Archive: ufc news

Apr 29, 2012 11:21 am

TUE and PED’s: A Growing Epidemic

By Jason Kindschy With the recent announcement that the California State Athletic Commission has amended its rulebook to allow exemptions for Medical Marijuana, and Testosterone Replacement Therapy, any fan of this sport has to be concerned with what this means for MMA. After watching Kenny Florian make his opinion clear on PED usage in this...

Apr 29, 2012 11:12 am

Invicta Fighting Championship 1 results: Marloes Coenen Vs. Romy Ruyssen

The main event headlined former Strikeforce bantamweight Champion Marloes Coenen against challenger and upcoming rising star, Romy Ruyssen in there long awaited rematch since 2008 in Switzerland. Coenen weighed in at 146 pounds, and Ruyssen at 150.4 but later cut down to 149.8 after a couple hours. Although Ruyssen was a bit overweight, the main event...

Apr 28, 2012 9:31 pm

UFC Veteran Joey Beltran Wins His 205 Debut Tonight

Former UFC heavyweight Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran defeated Anton Talamantes in his light heavyweight debut under the C3 fight promotion in Oklahoma. After a dominant three-round performance that saw “The Mexicutioner” throw everything but the kitchen sink at his opponent, including a brutal head kick, he walked away with a unanimous decision victory to get...

Apr 28, 2012 12:41 pm

The Biggest Loser Of The Overeem Fiasco? No question, Cain Velasquez.

By David Park Earlier this week former heavyweight title contender, Alistair Overeem was officially denied a license to fight in the state of Nevada due to a failed random drug test. Before that though, UFC president Dana White removed him from the main event of UFC 146 against champ Junior Dos Santos. Replacing Overeem is...


Apr 28, 2012 12:35 pm

Koch vs. Aldo Official For UFC 149 Headliner

Jose Aldo’s next opponent has been named and it is none other than the fast rising and dominant Erik Koch. We speculated earlier in the week that this match up was a possibility, however the location and date came to question when Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen was moved from UFC 147 to UFC 148....

Apr 28, 2012 12:25 pm

UFC on Fox | Weighing in on Diaz vs Miller

By Lynn Mitchell: Saturday May 5, 2012 in  East Rutherford, NJ | UFC on Fox presents Diaz vs Miller One month after Nathan Diaz received his jiu jitsu black belt from Cesar Gracie.  Diaz currently holds a record of 15-7-0 (W-L-D).  Nate’s victories include submitting Junior Assuncao, Melvin Guillard and Marcus Davis via guillotine choke, Rory...

Apr 28, 2012 12:21 pm

Controversial Calls: Sonnen vs. Bisping by the Numbers | UFC NEWS

Event: UFC on Fox 2 Date: January 28, 2012 Contestants: Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping The main event of UFC on Fox 2, also known as Evans vs. Davis, was overshadowed by a middleweight number one contender showdown between two of its best. Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping went to war in a close three...

Apr 28, 2012 12:04 pm

The Modern Relevance of "The Ultimate Fighter" | UFC NEWS

By Jake Chastain: So, at this point it is no secret that MMA is the world’s fastest growing sport, popularity-wise as well as competition-wise. Everywhere you turn there is a new MMA gym opening up with prospective fighters moving through its ranks, a new television program that wants to host an MMA promotion, and fans...

Apr 28, 2012 11:56 am

Analyzing The Poll | Why Is There No Love For Jon Jones?

By: Red Mattos Jon Jones has beaten four former light heavyweight champions. His only loss, a disqualification – because he threw an elbow from the wrong direction – is the only blemish on an otherwise amazing record. Given his age, meteoric rise and sheer dominance over all his opponents thus far, it seems like he...

Apr 28, 2012 9:21 am

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Apr 27, 2012 9:52 pm

The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX | Recap and Post Fight Quotes | UFC NEWSlts, Rec

The Ultimate Fighter Live episode 8 – ‘The Lion’s Den’ – aired Friday evening and saw Team Faber take the lead once more as Chris Saunders nabbed a split decision win over Sam Sicilia. They now lead the series 4-3. With the win, the final qualifying fight of the series was announced and will pit...

