Archive: mma

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 6:02 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...

Jan 8, 2014 5:54 am

Alan Belcher to Brazil For Heavyweight BJJ Tournament

Alan Belcher is unfortunately been unable to compete in MMA, but that hasn’t stopped his competitive drive. As first reported by MMAfighting, Belcher will compete in a Heavyweight Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Brazil in Febuary. His inability to fight comes from two eye surgeries following a vicious eye-poke suffered in a bout with Michael Bisping...

Jan 7, 2014 4:37 pm

Welterweight “King of Pancrase” Takenori Sato To Debut In UFC Against Eric Silva

Takenori Sato (pictured) has signed on with the UFC, and will face Eric Silva in Brazil on Feburary 15th. Combate first reported the news. Sato is the current welterweight King of Pancrase, and will enter the UFC while riding a 6-fight undefeated streak. While Sato has never fought outside of his native land of Japan,...

Jan 7, 2014 4:32 pm

Photo | Georges St. Pierre Picks Up Training in NYC

Early Tuesday morning, former Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre posted a photo to Facebook of himself and a few of his teammates in the brisk New York City weather after a training session. The photo was just accompanied by a short caption: “After a great training session in NYC! Happy New Year!!!” St. Pierre vacated...

Jan 7, 2014 12:23 pm

Matt Brown Avoids Back Surgery, Looks For Spring/Summer Return

UFC welterweight fighter Matt Brown had an unfortunate end to an otherwise spectacular 2013 when he suffered two herniated discs in his back.  The injury forced him out of his UFC on FOX 9 bout with Carlos Condit and put a halt to a six-fight winning streak.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Matt Brown’s back...

Jan 7, 2014 12:21 pm

Betting Odds Show Barao as -300 Favorite Over Faber at UFC 169

Following the announcement that Dominick Cruz was relinquishing his UFC bantamweight belt after an injury forced him out of UFC 169, the odds-makers have been busy analyzing the event’s new main event – a rematch between Renan Barao (above) and Urijah Faber for Barao’s new and much-deserved bantamweight title.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Jan 7, 2014 12:19 pm

Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste Compete for Maxim ‘Hot 100’ List

It seems the fighters aren’t the only UFC employees competing in the public eye.  UFC Octagon girls Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer are competing for spots on the 2013 Maxim ‘Hot 100’ list.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA If you hold strong opinions as to who the hottest UFC Octagon Girl is, now is your...

Jan 7, 2014 9:09 am

Dominick Cruz removed from BJPENN.com rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis It was announced yesterday that bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz had suffered a groin tear and would have to withdraw from his bout with interim champion Renan Barao as well as vacate his bantamweight title. The long anticipated return of Cruz was slated for February 1st in New Jersey. Now with Cruz leaving...

Jan 7, 2014 7:14 am

Urijah Faber Wants Dominick Cruz To Get Well So He Can Punch Him Again

Sure, Urijah Faber was just finishing up the holidays and just got back from Mexico, but when he got that call from UFC President Dana White asking if he would step in to fight for the title in three-and-a-half weeks against interim champion Renan Barao, there was no way he was turning it down. “Dana...

Jan 7, 2014 6:17 am

Weidman Coach Serra Explains ‘Fu** Him’ Comment Heard After Silva Leg Break

Following last year’s UFC 168 main event Chris Weidman found himself under a bit of fire. Truly though, it was his corner who appeared to cross the line of sportsmanship when an audible recording clearly revealed the corner say ‘good, fuck him’ shortly after Anderson Silva hit the mat in pain with a broken leg....

Jan 7, 2014 5:55 am

Report: UFC 168 Final Gate Total = $6.2 Million For Second All-Time Gate

UFC 168, which took place Dec. 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. did a live gate of $6,238,792.50, which is the second best in the promotion’s history. The people in attendance filled the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In the main event, Chris Weidman looked to defend his title against one of the all-time-greats in the...