Archive: ufc

Dec 6, 2013 7:55 am

PHOTO | Hunt vs. Silva Staredown In Australia

During the UFC Fight Night 33 weigh-ins event in Australia, the two heavyweight headliners engaged in an intense pre-fight staredown. Bigfoot and Hunt will face off in the UFC Fight Night 33 main event Friday from Brisbane, Australia.

Dec 6, 2013 7:46 am

Forrest Griffin: ‘I physically can’t (come back) To MMA’

One of the greatest of all time and possibly the most recognizable name in MMA, Forrest Griffin, retired from Mixed Martial Arts earlier this year. Griffin, known best for his epic three round war with Stephan Bonnar at the TUF Season 1 Finale, and grueling battles with greats like Anderson Silva, “Rampage” Jackson, and “Shogun”...

Dec 6, 2013 7:44 am

John Moraga set to fight Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 35

Flyweight contenders John Moraga (13-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC, pictured) and Dustin Ortiz (12-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) are set to face off next month at UFC Fight Night 35 scheduled to take place at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. The event is set to air on FOX Sports 1 on January 15 with Luke Rockhold...

Dec 6, 2013 7:27 am

Nick Catone vs Tom Watson Added to 169

Another bout has been added to the quickly filling Super Bowl weekend card. Nick Catone (9-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) will fight Tom Watson (16-6 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC 169, UFC officials announced Thursday. Both fighters are looking to come back from losses. Catone last fought at the TUF 16 Finale in December of 2012, where he...

Dec 5, 2013 7:58 pm

UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs. Bigfoot Weigh-in Results

The UFC Fight Night 33 weigh ins are finally in the books, and all fighters made weight without any issues. Heavyweights took to the scale for the main event fight, with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva tipping the scale at 264lbs, while Mark Hunt came in at 262lbs. For the co-main event, both Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and...

Dec 5, 2013 9:19 am

Yves Jabouin vs. Eddie Wineland Set for UFC on FOX 10

Bantamweight fighters Yves Jabouin and Eddie Wineland are set to face off on the preliminary card of UFC on FOX 10, which takes place January 25 at the United Center in Chicago, Il.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   The UFC has added a bantamweight bout between Yves Jabouin and Eddie Wineland to January’s event,...

Dec 5, 2013 8:45 am

Tatsuya Kawajiri Gets Opponent for UFC Fight Night 34: Undefeated Sean Soriano

The long-awaited UFC debut of Japanese MMA superstar Tatsuya Kawajiri will take place at UFC Fight Night 34; and with his original opponent in Hacran Dias forced out of the bout, Kawajiri is set to welcome undefeated Sean Soriano to the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC officials announced today that Japanese superstar...

Dec 5, 2013 8:33 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | TUF18’s Raquel Pennington Talks Modafferi Fight at TUF Finale

Raquel Pennington’s fight at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale marked her official debut for the UFC, a fight in which she would go on to earn the unanimous decision victory over fellow TUF18 competitor, Roxanne Modafferi.  Pennington spoke to BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cageside Radio about what it was like to finally fight inside the UFC’s...

Dec 5, 2013 8:32 am

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Brown talks upcoming fight with Condit and more

By Evan Stoumbelis Recently I was fortunate enough to interview top welterweight contender Matt “The Immortal” Brown on his upcoming fight with Carlos Condit, GSP vs. Hendricks, how he got his start in the sport and more. As always, Matt’s responses are italicized. How is training for the Condit fight going?: So far so good...

Dec 5, 2013 8:18 am

Daniel Cormier Signs 8-Fight Deal With UFC, May Fight Rashad Evans

According to a report from UFC Tonight, which aired Wednesday night, former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier has renewed his contract with the UFC; and talks have indicated that Cormier could be facing former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Daniel Cormier’s run in the UFC has...

Dec 5, 2013 8:18 am

Thiago Alves Looking To Return to Action at UFC 171 in March

According to his manager, former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves is looking to make a return to the Octagon at UFC 171 this coming March.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Thiago Alves, at one time the top contender for Georges St-Pierre’s UFC welterweight title, is healthy and ready to make a return to...

Dec 5, 2013 8:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Diaz Responds To Pettis Callout, Tells Champ To Work His Way Back Up

Last night on Fox Sports 1 we learned that UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis is interested in tangling with Nate Diaz. Diaz, who often speaks poorly of Pettis came back with the following: You work ur way up u have alot of catching up to do I was injured too still fought.. #1fightayearwhyrutalking — Nathan...

Dec 5, 2013 8:13 am

Mark Hunt: ‘I’ve Got The Hunger Back’

“I’ve got the hunger back for fighting and to be doing it at my age is pretty cool. It’s a real mental challenge and a roller coaster. I love it. You put yourself through so much pain, and mentally straining, everything. It’s hard to break the wall every day, and when you got little ones,...

Dec 4, 2013 8:14 pm

Firas Zahabi Defends GSP: ‘He Doesn’t Owe Anybody Anything’

After a hellacious, brutal fight against Johny Hendricks on November 16, Georges St-Pierre retained his welterwight title. However, mere moments after the fight in his post-fight interview, St-Pierre announced his intention to temporarily step away from the sport to resolve personal issues. This statement angered Dana White, to say the least. At the post-fight presser,...

Dec 4, 2013 6:59 pm

Anderson Silva: ‘I Made Basic Mistakes’ Against Weidman

On the night of July 6 this past year, for the first time in his seven-year tenure with the UFC, Anderson Silva failed to obtain victory. Throughout the duration of his championship bout with Chris Weidman, it seemed as though Silva could hardly take the American challenger seriously. ‘The Spider’ had started to engage in...

Dec 4, 2013 4:57 pm

UFC Signs Three New Fighters To Its Roster

The UFC is continuing its march towards global domination, as three new prospects have been signed to the roster. Now, I’ll be first to admit that whenever we have a list of newly signed UFC fighters, it can sometimes read more like a “who’s that” list, rather than a “who’s who” list. But this time...

Dec 4, 2013 11:55 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Still Lobbying For Gilbert Melendez Fight

In the UFC’s lightweight division there is a host of talent all trying to climb their way up to a shot at division kingpin Anthony Pettis. None more-so than AKA’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is in the midst of an unblemished pro-fighting career spanning the course of 21 MMA victories in 21 fights. If you missed...

Dec 4, 2013 11:26 am

QUICK TWITT | Bisping Prepping For Latest DJ Gig In Australia

DJ Michael Bisping is a master on the ‘one’s and two’s’. His spinning prowess is so high-level that if ‘The Count’ should want to give up cage fighting for a worldwide tour of dominance in the area of night-club DJ’ing, he could do it with ease. If you have never seen Bisping entertaining crowds, check out...