Archive: ufc news

Dec 16, 2011 8:33 am

Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament Beginning To Take Shape

After a Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament that saw Brazilian phenom Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas secure a title shot against reigning Bellator Bantamweight Champion Zach Makovsky, eight of the world’s top 135 pounders are back for Bellator’s sixth season, eager to claim a title shot of their own. Bellator will begin its sixth season Friday, March 2...


Dec 15, 2011 12:07 pm

MMA NEWS – Strikeforce Lives: Showtime And Strikeforce Announce Closing Of Broadcast Deal Renewal

Showtime Networks Inc. and world championship mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion STRIKEFORCE have entered into a new broadcast agreement to continue producing live MMA events on the premium television network, SHOWTIME. The agreement was announced jointly today by Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports®, Dana White, UFC President, and Scott Coker,...

Dec 15, 2011 11:13 am

UFC NEWS – All UFC on FOX 1 Fighters Test Clean For Banned Substances

The California State Athletic Commission today released the findings from the UFC on FOX 1 drug test screenings conducted on fourteen of the night’s professional athletes. Junior Dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, Aaron Rosa, Clay Guida, Mackens Semerzier, Ricardo Lamas, Pablo Garza, Robert Peralta, DaMarques Johnson, Cub Swanson, Clay Harvison, Matt Lucas, Benson Henderson and Dustin...

Dec 15, 2011 10:52 am

UFC NEWS – Simpson vs. Markes, Brookins vs. Yahya Added To UFC on FUEL 1

Two more fights have been added to the UFC’s February debut on FUEL TV in the form of Aaron Simpson vs. Ronny Markes and Jonathan Brookins vs. Rani Yahya. UFC on FUEL TV is set to take place in Omaha, Nebraska on February 15. No venue has been announced to host the event, but a...

Dec 15, 2011 9:27 am

UFC NEWS – Mafia Killers, Altered Photo’s and Thai Manhunt Surround Latest Story From Junie Browning, Asks For Americans To Contact Embassy

Earlier this week we featured a story about former UFC lightweight fighter, Junie Browning and his escapades in Thailand. In the initial report, Thai officials announced a manhunt for Browning after he apparently went on an insane rampage and left a woman, tourists and nurses injured in his path before fleeing the hospital to avoid...

Dec 15, 2011 8:55 am

UFC NEWS – UFC Officialy Announces Return To Australia For UFC on FX 2

UFC officials have officially announced their UFC on FX 2 fight card set for March 3. As expected, the free on TV fight card is set to go down in Australia. UFC on FX 2 is set to feature a main event welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves. The Allphones Arena in Sydney,...

Dec 15, 2011 8:21 am

Cro Cop Returns To Action Under K-1 Banner In March

Retired from Mixed Martial Arts and retired from combat sports are two entirely different things and former UFC heavyweight fighter Mirko Cro Cop is set to prove that. After taking defeat in the UFC for the last time at UFC 137 against Roy “Big Country” Nelson the Croatian superstar announced his retirement from the UFC...

Dec 14, 2011 2:24 pm

UFC NEWS: Werdum Set To Return Against Big Country At UFC 143

Top 10 heavyweight fighter, Fabricio Werdum is making a comeback to the UFC against Roy Nelson on Super Bowl weekend. UFC 143 is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on February 4th. Nick Diaz will face Carlos Condit for the UFC’s interim welterweight title live on pay-per-view. After...

Dec 14, 2011 9:35 am

UFC NEWS – Overeem Would Like More Fair And Frequent PED Testing In MMA

“I’ll be tested four times in three weeks this month, so after this, there cannot be any more doubts. The thing is, I’ve fought in the States before and every time I got tested, I’ve never tested positive. So I don’t where all [the speculation about steroid use] is coming from. I’m too focused on...

Dec 14, 2011 7:15 am

UFC NEWS – Randy Couture Believes Xtreme Couture Sponsored Bisping Deserves Title Shot

In a recent interview with ESPN, “Captain America” voiced his opinion on British contender, Michael Bisping, in the Middleweight division. “He’s right up there in the top four or five guys in that weight class….You can split hairs on deciding who the No. 1 contender is. He’s coming off a great outing against Jason Miller,...

Dec 14, 2011 6:45 am

UFC NEWS – UFC 142 Prelims To Air on FX

Up until yesterday afternoon the UFC 142 preliminary card had no broadcast home. While the UFC has plans to feature all preliminary fights on FUEL TV in 2012, FUEL officials advised that if for some reason a card would not fit within their broadcast calendar an alternative FOX affiliate would be selected. For that reason,...

Dec 14, 2011 6:00 am

UFC NEWS – Struve Talks UFC on Fuel 1 Bout With Dave Herman

“We’re working on everything, same thing we do for every single fight. My wrestling, jiu-jitsu, kickboxing … I think I’m better standing up and on the ground. I think I’m the more technical striker. He’s got KO power but he still has to prove that against higher caliber fighters. Maybe his wrestling is better but...