Archive: TUF

Feb 4, 2014 6:30 am

Sonnen Says Wanderlei ‘Got Fat’, Wants Out Of Fight

“Wand is fat. He hasn’t taken his shirt off since we have been here. He thought our fight would be in July, but it got announced for May. He’s stressed and trying to get out of it.” In a recent interview with Fighters Only, Chael P. Sonnen, gave an update on the state of his...

Feb 4, 2014 6:30 am

Pena’s Coach Defends His Team, Insists No Assault Took Place On TUF Winner

The big topic last week was the horrible and tragic injury of TUF winner Julianna Pena. Pena suffered a severe knee injury that will likely keep her on the shelf for the better part of two-full-years. UFC President Dana White told us that he believes it was a disgusting act of assault by a male...

Jan 31, 2014 10:07 pm

Michael Chiesa Says Pena Injury is “Tearing Our Team Apart”

“This whole thing is tearing our team apart,” said UFC lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa regarding the reports that teammate and fellow UFC fighter, Julianna Pena (above), suffered severe knee injuries after being attacked by a training partner at Sik-Jitsu in Spokane, Washington. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter The reports coming out of Spokane, Washington are...

Jan 31, 2014 9:41 am

Pena Teammate Sam Sicilia Sticks Up For Team: “She wasn’t assaulted”

News surfaced this week that former Ultimate Fighter contestant Julianna Pena suffered a horrific injury during training that resulted in the WMMA star tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring. Pena spoke on the phone with Dana White shortly after the injury and explained to the UFC President a terrible incident bordering on an...

Jan 31, 2014 6:41 am

Chael vs. Wanderlei Likely To Join Weidman vs. Belfort Event; TUF Brawl Not To Go Unpunished

The date in which Chris Weidman will have his inaugural middleweight title defense (immediate rematches notwithstanding) against Vitor Belfort has yet to be finalized, but the smart money is on the month of May. Weidman previously told UFC President Dana White that he would prefer to have the fight take place prior to the summer months, so that he might have...

Jan 30, 2014 5:23 pm

Dana White: Pena’s Injury Worst In MMA History, Male Teammate Assaulted Her

By now you’ve probably heard about the devastating knee injury TUF champion Julianna Pena suffered during training, in which her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus and hamstring were torn. What you probably did not hear, however, is what caused it. During the UFC 169 media scrum, Dana White explained what he heard firsthand from Pena, and...

Jan 30, 2014 8:12 am

The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia Episode 3 recap

On the third installment of The Ultimate Fighter Nations team Australia looked to derail the momentum of the Canadians and regain control of the fight selection. Team Australia is 0-2 going into the third bout of the season as team Canada’s Chad Laprise (7-0) and team Australia’s Chris Indich (5-1) are set to face off...

Jan 30, 2014 5:31 am

Pena’s Injuries Include Damage to Multiple Knee Ligaments, Could Be Out 2 Years

As previously reported, Julianna Pena suffered a severe injury that forced her out of her bout with Jessica Andrade at UFC 171, and now more details are now known about the injury. According to a report by MMAfighting, she suffered a severe knee injury while grappling, damaging her ACL, MCL, LCL, and meniscus. However, her...

Jan 27, 2014 7:32 pm

VIDEO | Sonnen Discusses Challenges Working With Silva On TUF Set

Chael Sonnen has landed in San Paulo, Brazil, to begin taping of the eagerly-awaited third season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.” To no-one’s surprise, the American Gangster already has some choice words for rival coach Wanderlei Silva. This is the first in a series of exclusive original reports, “Six Weeks with Sonnen,” in the build...

Jan 27, 2014 7:28 pm

TUF Brazil 3: Sonnen vs. Silva To Be Screened Exclusively On UFC Fight Pass

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed that the eagerly awaited The Ultimate Fighter Brasil: Team Wanderlei vs Team Sonnen season will be available exclusively on the organization’s new digital subscription service UFC Fight Pass. The first episode of TUF Brasil will be available, on demand, on UFC Fight Pass from 7pm PT/10pm ET on Sunday,...

Jan 27, 2014 3:49 pm

Sonnen, Silva Fist Fight on TUF Brazil Set, Coach Jumps In And Sucker Punches Chael

“Wanderlei and Chael fought. Just today. They literally fought. While they were fighting one of Wanderlei’s guys sucker punched Chael. They went crazy, crazy shit happened there. We’re dealing with that right now too. … They literally fought today, it went on for awhile. It’s one of those things, it’s on a reality show, it’s...

Jan 22, 2014 6:20 am

PHOTO | Wanderlei Silva & Chael Sonnen Square Off On TUF Brazil Set

Fight fans have a lot to be excited about in 2014. One of those items is this grudge match middleweight bout between TUF Brazil coaches and longtime rivals, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. The two coaches squared off for cameras recently while on the set of their reality series. (See Above) Early prediction  

Jan 18, 2014 11:10 am

TUF 3 Brazil Filming So Intense Team Sonnen Fears For Safety

“From what I have heard, the first day of filming was absolute insanity. Basically, it’s so crazy down there that the guys that are coaching on Chael’s team are scared to be there. That’s how insane it is inside that gym.” Following Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 35 event, the UFC boss (Dana White) told the...

Jan 15, 2014 6:24 am

C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira Targeted for UFC Card in March

When the UFC returns to Brazil for a yet-unannounced Fight Night card in March, C.B. Dollaway (above) and Cezar Ferreira will face off in a middleweight bout.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA C.B. Dollaway and Cezar Ferreira will face off at a to-be-announced UFC Night Card on March 23, the Brazilian media outlet Combate reported on Tuesday....

Jan 14, 2014 6:18 am

Frank Trevino To Debut Against Renee Forte At UFC 171

  Undefeated Mexican prospect Frank Trevino is now a UFC fighter.   The 32-year-old MMA veteran has been a big draw in the Southern MMA circuit, where he’s won both the middleweight and welterweight titles inside of the South Texas Fighting Championships organization. Trevino has amassed a perfect 11-0 record, with eight of those wins coming...

Jan 11, 2014 10:28 am

Congressman Silva? Wandy Says Yes To Political Seat In Brazil

Wanderlei Silva, once one of the most feared fighters in all of MMA, has now set his sights on something that just might be more scary than facing Silva in his prime. Being a politician. Silva is already set to compete against Chael Sonnen on the upcoming third season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, but...

Jan 10, 2014 9:00 am

Michael Chiesa Injures Shoulder, Out For Six Weeks

The Ultimate Fighter Season 15 winner Michael Chiesa will have to wait a while to fight again, as he has sustained a shoulder injury in training, as reported to MMAFIGHTING.COM. The injury will put him out of commission for about six weeks, and he plans on using the layoff to travel from his Washington home...

Jan 8, 2014 5:30 pm

Mitch Gagnon vs. Tim Gorman Targeted for TUF Nations Finale in April

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations,’ which begins airing next week, will feature two teams of UFC hopefuls from Canada and Australia.  The finale has been set for April, and the event’s first bout has been targeted for bantamweight fighters Mitch Gagnon (above) and Tim Gorman.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With the next ‘Ultimate Fighter’ venture...