Archive: ufc news

Sep 10, 2011 7:02 am

UFC 137 Sold Out!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that tickets to UFC 137 at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Oct. 29 sold out within a few hours of being made available to the public today. Headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and the surging Carlos Condit, UFC 137 will also feature an outstanding co-main...

Sep 10, 2011 6:59 am

Jake Shields Comments on Diaz vs. Penn

“I really wanted to see that fight, as most people. I think everyone was excited to see Nick (Diaz) vs. GSP. Condit and St. Pierre is a good fight too, but obviously most people would probably agree that its not as good a fight…I think Dana is a smart guy and mostly fair. I don’t...


Sep 9, 2011 3:46 pm

Carlos Condit Still Wants To Fight BJ Penn

“Nah, this title shot has been what I’ve wanted since I started fighting and I would still like to fight BJ. He’s a legend in the sport. I’ve looked up to him for a very long time and that would be a win that I would want on my record. For now, I’ve got to...

Sep 9, 2011 1:20 pm

"Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" Weigh In Results

MAIN CARD (Showtime) Josh Barnett (261) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (256.5) Daniel Cormier (247) vs. Antonio Silva (264.5) Champ Ronaldo Souza (185) vs. Luke Rockhold (185) Roger Gracie (205) vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (205) Maximo Blanco (155) vs. Pat Healy (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (HDNet) Mike Kyle (205) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205) Rafael “Feijao”...

Sep 9, 2011 12:42 pm

AMANDA NUNES READY FOR HER STRIKEFORCE BOUT THIS WEEKEND

This Saturday at the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, Team Palooka will be sponsoring both a Strikeforce fighter and a female combatant for the very first time. Amanda Nunes (6-1), known as the “Lioness of the Ring,” will face the biggest test of her young career when she battles Alexis Davis (10-4) on the HDNet-broadcasted undercard....

Sep 9, 2011 9:20 am

Cesar Gracie: Nick's Respect For Penn, Makes This Fight Harder

“[BJ Penn] is the better fighter of the two. Georges St. Pierre is the bigger fighter of the two. He can beat people by being bigger or whatever. But this is the better fighter of the two. He’s more technical. He’s got a better ground game. He’s got a better stand up game.” “He wants...

Sep 9, 2011 9:01 am

Hallman Books Lightweight Bout With John Makdessi

Former welterweight fighter, Dennis Hallman, has made good on his promise to drop a weight class and will now face John Makdessi on the UFC’s Dec 10 fight card. UFC 140 is set to take place in Toronto on December 10 from the Air Canada Centre. The only main card bouts confirmed for the event...

Sep 8, 2011 6:43 pm

BJ Penn Meets Nick Diaz At UFC 137

“This is crazy but here we go again! You wanted it. You got it so you got it. Penn vs. Diaz Oct 29th in Vegas”. Dana White just announced via his Twitter account that BJ Penn will now face Nick Diaz at UFC 137. The announcement comes only the day after Diaz was pulled from...

Sep 8, 2011 3:30 pm

QUICK TWITT: BJ Penn Still Looking To Fight At UFC 137

“Dana just offered me a deal I can’t refuse. pretty sure I’m still fighting on Oct. 29th” BJ Penn has posted via his Twitter account that the UFC has made him an offer for a new opponent, and one he just can’t turn down. With Condit now fighting for the title, Jon Fitch out with...

Sep 8, 2011 10:30 am

UFC President Dana White Promises Japanese Fans An Amazing Experience In 2012

After more than a decade, the wait is finally over. The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed at a Tokyo press conference today that 2012 will mark the return of the world famous Octagon to Japan. Japan’s Saitama Super Arena will host a blockbuster UFC event on February 26, 2012. It will serve as the organization’s first...

Sep 8, 2011 10:00 am

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jeff Monson Booked For M-1 Event in Russia

According to multiple reports, “The Last Emperor”, Fedor Emelianenko has booked his next opponent in the form of one-time UFC title challenger, Jeff Monson. Our sources have indicated that while not official, verbal agreements are in place and contracts are expected to be issued shortly. It has been highly speculated that Emelianenko would reemerge on...

Sep 8, 2011 9:00 am

UFC 136: Grice Out with Injury, Nam Phan Books Rematch with Leonard Garcia

A shift in the UFC 136 card has taken place recently with a newly injured fighter in Matt Grice having to withdraw from his scheduled appearance with TUF season 12 participant Nam Phan. In the place of Grice comes, Team Jackson fighter, Leonard Garcia to settle the score with Phan in a much needed rematch...

Sep 8, 2011 8:50 am

VIDEO: Matt Kaplowitz: documentary looks at NY MMA community post-9/11

Presented By “The Fight Nerd”: This Sunday marks the ten-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The way America looked at itself was altered immensely on that date, and a decade later the world is a very different place. Memories of panic and uncertainty are still present, but the urge to keep...

Sep 8, 2011 8:40 am

Spike TV to Air UFC 141 Prelims on Dec 30

The last pay-per-view of 2011 will be receiving the Spike TV Prelims treatment. 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 will feature a five-round non-title fight between former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and newly signed heavyweight stand-out Alistair...

Sep 8, 2011 8:30 am

Bellator’s Season 5 Preview Show Airing on MTV2 and Spike.com all this week

Before Bellator Fighting Championships kicks off its talent-laden fifth season this Saturday at 9 p.m. EST, MTV2 and Spike.com are airing a Season 5 preview special that gives an in-depth look at the promotion’s upcoming welterweight, middleweight, bantamweight and heavyweight tournaments and uncovers the stories behind these world-class athletes competing for their shot at the...