Archive: ufc news

Nov 15, 2011 9:23 am

UFC NEWS – Get Ready Philippines, BJ Penn Press Tour Coming Soon

ABS-CBN, the parents company of the Balls television channel that handles all of the countries UFC broadcasting has booked BJ Penn for a press tour in the Philippines. BJ Penn is a two division UFC champion who has fought the best competition the world has to offer for more than ten straight years. He was...

Nov 15, 2011 9:13 am

UFC NEWS – Overeem Predicts First Round Knockout Win Against Lesnar

“It’s going to be a very exciting fight. All the fans in the world will be watching out for this fight…. It’s a very interesting match up: You have the best, strongest wrestling guy out there versus the strongest, best striker. I think it’s pretty straightforward what he’s going to do, and I think it’s...

Nov 15, 2011 9:08 am

UFC NEWS – Fans Encouraged To Attend This Weeks UFC 139 Pre-Fight Events

If California MMA fans didn’t get enough UFC action last week with the UFC on FOX festivities they have a chance to keep the ball rolling this week with the UFC 139 pre-fight events scheduled in San Jose. UFC officials are encouraging fans in the area to attend the UFC 139 pre-fight press conference and...

Nov 15, 2011 8:25 am

UFC NEWS – Miguel Torres Sacrificing It All To Return To Glory At UFC 139

“To my family, friends, and true students, I miss you guys and am coming home in a week. The choices I have to make to become a world champion again comes at an extremely high expense. I know what must be done to take care of my family, students, business, and employees. When I was...

Nov 15, 2011 8:20 am

UFC NEWS – UFC Files Lawsuit Against New York

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and a group of plaintiffs including fighters, fans, trainers and others involved with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) announced today that they have filed a lawsuit against New York State officials challenging the constitutionality of the state law banning live professional MMA events and associated activities (the “Ban”). The lawsuit, filed...

Nov 14, 2011 4:35 pm

UFC NEWS – Ramsey Nijem vs. Anthony Njokuani In the Works for UFC 141

UFC officials are apparently not done stacking the year-end event titled “UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem”. The latest addition to the card comes in the form of a lightweight clash between Ramsey Nijem and Anthony Njokuani. UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas,...

Nov 14, 2011 1:06 pm

UFC NEWS – Bahadurzada vs. Silva & Maldonado vs. Nedkov Added To UFC 142 In Brazil

The ever growing roster for the UFC’s return trip to Brazil on Jan. 14 has just got two new additions. Welterweight fighters Siyar Bahadurzada and Erick Silva have agreed to square off as have light-heavyweights Stanislav Nedkov and Fabio Maldonado. UFC 142 is expected to go down on Jan. 14 from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC...

Nov 14, 2011 10:49 am

UFC NEWS – Fertitta States UFC Most Valuable Sports Franchise In The World

“I feel pretty comfortable saying we’re the most valuable sports franchise on the planet, more than Manchester United, more than the New York Yankees, more than the Dallas Cowboys.” 40.5% owner of the UFC, Lorenzo Fertitta tells the NY Times that he believes that the UFC is the most valuable sports franchise in the world....

Nov 14, 2011 10:46 am

UFC NEWS – Shields Set To Face Welterweight Newcomer Akiyama In Japan

A welterweight clash of epic proportions has just been confirmed by UFC officials to be going down in Japan in 2012 when Jake Shields returns to action to welcome Yoshihiro Akiyama to the UFC’s welterweight division. “UFC Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Nov 14, 2011 10:13 am

MMA NEWS – Noons vs. *Evangelista* Official For Dec. 17 On Showtime

We originally reported that KJ Noons would face Billy Evangelista back on October 12 and now Strikeforce officials have made the bout official for the Dec. 17 show to air on Showtime. The event, which features many of the Strikeforce stars, takes place on December 17 from the Valley View Casino in San Diego. The...

Nov 14, 2011 10:10 am

UFC NEWS – Dan Henderson Wants Jon Jones After Shogun Fight This Weekend

“I actually would have rather been in a fight for the title, but this fight excites me too. Shogun’s a tough guy, and it’s gonna be a big challenge… I’m not going to try extra hard to knock him out just to get a title shot. I’m going out there first and foremost to win...

Nov 14, 2011 9:50 am

MMA NEWS – Fans Encouraged To Attend Thursday's Strikeforce Weigh-Ins

This Friday marks the last event for the Strikeforce Challengers series. As such, Strikeforce officials are offering a free opportunity for fans in the Las Vegas area to attend the live weigh-ins ceremony this Thursday. Strikeforce Challengers 20 takes place from the Pearl at the Palms Casino and Resort and will feature a middleweight bout...

Nov 13, 2011 5:30 pm

UPDATE:5.7 million viewers tuned in to watch Velasquez vs. Dos Santos on FOX

The UFC’s first night on network television has reportedly drawn in about 4.6 million viewers according to early estimates. UFC on Fox 1 took place last night from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In the main event of the evening Junior Dos Santos upset Cain Velasquez to become the new UFC heavyweight champion of...

Nov 12, 2011 8:54 pm

UFC on Fox 1 By The Numbers: Fight Night Bonus Winners And Gate Totals

UFC on Fox 1 took place tonight from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In the main event of the evening Junior Dos Santos upset Cain Velasquez to become the new UFC heavyweight champion of the world. The event marked the UFC’s debut on network television. The fight lasted just 64 seconds and ended with...

Nov 12, 2011 7:45 pm

UFC on Fox 1 Full Card Results:Dos Santos Upsets Velasquez To Become The New UFC HW Champion

Main Card: (FOX) Junior Dos Santos def. Cain Velasquez via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:04 – to become new UFC heavyweight champion. Preliminary Card Results: (Facebook & Foxsports.com) Ben Henderson def. Clay Guida via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27). Dustin Poirier def. Pablo Garza via submission (D’arce choke) – Round 2, 1:32. Ricardo Lamas...