Archive: ufc news

Nov 4, 2011 11:04 am

“The Ultimate Fighter 14″ Episode 7 Ratings Are In And They Are Down Slightly

This week’s Ultimate Fighter episodes ratings are down slightly from last week. Coming in at 1.5 million viewers the show is up .1 million from last week and ties episode five with the most watched episode so far this season. Spike TV officials sent out the ratings for the episode yesterday afternoon. The 14th season...

Nov 4, 2011 9:34 am

UFC 138 Weigh In Results: All Fighters But One Make The Mark

MAIN CARD: (Spike TV) Chris Leben (186) vs. Mark Munoz (186) Renan Barao (136) vs. Brad Pickett (134) Papy Abedi (170) vs. Thiago Alves (172)* Cyrille Diabate (206) vs. Anthony Perosh (205) Terry Etim (156) vs. Edward Faaloloto (155) PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook) Justin Edwards (170) vs. John Maguire (170) Rob Broughton (258) vs. Philip De...


Nov 3, 2011 1:05 pm

Report: Early Estimates Show PPV buy rate for UFC 137 at 280,000

While we will never know the truth of the matter, the lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based on his industry intelligence. The UFC never confirms figures, nor...

Nov 3, 2011 12:51 pm

11 Fights Set For ProElite II Live on HDNet This Saturday

The second event for the reemerging ProElite promotion is upon us and it comes with a stacked heavyweight Grand Prix and the return of budding welterweight fighter, Reagan Penn. A seven fight main card is set to air on HDNet this weekend that includes headlining bouts between Tim Sylvia and Andres Kraniotakes as well as...

Nov 3, 2011 12:27 pm

Sanchez Wants TUF Coaching Gig Opposite Penn

“My thing right now is to coach that show, I know that a title shot for me is going to happen one day it will but I would love to coach that show right now. I would like it to be against BJ (Penn); he is back at welterweight, let’s go do it and have...

Nov 3, 2011 11:51 am

Is Penn's "Time Off" a wise move? One Journalist Says "Yes"

B.J. Penn’s Decision To Take Time Off Is A Wise One Author: Jeremy Botter Penn’s sabbatical from fighting will ensure his return in 2012 B.J. Penn retired on Saturday night. Or maybe he didn’t. Issuing a concrete declaration on your future is a tough thing to do, and it’s even more difficult when you do...

Nov 3, 2011 11:27 am

Cerrone a future Champ, says former teammate Evans

“I definitely think Cerrone can win the title. I love to watch the way he’s grown in the sport. I remember when he first came to Jackson’s gym; he had absolutely no wrestling at all, like zero wrestling. And his ground was just kind of so-so. He was just all stand-up; he was one of...

Nov 3, 2011 10:18 am

This Weekends UFC 138 Event Sets Live Gate Record For LG Arena

The UFC has taken over another Arena’s revenue record, this time in their return trip to England. With 20-years in operation, Birmingham England’s LG Arena has notched a new note in their history this week with the UFC 138 Live Gate figures. A near sellout, the UFC’s managing director of international development Mr. Marshall Zelaznik...

Nov 3, 2011 9:46 am

Get Ready for a “Rumble”, according to Johnson, he’s better than Vitor

“I feel just fine about the matchup. He can’t do nothing that I can’t do. Anything he thinks he can do, I think I can do better. I think it’s a pretty even matchup. He’s fast, I’m fast. He’s powerful, I’m powerful. It’s going to be a fight that really determines who’s the man at...

Nov 3, 2011 9:19 am

Cesar Gracie: 209 “ese” dialect is needed to get through to Nick

“Well what’s going on is unfortunately for me, I had a mic on and I didn’t realize that or else I wouldn’t have said that. Why did I say it? That’s the language these guys speak. Before the fight, after the weigh-ins, we were told by Joe Silva ‘if you guys want it, you guys...

Nov 3, 2011 9:08 am

UFC 138: Chris Leben Explains Fighting Style

“For me to take two hits to land one, that’s a calibrated risk that I’ve taken. It’s generally in my gameplan because if I can get that guy suckered into thinking he can hit me a few times, I put my head down, catch a few on top of the head and then come back...

Nov 3, 2011 8:57 am

Brian Foster Joins Bellator Welterweight Ranks

Brian Foster has a message for the Bellator welterweight division and its champion Ben Askren: “I’m coming.” The former UFC fighter who won his last two fights in the UFC and who sports a 18-5 record as a welterweight has recently signed with Bellator Fighting Championships in a deal that adds another legitimate contender to...

Nov 2, 2011 12:27 pm

UFC on Fox Weigh-ins to Air Live on Fuel TV

During today’s UFC on Fox pre-fight media call, UFC president Dana White confirmed that they will take the weigh-ins live to FOX network station, Fuel TV. If the information was delivered accurately, the UFC on Fox weigh-ins will take place next Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. ET. UFC on Fox 1 is set to...

Nov 2, 2011 10:59 am

Miguel Torres Latest Fighter To Join "THE BLACKZILIANS" Fight Team

It was announced today that Miguel Torres, current UFC 135-pounder and former WEC Bantamweight Champion and has joined “The Blackzilians” under the top athlete management company Authentic Sports Management (ASM). Ranked in the top ten in his division, Torres is the fighter that put the 135-pound weight class on the map. He is a well-rounded...

Nov 2, 2011 10:49 am

The Ultimate Fighter Season 15 To Air Lightweight and Welterweight Fighters on FX

The Ultimate Fighter season 15 is open to Lightweights (155lb) and Welterweights (170lb) fighters. With the UFC’s new deal with FOX TV the popular reality series is now set to air on the FX television channel. Tryouts for the latest installment of the show are set for December 5. Details are as follows: REQUIRMENTS: 1....

Nov 2, 2011 8:29 am

Frank Mir Explains Why Overeem Will Lose To Lesnar

“I think basically it comes down to a style fight. If you look at Alistair Overeem he is one of the most decorated strikers we have in the heavyweight division. He’s won the K-1 he is a very strong and powerful striker. That being said, he has to defend the shot of Lesnar and pretty...

Nov 2, 2011 8:16 am

Sonnen to Belfort: "I Will Stomp You"

“Listen, I’m gonna go fight whether it’s him or it’s someone else, I’m not gonna hold back. I fight them all. I am the middleweight champion and I take on all comers and he’s an impostor. The clear distinction between the tru champion and that bum is that. I’ll fight ‘em all. I don’t care...