Archive: ufc news

Apr 16, 2015 1:59 am

Nikita Krylov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima set for UFC Fight Night 69

A light heavyweight scrap featuring Nikita Krylov taking on Marcos Rogerio de Lima has been added to June’s UFC Fight Night 69 card in Berlin. UFC officials recently announced the bout. Nikita Krylov (18-4 MMA) will be looking to extend his current win streak to three when he faces de Lima this June in Germany....

Apr 10, 2015 6:24 am

Seo Hee Ham injured, Lisa Ellis now faces Bec Rawlings at UFC Fight Night 65

Seo Hee Ham (15-6 MMA) has been forced off of next month’s UFC Fight Night 65 fight card due to an injury. Ham’s planned opponent, Bec Rawlings (5-4 MMA), will now meet Lisa Ellis (15-9 MMA) at the May event. Bec Rawlings will be looking to earn her first UFC victory when she faces off...

Apr 10, 2015 5:56 am

Max Holloway: I’d Do Anything to Rematch McGregor

Featherweight contender Max Holloway (12-3 MMA) is the only UFC figther thus far to take “The Notorious” Conor McGregor to a decision inside of the octagon and he would give anything for a rematch: “I’d do anything for that rematch,” Holloway told MMAjunkie. “It’s going to happen. McGregor is a cool dude. He has nothing...

Apr 9, 2015 6:48 am

Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee Booked As July Main Event

A heavyweight battle will headline July’s ‘UFC Fight Night 72’ event in San Diego, as UFC officials recently announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (17-9 MMA) will take on dangerous knockout artist Todd Duffee (9-2 MMA) in the card’s main event slot. Frank Mir recently snapped a four-fight losing skid by knocking out...


Apr 2, 2015 1:32 pm

Aldo Misses Flight, Gets Stuck In Ireland

For the past 2 weeks, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (25-1 MMA) has been on the road promoting his UFC 189 title fight with Conor McGregor. The World Tour concluded with an appearance in Dublin yesterday, but unfortunately for Aldo he’s not home yet. Here is what the champ posted to his official instagram on...

Apr 2, 2015 1:28 pm

Gunnar Nelson vs. John Hathaway set for UFC 189

A welterweight bout between Gunnar Nelson (13-1-1 MMA) and John Hathaway (17-2 MMA) is the latest addition to July’s stacked UFC 189 card in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the fight yesterday. Gunnar Nelson is coming off the first loss of his mixed martial arts career, which he suffered to Rick Story this past October...

Apr 2, 2015 8:36 am

UFC 189 adds Brandon Thatch vs. John Howard

A welterweight bout between Brandon Thatch (11-2 MMA) and John Howard (22-11 MMA) is the latest addition to July’s UFC 189 card in Las Vegas. Brandon Thatch was last seen in action at February’s UFC Fight Night event in Colorado, where he suffered a fourth-round submission loss to former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. The...

Mar 31, 2015 9:57 am

Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens set for UFC 189

July’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas just got its first non-title bout. UFC officials recently announced that featherweights Dennis Bermudez (14-4 MMA) and Jeremy Stephens (23-11 MMA) will throw down at the highly anticipated summer event. Dennis Bermudez was most recently seen in action at November’s UFC 180 event, where he suffered a first-round...

Mar 30, 2015 8:28 am

Report: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira targeted for UFC Fight Night 69

A key light heavyweight battle is being targeted for June’s ‘UFC Fight Night 69’ event in Berlin, as Swedish website Kimura.se is reporting that a fight between former title challengers Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira is being setup by UFC officials. Alexander Gustafsson (16-3 MMA) was last seen in action at January’s ‘UFC on FOX...

Mar 28, 2015 1:23 pm

Coach Pederneiras: MMA without PEDs won’t be as spectacular

Andre Pederneiras is one of the greatest coaches in the sport of mixed martial arts. The founder of Nova Uniao has instructed some of the sports biggest stars including Jose Aldo, Renan Barao, Junior dos Santos, Pedro Rizzo and of course BJ Penn. Pederneiras recently spoke to Portal do Vale Tudo (as translated by Lucas...

Mar 28, 2015 1:21 pm

Anderson Silva: ‘Cocky’ fighters like Conor McGregor ‘can’t cross the line’

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has been travelling around the world in order to promote his July title fight with “The Notorious” Conor McGregor. The Brazilian standout and brash Irishman have been at each other’s throats for most of the World Tour and will finally get to settle their beef at the UFC 189 pay-per-view...

Mar 27, 2015 2:16 pm

Dana White: Dillashaw vs. Barao Rematch To Be Booked Soon

April’s UFC 186 event in Montreal took a huge hit earlier this week when news broke that current UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw had suffered a rib injury which would force him out of his scheduled main event rematch with former title holder Renan Barao. UFC President Dana White touched on Dillashaw’s injury during a...

Mar 27, 2015 2:21 am

Bill Goldberg Hosts “Top 10 Knockouts: Glory” Tonight

Former WCW and WWE Superstar Bill Goldberg is set to host “Top 10 Knockouts: GLORY Kickboxing” tonight on SPIKE TV, immediately following Bellator 135. As expected, the show will countdown the ten most devastating knockouts to take place in GLORY and it will lead to a preview of “GLORY 20: Dubai”. Check out the video...

