Archive: ufc news

Jan 22, 2015 10:21 am

Henderson In For Green, Faces Masvidal At Fight Night 63

After suffering a controversial split-decision loss to Donald Cerrone at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Boston, former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson has already booked his next fight. UFC officials announced today the “Bendo” would be stepping in for the injured Bobby Green to face Jorge Masvidal at April’s UFC Fight Night...

Jan 21, 2015 11:36 am

No Coke On Fight Night — Jones Post Fight Drug Tests Are Clean

All of the drug tests on UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones have come back clean, this according to Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) executive director Bob Bennett who told MMAFighting.com the news on Tuesday: All of the UFC light heavyweight champion’s drug tests have come back clean, Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) executive director Bob...

Jan 18, 2015 11:16 pm

Conor McGregor: This Is the Beginning of “The McGregor Era”

Conor McGregor blasted through Dennis Siver tonight and will be facing Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship. The bout is likely to take place in May in Las Vegas and it could break records. After answering a couple questions in the post fight press conference, McGregor spoke with confidence about the potential of his...

Jan 18, 2015 11:14 pm

McGregor on Duffy: You Best Believe I’d Want That Fight

Joseph Duffy recently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is known for being the last man to defeat Conor McGregor. During the post fight press conference, McGregor expressed his thoughts on the recent signing. “To be honest, I signed Joseph. I actually looked into it and thought, ‘You know what, if someone pulls out,...


Jan 18, 2015 11:13 pm

UFC Fight Night 59 Bonus Report: McGregor and Larkin Take Home Extra $50K

Fight of the Night: Matt Van Buren vs. Sean O’Connell Van Buren looked to be on his way to a stoppage victory as he was picking O’Connell apart with body shots. O’Connell made an amazing comeback in the second and third rounds, however, and ultimately stopped the fight in the third round! Performance of the...

Jan 18, 2015 11:12 pm

TWEET PIC | McGregor Screams In Aldo’s Face!

Conor McGregor finished Dennis Siver in the second round then proceeded to jump the octagon fence and scream in the face of Jose Aldo! The two are set to duke it out in the near future for the UFC Featherweight Championship. [email protected]_gear: @RowdyBec #TopOfTheHeadOnly pic.twitter.com/oWbmhaIdxj” Conor was like: 'Wazzzzzzaaaaap!!!' — Juno Siojo (@junosiojo_G7N) January 19,...

Jan 18, 2015 9:19 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: McGregor Dominates Siver, Wins in Round 2

“The Notorious” Conor McGregor did not defeat his opponent in two minutes like he had predicted, but the lengthier fight favored him as it showcased just how dominant he could be in the octagon. Dennis Siver is a top ten fighter but it looked like he had no business being in there with McGregor. By...

Jan 18, 2015 8:46 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Cerrone Upsets Henderson and Earns Decision Win

Benson Henderson looked amazing tonight in defeat against Donald Cerrone who looked great in his own right. Cerrone never got to unload like he wanted considering he took the fight on such short notice, but he gained the decision win nonetheless. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter Henderson was more diverse in his attack than Cerrone...

Jan 18, 2015 7:35 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Tibau Earns 16th UFC Win with Decision Over Parke

This lightweight bout may not have been the most exciting opening to a main card, but it was nice to see both Gleison Tibau and Norman Parke smart careful and smart. They both respected each other’s power and did not want to get within a dangerous striking distance. Tibau outgrappled his Parke tonight, though, and earned...

Jan 18, 2015 7:00 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Pendred Picks Up Controversial Decision Over Spencer

That was a controversial decision to say the least. Cathal Pendred picked up a unanimous decision victory over Sean Spencer even though he was outstruck. Pendred landed four takedowns, but they did not lead to anything at all. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter Spencer brought the fight to Pendred who was not prepared for such...

Jan 18, 2015 6:24 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Larkin Brutally TKOs Howard in 1st Round

John Howard’s head movement was looking good in the opening minute of the bout, but Lorenz Larkin was on another level tonight in Boston. Larkin was light on his feet and picked every shot strategically which resulted in a big TKO win for him. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter Larkin caught Howard off guard with...

Jan 18, 2015 6:09 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Wade Takes 3 Low Blows, Still Defeats Lipeng

Zhang Lipeng and Chris Wade slowed the pace of tonight’s event with their bout. Low blows, strikes to the back of the head and a grapple-heavy fight led to a fight that may not have satisfied the casual mixed martial arts fan’s appetite for action. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter The referee called for the...

Jan 18, 2015 5:35 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Holohan Dominates Howell for 3 Rounds

Regardless of what critics are saying of the “Irish Invasion” of the UFC, it is getting increasingly hard to call it “hype”. Patrick Holohan absolutely dominated for fifteen minutes straight and there was no denying he was going to earn the decision win. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter Holohan took to the center of the...

Jan 18, 2015 5:02 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Case TKOs Perez in Round 3

Even though it was just his second fight in the octagon, Johnny Case looked like he has been in there for years. Every single time it looked like Frankie Perez would make an offensive move, Case either cut him off or turned the tables shortly thereafter. The fight was one sided and “Hollywood” Case ended...

