Archive: ufc news

Feb 7, 2013 10:06 am

Tickets For UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez On Sale Next Week | UFC NEWS

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his title in a long-awaited showdown with Gilbert Melendez, the last man to hold the Strikeforce® lightweight title, on Saturday, April 20 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship brings the Octagon back to HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The 29-year-old Henderson is 6-0 in the UFC, including two...

Feb 7, 2013 10:02 am

Zoila Frausto Gurgel Signs Multi-Fight Deal With Invicta FC | MMA NEWS

Flyweight (125 pounds) superstar Zoila Frausto Gurgel (12-2) of Cincinnati, Ohio has signed a multi-fight contract with Invicta Fighting Championships and will make her debut for the women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion at its next event on an April date to be announced soon. Frausto Gurgel will square off with submission expert...

Feb 6, 2013 10:48 am

VIDEO | Fast And Furious 6 Extended Trailer With Gina Carano Fight Scene | UFC NEWS

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Elsa...

Feb 6, 2013 10:32 am

Tyron Woodley Calls Out Rory MacDonald | UFC NEWS

“I want to fight [Rory MacDonald]. If anything happens with Carlos Condit, God forbid, or something happens with that fight, I already told Dana White. Nobody’s calling him out for a reason, because he’s freaking unreal. But if you wait, you think he’s going to stop getting better? In two years, this kid’s probably going...

Feb 6, 2013 10:29 am

Pettis: Aldo Tougher For Opponent Than Ben Henderson | UFC NEWS

“He’s good where I’m good — he likes to stand, trade and bang, and I feel like I’m more well-rounded and can offer him a big challenge…. Aldo is a tougher fight [than Ben Henderson] … that’s why I asked for it. He’s going through opponents like crazy. He just beat the last 155-pound champion....

Feb 6, 2013 10:25 am

Chael Sonnen Blasts UFC Rankings | UFC NEWS

UFC Tonight analysts Ariel Helwani, Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian gave their take on the newly official UFC Fighter Rankings. The analysts had some serious issues with the first set of rankings, what do you think?

Feb 6, 2013 10:19 am


The UFC will make history at UFC 157, when Ronda Rousey defends her women’s bantamweight title against Liz Carmouche in the UFC’s first women’s bout. Plus Dan Henderson takes on Lyoto Machida in a pivotal light heavyweight matchup.

Feb 6, 2013 9:00 am

The Ultimate Knock Out; TUF’s Episode 3 Doesn’t Disappoint

This season of The Ultimate Fighter has been pretty great so far. The opening episode was fantastic and the first fight last week was just as great. It seemed that FX, the host channel of the program, was finally starting to work out all the kinks, starting with the new air date of Tuesdays rather...

Feb 5, 2013 10:47 am

Fan Take: Make your prediction now, who will win The Ultimate Fighter 17?

This season on “The Ultimate Fighter,” Jon “bones” Jones is coaching opposite of Chael Sonnen. The season is off to a great start and I think the new changes have made TUF great again. The second episode of this season’s Ultimate Fighter is now over and Chael Sonnen’s team is up 1-0. In the first...

Feb 5, 2013 10:34 am

Pettis Books Aldo Title Fight For August 3 | UFC NEWS

With a division as ripe as the UFC’s 145-pound weigh-class, it’s hard to understand why title challengers keep dropping down to face the Brazilian born champion, Jose Aldo. The latest to do so is lightweight contender Anthony Pettis, who will make the transition to featherweight on August 3rd to fight for UFC gold against Jose...

Feb 5, 2013 10:29 am

EXCLUSIVE: TUF 17 Fighter Adam Cella Blogs For BJPENN.COM (PART 1) | UFC News

  This is my first time writing a blog so please bear with me. I’m looking forward to giving everyone a recap of each week’s episode. This week’s episode starts off with a recap of the team picks and the first fight that was chosen. Jon Jones had the choice for the first fight and...

Feb 5, 2013 10:23 am

Magalhaes Responds To Critical Phil Davis | UFC NEWS

“I’m not gonna disagree with him, that I’m being a troll on Twitter, because I got what I wanted, I got the fight. As far as how the fight is gonna go, I’m gonna get what I want there, too. It’s gonna be a win for me. What is he gonna do? Outwrestle me? That’s...

Feb 5, 2013 10:15 am

For The First Time Ever UFC Officials Release Fighter Rankings | UFC NEWS

The UFC has never set in place a rankings system to classify their fighters as top 10 caliber. Until recently, the media and fans and commentators were all pretty much left to speculate on who was top 10 worthy. While all opinion based, the UFC took to some key members of the media to come...

Feb 5, 2013 10:12 am

Dana White: The Blackzilians Have Some Work To Do | UFC NEWS

“Blackzilians didn’t represent [at UFC 156]. It was a bad night for them. In the first round, [Overeem] was running into a clinch. He wasn’t throwing anything. Running into a clinch, his hands were down by his knees. Yeah, it was a weird fight. “I don’t know if he thought he could out-slick him and...

Feb 5, 2013 10:00 am

Phil Davis On Magalhaes: He Doesn’t Deserve To Fight Me | UFC NEWS

“You know, If I say it simply, he is out of my level, he doesn’t deserve to be fighting me, I feel like that sounds worse than it actually is and it almost sounds like I am talking about his character a person rather than his fighting skills. So let’s say, what he’s done in...

Feb 5, 2013 9:49 am

COACH | Anthony Pettis Motivated To Be The Next Anderson Silva

“Besides, he’s coming into the prime of his life. He wants to fight now. He’d fight next week if [the UFC] gives him a body; that’s his attitude. He’d fight three more times this year if you could.” “He wants to fight Aldo and then fight for the lightweight title. I’m all for it if...

Feb 4, 2013 11:00 pm

UFC 156 Medical Suspensions Report: 13 Fighters Out, Including Overeem / Edgar | UFC NEWS

Last weekend UFC 156 took place from The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Thirteen of the evenings competitors have received medical suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The full list of required medical suspensions is as follows: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Suspended indefinitely until cleared by ophthalmologist for potential right eye injury Frankie...

Feb 4, 2013 12:12 pm

Salary Report: Rashad Evans Tops UFC 156 Payroll | UFC NEWS

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the disclosed fighter salaries from last weekend’s UFC 156 event. Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, took home the largest cut on the night even in defeat. His teammate, Alistair Overeem, came in a close second for his third round loss to “Bigfoot” Silva. The full UFC 156...