- While UFC President Dana White has said publicly that he has not had any talks with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar about a return to the Octagon, as Lesnar is under contract to WWE, apparently there have been talks about potential fights for Lesnar's return.
One opponent that has been discussed within UFC for Lesnar is Frank Mir.
Lesnar previously lost to Mir...
Are you ready for the first-ever strawweight title defense in Ultimate Fighting Championship history? Either way, it’s coming.
On Wednesday, it was announced champion Carla Esparza (pictured) will break in her freshly minted belt against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 185.
Esparza vacated her Invicta FC title to enter “The Ultimate Fighter 20″ tournament. She submitted Rose Namajunas...
A heavyweight clash between Roy Nelson and Alistair Overeem has been chalked up for UFC 185 in Dallas on March 14th.
Nelson is coming off a tough knockout loss to Mark Hunt back in September of last year in Japan. That was his third loss in his past four fights having also picked up decision losses to both Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic while also earning a KO win against Antonio...
A heavyweight tilt has been added to the upcoming UFC 185 card in Dallas, Texas as Roy Nelson faces Alistair Overeem in a featured bout on March 14.
UFC officials announced the new pairing on Tuesday evening.
Nelson returns to action looking to rebound from the first knockout loss he's suffered in the UFC when he fell to former heavyweight title contender Mark Hunt in September. ...
In a desperate attempt to distract fans from the mess that is now Jon Jones’ life, the UFC announced a heavyweight shootout between Alistair Overeem (pictured) and Roy Nelson for UFC 185.
The March 14 event goes down inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
It’s an interesting matchup considering one is coming off a win and the other a highlight reel knockout.
(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)) Another memorable year in mixed martial arts is in the books, so it’s time for The MMA Manifesto to look back and reflect on UFC Fighter Salaries. Was 2014 a good year financially to be a fighter? Well, that depends on what your name is. If it is Alistair Overeem, […]
Congratulations to Nathan Hickling for winning our UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs Miocic Pick ‘Em Contest. Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway on Dec 20th. Thanks for playing! Consensus Picks Junior dos Santos – 90% Rafael dos Anjos – 52% Alistair Overeem – 60% Matt Mitrione – 64% John […]
Main Card (Fox) Weight class Method Round Time Notes Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Stipe Miocic Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 Catchweight (160.6 lbs) Rafael dos Anjos def. Nate Diaz Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-27) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Stefan Struve TKO (punches) 1 4:13 Heavyweight Matt Mitrione def. Gabriel Gonzaga […]
It was a back and forth battle that lasted much longer than most fans and pundits would likely have originally anticipated.
Despite both fighters being amongst the hardest and most technical strikers in the UFC Heavyweight division, JDS and Miocic showed a great ability to take each other’s shots as the fightwent for the full fight rounds.
The match was close, with Miocic having...
Alistair Overeem (pictured) isn’t just a standup fighter, just ask Stefan Struve. Overeem scored an early takedown and unleashed some vicious haymakers to put Struve to sleep in the opening round.
Although Struve enjoyed a reach advantage, he was never able to get off due to Overeem’s unexpected takedown. What then transpired on the canvas was pure devastation.
Alistair Overeem looks like a big ole beast. If he says he is going to knock someone out in 30 seconds it is not hard to imagine him doing it. However, the big man had lost three of his last four fights heading in to Saturdays's UFC event in Phoenix. At the age of 34 he is getting close to becoming the 'old guy.'Against Stefen Struve he certainly showed there is plenty of fight left...
Alistair Overeem may best be known as a knockout artist while standing, but he can do plenty of damage on the ground as Stefan Struve found out the hard way on Saturday night in Phoenix.
The Dutch fighters were matched up as one of the featured bouts on the UFC Fight Night card and it didn't take long for the action to get started or finished as it turned out.
Overeem came out right...
Alistair Overeem quickly got the better of Stefan Struve tonight at UFC On FOX 13, taking him down and landing ground and pound for the TKO stoppage.
Crazy size difference between the lanky Struve and Overeem. Overeem keeping his distance to start this one off. He suddenly goes in for takedown, then opts to stay in the clinch instead, pushing Struve against the cage...
UFC On FOX 13 takes place tomorrow night and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights below.
Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic
Apart from his convincing losses to current champ Cain Velasquez, no other heavyweight has so far been able to get the better of dos Santos who has excellent boxing, good movement and strong takedown defense.
Miocic has also been taking...
Below you’ll find a collection of UFC On FOX 13 pre-fight interviews courtesy of MMAFighting.com ahead of tomorrow night’s event.
Junior dos Santos:
Rafael dos Anjos:
Click HERE for the viewing and schedule guide for The Ultimate Fighter Finale and UFC on FOX: dos Santos vs. Miocic.
In FOX’s ‘Road To The Octagon’ show for UFC On FOX 13 you can watch in-depth previews for three of the biggest fights on the card including the Junior dos Santos Vs Stipe Miocic main event, Nate Diaz’s return against Rafael dos Anjos and Stefan Struve’s comeback against Alistair Overeem.
The night after Wrestlemania 28 in 2012, “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar made his shocking return to the WWE on Raw in Miami, Florida. Lesnar was fresh off of an MMA career where he emerged as one of UFC’s top draws.
He went 5-3 in his short MMA career and impressively won the UFC Heavyweight Championship from Randy Couture in only the fourth fight of his career. It was...
A heavyweight clash between two Dutch fighters, Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve, has been announced for UFC On FOX 13 on December 13th.
Overeem is coming off a first round TKO loss to Ben Rothwell just a couple of weeks ago – his third loss in his last four Octagon appearances. Despite his slump in form the UFC have opted to keep him on-board for now, but this will surely be...
The UFC is headed to Arizona for the first time in the organizations storied history, and they aren’t taking it lightly.
Earlier today it was announced that a heavyweight tilt between former champion Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic will be targeted for the December 13th event inside of the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Later on in the evening, it was made official that...
As UFC president Dana White promised, former heavyweight top contender Alistair Overeem (pictured) will get another go in the big leagues. On Wednesday, it was announced Overeem will meet Stefan Struve at UFC on FOX 13.
The December 13 event takes place inside US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Overeem will be looking to collect a much needed with to keep his UFC career alive...
Alistair Overeem wanted a shot at redemption following his loss to Ben Rothwell earlier this month and it appears he'll get his chance as he'll face fellow Dutchman Stefan Struve at the upcoming UFC Fight Night on FOX card from Phoenix on December 13.
UFC officials announced the new bout late Wednesday evening.
Overeem (37-14, 1 NC) will probably enter the fight on do-or-die terms...
It's been a good couple of weeks for UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell.
The Wisconsin native returned to action recently and despite being an underdog going into the matchup, he quickly dispatched of Alistair Overeem with a scorching first round knockout to mark the biggest win of his UFC career.
Following the fight, Rothwell thought he may have broken his arm blocking one of Overeem...
Alistair Overeem had his first professional mixed martial arts fight at the very first “It’s Showtime” event back in 1999. He won by guillotine choke. It is now 2014, and to say Overeem has had the career of a bonafide journeyman would be an understatement. He has tromped the peaks and valleys of the fight game as much as any man could. The Reem fought his 52nd bout on Sept...
The MMA landscape is constantly changing, and when one fight seems like the talk of the town, the next minute the focus is on something completely different.
Anthony Johnson, former UFC welterweight turned light heavyweight knockout machine, has been angling for a fight with No. 1 light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson for some time, but up to this point, nothing has come...