A press conference announcing the full card is expected later this month.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Thiago Silva has finally found an opponent for his return to mixed martial arts (MMA), taking on Mike Hayes at the Fight Time 20 event on Aug. 29, 2014, inside War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
MMA Fighting brought word of the pending battle earlier today.
Silva (16-3, 2 NC) hasn't seen action since huffing and puffing his way past M more
The Ultimate Fighter 19 concluded Wednesday night with the final two fights before the live finale. It featured a middleweight bout between Dhiego Lima and Roger Zapata, as well as a light heavyweight scrap between Dan Spohn and Matt van Buren.
The episode heavily featured both fights. In non-fight segments, we saw Chuck Liddell visit Team Penn to help train Spohn. We also saw some of the fighters indulge in alcoholic beverages as their time in the house winded down.
In the first bout, Dhiego Li more
Lightweight fights originally set for Aug. 2 in Los Angeles between Beniel Dariush and Tony Martin, plus Walmir Lazaro vs. James Vick, now will take place Aug. 23 in Tulsa. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
The Foxwoods Resort Casino will be the host for one of the biggest UFC Fight Night events of the year, as the Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza meet in the main event on September 5. more
An injury to Michael Johnson has forced the UFC to make two new lightweight fights for later this summer.
Bobby Green will replace the injured Michael Johnson against Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 12 on July 26 in San Jose, Calif., the promotion announced on Friday after MMAJunkie.com first reported the news. As a result, Abel Trujillo, who was scheduled to fight Green at UFC Fight Night in Bangor, ME, will now face Ross Pearson on Aug. 16.
Green (22-5) has won his last seven fights in a row, howev more
They will meet again in September.
Pat Curran will put the Bellator featherweight title on the line on September 5, when he finally meets two-time tournament winner Patricio "Pitbull" Freire at Bellator 123. Combate first reported the bout, and MMAFighting.com confirmed the news with sources close to the situation.
Curran (20-5) first fought Freire in January 2013, defending his title via split decision on Bellator's first live event on Spike TV. Curran lost his belt to Daniel Strauss ten months more
The UFC kicks off another two-event week on Wednesday with UFC Fight Night 45 from Atlantic City’s Revel Casino Hotel. Check out all the pre-fight facts from UFC Fight Night 45.Filed under: News, UFC more
WSOF won’t be going to Tokyo just yet after all. Instead, the promotion returns to its Las Vegas home base for WSOF 12 next month. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, WSOF more
Brazilian veteran Rodrigo Damm and “The Ultimate Fighter 15” runner-up Al Iaquinta are set to meet in a lightweight bout when the Ultimate Fighting Championship hits Connecticut in September. more