Archive: Welterweight

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...

Jul 1, 2012 9:47 pm

Nogueira Does Not Want To Rush His Return To The Octagon | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister After having to cancel his UFC 149 bout with Cheick Kongo Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira has continued to work hard on his physiotherapy sessions for his arm which was broken by Frank Mir at UFC 140. In an interview with TATAME Big Nog discusses his return and rehabilitation. “We don’t have a...

Jun 27, 2012 2:01 am

Alistair Overeem Breaks His Silence | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister  Alistair Overeem in an interview with "UFC Tonight"  Overeem firstly talks about how he felt when he initially tested positive. "When I had the positive test result, I didn't know why that was and I didn't want to talk about something that I didn't know about," said Overeem, who was speaking via...

Jun 21, 2012 8:01 am

Video | Werdum Has His Eyes On The Belt But Russow Is First | UFC News

Go inside Fabricio Werdum’s training camp and hear his strategy for taking down Mike Russow. Not only is he aiming for victory, but wants to be seen as a serious contender for the heavyweight belt. Catch his bout at UFC® 147: Silva vs Franklin II, live on Pay-Per-View, Saturday, June 23 at 10PM/7PM.

Jun 19, 2012 7:18 am

Brett Rogers 'Not Perfect' But Ready To 'Change And Make It Right' | Bellator News

By Jamie McAllister Bellator Heavyweight Brett Rogers in an interview with The MMA Hour. Once a contender in the Strikeforce Heavyweight division Rogers was released by the San Jose-based promotion on June 30, 2011 following his arrest for third-degree assault of his wife, which was then followed by another arrest for violating terms of his...