Archive: ufc news

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...

Jun 6, 2015 11:08 pm

Brian Ebersole retires following his UFC FN 68 loss to Omari Akhmedov

Following his TKO loss to Omari Akhmedov at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 68 event in New Orleans, mixed martial arts veteran Brian Ebersole announced his retirement from the sport. Ebersole competed in an incredible 70 bouts during his MMA career, earning 51 victories to his credit. Brian fought in many different weight classes, including lightweight...

Jun 5, 2015 10:08 am

Michael Johnson vs. Beneil Dariush set for UFC Fight Night 74

A key lightweight bout between Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 74 event in Nashville. UFC officials announced the fight today via FOXSports.com. Michael “The Menace” Johnson (16-8 MMA) was most recently seen in action at February’s UFC Fight Night event in Brazil, where he earned a...

Jun 5, 2015 12:38 am

REMINDER: Tickets Go On Sale Today For UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago

The world famous octagon will return to Chicago next month for UFC on FOX 16. The twelve bout fight card is headlined by a bantamweight title fight rematch featuring current champ T.J. Dillashaw (11-2 MMA) taking on former title holder Renan Barao (33-2 MMA). Dillashaw and Barao initially squared off at UFC 173 in May...

Jun 5, 2015 12:33 am

Bader Camp Calls Gustafsson vs. Cormier Booking A ”Learning Experience”

Ryan Bader (19-4 MMA) was booked to fight Daniel Cormier in the headlining bout of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 68 event in New Orleans. However, fate intervened and “DC” was called up to fight for the UFC’s vacant light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson at May’s UFC 187 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, a...

Jun 5, 2015 12:32 am

Timothy Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt set for UFC Fight Night 74

A heavyweight bout featuring Timothy Johnson taking on Jared Rosholt is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 74 event in Nashville, Tennessee. UFC officials recently announced the fight. Timothy Johnson (9-1 MMA) made his octagon debut this past April, where he earned a first-round TKO victory over Shamil Abdurakhimov. The win marked Johnson’s...

Jun 3, 2015 5:47 am

Faber Wanted To Fight Edgar Until One Of Them Broke

The UFC made its first trip to the Philippines this past month for UFC Fight Night 66. The event was headlined by a featherweight fight featuring former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar taking on former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber. The fight itself was a technical battle, but not the barn burner fans had hoped...

Jun 3, 2015 5:42 am

Bad Numbers? “We’re Fine Thanks”, Says UFC Exec.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship did not have a very successful gate at this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 67 event in Goiania, Goias, Brazil. Accoring to reports, the “Condit vs. Alves” event drew just 3,500 fans to the venue. Just as a point of reference, that’s less than Strikeforce Challengers: “Bowling vs. Voelker” (3,656). “We...

Jun 3, 2015 5:00 am

Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior set for UFC Fight Night 70

A middleweight bout between former “TUF” winners Eddie Gordon and Antonio Carlos Junior has been added to June’s UFC Fight Night 70 event in Florida. UFC officials recently announced the news. The winner of “The Ultimate Fighter Season 19”, Eddie Gordon (7-3 MMA), will be looking to snap a two-fight losing skid when he faces...

Jun 3, 2015 5:00 am

Ryan Bader: ‘D.C. will be a full blown Diva champion’

Ryan Bader is clearly not a fan of newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. “Darth” believes that “DC” received the easiest path to a UFC title in the sports history and thinks he should be more humble after getting beatdown by former champ Jon “Bones” Jones earlier this year. Here is what Bader...

Jun 1, 2015 9:10 am

Belfort: I Could Have Knocked Weidman Out

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (24-11 MMA) looked great during the opening minute of his UFC 187 title fight with Chris Weidman. However, “The All-American” was able to weather Belfort’s early storm and eventually took the fight to the ground where he earned a first-round TKO victory. Belfort recently sat down with Brazilian news outlet Combate,...

May 29, 2015 6:45 am

Jessamyn Duke vs. Elizabeth Phillips set for UFC on FOX 16

A women’s bantamweight bout featuring Jessamyn Duke (3-2 MMA) taking on Elizabeth Phillips (4-3 MMA) is the latest addition to July’s UFC on FOX 16 event in Chicago. UFC officials announced the news on Thursday night. Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke was most recently seen in action at last year’s UFC Fight Night 45 event, where...

May 29, 2015 5:38 am

Roman Salazar vs. Marlon Vera set for UFC Fight Night 74

A bantamweight bout featuring Roman Salazar (9-3 MMA) taking on Marlon Vera (6-2-1 MMA) is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 74 event in Nashville. UFC officials announced the bout earlier today. Roman “El Gallito” Salazar was most recently see in action at February’s UFC 184 event opposite Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto. After a...

May 29, 2015 1:01 am

Viscardi Andrade vs. Andreas Stahl set for UFC Fight Night 70

A welterweight bout featuring Viscardi Andrade (17-6 MMA) taking on Andreas Stahl (9-1 MMA) is the latest addition to June’s UFC Fight Night 70 event in South Florida. UFC officials announced the booking earlier this morning. Viscardi Andrade was most recently seen in action at UFC Fight Night 36 in February of 2014, where he...

May 29, 2015 1:00 am

Willie Gates vs. Darrell Montague added to July’s TUF 21 Finale event

A flyweight bout between Willie Gates (11-5 MMA) and Darrell Montague (13-4 MMA) is the latest addition to July’s TUF 21 Finale event in Las Vegas. UFC officials recently announced the bout. Willie Gates made his UFC debut at December’s UFC on FOX 13 event, where he suffered a third-round submission loss to John Moraga....

May 25, 2015 12:29 pm

Ross Pearson vs. Evan Dunham set for UFC Fight Night 72

A lightweight bout between Ross Pearson and Evan Dunham is the latest addition to July’s UFC Fight Night event in Scotland. UFC officials recently announced the fight. Ross Pearson (17-8 MMA) was most recently seen in action at March’s UFC 185 event in Dallas, where he scored a second-round knockout victory over Sam Stout. Prior...