Archive: ufc 170

Jan 13, 2014 5:05 am

Daniel Cormier on Rashad Evans being the underdog: “That’s ridiculous”

After dropping a weight class, the two-time Olympian and undefeated Daniel Cormier is set to face off against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans this February 22 in his Light Heavyweight debut at UFC 170. Currently the odds are in his favor and he is a 3-1 favorite. “That’s ridiculous,” said Cormier. “I mean...

Jan 11, 2014 1:58 pm

Ronda Rousey: Cheers don’t pay for my gas.

Ronda Rousey became one of the most hated mixed martial arts fighters in the UFC after her season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ aired on Fox Sports 1. In this situation, most public figures would release a statement saying that the tapes were manipulated in a way to make them look like the ‘bad guy’. She...

Jan 11, 2014 10:18 am

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Fight Card Set With 11 Bouts

The UFC 170 card, headlined by a truly Olympic match up between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann has now been finalized. UFC 170 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which takes place live on pay-per-view, goes down on February 22nd with a female bantamweight...

Jan 9, 2014 5:21 pm

Daniel Cormier: Rashad Evans is Faster and More Dynamic than Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier thinks Rashad Evans would prove to be a tougher challenge than UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. Daniel Cormier was one of the fighters to attend the UFC media luncheon this past week and he made some bold statements, comparing Evans’ abilities to Jones’. MMAMania transcribed: “I think Rashad is actually a little...


Jan 9, 2014 11:01 am

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey & Sarah McMann Staredown For The First Time

During yesterday’s UFC 170 media event in Los Angeles the two UFC 170 headliners squared off for the camera’s in attendance. Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann both boast unblemished MMA records with a side of Olympic medals to their credit. Ronda, the current UFC bantamweight champion, bronzed during her stint on the U.S. olympic Judo...

Jan 9, 2014 9:06 am

PHOTO | Rousey & McMann Pose During UFC Media Day

Yesterday in Los Angeles the UFC put their two Olympic Medalists in a room together to promote their upcoming February bout with the media. Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Sarah McMann at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on February 22nd. The two female Olympic medalists will serve as the pay-per-view...

Jan 9, 2014 9:06 am

Daniel Cormier: ‘Rashad Can’t Take Me Down’

Daniel Cormier is set to face off against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ “Sugar” Rashad Evans as the co-main event at UFC 170. This bout will be Cormier’s light heavyweight debut as he has dropped a weight class in search of a title for himself. The event is scheduled to take place a the Mandalay...

Jan 8, 2014 12:06 pm

Evans Puts Friendship On Hold Ahead Of Cormier Bout

By Evan Stoumbelis As Rashad Evans tells MMAJunkie radio, he and Daniel Cormier talk “more than any other fighter that doesn’t train in my camp.” Evans and Cormier go way back to 2010, when Cormier helped Evans train for his bout with Rampage Jackson, the two even have running text conversations. However according to Evans...

Jan 6, 2014 8:53 am

Sampo vs. Makovsky set for UFC 170

By Evan Stoumbelis It appears flyweights Josh Sampo and Josh Makovsky (pictured) will square off at UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann on February 22nd. The UFC has not officially confimed this bout but a Fox sports 1 source close to the UFC confirmed the two have verbally agreed to fight on the card. Josh Sampo...

Jan 4, 2014 10:34 am

Erik Koch Abandones Featherweight Division, Fights Oliveira At Lightweight

UFC 170 just got a libit more interesting. UFC officials have announced the addition of a lightweight bout in the form of Erick Koch (pictured, left) vs. Rafaello Oliveira. ‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ is set to go down on February 22 from Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event Ronda Rousey will make her...

Jan 3, 2014 2:38 pm

UFC 170 Bout Between Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Not Happening

The idea of a bout between lightweights Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov for UFC 170 has officially been scrapped. Gilbert Melendez was the first to throw out the challenge after his victory against Diego Sanchez. Not only did Nurmagomedov agree, but he kept lobbying for the fight days after Melendez first mentioned it. Reports started...

Jan 2, 2014 9:39 am

McMann Planning To ‘Dominate’ Rousey In Route To Title

“Actually, I kind was (shocked). Truthfully, I don’t know how it works. I never knew when I was going to get the shot. I’m just trying to be patient and keep getting better every day, so when it did come along, I was the best possible fighter I could be. It definitely was surprising, but...

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 31, 2013 11:22 am

QUICK TWITT | Female Challengers Respond To Rousey vs. McMann News

Cat Zingano (pictured) is the UFC’s true bantamweight title challenger, but that hasn’t stopped her from being passed up twice now for a shot at Ronda Rousey. Not the UFC’s fault, but many would argue that next inline, if not Zingano, would be Alexis Davis. Davis however didn’t get the nod to face Rousey either...

