Archive: featherweight

Jun 27, 2013 9:07 am

TJ Grant Comments On Pettis Trying To Jump The Line: “It Was Pretty Dirty”

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan TJ Grant recently spoke on the ESPN UFC podcast about numerous things ranging from TRT to Anthony Pettis. Grant, who has been quiet on the situation of Pettis asking for Grant’s August 31st title shot against Ben Henderson, opened up with his thoughts on the situation saying: “I wish it...

Jun 11, 2013 5:44 am

Diego Nunes Latest to Ink with Bellator

By JAKE CHASTAIN | After his 3-3 run in the UFC  talented featherweight Diego Nunes was released from his contract, leaving him momentarily unemployed. However, we gained word over the weekend that Nunes has signed a deal with the currently popular Bellator promotion. Brazilian MMA news outlet Ataque Total first reported the news this past Saturday and...

Mar 29, 2013 9:40 am

Cub Swanson vs Dennis Siver Added to UFC 162 | UFC NEWS

Two UFC featherweight stand outs will come together, in what should make an exciting stand up battle, when Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver meet at UFC 162. Swanson, on a four fight win streak, and most recently coming off a very impressive victory over Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier, is on the hunt for UFC gold...

Mar 28, 2013 8:01 am

Dennis Bermudez vs. Max Holloway added to UFC 160 card

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 has picked up another fight, Dennis ‘The Menace’ Bermudez vs. ‘Blessed’ Max Holloway. The fight will take place in Las Vegas, with no news as to whether it will be on the main card or the preliminary card. The 21-year old Hawaiian native Holloway is 3-1...

Feb 26, 2013 9:24 am

Aldo Gets Shot At Lightweight Title With Win Over Pettis | UFC NEWS

Shortly after it was revealed that UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo was refusing to fight Anthony Pettis, the tables turned, and the match was solidified for August 3rd. After much speculation on what had caused the change of mind, Brazil’s Tatame.com got ahold of Aldo, who explained his demands. Because Frankie Edgar and Pettis both...

Feb 25, 2013 5:57 pm

Dana White: Aldo vs. Pettis is on

By Evan Stoumbelis Dana White just announced via Twitter that Jose Aldo will fight Anthony Pettis for the Featherweight title in August. There had been some speculation as to whether or not the fight would happen Dana White told reporters after UFC 157 that Aldo was refusing to fight Pettis because he didn’t think Showtime...

Jan 21, 2013 9:56 am

Exclusive: Cub Swanson: “When I Win This Fight, I’m the Number One Contender”

Four years ago, Cub Swanson stepped into the cage with Jose Aldo at WEC 41 and was knocked out in eight seconds. It was the flying knee heard around the world and it propelled Aldo into a featherweight title bout against then-champion Mike Brown. Fast forward to today and Aldo is still the featherweight champion,...

Aug 22, 2012 12:30 am

Frankie Edgar Moves To The Featherweight Division And Is Willing To Face Anyone | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar is heading to the Featherweight division. The news was first reported on Tuesday night’s episode of UFC Tonight on FUEL TV. Edgar (14-3-1) is coming off a controversial loss at UFC 150 against UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson. This was his second loss on the bounce...

Jul 3, 2012 3:27 am

Chad Mendes: ‘I Hate Losing Anything’ | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Chad Mendes in an interview with MMAWeeklyRadio. Chad Mendes went (30-0) undefeated record in his senior year at Cal Poly as the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the country at 141 pounds. In the NCAA finals he was facing No. 6 seed J. Jaggers from The Ohio State University and what happened...

Jun 14, 2012 1:26 am

Diego Nunes Not In A Hurry To Return To The Octagon | UFC News

Diego Nunes in an interview with TATAME. Nunes has gone (1-2) in his past three bouts losing decisions to Kenny Florian & Dennis Siver and defeating Manvel Gamburyan. However Nunes is in no rush to get back into the octagon for now as he would like to dedicate some time to his family. “I’m cool....

Jun 5, 2012 2:33 pm

Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin In The Works For UFC 151 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister A featherweight bout is in the works for the September 1st UFC 151. On the Las Vegas card Denis Siver & Eddie Yagin are set to square off according to MMANytt.se who report that verbal agreements are in place from both Siver and Yagin. Denis Siver will stay in the Featherweight division...

May 28, 2012 9:30 am

Mike Brown Retires On A High Following Victory Over Pineda At UFC 146 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister After defeating Daniel Pineda at UFC 146 via unanimous decision Mike Brown has decided to retire. After the bout, Dave Meltzer reported in The Wrestling Observer that the 36-year-old Brown, a former WEC champion who had struggled to a 4-3 record since losing the title to Jose Aldo in 2009, had decided...

May 23, 2012 3:34 pm

Diego Brandao | "I’m cracking skulls, I don’t know about him.”

By Jamie McAllister Diego Brandao in an interview with TATAME. Brandao comments on his plans for his next fight against Darren Elkins. “My game plan is the same as Mike Tyson’s get the knockout. Trading punches for 15 minutes is dangerous” “When the cage is closed, we’ll strike. I’m cracking skulls, I don’t know about...

Apr 27, 2012 5:05 pm

Henderson vs Edgar II set for UFC 150

By Evan Stoumbelis: Lightweight champ Ben Henderson now has a date set for his first title defense. His opponent…none other than the man he defeated to win the belt, Frankie Edgar. The rematch doesn’t come as a big surprise to fans, after Ben Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 144 in a thrilling fight, there...