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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A new lightweight matchup has been added to the UFC Fight Night card in San Diego as Bobby Green returns to action against rising star Al Iaquinta.
The new fight was announced on the UFC 186 post fight show on FOX Sports 1.
Green will look to bounce back after a loss in his last fight to Edson Barboza from last November, which snapped his eight fight win streak.
The former Strikeforce...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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)
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...
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...
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...
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...
A lightweight encounter between Michael Johnson and Edson Barboza has been announced as the co-main event for UFC Fight Night 61 in Porto Alegre, Brazil on February 22nd.
Johnson is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, defeating respected opponents like Joe Lauzon, Gleison Tibau and Melvin Guillard along the way to establish himself as a significant player in the lightweight...
Two of the top lightweights in the world will square off in the newly announced co-main event for UFC Fight Night on February 22 as Edson Barboza meets Michael Johnson in Brazil.
UFC officials announced the new matchup on Sunday.
Barboza (15-2) is fresh off his biggest career win after dispatching Bobby Green in his last fight, which put the Brazilian striker all the way up to No...
UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Teixeira
When: February 22nd, 2015
Where: Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil
How: Fox Sports 1
Wendell Oliveira vs. T.J. Waldburger
Ivan Jorge vs. Josh Shockley
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Sean Strickland
Matt Dwyer vs. William Macario
Rustam Khabilov vs. Adriano Martins
Sam Alvey vs. Cezar Ferreira
Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson
On Sunday, a lightweight scrap between Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson was announced for the UFC’s February 22 event in Brazil.
Barboza will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the tango. The Brazilian most recently posted a unanimous decision victory over Bobby Green in November.
Johnson, meanwhile, is perfect through his past three outings. “The Menace” has been...
Below you’ll find a handful of post-fight interviews from last night’s UFC Fight Night 57 including victorious main event star Frankie Edgar who called for a title shot after submitting Cub Swanson.
AUSTIN - For the past few years Edson Barboza has been scratching and clawing to get into the top 10 of the lightweight division, but after beating up Bobby Green for three rounds on Saturday night it appears he has finally earned his slot.
Barboza is one of the most dangerous strikers in the entire lightweight division, but Green got right in his face as soon as the fight started...
Edson Barboza was able to outstrike Bobby Green over the course of three rounds tonight in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 57.
Barboza with a quick leg kick to start. He flicks up a front kick to the face that just misses. Barboza loads up on a big kick to the midsection, but Green then sweeps his other leg for the takedown. Barboza is right back up though.
This is one of those sneaky stacked cards. There is going to be a lot of juicy fights filled with action, along with some submissions and knockouts sprinkled in to satisfy your MMA tastebuds. At the top Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson lead the way. It is one of the most anticipated fights of the year. There is also the co-main event between Bobby Green and Edson Barboza which has some...
We examined tonight’s main event between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson earlier this week, so let’s take a look at the co-featured attraction with lightweights. Edson Barboza and Bobby Green.
Barboza is a slight 1.5-1 odds-on favorite against the former Strikeforce star. Green, meanwhile, checks in closely behind as a +120 underdog.
Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas serves...
The weigh-in have now taken place for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 57 event in Texas and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below.
Frankie Edgar (145) vs. Cub Swanson (145.8)
Edson Barboza (155) vs. Bobby Green (155.4)
Chico Camus (125.6) vs. Brad Pickett (126)
Oleksiy Oliynyk (235) vs. Jared Rosholt (240)