Archive: ufc news

Feb 14, 2013 11:04 am

UFC announces Velasquez-Silva II, Dos Santos-Overeem | UFC NEWS

Heavyweights Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva will swap leather once again. UFC officials confirmed Tuesday that a rematch is slated for Memorial Day weekend at UFC 160 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The matchup was reported on UFC Tonight, citing confirmation from UFC president Dana White. The show’s date is near...

Feb 14, 2013 10:40 am

UFC 156 Drug Test Results: All Fighters Pass, Overeem Results Not Yet Back | UFC NEWS

Nevada State Athletic Commission official, Keith Kizer, told BloodyElbow.com last night that all fighters from this month’s UFC 156.  Rumors had been circulating that one fighter may have failed, but Kizer explained that all the results have been confirmed; the only pending result is the additional blood test conducted on Alistair Overeem.  This supplementary test...

Feb 14, 2013 9:59 am

Dana White Confirms Luke Rockhold vs Vitor Belfort UFC Brazil | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White confirmed that plans are in place for Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold yesterday while in London. A date and venue have not been confirmed yet, but it will likely take place during the second quarter of 2013. The fight will headline a major event in Brazil, and the winner will most...

Feb 14, 2013 9:56 am

Introducing Cat Zingano: The UFC’s Newest Women’s Star | UFC NEWS

It was recently announced that Cat Zingano has signed a contract with the UFC, and will be fighting opposite Meisha Tate in the second ever UFC Women’s match on the TUF 17 Finale card on April 13 at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Many MMA fans are...

Feb 14, 2013 9:52 am

UFC Boss Confirms They Have Cut Ties With Cris “Cyborg” Santos | UFC NEWS

Cris “Cyborg” Santos will no longer fight in the UFC. UFC President Dana White confirmed that the fighter has been released at the UFC on Fuel TV 7: Barao vs. McDonald Pre-Fight Press Conference that happened Feb. 13 in London. White wasn’t happy that Santos refuses to make 135 pounds for a fight against Ronda...

Feb 14, 2013 9:36 am

UFC Passes On Contract Renewal For Aaron Simpson | UFC NEWS

Former UFC middleweight turned welterweight, Aaron Simpson, last competed under the UFC banner in his losing effort to Mike Pierce last October. The defeat brought the 38-year-olds UFC record to 7-4 and was his last contracted bout with the UFC. According to multiple reports, at the culmination of his last contract with the promotion, UFC...

Feb 14, 2013 9:29 am

Ratings Report: Tuf 17 Episode 4 Show Increase In Views | UFC NEWS

This weeks episode of the Ultimate Fighter showed a five percent increase in viewership from last week’s episode and did a respectable 1.25 million views. Ratings Guru, Dave Meltzer, tells the tale over at MMAFighting.com. The Ultimate Fighter seems to have settled in at what will likely be the normal level of the season as...

Feb 14, 2013 9:22 am

Offer On The Table For Josh Barnett But Up To Him Says UFC Boss | UFC NEWS

“It’s up to him,” he said. “He’s a big boy. He’s been around a long time. He kind of flies by the seat of his pants, anyway. I mean, even after he won the [UFC] title, imagine if Josh Barnett stayed in the UFC his whole career, what he could have accomplished, the money he...

Feb 14, 2013 9:18 am

Chael Sonnen Blasts Olympic Committee For Removing Wrestling | UFC NEWS

“Look, we have an idiocracy known as FILA that has ruined the sport. We have two knuckleheads that you couldn’t trust to run your local donut shop, regulating our sport of wrestling. At the same time, is this a surprise? …No, wrestling has cannabalized itself from 10 spots on the world and olympic team, to...

Feb 13, 2013 10:27 pm

EXCLUSIVE | At Just 19 Sergio Pettis Says He Is Ready For Call From The UFC | MMA NEWS

For now, the last name Pettis is associated with UFC lightweight contender turned featherweight title challenger Anthony “Showtime” Pettis but MMA fans will soon recognize another. Anthony’s younger brother, 19 year old Sergio Pettis is on the rise and hungry to make a statement in MMA’s bantamweight division. Sergio currently sports an undefeated professional record...

Feb 12, 2013 4:10 pm

Rousey: Cyborg: ‘Fading into being irrelevant’ | UFC NEWS

The ongoing tit for tat between Ronda Rousey and Cris “Cyborg” Santos continued Tuesday during the UFC 157 conference call. When prodded by the media about her thoughts on Santos asking to get cut loose from her UFC contract, Rousey , the UFC 135-pound champ, hurled this salvo: “I think she’s just kind of making...

Feb 12, 2013 4:05 pm

Why Is Ronda Rousey Single? Her Mom Spills The Beans | UFC NEWS

The folks at BloodyElbow.com got ahold of Ronda Rousey’s mother, who talks about Cyborg, charity, and why Ronda doesn’t have a boyfriend. “I worry about her all the time, I think I’ll be 95 and she’ll be in her 70’s and I will still worry about her,” said Dr. DeMars, laughing. “One thing that concerns...

Feb 12, 2013 12:29 pm

Duke Roufus Speaks on Pettis vs Aldo and Why He Believes Pettis Will Take the Title

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis’ coach, Duke Roufus, talked with Luke Thomas on the differences of Pettis’ striking compared to other lightweights, as well as featherweight Champ Jose Aldo in an in-depth interview over the weekend. Pettis is looking to dethrone the UFC Featherweight Champ this August and Roufus believes Anthony has the Edge one needs to...

Feb 12, 2013 12:11 pm

Dana White Receives Honorary Award In Dublin, Suffers Meniere’s Attack At Ceremony

DUBLIN: @danawhite suffered a bad attack during the Trinity award ceremony, thx for support & understanding, we’ll be back soon, luv u guys — Nick the Tooth (@nickthetooth) February 12, 2013 UFC president Dana White is in Dublin, Ireland this week to receive an honorary award from Trinity College. Yesterday, Dana he arrived in Dublin...

Feb 12, 2013 12:07 pm

UFC NEWS | UFC Books MGM Grand For Memorial Day Show

UFC officials have booked the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada to host their annual Memorial Day Pay-Per View event on May 25th, 2013. What is presumed to be UFC 160, is expected to feature a full card of 12 bouts, and could possibly be headlined by heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending his...