Archive: fight night

Nov 20, 2014 5:20 am

Swanson on title shot: “There’s no denying me after this”

Cub Swanson is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night bout against Frankie Edgar this Saturday on Fox Sports 1. Leading up to the bout, Swanson has been promised a title shot if he defeats the former champ in their #1 contender bout. Swanson joined the crew on UFC Tonight to discuss the bout. “No...

Nov 19, 2014 3:19 pm

Benavidez contemplates possibility of “unfulfilled” career without title

Joseph Benavidez is gearing up to fight Dustin Ortiz this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 57. The bout is one that would extend Benavidez win streak to 2, and leaves the #2 ranked flyweight with a lot to lose against #13 ranked Dustin Ortiz, who is currently on a 2-fight win streak of his own....

Nov 19, 2014 10:24 am

Bobby Green contemplating retirement after Barboza bout

Top ranked lightweight Bobby Green revealed on Facebook this week that he is contemplating retiring after his upcoming fight with Edson Barboza this Saturday. Green is one of the best up and coming fighters in the UFC, and has compiled a 4-0 record inside the UFC since coming over from Strikeforce, which extended his current...

Nov 19, 2014 8:23 am

McGregor Pulling For Swanson Over Edgar

‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor will likely have his eye close on this Saturday’s main event between Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar. UFC President Dana White has stated that if Swanson wins the bout, he will be awarded a title shot against Jose Aldo. McGregor, who fights Dennis Siver in January, will also likely earn a title...

Nov 17, 2014 3:59 pm

Brown vs. Saffiedine set for February 14th

Matt Brown and Tarec Saffiedine will square off February 14th as the main event for UFC Fight Night Colorado. The UFC announced the bout earlier today during their special ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference. Brown is coming off a 5-round war against Robbie Lawler that saw ‘The Immortal’ lose a unanimous decision, and...

Nov 10, 2014 3:45 pm

Iaquinta “Pretty Pissed” UFC Didn’t Give Him Bonus For KO Of Pearson

Al Iaquinta pulled off an upset this past Friday in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Sydney where he KO’d Ross Pearson. The event broke UFC records as the first card to end with all finishes, something that Iaquinta believes is a reason he didn’t get a post-fight bonus. He spoke to Ariel Helwani...

Nov 10, 2014 3:34 pm

Tateki Matsuda vs. Joby Sanchez Set For UFC Fight Night Boston

UFC Fight Night Boston, which takes place on January 18th, and features a featherweight bout between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver has picked up another bout to an already stacked lineup. Boston Herald reported earlier today that Tateki Matsuda will face Joby Sanchez on the card. Matsuda will be looking to bounce back after suffering...

Nov 9, 2014 4:23 pm

Machida Believes He Can Snap Dollaway’s Win Streak

Lyoto Machida is coming off a loss to Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight championship in July, and is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night 58 bout against CB Dollaway. Machida spoke to MMAFighting to discuss his plans to derail Dollaway when the two face off in December. “He’s a complete fighter. He has...

Nov 5, 2014 3:52 pm

Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine Possible For January Event

In what is surely to quickly become a highly anticipated matchup, Matt Brown could face Tarec Saffiedine on January 24th in Stockholm Sweden. broke the news of the potential matchup earlier today. Brown is coming off a loss against Robbie Lawler earlier this summer, which snapped a 7-fight win streak for ‘The Immortal’. Saffiedine...

Nov 3, 2014 8:32 pm

REPLAY! Watch Ross Pearson KO Gray Maynard

In case you weren’t excited enough to see Ross Pearson fight Al Iaquinta this Friday on UFC Fight Pass at UFC Fight Night Sydney, the UFC has posted the following video on their official Instagram of Pearson finishing Gray Maynard back in August. #UFCSydney: Rockhold vs Bisping @RossTheRealDeal vs Iaquinta Friday, Nov.7 10pm ET |...

Nov 3, 2014 7:45 pm

Rockhold Promises To Finish Bisping In One Round

In a video released by the UFC featuring Luke Rockhold doing live cage-side commentary on Michael Bisping’s UFC Macau win over Cung Le, he promises to finish Bisping in one round. Check it out: Rockhold will have a chance to make good on his promise this Friday when he meets Bisping in the main event...

Nov 3, 2014 4:49 pm

Rockhold Slams Bisping, Says He’s In For A Rude Awakening

Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping don’t face off in the Octagon until this Saturday, but have continued to trade verbal shots at one another. In a recent conference call with media members, which was transcribed by MMAWeekly, Rockhold slammed Bisping for breaking the golden rule of ‘not discussing what happens in the gym publicly’. “The...

Nov 3, 2014 5:04 am

QUICK TWITT: Jorge Oliveira Steps In On 6 Days Notice To Fight Dhiego Lima

Jorge Oliveira has stepped in on 6-days notice to fight Dhiego Lima at UFC Fight Night 56 in Brazil this upcoming Saturday. Lima broke the news on Twitter yesterday. My opponent pawlak got injured for our fight next week I will now be fighting Jorge "blade" Oliveira! Different opponent same mission! #ufc — Dhiego Lima...

Nov 2, 2014 10:36 am

Mitch Gagnon Plans On Submitting Renan Barao At UFC Fight Night 58

Mitch Gagnon is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night 58 co-main event bout against former champion Renan Barao. The bout is the biggest of Gagnon’s career, and he certainly plans on taking advantage of the situation. He spoke to MMAFighting about his desire to submit Renan Barao, an elite level JiuJitsu black belt, as...

Nov 2, 2014 9:18 am

Lineker Slams “The Talking Cricket” Ian McCall

John Lineker and Ian McCall don’t face off until UFC Fight Night 56 this weekend, but the pair have continued to trade verbal shots back and forth. Linker continued to heat things up in a recent interview with MMAJunkie, where he compared McCall to Jiminy Cricket from the childhood story, Pinocchio. “I am really happy...

