Archive: UFC on FOX Sports 1

Sep 5, 2013 10:25 am

Jacare Souza Changes Tune, Would Fight Teammate Anderson Silva For Title

UFC middleweight fighter, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza knocked out Yushin Okami Wednesday night in a fight that has him knocking on the door of a title shot at 185 lbs.  When asked about that match up, however, Jacare was less than thrilled at the idea of facing fellow Brazilian fighter, Anderson Silva, though he conceded that...

Sep 4, 2013 11:19 am

UFC Fight Night 27 Drug Tests: All Main Card Fighters Test Clean

The Athletic Division of the Indiana Gaming Commission tested all 12 fighters from the main-card of UFC’s Fight Night 27, and it was confirmed today that all fighters had passed.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA All fighters from the main card of August’s UFC Fight Night 27 passed their drug screenings, MMAJunkie.com confirmed today. Andy...

Aug 28, 2013 10:16 am

Rafael Dos Anjos Says His Titanium Chin is a Weapon Coming Into UFC Fight Night 27

UFC lightweight, Rafael Dos Anjos, is riding a 4-fight win streak coming into tonight’s fight with Donald Cerrone.  He credits that success to his repaired jaw, an injury he sustained in a bout against Clay Guida.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rafael Dos Anjos (19-6) will face Donald Cerrone (20-5-1) tonight at UFC Fight Night...


Aug 26, 2013 10:29 am

Tarec Saffiedine Calls For Winner of Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann

Tarec Saffiedine, the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight belt, is eager to make his debut for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  And he knows precisely who he wants to fight, calling out the winner of this week’s fight between Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Tarec Saffiedine is long overdue...

Aug 21, 2013 12:13 pm

Wilson Reis In For Injured Bedford, Will Meet Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28

Bantamweight fighter, Wilson Reis, will make his UFC debut against Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28 as he steps in to replace the injured Johnny Bedford.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC Fight Night 28 will see another last-minute change as Wilson Reis is set to make his UFC debut in place of an...

Aug 20, 2013 11:07 am

Guimaraes Out, Ivan Jorges Steps In To Fight Keith Wisneiwski At UFC Fight Night 28

With an elbow injury forcing Marcelo Guimaraes out of his September 4 fight against Keith Wisniewski, the UFC has recruited Brazilian fighter Ivan Jorge to fight Wisniewski next month.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA A welterweight match-up in September’s UFC Fight Night 28 has seen a last-minute change as Ivan Jorge steps in for the...

Aug 19, 2013 10:17 am

Murilo Rua Angered Over “Shady” People in Mauricio Rua’s Camp After Loss to Sonnen

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio Rua suffered his first two-fight losing streak of his career as he lost to Chael Sonnen last Saturday at the inaugural UFC on FOX Sports 1 card, on which he headlined. ‘Shogun’ didn’t resemble the fighter that made him a champion in Pride and the UFC. Instead, he was handled...

Aug 17, 2013 11:34 am

UFC on FS 1 VIDEO | Conor McGregor: ‘Think Street, Train Sport’

UFC Irish phenom Conor McGregor talked with FOX Sports before his fight against Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1, Aug.17th. McGregor explains his obsession with mastering the human body and applying it to a ‘street first’ mentality.

Aug 16, 2013 11:15 am

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Lauzon Gives His Fight Night Predictions | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Joe Lauzon, winner of 12 UFC bonuses- including two Fight of the Night performances that were later named Fight of the Year- will take on Michael Johnson on the UFC’s debut event for the new sports television network, FOX Sports .   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Joe Lauzon spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night, just...

Aug 16, 2013 10:57 am

FOX Sports 1 Picked Up By Every Major Distributor

Despite some last-minute negotiations between FOX and various television distributors, the network’s new sports station will be available to approximately 90 million homes.  FOX announced that every major distributor has picked up the new station; something fight fans can all celebrate as the UFC will help debut the network with UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun...

