Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 10, 2014 11:15 am

Pedro Rizzo Wants to Fight for WSOF in Brazil

“They’re doing a good job in the U.S.,” Pedro Rizzo said of the growing MMA organization, WSOF, “and it would be great to be able to fight again in Brazil.  If they give me a good opponent, even better.  Give me a good time to get ready and let’s do it.”   By Christopher Murphy...

Jan 10, 2014 11:14 am

Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares are Both Expected to Debut for WSOF in March

Recent WSOF acquisitions, Yushin Okami (above) and Rousimar Palhares, will be expected to make their organizational debuts at the WSOF’s March 29 event.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It has been months since both Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares signed with the World Series of Fighting following their releases from the UFC; but it seems...

Jan 10, 2014 11:13 am

Louis Gaudinot vs. Phil Harris to Fight at UFC Fight Night 37

UFC flyweights Louis Gaudinot and Phil Harris (above) will face off this March at UFC Fight Night 37 in London, England.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced that Louis Gaudinot and Phil Harris will meet in a flyweight bout on the UFC Fight Night 37 Card in March. UFC Fight Night 37 takes...


Jan 10, 2014 11:09 am

Tate Blames Adrenaline Dump for Rousey Loss, Would Fight Ronda 100 More Times

€œI felt like sh*t, to put it quite frankly. Watching it again, I looked better than I felt, but I really had to push myself because I felt horrible. I was trying to push out of first gear but it didn’€™t really happen. I did a lot of good things defensively but I wasn’€™t able...

Jan 10, 2014 10:58 am

Pettis Fires Off At Thomson: “I don’t even know how he got the title shot”

Just one fight into his latest UFC stint and former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson, was poised to square off for the UFC title opposite Anthony Pettis. After an unfortunate injury, Pettis was forced out of their scheduled December showdown and Thomson, has now gone on to headline UFC on FOX 10 opposite, Benson Henderson....

Jan 10, 2014 10:42 am

VIDEO | Rousey Glad To Put Tate Rivalry Behind Her

UFC female bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, closed out 2013 with a bang. Featured as a co-main event on the year’s biggest fight card, she successfully defended her title with her signature arm bar to close out her rivalry with Miesha Tate. Now Ronda looks forward to the 2014 season and up first on her hit...

Jan 10, 2014 10:35 am

VIDEO | UFC Best of 2013: Year in Review

UFC Best of 2013: Year in Review brings all the pivotal moments to happen in the Ultimate Fighting Championship over the past year. Marking the 20th anniversary of the UFC, 2013 proved to be a historic 12 months as a women’s division was created, new champions were crowned, and featuring some of the greatest battles...

Jan 10, 2014 10:23 am

VIDEO | Local News Gives Update On Brain Injured Matt Grice

Oklahoma City police office and UFC fighter, Matt Grice, suffered from a severe and tragic car accident last year. Medical professionals didn’t give much hope for survival but Grice has proven himself a worth fighter both in and outside of the cage. Oklahoma’s 9 News profiled the fighter’s recovery process thus far with a great...

Jan 10, 2014 10:11 am

Revealing Stats for Women’s MMA in 2013

Following recent controversial comments from UFC Welterweight, Matt Brown, regarding the low number of knockouts in Women’s MMA, Wombat Sports gathered up the Women’s Pro fight statistics for 2013. Check out the list below! 415: The number of pro WMMA fights this year. This number is up from 285 from last year; a 46% increase....

Jan 10, 2014 9:52 am

Cruickshank vs. Rio bumped to UFC on Fox 10 televised card

  With an injury comes air time for Daron Cruickshank and Mike Rio. UFC officials announced that Oleksiy Oliynyk (2-0) has suffered an injury and is forced out of his heavyweight bout with Jared Rosholt (9-1). So now lightweights Cruickshank (13-4) and Rio (9-3) have been promoted from the UFC Fight Pass online preliminary card...

Jan 10, 2014 9:11 am

Ken Shamrock Picks Up Bodyguard Duty For Rapper 50 Cent

Apparently MMA legend Ken Shamrock is now working as security detail for a man who probably needs a bodyguard more than most; Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Check it out. @arielhelwani at CES 2day, I saw ken shamrock working as a body guard for 50 cent. pic.twitter.com/vt4DPtH6dq — Adam Beltran (@_betrayer) January 9, 2014 So Shamrock...

