Archive: ufc fight night

Oct 10, 2013 2:53 pm

Dana White Bans Rousimar Palhares from the UFC

Last night, Brazilian submission specialist Rousimar Palhares made his welterweight debut, at UFC Fight Night 29, after stringing together consecutive losses at his previous weight class, middleweight. Palhares looked to return to form and show the UFC and his fans in his native, Brazil, that he was back and ready to use his signature finish,...

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 8, 2013 2:24 pm

Silva Fails to Make Weight in Allotted Time, Fined 25%, Loses Bonus Potential

Earlier today UFC light heavyweight fighter, Thiago Silva, missed weight for his UFC Fight Night 29 bout against Matt Hamill.  The UFC announced afterward that Silva will be fined 25% of his purse, and that the fighter will be ineligible for any finish bonuses.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When everything was said and...


Oct 8, 2013 12:41 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields’ Weigh-in Results: One Fighter Misses Mark

  Today’s UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields weigh-in event has concluded and all but one fighter made their contracted weight limit. The one blemish on today’s ceremony came in the form of Thiago Silva coming in two-pounds over the allowed light-heavyweight allowance at 208lbs. He was given one additional hour to make the...

Oct 8, 2013 11:09 am

Demian Maia Wants Title Shot With Win Over Jake Shields

Finding resurgent momentum after a drop in weight classes, UFC fighter Demian Maia has steadily climbed the rankings at 170 lbs.  Facing Jake Shields in the main event of Wednesday night’s UFC Fight Night 29, Maia believes that an impressive win over Shields will earn him a shot at the welterweight belt.   By Christopher...

Oct 7, 2013 10:55 am

Joey Beltran Talks Suspension and Returning to the Cage Successfully

After making drop to light-heavyweight, Joey Beltran looked to restart his career in a new division. Upon his return to the UFC, Beltran split two consecutive fights, winning his most recent against Igor Pokrajac. His victory was taken from him, however, after Beltran tested positive for nandrolone. Now, with a fight against Fabio Maldonado looming,...

Sep 28, 2013 12:59 pm

Tim Kennedy Calls Out Entire Middleweight Division Looking For Machida Replacement

UFC middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy, was finally given the named opponent he had been searching for since entering the UFC. A headlining gig against former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was set for the Fight For The Troops 3 event in Kentucky and Kennedy was ready to show out. Yesterday we learned that Michael Bisping...

Sep 26, 2013 5:36 pm

Brandon Thatch vs. Paulo Thiago Added to UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2

UFC welterweight fighters, Brandon Thatch (pictured) and Paulo Thiago, will look to square off November 9 on the UFC Fight Night 32 card in Golania, Brazil.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added an exciting welterweight fight to the UFC Fight Night 32 card, pitting young prospect Brandon Thatch against veteran Paulo Thiago....

Sep 26, 2013 5:21 pm

UFC Fight Night 31 Lineup is Set With 13 Bouts

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s next “Fight for the Troops” card is set for November 6, and the lineup of 13 fights has been officially set for their broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and live stream on Facebook. Headlining the night of fights will be a middleweight showdown between Lyoto Machida (pictured) and Tim Kennedy.  ...

Sep 23, 2013 10:31 am

Jose Maria vs. Dustin Ortiz Added to UFC Fight Night 32

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added a flyweight bout to its November card in Brazil, UFC Fight Night 32, that will feature local fighter, Jose Maria, and promotional newcomer, Dustin Ortiz.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Another fight has been added to the UFC Fight Night 32 card, as UFC officials announced Jose Maria will...

Sep 4, 2013 11:20 am

Antonio Silva To Face Mark Hunt in Main Event of UFC Fight Night in Australia

Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva have verbally agreed to a heavyweight bout that will headline a December 6th UFC Fight Night in Australia.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was announced today that heavyweights, Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, have verbally agreed to fight in the main event of a to-be-announced UFC Fight Night...

Aug 28, 2013 10:16 am

Rafael Dos Anjos Says His Titanium Chin is a Weapon Coming Into UFC Fight Night 27

UFC lightweight, Rafael Dos Anjos, is riding a 4-fight win streak coming into tonight’s fight with Donald Cerrone.  He credits that success to his repaired jaw, an injury he sustained in a bout against Clay Guida.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rafael Dos Anjos (19-6) will face Donald Cerrone (20-5-1) tonight at UFC Fight Night...

