Archive: The Ultimate Fighter

Oct 20, 2012 10:14 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 6 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

The first-ever active duty member of the United States Armed Forces claimed his first preliminary round win of the competition, as Staff Sgt. Colton Smith won a majority decision over Eddy Ellis on The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays episode six – “One Mission” – that aired on FX on Friday evening. The victory gets Team Nelson,...

Oct 19, 2012 4:28 pm

EXCLUSIVE | TUF 16 Fighter Joey Rivera BJPENN.COM Blog #3

  Bio: World Fighting Federation and 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...

Oct 17, 2012 4:29 pm

FULL Event Quotes & Recap: UFC Media Call with Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen & Dana White

The UFC conducted a conference call today featuring UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, former two-time middleweight contender Chael Sonnen and UFC President Dana White. The purpose of the call was to promote Sonnen and Jones coaching opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter season 17 which will begin in January. The two will meet...

Oct 17, 2012 1:59 pm

Dana White: “I have all the answers. The Internet does not. We built this company and we know what we’re doing.” | UFC News

A large portion of mixed martial arts fans and media have speculated that the recently announced bout between current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former middleweight #1 contender Chael Sonnen, was put together in order to help boost the recently poor ratings of the Ultimate Fighter (TUF) franchise. But according to UFC president...

Oct 15, 2012 11:25 am

EXCLUSIVE | TUF 16 Fighter Joey Rivera BJPENN.COM Blog #2

  Last week, after my fight regained control for our team, which allowed us to pick the next fight, Coach Nelson had the guy draw straws. Honestly, I think there should have been some more strategy behind the operation. What fighter doesn’t want to fight? They will never say “no”. So, as the coach, you have to call...

Oct 13, 2012 11:13 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 5 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

The oldest fighter in the competition, Igor Araujo, won a majority decision over the youngest, Nic Herron-Webb, on The Ultimate Fighter Fridays episode five – “Unleash The Beast” – that aired on FX on Friday evening. The victory – the second in a row for coach Shane Carwin’s team over coach Roy Nelson’s – gives...

Oct 8, 2012 11:36 am

Spike TV Announces Information Regarding Their Bellator Reality Show | MMA NEWS

As of January 2013 Spike TV will officially be free and clear of any and all obligations with the UFC. Plans have been in place for some time now to bring Bellator from their current home to Spike TV. There has also been rumors running rampant about a potential reality show similar to The Ultimate...

Oct 6, 2012 11:52 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 4 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

The Ultimate Fighter Fridays episode four – ‘Can’t fix stupid’ – aired on FX on Friday evening and saw Team Carwin take the lead in the competition. Las Vegas native Bristol Marunde, 12-7 in his mixed martial arts career, defeated Julian “Night Train” Lane, 4-0, of Mansfield, Ohio by unanimous decision to see coach Shane...

Oct 5, 2012 1:06 pm

Exclusive: Last Week’s TUF 16 Winner Joey Rivera BJPENN.COM Blog #1 | UFC NEWS

  BJPenn.Com would like to welcome The Ultimate Fighter contestant Joey “Boom Boom” Rivera to the site. The Tuscon, AZ native will begin blogging weekly about his time in the house and his overall thoughts on the other fighters and the show. Rivera is coming off a huge victory over Shane Carwin’s number one pick...

Sep 29, 2012 11:44 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 3 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

The Ultimate Fighter Fridays episode three – “What We Do” – aired on FX on Friday evening and saw Team Nelson draw even in the competition. Tucson, Ariz. native Joey “Boom Boom” Rivera, 7-1 in his mixed martial arts career, defeated “Smile ‘N” Sam Alvey, 19-4, of Murieta, Calif. by a majority decision. Rivera, a...

Sep 17, 2012 4:16 pm

The Ultimate Fighter 16 Debut Ratings Report | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis The Ultimate Fighter season 16 kicked off last Friday with Roy Nelson coaching opposite Shane Carwin. The premier episode drew a total audience of 947,000 viewers. The UFC has been struggling with The Ultimate Fighter ratings lately, with Season 15 kicking off with 1.28 million viewers. What did you think of the...

Sep 5, 2012 4:16 pm

TUF 17 Tryouts Sept 17 in Las Vegas | UFC News

UFC will be hosting a casting call for the next US edition of its long-running reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, on September 17, 2012, in the Palace Station Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada . Season 17 will be featuring middleweight (185lbs) and light heavyweight (205lbs) fighters.  Hopefuls must be at least 21 years old, have a minimum of three professional Mixed Martial...

Sep 5, 2012 12:10 pm

Spike TV's Roy Nelson Marathon Counter-Program to TUF 16 Debut | UFC News

Spike TV announced Sept. 14’s prime-time lineup include a Roy “Big Country” Nelson marathon. The marathon airs from 8 p.m. to midnight ET/PT including Nelson’s preliminary-round matchup with Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson, as well as the entire TUF 10 Live Finale main card. TUF 16’s 2 hour debut featuring the new show’s 16 elimination-round fights,...

Aug 14, 2012 6:12 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Shane Carwin on His Injuries, Coaching TUF and Roy Nelson

The last time UFC fans saw former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin he had stepped in on short notice as a replacement for Brock Lesnar against current UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 131 last June. The winner would then go on to face heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez for a shot at...

Aug 13, 2012 3:49 pm

Ex-UFC Fighter Jason 'Mayhem' Miller Breaks into Church Naked I MMA News

  Recently released UFC fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller was reportedly arrested for breaking into a church, while naked, and emptying a fire extinguisher into the air. TMZ featured the story earlier today: “Ex-UFC fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller was arrested today in Orange County, TMZ has learned — after allegedly breaking into a church, spraying a...

Jul 16, 2012 1:03 am

Carwin Warns ‘UFC Jester’ Roy Nelson That Coaching TUF Is No Joke | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister The UFC  announced that Heavyweights Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson will coach The Ultimate Fighter. Carwin recently commented on the opportunity on his blog and has no plans to get caught up in ‘Jester’ Roy Nelsons jokes. “This will be the first time in my adult life that I wont be working....

Jul 11, 2012 11:29 pm

Dana White Reveals TUF: The Smashes Coaches | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Dana White while appearing on FUEL TV on Wednesday night announced the coaches for the upcoming season of TUF. The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, features a team of Australian fighters against a team of U.K. fighters. “The coaches are (Ross) Pearson and (George) Sotiropoulos,” said White, also noting, “They will fight at...