Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 8, 2014 5:31 pm

Travis Browne Waiting on New UFC Contract Before Werdum Fight

While all signs point to a heavyweight title elimination fight between Travis Browne (above) and Fabricio Werdum, it seems the bout hinges on a renewed contract between Browne and the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following his impressive first-round KO over Josh Barnett at UFC 168, Travis Browne was all but confirmed as the...

Jan 8, 2014 5:30 pm

Mitch Gagnon vs. Tim Gorman Targeted for TUF Nations Finale in April

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations,’ which begins airing next week, will feature two teams of UFC hopefuls from Canada and Australia.  The finale has been set for April, and the event’s first bout has been targeted for bantamweight fighters Mitch Gagnon (above) and Tim Gorman.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With the next ‘Ultimate Fighter’ venture...

Jan 8, 2014 12:42 pm

Top UFC Lightweight TJ Grant Still Concussed, Not Cleared To Train Or Fight

TJ Grants was supposed to fight Benson Henderson for the UFC lightweight title after a picture perfect dismantling of Gray Maynard. Unfortunately, the Canadian based fighter suffered a concussion in training last July and was forced to withdraw. He again, was supposed to return in December against Anthony Pettis, but as of today, Grant isn’t...

Jan 8, 2014 12:08 pm

TUF Brazil 3 To Feature Middle And Heavyweights

  Chael Sonnen’s bags are packed and should arrive in Brazil on Thursday as the third version of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil begins filming Jan. 12 in Sao Paulo. MMAFighting.com confirmed that the cast will include middleweight and heavyweight contestants. The official tryouts also included light heavyweights. TUF: Brazil 3 airs from March to May in...

Jan 8, 2014 12:06 pm

Evans Puts Friendship On Hold Ahead Of Cormier Bout

By Evan Stoumbelis As Rashad Evans tells MMAJunkie radio, he and Daniel Cormier talk “more than any other fighter that doesn’t train in my camp.” Evans and Cormier go way back to 2010, when Cormier helped Evans train for his bout with Rampage Jackson, the two even have running text conversations. However according to Evans...

Jan 8, 2014 6:31 am

Constantinos Philippou Looking For Fight Of The Night At UFC Fight Night 35

Because Constantinos Philippou recently lost a lackluster split decision to Francis Carmont, he is eager to make this next fight against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC Fight Night 35 on Jan. 15 a good one. “I want excitement. I’m going for [the] ‘Fight of the Fight’ [bonus] . No matter what the...

Jan 8, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Light Heavyweight Cody Donovan Sidelined With Surgery

UFC light heavyweight Cody Donovan has apparently been sidelined due to an injury he sustained immediately prior to his TKO loss against Gian Villante. Donovan will go in for surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. Thumb injury update: Torn ulnar collateral ligament. Surgery is Thursday. 6-8 week recover 😡 looks...

Jan 8, 2014 6:28 am

‘Badboy’ Russian Rapper Signed To UFC Roster

On Tuesday, the UFC signed 29- year- old Alexander Yakovlev. Yet another Russian contender added to the UFC roster. Yakovlev’s most recent win coming by way of a very one sided decision victory over former (and permanently expelled) UFC Welterweight Paul Daley at Legends 2 back in November of 2013. It may sound like Yakovlev...

Jan 8, 2014 6:13 am

Brock Lesnar rumors aren’t dead yet

Speculation that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was returning to the octagon started back in December. It seemed that those rumors were put to rest when it was discovered that Lesnar’s current contract with the WWE does not allow him to fight in the UFC. Now, thanks to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,...

Jan 8, 2014 6:12 am

Dana White on Anderson Silva: ‘he wants to come back’

During a recent appearance on ESPN, UFC president Dana White announced the news that Dominick Cruz had been injured and would be vacating his Bantamweight title. Along with that announcement White was also asked about former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva’s leg injury and his recovery. White had this to say about Silva’s injury and...

Jan 8, 2014 6:08 am

Invicta Boss Shannon Knapp Thinks Cyborg vs. Rousey Will Go Down This Year

Ronda Rousey has her sights set on Sara McMann for her next title defense at UFC 170, but who’ next in line if she successfully defends the championship? Invicta FC President thinks Cris Cyborg could be a potential opponent to Rousey’s throne in 2014. Jonathan Snowden recently asked his followers to send him their predictions...

Jan 8, 2014 6:02 am

UFC Releases Poster For UFC 170: Rousey Vs. McMann

It won’t be long until we see UFC bantamweight champion back in the octagon, Rousey will be competing against fellow Olympic medalist Sara McMann next month at UFC 170, and the UFC has released their promotional poster for the event. McMann won her Olympic silver medal at the 2004 games in Athens, Greece. She has...

Jan 8, 2014 5:59 am

Couture Returns To MMA Action Jan 18

It has to be hard being the son of Randy Couture (UFC Hall of Famer, former two-division UFC Champion and movie star), but Ryan Couture started to make a name of his own when he compiled a 6-1 record in Strikeforce before the promotion was purchased by Zuffa. Couture looked to ride that momentum when...