James Vick News
James Vick announces his retirement after displacing his jaw in "the worst loss" of his career
Cole Shelton - February 2, 2021
James Vick released from the UFC, already in talks with multiple other promotions
Cole Shelton - October 15, 2020
James Vick issues statement following "super embarrassing" KO loss at UFC Tampa
Christopher Taylor - October 14, 2019
James Vick provides update following brutal KO loss at UFC Tampa
Adam D Martin - October 13, 2019
UFC welterweight James Vick has provided fans with an update following his brutal KO loss to Niko Price at Saturday night’s UFC Tampa event. Vick (13-5 MMA) suffered his fourth loss in a row at last night’s event, this after being struck with a nasty upkick from the aforementioned Niko Price in the opening round.
Report | James Vick to make welterweight debut against Niko Price
Mike Heck - August 27, 2019
The UFC’s return to Tampa, Florida is coming together nicely with the addition of a welterweight matchup between former lightweight James Vick and Niko Price. According to a report on Monday from FloCombat, Vick will make his welterweight debut against Price at UFC on the card. The event will take place Oct. 12 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida and will be headlined by a women’s strawweight bout between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Michelle Waterson. It will air on ESPN+.
James Vick announces move to welterweight division
Tom Taylor - July 25, 2019
James Vick is currently on a three-fight losing streak, having recently sandwiched a decision loss to Paul Felder between knockout losses to Justin Gaethje and Dan Hooker. On the heels of these tough setbacks, the 6 ft. 3 lightweight has decided to seek a new start in the 170-pound welterweight division, where his weight cut will hopefully be less taxing. James Vick announced his change on his official Facebook page.
UFC San Antonio Results: Dan Hooker KO's James Vick (VIDEO)
Chris Taylor - July 20, 2019
A lightweight bout between Dan Hooker and James Vick took place on the main card of tonight’s UFC San Antonio event. Dan Hooker (17-8 MMA) enters tonight’s contest looking to rebound, this after having his four-fight win streak snapped by Edson Barboza this past December.
UFC Phoenix Results: Paul Felder defeats James Vick (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - February 17, 2019
A lightweight bout between Paul Felder and James Vick served as the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC Phoenix event. James Vick (13-2 MMA) enters tonight’s co-main event looking to rebound, this after suffering a knockout loss to Justin Gaethje in his most recent effort at UFC Lincoln.
James Vick believes the actions of Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 were justified
Chris Taylor - February 16, 2019
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was suspended nine months by the NSAC for his post-fight actions at UFC 229 this past October in Las Vegas. Following his fourth round submission victory over bitter rival Conor McGregor, ‘The Eagle” proceeded to leap out of the octagon and attack the Irishman’s teammate Dillon Danis.
James Vick says his weight cut for Justin Gaethje fight was worst he's ever had
James Lynch - February 6, 2019
James Vick will look to turn things around at UFC Phoenix after suffering a knockout loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC Fight Night 135. “The Texecutioner” is slated to face Paul Felder at UFC on ESPN 1 on Feb. 17 and one of the changes he’s made ahead of this matchup is how he undertakes his weight cut.
James Vick believes top-ranked lightweights would have continued to duck him if he'd beat Justin Gaethje
Tom Taylor - November 19, 2018
Back in August, streaking UFC lightweight contender James Vick stepped into the cage with former World Series of Fighting lightweight champ Justin Gaethje. For Vick, this bout represented an opportunity to vault into UFC lightweight title contention. Unfortunately, however, he was caught by a thunderous punch in the first round, and instead left the Octagon with his win-streak derailed. Looking back on this loss to Gaethje, James Vick admits it’s been a tough one to swallow.
Paul Felder still wants James Vick after losing out on initial UFC Boise fight
Drake Riggs - September 5, 2018
It’s been a rough 2018 for Paul Felder when he hasn’t been enjoying his time at the commentary table to help educate the fans. “The Irish Dragon” was supposed to have his first fight of the year at UFC 223 in April when he was set to take on Al Iaquinta. However, thanks to the craziness that was UFC 223, Iaquinta would end up bailing on Felder to fill in for Max Holloway to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov in the night’s main event. Not exactly the worst of choices that one could make.
