Archive: UFC 168

Sep 26, 2013 11:25 am

Dennis Siver vs. Manny Gamburyan added to UFC 168

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Featherweights Dennis Siver and Manny Gamburyan are officially set to square off on an already stacked UFC 168 card. After dropping to featherweight Dennis Siver won two fights in a row before losing to Cub Swanson via 3rd round TKO at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman in July. Manny Gamburyan...

Sep 26, 2013 11:10 am

Anderson Silva: ‘You see Jon Jones? He’s my copy!’

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is known for putting on dramatic performances inside the octagon. On multiple occasions, “The Spider” has been seen dropping his hands down while he either slips his opponent’s punches or taunts them into standing toe-to-toe with him. Silva’s showmanship has produced many memorable moments, such as his devastating knockout of Forrest Griffin at UFC 101...

Sep 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Dana White Calls UFC 168 ‘The Biggest Fight We’ve Ever Done’

‘I think it’s going to be the biggest fight we’ve ever done,’ UFC President Dana White said about UFC 168, the last card of 2013.  Though the fight is months away, and the organization has yet to commence its marketing for the fight, White can’t help but be excited.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The...

Sep 25, 2013 1:11 pm

PHOTO | UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva Official UFC Poster

UFC officials have released the official ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva’ poster. ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva’ is set to go down on December 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Sep 24, 2013 7:20 am

Anderson Silva: I’m going to give back the knockout

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) recently appeared as a guest on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour,” where he explained how he plans to defeat currrent champion Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) at UFC 168 this December: “I (will) give back the knockout,” said Silva. “I’m working hard now. Chris is the...

Sep 19, 2013 12:30 pm

Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Brandao Added To UFC 168 In Vegas

A featherweight fight has been added to the UFC’s year-end show in the form of Dustin Poirier versus Diego Brandao. UFC officials recently confirmed the booking. UFC 168 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 28th. In the pay-per-view main event Chris Weidman will look to cement his...

Sep 19, 2013 12:02 pm

Michael Johnson vs. Gleison Tibau Added to UFC 168

Michael Johnson (pictured) and Gleison Tibau are set to face off in a lightweight bout at UFC 168, officials announced Wednesday night.  The card will take place December 28 in Las Vegas.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced Wednesday night that lightweight fighters, Michael Johnson and Gleison Tibau, are se to fight at...

Sep 19, 2013 9:58 am

Uriah Hall vs. Chris Leben set for UFC 168 in Las Vegas

This morning, UFC officials announced that a middleweight bout between Chris Leben (22-10 MMA, 12-9 UFC) and Uriah Hall (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has been added to December’s UFC 168 in Las Vegas. “The Crippler” finds himself in desperate need of a win, as he has lost 3 consecutive bouts and four of his last five overall....

Sep 17, 2013 1:53 pm

Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne Set For December Clash

A heavyweight fight of mammoth proportion has been booked for the UFC’s 168 event in the form of Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne. UFC 168 is set to go down on December 18 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event Chris Weidman will make his first middleweight title...

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 28, 2013 10:17 am

Anderson Silva: ‘Sorry, but I no respect Mayweather, he’s a smurf’

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) appears to have a bone to pick with undefeated boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. Here is what “The Spider” had to say about about “Money” during a conversation on Sway’s Universe: “Who? Who? Boxing is a great sport. My dad fight boxing for long...

Aug 26, 2013 9:43 am

Chris Weidman on Silva Rematch: ‘It’s Going To Be Easier’

It took less than two rounds for Chris Weidman to knock out perennial pound-for-pound champion, Anderson Silva, to claim the UFC middleweight belt at UFC 162.  With the rematch set for UFC 168, Weidman believes this second fight will be even easier.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Chris Weidman defied the odds by dethroning Anderson...

Aug 16, 2013 7:29 am

Dana White: ‘No way’ Ronda Rousey retires in two years

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made waves recently when she stated that she may only have two years of fighting left, but UFC president Dana White was quick to dismiss that notion: “There’s no way in hell,” White said. Rousey, who defends her title against Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1...

