Archive: MMA NEWS

Apr 12, 2014 11:11 am

Roy Nelson: ‘Dream Opponent is Cain Velasquez’

“Every time I fight, I always try to make a statement. I always try to give the fans what they want to see. The thing with ‘Big Nog’ is you can’t just jump right on him. I tried to get a TKO, but he recovers. He actually knows where he’s at, even when he’s kind...

Apr 12, 2014 9:51 am

Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko set for Bellator 120 PPV

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz (16-11 MMA) will once again attempt to make his debut for Bellator Fighting Championships, as it was announced yesterday that he is scheduled to face the promotions current middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko at the Bellator 120 pay-per-view this May. The announcement was made by “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” himself during...

Apr 11, 2014 8:42 pm

Ronda Rousey Set to Defend Title Against Alexis Davis at UFC 175

The rumors of Gina Carano fighting for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship have officially been put on the back-burner. Dana White tweeted on Friday night that Ronda Rousey will be defending her title against Alexis Davis at UFC 175. The event will take place on July 5th, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ronda Rousey last...

Apr 11, 2014 4:49 pm

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Wants Another Fight with Frank Mir

Whether you are a fan of his from the PRIDE days or not, it was difficult to watch Antonio Rogrigo Nogueira get knocked out the way he did at ‘UFC Fight Night 39’. Roy Nelson earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus due to his display of power in the main-event, but it was clear...

Apr 11, 2014 4:36 pm

Ramsey Nijem Took Offense to Being the Underdog against Beneil Dariush

Ramsey Nijem dominated Beneil Dariush in their bout at ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ much to the surprise of the bookies who labeled him as the underdog. Nijem stated during the post fight press conference that he took offense to being called the underdog out of the two and found it disrespectful. Beneil Dariush made a...

Apr 11, 2014 4:23 pm

.gif | UFC Fight Night 39: Bedford and Yahya Separated After Their Fight

Rani Yahya and Johnny Bedford were on their way to an exciting fight until Yahya was knocked out due to an accidental clash of heads. Bedford celebrated and believed he won, then could not believe it when the fight was declared a no-contest. Bedford tried to make his case as to why he was the...

Apr 11, 2014 2:28 pm

.gif | UFC Fight Night 39: Ouch! LeFlare Lands Brutal Knee to the Groin of Howard

It has been a long time since we saw a nut-shot cause a fight to end early, but we almost saw it tonight when Ryan LaFlare blasted John Howard downstairs. LaFlare had Howard pinned against the fence and while working the clinch, he threw a knee that accidentally landed below the belt. John Howard screamed...

Apr 11, 2014 2:18 pm

.gif | UFC Fight Night 39: POTN Winner Ramsey Nijem Pummels His Way to Victory

Ramsey Nijem was looking to embarrass whichever bookies labeled him as an underdog tonight in his bout against young Beneil Dariush. While Dariush looks like he has a ton of potential, he was no match for the Ramsey Nijem that walked into the octagon tonight. Check out this .GIF of Nijem pummeling his way to...

Apr 11, 2014 2:08 pm

.gif | UFC Fight Night 39: Nelson Sends Nogueira Crashing to the Mat. BRUTAL KO!

Roy Nelson may have put a legend to rest tonight. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira showed little-to-no offense in his fight against ‘Big Country’ and was eventually knocked out by a brutal right hand. The overhand hook sent ‘Big Nog’ crashing to the mat. Check out the .GIF provided by FanSided’s ZombieProphet!

Apr 11, 2014 11:55 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: LaFlare Picks Up Decision Win over Howard

Ryan LaFlare controlled every aspect of the fight in the first round. He kept a safe striking distance which cut off whatever power shots Howard wanted to throw. When he was looking to throw a shot himself, LaFlare was quick to step in and back while landing a shot. He overpowered Howard in the clinch...

