Mar 3, 2014 3:04 pm

Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva set to headline UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati

May’s “UFC Fight Night 40” event in Cincinnati finally has a headlining bout, as UFC officials announced today that welterweight contenders Matt Brown and Erick Silva will face off in the evenings main event. Matt Brown returns to the octagon following a back injury that has kept him out of action for the past 6...

Feb 26, 2014 8:14 am

Dana White: ‘I Want Every Dime Of That [Bonus Money] To Go Out The Door.’

Dana White is quite the polarizing figure, in the world of mixed martial arts. You either like his style, or you hate his attitude. He can be brash. He can be rude. He can be vulgar, bluntly honest, and vitriolic with his statements, if you get him upset. But this is a man who spent the last decade,...

Feb 25, 2014 6:13 am

All Fighters Return Clean Drug Tests For UFC Fight Night 36

The Brazilian Athletic Commission (Comissao Athletica Brasileira) announced on Monday that all UFC Fight Night 36 combatants were tested for performance-enhancing drugs, and that all 24 came back clean. UFC Fight Night 36 took place on February 15th, and emanated out of the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, in (obviously) Brazil. Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi headlined the card, which saw Lyoto pick up a decision win over...

Feb 19, 2014 4:52 pm

Ratings Report: Machida Proves He Can Draw On Fox Sports 1

Despite a fairly slow night of fights, which saw 10 different bouts go to a judge’s decision, UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi pulled in very strong ratings. According to MMA Payout, the event had an average viewership of 1.4 million viewers. This is the highest average for a UFC Fight Night Card since UFC...

Feb 19, 2014 12:00 pm

3 Shifts To BJPENN.COM Rankings Following UFC Fight Night 36

By Evan Stoumbelis Last Saturday fight fans tuned in as Gegard Mousasi and Lyoto Machida took the cage to earn a shot at the middleweight strap. Machida ended up getting the unanimous decision win over Mousasi, who said Machida was always “one step ahead”. Below are the changes that have been made to our rankings....

Feb 18, 2014 5:52 pm

Damm Siblings want to be the first brother/sister duo in the UFC

UFC lightweight Rodrigo Damm (12-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC) now has back-to-back wins, this after scoring a unanimous decision victory over Ivan Jorge at last weekend’s ‘UFC Fight Night 36’ event. After the win, Rodrigo was rewarded with a new 3-fight contract from the UFC. With the good news, Rodrigo now plans to focus his energy on...

Feb 14, 2014 9:36 am

‘Jacare’ Believes Strikeforce Fighters Are Headed Towards UFC Gold

Jacare Souza is on a four first round finish win streak. Most recently the complete destruction of Yushin Okami by knockout and Chris Camozzi via arm- triangle. His victories prior too happening under the Strikeforce banner. He hopes to keep the momentum going as he comes into the new year and faces off against Francis...

Feb 12, 2014 6:38 pm

Jacare vs. Carmont winner could get a title shot

Who will get the next crack at the UFC middleweight strap? Champion Chris Weidman will defend his belt later this year against Vitor Belfort. Just who will face the winner of that bout will likely be determined this weekend. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza fights Francis Carmont in the co-main event at Ultimate Fight Night 36, live...

Feb 11, 2014 5:30 pm

UFC Gets Rid Of KO/Sub Of The Night Bonuses, Introduces New System

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC plans on implementing their new post-fight bonus system starting this weekend with UFC Fight Night 36. The new system allows the UFC to single out individual fighters who put on a solid performance without being limited to knockout of the night and submission of the night categories, however they still...

Feb 11, 2014 9:48 am

UFC Fight Night 36: Francis Carmont Enjoys Underdog Role against Jacare Souza

  Francis Carmont (above, right) doesn’t mind assuming the underdog role in his upcoming bout with Jacare Souza at this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Francis Carmont (22-7) is riding a streak of 11 wins into the Octagon this Saturday when he faces Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza at the...

Feb 10, 2014 4:39 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans (Full Fight )

Lyoto Machida faces Gegard Mousasi this weekend in the UFC Fight Night 36 main event. While we wait for this weekend’s fights, catch the replay (above), from when Machida K.O.’d Rashad Evans to capture the UFC light-heavyweight title.

