Archive: Michael McDonald

Sep 12, 2013 11:00 am

Anthony Pettis vs. T.J. Grant Targeted for UFC on FOX 9 Main Event

  UFC officials announced that they are working to book a fight between newly crowned lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis (pictured), and top contender, T.J. Grant, for the December 14 card on UFC on FOX 9.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC on FOX 9 card continues to take shape as UFC officials announced Wednesday...

Sep 11, 2013 5:50 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald Set for UFC on FOX 9 Co-Main Event

Ever since the UFC announced that UFC on FOX 9 will take place in Sacramento, California, talks of ‘The California Kid’ Urijah Faber (29-6) being placed on the card sounded less like rumor and more accurately, like a sure thing, as Faber fights out of Sacramento. Faber will face fellow former number one bantamweight contender,...

Aug 19, 2013 11:17 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath: UFC Fight Night 26 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Coming out of this past weekend we have a lot to discuss about the shifting of rankings and surprising fights that took place at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston on the debut show on FOX Sports 1. In the main event we saw Chael Sonnen defeat Mauricio Shogun Rua in the very...

Aug 17, 2013 8:56 pm

UFC Fight Night: Sonnen vs. Shogun Post-Fight Bonuses

After such an exciting night of fights, the UFC’s Twitter page just tweeted that there would be five bonuses in total. Knockout of the Night: Matt Brown and Travis Browne Submission of the Night: Michael McDonald and Chael Sonnen Fight of the Night: Brad Pickett/Michael McDonald Matt Brown and Travis Browne were both issued Knockout...

Jul 4, 2013 9:11 am

Eddie Wineland vs. Renan Barao set for UFC 165 in Toronto

The UFC’s interim bantamweight title will be on the line this September, as it was announced yesterday evening that interim champ Renan Barao (30-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will square off with Eddie Wineland (20-8-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC 165 in Toronto, Canada. Barao and Wineland were initially slated to headline...

Jun 14, 2013 8:35 am

Quick Twitt | UFC Interim-Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao Says He’s Ready to Fight

The UFC’s bantamweight division hasn’t had a legitimate champion at the head of its division since 2011 when Dominick Cruz last fought and defended his title against current flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. With Cruz’s return left without an official timeline, the UFC filled his spot temporarily. In his spot, the UFC crowned Renan Barao the...

Jun 4, 2013 7:57 pm

Brad Pickett vs. Michael McDonald Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 Co-Main Event

  A bantamweight clash between two fan favorites is set for the co-main event of UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 as Brad Pickett (23-7) faces off with Michael McDonald (15-2). The bout was announced in the shadow of today’s main event announcement for the same show. Pickett is coming off of a close victory...

Apr 2, 2013 10:36 am

Cruz: “I’ll Give You my Return Date when I Have It”

  It’s been exactly one year and a half since the MMA world has last seen Dominick Cruz fight. After getting a unanimous decision victory over current flyweight title holder Demetrious Johnson, the UFC bantamweight champion underwent two straight surgeries to repair his torn ACL suffered during the preparations to fight Urijah Faber as part...

Feb 16, 2013 10:25 am

Who’s on the Hot Seat: UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald Edition | UFC NEWS

The UFC is certainly spoiling mixed martial arts fans during the month of February. For the second time in two weeks the promotion has an exciting main event title fight scheduled. On February 2nd at UFC 156, Jose Aldo defended his UFC Featherweight Championship against former UFC lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar. It’s safe to say...

Dec 13, 2012 5:49 am

Cub Swanson vs Dennis Siver set as co-main event for UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London | UFC News

A featherweight match-up between Dennis Siver (21-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Cub Swanson (18-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set to serve as the co-main event for February’s UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London, England. Swanson is currently riding an impressive three-fight win streak, this after earning knockout victories over Charles Oliveira, Ross Pearson and George Roop. The...

Dec 5, 2012 10:40 am

Dana White confirms Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald title fight in 2013 | UFC News

With the news that current UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will be on the shelf for another 6-9 months due to a second ACL surgery, UFC President Dana White has confirmed that interim champ Renan Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will now defend his belt against Michael McDonald (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in early 2013. Barao, who won the...

Dec 4, 2012 10:29 am

Cruz Surgery Failed, Champ Out Another 6-9 Months | UFC News

 \ Dominick Cruz underwent another major knee surgery this past week, and it’ll likely further delay his return to the octagon.  Recent reports has trainer Eric Del Fierro saying “Cruz’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was replaced after his body rejected one from a cadaver.” Estimating another six to nine months before his return Urijah Faber and...

Oct 11, 2012 6:39 am

Exclusive: Part Two of Our Interview with Miguel Torres

  To read part one of our exclusive interview with Miguel Torres click here.   Provided he gets by Moraes in November he may already have an opponent in place. Recent World Series of Fighting signee Tyson Nam is training as we speak and will be a part of the second card the organization puts...

Oct 11, 2012 6:36 am

Exclusive: Miguel Torres Talks About the WSOF and Showing He’s Still a Top Fighter

  The name Miguel Torres still carries a lot of weight, especially considering he fights at 135lbs. After ruling the WEC bantamweight division for nearly two years, Torres ran into some tough fighters and lost two of his last three bouts for the organization before being swallowed up by the UFC. The excitement surrounding the...

Jul 3, 2012 3:44 am

UFC’s Michael McDonald Working At Goodwill To Help Vets | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC Bantamweight contender Michael McDonald will work side by side with a local veteran hired by Goodwill of Southern Nevada. McDonald will be doing this today July 3rd from 11 am to noon, at the Drive-Thru Donation Center at the Goodwill Store at 9385 W. Flamingo (Flamingo and Fort Apache) in Las...

Jun 5, 2012 3:12 pm

Michael McDonald Signs A New Four-Fight Deal With UFC | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Bantamweight contender Michael McDonald has landed a new four fight deal with the UFC. Sources close to the fighter’s camp confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com. McDonald has gone (4-0) in the UFC and in his last bout at UFC 145 stopped former WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres in the first round. With...