Archive: ufc news

Jul 23, 2015 4:57 am

GIRL FIGHT! Tate on Eye — ‘She made herself look dumb’

UFC women’s bantamweight contenders Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye will battle it out in the co-main event of this weekend’s UFC on FOX 16 card in Chicago. The pair were originally targeted to fight back in June, but their 135-pound showdown was instead rescheduled to take place this Saturday night. During the pre-fight negotiations, “Evil...

Jul 22, 2015 6:28 am

UFC Fight Night 74 set with 12 bouts!

The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 74 event in Saskatoon! The card, which will air on FOX Sports 1, includes a total of 12 bouts and is headlined by a key featherweight fight featuring surging contenders Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira. Max Holloway (13-3 MMA) is currently riding a six-fight win...

Jul 16, 2015 12:51 pm

Aldo Didn’t Watch UFC 189, Willing To Fight Conor In Ireland

Conor McGregor became the UFC interim featherweight champion this past weekend in Las Vegas by defeating Chad Mendes via second-round TKO in their main event fight at UFC 189. It was a fight that most MMA fans and fighters tuned in to watch, with the exception of reigning UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who was...

Jul 16, 2015 9:43 am

Frank Mir: ‘It Would Be An Honor To Fight Fedor’

Frank Mir added another amazing finish to his highlight reel at last night’s UFC Fight Night event in San Diego, when he floored Todd Duffee with a brutal left hand in the opening round of their main event fight. The former UFC heavyweight champion has fought a legendary list of heavyweights during his MMA career...

Jul 14, 2015 4:34 pm

Frank Mir: ‘The UFC Told Me Lesnar Was Coming Back’

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been busy preparing for his UFC Fight Night 71 main-event bout with Todd Duffee. Mir, who is coming off a knockout win over “Bigfoot” Silva, recently revealed an interesting story to MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani while in attendance at Sunday’s TUF 21 Finale event. According to the heavyweight submission...

Jul 14, 2015 2:08 pm

BJ Penn has kind words for injured featherweight champion Jose Aldo

Former two-division UFC champion and recent UFC Hall Of Fame inductee, B.J. Penn, was happy that current UFC featherweight champion and former training partner Jose Aldo decided not to fight while injured at this past weekend’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas. “The Prodigy” told reporters at the UFC Fan Expo that he had no...

Jul 9, 2015 7:58 am

Cain Velasquez Wants To Fight In October, Perhaps UFC 192

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is targeting a October return to the octagon. According to a report on UFC Tonight, Velasquez came out of his UFC 188 title fight with Fabricio Werdum without any lingering injuries and would like to return to action at UFC 192 in Houston, Texas. Sources close to Velasquez told...

Jul 9, 2015 7:47 am

Travis Browne Wants Fight With Ben Rothwell Next

UFC heavyweight contender Travis “Hapa” Browne (17-3 MMA) is looking to get back on track, this after suffering a TKO loss to Andrei Arlovski at May’s UFC 187 event in Las Vegas. According to a report on UFC Tonight, the Hawaiian would like to face “Big” Ben Rothwell in his next octagon appearance. Browne’s manager...

Jul 9, 2015 7:19 am

Mendes: ‘Conor Can Focus On Money While I Beat A Hole In His Face’

Yesterday we reported that Conor McGregor was willing to bet UFC president Dana White $3 million that he would knock Chad Mendes out in the second-round of their title fight at this Saturday’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas. McGregor actually doubled down on that idea during Wednesday’s open workouts, clarifying that the bet is...

Jul 8, 2015 8:45 am

Claudia Gadelha Takes A Shot At ‘Joanna Champion’

UFC strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha (12-1 MMA) has a very important fight coming up with former World Series of Fighting champion Jessica Aguilar (19-4 MMA) at UFC 190, but that hasn’t stopped “Claudinha” from engaging in some trash talk with current UFC champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Little girl, Forget about me and go train because I’m...

