Archive: ufc news

Apr 10, 2012 4:52 pm

George Roop set to face Antonio “Pato” Carvalho at UFC 149 in Calgary

By Jason Kindschy: Featherweight veteran George Roop has been slated to compete against Canadian Antonio “Pato” Carvalho at UFC 149. A verbal agreement has been reached for the fight to take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21st. UFC Featherweight champ Jose Aldo is set to defend his belt against...

Apr 10, 2012 4:37 pm

Ronda Rousey, A Force To Be Reckoned With

By Micah Hinchliffe: It’s clear from her record of lethal armbars that Strikeforce champ Ronda Rousey is both a competitive and intelligent female fighter. Following her dominating victory over Miesha Tate at Strikeforce: Tate vs Rousey on March 3rd “Rowdy” Ronda seemed to show little remorse for the apparent breaking of her opponents arm- hardly...

Apr 10, 2012 4:30 pm

Anthony Johnson Still Has His "Eye on the prize" Following Recent UFC Release

By Micah Hinchliffe: Learning from your mistakes is often a hard yet necessary process, especially if your Anthony Johnson. For those of you who don’t know, after missing weight at UFC 142 and losing via rear naked choke to Vitor Belfort in Rio, Johnson has had a string of bad luck. Dana white stated before...

Apr 10, 2012 4:25 pm

Florian Calls Out Dirty Fighters Who Use PED’s

“As a clean fighter, the whole issue of performance enhancing drugs in MMA really pisses me off. This sport is about honor, technique and discipline. As a fighter, if you use PEDs, how does it feel good knowing that you won using them? Don’t do it, dummies!” While taping tonight’s “UFC Tonight” for FUEL TV,...


Apr 10, 2012 4:17 pm

VIDEO | Workout Like Bellator Ring Girl Jade Bryce

I don’t know why I am actually posting this. I can’t really pass it off as a legit workout video for our audience, I can’t really come up with a review of the product to entice you to try it for yourselves, but I found myself watching it in its entirety regardless and since I...

Apr 10, 2012 3:33 pm

Joe Rogan | Barnett Not Being In The UFC Is A Disservice To Fans

“He could be number one. It’s very possible. Barnett, not having him in the UFC is a huge disservice to MMA fans. He was great back then (in his first stint with the UFC). He beat Randy (Couture), back in the day. He’s just very seasoned. One of the most seasoned guys in the heavyweight...

Apr 10, 2012 3:20 pm

Hash Tag Rally For Mark Hunt | Why You Should Join The Cause

By Chris Taylor: Trending alert! #RallyforMarkHunt Following last weeks ‘shocking’ or ‘not so shocking’ news that #1 contender Alistair Overeem had indeed failed a random drug test for his bout against current Heavyweight Champ Junior Dos Santos @ UFC 146; the MMA community has been busy debating possible replacements for the Championship bout. Frank Mir...

Apr 10, 2012 2:19 pm

“Primetime 145: Jones vs. Evans” Ratings Report w/ Full Episode Video

By Lorenzo Luciano: The first of three “Primetime 145: Jones vs. Evans” episodes which aired on the FX channel on April 6th, averages a ratings of 462,000 viewers. The show is a half hour preview of the upcoming main event at UFC 145 between rivals and former training partners and friends light heavyweight champion Jon...

Apr 10, 2012 2:07 pm

Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Thiago Alves Set for UFC 149 in Calgary

By Ryan Busuttil: UFC 149 just got a whole lot sexier! In the midst of a 4 fight losing streak, Yoshihiro Akiyama will continue to fight in the Welterweight division as he takes on Thiago Alves at the summer event. MMAFighting.com initially reported the fight earlier today, stating that both fighters have agreed to the...

Apr 10, 2012 1:57 pm

With Overeem Most Likely Out, Now What Makes Sense?

By: Chase Raymond For those of you still stuck some where between 2001 to 2009, let me say this, Fedor Emelianenko has about as much of a chance at stepping in for Overeem as Joaquim Ferreira. Who is Ferreira you ask? He’s the only person to defeat Dos Santo’s back in 2007 in Dos Santos...

Apr 10, 2012 1:47 pm

Brock Lesnar: Believe It Or Not A Success In The World Of MMA

By Josh Long: “The anomaly has returned to Monday Night Raw,” these were the words used by WWE play-by-play man Michael Cole as the former UFC & WWE champion Brock Lesnar made his return to the WWE after rumors of his return had been circulating throughout the internet. It was later announced by many pro...

Apr 10, 2012 12:47 pm

The Voice | Overeem Hasn't Technically Cheated, Don't Crucify Him

By Lorenzo Luciano: If you are an MMA fan, you are well aware of the news concerning Alistair Overeem and the accusation of a 14 to 1 testosterone level drug test result. On “Inside MMA”, “The Voice” Michael Schiavello, let his opinion be known on the events that have transpired since the announcement of Overeem’s...

Apr 10, 2012 12:37 pm

Anderson Silva Sides With Wanderlei Silva Over Vitor Belfort

By Evan Stoumbelis: UFC Middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva took some time recently to give his thoughts on the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva and Vitor “the Phenom” Belfort. The coaches are set to square off at UFC 147 in Brazil, where Anderson Silva will be defending his...

