Archive: UFC 161

Dec 19, 2013 1:17 pm

Following UFC Release, Rosi Sexton May Need Neck Surgery

Following her loss to Jessica Andrade (left) at UFC Fight Night 30, the UFC released bantamweight fighter Rosi Sexton.  Now, some eight weeks out of that fight, Sexton is looking at possible neck surgery to treat injuries she sustained while fighting inside the Octagon.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rosi Sexton had two fights inside...

Oct 31, 2013 9:30 am

John Maguire Signs with Cage Warriors, Debut Set for December 31st

  English mixed martial artist, John Maguire is headed to his home country of England to compete with Cage Warriors, a promotion based in London, England. Maguire was released from the UFC earlier this year after his third consecutive loss at UFC 161 in his return to the lightweight division. Maguire went 2-3 in the...

Oct 18, 2013 12:02 pm

Dana White Discusses Roy Nelson’s New UFC Contract

  “I just feel like he played the whole thing the wrong way, when he didn’t need to play it that way,” Dana White said about Roy Nelson (pictured) taking a fight at the end of his last contract.  Since then, the UFC has re-signed Nelson, and he is set to fight the first fight...

Oct 4, 2013 8:03 am

Cody McKenzie returns to lightweight, faces Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout featuring Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (19-9-1 MA, 8-8 UFC) and Cody McKenzie (14-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to the “UFC on FOX 9” card, set for December 14 in Sacramento. The “TUF 12” veteran, Cody McKenzie, got back in the win column in April...


Sep 18, 2013 11:52 am

EXCLUSIVE | Roland Delorme talks UFC 165 bout with Alex Caceres and more

UFC bantamweight Roland Delorme (9-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will return to the cage this weekend at UFC 165 in Toronto, when he faces Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres (8-5 MMA- 3-3 UFC). A cast member from season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Delorme has gone a perfect 3-0 inside the UFC’s prestigious octagon. In his UFC...

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 12, 2013 8:35 am

Travis Browne vs. Stipe Miocic in the works for December UFC event

A heavyweight bout between Travis Browne (15-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) and Stipe Miocic (10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is being targeted for a December UFC event, as announced on last night’s edition of “UFC Tonight.” Travis “Hapa” Browne will be looking for his third consecutive victory when he takes on Miocic this winter. “Hapa” was last...

Aug 22, 2013 4:02 pm

Report: UFC 161 & 163 Ratings Flop, Do Under 200k PPV Buys

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Aug 6, 2013 9:12 am

Hendo’s Coach: Vitor Belfort will ‘regret’ asking for Dan Henderson rematch

Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) may still have Chael Sonnen in his sights, but “The Phenom” is already widening his search for potential opponents, this according to his wife and manager, Joana Prado. She spoke to SporTV recently and mentioned that should a fight with Sonnen fail to materialize, Belfort’s second option would be...

Aug 5, 2013 10:54 am

Roland Delorme vs. Alex Caceres added to UFC 165 in Toronto

UFC officials recently announced that a bantamweight bout between Roland Delorme (9-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Alex Caceres (8-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will serve as the 13th match-up for UFC 165 in Toronto this September. Roland Delorme is coming off a thrilling unanimous decision win over Edwin Figueroa, which took place in the Canadians hometown of...

Jul 19, 2013 11:57 am

Dan Henderson Stopped Using TRT Before Evans Fight

The use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in mixed martial arts has drawn quite a bit of controversy since the treatment first became prominent. Aging fighters have used TRT as a way to level the playing field with their younger, more naturally testosterone-driven counterparts while many still believe that TRT use is unnatural and that...

Jul 16, 2013 10:37 pm

James Krause Describes Near-Paranoia Waiting for UFC 161 Drug Test Results

  Winner of UFC 161’s Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night bonuses, James Krause, can rest a little easier knowing that he has passed his post-fight drug test and the final obstacle between him and his $100,000 bonuses.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When it was announced that all fighters on...

Jul 16, 2013 1:02 pm

UFC 161 drug tests come back clean, Dan Hendo not granted TRT exemption

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Drug tests from June’s UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson card have returned and all fighter’s tests came back negative. MMAJunkie confirmed the results with Marc Ratner the UFC’s senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. Dan Henderson, who has received TUEs (Testosterone Use Exemption) giving him the ability to...

Jul 4, 2013 9:11 am

Eddie Wineland vs. Renan Barao set for UFC 165 in Toronto

The UFC’s interim bantamweight title will be on the line this September, as it was announced yesterday evening that interim champ Renan Barao (30-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will square off with Eddie Wineland (20-8-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC 165 in Toronto, Canada. Barao and Wineland were initially slated to headline...

Jun 18, 2013 8:49 am

Pat Barry’s Manager Says Fight Ending Blow At UFC 161 Was An Eye Gouge

In the opening bout of the UFC 161 main card, heavyweight Shawn Jordan took out veteran Pat Barry in less than one minute. After connecting with a perfectly placed uppercut, Jordan proceeded to land a flurry of punches that ended the fight. However, Barry’s manager, Brian Butler, has said that it was an eye gouge...

Jun 18, 2013 5:16 am

UFC 161 medical suspensions: Evans suspended indefinitely

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Saturday fans saw Rashad Evans defeat Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 161, below are the medical suspensions for the card. Rashad Evans: Suspended indefinitely Dan Henderson: Suspended 14 days Stipe Miocic: Suspended 14 days Roy Nelson: Suspended 14 days Ryan Jimmo: Suspended indefinitely Igor Pokrajac: Suspended 14...

Jun 17, 2013 6:13 pm

Bar Fights UFC 161: Champps Americana Restaurant in Edison, NJ

Sorry to get your hopes up. No, this is not a post full of videos of drunkards replicating their favorite UFC 161 moments in various bars. As an avid mixed martial arts fan, whenever I watch a pay-per-view it’s important to me that I’m in an environment that embraces the sport as much as I...