Dec 31, 2013 10:45 am

McMann Ready For Title Fight Against Rousey

Immediately following her successful title defense against Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey learned that her next opponent would be fellow Olympic medalist, Sarah McMann (pictured). The UFC even went as far as to reveal their fight poster last Saturday during the UFC 168 post-fight press conference. The two female fighters will face off in the UFC...

Dec 31, 2013 10:23 am

Bryan Caraway vs. Lucas Martins to square off at UFC 170

By Evan Stoumbelis February’s UFC 170 card looks to be taking shape. The UFC announced today that bantamweights Bryan Caraway (Pictured alongside Miesha Tate) and Lucas Martins will square off on the already stacked card. Ironically, headlining the card will be Caraway’s nemesis, Ronda Rousey. The two also saw eachother on TUF 18 when Caraway...

Dec 31, 2013 9:25 am

PHOTO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Poster

After Ronda Rousey successfully defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title last Saturday at UFC 168 against Miesha Tate, it was announced that her next opponent would be Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann. This is unfortunate news for Cat Zingano, who was promised a title shot against the champion after her recovery from a knee injury....

Dec 30, 2013 10:33 am

Dana White: Melendez vs. Nurmagomedov is Not Confirmed Yet

  Despite reports of a confirmed fight between lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (pictured) and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, UFC President Dana White announced on Twitter that the fight is not a done deal as of yet. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Though reports have circulated for a week now that Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov...

Dec 28, 2013 11:48 pm

White: Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Cormier Will Co-Main Event UFC 170

BJPENN.COM reported earlier this month that Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier would finally be meeting in the octagon at UFC 170. UFC President Dana White just confirmed at the UFC 168 Post-Fight Press Conference that it will co-main event the pay-per-view. Cormier’s upcoming bout against Rashad Evans will be his first time stepping into the...

Dec 24, 2013 9:48 am

Despite Promises UFC 168 PPV Price Jump May Be Here To Stay

Fans who purchase the UFC’s PPV events were less then thrilled when it was announced that UFC 168 would see a 5 dollar price jump. The normal prices for the events were $44.95 for SD and $54.95 for HD. UFC 168 will be available for $49.95 SD and $59.95 for HD. Is it shocking that...

Dec 23, 2013 11:09 am

Gilbert Melendez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Reported for UFC 170

Both coming off unanimous-decision victories in their last bouts, lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (above) and Khabib Nurmagomedov have reportedly agreed to face one another at UFC 170, which takes place in February.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Lightweight fighters Khabib Numagomedov and Gilbert Melendez are set to face one another at UFC 170 this February,...

Dec 19, 2013 8:43 am

A Confused Rafael Dos Anjos Accepted Fight With Wrong Russian

Lightweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos knew he was fighting a Russian at UFC 170, but he may have gotten them mixed up. In a recent interview with Globo, Dos Anjos thought he was set to fight rising Russian contender Khabib Nurmagomedov in February. Instead, he’s actually fighting prospect Rustam Khabilov, much to his chagrin. The confusion,...

Dec 11, 2013 11:04 am

T.J. Waldburger to Fight Mike Pyle at UFC 170

Welterweight fighters T.J. Waldburger and Mike Pyle (above) are set to face one another this February at UFC 170, UFC officials announced.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA T.J. Waldburger and Mike Pyle will fight one another at UFC 170, UFC officials announced today through the Las Vegas Sun. UFC 170 will take place on February...

Dec 10, 2013 7:41 am

Daniel Cormier On Fighting His Friend Rashad Evans: I Have To Hurt Him

Daniel Cormier, the former Olympic wrestler and current MMA phenom has finally made the decision to go down to light heavyweight after compiling a 13-0 record in the heavyweight division. Unfortunately for him, his first test will be against his friend and former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans. The fight will take place...

Dec 7, 2013 1:45 pm

Daniel Cormier vs. Rashad Evans Set to Headline UFC 170

It was originally rumored that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones would defend his title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 170. However, Jones confirmed he was still suffering nagging injuries from his defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC brass went hunting for another headline worthy main-event, and they found what they were looking for. Rashad...

Dec 7, 2013 12:55 pm

Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia Set for UFC 170

UFC Officials have announced the addition of an exciting welterweight bout to February’s UFC 170 event. Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia have both agreed to fight. For the first time since his 2010 defeat to Carlos Condit, MacDonald is coming off of a loss. After a highly competitive 3 rounds with Robbie Lawler, the Canadian’s...

Dec 3, 2013 9:30 am

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rustam Khabilov In The Works For UFC 170

An intriguing lightweight matchup is reportedly in the works between Rafael dos Anjos (pictured) and Rustam Khabilov for February’s UFC 170 event. This announcement comes by way of FOXSports.com, but UFC officials have yet to announce the bout. UFC 170 is set to go down in the UFC’s backyard of Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view event...