Archive: ufc

Jun 4, 2013 7:57 pm

Brad Pickett vs. Michael McDonald Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 Co-Main Event

  A bantamweight clash between two fan favorites is set for the co-main event of UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 as Brad Pickett (23-7) faces off with Michael McDonald (15-2). The bout was announced in the shadow of today’s main event announcement for the same show. Pickett is coming off of a close victory...

Jun 4, 2013 7:44 pm

Benson Henderson Set to Defend Title Against T.J. Grant at UFC 164

UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson (19-2) is officially schedule to face top contender T.J. Grant (21-5) at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. UFC 164 takes place on August 31, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Henderson last fought Gilbert Melendez, winning a close split-decision over the former Strikeforce lightweight champion. The fight was closely contested...

Jun 4, 2013 4:47 pm

Rampage Promises Big Changes In MMA For Fighters

“When you look at my deal in the UFC, and the scope of what my deal with Bellator and TNA is, this is a dream come true. When other fighters get the chance to see everything I’m able to do with this deal and the benefits it provides, you’re going to see a big change...

Jun 4, 2013 12:02 pm

Saffiedine Out, Bahadurzada In Against Lawler at UFC on FOX 8

  As if you wanted to hear more injury news, the UFC announced via their official Twitter account that former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Tarec Saffiedine has been injured and was forced to withdraw from his fight with Robbie Lawler (20-9, 1 NC). Stepping in for the injured Saffiedine is Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1). Bahadurzada is returning...

Jun 4, 2013 11:17 am

PHOTO | First Image of Rampage Jackson Wearing Bellator Gear

As announced today former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson, has inked a historic deal with the Bellator promotion. In an official release, they sent out the first picture of the former UFC star adorned in Bellator attire.

Jun 4, 2013 11:08 am

Josh Barnett Gives Prediction For UFC on Fuel TV 10: Thinks the ‘Big Goofus’ Werdum Can KO the ‘Punched-Out’ Nogueira

In the interview above, former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett spoke about this Saturday’s main event fight at UFC on Fuel TV 10, a heavyweight match between Fabricio Werdum and ‘Big Nog,’ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.  For Barnett, Saturday’s fight will see an older fighter on the decline taking on a rising star with newfound confidence...

Jun 4, 2013 10:58 am

Free Fight Video | Big Nog vs. Tim Sylvia

Back in 2008 the UFC’s heavyweight division was left without its champion, Randy Couture, due to a lengthy contract dispute. At UFC 81 Tim Sylve and Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera fought for the UFC’s interim heavyweight title.

Jun 4, 2013 10:50 am

TNA Wrestling & Reality Series Also Included In Rampage Jackson’s Bellator Deal

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, the mixed martial arts icon and action-movie star has agreed to a monumental, multi-year partnership with Bellator MMA, TNA Wrestling and Spike TV as it was jointly announced today by Bjorn Rebney, Bellator CEO, Kevin Kay, Spike TV President, and Dixie Carter, TNA Wrestling President. The landmark partnership includes Jackson competing in...

Jun 4, 2013 10:44 am

Jason Miller: The UFC ‘pretended’ to pay for knee surgery

Jason “Mayhem” Miller is not happy with his former employer. The Ultimate Fighting Championship released Miller after he lost to C.B. Dollaway via decision at UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir in May 2012. He retired from mixed martial arts soon afterward. The 32-year-old revealed to “The MMA Hour” on Monday that he was set...

Jun 4, 2013 10:44 am

VIDEO | The Evolution of GSP’s Takedowns

UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, has made a career out of taking his opponents down repeatedly to earn victories and climb to the highest seat in Mixed Martial Arts. In this video you get to see the evolution of his takedown game.

Jun 4, 2013 10:33 am

VIDEO | Benson Henderson Earns his BJJ Blackbelt

Benson Henderson is now a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt! This video was put together by Ben’s head coach, John Crouch, and features congratulations from several big names, including Shaquielle O’Neal, Larry Fitzgerald, Lorenzo Fertitta, Ben’s Highschool and College wrestling coaches, Ariel Helwani, Mike Goldberg, Jon Jones, Royce Gracie, and Ben’s mom.

Jun 4, 2013 9:51 am

Paulo Thiago vs. Kelvin Gastelum Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #2

  A welterweight fight between Paulo Thiago (15-5) and TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum (6-0) has been scheduled for the UFC on FOX Sports 1 #2 show on August 28th at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thiago is 2-4 in his last six, winning his last fight against a promotional newcomer at UFC...

