Archive: UFC 166

Oct 15, 2013 11:32 am

JDS Really Wants To Box A Klitschko Brother

“I’m a boxing guy. I love to box with my training partners and everything but now everybody is saying this, everybody wants to fight with boxing guys. It’s become not sincere. When I say that, I’m sincere.” … “I think if they give me four months to get prepared, I can beat [the Klitschko brothers]....

Oct 14, 2013 9:58 am

VIDEO | UFC 166 Extended Preview

UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III is upon us and set to go down this weekend from Houston’s Toyota Center. Are you ready to get hyped for the stellar card The Ultimate Fighting Championship has put together? Check out the extended preview for UFC 166 below: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 12, 2013 11:47 am

Cain Velasquez Bringing Aggressive Style To Stop JDS At UFC 166

There has only been one man to defeat the UFC’s heavyweight champion of the world. That man is former champion, Junior dos Santos. Marred with controversy, an injured Cain Velasquez entered the cage for the UFC on FOX 1 main event and lost quickly due to the vicious striking prowess of Junior dos Santos. The...

Oct 7, 2013 10:53 am

VIDEO | JDS: “When I Hit People, They Go Down”

“I see things better than I did before. When I hit people, they go down.” No. 1 contender Junior Dos Santos discusses his rubber match with Cain Velasquez and his plans to knock the champion out…again. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 2, 2013 10:27 am

Fabricio Werdum Seeks Rematch with Junior dos Santos

A loss in the UFC can sting. A knockout loss to a debuting future heavyweight champ in the first round, may sting a bit more. Such is the case with Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1). The 36-year-old Brazilian says he is looking for a rematch with the man alluded to above, former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos...

Sep 19, 2013 12:01 pm

C.B. Dollaway Replaces Luke Rockhold to Face Tim Boetsch at UFC 166

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, was forced to withdraw from his upcoming UFC 166 bout with Tim Boetsch.  Wednesday night on “UFC Tonight,” UFC officials announced that C.B. Dollaway (pictured) will be replacing the injured Rockhold to face Boetsch in the final fight on the preliminary card of the event.   By Christopher Murphy...

Sep 11, 2013 9:47 am

Payan out, Charles Oliveira in to face Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166

Late Tuesday evening, UFC officials announced that an injury had forced Estevan Payan (14-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) out of his scheduled UFC 166 bout with Charles Oliveira (16-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC). Meanwhile, fellow UFC featherweight Jeremy Larsen (8-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) was supposed to take on Matt Grice at UFC 166, but that bout fell through...

Sep 10, 2013 11:13 am

UFC Removes Matt Grice from UFC 166 Following Car Accident and Hospitalization

It was reported Monday that UFC featherweight fighter, Matt Grice, was hospitalized following a serious car accident Sunday night.  Doctors performed surgery on Grice Sunday night, and he has been listed in critical condition.  As Grice was due to fight at UFC 166 in October, the UFC was forced to pull his fight from the...

Sep 9, 2013 9:48 am

UFC Featherweight Matt Grice In Critical Condition Following Car Crash

  UFC featherweight fighter, Matt Grice, has been hospitalized following a serious car accident Sunday night. Grice, who serves as a Oklahoma City police officer, is in critical condition following brain surgery.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Officer Matt Grice, a UFC featherweight fighter, was hospitalized Sunday night following a serious car accident in which...

Sep 3, 2013 11:56 am

Daniel Cormier Looks to Tame Roy Nelson’s Beard for UFC 166

Before heavyweight fighter, Daniel Cormier, faces Roy Nelson at UFC 166, the former Olympic wrestler will be looking to make some changes about his opponent’s appearance.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The MMA world was thrilled to hear the announcement that Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier would be fighting one another at UFC 166.  The...

Aug 24, 2013 1:25 pm

UFC 166: Sarah Kaufman vs. Jessica Eye Booked

Two top ranked female combatants have agreed to square off in a UFC 166 match that will serve as both their promotional debuts. Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion, Sarah Kaufman, has agreed to face off with former Bellator fighter Jessica Eye. UFC 166: Velasquez vs. dos Santos III is set to take place on October 19,...

