Archive: ufc news

Nov 11, 2011 8:53 am

Next Week’s UFC 139 Weigh-Ins Set, Koscheck Hosts Q&A

Next week’s UFC 139 weigh-in event is set to take place exactly one week from today on Friday, November 18 from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. UFC 139 is set to take place on November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. With the original heavyweight title fight headliner between champ...


Nov 11, 2011 6:15 am

Celebrity Line Up Announced for UFC on FOX 1 Red Carpet Event

In the lead up to the UFC’s debut on network television, Fox Executives have promised to roll out the red carpet and get their long list of celebrity employees to attend the event as if it was a big breakthrough television occasion. Yesterday they distributed a list of confirmed celebrities ready to put on their...

Nov 11, 2011 5:30 am

“The Ultimate Fighter 14″ Episode 8 Ratings Are In And They Are Down Slightly

This week’s Ultimate Fighter episodes ratings are down slightly from last week. Coming in at 1.4 million viewers the show is down .1 million from last week and has earned an overall 1.1 household rating as well as a 1.37 amongst men ages 18-49 and a 1.81 amongst men ages 18-37. Spike TV officials sent...

Nov 11, 2011 5:00 am

Rich Attonito Books Jake Hecht In UFC 140 Prelim Bout

As we reported just days ago, Rich Attonito was forced out of his UFC 140 bout when his original opponent, Claude Patrick, got the call to fill in on the pay-per-view portion of the December show for the injured Rory MacDonald. The UFC promised that Attonito’s slot on the card was not in jeopardy and...

Nov 10, 2011 7:36 pm

Chael Sonnen Does Not Want To Wait For Anderson Silva

“As it played that through my head, I saw a lot of different outcomes, but not in a million years did I think (Anderson Silva going silent) would happen. That is not the heritage of a Brazilian fighter or a Brazilian man in general. Brazilians will fight. Brazilians will come forward with courage. If you...

Nov 10, 2011 7:10 pm

UFC 137 Fighters Test Clean For Banned Substances

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) confirmed today that all UFC 137 participants that underwent drug screenings passed. UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz” took place October 29 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event was a stacked affair that put two of the most popular fighters in MMA against each...

Nov 10, 2011 12:33 pm

UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz Officially Draws 10,313 Attendees For A $3.9 Million Gate

Last month’s UFC 137 event officially drew in 10,313 attendees for a live gate total of $3,900,650.00. The Nevada State Athletic Commission today released the final tally via email. UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz” took place this past Saturday from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event was a stacked affair...

Nov 10, 2011 11:53 am

UFC Officially Makes UFC 141 Main Event For Number 1 Contender

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s mission to reclaim the title resumes on FRIDAY, Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when he meets one of the best strikers of all-time – international superstar Alistair Overeem. The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that the top heavyweight powerhouses will collide in the...

Nov 10, 2011 9:15 am

GSP Confirms Average Income Of $4-$5 Million Per Fight

Ever wonder why GSP is content with fighting an average of two times per year? Well as he tells it it’s probably due to the fat stacks of cash that go along with his pay-per-view cuts delivered by his employer, the UFC. In a recent interview with the Agence France-Presse, the UFC’s welterweight champion goes...

Nov 10, 2011 9:00 am

Dana White Confirms Chael Sonnen Next For "The Spider"

“It’s the fight that everybody wants to see, people want to see Chael vs. Anderson. Anderson is in this position where he feels like this guy is so disrespectful he doesn’t want to give him a shot, but Anderson will end up fighting Chael Sonnen. The answer is yes [Chael Sonnen is next].” On yesterday’s...

Nov 10, 2011 1:28 am

Brittney Palmer Returns To Ring Girl Duties For the UFC

With so much UFC on Fox talk in the media today, one important detail in the UFC landscape has been slightly overlooked. This evening UFC president Dana White gave his twitter followers a chance to vote and decide if popular ring girl, Brittney Palmer should return to her employment as a UFC ring card girl....

Nov 10, 2011 12:48 am

Brock Lesnar Takes Up Analyst Role For UFC on Fox 1 Velasquez vs. Dos Santos

The UFC and FOX executives have decided to give former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar some time in the spotlight this weekend during the UFC’s inaugural show on FOX TV. With a title eliminator against Alistair Overeem scheduled for the team “DEATHCLUTCH” fighter, and an intimate history with this weekend’s main event fighters, Lesnar will wear...

Nov 10, 2011 12:34 am

Alistair Overeem Files Lawsuit Against Golden Glory

Newly signed UFC heavyweight fighter, Alistair Overeem wants out of his management contract with Golden Glory and he is taking his request to court. The longtime Golden Glory fighter has made a mark in sports combat history. He holds the Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 Grand Prix heavyweight titles and is set to take on Brock...