Archive: ufc news

May 10, 2012 2:10 pm

Bigfoot Silva Brings In Special Help To Prepare For Velasquez | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Silva comments in an interview with TATAME. Bigfoot comments on the change of opponents due to the Heavyweight shuffle. “I was really glad about the opportunity. It’s my UFC debut and they are giving me a chance to fight one of the top two guys of the division, a former champion....

May 10, 2012 2:08 pm

Renan Barao On Faber | "I’d be really glad to confront him. That’s all."

By Jamie McAllister Renan Barao comments in an interview with TATAME. Barao comments on the possibility of facing Faber. “It would be great. Actually, I fight any guy UFC tells me to. I’m prepared and I can fight anyone” He also comments on his preparation for his next bout and is still keeping one eye...

May 10, 2012 8:53 am

UFC on Fox | Mitrione vs. Broughton and Thompson vs. De Fries Confirmed to Fight

UFC officials will be throwing in two fights featuring heavyweights on UFC on FOX 4 taking place at the Los Angeles Staples Center scheduled to air on Fuel TV and streamed on Facebook August 4. 2012 The newest members of the fight card include Matt Mitrione who will square off with British fighter Rob Broughton....

May 10, 2012 8:16 am

VIDEO: Jeremy Stephens On Fighting Cowboy Cerrone, “It's Gonna Be a War”

Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens is set battle with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC on FUEL TV 3 on May 15th at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. The headliner being a match-up between Dustin Poirier, and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, with the winner earning a shot at featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Stephens says...

May 10, 2012 7:51 am

Lauzon vs. Etim Added To Stacked UFC on FOX 4 Card

By: Jason Kindschy I have to say it again; UFC on FOX 4 just keeps getting better. A lightweight bout between Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon (21-7) and Terry Etim (15-4) has been added to UFC on FOX 4, set to take place on August 4th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Joe Lauzon announced...

May 10, 2012 7:35 am

John Dodson Breaks Hand, Out "6 to 7 Weeks"

John Dodson was more tested in his first fight back since TUF 14 than his entire time on the long time running television show. Dodson faced off with a very unorthodox and talented young kid named Tim Elliott; however Dodson won via decision at UFC on Fox 3.  The victory did not come with ease...

May 10, 2012 7:31 am

VIDEO | Blind BJJ Fighter Finds Inspiration from B.J. Penn, Florian Brothers

Shannon Cantan is in many ways a typical young athlete with dreams of mixed martial arts success. A Hawaii native who transplanted to Boston, he grew up idolizing fighters B.J. Penn and Kenny Florian. In high school he ran track, played football and competed on the wrestling team. More recently he has found success in...

May 9, 2012 11:32 pm

Video | Full Countdown Braulio Estima

The inaugural World Jiu Jitsu Expo on May 12, 2012 will be hosted at the Long Beach Convention Center.  Braulio Estima explains he was already planning to be a part of the first ever Jiu Jitsu Expo then the opportunity to compete against  Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and UFC 170-pound title contender, Nick Diaz arose and he was up...

May 9, 2012 11:23 pm

Quick Twitt | Jones vs. Henderson Set For September 1st In Las Vegas

Dana White sets a date for Jones vs. Henderson news coming via Whites Twitter account. The fight will be the main event of what is thought to be UFC 151 & will be one of two events held in September. John Jones vs Dan Henderson for Jones UFC LHW title on Sept 1st in Las...

May 9, 2012 12:32 pm

M-1 Global Official Calls M-1 Champion Vinny Magalhaes ‘an Unemployed Gigolo Stalker’

The ongoing war of words between Ultimate Fighter finalist, former UFC fighter and current M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Champion Vinny Magalhaes and M-1 Global’s director of operations Evgeni Kogan continued overnight, with the two sides exchanging increasingly heated insults via social media outlet Twitter. Kogan described Magalhaes — his organization’s reigning light heavyweight champion —...

May 9, 2012 9:17 am

Just Scrap Radio Episode 4 | Eddie Bravo & Joey "Karate" Diaz

The 1st guest of Just Scrap Radio episode 4 is none other than Eddie Bravo.   He is a  practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  holding a second degree black belt under Jean-Jacques Machado.  Eddie Bravo is most famous for his particular style of no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, called 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, commentating on the UFC and music composition. In...

