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Saturday 06.15.2013 1:00pm ET | View Full Article
A lightweight addition has been made to UFC 165 in Toronto, as Myles Jury takes on Mike Ricci on the September 21st PPV event. Ariel Helwani reported the news last night for MMA Fighting. The card was made official on Thursday with a main event of Jon Jones' LHW title defense vs. Alexander Gustafsson.
Jury (12-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has been very impressive in his UFC career. After the TUF 15 alum subm...
Friday 05.31.2013 12:00pm ET | View Full Article
The injury news just keeps coming. Perhaps one of the best fights on the UFC 162 preliminary card featured lightweight strikers John Makdessi and Edson Barboza. Last night it was reported by the UFC Brasil twitter account that Makdessi is out with an injury and will be replaced by Rafaello Oliveira:
Brasil x Brasil no #UFC162. Makdessi deixa o card devido a uma lesao. Agora sera Edson Barboza x ...
Saturday 05.18.2013 3:00pm ET | View Full Article
The UFC returns to Brazil for the 2nd time this year, and once again Vitor Belfort is in the main event. Belfort will fight Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold in a five round middleweight bout tonight on FX. The main card airs live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT, but before that we have a full slate of preliminary card action to get to. Perhaps the biggest and most important fight on the prelims is a battle ...
Thursday 04.04.2013 7:00pm ET | View Full Article
History will be made this weekend (April 6, 2013) as The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season nine winner Ross Pearson takes on Ryan Couture in the co-main event of UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Pearson had an unsuccessful run as a featherweight but made a big splash back to 155 pounds by knocking out former top contender and rival George Sotiropoulos in the main event of UFC on FX 6 late last...
Friday 03.29.2013 4:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC president Dana White gave MMA fans in the Massachusetts area some great news today. The promotion will return to Boston for UFC on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday, August 17th, as confirmed by White on Twitter:
We are FINALLY going back to Boston at the TD Garden on Aug 17th for the launch of FOX Sports 1!! We are bringing a SICK card :)
— Dana White (@danawhite) March 29, 2013
The last time the ...
Sunday 02.10.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
Over five years since the UFC returned to the United Kingdom in 2007 and began an ultra-successful series of events overseas, the organization is back for February 16th’s UFC on FUEL TV event in London. But before the doors open at Wembley Arena, it’s time to look at the top ten UK UFC moments. 10 - Etim shows what he’s made of against BuchholzAs one of the UK’s top prospects, Liverpool’s Terry E...
Sunday 01.20.2013 3:34pm ET | View Full Article
Saturday's UFC on FX show from Sao Paulo, Brazil was put together as a showcase for Brazilian fighters. Every bout had a native, and four bouts featured countrymen against one another. It was a good night for the home fans, as only two foreigners, American Nik Lentz and Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, came out victorious.
Going in, all the focus was on the main event. The story of the sho...
Friday 01.18.2013 2:00pm ET | View Full Article
Vitor Belfort vs. Michael BispingBrent Brookhouse: I’ve always maintained that the "Bisping has a bad chin" thing is way overstated. He can be hurt, but we’re not talking about a guy who gets finished all the time. The only time someone actually finished him was the absolute bomb from Henderson that likely finishes any man on the planet. He’s been buzzed plenty, but he recovers well and doesn...
Wednesday 01.16.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
Brazilian Belfort, British Bisping, brilliant brawl ... in Brazil?
The latter, Michael Bisping, is eager to finally earn a Middleweight title shot and the former, Vitor Belfort, is itching to shut him up in the UFC on FX 7 main event this weekend (Sat., Jan. 19, 2013) at the Ibirapuera Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The mixed martial arts (MMA) event will mark first show for Ultimate Fighting Cham...
Friday 12.14.2012 12:03pm ET | View Full Article
After a pedestrian run at featherweight, TUF 9 winner Ross Pearson soldiers back to the lightweight class to face Aussie sub-specialist George Sotiropoulos in the featured attraction of tonight's UFC on FX 6 show. The festivities begin with the Fuel TV preliminary card at 6:00 p.m. ET which segue into the main card on the FX channel at 9:00 p.m. ET.
