Archive: UFC on FOX 9

Dec 3, 2013 10:14 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 9: Road to the Octagon (Full Replay)

Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Joseph Benavidez brace for their title rematch; Urijah Faber, Michael McDonald, Carlos Condit and Matt Brown also prepare for their upcoming battles.

Nov 27, 2013 8:50 am

Moraga injured, Ozkilic steps in vs. Darren Uyenoyama

An injury has sidelined former UFC flyweight title contender John Moraga for up to four weeks. The UFC announced Tuesday that Moraga was pulled out of his UFC on Fox 9 preliminary card fight with Darren Uyenoyama on Dec. 14. Replacing him is Turkish-American prospect Alp Ozkilic. Moraga (13-2) fought just once in 2013 in...

Nov 25, 2013 11:49 am

PHOTO | UFC On FOX 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez Poster

UFC officials have released the official poster (above) for December’s UFC on FOX 9 event featuring a flyweight title fight between Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson and Joseph Benavidez.

Nov 22, 2013 9:09 am

Anthony Pettis Says He’d “Have No Problem With Fighting BJ Penn”

“BJ is one of those guys that I look up to,” said UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  “If a fight [with him] ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him.  It’s BJ Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time.  I have no problem with fighting him.” By Christopher...

Nov 15, 2013 12:31 pm

Dana White Says There Will be No Interim Title During Pettis Absence

  While another UFC champion is sidelined for a number of months due to injury, UFC President Dana White says there will be no interim champion.  The lightweight division will simply have to wait for Anthony Pettis to recovery and defend his title.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With the recent news that Anthony Pettis...

Nov 12, 2013 8:25 am

Coach: Pettis never fully healed from title fight knee injury

  When Anthony Pettis submitted Benson Henderson in August to win the UFC lightweight championship, it came at a price. A kick Henderson delivered to Pettis’ knee caused significant damage that he never quite healed from, his trainer Duke Roufus told MMA Junkie. “Anthony had been nursing it and trying to heal up, and he...

Nov 12, 2013 8:04 am

Kelvin Gastelum Injured – UFC Looks For New Opponent For Court McGee

An undisclosed injury has taken Kelvin Gastelum out of his upcoming UFC on FOX 9 welterweight showdown with fellow “Ultimate Fighter” winner, Court McGee. A UFC official has confirmed the change, and noted that the promotion is keeping Court McGee on the card – so long as they find him an opponent. This isn’t the first...

Nov 11, 2013 9:43 am

Anthony Pettis Injured – Johnson And Benavidez To Main Event For UFC On FOX 9

  Anthony Pettis’ first title defense has been postponed. According to a report on Fox Sports Live on Sunday night, the newly crowned UFC lightweight champion has suffered a knee injury, and will have to withdraw from his UFC on Fox 9 matchup against Josh Thompson. This is in stark contrast to what Dana White had reported Saturday...

Oct 6, 2013 5:49 pm

Pat Healy vs. Jamie Varner set for UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento

Today, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Pat Healy (31-16 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and Jamie Varner (21-8-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s already stacked ‘UFC on FOX 9’ card. Pat “Bam Bam” Healy was most recently seen in action at last month’s UFC 165 event, where he suffered a...

Oct 4, 2013 11:05 am

UFC on FOX 9’s Matt Brown Will Fight Both GSP and Hendricks ‘At Once’

At the UFC on FOX 9 press conference Thursday, top-ten welterweight fighter Matt Brown (right) talked confidently about where he sits in the 170-lbs. divison.  In his eyes, he can fight both top guys in the division, champion Georges St-Pierre and top-contender Johny Hendricks, and he’s willing to fight them at the same time.  ...

Oct 4, 2013 8:03 am

Cody McKenzie returns to lightweight, faces Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout featuring Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (19-9-1 MA, 8-8 UFC) and Cody McKenzie (14-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to the “UFC on FOX 9” card, set for December 14 in Sacramento. The “TUF 12” veteran, Cody McKenzie, got back in the win column in April...

