Archive: ufc news

Feb 12, 2015 10:55 am

Romero vs. ‘Jacare’ Rebooked For UFC on FOX 15 Co-main Event

A key middleweight bout featuring Yoel Romero taking on ‘Jacare’ Souza has been re-booked and will now serve as the co-main event for April’s UFC on FOX 15 event. Ariel Helwani reported the news on Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. Former Strikeforce middleweight title holder Ronaldo Souza is currently riding...

Feb 11, 2015 9:15 am

CONFIRMED! No Random Drug Testing Done Ahead Of UFC Fight Night 60

BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor has confirmed with Colorado Boxing Commission Director Josef Mason that no random drug testing was done on any of the fighters participating in this weekend’s ‘UFC Fight Night 60’ event. The Valentine’s Day event takes place live this Saturday night from the 1STBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. UFC Fight Night 60 will...

Feb 11, 2015 8:24 am

Rumor: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber Superfight Set For May 16 in Manila

Rumors are swirling that a superfight between former MMA champions Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber is set for May’s UFC debut event in Manila, Philippines. The match has been confirmed by multiple sources close to the event, and an official announcement is expected to be made shortly by the UFC. Former UFC lightweight champion and...

Feb 10, 2015 7:36 pm

Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis 3 set for UFC 186 in Montreal!

A trilogy bout between Alexis Davis and Sarah Kaufman has been booked for April’s UFC 186 event in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. UFC officials announced the women’s bantamweight booking earlier today. Alexis Davis will fight for the first time since her brutal UFC 175 title fight loss to Ronda Rousey this past July in Las Vegas....


Feb 10, 2015 4:06 pm

Eddie Alvarez: ‘Gil like a cheerleader looking to get with the QB’

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez recently challenged former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to a fight inside the UFC’s octagon. “El Nino” also noted that he would like the potential Alvarez fight to take place in Mexico City this June. Alvarez initially responded to Melendez request by politely asking if the fight could take...

Feb 7, 2015 10:50 am

GSP ‘surprised’ by Anderson Silva’s failed UFC 183 drug test

Just about everyone in the mixed martial arts community was shocked to learn that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva had tested positive for 2 types of banned substances (steroids) following his UFC 183 victory over Nick Diaz. Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, recently spoke with La Presse (via Yahoo) where he gave...

Feb 6, 2015 8:18 pm

GLORY 19 Results: Schilling, Verhoeven and Holzken Win Big

Raymond Daniels def. Jonatan Oliveira by way of TKO (Body Kick) 2:15 of Round 2 Daniels Advanced to the Finals of the Welterweight Tournament… If you get knocked down three times in a GLORY one night tournament bout, you lose by way of technical knockout. Raymond Daniels was able to knock Jonathan Oliveira down three...

Feb 6, 2015 7:56 am

Rashad Evans: “Rumble will knock Jon out within 2 rounds”

UFC light heavyweight fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson earned top contender status by knocking out former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson at last month’s UFC on FOX 14 event in Sweden. “Rumble” will now face current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones at UFC 187 in May. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, who is...

Feb 5, 2015 6:53 pm

Bendo ‘surprised’ that “Cowboy” gets so many short-notice fights

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson will make his welterweight debut on short-notice at next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 60 event in Broomfield, Colorado. “Bendo” will headline the event opposite rising welterweight star Brandon Thatch. Henderson recently sat down with Duane Finley of Bleacher Report where he talked about finally getting a short-notice fight,...

Feb 5, 2015 3:54 pm

“BIGFOOT”: Anderson is ‘absolutely’ innocent

Former UFC title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is ‘absolutely sure’ that fellow Brazilian and former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is not guilty of anything. As a matter of fact, Silva believes that it is likely the doctor who is to blame and that “The Spider” was the ‘victim’ in this doping. His words (via...

Feb 5, 2015 3:38 pm

Florian: Silva – Jones Drug Test A “Black Eye” For The Sport

Former UFC title contender Kenny Florian was recently at FOX Sports with Daniel Cormier where he shared his thoughts on the failed drug tests of UFC superstars Jon Jones and Anderson Silva. Jon Jones made headlines when it was announced that cocaine metabolites were found in his system, this after a random pre-fight drug test...

Feb 2, 2015 12:57 pm

“The Spider” tops UFC 183 salaries

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was the top earner at this past weekend’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas. “The Spider” earned a disclosed payday of $800,000 for his unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz in the evenings main event. The Stockton slugger, Diaz, made a disclosed $500,000 for his efforts on Saturday night....

Feb 2, 2015 12:56 pm

UFC files motion to have Antitrust lawsuit moved to Nevada

Last Friday, UFC parent company Zuffa, LLC filed a motion to transfer the Antitrust lawsuit filed against them from San Jose, California to the state of Nevada. The UFC, whose headquarters are based in Las Vegas, believe the proceedings would be “fair and logical” if the case was heard in Nevada. Zuffa also claims that...

