Archive: ufc news

Jan 8, 2015 4:10 pm

JONES UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR PERJURY?

In September of last year, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones told members of the Nevada State Athletic Commission that he had lost his Nike endorsement due to a brawl with Daniel Cormier which occurred during a press event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This past week, Jones backtracked from his previous statement,...

Jan 8, 2015 3:48 pm

NSAC blames oversight for Jones Testing Fiasco

A lot of questions still remain unanswered regarding UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones positive test for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine, on December 4, 30 days before his UFC 182 title fight with Daniel Cormier in Las Vegas. One of the more frequent questions being asked is: When did Jones and his team find...

Jan 8, 2015 2:50 pm

Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold headlines UFC on FOX 15 in Newark

The UFC’s return to New Jersey now has a main event, as UFC officials announced today that middleweights Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold will headline April’s “UFC on FOX 15” event in Newark. Rockhold was the first to announce the five-round main event booking, this via his official Instagram feed. Former UFC light heavyweight champion...

Jan 7, 2015 6:10 am

Alistair Overeem vs. Roy Nelson set for UFC 185 in Dallas

A heavyweight clash featuring two of the divisions hardest hitters will take place at UFC 185 this March. UFC officials announced yesterday that former Strikeforce heavyweight title holder Alistair Overeem (38-14 MMA) has agreed to meet Roy Nelson (20-10 MMA) at the event. Roy “Big Country” Nelson was last seen in action in the headlining...


Jan 5, 2015 2:59 pm

Askren: Dana White is telling blatant lies about me

It is no secret that current ONE FC Welterweight Champion Ben Askren and UFC President Dana White don’t exactly see eye to eye. The pair have verbally sparred back-and-forth on many different topics, most recently the UFC’s signing of former WWE star CM Punk. Askren’s criticism of the UFC’s new hire prompted Dana White to...

Jan 5, 2015 2:37 pm

Hendo on Bones: I respect him as a fighter but not as a person

Prior to his bout with Daniel Cormier at last weekend’s UFC 182 event in Las Vegas, current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones told the media that he was not impressed by DC’s most recent win over a “50-60” year-old Dan Henderson. Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Dan Henderson, was a guest on Monday’s...

Jan 1, 2015 5:05 pm

If victorious against Siver, McGregor gets next crack at Aldo

Sorry Frankie Edgar, but if Connor McGregor proves victorious in his main event fight against Dennis Siver at “UFC Fight Night 59”, the brash Irishman will receive the next shot at Jose Aldo’s UFC featherweight gold. That’s how UFC President Dana White summed up the promotions current featherweight title picture earlier today: “This fight in Boston,...

Jan 1, 2015 4:49 pm

Dana White: Hendricks not MacDonald to get next shot at Lawler

UFC President Dana White confirmed today that the promotion has decided to do a trilogy bout between current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former title holder Johny Hendricks. Prior to their second fight at December’s UFC 181 event, it was thought that the winner of “Hendricks vs. Lawler 2” would face Canadian welterweight standout...

Jan 1, 2015 12:18 pm

Cormier: This is probably my last chance to be the best in the world

Former Olympic Wrestler Daniel Cormier will put his undefeated mixed martial arts record on the line this Saturday night in hopes of capturing UFC gold as he faces reigning light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones in the main event of UFC 182. Jeremy Botter recently did a story on Cormier titled “The Olympian” in which he...

Dec 31, 2014 5:02 am

Rio To Host UFC Fight Night 63

The UFC will return to Rio de Janeiro on March 21 for UFC Fight Night 63. The fight card will mark the UFC’s sixth trip to the “Marvelous City”, but it will serve as Rio’s first ever “UFC Fight Night” event. All five of the previous shows held in Rio were pay-per-view events. We have...

Dec 27, 2014 2:39 pm

Executive: UFC Going From Promotor To Entertainer

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), is easily the largest mixed martial arts organization in the entire world. The promotion has made footprints all over the globe in recent years, and plans to continue it’s expansion in 2015. The organization already has it’s eyes set on South Korea, Scotland and Russia among others for future UFC events. “As we...

Dec 24, 2014 7:09 am

UFC Fight Night 59 Fight Card Finalized

The UFC returns to “Beantown” on January 18 for “UFC Fight Night 59”, an event headlined by a featherweight bout featuring Conor McGregor taking on Dennis Siver. In the evenings co-main event, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will take on former Bellator lightweight title holder Eddie Alvarez. Here is the official “UFC Fight Night...

Dec 20, 2014 10:45 pm

UFC FN 58 Bonus Report: Machida, Barao, Silva and Miranda Earn Extra $50K

Performance of the Night: Lyoto Machida “The Dragon” is back! He was only in the octagon for a minute and two seconds, but he was able to put on one of the most dominant performances of his career. CB Dollaway wanted to smother Lyoto Machida, but he had no time to do that as he...

Dec 20, 2014 10:02 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Machida TKOs Dollaway in 1st Round!

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will have no issues getting back into title contention if he keeps putting on performances like this! C.B. Dollaway was fighting a smart fight by keeping his distance, but it was a brutal kick from Machida that was the beginning of the end. Machida fired off a kick to the body...

