Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 15, 2013 9:27 am

Cormier vs. ‘Big Country’ Being Considered For UFC 166

In what is being reported as his last fight in the heavyweight division, Daniel Cormier is likely to face one of his many rivals in Roy Nelson at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III. UFC 166 is set to take place on October 19 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Cormier has mentioned...

Jul 13, 2013 10:48 pm

Invicta FC 6 results: Cyborg defeats Coenen to claim inaugural Featherweight Championsip | Full card results

MAIN CARD Cris “Cyborg” Santos def. Marloes Coenen via TKO (strikes) – Round 4, 4:02 – to claim inaugural featherweight title Claudia Gadelha def. Ayaka Hamasaki via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:58 Lauren Taylor def. Sarah D’alelio via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Jennifer Maia vs. Leslie Smith unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Jessica...

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

Ferguson vs. Rio Set for UFC 166 in Houston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News broke Friday night (July 12th) that a lightweight battle between two TUF competitors is set to go down this fall in Houston, Texas. UFC officials have announced that TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson will be going to war with TUF 15 contestant Mike Rio at UFC 166 on October 19th, 2013...

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

T.J. Grant Kills Conspiracy Rumors, Reveals Concussion To Blame For UFC 164 Removal

The legitimate UFC lightweight number one contender, TJ Grant, was recently forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 164 title fight against Benson Henderson with an injury. In his place comes Anthony Pettis and as a result UFC fans have been crying conspiracy. The Canadian, Grant, took to twitter to kill these rumors and explain...

Jul 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Champ Jon Jones Has No Aspirations To Fight The ‘Slowing’ Dan Henderson

When Dan Henderson was imported back into the UFC as the last reigning Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, he was quickly ushered into the UFC title picture. A Fight-Of-The-Year performance over ‘Shogun’ Rua made him a lock for a shot against Jon Jones for the UFC crown that has eluded the MMA legend his entire career. Unfortunately...

Jul 13, 2013 12:08 pm

Quick Twitt: Ross Pearson Calls Out Takanori Gomi

If UFC lightweight fighter, Ross Pearson, has his way he will be joining Michael Bisping on the OCtober 26th card set for Manchester, England in a fight against Takanori Gomi. The British Ultimate Fighter winner took to twitter to try and stake his claim on the card as the evening’s co-headlining bout. Bisping vs Munoz...

Jul 13, 2013 12:02 pm

VIDEO | Brendan Schaub Reacts To Mitrione Injury, Cancelled Fight

Earlier this week it was revealed that the UFC on FOX 8 bout between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub was removed from the card after Matt Mitrione was deemed unfit to compete due to an injury suffered while training. According to his recount of events, the UFC was unable to fill the void and find...

Jul 13, 2013 11:42 am

Bisping vs. Munoz Confirmed For October

“The Count” is set to return to his native land for the first time in three years… For a fight. Multiple sources recently confirmed a middleweight showdown between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz. The bout, which is expected to serve as the evenings main event is set for five-rounds of action at the Manchester Arena...

Jul 13, 2013 11:34 am

EXCLUSIVE | Leslie Smith Talks Upcoming Invicta 6 Fight on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   This Saturday, MMA fighter Leslie Smith will be fighting Jennifer Maia at Invicta 6 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Before she enters the cage, the Cesar Gracie fighter spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio to talk about her last fight with Sarah Kaufmann, her training for Maia and much more.  ...

Jul 13, 2013 11:34 am

Ronda Rousey Comments on Gina Carano’s “Fantastic Rack”

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, spoke with ESPN recently- not about becoming the first woman to fight and win in the UFC, not about being the first women’s UFC champion or the first female coach of the reality television show ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ and not even about being...

Jul 12, 2013 10:26 pm

UFC 164 Update: TJ Grant Injured, Anthony Pettis in to Rematch Benson Henderson

In a fight fans have wanted for quite some time, Anthony Pettis will fill in for the injured TJ Grant to challenge Benson Henderson’s lightweight championship at UFC 164.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Anthony Pettis will finally get his UFC title shot, and rematch, against current UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson.  Pettis will...

Jul 12, 2013 6:27 pm

Hendricks Agrees To GSP’s Challenge; Will Participate In VADA Testing

Last week UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St. Pierre publicly challenged Johny “Big Rig” Hendricks to participate in a VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency) drug testing regiment leading up to their clash for the welterweight strap in November at UFC 167 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. GSP told SportNet’s Showdown Joe Ferraro, “I...

Jul 12, 2013 4:44 pm

UFC 162 Drug Tests All Come Back Clean

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 162 took place last Saturday, July 6th, in Las Veg, Nevada and today the Nevada State Athletic Commission released its report for the post-fight drug tests submitted by the event’s competitors. The NSAC confirmed that that all 22 fighters who were tested for illegal/banned substances after competing at at UFC 162 in Las...

Jul 12, 2013 9:53 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Bobby Green, Most Swag In The UFC?

BJPENN.COM’S Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio team caught up with UFC lightweight fighter, Bobby Green this past weekend and while his fight with Castillo is cancelled, Green still has a lot to say! You can catch Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio on BJPENN.COM Every Sunday night!

Jul 12, 2013 9:50 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Danny Castillo On Making Money Outside Of The Cage

UFC lightweight fighter, Danny Castillo was in Las Vegas last weekend supporting his Team Alpha Male crew at the MMA Draft Combine. While his UFC on FOX 8 with Bobby Green is off, this surging lightweight still had much to discuss about his life in and out of the cage. You can catch Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio...

Jul 12, 2013 9:02 am

Josh Thomson Issues Warning To Pettis, Threatens Removal From Title Picture

Josh Thomson and Anthony Pettis have started to heat up their exchanges through social media. The potential lightweight matchup would solidify one of them as the true number one contender in the UFC’s lightweight division, but for whatever reason, this fight has yet to be booked. Check out their exchange of words, including Thomsons Warning...