Archive: UFC FIGHT NIGHT 30

Dec 19, 2013 1:17 pm

Following UFC Release, Rosi Sexton May Need Neck Surgery

Following her loss to Jessica Andrade (left) at UFC Fight Night 30, the UFC released bantamweight fighter Rosi Sexton.  Now, some eight weeks out of that fight, Sexton is looking at possible neck surgery to treat injuries she sustained while fighting inside the Octagon.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rosi Sexton had two fights inside...

Dec 11, 2013 5:47 am

Fight Night 30 Drug Testing Results: All Fighters Pass

All fighters that participated in UFC Fight Night 30 that took place at the Phones 4U Arena, in Manchester England passed their post fight drug screen according to UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner. UFC Fight Night 30 aired on FOX Sports 2 and headlined former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida in...

Oct 29, 2013 11:41 am

Diego Sanchez Says Melvin Guillard’s Lies ‘Make Him Look Stupid’

  Following a likely candidate for Fight of the Year between Diego Sanchez (pictured) and Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166, Melvin Guillard took to Twitter to say that he would drop either one of the fighters.  Diego Sanchez has responded, calling Guillard a liar and turning the argument around on the former Jackson’s MMA fighter,...


Oct 29, 2013 10:36 am

Lyoto Machida Wants Fight With Vitor Belfort Next

Making a successful debut at middleweight, Lyoto Machida (pictured, left) plans to continue marching through the division’s top fighters.  The former UFC light heavyweight champion knocked out Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 just days ago, and he is already looking to Vitor Belfort (pictured, right) as the ‘best option’ for his next opponent....

Oct 27, 2013 11:29 am

Lyoto Machida Would Fight Anderson Silva For UFC Middleweight Title

Anderson Silva has always been adamant about not facing Lyoto Machida. “I’ve already said it, and I’ll say it again. Lyoto and myself— we are brothers. Jacare and myself we are friends— camp friends. So we have a code of honor amongst ourselves that we don’t fight against ourselves regardless of wins and losses, money...

Oct 26, 2013 2:35 pm

Dana White Likes Lyoto Machida vs. Vitor Belfort At Middleweight

Lyoto Machida needed all of three minutes to make a name for himself in the UFC Middleweight division. He may already have a title-contention fight lined up for him after such a successful 185 debut. After refusing to move down to the middleweight division due to his friend and training partner Anderson Silva reigning supreme...

Oct 26, 2013 2:35 pm

Gustafsson/Lil’ Nog & Guillard/Pearson Rematch Added to March 8th London Card

It has been just over a month since Alexander Gustafsson left it all in the octagon in a losing effort against the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. Since then, the media and fans alike have been clamoring for either a rematch or his next bout to be announced. UFC President Dana White just announced...

Oct 26, 2013 2:34 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 30’ Bonus Winners: Barnatt/Craig, Machida and Musoke

Fight of the Night: Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig Luke Barnatt and Andrew Craig put on an impressive performance in the preliminary bouts that aired on Facebook. It was so good, in fact, that it was the only preliminary bout to air on Fox Sports 2. Andrew Craig showed a good display of composure throughout...

Oct 25, 2013 10:05 am

Melvin Guillard Explains Move to American Top Team

UFC lightweight fighter Melivn Guillard has changed training camps a number of times, the most recent move landing Guillard in Florida with the American Top Team.  This move, which saw Guillard departing from the Grudge Training Center in Colorado, put Guillard with ATT with a little more than one month to finish preparing for his...

Oct 23, 2013 8:47 am

Mark Munoz: I taught Machida more than he taught me

The UFC returns to Manchester this Saturday for ‘UFC Fight Night 30,’ which is headlined by a middleweight bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) and Mark Munoz (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC). Machida and Munoz have trained together in the past, and according to ‘The Filipino Wrecking...

Oct 10, 2013 11:33 am

Alessio Sakara Has Third Opponent Set for UFC Fight Night 30, Nicholas Musoke

  UFC Middleweight Alessio Sakara (pictured) will be taking on promotional newcomer, Nicholas Musoke, at UFC Fight Night 30 later in October.  Musoke has replaced Sakara’s opponent, Magnus Cedenblad, who was replacing Sakara’s original opponent in Tom Watson.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Alessio Sakara has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 30 later...

Oct 2, 2013 6:54 am

Rafael Natal replaces Machida, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC’s ‘Fight for the Troops 3’

When Michael Bisping injured his eye, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, was pulled from his scheduled bout with Tim Kennedy at ‘UFC Fight for the troops 3’ to replace “The Count” in the headliner of “UFC Fight Night 30” opposite Mark Munoz. The shuffling of opponents had left Tim Kennedy without a fight, so, he began...

Sep 30, 2013 11:09 am

Eye Surgery Puts Michael Bisping Out 4-6 Months

Perennial top-ten UFC middleweight fighter, Michael Bisping, was forced out of his upcoming bout against Mark Munoz due to complications with a detached retina suffered in April at UFC 159. Bisping has undergone another surgery, and he is now looking at a return time of four to six months.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  ...

Sep 30, 2013 10:20 am

Bisping apologizes to fans for injury

On Friday, reports broke out that Michael Bisping had to pull out of UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England slated for Oct. 26 due to an eye injury. Bisping (24-5) was supposed to face middleweight Mark Munoz (13-3). Bisping’s injury forced the UFC to find a suitable replacement fast, which led to former UFC...