Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 7, 2014 5:34 am

Julianna Pena meets Jessica Andrade at UFC 171

UFC 171 one is quickly filling up, and one of the most recent bouts to be announced for the card is a Women’s Bantamweight bout between recent Ultimate Fighter winner Juliana Pena and Jessica Andrade. The UFC recently announced the bout through Fox Sports. Pena (5-2, 1-0 UFC), stormed her way through “TUF,” finishing Shayna Baszler,...

Jan 6, 2014 10:21 am

Tito Ortiz Wrecks Porsche Gets Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

Embattled former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, has (at least for the past several years) an out of control personal life. The worst part about it is, he makes it very public. Having not fought professionally since a 2012 loss to Forrest Griffin, Ortiz still manages to keep his name in the headlines on a...


Jan 6, 2014 9:51 am

Former ZUFFA Fighter Conor Heun Files BK Over Unpaid UFC Insurance Claims

Former Strikeforce slugger, Conor Heun (pictured), isn’t a name most fans will recognize. The 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu fighter never made it that big, having gone just 1-3 during his time under the ZUFFA owned Strikeforce banner. Conor wasn’t one of the many fighters who got picked up by the UFC when ZUFFA shutdown Strikeforce,...

Jan 6, 2014 9:42 am

Australia’s Victorian Government’s “Cage Ban” Could Cost Them Millions

  It seems that some areas of the world still don’t understand the sport of mixed martial arts. The UFC is planning an event at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium, but it seems that the Napthine Government is refusing to drop their state-wide “cage ban”. Tom Wright, UFC Director of Operations in Australia, Canada and New Zealand,...

Jan 6, 2014 9:38 am

Dillashaw: Assuncao Loss ‘A Blessing In Disquise’

Team Alpha Males, T.J. Dillashaw is coming off a highly contested split-decision loss to ATT’s Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night 29. The defeat marked his first since losing the TUF 14 final tournament bout to John Dodson. Now set to face Mike Easton at this month’s Fight Night 35 event, T.J. says the experience...

Jan 6, 2014 9:27 am

Moraga vs Ortiz Promoted to UFC FN 35 Main Card

Thanks to some shuffling due to injury, the flyweight division will be getting some more main card attention. Dustin Ortiz and John Moraga will now be featured on the main card of UFC Fight Night 35. Ortiz (12-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), looks to continue his 4-fight winning streak, most recently defeating Jose-Maria Tome last November...

Jan 6, 2014 9:21 am

Quinn Mulhern Retires From MMA Following UFC Fight Night 34 Defeat

How many fighters can you think of, off the top of your head, that remained in the game a little too long for their own good? Quite a few, I’m sure. Professional fighting, like most sports, is a hard career to simply walk away from. It’s not like retiring from an office job, where you...

Jan 6, 2014 8:55 am

Silva needs a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 36

Crackerjack prospect Erick Silva is in need of a new opponent. Silva was set to face fellow welterweight Nate Loughran at UFC Fight Night 36. But MMAJunkie learned yesterday that Loughran has been forced to withdraw from the fight and the hunt is on for a new opponent for Silva. UFC Fight Night 36 takes...

Jan 6, 2014 6:23 am

MMA Fighter Kills One, Injures Another In Home Invasion Gone Wrong

From KFOXTV.com: New details are released in the case of a northwest Las Cruces man who fought off four men to protect himself, his fiancée and their 2-year-old son. According to deputies, two days ago, four men broke into a home on King James Road. It left one man dead, one man injured and landed...

Jan 6, 2014 6:06 am

VIDEO | Slow And Hot With Brittney Palmer

Spend the day on Venice Beach with Brittney Palmer and a phantom cam capturing Brittney and all sorts of sports action in super slow motion. New web series kicks off this week!

Jan 6, 2014 5:59 am

After Successful UFC Debut Kawajiri Calls Out Aldo

“I’m looking at this fight as just the beginning. I’m looking to go into the main land of America, and fighting in bigger pay-per-view shows. … If it’s possible I’d love to fight the champion Jose Aldo immediately, but I’m sure there’s orders I have to follow. So I want to fight some top-ten fighters.”...

