Category - MMA

Miesha Tate tweets she is now part of the UFC

Miesha Tate

Ronda Rousey was just the first and now the opponent that she captured the Strikeforce championship from, Miesha “Cupcake” Tate, has also joined the UFC Women’s Bantamweight ranks.  Cupcake tweeted the following message last night: “So Stoked to be fighting for the @UFC it’s been a dream of mine for along time! SO...

Report says Ronda Rousey to become first female fighter in the UFC

Ronda Rousey

TMZ began reporting a couple hours ago that Ronda Rousey will become the first female fighter in the UFC.  Rousey will bring her 135lb Women’s Bantamweight championship with her from Strikeforce to the UFC making her also the first ever female champion. The 25 year old champion will defend her belt for the first time in the new organization...

TUF Brazil 2 coaches Nogueira and Werdum media call recap

The Ultimate Fighter

2013 will kick off with the second season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil. This morning, the media got a chance to speak with the two men that will try to take a group of fighters and turn them into the next big thing in the UFC. This upcoming season will see heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira and Fabricio “Vai...

UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago takes shape

UFC on Fox

On January 26th, live from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, the UFC’s Flyweight champion will defend his crown for the first time as Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson takes on John Dodson in the main event. Also, one of most anticipated fights will finally happen as 155 pounders Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and...

UFC 154: St-Pierre vs Condit media call recap

UFC 154

UFC 154 is now just 10 days away and will be taking place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The main event will be the unification of the Welterweights belt as long time champ Georges St-Pierre returns from a year plus lay-off to take on the interim champion Carlos Condit. Since both Condit and St-Pierre have worked with Greg Jackson in the...

UFC and FOX announce 2013 broadcast schedule

UFC

Las Vegas, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship and FOX Sports gear up for an exciting new year of UFC coverage by unveiling the 2013 UFC on FOX broadcast schedule featuring four live events on FOX. Next year, UFC on FOX kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the United Center in Chicago, with additional events planned on April 20, July 27...

Bonnar and Herman fail UFC 153 drug tests

UFC

MMA Junkie is reporting that Stephan Bonnar failed his UFC 153 drug test and tested positive for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone. In addition to Bonnar, Dave Herman also botched his drug test and tested positive for Marijuana metabolites. The drug test was performed by the UFC as there’s no Brazil athletic commission. Mark Ratner...

Stephan Bonnar announces his retirement from mixed martial arts

Stephan Bonnar

UFC fighter Stephan Bonnar announced yesterday that he is retiring from mixed martial arts at age 35, saying in a message on Facebook that all he ever wanted was to bring some fun to fans. Bonnar is credited – along with his opponent at the time Forrest Griffin – for putting UFC back on the map years ago with the first edition of The...

Dana White says Brock Lesnar is not coming back to the UFC

Brock Lesnar (UFC)

Dana White announced on the Dave and Mahoney show on CBS Radio that Brock Lesnar is done with mixed martial arts and will not be coming back to the UFC. “He called me a couple of days ago. He’s never coming back, his body can’t take it,” White said. He added that Lesnar said he could wrestle but can’t fight. “He...

UFC Gym opens in Long Island, New York

UFC Gym

Lafayette, CA (October 22, 2012) – UFC GYM, the fitness destination that goes beyond the traditional workout, announces plans to bring the brand’s first east coast facility to Long Island, NY (2020 Jericho Turnpike New Hyde Park, NY 11040).  The 24-hour full-service facility is set to open for workouts in spring 2013 and will offer an...

Bautista on the cover of the latest Muscle & Fitness magazine

Batista

Former WWE and World Heavyweight champion Dave Bautista is on the cover of the latest edition of Muscle & Fitness magazine. Batista is photographed wearing MMA gloves with the headline “Dave Bautista. The man with the iron fists. From the WWE to MMA!” Bautista is featured in the move The Man With The Iron Fists, hence the headline...

Jones, Sonnen, to coach next TUF and fight on April 27

The Ultimate Fighter

The Los Angeles Times broke the story that Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen will be the coaches of the next season of The Ultimate Fighter on FX and the two will fight on pay-per-view on April 27 for the Light Heavyweight title. “This should be a good one. Jon has accepted the fight. He knows the fans want to see that fight,” UFC President...

UFC 153: Silva vs Bonnar live report

Anderson Silva

Facebook prelims 7pm ET/ 4pm PT Lightweights (155lbs) Reza Madadi  vs Cristiano Marcello Ref: Fernando Yamasaki Round 1- Madadi charges across the cage to start it and Marcello works the leg kicks followed by a knee. Marcello lands an upper cut. Madadi clinches and eats a knee. Madadi with good straight upper cut combo. Madadi with a three punch...

Strikeforce cancels November 3 show in Oklahama

Strikeforce

Strikeforce announced today on its web site that the November 3rd show in Oklahoma City at the Chesapeake Energy Arena has been canceled. The card had suffered injuries in both the main event and co-main event. This will be the second event in a row to be cancelled due to injuries. The September 29th show in Sacramento, CA was called off after...

UFC 153: Silva vs Bonnar weigh-ins video

UFC

Earlier today, the UFC held its weigh-ins for UFC 153: Silva vs Bonnar at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the site for tomorrow’s pay-per-view. All fighters on the card managed to make weight and there were no surprises. The card will be headlined by UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva taking on Stephan Bonnar in a three round...

Bonnar promises to give Anderson Silva hell at UFC 153

Stephan Bonnar

Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization returns to Rio this Saturday when the world’s greatest martial artist – long-reigning UFC middleweight king Anderson “The Spider” Silva – steps up to light heavyweight to face the bigger, stronger and teak tough contender Stephan “The...