Archive: ufc news

Sep 17, 2013 12:00 pm

Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez set for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday, UFC officials announced that a bantamweight bout between Erik Perez (13-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Edwin Figueroa (9-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) is the latest addition to November’s UFC 167 event. Erik Perez is coming off his first defeat inside the octagon, which he suffered at the hands of Takeya Mizugaki at the “UFC Fight...

Sep 17, 2013 11:29 am

With Jason Injured, Jeremy Stephens Pulls Out Of UFC Fight Night 29

That injury bug… He’s back and he’s forced two withdrawals from UFC Fight Night 29. Rony Jason and Jeremy Stephens were both scheduled for a clash in the UFC’s featherweight division, however, BJPENN.COM learned yesterday that Jason withdrew his bid on the card due to a lumbar hernia. While at the time, it was unclear...

Sep 17, 2013 11:17 am

QUICK TWITT | Three Former UFC Champs & Legends Attack UFC/Dana White Over Fighter Pay

Recently three former UFC champions took to twitter and held a virtual rally over the UFC’s business practices and poor fighter pay. Prompted by a video (below), the three encouraged each other until one started to attack the UFC boss directly. Check it out: @JayTWarsh @titoortiz @ShamrockKen @frankshamrock @sonnench seems pretty straight forward to me...

Sep 17, 2013 11:01 am

VIDEO | Jon Jones Spanks Sonnen During In-Depth Fox Interview

Former rivals and competitors, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen have put the beef behind them and in this latest interview the two exchanged several friendly words and gestures while promoting this weekend’s UFC 165 event. None more so than when Jones decided to spank Sonnen in the butt. The interview is good too so check...

Sep 17, 2013 10:56 am

Pettis: ‘I know what Thomson brings to the fight’

Last night we learned that top lightweight contender T.J. Grant was forced out of his second scheduled title shot with an injury. This revelation lead to a new title fight being booked between newly crowned champion, Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. Through his Jiu Jitsu coach, Diego Moraes, the UFC champ released the following statement...

Sep 17, 2013 10:47 am

Jon Jones Dismissive About Both Cormier And Teixeira Threats

Should he get past Alexander Gustafsson this weekend in the UFC 165 main event, Jon Jones and the UFC will have to find the next suitable title challenger. Right now, the UFC has stated that Glover Teixeira is next and UFC President Dana White also hinted that Daniel Cormier may be able to jump the...

Sep 17, 2013 10:35 am

Royce Gracie Urges Family To Get Back To Their Roots And Train Pure Jiu Jitsu

“Jiu jitsu is enough. I’ve trained boxing in the past to learn the distance, trained wrestling to understand how he would take me down, but I won’t get there to fight my opponent’s game. The (new) guys (from the Gracie) family want to complement their game, like if jiu-jitsu was incomplete. I guess they forgot...

Sep 17, 2013 10:12 am

PHOTO | Weidman vs. Silva 2 Poster

On December 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anderson Silva will get a chance to avenge his only UFC loss and regain his middleweight championship belt in the process. All he has to do is get past Chris Weidman. UFC officials have released this first look at the event they...

Sep 17, 2013 10:02 am

UFC Champ Jones Encouraged By Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Pay

“[FMJ’s pay is] ridiculous, in a good way. His swagger, his work ethic shined through. It’s great to see a champion show his heart and his winning ways. It’s great to see a champion get what he deserves. That really, really encourages me. Boxing has been around over 100 years. The foundation is set and...

Sep 17, 2013 9:34 am

Dylan Andrews vs. Clint Hester added to UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia

A middleweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter 17” teammates Dylan Andrews (17-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Clint Hester (8-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is the latest addition to the “UFC Fight Night 33” event set for December 7 in Brisbane, Australia. A member of Team Jones on “TUF 17,” Dylan Andrews made it to the semi-finals of the...

Sep 17, 2013 6:30 am

Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson set for UFC on FOX 9 headliner

Yesterday, UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) announced via twitter that he is still not 100% and will not be able to compete against Anthony “Showtime” Pettis at this December’s UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. With Grant unable to compete, the UFC has given former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson,...

Sep 16, 2013 12:50 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones defends his title this weekend against top contender, Alexander Gustafsson. Before he was champ, he faced of with Ryan Bader and earned his shot at UFC gold that at the time was held by Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. Relive one of the defining moments of the UFC champ’s career in the...

Sep 16, 2013 12:41 pm

Rony Jason Injured, Leaves Jeremy Stephens Without Opponent

UFC featherweight fighter, Rony Jason has been pulled from his scheduled date with Jeremy Stephens following a reported lumbar hernia. The two were originally slated to face off next month at UFC Fight Night 29 in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Jeremy Stephens recently made the shift to the UFC’s 145 pound division after dropping three...

Sep 16, 2013 12:33 pm

Sicilia vs. Pepey Booked For UFC Fight Night 32

While not yet announced by the promotion, a featherweight bout between Sam Sicilia and Godofredo Pepey is expected to go down this November in Brazil at Fight Night 32. Fight Night 32 takes place at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil on November 9. In the main event Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will...

Sep 16, 2013 12:11 pm

VIDEO | Mayweather vs. Canelo Full Fight Highlights

Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept his undefeated record intact with a pretty decisive performance over Canelo Alvarez. If you missed the bout, check out the full highlights right here!

Sep 16, 2013 11:57 am

Jon Jones Says Superfight With Anderson Silva Still Possible

“All Anderson has to do is win his next fight decisively and there’s the interest right there. It’s still on, the superfight. I’ve never really been overly anxious to face Anderson Silva though to be honest. I knew the fight could happen but I never had any desire to be the one to beat him...

Sep 16, 2013 11:50 am

Cyborg Gets New Opponent For Muay Thai Match Set For This Friday

Lion Fight Promotions and the D Las Vegas today announced that undefeated French Muay Thai Champion Jennifer Colomb is the new opponent to take on Cris “Cyborg” in the Lion Fight 11 women’s mega-match this Friday night, Sept. 20, live from the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas. Cyborg’s previous opponent, Martina Jindrova, had...

Sep 16, 2013 11:46 am

Aldo Favors Swanson/Lamas Over Rematch Against Mendes

Sorry Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo is not interested in a rematch! Former title challenger, Chad Mendes has made a strong case for a rematch against Jose Aldo. The champ however, has different plans. Here’s what Aldo told MMAFighting.com about the pecking order in his division: “Chad Mendes is still starting, haven’t fought anyone ranked yet,...

Sep 16, 2013 11:41 am

Tibau Coach Reveals Secrets Behind Biggest Weight Cut in MMA

UFC 155 pound fighter, Gleison Tibau continually goes through one of the biggest weight cuts in the sport today. According to reports, the lightweight fighter walks around at 190 pounds and usually re-gains around 30 pounds after his weigh-ins so he walks into the cage around 185 pounds. That’s a big lightweight. His coach, the...