Archive: MMA NEWS

Aug 21, 2013 10:07 am

Anderson Silva Shuts Down Potential Vitor Belfort Rematch From Ever Happening

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has long been the target of many middleweight fighters. None so much so as top contender Vitor Belfort, who often takes to social media and interviews to proclaim he desire for a rematch. The two originally squared off for the UFC’s middleweight title at UFC 126 back...

Aug 21, 2013 9:55 am

Report: Mike Pierce vs. Rousimar Palhares In The Works

According to reports coming out of Brazil, Mike Pierce is likely going to be welcoming Rousimar Palhares to the UFC’s welterweight division on October 9. October 9 is the date for UFC Fight Night 29 which is set to go down on Fox Sports 1 from the Jose Correa Gymnasium in Barueri, Brazil. Mike Pierce...

Aug 21, 2013 9:24 am

QUICK TWITT | Former Bellator Fighter Jessica Eye Signs With UFC

Top female free agent Jessica Eye has signed with the UFC and as rumor would have it is expected to debut against former Strikeforce champion, Sarah Kaufmann. The news was announced on last night’s edition of ‘UFC Tonight’ on FUEL TV and Eye herself confirmed the signing with the following twitter post: Yes every1 it...

Aug 20, 2013 10:38 pm

Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson II Targeted for Nov. 9

The UFC is targeting a rematch between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson (pictured) for a November 9 card in Brazil.  Both fighters have verbally agreed, but contracts and fight agreements have yet to be confirmed.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was announced on “UFC Tonight” Tuesday night that the UFC is targeting a bout...

Aug 20, 2013 10:36 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald Confirmed for UFC 167

The UFC confirmed Tuesday that Robbie Lawler (pictured) and Rory MacDonald are set to fight one another at UFC 167.  With both men coming off wins at UFC on FOX 8 last month, this fight has heavy implications of a title contender.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler are set to...

Aug 20, 2013 12:18 pm

Matt Brown: ‘I can outwrestle GSP’

Riding high on a six-fight win streak, Ultimate Fighter veteran, Matt Brown is ready for a bigger test. If his 29-second destruction of Mike Pyle last Saturday didn’t put a stamp on his dominance and earn him a shot at the title, it most certainly should earn him a top five opponent. Matt recently talked...

Aug 20, 2013 11:37 am

‘UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields’ Official For Oct. 9 In Brazil

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially announced its plans for the highly anticipated ‘Fight Night 29’ event in Brazil. Set to take place on October 9 at the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil, ‘UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields’ will air on Fox Sports 1 and feature a welterweight clash between...

Aug 20, 2013 11:25 am

UFC Plans 2014: Headed to England, Sweden, Poland, Ireland, Turkey, Scotland and Germany

During a presentation at EA Gamescom, UFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director of UFC Europe, Garry Cook, announced that the UFC would be putting on events in a number of European countries in the next year.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced Tuesday morning its schedule of live events for 2014.  Among...

Aug 20, 2013 11:15 am

Cole Miller Set To Appeal Gamburyan Loss

According the reports UFC featherweight fighter, Cole Miller, is looking to appeal his Saturday night decision loss to Many Gamburyan due to referee Yves Lavigne’s awkward first-round moment that gave Gamburyan a lengthy recovery period after questionable elbow strikes that were deemed legal blows after review. At the culmination of the first round, the additional...

Aug 20, 2013 11:07 am

Guimaraes Out, Ivan Jorges Steps In To Fight Keith Wisneiwski At UFC Fight Night 28

With an elbow injury forcing Marcelo Guimaraes out of his September 4 fight against Keith Wisniewski, the UFC has recruited Brazilian fighter Ivan Jorge to fight Wisniewski next month.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA A welterweight match-up in September’s UFC Fight Night 28 has seen a last-minute change as Ivan Jorge steps in for the...

Aug 20, 2013 11:05 am

Ryan Jimmo vs. Jimi Manuwa Set for UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester

UFC officials confirmed a light-heavyweight match-up between Ryan Jimmo (pictured) and Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England on Octover 26.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Light-Heavyweight fighters, Ryan Jimmo and Jimi Manuwa, will face off at UFC Fight Night 30 in England, UFC officials confirmed Monday. The card, which will be...

