Archive: ufc news

May 25, 2015 8:49 am

Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites Headlines UFC Fight Night 72

A key middleweight bout will headline July’s UFC Fight Night event in Scotland, as UFC officials recently announced that Michael Bisping and Thales Leites will square off in the evening’s main event slot. Michael Bisping (26-7 MMA) was last seen in action at April’s UFC 186 event, where he earned a unanimous decision victory over...

May 25, 2015 8:00 am

Joanne Calderwood to Face Bec Rawlings at UFC Fight Night 72

A women’s strawweight bout has been added to July’s UFC Fight Night 72 event, as UFC officials recently announced that Joanne Calderwood will face Bec Rawlings in Scotland. Joanne Calderwood (9-1 MMA) will be fighting in her home country for the first time when she faces off the Rawlings this July in Glasgow. “JoJo” is...

May 22, 2015 11:47 am

Taylor vs. Baroni | UFC 187 Edition

UFC 187 goes down this Saturday night live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight featuring Anthony Johnson battling Daniel Cormier for the vacant 205-pound strap. In the evening’s co-main event slot, undefeated UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman puts his title...

May 21, 2015 9:49 am

“I STILL HAVE JON JONES’ ARM”

Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA) will be looking to earn another UFC belt at this weekend’s UFC 187 event in Las Vegas, when he takes on undefeated UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (12-0 MMA). Belfort is currently riding a three-fight win streak, with all three of those victories coming in the form of headkick knockouts. The...


May 21, 2015 9:47 am

Weidman: ‘I want to retire the undefeated Greatest Of All Time’

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has gone a perfect 12-0 so far in his professional mixed martial arts career, which includes two victories over the man many consider to be the greatest MMA fighter of all-time, Anderson Silva. With that said, the “All American” still has some lofty goals for the future, including retiring with...

May 21, 2015 9:00 am

Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira set to headline UFC Fight Night 74

A key light heavyweight bout will headline August’s UFC Fight Night 74 event in Nashville, as UFC officials recently announced that Ovince Saint Preux and Glover Teixeira have agreed to throw down in the cards main event slot. Ovince Saint Preux (18-6 MMA) was last seen in action at April’s UFC on FOX 15 event,...

May 15, 2015 4:50 pm

Bummer! Bendo Out Of Michael Johnson Fight

The planned lightweight fight between former title holder Benson Henderson and surging contender Michael Johnson will not be happening at July’s “TUF 21 Finale” event. According to a report from MMAFighting.com, Henderson was forced to withdraw from the fight, which was never officially announced by the UFC, due to undisclosed reasons. No word yet on...

May 15, 2015 11:02 am

The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale is set for July 12 in Las Vegas

The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale will be a part of International Fight Week, as UFC officials recently announced the event will take place July 12 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The TUF 21 Finale was originally slated to take place in Florida, this to coincide with this season’s American...

May 15, 2015 8:19 am

Machida vs. Romero to headline UFC Fight Night 70 in Florida

A key middleweight bout will headline next month’s UFC Fight Night 70 event in Florida, as UFC officials recently announced that former UFC title holder Lyoto Machida will face surging contender Yoel Romero in the card’s main event slot. UFC Fight Night 70 was originally slated to go down in Brazil, but will now take...

May 14, 2015 9:21 am

Juliana Lima vs. Ericka Almeida set for UFC Fight Night 67

A women’s strawweight bout featuring Juliana Lima (7-2 MMA) taking on Ericka Almeida (7-0 MMA) has been added to this month’s UFC Fight Night 67 event in Brazil. UFC officials recently announced the news. Lima was originally slated to face Jessica Penne at the event, however, Penne was moved off the card in order to...

May 14, 2015 2:06 am

Taylor vs. Baroni | UFC Fight Night 66 Edition

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its long-awaited debut in the Philippines this Saturday when “UFC Fight Night 66” takes place inside Pasay’s Mall of Asia Arena. The historic event is headlined by a key featherweight fight featuring former UFC lightweight champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (18-4-1 MMA) taking on former WEC featherweight title...

May 13, 2015 9:00 am

Jessica Andrade vs. Sarah Moras set for UFC Fight Night 71

July’s UFC Fight Night 71 event in San Diego continues to take shape. UFC officials recently announced that a women’s bantamweight bout featuring Jessica Andrade (12-4 MMA) taking on Sarah Moras (4-1 MMA) has been added to the card. Jessica Andrade was most recently seen in action at February’s UFC Fight Night event in Brazil,...

May 12, 2015 10:14 am

‘I Took the Beating Like a Man. I’ll Be Back’

Mark Hunt (10-10-1 MMA) took a brutal beating from Stipe Miocic in the headlining bout of this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 65 event in Adelaide, Australia. Miocic landed a UFC record 361 total strikes on “The Super Samoan,” before the referee finally put a halt to the fight with two minutes remaining in the...

May 12, 2015 10:13 am

‘Aldo’s Strength is Too Much for McGregor to Handle’

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is gearing up to headline this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 66 event in Pasay, Philippines, where he will take on former WEC champion Urijah Faber. “The Answer” recently did an interview with the Daily Star, where he gave his take on July’s UFC 189 headlining title fight between Jose...

