Archive: ufc news

Apr 30, 2012 5:45 am

Should Josh Koscheck Seek Heavier Pastures After This Weekend?

By David Park: Since the end of the first season of the ultimate fighter, UFC on FOX 3 competitor Josh Koscheck has been a staple in the welterweight division. Saturday night will be his 20th fight in the UFC since 2005, (which is more than any other UFC fighter in that time). Koscheck has fought...

Apr 30, 2012 5:00 am

Anderson Silva Is A Dream Fight For Strikeforce MW Champ Luke Rockhold

By Lewis Mckeever: The American Kickboxing Academy representative and Strikeforce Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is on a quest to capture UFC gold. Bursting with confidence, the 27 year old has collated together an impressive 9-1 record in Mixed Martial Arts, with wins against established and seasoned competitors. Claiming the Strikeforce Middleweight championship from Brazilian Jujitsu...

Apr 29, 2012 7:16 pm

Shogun Rua vs. Thiago Silva In The Works | UFC NEWS

One lucky UFC fan got some breaking news earlier today from Dana White personally. The fan tweeted to White “who is shogun fighting next”, to which the UFC President replied,”Thiago Silva”. This is exciting news for MMA fans, and could be an epic light-heavyweight fight. Both fighters are hard hitters that love to stand and...

Apr 29, 2012 7:00 pm

BJ Penn completes the line up for the MMA Show Live in Birmingham, UK

By Chase Raymond: Two time UFC champion and MMA legend BJ Penn will complete the line-up for Europe’s biggest ever MMA fan expo, The MMA Show Live, being held May 12-13 at the NEC in Birmingham. Bj is joining a long list of MMA stars like Dan Henderson, Carlos Condit, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, and...


Apr 29, 2012 12:54 pm

Dan Henderson: Heir to the Throne? | UFC NEWS

By Adam Conklin: Just minutes after Jon Jones defeated Rashad Evans to retain his light heavyweight belt, 41-year old Dan Henderson was announced as the next person to challenge the 24-year old phenom for his title. Henderson (29-8) will be coming off his latest victory and fight of the year performance against Mauricio Rua back...

Apr 29, 2012 12:06 pm

VIDEO: GSP on CNN’s Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre appeared on CNN’s Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien yesterday morning. GSP shared the views of fellow well respected MMA personality, Bas Rutten when it comes to the bullying problem that faces so many kids today. “Rush” told Soledad O’Brien that the reason he got into martial arts was due...

Apr 29, 2012 11:58 am

The Humble Will Thrive

Sports and humility do not often go together so well.  We’re more used to seeing an athlete pretend to rip off his shirt like he’s Superman or refer to himself in the third person than we are to see anything resembling humility.  But MMA is different.  At its core, MMA is a sport that will humble you.  MMA is...

Apr 29, 2012 11:43 am

The UFC Needs More Brian Stann | UFC NEWS

By Josh Long: There are a lot of people who say Jon Jones is the new face of the UFC, but there’s a guy who’s not a high profile fighter who deserves the title “face of the UFC.” That fighter is the former United States Marine “The All-American” Brian Stann. During his most recent fight,...

Apr 29, 2012 11:27 am

Wanderlei Silva: Beating Down the Criticism

I have had it up to here with people calling Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1-1) the underdog in his upcoming fight with Vitor Belfort (21-9), and because you’re reading this, you’ll have to take my word that my hand was high up when I said that first statement. Sure, Wanderlei is in the latter stages of his...

Apr 29, 2012 11:21 am

TUE and PED’s: A Growing Epidemic

By Jason Kindschy With the recent announcement that the California State Athletic Commission has amended its rulebook to allow exemptions for Medical Marijuana, and Testosterone Replacement Therapy, any fan of this sport has to be concerned with what this means for MMA. After watching Kenny Florian make his opinion clear on PED usage in this...

Apr 29, 2012 11:12 am

Invicta Fighting Championship 1 results: Marloes Coenen Vs. Romy Ruyssen

The main event headlined former Strikeforce bantamweight Champion Marloes Coenen against challenger and upcoming rising star, Romy Ruyssen in there long awaited rematch since 2008 in Switzerland. Coenen weighed in at 146 pounds, and Ruyssen at 150.4 but later cut down to 149.8 after a couple hours. Although Ruyssen was a bit overweight, the main event...

Apr 28, 2012 9:31 pm

UFC Veteran Joey Beltran Wins His 205 Debut Tonight

Former UFC heavyweight Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran defeated Anton Talamantes in his light heavyweight debut under the C3 fight promotion in Oklahoma. After a dominant three-round performance that saw “The Mexicutioner” throw everything but the kitchen sink at his opponent, including a brutal head kick, he walked away with a unanimous decision victory to get...

Apr 28, 2012 12:41 pm

The Biggest Loser Of The Overeem Fiasco? No question, Cain Velasquez.

By David Park Earlier this week former heavyweight title contender, Alistair Overeem was officially denied a license to fight in the state of Nevada due to a failed random drug test. Before that though, UFC president Dana White removed him from the main event of UFC 146 against champ Junior Dos Santos. Replacing Overeem is...

Apr 28, 2012 12:35 pm

Koch vs. Aldo Official For UFC 149 Headliner

Jose Aldo’s next opponent has been named and it is none other than the fast rising and dominant Erik Koch. We speculated earlier in the week that this match up was a possibility, however the location and date came to question when Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen was moved from UFC 147 to UFC 148....

Apr 28, 2012 12:25 pm

UFC on Fox | Weighing in on Diaz vs Miller

By Lynn Mitchell: Saturday May 5, 2012 in  East Rutherford, NJ | UFC on Fox presents Diaz vs Miller One month after Nathan Diaz received his jiu jitsu black belt from Cesar Gracie.  Diaz currently holds a record of 15-7-0 (W-L-D).  Nate’s victories include submitting Junior Assuncao, Melvin Guillard and Marcus Davis via guillotine choke, Rory...

Apr 28, 2012 12:21 pm

Controversial Calls: Sonnen vs. Bisping by the Numbers | UFC NEWS

Event: UFC on Fox 2 Date: January 28, 2012 Contestants: Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping The main event of UFC on Fox 2, also known as Evans vs. Davis, was overshadowed by a middleweight number one contender showdown between two of its best. Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping went to war in a close three...