Nov 1, 2014 8:42 pm

PHOTO | Chris Weidman Ready For UFC Fight Night Sydney

UFC middlweight champion Chris Weidman is getting ready to travel to Australia to likely coach his teammate Al Iaquinta as he fights Ross Pearson. Wiedman posted the following photo on his official Instagram. Beard game ready to go for Australia. A photo posted by Chris Weidman (@chrisweidmanufc) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:43am PST

Oct 26, 2014 3:05 pm

McGregor Sees Holes In Aldo’s Game, “My Confidence Is Sky High”

Conor McGregor attended UFC 179 last night in Brazil, with a close eye on the main event between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, where Aldo defended his featherweight strap (Watch the highlights HERE). McGregor, who faces Dennis Siver in January at UFC Fight Night Boston, will face Jose Aldo in the summer according to UFC...

Oct 26, 2014 9:50 am

McGregor Talks Siver Drug Test, Promises To “Punish Him For It”

It was announced earlier yesterday prior to UFC 179, that Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver would headline a UFC Fight Night card in Boston in January. McGregor spoke to media members in a pre-fight media scrum about the bout, and Dennis Siver’s past that includes a failed drug test. “I’m going to go in there...

Oct 19, 2014 4:35 pm

Ian McCall Disses Lineker With ‘Step Brothers’ Quote: “I Don’t Like His Face”

It’s no secret that flyweights Ian McCall and John Lineker don’t like one another. Until the pair squares off at UFC Fight Night 56, they will likely continue to trade verbal shots. In an interview with MMAJunkie, McCall quoted the legendary comedy movie ‘Step Brothers’ starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. “I don’t know...

Oct 19, 2014 10:03 am

Swedish MMA Federation Looks To Improve Matchmaking Process

Earlier this month the UFC held UFC Fight Night Stockholm, in Sweden, which was headlined by a welterweight bout between Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story. The bout saw Nelson pick up the first loss of his professional career after 5 grueling rounds. Ahead of the card however, fight fans criticized the commission for several matchup...

Oct 13, 2014 9:23 pm

QUICK TWITT: Rockhold Slams Bisping ‘Nothing Can Save You’

Things are heating up yet again between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping ahead of their UFC Fight Night Sydney bout. Rockhold took aim at Bisping in a Tweet that was sent out by the UFC yesterday. "Bisping, no amount of training you do is going to save you from the beating you’re about to endure"@LukeRockhold...

Oct 7, 2014 5:02 am

Chris Kelades Explains Joy Behind Storybook UFC Debut

Chris Kelades is one of the few fighters who have declined a bout with the UFC. Kelades did so not once, but twice! When the UFC announced they would be heading to Nova Scotia for UFC Fight Night Halifax, Kelades wasn’t pleased that he was buying tickets for the event, instead of fighting on it....

Oct 6, 2014 4:30 pm

Bisping Opens As Big Underdog Against Luke Rockhold

Michael Bisping may be coming off a dominant win over Cung Le at UFC Macau earlier this summer, but that hasn’t stopped odds makers from pitting him as a +220 underdog against Luke Rockhold at UFC Fight Night 55. Rockhold on the other hand has opened as a -333 favorite over Bisping. The two will...

Oct 6, 2014 3:36 pm

Will Conor McGregor Win A Title?

Conor McGregor is a very polarizing figure in the UFC. Either you like him or you don’t. One thing that can’t be debated however, is McGregor’s dominance in the UFC. His recent win over Dustin Poirier extended his undefeated UFC streak to 4, and his win streak to 11. Leading up to UFC Fight Night...

Oct 6, 2014 10:38 am

PHOTO | The Eerie Stare Of Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald is fresh off his 3rd round TKO victory over Tarec Saffiedine this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night Halifax. What caught the eye (no pun intended) of many fans however, besides his victory dance, was the eerie stare MacDonald gave ‘Sponge’ throughout the introductions without blinking or flinching. Check it out for yourself:

Oct 5, 2014 3:56 pm

Holloway Admits He Was “Feeling Bad” For Pummeling Corassani

Max Holloway finished Akira Corassani in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Stockholm yesterday in pretty brutal fashion. The finish was considered by many to be a late stoppage on the referee’s part, something Holloway agreed with. He spoke to media members following the win at the post-fight press conference saying: “I was like,...

Oct 5, 2014 11:06 am

QUICK TWITT: Hector Lombard Calls Out Rory MacDonald

Following his UFC Fight Night Halifax win over Tarec Saffiedine, last night, Rory MacDonald called for a title shot against the winner of Hendricks vs. Lawler. Hector ‘Showeather’ Lombard however has a different plan. He wants to fight MacDonald for the #1 contender spot after he returns to action against Josh Burkman. He took to...

Oct 5, 2014 10:37 am

PHOTO | Fan Gets UFC Fight Night Halifax Tattoo

Yesterday night the UFC hit Halifax Nova Scotia for UFC Fight Night 53, featuring a headlining bout between Canada’s own Rory MacDonald, and Tarec Saffiedine. One fan found the event so important, he even had it permanently tattooed on his arm, right above a silhouette of Chuck Liddell. Check it out:

Oct 5, 2014 10:19 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Raphael Assuncao’s Win Over Bryan Caraway

Yesterday in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Halifax, Raphael Assuncao extended his win-streak to 7 with a unanimous decision win over Bryan Caraway, further making his case for a title shot. Below we have compiled some of the best Tweets from UFC fighters regarding the bout. Let's go @BryanCaraway ! — Leslie Smith...