Archive: TUF

Dec 28, 2012 10:41 am

UFC heading to Mexico in January for “The Ultimate Fighter Mexico” casting | UFC News

UFC President Dana White has made his intentions very clear in regards to wanting to bring his company to Mexico, but Thursday marked the first time that he’s revealed some tangible details on when and how. “We’re going down there, we’re casting,” said White following Thursday’s UFC 155 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas. “We’re working...

Dec 19, 2012 12:13 pm

The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Medical Suspensions Report | UFC NEWS

Last Saturday’s TUF 16 Finale event took place from The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. In the main event Roy Nelson successfully dispatched Matt Mitrione in the very first round. The Nevada State Athletic Commission issued 10 medical suspensions to the evenings participants. The list is as follows: Matt...

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 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 4, 2012 8:26 am

TUF ratings: episode 11 draws in 804,000 viewers

By Evan Stoumbelis Friday’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter saw a climb in viewers, with episode 11 drawing in a total of 804,000 viewers, 161,000 more than the previous episode. This episode saw former friends and teammates Mike Ricci and Michael Hill fight to a decision with Mike Ricci coming out on top as well...

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 29, 2012 2:50 pm

Randy Couture: I Sonnen and Henderson would fight each other

By Evan Stoumbelis Randy Couture believes light heavyweight #1 contender Chael Sonnen and teammate Dan Henderson would fight each other if need be. “They’ve wrestled each other for a spot on the Olympic team, they’re wrestlers at the end of the day and now they’re fighters, they’re professionals, this is what we do. I think...

Nov 19, 2012 5:41 pm

Ratings Report: TUF 16 Episode 10 Tanks with 643,000 Viewers on FX | UFC News

“The Ultimate Fighter 16: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson” episode 10 drew 643,000 viewers on FX, down from the 921,000 who tuned in for the debut of episode 9 the previous week, becoming the second-smallest ratings of the season – a notable drop from the prior week. TUF episode 10 featured Team Carwin’s Neil Magny earning...

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 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 10, 2012 8:00 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 9 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

Episode nine – “Betrayal” – of The Ultimate Fighter Fridays reality series aired Friday night on FX and saw Team Carwin’s Mike Ricci dominate Team Nelson’s number one pick, Dom Waters in the final preliminary fight of the series via unanimous decision. The teams are now even, with four fighters each moving on to the...

Nov 9, 2012 1:15 pm

Exclusive: Louis Fisette wants a chance to prove his worth in the UFC | MMA News

Louis “Petit Pain” Fisette (5-1 MMA) is quickly making a name for himself in MMA’s 135-pound division. The Canadian bantamweight standout has reeled off five straight victories, with all five wins coming by way of stoppage. Fisette, who hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, most recently saw action at “AFC 13 – Natural Selection” on November 3rd 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 3, 2012 5:47 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 8 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

The episode opens up revisiting the Matt Secor/Michael Hill decision debacle of last week. Dana bashes both the judges for terrible decision making and the fighters themselves for their poor performances. On the bright side, he does admit that he’ll save a bunch of money this season due to the lack of finishes. Michael Hill...

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...

Nov 1, 2012 4:40 am

Werdum – Big Nog Confirmed As TUF Brazil 2 Coaches | UFC NEWS

Earlier this week we reported the likely booking of the next TUF Brazil coaches, and today we can confirm that our report holds true. Two Brazilian heavyweights will coach the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.” UFC officials have confirmed that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum have both agreed to serve as the...

Oct 30, 2012 10:26 am

Report: Werdum – Big Nog Slated To Coach TUF Brazil Season 2 | UFC NEWS

Two Brazilian heavyweights will likely coach the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.” According to reports coming out of Brazil, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum have both agreed to serve as the next coaches. The second season of “TUF Brazil” is expected to feature 170 pound fighters and more than 300 men attended...

Oct 27, 2012 8:41 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 7 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

One of the season’s most recent feuds was settled in the Octagon on Friday as Canadian Michael Hill defeated Matt Secor with a split decision win on The Ultimate Fighter Fridays episode seven – ‘Summer Camp’ – that aired on FX. After a heated argument in the house, the rivals finally got to settle their...

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 17, 2012 2:01 pm

Rumor: Stephan Bonnar to face Forrest Griffin in trilogy bout at UFC 155 | UFC News

On Tuesday afternoon, news broke that former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen will be a coach for the upcoming seventeenth season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. His opposing coach will be current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who Chael will face on April 27th at a location yet to be determined. As a result of Tuesday’s big news, Forrest...

Oct 1, 2012 12:32 pm

Open Fighter Tryouts for The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 on Oct 14 at Rio de Janerio

Today, UFC officials announced open fighter tryouts for “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2” is scheduled for Oct. 14 at Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro.    Hopefuls for “TUF: Brazil 2” must be between the ages of 18 and 35 and have at least three verifiable professional fights, two of which must be victories....