Archive: light heavyweight

Sep 15, 2014 11:28 am

Gustafsson Wants Fight With Anthony Johnson In January

Fight fans may get the chance to see the highly anticipated light heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Rumble Johnson sooner rather than later. After initially stating that he had no desire to fight Anthony Johnson, and that he would rather wait for a title shot against the winner of Jon Jones vs. Daniel...

Jun 24, 2014 5:14 pm

Dan Henderson Dropping Back Down To Middleweight

UFC Legend Dan Henderson is reportedly dropping back down to the middleweight division according to his coach Daniel Woirin who spoke to MMAFighting.com earlier today. Henderson, who is coming off a brutal loss to top ranked light heavyweight Daniel Cormier is supposedly targeting a year end fight, and most definitely “would like (to fight) by...

Apr 22, 2014 12:24 pm

Jon Jones Hints At ‘Surprise’ Walkout Song For UFC 172

When light heavyweight champion Jon Jones makes his walk to the cage, he typically does so while 50 Cent’s “God Gave Me Style” plays in the arena. But this Saturday, he has something different in store for the fans. UFC 172 will be taking place this coming weekend at the Baltimore Arena, and will see...

Mar 4, 2014 9:14 am

Evans Confirms Torn ACL, Hoping For Fall Return

“[The knee injury] was the last practice of the camp. Towards the end of practice, I was doing a wall drill, where guys are trying to hold me against the wall, and we were wrestled up and [training partner Cezar Mutante] slipped out of position and he ended up landing on my knee at a...


Feb 18, 2014 5:53 pm

Rashad Evans Set To Undergo Surgery This Week To Repair Injured Knee

Rashad Evans now knows how long he will be out of action. On February 12th, BJPenn.com reported that the former UFC light heavyweight champion had injured his knee while training for his UFC 170 bout with 205-pound newcomer, Daniel Cormier. Over the following 24 hours (due to some confusion over the severity of the injury),...

Feb 14, 2014 8:29 am

Daniel Cormier: If Jon Jones Moves Up To Heavyweight, He Gets Beat Up By Cain Velasquez

  UFC fans, fighters and pundits alike have long discussed the ever-elusive “Super Fight”. Whether it was GSP vs. Anderson, Fedor vs. Randy, Wanderlei vs. Liddell or any of the other fantasy match ups, people love to debate about who the assumed winners and losers would be of these pound-for-pound battles.   Most recently, a lot of attention...

Jan 9, 2014 5:21 pm

Daniel Cormier: Rashad Evans is Faster and More Dynamic than Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier thinks Rashad Evans would prove to be a tougher challenge than UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. Daniel Cormier was one of the fighters to attend the UFC media luncheon this past week and he made some bold statements, comparing Evans’ abilities to Jones’. MMAMania transcribed: “I think Rashad is actually a little...

Jan 8, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Light Heavyweight Cody Donovan Sidelined With Surgery

UFC light heavyweight Cody Donovan has apparently been sidelined due to an injury he sustained immediately prior to his TKO loss against Gian Villante. Donovan will go in for surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. Thumb injury update: Torn ulnar collateral ligament. Surgery is Thursday. 6-8 week recover 😡 looks...

Dec 28, 2013 11:48 pm

White: Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Cormier Will Co-Main Event UFC 170

BJPENN.COM reported earlier this month that Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier would finally be meeting in the octagon at UFC 170. UFC President Dana White just confirmed at the UFC 168 Post-Fight Press Conference that it will co-main event the pay-per-view. Cormier’s upcoming bout against Rashad Evans will be his first time stepping into the...

Dec 26, 2013 7:58 am

‘Shogun’ Stays At 205, Says ‘Minotouro’ Could Be Next

Before “Shogun” Rua’s last fight, Dana White was preparing to have the “retirement talk” with the former light heavyweight champion. Funny how things can change in the blink of an eye, and the swing of an arm. “Shogun” seemed to be between a rock and a hard place; he was coming off of consecutive losses...

Dec 7, 2013 1:45 pm

Daniel Cormier vs. Rashad Evans Set to Headline UFC 170

It was originally rumored that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones would defend his title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 170. However, Jones confirmed he was still suffering nagging injuries from his defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC brass went hunting for another headline worthy main-event, and they found what they were looking for. Rashad...

