Archive: UFC on FX 8

May 5, 2014 8:11 am

Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias set for UFC Fight Night 44

UFC officials recently announced that a featherweight bout between recent title challenger Ricardo Lamas (13-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Hacran Dias (21-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s ‘UFC Fight Night 44’ event in San Antonio. Ricardo Lamas will be looking to rebound from his February title loss to longtime featherweight...

Sep 11, 2013 9:47 am

Payan out, Charles Oliveira in to face Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166

Late Tuesday evening, UFC officials announced that an injury had forced Estevan Payan (14-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) out of his scheduled UFC 166 bout with Charles Oliveira (16-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC). Meanwhile, fellow UFC featherweight Jeremy Larsen (8-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) was supposed to take on Matt Grice at UFC 166, but that bout fell through...

Aug 22, 2013 1:58 pm

Mark Bocek out, Jesse Ronson in against Michel Prazeres at UFC 165

Mark Bocek (11-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) has been forced out of his scheduled UFC 165 fight with Michel Prazeres (16-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) due to an injury. Replacing Bocek will be fellow Canadian and promotional newcomer Jesse “The Body Snatcher” Ronson (13-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The London Free Press was first to report the news,...

Jun 19, 2013 4:04 pm

Jamie Varner vs. Gleison Tibau set for UFC 164 in Milwaukee

This afternoon, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Jamie Varner (21-7-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Gleison Tibau (27-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) has been added to the already stacked UFC 164 card. The former WEC lightweight champion, Varner, most recently saw action at UFC 155 in December, where he scored a split-decision victory over Melvin...

Jun 4, 2013 9:51 am

Paulo Thiago vs. Kelvin Gastelum Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #2

  A welterweight fight between Paulo Thiago (15-5) and TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum (6-0) has been scheduled for the UFC on FOX Sports 1 #2 show on August 28th at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thiago is 2-4 in his last six, winning his last fight against a promotional newcomer at UFC...

May 24, 2013 9:51 am

UFC says Belfort vs. Silva-Weidman winner ‘makes sense’, could happen in Las Vegas

During Thursday’s pre-UFC 160 media day, UFC President Dana White stated that the promotion currently has no plans in regards to Vitor Belfort’s next fight. However, Mr. White did add that ‘The Phenom’s” next bout could be a middleweight title shot – and that it could happen in Las Vegas: “There’s no plans right now...

May 23, 2013 9:57 pm

Dana White: ‘Jacaré’ Souza’s Next Opponent Will Be Yushin Okami

Following his impressive UFC debut last week at UFC on FX 8 over Chris Camozzi, former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza left the MMA world eager to see what the world renowned grappler’s next challenge in the octagon would be. There was talk of Vitor Belfort potentially being Souza’s next opponent, but “Jacaré” was quick to...

May 23, 2013 10:12 am

Quick Twitt | John Cholish Claims UFC Not Paid His Purse From FX 8 Card

Retired UFC fighter, John Cholish, has been on an anti-ufc rant as of late and he isn’t a week removed from the companies employ. Earlier this week he went on the MMA Hour with the following statement: “Before you even step to the ring, your original purse is gone,” Cholish claimed. “And that’s before factoring...

May 22, 2013 10:42 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FX 8 Draws 1.3 Million Viewers

UFC and FX officials should be pleased with the reported viewership numbers floating around the TV industry in regards to last weekend’s UFC on Fx 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold event. UFC on FX 8 took place at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. The event was capped off with a spectacular main event where,...

May 20, 2013 2:46 pm

John Cholish Retires From MMA, Cites Unfair Pay As Reason

Coming off a submission loss to Gleison tibau at UFC on FX 8, (former) UFC lightweight John Cholish has retired from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, citing unfair payment as the main reason. According to Cholish, the salary lower level fighters make is often not enough to even break even with the cost of...

May 20, 2013 12:34 pm

Lentz suffers bizarre cut after win at UFC on FX 8

As if flying to Brazil, stepping into a cage and trading blows with a highly-skilled mixed martial artist isn’t enough, Nik Lentz earned his most significant injury of the day outside the Octagon. At Saturday’s UFC on FX 8 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, the featherweight won a unanimous decision...

May 20, 2013 10:38 am

VIDEO | Belfort vs. Rockhold Fight Highlights

Last weekend Vitor Belfort notched another first round KO to his record when he stepped opposite Luke Rockhold in Brazil. If you missed it, highlights are located in the player above. Enjoy!

