Archive: Wanderlei Silva

Dec 12, 2012 7:34 pm

Diego Sanchez Meets Takanori Gomi at UFC: on Fuel TV 8 | UFC News

  UFC fighter Diego Sanchez (23-5) has announced via his twitter that he is fighting Takanori Gomi (34-8, 1 NC) in Japan. The fight will likely take place at the UFC’s March card that is slated for Japan after a successful venture their last February. Here is Sanchez’s tweet announcing the fight: This is Sanchez’s...

Dec 12, 2012 7:23 pm

Brian Stann vs. Wanderlei Silva Slated for UFC on FUEL TV 8 | UFC news

  It appears that Brian Stann’s next opponent will be Wanderlei Silva. As confirmed by Diego Sanchez when I asked who Stann’s next opponent would be and also from a tweet sent out by Strikeforce fighter Isaac Valliue-Flagg. No word on whether the fight will take place at middleweight or light-heavyweight. The fight will apparently...

Nov 6, 2012 8:29 am

Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira name their ‘TUF: Brazil 2’ coaching staffs | UFC News

Fabricio Werdum (16-5-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-7-1 MMA, 5-3 UFC) have named their coaching staffs for “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2.” Team Werdum features notables Wanderlei Silva (MMA), Rafael Cordeiro (muay Thai), Rubens Cobrinha (jiu-jitsu), Kenny Johnson (wrestling) and Felipe Werdum (capoeira), according to a report from Globo. Team Nogueira, meanwhile, features Antonio...


Nov 6, 2012 8:27 am

UFC Macao: The Forgotten Card | MMA Editorial

  With the highly anticipated return of Georges St. Pierre just over a week away, it is easy to put everything in the MMA world on the back burner until the unification bout between longtime champ GSP and current interim champ, Carlos Condit, stake their claim in the undisputed title. However, a stacked card is...

Oct 29, 2012 9:07 am

Wanderlei Silva Plans on 2013 Return, Possibly At 205 | UFC NEWS

“I want to either fight a catchweight bout at 198 pounds or at light heavyweight. At middleweight, I’m very hungry (laughs). Right now, I’m doing weight training and some shadow boxing. I’m kind of on vacation now, paying attention to the family, but next year the Wand is back.” “Actually, anyone they offer is good...

Sep 26, 2012 7:56 am

What’s Next for the Main Card Fighters of UFC 152

  What’s next for the main card fighters of UFC 152? Saturday night’s card was entertaining and gave fans a little bit of everything. There were three knockouts and three submissions in 12 total bouts. Even a couple of the fights that went to decision were full of intrigue and very suspense. I don’t think...

Sep 13, 2012 6:25 am

Chris Leben vs. Carlos Vemola booked for UFC 155 in Las Vegas | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Chris Leben, who was given a year-long suspension by the UFC in November of 2011 after testing positive for prescription painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone after his UFC 138 main event loss to Mark Munoz in England, now has an official return date and opponent. Leben (22-8 MMA, 12-7 UFC) will return to the octagon...

Sep 12, 2012 3:27 pm

Rumor: Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen possible for UFC 153 main event | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor News broke yesterday that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had sustained an injury and was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Frankie Edgar at UFC 153. As if that news wasn’t enough to panic UFC officials, the organization also had to scrap the co-main event set for 153 between Quinton...

Sep 3, 2012 9:54 am

ONE FC adopts PRIDE rules for soccer kicks | MMA News

By: Chris Taylor This past Friday the Singapore MMA promotion known as ONE FC held it’s fifth event in Manila, Philippines. Overall the “ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation” card was a huge success, producing exciting fights and finishes. The one thing that was left to be desired after watching the event was a...

Aug 29, 2012 6:28 am

Fights to Look Forward to Part II

Yesterday I detailed a few fights that we as MMA fans have to look forward to beginning with UFC 152 and ending with UFC 155. Today I will go over the other UFC cards including UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic, UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot, UFC on Fuel TV 6 which will...

Aug 27, 2012 2:13 pm

Wanderlei Silva's father killed in car accident | MMA News

By: Chris Taylor Sad news out of Brazil today, as it has been reported that Holando Pinheiro da Silva (Father of MMA legend Wanderlei Silva) was killed in a car accident yesterday afternoon. The accident apparently took place in the region of Castro, where Holando owned a ranch. The car Silva was in collided head on...

