Archive: MMA NEWS

Aug 5, 2013 1:08 pm

VIDEO | UFC 163 Backstage Pass

Go inside the venue as home-country hero Jose Aldo and challenger Chan Sung Jung arrive and prepare for their featherweight title fight inside Rio’s HSBC Arena.

Aug 5, 2013 12:28 pm

Pettis Denies Aldo Coaches Claims Of Fake Injury To Avoid Title Fight

Over the weekend Nova Uniao founder and Jose Aldo head coach, Andre Pederneiras, went on a Brazilian radio show and pretty much dissed top UFC lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis, for backing out of what should have been the main event last weekend. “In my opinion, [Pettis] never got hurt,” Pederneiras stated. “He realized he’d never...

Aug 5, 2013 12:10 pm

PHOTO | UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 Poster

A pivotal welterweight matchup is set for the second ever UFC on FOX Sports 1 event at the end of this month on the 28th between Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit. UFC officials recently released the official poster which features the two main event fighters and two more featured bouts set for the free televised...

Aug 5, 2013 11:22 am

Bisping vs. Munoz Now Official For October Manchester Event

The UFC will be returning to Manchester, England with a bout between fighter, Michael Bisping (pictured), and Mark Munoz.   By Christopher Murphy   The UFC will return to Manchester, England with a clash of middleweights in Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz.  The event will take place on October 26 at the Manchester Arena and...

Aug 5, 2013 10:55 am

NY Assembly Minority Leader Calling For Special Vote On MMA

Though the state of New York remains the only state that disallows MMA, it looks as though one Assembly member is pushing for another vote.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Hold on, Dana White (!  It looks like New York still has a shot at passing legislation to allow MMA events in the state. State...

Aug 5, 2013 10:48 am

With Win Over Bader, Teixeira Next For Title Shot

With Lyoto Machida losing his fight against Phil Davis last weekend, the UFC can now push another fighter in the former champions number one contender slot. That man is apparently, Chuck Liddell protegé, Glover Teixeira. According to UFC executive, Marshall Zelaznik, if Glover can beat Ryan Bader impressively in their scheduled September 4th bout he...

Aug 5, 2013 10:40 am

PHOTO | Jose Aldo Broke His Foot In Fight With ‘Korean Zombie’

Many wondered why Jose Aldo abandoned his crushing kicking techniques last weekend at UFC 163 against the ‘Korean Zombie’. Apparently the UFC featherweight champion broke his foot with the very first kick he landed in the fight and these photo’s prove it. His coach commented to MMAFighting about the inure: “He broke his foot two...

Aug 5, 2013 9:55 am

Quick Twitt | Brandon Vera Fires Off At Stann For Machida vs. Davis Commentary

Longtime UFC staple, Brandon Vera, took to Facebook/Twitter following last weekend’s UFC 163 co-main event between Phil Davis and Lyoto Machida to comment on his disgust for Joe Rogan stand in, Brian Stann. Check it out: Phil Davis is a longtime stablemate at the Alliance training center in San Diego, California where Brandon Vera trains,...

Aug 5, 2013 9:44 am

Cormier Likens Jon Jones To That Of A ’16-Year Old Girl’

Daniel Cormier has said this his last fight in the UFC’s heavyweight division will be his scheduled UFC 166 bout against Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson. With his teammate, Cain Velasquez, the crowned champion and Cormier wanting a shiny belt of his own, he is set to make the transition to the UFC’s light-heavyweight division and...

Aug 5, 2013 9:25 am

UFC 163 Post-Fight: Machida Wants A Rematch, Davis Thinks He Deserved Victory

Following last weekend’s UFC 163 co-main event talks of controversy filled the airwaves. With a very close fight, many thought Machida had done enough to earn victory over Phil Davis and retain his number one contender slot. Lyoto wants a rematch to prove he can beat Davis and Davis is looking on towards a title...

Aug 4, 2013 9:19 am

UFC 163: Press Conference Highlights

A Dana White-less press conference at UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro revealed several nuggets for the company’s future in the country. Marshall Zelaznik said that plans are made for another busy 2014 in Brazil but with the World Cup and a major election to circumnavigate. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defended his title with...

Aug 3, 2013 11:04 pm

UFC 163: Post-fight Bonuses

The post-fight honors for UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro were announced this evening. The $50,000 bonus money was extra handy tonight as all the evening’s winners came from the preliminary card. Earning Knockout of the Night was Anthony Perosh. The 40-year-old leveled Vinny Magalhaes with short right hand in 14 seconds in Round 1....

Aug 3, 2013 9:12 pm

UFC 163 Results: Phil Davis Upsets Lyoto Machida in Controversial Stunner

The co-main event was a light-heavyweight tilt with potential title ramifications as Lyoto Machida took on Phil Davis A measured first round saw Machida looking to counter Davis. Machida landed successfully with his usual blinding speed. Davis didn’t look for a takedown for the majority of the round. Whenever Machida would land, even a minor...

Aug 3, 2013 8:22 pm

UFC 163 Results: Ferreira Strangles Santos in a Lightning Quick Bout

This one didn’t last long at all. The third fight of the PPV card impressed in spectacular fashion. Both men seemed apprehensive at first but this didn’t last long as both fighters got to know each other quickly. Ferreira landed on the first exchange with a big left hand. Ferreira walked forward and threw a...

Aug 3, 2013 7:53 pm

UFC 163 Results: Thales Leites Successful in His Return to the Octagon

Thales Leites made his return to the Octagon against the always exciting Tom ‘Kong’ Watson in the sophomore fight of the PPV card. Thales Leites took this one down early and worked his ground game against Watson. Watson was getting battered by big shots on the ground. Watson was able to get up and fight...

Aug 3, 2013 7:26 pm

UFC 163 Results: Lineker Pounds Maria to a 2nd Round Finish

A physical brawl marked the first fight of the PPV as both men looked to finish numerous times and in multiple positions. Lineker was rocked by a spinning-back fist and chased around the Octagon. He survived the first, though and even finished the round on top, landing shots. In the second, Lineker continued to pressure...

Aug 3, 2013 12:28 pm

UFC 163 Video: Vinny Magalhaes Fighting For His Mother

This could be the most important fight of his career, but Vinny Magalhaes says he’s more than ready as he prepares to face another BJJ blackbelt, Anthony Perosh. “When I first won the world tournament, my mom didn’t even know about it. I came home and said “Mom, I won the world tournament!” But she...

Aug 3, 2013 12:24 pm

Phil Davis Talks Tonight’s Machida Fight: ‘I’m Going to Win’

Tonight, in the UFC 163 co-main event, a pivotal light-heavyweight matchup between Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis goes down. For Phil Davis, the opportunity to be considered a top contender passed him up in 2012 when he suffered his first and only career defeat in his headlong slot against Rashad Evans. Now three fights removed...

Aug 2, 2013 1:29 pm

UFC 163 Weigh-In Results: One Fighter Misses Mark on First Attempt

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Tomorrow (August 3rd) Jose Aldo will place his UFC featherweight title on the line against “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in the main event of UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. All fighters scheduled to perform tomorrow night hit the scales today (August 2nd) for the weigh-ins. All fighters, with...

Aug 2, 2013 12:55 pm

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey Lashes Out At Fan For Sexually-Charged Question

While on the UFC World Tour, female bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey was mingling with fans in New York. According to the uploader’s youtube description one fan asked Ronda how often she engaged in sex prior to her fights. This video is the result of that question, enjoy!