Archive: UFC Lightweight

May 3, 2013 10:14 am

Cody McKenzie Calls Out Josh Thompson After UFC 159 Win

In a surprising move, current UFC featherweight Cody McKenzie has called out top lightweight contender Josh Thompson after McKenzie’s recent win at UFC 159. Cody has had mixed success in the organization, with his most recent outing a decision win over Leonard Garcia (1-5 in UFC). Hey @therealpunk now that you finally made it back...

Apr 23, 2013 7:36 pm

Yves Edwards vs Spencer Fisher Announced For UFC On Fox 8

The UFC on Fox 8 card is starting to bulk up with the latest addition being an exciting lightweight bout between 36 year-old UFC veterans Yves Edwards and Spencer Fisher. Edwards (42-19-1) is looking to rebound from a close split decision loss to Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 156. He is 2-3 in his last five...

Apr 20, 2013 9:07 pm

Dana White Announces Winner Of Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant Is Next For Ben Henderson

Only minutes after successfully defending his lightweight belt at UFC on Fox 7, champ Ben Henderson was informed that his next opponent will be the winner of UFC 160’s Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant bout. UFC President Dana White announced the news at the post-fight press conference to nix any ideas of an immediate rematch...

Apr 13, 2013 12:18 pm

John Makdessi vs Edson Barboza Added to UFC 162

Independence Day weekend just got that much better. The already impressive UFC 162 fight card has just added a lightweight war between John Makdessi (11-2) and Edson Barboza (11-1). Barboza is coming off a first round submission win over Lucas Martins in January. This made for a triumphant return after a huge upset loss (first...


Apr 11, 2013 10:32 am

Bobby Green vs Danny Castillo Set For UFC On Fox 8 In July

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today via Twitter that lightweights Bobby Green and Danny Castillo will fight on UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle. 3 new July fights! Del Rosario/Dave Herman at UFC 162; Saffiedine/Lawler and Danny Castillo/Bobby Green at @ufconfox Seattle ā€” UFC (@ufc) April 11, 2013 Strikeforce lightweight import Bobby Green (20-5) is...

Apr 3, 2013 11:45 am

Melvin Guillard vs Mac Danzig First Bout Booked For July’s UFC On Fox In Seattle

UFC lightweights Melvin ‘The Young Assassin’ Guillard and Mac Danzig will square off in the first bout announced for UFC On Fox 8 in Seattle. The UFC’s official Twitter account posted the following: Seattle’s July @ufconfox event has its first bout booked: Verbal agreements are in for Melvin @young__assassin Guillard vs. @macdanzigmma ā€” UFC (@ufc)...

Mar 11, 2013 4:11 pm

Ben Henderson Is All For Increased Drug Testing | UFC NEWS

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has long been one of MMA’s foremost advocates against the use of performance enhancing drugs in the sport. Henderson continued that stance as he shared his support for increased testing with MMAFighting.com, which included his support of blood testing and random testing. “Iā€™d be for increased testing. It keeps the...