Archive: MMA NEWS

Sep 30, 2013 10:32 am

Moraga vs Uyenoyama added to UFC on FOX 9

  Former UFC flyweight title challenger John Moraga starts his quest back to the top in December. UFC officials announced that Moraga (13-2 ) will face Darren Uyenoyama (8-4)  at UFC on FOX 9, which takes place Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Cali.  UFC on Fox 9 features  a lightweight title fight between...

Sep 28, 2013 1:41 pm

TUF Finalist Mike Ricci Released By UFC

Following his UFC 165 split-decision loss at the hands of Myles Jury, TUF 16 finalist and Tri-Star Gym team member, Mike Ricci has been released from his UFC contract. The release comes on the heels of several announced cuts made by the world’s most recognized promotion this week. Ryan Couture, Yushin Okami, Benny Alloway, Papy...

Sep 28, 2013 1:30 pm

Dana White And Ken Shamrock Engage In Very Public Dispute On Twitter

UFC President Dana White and former UFC Champion Ken Shamrock have made their dislike for each other very public over the last number of years. After a bitter lawsuit won by the UFC, the relationship between the promotion and one of their hall-of-famers has never recovered. Now that stars like Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson...


Sep 28, 2013 1:06 pm

QUICK TWITT | Miguel Torres Searching For Man Who Robbed His Father At Gunpoint

Former WEC bantamweight champion, Miguel ‘Angel’ Torres, has had to deal with his fare share of adversity outside of the cage. The current WSOF hopeful has now taken another blow to his personal life, due to a recent event in which his father was held up at gunpoint. Torres took to his personal facebook account...

Sep 28, 2013 12:59 pm

Tim Kennedy Calls Out Entire Middleweight Division Looking For Machida Replacement

UFC middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy, was finally given the named opponent he had been searching for since entering the UFC. A headlining gig against former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was set for the Fight For The Troops 3 event in Kentucky and Kennedy was ready to show out. Yesterday we learned that Michael Bisping...

Sep 27, 2013 3:57 pm

Bisping Injured, Machida Moved To Fight Night 30, Will Face Munoz In Main Event

  Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping has been forced off the UFC Fight Night 30 card with an undisclosed injury. In for Bisping comes, debuting middleweight, Lyoto Machida. Machida was originally slated to face off with Tim Kennedy in the main even of the UFC’s Fight for the Troops event set for November 6th, but with...

Sep 27, 2013 3:12 pm

Nam Phan vs. Takeya Mizugaki Booked for UFC Fight Night 33

A bantamweight bout has been added to the UFC’s return trip to Australia in the form of Nam Phan vs. Takeya Mizugaki. UFC officials announced the bout this afternoon. UFC Fight Night 33 is set to go down from the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Dec. 7. In the main event heavyweights Mark hunt and...

Sep 27, 2013 2:25 pm

Yushin Okami Released By UFC

Former middleweight title challenger, Yushin Okami, has been released by the UFC following his latest loss at the hands of Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza earlier this month. After a seven-year stint with the promotion, Okami amassed an impressive 13-5 record and is still considered a top 10 middleweight fighter. The release comes as a shock, the...

Sep 27, 2013 12:17 pm

MMA fighter Leandro ‘Feijao’ Souza dies cutting weight

Tragedy has struck the MMA community in Brazil, as it was announced yesterday that Nova Uniao fighter, Leandro ‘Feijao’ Souza, died just prior to weighing in for his ‘Shooto 43’ flyweight bout against Gabriel Brasil. The 26-year-old “Feijao” was suffering from complications with his weigh cut, according to teammate Andre Santos, who spoke with MMA...

Sep 27, 2013 11:59 am

Frankie Edgar On Penn: ‘I have his number’

“I do think I have his number, every fight is different. I’m going to approach this as a new challenge. I’m not thinking he’s going to come in the same as he did the last two. I expect him to come in and change a little. I want to show my improvement over the last...

Sep 27, 2013 11:53 am

VIDEO | Jake Shields And Demian Maia Battle It Out On The Mic

At a recent photo opportunity, Demian Maia and Jake Shields are faced with the awkward task of interviewing each other. Paula Sack turns the microphone over to the fighters and mayhem ensues. Thankfully, the guys stick to their day jobs. Catch this main event at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields, Wednesday, October 9 at...

