Archive: UFC Fight Night 28

Sep 25, 2013 11:48 am

UFC Fight Night 28 Drug Tests Come Back Clean

The Brazilian Athletic Commission has confirmed that all fighters on the September 4, UFC Fight Night 28 event, were drug tested for performance enhancing drugs and substances of abuse (narcotics). All fighters tested clean. UFC Fight Night 28 took place from the Mineirinho Areno in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The UFC’s Fight Night 28...

Sep 7, 2013 11:25 am

Fight Night 28 Medical Suspensions: All Fighters Sidelined

The Brazilian Athletic Commission has suspended 22 UFC fighters following last Wednesday’s ‘UFC Fight Night 28: Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader’ event, three of which could be suspended for as long as six-months. While a bulk of the suspensions are for precautionary reasons and are just a standard practice, some of the competitors will need...

Sep 6, 2013 1:25 pm

Dana White Responds To ‘Terrible’ FS1 Ratings/Historic Low TUF Scores

The ratings are in from Wednesday night’s UFC-a-thon; a night that showcased a UFC Fight Night event from Belo, Brazil, along with the premiere of the highly anticipated TUF: Tate vs. Rousey series. According to the UG’s ‘MMALogic,’ the UFC Fight Night prelims pulled 270k viewers, 539k viewers for the main card, and TUF:18 grabbed...

Sep 5, 2013 10:25 am

Jacare Souza Changes Tune, Would Fight Teammate Anderson Silva For Title

UFC middleweight fighter, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza knocked out Yushin Okami Wednesday night in a fight that has him knocking on the door of a title shot at 185 lbs.  When asked about that match up, however, Jacare was less than thrilled at the idea of facing fellow Brazilian fighter, Anderson Silva, though he conceded that...

Sep 5, 2013 10:15 am

Glover Teixeira on a Fight vs. Jon Jones: ‘He will go down’

With a first-round TKO victory over Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night 28 Wednesday night, Glover Teixeira earned himself the next shot at the UFC light heavyweight title.  While his opponent depends on the outcome of the upcoming Jones vs. Gustafsson match-up, Teixeira is hoping to face Jon Jones- and confidently so.   By Christopher...

Sep 4, 2013 8:35 pm

Dana White Confirms Title Shot for Glover Teixeira Following Knockout Win Over Ryan Bader

After a thriller of a main event, UFC Fight Night 28 main event winner, Glover Teixeira will get a title shot against the winner of the light-heavyweight title fight headlining the upcoming UFC 165 between Jon Jones takes on Alexander Gustafsson. UFC executive Mark Zelaznik confirmed the news at the post-fight press conference following Wednesday’s card:...

Sep 4, 2013 12:48 pm

FREE STREAM ALERT: UFC Fight Night 28 Prelim Airs Right Here On BJPENN.COM (1:30PM PT)

Tonight, live from the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, BJPENN.COM will be streaming a fight featured on the preliminary portion of the UFC’s Fight Night 28 card between welterweights Sean Spencer (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Yuri Villefort (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Tune in here at exactly 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30...

Sep 3, 2013 12:21 pm

Joseph Benavidez doesn’t have to be mad to fight

The No. 2 ranked flyweight in the world, Joseph Benavidez (18-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC), will return to the cage this Wednesday to take on Jussier Formiga (15-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) on the main card of UFC Fight Night 28 in Brazil. After suffering a split decision loss to Demetrious Johnson last September in his bid for the UFC...

Sep 3, 2013 8:34 am

Glover Teixeira wants to fight Jon Jones for title, not Gustafsson

UFC light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira (21-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) says he would rather fight “Bones” as opposed to “The Mauler”, should he earn a 205-pound title fight with an impressive victory over Ryan Bader (15-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) this Wednesday at UFC Fight Night 28. Texeira will look to follow the advice given to him by...

Aug 21, 2013 12:13 pm

Wilson Reis In For Injured Bedford, Will Meet Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28

Bantamweight fighter, Wilson Reis, will make his UFC debut against Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28 as he steps in to replace the injured Johnny Bedford.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC Fight Night 28 will see another last-minute change as Wilson Reis is set to make his UFC debut in place of an...

Aug 20, 2013 11:07 am

Guimaraes Out, Ivan Jorges Steps In To Fight Keith Wisneiwski At UFC Fight Night 28

With an elbow injury forcing Marcelo Guimaraes out of his September 4 fight against Keith Wisniewski, the UFC has recruited Brazilian fighter Ivan Jorge to fight Wisniewski next month.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA A welterweight match-up in September’s UFC Fight Night 28 has seen a last-minute change as Ivan Jorge steps in for the...

Aug 14, 2013 10:49 am

UFC Fight Night 28: Felipe Arantes vs. Kevin Souza Added

The UFC has finalized the fight card for next month’s UFC Fight Night 28 with the addition of a featherweight bout between Felipe Arantes (pictured) and Kevin Souza.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added a featherweight bout between Felipe Arantes and Kevin Souza to the fight card for next month’s UFC Fight...

Aug 8, 2013 10:32 am

Edimilson Souza replaces Sicilia, faces Felipe Arantes at UFC Fight Night 28

According to a report from Brazilian news outlet ‘Globo’, UFC featherweight Sam Sicilia (11-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been forced out of his scheduled UFC Fight Night 28 bout with Felipe Arantes (15-5-1 MMA, 2-1-1 UFC). Stepping in to replace Sicilia is promotional newcomer Edimilson Souza (12-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Souza joins the UFC on...