Archive: ufc fight night

Jan 12, 2015 2:05 pm

Officials cancel UFC Fight Night event planned for March 7

A UFC Fight Night event tentatively planned for March 7 is no longer taking place. MMAjunkie recently confirmed the news with UFC officials that the event, tentatively labeled “UFC Fight Night 62”, has been scratched from the 2015 schedule. Windsor, Ontario, Canada had been rumored to be the host city for the UFC Fight Night 62 event,...

Nov 20, 2014 9:43 am

McGregor on Siver: “He’s a weird looking, deformed looking guy”

Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver are gearing up for their UFC Fight Night Boston bout in January. Leading up to the event, the pair visited Boston to promote the fight with a press conference. Unsurprisingly, McGregor continued his trash talk, mocking Siver for failing a drug test. (via MMAFighting) “He’s muscular but he’s really small....

Nov 3, 2014 7:45 pm

Rockhold Promises To Finish Bisping In One Round

In a video released by the UFC featuring Luke Rockhold doing live cage-side commentary on Michael Bisping’s UFC Macau win over Cung Le, he promises to finish Bisping in one round. Check it out: Rockhold will have a chance to make good on his promise this Friday when he meets Bisping in the main event...

Oct 24, 2014 11:04 am

BOOKING ROUNDUP! UFC Adds Nine Bouts To Upcoming Events

The UFC has been extremely busy this week booking matchups for upcoming events. Catch up on all of the latest matches that have been set over the course of this past week! First up we have Nate Marquardt vs. Brad Tavares, who will face off at UFC 182 in Las Vegas on January 3rd. Marquardt...

Oct 19, 2014 9:29 am

UFC Signs Two New Fighters

The UFC has added two new fighters to their roster. Jared Cannonier and Jake Collier have been called up to the biggest MMA stage in the world to showcase their skills. Cannonier, a 7-0 heavyweight, stands at 6’3, this Gracie Barra Alaska fighter will be looking to make a big statement in his UFC debut...

Oct 5, 2014 8:50 am

Rick Story Wants To Be More Than Tough, Wants Title Shot

Rick Story is coming off a win against Gunnar Nelson yesterday at UFC Fight Night Stockholm, however that doesn’t mean he’s content with his situation. Story spoke to MMAJunkie about his win, and what he wants to do next. “At this point, every performance is going to be one of the most important for my...

Oct 3, 2014 10:47 am

REPLAY! UFC Fight Night Stockholm Weigh-Ins

In case you missed the UFC Fight Night Stockholm weigh ins earlier today you can re-watch the event below. UFC Fight Night Stockholm will be streamed exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, and will feature a headline bout between Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story. The co-main event will be between Akira Corassani vs. Max Holloway.

Oct 3, 2014 10:14 am

PHOTOS | UFC Fight Night 53 Staredowns

UFC Fight Night 53 takes place tomorrow night from Stockholm Sweden, and will be headlined by Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story. In case you missed the weigh ins for the event, you can see the staredown photos here. Main event: Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story Co-main event: Akira Corassani vs. Max Holloway

Oct 3, 2014 10:00 am

MacDonald: Win Over Saffiedine Makes Me “Obvious Choice” For Title Shot

Rory MacDonald is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night Halifax bout against Tarec Saffiedine tomorrow. The bout will be MacDonald’s first time headlining an event, and what better place to do that, than in his home country of Canada. He joined MMAJunkie to discuss the bout, as well as what he has to gain...

Sep 30, 2014 5:02 am

Niklas Backstrom Explains Why He Doesn’t Want His Family At Fight Night 53

Niklas Backstrom is set to return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night Stockholm this Saturday in his home country of Sweden. Backstrom is teammates with Alexander Gustafsson, and was one of his teammates featured in the UFC’s mini documentary, which you can watch HERE. He spoke to MMAJunkie about why he doesn’t like his...

Sep 30, 2014 5:01 am

Neil Seery Set To Fight Richie Vaculik At FN 55

Neil Seery is set to return to the Octagon for his third bout with the UFC, against Richie Vaculik at UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney Australia on November 8th. Seery stepped into the bout for Ray Borg, who was injured and forced to withdraw from the bout. Seery is coming off a unanimous decision...

Sep 29, 2014 10:27 am

Commission Explains Why Taylor Lapilus Was Denied Licensing To Fight

Earlier today it was reported that Taylor Lapilus had been removed from this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night Stockholm card in his bout against Dennis Siver. The only reason given as to why Lapilus was removed from the card was that the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation felt he wasn’t a suitable opponent for Siver. Charles...

Sep 29, 2014 9:33 am

Stories From Stockholm: Swedish Giants

This Saturday the UFC hits Stockholm Sweden for UFC Fight Night Stockholm. Sweden is quickly becoming a hotspot for MMA talent, including Alexander Gustafsson, Ilir Latifi, Tor Troeng and more. Check out the mini-documentary from the UFC.

Sep 29, 2014 8:34 am

Dennis Siver Gets Last Minute Replacement For UFC Fight Night Stockholm

This past weekend it was being reported that Dennis Siver was left without an opponent for his UFC Fight Night Stockholm bout this Saturday, October 4th. Now it seems that Charles Rosa, who is 9-0 as a professional will be stepping in on just a weeks notice to face Siver. The UFC stated in a...

Sep 22, 2014 5:01 am

Mike De La Torre vs. Mark Eddiva Added To UFC FN Sydney

Mike De La Torre vs. Mark Eddiva has been added to UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney, which takes place November 8th. The UFC announced this bout yesterday. De La Torre is 0-1 in the UFC with 1 no contest. In his UFC debut, De La Torre dropped a split decision loss to Mark Bocek,...

