Archive: TUF

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 16, 2012 6:02 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Kyle Kingsbury Talks Steroids, Career, and Manuwa

The jump to the video is at the bottom of the page. Kyle Kingsbury is coming off a disappointing loss to Glover Teixeira, and before that a decision loss to Stephan Bonnar. He is someone who admittedly looks forward to putting on a fight of the night type performance and doesn’t mind if it’s coming...

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,...

Jul 1, 2012 10:10 pm

UFC Vet Joe Stevenson Loses To TUF : Live Contestant Dakota Cochrane Via Submission

By Jamie McAllister Former UFC Lightweight contender Joe Stevenson lost his first fight since being released by the UFC. Stevenson lost the bout to The Ultimate Fighter: Live contestant Dakota Cochrane in the second round via submission at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 3 in Kearney, Nebraska. Since losing in his title challenge at UFC 80 to...

Jun 13, 2012 5:49 pm

UFC Has Eyes For China This Year | UFC NEWS

                  by: Chris Taylor It began in August 2010, when the UFC officially opened up offices in Asia. Former NBA executive Mark Fischer was hired by the UFC to lead the charge. It had taken some time to lay out the initial ground work, but it was...

Jun 13, 2012 8:22 am

"Ultimate Fighter" No Longer Live on FX This Fall

By Ryan Busuttil After showcasing live tournament fights for the first time in its 15th season, UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series will return to a taped format this fall. According to a story by Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole, the 2nd season on FX will no longer feature live fights at the end of each...

Jun 11, 2012 6:25 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 12 Recap | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister The Ultimate Fighter Brazil episode twelve recap, In this weeks episode we will find out who Pepey will face in the final of the Featherweight competition. The two remaining Featherweights Hugo “Wolverine” Viana of Team Belfort and Rony “Jason” face off on this weeks episode. We hear the opinions of both coaches...

Jun 4, 2012 5:51 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 11 Recap | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister This weeks episode starts with the coaches walking on to soccer fields for the coaches challenge. In the challenge each coach will have ten opportunies to score past the opposing coach from the penalty spot, the coach with most goals wins. The winner of the coaches challenge will leave with R$45,000 (approximately...

Jun 3, 2012 2:18 am

"TUF: The Smashes" Settles On Two Weight Classes | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister The UFC recently announced the second international version of The Ultimate Fighter and that it would be the UK vs. Australia. The series has been dubbed The Smashes – A play on the 130 year old cricket rivalry. When announced the range of applicants for the show was set for fighters between...

Jun 1, 2012 7:10 am

The 5 Most Successful and 5 Least Successful TUF Alumni

By Ryan Busuttil As we prepare for the finale of the first edition of “The Ultimate Fighter Live,” I wanted to take a look back at 13 of the previous 14 seasons of the reality series that helped bring the UFC into the mainstream. I’m not counting season 4, The Comeback season, as the show deviated from...

May 29, 2012 12:53 am

Matt Serra Not Hanging Them Up, Just Waiting For Right Return | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Matt Serra comments while on the MMAHour. Serra comments on a number of things at the top of the list his potential return to the octagon. When asked if we would see him compete inside the octagon again. “I’m going to say if I have to lean one way I’m definitely going...

May 28, 2012 3:52 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 10 Recap | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode the final bout of the quarter finals took place with Delson “Pe De Chumbo” Heleno of Team Wanderlei being defeated by Sergio “Serginho” Moraes of Team Belfort via rear-naked-choke in the first round. Due to Team Belfort dominating the competition with 7 of 8 semi-final spots the teams...

May 23, 2012 3:34 pm

Diego Brandao | "I’m cracking skulls, I don’t know about him.”

By Jamie McAllister Diego Brandao in an interview with TATAME. Brandao comments on his plans for his next fight against Darren Elkins. “My game plan is the same as Mike Tyson’s get the knockout. Trading punches for 15 minutes is dangerous” “When the cage is closed, we’ll strike. I’m cracking skulls, I don’t know about...

May 23, 2012 10:26 am

UFC on Fox 4 adds four new fights, Including The Return Of Swick | UFC NEWS

By Chris Taylor: Yesterday, the UFC announced that four fights had been added to the UFC on Fox 4 card scheduled for August 4th in Los Angeles. This included a welterweight bout which will showcase the return of Mick Swick (14-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC), who takes on DaMarques Johnson (16-10 MMA, 4-4 UFC). The other...

May 21, 2012 2:56 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 9 Recap | UFC News

Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode Middleweights took centre stage with Thiago Bodao defeating Francisco Massaranduba. Team Belfort took back control of the competition and increased their lead to (6-1). This weeks episode starts off by laying out some facts, Team Belfort has six spots in the four upcoming semifinal match-ups in comparison Team Wanderlei...

May 18, 2012 6:37 am

Interview With TUF Quarterfinalists | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis Heading into the second half of the quarterfinal fights, reporters had a chance to catch up with fighters Andy Ogle, Vince Pichel, Al Iaquinta, and Chris Saunders. After being pent up and cut off from the rest of the world for a very long time, the light at the end of the...

May 14, 2012 7:28 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 8 Recap | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode of TUF Brazil Team Wanderlei claimed their first victory of the season when Rony Jason defeated his friend Gasparzinho via armbar in the first round. This weeks episode picked up where we left off last week with Wanderlei & Belfort in a heated argument about Belfort matching up...

May 12, 2012 10:11 am

Wanderlei Talks Retirement & What An Easy Target Vitor Is

By Jamie McAllister Wanderlei Silva in an interview with SporTV.com Wanderlei comments on retirement. “How can I say it? I am in a situation… people want to see a show. I thought that I would do my last fight in Japan but then Germany, Australia and other countries came in asking me to make the...

May 8, 2012 6:54 am

VIDEO | With Cruz Out Urijah Faber Wants Interim Title Shot

By Jamie McAllister Urijah Faber comments on Cruz injury. “I’m sure everyone has heard the terrible news that Dominick Cruz tore his ACL. There’s a lot of rumors rolling around about the whole situation, possibly that Ronda Rousey is the one who made it happen. It sucks for everybody, especially myself and Dominick. I wish...

May 7, 2012 12:55 pm

Dominick Cruz Injured, Out of UFC 148 Co-Main

By Ryan Busuttil UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz has suffered an ACL injury and is out his UFC 148 title defense against rival Urijah Faber. The news was first broken by PhyteGurus.com and has been confirmed by UFC President, Dana White. White tweeted “It’s true Cruz blew his ACL. Stay tuned for more info” Cruz-Faber...

May 7, 2012 8:05 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 7 Recap | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode of TUF Brazil the Featherweights took center stage with Hugo ‘Wolverine’ of Team Belfort defeating Vina of Team Wanderlei to give team Belfort a 5-0 lead in the competition. This week Gasparzinho took on his friend Rony Jason. This weeks episode opened with Belfort discussing both Gasparzinho &...

Apr 30, 2012 8:10 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 6 Recap | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode of TUF Brazil the Middleweights took centre stage and Cezar Mutante defeated Macarrao in the second round via a guillotine choke. Team Belfort now with a (4-0) lead seem to have the competition under control. If you have not had the chance to catch up with this weeks...