Archive: mma

Dec 20, 2013 9:05 am

Jessica Aguilar and Alida Gray meet for 115 lb title at World Series of Fighting 8

Next month’s World Series of Fighting 8 event features a second championship matchup, as the No. 1 ranked 115-pound woman in the world, Jessica Aguilar (16-4, pictured), meets Alida Gray (4-0) for World Series of Fighing’s inaugural women’s strawweight title. The bout airs live on NBC Sports Network on the main card of the Jan....

Dec 20, 2013 8:50 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey Breaks Down Silva vs. Weidman 2

Female bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, discusses the upcoming UFC 168 main event between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. Rousey shares the same card in the co-main event slot against TUF 18 coaching opposite, Miesha Tate.

Dec 20, 2013 8:49 am

PHOTO | ‘The Rock’ Supports Team Rousey Leading Up To UFC 168

Dwayne Johnson, more commonly known as pro-wrestling’s ‘The Rock’, is one of the more high-profile UFC fans we have today. Having been seen in the past rocking his favorite fighter’s gear, we now get a new shot of ‘The Rock’ showing support for one particular UFC 168 competitor. Check it:

Dec 20, 2013 8:34 am

Benavidez: ‘Nothing to take away from Mighty Mouse loss’

“I’m just confused about what happened. Most of all, I feel like I was (ripped off) from a good fight. I didn’t get to perform my best and fight the best guy in the world in front of millions of people. They don’t know how I could have performed. I know I was going to...

Dec 20, 2013 8:31 am

UFC On FOX 9 Winners Bobby Green And Abel Trujillo To Face Off At UFC 169

This past Saturday at UFC on FOX9, Bobby Green and Abel Trujillo both picked up important wins on their quest towards title contention. Neither man will get much time to reflect on their victories, however, as they will both return to action at UFC 169 in February. And while they will again be appearing on...

Dec 20, 2013 8:19 am

Brazilian Man vs. Woman Fight Was A Joke, Not Happening

Andre Pederneiras, coach of famed fight team Nova Uniao, recently drew headlines when he announced that he would be promoting a mixed-gender MMA bout at Shooto Brazil 45. However, the fight may not happen at all, and according to Brazilian commissioner Osiris Maia, it was never going to happen in the first place. Maia told that “This...

Dec 20, 2013 8:03 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Rousey vs. Tate 1

Before their battle at next week’s UFC 168 event, catch up on the rivalry that is Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey with their first fight video.

Dec 20, 2013 7:54 am

Johny Hendricks ‘Grateful’ For GSP’s Quick Decision On Title

“I was very stoked when I was told about the fight. It’s pretty amazing that Zuffa and Mr. White are giving me another shot at it. It’s very humbling, and I’m not going to let this one slip by. There are some things we could change on the last one, but we are going to...

Dec 20, 2013 7:49 am

Ronda Rousey: ‘They made me fit the villain role’

“I think it was very good for the women’s division, and I think it definitely needed to happen. But you couldn’t pay me $10 million to do it again. How could people possibly know who you are from a couple of clips of a video that people are seeing out of context? That’s no way...

Dec 19, 2013 1:18 pm

Report: Kelvin Gastelum Cleared to Fight, Wanted Condit, Will Take Story

Kelvin Gastelum, winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17, was forced out of a bout at UFC on FOX 9 with a knee injury.  It is reported that he is now cleared to fight, and while Gastelum originally wanted to face Carlos Condit, he says that he’ll take Rick Story.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The...

Dec 19, 2013 1:17 pm

Following UFC Release, Rosi Sexton May Need Neck Surgery

Following her loss to Jessica Andrade (left) at UFC Fight Night 30, the UFC released bantamweight fighter Rosi Sexton.  Now, some eight weeks out of that fight, Sexton is looking at possible neck surgery to treat injuries she sustained while fighting inside the Octagon.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rosi Sexton had two fights inside...