May 9, 2012 8:34 am

Exclusive: Mark Hunt "It takes but one punch or any strike to end it!"

By: Chris Taylor The 2001 K1 World Grand Prix Winner, Mark Hunt is now 38 years old and is massing one of the better comeback stories of this decade. Hunt has won three fights in a row, after having dropped six straight from 2006-2010. Here is a brief summary of Mark’s UFC career to date:...

May 9, 2012 8:32 am

Hendo's Coach On How To Combat Jon Jones Reach | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Dan Henderson’s boxing coach Gustavo Pugliesi in an interview with TATAME. Pugliesi comments on how they plan to overcome Jon Jones reach advantage. “I don’t hope for anything less than a knockout, but it’s not easy on Hendo. He’s putting his hands on him, buddy” “If he didn’t have this advantage things...

May 9, 2012 8:24 am

Henderson vs Edgar Rematch Officially Taking Place At UFC 150 In Denver | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Dana White sets the date for the Lightweight Championship bout between Ben Henderson & Frankie Edgar on ‘UFC Tonight’ UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson will take on number one contender and former champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 150 in Denver, Colo., on Aug. 11, 2012. The UFC 150 card is still relatively...

May 8, 2012 8:14 pm

Attonito out, Story to Fight Abedi at UFC on FX 4

Tuesday was a busy day for the UFC match-makers, after the recent news of Yoshihiro Akiyama being pulled from his fight against Thiago Alves due to injury. We also learn that Rich Attonito has also acquired an injury and is unable to compete against fellow welterweight Rick Story at UFC on FX 4. Story has...

May 8, 2012 7:33 pm

Akiyama injured, Alves draws Siyar Bahadurzada

The UFC officially announced the fight card for its 149 event earlier this week and already slots are changing due to injury. Just as the fighter changing carousel makes another round, the injury bug has bit cage veteran Yoshihiro Akiyama. Akiyama is new to the welterweight division and will have to wait for another fight...

May 8, 2012 2:33 pm

Exclusive | Rich Franklin on being "Gi-tarded"; BJJ Black belt

Rich Franklin is a true student of the game. He started training jiu jitsu in 1994, and has never looked back. Rich will also be the first person to tell you that his training under respected jiu jitsu black belt, and long time friend Jorge Gurgel can be demanding at times. “I will tell you...

May 8, 2012 2:06 pm

Alan Belcher Calls Out 'Professional Point Fighter' Bisping

By Jamie McAllister Alan Belcher calls out Michael Bisping. Comments via Bloody Elbow. “Bisping, of course, is getting to be a professional point fighter, and he’s kind of hard to beat like that. That fight would be a nice payday, and a big fight for the media, so I’m kind of leaning towards that one....

May 8, 2012 2:05 pm

UFC on Fox 3 Ratings Down 50%

By Ryan Busuttil The ratings for UFC on Fox 3, the UFC’s third event on network television, were lower than originally expected. The event averaged 2.4 million viewers according to MMAJunkie.com. That is down about 50% from the 4.7 million who watched UFC on Fox 2 in January and even lower than the first UFC...

May 8, 2012 2:05 pm

Exclusive | Luke Rockhold on Thomson's keys to winning; Melendez's #1 status

Josh Thomson is in the final stages of preparation for his trilogy sealing fight with Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez. In the first fight Josh made all the right moves and was victorious – only to fall short in their second bout via a disappointing decision loss. On Strikeforce’s May 19 card headlined by teammate...

May 8, 2012 7:24 am

Penn Discusses Melendez Fight Offer; Return to Octagon

By Adam Conklin: BJ Penn has been on the fence lately about returning to the UFC and has most recently expressed interest in joining the 170 pound weight division if he was to return at all. Here, in an interview with The MMA Hour, and brought to us by MMAmania.com, Penn talks about his discussions...

May 8, 2012 7:13 am

Frank Mir | JDS Avoids The Ground Like Poison – Ready To Take The Title

By Jamie McAllister Frank Mir in an interview with HDNet’s “Inside MMA,” Mir comments on his next opponent Junior Dos Santos. “Obviously, we’re fighting a guy who’s made his career now of not going to the ground. The only time I’ve ever seen him take a shot is if he’s pretty handily winning the fight....