Archive: ufc on fox 8

Jul 11, 2013 10:58 am

Siyar Bahadurzada Out, Bobby Voelker In Against Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 8

In a piece of potentially upsetting news for fight fans, Siyar Bahadurzada has been injured and forced to withdraw from his highly anticipated bout with Robbie Lawler in a fight that would prompted an obligatory ‘don’t blink’ from UFC color commentators. But, the UFC has done well to keep the fireworks a very likely happening....

Jun 28, 2013 10:13 am

No jail time for Guillard

Melvin Guillard (30-12-2 MMA, 11-8 UFC) has lost four of his past five fights in the octagon, but not all of his troubles have been in the cage. It was recently revealed that Guillard was facing assault charges as well as a failure to appear in court charge in New Mexico. However, according to Melissa...

Jun 4, 2013 12:02 pm

Saffiedine Out, Bahadurzada In Against Lawler at UFC on FOX 8

  As if you wanted to hear more injury news, the UFC announced via their official Twitter account that former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Tarec Saffiedine has been injured and was forced to withdraw from his fight with Robbie Lawler (20-9, 1 NC). Stepping in for the injured Saffiedine is Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1). Bahadurzada is returning...

May 21, 2013 9:57 am

Rory MacDonald Dismisses St. Pierre Fight, But Hints at ‘Arrangements’ with GSP

  UFC welterweight fighter Rory MacDonald spoke with The MMA Hour Monday about his friendship with current welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre. As has lately been the case with MacDonald (14-1), given his steady rise to being ranked the UFC’s 3rd contender in the 170-lb division, he was asked what he would do if offered...

May 3, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, Tarec Saffiedine, Talks UFC Debut and Title Shot | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Tarec Saffiedine, the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight belt before the organization’s earlier this year, spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about his upcoming UFC debut against fellow Strikeforce alumn, Robbie Lawler. For Saffiedine (14-3), who won the Strikeforce belt with a unanimous decision victory over Nate Marquardt in January, this...

May 1, 2013 9:48 am

Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas Added to UFC on FOX 8

    The UFC announced Thursday night the addition of a lightweight fight between Aaron Riley and Justin Salas to the card for UFC on FOX 8 slated for July 27.   For Riley (30-13-1) this fight will mark a long-awaited return to action after suffering a broken jaw in the first round of his...

Apr 27, 2013 10:12 am

Matt Mitrione Apologizes for Comments on Fallon Fox

Earlier this month, the Ultimate Fighting Championship suspended heavyweight Matt Mitrione after making offensive comments about Fallon Fox on “The MMA Hour.” He was suspended for breaching the UFC’s code of conduct. The suspension was short-lived and was lifted on Wednesday. He has remained silent about the situation until now. “I want to apologize for...

Apr 26, 2013 10:50 am

Dana White Explains Mitrione’s Short Lived Suspension

  The news broke Thursday that Matt Mitrione will be fighting Brendan Schaub at UFC on FOX 8.  Less than three weeks ago, the UFC suspended Mitrione’s contract after the fighter degraded Fallon Fox, a transgender fighter who had been making headlines recently, on a talk show interview.   In the media scrum leading up...

Apr 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Matt Mitrione Suspension Lifted, Will Meet Brendan Schaub At UFC On Fox 8

Yet another fight was announced Wednesday evening for July’s UFC on Fox 8 card: A Heavyweight showdown between former professional football players Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione. A.J. Perez from Foxsports.com confirmed the bout on Twitter. BREAKING: Matt Mitrione’s suspension lifted, will fight fellow TUF 10 competitor @brendanschaub at @ufconfox 8. Story to follow. —...

Apr 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Miesha Tate vs Liz Carmouche Announced For UFC On Fox 8

The UFC has announced the latest addition to the already stacked UFC on Fox 8 fight card; a women’s bantamweight bout between Liz Carmouche and Miesha Tate. Both fighters are eager to post their first career win inside the UFC Octagon, after falling short in their recent debuts. Miesha Tate (13-4), a former Strikeforce bantamweight...

Apr 24, 2013 10:06 pm

Demetrious Johnson vs John Moraga Flyweight Championship To Headline UFC On Fox 8

The UFC on Fox 8 fight card finally has it’s headliner: a Flyweight Championship bout between champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and challenger John Moraga. This match-up was originally scheduled to headline the TUF 17 Finale on April 13, but Johnson suffered a shoulder injury that canceled the fight. Demetrious Johnson (17-2-1) is coming off...

Apr 23, 2013 7:36 pm

Yves Edwards vs Spencer Fisher Announced For UFC On Fox 8

The UFC on Fox 8 card is starting to bulk up with the latest addition being an exciting lightweight bout between 36 year-old UFC veterans Yves Edwards and Spencer Fisher. Edwards (42-19-1) is looking to rebound from a close split decision loss to Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 156. He is 2-3 in his last five...

Apr 23, 2013 7:35 pm

UFC on Fox 8 Adds Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi

Another addition has been made to UFC on Fox 8 and its lightweight battle between Ultimate Fighter 15 Winner Michael Chiesa and Reza “Mad Dog” Madadi. Chiesa is probably best known for what he can accomplish on the gound seeing as 7 of his 9 wins, in a perfect (9-0) record, have come by way...

Apr 11, 2013 11:43 am

UFC on FOX 8 Adds Robbie Lawler Against Tarec Saffiendene

UFC on FOX 8 will now host a match-up of talented welterweights as UFC veteran and former Strikeforce champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler is set to square off with fellow former Strikeforce champ, Tarec Seffiedine. As announced by the promotion this afternoon, Lawler and Saffiedene are to meet on July 27th at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington....

Apr 11, 2013 10:32 am

Bobby Green vs Danny Castillo Set For UFC On Fox 8 In July

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today via Twitter that lightweights Bobby Green and Danny Castillo will fight on UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle. 3 new July fights! Del Rosario/Dave Herman at UFC 162; Saffiedine/Lawler and Danny Castillo/Bobby Green at @ufconfox Seattle — UFC (@ufc) April 11, 2013 Strikeforce lightweight import Bobby Green (20-5) is...

Apr 11, 2013 8:52 am

Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger set for UFC on FOX 8

After an injury layoff, UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald will next face Jake Ellenberger at Seattle’s upcoming Fox card. Carlos Condit was set to rematch MacDonald (14-1, 5-1 UFC), but the Canadian welterweight pulled out with a neck injury. MacDonald’s last fight was a dominant unanimous decision victory over former champion BJ Penn. Ellenberger (29-6, 8-2...

Apr 3, 2013 11:45 am

Melvin Guillard vs Mac Danzig First Bout Booked For July’s UFC On Fox In Seattle

UFC lightweights Melvin ‘The Young Assassin’ Guillard and Mac Danzig will square off in the first bout announced for UFC On Fox 8 in Seattle. The UFC’s official Twitter account posted the following: Seattle’s July @ufconfox event has its first bout booked: Verbal agreements are in for Melvin @young__assassin Guillard vs. @macdanzigmma — UFC (@ufc)...

Feb 28, 2013 9:55 pm

VIDEO: Dana White UFC on FUEL TV 8 Vlog Day 1 | UFC NEWS

An enthusiastic Dana White talks UFC on Fuel TV 8, which takes place in Japan this saturday. The UFC President has hailed this weekend’s card as “The sickest card we have ever done on Fuel”. Following White’s commentary is ten minutes of behind the scenes footage from UFC 157. The card is headlined by MMA...