Dec 19, 2013 12:02 pm

Chael Sonnen Is “Furious” About Colon Surgery Report

Earlier this week, reports came out that Chael Sonnen had emergency colon surgery before his fight against Rashad Evans. Following that report, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer reported that Sonnen did not have surgery. Now, another wrinkle has been added to the story. Michael Landsberg, who initially reported the information, is still...

Dec 19, 2013 11:52 am

Man vs. Woman Fight Sanctioned: No Elbows/Knees Allowed

The fight that made headlines earlier this week, and drew ire from many in the MMA community has been sanctioned, with a couple stipulations. The match will be between Emerson Falcao, who is a male, and Juliana Velasquez, who is a female. The Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts Confederation (BMMAC) has apparently sanctioned the fight, but...

Dec 19, 2013 11:05 am

Pettis vs. Caceres booked for UFC on FOX 10

Sergio Pettis (10-0) and Alex Caceres (9-5,1 NC) have verbally agreed to a bout at bantamweight for the UFC on FOX 10 card, on Jan. 25 in Chicago. Pettis, along with being UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis’ younger brother, is coming into this fight undefeated, with a 10 fight win streak. Caceres or “Bruce Leeroy”,...

Dec 19, 2013 10:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Shayna Baszler Compares TUF Winner’s Looks To A Man And Fraggle

MMA bantamweight veteran, Shayna Baszler, recently took to twitter to dis, Juliana Pena, the woman who knocked her out of the TUF 18 tournament in the first elimination bout of the season. Poor sport anyone? Check it: Who is who? — Shayna Baszler (@QoSBaszler) December 19, 2013

Dec 19, 2013 10:03 am

Rousey Would Love To Fight Boxing Import Holly Holm

“I’d love to fight Holly Holm. I would absolutely love to fight Holly Holm. I really hope the UFC picks her up and I get to fight her before I retire.” “To retire undefeated is what it is. That is what I am going to do. And my mind is resolved to that. None of...

Dec 19, 2013 9:54 am

Joe Lauzon Averages $12-$25k In Sponsorship Money Per Fight

  Top UFC lightweight, Joe Lauzon has made a name for himself for having exciting, ‘Fight of the Night’ worthy, performances inside the Octagon. The top bonus winner has shared many main card slots with the sport’s top stars and champions. When it comes to gauging the success of a UFC fighter, one could only...

Dec 19, 2013 9:37 am

Report: UFC 167 Brings In Solid 600-650k PPV Buys

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Dec 19, 2013 8:52 am

Bigfoot Silva Plans To Sue Doctor After Failed Drug Test

After his five round war with Mark Hunt, news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva had elevated levels of testosterone in his system. Silva believes that it was the fault of his doctor, not of his own negligence, that caused him to fail his test. Silva received a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy for...

Dec 19, 2013 8:52 am

Chael Sonnen: Chris Weidman’s Key To Victory Is The Takedown

Although Chris Weidman stunned the world in his first fight with Anderson Silva by knocking the now former champion out with a left hook, many believe the rematch at UFC 168 will be much different. On Fox Sports 1’s most recent episode of UFC Tonight, hosts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen shared their keys to...

Dec 19, 2013 8:51 am

Anderson Silva Open To Coaching With Chael Sonnen On TUF: Brazil

Although it was reported that Anderson Silva had declined Chael Sonnen’s offer to coach alongside him in the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, it seems that is not the end of the story. As reported on UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1 by Ariel Helwani, Silva’s manager Jorge Guimaraes said the former champion...

Dec 19, 2013 8:50 am

Ronda Rousey: I Don’t Want To Leave A Gina Carano Void

Without Ronda Rousey, it is likely we wouldn’t be seeing the exciting and skillful women’s mixed martial arts matches we see today in the UFC. Dana White has made it clear that without the beautiful, charismatic and technical Rousey, there would still not be female fights inside the octagon. The question though, is can WMMA...