A welterweight matchup between Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-5 MMA, 1-4 UFC) and Kyle Noke (20-7-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is in the works for UFC’s return to Japan. A Sherdog.com report of an Akiyama vs. Noke booking cited a UFC-produced promotional video of the matchup for the card. (...) more
The special Friday night fight card is filling up quickly (see it here).
There's an interesting lightweight battle brewing between Al Iaquinta and Rodrigo Damm for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 50 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place on Sept. 5, 2014, inside Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.
Newsday announced the pairing on Saturday.
Iaquinta (8-3-1) saw his three fight winning streak go up in smoke when he was choked out by Mitch Clarke at the UFC 173 pay-per- more
The rematch you've been dying to see is now reality, as Antonio Silva once again tangles with Andrei Arlovski this fall in Brasilia.
Your eyes aren't deceiving you - Andrei Arlovski is a UFC main event fighter in 2014.
To expand further, Arlovski will face Antonio Silva in a five-round fight on September 13th in the Brazilians capital of Brasilia. MMA Fighting confirmed the news first that was first reported by Combate. The main card will air live on Fox Sports 1.
Silva (18-5, 1 NC) is coming of more
Jacob Volkmann took it upon himself to slam his former employers at WSOF, citing some questionable business practices. As you might expect, WSOF Executive Vice-President Ali Abdelaziz didn’t exactly take it too kindly.Filed under: News, WSOF more
Jacob Volkmann slams WSOF on twitter, then gets released by the promotion shortly after.
After two fights with the promotion followed by a lengthy layoff, Jacob Volkmann isn't happy with the way WSOF handled his contract. He instead had to take fights outside WSOF where he went 1-1, including a loss to TJ O'Brien last May.
Like most fighters these days, he took to twitter to rant about his situation. Read the lengthy string of tweets below: 2 days before i signed with @MMAWorldSeries i received more
Antonio Silva is clearly angling for a UFC fight with fellow veteran heavyweight Josh Barnett, though it appears to be doing little good.Filed under: News, UFC more
Cub Swanson may find it hard to intimidate Jeremy Stephens after everything "Lil' Heathen" went through back in 2012. "It was really a good thing. At the time, I thought, 'Why is this happening to me?' It really ended up being a good thing. It took my life by surprise and hurt me financially. It crushed me, broke me down. This is when I'm most dangerous. I'm back to falling in love with the training. I'm a better person and a better father. It was a good and bad thing altogether. It was a good l more
In the prime of his fighting career, Georges St-Pierre—the former welterweight king and pound-for-pound great—walked away from MMA just eight months ago, citing personal issues. Months after his departure, the MMA community gained greater insight on what St-Pierre’s concerns were partially hinged upon: the use of performance-enhancing drugs in MMA and the UFC. As the months went by, it became readily apparent that those sentiments were not unique to St-Pierre. Several other fighters, such as Bri more
“The Ultimate Fighter: China” featherweight tournament will finally get some resolution when the final takes place in August at UFC Fight Night 48.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more