Aug 20, 2013 11:03 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 26 Phantom Cam Highlights

What did Travis Browne’s incredible front kick KO look like in super-slow-mo? Check out super slow motion replays of the wars between Joe Lauzon vs Michael Johnson, Michael McDonald vs Brad Pickett and more from the Phantom Cam during UFC on FOX Sports 1.

Aug 20, 2013 10:58 am

Lauzon Explains What Went Wrong Against Michael Johnson

Fan favorite lightweight, Joe Lauzon, put up a disappointing performance last weekend during the UFC on FS 1 main card opening bout against, Blackzilian, Michael Johnson. During the post-fight media event, UFC President Dana White said it was the most lopsided fight in the promotions history and for a Lauzon fight that’s almost incomprehensible. Check...

Aug 20, 2013 10:48 am

VIDEO | Street Fight Stories With Cartoon Urijah Faber

Welcome to “Fight Stories,” where UFC fans tell Urijah Faber their tales of self-defense, then we set it to animation. In this episode, a man tells of being thrust into a hairy situation after an encounter his friend had at a bar.

Aug 20, 2013 10:36 am

‘Shogun’ Rua Releases Statement Following Sonnen Loss

“I have 11 years in MMA and Vale Tudo, I won everything I always wanted. I achieved everything I dreamed, but I want to do that again. I still want many victories; I still want to become the world champion again. Who decides when I will stop [fighting] or not is myself, no one else....

Aug 20, 2013 10:22 am

UFC Makes Reza Madadi Release Official Following Criminal Sentencing

UFC Officials recently announced the release of popular Swedish lightweight Reza Madadi following an 18-month prison sentencing for grand larceny charges in his native land. The UFC’s official statement reads as follows: “Following his conviction by a court of law in Sweden, the UFC organization has elected to terminate its relationship with Reza Madadi based...

Aug 19, 2013 11:38 am

UFC Fight Night 26 Ratings Report: FS1 Debut Show Trumps Past FX Ratings

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Saturday marked the launch of the new sports programming station FOX Sports 1, and to help spike the opening night’s ratings for the network the station hosted UFC Fight Night 26: Sonnen vs. Shogun. To say that the plan worked would be an understatement as FOX Sports 1 raked in very high...

Aug 19, 2013 11:37 am

UFC is Likely to Make MacDonald vs. Lawler Happen

A fight that a number of fans want looks like is going to happen. Welterweight phenom Rory MacDonald, coming off his dismantling of Jake Ellenburger, is likely to face another dynamic striker in the near future. During Saturday night’s media scrum, UFC president Dana White was asked about a matchup between MacDonald and Robbie Lawler....

Aug 19, 2013 11:17 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath: UFC Fight Night 26 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Coming out of this past weekend we have a lot to discuss about the shifting of rankings and surprising fights that took place at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston on the debut show on FOX Sports 1. In the main event we saw Chael Sonnen defeat Mauricio Shogun Rua in the very...

Aug 19, 2013 11:12 am

Quick Twitt | Belfort, Machida & Davis All Ask For Shot At Sonnen

After his one-sided destruction over former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Chael Sonnen has drawn the attention of several elite level fighters. In his post-fight speech Sonnen called out Wanderlei Silva, but a few key match ups have just introduced themselves in the form of Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis. Check it...

Aug 19, 2013 10:54 am

MUST SEE: Trainer Converts Truck to Gym to Help Youth

A long time friend of, MMA instructor ,and author Danny Plyler is now taking his training expertise on the road – literally. “Hyper Bald Guy” of Team Tarhe as he is known to most has been helping at risk youth get their lives back on track through martial arts training for quite a while....

Aug 19, 2013 7:07 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 26: Watch Chael Sonnen Choke Out Shogun Rua

Video: UFC on FOX Sports 1: Sonnen/Rua In the main event of the UFC’s debut on Fox Sports 1, this past Saturday, Chael Sonnen was able to secure victory over Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua with a first round choke. Check out the full fight highlight above. OTHER FIGHT FIGHT NIGHT 26 VIDEO’S: Siler vs. Brown McDonald...