Oct 2, 2013 7:14 am

Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo rematch booked for December’s UFC on FOX 9 event

After their first bout ended in a controversial no-contest result, lightweights Roger Bowling (11-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Abel Trujillo (10-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) have been scheduled to rematch at December’s UFC on FOX 9 event. Bowling and Trujillo first met at August’s “UFC Fight Night 27” event in Indianapolis. The bout was stopped in...

Oct 1, 2013 7:04 am

Anthony Pettis: Josh Thomson is getting finished in the first round

Newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is all about finishing his opponents. In fact, during his six years as a professional mixed martial artist, Pettis has only gone the distance five times in 19 fights and has recorded 14 stoppage victories in the process. As “Showtime” prepares to defend his...

Oct 1, 2013 6:47 am

Pettis: ‘I had a separated shoulder’ against Ben Henderson at UFC 164

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was able to pull off a slick first-round submission victory over Benson Henderson at August’s UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, to claim the UFC’s lightweight title. The dominant victory showed that Pettis is every bit as dangerous on the ground, as he is on his feet. Submitting a Brazilian...

Sep 30, 2013 10:32 am

Moraga vs Uyenoyama added to UFC on FOX 9

  Former UFC flyweight title challenger John Moraga starts his quest back to the top in December. UFC officials announced that Moraga (13-2 ) will face Darren Uyenoyama (8-4)  at UFC on FOX 9, which takes place Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Cali.  UFC on Fox 9 features  a lightweight title fight between...

Sep 25, 2013 2:19 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Talks Upcoming Title Fight Against Anthony Pettis

Josh Thomson, who is coming off an impressive TKO victory over Nate Diaz, will be facing newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC on FOX 9 in December.  When UFC President, Dana White, places the belt on Thomson, the fighter says he won’t be able to contain himself and that he’s ‘going to pick...

Sep 19, 2013 11:06 am

UFC Adds Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza to UFC on FOX 9 Card

UFC on FOX 9 is shaping up to be a big night for the UFC’s lightweight division as the UFC announced that Danny Castillo (pictured) will be facing Edson Barboza.  Headlining the card will be a lightweight title fight between champion, Anthony Pettis, and Josh Thomson.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Preparing for its return...

Sep 18, 2013 12:13 pm

Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown set for UFC on FOX 9

Two of the UFC’s most exciting welterweight fighters will clash at UFC on FOX 9 this December, as UFC officials recently announced that Carlos Condit (29-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Matt Brown (18-11 MMA, 11-5 UFC) have agreed to square off in Sacramento. Former UFC interim-welterweight champion, Carlos Condit, most recently fought in the headlining...

Sep 18, 2013 8:01 am

Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig added to UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout featuring Joe Lauzon (22-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC) and Mac Danzig (21-11-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC on FOX 9 event scheduled for December 14 in Sacramento. UFC lightweight veteran, Joe Lauzon, is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in his octagon...

Sep 18, 2013 7:26 am

Scott Jorgensen drops to flyweight, faces Ian McCall at UFC on FOX 9

Former UFC/WEC bantamweight title challenger, Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen (14-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC), has decided to make the drop to Flyweight and will be welcomed to the division by Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall (12-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) this December at the UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. UFC officials announced the match-up on...

Sep 18, 2013 6:54 am

Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz set for UFC on FOX 9

Yesterday, UFC officials announced that a key featherweight bout between Chad “Money” Mendes (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC on FOX 9 card set for December 14 in Sacramento, California. Chad “Money” Mendes is coming off a third-round TKO victory over Clay Guida, which occured at August’s UFC 164 event in...

Sep 17, 2013 6:30 am

Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson set for UFC on FOX 9 headliner

Yesterday, UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) announced via twitter that he is still not 100% and will not be able to compete against Anthony “Showtime” Pettis at this December’s UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. With Grant unable to compete, the UFC has given former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson,...

Sep 12, 2013 11:00 am

Anthony Pettis vs. T.J. Grant Targeted for UFC on FOX 9 Main Event

  UFC officials announced that they are working to book a fight between newly crowned lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis (pictured), and top contender, T.J. Grant, for the December 14 card on UFC on FOX 9.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC on FOX 9 card continues to take shape as UFC officials announced Wednesday...