Archive: UFC Fight Night 44

Jul 14, 2014 7:44 am

Ramsey Nijem vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira Set For UFC 177

A lightweight fight between Ramsey Nijem and Carlos Diego Ferreira has been announced for UFC 177, which will take place next month in Sacramento, California. Nijem, who made it to the finals on TUF season 13, has won five of seven fights since losing at the finale to Tony Ferguson. Nijem is riding a two...

Jun 30, 2014 7:30 am

Cub Swanson: I want to be the guy to dethrone the legend

Following his main event victory over Jeremy Stephens at Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 44” event in San Antonio, perennial contender Cub Swanson (21-5 MMA, 6-1 UFC) did a post fight interview with FOX Sports 1 where he stated his desire to rematch featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo: “Of course I want to fight Aldo,” said Swanson....

Jun 30, 2014 6:57 am

The Korean Zombie calls out Cub Swanson

Following his main event victory over Jeremy Stephens at Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 44” event in San Antonio, Cub Swanson has since been called out by former featherweight title challenger “The Korean Zombie.” Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) took to twitter to challenge Swanson on Sunday: @KoreanZombieMMA: “@CubSwanson Fight me.” The Korean Zombie has...

Jun 27, 2014 1:16 pm

Swanson: ‘I just know I’m rising to the occasion’

UFC featherweight contender Cub Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is looking to make a statement when he faces Jeremy Stephens in the main event of “UFC Fight Night 44” this Saturday night in San Antonio. The former WEC title challenger is currently riding a five-fight win streak, which includes octagon wins over George Roop, Ross...

Jun 27, 2014 12:35 pm

Kelvin Gastelum ‘still trying to figure out’ weight cut down to 170lbs

The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum (8-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is preparing for his co-main event bout with Nico Musoke at this weekend’s “UFC Fight Night 44” event in San Antonio. The young welterweight fighter recently revealed that he can get as heavy as 200-225 pounds when not in camp and that he...

Jun 25, 2014 7:36 am

Jeremy Stephens: I’ve been told that the winner gets a title shot

UFC featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens (23-9 MMA, 10-8 UFC) and Cub Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will square off in the main event of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 44 event in San Antonio, Texas. UFC President Dana White has stated that the winner of the Swanson vs. Stephens bout will “probably” receive the next title shot at...

Jun 24, 2014 6:07 pm

Jeremy Stephens Promised Title Shot With Win Over Swanson

UFC featherweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens was promised a title shot by UFC Officials should he defeat Cub Swanson this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 44: Swanson vs. Stephens. Prior to this announcement Dana White confirmed with that the winner of the bout will “probably” get a title shot. Lil Heathen spoke to

Jun 24, 2014 1:57 pm

Cezar Ferreira: Dollaway Got Lucky, Craig Won’t

UFC middleweight Cezar Ferreira is looking to get back on a winning track by beating Andrew Craig this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio. Ferreria was knocked out by CB Dollaway in March at UFC Fight Night Shogun vs. Henderson 2. Ferreira spoke to about his loss to Dollaway as well...

Jun 24, 2014 10:21 am

Jeremy Stephens Grateful For Time In Jail

Nearly three years ago UFC Fight Night 44 headliner Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens found himself incarcerated on assault charges for nearly beating a man to death. After spending two weeks behind bars, Jeremy Stephens proved his innocence, and was a changed man from the experience. He spoke with Fox Sports today to discuss how the...

Jun 24, 2014 5:02 am

Swanson Wasn’t Pleased With Stephens Matchup

Cub Swanson joined MMAJunkie radio to talk about his upcoming matchup this Saturday with Jeremy Stephens and how he initially wasn’t thrilled with the matchup because he wanted a fighter ranked higher on the featherweight ladder. “At first, it was a little bit hard just because I feel like I knew right away the fans...

May 30, 2014 6:37 am

Jeremy Stephens Says He’s One Fight Away From Title Shot

  The former UFC lightweight, turned UFC featherweight has been on a hot streak since his division swap. Before moving to the 145 lb weight division, Jeremy Stephens had lost three fights in a row at lightweight. He has now managed to turn things around completely, winning three fights in a row at featherweight. “Lil’...

May 5, 2014 8:11 am

Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias set for UFC Fight Night 44

UFC officials recently announced that a featherweight bout between recent title challenger Ricardo Lamas (13-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Hacran Dias (21-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s ‘UFC Fight Night 44’ event in San Antonio. Ricardo Lamas will be looking to rebound from his February title loss to longtime featherweight...

Apr 9, 2014 6:02 pm

Gastelum Faces Musoke at UFC Fight Night 44

Undefeated welterweight Kelvin Gastelum will take on Nico Musoke in the latest bout added to June’s UFC Fight Night in San Antonio. “UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens” takes place June 28 at San Antonio’s AT&T Center. A welterweight bout between Kelvin Gastelum (8-0) and Nico Musoke (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is the latest addition...