Archive: Welterweight

Dec 8, 2013 12:21 pm

Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Signed for UFC 171

UFC welterweights Jake Shields and Hector Lombard are set to meet in the octagon at UFC 171 on March 15th, ESPN confirms. Jake Shields has been on an impressive run while in the UFC not having lost a fight since 2011. After winning a split decision against Tyron Woodley, Shields went on to pick up...

Dec 7, 2013 12:55 pm

Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia Set for UFC 170

UFC Officials have announced the addition of an exciting welterweight bout to February’s UFC 170 event. Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia have both agreed to fight. For the first time since his 2010 defeat to Carlos Condit, MacDonald is coming off of a loss. After a highly competitive 3 rounds with Robbie Lawler, the Canadian’s...

Dec 5, 2013 8:32 am

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Brown talks upcoming fight with Condit and more

By Evan Stoumbelis Recently I was fortunate enough to interview top welterweight contender Matt “The Immortal” Brown on his upcoming fight with Carlos Condit, GSP vs. Hendricks, how he got his start in the sport and more. As always, Matt’s responses are italicized. How is training for the Condit fight going?: So far so good...

Dec 2, 2013 9:20 am

Conor McGregor Up For Welterweight Move To Face Diego Sanchez

Conor McGregor has been spending a lot of time on social media outlets lately. Most of that time seems to be spent trading quips, insults, and challenges with just about everyone on the UFC roster. Not an uncommon occurrence, in the world of “cage fighting”. Recently however, McGregor seems to have honed in on one fighter in-particular:...


Nov 27, 2013 9:54 am

PHOTO | GSP Back Training At Tri-Star

These days many are trying to get a grasp on the future of UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre. After a week-long rumor mill that put the champ in the midst of baby momma drama, an ailing parent and a pending retirement, GSP is back at his home gym in Montreal, Quebec, Canada teaching Jiu Jitsu...

Nov 26, 2013 10:06 am

Johny Hendricks: I Will Finish GSP Next Time

Johny Hendricks, who came out with the short end of the stick in a controversial split decision loss to UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, is now past his loss, and is looking forward to his next fight. As Hendricks told Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, “I’m over it, I’m looking forward to the...

Nov 15, 2013 9:44 am

EXCLUSIVE | UFC 167’s Brian Ebersole Breaks Down Fight With Rick Story

Going into a much-anticipated showdown with Rick Story this Saturday, UFC 167’s Brian Ebersole is more than ready. Since his debut, in which he upset highly touted UFC veteran Chris Lytle, Ebersole has displayed great prowess as well as wacky antics (such as wheel kicks and chest hair patterns). It’s safe to say that there is no shortage of entertainment coming from...

Oct 17, 2013 9:27 am

UFC 166: Hector Lombard reportedly struggling with first weight cut to 170lbs

    By Evan Stoumbelis Former Bellator Middleweight champion Hector Lombard decided to make the jump to Welterweight in March after losing to Yushin Okami. Lombard had gone 1-2 in the UFC, with his only UFC win coming by way of KO over Rousimar Palhares. Lombard is working with nutritionist guru Mike Dolce on the...

Aug 1, 2013 9:27 am

Recent UFC Signee Benjamin Brinsa Denies Neo-Nazi Allegations

The Ultimate Fighting Championship signed Benjamin Brinsa, an undefeated (13-0) welterweight from Leipzig, Germany, early in July. Brinsa has an impressive track-record with four knockouts and seven submissions but he’s making headlines in Germany for all the wrong reasons. Cage Potato released an article accusing Brinsa, “The Hooligan”, of having ties with Neo-Nazi groups. In...

Mar 23, 2013 12:13 pm

Is It Time For A Welterweight Interim Title? | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis After Johny Hendricks defeated Carlos Condit at UFC 158 it looked like he would finally get a crack at the welterweight strap, but it seems that a shot at the title has once again evaded him, this time in the form of an Achilles tendon injury to welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre....

Mar 13, 2013 5:12 pm

EXCLUSIVE | What This Weekend Means for Four UFC Welterweights | UFC NEWS

A lot will be settled this Saturday in Montreal. Carlos Condit will get a chance to re-enter the top of the welterweight division by nullifying the seemingly unstoppable Johny Hendricks left hand. We will find out if a Diaz brother will finally become a UFC champion, and hold the title of the world’s best undisputed...

Oct 1, 2012 6:26 am

Problems With Batista’s MMA Debut?

Former WWE Champion Batista is scheduled to make his MMA debut next weekend, but may have no locked-in opponent. He was originally contracted to to face Rashid Evans. Evans was apparently in jail, but had been released when he got the opportunity to fight. Evans then violated probation and is back in jail and won’t...

Oct 1, 2012 6:26 am

Problems With Batista’s MMA Debut?

Former WWE Champion Batista is scheduled to make his MMA debut next weekend, but may have no locked-in opponent. He was originally contracted to to face Rashid Evans. Evans was apparently in jail, but had been released when he got the opportunity to fight. Evans then violated probation and is back in jail and won’t...

Aug 10, 2012 6:37 am

More on Batista's MMA Debut

Batista’s MMA debut for the CES promotion will take place from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. As noted before, the October 6th fight will be against heavyweight Rashid Evans, not to be confused with the UFC fighter Rashad Evans. Tickets go on sale today through Ticketmaster and are priced at $20, $35,...

Aug 1, 2012 2:48 am

Velasquez Wondering What The Hold Up Is With Dos Santos Rematch | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Cain Velasquez comments in an interview with ‘Inside MMA’. Velasquez defeated Antonio Silva at UFC 146 and it had been looking like he would go on to challenge Junior Dos Santos for his Heavyweight Title. The rematch had been rumored to take place at UFC 152 however no date has been set....

Jul 26, 2012 5:07 am

Cormier Draws former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Frank Mir To Strikeforce| UFC NEWS

Daniel Cormier no longer has to wonder who he is fighting next. It was reported by USA Today Wednesday night that the heavy hitting Strikeforce fighter would be fighting former UFC Champion Frank Mir. Strikeforce has a dwindling roster of heavyweight athletes so the booking of this bout isn’t that surprising. “There has been a...

Jul 24, 2012 12:19 pm

Broughton vs Mitrione Off UFC On Fox 4 Card | UFC NEWS

A UFC heavyweight matchup between “The Ultimate Fighter 10” standout Matt Mitrione (5-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Rob Broughton (15-7-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been taken off the Aug. 4, UFC on Fox 4 Card. Broughton was removed from the bout due to personal matters. It is currently unknown if the UFC will be able...

Jul 5, 2012 7:05 am

Cormier Talks Velasquez vs. Dos Santos And Says He Has No Opponent Yet | Strikeforce News

By Jamie McAllister Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Tournament Champion Daniel Cormier in an interview with TATAME. In his last bout Cormier defeated Josh Barnett via a unanimous decision to become the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Champion. However now Cormier finds himself left with one fight on his Strikeforce contact with no opponent as of yet. “That’s all...