Aug 12, 2013 12:19 pm

John Dodson Set to Face Newcomer Darrell Montague At UFC 166

Former flyweight title challenger, John Dodson, is set to welcome one of the divisions top ranked fighters, Darrel Montague,  in his UFC debut. UFC officials announced the bout via twitter. Montague has been widely regarded as one of the world’s top 125 pound fighters and he has now inked a multi-fight deal with the UFC...

Aug 9, 2013 11:51 am

Charles Oliveira vs. Estevan Payan Set For UFC 166

The UFC announced via Twitter yesterday that featherweights, Charles Oliveira (pictured) and Estevan Payan, are scheduled to face off at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III on October 19.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Charles Oliveira and Estevan Payan are set to fight on the upcoming UFC 166 card on October 19, the UFC...

Aug 8, 2013 10:12 am

Cormier Believes ‘Big Country’ His Most Dangerous Opponent Yet

“Roy Nelson is the most dangerous guy I’ve ever fought my entire career. He can knock me out with one punch. I’m fully aware of that. They (Silva, Mir and Barnett) don’t have that one-punch knockout power. Those guys weren’t going to just knock me out. Barnett and Mir could have caught me with a...

Aug 7, 2013 10:00 am

Junior dos Santos Declares Fight with Cormier Once He Defeats Velasquez

Junior dos Santos would be making a potentially grave mistake in looking past his next challenge in UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. With all the talk of top prospect and Velasquez teammate, Daniel Cormier, possibly changing weight classes to face light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones, dos Santos felt the need to state that Cormier would serve...

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 25, 2013 9:23 am

Noons vs. Sotiropoulos Latest Addition To UFC 166

UFC 166 is shaping up to be one of the most stacked cards of the year and that was before this lightweight bout between K.J. Noons and George Sotiropoulos was announced. UFC 166 is set to go down from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on October 19. In the main event a trilogy match between...

Jul 25, 2013 8:57 am

Shawn Jordan vs. Gabriel Gonzaga Booked For UFC 166

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Heavyweight Shawn Jordan has verbally agreed to fight Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 166: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez III. Jordan is riding a 2 fight win streak against Chicago native Mike Russow and fan favorite Pat ‘HD’ Barry, both wins came via knockout, with his knockout over Barry earning him knockout...

Jul 24, 2013 9:23 am

Roy “Big Country” Nelson Signs New Nine Fight Contract with the UFC

Detractors of one of MMA’s most recognizable fighters, both for his prominence inside the cage and unique look outside of it, will seemingly have a lot more to complain about in the immediate- and distant- future. Roy “Big Country” Nelson has just signed a reported nine-fight deal with the UFC, as told to MMA Junkie...

Jul 24, 2013 7:07 am

Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch Targeted For UFC 166

A middleweight clash between Luke Rockhold and Tim Boetsch is reportedly set for UFC 166 according to Both fighters are coming off of losses and will use this fight as a jumping-off point to re-enter the stacked middleweight rankings in an attempt to gain contender status. Rockhold last fought Vitor Belfort in May, losing...

Jul 22, 2013 7:12 pm

Nelson, Cormier Set For UFC 166 Co-Main Event

Fan favorite Roy Nelson has re-signed with the UFC and has also inked a blockbuster fight. The Houston Chronicle first reported, and then it was later confirmed by the UFC, that Nelson will face fellow top-10 heavyweight Daniel Cormier in the co-main event of UFC 166. Cormier is 12-0 and pushed hard for the fight...

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

Ferguson vs. Rio Set for UFC 166 in Houston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News broke Friday night (July 12th) that a lightweight battle between two TUF competitors is set to go down this fall in Houston, Texas. UFC officials have announced that TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson will be going to war with TUF 15 contestant Mike Rio at UFC 166 on October 19th, 2013...