Archive: ufc 171

Feb 10, 2014 12:33 pm

‘Thiago Silva Innocent Of All Charges’ – ‘Cops Saw Nothing’, Says Attorney

Get used to hearing about the, now jailed, Thiago Silva. After a gun wielding tirade last week, the top UFC light-heavyweight finds himself behind bars on two-felonies and two other charges. Now his attorney is proclaiming his innocence: (Via Brazil’s Globo) “There is a big difference in how the prosecution accused him and the way...

Feb 9, 2014 8:59 am

Julianna Pena: Surgery was a success!

The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 winner Julianna Pena recently tore her ACL, MCL, LCL, Meniscus and hamstring, in what her coach Rick Little said was the most horrific injury he had ever witnessed. The injury forced Pena out of her scheduled bout at UFC 171 and will likely sideline her from action for the better part of 18 months. Pena recently underwent...

Feb 7, 2014 10:47 pm

Nikita Krylov drops to 205, replaces Thiago Silva against St. Preux

Nikita Krylov (16-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is making the drop to light heavyweight, this in order to replace Thiago Silva against Ovince St. Preux at UFC 171 in Dallas, Texas. UFC officials announced the switch this evening, just hours after breaking the news that the promotion had terminated the contract of Thiago Silva, who was...


Feb 7, 2014 1:22 pm

UFC releases Thiago Silva; Dana White says “He’ll never fight in the UFC again!”

Things just keep going from bad to worse for Thiago Silva. Following today’s court hearing, which was a result of yesterday’s gun wielding at a BJJ school and stand-off with police, UFC officials have decided that now is the time to part ways with the Brazilian Slugger and have thus terminated his contract. UFC officals...

Feb 7, 2014 1:10 pm

Thiago Silva Police Report Details History Of Domestic Abuse – Put Gun In Wifes Mouth

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has released copies of Thiago Silva’s police report. The pages (above, click to enlarge) read as follows: “The above listed defendant, Thiago Silva and the victim Thaysa Silva have been married for thirteen years and have no children in common. Silva trains as a mixed martial arts fighter for the...

Feb 7, 2014 12:40 pm

VIDEO | Thiago Silva’s Bond Hearing (Full Replay)

Earlier today, Thiago Silva entered the courtroom for the first time since behind arrested in a domestic dispute last night. During the hearing the judge went over the charges, the police report, spoke to investigators and determined what he planned to do with Silva going forward. Hit play and skip to around the 2:18:00 mark....

Feb 7, 2014 11:30 am

Thiago Silva Held Without Bond Following Hearing – Charges Reduced From Attempted Murder

UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva appeared before Judge John Hurley today to answer for the charges stemming from his arrest yesterday evening (Feb. 6). As you probably already know, Thiago Silva was arrested last night following a police stand-off at his Florida home. As we reported earlier, the UFC light heavyweight fighter is apparently having marital...

Jan 30, 2014 5:57 am

Pennington to replace injured Pena at UFC 171

Raquel Pennington has replaced injured Julianna Pena at UFC 171.   Pennington (4-3) will fight Jessica Andrade (10-3) in a bantamweight bout.   UFC officials announced the change.   It was reported Wednesday that Pena suffered a severe knee injury.   UFC 171 takes place March 15 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center. The main card...

Jan 29, 2014 3:13 pm

‘TUF 18’ winner Julianna Pena Suffers Severe Injury, Pulled from UFC 171 Bout

Julianna Pena has been forced out of her bout against Jessica Andrade after suffering a knee injury. Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie is reporting that the injury was a ‘very severe knee injury’. Julianna Pena suffered the injury close to two days ago and she is on her way to Los Angeles, California to undergo surgery....

Jan 29, 2014 6:20 am

VIDEO | Johny Hendricks Stars In New Reebok Commercial

Football star Knowshon Moreno, Gold Medal winning gymnast Aly Raisman and MMA powerhouse Johny Hendricks show the world how “Unnaturally Quick” they are in their Reebok ZQUICK running shoes. Check out Reebok.com for more info. #ReebokZQUICK #ZRated

Jan 29, 2014 6:07 am

Hendrick’s Favoring Woodley Over Condit At UFC 171

“I like them both. Condit’s a great guy, but I’ve known Woodley since my sophomore year in college. Great guy. I like the guy, I like his family, so, I got to go with, I’m sorry, Condit, but I pull for the wrestlers and I pull for Tyrone because I’ve known him for so long....

Jan 28, 2014 10:42 am

Montague Out, Scoggins In vs. Campuzano At UFC 171

  With UFC Flyweight fighter, Darrel Montague injured, a shift to March’s UFC 171 event has been made. In for Montague comes undefeated prospect, Justin Scoggins, who will now face UFC veteran, Will Campuzano, on the evenings preliminary card. UFC 171 goes down from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. In the main event,...