May 8, 2015 1:58 pm

Joseph Duffy vs. Ivan Jorge set for UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland

July’s UFC Fight Night 72 event in Scotland appears to have its first fight. Combate is reporting that lightweights Joseph Duffy (13-1 MMA) and Ivan Jorge (26-4 MMA) have agreed to throw down in Glasgow. The last man to defeat “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, Joseph Duffy, recently made his UFC debut at March’s UFC 185...

May 1, 2015 2:09 am

Gus Pulls Out of Teixeira Bout, Title Match Set for UFC Fight Night 69

The injury bug has struck again! This time it’s June’s UFC Fight Night 69 event headliner that has taken the hit. UFC officials announced today that Alexander Gustaffson has been forced out of his scheduled main event bout with former title challenger Glover Teixeira. No word yet if a replacement opponent will be sought for...

Apr 28, 2015 1:10 pm

Rick Story vs. Erick Silva set to headline UFC Fight Night 70

A key welterweight bout featuring Rick Story taking on Erick Silva will headline June’s UFC Fight Night 70 event in Brazil. Combate was first to announce the fight, though UFC officials have yet to make a formal announcement. Rick “The Horror” Story (18-8 MMA) will be looking to extend his current win streak to three...

Apr 28, 2015 6:57 am

“Rumble” Willing To Wait A Year For Jones Fight If He Has To

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is expected to defend his title against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the headlining bout of next month’s UFC 187 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. Unfortunately for fight fans, that title bout is now in jeopardy due to Jones’ recent arrest on Monday evening. “Rumble” Johnson appeared on yesterday’s...

Apr 28, 2015 6:32 am

Attorney: Jon Jones focused on upcoming fight

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones turned himself in to authorities on Monday evening, this after allegedly being involved in a hit-and-run accident that left a pregnant woman in her 20’s with a broken arm early Sunday morning in New Mexico. Jones was booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center on Monday evening, but was...

Apr 24, 2015 10:10 am

Bisping: ‘Dollaway Is Just Showing Up For Paycheck’

Michael “The Count” Bisping (25-7 MMA) is confident that he can defeat C.B. Dollaway with relative ease at this weekend’s UFC 186 pay-per-view event in Montreal. The brash Englishman spoke with media yesterday in Montreal where he stated that a ‘terrified’ C.B. Dollaway is just showing up for a paycheck! His words: “I’ve got good...

Apr 23, 2015 8:59 am

DISH Network Won’t Carry UFC 186 or Any Future PPVs

UFC 186 is just around the corner, but if you’re a UFC fan who subscribes to DISH Network, you will unfortunately be out of luck for this weekend’s show and future pay-per-views, unless the satellite TV company renews its distribution deal with the UFC. In a statement released by the UFC on Wednesday evening, the...

Apr 23, 2015 8:58 am

“‘Daddy’ Dana Won’t Give VanZant Title Shot Because He Doesn’t Want Her to Die”

Paige VanZant is quickly becoming one of the most popular fighters in the UFC’s young women’s strawweight division. The Team Alpha Male fighter made a statement at last weekend’s UFC on FOX 15 event, scoring a dominant decision win over veteran Felice Herrig. VanZant’s victory over “Lil Bulldog” moved her in to the strawweight divisions...

Apr 23, 2015 8:57 am

Johny Hendricks Still Sees Himself as #1 Contender

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks spoke with the media at last weeekend’s UFC on FOX 15 event in New Jersey, where he discussed a number of topics including where he feels he stands in the promotions stacked welterweight division: “We talked about it, thought about it, I might take a fight, I might not....

Apr 23, 2015 8:56 am

“Spider” Not Afraid of Embarrassment for Olympics Tryout

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva will continue to pursue his dream of being on the National Taekwondo Squad for Brazil in the 2016 Olympic Games. Silva stated his intentions during a press conference in Rio yesterday afternoon, as reported by Globo: “I’m trying to give back what the sport has given me....

Apr 23, 2015 8:55 am

Betting Odds! Vegas’ Latest Odds For “UFC 186”

UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson will look to earn his sixth-straight title defense at this Saturday night’s UFC 186 pay-per-view event in Montreal. Johnson will defend his title against Kyoji Horiguchi, who has gone 4-0 thus far in his UFC career. In addition to the main event title fight, UFC 186 also showcases...

Apr 23, 2015 8:53 am

Ramsey Nijem vs. Erik Koch set for UFC on FOX 16

A lightweight bout featuring Ramsey Nijem taking on Erik Koch is the latest addition to July’s UFC on FOX 16 card in Chicago. UFC officals announced the booking yesterday. Erik Koch (14-4 MMA) will return to the cage for the first time since May of 2014, where he suffered a brutal TKO loss to Daron...

Apr 21, 2015 3:29 pm

Matt Brown vs. Tim Means set for UFC 189 in Las Vegas

A welterweight bout between Matt Brown and Tim Means is the latest addition to July’s UFC 189 fight card in Las Vegas. The fight was announced during America’s Pregame on Fox Sports 1. Matt Brown (19-13 MMA) will be looking to snap a two-fight losing skid when he meets Tim Means in Sin City. “The...

Apr 18, 2015 10:00 am

Taylor vs. Baroni | UFC on FOX 15 Edition

UFC on FOX 15 goes down tonight night live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The event is headlined by a key middleweight bout featuring former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold taking on former UFC light heavyweight title holder Lyoto Machida. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor recently sat down with former UFC and PRIDE veteran Phil...