Sep 27, 2013 11:29 am

Rousey’s Mother Blasts Reality TV Experience on TUF

Taking to her personal blog, Ann Maria Rousey DeMars, the mother of UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, discussed her short stint alongside her daughter during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter 18 and she was not amused. Check it out: I only had one day to observe some of what went on (did we miss...

Sep 27, 2013 10:58 am

Floyd Mayweather Praying Anderson Silva Can Bounce Back From Loss

“I pray for him. He’s okay. I don’t have nothing negative to say about the guy Anderson Silva. I’ve seen some highlights on him. I don’t know him personally, but I’ve seen highlights of him fight, and hopefully he can bounce back. I heard he just took an ‘L,’ so hopefully he can bounce back...

Sep 27, 2013 10:47 am

VIDEO | Jake Shields: Demian Maia May Be The Man To Submit Me

It will be American Jiu Jitsu versus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when Jake Shields takes on Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night on October 9th. Jake previewed the bout with Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice on Inside MMA. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 27, 2013 10:40 am

EXCLUSIVE | Chad Sermon Looking For Redemption After Head Kick Video

Chad Sermon was a Youtube hit after he received a devastating head kick at Hardrock MMA. He started the fight in a three point stance and his opponent Brian Kerr kicked him in the head. Chad has faced many challenges, but he is finally getting his rematch with Kerr in November. The original head kick...

Sep 27, 2013 10:39 am

EXCLUSIVE | Bellator Stand Out Brent Weedman Talks MMA Future

In this interview with BJPenn.com Bellator stand out Brent Weedman talks about his upcoming Bellator MMA fight and what he’s been up to since his last bout. We caught up with him at a Hardrock MMA event while he was there supporting another fighter competing that evening. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 26, 2013 5:36 pm

Brandon Thatch vs. Paulo Thiago Added to UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2

UFC welterweight fighters, Brandon Thatch (pictured) and Paulo Thiago, will look to square off November 9 on the UFC Fight Night 32 card in Golania, Brazil.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added an exciting welterweight fight to the UFC Fight Night 32 card, pitting young prospect Brandon Thatch against veteran Paulo Thiago....

Sep 26, 2013 5:22 pm

Three More Fighters Released By UFC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has removed a number of fighters’ profiles from their website over the last couple weeks, and three more fighters who last fought on the UFC Fight Night 27 card have been removed today.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC fighters, Benny Alloway, Papy Abedi and James Head have all been cut...

Sep 26, 2013 5:21 pm

UFC Fight Night 31 Lineup is Set With 13 Bouts

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s next “Fight for the Troops” card is set for November 6, and the lineup of 13 fights has been officially set for their broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and live stream on Facebook. Headlining the night of fights will be a middleweight showdown between Lyoto Machida (pictured) and Tim Kennedy.  ...

Sep 26, 2013 12:09 pm

Vitor Belfort Planning On Five-Round Domination Of Hendo

“It’s going to be intense. I have 14 weeks until the fight, and preparation requires dedication and sacrifice. I’ll focus on winning the fight. I’m preparing myself for a five-round intense fight. That’s the way I predict the fight going.[The first fight] gives me more motivation. He’s a tough fighter, but I’ll be ready to...

Sep 26, 2013 11:30 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez

Brock Lesnar had won four-straight UFC bouts, including three heavyweight title defenses, before meeting up-and-coming contender Cain Velasquez. Velasquez landed 31 first-round blows before Herb Dean called a stop to the fight. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 26, 2013 10:45 am

VIDEO | Bellator: Rampage vs. Tito Trailer

The first Bellator MMA PPV, Saturday, November 2nd will feature MMA Legends Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Tito Ortiz as they battle for the first time in the Bellator MMA cage! As well as the long awaited rematch between Bellator Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez for the belt. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 26, 2013 10:40 am

Ryan Couture Released By UFC

UFC lightweight fighter, Ryan Couture, has been released from his contract with the UFC following his most recent loss. The son of two-division champion, Randy Couture, found moderate success under the Strikeforce banner against lower level competition. It took an acquisition of the promotion, to find his place on the UFC roster, where the fighter...