Archive: tarec Saffiedine

Jul 3, 2014 2:42 pm

Rory MacDonald Responds To Saffiedine’s Callout

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald responded to a callout made by the former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine on UFC Tonight saying: “That’s a fight that makes sense. We’ll see what the UFC says after some fights this summer, though. I’m interested in what’s gonna get me to the belt. So whatever the UFC says, I’m...

Jan 30, 2014 5:32 am

Featherweights Max Holloway And Andre Fili Square Off On April’s UFC 172 Card

UFC officials announced the new matchup today, which will find it’s home on the April 26 card, emanating out of the Baltimore Arena in – you guessed it – Maryland. The main event will see light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones meet the hard-hitting Chuck Liddell protégé, Glover Teixeira. “Touchy” Fili has seen a plethora of...

Jan 28, 2014 6:10 am

Joe Ellenberger Makes His Octagon Debut Against Yancy Medeiros at UFC 172

UFC 172’s main event will be Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira for the UFC’s light heavyweight championship. It was already announced that another fight on that card, which takes place April 26 in Baltimore, would be Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine. On Monday, UFC officials announced a third fight. Joe Ellenberger (14-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jan 24, 2014 4:33 pm

Jake Ellenberger Meets Tarec Saffiedine at UFC 172 in April

Earlier today, Jake Ellenberger made an announcement on his personal website, declaring that his next match-up would be against a man whom he was supposed to face at UFC Fight Night 34 – Tarec Saffiedine. However, just minutes after he made the announcement  – *poof!* – it was gone. MMAFighting.com is saying that Ellenberger confirmed...

Jan 9, 2014 8:52 am

Tarec Saffiedine Admits To Making Mistakes In UFC Debut Last Weekend

As of Saturday, Tarec Saffiedine is the last of the Strikeforce competitors that have made the transition to the UFC roster. Tarec, the last Strikeforce welterweight champ after his defeat of Nate Marquardt via leg kicks, made his UFC debut against Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC Fight Night 34 last week. Tarec used the same...

Jan 4, 2014 9:40 am

UFC Fight Night 34 Draws 5,000 Live Attendees In Singapore

UFC Fight Night 34 was able to sell out the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore with an attendance of 5,216 people.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This morning’s UFC Fight Night 34 event drew an attendance of 5,215 for the organization’s inaugural event in Singapore. UFC Executive Marc Fischer announced the...

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...