Archive: UFC 164

Jul 1, 2014 1:40 pm

Pettis to Bendo: We All Know Who The Real Champ Is

There is no denying that current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of the sports most exciting and dynamic stars. Nicknamed “Showtime,” Pettis has displayed remarkable creativity in his striking, using the octagon cage as a springboard on multiple occasions to throw all types of strikes at his opponents. It’s these unique abilities that have...

Feb 19, 2014 3:53 pm

May’s UFC Fight Night event in Cincinnati gets Soa Palelei vs. Ruan Potts

UFC officials recently announced that the promotion will return to Cincinnati this May for a ‘Fight Night’ event. The event received it’s first official bout today, as UFC executives announced that heavyweights Soa Palelei (20-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Ruan Potts (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet in the octagon on May 10 in Ohio. Soa “The...

Feb 3, 2014 9:16 am

Pettis on Aldo: “Of course I want that fight!”

In a recent interview with MMAJunkie, UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was asked about his thoughts on a potential fight with longtime featherweight title holder Jose Aldo, his reply: “Of course I want that fight, Why wouldn’t I?” Pettis has been sidelined with a knee injury ever since his first-round submission victory over Benson...

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...


Jan 29, 2014 8:17 am

Dana White won’t say if UFC 169’s Mir vs. Overeem loser will have to leave town

UFC President Dana White is not sure if the loser of this weekend’s heavyweight bout between Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will be handed a pink-slip from the organization. “It appears that way,” stated the UFC President Dana White to reporters on Monday. “I don’t ever like...

Nov 21, 2013 11:14 am

UFC Lightweight Contender T.J. Grant Benched Until Further Notice

UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) just can’t seem to catch a break. After putting together a five-fight win streak, which included a first-round starching of former title challenger Gray Maynard, Grant was awarded a title shot against then champion Benson Henderson, which was supposed to take place at August’s UFC 164...

Oct 16, 2013 6:10 am

Diego Sanchez: I love the way I match-up with Anthony Pettis

Diego Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) made his lightweight debut in February of 2009, this after a 6-2 run in the UFC’s welterweight division. “The Dream” scored back-to-back wins over Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, which earned him a lightweight title shot against then-champion, B.J. Penn. Unfortunately for fans of “The Dream,” Sanchez was dominated...

Oct 12, 2013 11:28 am

UFC 164 Salary Report: Mir, Barnett Top Fighter Pay

On August 31st the UFC hit Milwaukee’s Bradley Center for ‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis.’ The event, which aired live on pay-per-view, featured a main event between Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis for the UFC’s lightweight title. Anthony Pettis made short work of, then champion, Benson Henderson by submitting him in the first round to...

Oct 6, 2013 5:49 pm

Pat Healy vs. Jamie Varner set for UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento

Today, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Pat Healy (31-16 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and Jamie Varner (21-8-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s already stacked ‘UFC on FOX 9’ card. Pat “Bam Bam” Healy was most recently seen in action at last month’s UFC 165 event, where he suffered a...

Oct 6, 2013 5:18 pm

Josh Barnett aims to ‘carve another headstone’ vs. Travis Browne

Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) returned to the UFC in emphatic fashion at August’s UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, scoring a first-round knockout of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Since the win, Barnett has made his intentions clear, he wants to once again hold the UFC heavyweight championship. Standing in “The Warmaster’s” path to the title is Hawaiian...

Oct 3, 2013 1:17 pm

Ben Rothwell suspended 9 months for elevated testosterone

Earlier today, UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell (33-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) announced that he had been suspended for 9 months, for elevated levels of testosterone. The suspension itself, was not handed out by the athletic commission that oversaw his most recent fight, but instead by his promoter, the UFC. In a statement released to MMAjunkie.com, “Big...

Oct 1, 2013 7:04 am

Anthony Pettis: Josh Thomson is getting finished in the first round

Newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is all about finishing his opponents. In fact, during his six years as a professional mixed martial artist, Pettis has only gone the distance five times in 19 fights and has recorded 14 stoppage victories in the process. As “Showtime” prepares to defend his...

Oct 1, 2013 6:47 am

Pettis: ‘I had a separated shoulder’ against Ben Henderson at UFC 164

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was able to pull off a slick first-round submission victory over Benson Henderson at August’s UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, to claim the UFC’s lightweight title. The dominant victory showed that Pettis is every bit as dangerous on the ground, as he is on his feet. Submitting a Brazilian...

Sep 18, 2013 6:54 am

Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz set for UFC on FOX 9

Yesterday, UFC officials announced that a key featherweight bout between Chad “Money” Mendes (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC on FOX 9 card set for December 14 in Sacramento, California. Chad “Money” Mendes is coming off a third-round TKO victory over Clay Guida, which occured at August’s UFC 164 event in...

Sep 17, 2013 6:30 am

Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson set for UFC on FOX 9 headliner

Yesterday, UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) announced via twitter that he is still not 100% and will not be able to compete against Anthony “Showtime” Pettis at this December’s UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. With Grant unable to compete, the UFC has given former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson,...

Sep 16, 2013 8:00 pm

TJ Grant Withdraws From Title Bout with Anthony Pettis

TJ Grant was recently placed back on his title hunt which was first derailed in the weeks leading up to his scheduled fight with former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, dropping out of the fight due to a concussion sustained in training camp. Anthony Pettis stepped in for Grant at UFC 164 and defeated Henderson...

Sep 12, 2013 11:56 am

Gustafsson: Jon Jones Is A Spoiled Brat Trapped In A Grown Man’s Body

“He’s a little brat in an adult’s body. Jones is a very immature boy in a grown man’s body. “It is not always that a person is himself in front of the cameras, and that’s Jones. If you’re with him for a week, as I did at UFC World Press Tour … you see the...

Sep 9, 2013 8:05 am

Nate Diaz comments on Gray Maynard fight: ‘F–k that, I’m fighting Anthony Pettis’

This weekend, UFC officials announced that former “The Ultimate Fighter 5” participants Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Gray “The Bully” Maynard (11-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC), had verbally agreed to throw down for a third time at “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” this November in Las Vegas. However, on Sunday, Nate Diaz tweeted that...