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Weidman-Belfort, Rousey-Zingano official for UFC 184 in Los Angeles

Reunited and it feels so violent If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it. The undefeated duo of Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey will reunite once again to headline a UFC PPV together for the 3rd time is just 14 months. Weidman (12-0) and Rousey (10-0) will defend their straps against current #1 contenders Vitor Belfort (24-10) and Cat Zingano (9-0) in two highly anticipated and long...
Via Fight Booth
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua Coach TUF Brazil 4, Won’t Fight Each Other

On Wednesday, the UFC announced former champions Anderson Silva (pictured) and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will coach the fourth installment of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.” Contrary to TUF tradition, the two Brazilian icons will not face each other at season’s end. UFC president Dana White said they will meet different opponents when the show wraps. “A lot of people were...
Via 5thRound.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tim Boetsch Battles Thales Leites at UFC 183

A middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch (pictured) and Thales Leites has been added to UFC 183. UFC officials confirmed the scrap Tuesday. The January 31 event takes place at a yet-to-be determined venue in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boetsch collected a much needed win by beating Brad Tavares in his last outing. “The Barbarian” had lost three of his last four prior to August’s bout...
Via 5thRound.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez’s Knee Injury Worse Than Anticipated

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez just can’t seem to get any luck injury wise with it now emerging that his latest knee issue has turned out to be worse than was originally anticipated. Velasquez had originally been dealing with a slight tear to his miniscus during fight camp, but had intended to compete against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 with it anyway. However, a slip...
Via Fight Of The Night
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt Focusing On Weight Cut For Title Fight At UFC 180

Mark Hunt was recently handed the opportunity of a lifetime when Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta asked him if he’d step in at short notice for an interim heavyweight title fight against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180. Hunt, who knocked out Roy Nelson just a month ago, says he immediately said yes when asked about the fight, but confesses that since he hadn’t been anticipating getting...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at the beautiful violence of Aldo and Mendes II

At UFC 179, Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes fought one of the best fights of the year. It was the kind of fight that elevated both men afterwards. They tested each other throughout the fight with Aldo retaining his title. It had all the elements of a great title fight with each fighter seizing the momentum for a moment before the other took it back. Here is a close look at how Aldo retained...
Via Fight Booth
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Brown wants to welcome Georges St-Pierre back to UFC

Not many people have begged to fight the dominant former Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, but not many people are Matt “The Immortal” Brown. Prior to St-Pierre vacating his title at the end of 2013, Brown had been vying for a title shot against GSP, believing his style meshed well against the former champion. Now nearly a year later, and with rumors of a St-Pierre comeback...
Via Fight Hub TV
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anderson Silva signs 15-fight extension with UFC

Just two fights into the unprecedented 10-fight UFC contract extension Anderson Silva signed in 2013, Silva claims they have ripped up that agreement and inked a new 15-bout deal. “I had seven fights on my contract (including upcoming fight with Nick Diaz),” Silva told Brazilian website Combate. “I met (UFC co-owners) Lorenzo [Fertitta] and Dana [White] on Thursday, and that...
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo tested, but not beaten in UFC 179

After five of the most competitive rounds Jose Aldo has ever fought, he remains the UFC featherweight champion. UFC 179 was Chad Mendes’ opportunity to show the world how far he’d come since being knocked out by Aldo two years ago. Even though Mendes displayed monumental strides in the evolution of his striking game, it […] The post Jose Aldo: The Phenomenon Tested But Not...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC may regret premature pairing of Conor McGregor, Dennis Siver

Following weeks of speculation related to the possibility of an upcoming title shot and an ongoing war of words with both Chad Mendes and featherweight champ Jose Aldo, the UFC pulled another rabbit out of it’s bottomless hat late last week with a somewhat surprising decision to give Conor McGregor one final obstacle to overcome before fighting for the 145-pound belt. Conveniently...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

40-Year-old Mark Hunt defying the odds with unlikely shot at interim belt

As always, injuries are the mother of opportunity for mixed martial artists, but being in the right situation when a promotion comes calling for a replacement is the difference between having a chance to capitalize on that opportunity, and adding another ”I almost” story to an unlikely contender’s post-fight career. Earlier this week, one of those potentially career-making...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Has Now Pulled Out Of UFC 180 As Well

The woes continue for the injury plagued UFC 180 event in Mexico on November 15th as now Diego Sanchez has pulled out of the event too. Sanchez had already seen two potential match-ups at the event fall through after both Myles Jury and then Joe Lauzon both succumbed to injuries, and now it’s turn with the fighter reporting that he’s torn a knee ligament. “To all my fans I...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 days ago  |  Discuss

TUF 20: Felice Herrig defeats Heather Clark, again

This was the fight that many fans were waiting to see this season and they made us wait and wait. Until it was almost anti-climatic when Felice Herrig took the UD over Heather Clark. It was a very good fight but without the fireworks that many were expecting. People wanted to see someone get KO’d after all of the talk. If they were fans of Herrig they wanted to see her shut Clark...
Via Fight Booth
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tito Ortiz: Bonnar’s been living on his knees with UFC giving as many BJ’s as possible

Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion and current Bellator MMA contender Tito Ortiz has never been one to mince words. In his most recent rivalry with fellow former UFC star Stephan Bonnar, Ortiz is definitely not pulling any punches. Speaking with FightHubTV yesterday, Ortiz gave some fiery anecdotes when asked about his upcoming opponent. Noting his displeasure with Bonnar bringing...
Via Fight Hub TV
7 days ago  |  Discuss

War Machine tried to commit suicide in jail

MMA fighter War Machine tried to commit suicide in jail on Tuesday, according to a report. TMZ says War Machine, real name Jonathan Koppenhaver, was found on the ground of his jail cell by an officer at the Clark County Jail. War Machine was said to be unresponsive and had a piece of linen tied...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

War Machine reportedly attempted suicide in jail cell

Former MMA fighter War Machine is in a medical isolation cell on suicide watch, after a corrections officer foiled the inmate’s attempt to kill himself last Tuesday night.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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