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UFC books debut date in South Korea in November

Following a successful debut in the Philippines on Saturday, the UFC announced another trip to Asia later this year with the first ever card headed to Seoul, South Korea on November 28. The UFC has flirted with the idea of doing a show in South Korea for several years, especially considering the pipeline of talented fighters coming from the country recently. With expansion ongoing...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Claudia Gadelha wants a championship rematch with Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Brazilian strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha is still stinging after a controversial decision loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk late last year. Now that Joanna is champion, Gadelha wants a rematch, with gold on the line. In December, Gadelha lost a close decision to Jedrzejczyk that she believes she deserved to win. One fight later, her Polish opponent won a shockingly dominant fight...
Via Fox Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch UFC Matchmakers Joe Silva And Sean Shelby Discuss Rampage Vs Maldonado

UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby rarely emerge from behind the scenes, so it’s great to see them front and center for this new feature in which they discuss the thinking behind this weekend’s UFC 186 fight between Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Fabio Maldonado. Of course, this match-up pretty much speaks for itself. ‘Rampage’ craves striking battles, and as Joe...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Babysitter To The Stars’ Burt Watson Confirms He’s Left The UFC

Burt Watson, the man dubbed the UFC’s ‘babysitter To The Stars’ by Joe Rogan, has officially confirmed rumors that he has left the promotion. “After 14 AMAZING YEARS I’ve decided to step aside thank U Dana White Lorenzo Fertitta & Donna Marcolini,” Watson wrote on Twitter. In his role as the UFC’s site coordinator he became one of the most familiar faces behind...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Henderson Reveals How Short Notice 170lb Fight Came About

Ben Henderson has mentioned in the past that he’s considered moving up to the UFC’s welterweight division, and he’ll finally get the chance to test the waters at 170lbs with a short notice fight against Brandon Thatch in the main event of UFC Fight Night 60 next weekend. Exactly how did the fight come about though? Henderson tells Bleacher Report that he had been pushing UFC...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

CM Punk Will Face ‘Recognizable’ Opponent in UFC Debut

The first question many fans asked when Phil “CM Punk” Brooks (pictured) signed with the UFC was, “Huh?” The second question was likely, “Who is he going to make his UFC debut against?” While UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta didn’t necessarily answer the second question when talking to ESPN.com, he did shed some light on what the company is thinking for arguably their biggest...
Via 5thRound.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

CM Punk’s First UFC Opponent Should Come From The Pacific Northwest

Nearly two weeks have passed since the UFC announced the signing of former professional wrestler Phil “CM Punk” Brooks. The multi-fight deal will likely put Brooks in the Octagon in mid-2015. For Brooks, this signing is the start of a new career that needed to happen sooner rather than later, since at 36 years old, Brooks is beyond his athletic prime. Brooks has stated that he...
Via Oregon Sports News
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Round Up: UFC fight announcements for the past two weeks

The past two weeks have been a busy time for UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby as they start to put together the fights that will make up the first two months of 2015.  Not to mention a few injuries that have forced changes to a few key matchups later this year as well. Main events like Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson were announced as well as a welterweight showdown...
Via Fox Sports
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Afternooner for November 19

  Contributor: Ben Kohn Great news everyone! Because my email works as well as a male porn star with ED, I am now combining two days’ worth of news in one big article! Isn’t that awesome?  ISN’T IT?!   This edition begins on a dark note unfortunately. For those of you who do not know, Dennis Munson Jr. died mere hours after collapsing in his debut in Duke Roufus’ American...
Via Undercard Superstar
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Invicta FC 9 Weigh-In Results And Video

All-female promotion Invicta rolls out it’s ninth event this evening on the UFC Fight Pass service and below you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at yesterday. Stealing the show yesterday, however was Invicta CEO Shannon Knapp and fighter turned matchmaker Julie Kedzie who celebrated Halloween at the weigh-ins by dressing up as Dana White (completed with ‘I Love...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Henderson Wants To Fight Jacare Souza At Middleweight

Throughout the course of this week Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza and Dan Henderson have been trying their best to make UFC matchmaker Joe Silva’s job a little easier by suggesting they fight each other next in the Octagon. It was actually ‘Jacare’s’ coach Josuel Distak who started the ball rolling during an interview with Sherdog.com on Tuesday after floating the idea that his...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 178 – Why This Is A Card You Don’t Want To Miss

With the UFC putting on fifty plus shows a year, it is often very hard to know when there is a card that you absolutely should not miss. Let me save you a little trouble: this weekend’s event, UFC 178, is one of those cards. Not only does this card boast a Flyweight title fight in the main event, it also has three fights scheduled that are legitimate title fight eliminators. UFC...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Road Trips Aren’t Just Police Escorts And Charter Flights (Photos)

Moving the Red Sox traveling party around during a baseball season is like a well-choreographed ballet, orchestrated by a bunch of dedicated professionals. A road trip starts on the last day of a home stand when players and personnel arrive Fenway Park. The man in charge of orchestrating this ballet is Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick. Jack is responsible for, among other...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC on Fox 12 predictions

