Archive: roger gracie

Aug 21, 2014 4:30 am

Roger Gracie Signs With One FC

ONE Fighting Championship, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, has bolstered its ranks with the signing of seven of the best mixed martial artists in the world. Grappling superstar Roger Gracie has joined ONE FC on a multi-fight contract, while six other mixed martial artists with impressive records have also...

Aug 6, 2014 9:16 am

Roger Gracie: ‘The UFC has monopolized everything’

Multiple-time world BJJ champion, Strikeforce vet, and UFC vet Roger Gracie was on the verge of retirement recently when he received an offer from a yet-to-be-named MMA organization. When speaking with the Brazilian outlet Opovo about his future in fighting, he explained his reasons for leaving the UFC and the qualms he has with the...

Jan 30, 2014 12:33 pm

Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy set to headline the ‘TUF Nations: Finale’ in Quebec City

Michael “The Count” Bisping has received the thumbs-up from doctors and will now headline the “TUF Nations: Finale” opposite fellow middleweight Tim Kennedy (17-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC). UFC President Dana White made both announcements today. Bisping has not been seen inside the octagon since an April 2013 victory over Alan Belcher, due to a  detached...

Oct 2, 2013 6:54 am

Rafael Natal replaces Machida, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC’s ‘Fight for the Troops 3’

When Michael Bisping injured his eye, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, was pulled from his scheduled bout with Tim Kennedy at ‘UFC Fight for the troops 3’ to replace “The Count” in the headliner of “UFC Fight Night 30” opposite Mark Munoz. The shuffling of opponents had left Tim Kennedy without a fight, so, he began...

Aug 22, 2013 6:05 am

Lyoto Machida drops to 185, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight for the Troops 3

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) will make his middleweight debut this November when he takes on military hero Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the UFC’s third “Fight for the Troops” show. UFC President Dana White announced the fight late Wednesday evening on “FOX Sports Live.” Machida...

Aug 16, 2013 10:23 am

5 More Fighters Removed From UFC Roster, Magalhaes and Herman On the List

Last week, news broke that the UFC chose not to renew its contract with Roger Gracie.  It now appears that 5 more fighters have suffered the same fate, as the UFC has removed their profiles from the organization’s online roster.  The names include Dave Herman, Vinny Magalhaes (pictured), Ednaldo Oliveira, Bristol Marunde and John Maguire....

Aug 5, 2013 10:24 am

UFC decides not to renew Roger Gracie’s contract

Roger Gracie (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will not be getting a second UFC fight. The former Strikeforce fighter made the crossover to the UFC this year, debuting against Tim Kennedy at UFC 162 in July. Gracie was able to win the first round against Kennedy, but that was the extent of his success as he went on to lose...

Aug 2, 2013 7:29 am

Tim Kennedy eyes fight with Wand, not PED using Vitor Belfort

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) recently turned down a middleweight bout against Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC), stating that the only fight he’s interested in at 185-pounds would be for the UFC middleweight title. Undeterred, Kennedy says he wasn’t too thrilled at the prospect of facing...

Jul 19, 2013 1:37 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cesar Gracie Talks About the Future of the Diaz Brothers | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Famed BJJ coach and longtime fan favorite of BJPenn.com, Cesar Gracie, joined our own Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews on Wednesday night’s episode (July 17th) of BJPenn.com Radio. Cesar is a staple in the training circles of the MMA community, he’s the head of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in California, and he has coached and mentored...

Jun 24, 2013 10:14 am

Submission Ace Roger Gracie On Weidman: ‘He can tap anyone, even me’

“I think [Weidman] is very, very dangerous. His grappling is at a very high level. He can submit any world-class grappler. I think he’s really that good. He can tap anyone, even me. It’s just a matter of if he can put Anderson in those situations. I would still put my money on Anderson but...

May 3, 2013 9:52 am

UFC 162 Main Card Finalized, Tickets On Sale Next Week

  Get ready for fireworks fight fans. UFC 162 Silva vs Weidman takes place July 6th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada and the main card is officially locked and ready to go. The event will be host to the UFC’s annual 4th of July Pay-Per View card, and as usual the...

Mar 13, 2013 7:07 pm

Ricardo Lamas vs. Korean Zombie Official for UFC 162 | UFC News

  Ricardo Lamas announced via his Twitter this evening that he will be facing Chan Sung Jung at UFC 162 on July 6th. The fight may have title implications but little is known about the fight besides its existence. Lamas is coming off of a TKO win over Erik Koch back in January. As for...

Mar 4, 2013 5:02 pm

Roger Gracie and Tim Kennedy to meet on July 6th | UFC News

A couple of former Strikeforce middleweight contenders will make their UFC debuts against each other. Roger Gracie and Tim Kennedy have agreed to fight on July 6th at Las Vegas, on a to-be-announced “Independence Day” card, as reported by Sportv.com. Gracie, a 10-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, will make his 3rd fight at 185 pounds...

Jul 30, 2012 2:13 am

Roger Gracie Open To Bout With Tim Kennedy | Strikeforce News

By Jamie McAllister Roger Gracie in an interview with TATAME. Gracie is one of the best submission grappler’s in the world if not the best. However one man who would disagree with this statement is Tim Kennedy who offered a challenge via his official Twitter account. I read @cokersf said @rogergracie was the best grappler in...

Jun 16, 2012 2:29 pm

Roger Gracie Talks About The Transition From Jiu-Jitsu To MMA

By Jamie McAllister Roger Gracie in an interview with TATAME. Gracie currently (4-1) in MMA comments on the transition between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. “You have many good black belts, world champion who rely their game on the gi. You can have a good transition or not.” “I can be wrong, but Romulo...