Feb 10, 2014 4:38 am

VIDEO | Pro’s Pick Machida vs. Mousasi, None Pick Gegard

Urijah Faber: Machida via unstoppable elusiveness Joseph Benavidez: Machida be way of new era Jake Ellenberger: Machida by technical knockout Beneil Dariush: Machida via anything he wants Rafael dos Anjos: Machida by way of victory Glover Teixeira: Machida because he’s on a mission

Feb 10, 2014 4:00 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Souza Submits Camozzi (Full Fight)

In his UFC debut, Jacare Souza faced an always game, Chris Zamozzi, and took out the UFC vet in short order. Next up for ‘Jacare’ is Francis Carmont and the two fight this weekend at UFC Fight Night 36. Enjoy the video!

Feb 6, 2014 12:26 pm

Possible Middleweight Title Shot For Lyoto Machida With A Win Over Gegard Mousasi

    If Lyoto Machida bests Gegard Mousasi in their UFC Fight Night 36 showdown, his next fight could be for UFC gold.   UFC President Dana White announced on Wednesday that – if Machida does in fact win his fight next week against “The Dreamcatcher” – it would make a “strong statement” for Machida being next in line for a...

Feb 5, 2014 6:11 am

Report: Thiago Tavares injured, forced off UFC Fight Night 36 card

According to a report from MMAJunkie, Thiago Tavares has suffered an injury and has been forced out of his featherweight debut, which was scheduled to take place at ‘UFC Fight Night 36’ opposite Zubair Tuhugov. UFC officials are now seeking a short-notice replacement opponent for the promotional newcomer, Tuhugov. UFC Fight Night 36 takes place...

Feb 3, 2014 7:34 pm

Mousasi is hopeful that a win over the “The Dragon” will result in a title shot

Former DREAM light heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) , is hopeful that a win over the “The Dragon” at next weekends ‘UFC Fight Night 36’ event will result in a middleweight title shot. That’s what the “Dreamcatcher” told Ariel Helwani during his recent appearance on ‘The MMA Hour’: “Getting the chance to...

Jan 6, 2014 8:55 am

Silva needs a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 36

Crackerjack prospect Erick Silva is in need of a new opponent. Silva was set to face fellow welterweight Nate Loughran at UFC Fight Night 36. But MMAJunkie learned yesterday that Loughran has been forced to withdraw from the fight and the hunt is on for a new opponent for Silva. UFC Fight Night 36 takes...

Jan 3, 2014 7:14 am

Arantes vs. Blanco added to UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil

The UFC will be back in Brazil this February. UFC Fight Night 36 will take place Feb. 15 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Caarina, Brazil with middleweights Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi topping the bill. The card airs on FOX Sports 1 and streams on UFC Fight Pass, the promotion’s new digital network....

Dec 12, 2013 7:56 am

Jacare Souza: I Have The Style To Beat Chris Weidman

UFC Fight Night 36 is a big night for the UFC middleweight division. It is a tournament of sorts, where Gegard Mousasi faces Lyoto Machida, and Jacare Souza will look to defeat rising contender Francis Carmont. “Lyoto was the light heavyweight champion and is coming off a big win, Mousasi was the DREAM champion, and...

Dec 11, 2013 11:07 am

UFC Signs Two New Welterweights for Upcoming Fight Night Cards

The UFC has added two welterweight fighters to their roster, both of whom will be fighting in upcoming UFC Fight Night bouts early next year.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Various sources have confirmed that the UFC has added two welterweight fighters for upcoming appearances at UFC Fight Night bouts. Nate Loughran will be returning...

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...

Nov 28, 2013 7:25 am

Andy Ogle vs Charles Oliveira Matchup Set For UFC Fight Night 36 In Brazil

Andy “The Little Axe” Ogle (pictured), who competed on the TUF Live Season, has compiled a UFC record of 1-2, but his two losses were by competitive decisions. Ogle will now get a chance to compete against Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira, who holds a 4-4-1 record in the UFC at UFC Fight Night 36. Ogle...

Nov 26, 2013 8:34 am

Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor Announced for UFC Fight Night 36 | UFC NEWS

Cristiano Marcello (13-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC, *pictured) vs. Joe Proctor (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been announced for UFC Fight Night 36. UFC Fight Night 36, takes place on Feb. 15 at the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. UFC officials announced the lightweight fight today. It is currently only the third...