Jun 4, 2013 8:16 am

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Signs Contract with Bellator MMA

  Quinton Jackson (32-11) has been relatively quiet lately as the often outspoken former light-heavyweight champion opted not to renew his UFC contract after his last bout, a losing effort against Glover Teixeira, his third in a row. Now, the 34-year old Tennessee native has signed a contract with Bellator MMA, per sources close to...

Jun 3, 2013 12:55 pm

Clint Hester to Battle TUF: Brazil Winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 in Brazil

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Over the weekend a few sources leaked that the UFC is working to place TUF alum Clint Hester against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 at the end of the summer. Brazilian news outlet SporTV Globo first reported news of the match up on Friday (May 31, 2013); However, UFC officials have...

Jun 3, 2013 8:24 am

Sergio Moraes vs. Neil Magny added to UFC 163

UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis has picked up a welterweight bout in the form of Sergio Moraes vs. Neil Magny. Both TUF alumni are coming off wins, with Magny defeating Jon Manley via unanimous decision at UFC 157, and Moraes defeating Renee Forte via submission at UFC 153. No word on whether or not this...

Jun 3, 2013 8:17 am

Matt Serra: Patrick Cote Knows How To Party

“You want to know what’s really exciting? In Montreal, it’s called a Patrick Cote house party. Holy Shit! Does that f*cking French Canadian know how to party! I did a seminar over there, and he he had a party at his house. Damn, that guy knows how to party [laughs]. Listen to me, all I...

Jun 3, 2013 8:03 am

John Moraga Thinks Champ “Mighty Mouse” Is A Boring Fighter

“I think he’s boring … He just bounces around … He runs around too much. He doesn’t fight. He doesn’t put on exciting fights. He’s got a lot of technique and a lot of skill, but he doesn’t finish people, I don’t feel.”

Jun 3, 2013 8:00 am

Philippou Latest To Call Out Bisping

“It’s a win-win for everybody. I’m not just anybody, I’m ranked, he can see that. I noticed Luke Rockhold called him out today, but like Bisping said he hasn’t won a single fight in the UFC and he told him to go get a few wins in the UFC and then come back. He can’t...

Jun 3, 2013 7:50 am

Dana White Inducted Into Sports Hall Of Fame

UFC President Dana White was inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall Of Fame recently alongside Tennis legend Andre Agassi. The gracious UFC boss took to the podium during his induction with the following acceptance speech. “As you know, we were losing a ton of money on this thing. We were $44 million in the...

Jun 3, 2013 7:43 am

UFC Fan Expo 2013 Set To Feature Over 30 Fighters, Several Champions Included

The greatest fan experience of all time, The UFC Fan Expo, returns to Las Vegas this July in tandem with UFC 162: SIlva Vs. Weidman, and as always the athletes attending are high profile. This edition of the ‘Fight Week’ festivities will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 5th and 6th,...

Jun 3, 2013 6:30 am

Woodley: TRT Creates “Madmen” In Training

“If your body says it’s time to stop [fighting], it’s time to stop. You shouldn’t be able to hit a reset button and go back and act like you’re 25 when you’re 39. I think people that do it, supposedly if you do it in moderation, if you have a doctor monitor it, if you...

Jun 3, 2013 6:25 am

Bonnar “Never Expected” ‘Hall-Of-Fame’ Bid

“I never even dreamed [of being in the Hall of Fame]. I did this as a hobby, I got picked for the show and just that was enough for me — I could have died happy there… If they want to put me in the Hall of Fame then like, my god what an honor....

Jun 3, 2013 6:15 am

Pettis Don’t Beat Aldo, Lamas Want’s That Accolade

“I’ve thought about that, and being the guy to beat Aldo would be the best. He’s one of the best champs of all of them, and such a dominating athlete, and I’d love to be able to beat him. So if Pettis does it before me, I’d be a little disappointed.” Top featherweight contender, Ricardo...

Jun 3, 2013 6:10 am

Hendricks: ‘I may have to beat GSP twice’

“I’m gonna have to beat him twice. Unless I knock him out. If I manhandle him for two round and I knock him out, then there won’t be a rematch,” Hendricks explained. “But if it’s a close fight or I go out and knock him out in the first minute, yeah, there’ll be a rematch.”...