Archive: ufc news

Mar 24, 2015 6:58 am

Maia: “I’m a jiu-jitsu guy and that’s my root”

Former UFC title challenger Demian Maia recently overcame a potentially career-ending shoulder infection in order to fight formerly unbeaten welterweight fighter Ryan LaFlare at this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event in Brazil. The 2007 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion, Maia, used his superior grappling skills to dominate LaFlare for 4 of 5 rounds in...

Mar 24, 2015 6:25 am

Pettis says he won’t fight again on the same card as his brother

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis recently joined the MMA Hour to discuss what went wrong in his UFC 185 title fight loss to Rafael dos Anjos and what changes he will need to make going forward. “Showtime” was quick to point out that watching his younger brother Sergio suffer a knockout loss earlier that...

Mar 18, 2015 9:10 am

Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves to headline UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil

A welterweight bout between former UFC interim title holder Carlos Condit and former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves will headline May’s ‘UFC Fight Night 67’ event in Brazil. MMAFighting.com was first to announce the news. Carlos Condit (29-8 MMA) has been out of action since March of 2014, this due to a knee injury which...

Mar 18, 2015 5:44 am

Matt Brown: I know in my heart, I can be a champion!

UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown suffered a unanimous decision loss to former UFC champion Johny Hendricks at this past weekend’s UFC 185 event in Dallas, Texas. The loss marked “The Immortal’s” second setback in a row, as he was previously defeated by current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at the ‘UFC on FOX 12’ event...

Mar 16, 2015 8:56 am

Cowboy: I’m coming for that belt

Donald Cerrone has gone 14-3 since joining the UFC ranks in February of 2011. Cerrone’s 3 losses have come against Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos. Two of those three men fought in the headlining bout of this past weekend’s UFC 185 event in Dallas (Pettis and dos Anjos). “Cowboy”, like most of...

Mar 16, 2015 8:40 am

Overeem: Roy Nelson was like The Hulk

Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem earned an impressive decision victory over Roy Nelson at this past weekeend’s UFC 185 event in Dallas, Texas. “The Reem” dominated “Big Country” with striking for the majority of 3 rounds, but could not finish Nelson during their 15-minute battle. Overeem spoke about Roy Nelson’s toughness during the UFC...

Mar 13, 2015 6:00 am

Taylor vs. Baroni | UFC 185 Edition

UFC 185 goes down this Saturday night live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a lightweight title fight featuring current champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis taking on number one contender Rafael dos Anjos. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor recently sat down with former UFC and PRIDE veteran Phil “NYBA” Baroni...

Mar 6, 2015 9:42 am

Johny Hendricks looking to steal “Showtime’s” Shine!

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will return to the cage at next weekend’s UFC 185 pay-per-view event in Dallas, Texas. “Bigg Rigg” was last seen in action in the headlining bout of UFC 181, where he suffered a close split-decision loss to Robbie Lawler, losing his welterweight gold in the process. Hendricks now meets...

Feb 20, 2015 9:23 am

Werdum: Silva should honor his word and retire

UFC interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1 MMA) recently spoke with Brazilian news outlet Globo about Anderson Silva’s positive test for performance enhancing drugs (PED’s). Werdum cited an interview “The Spider” did in October of 2014, where Anderson called for a lifetime ban on all fighters caught taking PED’s: “When the guys test for the...

Feb 19, 2015 11:31 am

Lawler on MacDonald rematch: ‘I want a finish’

Earlier this week, it was announced that UFC welterweight champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler will defend his title against surging Canadian Rory MacDonald at July’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas. The pair of welterweights met back in November of 2013, with Lawler earning a split-decision win over MacDonald. This time around, Robbie is hoping for...

Feb 19, 2015 11:22 am

Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves Being Discussed For Summer 2015

A welterweight bout between former interim champion Carlos Condit (29-8 MMA) and former title challenger Thiago Alves (21-9 MMA) is being discussed for a possible summer match-up. The potential fight, which “UFC Tonight’s” Ariel Helwani discussed as a possibility on Wednesday’s new episode, could find a spot on the UFC’s schedule in late May or...

Feb 12, 2015 8:16 pm

WSOF 18 Recap: Headbutts, Dragon Ball Z and a Title Retained

Cody McKenzie Threw a Headbutt On Purpose and Lost Andrew McInnes def. Cody McKenzie by way of DQ (Intentional Headbutt) 4:57 of Round 1 This bout was a black eye on an exciting night of fights. Andrew McInnes and Cody McKenzie were on their way to having a fun back and forth fight where submission...

Feb 12, 2015 10:55 am

Romero vs. ‘Jacare’ Rebooked For UFC on FOX 15 Co-main Event

A key middleweight bout featuring Yoel Romero taking on ‘Jacare’ Souza has been re-booked and will now serve as the co-main event for April’s UFC on FOX 15 event. Ariel Helwani reported the news on Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. Former Strikeforce middleweight title holder Ronaldo Souza is currently riding...

Feb 11, 2015 9:15 am

CONFIRMED! No Random Drug Testing Done Ahead Of UFC Fight Night 60

BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor has confirmed with Colorado Boxing Commission Director Josef Mason that no random drug testing was done on any of the fighters participating in this weekend’s ‘UFC Fight Night 60’ event. The Valentine’s Day event takes place live this Saturday night from the 1STBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. UFC Fight Night 60 will...

Feb 11, 2015 8:24 am

Rumor: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber Superfight Set For May 16 in Manila

Rumors are swirling that a superfight between former MMA champions Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber is set for May’s UFC debut event in Manila, Philippines. The match has been confirmed by multiple sources close to the event, and an official announcement is expected to be made shortly by the UFC. Former UFC lightweight champion and...

Feb 10, 2015 7:36 pm

Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis 3 set for UFC 186 in Montreal!

A trilogy bout between Alexis Davis and Sarah Kaufman has been booked for April’s UFC 186 event in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. UFC officials announced the women’s bantamweight booking earlier today. Alexis Davis will fight for the first time since her brutal UFC 175 title fight loss to Ronda Rousey this past July in Las Vegas....

Feb 10, 2015 4:06 pm

Eddie Alvarez: ‘Gil like a cheerleader looking to get with the QB’

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez recently challenged former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to a fight inside the UFC’s octagon. “El Nino” also noted that he would like the potential Alvarez fight to take place in Mexico City this June. Alvarez initially responded to Melendez request by politely asking if the fight could take...

Feb 7, 2015 10:50 am

GSP ‘surprised’ by Anderson Silva’s failed UFC 183 drug test

Just about everyone in the mixed martial arts community was shocked to learn that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva had tested positive for 2 types of banned substances (steroids) following his UFC 183 victory over Nick Diaz. Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, recently spoke with La Presse (via Yahoo) where he gave...

Feb 6, 2015 8:18 pm

GLORY 19 Results: Schilling, Verhoeven and Holzken Win Big

Raymond Daniels def. Jonatan Oliveira by way of TKO (Body Kick) 2:15 of Round 2 Daniels Advanced to the Finals of the Welterweight Tournament… If you get knocked down three times in a GLORY one night tournament bout, you lose by way of technical knockout. Raymond Daniels was able to knock Jonathan Oliveira down three...