Archive: The Ultimate Fighter

Jan 15, 2013 10:36 am

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen Tickets On Sale Jan 23rd | UFC NEWS

UFC light heavyweight champion and New Yorker Jon “Bones” Jones returns to Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, April 27 to defend his title against controversial and unpredictable star, Chael Sonnen. The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that it will be returning to the Garden State this spring for this long awaited grudge match between two of the...

Jan 9, 2013 10:46 am

TUF 17 Cast Revealed For All New Tuesday Format | UFC NEWS

Tuesdays just got TUF. On January 22, some of the world’s most talented and determined mixed martial artists will face-off in the most grueling sports tournament on television. Watch as 28 mixed martial arts prospects battle for a coveted spot on the new season of The Ultimate Fighter, which begins with a special two-hour premiere...

Jan 7, 2013 7:03 am

This Wednesday on BJPenn.Com Radio: Rory MacDonald, Mike Ricci and Firas Zahabi

  This week on BJPenn.Com Radio hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will welcome good friends and training partners Mike Ricci and Rory MacDonald to the show along with their head coach at Tri-Star Gym, Firas Zahabi. Also joining us will be Alchemist Management Chairman Jeff Aronson and President Lex McMahon. This Wednesday night will...

Dec 15, 2012 9:00 pm

UFC TUF 16 Finale: Dustin Poirier vs. Jonathan Brookins Result and Analysis

The first fight on the FX Televised main card for the ultimate fighter 16 finale showcased two young featherweight prospects, Dustin Poirier vs. Jonathan Brookins. These two battled it out going blow for blow on the feet with both fighters connecting and rocking each other. They traded punches back and forth until Poirier was able...

Dec 15, 2012 5:49 pm

The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Live Play by Play

Sean McClure is providing play by play for tonight’s Ultimate Fighter 16 finale. The main event features Roy Nelson versus Matt Mitrione. *** 9:52 PM Renato Laranja just called me and informed me that he has declared Roy Nelson the winner of the main event. -Roy Nelson (17-7; #10 Heavyweight) vs. Matt Mitrione (5-1) Round...

Dec 14, 2012 2:31 pm

“The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale” Weigh-In Results | UFC NEWS

Today the UFC held the weigh-ins ceremony for tomorrow night’s TUF 16 Finale. Today’s festivities took place from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. All fighters made weight and all fights are now official for the fight card. TUF 16 Weigh In Results: MAIN CARD: (FX, 9 p.m. ET) Matt Mitrione (257)...

Dec 14, 2012 11:21 am

Watch Today’s TUF 16 Finale Weigh-Ins Live On BJPENN.COM (5pm ET) | UFC NEWS

The UFC is holding “The Ultimate Fighter” season 16 finale weigh-ins ceremony today from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Fighters start hitting the scale at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT) to make their bouts official for tomorrow nights event. You can catch all the action live right here on...

Dec 11, 2012 12:16 pm

Roy Nelson on VADA testing: “I’m just trying to clean up the sport.” | UFC News

Roy “Big Country”  Nelson has quest to make VADA testing more mainstream within the sport. He spoke with Steph Daniels last week when the Volunteer Anti-Doping Association (VADA)  proposal had been issued for 3 or 4 days with this to say: Lack of response from Mitrione on VADA testing proposal: “He told me, when we were on...

Dec 11, 2012 10:46 am

VIDEO | TUF 16 Finale Preview | UFC NEWS

Knockout artist Roy “Big Country” Nelson faces off against Matt Mitrione, his former The Ultimate Fighter teammate. Plus, TUF finalists Colton Smith and Mike Ricci compete for a six-figure UFC contract.

Dec 10, 2012 10:48 am

Yaotzin Meza Steps In To Fight Chad Mendes At UFC on FX 6 | UFC News

  Chad Mendes’ (12-1) original opponent, Hacran Dias has been replaced with UFC newcomer, Yaotzin Meza ( 18-7). The fight is scheduled to take place this Friday at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia. This card is headlined by The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes team coaches, George Sotiropoulos and...