Sep 21, 2014 9:40 am

Hunt Wants Quick Turnaround Following Nelson KO

Following his walk-away KO over Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson yesterday morning at UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan, Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt spoke to media members about who he wants to fight next, and explained his desire to fight on the UFC’s November 8th card in Sydney Australia. “I want to move forward, and I...

Sep 21, 2014 9:23 am

Roy Nelson: ‘I got caught’

Roy Nelson took to Facebook to thank his fans for the support, and explain what happened in his loss to Mark Hunt yesterday at UFC Fight Night 52, which took place in Japan. Post by Roy "Big Country" Nelson. With Nelson now dropping to 7-6 in his UFC career, and going 2-3 in his last...

Sep 18, 2014 6:56 pm

Mark Hunt: I want one chance for that title shot

Heavyweight contender Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt recently signed a new 6-fight deal with the UFC and stated that he plans to retire once the contract is up. That being said, retirement is the furthest thing from the mind of the New Zealand knockout artist. Instead, the 40-year-old is planning on making a run at the title and it all starts by defeating...

Sep 17, 2014 4:24 pm

Dhiego Lima Returns To The Octagon At UFC Fight Night 56

After a brutal first round KO loss to Eddie Gordon at the TUF 19 finale, Dhiego Lima will return to the Octagon on November 8th in Brazil against Pawel Pawlak Lima is 9-3 in his professional MMA career. As one of the most promising prospects on TUF 19, Lima fought his way to the finale...

Sep 17, 2014 2:59 pm

QUICK TWITT: Machida vs. Dollaway Set For UFC FN 58

Fresh off a 5-round war against Chris Weidman at UFC 175, Lyoto Machida will be stepping into the Octagon against C.B. Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil. The UFC announced this bout on Twitter, using UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to break the news. .@RondaRousey confirma: @lyotomachidafw encara @cbdollaway no #UFCBarueri (20/12)....

Sep 17, 2014 10:24 am

UFC Seeking Replacement For Robert Whiteford Against Dennis Siver

The UFC is currently shopping for a replacement for Robert Whiteford at UFC Fight Night 53 to step in against Dennis Siver. MMAJunkie confirmed Whiteford’s withdrawal with a source close to Whiteford, however no reason for the withdrawal was given. The fight will serve as Dennis Siver’s first bout back to the Octagon after serving...

Sep 17, 2014 10:18 am

Rin Nakai vs. Miesha Tate Extended Preview

Two time women’s bantamweight title challenger Miesha Tate will be stepping back into the Octagon this Saturday against Japan’s 16-0 Rin Nakai in a highly anticipated matchup. To get fight fans ready for UFC Fight Night 52, the UFC has compiled an extended preview of this bout, which takes an in depth look at both...

Sep 15, 2014 4:08 pm

UFC Signs 4x Australian Olympic Judoka Dan Kelly

Fans who watch TUF might be familiar with TUF Nations team Australia member Dan Kelly. The 4x Olympic competitor from Australia was eliminated early on in the season of TUF, and was never signed to the UFC. After picking up a win on Australia’s regional circuit, Kelly was signed to the UFC earlier today for...

Sep 15, 2014 3:41 pm

Commission Changes Time For Iaquinta Stoppage From UFC FN 50

The official stoppage time for Al Iaquinta’s TKO win over Rodrigo Damm has been officially changed from 2:41 to 2:26. While this may seem irrelevant and unimportant, the difference is of extreme importance to betters who wage bets on if the fight will end in the first or second half of the round or even...

Sep 15, 2014 8:10 am

Full Fight Video: Roy Nelson KOs Stefan Struve In 39 Seconds

It’s no secret that Roy Nelson possesses some of the heaviest hands in the UFC, in this throwback video to 2010, we see Nelson crush Stefan Struve in just 39 seconds en route to a ‘Knockout Of The Night’ performance. Nelson fights Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 52 this Saturday, September 20th from Japan....

Sep 15, 2014 8:00 am

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson Lineup Finalized With 12 Bouts

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson takes place this upcoming Saturday, September 20th live from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The event is headlined by heavy handed heavyweights Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. This event is streamed exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, and has a 12:30 A.M. ET start time in the US....

Sep 14, 2014 4:51 pm

Leo Santos Admits To Cramping During “Exhausting” Weight Cut

Leo Santos picked up a win over Efrain Escudero this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 51, however he admits he had trouble with his weight cut. His teammate, Renan Barao was forced out of his UFC 177 rematch against TJ Dillashaw after hitting his head after passing out when he was cutting weight. Despite...

Sep 14, 2014 12:41 pm

Johnny Bedford Threatened To Kill Rani Yahya Before UFC Fight Night 51 Bout

After his dominant performance against Johnny Bedford last night at UFC Fight Night 51 that saw him pick up a 2nd round submission victory, Rani Yahya revealed that Bedford had threatened to kill him at the weigh ins the day before. He spoke to “He said, ‘Do you think I’m afraid of you? I’m...

Sep 14, 2014 10:25 am

Rousey Admits She Broke Her Thumb In Davis Fight, Needed Cast And Pin

Ronda Rousey looked especially dominant in her UFC 175 win over Alexis Davis, a fight she won in just 16 seconds. Following the bout, Rousey underwent minor knee surgery. Unbeknownst to the public, she also suffered a broken thumb, an injury which required a cast for the majority of the summer, as well as a...