Archive: ufc news

Oct 4, 2013 9:21 am

Alexander Gustafsson leaves Alliance: I’m coming home

UFC light heavyweight contender, Alexander Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), has shown tremendous improvement ever since he started training at Eric Del Fierro’s Alliance MMA. In 2010, Gustafsson suffered the first loss of his MMA career, after being out-wrestled at UFC 112 by Phil Davis. Determined to improve his wrestling, “The Mauler” headed West, all...

Oct 4, 2013 8:47 am

Robert Drysdale vs. Cody Donovan official for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Late Thursday evening, UFC officials announced that recently signed light heavyweight grappler Robert Drysdale (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his octagon debut at UFC 167 in Las Vegas when he takes on Cody Donovan (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Drysdale was expected to make his octagon debut at August’s UFC 163 event in Brazil agaisnt Ednaldo Oliveira,...

Oct 4, 2013 8:03 am

Cody McKenzie returns to lightweight, faces Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout featuring Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (19-9-1 MA, 8-8 UFC) and Cody McKenzie (14-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to the “UFC on FOX 9” card, set for December 14 in Sacramento. The “TUF 12” veteran, Cody McKenzie, got back in the win column in April...

Oct 3, 2013 1:17 pm

Ben Rothwell suspended 9 months for elevated testosterone

Earlier today, UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell (33-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) announced that he had been suspended for 9 months, for elevated levels of testosterone. The suspension itself, was not handed out by the athletic commission that oversaw his most recent fight, but instead by his promoter, the UFC. In a statement released to MMAjunkie.com, “Big...

Oct 3, 2013 12:43 pm

Penn In Talks With Mike Dolce To Help Make 145 Pound Division

“I’m bringing in one of my old coaches, Nova Uniao founder Andre Pederneiras, who gave me my black belt, to train me again. I’m also talking to Mike Dolce to help me make weight. I’m making changes to my camp, but keeping the core for values. I’m going to train with Jose Aldo. I’m hooking...

Oct 3, 2013 12:42 pm

Alliance Coach Calling for Gustafsson To Face Lil Nog and Davis vs. Mousasi

While ideally, UFC light heavyweight fighter Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) would like an immediate rematch against division champion, Jon Jones, it seems he will have to defeat one more opponent before that happens.  And while the UFC is trying to figure out what to do next, Eric Del Fierro, coach at Alliance Training Center and former...

Oct 3, 2013 12:28 pm

Chael Sonnen responds to Wanderlei Silva ‘confrontation’

“I’m all for Wanderlei having a little fun.” “But Wanderlei, three things. First off, if you’re going to do a publicity stunt, do not bring your own camera. It looks staged, which it was. It insults your audience. Assume that they’re going to connect the dots. Show up somewhere where a camera is, and then...

Oct 3, 2013 12:09 pm

Jessamyn Duke Says Team Tate’s Bullying on TUF ‘Turned Her Stomach’

Jessamyn Duke, women’s bantamweight contestant on this season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ spoke out against the opposing team’s bullying of Edmond Tarverdyan.  Duke called the attack ‘unwarranted,’ ‘hurtful,’ and ‘a horrible example.’  The incident follows an altercation between Tarverdyan and Team Tate coach, Dennis Hallman, which illustrated the tension between this season’s head coaches (pictured...

Oct 3, 2013 12:07 pm

Bobby Voelker vs. William Macario Added to UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2

The UFC has added a welterweight bout to its highly anticipated end-of-the-year event, UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 in Las Vegas.  Bobby Voelker will take on William ‘Patolino’ Macario at 170 lbs., most likely on the preliminary card.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC officials announced today that welterweights Bobby Voelker and William...

Oct 3, 2013 10:59 am

VIDEO | Pettis Brothers Discuss Sergio’s UFC Readiness

The UFC has acquired a new brotherly fighting duo in the form of the Pettis Brothers. Previously we have seen the likes of the Shamrock brothers, the Miller brothers, the Lauzon brothers and the Diaz brothers but now the new bro’s have hit the big time with the recent news that Sergio Pettis has been...

Oct 3, 2013 10:52 am

Ian McCall Apologizes For ‘Creepy’ Comments About The Homeless

Yesterday, top UFC flyweight fighter, Ian McCall took to twitter with some pretty nasty comments about the disenfranchised homeless population we have out here in Southern California. https://twitter.com/Unclecreepymma/statuses/385440757198254080 Hate me all you want Ive been homeless n stung out. I changed that part of my life No sympathy for junkies who talk shit to me...

Oct 3, 2013 10:28 am

WSOF Purchases Agression FC, Expands into Canada

With a new global partnership with IMG Media now in place, the Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting promotion is ready to step outside the U.S. World Series of Fighting has acquired Canada’s top MMA promotion, Aggression Fighting Championship, and will launch World Series of Fighting Canada beginning with a Dec. 7 event at Vancouver’s...

Oct 3, 2013 10:22 am

Bjorn Rebney Blasts Dana White For Value Assesment of Bellator

Earlier in the week UFC President Dana White came up with a statement on the Bellator brand that gave them a $0.00 value. The UFC boss is known for taking jabs at his competition from time-to-time, but apparently Bjorn Rebney, the Bellator CEO, didn’t want to take that jab lying down. “It hasn’t been my...

Oct 3, 2013 9:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | Louis Fisette’s TUF 18 Fighter Blog Week 5

Louis “Petit Pain” Fisette (6-1 MMA) is one of the youngest talents in MMA’s rich 135-pound division. The 23 year-old Canadian bantamweight is a contestant on this season of (TUF:18) The Ultimate Fighter: Tate vs. Rousey. Here is what Louis had to say about Week 5 of his ‘TUF’ experience: With the women in the...

Oct 3, 2013 9:46 am

B.J. Penn Talks Edgar Trilogy, Making 145 Pounds And More

Yesterday, former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC), stopped by “UFC Tonight” to discuss his upcoming trilogy fight with Frankie Edgar (16-4-1 MMA, 10-4-1 UFC). Even though their first two meetings took place at 155-pounds, the trilogy bout will reportedly take place in the featherweight division (145lbs). If the fight does take place at...