Nov 30, 2013 8:19 am

Diabate vs. Latifi Added To UFC Fight Night 37

The UFC will make its return to London on March 8 with the Fight Night 37 fight card, headlined by Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa. Recently added to the card was a light heavyweight showdown between UFC and Pride veteran Cyrille “The Snake” Diabate and Ilir “The Sledgehammer” Latifi, training partner of Alexander Gustafsson. Sporting a...

Nov 5, 2013 11:14 am

UFC To Announce Alexander Gustafsson’s New Opponent Today

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC United Kingdom tweeted today that the UFC has officially found a new opponent for Alexander Gustafsson. The unnamed opponent will be announced tonight on BT Sport 1 at 9pm. Gustafsson was left without an opponent after Antonio ‘Lil Nog’ Nogueira pulled out of their fight due to a back injury. Below...

Sep 4, 2013 3:24 pm

Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen set for UFC 167 Co-Main Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen will face off as the co-main event of UFC 167. Sonnen took to twitter last week to arrange the fight with Evans, asking him what he was doing on November 16th. Rashad responded that he was doing nothing, to which Sonnen sent him...

Jun 3, 2013 4:16 pm

Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis Set To Duke It Out At UFC 163

Dana White and Joe Silva have evidently put in some hours over the weekend planning what the future of the UFC’s light heavyweight division will look like. With the recent injury of Lil’ Nog, rumors were flying around that Lyoto Machida would replace him and fight Shogun Rua for a third time. After Chael Sonnen...

May 15, 2013 3:19 pm

Florida mayors to fight in MMA bout

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Instead of using their words to fight eachother, two Florida mayors have decided to let fists fly in the spirit of charity. Miami Lakes mayor Michael Pizzi and Hialeah mayor Carlos Hernandez have decided to solve a disagreement in the cage. “This is what happens when two middle-aged men meet and...

May 14, 2013 3:22 pm

Brandon Vera Returning To Heavyweight Set To Face Ben Rothwell At UFC 164

Brandon Vera is moving back up to the heavyweight division after a 5 year absence from the division to face Ben Rothwell. ‘The Truth’ and Rothwell are slated to fight at UFC 164 which takes place on August 31st in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Brandon Vera has had a rough time in the UFC, after going 4-0...

Apr 23, 2013 7:37 pm

UFC 159 Mismatch Is Apparent as Title Fight Approaches

When Saturday gets here, the UFC’s biggest current feud will be settled in the main event of UFC 159. The confusing coaching dynamic of the last Ultimate Fighter season will come to an end. And one of the biggest mismatches in mixed martial arts to date will sell a baffling amount of pay per views....

Apr 3, 2013 9:56 am

Gegard Mousasi Issues Statement on New Opponent

After a last second fight week switch in opponent, Gegard Mousasi will now be facing Ilir Latifi in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 9. Alexander Gustafsson had to pull out of the bout with a cut over his left eye. With the past few days having been a confusing time for Mousasi...

Feb 19, 2013 8:34 pm

Bader vs. Teixeira added to UFC 160 | UFC NEWS

A light heavyweight battle has been added to the quickly improving Memorial Day Weekend UFC 160 card. Ryan Bader (15-3) is set to fight Glover Teixeira (20-2), a fight that will be Teixiera’s fourth fight in just the last year. Both light heavyweights have recently taken down the common opponent of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Teixiera...

Feb 12, 2013 4:07 pm

Lyoto Machida: “Title shot should be on the line” | UFC NEWS

On today’s UFC 157 conference call, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida sounded off on the implications of his upcoming bout with Dan Henderson. Machida, who is coming off a win over Ryan Bader at UFC on Fox 4 in August, said the winner of UFC 157’s co-main event deserves a crack at Jon Jones. For the...

Feb 1, 2013 3:26 pm

Dana White: I’d like to see Anderson Silva at 205

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC President Dana White expressed his vision of Anderson Silva moving up to the light heavyweight division and making a run at the 205 pound strap Thursday during the UFC 156 press conference. Silva has fought in the light heavyweight division three times during his career, going 3-0 with 3 first round...

Dec 11, 2012 4:56 pm

Jon Jones says he isn’t afraid of Anderson Silva

By Evan Stoumbelis As an MMA fan it would be nearly impossible not to hear all the talk of a potential superfight between Anderson Silva, and either Jon Jones or Georges St. Pierre. Jon Jones has shot down ideas of a superfight between him and Silva saying that neither of them wanted to pop the...