Archive: ufc news

Oct 4, 2011 2:09 pm

789,000 Households Tuned In to UFC on Versus 6

Last weekend’s UFC on Versus 6 event drew in an average television audience of 786,000 viewers. The number marks a flight increase from UFC on Versus 5 which drew 766,000. The number makes the show the third most watched in series history. UFC on Versus 6 featured a bantamweight title fight between champion, Dominick Cruz...

Oct 4, 2011 12:45 pm

UFC 136 Weigh-ins Ceremony Takes Place This Friday From Houston’s Toyota Center

The Weigh-ins ceremony for this weekend’s UFC 136 event are set to take place this Friday at Houston’s Toyota Center. Fighters are expected to hit the scales and make their bouts official starting at 4 p.m. local time (5.pm. ET) and fans are encouraged to attend the free and open to the public event. UFC...


Oct 4, 2011 12:25 pm

Dana White: “I always thought Guillard was the biggest waste of talent”

“I like Melvin and I like how he’s training hard. I always thought he was the biggest waste of talent and he really turned that around and I’m happy to see it. There’s so many good guys in that 155 pound division, we’re trying to figure out who’s next. That division is so stacked and...

Oct 4, 2011 12:03 pm

Two More Bouts Added To UFC on Fox 1

Four additional fighters have been booked for the UFC on Fox 1 show. Robert Peralta and Mackens Semerzier as well as Paul Bradley and Mike Pierce have agreed to step opposite each other on the UFC’s November show in Anaheim. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim,...

Oct 4, 2011 10:58 am

Bellator 52 Ratings Rebound With Second Highest Audience

After back to back poor showings the Bellator promotions ratings for their most recent show, Bellator 52, has rebounded up by 70% marking it the second most watched of the series in MTV2 history. Two weeks ago Bellator 50 scored an all-time low of 114,000 viewers and last week’s Bellator 52 event came in with...

Oct 4, 2011 10:22 am

Rosa vs. Lucas Added To UFC on Fox 1 Card

In his pursuit towards greatness in the light-heavyweight division, the former heavyweight fighter, Aaron Rosa has booked a bout with Matt Lucas set for the UFC on Fox 1 card this November. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place on November 12 from the Honda Center in Anaheim California. The historic event will...

Oct 4, 2011 10:14 am

MANDALAY BAY TO HOST CLOSED CIRCUIT VIEWING PARTY FOR UFC 137: ST-PIERRE vs. CONDIT

When the overwhelming demand for event tickets for UFC 137: ST-PIERRE vs. CONDIT resulted in an immediate sellout, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Mandalay Bay needed to create the next best thing to being inside the Events Center. Thus, the companies announced today that they will host a closed circuit viewing event with large projection...

Oct 4, 2011 9:52 am

Lombard vs. Prangley Headline Bellator 58 From Seminole Hard Rock on November 19

Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that reigning middleweight champion Hector Lombard will put his 24-fight undefeated streak on the line against former UFC fighter Trevor Prangley in a non-title catchweight fight at 195 pounds from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Bellator 58 LIVE on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX at...

Oct 3, 2011 4:36 pm

UFC 136 Prelim Card To Stream Live On Facebook

Up until this afternoon it was unknown what would become of this weekend’s preliminary card but as usual the UFC is going to provide those fights for free on the popular social network of facebook.com. UFC 136 is set for October 8 from the Toyota Center in Houston Texas. The pay-per-view event will feature a...

Oct 3, 2011 4:32 pm

Fans encouraged to attend Wednesday’s UFC 136 pre-fight press conference

The UFC is holding a pre-fight press conference this Wednesday to promote this weekend’s UFC 136 pay-per-view card. Fans are invited to attend the public event located at The Toyota Center in Houston, TX. The event is set to kick off at 11 a.m. (doors open at 10 a.m.) local time and will feature event...

Oct 3, 2011 4:23 pm

Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson Latest Addition To UFC 141

UFC officials have announced the addition of a welterweight bout to Decembers Las Vegas card. Dong Hyun Kim and Sean Pierson have agreed to meet inside the Octagon on December 30. UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The end-of-year pay-per-view event...

Oct 3, 2011 9:16 am

Countdown To UFC 136 Airs Tonight On Spike

The typical one-hour pre-fight hype show, for all UFC pay-per-view events, kicks off tonight on Spike TV for UFC 136. UFC 136 is set for October 8 from the Toyota Center in Houston Texas. The pay-per-view event will feature a main event for the UFC’s lightweight title in a trilogy fight between champion Frankie Edgar...

Oct 3, 2011 9:09 am

Gilbert Melendez Ready To Rise Through The UFC Ranks And Prove He’s Number 1

“It’s exciting that the boss definitely wants me over to the UFC, because it’s definitely a good move for me. As far as I’m concerned (Jorge) Masvidal is the next guy on my list, and I’m focusing 100-percent on him, so before I get too excited, I’m just focusing on tearing that guy up. But...

Oct 3, 2011 9:01 am

“The Ultimate Fighter Season 14: Bisping vs. Miller” Tickets On Sale This Week

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, Dec. 3 just in time for Michael “The Count” Bisping and Jason “Mayhem” Miller to settle a feud that has been spilling over for months. The middleweights, who traded verbal barbs for months as coaches on season 14 of The...

Oct 3, 2011 8:39 am

Jon Jones 100% Healthy Says White

“[Jones is] good. He’s 100 percent. I talked to him [on Saturday], and he said he feels great. The only thing that’s sore on him is his calf. It’s a little sore. I’d like to give these guys time to rest and give them a little break, so we’ll see what happens.” UFC president Dana...

Oct 3, 2011 8:10 am

Strikeforce Champ Gilbert Melendez UFC Bound Says White

“Yeah, we do want to bring Gilbert Melendez over, and we’re looking at it right now. We’re looking to bring Gilbert Melendez over ASAP. [The title shot] is a possibility. The thing is with that division, it’s so stacked, there are a lot of possibilities. We’ll see what happens with the timing.” During this past...

Oct 3, 2011 7:55 am

Dominick Cruz Suffers Broken Hand, Surgery Set For Next Week

“You know one of the things I respect about the kid? He’s got a broken hand and had one the entire fight. He broke his (left) hand and is going to have surgery. Not only did he not stop fighting and keep coming up 100 percent, he doesn’t even [expletive] say anything about it. He...

Oct 3, 2011 7:48 am

UFC on Versus 6 Sets Attendance and Gate Records

This past weekend the UFC proved that they can enter a new market and set the bar higher than ever. Saturday’s UFC on Versus 6 was a record setting show in regards to the UFC’s “Versus” cards. Headlined by a bantamweight title fight, the show set records in both attendance (at 9,380) and live gate...

Oct 3, 2011 7:19 am

Bellator 52 Results and Highlights

It was an action-packed start to the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament as eight heavy hitters lined up inside the L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles for Bellator 52 to kickoff the quarterfinals of the Season 5 tournament. Ron “The Monster” Sparks will take on Eric Prindle and Mike “300” Hayes faces Blagoi Ivanov in the semifinals...

Oct 1, 2011 8:29 pm

UFC on Versus 6 Results

MAIN CARD: Dominick Cruz def. Demetrious Johnson via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 50-45) – to retain UFC bantamweight title. Stefan Struve def. Pat Barry via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:22. * SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT Anthony Johnson def. Charlie Brenneman via TKO (kick) – Round 1, 2:49. *KNOCK OUT OF THE NIGHT Matt...