Archive: tarec Saffiedine

Jan 3, 2014 10:25 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 34: Singapore’ Live Preliminary and Main Card Results

Tonight (or this morning, depending on where you are tuning in from) the UFC brings us ‘UFC Fight Night 34: Singapore’! Marina Bay Sands is playing host to the event and it’s looking to be a good one. This bout can only be viewed if you have a UFC Fight Pass membership. If you don’t...

Dec 19, 2013 12:04 pm

Tarec Saffiedine Thinks the 170 Division Will Now Have More Excitement

“He has nothing else to prove. He’s the champion for so long, he’s at the top. I understand that he needs to some time off, I guess, for whatever reason he claims. He was a great champion and now it’s going to be even more exciting for the welterweight division, for all the guys that...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 12, 2013 7:42 am

Bruce Buffer Replaced For UFC Fight Night 34, Joe Martinez Takes Over

It seems Bruce Buffer will finally have some time to relax after New Year’s. Joe Martinez (pictured), the veteran announcer from the WEC and Cage Warriors will get his second shot announcing a UFC card, as he is slated to work the Jan. 4 UFC Fight Night 34 card in Singapore. Martinez took to his...


Dec 4, 2013 7:47 am

Tae Hyun Bang vs. Mairbek Taisumov set for UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore

Yesterday, UFC officials annoucned that a lightweight bout featuring South Korean Tae Hyun Bang (16-7 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Austrian prospect Mairbek Taisumov (20-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest addition to the “UFC Fight Night 34” card set for January 4 in Singapore. 2014 will mark Tae Hyun Bang’s tenth year competing as a...

Nov 27, 2013 7:21 am

Three Bouts Added To UFC Fight Night 34

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Fight Night 34: Ellenberger vs. Saffiedine is filling out. The UFC announced via Twitter – @UFC – 3 more bouts for the card which takes place January 4th at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The added bouts include: Dustin Kimura vs. Jon Delos Reyes Max Holloway vs. Will...

Nov 6, 2013 8:43 am

UFC Fight Night Singapore: Ellenberger vs. Saffiedine Official with Several Bouts

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship will open up the new year in Singapore, as it announces its UFC Fight Night Singapore: Ellenberger vs. Saffiedine on January 4, 2014.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   The UFC will debut in Singapore in 2014 with UFC Fight Night Singapore: Ellenberger vs. Saffiedine on January 4. The...

Nov 4, 2013 7:39 am

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Hacran Dias Set for UFC Fight Night 34

The UFC’s first trip to Singapore will bring with it the debut of fan favorite, Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2) as he battles Hacran Dias (21-2-1). The bout was reported by Asian combat sports outlet, Fight Sport Asia. Kawajiri has recently enjoyed a five-fight win streak with four of those wins coming in his new division, featherweight....

Aug 30, 2013 7:05 am

Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine targeted for December event

UFC president Dana White recently told FoxSports.com that welterweights Matt “The Immortal” Brown (18-11 MMA, 11-5 UFC) and Tarec “Sponge” Saffiedine (14-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) are being targeted to fight at a December UFC event. White said the booking is dependent on Saffiedine’s health, so an exact date has yet to be confirmed. “The Ultimate Fighter 7”...

Aug 26, 2013 10:29 am

Tarec Saffiedine Calls For Winner of Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann

Tarec Saffiedine, the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight belt, is eager to make his debut for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  And he knows precisely who he wants to fight, calling out the winner of this week’s fight between Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Tarec Saffiedine is long overdue...

Jun 19, 2013 6:25 am

Hector Lombard confirms drop to 170, wants Nate Marquardt

Earlier this week, it was rumored that former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard (32-4-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) was considering a drop from 185-pounds to the UFC’s welterweight division. Lombard dominated all of his competition from 2007-2011, going 24-0-1 in that time, which included a lengthy title run with his former employer Bellator MMA. However, Lombard...

Jun 4, 2013 12:02 pm

Saffiedine Out, Bahadurzada In Against Lawler at UFC on FOX 8

  As if you wanted to hear more injury news, the UFC announced via their official Twitter account that former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Tarec Saffiedine has been injured and was forced to withdraw from his fight with Robbie Lawler (20-9, 1 NC). Stepping in for the injured Saffiedine is Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1). Bahadurzada is returning...

May 13, 2013 1:10 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Tyron Woodley on UFC 170-lbs Division: “I’m in a Better Position Than Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Coming off a huge first-round KO win over Jay Hieron, welterweight fighter Tyron Woodley made his entrance into the UFC a meaningful one.  One of a number of 170-lb fighters coming from Strikeforce, Woodley’s victory announced his presence as a potential title contender in the division.  He is now slated to face former Strikeforce and...

May 3, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, Tarec Saffiedine, Talks UFC Debut and Title Shot | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Tarec Saffiedine, the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight belt before the organization’s earlier this year, spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about his upcoming UFC debut against fellow Strikeforce alumn, Robbie Lawler. For Saffiedine (14-3), who won the Strikeforce belt with a unanimous decision victory over Nate Marquardt in January, this...

May 1, 2013 4:09 pm

TUNE IN ALERT: BJPENN.COM RADIO GOES LIVE AT 5:00 WITH WATSON, SAFFIEDINE, HEALY AND GASTELUM

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by UFC’s Burt Watson, Tarec Saffiedine, Pat Healy and Kelvin Gastelum. The BJPENN.COM RADIO show has finally changed its broadcasting platform, so to our regular listeners, disregard our...

Apr 11, 2013 11:43 am

UFC on FOX 8 Adds Robbie Lawler Against Tarec Saffiendene

UFC on FOX 8 will now host a match-up of talented welterweights as UFC veteran and former Strikeforce champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler is set to square off with fellow former Strikeforce champ, Tarec Seffiedine. As announced by the promotion this afternoon, Lawler and Saffiedene are to meet on July 27th at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington....

Mar 13, 2013 9:00 am

Tarec Saffiedine Seeks to Unify Strikeforce and UFC Welterweight Belts | UFC News

  The last welterweight champion in Strikeforce history, Tarec Saffiedine seeks to unify the welterweight belts according to an interview with The Underground. Besides giving predictions for UFC 158 and talking potential first bouts int eh UFC, Saffiedine claims that unifying the belts is his goal in the UFC: “Its definitely my goal, but I...

Dec 6, 2012 5:16 pm

Exclusive: Rich Chou and Pedro Carrasco Join BJPenn.Com Radio from Seattle

  Last night we had two member of Team Penn join us on BJPenn.Com Radio live from Seattle. Former Strikeforce matchmaker and long time Penn family friend, Rich Chou and BJPenn.Com editor Pedro Carrasco called in to discuss how things were going in the days leading up to BJ’s return to the Octagon on Saturday...

Nov 8, 2012 1:17 pm

Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine booked for January 12 Strikeforce event | Strikeforce News

Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nate Marquardt will put his 170-pound strap on the line against number one contender Tarec Saffiedine at the upcoming Strikeforce event scheduled for January 12, 2013. Nate Marquardt (32-10-2 MMA) won the Strikeforce welterweight belt in his promotional debut when he knocked out Tyron Woodley in July. The Woodley bout served as...

Aug 23, 2012 9:12 am

Rumor: Dan Henderson out of UFC 151? | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Yesterday, the twitter universe exploded with speculation that light heavyweight #1 contender Dan Henderson was injured and could possibly be forced out of his scheduled title fight at UFC 151. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but that hasn’t stopped MMA media or officials from addressing the situation. UFC announcer Kenny Florian...