Archive: MMA NEWS

Aug 22, 2013 10:08 am

Boston Bans Minors From Attending MMA Events- White and UFC Respond

The Boston City Council passed a resolution on Wednesday that bans children under 16 years of age from attending any MMA event- professional or amateur- without adult supervision.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Just days after the UFC held its second live event in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, city council members unanimously voted a...

Aug 22, 2013 9:10 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Dos Anjos vs. Sotiropoulos

Aussie lightweight George Sotiropoulos seemed headed toward title contendership when he met BJJ black belt Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 132. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 22, 2013 7:00 am

VIDEO | UFC 164: Guida vs. Mendes Preview

Power meets power at 145 pounds as top-ranked Chad Mendes meets the hyper-energetic fan favorite Clay Guida at UFC 164. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 21, 2013 12:52 pm

Bellator Not Interested in Making Ben Askren New Contract Offer

Though the reigning welterweight champion’s contract only recently expired, Bellator FC seems to have no interest in re-signing undefeated Ben Askren.  In fact, Bellator CEO thinks they should ‘speed up’ Askren’s transition to the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Ben Askren recently became a free agent, and it seems no one is rushing to...

Aug 21, 2013 12:13 pm

Wilson Reis In For Injured Bedford, Will Meet Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28

Bantamweight fighter, Wilson Reis, will make his UFC debut against Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28 as he steps in to replace the injured Johnny Bedford.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC Fight Night 28 will see another last-minute change as Wilson Reis is set to make his UFC debut in place of an...

Aug 21, 2013 12:01 pm

Conor McGregor Knee Injury Just A Sprain, No Surgery Needed

Featherweight fighter, Conor McGregor, recently defeated Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26.  The fight, however, left the Irish fighter with a sprain to the ligaments in his knee.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rising Irish MMA star, Conor McGregor, injured his knee when he fought Max Holloway to a unanimous decision victory at UFC...

Aug 21, 2013 12:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Ben Askren: ‘I’m OK in MMA, I’m not that good, but neither are the guys I’m beating’ | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio invited Bellator Welterweight Champion, Ben Askren, onto the air to talk about all the things going on in Milwaukee with him and his team at Roufusport. Askren is a highly decorated wrestler and is currently holding an undefeated MMA record of 12-0 to back up his Bellator welterweight...

Aug 21, 2013 11:55 am

Sonnen On The Art Of The Interview: ‘If you want a fight, ask for it’

“You’ve got to understand everybody comes from Billy Graham. So I think my answer was going to be Len Denton, but I’m sure if Len told the truth, he got inspired by Billy too. Billy Graham actually put a Facebook post out. I had paid homage to him after a fight some time ago, and...

Aug 21, 2013 11:43 am

Donald Cerrone charged with third-degree assault in Colorado ‘boat rage’ incident

UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone has reportedly been charged with a Misdemeanor Assault in a Colorado boating incident that escalated out of control. was the first to report the incident. Cerrone is scheduled for the UFC Fight Night 27 co-main event next week against Rafael dos Anjos. The fan favorite is known for his ‘life-on-the-edge’...

Aug 21, 2013 11:23 am

QUICK TWITT | Belfort Says Sonnen Is Relieved He Doesn’t Have To Fight Him

Following Chael Sonnen’s first round submission over ‘Shogun’ Rua last weekend, Vitor Belfort took to twitter to call out the ‘Oregon Gangster’ and request a fight. That didn’t work out and now Belfort is linked to a bout against Dan Henderson in a rematch scheduled for November 9. With the news of his latest booking,...

Aug 21, 2013 10:54 am

Phoenix International Raceway to sponsor Benson Henderson at UFC 164

Phoenix International Raceway president Bryan R. Sperber announced today that PIR will be sponsoring UFC® lightweight champion Benson Henderson during his Aug. 31 pay-per-view bout against Anthony Pettis . Working in conjunction with Niner Sports Marketing President and Founder Craig Conley, PIR’s logo will be prominently displayed on Henderson’s walkout shirt and fight banner during...

Aug 21, 2013 10:43 am

Stefan Struve’s Career in Danger After Enlarged Heart Diagnosis

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve’s life and career has taken a sudden and sharp turn. According to Tuesday’s UFC Tonight, Struve has been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve, as well as an enlarged heart that is leaving his fighting career in jeopardy. It was reported that Struve was in the hospital late last month. He...

Aug 21, 2013 10:38 am

Alessio Sakara vs. Tom Watson Set For ‘UFC Fight Night 30’

A middleweight clash between Alessio Sakara and Tom Watson has been booked for the UFC’s return trip to England. UFC officials confirmed the news via their official twitter account. ‘UFC Fight Night 30; Bisping vs. Munoz’ is set to go down on October 26th from the Manchester Arena in Manchaster, England. The event will air...

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...