Archive: ufc news

Dec 13, 2011 6:19 pm

UFC NEWS – Overeem Complies With NSAC Ruling: Flew To The U.K. To Take Steroid Test

As part of his conditional license requirement handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission yesterday afternoon, UFC heavyweight fighter Alistair Overeem took a flight to the United Kingdom today to get his steroid screening done by an approved facility. These test results will not be available until Dec. 20, exactly 10 days prior to...

Dec 13, 2011 6:04 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC 140 Prelim Special On ION Brings In 808,000 Viewers

The UFC’s third trip to ION television yielded a respectable rating. Now that the UFC on SPIKE deal has pretty much reached its maturity and the live content on the station has ceased. The UFC opted to go with ION television for last weekend’s UFC 140 preliminary card. UFC 140 took place this evening from...

Dec 13, 2011 12:20 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC on FOX 1's Semerzier vs. Peralta Ruled A No Contest By CSAC

If you failed to tune in on Facebook for the UFC on Fox 1 preliminary card bouts than you missed a very controversial stoppage in the fight between Mackens Semerzier and Robert Peralta. The two bantamweight fighters went back and forth throughout the majority of the fight, with an edge conceivably given to Mackens for...


Dec 13, 2011 11:58 am

UFC NEWS – Demian Maia: I can Submit Michael Bisping

“He has a good submission defense but it doesn’t matter. I’ve fought guys before that have never been submitted before many times and I’ve submitted them. I know I have the chance to submit him.” In a recent interview with mmafighting.com, top UFC middleweight fighter Demian Maia tells the guys that he believes he can...

Dec 13, 2011 11:57 am

UFC NEWS – UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Tickets for February’s UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit event go on pre-sale tomorrow. 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. Tomorrow’s pre-sale event kicks off at 1 p.m....

Dec 13, 2011 11:48 am

UFC NEWS – UFC 140 Medical Suspensions Report

All fighters from the Dec. 10 UFC 140 event received medical suspensions of at least 14 days for precautionary reasons. The Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services released the report this afternoon. UFC 140 took place this evening from the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Canada and was headlined was headlined by a light-heavyweight title fight...

Dec 13, 2011 9:09 am

UFC NEWS – Vitor Belfort & Wanderlei Silva To Coach Ultimate Fighter Brazil

The UFC held a pre-UFC 142 press conference today from Rio de Janeiro Brazil this morning to promote their January trip to Brazil. During the presser UFC president Dana White announced that Brazilian fighters Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva will be coaching opposite each other on the debut season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil” “This...

Dec 12, 2011 2:30 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC 142 Main Card Set With Five Fights

Jose Aldo’s supporting cast has been officially put together for the UFC 142 card set to go down in Brazil next month. UFC 142 is set to go down on Jan. 14 from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. In the main event is a featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. The main...

Dec 12, 2011 2:12 pm

UFC NEWS – My Game plan Was Working, Says Machida

“We set a game plan that, from where I’m standing, until a certain moment, was working, but he landed that elbow and I got dizzy, I couldn’t see things straight anymore and it disturbed me because I couldn’t see. And on that moment I thought, ‘I gotta do my best here and now.’ I felt...

Dec 12, 2011 1:18 pm

MMA NEWS – Emelianenko vs. Ishii Set For DREAM Year End Show

Fedor Emelianenko is set to return to Japan. DREAM officials announced today that they have booked the former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko against Japanese Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii for their annual year-end show. “DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” is set to take place on Dec. 31 from the...

Dec 12, 2011 12:48 pm

UFC NEWS – Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills Booked For UFC 145 In Montreal

UFC officials have booked a welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Che Mills for their return trip to Montreal in March. UFC 145, while not yet officially announced by the promotion is expected to go down from Montreal’s Bell Centre on March 24. MacDonald was originally set to face off with Brian Ebersole at this...

Dec 12, 2011 11:49 am

UFC NEWS – UFC Eyeing Major Brazilian Event In May 2012

UFC President Dana White announced this past Saturday that the UFC will make an effort to return to Brazil as soon as May. With record numbers drawing from Brazil’s prideful fans, the Brazilian venue could possibly host Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II if Sonnen wins his next fight vs. Mark Munoz. The event would...

Dec 12, 2011 9:11 am

UFC NEWS – Strikeforce Fighters Will Remain In Strikeforce, Says White

Just a few months ago, the MMA world including Dana White was clamoring to have Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez cross over to the UFC. Gilbert too was hoping to follow his fellow teammates, Jake Shields and Nick Diaz over to the UFC’s Octagon to face the world’s elite competition that only the UFC can...

Dec 12, 2011 8:40 am

UFC NEWS – Two UFC 140 Judges Scored First Round For Jones And Here Is The Scorecard

Last weekend UFC 140’s Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida threw down in a main event that didn’t make it out of the second round. The champion, Jon Jones, once again proved his dominance over another elite level light-heavyweight former champion. However, for anyone who watch the bout, it would have appeared, at least upon first...

Dec 12, 2011 8:16 am

MMA NEWS – ProElite Officially Announces Grove vs. Minowa Fight Card For Jan. 21

ProElite makes its return to the MMA-centric islands of Hawaii, featuring a fight card loaded with world class talent on January 21, 2012 at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. The main event matches Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove against Ikuhisa “The PUNK” Minowa, and includes the semifinals of the ProElite Heavyweight Grand Prix. Tickets for...

Dec 10, 2011 11:20 pm

UFC NEWS – QuickTwitt: Rumors Flying That Overeem Is Out OF UFC 141 Main Event

In the midst of all the post-UFC 140 coverage, several members from the MMA media world are reporting that Alistair Overeem may have to remove himself from the UFC 141 main event against Brock Lesnar. Josh Gross of ESPN even went as far as to state that Overeem is on this Monday’s agenda in the...