Mar 26, 2015 7:28 am

Johnson vs. Horiguchi now headlines UFC 186 in Montreal

The UFC’s return to Montreal has a new headliner! UFC officials announced yesterday that a flyweight title fight betweeen current champ Demetrious Johnson and challenger Kyoji Horiguchi will now headline the April 25 event. The move comes shortly after news broke that UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw had suffered a rib injury forcing him out...

Mar 26, 2015 7:27 am

CEJUDO GETS MEXICO CITY WISH

Undefeated flyweight contender Henry Cejudo put on a dominant performance earlier this month in Dallas, when he defeated former title challenger Chris Cariaso at UFC 185 via unanimous decision. The 2008 Olympic wrestling gold medalist, Cejudo, is of Mexican heritage, and wants to be a part of UFC 188 in Mexico City: “I would love...

Mar 25, 2015 5:44 am

Gastelum moves up to middleweight, faces Marquardt at UFC 188

Kelvin Gastelum (10-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is returning to the UFC’s middleweight division! “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 17 winner had missed the welterweight limit of 170-pounds in two of his past three fights, prompting the decision. In his return to middleweight, Gastelum will square off with former title challenger Nate Marquardt (33-14-2 MMA) at June’s...

Mar 24, 2015 7:49 am

McGregor: UFC 189 will compete with Mayweather and Pacquiao PPV buys

Boxing legends Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will square off in Sin City on May 2nd in what will likely be the biggest pay-per-view event of all time. With that said, UFC featherweight Conor McGregor believes his headlining title fight with Jose Aldo at July’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas will compete with the...

Mar 24, 2015 6:58 am

Maia: “I’m a jiu-jitsu guy and that’s my root”

Former UFC title challenger Demian Maia recently overcame a potentially career-ending shoulder infection in order to fight formerly unbeaten welterweight fighter Ryan LaFlare at this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event in Brazil. The 2007 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion, Maia, used his superior grappling skills to dominate LaFlare for 4 of 5 rounds in...

Mar 24, 2015 6:25 am

Pettis says he won’t fight again on the same card as his brother

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis recently joined the MMA Hour to discuss what went wrong in his UFC 185 title fight loss to Rafael dos Anjos and what changes he will need to make going forward. “Showtime” was quick to point out that watching his younger brother Sergio suffer a knockout loss earlier that...

Mar 18, 2015 9:10 am

Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves to headline UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil

A welterweight bout between former UFC interim title holder Carlos Condit and former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves will headline May’s ‘UFC Fight Night 67’ event in Brazil. MMAFighting.com was first to announce the news. Carlos Condit (29-8 MMA) has been out of action since March of 2014, this due to a knee injury which...

Mar 18, 2015 5:44 am

Matt Brown: I know in my heart, I can be a champion!

UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown suffered a unanimous decision loss to former UFC champion Johny Hendricks at this past weekend’s UFC 185 event in Dallas, Texas. The loss marked “The Immortal’s” second setback in a row, as he was previously defeated by current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at the ‘UFC on FOX 12’ event...

Mar 16, 2015 8:56 am

Cowboy: I’m coming for that belt

Donald Cerrone has gone 14-3 since joining the UFC ranks in February of 2011. Cerrone’s 3 losses have come against Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos. Two of those three men fought in the headlining bout of this past weekend’s UFC 185 event in Dallas (Pettis and dos Anjos). “Cowboy”, like most of...

Mar 16, 2015 8:40 am

Overeem: Roy Nelson was like The Hulk

Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem earned an impressive decision victory over Roy Nelson at this past weekeend’s UFC 185 event in Dallas, Texas. “The Reem” dominated “Big Country” with striking for the majority of 3 rounds, but could not finish Nelson during their 15-minute battle. Overeem spoke about Roy Nelson’s toughness during the UFC...

Mar 13, 2015 6:00 am

Taylor vs. Baroni | UFC 185 Edition

UFC 185 goes down this Saturday night live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a lightweight title fight featuring current champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis taking on number one contender Rafael dos Anjos. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor recently sat down with former UFC and PRIDE veteran Phil “NYBA” Baroni...

Mar 6, 2015 9:42 am

Johny Hendricks looking to steal “Showtime’s” Shine!

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will return to the cage at next weekend’s UFC 185 pay-per-view event in Dallas, Texas. “Bigg Rigg” was last seen in action in the headlining bout of UFC 181, where he suffered a close split-decision loss to Robbie Lawler, losing his welterweight gold in the process. Hendricks now meets...

Feb 20, 2015 9:23 am

Werdum: Silva should honor his word and retire

UFC interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1 MMA) recently spoke with Brazilian news outlet Globo about Anderson Silva’s positive test for performance enhancing drugs (PED’s). Werdum cited an interview “The Spider” did in October of 2014, where Anderson called for a lifetime ban on all fighters caught taking PED’s: “When the guys test for the...

Feb 19, 2015 11:31 am

Lawler on MacDonald rematch: ‘I want a finish’

Earlier this week, it was announced that UFC welterweight champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler will defend his title against surging Canadian Rory MacDonald at July’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas. The pair of welterweights met back in November of 2013, with Lawler earning a split-decision win over MacDonald. This time around, Robbie is hoping for...

Feb 19, 2015 11:22 am

Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves Being Discussed For Summer 2015

A welterweight bout between former interim champion Carlos Condit (29-8 MMA) and former title challenger Thiago Alves (21-9 MMA) is being discussed for a possible summer match-up. The potential fight, which “UFC Tonight’s” Ariel Helwani discussed as a possibility on Wednesday’s new episode, could find a spot on the UFC’s schedule in late May or...