Archive: TUF

Sep 15, 2014 4:08 pm

UFC Signs 4x Australian Olympic Judoka Dan Kelly

Fans who watch TUF might be familiar with TUF Nations team Australia member Dan Kelly. The 4x Olympic competitor from Australia was eliminated early on in the season of TUF, and was never signed to the UFC. After picking up a win on Australia’s regional circuit, Kelly was signed to the UFC earlier today for...

Sep 15, 2014 11:07 am

Full Fight Video: Randa Markos Upsets Tecia Torres On TUF Season Debut

In case you missed the season premier of TUF 20 last week you catch watch the first fight from the season right here on The season started with all of the 16 women being ranked 1 through 16 based on their fight records, and then put into a bracket where the #1 ranked fighter...

Sep 15, 2014 8:10 am

Full Fight Video: Roy Nelson KOs Stefan Struve In 39 Seconds

It’s no secret that Roy Nelson possesses some of the heaviest hands in the UFC, in this throwback video to 2010, we see Nelson crush Stefan Struve in just 39 seconds en route to a ‘Knockout Of The Night’ performance. Nelson fights Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 52 this Saturday, September 20th from Japan....

Sep 14, 2014 4:37 pm

PHOTO | Ben Askren Guest Coach For Team Pettis On TUF 20

TUF 20 is currently running every Wednesday night on Fox Sports 1. The season will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion. Last week the season kicked off with a huge upset when Randa Markos defeated Tecia Torres via decision. Felice Herrig, who is a member of Team Pettis revealed the following picture of Team Pettis...

Sep 12, 2014 1:33 pm

RESPONSE! Esparza: ‘Facial hair and back acne to blame for Torres steroid jab’

Tecia Torres was infuriated learn that some of her fellow TUF 20 cast mates had been gossiping about her potential steroid usage. Torres fired back at the critics earlier today, which you can read about HERE. After Torres singled out Carla Esparza in her rant for allegedly gossping about Torres, Esparza took to Sqor to...

Sep 8, 2014 5:04 am

Felice Herrig Being Bullied By Other TUF Cast Members On Media Tour

Felice Herrig claims to have been bullied by the other TUF 20 cast members during the media tour in NYC. Herrig responded to the following Tweet made by fellow castmate Carla Esparza, who defended Herrig. I hear the other @UltimateFighter 20 women in NY are bullying @feliceherrig . Grow THE F UP!! #GrowUp #Jealous —...

Sep 8, 2014 5:01 am

Cain Velasquez Puts Division On Notice, Says He’s Always Improving

Ahead of coaching TUF against Fabricio Werdum, UFC champion Cain Velasquez says that he’s excited to train for a new opponent, and that he’s always improving to avoid plateauing. He spoke with Bleacher Report: “It’s definitely nice to prepare for someone new, but that doesn’t matter to me. Whoever earns a shot, earns the shot...

Sep 7, 2014 2:31 pm

Get To Know TUF 20 Contestant Felice Herrig

To prep fight fans for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion, the UFC is continuing to relase ‘get to know’ videos, to familiarize fans with contestants.

Sep 1, 2014 3:57 pm

Werdum Insists Wanderlei’s Reputation Wont Be Damaged By NSAC Incident

“Silva has done great things for the sport, to move the sport forward. If he wants to retire, he’s done well for himself. He’s made good money for his kids and his future. “But if wants to come back, I think he always gives a good show. But he could hang up the gloves right...

Sep 1, 2014 3:19 pm

Behind The Scenes Of The TUF 20 Tryouts

The filming for TUF 20: Pettis vs. Melendez recently concluded. The season will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion. Now go behind the scenes with Jon Anik and watch UFC President Dana

Sep 1, 2014 7:44 am

Get To Know TUF 20 Strawweight Rose Namajunas

The taping for TUF 20 recently concluded, and the season will be starting up next week. To get you ready for the season that will crown the inaugural strawweight champion, Fox Sports 1 is bringing you a video series to get to know the contestants. Meet, Rose Namajunas.

Aug 31, 2014 2:29 pm

Dana White: “There’s A Ronda Rousey On This Season Of The Ultimate Fighter

Ever since Ronda Rousey graced the Octagon with her skills, people have wondered if we would ever see a WMMA fighter in the UFC as dominant as the women’s bantamweight champion. It looks like the UFC may have found a Ronda Rousey for the newly opened strawweight division. UFC President Dana White spoke with media...

Aug 30, 2014 5:04 am

Pettis Slams Diaz: “I Definitely Want To Kick His A**”

Anthony Pettis spoke with UFC Fight Club members yesterday prior to the UFC 177 weigh ins, during the course of the Q&A a fan asked Pettis if he wanted to fight Nate Diaz given that Gilbert Melendez said Nate wanted to fight Anthony at any point during the filming of TUF. Pettis responded with: “I...

Aug 29, 2014 7:35 pm

PHOTO | Felice Herrig’s Makeover For TUF 20 Promo

UFC strawweight Felice Herrig recently finished the filming of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion in the UFC. Yesterday ‘Lil Bulldog’ posted the following picture on her Instagram prior to filming for a commercial to hype the show. Check it out:

Aug 27, 2014 8:33 am

UFC 180 Ticket Prices Surprisingly Low: $27 In The Door, $535 Cageside

UFC 180, which will be the first time the UFC holds a card in Mexico, will feature a main event bout between TUF: Latin America coaches Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum. The event will take place November 15th at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City. The tickets for the event will go on sale at...

