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Bobby Green Out Until Early 2016 Due To Knee Surgery

UFC lightweight fighter Bobby Green pulled out of his fight with Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 71 last week and it’s now emerged that was due to a knee injury he suffered in training that has left him facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines. According to a press release from his PR Manager, Amanda Earley, Green suffered a both a torn ACL and lateral meniscus during his preparations...
Via Fight Of The Night
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Green suffers ACL and meniscus tear, targets early 2016 return to UFC

UFC lightweight Bobby Green will be on the shelf for the remainder of 2015 after suffering a tear in the ACL and lateral meniscus in his knee recently. Green was expected to face Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night in San Diego on July 15, but the knee injury forced him out of the bout. According to Green's manager Jason House of Iridium Sports Agency, the top 15 ranked fighter will undergo...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rustam Khabilov Out, Danny Castillo Now Meets Jim Miller At UFC on FOX 16

The visa bug strikes again! This time, Russian Rustam Khabilov wasn’t able to obtain a visa in time to meet Danny Castillo in Chicago. Veteran Jim Miller (pictured) has agreed to serve as substitute on July 25. UFC on FOX 16 takes place inside United Center in Illinois. FOX broadcasts the main card live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Miller is in desperate need of a win having dropped...
Via 5thRound.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Green out of UFC Fight Night San Diego fight with Al Iaquinta

The upcoming UFC Fight Night card in San Diego will need a new co-main event after No. 11 ranked lightweight Bobby Green suffered an injury that will force him out of his upcoming fight against Al Iaquinta on July 15. Sources confirmed Green's withdraw from the card to FOX Sports on Wednesday following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. Green was expected to return to action...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Myles Jury exudes the essential talents of every great leader

Leadership is a quality that some people have. Some people don't. Many people claim they are good leaders, but that's very questionable. Numerous questions abound when one tries to figure out who or what makes a leader? Is a leader born? Can they be made? In our everyday lives leaders can be anyone. A coach, teacher, manager, employer, etc...your options are endless. When you find...
Via The GM's Perspective
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Myles Jury Injured, Edson Barboza Now Fights Paul Felder at UFC on FOX 16

The game of musical lightweight chairs continues. It went from Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury (pictured), to Jury vs. Edson Barboza, and now fans will have to settle for Paul Felder vs. Barboza at UFC on FOX 16.The UFC announced the latest switcheroo Tuesday via Twitter.No word on what injury forced Jury out of the shootout.The July 25 event goes down inside United Center in Chicago...
Via 5thRound.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Myles Jury out; Paul Felder faces Edson Barboza at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago

Myles Jury has been forced out of his upcoming bout at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago so Paul Felder will step in to replace him against Edson Barboza on the upcoming card set for July 25. Sources close to the contest informed FOX Sports of the news with UFC officials confirming the move on Tuesday. Details about Jury's exit from the card were not available, but he was no longer...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson Battles Beneil Dariush At UFC Fight Night: Nashville

On Friday, a lightweight showdown between Michael Johnson (pictured) and Beneil Dariush was announced for UFC Fight Night: Nashville.The August 8 event goes down inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.Johnson will be riding a four-fight winning streak into the tango. “The Menace” most recently posted a unanimous decision over Edson Barboza in February.Dariush is also...
Via 5thRound.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson meets Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night in Nashville

A pivotal lightweight matchup has been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Nashville, Tenn. as No. 5 ranked Michael Johnson meets No. 14 ranked Beneil Dariush on August 8. UFC officials confirmed the fight with FOX Sports on Friday. Johnson has put together one of the most impressive win streaks of late at 155 pounds with four straight victories including fights with Edson...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: Dillashaw v Barao 2 In Play For UFC Fight Night 7/25

DILLASHAW AND BARAO COLLIDE IN LONG-AWAITED CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH   Plus: (#2) MIESHA TATE vs. (#5) JESSICA EYE (#7) EDSON BARBOZA vs. (#8) MYLES JURY   TICKETS FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: DILLASHAW vs. BARAO 2 AT UNITED CENTER ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 5   Las Vegas – In one of the most highly anticipated rematches in recent memory, UFC® bantamweight champion TJ Dillashawwill meet...
Via BadCulture
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis’ injury opening doors for fellow contenders

Last week, an injury suffered by Anthony Pettis forced the former lightweight champ to withdraw from his upcoming fight against Myles Jury at UFC on Fox 16 on July 25th, and along with the recent injury to Khabib Nurmagomedov, the UFC’s deepest division has now temporarily lost two of it’s top contenders within the last two weeks. As a result of the division’s latest loss...
Via Sports-Glory
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Out; Edson Barboza Vs Myles Jury Now In At UFC On FOX 16

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has suffered an elbow injury that has forced him to pull out of his upcoming fight with Myles Jury at UFC On FOX 16 on July 25th. The injury is serious enough that Pettis will now have to undergo surgery. At this stage there’s no word on how long he’ll be out for, but no doubt the injury-prone 28 year-old will be frustrated by having...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Injured (Again), Edson Barboza In At UFC on FOX 16 Against Myles Jury