Dec 4, 2012 10:29 am

Cruz Surgery Failed, Champ Out Another 6-9 Months | UFC News

 \ Dominick Cruz underwent another major knee surgery this past week, and it’ll likely further delay his return to the octagon.  Recent reports has trainer Eric Del Fierro saying “Cruz’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was replaced after his body rejected one from a cadaver.” Estimating another six to nine months before his return Urijah Faber and...

Dec 4, 2012 6:45 am

The Ultimate Fighter Reality Series Moves To Tuesday’s On FX | UFC NEWS

Officially, we have yet to get confirmation from the UFC or FX officials about the new date and time for the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series. Unofficially however, the UFC ran an ad in the latest issue of “UFC 360” magazine with a Tuesday release. While it is safe to say this...

Nov 17, 2012 9:25 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 10 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

Episode 10 – “Coming For You” – of The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays reality series aired Friday night on FX and featured two of this season’s four quarterfinal matchups. Despite a close first and second round between Team Carwin’s Neil Magny and Bristol Marunde, Magny claimed the win via unanimous decision. Viewers also watched as Team...

Nov 16, 2012 8:20 am

Matt Mitrione Steps In For The Injured Shane Carwin at TUF: 16 Finale | UFC NEWS

When Shane Carwin announced he was injured and could not compete in the TUF: 16 main event against Roy Nelson the UFC president thought, “Not again.” Well it didn’t take long to find a replacement, less than 24 hours later Matt Mitrione agreed to step in and take the toughest fight of his career against...

Nov 14, 2012 3:28 pm

Carwin Forced Out of TUF Finale with Blown Knee | UFC News

The first time fans have seen Shane Carwin in over a year is as a coach on the current season of the Ultimate Fighter opposite of Roy Nelson. Carwin was on the sidelines after the rehab process following back surgery took much longer than expected. Roy Nelson was scheduled to face Carwin at UFC 125, but...

Nov 9, 2012 10:57 am

TUF 16 Coaches Pass Pre-Fight Drug Tests | MMA News

  Nice to finally see good news in the realm of MMA drug test results. TUF coaches Shane Carwin (12-2) and Roy Nelson (17-7) have both passed their pre-fight drug test for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale which is set to take place on December 15th, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Resort in...

Nov 7, 2012 7:31 am

EXCLUSIVE | TUF 16 Fighter Joey Rivera BJPenn.Com Blog #5

  Bio: WFF & CFFC Welterweight Champion Joey “Boom Boom” Rivera (7-1) is currently a competitor on this season of The Ultimate Fighter™ Team Carwin vs. Team Neslon, where he recently shocked the world by defeating Carwin’s #1 pick, Sam Alvey. Rivera resides in Tucson, AZ where he is the owner and head coach of...

Nov 6, 2012 8:50 am

VIDEO | Roy Nelson: Dana And I Are Husband And Wife | UFC NEWS

“The relationship with Dana is we’re a husband and a wife,” said Nelson, without specifiying who was the wife. “We have that marriage. The way I look at it now is we’re in couples therapy, and we’re working on a relationship. When it’s your significant other, they just want what’s best for you. He just...

Nov 6, 2012 8:34 am

Ratings Report | TUF 16 Episode 8 Bounces Back In A Major Way | UFC NEWS

Week 8 of The Ultimate Fighter Fridays on FX delivered season highs in Total Viewers (1,061), Adults 18-34 (443), Women 18-49 (275) and Women 18-34 (174), while Adults 18-49 (736) and Men 18-49 (461) hit four-week highs.  Week-to-week gains were strong across the board: ·        A18-49: +47% (736 vs. 502) ·        M18-49: +29% (461 vs....

Nov 2, 2012 3:04 pm

Chael Sonnen Selects Dan Henderson as Assistant Coach on TUF

By Evan Stoumbelis Chael Sonnen announced today that longtime training partner Dan Henderson will be his assistant coach on season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter. Sonnen will be coaching against light-heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones; The two are set to square off next April. Sonnen said: “We’re on great terms, and we’ve always been on...