Aug 26, 2014 5:04 am

Werdum Believes Spending Time With Velasquez On TUF Was ‘A Nice Thing’

Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez just finished wrapping up the filming of the first season of TUF Latin America. While normally there is some understandable tension between the two coaches, who fight at the end of the season, Werdum says the time spent filming with Velasquez was a nice thing. “We’re promoting the fight on...

Aug 25, 2014 4:59 pm

Chris Leben Admits To Being Blackout Drunk Before Weigh Ins

Chris Leben, the original TUF bad boy, went through his fair share of trials and tribulations in his personal life throughout his UFC career, including multiple battles with drug addiction. Thankfully, The Crippler is clean now, and enjoying life while training fighters at his gym. Leben revealed in an interview with Submission Radio that he...

Aug 25, 2014 2:56 pm

Gilbert Melendez On Pettis Rivalry: We Don’t Talk S***

Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis just finished up the taping of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion. Melendez spoke with MMAJunkie about the season of TUF saying: “I hope people aren’t too disappointed, but there’s not much interaction between us,” Melendez said. “We’re kind of guys who don’t talk too...

Aug 24, 2014 9:28 am

Felice Herrig: ‘I’d Love to Win That Belt’

Felice Herrig just completed the filming of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion. Upon her return back to society she spoke with Fitness Gurls ahead of the release of her issue of the magazine which features several pictures as well as a cover feature. You’re going to be on The Ultimate...

Aug 4, 2014 10:34 am

An In-Depth Cinematic Look At The TUF 19 Finale

Last month the TUF 19 finale took place, where Eddie Grodon and Corey Anderson were crowned the TUF 19 winners. In the main event we saw our very own BJ Penn fight in the Octagon for the last time against Frankie Edgar. You can rewatch all the action from a spectacular cinematic viewpoint below courtesy...

Aug 2, 2014 10:12 am

PHOTO | Urijah Faber, Gunnar Nelson & BJ Penn Train

During UFC Fight Night Dublin, Urijah Faber was hit with a revelation… He’s trained with Gunnar Nelson before. Prior to fight night, he had no clue. The Caption Reads, Thought so. Hair & beard threw me off. @bjpenn @gunninelson @ufc @joelauzon

Jul 30, 2014 4:06 am

TUF 20 Promo Teaser

The first ever all women season of The Ultimate Fighter will be starting in September and will crown the first ever women’s strawweight champion. To get you ready for the season check out the promo video from Fox:

Jul 28, 2014 4:55 pm

Colton Smith And Pat Healy Cut From UFC Roster Among Others

Colton Smith and Pat Healy have found themselves cut from the UFC roster among three other fighters including Estevan Payan, Chris Indich, and Dave Galera. The winner of TUF 16, Colton Smith has yet to find success in the Octagon outside of TUF. Since winning the show he has gone 0-3. Pat Healy quickly dropped...

Jul 28, 2014 3:15 pm

TUF Latin America To Be On Fight Pass And FOX Deportes

TUF Latin America, which will be coached by UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and his opponent Fabricio Werdum, who will fight at UFC 180 in September, will be aired on Fox Deportes and will stream on UFC Fight Pass. Fox Deportes Executive Carlos Sanchez said: “We are excited to be the exclusive Spanish-language broadcast partner...

Jul 22, 2014 2:18 pm

Overeem Calls For A Title Shot Against Winner Of Velasquez vs. Werdum

Alistair Overeem will be stepping into the Octagon to square off against Ben Rothwell in September, and he hopes a win over Rothwell will get him a title shot against the winner of Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum. Overeem spoke with Submission Radio to talk about the bout. “Well it’s hard to predict because Cain...

Jul 15, 2014 4:58 pm

Dana White On TUF 20: These Are The Baddest Girls In The World

UFC President Dana White caught up with the media during international fight week to talk about the upcoming season of TUF 20 which will feature the first ever all women’s cast, and will eventually crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion. “I think it’s really going to do well. I think we have some really good...

Jul 15, 2014 4:44 pm

Matt Serra Understands How BJ Penn Felt Before Edgar Fight

Former welterweight champion Matt Serra spoke with MMAJunkie Radio about BJ Penn’s retirement and how he understands why the Octagon drew Penn back in for one more fight. “I know why it’s hard to walk away from the game,” Serra told MMAjunkie Radio a few days after cornering UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in his...

Jul 9, 2014 5:01 am

BJ Penn’s Coach Talks About BJ’s Upright Striking Style

BJ Penn’s longtime coach and friend, Jason Parillo spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about BJ’s upright striking style, and why he does not advocate that style. “I would never in a million years develop that new style,” Parillo said. “Never in a million years. “I got called a week before the fight...

Jul 8, 2014 3:56 pm

BJ Penn: A Fighter Retires

By: Thomas Gerbasi via : There was always a running joke among a couple members of the UFC production team and myself when it came to BJ Penn. Event after event we would trade our war stories, trying to top each other by revealing the journey it took to finally track down the ever-elusive “Prodigy.” After it was...