May 18, 2013 8:53 pm

UFC on FX 8 Post-Fight Bonus Report: Belfort, Souza, Martins, Larsen Take Home $50,000

Vitor Belfort’s beautifully placed spinning back kick KO over Luke Rockhold earned “The Phenom” Knockout of the Night honors. This is the second knockout victory by head kick in a row for Vitor, and it sent the Brazilian crowd into an absolute frenzy. Ronaldo Souza earned Submission of the Night honors with an impressive arm-triangle...

May 18, 2013 1:28 pm

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold Main Card Play-By-Play & Live Results

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold takes place tonight from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. In the main event, MMA legend, Vitor Belfort will sqaure off with the last reigning Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, in a bout that has serious implications for the middleweight rankings. The UFC on...

May 18, 2013 1:05 pm

EDITORIAL | Vitor Belfort: A Lion’s Heart That Beats for Gold

By Jake Chastain | It is no secret that Vitor Belfort is one of the most skilled, dangerous, and accomplished MMA fighters on the planet. It is also no secret that he has been compiling accolades for his uncanny MMA resume for over a decade. Here is the curious part…his best performances may have not...

May 17, 2013 4:46 pm

Dana White’s UFC on FX 8 Video Blog Episode 1

Episode 1 of Dana White’s UFC on FX 8 video blog hit the web today, and as always it is one to watch. This episode features behind-the-scenes look at UFC on FOX 7 last month, with Nate Diaz disputing the referee stoppage, Team Alpha-Male rejoicing after their team delivered KO’s all night, and Dana telling...

May 17, 2013 9:51 am

VIDEO | UFC On FX 8 Press Conference Highlights

Yesterday’s UFC on FX 8 press conference was riddled with technical difficulties, so if you missed it, here are some of the most notable quotes and highlights from the event.

May 16, 2013 7:44 pm

Luke Rockhold: Vitor Needs TRT Because He Is Lacking Something

Former Strikeforce middleweight kingpin Luke Rockhold has remained very vocal on his opinion surrounding the highly controversial issue of Testerone Replacement Therapy, a treatment that his opponent at UFC on FX 8 this weekend has such an exemption for. Since the Therapeutic Use Exemption was enacted last year, several fighters have gone public with their...

May 16, 2013 12:12 pm

VIDEO | Ellenberger Picks Belfort Over Rockhold

From our good friend Rick J Lee: Jake Ellenberger Breaks down a middleweight bout between the MMA veteran Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion and promotional newcomer Luke Rockhold

May 16, 2013 10:07 am

PHOTO | Belfort & Rockhold Staredown At Today’s Press Conference

If you missed today’s UFC on FX 8 pre-fight press-conference, it’s probably because it took place at 7:30am PT. Kind of early on the west coast for fight business. It was however culminated with an intense staredown between the two main event fighters, Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold. We will post the full replay for...

May 3, 2013 9:12 am

Philippou out of UFC on FX 8 fight due to injury; Souza now faces Camozzi

With two weeks left to go, the co-main event of UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold has shifted. Middleweight Constantinos “Costa” Philippou (12-2-1) has a suffered a cut above his eye and was forced out of his bout against Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (17-3-1). Souza will now make his UFC debut against Chris Camozzi (19-5)....

Apr 22, 2013 10:04 am

Benoist Out, Prazeres in against Paulo Thiago at UFC on FX 8

With less than one month to his 10th appearance inside the UFC’s Octagon, Paulo Thiago has been forced to prepare for a different opponent. Lance Benoist, his original foe, has withdrawn from the bout with an undisclosed injury, being replaced by newcomer Michel “Trator” dos Prazeres at UFC on FX 8, as first reported by...

Mar 21, 2013 10:26 am

Martins, Larsen expect to be added to UFC on FX 8 | UFC News

May’s UFC on FX 8 event just added another matchup. Brazil’s Lucas Martins will face Jeremy Larsen in a lightweight showdown, several sources are reporting. UFC executives have yet to make an official announcement, but the proposed bout represents the 13th contest for the fight card. Ataquetotal.com first reported the contest and Tatame.com has since...

Mar 19, 2013 7:11 pm

UFC on FX 8 Adds Alcantara vs. Vinicius, Dias vs. Gamburyan | UFC NEWS

Fight night will see Yuri Alcantara and Marcos Vinicius jockey for position in the UFC Bantamweight Division, as the two fight for a spot in the  win column. Alcantara coming off a loss and a No Contest against Pedro Nobre due to illegal strikes to the back of the head, will be looking to get...