Archive: ufc news

May 10, 2012 6:09 pm

UFC ANNOUNCES THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER AUSTRALIA VS UK

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® has confirmed it will film an Australian edition of its hit reality television series, The Ultimate Fighter® (‘TUF’), giving Aussie and British mixed martial artists the opportunity to secure a lucrative contract with the world’s preeminent mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Registration is now open to all aspiring UFC fighters from...

May 10, 2012 3:07 pm

Exclusive | Kyle Kingsbury on Overeem disappointment, Velasquez, and fight with Teixeira

Kyle Kingsbury is scheduled to face Glover Teixeira at UFC 146 on May 26, 2012. The main event was originally slated to be UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos versus Dutch striker Alistair Overeem. On April 4, 2012, Overeem failed his pre-fight drug test and tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone that exceeded a...


May 10, 2012 2:58 pm

Junior Dos Santos | Frank Mir is a Fighter that Talks Too Much | UFC News

UFC Heavyweight Champ Junior Dos Santos is scheduled to face former champ Frank Mir on May 26 in Las Vegas upon notice of  Alistair Overeem failed drug test and consequently unable to be licensed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  An interview with USA Today’s Sergio non JDS states “People want to talk about the...

May 10, 2012 2:47 pm

Chael Sonnen's Legacy of Lingo

With Chael Sonnen’s impending rematch with Anderson Silva at UFC 148 (and the hype that goes with it) I was inspired to write this article. Chael Sonnen has said some pretty interesting things throughout his UFC career. Granted most of them have been aimed at his arch rival and current UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva....

May 10, 2012 2:34 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta | "This last FOX show, I'd say it was a moderate performance."

By Jamie McAllister Lorenzo Fertitta comments to Yahoo sports. Fertitta comments on the recent fall in viewers on the UFC on FOX 3 show. “Would we like to see the numbers be trending differently? Yes, of course. But we’re not concerned and we don’t think it’s an overall reflection of our business. There are reasons...

May 10, 2012 2:30 pm

New UFC Signee Shane del Rosario Plans On Using His Speed Against The Big Men

By Jamie McAllister Shane Del Rosario comments to MMAprime. Del Rosario who is currently (11-0) in his MMA career.In his last outing he defeated Lavar Johnson in the first round via armbar. Del Rosario comments on how he prefers using his speed and footwork to his advantage. “I think that as a heavyweight I definitely...

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...