Archive: UFC 166

Sep 5, 2014 10:28 am

Ratings Report: UFC 177 Prelims are Lowest in FS1 History with 436,000

The viewer numbers for the UFC 177 prelims are officially out and they are definitely not the best. The UFC 177 prelims brought in a total of 436,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1, which is down about 49 percent from the stations average of 859,000. Previously, the lowest recorded views for FS1 were with the...

Feb 9, 2014 8:39 am

Sarah Kaufman vs. Shayna Baszler set for TUF Nations Finale in Quebec City

Sarah Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Shayna Baszler  (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest additions to April’s “TUF Nations Finale” event in Quebec City. UFC officials announced the women’s bantamweight booking yesterday afternoon. Canadian Sarah Kaufman will fight for the second time under the UFC banner this April. Her promotional debut came against Jessica...

Feb 6, 2014 5:58 am

Jessica Eye And The UFC Release Statement On Failed Drug Test

For the first time in UFC history, a female combatant has been suspended for use of a banned substance. Just a probationary suspension, Eye will still be able to compete against Alexis Davis at UFC 170. Here’s what the UFC said: “The UFC received word of the fully probated suspension and fine issued to Jessica...

Feb 3, 2014 5:04 pm

Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 Win Overturned Due To Drug Test Failure

Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 split-decision win over Sarah Kaufman in Houston has been changed to a no-decision, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. While it’s still unclear as to which illegal substance Jessica tested positive for,  BJPENN.COM has learned of an administrative order from Jan. 22, which states that Eye “tested positive for...

Feb 3, 2014 8:30 am

Texas Commission Overturns Eye vs. Kaufman Decision To A No Contest

Sorry Jessica Eye. It would appear as if Sarah Kaufman might have unjustly had your UFC debut win overturned to a no contest. Wow! Following their UFC 166 bout, Sarah Kaufman, was very vocal about her thoughts on the decision victory awarded to her opponent. She thought the judges got it wrong. Now, for an...

Jan 29, 2014 1:56 pm

Sam Stout vs. K.J. Noons set for the “TUF Nations: Finale” in Quebec City

During today’s UFC news conference in Quebec City, UFC executive Tom Wright announced that a lightweight bout featuring hard hitting strikers Sam Stout (20-9-1 MA, 9-8 UFC) and K.J. Noons (12-7 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the “TUF Nations: Finale” event set for April 16 in Quebec City, Canada. Sam “Hands of...

Dec 5, 2013 8:18 am

Daniel Cormier Signs 8-Fight Deal With UFC, May Fight Rashad Evans

According to a report from UFC Tonight, which aired Wednesday night, former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier has renewed his contract with the UFC; and talks have indicated that Cormier could be facing former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Daniel Cormier’s run in the UFC has...

Dec 4, 2013 8:53 am

Lombard wants Jake Shields bout next, talks GSP and Alien abductions

Former Bellator middleweight champion and current UFC welterweight contender, Hector Lombard (33-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), recently told Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie  that he’s gunning for a fight with “boring” Jake Shields, this after requests to fight Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann failed to come to fruition: “I think he’s been so boring and me always trying for...

Nov 8, 2013 8:30 am

Junior dos Santos: ‘My goal was, and still is, to become No. 1 again’

Despite suffering two devestating losses to Cain Velasquez in less than a year, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (16-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) isn’t giving up on his title aspirations. After dropping 2 of his past 3 fights to the rating heavyweight kingpin, JDS still believes that another notbale win could boost him back...

Nov 6, 2013 8:39 am

Keith Kizer Explains Why Throwing In The Towel Is a Foul for NSAC

“It’s still something that we want to have as a foul,” Nevada State Athletic Commission Athletic Director, Keith Kizer, explained about throwing in the towel, “because it could be a situation where somebody does it in such a way that distracts the fighters, a fighter could get hurt.  One fighter sees the towel go in,...

Nov 4, 2013 11:25 am

A Quick Thought on the Dominant Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez

It’s been a few weeks since UFC 166 where Cain Velasquez put a stamp on his trilogy with Junior dos Santos and set himself far and away from the contenders in his division. The dust has pretty much settled. UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the once parallel career that...

Oct 31, 2013 1:47 pm

JDS: Cain didn’t prove he was the better fighter

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, was recently TKO’d by current title holder, Cain Velasquez, in their trilogy bout, which headlined UFC 166 in Houston just over 10 days ago. Velasquez was able to dominate “Cigano” from the opening bell, much like he did in their second encounter at UFC 155. However, in an...

Oct 30, 2013 12:23 pm

Cain Velasquez Not Suspended 6 Months, Commission Claims Mistake

  Cain Velasquez fans, rejoice!  The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the body who oversaw UFC 166, has retracted its earlier report that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (shown above, left, fighting Junior dos Santos) would be suspended for six months with a broken jaw.  The commission stated that those facts were posted incorrectly....

Oct 29, 2013 11:41 am

Diego Sanchez Says Melvin Guillard’s Lies ‘Make Him Look Stupid’

  Following a likely candidate for Fight of the Year between Diego Sanchez (pictured) and Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166, Melvin Guillard took to Twitter to say that he would drop either one of the fighters.  Diego Sanchez has responded, calling Guillard a liar and turning the argument around on the former Jackson’s MMA fighter,...

Oct 29, 2013 10:00 am

POLL RESULTS | Should Cain vs. JDS Have Been Stopped Sooner?

After a historic UFC 166 event that saw Cain Velasquez batter former champ, Junior dos Santos for nearly five straight rounds, the MMA world was split in half. Dana White, Joe Rogan and members of the media along with fans alike thought their fight for the UFC’s heavyweight title should have been stopped around the...

Oct 25, 2013 10:56 am

UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos PPV Buys ‘Hugely Dissapointing’

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...

Oct 25, 2013 10:03 am

Sarah Kaufman: ‘I Don’t Feel Like My Last Fight Was A Loss’

“When they read [the decision], I was honestly in disbelief.  I was pretty upset.  I felt like I’d won.  The crowd thought I won.  Almost everyone thought that I won,” UFC women’s bantamweight fighter, Sarah Kaufman, said following her loss to Jessica Eye at UFC 166.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following UFC 166,...