Jan 6, 2014 5:56 am

Bisping Hopes The UFC Lets Him ‘Beat The $#!t Out Of Kennedy On National TV’

“I’ve fought the best athletes in the world, and some on short notice. If Tim Kennedy thinks he’s going to be the person I’m scared of-this is the person that dresses up as a f*cking ballerina-he’s crazy. He dresses like a woman on a regular basis just to get a bit of attention. It’s just...

Jan 4, 2014 2:43 pm

How Can MMA Become Mainstream? People Like Jeff Blatnick

The UFC was originally advertised as ‘no rules, brutality!, one man enters, one man leaves!’ Now it has established itself as the premier mixed martial arts organization on the planet. The number one place to see high level athleticism and also technical martial arts talent. MMA as a sport wasn’t always so respected, and it...

Jan 4, 2014 11:24 am

POLL | Is The UFC’s ‘Fight Pass’ A Hit Or Miss?

Last week the UFC launched their on-line subscription based platform, ‘Fight Pass’, and today we got to see it in action with the Fight Night 34 event that aired live through it from Singapore. Fight Night 34 was the first live event on the platform and by all accounts it doesn’t appear as if many...

Jan 4, 2014 11:22 am

AKA’s ‘Crazy’ Bob Cook Says Teenage Aaron Pico the Hottest MMA Prospect Alive

“This is someone in a different world,” Bob Cook said of American wrestling phenom, Aaron Pico.  Cook, who has trained and managed some of MMA’s best fighters like B.J. Penn, Cain Velasquez, Frank Shamrock and others at American Kickboxing Academy, said Pico is the greatest MMA prospect he’s seen.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Jan 4, 2014 10:52 am

Weidman: ‘Belfort’s Use of TRT Is Unfair’

“He’s failed a drug test before. He’s on TRT now. I don’t agree with TRT to begin with, so him failing a drug test and being on TRT, I don’t really like it. So I appreciate there will be a commission making sure he’s doing things right. I’m not a big TRT guy – I...

Jan 4, 2014 10:34 am

Erik Koch Abandones Featherweight Division, Fights Oliveira At Lightweight

UFC 170 just got a libit more interesting. UFC officials have announced the addition of a lightweight bout in the form of Erick Koch (pictured, left) vs. Rafaello Oliveira. ‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ is set to go down on February 22 from Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event Ronda Rousey will make her...

Jan 4, 2014 10:18 am

Mitrione vs. Jordan Added To TUF China Finale Card

UFC officials have announced the addition of a heavyweight bout to the upcoming TUF China Finale event. UFC Asia Managing Director Mark Fischer confirmed the additional of several bouts to the card recently, including a heavyweight clash between Matt Mitrione and Shawn Jordan. The UFC’s TUF China Finale event goes down on March 1 at...

Jan 4, 2014 9:41 am

Rick Story vs. Kelvin Gastelum Confirmed for UFC 171

Yet another welterweight bout has been added to the UFC 171 card. Rick Story and Kelvin Gastelum have officially been penciled in for the event and they will duke it out in Dallas, Texas on March 15, 2014. The bout was announced by UFC’s official news Twitter account: Undefeated TUF 17 winner @KelvinGastelum faces ranked...

Jan 4, 2014 9:40 am

Chris Weidman: I Would Feel Bad Fighting Anderson Silva Again

Chris Weidman has been high in-demand with the media ever since he defeated Anderson Silva at UFC 168. The UFC Middleweight Champion is doing a good job dealing with it however, and is responding to the tough questions with honest answers. In a recent interview with Lance Pugmire from the LA Times, Chris Weidman shared...

Jan 4, 2014 9:40 am

UFC Fight Night 34 Draws 5,000 Live Attendees In Singapore

UFC Fight Night 34 was able to sell out the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore with an attendance of 5,216 people.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This morning’s UFC Fight Night 34 event drew an attendance of 5,215 for the organization’s inaugural event in Singapore. UFC Executive Marc Fischer announced the...