Archive: middleweight

Nov 26, 2013 9:56 am

Shogun Contemplating Drop To 185 After Te Huna Bout

After a tough year inside the octagon, it appears as though Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is in desperate need of a career resurrection. Having not won a bout in the year since his four-round war with Brandon Vera in which he earned a technical knockout victory, Rua realizes the urgent need to get back on track with a...

Nov 25, 2013 9:09 am

Vitor Belfort expects to fight for the title in Brazil

By Evan Stoumbelis Vitor Belfort has been on a series of wins recently, going 5-1 since his KO loss to Anderson Silva in 2011 at UFC 126. His only loss since then coming from Jon Jones at UFC 152. In 2013 he defeated Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold, and most recently Dan Henderson. All 3 of...

Nov 9, 2013 9:02 pm

Vitor Belfort Wants Winner of Weidman/Silva

We usually hear from Vitor Belfort after UFC events when he interrupts the post fight press conference by calling Dana White and asking for a title shot. Considering he was sitting right next to the UFC President, there were no interruptions tonight. As expected, Belfort expressed his confidence that he is next in line for...

Oct 26, 2013 2:35 pm

Dana White Likes Lyoto Machida vs. Vitor Belfort At Middleweight

Lyoto Machida needed all of three minutes to make a name for himself in the UFC Middleweight division. He may already have a title-contention fight lined up for him after such a successful 185 debut. After refusing to move down to the middleweight division due to his friend and training partner Anderson Silva reigning supreme...


Oct 17, 2013 9:27 am

UFC 166: Hector Lombard reportedly struggling with first weight cut to 170lbs

    By Evan Stoumbelis Former Bellator Middleweight champion Hector Lombard decided to make the jump to Welterweight in March after losing to Yushin Okami. Lombard had gone 1-2 in the UFC, with his only UFC win coming by way of KO over Rousimar Palhares. Lombard is working with nutritionist guru Mike Dolce on the...

Aug 26, 2013 3:10 pm

Michael Bisping Claims He Could Have Easily Knocked Out Anderson Silva

The final moments of UFC 162 is still looping on repeat in a lot of people’s minds. Chris Weidman was given the support by many professional fighters, but still, walking into the event nobody would dare place an intelligent bet against Anderson Silva. After Silva was down on his back, looking up at the lights,...

Aug 6, 2013 1:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin: “I will not make another title run”

BJPenn.com recently caught up with former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin who, despite not having fought since his loss to Cung Le, has remained very busy. “Nutrition has always been a passion of mine”, said Franklin. “I have been laying the groundwork for an organic juice bar, Ze/Lin, to open this fall in LA. My...

Jul 3, 2013 6:42 am

Chris Weidman: Silva ‘going to have to go through hell to beat me’

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Nearly 5 years ago Chris Weidman’s MMA journey began, on his living room couch in the summer of 2008 when Weidman saw Silva fight. Weidman analyzed Silva and came to the conclusion that he could beat the champion. It almost sounds like something out of a movie, and yet, 5...

May 18, 2013 5:55 pm

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs Rockhold Preliminary Card Recap and results

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Tonight fans will see the former UFC lightheavyweight champion Vitor Belfort face off against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, but before that we tuned into Fuel TV for the preliminary fights. Results are as follows: After a rather lackluster fight Fabio Maldonado def. Roger Hollett via unanimous decision. Following up...

May 7, 2013 3:45 pm

Chris Weidman responds to Anderson Silva’s no-show

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Chris Weidman responded to Anderson Silva’s no-show at the UFC 162 media event today in an interview. Silva was charge $50,000 for skipping his media obligations. All quotes courtesy of MMAFighting.com. “I haven’t been in this sport as long as him,” Weidman said, “but you watch these superstar basketball players like...

May 4, 2013 10:50 am

Chael Sonnen’s UFC Legacy

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Sonnen has been called “The most legendary talker in UFC history” with a quick tongue and the ability to hype a fight that hasn’t been seen since the likes of Muhammad Ali, lets face it, Chael Sonnen is the best promoter in the world. When you hear the name Chael Sonnen...

