Archive: MMA NEWS

Sep 6, 2011 9:12 am

Saitama Super Arena To Host UFC’s Return To Japan On Feb. 26, 2012

The long rumored return to Japan has been booked and confirmed by UFC officials. The news was released by the UFC via twitter overnight. No bouts have been announced to coincide with the organizations return to Japan, however, the UFC currently holds native stand-outs such as Yushin Okami, Hatsu Hioki, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Takanori Gomi and...

Sep 5, 2011 5:15 pm

Josh Koscheck Accepts Short Notice Fight Against Matt Hughes

“Oh ya 19 days then or something like that!!!! Either way it looks like I am in to fight matt Hugh if he takes it????” Josh Koscheck has posted via his Twitter that he’s accepted the fight against Matt Hughes at UFC 135 in place of Diego Sanchez, after Sanchez was forced to pull out...

Sep 5, 2011 5:00 pm

Peralta vs. Lullo Added To UFC’s Fight Night 25

With news of Mackens Semerizer’s injury withdrawal, the UFC has signed and booked Robert Peralta for his UFC debut against Mike Lullo for their September 17th “Battle on the Bayou” card. The news was announced on twitter earlier this afternoon. “UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger” is set to take place from the Ernest...

Sep 5, 2011 3:13 pm

Gegard Mousasi Expected To Return For December Strikeforce Event

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi is staying busy both stateside and internationally, as he’s being targeted for a December return to the Strikeforce cage.  The news was confirmed by a source to MMAJunkie.com earlier today. Gegard Mousasi last competed for Strikeforce in April where he fought to a majority draw against UFC veteran...

Sep 5, 2011 2:39 pm

Yoshihiro Akiyama Dropping To 170lbs, Wants To Train With Georges St. Pierre

In a move that’s been talked about for quite sometime, Yoshihiro Akiyama is now set to make the move down to welterweight. The news comes via MMAFighting.com. Akiyama last fought at UFC 133 where he was knocked out by Vitor Belfort in the first round. The loss was the third straight for the Japanese fighter,...

Sep 5, 2011 1:38 pm

Diego Sanchez Out Against Hughes With Broken Hand

UFC welterweight fighter, Diego Sanchez, has been forced out of his scheduled UFC 135 matchup with Matt Hughes, due to a broken hand suffered during training. The news comes straight from Dana White, just moments ago and as confirmed by the company president, a search for a replacement is currently underway. No word on the...

Sep 5, 2011 1:27 pm

Wednesday’s UFC 137 Pre-Fight Press Conference Open To The Public

This Wednesday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, MMA fans are encouraged to attend the UFC 137 pre-fight press conference. “UFC 137: St. Pierre vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event will feature a welterweight championship bout...

Sep 5, 2011 1:22 pm

King Mo: “We’re just waiting for Strikeforce to die.”

“The thing is, what’s the point? What’s the point of having the belt when it’s been vacated, and the person who vacated it is still fighting somewhere else within the same umbrella, but not the same organization?… It feels a little weird, because it’s not the same. It’s like a cancer patient, like a dying...

Sep 5, 2011 1:07 pm

Swanson vs. Lamas Booked For UFC on FOX 1

The second bout booked for the UFC’s debut card on FOX TV comes in the form of a featherweight bout between Cub Swanson and Ricardo Lamas. UFC officials took to twitter with the news over the weekend. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November...

Sep 5, 2011 12:46 pm

Anderson Silva Was Injured in Latest Bout with Okami

“A month before the fight, I hurt my shoulder training with Junior dos Santos and stepped in feeling pain in Rio. I had to take painkillers and advised the Athletic Commission about the medicine I took. I talked to my doctors a lot. I did MRI right after and began to feel pain on the...

Sep 5, 2011 10:15 am

‘BIG’ JOHN MCCARTHY BOOK-SIGNING SCHEDULED FOR ‘SALUTE TO SERVICE’ SHOW ON SEPT. 11

As part of the University of MMA’s ‘Salute to Service’ event on September 11, 2011 at Avalon Hollywood, MMA’s most celebrated and respected referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy will participate in a pre-event book-signing of his new autobiography LET’S GET IT ON!: The Making of MMA and Its Ultimate Referee. The book-signing will take place from...

Sep 5, 2011 10:08 am

Tickets For UFC 137 On Sale This Week

Tickets for UFC 137, the event which will see BJ Penn return to action against Carlos Condit, go on sale to the public this week. “UFC 137: St. Pierre vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event will feature a welterweight...

Sep 5, 2011 9:54 am

High Prospect, Bruno Santos, Reaches Verbal Agreements with Bellator

Bruno Santos (12-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC), an undefeated Brazilian prospect, has verbally agreed to a contract with Bellator Fighting Championships. MMAJunkie.com was the first to report that Santos and Bellator brass have agreed to terms and a contract is expected to be finalized shortly. A date and opponent for Santos’ debut has yet to be...

Sep 5, 2011 9:51 am

On Assignment In Thailand With Tom Callos

I’m in Thailand, wearing my best www.BJPENN.COM wardrobe (of course), training at different Muaythai camps, having a great time being a student. One of the things I like best about the camps I’ve been at so far, like the one you see in this video, is the open-air, outdoor training. Even though it’s hot as...

Sep 3, 2011 7:56 am

Velasquez Happy To Introduce The FOX Audience To The UFC

“The (UFC) took care of (the loss of pay-per-view income). They’re telling us we’re going to make so much out of it. It’s all working out, so we’re happy. … I’m happy that they chose our fight. It’s perfect timing. I want everybody on Fox to see my fighting style, to really become a fan...

Sep 3, 2011 7:51 am

Fight For a Cause: U of MMA Details For 9-11 Show

In honor of the work and sacrifices that the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces offer in the name of their country, the University of MMA is promoting a special amateur MMA event, entitled ‘Salute to Service,’ on September 11, 2011. Tickets are now on sale at www.UofMMA.com. ‘Salute’ will pay tribute in...