Archive: UFC Fight Night 26

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...

Dec 21, 2013 10:54 am

Cole Miller vows to never fight again in Massachusetts

Cole “Magrinho” Miller (20-8 MMA, 9-6 UFC) will fight in his home state of Georgia for the first time since 2006, when he takes on Sam Sicilia (12-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at the “UFC Fight Night 35” event on January 15, 2014. The American Top Team product, Miller, is looking to make it two straight...

Nov 23, 2013 12:35 pm

Angry Cole Miller Responds to Denial of his Appeal to Massachusetts Commission

UFC featherweight fighter Cole Miller has filed an appeal to the Massachusetts State Athletic Commisison following his loss to Manny Gamburyan at UFC Fight Night 26 (shown above).  Following the commission’s denial of his appeal, Miller responded vehemently on his own website.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Cole Miller’s contest with the Massachusetts State Athletic...


Nov 20, 2013 8:19 am

Ratings Report: UFC 167 Pulls Good Audience On Fox Sports 1 Broadcast

Saturday night’s UFC 167 prelims on FOX Sports 1 recorded some solid ratings, peaking at 998,000 viewers. It marked the second largest audience the promotion has reached during a live show. The UFC 167 prelims were headlined by a lightweight bout featuring Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone taking on Evan Dunham. Cerrone ended up defeating Dunham via triangle-choke in...

Oct 7, 2013 6:09 am

Siyar Bahadurzada vs. John Howard set for December’s UFC 168 event

A welterweight slug-fest has been added to December’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas, as UFC officials announced that Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will meet John Howard (21-8 MMA, 5-3 UFC) at the promotions year-end show. John Howard made his octagon return at the “UFC Fight Night 26” event in Boston, where he...

Oct 4, 2013 8:47 am

Robert Drysdale vs. Cody Donovan official for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Late Thursday evening, UFC officials announced that recently signed light heavyweight grappler Robert Drysdale (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his octagon debut at UFC 167 in Las Vegas when he takes on Cody Donovan (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Drysdale was expected to make his octagon debut at August’s UFC 163 event in Brazil agaisnt Ednaldo Oliveira,...

Sep 27, 2013 12:39 pm

Conor McGregor talks ACL recovery, calls Jose Aldo ‘basic’

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor (14-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has been making headlines ever since he signed with ZUFFA earlier this year. McGregor made his octagon debut in April, where he scored a 67-second TKO  victory over Marcus Brimage in Sweden. The Irish born fighter was most recently seen in action at the “UFC Fight Night 26” event...

Sep 18, 2013 12:13 pm

Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown set for UFC on FOX 9

Two of the UFC’s most exciting welterweight fighters will clash at UFC on FOX 9 this December, as UFC officials recently announced that Carlos Condit (29-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Matt Brown (18-11 MMA, 11-5 UFC) have agreed to square off in Sacramento. Former UFC interim-welterweight champion, Carlos Condit, most recently fought in the headlining...

Sep 18, 2013 8:01 am

Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig added to UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout featuring Joe Lauzon (22-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC) and Mac Danzig (21-11-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC on FOX 9 event scheduled for December 14 in Sacramento. UFC lightweight veteran, Joe Lauzon, is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in his octagon...

Aug 27, 2013 11:05 am

Chael Sonnen Dismisses Fight With Wanderlei: “I don’t have any opponent”

Despite the interest of both fighters and a majority of MMA fans, it seems Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen may not fight after all.  At least that’s what Chael Sonnen is saying now.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past ten days, you have at least heard...

Aug 22, 2013 10:16 pm

QUICK TWITT | Conor McGregor Tore ACL at UFC Fight Night 26

Breakout UFC featherweight fighter, Conor McGregor, will be sidelined for about ten months with tears to both cartilage and ligament in his knee which he suffered Saturday night competing at UFC Fight Night 26.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Conor McGregor, the Irish featherweight fighter who has been winning over fans since entering the...

Aug 22, 2013 6:35 am

Dana White: If Wanderlei’s healthy, Sonnen vs. Silva will be UFC 167′s co-main event

As an in-studio guest on Wednesday’s “FOX Sports Live,” UFC president Dana White was asked to comment on a potential fight between Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC). As you probably recall, “The American Gangster” called out the former PRIDE middleweight champion after earning a first-round submission win...

Aug 21, 2013 12:01 pm

Conor McGregor Knee Injury Just A Sprain, No Surgery Needed

Featherweight fighter, Conor McGregor, recently defeated Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26.  The fight, however, left the Irish fighter with a sprain to the ligaments in his knee.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rising Irish MMA star, Conor McGregor, injured his knee when he fought Max Holloway to a unanimous decision victory at UFC...

Aug 20, 2013 1:40 pm

Chael Sonnen: ‘I would never manufacture conflict’

Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) made headlines this past weekend by submitting former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the first-round of their main event fight in Boston. After earning the submission victory over Rua, Sonnen decided to ‘call out’ longtime PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC MMA, 5-7 UFC)....

Aug 16, 2013 10:57 am

FOX Sports 1 Picked Up By Every Major Distributor

Despite some last-minute negotiations between FOX and various television distributors, the network’s new sports station will be available to approximately 90 million homes.  FOX announced that every major distributor has picked up the new station; something fight fans can all celebrate as the UFC will help debut the network with UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun...

Aug 16, 2013 8:28 am

Sonnen trashes Lil Nog & Belfort

Love him or hate him, Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) is without question a ‘company man’, as he is always willing to step in and fight the best in the world whenever the UFC calls upon him to do so. Chael recently spoke out about a couple of his peers whom he feels fail...