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Saturday 06.15.2013 2:04am ET | View Full Article
There was probably no more controversial cut in UFC history than a few months back when Jon Fitch was given his walking papers with a 14-3-1 record, and a top 10 ranking in the welterweight division.
The controversy came to a head once again this week as Fitch was ready to make his first fight outside the UFC since he was an unknown back in 2005. UFC President Dana White had cited Fitch's 1-2-1...
Thursday 06.13.2013 9:30pm ET | View Full Article
Two hard-nosed welterweight veterans will square off in a rematch tomorrow night (June 14, 2013) as Jon Fitch takes on Josh Burkman in the main event of World Series of Fighting 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fitch has been going through a rough patch, while Burkman is experiencing the best run of his mixed martial arts career. The table could be set for a very interesting 170 pound showdown.
Wednesday 06.12.2013 5:00pm ET | View Full Article
A featherweight bout between TUF 5 alumni Cole Miller and Manny Gamburyan has been scheduled for the fight card of UFC on FOX Sports 1.
UFC officials announced the bout late Tuesday night.
UFC on FOX Sports 1 takes place August 17, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. A light heavyweight bout between Chael Sonnen and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua headlines the night's stacked main card.
Wednesday 06.12.2013 9:52am ET | View Full Article
It's a featherweight fight over six years in the making.
Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 grad Cole Miller has been slated to throw down against his former reality show team mate, Manny Gamburyan, as part of the UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 event, scheduled for Aug. 17, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Promotion officials announced the bout late last night.
Like his opponent, Miller started h...
Monday 06.10.2013 2:25pm ET | View Full Article
Ex-UFC contender Jon Fitch and UFC president Dana White engage in a back-and-forth about UFC pay.
Only a little over a week away from his first fight since being cut from the UFC, Welterweight Jon Fitch let off some steam about his former employer at the World Series of Fighting 3 conference call on Thursday. Fitch went as far as to say his time with the UFC was like being "in a hostile work env...
Saturday 06.08.2013 7:30am ET | View Full Article
John "Doomsday" Howard wants back in. The former UFC welterweight has done everything in his power to prove he deserves another chance in the promotion. On Friday night, he fought again and won again. It was his fifth straight knockout win and his sixth straight victory overall. Howard made short work of his opponent Chris Woodall, defeating him in 2:14 of the CES 17 main event in Lincoln, R.I. A...
Friday 06.07.2013 9:52am ET | View Full Article
You knew Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White wasn't going to let recent comments by disgruntled ex-employees Jon Fitch and Quinton Jackson go without a response, and on Thursday (June 6, 2013) evening he gave one loaded with hard-hitting material.
When Fitch came out swinging on the World Series of Fighting (WSOF): "Fitch vs. Burkman" media call on Thursday afternoon, it wa...
Friday 06.07.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
By all accounts, Jon Fitch is a contented man these days. Yet as he prepares to make his debut under the WSOF banner, a promotion which couldn't be more thrilled to employ his services, it was inevitable that Fitch would be asked to reflect back on his roller coaster nine-year stint within the UFC umbrella.
"From very early on, I was fighting for my job every single fight," Fitch said on a Thurs...
Thursday 06.06.2013 11:26pm ET | View Full Article
Only a little over a week away from his first fight since being cut from the UFC, Welterweight Jon Fitch let off some steam about his former employer at the World Series of Fighting 3 conference call on Thursday. Fitch went as far as to say his time with the UFC was like being "in a hostile work environment." Fitch said he felt like every time he stepped into the Octagon he was fighting for his j...
Thursday 06.06.2013 2:00pm ET | View Full Article
The loaded UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut event added additional depth with the booking of a matchup between dynamic featherweights Diego Brandao and Daniel Pineda.
The promotion recently announced the bout as part of the Aug. 17 event at the TD Garden in Boston.
Brandao won season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter, and has to date won three of his four octagon bouts. His most recent match came in April, w...
Thursday 06.06.2013 10:15am ET | View Full Article
The line up for the UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut fight card is nearly complete with the addition of a featherweight contest between Diego Brandao and Daniel Pineda.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials confirmed the 145-pound match up for Aug. 17, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass., via Twitter on Wednesday (June 5, 2013).
Both men are coming off first-round submission victories in t...
Wednesday 06.05.2013 6:57pm ET | View Full Article
Zuffa has spent the last few days adding bouts to the debut show on UFC on Fox Sports 1 in Boston on August 17th, and all I can say is wow. The six-fight main card is amazing for a free show, and the prelims are pretty nice too. In the last day or so, three undercard fights have been added - a light heavyweight battle between Cody Donovan (8-2, 1-0 UFC) and Ovince St. Preux (13-5, 1-0 UFC); a...
Wednesday 06.05.2013 12:45pm ET | View Full Article
(God damn right.)
It's official, Nation: Chael Sonnen vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua WILL headline UFC on FOX Sports 1:1, a.k.a "the best television card the UFC has ever done." While at first glance, a fight between two guys coming off losses doesn't seem like a great main event for a card this stacked (and makes you wonder if the UFC had a planned main event to begin with), it's surely a matchup ...
Tuesday 06.04.2013 10:47pm ET | View Full Article
The UFC already scheduled one great bantamweight matchup in Urijah Faber/Yuri Alcantara for UFC on Fox Sports 1 in Boston, but this next bantamweight showdown is even better. UFC Tonight announced that Michael McDonald will face Brad Pickett on the same card:
#BREAKING: Also booked for 8.17 on @foxsports1 @maydaymcdonald vs. @one_punch!
— UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) June 5, 2013
McDonald (15-2) ...
Tuesday 06.04.2013 7:28pm ET | View Full Article
The UFC's debut card on FOX Sports 1 continues falling into place.
Tuesday, word broke that bantamweights Urijah Faber and Yuri Alcantara will meet on the Aug. 17 event at Boston's TD Garden. The Las Vegas Sun initially tweeted the news, which was confirmed by MMAFighting.com.
Faber (28-6), the former WEC featherweight champion, is coming off a fourth-round submission win over Scott Jorgensen ...
Saturday 06.01.2013 2:00pm ET | View Full Article
Mike Brown isn't ready to call an end to his mixed martial arts (MMA) career just yet.
After an over one-year layoff, Brown has opted to take another fight and continue pushing forward with his career as he will take on Akira Corassani at the UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut event, scheduled for Aug. 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Featherweight match up was confirmed by Ultimate Fighting Champ...
Friday 05.31.2013 6:40pm ET | View Full Article
Top-10 welterweights Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann will settle their score in the main event of the UFC's second show on FOX Sports 1.
FOXSports.com first reported the booking, which takes place August 28, 2013 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.
Condit and Kampmann initially met in 2009 as the lead attraction of UFC Fight Night 18. The match-up served as Condit's debut to U...
Friday 05.31.2013 11:24am ET | View Full Article
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Friday 05.31.2013 9:11am ET | View Full Article
The Uriah Hall experiment, take two.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is giving The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 breakout star a second chance to live up to the hype following last season's combat sports reality show, pairing him off with fellow middleweight and TUF veteran Nick Ring.
They'll do the deed at UFC on FOX Sports 1, scheduled for Aug. 17, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachuse...
Wednesday 05.29.2013 2:38pm ET | View Full Article
Talk about a hostile work environment.
Jon Fitch held a 14-3-1 record in his seven and a half year UFC career, earning a title shot and regularly holding the number two ranked position in the unofficial welterweight rankings, but that didn't score him any points with his superiors.
The American Kickboxing Academy standout had to fight tooth and nail to earn his title shot against Georges St. Pi...