Apr 10, 2012 12:28 pm

Means vs. Salas added to UFC on FX 3

By Lorenzo Luciano: The UFC has completed the fight card for the UFC on FX 3, announcing the final bout of the card. The final match will be a lightweight bout between Tim Means vs. Justin Salas. UFC on FX3: Johnson vs. McCall is expected to take place on June 8, 2012 at the BankAtlantic...

Apr 10, 2012 12:15 pm

Puff Puff Pass: California to Allow Therapeutic Marijuana Use

By Mark Carillo: Today, the California State Athletic Commission voted to approve an amendment that would allow therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for fighters that are in need of the very controversial testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) as well as medicinal marijuana. However, before Nick Diaz and Alistar Overeem get to celebrating they should know, the amendment...

Apr 10, 2012 11:02 am

VIDEO | What's The Hype About? Just Scrap Radio Trailer

What’s The Hype About? We are pleased to announce that a project long in the works is finally upon us and ready for release. The BJPENN.COM “Just Scrap” radio show is set to be the biggest Mixed Martial Arts Radio show on the market today. Hosted by a secret personality, that we want to leave...

Apr 10, 2012 10:42 am

Nova Uniao Brings Another Fighter into the UFC

By Lynn Mitchell: 5’8″ 145lbs featherweight noted primarily for his methodical approach to grappling, Hacran Dias, signed a 3 fight contract with UFC witnessed by Sensei SporTV inspite rumors of being considered for a spot on the 1st Ultimate Fighter Brazil. Nova Uniao’s head coach and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor Andre Pederneiras has been training...

Apr 10, 2012 10:35 am

UFC 149 | Mitch Clarke Set To Face Anton Kuivanen

By Drew Graham: A lightweight tilt between Mitch Clarke (0-1 UFC) and Anton Kuivanen (0-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC 149 fight card on July 21 in Calgary, Alberta. Jose Aldo will be featured in the main event against an opponent that is not yet named. Clarke is coming off his first career...

Apr 10, 2012 10:30 am

Brookins vs. Oliveira Set For "The Ultimate Fighter Live" Finale

By Drew Graham: TUF 12 winner Jonathan Brookins has verbally agreed to face 3-time Submission Of The Night Winner Charles Oliveira in a featherweight contest at the TUF Live Finale on June 1 in Las Vegas. Brookins (2-1 UFC) is coming off a KO win over Vagner Rocha, while Oliveira (3-2-1 NC UFC) is coming...

Apr 10, 2012 10:26 am

Couture Discusses MMA's Top Pound For Pound Fighters

By Jamie McAllister: Pretty cool video featuring the UFC Hall of Fame member Randy Couture discussing the skills of some of the pound for pound top fighters on the planet from Aldo , Georges St Pierre , Anderson Silva & Jon Jones.

Apr 9, 2012 5:52 pm

The rally for Mark Hunt – A true underdog story

By Lewis Mckeever: Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few days, I’m sure you’re currently aware of the Mark Hunt situation; the rally for Mark Hunt and his quest for UFC gold. Hunt has been trending on twitter, building an online army of dedicated troops, smashing through Facebook polls and...

Apr 9, 2012 5:30 pm

PEDs in MMA: The Saga Continues

By Ryan Busuttil: Thiago Silva. Cris “Cyborg” Santos. “King Mo” Lawal. Alistair Overeem. A little over a year ago, the above four fighters were at or near the top of their respective weight classes. Santos and Overeem were world champions. Lawal was a former world champion and Silva was climbing his way up to a...

Apr 9, 2012 5:24 pm

CSAC Denies Cyborg Appeal, Still Suspended For Steroid Use

Today Cris Cyborg Santos and her legal representation petitioned the California State Athletic Commission in a meeting held in Sacramento to overturn her Athletic Suspension for Steroid use. That petition was denied and the CSAC voted to uphold the 12-month suspension previously handed down. Her lawyer had petitioned to get her 12-month suspension reduced by...

Apr 9, 2012 4:33 pm

Overeem Is A Cheat And His Accomplishments Are Meaningless Says Hunt

“Drugs in all sports is a big problem. It’s a cutthroat business, people take this shit just to get by. I don’t use that shit, but when Alistair takes that shit or whoever takes it they just screw themselves out. Like when Barnett screwed himself out of the fight with Fedor. But who am I...

Apr 9, 2012 4:24 pm

The Ultimate Fighter Live On FX Episode 5 Ratings Report

Ratings for the fifth installment of “The Ultimate Fighter” Live on FX are in and they are down for the second straight week in a row. According to the official numbers released by company executives, the show was viewed by approximately 947,000 households (average). That is slightly down from the 1.1 million the show garnered...

Apr 9, 2012 4:13 pm

An Important Moment In MMA History | Randy Couture Beats Tim Sylvia

By Red Mattos: I have to start out by saying I am not a Randy Couture fan. You read that right- not. That is to say, I don’t hate the guy, nor do I even dislike him. I am just not a fan. His acting excites me more than his fighting style. I realize as...