Archive: ufc news

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...

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...