It’s a good thing Khabib Nurmagomedov is hurt right now, otherwise he’d really be laying into former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured). Late Thursday night, Fox Sports Live reported Pettis has suffered an elbow injury that will force the injury-prone Pettis from his July 25 tango against Myles Jury. Edson Barboza has agreed to step in and co-headline UFC on...
Via 5thRound.com
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC injury bug bites again – Pettis out, Barboza in against Jury at UFC on FOX 16

2012 KO of the Year winner Edson Barboza is always just one strike away from $50K “Showtime” fans will have to wait a little longer to see Anthony Pettis (18-3) make his return to the cage. As reported by FOX Sports Live just moments ago, Pettis will not be able to fight Reebok poster boy Myles Jury (15-1) due to an elbow injury that will set the former champion back until later...
Via Fight Booth
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis injured; Edson Barboza faces Myles Jury at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has suffered an elbow injury in training forcing him to withdraw from his upcoming fight against Myles Jury at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago on July 25. Edson Barboza has stepped up and will replace Pettis in the fight with Jury. The announcement was made via FOX Sports Live on Thursday night. Pettis was returning to action for the...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Repercussions: Who's Next for the Headliners?

Last night at UFC Fight Night 61, fans witnessed a night full of upsets with only one fighter who was favored to win walking away from the cage with a victory on their record. Both headlining fights saw upsets as Michael Johnson seemingly easily solved the puzzle that has been Edson Barboza and Frank Mir showed the world that he's not ready to hang up his gloves quite yet with a...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson wins decision, calls out Benson Henderson

Michael Johnson didn't waste time shaking off any rust that may have collected in the near year since he last competed, Sunday night against Edson Barboza. The Blackzilian had not fought in eleven months but jumped all over his opponent from round one, on Barboza's home turf. Johnson pressed Barboza with good head movement and punches, while the Brazilian struggled to get off with...
Via Fox Sports
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson Defeats Edson Barboza By Decision At UFC Fight Night 61

Michael Johnson continued to show his evolution as a fighter tonight at UFC Fight Night 61 with a high-tempo unanimous decision victory over Edson Barboza. Round One: Johnson with a right hand to start and Barboza responds with a body kick. Johnson pushing the pace with punches and Barboza throws a kick upstairs. Johnson in again and Barboza works to the body as his opponent targets...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 61 Results

Stay tuned to fightofthenight.com this evening for all the results live as they happen from UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil. The action begins at around 5.30pm ET (10.30pm UK) with the main card going live at 8pm ET (1am UK). (Press F5 as required to refresh the page for the latest results) Main Card: Antonio Silva vs. Frank Mir Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson Cezar Ferreira vs. Sam...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Porto Alegre: Silva-Mir Official Weigh-In Results

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Frank Mir and the lightweight bout between Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Ginasio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 6 p.m. ET, and the first...
Via NESN.com
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 61 Weigh-In Results & Video

The weigh-ins have now taken place for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 61 event in Brazil and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below. — Main Card: Frank Mir (261) vs. Antonio Silva (264) Edson Barboza (156) vs. Michael Johnson (155) Sam Alvey (186) vs. Cezar Ferreira (185) Rustam Khabilov (156) vs. Adriano Martins (156) Iuri Alcantara...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Edson Barboza: A win over Michael Johnson should put me in the top five

UFC lightweight contender Edson Barboza has faced more than a few bumps in the road on his path towards becoming a legitimate top 10 fighter. Following a blazing start to his career, Barboza suffered a setback when he lost in a massive upset to former WEC champion Jamie Varner, who accepted a fight with the Brazilian on short notice following a long absence from the UFC.  Barboza...
Via Fox Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s next for UFC Fight Night 60’s Benson Henderson?

A ballsy Benson Henderson did not, I repeat, did not hesitate to call out Canadian psycho and top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald after his impressive victory over Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night 60 in Broomfield, CO this past Saturday night. While UFC President Dana White was quick to squash the MacDonald-Bendo during the post-fight presser, we still do not know whether...
Via Fight Booth
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 61 Fight Card

The UFC are back in Brazil for a Sunday night event on February 22nd and we’ve got the full fight card for you below. Fronting the show is a heavyweight bout between Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva and former champion Frank Mir who’s on very shaky ground at the moment in the UFC after suffering four losses in a row. In the co-main event current No.6 ranked lightweight Edson Barboza...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC: Michael Johnson’s Long Break Due to Domestic Violence Arrest

On Saturday, the UFC announced lightweight Michael Johnson (pictured) will end what will be an 11-month hiatus to battle Edson Barboza in Brazil on February 22. The first thing that came to mind for most fans was, where has Johnson been since beating Melvin Guillard back in March? Johnson was supposed to fight Josh Thomson on July 22 at UFC on FOX 12, but was pulled 11 days before...
Via 5thRound.com
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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