Apr 30, 2013 2:37 pm

Cung Le Wants Michael Bisping Next

Cung Le has been inactive since he defeated Rich Franklin in November 2012’s UFC on FUEL TV event in Macao, China. Le defeated Franklin with a highlight-reel knockout, and he went on to state it was the biggest fight of his life. Many questioned whether or not the 40 year old would be returning to...

Apr 13, 2013 8:18 pm

Four Win $20K Ultimate Fighter Season 17 bonus’

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Tonight as we watch the end of one of the most exciting seasons of the Ultimate Fighter that saw Kelvin Gastelum defeat one of the greatest fighters in the history of TUF Uriah Hall the UFC announced the winners of the season bonus’. Winners receive a $20,000 bonus. Knockout of 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...

Sep 6, 2012 4:39 pm

Jason 'Mayhem' Miller charged in naked church incident

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC Middleweight and former Bully Beatdown host Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller has been charged with misdemeanor vandalism after breaking into a church and reportedly spraying a fire extinguisher around the building before taking a nap on a couch on the second floor while wearing absolutely nothing. Mayhem has been accused of doing...

Aug 30, 2012 7:28 pm

Leites: Silva didn't not finish me on purpose

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC Middleweight Thales Leites responded to Anderson Silva‘s comments today that the Middleweight Champ took it easy on Leites in their title fight because of their friendship. “First, I want to say that Anderson never attended the New Union, never seen him there, we were never friends or acquaintances besides our...

Aug 13, 2012 2:26 am

Weidman Comments On Anderson Not Accepting Bout And States That He's A 'Stylistic Nightmare' For The Champion | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Middleweight Contender Chris Weidman comments to ESPN. Weidman in his last bout dominated and finished Mark Munoz at UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman. Following the bout Weidman called out UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, however Silva’s managment were quick to dismiss Weidman’s challenge. Weidman commented on Silva’s management dismissing him...

Jul 30, 2012 1:08 am

Weidman Thinks Anderson Is Trying To Avoid Him | "It’s like they’re trying to avoid my name being mentioned at all" | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Middleweight Contender Chris Weidman in an interview with MMAWeekly. Chris Weidman upset the odds at UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman defeating Mark Munoz in dominant fashion. After the bout Weidman called out UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva however Silva’s management have been dismissive of Weidman’s challenges labelling him a joke...

Jul 29, 2012 9:20 pm

The Saga of Nick Diaz Continues I Editorial

  Nick Diaz has a habit of trash talking and calling out just about any fighter he wants to on any given week. Most recently, he has called out middleweight champion, Anderson Silva in a bizarre move that would lead fight fans to assume that Nick Diaz is out of retirement and looking for an...

Jul 25, 2012 4:51 pm

Belfort vs. Belcher Official For UFC 153 | UFC News

Rumored middleweight opponents Vitor Belfort (21-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Alan Belcher (18-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) are now officially set to fight at UFC 153. Belcher and Belfort will fight to determine who is in the high rankings of the middleweight division. A spectacular finish may even advance the winner to a number one contender...

Jul 14, 2012 1:21 pm

Bisping vs. Stann Booked For UFC 152 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann booked as the co-main event for UFC 152 the event is set to take place on on Sat., Sept. 22, 2012, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The news comes directly from the UFC official website. Bisping is currently still recovering from surgery on his knee. The injury forced him out...

Jul 14, 2012 10:35 am

Mike Dolce Thinks Every Fighter Can Learn Something From Chael Sonnen | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Mike Dolce went from having a lackluster career as a mixed martial arts fighter to having a very successful career as a nutritionist for some of the top athletes in the world today. One of the high-profiled names that he helps reach his desired weight on fight day is Chael Sonnen, who...

Jul 13, 2012 12:08 pm

Lack Of Strikeforce Promotion Angers Tim Kennedy | STRIKEFORCE NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Tim Kennedy/Luke Rockhold and Nate Marquardt/Tyron Woodley will be fighting for their respective Strikeforce titles this Saturday. Usually a card like this would have the attention of mixed martial arts fan masses from around the world, but this weekend’s card seems to be a bit different. Earlier this week Zuffa and Strikeforce...