Archive: ufc news

Jan 23, 2012 3:28 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC On FOX 2 Sold Out

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that its event on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the United Center in Chicago is officially sold out. The UFC’s long-awaited return to the Windy City is headlined by a light heavyweight No. 1 contender fight between former champion Rashad Evans and unbeaten Phil Davis. In addition, middleweight contenders Chael...

Jan 23, 2012 2:15 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC on FX 1 Draws 1.3 Million Viewer Average

The UFC’s inaugural show on FOX affiliate station “FX” drew in 1.3 million viewers to the station. The two-hour event which played host to four main card bouts averaged a 1.19 rating among males 18-49 and a 1.21 in the 18-34 bracket. The preliminary card broadcast on FUEL TV drew in 148,000 viewers. UFC on...

Jan 23, 2012 2:07 pm

MMA NEWS – Couture vs. Heun Set For “Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey”

Strikeforce officials have added a lightweight contest to their return trip to Columbus and have decided to put Conor Heun up against Ryan Couture. Strikeforce officials confirmed the matchup earlier today. The March 3rd event is set to go down from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus Ohio and with a bantamweight title fight between challenger...

Jan 23, 2012 1:57 pm

MMA NEWS – Strikeforce Adds Mousasi vs. Kyle To Columbus Show In March

A light-heavyweight bout has been added to the “Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” event in the form of Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle. Kyle broke the news via his personal twitter and BJPENN.COM later confirmed it with officials. The March 3rd event is set to go down from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus Ohio and with...

Jan 23, 2012 8:47 am

UFC NEWS – Jon Jones Favors Evans Over Davis This Weekend On FOX

“I’m picking Rashad Evans. I’m in his corner … I want to fight Rashad. He’s the antagonist of my career. There’s no just pumping up pay per views when it comes to me and Rashad. Everything about us disliking each other is true. After we fight each other it’ll all be clear, and he can...

Jan 23, 2012 5:20 am

UFC NEWS – Bas Rutten Says JDS Will Take Out The “Glass Jawed” Overeem

“I think Alistair, everything he does is one single shot because he knows he’s got that glass jaw as well. He’s been knocked out quite a few times in the past, even by Chuck Liddell as well. Every time when he punches, one hand is up. He throws single shots; he doesn’t throw combinations. You...

Jan 23, 2012 5:10 am

UFC NEWS – Anderson Silva Does Not Pick Any Brazilian Fighter Over Jon Jones

Don’t Understand Portuguese? Here is a translation: “There’s not much to say about Jon Jones. I don’t see any Brazilian in conditions to face him, even more so because Brazilians don’t tend to completely study what happens in there, there needs to be more studying done by the Brazilians in that division so that they...

Jan 23, 2012 4:45 am

MMA NEWS – "King Mo" Sticking To His Guns, States He Is Not A Cheat!

“My track record speaks [for itself],” implored Lawal. “I’ve been through college and NCAA drug testing, you see what I mean, I’m a clean athlete. I’ve been tested through USADA [United States Anti-Doping Agency] and WADA [World Anti-Doping Agency] for international competition and I’ve always been clean … This is my first positive test for...

Jan 21, 2012 10:09 pm

MMA NEWS – ProElite 3 Results: Grove, McMann Victorious Over Japanese Imports

ProElite made their return to Hawaii tonight with “ProElite 3: Da Spyder vs. Minowaman.” In the main event Kendall Grove was able to notch his second straight post-UFC victory in a hard fought three-round affair over Japanese legend, Ikuhisa Minowa. Minowa started out with several low kicks to the lengthy Groves legs, but Kendall’s intensity...

Jan 20, 2012 8:41 pm

UFC NEWS – Barry, Morecraft, Denis And Miller Earn $45k Fight Night Bonuses

For their parts in tonight’s fights, Pat Barry, Christian Morecraft, Nick Denis and Jim Miller were awarded $45,000 in “Fight Night” bonus money. Barry and Morecraft took home “Fight of the Night” honors. Denis took him “Knock Out of the Night” and Miller took home “Submission of the Night.” UFC on FX 1 took place...

Jan 20, 2012 8:07 pm

UFC NEWS – Jorge Rivera Retires After Tonights Victory Against Schafer

A nine-year UFC veteran stepped into the Octagon for the last time this evening. Jorge Rivera first fought in the UFC back at UFC 44 in 2003 when he took out David Loiseau in a three-round war that he won via decision. A veteran, inspiration and tough S.O.B. Rivera has been captivating MMA fans for...

Jan 20, 2012 8:21 am

UFC NEWS – Chael Sonnen A Huge Favorite Over Bisping, Maia Underdog To Weidman

In the most recent betting odds for next week’s UFC on FOX 2 event, odds makers have Chael Sonnen pegged as more than a 4-1 favorite over his counterpart Michael Bisping. Additionally, longtime division standout Demian Maia is the underdog to last minute replacement opponent Chris Weidman, who is currently unranked in the division. Smart...

Jan 20, 2012 8:07 am

UFC NEWS – Chael Sonnen Is A Failure, Says Bisping

“To be honest Chael Sonnen is a failed partisan and a failed politician. He also failed as being a champion because he had many times in the past to achieve that and didn’t succeed. Honestly, I would have expected something a bit better from him than just calling me Pip. He could have done a...