Aug 9, 2013 8:00 am

Rousey: ‘I think I’ve got two years left in me, realistically’

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has had a big impact on the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and in doing so has become a major ‘superstar’ in the UFC. Before settling on a career in MMA, Rousey participated and won a bronze medal in Judo at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Now,...

Aug 6, 2013 9:15 pm

Tate: I think Ronda is so crazy

There is certainly no love lost between UFC women’s bantamweights Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Their rivalry is well documented and featured on the latest episode of UFC Tonight, where Tate detailed exactly what she thought of Rousey: Miesha Tate on if the rematch with Ronda Rousey will go...

Aug 6, 2013 7:53 am

Silva still hoping for super fights with Jones and GSP

Prior to his bout with Chris Weidman at UFC 162, Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) was expected to be involved in at least one ‘Super Fight’ with either light heavyweight champion Jon Jones or welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. However, that was predicated on Anderson defeating Weidman, which we all know did...

Aug 2, 2013 6:40 am

Ronda Rousey: ‘Nip slip takes the cake’

In a recent interview for ESPN the Magazine’s ‘Body Issue’, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) caused a stir when she pointed out that boobs were a big issue in women’s mixed martial arts. At yesterday’s media event for the UFC, Rousey expanded on the issue and how she plans to...

Aug 2, 2013 6:14 am

Rashad Evans: I won’t fight Vitor

Just moments after Chris Weidman shocked the world by defeating Anderson Silva at UFC 162, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) began campainging for another shot at the UFC middleweight strap. Unfortunately for “The Phenom”, Dana White booked an immediate rematch between the longtime middleweight kingpin and the newly crowned champ, set for this December at...

Aug 1, 2013 10:23 am

Georges St-Pierre Hints At A Secret Plan For Super Fight

For years now, fans have clamored for a super fight between UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, and welterweight champion, Anderson Silva.  In recent months, the talk has expanded to include match-ups like Silva v. UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones; or even lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, moving up to challenge GSP.  Now, it seems, St-Pierre...

Jul 31, 2013 10:45 am

Vitor Belfort Interested in Fight With Chael Sonnen

With his recent dismissal of fighting Tim Kennedy, UFC middleweight fighter Vitor Belfort insisted that unless he is to fight for the title, he must fight in another weight class.  UFC light heavyweight fighter, Chael Sonnen, was quick to express interest in facing the Brazilian fighter.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Through his wife...

Jul 30, 2013 2:27 pm

“The Spider” Heading to Thailand to Sharpen Striking Skills

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Following his loss to “The All American” Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva knows that he made some mistakes in that fight and he is not going to let the same thing happen again come December 28th when the two rematch for the UFC middleweight title. Silva, for the first time in his UFC...

Jul 25, 2013 2:30 pm

Roy Jones Jr. vs. ‘Rampage’ Jackson boxing match targeted for year-end PPV

Yes, you read correctly. Viacom is planning to use their newly signed fighter, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, by pitting him in a boxing match against Roy Jones Jr. According to sources, former UFC light heavyweight champion “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) and former multi weight-class boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. (56-8 Boxing) are being targeted to compete...

Jul 24, 2013 10:47 am

Coach of Chris Weidman Says Anderson Silva Will Have a ‘Bad Night’ in Rematch

Shortly after Chris Weidman won the belt in his last fight against former longtime middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, talks of a rematch ran rampant. Rumors were substantiated shortly after, granting Silva the immediate rematch at UFC 168 in December, the last event of the year. Silva opened up once again the betting favorite, even after...

Jul 24, 2013 9:58 am

Sylvester Stallone announces Ronda Rousey role in ‘The Expendables 3’

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has landed a role in the upcoming “Expendables 3” action movie. Screenplay writer and star of the series, Sylvester Stallone, made the announcement late Tuesday night on his official twitter page. It is unknown when Rousey will begin filming “Expendables 3” or how extensive a...

Jul 18, 2013 9:14 am

Ed Soares Says ‘Super Fights’ are Still in Anderson Silva’s Future

After former middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s (33-5) first UFC loss to Chris Weidman (10-0) put a momentary halt to superfights featuring Silva, some speculated that these talks would only resume if Silva were to defeat Weidman in a rematch, which has been scheduled for UFC 168, the last show of the year. Pending the rematch,...