Archive: MMA NEWS

Oct 25, 2013 12:31 pm

EXCLUSIVE | ‘Biggie’ Rhodes confident heading into RFA title bout | Fist-A-Cuff Radio

Mike “Biggie” Rhodes (5-1) will face Alan Jouban (7-1) in the main event of Friday’s Resurrection Fighting Alliance 10, airing live on AXS-TV. Rhodes is out of Duke Roufus’ Roufusport Academy in Milwaukee, Wis and returns to his home state to scrap for the RFA welterweight title. “Biggie” Rhodes was a guest BJ PENN.COM Fist-A-Cuff...

Oct 25, 2013 11:16 am

World Series Of Fighting Unveils Their First Championship Belt

On Saturday night, World Series of Fighting crowns its first-ever champion, and today the promotion revealed the prize for which they’ll be competing. Custom-designed by A.J. LaFons, the World Series of Fighting championship belt features more than 43 carats of genuine ruby, diamond, emerald, sapphire and red garnet and weighs in at a total of...

Oct 25, 2013 11:12 am

Following Decision Loss To Davis Machida Looking To Finish Mark Munoz

“I have had to change to get away from these judges decisions. I’m going to avoid leaving it in the hands of the judges. I have to loosen up out there. If I loosen up and let go, I’m going to accomplish what I want to accomplish: a knockout, a finish. Whatever it is, I...

Oct 25, 2013 10:56 am

UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos PPV Buys ‘Hugely Dissapointing’

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Oct 25, 2013 10:51 am

VIDEO | Ortiz & Shamrock Go ‘Off The Record’ vs. UFC

“Dana White is an excellent promoter,” said Ortiz. “He goes out and promotes the sport for what it is. But he’s not the one getting in the cage, that’s entertaining the fans who are watching and buying the pay-per views.” “Fighters are the ones who are stepping in and putting our lives on the line...

Oct 25, 2013 10:43 am

PHOTO | Today’s UFC Fight Night 30 Weigh-ins Staredowns

If you didn’t catch today’s UFC Fight Night 30 weigh-ins event and you don’t have time to watch the BJPENN.COM replay, below are some images of the best staredowns coming out of today’s event. Machida vs. Munoz: Pearson vs. Guillard:

Oct 25, 2013 10:05 am

Melvin Guillard Explains Move to American Top Team

UFC lightweight fighter Melivn Guillard has changed training camps a number of times, the most recent move landing Guillard in Florida with the American Top Team.  This move, which saw Guillard departing from the Grudge Training Center in Colorado, put Guillard with ATT with a little more than one month to finish preparing for his...

Oct 25, 2013 10:03 am

Sarah Kaufman: ‘I Don’t Feel Like My Last Fight Was A Loss’

“When they read [the decision], I was honestly in disbelief.  I was pretty upset.  I felt like I’d won.  The crowd thought I won.  Almost everyone thought that I won,” UFC women’s bantamweight fighter, Sarah Kaufman, said following her loss to Jessica Eye at UFC 166.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following UFC 166,...

Oct 25, 2013 8:05 am

UFC Fight Night 30: Munoz vs. Machida Weigh-In Results

Today’s UFC Fight Night 30: Munoz vs. Machida weigh-ins went off with just one minor hick-up. Flyweight, John Lineker missed weight. Outside of this one misstep, all other fighters made their contracted weight limit, including event headliners, Mark Munoz and Lyoto Machida. Today’s event took place from Manchester Central in England. The full weigh-in results...

Oct 24, 2013 10:13 pm

UFC Exec. Garry Cook Says UFC Will Bring Events to Prime Time in Europe

  UFC Executive Vice President Garry Cook spoke out earlier this week to discuss the future of the UFC in Europe – a venture that Cook believes will take off significantly this coming year as the organization plans to bring MMA to prime time viewing for European countries.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This week...

Oct 24, 2013 5:38 pm

Chael Sonnen Wants Anderson Silva As Assistant Coach For Upcoming TUF Brazil Season

Chael P. Sonnen, Mr. ‘Oregon Gangster’ himself, is apparently ready to let bygones be bygones. The three-time, two-division UFC title challenger, who is now preparing for a coaching stint in Brazil opposite Wanderlei Silva, is hoping to recruit his former foe and arch nemesis, Anderson Silva to assist with his TUF Brazil coaching duties. Wil...

Oct 24, 2013 12:12 pm

VIDEO | Signature Moves: Lyoto Machida

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida breaks down, in ultra-slow motion, the moves that have made him famous. Watch for these moves as he battles Mark Munoz at UFC Manchester: Machida vs. Munoz on Fox Sports 2, October 26th.

Oct 24, 2013 12:07 pm

Rousey vs. Tate on TUF Almost Got Nixed By Ronda’s Legal Team

Last night’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter was a recap show filled with commentary and narration from the UFC boss Dana White and TUF coaches Ronda and Miesha. The Majority of the episode gave first hand recounts of the action thus far in the house and TUF tournament, but a small portion went to explaining...

Oct 24, 2013 11:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Conor McGregor Continues Tweet War With Diego Sanchez

UFC Irishman, Conor McGregor is doing everything he can to get under the skin of UFC lightweight fighter and TUF 1 winner, Diego Sanchez. Here’s the latest: Conor McGregor Vs Du du Diego Sanchez!! Slick Vs Slur. Easy money is my favourite @UFC — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 23, 2013 @TheNotoriousMMA legitimate question? Who is joseph...

Oct 24, 2013 11:32 am

VIDEO | Cain Velasquez: Bring on Werdum

UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez talks with Daniel Cormier on UFC tonight about his TKO over Junior dos Santos and what’s next.

Oct 24, 2013 11:19 am

Cormier Not Willing To Face Gustafsson Overseas, Demands U.S. Venue For 205 Debut

“I have no problem fighting Alexander Gustafsson, not at all. The one thing I’m concerned about, being that it’s going to be my first time down at 205, I know that Gustafsson is going to fight in Europe somewhere. Whether it’s Sweden or somewhere else in Europe, I don’t want to be making my first...

Oct 24, 2013 10:42 am

Bisping Eyeing March Return Against Machida vs. Munoz Winner

  The UFC has plans to return to England in March of next year and Michael Bisping wants in on that card against the winner of this weekend’s main event between Lyoto Machida and Mark Munoz. Having been forced out of this weekend’s main event with an eye injury, Bisping thought his fighting career may...

Oct 24, 2013 10:25 am

UFC Planning Six 2014 Events In Europe That Can’t Be Seen In The U.S.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is putting the U.S. Market on the outs next year as part of their European expansion with at least six events made for a Euro-only audience. The first of which is in the planning stages and according to UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta it will be a major event at London’s O2...

Oct 24, 2013 10:01 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez vs. Shinya Aoki

At Bellator 66 Eddie Alvarez was able to avenge one of his losses and defeat Japanese champion, Shinya Aoki. Alvarez has another rematch coming up next week against Michael Chandler for the Bellator lightweight title.

Oct 23, 2013 3:00 pm

VIDEO | Machida Admits To Cutting Down On Urine Drink Prior To Munoz Bout

Brazil’s Lyoto Machida is famous for his karate fighting style and infamous for his diet plan, which includes a morning shot of his own urine! Surprisingly, Machida has admitted that in his lead up to this weekend’s main event against Mark Munoz that he has dropped the urine cocktail.

Oct 23, 2013 2:52 pm

VIDEO | This Is Fight Promotion Done Proper

More clever than Sonnen, scarier than Velasquez and hungrier than the UFC’s entire roster, this video exemplifies what it is to promote a fight! Agree?