Jan 18, 2015 4:33 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Rosa Traps Soriano in D’Arce and Earns Win

Charlez Rosa and Sean Soriano kicked off the Fox Sports 1 portion of the preliminaries with their featherweight bout. Rosa was game and threatened submissions every single time the fight went to the ground where he finally submitted Soriano in round three. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter Rosa proved to be the superior featherweight tonight...

Jan 18, 2015 4:02 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: O’Connell Rallies Back to TKO Van Buren

Matt Van Buren and Sean O’Connell followed up an exciting featherweight bout with a slower paced, but more heavy hitting light heavyweight bout. Van Buren looked great in the first round, but he slowly started fading as each minute passed. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter Sean O’Connell took a serious beating in the form of...

Jan 18, 2015 3:30 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Sanchez Earns Decision Win Over Matsuda

These two flyweights may have jerked the curtain for today’s card in Boston, but their fight is going to be tough to follow. Tateki Matsuda and Joby Sanchez fought their hearts out and brought the crowd to life with their strike-heavy bout. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter Matsuda opened the bout strong with a knockdown,...

Jan 16, 2015 9:05 pm

Confirmed: Pitbull vs. Karakhanyan Next Bellator FW Title Fight

It’s official: Georgi Karakhanyan is next in line to challenge Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for his Bellator Featherweight Championship. Georgi Karakhanyan put on a beautiful performance against Bubba Jenkins on Friday night when he submitted him in the first round. Jenkins went for two takedown attempts, but walked into two separate guillotine attempts. The second guillotine...

Jan 16, 2015 8:25 pm

BELLATOR 132 RESULTS: Pitbull Retains Title, Makes Straus Tap

Tonight’s bout may go down as one of the most controversial championship fights in Bellator history. There were a handful of low-blows from both men and an eye poke from Straus led to multiple halts in action from referee John McCarthy. Straus was punished with a point deduction in the second round after he landed...

Jan 16, 2015 7:24 pm

BELLATOR 132 RESULTS: Karakhanyan Earns Title Shot with Win Over Jenkins

Georgi Karakhanyan put Bubba Jenkins to sleep in the first round and proved to be the superior grappler tonight. Jenkins shot for two takedowns in the opening round and got trapped in a guillotine both times. He was able to escape the first attempt, but Karakhanyan made sure he was not going anywhere the second...

Jan 16, 2015 7:04 pm

BELLATOR 132 RESULTS: Zwicker Earns Decision Win Over Alexander

In a night full of finishes, Houston Alexander and Virgil Zwicker fought for the full fifteen minutes and put on an exciting bout. After a close first round, Zwicker was the first man to convincingly gain momentum on the main card. Alexander was caught off guard with an uppercut at the beginning of the second...

Jan 15, 2015 5:04 pm

Danzig Chimes In On UFC Lawsuit

Former UFC lightweight fighter Mac Danzig recently spoke with MSNBC about a number of topics including the recent class action lawsuit filed against his former employer. The now retired Danzig doesn’t feel like the UFC has supported the mixed martial arts industry, his words: Basically, they’ve created an industry on their own success, but they...

Jan 15, 2015 4:39 pm

More Drug Test Findings Released On Jon Jones

The WADA-accredited lab utilized by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for UFC 182 has found no evidence that current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones used exogenous testosterone. The NSAC released the report today which stated the following: “Based on the review of steroid profiles and available IRMS data, there is no evidence to...

Jan 12, 2015 2:05 pm

Officials cancel UFC Fight Night event planned for March 7

A UFC Fight Night event tentatively planned for March 7 is no longer taking place. MMAjunkie recently confirmed the news with UFC officials that the event, tentatively labeled “UFC Fight Night 62”, has been scratched from the 2015 schedule. Windsor, Ontario, Canada had been rumored to be the host city for the UFC Fight Night 62 event,...

Jan 12, 2015 1:39 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Nick Diaz 2? Dana White would ‘love to see it’

Current UFC welterweight champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (25-10 MMA) has only suffered one knockout loss in his 35 professional mixed martial arts fights. That knockout loss came over 10 years ago at UFC 47 to Nick Diaz, who sent Lawler crashing to the canvas early in the second-round of their 2004 battle. Many fans and...

Jan 9, 2015 3:39 pm

UFC 181’s Ashlee Evans-Smith Tests Positive For Diuretic

UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Ashlee Evans-Smith tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a water pill that prevents the body from retaining salt and aids in weight-cutting, this according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The positive test result occurred after Evan-Smith’s UFC 181 loss to Raquel Pennington, who choked her unconscious at the event with a bulldog-choke....

Jan 8, 2015 6:40 pm

Roland Delorme let go by the UFC

Canadian bantamweight fighter “Stunning” Roland Delorme (9-4, 1 NC MMA) has received his walking papers from the UFC. The former TUF 14 competitor went 3-3 with 1 no-contest during his time with the promotion. He scored victories over Josh Ferguson, Nick Denis and Edwin Figueroa while a part of the UFC’s bantamweight division. Delorme was...