James Vick reflects on Justin Gaethje loss: "This all still feels like a bad dream"
Tom Taylor - August 28, 2018
Last weekend, in the main event of UFC Lincoln, streaking lightweight contender James Vick had his momentum slowed by a knockout loss to Justin Gaethje. On Tuesday, James Vick continued to meditate on this loss, explaining that it still feels like a bad dream. That being said, Vick also assured that his family is helping to keep him on track, and that the best of his MMA career is still to come.
James Vick issues classy statement after knockout loss to Justin Gaethje
Tom Taylor - August 26, 2018
Last night, in the main event of UFC Lincoln, James Vick and Justin Gaethje stepped into the cage together to back up months of pre-fight trash talking. In the end, it was Gaethje who did so, putting Vick down with a massive punch in the first round. This loss, unsurprisingly, was a tough one for James Vick. Not only because of all of the pre-fight trash talk, because it ended his impressive win-streak and temporarily derailed his hopes of breaking into the lightweight top-5.
Fighters react to Justin Gaethje knocking out James Vick at UFC Lincoln
Chris Taylor - August 25, 2018
Justin Gaethje (19-2 MMA) scored a sensational first-round knockout victory over James Vick in the headliner of tonight’s UFC event in Lincoln, Nebraska. “The Highlight” was able to sleep “The Texecutioner” after catching him with a monster right hand against the cage.
James Vick on a fight with Conor McGregor: 'I win that fight pretty easy'
Drake Riggs - August 23, 2018
At UFC Lincoln this Saturday night, The Ultimate Fighter season 15 alum, rising contender James Vick has the biggest fight of his career. Standing opposite Vick in the main event on Saturday will be arguably the most exciting fighter in MMA, the former World Series Of Fighting lightweight champion ‘The Highlight’ Justin Gaethje.
James Vick says Kevin Lee has turned down multiple fights with him, has text messages to prove it
Tom Taylor - August 9, 2018
James Vick, who will battle Justin Gaethje in the UFC Lincoln main even on August 25, has been calling for a fight with Kevin Lee for a long time. Unfortunately for Vick, the fight has never come together. According to Vick, that’s because Lee has repeatedly turned the bout down. He says he’s even got the text messages with UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby to prove it.
EXCLUSIVE | James Vick expects to completely dominate Justin Gaethje in Lincoln
Tom Taylor - July 20, 2018
Speaking on a recent episode of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, former World Series of Fighting champ Justin Gaethje said that he will consider retiring from MMA if he’s outclassed by James Vick in the main event of UFC Lincoln on August 25. “I’m so much better than James Vick,” Gaethje said. “It sucks to say it, but if I was to go out there and get outclassed by James Vick, I’d have to hang them up.”
EXCLUSIVE | James Vick discusses origins of beef with UFC Lincoln opponent Justin Gaethje
Tom Taylor - July 20, 2018
Originally, surging UFC lightweight contender James Vick was supposed to meet Paul Felder at last weekend’s UFC Boise card. When Al Iaquinta withdrew from his August 25th UFC Lincoln main event battle with Justin Gaethje, however, Vick got the call to replace him, and was transplanted from one card to the other. Fighting Gaethje instead of Felder, of course, was just fine with Vick.
War of words begins between Justin Gaethje and James Vick ahead of UFC Lincoln
Drake Riggs - June 28, 2018
Now that they are set to do battle, the war before the war inside the Octagon has begun between the men in UFC Lincoln’s main event. Late last night, it was announced that Gaethje’s original opponent for the UFC’s first time in Nebraska, ‘Ragin’ Al Iaquinta has pulled out of the bout for undisclosed reasons.
BREAKING | James Vick fills in for Al Iaquinta, takes on Justin Gaethje at UFC Lincoln
Drake Riggs - June 27, 2018
Well, the search for Justin Gaethje’s new UFC Lincoln opponent didn’t last long. Late Wednesday night it was reported that Al Iaquinta had pulled out of his upcoming main event bout with the former WSOF champion, Gaethje that was set to take place on August 25th.