Feb 2, 2015 12:56 pm

Gray Maynard vs. Alexander Yakovlev set for UFC Fight Night 63 in Virginia

A lightweight bout featuring Gray Maynard (11-6-1 MMA) taking on Alexander Yakovlev (21-6-1 MMA) has been added to April’s UFC Fight Night 63 event in Virginia. UFC officials announced the booking earlier today. Former UFC title challenger Gray Maynard will be looking to score his first win since June of 2012 when he takes on...

Feb 2, 2015 12:55 pm

Frank Trigg: GSP is not that good anymore

Former UFC fighter Frank Trigg does not believe that GSP has what it takes to hang with the elite of today’s UFC welterweight division. Trigg was a recent guest on Submission Radio, where he shot down the idea of St. Pierre being able to make another run at the title. Check it out: “GSP a...

Feb 1, 2015 12:43 am

Donald Cerrone Offered to Fight Tyron Woodley

Donald Cerrone may be one of the toughest men to walk this planet. After finding out that Kelvin Gastelum had unhealthily missed weight by ten pounds for his upcoming bout at UFC 183, Donald Cerrone texted UFC President Dana White and offered to step in! White mentioned this during the UFC Post Fight show on...

Feb 1, 2015 12:24 am

Diaz: Silva Couldn’t Finish Me. I Would Be the One to End It

Nick Diaz returned to the octagon tonight and lost to Anderson “The Spider” Silva after five hard fought rounds. The fight went to decision and although Diaz did not agree with the judges’ scoring criteria, Diaz remained respectful toward Anderson Silva after the fight. Diaz did not take any significant damage that could have ended...

Feb 1, 2015 12:18 am

Dana White: I Asked GSP If He Wanted to Fight in Montreal

Georges St. Pierre stepped down as UFC Welterweight Champion in December of 2013 and announced he would temporarily retire. His return date is still up in the air, but Dana White mentioned he tried to get the former champion to fight in their upcoming Montreal card in April. During the ‘UFC 183’ Post Fight Press...

Feb 1, 2015 12:12 am

Woodley Will Give Weight Loss Penalty Back to Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum was nearly ten pounds overweight going in to his bout with Tyron Woodley at “UFC 183” in Las Vegas. Gastelum was penalized with a 30% deduction in his fight purse. Woodley would be rewarded with that 30% by the commission for the inconvenience. Tyron Woodley stated right after his victory on Saturday night...

Feb 1, 2015 12:07 am

Miesha Tate Suffered Broken Orbital in Win Against McMann

Miesha Tate may have walked out of the octagon tonight with her hands raised in victory, but it didn’t come without a price. Sara McMann cracked her in the opening minute of the first round and dropped her with a straight punch that broke Tate’s orbital bone! Tate dove into the topic during the UFC...

Feb 1, 2015 12:02 am

Dana White: We May Not See Nick Diaz For Another 3 Years

Nick Diaz made his return to the octagon tonight and fought for the first time since March 2013 at UFC 158 when he fought Georges St. Pierre. Diaz faced another legend in Anderson Silva at UFC 183 tonight and apparently made a lot of money in the process. Diaz put on a great performance against...

Jan 31, 2015 11:52 pm

White: Vitor Called & Asked For Interim Title Fight, Turned Down Machida

Chris Weidman has been forced out of defending his UFC Middleweight Championship against Vitor Belfort at UFC 184. While Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano have been moved up to the main event, Belfort initially wanted to remain on the card and fight for the interim title. Dana White told the entertaining story during the UFC...

Jan 31, 2015 11:45 pm

Silva On Jones: He’s My Friend, But He Needs to Change

Anderson Silva made a triumphant return to the octagon tonight when he defeated Nick Diaz at UFC 183. After the bout, he ran out of the octagon and embraced UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. When asked why he did that, Silva answered in a serious and concerned tone. However, the concern was only half...

Jan 31, 2015 11:06 pm

‘UFC 183’ Bonus Report: Leites Pockets Extra $100K

UFC 183 is now in the books and we have the bonus report! Fight of the Night: Thales Leites (Performance of the Night Winner) vs. Tim Boetsch Thales Leites looked fantastic in his performance tonight in the octagon. Boetsch almost secured the win in the first round as he caught Leites off guard multiple times,...

Jan 31, 2015 10:55 pm

Silva and Diaz Both Unsure About UFC Future After UFC 183

After their five round war at “UFC 183”, both Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva claimed they are unsure about their future in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. After having his arm raised as victor, Anderson Silva fell to his knees and crumbled on the mat in tears simply thankful to be given another chance to step...

Jan 31, 2015 9:39 pm

UFC 183 Results: Silva Brought to Tears with Win Over Diaz

After a year away from the octagon, Anderson Silva looked like “The Spider” of old. After his hand was raised when the judges’ decision was read, Silva broke down crying thankful for another chance to step in the octagon after his traumatic leg injury. Diaz helped him up and thanked him for such an exciting...

Jan 31, 2015 8:53 pm

UFC 183 Results: Woodley Outlasts Gastelum and Earns Decision Win

Tyron Woodley picked up a huge victory over Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of UFC 183. Even though the crowd voiced their disproval of inactivity, Woodley stated he was happy with his performance in the octagon. Woodley and Gastelum had a feeling out process that never seemed to end. Both fighters landed their fair...