Archive: featured

Dec 16, 2011 1:22 pm

UFC NEWS – Cole Escovedo Released By UFC Following UFC on FOX Loss To Alex Caceres

Unfortunately for former UFC bantamweight fighter, the promotion requires a win in order to retain your employment and he fell short in three consecutive contests. After debuting for the promotion at UFC 140 in a losing effort against Renan Barao at UFC 130 the UFC gave Escovedo two more chances to try and prove he...

Dec 16, 2011 1:16 pm

UFC NEWS – Vitor Belfort: The UFC Is Taking Over Soccer In Brazil

“They said that soccer was the passion of our people but the UFC is taking over. I’m so glad to be a part of the past, the present and the future. And in the future, the UFC is going to be mainstream everywhere. Because UFC, Dana White, Lorenzo and the whole crew, bring the best,...

Dec 16, 2011 12:30 pm

UFC NEWS – Gabe Gonzaga Returns To Face Ednaldo Oliveira At UFC 142

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger, Gabriel Gonzaga received an early Christmas present from the UFC today in the form of a new 4-fight contract. Previously cut from the promotion after consecutive losses to Junior Dos Santos and Brendan Schaub, the big man finally gets to return to his promotional home after more than a year...

Dec 16, 2011 9:44 am

UFC NEWS – UFC 142: Broughton & Bahadurzada Out With Injuries

UFC 142 has taken a hit today. We reported just moments ago of the removal of Paulo Thiago and Stanislov Nedkov from UFC 142 and now the UFC has announced two more withdrawals from their return trip to Brazil. Both Rob Broughton and Siyar Bahadurzada have been forced off the card due to injuries suffered...

Dec 16, 2011 9:34 am

MMA NEWS – Tim Sylvia vs. Brett Rogers Off DREAM Year End Show

Brett Rogers’ inability to obtain a travel Visa for this month’s DREAM year end show has caused the removal of the heavyweight clash between himself and former UFC champion Tim Sylvia from the evening’s card. “DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” is set to take place on Dec. 31 from the...

Dec 16, 2011 8:33 am

Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament Beginning To Take Shape

After a Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament that saw Brazilian phenom Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas secure a title shot against reigning Bellator Bantamweight Champion Zach Makovsky, eight of the world’s top 135 pounders are back for Bellator’s sixth season, eager to claim a title shot of their own. Bellator will begin its sixth season Friday, March 2...

Dec 15, 2011 12:07 pm

MMA NEWS – Strikeforce Lives: Showtime And Strikeforce Announce Closing Of Broadcast Deal Renewal

Showtime Networks Inc. and world championship mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion STRIKEFORCE have entered into a new broadcast agreement to continue producing live MMA events on the premium television network, SHOWTIME. The agreement was announced jointly today by Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports®, Dana White, UFC President, and Scott Coker,...

Dec 15, 2011 11:13 am

UFC NEWS – All UFC on FOX 1 Fighters Test Clean For Banned Substances

The California State Athletic Commission today released the findings from the UFC on FOX 1 drug test screenings conducted on fourteen of the night’s professional athletes. Junior Dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, Aaron Rosa, Clay Guida, Mackens Semerzier, Ricardo Lamas, Pablo Garza, Robert Peralta, DaMarques Johnson, Cub Swanson, Clay Harvison, Matt Lucas, Benson Henderson and Dustin...

Dec 15, 2011 10:52 am

UFC NEWS – Simpson vs. Markes, Brookins vs. Yahya Added To UFC on FUEL 1

Two more fights have been added to the UFC’s February debut on FUEL TV in the form of Aaron Simpson vs. Ronny Markes and Jonathan Brookins vs. Rani Yahya. UFC on FUEL TV is set to take place in Omaha, Nebraska on February 15. No venue has been announced to host the event, but a...

Dec 15, 2011 9:27 am

UFC NEWS – Mafia Killers, Altered Photo’s and Thai Manhunt Surround Latest Story From Junie Browning, Asks For Americans To Contact Embassy

Earlier this week we featured a story about former UFC lightweight fighter, Junie Browning and his escapades in Thailand. In the initial report, Thai officials announced a manhunt for Browning after he apparently went on an insane rampage and left a woman, tourists and nurses injured in his path before fleeing the hospital to avoid...

Dec 15, 2011 8:55 am

UFC NEWS – UFC Officialy Announces Return To Australia For UFC on FX 2

UFC officials have officially announced their UFC on FX 2 fight card set for March 3. As expected, the free on TV fight card is set to go down in Australia. UFC on FX 2 is set to feature a main event welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves. The Allphones Arena in Sydney,...

Dec 15, 2011 8:21 am

Cro Cop Returns To Action Under K-1 Banner In March

Retired from Mixed Martial Arts and retired from combat sports are two entirely different things and former UFC heavyweight fighter Mirko Cro Cop is set to prove that. After taking defeat in the UFC for the last time at UFC 137 against Roy “Big Country” Nelson the Croatian superstar announced his retirement from the UFC...