Josh Thomson injured and out of co-main event for UFC Fight Night in Brazil

The list of injuries in the UFC in 2015 continues to grow as lightweight fighter Josh Thomson has been forced to pull out of his fight against Gilbert Burns at the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare card on March 21 in Brazil. Sources close to the fight confirmed the injury news to FOX Sports on Thursday following an initial report from in Brazil. Thomson was...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Demian Maia Stop Rising Undefeated Welterweight Ryan LaFlare?

Damian Maia got back in the winner’s circle by defeating Russian Alexander Yakovlev. (Mandatory Credit: David Becker/Associated Press) On the 21st of March, the UFC makes its way back to the HSBC arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for fight night 62. In the main event of that night, Demian Maia will take on undefeated Ryan LaFlare in a welterweight showdown, after the original main...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Demian Maia says recent lack of submissions are due to opponent stalling

Former middleweight title challenger and current welterweight contender Demian Maia stormed onto the UFC scene with five straight submission wins in his first five outings in the promotion. Since 2009, however, the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion has submitted just one additional opponent. According to the Brazilian, the reason is because his opponents have mostly chosen to play conservatively...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Demian Maia Vs Ryan LaFlare Now Headlines UFC Fight Night 62

The UFC have pulled Urijah Faber from the UFC Fight Night 62 event in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil after his opponent Raphael Assuncao suffered an injury, and have now installed a new main event for the show on March 21st. Demian Maia Vs Ryan LaFlare, which was originally scheduled to take the co-main event slot on the fight card, has now been moved up to main event duties. Maia is coming...
Via Fight Of The Night
27 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Maia vs LaFlare Fight Card

  UFC Fight Night: Maia vs LaFlare Mar 21, 2015 Ginásio do Maracanãzinho Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   UFC Fight Night: Maia vs LaFlare Fight Card   Main Card (Fox Sports 1/TSN – Canada) Welterweights: Demian Maia (19-6) vs Ryan LaFlare (11-0) Lightweights: Josh Thomson (20-7, 1 NC) vs Gilbert Burns (9-0) Welterweights...
Via MMA Manifesto
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva won't fight other Brazilians for UFC title

When he was the UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva fought a number of fellow Brazilians. A few of them really seemed to be personal feuds as well, including his bout against Demian Maia and his title defense against Vitor Belfort. In a recent interview with Brazilian outlet Globo, "The Spider" has changed his tune a bit. The former champ says that he'd be happy to fight to...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Demain Maia Out Indefinitely With Serious Bone Infection

Demian Maia is having a tough time at the moment as it was revealed on the latest edition of the UFC Tonight show that he’s suffering from a serious bone infection known as ‘osteomyelitis.’ At first Maia just had a bone bruise in his shoulder which forced him out of his scheduled fight with Mike Pyle at UFC Fight Night 49 last weekend, but it then developed into a staph infection...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Demian Maia out of action with a bone infection

UFC welterweight Demian Maia will be on the shelf for an undetermined amount of time after being diagnosed with a bone infection that happened following a staph infection, which forced him out of his last fight against Mike Pyle at UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos. Maia's manager Eduardo Alonso told UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani that the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Mein vs. Mike Pyle Co-Headlines UFC Fight Night Tulsa

The game of welterweight musical chairs comes to a convenient end for UFC Fight Night Tulsa. With injuries to Demian Maia and Brandon Thatch, Jordan Mein (pictured) and Mike Pyle will now meet each other in the August 23 event. Mein was initially slated to face Thatch, while Pyle was set to battle Maia. Mein has won four of his past five fights, rebounding nicely from a TKO loss...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Returns To Tulsa Saturday

Via BadCulture
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Thiago Alves Out, Brandon Thatch in Against Jordan Mein at UFC Fight Night 49

An undisclosed injury has forced Thiago Alves out of his UFC Fight Night 49 shootout against Jordan Mein. No need to fear, Brandon Thatch (pictured) is here. UFC officials announced the switcheroo Wednesday. The August 23 event takes place inside BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Thatch will be riding a 10-fight winning streak into the tango. “Rukus” has made quite the commotion...
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 49 Gets Carmont Vs Leites And Maia Vs Pyle

The UFC Fight Night 49 event in Oklahoma on August 23rd has been bolstered by the addition of two new bouts that are expected to feature on the main card. First up, in the middleweight division Francis Carmont will take on Thales Leites. After a strong start to his UFC career that saw him rack up six wins in a row, Carmont has slumped to back-to-back defeats against Ronaldo ...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Francis Carmont vs. Thales Leites, Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle Added to UFC Fight Night 49

On Wednesday, a pair of scraps were added to UFC Fight Night 49. A middleweight tango between Francis Carmont (pictured) and Thales Leites, as well as a welterweight affair with Demian Maia and Mike Pyle were announced by the UFC. The August 23 event takes place inside BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After rattling off 11 straight wins, Carmont tries to snap a disappointing two-fight...
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald’s latest win doesn’t necessarily equal title shot