Tomorrow night Fox is being taken over once again by the UFC for their twelfth fight card on the major network channel. A slobber knocker of a fight, between “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler and Matt “The Immortal” Brown, headlines the Fox card but if your just focusing on the main event then your missing out on a card stacked with talent new and old. From top to bottom, UFC matchmaker...
Via isportsweb.com
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Thiago Tavares moves to featherweight for UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor

(Photo/Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC) The UFC is coming to Bangor, Maine in a few months and the promotion’s matchmaker Joe Silva continues to add fights to the debut Maine card. The UFC announced on Saturday, Thiago Tavares (18-5-1 MMA, 7-6-1 UFC) will face Robbie Peralta (18-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a featherweight bout on the growing card. Tavares, who normally fights at lightweight, will...
Via Mill City Sports
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Point/Counterpoint: The UFC Booking Fabio Maldonado Against Stipe Miocic is an Awful Decision

Point: The UFC booking Fabio Maldonado against Stipe Miocic is an awful decision. Contributor: Ben Kohn What the hell is the UFC thinking? Seriously, I cannot fathom why in the world Joe Silva thought this fight would be a good idea. Miocic is currently the #7 ranked Heavyweight in the world, is 5-1 in the UFC with his lone loss belonging to Stefan Struve. He has wins over #9 ranked...
Via Undercard Superstar
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look Back At The Hidden Gems Of UFC 172

UFC 172 has come and gone. In its wake it leaves submissions, knockouts, back and forth brawls, and dominant performances by top level fighters. A fight card that, on paper, was not expected to blow anyone away, turned out to be well worth the price of admission. With Jon Jones defending his title for a seventh consecutive time, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson making a dramatic return...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 172 ‘Jones vs. Teixeira’ weigh-in results and replay

The UFC A-Team: Joe Rogan, Bruce Buffer, Burt Watson, Dana White, Joe Silva, Arianny, Brittney, and even Vanessa were all on hand in Baltimore just moments ago to oversee the weigh-ins for tomorrow nights PPV event. Didn’t catch it? No worries. We got it for you in video and written form below. PPV Card: • UFC Light Heavyweight Title Bout: Jon Jones (C) (205) vs. Glover Teixeira...
Via hov-mma
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s next for the biggest UFC winners of the past week?

The two men with the most interesting jobs in sports, Joe Silva and Sean Shelby, have their work cut out for them following the vents that took place over the past week in Quebec and Orlando. So before we turn our full attention to UFC 172 in B-More, we’re here to offer them a completely uninvited helping hand. Let’s start with the big winners from the more recent of the two...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Clay Guida Versus Conor McGregor Should Be The Main Event at UFC Dublin

Clay Guida is a warrior looking for the best and most exciting fights. Right now the Dana White, Joe Silva, and Sean Shelby should be cutting Clay Guida a bonus check.  He just made their lives much easier.  No one inside the top ten will acknowledge Conor McGregor’s existence much less actually call him out.  It makes sense as a high ranked fighter there is no upside for them...
Via The Sports Journal
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Weekend in Violence Recap: Hendo, Pitbull, and Dalby deliver the goods

From Friday to Sunday, this past weekend in violence was chock full of fisticuffs. It all started in Kansas on Friday with Bellator 113, and it ended last night in Natal, Brazil with Shogun vs. Hendo II. Who says there’s too much MMA? Certainly not us. Check out the top action from the past weekend below. Let’s kick things of with Derek Anderson’s ‘Barbaric’ finish of...
Via hov-mma
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Jones Takes Twitter Heat After Trying to Play UFC Matchmaker

Reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) is trying to give UFC matchmaker Joe Silva a run for his money. After watching Alexander Gustafsson claim the top contender moniker by trouncing Jimi Manuwa on Saturday, Jones took to Twitter and suggested Gustafsson beat a more credible competitor before getting another crack at the crown. Gustafsson now advances to either...
Via 5thRound.com
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Discussing Bringing Back Anthony Johnson

See, winning does cure everything. After firing Anthony Johnson (pictured) in January 2012 following a submission loss to Vitor Belfort – or more importantly, for missing weight for the third time in 11 UFC fights – UFC president Dana White said Thursday they are discussing bringing “Rumble” back to the Octagon. “Me and [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva were talking about [Anthony...
Via 5thRound.com
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Munhoz preps for RFA Title defense against Billy Daniels at Kings MMA, next step UFC

Meet the RFA Bantamweight Champion Pedro Munhoz because it won’t be long before he is a household name crushing the competition in the UFC octagon. He takes on Bill Daniels at RFA 12 on January 24th here in Los Angeles, and with a win, he will almost undoubtedly get the call from Joe Silva. He is a black belt in BJJ, with some serious standup skills to go along with it. He even...
Via MMAinterviews
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White UFC 168 Post-Fight Interview

Dana White spoke with Ariel Helwani backstage after UFC 168 to give his initial reaction to Anderson Silva’s broken leg and other big talking points emerging from last night’s event and you can read our keynotes plus watch the full video for yourselves below. — -  White says he’s rarely ever seen a freak injury like this – citing Corey Hill’s leg break in the UFC a few...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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