I was skeptical about UK pugilist Ross Pearso...
Thursday 12.13.2012 9:00pm ET | View Full Article
Record: 14-4, 7-2 in the UFC
Key Wins: Joe Stevenson (UFC 110), Kurt Pellegrino (UFC 116), Joe Lauzon (UFC 123)
Key Losses: Rafael dos Anjos (UFC 132), Dennis Siver (UFC 127), Shinya Aoki (Shooto: Champion Carnival)
How he got here: Sotoripoulos has made a name for himself by being one of the few fighters not named Shinya Aoki to utilize the rubber guard effectively during...
Sunday 12.09.2012 10:00pm ET | View Full Article
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season nine added a little international flavor with its "US vs. UK" format, featuring top middleweight contender Dan Henderson leading a stateside team against Coach Michael Bisping and his British squad.
On April 1, 2009, mixed martial arts (MMA) fans would get their first look at Ross Pearson.
The British bulldog had bullied his way into the house by compiling an 8...
Tuesday 12.04.2012 10:00pm ET | View Full Article
Title bout, contender bout, welterweight wars, oh my.
After producing the potential fight card of the year its last time on the network television, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will grace FOX once again this Saturday (Dec. 8, 2012) with a fantastic line up of mixed martial arts (MMA) bouts that will take place at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
In the UFC on FOX 5 main event, Bens ...
Thursday 11.29.2012 1:19am ET | View Full Article
Draw announced for wide open Cage Contender ‘Fight Stars’ Lightweight Tournament LIVERPOOL, England (November 27, 2012) – The withdrawal of UFC veteran Andre Winner due to a rib injury has left Saturday’s £10,000 “Cage Contender Fight Stars” tournament at Liverpool Olympia, featuring eight of the top (155-pound) lightweights in Europe, wide open in terms of [...]
Thursday 11.22.2012 11:32pm ET | View Full Article
CAGE CONTENDER FIGHT STARS £10,000 Battle: 8 MMA Fighters – 1 Title – 1 Night LIVERPOOL, England (November 18, 2012) — Aptly-named UFC veteran Andre Winner is the favourite fighter heading into the inaugural £10,000 “Cage Contender Fight Stars” tournament, featuring eight of the top (155-pound) lightweights in Europe, on Saturday, December 1 at Liverpool Olympia. [...]
Friday 11.02.2012 7:00pm ET | View Full Article
The January Brazil show is slowly filling up well in advance. A featherweight fight has been added to the fold, as Nova Uniao fighter Diego Nunes takes on Minnesota's Nik Lentz. MMA Junkie and Portal do Vale Tudo have the scoop:
Diego Nunes (18-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) are set to meet when the UFC returns to Brazil.
Portal do Vale Tudo first reported the bout, thoug...
Wednesday 10.31.2012 9:00pm ET | View Full Article
The UFC has 2013 mapped out pretty far in advance. They already have cards for April and June booked, and in yesterday's MetroPCS online chat, Dana White announced some more planned visits for the next two years. Via MMA Junkie:
For the first time since 2010, the UFC will return to Boston, likely in 2013. Additionally, for the first time since 2009, the organization plans to make a return to Ir...
Monday 09.17.2012 4:40pm ET | View Full Article
Europe's leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce the official fight results for BAMMA 10, which took place at Wembley Arena this past Saturday night (Sept. 15, 2012)
BAMMA 10 FIGHT RESULTS
BAMMA WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
ROB SINCLAIR def. ANDRE WINNER
via Split Decision (47-48, 49-46, 48-47)
BAMMA-LONSDALE BRITISH MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
JACK MARSHMAN def. AN...
Saturday 09.15.2012 6:56pm ET | View Full Article
It was a case of close but not quite for Andre Winner at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday night.
Saturday 09.15.2012 6:00pm ET | View Full Article
Part-time fighter Rob Sinclair made another step toward international
recognition by defending his BAMMA lightweight title over four-time UFC
veteran Andre Winner.
Sinclair used distance control and powerful countershots to outpoint
Winner, who took too long to settle into a groove and paid the price in a
The matchup served as the headlining contest of Saturday's BAMMA 10