Jan 28, 2014 6:10 am

Hendricks on Lawler Fight: ‘I have to make sure I don’t get caught’

“No, (not surprised), he’s got some heavy hands and if you watch his fight, they’re sort of even and then all of a sudden, Robbie catches them. That’s something that I really have to focus on, is making sure that I don’t get caught. There are a couple of things he will do, and then...

Jan 23, 2014 6:19 am

UFC 171’s Hector Lombard: ‘Jake Shields isn’t a problem’

“As long as I go to the fight healthy and make my weight right, I don’t see him being any problem. I see myself knocking Jake Shields out to be honest. I have to show it, I have to prove it and I have to do it to be able to win… I don’t care...

Jan 20, 2014 9:28 am

Pineda vs. Whiteford Latest Addition To UFC 171

Heads Up Texas! The UFC’s return trip to ‘The Gold Star State’ just got an interesting featherweight bout in the form of Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford. UFC officials announced the booking. UFC 171 is set to go down on March 15 from the American Airlines Center, in Dallas, Texas. The main card, which airs on...

Jan 18, 2014 10:34 am

Hendricks Wants To Retire As Middleweight After Clearing Out 170

Johny Hendrick’s isn’t content with being a one-division fighter. The large welterweight competitor recently told The Dallas News that he wants to test himself up a division as a middleweight before hanging them up. “Yes, once I can get through my weight class, I would love to retire at 185,” Hendricks told them. “I definitely...

Jan 17, 2014 11:36 am

PHOTO | Hendricks & Lawler Square Off For The First Time

During the first leg of their UFC 171 media tour, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler squared off for the first time in anticipation of their upcoming title clash. Thanks to GSP’s exodus from MMA, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight for the vacant UFC welterweight title. ‘UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler’ is set to...

Jan 14, 2014 12:43 pm

PHOTO | UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler Poster

UFC officials have released a snack peek poster for the upcoming UFC 171 event in March. UFC 171 features a welterweight title fight in the main event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.

Jan 14, 2014 6:18 am

Frank Trevino To Debut Against Renee Forte At UFC 171

  Undefeated Mexican prospect Frank Trevino is now a UFC fighter.   The 32-year-old MMA veteran has been a big draw in the Southern MMA circuit, where he’s won both the middleweight and welterweight titles inside of the South Texas Fighting Championships organization. Trevino has amassed a perfect 11-0 record, with eight of those wins coming...

Jan 7, 2014 5:47 am

Jimy Hettes Vs. Dennis Bermudez Set For UFC 171

Jimy Hettes and Dennis Bermudez will clash in a featherweight match March 15 at UFC 171. The submission ace Hettes, who hails out of Pennsylvania, looks to up his winning streak to two when he faces The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 runner-up Bermudez. Hettes is 3-1 inside the UFC, and two of those victories have...

Jan 7, 2014 5:34 am

Julianna Pena meets Jessica Andrade at UFC 171

UFC 171 one is quickly filling up, and one of the most recent bouts to be announced for the card is a Women’s Bantamweight bout between recent Ultimate Fighter winner Juliana Pena and Jessica Andrade. The UFC recently announced the bout through Fox Sports. Pena (5-2, 1-0 UFC), stormed her way through “TUF,” finishing Shayna Baszler,...

Jan 4, 2014 9:41 am

Rick Story vs. Kelvin Gastelum Confirmed for UFC 171

Yet another welterweight bout has been added to the UFC 171 card. Rick Story and Kelvin Gastelum have officially been penciled in for the event and they will duke it out in Dallas, Texas on March 15, 2014. The bout was announced by UFC’s official news Twitter account: Undefeated TUF 17 winner @KelvinGastelum faces ranked...

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 23, 2013 10:00 am

Johny Hendricks: “I can never tell myself that I’m one of the elite”

“I see myself as a power puncher, but for some reason I can never tell myself that I’m one of the elite. Does that make sense? I’ll downplay myself before I compliment myself. I know [Lawler] is very talented. I know he has some power in his hands, and that’s what makes this fight exciting....

Dec 21, 2013 8:25 am

Carlos Condit Vs. Tyron Woodley For Co-Main Event At UFC 171

In what has become a welterweight card for the ages, Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit and Tyron Woodley has been placed in the co-main event of UFC 171. Headlining the event will be a welterweight title fight between Johny “Big Rigg” Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. This card will undoubtedly shake up the welterweight division’s...

Dec 20, 2013 7:56 am

Dana White plans to give GSP his space

Long time UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC), shocked the MMA world last week when he vacated his belt and announced his hiatus from the sport. “Rush” did leave fans with a small glimmer of hope that he may one day return to the octagon, but UFC president Dana White says he...

Dec 19, 2013 1:18 pm

Report: Kelvin Gastelum Cleared to Fight, Wanted Condit, Will Take Story

Kelvin Gastelum, winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17, was forced out of a bout at UFC on FOX 9 with a knee injury.  It is reported that he is now cleared to fight, and while Gastelum originally wanted to face Carlos Condit, he says that he’ll take Rick Story.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The...