Archive: UFC on FOX

May 10, 2013 10:55 am

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin is Back! Well maybe…

Recently former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin resurfaced after taking some time off from fighting. In an interview with another site he made a few comments about fellow UFC middleweight Michael Bisping, and fans were speculating about if, and when, this fight may take place. Rich found himself bombarded with questions shortly after that...

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 3, 2013 10:38 am

UFC Boosts Fuel TV To Record-Setting Month

  The month of April proved to be Fuel TV’s most-viewed month to date, and much of that success comes from the network’s frequent UFC programming.   With a UFC event every weekend in April, Fuel TV accordingly increased its UFC coverage, broadcasting one live main card, all four live weigh-ins and post-fight press conferences,...

May 3, 2013 8:54 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX: Henderson vs Melendez Phantom Cam Highlights

UFC on FOX: Henderson vs Melendez highlights from the FOX Phantom Cam, a revolutionary high-speed camera rig, shot in mesmerizing super slow-motion. Relive the fight night highlights including Josh Thomson’s TKO of Nate Diaz to Benson Henderson’s successful title defense against Gilbert Melendez in truly mind-blowing slow-mo.


May 2, 2013 8:01 pm

Rumored Female Cast for The Ultimate Fighter 18: Rousey vs. Zingano

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer has released a list of 16 female MMA fighters who he claims will be the cast of the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter 18: Rousey vs. Zingano.   Meltzer stated that this list did not come from the UFC, nor anyone from FOX network, but that he did receive...

May 2, 2013 7:18 pm

Dave Meltzer: Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Likely for UFC Debut on FOX Sports 1

Following Chael Sonnen calling out Wanderlei Silva on Tuesday night’s episode of UFC Tonight on Fuel TV, the MMA world has been abuzz about this possible match up.  Dave Meltzer announced on his radio show that the fight is likely being targeted for the August event on Fox Sports 1.   Meltzer said of Chael’s...

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 30, 2013 9:15 am

When should a champ retire?

I have said it time and again. You are only as good as your last opponent. One of the biggest beefs I have with forum dwellers and sports writers is the comments they make when a champion loses. The champion in question probably defeated the best the division had at the time of their reign....

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 26, 2013 10:31 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Daniel Cormier: AKA has to be considered the best camp in MMA – We are all home grown | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Following a victorious debut into the UFC, Daniel Cormier spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about the team behind the fighter, the American Kickboxing Academy of San Jose, CA.   Cormier, winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and a two-time US Olympic wrestler, carries with him more experience than most fighters making...

Apr 26, 2013 9:25 am

If Cormier Drops To 205 He Could Get Immediate Title Shot

  Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier (12-0) recently made his long awaited UFC debut with a one-sided unanimous decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, California. Even though a win over Mir helped validate Cormier in the heavyweight division, the idea of him...

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 1:54 pm

With Recent CSAC Judging Mishap The NSAC Weighs In

  This past weekend, UFC on FOX 7 went down and was headlined by a lightweight title fight between defending champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez. The fight was a very close affair and most in my Twitter feed had it 50/50 with half giving close victories to the challenger and the...

Apr 23, 2013 9:51 am

CSAC Responds to Controversial Judging Assignment at UFC on FOX

The challenge in choosing fighters and people who train as judges is finding zero affiliation to the fighters in the cage. California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster stands by his decision allowing Wade Vierra to judge the Ben Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez title fight. Foster states “I’m picking people who know what they’re...

Apr 22, 2013 6:42 pm

Benson Henderson Explains Proposal in the Octagon

  Following what was arguably his toughest title defense to date against Gilbert Melendez at UFC on FOX 7, UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson followed the fight with another difficult task: asking longtime girlfriend Maria Magana to marry him in front of a booing San Jose crowd on national television.   Afterward, he described the...

Apr 22, 2013 11:20 am

Are the Diaz Brothers on the Chopping Block?

Bad conduct and not performing in The Octagon will end a career quickly these days. Name recognition is no longer a protective shield just ask Josh Neer who was released from the UFC a short time ago thanks to a 1-3 losing skid. The Diaz brothers are as close to the chopping block as they...

Apr 22, 2013 9:28 am

Chad Mendes Hoping For Title Shot By Years End

“I would really like to fight for the title this year. But ultimately it’s up to the UFC and these guys… Right now I’m going to take a little bit of time off. I mean, that was three camps back-to-back-to-back for me, so I just want to rest for a couple weeks.” Chad “Money” Mendes...

Apr 22, 2013 9:12 am

Benson Henderson Anticipates Rematch With Melendez In The Future

“At 155 the division is so stacked, so deep, the top five guys are like this far apart – they’re very close the top-5 guys, the top-10 guys at 155. Do I imagine I will be seeing Gil again? Yeah I’ll be seeing Gil again and he’ll want to beat the crap out of me,...

Apr 22, 2013 8:19 am

Dana White Reaches Out To Victims Of Boston Bombings

  UFC President and former resident of Massachusetts, Dana White recently stated at the UFC on FOX 7 post-fight press conference that he plans on heading to Boston to in a show of support to some of the victims of last week’s horrific bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon. White still remains unclear...