Aug 16, 2013 10:54 am

Chael Sonnen Says He’s the Biggest Draw in the UFC as he Plans Title Run

Former top contender, Chael Sonnen returns to the Octagon this weekend at the inaugural  UFC on FOX Sports 1 show, after being defeated by Jon Jones in his latest attempt to capture UFC gold. Sonnen seemed to be stepping away from the sport citing a lack of desire to participate in a sport in which...

Aug 6, 2013 8:11 pm

Overeem: I still want to be UFC heavyweight champion

When top-tier heavyweight Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) first crossed over from Strikeforce to the UFC, he was offered an immediate heavyweight title fight. The Dutch striker chose to fight immediately instead of waiting for his promised title fight, and went 1-1 in the octagon before being suspended for a positive drug test. Now back and...

Aug 6, 2013 11:47 am

Sara McMann Out of UFC Fight Night 27, Replacement Needed for Kaufman

Sara McMann (pictured) has withdrawn from her upcoming UFC Fight Nigh bout against Sarah Kaufman, leaving Kaufman and the UFC seeking an opponent with only three weeks to fight night.   By Christopher Murphy   Sara McMann has withdrawn from her August UFC Fight Night 27 fight against Sarah Kaufman, it was reported Monday night. ...

Jul 31, 2013 12:00 pm

Dana White likes Evans vs. Belfort, not Sonnen

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), said that he would rather return to a higher weight class than hang around at middleweight to fight the likes of Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Well, that’s just fine with UFC President Dana White: “Then let’s do him and Rashad...

Jul 31, 2013 10:45 am

Vitor Belfort Interested in Fight With Chael Sonnen

With his recent dismissal of fighting Tim Kennedy, UFC middleweight fighter Vitor Belfort insisted that unless he is to fight for the title, he must fight in another weight class.  UFC light heavyweight fighter, Chael Sonnen, was quick to express interest in facing the Brazilian fighter.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Through his wife...

Jul 23, 2013 12:08 pm

Chael Sonnen Cleared for TRT Use for Fight with Shogun Rua

Chael Sonnen is perhaps the most notorious fighter using Testosterone Replacement Therapy after he tested positive for high testosterone levels in his first loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 117.  In a recent interview, he confirmed that the athletic commission in Massachusetts has accepted his request for theraputic use of TRT for his UFC bout...

Jul 11, 2013 9:48 am

Brian Stann retires from MMA, Set To Join ACC Broadcast Team For FOX

Marine veteran turned mixed martial artist turned UFC standout Brian Stann announced today something he’s known for about 4 months. According to foxsports.com Stann decided to step away from the UFC and MMA after an eight-year career following his loss to Wanderlei Silva at UFC on Fuel TV 8 in March. “I said it that...

Jul 10, 2013 5:44 pm

With Contract Expired Chael Sonnen Lists Demands for New UFC Deal

Chael Sonnen has demands for his new UFC contract.  At the top of that list: replace veteran ring announcer Bruce Buffer with Jello Biafra, the former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It seems that Chael Sonnen has changed his stance on not needing a contract to fight for the UFC. ...

Jul 1, 2013 1:14 pm

Nick Ring Out, Josh Sammon In Against Uriah Hall at UFC on FS1: 1 in Boston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Word just broke that Nick Ring has once again been forced to withdraw from an upcoming UFC fight. This time Ring (13-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will be pulled from the UFC on FS1: 1 card slated for August 17th in Boston. Ring was supposed to take on TUF 17 runner-up Uriah Hall (7-3 MMA, 0-1...

Jun 24, 2013 10:55 am

Teixeira vs. Bader, Jacare vs. Okami reported for third UFC on Fox Sports 1

The third UFC on FOX Sports 1 fight card, slated for Sept. 4 in Brazil, is piecing together. In a fight that was supposed to happen in May, Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader will square off in an important light heavyweight match-up. An injury forced Bader off the Memorial Day weekend fight card so Teixeira...