Jul 8, 2015 8:17 am

UFC Middleweight Costas Philippou Retires From MMA

Yesterday we reported that UFC middleweight Costas Philippou (13-5 MMA) had been removed from the official UFC rankings. When a fighter is removed from the rankings system it is usually a strong indication that he or she has been released from their contract, popped for a failed drug test or possibly retiring. After some brief...

Jul 8, 2015 5:37 am

Rothwell: “Give me Arlovski or JDS and let me prove my case”

UFC heavyweight contender Ben Rothwell (35-9 MMA) is currently riding an impressive three-fight win streak, which includes victories over Alistair Overeem, Brandon Vera, and most recently Matt Mitrione. “Big Ben” believes he is just one win away from a chance at UFC heavyweight gold and hopes that a future victory over either Andrei Arlovski or...

Jun 26, 2015 6:29 am

‘UFC Fight Night 71: Mir vs. Duffee’ set with 13 bouts

The octagon will return to the state of California next month for UFC Fight Night 71, a 13-bout fight card which takes place July 15 live from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. The event, which will air on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, is headlined by a heavyweight bout featuring...

Jun 24, 2015 12:58 pm

Patrick Cote vs. Josh Burkman added to UFC Fight Night 74

August’s UFC Fight Night 74 fight card continues to take shape, as officials recently announced that veteran welterweights Patrick Cote and Josh Burkman will square off at the event. Patrick “The Predator” Cote (21-9 MMA) was most recently seen in action at April’s UFC 186 event, where he scored a unanimous decision win over Joe...

Jun 24, 2015 12:38 pm

Erick Silva vs. Rick Story set for UFC Fight Night 74 in Saskatoon

A welterweight bout between Erick Silva and Rick Story will serve as the co-main event for the UFC’s debut in Saskatoon this August. UFC officials announced the news earlier today via a press release. Rick “The Horror” Story (18-8 MMA) was most recently seen in action at October’s UFC Fight Night event in Sweden, where...

Jun 23, 2015 8:42 am

JDS not injured, wants to be champion by year-end

UFC President Dana White recently told reporters that Andrei Arlovski or Stipe Miocic would be the next man to challenge Fabricio Werdum for the UFC heavyweight title, this because former champ Junior dos Santos was still nursing an injury. However, in a public note sent out by his team, “JDS” explained that he could be...

Jun 23, 2015 6:41 am

Former UFC title holder Carla Esparza out 6-8 months!

Former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza (10-3 MMA) will be on the shelf for the next 6-8 months. The winner of “The Ultimate Fighter Season 20” took to twitter to announce the news: I will be undergoing surgery as a result of a shoulder injury from my last fight. I will be out6-8months. http://t.co/1gtL5dS6y4 —...

Jun 19, 2015 6:27 am

White Confirms Arlovski or Miocic As Next HW Title Challenger

Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1 MMA) became the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion last weekend in Mexico City, this after he submitted Cain Velasquez in the third-round of their title unification bout at UFC 180. After Werdum’s stunning victory, many fans were left wondering who would be next to challenge the newly crowned “Badddest man on the planet.”...

Jun 14, 2015 12:36 am

Who should be next to fight Fabricio Werdum?

Fabricio Werdum became the undisputed baddest man on the planet Saturday night in Mexico City, this by defeating Cain Velasquez in the main event of UFC 188. “Vai Cavalo” was able to dismantle Cain Velasquez on the feet during the opening 10 minutes of their championship fight before eventually submitting the now former champion in...

Jun 13, 2015 10:51 pm

UFC 188 Bonus Report: Werdum earns an extra 50k for his upset win over Velasquez

Tonight’s UFC 188 pay-per-view event in Mexico City produced some memorable fights and thrilling finishes. Four UFC fighters walked away from the event with bonuses, as Patrick Williams, Fabricio Werdum, Yair Rodriguez and Charles Rosa all pocketed and extra $50,000 for their respective efforts. Fight of the night: Rosa vs Rodriguez Yair Rodriguez showcased some...