Aug 27, 2013 7:52 pm

Rosi Sexton to face Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night in England

Rosi Sexton will take on Jessica Andrade in Sexton’s hometown. The bantamweight fighters will go head-to-head at UFC Fight Night 30: Bisping vs. Munoz at Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, England on Oct 26. Sexton tweeted about the event today. “It’s official,” she tweeted. “First women’s UFC fight in UK – me vs @JessicaMMApro; &...

Aug 27, 2013 11:05 am

Chael Sonnen Dismisses Fight With Wanderlei: “I don’t have any opponent”

Despite the interest of both fighters and a majority of MMA fans, it seems Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen may not fight after all.  At least that’s what Chael Sonnen is saying now.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past ten days, you have at least heard...

Aug 22, 2013 10:31 am

UFC Fight Night 30: Barnatt vs. Graig And Kuiper vs. Scott Added

Two middleweight bouts have been added to the UFC Fight Night 30 card on October 26.  Luke Barnatt will face Andrew Craig (pictured) and Michael Kuiper will take on Brad Scott.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added two middleweight bouts to the UFC Fight Night 30 card.  Luke Barnatt will take on...

Aug 19, 2013 6:00 am

UFC Fight Night on FS1: Highs, Lows, and What’s Next

  Parent company 21st Century Fox made a risky decision by taking all of the UFC events and shows from FX and FOX and moving them to the new location of Fox Sports 1, the previous home of the Speed Channel. With a new channel, came new complaints from viewers. FS1 was thought to not...

Aug 17, 2013 8:56 pm

UFC Fight Night: Sonnen vs. Shogun Post-Fight Bonuses

After such an exciting night of fights, the UFC’s Twitter page just tweeted that there would be five bonuses in total. Knockout of the Night: Matt Brown and Travis Browne Submission of the Night: Michael McDonald and Chael Sonnen Fight of the Night: Brad Pickett/Michael McDonald Matt Brown and Travis Browne were both issued Knockout...

Aug 16, 2013 10:57 am

FOX Sports 1 Picked Up By Every Major Distributor

Despite some last-minute negotiations between FOX and various television distributors, the network’s new sports station will be available to approximately 90 million homes.  FOX announced that every major distributor has picked up the new station; something fight fans can all celebrate as the UFC will help debut the network with UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun...

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 14, 2013 10:13 am

Overeem Focused On Getting Back On Track, Not Title Shots

Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne are set to duke it out in the co main-event of UFC Fight Night this Saturday in Boston, Massachusetts. As the UFC makes their debut on Fox Sports 1, Overeem is in a position where, with a decisive victory, he can earn another shot at the UFC Heavyweight Championship. The...

Aug 6, 2013 11:47 am

Sara McMann Out of UFC Fight Night 27, Replacement Needed for Kaufman

Sara McMann (pictured) has withdrawn from her upcoming UFC Fight Nigh bout against Sarah Kaufman, leaving Kaufman and the UFC seeking an opponent with only three weeks to fight night.   By Christopher Murphy   Sara McMann has withdrawn from her August UFC Fight Night 27 fight against Sarah Kaufman, it was reported Monday night. ...

Jul 31, 2013 11:20 am

Jorge Masvidal Targeted To Face Rustam Khabilov At UFC Fight Night in November

  Following his recent 2-round domination of TUF:15 winner, Michale Chiesa, Jorge Masvidal has reportedly found his next opponent in hard-hitting Rustam Khabilov at a UFC Fight Night event in November.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   A lightweight match between Jorge Masvidal and Rustam Khabilov is in the works for a UFC Fight Night...

Jul 31, 2013 10:45 am

Vitor Belfort Interested in Fight With Chael Sonnen

With his recent dismissal of fighting Tim Kennedy, UFC middleweight fighter Vitor Belfort insisted that unless he is to fight for the title, he must fight in another weight class.  UFC light heavyweight fighter, Chael Sonnen, was quick to express interest in facing the Brazilian fighter.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Through his wife...