Archive: ufc news

Sep 6, 2011 2:29 pm

Rory MacDonald Books Brian Ebersole At UFC 140

UFC officials are working on filling up the UFC 140 card set for December 10 and have just announced the booking of a welterweight match between top prospects Rory MacDonald and Brian Ebersole. UFC 140 is set to take place in Toronto on December 10 from the Air Canada Centre. The bout between MacDonald and...

Sep 6, 2011 2:11 pm

Henderson vs. Guida Plus Yamamoto vs. Uyenoyama Added To UFC on Fox

The first ever UFC on Fox event has booked two more bouts for the inaugural card. Lightweight contenders Benson Henderson and Clay Guida as well as bantamweight fighters “Kid” Yamamoto and Darren Uyenoyama have agreed to face off on the historic card. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place on November 12 from...

Sep 6, 2011 12:28 pm

Brock Lesnar Returns Dec. 30 Against Alistair Overeem

A two-for-one major announcement was just made by UFC officials moments ago. First of which is that former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, is healed up from his most recent bout with diverticulitis and ready to return to action. The second announcement is that the UFC has apparently secured former Strikeforce and DREAM heavyweight champion,...

Sep 6, 2011 11:28 am

BELLATOR UNDERCARD FIGHTS TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON SPIKE.COM BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 10

Spike.com, a leading destination for men on the web, will stream LIVE undercard fights throughout the 12-week season of Bellator Fighting Championship that begins Saturday, September 10. It was jointly announced today by Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney and Erik Flannigan, Executive Vice President, Digital Entertainment, MTV Networks Entertainment Group. This marks the first...

Sep 6, 2011 9:46 am

Koshcheck: “If Matt Hughes is man enough, he’ll take the fight”

“He wants big-name fighters. He’s getting near the end of his career. I think he’ll take the fight because it’s good for the sport and good for the UFC. I’m a big-name fighter, so he can take that and run with it. I put it out there. I told UFC I’d do it, and if...

Sep 6, 2011 9:39 am

Sanchez Heartbroken Over UFC 135 Withdrawal

“I am heartbroken that I have to inform MMA fans that I cannot fight Matt Hughes at UFC 135 later this month. I have never physically felt more prepared to compete than I felt for this fight, which makes this even more painful for me. While I do not know right now when I will...

Sep 6, 2011 9:12 am

Saitama Super Arena To Host UFC’s Return To Japan On Feb. 26, 2012

The long rumored return to Japan has been booked and confirmed by UFC officials. The news was released by the UFC via twitter overnight. No bouts have been announced to coincide with the organizations return to Japan, however, the UFC currently holds native stand-outs such as Yushin Okami, Hatsu Hioki, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Takanori Gomi and...

Sep 5, 2011 5:15 pm

Josh Koscheck Accepts Short Notice Fight Against Matt Hughes

“Oh ya 19 days then or something like that!!!! Either way it looks like I am in to fight matt Hugh if he takes it????” Josh Koscheck has posted via his Twitter that he’s accepted the fight against Matt Hughes at UFC 135 in place of Diego Sanchez, after Sanchez was forced to pull out...

Sep 5, 2011 5:00 pm

Peralta vs. Lullo Added To UFC’s Fight Night 25

With news of Mackens Semerizer’s injury withdrawal, the UFC has signed and booked Robert Peralta for his UFC debut against Mike Lullo for their September 17th “Battle on the Bayou” card. The news was announced on twitter earlier this afternoon. “UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger” is set to take place from the Ernest...

Sep 5, 2011 3:13 pm

Gegard Mousasi Expected To Return For December Strikeforce Event

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi is staying busy both stateside and internationally, as he’s being targeted for a December return to the Strikeforce cage.  The news was confirmed by a source to MMAJunkie.com earlier today. Gegard Mousasi last competed for Strikeforce in April where he fought to a majority draw against UFC veteran...

Sep 5, 2011 2:39 pm

Yoshihiro Akiyama Dropping To 170lbs, Wants To Train With Georges St. Pierre

In a move that’s been talked about for quite sometime, Yoshihiro Akiyama is now set to make the move down to welterweight. The news comes via MMAFighting.com. Akiyama last fought at UFC 133 where he was knocked out by Vitor Belfort in the first round. The loss was the third straight for the Japanese fighter,...

Sep 5, 2011 1:38 pm

Diego Sanchez Out Against Hughes With Broken Hand

UFC welterweight fighter, Diego Sanchez, has been forced out of his scheduled UFC 135 matchup with Matt Hughes, due to a broken hand suffered during training. The news comes straight from Dana White, just moments ago and as confirmed by the company president, a search for a replacement is currently underway. No word on the...

Sep 5, 2011 1:27 pm

Wednesday’s UFC 137 Pre-Fight Press Conference Open To The Public

This Wednesday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, MMA fans are encouraged to attend the UFC 137 pre-fight press conference. “UFC 137: St. Pierre vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event will feature a welterweight championship bout...

Sep 5, 2011 1:22 pm

King Mo: “We’re just waiting for Strikeforce to die.”

“The thing is, what’s the point? What’s the point of having the belt when it’s been vacated, and the person who vacated it is still fighting somewhere else within the same umbrella, but not the same organization?… It feels a little weird, because it’s not the same. It’s like a cancer patient, like a dying...

Sep 5, 2011 1:07 pm

Swanson vs. Lamas Booked For UFC on FOX 1

The second bout booked for the UFC’s debut card on FOX TV comes in the form of a featherweight bout between Cub Swanson and Ricardo Lamas. UFC officials took to twitter with the news over the weekend. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November...

Sep 5, 2011 12:46 pm

Anderson Silva Was Injured in Latest Bout with Okami

“A month before the fight, I hurt my shoulder training with Junior dos Santos and stepped in feeling pain in Rio. I had to take painkillers and advised the Athletic Commission about the medicine I took. I talked to my doctors a lot. I did MRI right after and began to feel pain on the...

Sep 5, 2011 10:15 am

‘BIG’ JOHN MCCARTHY BOOK-SIGNING SCHEDULED FOR ‘SALUTE TO SERVICE’ SHOW ON SEPT. 11

As part of the University of MMA’s ‘Salute to Service’ event on September 11, 2011 at Avalon Hollywood, MMA’s most celebrated and respected referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy will participate in a pre-event book-signing of his new autobiography LET’S GET IT ON!: The Making of MMA and Its Ultimate Referee. The book-signing will take place from...

Sep 5, 2011 10:08 am

Tickets For UFC 137 On Sale This Week

Tickets for UFC 137, the event which will see BJ Penn return to action against Carlos Condit, go on sale to the public this week. “UFC 137: St. Pierre vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event will feature a welterweight...

Sep 5, 2011 9:54 am

High Prospect, Bruno Santos, Reaches Verbal Agreements with Bellator

Bruno Santos (12-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC), an undefeated Brazilian prospect, has verbally agreed to a contract with Bellator Fighting Championships. MMAJunkie.com was the first to report that Santos and Bellator brass have agreed to terms and a contract is expected to be finalized shortly. A date and opponent for Santos’ debut has yet to be...