Apr 27, 2012 6:53 pm

Exclusive | Jim Miller on Diaz; "I'm going to get after him and fight him"

By Sean McClure: Jim Miller (10-2 UFC) is set to face one of the toughest guys in the lightweight division on one of the biggest cards the UFC has ever put together. Miller faces Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC on FOX, which airs on May 5th. Leading up to the fight, Jim’s...

Apr 27, 2012 6:49 pm

Hector Lombard Happy To Be UFC Middleweight | Calls Out Anderson Silva

The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization is proud to confirm the signing of elite middleweight contender Hector Lombard, who will make an immediate impact in the UFC 185lbs weight class when he makes his Octagon™ debut this summer. Born in Cuba, Lombard has amassed one of the most impressive records in professional mixed martial arts, compiling...

Apr 27, 2012 6:33 pm

Jones Opens Up As Huge Favorite Over Hendo | UFC NEWS

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones opens up as a -565 favorite over the challenger and former Pride and Strikeforce Champion, Dan Henderson, who is the underdog at +385. With a rumored UFC 149 July 21 fight date in Calgary, Hendo will have some time to prepare himself for one of the world’s top...

Apr 27, 2012 6:27 pm

Thiago Tavares vs. Dennis Hallman set for UFC 150!

By Chase Raymond: A sure treat for fight fans has been added to UFC 150 with the announcement of Dennis Hallman (51-14-2 MMA, 4-5 UFC) vs. Thiago Tavares (17-4-1 MMA, 7-4-1 UFC). The 36-year-old Hallman seems to have had career resurgence with an 8-2 record over the last five and a half years. One of...

Apr 27, 2012 6:12 pm

The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX: Cruz vs. Faber Episde 8 Discussion Thread

Tonight plays host to the latest installment of the UFC’s new season of “The Ultimate Fighter” series. With the new “Live” format on FX there will be much to watch and discuss about this evenings show. This week Team Cruz’s Sam Sicilia and Team Faber’s Chris Saunders face off to determine who goes to the...

Apr 27, 2012 3:53 pm

Dan Hardy Blog | "Why I Hate Playing The Waiting Game"

By Lewis Mckeever: With just four weeks remaining until UFC 146, brash Brit Dan Hardy couldn’t be more eager to step inside the octagon and trade blows with Duane “Bang” Ludwig. British publication “The Mirror” reveals the physical and psychological torment Hardy has had to endure in an effort to re-establish himself as a welterweight...

Apr 27, 2012 3:07 pm

Georges St Pierre Feels Other Fighters Would Benefit From Being More Professional

By Jamie McAllister: Georges St Pierre comments to MMA Fighting. St Pierre comments on major UFC sponsor Anheuser-Busch warning the promotion that they would take action if fighters did not carry themselves more professionally. St Pierre was asked if fellow fighters should clean up their acts. “This is something that I’ve been doing since the...

Apr 27, 2012 3:02 pm

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey Throwing Ultimate Fighter Contestants

As we reported earlier today, Ronda Rousey is making a guest appearance on tonight’s “The Ultimate Fighter Live” on FX. If we are to believe our own eyes it would seem as if this is more than just a friendly visit, Ronda appears to be working with the cast and utilizing her olympic medal Judo...

Apr 27, 2012 2:53 pm

Poll Results | Who is better, Jones or Silva? | UFC NEWS

With all the talk of Jon Jones being the greatest light-heavyweight champion in UFC history, we took to the polls to see what the fans think about the pound-four pound debate and whether or not Jones has trumped Anderson Silva’s right to the crown. Obviously, without the two fighting each other we can only speculate...

Apr 27, 2012 2:44 pm

Njokuani vs Taylor Booked For UFC on Fuel TV 4

Just coming off a unanimous decision win over John Makdessi, Anthony Njokuani already had his next opponent. The 15-6 (2-2 in the UFC) lightweight will square off against Paul Taylor. UFC on FUEL TV 4 is set to go down in San Jose California on July 11 from the HP Pavillion. The two were originally...

Apr 27, 2012 2:37 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 4 Gets A Home | HP Pavillion To Host Munoz vs. Weidman

By Jamie McAllister: San Jose’s HP Pavilion is rumoured to be hosting UFC On Fuel TV 4 – Munoz vs. Weidman. The event will take place on July 11th Middleweights Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman set to headline the show. Light Heavyweights Brandon Vera & James Te Huna are also expected to appear on the...