Aug 13, 2012 3:05 am

Dana White Confirms Wanderlei Will Compete In UFC Again | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC President Dana White states that former Pride Middleweight Champion Wanderlei Silva will fight in the UFC again. White has been in talks with ‘The Axe Murderer’ recently and confirmed following the UFC 150 post-fight press conference that Wanderlei will compete again in the UFC. “Yeah, he’s going to fight again,” Following...

Jul 5, 2012 2:03 pm

Wanderlei Wants Anderson To Beat Sonnen Slowly And Make Him Suffer | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Wanderlei Silva comments to TATAME. Chael Sonnen has insulted Wanderlei and Brazil on numerous occasions over the past two years. Wanderlei now hopes that Sonnen will pay for his mistakes and be ‘punished’ at UFC 148. “I hope Anderson does a great job representing us and I actually wish he doesn’t knock...

Jun 27, 2012 6:41 am

Wanderlei Silva: Holding On To His Pride

A few months ago, before Vitor Belfort withdrew from his UFC 147 bout with Wanderlei Silva, BJPENN.com ran a story about why Wanderlei Silva shouldn't be considered an underdog for that fight. As the author of that article, I stand before the MMA community humbled. Not only did Belfort withdraw, but he was replaced by...

Jun 15, 2012 9:42 am

VIDEO | Franklin Discusses UFC 147 Main Event In Brazil | UFC NEWS

Rich Franklin discusses Wanderlei Silva‘s fighting style as he prepares to have a rematch with ‘The Axe Murderer’ at UFC 147 in the main event. In his pre-fight interview, Franklin breaks down what its like to fight Wanderlei and what he needs to do to put Silva away. “The best way to describe Wanderlei’s fighting...

Jun 14, 2012 9:27 am

Wanderlei Lashes Back At Sonnen | "F*** You Man!" | UFC NEWS

Wanderlei Silva has had an outspoken hatred for Chael Sonnen over the past few months and it has only gotten worse with Chael’s trash talking of Silva’s native Brazil. Having the longest reigning Pride champion and renowned master of brutality, Wanderlei Silva mad at you probably isn’t the best idea but Chael has been proven...

Jun 13, 2012 1:23 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva Blogs About Rich Franklin Fight | UFC NEWS

Wanderlei Silva talks his upcoming rematch with Rich Franklin in the main event of UFC 147. This will be a rematch to the UFC 99 main event in Cologne, Germany. Wanderlei looks extremely confident coming into this fight. Wanderlei has brought Lyoto Machida into his camp to improve on his stand-up game.

Jun 12, 2012 4:30 am

Rich Franklin Considering Undergoing TRT To Prolong His Career | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Rich Franklin comments while appearing on The MMA Hour. Rich Franklin steps into the Octagon on June 23, 2012, to face Wanderlei Silva for the second time at UFC 147 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In the interview with the MMA Hour the former Middleweight champion talks TRT as well as saying his...

Jun 11, 2012 6:25 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 12 Recap | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister The Ultimate Fighter Brazil episode twelve recap, In this weeks episode we will find out who Pepey will face in the final of the Featherweight competition. The two remaining Featherweights Hugo “Wolverine” Viana of Team Belfort and Rony “Jason” face off on this weeks episode. We hear the opinions of both coaches...

Jun 4, 2012 5:51 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 11 Recap | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister This weeks episode starts with the coaches walking on to soccer fields for the coaches challenge. In the challenge each coach will have ten opportunies to score past the opposing coach from the penalty spot, the coach with most goals wins. The winner of the coaches challenge will leave with R$45,000 (approximately...

May 28, 2012 3:52 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 10 Recap | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode the final bout of the quarter finals took place with Delson “Pe De Chumbo” Heleno of Team Wanderlei being defeated by Sergio “Serginho” Moraes of Team Belfort via rear-naked-choke in the first round. Due to Team Belfort dominating the competition with 7 of 8 semi-final spots the teams...

May 27, 2012 12:02 am

Vitor Belfort Suffers Broken Hand, Pulled From UFC 147 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner UFC President Dana White confirmed at the UFC 146 post fight press conference that Vitor Belfort has suffered a broken hand and is out of the UFC 147 main event. Originally scheduled to fight Wanderlei Silva, it is unknown exactly how Belfort broke his hand and there is no timetable for a...