The UFC’s official top 10 ladder for the featherweight division is as follows: Champion : Jose Aldo 1 Chad Mendes 2 Frankie Edgar...


Jul 3, 2014 7:34 am

Ricardo Lamas Slams Nik Lentz: He Has No Heart

Top ranked UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas fired back at Nik Lentz today during an interview with MMAJunkie. Lentz took a shot at Lamas’ performance this past Saturday against Hacran Dias, saying he would beat Lamas easy. “The Bully” didn’t take too kindly to that, and fired back by saying: “if he wants some, he can...

Jun 23, 2014 10:35 am

Ricardo Lamas: I Beat Myself In The Aldo Fight

Top ranked UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas joined Majority Draw Radio during a recent interview to discuss his fight against Jose Aldo, and how Aldo didn’t beat “The Bully”, he beat himself. “No, not at all, I felt fine (after sitting out). The only thing is, because it was a title shot, I was being a...

Jun 17, 2014 4:24 pm

Kogan Slams Aldo, Calls Him A N***a

MMA Manager Mike Kogan shot back at UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo today via Instagram. Aldo appeared on an episode of Inside MMA and expressed his distaste for fighter pay. Check out Kogan’s post below. Caption reads, This n***a needs to make up his mind. Or more like stick to his guns and stop flip...

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

Mar 28, 2014 8:49 pm

McGregor Calls Aldo ‘Basic’, Blasts Sanchez, Swanson, Poirier, More

By Evan Stoumbelis Featherweight Conor McGregor may not have stepped in the Octagon to fight recently, since August to be exact, however that hasn’t stopped him from trying to pick fights outside of the Octagon with his fellow UFC peers. McGregor went on a rant (transcribed by) MMAFighting.com about several of his UFC peers including, featherweight...

Mar 14, 2014 7:15 am

Pat Curran’s Bout With Depression Almost Ended His Career

“The fight game is 90% mental.” It’s a cliché we’ve heard countless times, from countless people. But that doesn’t make it any less truthful. The mental prowess of a fighter can make or break not only their next fight, but their entire career. And it’s not just confidence that I’m speaking of; you have to...

Jan 14, 2014 10:00 am

Bellator Denies Freire Title Shot – Freire Wants Out of Contract

By Evan Stoumbelis Yesterday Bellator announced former featherweight champion Pat Curran would be granted a rematch with the man who took his title from him in November at Bellator 106, Daniel Straus. Fight fans that saw the last fight will be looking forward to the rubber match between Curran and Straus. However, one person isn’t...

Jan 2, 2014 8:47 am

Ivan Menjivar Faces Hatsu Hioki At TUF: China Finale

As reported originally by TopMMANews.com, Ivan Menjivar, (MMA 25-11, UFC 4-4) will face Hatsu Hioki (MMA 26-7-2, UFC 2-3) at The Ultimate Fighter: China finale card. Menjivar, who fought Georges St. Pierre in St. Pierre’s first fight, will compete at featherweight for the first time in his UFC career. Menjivar recently lost to Wilson Reis...

Dec 30, 2013 7:15 am

Poirier: Brandao said he would stab me in the neck

By Evan Stoumbelis This Saturday fans got to see a great night of fights with UFC 168. In kicking off the main card on PPV Dustin Poirier knocked out Diego Brandao in the first round. For those that didn’t watch the weigh ins Brandao weighed in 8 pounds over the featherweight limit of 145 pounds....

Nov 30, 2013 8:23 am

Injury Forces Hacran Dias Out of Bout With Kawajiri

Asian MMA standout Tatsuya Kawajiri was set to make his UFC debut against Nova Uniao disciple Hacran Dias in Singapore on January 4. However, just like so many other exciting match-ups in the past, this too has been dismissed by an unfortunate injury; this one sustained by Dias during training. Dias has only made two...

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...

Nov 12, 2013 10:02 am

Thiago Tavares Plans a Drop to 145 Following Recent Win

After securing an impressive rear-naked choke in the very first frame of the fight over Justin Salas (after an accidental cut caused during his warmup almost halted the scheduled bout), it looks as though Thiago Tavares will look to make a new home at 145 lbs. Tavares has always shown amazing potential in the UFC’s...

Sep 26, 2013 11:25 am

Dennis Siver vs. Manny Gamburyan added to UFC 168

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Featherweights Dennis Siver and Manny Gamburyan are officially set to square off on an already stacked UFC 168 card. After dropping to featherweight Dennis Siver won two fights in a row before losing to Cub Swanson via 3rd round TKO at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman in July. Manny Gamburyan...

Jul 3, 2013 2:15 pm

Edgar: I will defeat Charles Oliviera

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Frankie Edgar spoke to UFC.com recently on his upcoming fight with Charles Oliviera which will be the co-main event at UFC 162 Weidman vs. Silva. “It’s a blessing in disguise, I feel like, coming back to a three-round fight. It’s going to make me get out of the gun early...