Archive: ufc news

Jul 20, 2012 5:11 pm

FABER, BARÃO MAKE WEIGHT FOR TOMORROW NIGHT’S UFC TITLE CLASH | UFC NEWS

Top bantamweight contenders “The California Kid” Urijah Faber and Renan Barão each weighed in at 135 pounds this afternoon at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, making official tomorrow night’s UFC interim bantamweight championship bout. The title fight headlines the Pay-Per-View card which airs at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. UFC 149: FABER VS....

Jul 20, 2012 10:37 am

Watch Today’s UFC 149 Weigh-Ins Live On BJPENN.COM ( 6pm ET)

The UFC is holding the official UFC 149 weigh-ins ceremony this afternoon at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The event will kick off at 6:00pm ET and you can tune into all the action live using the player embedded below.

Jul 20, 2012 10:33 am

Magalhaes Believes He Can Submit Jon Jones

“The reason why I wanted to return to the UFC was to prove that I can fight with the best, so I’ll never refuse a fight. I believe that Igor would become a Top 10 with one more win because it would be his fourth in a row – but that’s not gonna happen. I...

Jul 20, 2012 10:28 am

VIDEO | Randy Couture Discusses The Evolution Of MMA | UFC NEWS

Randy Couture first wrapped UFC® gold around his waist at UFC® 28 in November of 2000. Over the course of his Hall of Fame career he saw the sport evolve and grow in ways that even he couldn’t have possibly imagined. Now in retirement he watches as the next generation of champions and stars push...


Jul 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Evan Dunham vs T.J. Grant slated for UFC 152 in Toronto | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor UFC officials announced today that lightweights Evan Dunham (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and T.J. Grant (18-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) are set to throw down September 22nd at UFC 152 in Toronto. Dunham is riding a current two-fight win streak, earning impressive victories over Nik Lentz and Shamar Bailey. Dunham was expected to...

Jul 19, 2012 1:11 pm

Silva’s Camp Eyeing Fight with Rockhold, not Weidman or Lombard

Following UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva’s defeat of #1 contender Chael Sonnen at UFC 148, the MMA universe has been abuzz over who the 37-year-old Brazilian will face next. Fuel TV’s “UFC Tonight” recently reported that Silva’s camp is more inclined to a showdown with 10-1 Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold than anyone else. Rockhold...

Jul 19, 2012 10:12 am

Aldo vs. Koch Booked For UFC 153 Headliner | UFC NEWS

The featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, will return to action in front of his fellow Brazilians in October when he faces off with top contender Erik Koch at UFC 153. The bout was originally slated for UFC 149, however Aldo was forced out with an injury and the UFC has no rebooked the title match. UFC...

Jul 19, 2012 10:04 am

Koscheck vs. Ellenberger Booked For UFC 151 | UFC NEWS

Two top 10 welterweights have agreed to square off in September at UFC 151. Both Josh Koscheck and Jake Ellenberger will compete in Las Vegas in what is scheduled to be the night’s co-main event. UFC officials announced the bout last night. UFC 151 is set to go down on September 1 from the Mandalay...

Jul 19, 2012 8:39 am

Cormier Would Rather Face Jon Jones Than Go Up Against Teammate Velasquez

“I’m not saying that’s what I want to do right now. A lot depends on what happens between Cain and Junior dos Santos. [Moving to Light Heavyweight] is a potential plan B if Cain becomes champion again, which I think he will. Imagine that: Me and Jones standing across the cage from one another. That...

Jul 19, 2012 8:35 am

Hendo On Jones: He Is Sloppy And Still Has A Lot To Learn | UFC NEWS

“He’s young and sloppy a little bit. He still has a lot to learn, technically. My focus is to win every round, not to land the ‘H-bomb/ I’ll make sure I win every round and if I hit him good along the way, hopefully it knocks him out. A lot of people who think [Jones...

Jul 19, 2012 8:25 am

Rockhold vs. Kennedy broadcast pulls average numbers | MMA NEWS

Yahoo Sports reported earlier today that the numbers for this past Saturday’s Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy card drew an audience of 420,000 viewers. “While that isn’t a blockbuster number, it holds up well in relation to the promotion’s other offerings on Showtime. The Heavyweight Grand Prix Final in May did slightly better at 463,000 viewers,...

Jul 19, 2012 8:24 am

Tim Boetsch Out To Prove He Is A Title Challenger By KO’ing Lombard | UFC NEWS

“Knocking out Hector Lombard proves I’m next in line for a middleweight title shot. Honestly, I don’t mind flying under the radar. I like coming into these fights as the underdog. I know Hector’s the favorite and that’s fine by me. I like surprising people. I think this fight with Hector is gonna streamline my...

Jul 19, 2012 8:14 am

Watch Today’s UFC 149 Pre-Fight Press Conference Live On BJPENN.COM (2pm ET)

The UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao pre-fight press conference is set to go down today at Flames Central in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. UFC president Dana White along with main card fighters from this Saturdays event are expected to be in attendance. The press event kicks off at 2 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live...

Jul 19, 2012 8:02 am

VIDEO | Meet Hector Lombard | UFC NEWS

The middleweight division’s newest title hopeful, Hector Lombard describes his long journey in the world of MMA, and why his first UFC fight will be the most important of his eight-year fighting career.