Archive: ufc

Oct 22, 2012 11:59 am

Martin Kampmann Looking To KO Hendricks And Earn Title Shot | UFC NEWS

“If I win this fight, I am the No. 1 contender No doubt. Nobody’s got the same resume I do in the UFC in the welterweight division. I’ve beaten the best guys. There’s no other welterweight that’s coming on the same streak that I have. There’s other guys coming up with a bunch of hype...

Oct 22, 2012 11:49 am

“UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II” Tickets On Sale This Week | UFC NEWS

On Saturday, Dec. 29 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the Ultimate Fighting Championship closes 2012 with a bang, as UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos meets former champion Cain Velasquez in a long-awaited rematch between two of the sport’s hardest-hitting competitors. Dos Santos (15-1, fighting out of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil) ended...

Oct 22, 2012 10:30 am

Tate Blasts Bellator For Putting Female Champ On Undercard | MMA NEWS

“I cannot believe [Bellator] would allow [its] champion to be placed on the UN televised undercard in her hometown. A champion is a champion regardless if she is fighting up a weight, u use her image to promote the posters & then put her on the undercard?! Blows my mind. This is the 2nd time...

Oct 22, 2012 10:20 am

POLL | Does Chael Sonnen Deserve Jones Fight Over Other 205 Contenders? | UFC NEWS

We recently learned that multiple time middleweight title challenger, Chael Sonnen, has been given a slot opposite UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and the two will coach the Ultimate Fighter Season 17 as well as fight next April. But does Sonnen really deserve the booking or should the shot have gone to a Dan Henderson...

Oct 22, 2012 9:59 am

Ratings Report: UFC 153 Pulls Decent But Not Great PPV Ratings | UFC NEWS

While we will never know the truth of the matter, the lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based on his industry intelligence. The UFC never confirms figures, nor...

Oct 22, 2012 9:24 am

VIDEO | GSP Hopes Carlos Condit Targets His Injured Knee | UFC NEWS

“It’s been a year and a half. … I’m back stronger and better than ever. The hardest part to being out for so long is to be inactive, to be unable to do what you like to do for a living. This will be the biggest challenge of my whole career. I have to fight...

Oct 20, 2012 10:15 am

Shane Carwin Declines VADA Enrollment | UFC NEWS

“The Ultimate Fighter” coaches have taped their season and put their focus in the training room as they prepare for their upcoming heavyweight clash. Roy Nelson, has enlisted in the VADA testing program and, it appears up until this point, has been lobbying for his opponent to do the same. According to a twitter posting...

Oct 20, 2012 10:14 am

Rashad Evans Says Anderson Silva Is A Dream Fight | UFC NEWS

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, had hoped to get in one more fight before the year’s end. However, coming off a UFC 145 loss to Jon Jones and with the rest of his division tied up with other bouts, there is no one for the former champ to fight inside the top 10 of...

Oct 20, 2012 10:14 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 6 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

The first-ever active duty member of the United States Armed Forces claimed his first preliminary round win of the competition, as Staff Sgt. Colton Smith won a majority decision over Eddy Ellis on The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays episode six – “One Mission” – that aired on FX on Friday evening. The victory gets Team Nelson,...

Oct 19, 2012 4:28 pm

EXCLUSIVE | TUF 16 Fighter Joey Rivera BJPENN.COM Blog #3

  Bio: World Fighting Federation and CFFC Welterweight Champion Joey “Boom Boom” Rivera  (7-1) is currently a competitor on this season of The Ultimate Fighter™ Team Carwin vs. Team Neslon, where he recently shocked the world by defeating Carwin’s #1 pick, Sam Alvey. Rivera resides in Tucson, AZ where he is the owner and head...

Oct 19, 2012 11:57 am

Sonnen Says “The Ultimate Fighter” Is Tougher Than The Olympics | UFC NEWS

“The show is coming up, it’s on FX and it’s coming to a living room near you. I would also like to mention to the media, and I really hope they report this, this show is the single biggest and toughest tournament that we have in this sport. This isn’t a four-man tournament that gets...

Oct 19, 2012 11:42 am

Anderson Silva Changes Tune: Right Circumstances And He Will Fight Jon Jones | UFC NEWS

Anderson Silva is not aspiring to leave his UFC middleweight belt, but if a bout opposite Jon Jones goes down – it would be at a catchweight.  During a a promotional event in  Rio de Janeiro  the  middleweight kingpin tells Brazil’s SporTV “People are talking about it.  I don’t have such intentions, there isn’t any...

Oct 19, 2012 11:38 am

Demian Maia Open To Welcoming Nick Diaz Back From Suspension | UFC NEWS

Demian Maia recently earned another UFC welterweight “W” during UFC 153 opposite Rick Story Oct 13, 2012.  Before that July 7’s UFC 148, Maia won via TKO opposite Dong Hyun Kim in the first round, when Kim had a muscle spasm.  Demian Maia cordially welcomes a bout against Nick Diaz in the future during his...

Oct 19, 2012 10:57 am

Matt Riddle Popped For Weed / Francisco Rivera Popped For Stimulants, Both Suspended | UFC News

By Evan Stoumbelis Following UFC 149, welterweight Matthew Riddle failed his post-fight drug test while testing positive for Marijuana. Riddle won his bout by defeating Canadian Chris Clements via arm-triangle. The third round submission was enough to earn Riddle submission of the night honors. Riddle was suspended for 90-days following the July 21st event. His...

Oct 19, 2012 10:51 am

Phil Davis Fills In For Chael Sonnen Against Forrest Griffin At UFC 155 | UFC NEWS

When Chael Sonnen got the call to host “The Ultimate Fighter” season 17 opposite Jon Jones he was forced to bow out of his scheduled UFC 155 bout with former UFC light-heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin. The UFC has scrambled and now just announced that Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis has agreed to step in as his...

Oct 19, 2012 10:41 am

NSAC Hits Carwin & Nelson With Out Of Competition Drug Test | UFC NEWS

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has requested out-of-competition drug screenings from “The Ultimate Fighter” season 16 coaches, Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson. The last occurrence of such testing was when Alistair Overeem was scheduled to fight Junior dos Santos on an all heavyweight UFC pay-per-view. In the aftermath it was found that the UFC’s number...