Archive: ufc news

May 15, 2013 1:40 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH UFC 160’s ABEL TRUJILLO (Wed. 5:00p.m. PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by the ultra-talented Abel Trujilo who is set to face top lightweight prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov. Use the player below to catch the live broadcast at 5:00 p.m. PT...

May 15, 2013 11:05 am

Cain Velasquez Bringing Whole New Strategy Into ‘Bigfoot’ Rematch

“This is a whole new fight. Obviously, we saw what Bigfoot can do in his past two fights. I can’t take him lightly. He’s a special competitor and is really dangerous in the Octagon. I don’t see this as anything less than a hard, grueling fight… I’m fine with rematches. As far as motivation, I’m...

May 15, 2013 10:48 am

Free Fight Video | Justin Buchholz Dominates Gordon Bell

Former UFC lightweight fighter and Team Alpha Male member, Justin Buchholz, returned to action recently at Showdown Fights 11 to defend his title against Gordon Bell. The fight ended in dramatic fashion! Enjoy.

May 15, 2013 10:29 am

VIDEO | Bruce Buffer Details Elevator Fight With Frank Trigg

“With all respect to Frank because he’s an awesome fighter, he’s been one of the top welterweights in MMA, Frank and I basically were friends, we are friends, and we went into an elevator in the Hard Rock Hotel on the tenth floor and Dana White happened to be in the elevator. As soon as...

May 15, 2013 9:24 am

Wrestling Looking to MMA for A New Image

Pushed against the proverbial cage, wrestling is now fighting to keep its place in the Olympic Games.  Literally fighting.  With the International Olympic Committee’s decision to place wrestling on a chopping block, supporters of the sport are looking to the rapid and successful growth of mixed martial arts for ways to rebrand and rejuvenate the...

May 15, 2013 8:52 am

The UFC signs two European Heavyweights; one is an undefeated prospect!

  The UFC Heavyweight division just got a much-needed upgrade in depth with the signing of two European fighters. Polish fighter Daniel Omielanczuk (15-3-1 MMA) is currently riding an 11-fight win streak. The other fighter signed is a 20-year-old Ukrainian prospect that already holds a record of 14-0. The UFC Heavyweight division was starting to...

May 15, 2013 8:30 am

The UFC returns to Toronto on September 21 for UFC 165

UFC officials announced Tuesday night that the organziation will return to Toronto in September for a pay-per-view event that will serve as UFC 165. UFC 165 will mark the fourth event held in Toronto, the most recent being UFC 152 which took place at the Air Canada Centre on September 22, 2012. UFC 152 was...

May 14, 2013 2:07 pm

Ariel Helwani on Dana White: “It’s a Professional Relationship”

Usually the one asking the questions, MMA Fighting and Fuel TV’s Ariel Helwani has recently experienced being on the other side of the microphone. The former three-time “Journalist of the Year” by the World MMA Awards, from 2010 to 2012, took some time to talk to the UG’s guest blogger Jonathan Shrager, when he detailed...

May 14, 2013 12:10 pm

FUEL TV May Be No More; FOX Sports 2 Likely Its Replacement

By Jake Chastain | News is circulating that News Corp.’s FOX Sports is not only getting ready to launch its newest sports station, FOX Sports 1, on August 17th but now we’re getting word that the company is looking to launch 2 new stations, maybe even on the same day. Insiders working on the plan...

May 14, 2013 9:39 am

A look inside a UFC fighter’s contract

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is usually quiet about their contract negotiations. Bleacher Report sat down with UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta, president Dana White and general counsel Lawrence Epstein and discussed the contract that Zuffa has with it’s fighters. “People want to compare us to other sports, and in some sense that’s fair to do,” Fertitta told...

May 14, 2013 9:27 am

UFC Fan Expo to Feature First MMA Combine in July

The UFC will be bringing the first-ever MMA Combine to the UFC Fan Expo prior to UFC 162 on July 6.   The MMA Combine will be similar to the popular NFL Combine held every year before the draft, where college athletes perform tests to demonstrate their athletic abilities for scouts and professional teams.  The...

May 14, 2013 9:12 am

Josh Barnett Still Looking for “Right Scenario” With UFC

Heavyweight fighter Josh Barnett seems to have come full-circle toward the UFC Monday when he spoke with The MMA Hour.  Barnett (32-6), who earlier this year rejected a contract offered by the UFC, has talked openly after Strikeforce ended its promotion about his desire to fight in various fight organizations.   On Monday, however, Barnett...

May 13, 2013 10:33 pm

Ben Askren: Fighter Drug Testing is Scarce in Bellator

Askren’s tweets might be an indication as to why Bellator’s fighters doesn’t test positive for drugs while UFC fighters do.  Welterweight Bellator kingpin, Ben Askren  has eight consecutive undefeated bouts and doesn’t recall which athletic commission requested a urinalysis from him.  Check out his statements via twitter:           

May 13, 2013 5:59 pm

Rumor: Alistair Overeem set to return at UFC 164

The 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix champion, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC), is being targeted for a late summer octagon return according to multiple sources. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion is being rumored to to compete at UFC 164, which is a pay-per-view event set for August 31 at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center. Overeem’s opponent has yet to be announced, however,...