Jan 10, 2014 9:10 am

PHOTO | UFC Ring Girl Brittney Palmer Without Makeup

We all have an admiration for the beautiful young ring girls in the Octagon, but even outside the Octagon their beauty is something to behold! Above is a photo of one of UFC’s ring girls, Brittney Palmer, sporting her natural beauty for the world! You can also check her out in this “Slow & Hot...

Jan 10, 2014 9:04 am

Kron Gracie Is Transitioning To MMA, Will Make Debut In Japanese Promotion

Kron Gracie, the youngest of Rickson Gracie’s four children is an undeniable Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace. He won the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling Championships last year, but even that is not enough for the 25 year old Gracie. Gracie lives in California and has been training with family member Cesar Gracie, who is...

Jan 10, 2014 9:01 am

Royce Gracie Named The 44th Greatest Athlete Of All Time By Sports Illustrated

The 44th greatest? Out of 50? He should be higher up the list, but at least Sports Illustrated promoted him as one of the greatest. UFC Hall Of Famer Royce Gracie still holds the record for the most submission victories in UFC history at 11. He was a three-time UFC tournament champion (UFC 1,2,4) and...

Jan 10, 2014 9:00 am

Michael Chiesa Injures Shoulder, Out For Six Weeks

The Ultimate Fighter Season 15 winner Michael Chiesa will have to wait a while to fight again, as he has sustained a shoulder injury in training, as reported to MMAFIGHTING.COM. The injury will put him out of commission for about six weeks, and he plans on using the layoff to travel from his Washington home...

Jan 10, 2014 9:00 am

With WSOF 8 Win, Anthony Johnson in Line for Title Shot

World Series of Fighting continues to slowly introduce championships into their weight-classes, and the next one just might be light heavyweight. According to the WSOF brass, with a win over Mike Kyle, Anthony Johnson will be one of the participants in the inaugural title fight. “If Anthony comes out on top in this fight, he’ll...

Jan 10, 2014 8:56 am

Costa Philippou: I Can Knock Out Everybody

“Winning this fight, it gets me back to the top. Everybody will be talking about me again. I can knock out everybody. I’m stronger, I’m faster and my technique is better. Luke Rockhold is a huge name, very fast, good striker, well rounded fighter, always willing to exchange. It wont be an easy fight for...

Jan 9, 2014 10:09 pm

Bellator Returns To SPIKE March 7 With ‘Bellator 111: Dantas vs. Silva’

The Bellator MMA Bantamweight World Title will be on the line live on Spike TV from the WinStar World Casino on Friday, March 7th. The night will also showcase the opening round of the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament. Reigning Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas will clash with Bellator Tournament winner Rafael Silva in the main event...

Jan 9, 2014 9:59 pm

Matt Brown Issues Apology For Recent Controversy

“I have spoken with the UFC about the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and what is required and expected of me as a professional athlete under the terms of my promotion agreement,” Brown said. “The UFC has a policy of inclusion and respect for all people and I understand the importance of being more aware of...

Jan 9, 2014 8:40 pm

UFC 170’s Sarah McMann Fires Back, Tells Brown To Fight In His Speedo

“I want to make it absolutely clear … I do not care if somebody wants to be a fan or not. Don’t pay $60 then. Nobody’s taking their top off.  I don’t even know him. Why would I give a crap what he thinks about my fight? You know what, Matt Brown, fight in a Speedo.”...

Jan 9, 2014 8:28 pm

UFC Releases Statement On Matt Brown’s Controversial Comments

Top UFC welterweight, Matt Brown put his foot in his mouth recently while debuting as a podcast host on his new show called Real Man Shit. And it got “real” all right, boy did it ever. While on the show Matt Brown stated that he didn’t really care for the UFC’s female division. The Ohio...

Jan 9, 2014 8:12 pm

Sara McMann Claims Ring Rust Won’t Be An Issue In Rousey Fight

By the time she fights UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 170 it will be nearly 10 months since Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann’s last fight. Some competitors may worry about ring rust after an extended time away from the octagon, but McMann isn’t one of them. According to McMann, her Olympic wrestling background...

Jan 9, 2014 8:11 pm

James Te Huna’s New Year’s Resolution? Drop To Middleweight

It wasn’t long ago that James Te Huna was on a four fight winning streak and looking toward a possible light heavyweight title shot. Unfortunately for him, Glover Teixeira and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua put an end to Te Huna’s winning ways. Now Te Huna looks to make a change this year by dropping down to...

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...