Archive: ufc news

Dec 20, 2011 1:10 pm

UFC NEWS – "I'm Looking Forward To Fighting Dos Santos" Says Overeem

“Style-wise, dos Santos is going to be an excellent fight for me — striker against striker. With my experience, I should have the upper hand. I must say that he is very dangerous with his hands. He’s got a lot [of power] in both punches; he’s clever and he’s fast. I’m looking forward to fighting...

Dec 20, 2011 12:39 pm

MMA NEWS – “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” Draws 460,000 Viewers To Showtime

Last weekends “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” drew in approximately 460,000 viewers with a 1.35 household rating according to industry insiders. These figures mark the event as the sixth-highest watched Strikeforce event on Showtime this year. “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” took place this past Saturday from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. In...

Dec 20, 2011 11:56 am

UFC NEWS – Frank Mir Happy To Welcome Strikeforce Heavyweights To The UFC

“We don’t have the type of depth that the other weight classes have and I think it’s only a benefit to move them (Strikeforce heavyweights) over to us. I guess I have a bad taste in my mouth because of what happened when I first started my career. I had to always hear about, ‘Oh,...

Dec 20, 2011 10:25 am

UFC NEWS – Overeem Passes PED Test – Cleared to Fight Lesnar At UFC 141

Today the NSAC has revealed that UFC 141 competitor Alistair Overeem has passed his pre-fight drug screening for performance enhancing drugs. UFC president Dana White broke the news just moments ago via twitter. “Overeem is ready to go!!! Lesnar vs Overeem is on!”, said the UFC president. UFC 141 is set to take place on...

Dec 20, 2011 8:54 am

UFC NEWS – Herb Dean Had Hoped "Big Nog" Would Tap Before Eventual Arm Break

“In my mind, I was hoping that he would tap. Like, ‘Please, please make this easy for me. That looks like it’s on.’ I definitely [had a] heightened awareness at that time. I was really focused on that arm. But that’s how Antonio became who he is — he didn’t get there by giving up....

Dec 20, 2011 8:43 am

MMA NEWS – Masvidal Went Into Melendez Fight Injured

Last night a close friend of Jorge Masvidal sent out a photo of the Strikeforce lightweight title challenger getting his arm casted (featured). In his report he states that Jorge hurt his hand in the first round of his fight last weekend and tried to gut through it. With photo evidence of the American Top...

Dec 19, 2011 3:00 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC on FX 2 Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow

Attention Australian MMA fans and everyone willing to make the trip, UFC on FX 2 tickets go on sale tomorrow for the UFC’s return trip to the land down under. UFC on FX 2 is set to feature a main event welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves. The Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia...

Dec 19, 2011 11:35 am

UFC NEWS – Kenny Florian Eyes One More Title Run

“I feel that I have all the skills to [get back in the title picture]. I’ve had different issues over the course of my career, but I’m capable of doing it. It’s just going out there and getting it done. I have some injuries I’m going to let heal for the next two months. Once...

Dec 19, 2011 11:22 am

UFC NEWS – M-1 Global President Calls Dana White "A Dog On Hay"

“We want to have 3 fights. One in Russia, one in Europe, and one in the USA. We really want to get a rematch with Werdum, but he is locked up in the prison called UFC, and because of that arranging for him to fight Fedor would be very difficult. Dana White is like a...

Dec 19, 2011 9:37 am

UFC NEWS – Lorenzo Fertitta: “11 of our last 14 main events have fallen out”

“…our biggest issue lately has been 11 of our last 14 main events have fallen out and required replacement fighters. It’s like there’s been a hex over us. So it’s been a challenge to run the business how we’ve planned to. Forcing to shuffle in guys, re-scramble … it takes the steam out of your...

Dec 19, 2011 9:19 am

UFC NEWS – Overeem On Steroid Accusations: Haters Gonna Hate

“I’m now the most tested fighter in the sport. I will be tested four times in three weeks, and then at least twice more in the next six months in addition to any testing for my next fight. I have had people – I will politely call them ‘haters’ – accuse me of taking steroids...

Dec 19, 2011 8:51 am

UFC NEWS – Caio Magalhaes In For Nedkov Against Maldonado At UFC 142

In the last minute reshuffling of UFC 142, the UFC has etched their final “replacement” contract for their return trip to Brazil. UFC newcomer Caio Magalhaes will fill the final void on UFC 142 left by Staslov Nedkov and face Fabio Maldonado next month. UFC 142 is set to go down on Jan. 14 from...

Dec 18, 2011 11:42 am

UFC NEWS – Dana White Compares Sonnen’s Trash Talking To That Of Muhammad Ali

“(I’ve never seen) even anywhere near him. Seriously – and everybody’s going to go crazy over this – but I’ve never seen anyone who can talk like this guy can since Muhammad Ali. Seriously. Since Muhammad Ali – the stuff that just comes right off the top of his head, and is hilarious. And you...

Dec 18, 2011 11:32 am

UFC NEWS – Ricardo Funch In For Paulo Thiago Against Mike Pyle In Brazil

The UFC is taking no time to book replacement opponents after losing four UFC 142 competitors due to injury last week. In the latest last minute booking UFC officials have announced that welterweight Ricardo Funch has agreed to step in for the injured Paulo Thiago and face Xtreme Couture fighter, Mike Pyle at UFC 142....

Dec 17, 2011 10:07 pm

MMA NEWS – "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" Results

MAIN CARD: (Showtime) Champ Gilbert Melendez def. Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) – retains lightweight title Champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos def. Hiroko Yamanaka via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:16 – retains women’s featherweight title Gegard Mousasi def. Ovince St. Preux via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) K.J. Noons def. Billy Evangelista...

Dec 17, 2011 9:28 am

UFC NEWS – Four UFC 141 Prelims To Stream On Facebook

In typical UFC fashion, the UFC 141 bouts that do not make TV scheduled programming will be relegated to an internet stream located on the popular social network of facebook.com Four-preliminary card bouts will be available for free on the internet stream and they are Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson, Efrain Escudero vs. Jacob...

Dec 17, 2011 9:25 am

Bellator Adds Elite Japanese Bantamweights Masakatsu Ueda and Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura

In a continuing effort to scout and sign the world’s best talent, Bellator Fighting Championships has added two dynamic bantamweights in Masakatsu Ueda and Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura. Both will compete in the promotion’s upcoming Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament, joining Alexis Vila, Marcos Galvao, Ed West, Rodrigo Lima, Luis Nogueira and a yet to be named...

Dec 17, 2011 9:13 am

Jens Pulver Knocked Out Last Night (Video)

Former UFC lightweight champion, Jens Pulver suffered his tenth defeat in fourteen fights last night to Tim Elliot in Nebraska. After the fight Pulver took to his twitter account to say that he did not train properly and performed poorly as a result.