Archive: UFC on FOX 9

Dec 11, 2013 8:58 am

UFC on FOX 9’s Joe Lauzon Looks to Make Mac Danzig Pay for Last Loss

UFC lightweight fighter Joe Lauzon returns to the Octagon Saturday, leading off the UFC on FOX 9 main card with a three-round fight against Mac Danzig.  Coming into the bout, Lauzon is focused on getting back into the win column.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This Saturday at UFC on FOX 9, fans will see...

Dec 10, 2013 8:13 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Johnson vs. Benavidez 1

Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez both had success as bantamweights before competing in the new flyweight division tournament. After winning their respective fights, the pair meet here to determine who will the first-ever UFC flyweight champion.

Dec 9, 2013 11:09 am

Carlos Condit Releases Statement Following Cancellation of Brown Fight

On Saturday we learned that the UFC on FOX 9 bout between Carlos Condit and Matt Brown had been scratched due to a Brown injury. Condit, through his management, released the following statement on the matter: “I was greatly disappointed to hear of Matt Brown’s injury. This was a fight that I was looking forward...

Dec 9, 2013 10:33 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ozkilic to break new ground at UFC on Fox 9

  Alp Ozkilic will have the pride of a nation behind him Saturday when he steps foot inside the UFC cage. Not only is Ozkilic making his organizational debut at UFC on Fox 9 held in Sacramento but he will be the first Turkish-born fighter to compete in the Octagon. Ozkilic, an 8-1, 27-year-old flyweight,...

Dec 7, 2013 1:32 pm

QUICK TWITT | Matt Brown Confirms Injury, 2 Discs In Back To Blame For FOX 9 Withdrawal

We recently learned that UFC welterweight Matt Brown was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Carlos Condit. On just one week’s notice this news caught many fans by surprise. Matt Brown himself just took to twitter to confirm earlier reports and explain what happened. Check it: Thanks for the support guys. I regret...

Dec 7, 2013 12:22 pm

REPORT: Matt Brown injured, withdraws from Carlos Condit fight

Just a week out from UFC on FOX 9, UFC welterweight Matt Brown has pulled out of his fight due to an injury. Brown was set to fight Carlos Condit in the what looked to be an exciting match up. Rumors of an injury started to come out on Friday but Brown did not officially...

Dec 4, 2013 4:56 pm

Makovsky gets the nod to face Jorgensen next week at UFC on FOX 9

Scott Jorgensen has an opponent. Days after an injury forced John Dodson off next week’s UFC on Fox 9 a former Bellator champion and current RFA flyweight king got the call to take on Jorgensen. Zach Makovsky (pictured) received the nod, as it was first reported by MMA Weekly on Wednesday. Makovsky (16-4) is just two...

Dec 4, 2013 7:33 am

UFC on FOX 9: Dodson Injured, Out Of Jorgensen Fight

The UFC on FOX 9 card has taken another hit to its roster with the removal of Dodson vs. Jorgensen. The event, which goes down on December 14th was supposed to feature a lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. Instead, a shift in the TUF Finale main event will see ‘Mighty Mouse’ versus...

Dec 3, 2013 11:49 am

UFC on FOX 9’s Matt Brown Recounts Heroin Overdose That Lead To Near Death

“Back in the younger days when I was addicted to drugs and partying all the time,” said top-ten ranked UFC welterweight Matt Brown on the premier episode of UFC Road to the Octagon, “all I did was take that to the extreme.  Now I take something positive and take it to the extreme.  I’m still...

Dec 3, 2013 11:09 am

Michael McDonald Has Been Abstinent For 3.5 Years, ‘Arguably’ Why He’s Dominant

Right around the corner from my hometown, Oakdale MMA’s Michael McDonald has had a meteoric rise to stardom over the last few years thanks to wins over Miguel Torres, Alex Soto and Edwin Figueroa, victories which led him to a title fight against Renan Barao at UFC on Fuel: Barao vs McDonald, a match-up in which he...

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...