Heading into Saturday’s welterweight showdown between Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley at UFC 174, fight fans were rightfully expecting to witness a crowd-pleasing war that would leave both contenders bloodied and the promotion with another proven title threat. But while MacDonald held up his end of the bargain with an offensive attack that capitalized mainly upon his length and...
Via Sports-Glory
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Brazil 3 Finale TV Ratings

The TUF Brazil 3 Finale last weekend drew an average of 609,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1. That’s the lowest rating ever for a UFC event aired nationally on a Saturday night, though it’s not too far off some of the ratings we’ve seen for other UFC events on FS1 lately, such as ‘UFC Fight Night 40: Brown Vs Silva’ which did 655,000 viewers. A little more positive was the fact...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A Complaint About Complaining About Complainers

Contributor: Tim Bernier I read something the other day that at first I simply disagreed with, but it’s stuck with me, festering in the back of my brain and nagging at me to respond to. Steph Daniels, writer at Bloody Elbow and host of, tweeted (through TwitLonger) about “miserable” MMA fans: “So many miserable people...
Via Undercard Superstar
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic def. Maldonado

Fight card (Fox Sports 1) Weight class Method Round Time Notes Heavyweight Stipe Miocic def. Fábio Maldonado TKO (punches) 1 0:35 Heavyweight Antônio Carlos Jr. def. Vitor Miranda Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a] Middleweight Warlley Alves def. Márcio Alexandre Jr. Technical submission (guillotine choke) 3 0:25 [b] Welterweight Demian Maia def. Alexander […]
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs Maldonado Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

(Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports) Demian Maia got a much needed win last night at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale, and ended up earning the biggest payday at the event. Before we go any further, we should note that international events generally don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is […]
Via MMA Manifesto
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Brazil 3 Finale Results And Recap

The TUF Brazil 3 Finale took place last night, the second of two UFC events in the space of 24hrs. It was a case of ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ in the main event as Stipe Miocic hurt Fabio Maldonado with his first punch of the fight and then dropped him with a flush straight right before raining down a few hammerfists for the TKO finish with just 35 seconds gone. Maldonado has...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Miocic Delivers With First Round TKO

Both Stipe Miocic and Fabio Maldonado admitted earlier that this fight could turn into a stand up war. Miocic was originally scheduled to face Junior Dos Santos. That match up fell through when Dos Santos broke his hand. Maldonado took the fight on short notice, and it showed. Maldonado engaged immediately, stalking Miocic around the octagon. Miocic caught Maldonado with a hard left...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

‘TUF Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado’ Live Results

“TUF Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado” will be jumping off Saturday inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. UFC Fight Pass kicks off tonight’s festivities by streaming three preliminary bouts at approximately 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. Fox Sports 1 will then handle everything from there. The network airs the remaining broadcast the remaining four prelims starting at...
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Brazil 3 Finale Predictions

On to my second column, my TUF Brazil 3 Finale predictions. This will be Saturday’s second event which takes place in Brazil for The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale. Stipe Miocic will take on Fabio Maldonado in a heavyweight bout with the main card beginning at 10 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. The preliminary bouts will begin at 6:30 p.m. on UFC Fight Pass then move over to Fox Sports 1 at 8...
Via The Garbage Time
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

‘TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ Complete Betting Odds

I’ll be the first to admit, I have not seen – or at least, remember seeing – most of the athletes competing in Saturday’s “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale.” If that’s the case for me, I can only assume that’s the deal for the majority of you. Nonetheless, betting lines are available! Fabio Maldonado and Stipe Miocic, whom I have definitely seen perform, headline...
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Brazil 3 Finale Weigh-In Results And Video

The TUF Brazil 3 Finale weigh-ins have now taken place and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below. — Main Card: Stipe Miocic (238) vs. Fabio Maldonado (225) Warlley Alves (185) vs. Marcio Alexandre Junior (184) Antonio Carlos Junior (212) vs. Vitor Miranda (216) Demian Maia (171) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (170) Rony Jason (146) vs. Robbie Peralta (146) Prelims...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

‘TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ Live Weigh-In Results

All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “TUF Brazil 3 Finale” event will be tipping the scale today inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 2PM ET/11AM PT. Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition. Stipe Miocic (pictured) meets Fabio Maldonado in Saturday’s...
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss
MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Why haven't brands shown love to James Harden?

Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

Tim Lincecum’s last best chance

Ten most underrated players in the NBA

Stevens: LeBron looks like the MVP

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

Ten most underrated NFL free agents

Five potential landing spots for Andre Johnson

Texas-Baylor fight leads to 7 ejections

Mark Cuban will be Prez in 'Sharknado 3'

Report: Redskins interested in Suh

Report: Revis likely to hit free agency

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.