Archive: ufc 156

May 8, 2014 10:17 am

Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira set for UFC on FOX 12

UFC officials announced today that a key light heavyweight bout between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (17-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will take place at July’s ‘UFC on FOX 12’ event in San Jose, California. “Rumble” recently made his octagon return in the co-main event of April’s UFC 172 card in...

Feb 2, 2014 9:01 am

Jose Aldo appears to be lightweight-bound after UFC 169 victory over Lamas; wants “Showtime’s” belt

UFC featherweight champion and long-time division ruler, Jose Aldo, appears to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. yesterday evening. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at last night’s post-fight press conference: “It’s not about me, it’s...

Nov 1, 2013 8:56 am

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira injured, will not fight Gustafsson in March

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) was expected to face Alexander Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at London’s O2 Arena on March 8, 2014. However, according to MMA Fighting, a lingering back injury will prevent “Lil Nog” from competing in the proposed headliner opposite “The Mauler.” Since joining the UFC ranks, Nogueira has pulled...

Sep 17, 2013 12:00 pm

Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez set for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday, UFC officials announced that a bantamweight bout between Erik Perez (13-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Edwin Figueroa (9-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) is the latest addition to November’s UFC 167 event. Erik Perez is coming off his first defeat inside the octagon, which he suffered at the hands of Takeya Mizugaki at the “UFC Fight...

Sep 6, 2013 12:02 pm

Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (20-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Evan Dunham (14-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Cerrone is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos at last month’s UFC Fight Night 27 event in Indianapolis. Prior...

Aug 5, 2013 10:01 am

George Roop vs. Francisco Rivera set for UFC 166 in Houston

Over the weekend, UFC officials announced that a bantamweight bout between George Roop (14-9-1 MMA, 4-5 UFC) and Francisco Rivera (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to an already stacked UFC 166 card. George Roop will be looking to continue his momentum and make it three wins in a row when he faces Rivera this October....

Jul 2, 2013 9:42 am

Dana White Offers Solution to Low Fighter Pay: Cut Bonuses

There is always talk after each event on the pertinent and on-going issue of fighter pay. In a sport where your body is placed, arguably, in some of the most stressful states that one could endure, its easy to see why some may complain for not making top-dollar. The target for all the anger seems...

Jun 19, 2013 4:04 pm

Jamie Varner vs. Gleison Tibau set for UFC 164 in Milwaukee

This afternoon, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Jamie Varner (21-7-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Gleison Tibau (27-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) has been added to the already stacked UFC 164 card. The former WEC lightweight champion, Varner, most recently saw action at UFC 155 in December, where he scored a split-decision victory over Melvin...

May 13, 2013 5:59 pm

Rumor: Alistair Overeem set to return at UFC 164

The 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix champion, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC), is being targeted for a late summer octagon return according to multiple sources. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion is being rumored to to compete at UFC 164, which is a pay-per-view event set for August 31 at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center. Overeem’s opponent has yet to be announced, however,...

Mar 14, 2013 6:51 am

Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa set for UFC 161 in Winnipeg | UFC News

UFC bantamweight Roland Delorme (8-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will be fighting in his hometown this June, as it was announced yesterday that he will meet fellow 135-pounder Edwin Figueroa (9-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 161 in Winnipeg. The bout with Figueroa will mark Delorme’s first fight in 11 months. Roland’s most recent effort came...

Mar 8, 2013 6:57 am

Jon Fitch signs with World Series of Fighting | MMA News

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (24-5-1) has inked a multi-fight deal with the upstart World Series of Fighting promotion. The news was confirmed by the WSOF after a report surfaced from MMAFIGHTING.com. The American Kickboxing Academy product has been in talks with the promotion for weeks, ironing out contract details. The WSOF expressed...

Feb 4, 2013 11:00 pm

UFC 156 Medical Suspensions Report: 13 Fighters Out, Including Overeem / Edgar | UFC NEWS

Last weekend UFC 156 took place from The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Thirteen of the evenings competitors have received medical suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The full list of required medical suspensions is as follows: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Suspended indefinitely until cleared by ophthalmologist for potential right eye injury Frankie...

Feb 4, 2013 12:12 pm

Salary Report: Rashad Evans Tops UFC 156 Payroll | UFC NEWS

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the disclosed fighter salaries from last weekend’s UFC 156 event. Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, took home the largest cut on the night even in defeat. His teammate, Alistair Overeem, came in a close second for his third round loss to “Bigfoot” Silva. The full UFC 156...

Feb 4, 2013 11:25 am

VIDEO | Benavidez vs. McCall Highlight | UFC NEWS

Video: Highlights: UFC 156: Benavidez – McCall The Flyweights kicked the pay-per-viwe card last Saturday at UFC !56 and here is a highlight of one of the more memorable bouts of the evening.

Feb 2, 2013 9:57 pm

UFC 156 Main Event Recap | UFC News

  UFC 156 took place last night on Super Saturday and featured a plethora of incredible fights featuring some of the best talent in the world. Headlining the card was Jose Aldo defending his featherweight title against the former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Edgar is coming off of consecutive losses to Benson Henderson and...

Feb 2, 2013 7:13 pm

UFC 156 Prelim results

By Evan Stoumbelis Tonight MMA fans will watch as Frankie Edgar challenges featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo, Alistair Overeem makes his return against Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, and Rashad Evans hopes to defeat Antonio Nogueira and earn a fight with Anderson Silva, but before that, fans tuned into Facebook and FX for 6 bouts. Starting with the...

Feb 1, 2013 5:36 pm

UFC 156 Weigh-In Results: Three Miss Weight | UFC NEWS

UFC 156 takes place tomorrow in Las Vegas and the fighters took to the scales today to make their bouts official. Three fighters missed the mark, but only one conceded while the other two were given an additional time allowance to make the required weight limit. Here are the results from today’s UFC 156 weigh-in...