Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 3, 2014 5:58 am

After 8 years as a pro in MMA, 3 years with Bellator, Brent Weedman retires

Brent Weedman started his professional MMA career on September 10, 2005 with a draw against Scott Henze. He then went on to win his next 2 fights by finishes, he then lost his next fight to Gray Maynard at WEF: Orleans Arena. Then Weedman had some ups and downs before he had his first fight...


Jan 3, 2014 3:00 am

UFC Fight Night 34 Weigh Ins: All Fighters On Weight

All fighters made weight for tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night 34 card in Singapore, which will be aired on the UFC’s digital Fight Pass service tomorrow starting at 6:30 a.m. ET, 3:30 PT. In the main event, the final Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Safiedine will make his UFC debut against rising Korean prospect Hyun Gyu Lim....

Jan 2, 2014 8:16 pm

Las Vegas Could Host Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort in May

Chris Weidman will make his second UFC Middleweight Championship defense against Vitor Belfort, and details about the bout are already starting to emerge. It seems that UFC CEO and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta is entertaining the idea of hosting the fights in Las Vegas in May or July. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto shared a text message from...

Jan 2, 2014 4:44 pm

UFC Plans Seven Events In 2014 For Asia

The UFC is continuing its march towards global domination. On Saturday, UFC Fight Night 34 will emanate out of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. This will be the first stop on a 7-event trip through the continent of Asia, with all seven events falling inside the 2014 calendar year. An aggressive business...

Jan 2, 2014 9:55 am

GSP Says The UFC Took His Championship Belt When His Back Was Turned

We left the GSP hysteria back in 2013 where the former UFC welterweight champ left his UFC world title behind for a shot at taking care of his compounding personal affairs. But now Georges is spreading a tale through the media about how his former employer (UFC) and how they actually had the nerve to...

Jan 2, 2014 9:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Michael Johnson Request Fight With Nate Diaz

With an official UFC record of 6-4 and a current two-fight winning streak, TUF runner-up Michael Johnson is ready for the next level of competition. The surging lightweight recently proclaimed himself a contender to the Pettis throne and now the Blackzilian has taken to twitter to request a bout with Nate Diaz. Check it: Trying...

Jan 2, 2014 9:39 am

McMann Planning To ‘Dominate’ Rousey In Route To Title

“Actually, I kind was (shocked). Truthfully, I don’t know how it works. I never knew when I was going to get the shot. I’m just trying to be patient and keep getting better every day, so when it did come along, I was the best possible fighter I could be. It definitely was surprising, but...

Jan 2, 2014 9:35 am

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Rashad Evans In-Game Character

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters of Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson and Chael Sonnen. Is Rashad Evans on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so far?

Jan 2, 2014 9:26 am

VIDEO | UFC Singapore: Debut of Kawajiri

Feared Japanese featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri makes his long-awaited UFC debut this weekend at UFC Singapore – watch live on UFC Fight Pass or check local listings.

Jan 2, 2014 8:48 am

PHOTO: Anderson Silva Sends Out Smiling Full Cast Image With Family

Anderson Silva (MMA 33-6, UFC 16-2) who broke his leg after Chris Weidman checked an inside leg kick, recently tweeted his progress after his surgery. I want to say thank you to all my fans and friends to support me at this moment,I wish a great and happy 2014 to all pic.twitter.com/nzhmvoNSca — Anderson Silva...

Jan 2, 2014 8:47 am

Blackzilian Michael Johnson Wants The UFC Lightweight Belt

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight and Blackzilian team member Michael Johnson has high aspirations. Even though he is a part of arguably one of the toughest divisions in the sport, he still aims for the number one spot. After a decision victory over Joe Lauzon (MMA 23-9, UFC 10-6) and a knockout victory over Gleison Tibau (MMA...

Jan 2, 2014 8:47 am

Ivan Menjivar Faces Hatsu Hioki At TUF: China Finale

As reported originally by TopMMANews.com, Ivan Menjivar, (MMA 25-11, UFC 4-4) will face Hatsu Hioki (MMA 26-7-2, UFC 2-3) at The Ultimate Fighter: China finale card. Menjivar, who fought Georges St. Pierre in St. Pierre’s first fight, will compete at featherweight for the first time in his UFC career. Menjivar recently lost to Wilson Reis...

Jan 2, 2014 8:46 am

Jason High In Hospital After Ruptured Appendix, Out Of UFC Fight Night 35 Bout

The Ultimate Fighting Championship must now find Adlan Amagov (13-2-1 MMA) a new opponent. Jason High, who was set to face Amagov in a Jan. 15 welterweight match up at UFC Fight Night 35; was rushed to the hospital due to a ruptured appendix early yesterday (Jan. 1) morning. Originally, as tweeted from his official...

Jan 1, 2014 12:40 pm

Happy New Year From BJPENN.COM!!!

Last night we left behind 2013 and entered into a new year and a new start at life’s goals and ambitions. For many the traditional resolutions are set in place. Eat healthy, budget better and all the other things that encompass our daily lives. Today, BJPENN.COM would like to wish everyone a happy and safe...

Jan 1, 2014 11:48 am

Green Out, Varner Steps In To Face Trujillo At UFC 169

The UFC 169 main card has received an adjustment following news that rising lightweight fighter, Bobby Green was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Abel Trujillo. In for Green comes former WEC champ, Jamie Varner. UFC officials did not cite the cause for Green’s exodus, the promotion only announced his removal and replacement....

Jan 1, 2014 11:26 am

Twelve Bouts Official For UFC on FOX 10

2014’s first event on FOX goes down this month from Chicago. The January 25th event is now set with 12-official bouts, four of which will serve as the main televised portion of the evening. The event, which features an intriguing lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson in the headlong slot, goes down from...

Jan 1, 2014 11:11 am

WSOF Picks Up Four New Fighters For 2014

The Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting promotion continues to keep an eye on the future, and the organization is happy to announce the signing of four talented new names to its roster. The group includes women’s contenders Ashlee Evans-Smith and Emi Fujino, as well as two male counterparts in welterweight Tyler Stinson and light...

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 31, 2013 12:54 pm

Anderson Silva’s Son Calls For Fathers Retirement

Anderson Silva appears optimistic about returning to training. But if it were up to his son, ‘The Spider’ would be done with intense competition. Silva’s 15-year-old son, Kalyl, told Brazilian news outlet, R7, that he would prefer that his dad retired. “All respect for Chris (Weidman) to go out there and fight like a champion....

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

Chris Leben’s Trainer Says “The Crippler” Still Unsure About Retirement

Chris Leben is old school. Like the primordial UFC warriors who relied almost entirely on heart and toughness to get their hands raised, Leben’s typical game plan seems to consist mainly of wading through punches and delivering bombs to his opponent’s face. “The Crippler” has found a good amount of success with that game plan,...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

PREDICTIONS: 2014’s Top 5 Break Out Fighters

With 2013 drawing to a close, which fighters are going to have the biggest years in 2014?   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Looking back at this past year, a number of fighters stand out as having exceptionally impressive performances during the last twelve months.  Fighters like Ronda Rousey, who became the first female champion in...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

14 predictions for the UFC in 2014: The Year Of Ronda Rousey?

It’s the last day of 2013 and what a year. As we look ahead to the New Year, here are fourteen predictions for the UFC’s 2014 season: #14 – 2012 didn’t end the way Michael Johnson would have wanted it after winning 3 fights in a row, he then ended 2012 with a loss in...