Apr 11, 2014 11:25 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: Nijem Dominates Dariush, Picks up First Round TKO Win

Beneil Dariush and Ramsey Nijem had the honors of kicking off the main card portion of ‘UFC Fight Night 39’. This contest took place in the lightweight division and was scheduled for three rounds of five minutes. However, the fight did not even leave the first round. Ramsey Nijem found a comfortable striking distance before...

Apr 11, 2014 10:13 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: Leites Drops Smith, Wins Fight by TKO in Under a Minute

Thales Leites was a tremendous step up in competition for Trevor Smith and a great way to test him in his third octagon bout. Unfortunately, Smith only survived 45 seconds in the octagon before getting knocked out. Thales Leites cornered a wobbly Trevor Smith after clobbering him with a right hand. Smith ate a hook...

Apr 11, 2014 10:00 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: Alers Defeats Omer, Calls out McGregor After Fight

Alan Omer and Jim Alers both made their octagon debuts tonight and looked to be in fantastic shape. They showed incredible technique and heart throughout their fight. With a combined record of 30 wins and only 4 losses, it was easy to see why they created so much buzz outside of the UFC. Omer and...

Apr 11, 2014 8:03 am

‘UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson’ Results

On the opposite side of the globe, ‘UFC Fight Night: Abu Dhabi’, was live on UFC Fight pass this morning. Starting at 9:15 a.m. PT / 12:15 p.m. ET, today’s fight card featured a heavyweight clash between ‘Bog Nog’ & ‘Big Country’. If you aren’t a UFC Fight pass subscriber, or were stuck in an...

Apr 11, 2014 7:53 am

Weidman Injury Update: Champ Hits Heavy, ‘Juggles’ Family & Rehab (Video)

After successful double-knee surgery, Chris Weidman has to keep his rehab on schedule. The UFC’s middleweight champion has an important date, July 5, with Lyoto Machida. In some recent posting to his instagram, we get an update from the Weidman camp just eight-days after his surgeries. Here’s more:

Apr 11, 2014 7:52 am

GSP: ‘I’ll Have Two Bionic Knees”

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre was nothing but positive following ACL surgery on Wednesday. St-Pierre, who vacated his UFC welterweight title to take a break from competition, tore his left anterior cruciate ligament while at the gym weeks ago in Montreal. GSP has recovered successfully from knee surgery before and he plans to do it again....

Apr 11, 2014 7:45 am

VIDEO | Johny Hendricks Throws A Wicked Fast Ball

UFC welterweight champ, Johny Hendricks, took to the mound and used that killer punching power to toss some fastballs over home plate. Johny throws out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers Game next week.   Enjoy!

Apr 11, 2014 7:36 am

Is Nick Diaz Worth $500,000?

By Connor Woodard The Diaz brothers have never been a pair to shy away from asking for what they believe that they’re entitled to, even if those demands are often rather unrealistic. Sometimes these requests are granted, such as the case of Nick Diaz getting a title shot against Georges St-Pierre, despite coming off of...

Apr 11, 2014 7:33 am

QUICK TWITT | Tito Ortiz Cleared To Fight

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and current Bellator fighter, Tito Ortiz, has been cleared to fight once again. Check out the HBB’s announcement: News get better and better. Guess who's cleared to fight???? — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) April 10, 2014 Me that's who!!!!!! I'mmmmm baaaaack! — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) April 10, 2014

Apr 11, 2014 7:24 am

VIDEO | Lombard Makes A Convincing Case For A Title Shot

Stop the bullshiet and excuses lots of big mouths up there lots talk and no go — Hector Lombard (@HectorLombard) April 10, 2014 Fresh off his UFC 171 win over Jake Shields, Hector Lombard, a top UFC welterweight, is ready for the next step up in the ladder. A shot at Johny Hendricks The ATT...

Apr 10, 2014 6:50 pm

POLL | Should The UFC Pay The Diaz Brothers More Money?

Nick Diaz wants $500k to return and says he doesn’t even like fighting. Nate Diaz says he’s embarrassed of his pay and wants a new contract or a UFC release. These two brothers are the most popular fighting duo in the sport today. Each man, in his own right, has elite level martial arts skills,...