Archive: Flyweight

Dec 7, 2014 7:38 pm

Sergio Pettis Considering Return To Flyweight

Sergio Pettis (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) earned a unanimous decision victory over Matt Hobar (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at Saturday’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas. The win moved Sergio to 3-1 in the UFC, with all four of those fights taking place in the bantamweight division of 135-pounds. But after the fight, Pettis suggested...

Nov 9, 2014 4:00 pm

Why was Louis Smolka Wrongly Informed He Missed Weight?

On the heels (no pun intended) of his impressive side kick knockout at UFC Fight Night 55, Louis Smolka reveals that he shed additional pounds after his weigh-in because an error in converting kilos to pounds showed him as being over the flyweight limit. Video courtesy of Submission Radio.

Sep 28, 2014 4:39 pm

Demetrious Johnson Talks Dominant Victory Over Cariaso

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson proved once again why he’s not only the best flyweight in the world, but why he’s one of the pound for pound best in the world as well by defeating Chris Cariaso via submission in the 2nd round. After the bout, McGregor joined Ariel Helwani to discuss what went down.

Sep 16, 2014 5:02 am

After UFC 178, Demetrious Johnson Wants To Take The Rest Of 2014 Off

Demetrious Johnson is arguably one of the UFC’s top pound for pound fighters. The flyweight champion has just one loss to his name during his time with the UFC. After UFC 174 where Mighty Mouse defeated Ali Bagautinov via a unanimous decision, the champ wanted to take some time to recuperate, however the UFC had...

Aug 25, 2014 4:55 pm

PHOTO | Ian McCall Undergoes Hand Surgery

Ian McCall is fresh off a dominant win over Brad Pickett at UFC Dublin last month. During his post fight octagon speech, he mentioned that he would have to undergo hand surgery to fix a nagging injury that was preventing him from training at 100% with it. McCall had the surgery, and snapped a picture...

Jul 22, 2014 3:59 pm

Ian McCall: I Pose The Biggest Threat To Demetrious Johnson

UFC Flyweight Ian McCall is coming off an excellent performance against Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night Dublin. After the bout McCall was asked who he would like to fight next, to which he replied with the fair answer: Demetrious Johnson. McCall spoke to Sherdog.com this week to discuss his plans for getting a shot...

Jul 16, 2014 5:01 am

Demetrious Johnson Set To Face Chris Cariaso At UFC 177

UFC Flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson is set to face Chris Cariaso in the co-main event of UFC 177 on August 30th. Cariaso is 7-3 in his UFC career, and is currently on a three fight winning streak that saw him defeat Illiarde Santos, Danny Martinez, and most recently Louis Smolka in May. champion Demetrious Johnson...

Jun 16, 2014 4:44 pm

UFC Signs Four New Fighters

The UFC has announced the signing of four new prospects: Bryan Barberena, Brendan O’Reilly, Paddy Holohan, and Matt Dwyer. MMAJunkie.com reported that Bryan Barberena will be fighting Joe Ellenberger, who is not to be confused with his brother Jake, after his last opponent Johnny Case withdrew from their bout due to an eye issue. The...

Jun 16, 2014 11:37 am

UFC 174 Has Lowest Gate In Vancouver

The UFC’s return to Vancouver this past Saturday at UFC 174 fell short of spectacular, particularly when it came to the gate and attendance. The UFC had a total of 13,506 people attend the event, and the gate was just 1.14 million. This is compared to UFC 131, which also took place in Vancouver drew...

Jan 6, 2014 8:53 am

Sampo vs. Makovsky set for UFC 170

By Evan Stoumbelis It appears flyweights Josh Sampo and Josh Makovsky (pictured) will square off at UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann on February 22nd. The UFC has not officially confimed this bout but a Fox sports 1 source close to the UFC confirmed the two have verbally agreed to fight on the card. Josh Sampo...

May 17, 2013 4:31 pm

Exclusive | Part 2: Ian McCall on Chuck Liddell and more

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Here is part 2 of my exclusive BJPENN.com interview with Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, as always Ian’s response is italicized. ES: If you could go back and change anything would you? “I’d change a lot, everyone says that you know ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’, fuck yeah I would, I screwed...

May 17, 2013 4:30 pm

Exclusive | Ian McCall: I offered to fight Frankie Edgar

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) I recently did an interview with UFC flyweight Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, we chatted about his future in the sport, future opponents, how he got his start in MMA, and much more. Ian’s responses are italicized. ES: First off Ian thanks for taking the time to do this interview, I really...

Jan 31, 2013 6:18 pm

Exclusive: Urijah Faber Talks Menjivar, Benavidez vs. McCall and Dominick Cruz

Passion is the building block for success. Every great champion in life was able to distinguish themselves in a league above their competition by relentlessly following their dreams and never allowing any situation to derail their fervor. Positive thinking especially holds merit in the hard hitting world of MMA and no fighter is more upbeat...

Jan 25, 2013 12:16 pm

Exclusive| UFC 156’s Ian McCall: “I Want to Hurt People”

Before the dynamic fighters of the flyweight division were showcasing their supersonic speed and freakish athleticism on the main stage of the UFC, “Uncle Creepy” Ian McCall was reigning over the weight class with an iron fist and a handlebar mustache. Nobody but passionate hardcore fans knew it but you couldn’t find a 125-pound fighter...

Aug 17, 2012 5:16 pm

Measuring the Puncher’s Chance in Jones vs. Henderson | EDITORIAL

  At UFC 151, longtime mixed martial arts veteran Dan Henderson will look to complete his collection of championship straps as he faces off against Jon Jones for his UFC light heavyweight crown. Many opponents have fallen victim at the hands of the man dubbed ‘Bones,’ as he has repeatedly silenced the critics by decisively...

Aug 8, 2012 12:57 pm

LHW Division: Recycled | UFC NEWS

By: Edward Fernandez On UFC on Fox 4 we saw Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida knockout Ryan Bader in the second round, while Mauricio “Shogun” Rua struggled to finish Brandon Vera via TKO in the fourth. Dana White made it clear that the fighter who won in the most impressive fashion would be facing the winner...

Aug 2, 2012 2:09 am

Video | Glover Teixeira On Rampage "I am going to knock him out." | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Glover Teixeira comments in an interview with 1360 Films Teixeira comments on assisting Lyoto Machida in his preparation for Ryan Bader as well as discussing his bout with Rampage. “Fighting Rampage in Rio is going to be very exciting for me because it’s Rio de Janeiro. I have been there many times...

Jul 30, 2012 7:36 am

Thiago Silva Leaves ATT For Blackzilians | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Earlier today TATAME reported that UFC Light-Heavyweight Thiago Silva has left American Top Team. Silva has moved to the Blackzilian camp a team full of Brazilian fighters and the likes of Alistair Overeem and Rashad Evans a former opponent who defeated Silva at UFC 108. Silva was defeated in his last bout...