Dec 20, 2014 9:49 pm

Bellator Boss: “Rampage” Still Contracted with Bellator

Let us be clear that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is under an exclusive contract with #BellatorMMA. We will protect our contractual rights — Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) December 21, 2014 UFC recently announced that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will make his return to the octagon in 2015. However, there were rumors floating around that Jackson was still under...

Dec 20, 2014 9:42 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Barao Submits Gagnon in 3rd Round, Wants Title Shot

Number fourteen ranked Mitch Gagnon was no match for former champion Renan Barao tonight in the co main event of “UFC Fight Night 58”. There were a couple moments in the first two rounds where Barao looked like he was in trouble, but he escaped adversity quickly and found a way to finish the fight...

Dec 20, 2014 8:56 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Cummins Dominates Carlos Junior, Earns Decision Win

When Antonio Carlos Junior signed the dotted line on his contract to fight Patrick Cummins, he knew what he was signing up for: Three rounds of wrestling. Cummins utilized his wrestling skills to not only gain some offensive points, but to neutralize Carlos Junior’s striking game. Carlos Junior did not do a good job while...

Dec 20, 2014 8:24 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Magomedov KOs Silverio with 3 Seconds Remaining

Rashid Magomedov and Elias Silverio seemed to be holding back a lot of strikes throughout the three round bout, but Magomedov finally fired off some knockout-worthy strikes in the final round to bring the crowd to life. Rashid Magomedov dropped Elias Silverio with a left hook and was patient in the way he went for...

Dec 20, 2014 7:54 pm

Official: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Is Back in the UFC!

In what may have been the worst kept secret in 2014, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is back in the Ultimate Fighting Championship! The announcement was made during the main card of “UFC Fight Night 58”. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has proven himself to still be a draw in the sport of mixed martial arts as he helped...

Dec 20, 2014 7:45 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Silva Makes Rhodes Pass Out in Round 1

Erick Silva is back to his winning ways with a quick submission victory! Erick Silva took Mike Rhodes down to the ground and eventually transitioned to side control. Silva found himself in position to lock in an arm-triangle choke and applied the hold to Rhodes. Rhodes looked to defend the hold by creating space between...

Dec 20, 2014 7:27 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Sarafian Picks Up Win After Dos Santos Suffers Injury

Antonio dos Santos Jr. and Daniel Sarafian were on their way to an exciting opening bout, but a bizarre injury in the octagon led to the end of the fight. Antonio dos Santos Jr. suffered a dislocated finger in the second round and asked the referee to pause the action. Dos Santos popped the finger...

Dec 20, 2014 6:42 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Rogerio de Lima TKOs Igor Pokrajac in Round 1

There is nothing like a first round knockout to cap off the preliminary bouts! Pokrajac tried to press the action by pushing Lima toward the octagon cage, but Lima countered perfectly and landed several punches that would ultimately drop his foe. As he was stepping backwards, Lima was patient with his counters and landed two...

Dec 20, 2014 6:27 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Moicano Submits Niinamaki in Round 2

Renato Moicano picked up a submission win despite taking the fight on nine days notice! Both Renato Moicano and Tom Niinimaki could not get any momentum in the opening round as they could get get within a comfortable striking distance. The fight would not go to the ground until the second round where it ended...

Dec 20, 2014 6:00 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Dias Beats Elkins, Earns 1st Win in 2 Years

Hacran Dias picked up his first win inside the octagon since 2012 at UFC 147. His performance tonight was not thrilling or awe inspiring, but he needed a win against a ranked opponent in Darren Elkins and got it. Elkins was praised for his wrestling skills walking into this bout, but it was the takedown...

Dec 20, 2014 5:20 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Issa Cranks His Way to a Submission Win Over Sasaki

Issa walked into the octagon tonight as the underdog, but he walked out with his second submission win in a row! Issa had Sasaki on the ground where he wanted him and was transitioning at will. Issa made it to full mount where Sasaki decided to give up his back. Issa went for a rear...

Dec 20, 2014 4:55 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Means Earns Split Decision Win Over Alexandre

Means looked to be gaining momentum in the second round, but it was cut to a halt when the referee paused the bout due to an illegal knee. The referee stopped the bout because it looked like Means landed a knee to Alexandre while his fingertips were on the ground, but upon replay review you...

Dec 20, 2014 4:19 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Miranda Picks Up Last Second KO Win Over Collier

What a way to kick off tonight’s card in Brazil! Vitor Miranda was getting out-grappled for four minutes and it looked like the round was in the bag, but Miranada fired off a last second kick that won him the fight! With ten seconds remaining, Miranda was able to get back to his feet where...

Dec 20, 2014 9:23 am

CM Punk: “Do you put CM Punk on TUF?”

During a media blitz in New York city on Thursday, former WWE star CM Punk began opening up regarding his initial conversations with the UFC which led to him joining the promotion earlier this month. The former WWE champion has taken a lot of flak for his choice to jump right in to MMA’s grandest...